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Rivers, Streams and Lakes
Detailed Itinerary
Day 1: Transfer Punta Arenas to Rio Penitente
Transfer from Punta Arenas airport to Hosteria Rio Penitente (about a one hour drive).

Founded by the Scottish pioneer Alexander Morrison in 1891 and to this day administered by his descendants, this Patagonian sheep farm in its old world setting provides a sharp contrast to the raw beauty of the pampas and southern beech forests around it. Accommodation is in the comfortable and well preserved Victorian house with just eight bedrooms, all with private bathrooms and fire places.

It is located beside the abundant trout filled waters of the Rio Penitente, perfect for fishermen with brownies of between 600g and 1 kg on a catch and release basis. It is also very suitable for non-fishing partners with hiking, horseriding and ranch demonstrations also available.

Comfortable en suite accommodation with dinner in the cosy restaurant serving a variety of local and home-reared produce. Dinner only (wine/drinks available at extra cost).
Hosteria Rio Penitente
Day 2: Fishing. Lunch Puerto Natales
After breakfast and a morning's fishing, private transfer across the pampas to the capital of this region, Puerto Natales. Located beside Last Hope Sound, we will have a chance to explore the city a little before taking lunch in one of the town's many great restaurants.

After checking into the comfortable waterside Hotel Weskar or the contemporary Hotel If, we will drive out of town about 30 minutes to the beautiful River Holenberg.

We will enjoy sunset fishing in this lovely spot before returning to Puerto Natales for dinner and our comfortable accommodation.

All meals included (wine/drinks available at extra cost).
River Holenberg
Day 3: Lake and river fishing. Night el Pionero
After breakfast drive back to River Holenberg for a morning fishing. Enjoy riverside picnic lunch before continuing to Lago Balmaceda for a chance to catch some of the big brown trout swimming in this lake.

Continue on towards the peaks of Paine to our destination which is the small outpost town of Cerro Castillo situated about 40 miles south of the Park close to the border with Argentina. Our comfortable base for the night is the comfortable Hosteria el Pionero.  

Surrounded by tall trees, this converted estancia house provides accommodation in what feels like a large country house with its tall celings, wood floors and large spacious rooms with colourful furnishings.

Dinner in the hotel's own restaurant with food consisting of locally produced meat and produce.

Breakfast, packed lunch and dinner included (wine/drinks available at extra cost).

Dinner will be in the restaurant offering an excellent variety of local foods and wine. Breakfast, packed lunch and dinner included (wine/drinks available at extra cost). All rooms en suite.
Room at Pionero
Day 4: Fishing Lago Sarmiento. Night Hosteria
Transfer in our private transfer vehicle into Torres del Paine itself and the turquoise waters of Lago Sarmiento. This morning we will be fishing in a clear stream that feeds into the Lake. This is a beautiful area with a stunning backdrop of the towering granite peaks of the Paine Massif. Picnic lunch will be taken beside the lake.

After our full day, we will continue onto our beautifully located and very comfortable converted Estancia situated beside the tranquil green waters of Laguna Verde offering splendid mountain views, great food and comfortable accommodation.

The lake shore is a great place to stroll spotting the wild geese and ducks who inhabit these waters. Our base for two nights, this delightful accommodation provides en suite rooms, a comfortable bar and living area and a restaurant that serves a variety of local and international foods.

All meals included (wine/drinks available at extra cost).
River fishing
Day 5: Fishing Lago Sarmiento or horse ride to Lago Toro
We can either spend more time fishing in Lago Sarmiento or take some horses and ride down to Lago Toro for a change of venue.

Either way the day promises to offer some exciting fishing and wonderful scenery.

Dinner and night spent at Estancia Lazo.

All meals included (wine/drinks available at extra cost).

Descending to Lago Toro
Day 6: Serrano River fishing
Transfer across the heart of the Park to the beautifully situated and comfortable lodge located close to the emerald green waters of the Serrano River.

After a chance to relax and have lunch we can cast our lines into the river, a few steps from the hotel to try our luck with the local brown trout and atlantic salmon.

Time permitting, we can also fish at Lago Toro before enjoying some fireside pisco sours at the lodge and dinner in the restaurant.

Our hotel for the night is the Cabanas del Paine. Situated by the emerald green waters of the Serrano River with river and mountain views this is our base for the next two nights. All rooms en suite.

All meals included (wine/drinks available at extra cost).

Upgrades to Hotel Rio Serrano or Hosteria Lago Grey on request.
Fishing the Serrano River
Day 7: Fishing or Ride to laguna Margarita
Today we have a choice of either more fishing in the Serrano River or riding to Laguna Margarita for brown trout.

Alternatively, if you would prefer to drive to Grey Lake we could take an exciting boat trip across this iceberg choked lake for an up close and personal encounter with a towering valley glacier. The day is completely flexible.

Return for a second night at our lodge at the Serrano River.

All meals included (wine/drinks available at extra cost).

Grey Boat Trip
Day 8: Transfer to Punta Arenas
After breakfast we will pack up and start our drive back towards Punta Arenas. We will make a short lunch stop in Puerto Natales for last minute souvenir shopping before continuing on the Magellanic Penguin Colony where we will visit these cute burrowing penguins as they venture to and fro between their burrows and the nearby beach.

Arrive in Punta Arenas late afternoon for drop off at the airport or your chosen hotel.

Onward flights should be booked for late afternoon or the following morning. Breakfast only.

Note: We reserve the right to change the order of fishing destinations given above according to weather and other local conditions. Rivers and fish are unpredictable and the guide will do his utmost to ensure the best experience for everyone. Flexibility on this itinerary is paramount.
Prized Catch