Transportation and transfers Included in Matapiojo expedition price:
1- The Tepual Airport, Puerto Montt to the hotel in Puerto Varas.
2- The hotel in Puerto Varas to the Paloma Airport, Puerto Montt.
3- The Santa Bárbara Airport, Chaitén to the Matapiojo Anglers Lodge.
4- All transportation to and from fishing areas with guides.
5- The Matapiojo Angler Lodge to the Santa Bárbara Airport, Chaitén on your day of departure.
6- The Paloma Airport, Puerto Montt to the Tepual Airport, Puerto Montt.
What is not included in the Matapiojo Anglers packaged trip:
Gratuities for Matapiojo Guides and Lodge Staff.
Food and drinks during one night stay in Puerto Varas before or after your Matapiojo Expedition
Other services that can be added to your trip, these activities are not included in the guided fly fishing package price but could be added or substituted during your week long expedition:
Guided Horseback riding
Guided Bird watching
Guided Mountain Bike
International Travel Details-
It is very important to us that each client’s travel itinerary is tailored to their personal travel style and preferences. We suggest you work closely with your booking and or travel agent to assist you in choosing your travel plans custom-made specifically for you and your other travel companions. Generally, our customers take an international flight from your country of origin to Santiago de Chile. You will normally arrive to Santiago early in the morning and enter the country through customs, this can often take some time and it is recommended that you plan accordingly to allow for enough time to catch your next flight (typically over one hour to be safe).
Following your travel party’s entry into Chile through customs and immigration you will board a second plane from the Santiago Airport and take a 90 minute domestic flight on an commercial airline to travel to the gateway of Patagonia; Puerto Montt, Chile. Both of the airports in Santiago and Puerto Montt are modern and have restaurants and bars as well as many gift shops for purchasing gifts during your departure from Chile following your trip.
Once you arrive in the modern Puerto Montt airport you will gather your luggage and a shuttle driver will be waiting for your party to drive you approximately 30 minutes to the beautiful lakeside city of Puerto Varas. Once you arrive at the hotel you will have plenty of time to get checked in, settled into your room and even have time to explore the lakeside bavarians influenced village or just relax poolside before a fine dinner and a glass of Chilean beer or wine.
Early the next morning following breakfast, you and your party will be picked up from the hotel and driven about 20 minutes to the La Paloma airport for your final flight taking you into Patagonia. On this last flight it is required that you arrive and check in one hour prior to the departure of your flight and also only 15 kilos (33 lbs.) of gear can be transported. If your total baggage is overweight an additional charge will be assessed by the airline per kilo, but because of the limited storage space on these planes it is recommended to travel with only 33 pounds of luggage. Your booking agent will help to advise you with a packing list to help you meet these requirements. At the La Poloma Airport you will board a 15 passenger plane to fly the remaining leg lasting a spectacular 45 minutes to Chaitén, Chile. This short flight provides truly amazing and unforgettable views of the Andes Mountains and the coast and islands of the Pacific Ocean as you enter the gateway into Patagonia region of Chile.
The Matapiojo Anglers team will be waiting for you when you land at the modern Santa Barbara Airport. You and your gear will be loaded and driven in modern transport on the two hour drive upriver to the lodge in Puerto Ramirez, Chile. Arrival at the lodge will be around noon local time and after lunch is served you will have the option to fish for the remainder of the day on the lodge waters. At the end of the stay, the Matapiojo Anglers Lodge staff will return you and your party back to the airport in Chaitén to take your charter plane to Puerto Montt. Typically guest will be advised by Emergent Expeditions to travel to Santiago, Chile arriving on a Saturday and departing the following Saturday, with the first Sunday being a travel day to enter Patagonia via morning charter flight from Puerto Montt and ground transfer to the lodge.
Of course if you prefer to stay longer with us in Patagonia to fish and or explore, we are happy to extend your trip on a pre-day or even an additional week. Many of you may wish to extend your travels to South America to see other cities and regions or even travel to other country, if you are interested in this we recommend that you discuss this with your booking agent before you purchase your airfare and also consider extending the return end of your trip following your week in Patagonia fishing with Matapiojo Anglers.