Argentina – To get to any of the Lodges in Argentina you will first need to travel to the main hub which is Buenos Aires (Ezeiza International Airport – EZE, Ministro Pistarini Airport). There are direct flights from Miami, Dallas, Atlanta, Los Angeles and New York in the United States and many of the main cities in Europe also have direct flights (Madrid, London, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Rome, etc.) Once you arrive to Ezeiza we recommend staying one night in Buenos Aires to get to know the city and to be able to catch your local flight to the Lodge you are going to. To get to the Lodges your flight will most likely depart from the Local Airport (Aeroparque – AEP, Jorge Newberry Airport). Please contact your trip coordinator so that they can recommend best flights to take. Local airline in Argentina is Aerolíneas Argentinas.
Chile (Futa Lodge) – Most of our clients fly-in through Buenos Aires, Argentina first and then fly into Esquel Airport (EQS) and cross the border by land. The land transfer from Esquel Airport to Futa Lodge is approximately 2 hours. You will go through migration and customs by land and then continue your drive to the Lodge. You can also fly in through Santiago de Chile (Santiago de Chile International Airport – SCL, Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport), from there you will have to take a flight to Puerto Montt (Puerto Montt Airport, PMC) and from there another short flight to Chaitén (Chaiten Airport, WCH). The land transfer from Chaitén to Futa Lodge is 2 hours approximately. If you are thinking of taking the second option get in touch with your coordinator so that they can recommend operators and flights.”
There are quality fly rods, reels and fly lines available at the Lodges for you to use if needed. Please advise us of your need for a rod/reel prior to arrival to ensure availability. A charge of $125 will be billed to you in the event a rental rod is broken (this covers the cost of shipping and repair). Flies and leaders are also available for purchase at the lodges.
For all our locations a lodge representative will meet you upon your arrival to the local airport holding a sign with the Lodge name so that you can identify them easily. If you are delayed or miss your flight, please let us know.
If you are joining us at our Argentina or Chile lodges, you can easily add to your sporting adventure by combining your trip with either more fishing adding other species, or with a stay at one of our fine bird hunting lodges for the best Cast & Blast experience in South America. If you are interested in adding variety to your sporting life, look no further than David Denies Bird Hunting and Red Stag Patagonia. All three brands are owned and operated by the same company, The Kautapen Group, and each operation is dedicated to making your outdoor experience fun, memorable, and productive.