What is the best season for the trip?
How to get here?
Whether stopping for one night or several days, you will enjoy this sophisticated, lively city with luxurious accommodations and much to do and see.
The walkable, French-
No visa is necessary for US and European Union Citizens traveling to Argentina .
Upon arrival in Buenos Aires have your passport available to clear Argentine Customs, and your personal effects form (4457). Language: Spanish is the official language of Argentina. Currency: The official Argentine currency is the Peso Argentino.
How far are the lodges from airport?
Lodges range from a short distance of about 15 minutes away to a couple of hours from Chapelco Airport.
Are there any activities for non fishing clients?
Yes of course there are lots of diferent options as hiking , horse back riding trips, rafting, mountain biking, golf, bird watching, or just going into town and do some shoping, visiting galeries or just for a walk.
What activities can non-fishermen do?
Hike on one of the numerous trails in the area or one in the beautiful Lanin National Park. Arrangements can also be made to take a horseback ride leaving from our lodge or departing from other points of the valley. Patagonia Nomads always sends guests with a guide and a picnic lunch to enjoy the majestic Andes Mountains and Patagonia.
Enjoy a day relaxing, meditating, walking, and getting massage with local experts. The day could take place at our lodge with one or more experienced guides to relax you beyond your imagination. The combination of massage and meditation makes this one of the most relaxing and enjoyable experiences you can have.
Float Trip or Rafting Trip
Guests can enjoy a day or. two floating one of the many beautiful rivers in the area. Non-fishing guests enjoy a spectacular picnic lunch and maybe even a streamside siesta in the middle of the day and the day can be as long or as short as desired. It is possible to enjoy a day with the non-fisherman’s spouse on an area river, or guests could also choose a more exciting trip and enjoy a little white water on the Alumine River
Birdwatching – Lanin National Park
Early in the morning we drive to the forest in Lanin National Park. We will have the chance to see several endemic species and typical bird families that exist in the subantartic region. Some examples are the Magallanic woodpecker or the Campephilius magellanicus. We will have lunch by the shore of Verde Lagoon. Late in the afternoon we return to San Martín de los Andes.
Upon arrival in San Martín de los Andes we will take a city tour. We will learn about the town and its history while we overlook it from a panoramic viewpoint. We will then enjoy tea at Arrayan tea house, one of the oldest houses in the area which has a wonderful view of Lacar Lake
We spend the day at Chapelco Golf Course, the first in South America designed by Jack Nicklaus. This 18 hole, par 72 was designed to fit the spectacular scenery of the area. We will have lunch at their restaurant enjoying the fantastic views
• polo clases
• Gourmet and regional cooking
and many other activities are waiting for you….
What to pack?
– Waders and boots
– #5 and #6 weigth rods, reels with floating and sinking lines
– Rain jacket and fleece
– Long underwears
– Hat and fishing clothing
– Sunscreen and polarized glasses
* If you preefer to travel ligth we can offer you waders, boots , rod and reels