Chilean Patagonia’s Estancia del Zorro is in the Coyhaique Alto mountain range on the Chilean-Argentine border, 23 miles from Coyhaique, Chile. The 15,000 acre Estancia rests in the habitat of the red fox(zorro), the namesake of the Estancia. An abundance of condors, eagles, a myriad of other birds, and unexplored brown trout entice fly fishers and bird watchers to follow the trail of the red fox.
You and a knowledgeable, patient guide explore the hills, canyons, forests, mountains, pampas, and waters of the Estancia. Your guide helps you fly fish for brown trout on two rivers and on a 15 mile spring creek with browns up to an astonishing 15 pounds- all within the Estancia’s private boundaries. Guests stay at the Estancia del Zorro in Chile to fish and explore private waters in both Chile and Argentina on the trip. We combine fishing for resident brown trout on the Estancia del Zorro with fishing for rainbows on an Argentine Estancia.
After breakfast, you alternate fishing locations during your stay. You fish one day in Chile. The next day you cross the border into Argentina with your bilingual guide. A scenic 35-minute drive across the Chilean-Argentine border traverses the Argentine pampas to the river. On the road to the river, you pass small lagunas- habitat for swans, shore-birds, and pink flamingos.
Thirty-five miles of the river meanders through the 40,000 acre argentine Estancia. The river teems with rainbows feeding on pancora crab, grasshoppers, and other insects of the Argentine pampas. After each day of fishing, you return to Chile’s Estancia del Zorro for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a gourmet dinner, relaxation, and a great night’s rest.
At the end of your stay, we return you to the Balmaceda, Chile airport where we met you when you arrived. We hope you are rested and relaxed for your flight back to Santiago, Chile and then home.
Peaceful and secluded, Nature’s wonders abound for fly fishers, photographers, and hikers. The Estancia owners, staff, and facilities invite guests to explore, relax, swap fish stories, and make plans for the next day’s angling. Current equipment includes rubber rafts with high-back seat, and good vehicles with trailers to reach all the waters we fish.
Example Rates – subject to change by operator:
6 days/7 nights
Saturday to Saturday
$3,250.00 Double Occupancy
Two Anglers per Guide
$4,250.00 Single Occupancy
Single Angler per Guide
Package price is all-inclusive: The stay is from Saturday to Saturday with six days of Guided fishing for all rivers, streams, and lakes. and seven nights Lodging, all border crossings and transportation while fishing and to and from Balmaceda Airport near Coyhaique, Chile.
Does not cover international or related travel expenses, incidentals, or gratuities.