On the way to Coyhaique, we stop in the Manihuales area – part of our plan to give you maximum time on the water. This is one of the most beautiful valleys you may ever see. In the spring months of December and January, Arctic Lupine is in bloom, literally everywhere. You have to see it to believe it. It’s just awesome!
Here we have day float options and walk & wade fishing. On the Rio Manihuales we fish one of three float trip sections. Brown and Rainbows eat the usual fare.
The Rio Emperador Guillermo (Gee-yar-mo) is another favorite. This is a small, walk & wade stream offering a variety of water. There are classic runs to deep pools and pocket water full of browns. You might even hook a rainbow.
From the Manihuales valley, we continue to Coyhaique (Koy-hi-kay). Coyhaique is a large city by Chilean standards, with a population of approximately 50,000.
For the last two nights of the trip, we stay in a local hotel. The accommodations are again, excellent. We can dine in the hotel or out on the town. The rooms are complete with television, telephone and internet access, as well as a private bathroom.
For our last day of fishing our of Coyhaique, we can take you back for another shot at the big one you missed yesterday or show you yet another piece of water you haven’t fished. We’ve got a bunch of options.
The last day of the trip, we drive 35 miles southeast to the Balmaceda airport. Balmaceda is located just minutes from the eastern border of Chile. From here guests fly back to Santiago and then home, having experienced a huge chuck of Southern Chile!