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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 a life time experience .

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 Northen Patagonia.

We propose you to discover this region with the trips we organise.

  • Fly fishing
    • 6 days of flyfishig in Futaleufu and Lago Verde
    • 13 days of flyfishing roadtrip from Puerto Montt to Lago Verde
Fly fishing
Rafting Rio Fuy
  • Whitewater kayak
    • 6 days of ww kayaking in class III-IV+ in Futaleufu – for 2020
    • 14 days of ww kayaking roadtrip from Santiago to Futaleufu in class III-IV – for 2020
Kayak Rio Fuy

As soon as you arrive at the meeting point in Chile, your trip is “all inclusive”. More information in the website.

Fly fishing travels in Patagonia

Fly fishing trips

Why to do fly fishing in Patagonia chilena

Rivers in the Chilean Patagonia are a paradise for fly fishing. You will have the chance to do lot of river in a matter of a few Km 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, or a expedition trip 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 places like the Lonconao lake, Las Escalas section on the Futaleufu river.
At 2 hours and half from Futaleufu, a paradise for fishermen will make you always remember this place: Lago Verde. A lot of rivers are around this area that make a beautiful destination for fly fishing.

Logistic

Metting point: Chaiten (Chili).
Material needed: fly fishing material, rain and warm clothes.
Included: guides, transportation, food, wine, beers, accomodation, fishing license, flight Chaiten<->Puerto Montt (round trip).
Not included: insurance, VISA if required, bar beverages.

Day 0Arrival day in Chaiten, night in Futaleufu
Day 1Fly fishing on the Futaleufu
Day 2Fly fishing on the Futaleufu
Day 3Half day fishing on the Seno muerto (lake) and travel to Lago Verde
Day 4Fly fishing Rio Figueroa
Day 5Fly fishing Rio Pico
Day 6Fly fishing Rio Rosselot, travel back to Futaleufu
Day 7Departure day, travel back to Chaiten

Price

  • 2 persons: 3900 USD per person
  • 4 persons: 3100 USD  per person

13 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 and drive to Puerto Varas, early in the morning we drive to our very first river, the Petrohue. Every two days, is going to be a different place. We will go then to Hornopiren, a small town close to the fjord where we will fish the rivers around this area. We will follow our trip to the South in the region of Chaiten, lago and rio Yelcho. From Chaiten we’ll drive to Futaleufu and finish the trip with three days in the region of Lago Verde, a fly flishing paradise.

Logistic

Metting point: Puerto Montt.
Material needed: fly fishing material, rain and warm clothes.
Included: guides, transportation, food, wine, beers, accomodation, fishing license, flight Chaiten->Puerto Montt.
Not included: insurance, VISA if required, bar beverages.

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 around the area
Day 4
Fly fishing on the rio Blanco
Day 5
Fly fishing on the rio Blanco (half day), travel to Chaiten on the afternoon
Day 6
Fly fishing the rio Yelcho
Day 7
Fly fishing on the Yelcho lake 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

  • 2 persons: 7800 USD per person 
  • 4 persons: 6000 USD per person

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.

Logistic

Metting point: Chaiten (Chili).
Material needed: fly fishing material, rain and warm clothes.
Included: guides, transportation, food, accomodation D0 and D6, fishing license, flight Chaiten-Puerto Montt (round trip)
Not included: insurance, VISA if required,.

Day 0Chaiten, 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

Price

  • 2 persons: 3000 USD per person
  • 4 persons: 2600 USD per person

Multiactivities

Wish of adventures?

Patagonia chilena, place of nature and adventure

Volcanoes of the Cordillera andina, blue rivers, green fields with ships, cows and horses, forests of cohibue and alerce, the Patagonia chilena is a pearl for the eyes and the hearth.

Espolon Patagonia gives you the opportunity to discover the Patagonia through adventures activities:

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.

Our adventures trips

6 days of multiactivities in Futaleufu

The region of Futaleufu is a hotspot for outdoor activities. The most known are water activities (rafting and canyoning) and horseback riding.

We propose you to spend one week from rivers to mountains, with local people and live an incredible adventure in the heart of Patagonia chilena.

Important information: trip organized from 4 persons minimum to 6 persons maximum

Logistic

Metting point: Chaiten (Chili).
Material needed: rain and warm clothes.
Included: guides, transportation, food, wine, beers, accomodation, activities, flight Chaiten<->Puerto Montt (round trip).
Not included: insurance, VISA if required, bar beverages.

Day 0 Arrival day in Chaiten, night in Futaleufu
Day 1Rafting on the morning, trekking on the afternoon
Day 2Full day rafting
Day 3Horse back riding
Day 4Inflatable kayak
Day 5Rafting
Day 6Trekking and canyoning
Day 7Departure day, travel back to Chaiten

Price

  • 3200 USD per person

Important information: trip organized from 4 persons minimum to 6 persons maximum.


14 days of multiactivities roadtrip from Puerto Montt to Futaleufu

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

We will meet you in Puerto Montt and start out roadtrip, following the coast to Futaleufu. We will stay minimum 2 nights in each place. In Futaleufu, we will spend 5 days. This place is the hotspot for multiactivities. In the hearth of mountains of the Cordillera, with one of the most famous river for whitewater rafting, a lot of trekking and horseback riding trails, you will taste to the real patagonian life.

Important information: trip organized from 4 persons minimum to 6 persons maximum.

multiavtivities patagonia chile
Multiactivities patagonia Chile

Logistic

Metting point: Puerto Montt.
Material needed: rain and warm clothes.
Included: guides, transportation, food, wine, beers, accomodation, activities, flight Chaiten->Puerto Montt .
Not included: insurance, VISA if required, bar beverages.

Day 1Arrival day in Puerto Montt, travel to Ensenada
Day 2Rafting on the Petrohué and visit of the waterfalls
Day 3Trekking in the region of Ensenada
Day 4Travel to Hornopiren with rafting on the rio Blanco and wellness in hot springs
Day 5Visit of the fjords in boat and fishing of giant seefoods.
Day 6Travel to Chaiten – long way with ferries.
Day 7In the region of Chaiten, trekking in the Pumalin park
Day 8Travel to Futaleufu with a visit of the Yelcho glacier or hot springs in case of rain.
Day 9Rafting on the Futaleufu
Day 10Horsback riding trip
Day 11Inflatable kayak and canyoning
Day 12Rafting on the Futaleufu
Day 13Trekking
Day 14Departure day, travel back to Chaiten

Price

  • 4600 USD per person

Important information: trip organized from 4 persons minimum to 6 persons maximum.

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

Owner of Espolon Patagonia – fly fishing and rafting guide

Hernan Barria

Hernan Barria Barrientos

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.

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