Nestled against a lush green hillside, in a stunning Andean valley on the banks of the magnificent Rio Palena, this lodge is your ultimate fly-fishing and adventure retreat. The central location in a region famous for large wild trout, both browns and rainbows, is highlighted by the home waters of the Palena; where you can wade and float glass clear aqua colored water right out the front door. And these special super charged trout thrive in the glacial waters of the myriad of lakes, rivers, and streams all over this slice of Patagonia, providing anglers with a diversity of experiences. Your professional guides know each stretch of river you will fish, each bay and lagoon, and they will put you on the best fishing water at the time of your trip.
Included in your fishing adventure is Rio Palenas riverfront outpost on the lower Futaleufu River, a secluded haven that provides quick access up and down stream to magnificent stretches of the Futa. The exciting dragonfly fishing in Lake Yelcho, and the big browns and salmon in the lower Yelcho River are also well within reach. Add at least one day of heli-fishing to remote lakes and streams, some rarely fished, and you have the most dynamic fly-fishing experience available in Chile.
BOATS AND EQUIPMENT
Inflatable drift boats that seat 1 -2 anglers plus guide.
Guests fly into Santiago International Airport and change planes to make their chartered flight to Puerto Montt. Once arrived to Puerto Montt, guests are greeted by a member of the Rio Palena Lodge staff and transferred in a vehicle approximately 20 minutes to the lodge. On the day of guest’s departure, a member of the lodges staff will transfer you back to your charted flight in Puerto Montt to make your departing international flight from the Santiago International Airport.
Slipstream is a full-service travel company that can handle a variety of services relating to your trip. For assistance, please contact us directly at 1 866 644-7703.
RATES FOR 2024
$1,250 USD DBL per night
- SCL - Santiago
- December to April
- Brown and Rainbow Trout, Salmon
- 8 anglers per week guests
- Wifi: Yes
- Language: English/Spanish
- Physicality: Low
- CC Payment at Facility : Yes
SEASON OF OPERATION
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE LOGISTICS
While being out on the enchanting and challenging rivers, lakes and streams of Chilean Patagonia always top billing, why not hang out, relax, eat, drink, sleep in the unmatched, Rio Palena comfort and style. The lodges staff are outstanding, guest experience specialists, gourmet chef, and top English-speaking professional guides. The newly renovated lodge features six en suite bedrooms, each with a stunning view of one of nature’s most spectacular valleys. Your private chef prepares creative breakfasts each morning, and sends you off with savory lunches, drinks and local wines to keep your energy up though your daily adventures. On your return, share your experiences on the lounging deck overlooking the shimmering river while sipping a fine Argentine or Chilean wine, or a Pisco Sour, as the sunset ignites the surrounding Andres Mountains. Or take a luxurious soak in the wood fired hot tub. For dinner enjoy artistic presentations of fine beef, homemade pastas, salmon, and locally grown produce in the spacious yet cozy lounge, or a special Chilean asado, a barbeque accompanied by fresh salads and just baked breads.
8 anglers per week
INCLUDED IN PRICE
- One-night hotel in Puerto Varas
- Ground transfers in Puerto Montt/ Puerto Varas
- Guided fishing
- One day of Heli-fishing
- Fishing Gear
- All meals
- House alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
- Round trip transfers from Palena Airfield
NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE
- Gratuities to staff and guides
- Round trip international airfare to/ from Puerto Montt
- Charter flights from Puerto Montt to Palena or Chaiten
- Round trip ground transportation from Chaiten
TRAVEL DOCUMENTS REQUIRED
Just simply have a valid passport. There are no travel documents required prior to your trip, you will receive a Tourist Card while visiting, which will be collected upon your departure.