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Junin & San Martin Areas

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
 
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Estancia Cerro de los Pinos Tipiliuke Lodge and the Rio Chimehuin

This huge working estancia of over 50,00 acres is owned by the Larminat family, descendants of French settlers to this northern region of Patagonia.  This estancia pays tribute to their hard work in a big land with few people.

Cerro de los Pinos allows the visitor an inside view of typical estancia life from it's beautifully stone constructed main house and chapel  (reflecting French architectural influence) to it’s outlying buildings, shearing sheds, grazing cattle, irrigation systems, red deer raising, tree nurseries, gardens and colorful gauchos. It is through this impressive estancia that the famous Rio Chimehuin flows.

The Rio Chimehuin has been a favorite fishing river for several generations of Argentine anglers. It is home to both rainbows and browns with large browns caught every year and many at the end of the season in April. The month of April is equivalent to our October in the States.

The Chimehuin is a very clear river with various islands and channels that allow for a variety of fishing techniques to be used by the angler depending on the water type and conditions. There are over 10 miles to fish and 3 miles of the nearby Quilquihue, a fun dry fly stream that holds some surprisingly large fish. The Chimehuin flows through a wide valley allowing for great vistas and some of the best sunsets to be seen on any river in the region!

Estancia de los Pinos is an ideal destination for the non-angler or the non-fishing companion given the beauty of the countryside. The horseback riding and walking is excellent and the visitor may have occasion to see varied wildlife such as the red stag, guanacos, wild boar, armadillo, burrowing parrots, andean lapwings, buff-necked ibis, and soaring condors.

The March visitor is sure to hear the roaring of the red deer, much like a visit to Yellowstone in September to hear the bugling elk. For a break from this natural setting, the town of San Martin de los Andes is just 30 minutes away and an easy visit for an afternoon.

Accommodations on the estancia are in the Tipiliuke Lodge, a warm and comfortable stone house situated on the estancia proper. The bedrooms are tastefully decorated and with private bathrooms. The lodge has spacious living rooms, dining room, and a bar. Lunch is a grand event at Tipiliuke, done in the typical Argentine fashion and often served outside in the shade of huge pines planted by the forefathers of this lovely estancia.

Lunches can be enjoyed streamside if your angling day is spent away from the lodge. Your hosts, Maria Jose and Kevin Tiemersma are sure to enlighten you to this area and tend to all your needs. A stay at Cerro de los Pinos is special whether you are an angler, horseback aficionado or just a ‘tourist’ there to enjoy some of the best of what Argentina can offer.

Rates: Average cost of a weekly trip in this region for 7-nights and 6-days is $4,725 per person, based on double occupancy. Shorter stays are available as is a non-angler rate. Cost includes pickup at airport in San Martin, local transportation, guided fishing, fine dining, excellent Argentine wines and all beverages. Non-inclusions are gratuities and laundry.

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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