As authentic an experience you can get, it would be inconceivable to leave the country without having appreciated at least one during your stay in Argentina. For dinner, you are in store for generous three-course meals prepared especially by the lodge’s exclusive chef. Entrees include barbequed meats, traditional Patagonia lamb al pastor, classic homemade pastas, and a rich and hearty beef stew, to name just a few. The wine selection for the evening varies according to the planned menu. There’s a variety of wines including traditional Malbec, cabernet sauvignon, and tannat, in addition to a variety of white wines. Available daily at the bar, you will find regional homebrewed beers, a selection of whisky, cognacs as well as non-alcoholic beverages and mixers. For dessert, apart from having a great variety of fresh fruits, Estancia Laguna Verde also offers different delicacies specially prepared for you by the chef.
you arrive at the Comandante Armando Tola International Airport (FTE) 13 miles east of the city of El Calafate. Situated on Lake Argentino in the Santa Cruz Providence of the Patagonia Region, there are beautiful views of the Andes from the plane that can be seen on a clear day as you arrive in the area. Getting to El Calafate will require you to initially fly into the Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) in Buenos Aires. After collecting your bags and clearing customs, you’ll need acquire ground transportation to the domestic airport, Aeroparque Jorge Newbery Airport (AEP), where you will make the connection to your final destination at El Calafate. A representative of the lodge will greet you when you land to take you to the lodge. With recent improvements to the road, the drive to the lodge from El Calafate now takes just over three hours. We recommend that you travel to El Calafate the day before your trip, so that you can take in the sights and get a good night rest before leaving early the next morning for the lodge. That way you will arrive with enough time for the half day fishing which is included in your package. Ground transportation to the lodge usually departs El Calafate between 6 am and 7:45 am. At the end of the week, you will be returned to the airport at El Calafate in order to make your return flight home.
All ground transfers, meals, beverages including alcohol, accommodations and guided fishing for the length of your stay.
Not included: International air to/from Buenos Aires, domestic air to/from El Calafate, any fees, fishing license, lodging in El Calafate, and gratuities for the staff and guides.
While there is some trekking and birdwatching that guests may wish to do while on property, we recommend guests be prepared to spend the majority of their time fly fishing at Estancia Laguna Verde.
At breakfast, anglers will find hot coffee, tea and a selection of fresh juices. Choose from ham and eggs, toast and butter, marmalades and honey. Cereal and other lighter options are also available. There is a newly built changing room/ drying facility located just by the entrance to the lodge to insure anglers have dry gear every morning of their stay. After breakfast, suit up in the changing room before heading out in four-wheelers or Hilux pickups to the separate beats for the days fishing. At noon, enjoy a delicious and varied lunch menu that is unique to the day of the week and the fishing beat. Some of the dishes consist of a mini asado of grilled meats and fish with salads, or a picnic of cold cuts with cheese, fruits, and other tasty morsels. Feel free to take a moment to relax and benefit from a siesta before heading back onto the water for the afternoon. Back at the lodge, enjoy a hot shower, dress and meet back at the living room for cocktail hour and lively conversation. A friendly atmosphere, guests are welcome to try different local appetizers such as goat or sheep cheese, dried hams, and dried pork sausages, among others. There is an excellent selection of red and white wine, regional homebrewed beers, spirits, whiskies, and cognacs as well as non-alcoholic beverages available daily at the bar. Hot coffee or tea is available 24/7, as well as other snacks such as cookies, crackers, sandwiches that anglers may wish to have in between meals.