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Welcome to Patagonia!

Paradise for fly fishing  and outdoor activities, you will enjoy your trip and have unforgettable experience. For families, couples, friends and seniors, you will have  the travel of your life.

Espolon Patagonia is the dream of two people, Hernan (Chile) and Anne (Switzerland). In love with wild nature, they want you to discover this wonderful area of Patagonia.

We propose an easy way to travel in Patagonia, organising your trip since you arrive in Chile. We take care of everything  lodging, food and activities, you will spend your time only enjoying your family and friends.

At the end of 2019,  you could stay in our lodge in el Espolon and Futaleufu .

Activities:

Pretty much all possible outdoor activities and our best: fly fishing.

Espolon

Did you have said El Espolon?

The outdoor adventure of your dreams

El Espolon in Patagonia is a beautiful valley in the region of Los Lagos, municipality of Futaleufu. Wild, authentic, you will experiment a new life style, long far from the stress and the daily life routine, but connected to the world.

Local people are authentic, working with animals and using the horses to manage the herds. Don’t be surprised to see them on horse using a smartphone!

In this place you can do a lot of different activities such as fly fishing, rafting, floating on raft for families with small kids, canyoning, kayaking trekking, mountain biking, horse riding and descovering local handycraft with courses.


You want to go in Patagonia chilena ?

Contact us to info@espolonpatagonia.com or use the chat button on the bottom right of the page. A appointement will be taken to have a conversation about your wishes and your budget.

Our prestations:

  • Help to take your flight from your home to Chile
  • Transport from the airport of Esquel or Chaïten
  • Reservation of lodges or hotel and food
  • Reservation of activites
  • Transport to activites
  • Come back at the airport

Activities proposed

  • Fly fishing from a raft
  • Fly fishing for adults and kids
  • Rafting
  • Floating on a raft for families with small kids
  • Canyoning
  • Kayaking
  • Trekking
  • Moutain biking
  • Horse riding
  • Handy craft courses – traditional poncho
  • Handy craft courses of leather

We are from the region, also we know well our patners with whom we are working and they are the best. We can also waranty an optimum of quality and security for a right price.

Fly fishing trips in Patagonia

Fly fishing trips

Why to do fly fishing in Patagonia chilena

Rivers in Patagonia chilena are a paradise for fly fishing. You will enjoy a lot of rivers to go and do your best cast to catch a nice trout.

From the shore and on a cataraft you have the choice between two kinds of trips: every day a different river section or a lake different, or a trips with an expedition on the rio Palena.

Fly fishing in Patagonia is “catch and release”. In this way, we protect the population of fishes and hope that Patagonia will be a such incredible flyfishing destination for a long time.

Fishes time:

DecemberTrout arcoiris, trout marron
JanuaryTrout arcoiris, trout marron
FebruaryTrout arcoiris, trout marron
MarchTrout arcoiris, trout marron – Salmon
AprilTrout arcoiris, trout marron – Salmon

Our fly fishing trips

6 days rio Futaleufu et Lago Verde

The Futaleufu is a beautiful river, with a lot of activities. Big volume river, it offers stretches perfect for fly fishing.
On a cataraft, driven by a professional fly fishing guide, you will enjoy the trouts and salmon that play with the current.
At 2 hours and half from Futaleufu, a paradise for fishermen will make you always remember this place: Lago Verde. A lot of rivers around this area a beautiful destination for fly fishing.

Logistic

Metting point: Esquel (Argentina) or Chaïten (Chili), one day before the trip.
Material needed: fly fishing material, rain and warm clothes.
Included: guides, transportation, food, hostel, fishing license.
Not included: insurance, VISA if required, night of the “day 0“.

Day 0Arrival day in Esquel or Chaiten, night in Futaleufu
Day 1Fly fishing on the Futaleufu
Day 2Fly fishing on the Futaleufu
Day 3Travel to Lago Verde and evening fly fishing on the lake
Day 4Fly fishing Rio Figueroa
Day 5Fly fishing Rio Pico
Day 6Fly fishing Lago Verde and travel back to Futaleufu
Day 7Departure day, travel back to Chaïten or Esquel

Price: 4160 USD


12 days roadtrip of fly fishing

If you like to see different landscapes, enjoy different rivers, taste different dishes this travel is for you.

