Frontiers International Travel is thrilled to announce a NEW 17-day “River of Dreams” backcountry fly fishing program in the Chilean Patagonia. It is a fantastically remote backcountry excursion on estancias and rivers rarely if ever fished before. Accommodations are at Magic Waters Lodge, and in heated backcountry WeatherPort tents situated off the ground on permanent wood frames each with a dry porch overlooking the Blanco River and just a roll cast from major spring creeks.
Meals are family-style in the main dining tent or around the fire pit. A heated and spacious shower house rounds out the camp footprint. This is a perfect holiday for those looking to enjoy the luxuries of a lodge and the adventure of a remote and off-the-beaten-path basecamp. Large water is efficiently accessed via jet-motorized catarafts, while miles of remote spring creek and mountain streams are ideal for walk-and-wade exploration. Departure dates are available in March/April and November/December 2019 and prices start at $12,000 USD per person based on shared room and fishing guide. There are also shorter, more affordable packages available. For more information, visithttps://www.frontierstravel.com/chile-magic-waters-a-backcountry-chilean-fly-fishing-excursion
“This is an excursion beyond the boundaries of civilization and truly the trip of a lifetime,” said Hank Ingram of Frontiers. “Anglers can tempt a trout with a dry fly on a spring creek, turn a cruising rainbow on a lake with a hopper, and try everything in between; all at incredibly remote and scenic locations.”
To get to basecamp, intrepid anglers will take a picturesque 2.5 transfer by truck, travel by horseback 1.5 hours to the end of the trail, and then take a jet boat roughly 45 minutes upstream to the riverside basecamp. Guests will experience 10 full days in solitude floating rivers and walking/wading remote spring creeks and tributaries.
Included: Transportation to and from the airport (Balmaceda); all meals, accommodations and beverages; and guided fishing. Not included: International and domestic airfare; Chilean fishing license (approximately $50 US per person); fishing equipment; trip insurance; tips to guide and lodge staff.