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San Huberto and the Rio Malleo
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Estancia Arroyo Verde and the Rio Traful

Traful MountainsArroyo Verde is located in the spectacular valley of the Rio Traful, just an hour drive from San Carlos de Bariloche. This valley of sculpted rock formations and towering mountains clothed in native cypress is reminiscent of a “mini” Yosemite.

The estancia is 10,500 acres with over 10 miles of private access to the Traful River. This river is known in the angling world for its crystal clear waters that harbor trophy sized rainbows and browns and a healthy population of land locked salmon.

The Rio Traful is one of only five rivers in the world renowned for land locked salmon and it is the original home of these fish in Argentina. They were first introduced into the country from Lake Sebago in Maine in the early 1900’s. The Traful offers fishing for some truly big fish. The fishing action is less for numbers of small fish, but the prospect of catching a  ‘memorable’ fish anywhere from 3-12 lbs. is a good possibility.

Arroyo VerdeThe owners and hosts of Arroyo Verde are Meme Lariviere and her daughters. This estancia has been in their family for many years and their home offers elegant lodging.  Forbes Magazine referred to Arroyo Verde as “the finest fishing lodge in the world.”

Set in the wild landscape of the valley, the immediate grounds of English styled manicured gardens give it an old world feel. There is a sense of history here, and through the years Meme has hosted renowned anglers and sportsmen including President Eisenhower, Henry Kissinger, the Belgium King Baudoin, and our known angling countrymen, Ernie Schwiebert and Ann Hamner. Ted Turner owns the other side of the valley and on occasion he visits Arroyo Verde (in hopes of purchasing it!).

The spacious main house overlooks the Valley of the Traful and has four bedrooms with private baths, all tastefully decorated. A log cabin overlooks Lago Traful and it can sleep 2-4 guests and has one bedroom. It is a perfect honeymoon retreat!

Marilyn's big rainbowThis beautiful estancia offers great horseback excursions and trekking. There are hidden lakes and Indian cave paintings to visit. It is a unique area for bird watchers. It is not uncommon to hear and see Magellanic Woodpeckers in the beech forests along the lake, a possible Aplomado Falcon in the steppe habitat, or soaring black-chested eagles (Aquila Mora), and the magnificent Andean condor. The many habitats within this huge estancia contain a variety of bird species and wildlife. It is an ideal place for the non-angler to enjoy a special part of Patagonia and the best of Argentine hospitality.

Rates: $700 per day based on double occupancy.  All inclusive, excepting gratuities to guides and staff. A suggested itinerary for this zone is to combine a stay at Arroyo Verde with a couple other locations or lodges to make a stay of one week or more. Non-angler cost per day available upon request.

Junin & San Martin Destinations
 
San Huberto and the Rio Malleo
  Estancia Cerro de los Pinos/Rio Chimehuin
  Estancia Arroyo Verde/ Rio Traful
  Estancia Los Mantiales/ Rio Collon Cura
  Estancia Quillen/ Rio Quillen
 
Alumine & Caleufu River Float Trips
Northern Patagonia Fishing Club
 

 


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