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Patagonia Trout Outfitters, Argentina // Trip Management Page

Patagonia Trout Outfitters

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We use this page to provide all relevant information and updates. Complete the form at the bottom as soon as your flights are booked. We also recommend printing this page to include with your travel documents. Since you probably don't have flights booked yet, bookmark this page or save this link.

Zoom Q and A Meeting(s):

Join the meeting for your specific week if possible or jump on another call if necessary. We will record these so if you miss out, ask for a link to get caught up.

  • 2025 Trip Zoom Dates TBA

Required Travel Documents:

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Flight Planning:

Itineraries date(s) inclusive, Saturday to Saturday. Guests on the typical itinerary will depart the US on Thursday, fly overnight into Buenos Aires, overnight, then fly into Esquel on Saturday.  Departure from Esquel is on Saturday.

Booking Your Flight:  We strongly recommend using a licensed travel agent. Having a professional to assist in sorting out situations with cancelled flights, delayed flights, etc. is sometimes essential.  We use Jennifer @ CADENCE Travel, she books our hosts flights and can mirror their itinerary if you desire. She can also setup trip insurance which we recommend. 

Jennifer Kutzner - Direct: 858-551-4476 -

Lodge Itinerary:

  • Saturday - Arrive in Esquel, Argentina. Transfer to Chalhuaquen Lodge.
  • Sunday - Friday - Fish (6) full days
  • Saturday - Depart lodge, fly from Esquel to Buenos Aires, proceed to US overnight.
  • Sunday morning - Arrive in US and head home.  

Lodge Name and Address:

Challhuaquen Lodge
Ruta 259 km. 59
Valle de Trevelin, Chubut
Patagonia Argentina

Meetup In Buenos Aires:

Assuming all goes as planned, you will likely connect with your host en route. It is most efficient if your flights align with the travel host as we'll plan to meet up at a nice place on Friday evening in Buenos Aires.


The host will choose a hotel in Buenos Aires for us to overnight on Friday, we'll contact you as the trip approaches on where and how to make a reservation.

Roommates will be paired up in advance, if you have a fishing partner that makes it easy. If you are a single angler we'll match you up with another single. The lodge(s) will be full, no single rooms are available.  

Other Details:

  • Power is Euro 220V pin style. Bring an adapter for your US devices, and most modern 110V devices are configured to safely operate on 220.
  • Tap water is good at the lodge, not in the cities.
  • Wi-Fi is available at the lodge.
  • Cell Service is mixed based on carrier
  • WhatsApp is a great tool for communication (your host will be using this exclusively)
  • Fishing days are 8 hours
  • Lunch is provided on the boats each day, breakfast at 7 am, dinner at 7 pm
  • Download the PhotoCircle App before the trip and it makes pooling and sharing photos from our phones easy.

Gratuities for the Guides and Staff

Our host will collect and combine everyone's tips on the last night at each lodge. It is our way of insuring that no guide is undercompensated, everyone contributes evenly, and Red's continues to receive premium level service. Everyone from housekeepers to guides will be well taken care of.

  • $750+ USD for the week, with some $20 bills required.

What to Expect from Your Host

The Red’s host is a liaison between guests and the outfitting destination. The host is there to act as the lead angler on the trip and help ensure that everyone has a great time. Historically, groups operate best when a friendly leader with an interest in your success is at the helm. The host will work with the lodge manager to oversee guide pairings, angler rotations, and is authorized to make decisions on behalf of the entire group.

When appropriate, the host may intervene and mix up guide rotations, angler pairings, and provide solutions if guests don’t feel the adventure is up to snuff. We just ask you to keep your expectations in check, consider the group as a whole, and be realistic with any special requests.