On this tour we take you to Chile’s finest fishing spots. The Baker river is a fantastic place to fish, supporting a large population of rainbow trout that average 16-17 inches with many in the 19-24 inch range. The water is crystal clear, allowing you to easily watch the males fighting and the females spawning on the shores during the reproduction period. As well as fishing you be able to enjoy the beautiful scenery surrounding you, such as in the protected Tamango National Reserve where you will walk through virgin forests and may even spot the rare Huemules deer!
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What we love about this tour
- See the spectacular confluence of the River Baker and the River Nef
- Fly fish on the beaches of lake General Carrera
- Enjoy a chef prepared dinner on the shores of the Baker River after a day’s
- fishing Stay in rustic lodges surrounded by the forests and lakes of this beautiful region.
Day 1: Balmaceda – Lodge & Fishing at ' La Pasarela'
Starting from the airport of Balmaceda we will take you through a breathtaking landscape South, along the Carretera Austral, with a short stop at the viewpoint of Cerro Castillo where you can enjoy a spectacular panorama of the Valley Río Ibáñez. Here you will also enjoy a delicious lunch in a traditional restaurant.Arriving at the hotel, we will be awaiting you with a welcome drink and depending on the arrival time you will go for your first fishing trip at the “Pasarela”. In this beautiful setting, capture is almost guaranteed! At night you will have a dinner, based on the best ingredients of the region, which will surely be a perfect end after a long, but exciting day.
Day 2: Fly Fishing River Baker
South along the legendary Southern Highway, also known as Carretera Austral, you will again be able to enjoy countless natural beauties, such as the confluence of the river Baker with the river Nef. You will observe a spectacularly unique sight as this is the place where the biggest flowing river of Chile confronts the waters of the river Nef. During a boat ride on one of the most stunning rivers of Chile, our specialized guide will show you extraordinary places for fly fishing of rainbow trouts and fario, while you can appreciate the unique beauty of this place. On the shores of the Baker river, you will enjoy a delightful lunch prepared by our chef.
Day 3: Fly Fishing River Maiten And 'el Maqui'
Leaving the lodge you will travel in direction to Chile Chico, passing the village of Puerto Guadal. After aprox. 30 km you reach the river Maiten of almost 4 km length, which leads you through beautiful forests, before reaching the waters of the lake General Carrera. After a delicious lunch in a beautiful surrounding, you will continue to the river Maqui, which is especially stunning because of its impressive waterfall, virgin nature and abundance of fish.As usual, on arrival back to the Hacienda, dinner will be awaiting you, having the chance to taste typical products of the zone such as lamb, beef, pheasant, rabbit, hares, wild boar, salmon, etc.
Day 4: Fly Fishing National Reserve Tamango
Along the legendary Carretera Austral, you will pass countless natural beauties, such as the confluence of the river Baker with the river Nef. You will observe an incomparable unique natural spectacular, because this is the place, where the biggest flowing river of Chile confronts the waters of the river Nef, which produces a giant collision that you can observe from its shores.Shortly after the village Cochrane, about 70 km from the Hacienda Tres Lagos, you will reach the National Reserve Tamango, a one-of-a-kind and especially picturesque spot.This reserve is perfect for fly fishing, where the waters are crystal clear and trouts of an excellent size can be caught. After lunch in a lovely setting, you will start a walk through virgin forests, where you can admire with a little bit of luck, the rare so called “Huemules”, beautiful deers which are symbol of Chile and protected because of danger of extinction.
Day 5: Fly Fishing Lake General Carrera And Lake Bertrand
During this trip you will get to know the spectacular shores of lake General Carrera and Lake Bertrand. After getting on board at the Western shores of the lake General Carrera you will stop at some beaches, especially chosen by our guides and perfect for the practice of fly fishing.After a delicious lunch, you will reach the “Pasarela”, the place where the lake General Carrera forms a short but wide river, which gives birth to the lake Bertrand.
Day 6: Return To Balmaceda Airport
Depending on the time of your flights departure, after breakfast or lunch, you will be brought to the airport under the same comfortable conditions offered on arrival. Once again, you will be accompanied by our guides offering all the attention you may need.