Estancia Laguna Verde operates on a Saturday – Saturday weekly itinerary. Guests who cannot get into Calafate early Saturday morning MUST PLAN ON SPENDING THE FRIDAY NIGHT BEFORE THEIR SATURDAY TRANSFER TO THE LODGE IN CALAFATE. Travel to El Calafate (FTE) can easily be accomplished in one day with a connection in Buenos Aires. We will arrange for overnight accommodation in Calafate.
Travel to Buenos Aires, Argentina on evening overnight flight. (Exact Flight Itinerary TBD)
Arrive Buenos Aires (EZE) mid-morning on flight from USA.
Tailwaters has professional tour guides and speak perfect English. Don’t hesitate to ask questions about Buenos Aires and Argentina. They are very friendly and extremely informative. You will then be escorted by van and transported approximately two hours across town to the domestic airport (AEP) and your connecting flight to El Calafate. Depending on your itinerary, there is usually time for lunch and a brief tour of Buenos Aires before pushing southward.
Note: There are often domestic flights to Calafate from the international airport (EZE). It may be possible to have a straight connection in Buenos Aires without switching airports.
Depart Buenos Aires (EZE) on afternoon flight to Calafate w/ Aerolineas of Lan Airlines
Arrive Calafate (FTE) ANYTIME
Upon arrival in El Calafate, you will be escorted to a local hotel for overnight.
You will be met at your hotel and driven approximately five (5) hours to Estancia Laguna Verde. The lodge is located 200 miles from Calafate. The road(Highway 40) is paved with comfortable asphalt for 170 miles prior to changing routes at Cardiel Lake. The remaining thirty miles are through private ranch roads, and the last 13km of the trip is painfully slow as the driver must negotiate volcanic rock on the road. There is no guided fishing on arrival day, however guests are welcome and encouraged to string up a rod and go fishing in Lago Verde in front of the lodge if time permits. Overnight at Estancia Laguna Verde.
Enjoy six full days of guided fishing on Jurassic Lake as well as other lakes on the property with continued overnight at Estancia Laguna Verde.
A typical day will start with breakfast at 7:00 a.m. You will be fishing around 8:30 a.m. after a 30-45 minute drive to the fishing area for the day. Lago Strobel is located approximately thirty minutes from the lodge (20 minutes by truck and 10 minutes by atv). It is a beautiful ride down the Barranosco Valley to the caldera rim and a steep descent to the lake.
When fishing Jurassic Lake and the lower Barranosco River you will break for lunch and a siesta at 1:00 p.m. at the cabin near monster bay. If fishing other lakes or streams on the Estancia, you have the choice of going back to the lodge or eating lunch by the river or lake. There will be a coffee-snack break at 4:30 p.m. and then fishing until the end of the day. Dinner will be served around 10:00 p.m. This is the standard dinner time in Argentina. Anglers fish two to a guide.
You will be driven back to the airport in Calafate and assisted through check-in for your flight to Buenos Aires.
Depart Calafate on afternoon Aerolineas Argentina flight to Buenos Aires
Arrive Buenos Aires (AEP or EZE)
Upon arrival in Buenos Aires, you will follow a similar procedure awaiting your escorts and ground transfer back to the International Airport. They will once again find you in the baggage claim area or just beyond the baggage claim in the main terminal. They will be holding a sign with your name on it. Travelers will then be transferred back to the International Airport, assisted through all the security and check-in procedure and issued boarding passes.
Depart Buenos Aires (EZE) on evening flight to the USA
Arrive USA (early AM next day arrival)
4 NIGHT / 3 DAY ITINERARY – PERFECT COMBINATION WITH PATAGONIA RIVER GUIDES OR TIERRA DEL FUEGO
Shorter week itineraries are available at Jurassic on a case-by-case basis. However, the lodge prefers to operate the 4 night / 3 day trips Saturday – Wednesday or Tuesday – Saturday. The 4 night trips are a wonderful add-on to compliment a full week with Patagonia River Guides up north or at a sea-run brown operation in Tierra del Fuego. Please ask for details.