The incomparable Rio Gallegos!

Estancia Las Buitreras | Argentina

The incomparable Rio Gallegos

The incomparable Rio Gallegos meanders more than 360 km through desolate pampa wastelands before if finally merges into the raging atlantic ocean close to the straight of magellan. Las Buitreras lodge is home to the most prolific beats on the Rio Gallegos, consisting of over 40 kms of both sides private water comprising over 50 named pools!

The Fishing

The Las Buitreras section of this stunning river is our own little chrome treasure and once it grab holds of you it never lets go. The fishing for sea-run Brown trout is exciting and varied with pools ranging from deep stony runs to cut banks and streamy shingle flats. Relatively shallow, the river makes for easy wading, obviating the need for fast sinking lines and creating an exciting and challenging fishing environment. Fishing is mainly done using single hand rods or light double hand rods rigged with floating or slow intermediate lines. The takes are often violent and these fish really puts on a show once they are hooked! It is this variety in combination with the visually inspiring mountainous outcrops, that makes this part of the Rio Gallegos quite simply one of the most spectacular stretches of fly fishing water in Patagonia.

Estancia Las Buitreras | Argentina

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Estancia Las Buitreras offers a perfect blend between luxury and rustic atmosphere. The very comfortable estancia is located a 10 minute walk from the river offering a wind protected haven from the wind plagued open plains of Patagonia. The 6 double and 2 single-bed rooms are all equipped with private bathrooms with showers for your comfort and convenience. The lodge holds a wine cellar with a fantastic selection from the Mendoza and San Juan regions. Outside there is a huge veranda, perfect for the after fish beer or glass wine, a spacious courtyard that is protected from the wind, and a large, fixed stone grill and terrace for assado’s.

Estancia Las Buitreras | Argentina

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Getting there

International guests visiting Las Buitreras requires an international flight to Buenos Aires followed by a domestic flight from Buenos Aires to Rio Gallegos. The domestic flight time between Buenos Aires and Rio Gallegos is appr. 3 hrs. The transport from Rio Gallegos airport to the Estancia Las Buitreras is appr. 45 minutes by shuttle bus.

Hosted-trip with Stefan & Alexander Haider

Dates on request

Rates 2021/2022

December 31 - March 26:
- US$ 6.990 (two angler / one guide)

March 26 - April 23:
- US$ 5.990 (two angler / one guide)

- Non-Angler Rate: on request

Included in cost

Seven (7) nights double occupancy accommodation. Six (6) full days guided fishing (2 angler per guide). All beverages at the lodge. Meet and greet at the Rio Gallegos Airport. Transportation to and from the Rio Gallegos Airport. Fishing licence. Laundry service. WiFi access.

Not included

Round-trip airfare from your home to Buenos Aires (EZE). Domestic airfare from Buenos Aires (AEP) to Rio Gallegos (RLG). Meet & Greet and ground transfers in Buenos Aires. Meals and accommodation in Buenos Aires or any other en route cities. Gratuities for guides and lodge staff. All fishing equipment, tackle and flies.

Quick Facts Estancia Las Buitreras Lodge

Location Rio Gallegos, Patagonia / Argentina
Season December through mid-April
Capacity Maximum of 10 anglers per week
Closest major air hub Rio Gallegos Airport (40 minutes) or Ushuaia Airport (3 hours)
Target species Sea-run Brown Trout
Documents required Valid passport.

For more details, please contact Stefan Haider via telephone +43 316 82210415, email or live chat!