Unplugged Camps and other activities
Guide services at Northern Patagonia Lodge (NPL) are provided by Patagonia River Guides (PRG). The PRG squad is the best in the area opening up exciting new possibilities for NPL guests. For instance, during a weeklong stay you can now participate in one of PRG’s renowned 2-night “Unplugged” camp trips. These multi-day wilderness floats allow you to fish un-pressured waters that are not easily reached during a day-trip from the lodge. The camps are also deluxe by design. That means delicious Argentine meals, a comfortable night’s sleep under the stars, and dynamite fishing every morning.
PRG offers exceptional overnight camping trips on the Caleufu, Aluminé and Limay Medio Rivers. Guests choosing to “unplug” and get-away from it all enjoy long and incredible fishing days. Camping is often the highlight of the entire trip, and for those who like to fish a few more hours or skip the “chit chat” at the lodges, the Unplugged program offers the perfect opportunity.
Unplugged camps are deluxe and include a high level of service and surprizing amenities. Guests enjoy spacious eight-man tents outfitted with two comfortable beds, one for each angler in double occupancy. This is not your ordinary camping setup as beds are furnished with fine cotton linen, warm comforters, and down pillows, allowing guests to spend a wonderful and cozy night under the stars. Camps are fully catered and come with a professional chef to prepare both regional and gourmet meals – cooked over the riverside fire!
Their state-of-the-art pressurized water system offers an endless supply of hot water for the private, enclosed shower. In addition, all camps come with two private bathroom facilities and a unique 12-volt lighting system for the tents, common areas, and trails making it easy to navigate the camp at any time in the night. The camp includes a fully stocked bar with ice, mixers, delicious wines and snacks to enjoy in nature or in the spacious walled tent for dining indoors if necessary. The amenities for the anglers include fresh towels, bathrobes, soap, shampoo, and headlamps. Guests choosing Unplugged program do not need to pack anything extra or special for the trip.
Each morning, guests enjoy a healthy breakfast consisting of fresh fruits, cereals, and eggs made to order before grabbing their rods and making their first casts right from camp. The Camp staff and assistants pack up and reassemble the camp in a new location approximately ten to twelve miles downstream. Exceptional fishing is the norm with anglers commonly landing browns and rainbows over twenty inches. Everything is made ready for our anglers arrival at dusk including hot showers, a crackling fire, an impressive table of appetizers and a full bar. Dinner is nothing short of amazing often followed by memorable stories and drinks around the fire.
You’ve come a long way to experience some of the finest fishing available anywhere in the world. But Northern Patagonia Lodge offers so much more. Extend your stay or bring along the non-fisher in your family and together enjoy all that Patagonia and Northern Patagonia Lodge have to offer.
At Northern Patagonia Lodge you can be as busy or as relaxed as you like. If you just want to escape, soak in the silence, or have a lakeside lunch, we’ll arrange it.
Other activities at Northern Patagonia include:
- Trekking and guided walking tours
Experience some of the most diverse and beautiful landscapes in Patagonia. We have great hiking trails and many of our guests enjoy visiting our nearby waterfalls.
- Horseback riding
You don’t need to be an angler to experience the magic of Northern Patagonia. Many of our guests enjoy a riding holiday amidst the unspoiled scenery of Lanin National Park.
- Lake trips and picnics
Enjoy breathtaking scenery at your own pace. Take a leisurely stroll around the lodge, or explore our local lakes with a picnic lunch and some good wine.
- Visit the locals
The Mapuche Nation is split between Argentina and Chile and the Mapuche people have managed to preserve their traditional language (mapudungun), their religion and socio-political structure. Local tribes occupy remote reservation communities, where visitors are welcomed with open arms.
At Northern Patagonia, there’s something for everyone. For more details on non-fishing activities, speak with your lodge managers—they’re happy to help make your holiday great.