Tipiluke Lodge - Northern Patagonia
Fly fishing is what put Tipiliuke on the map more than 20 years ago. Considered by many to be one of the worlds’ top fly fishing destinations, Tipiliuke, in Northern Patagonia, is home to more than 17 miles of the finest trout waters on the planet (including 9 miles of the well-known Chimehuín River).
This location is the more laid back vacation style situation. Waking to an amazing breakfast, you will soon find your way out the door for your day of fishing on the famed waters. You will come back to the lodge after a morning of fishing for lunch and short siesta, then back out again a little later for an evening on the water.
Once the sun goes down the anglers will find themselves on the way back to the lodge for an authentic regional cuisine and cocktails. The majority of the fishing is done by means of wading in assigned beats on the river, but you can arrange for fishing from a drift boat in the upper section of the river if you prefer. Fishing here is considered the “classic” trout fishing scenario, where our anglers can be sure that they will be presented with primarily dry fly fishing opportunities.
But it is always good to make sure that our anglers know that on any given day a river can change its mind about how it is supposed to behave. So being prepared for any style trout fishing is a must when spending time at this operation. An average fish is 14-20 inches however those huge brown trout that the area is known for can be fished for during low light situations by means of larger rods and streamers.
The Lodge is situated in the north west of the Argentinean Patagonia in the south west corner of the Neuquén province, 1000 miles southwest of Buenos Aires.
The lodge is located in the lower Chimehuín river valley, 10 minutes’ drive from the Chapelco airport. It's charming, comfortable, well kept and easy to fall in love with.
Travel by Air
Our guests usually arrive at Ezeiza international airport in Buenos Aires. To get to Tipiliuke, you have to take a two-hour flight from the downtown airport ( Aeroparque), to the San Martin de Los Andes airport (Chapelco) in Patagonia region. During your airport transfer in Buenos Aires, you will be met by our lead Argentina travel expert, and transferred to the next airport. Once on the ground in Chapelco your outfitter will be there to transfer you to the lodge (10 min). This is the easiest most preferred way to arrive to the lodge.
Travel By Land
We can also provide directions to the lodge from different main areas if you plan to be in the region traveling by means of vehicle. These directions are available upon request.
For your GPS: 40° 06.140' S – 71° 01.254' W
The estancia (means ranch) Cerro de los Pinos was founded in 1909 by the Larminat family. It was one of the first established ranches in Northern Patagonia. Tipiliuke lodge is the heart of the estancia.
The property covers almost 50,000 acres at the foot of the Andes Mountain range where guests enjoy tailor made activities, authentic refined cuisine and knowledgeable personalized service.
Tipiliuke is framed by the Chimehuin and Quilquihue rivers, known worldwide for their magnificent gin clear waters and exceptional trout fishing in Northern Patagonia.
Season and Price
$6,000 Per Person for a 7 Night/6 Day stay in the Lodge
Winner of the Award of Excellence in 2011 by Sporting Classics
Lodge of the Year by Anglers Choice Awards in 2014
Chosen as a top 10 Adventure Lodge in the World in August 2016 by Gear Patrol
Tipiluke Lodge was also selected as one of the Best 10 Luxury Fishing Lodges in the World by Gear Patrol in September 2016