Carrileufu Valley Lodge

Fly Fishing Trip and Lodge Details:

Patagonia Fishing Hosts are based in the small town of Cholila, located in the Chubut Province of central Patagonia, the southernmost part of Argentina, and operate out of the convenient and comfortable Carrileufu Valley Lodge. From Cholila you quickly access the best lakes and rivers for fly-fishing, in areas where you will see lots of fish and wildlife, but very few people besides your fishing group.

Cholila has a romantic history. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid escaped the U.S. law enforcement by living here for years in the early 1900s - until their ill-gotten money started running low and they had to return to "work," robbing more banks.

The Fishing:

Big browns and rainbows, with brook trout and landlocked Atlantic salmon also available. Wading and drift boat fishing from large rubber rafts.

A regular package includes 6 fishing days and 7 nights in the Lodge; sharing a room with another fisherman, and sharing a guide. Fishing locations are usually based on water levels, weather and fishing activity, but a typical week would be a day on the Rivadavia, a day on the Carrileufu, a float trip on the Chubut for 3 days, and one day on the Menendez Lake. This is just a sample - different combinations, based on the angler, fishing and time of the year are always available.

Season information:

Mid-November to mid-April


7 nights and 6 days fishing, US$4,500
Private room, additional US$120 per day
Private guide, additional US$130 per day
(For the 2010-2011 season)

Services at Travel Adventures are completely free!
When you book a fly fishing vacation with Travel Adventures,
you never pay more than if you booked directly with the lodge or outfitter.

Accommodations and capacity:

The Carrileufu Valley Lodge at Cholila includes five bedrooms, generally sleeping two fishermen each, with private bathrooms. All the rooms have beautiful views. The Lodge has a great chef and her cooking will delight you. Internet connections will keep you plugged in to your email or other online access as much or as little as you want. State-of-the-art satellite phone service is also available.

Breakfast usually consists of different kinds of eggs, bacon, jam, toast, fruits, juice, tea and coffee. Lunch is normally along the river and will typically consist of homemade bread, cheese, salami, prosciuto, smoked trout, fresh salads and other appetizers, different cuts of meat, plus dessert. All served with wine, sodas, water and coffee or tea. Dinner is served at the Lodge after getting back from the river. This is Patagonian food at its best, served with some of the best wines you can find in Argentina, especially Malbec, which is our premium wine. Beer, liquor and soft drinks are also available at the "open bar". One night will features a typical lamb Asado, cooked on the cross, gaucho style. Delicious!


Lodging in double room with private bath, all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) including Argentine wines, beer and "open bar", one professional guide per two anglers all transfers from and to Esquel or Bariloche airport and fishing locations.


Airfare, transfers in Buenos Aires, fishing license, private water access fees, personal expenses such as international telephone calls, laundry, flies, gratuities, other costs while not at the lodge, etc.


Cholila, Argentina
S 42° 33.902’
W 071° 35.855’

How to get there:

Flights to Buenos Aires (EZE) and then transfer to Aeroparq (AEP) for onward flight to Esquel or Bariloche.

Owner and Host:

Patagonia Fishing Hosts

Travel Adventures will be happy to assist with all of your travel arrangements
to any of our destinations, including air, extended stays, sightseeing tours, special
requests, other "stops in route", shuttles, airport transfers, rental cars, etc.
We are "The Angler's Concierge".

We want to be your personal concierge service for fly-fishing adventures. We provide highly personalized service and will make all of your reservations and assist in any special requirements you may need. We are happy to assist with frequent flyer air reservations or search for discounted flight arrangements and make the necessary reservations.As your concierge, we will take care of everything. Just what a busy traveler needs. We will insure that your travel needs are covered, even if it is shipping your special selection of wine or a box of fine cigars ahead of time to your destination. We would enjoy hearing from you. Just contact us by email or use our toll free phone number 1.877.874.1400.

Get in Touch

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Have Questions?
Want to Book a Trip?
Contact Your Fly Fishing Conciege
Jean Philip Chaintreuil
Call 877.874.1400

Travel A Store

We have our own store to supply fishing gear, tying equipment, hooks, lines, leader materials, and the like, to our clients. Many hooks, lines, leaders and tippet materials, and limited fly tying items, are carried "In Stock". Other items can be obtained very quickly from our suppliers and delivered to you. All products are very competitively priced and fully guaranteed with a full satisfaction or return policy. Call us (1.877.874.1400), and we will track it down and get it to you as quickly as possible.

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