Estancia Tres Valles
Patagonian fly fishing at its best
Estancia Tres Valles is an authentic working cattle ranch situated halfway between the tiny settlements of Rio Pico and Las Pampas, in one of the most scenic and least visited areas of Patagonia. The lodge is three hours drive from its nearest airport in Esquel, and while that doesn't seem like much of a price to pay in terms of convenience, what it means for our guests is access to an incredible diversity of fisheries that see hardly any pressure throughout the season. The lodge itself offers true first class accommodations, excellent service, and five star cuisine, as well as access to a truly amazing array of private area waters and a variety of non-fishing activities on the ranch itself. Lodge managers Guillermina Etchebarne and Simon Madero have been receiving guests there for many years, and the guide staff and program direction is provided by one of our most trusted partners, Patagonia River Guides, an icon in the area and absolutely second to none.
The Estancia Tres Valles fishing program combines what is quite possibly the best lake fishing in all of Patagonia with an incredible array of local area spring creeks, small freestone streams, and rivers. These waters are filled with rainbows and browns averaging an unbelievable six pounds and sometimes exceeding twenty, which would be reason enough to make the trip if it weren't for the fact that the region also offers some of the largest brook trout in the world. And with far more waters to choose from than any guest will be able to visit in the space of just one trip, choices can be made daily between wading or boating, and opportunities abound for any preferred technique. Dry fly fishing, nymphing, or chucking streamers into the depths are all productive, and for anglers who would prefer to avoid carting too much luggage down, a complete selection of top quality Simms waders, boots, and fishing equipment including Winston Rods and Hatch reels with sinking and floating lines is available for use and included in your package rate.
The six-thousand square foot Tres Valles lodge is intimate but spacious and distributed on two levels with four expansive double suites, each with its own private bath and deck overlooking the spectacular Cerro Desnudo Mountain. The common areas also feature a living room on each level, as well as a library, large flat-screen TV den, full bar, two dining areas, mudroom, outside deck with comfortable seating, outdoor barbecue pit, and two large fireplaces. And as remote and private as the lodge is, it still offers both fixed phone and wi-fi internet access, keeping guests as connected as they might (or might not) wish to stay with the outside world.
Tres Valles kitchen is run by an executive chef and five star service staff, preparing delicious gourmet meals along with traditional asados and barbeques showcasing grass-fed estancia beef and lamb, as well as a variety of local, American, and European fare. Breakfast and dinner each day is served in the lodge, while lunches are enjoyed out on the area waters with comfortable seating and service from the guide team. A fully stocked bar is also available in the lodge, and the estancia's selection of local Malbecs and other regional wines is truly second to none.
Flights for the Estancia Tres Valles itineraries should arrive in Esquel, Argentina (Airport code ESQ). You will most likely arrive in Argentina by landing at Buenos Aires International Airport (EZE) and we will provide a private ground transfer service across the city to the domestic airport (AEP) for your flight down to Patagonia.
Always remember, our services are provided absolutely free; booking a trip through Hemispheres Unlimited WILL NEVER COST YOU A SINGLE PENNY MORE than booking it directly with the lodge or outfitter, but does reap the benefits of our extensive experience with that destination, as well as our ongoing support services available to you at any time prior to, during, or even after your trip.
Estancia Tres Valles is open every year from November 1st through May 1st. Package rates (quoted in US dollars) are double occupancy and include ground transfers in Buenos Aires as well as from Esquel to the Estancia and back, all meals, house wine, beer, liquor & soft drinks, local transportation, professional guide, private water access fees, fishing license, and also all flies, leaders, tippet, and loaner equipment such as: Winston rods, Simms waders & boots, and Hatch reels with floating & sinking lines.
- Early Season (Nov 1st to Dec 31st) all inclusive program with six and a half days fishing, seven nights: - $6,300
- High Season (Jan 1st to May 1st) all inclusive program with six and a half days fishing, seven nights: - $6,650
- All other arrangements calculated at $900 or $950 per night (low/high season)
Contact us today for available dates and details, and get started on your way to this dream-trip of a lifetime at Estancia Tres Valles for an authentic five star experience with the top fly fishing destination of middle Patagonia!