We will meet you in Puerto Montt the day 0 or 1 and we will go directly to Puerto Varas for the first river, the Petrohue, then we will go to Hornopiren. This city is a paradise for fly fishing on the fjord and on the rio Bianco. We will follow our trip to the South in the region of Chaiten, lago and rio Yelcho. From Chaiten we will go to the inescapable rio Futaleufu and we will finish the trip with three days in the region of Lago Verde, a fly flishing paradise.

Logistic

Metting point: Puerto Montt, one day before the trip.
Material needed: fly fishing material, rain and warm clothes.
Included: guides, transportation, food, hostel, fishing license.
Not included: insurance, VISA if required, night of the “day 0“.

Day 0
Arrival day in Puerto Montt
Day 1
Travel to Puerto Varas and fly fishing on the rio Petrohue
Day 2
Fly fishing on the rio Petrohue
Day 3
Travel to Hornopiren and fly fishing on the fjord/rio Bianco
Day 4
Fly fishing on the rio Bianco
Day 5
Fly fishing on the rio Bianco, travel to Chaiten on the afternoon
Day 6
Fly fishing on the lake Yelcho
Day 7
F. fishing on the rio Yelcho and travel to Futaleufu
Day 8
Fly fishing on the rio Futaleufu
Day 9
Fly fishing on the rio Futaleufu
Day 10
Travel to Lago Verde and fly fishing on the lake
Day 11
Fly fishing on the rio Pico
Day 12
Fly fishing on the rio Figueroa
Day 13
Departure day, travel back to Chaiten

Price: coming soon


6 days of fly fishing expedition on the Palena river

On  a cataraft with a fly fishing professional guide, you will be in self support during 6 days.  A raft with all the material and food will run in the front to prepare the camp. During 120 km, you can enjoy fly fishing in a beautiful scenery. Rio Palena is rich in fishes and in beautiful landscapes.
Self support trips with camp on the shore is one of the most impressive and unforgettable experience to do.

Day 0Arrival day in Esquel or Chaiten, night in Futaleufu
Day 1Travel to Rio Palena. Just 1 hour away.
Day 2 – day 5Fly fishing, camp fire on the shore
Day 6Fly fishing and shuttle to Futaleufu
Days 7Departure day, travel back to Chaiten or Esquel

Logistic

Metting point: Esquel (Argentina) or Chaïten (Chili), one day before the trip.
Material needed: fly fishing material, rain and warm clothes.
Included: guides, transportation, food, hostel, fishing license.
Not included: insurance, VISA if required, night of the “day 0“.

Price: 3295 USD

Lodges

Coming soon!

Living a part of the year in Switzerland, we would like to import in Chile a swiss speciality: a chalet:

swiss chalet in Chile

If you are interested by Switzerland, have a look at this website: Valais-Wallis Adventures.

About us

The team

Hernan Barria

Owner of Espolon Patagonia – fly fishing and rafting guide

Hernan Barria

Borned in Patagonia Chile,Hernan is passionate about wild nature. As a trekking guide first, he followed his career as a rafting guide and fly fishing guide and has travelled all around the world.
As an expeditions trip leader, he will make you dream with his stories about Patagonia and other visited countries and rivers.
With his wife Anne, you will live an unforgettable experience in Patagonia.

Hernan is Spanish, Italian, English and French speaking.

Anne-Laure Zufferey

Owner of Espolon Patagonia – geologist and kayak guide

Anne-Laure Zufferey

Better known as Anne, native of the canton of the Valais, originated from Anniviers, Switzerland. Geologist and crime analyst, she is passionate about kayaking and all the travels she can do with her boat and love to share her adventures! Outdoor sports on the water or in mountains are her favorite. As Hernan’s wife and as Mum, she regularly goes back and forth to Chile.

Anne is French, English, Spanish and German speaking.