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  • Established

    2015
  • Owner / Manager

    Francisco Calvanese O.
  • Tel

    +56 9 78830652
  • Nightly Rates (per adult)*

    $500 - $600
  • Nightly Rates (per child)*

    $400 - $600
  • Minimum Stay

    4 days
  • Maximum Guests

    6
  • Works with travel agents?

    No
  • Great For

    Romance, Action & adventure, Peace & quiet, Diverse scenery
* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

The diversity and quality of our fishing is our hallmark – our glamping lodge is located in the middle of Chilean Patagonia and is surrounded by a wide variety of waters that allow us to satisfy the different desires of each angler.

Our domes and yurts are surrounded by a forest of coigües and lengas, on the banks of the Mañihuales River. This glamping set-up perfectly complements demanding fishing days, allowing a full and pleasant rest in total contact with nature – it's the perfect setting to share entertaining anecdotes with a glass of wine.

With a maximum capacity of six guests, we ensure a personalized and exclusive service, in a warm and cozy atmosphere, where you'll feel at home, relaxed and far from the daily routine.

Good time to go

The lodge operates between November and April each year.

Children at the Lodge

Great for children aged 12 and over

We can plan a special program for you and your kids. Just contact us!!

Activities

hiking, picnics, floating

Environmental & Social Practices

Environment

In accordance with our environmental sustainability plan, we have taken concrete action to reduce our impact, which allows us to pass on the positive effects of these actions to our guests.

Compost: We have a composting container made by people from nearby towns, which allows us to reduce the generation of organic waste by 80%, transforming it into fertilizer both for our garden and for local producers.

Recycling: We carry out a strict classification of our waste, which allows us to use recycling plants for approximately 90% of glass waste, and 80% of paper and cardboard waste.

Community

Interaction with local communities is part of what we do and this has led us to develop a symbiotic relationship, allowing us to grow in harmony with our social environment.

On the other hand, the interaction with the local culture is a fundamental pillar in the experience that Mañihuales Eco Lodge offers to you; immersing you in the Patagonian history and customs is one of our main aspirations.

History

When we visited Chilean Patagonia for the first time, it was impossible for us to ignore its imposing landscapes, the exuberance of its evergreen forests and the diversity of its fauna, elements that, added to the special warmth of its people, made this secluded corner of the world capture us in an almost magical way.

From this deep connection with the untamed nature of Chilean Patagonia, the desire to contribute to its conservation and the passion we feel for fly fishing, a simple project was born. Our great aspirations and dreams would eventually become Mañihuales Eco Lodge.

Our primary goal is to give anglers from all over the world access to one of the most pristine and unexplored places on the planet.

Guests will experience living a memorable location through fly fishing and the various activities that allow them to interact closely with imposing Patagonia.

We are sure that each of our visitors will leave with the conviction that our environment is a special place, both for its stunning scenery and for the moments shared there, which we hope will contribute to the promotion of its care and conservation.

Your Manager, Francisco Calvanese O.

Francisco is a former Chilean Navy Officer and is passionate about fly fishing.

He enjoys every moment shared with the anglers who come to the lodge, and he loves to share wonder of Chilean Patagonia and its wonderful fishing.

Your manager

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  • Types of water

    Lakes, Streams, Rivers
  • Rivers you can fish on

    Mañihuales River, Simpson River, Ñirehuao River, Cisnes River.
  • Types of Fish

    Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, King Salmon, Coho Salmon.
  • Fishing Experience Level

    Beginner, Intermediate, Experienced
  • Guided Fishing Included in rates

  • Unguided Fishing not available

  • Fishing Instruction Included in rates

  • You can borrow

    Rods, Flies, Hats, Fishing Nets.
  • You can buy

    Flies, Tippet, Leader.
  • Bring your own

    Rods, Flies, Reels, Boots, Hats, Waders, Fishing Nets.

The Setting

Mañihuales Eco Lodge is in a privileged location for fly fishing. Located in one of the areas with the greatest diversity of water resources in Chilean Patagonia, it is not necessary to travel long distances to find many waters that offer spectacular opportunities for the angler.

Rivers, lakes, lagoons and spring creeks combine to provide the widest fishing possibilities, where it is possible to wade small rivers and streams, as well as float those with a greater flow.

For stillwater fishing lovers, we also have lakes and lagoons abundant in salmonids.

Among the rivers we visit most often for our fishing trips are the Mañihuales, the Ñirehuao, the Emperador Guillermo and the renowned Simpson River to name but a few.

Additionally, we know rivers and streams located in remote areas where fishing pressure is virtually non-existent and we carry out permanent exploration to find those wild and virgin corners that give our anglers an unforgettable fishing experience.

Lakes Pedro Aguirre Cerda and Las Torres, along with lagoons and lakes used specially by our guests, are the perfect complement to an unforgettable fishing trip.


The Fishing

Fishing is our passion and we strive to fullfill the expectations of our guests so they have the best experience with our team.

Our guides have extensive experience in the area and the nearby townspeople, with their warmth and simplicity, allow us to operate all the necessary aspects to satisfy our clients' demands.

We can offer unbeatable fishing because of our fabulous variety of waters, where browns and rainbow trout will make your fishing day an unforgettable one.

Entertainment is assured. The Mañihuales river is our trademark. We can literally fish it from our back yard and catching those wild rainbows or big browns offers surprise and adrenaline that can give you the bite of a great chinook.

If variety is what you like, the Picacho, Picaflor and Simpson rivers are a safe bet. Its brown and rainbow residents will test your fishing skills and fishing equipment, in a contest to see who wins the battle.

Our season is from November 1st to April 30th. Every month gives us different conditions and surprises, so really any month you wish to visit will offer great rewards.


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  • Enjoy

    Ranch-style
  • Meals served

    family style, everyone eats together
  • Alcohol

    BYOB, wine provided with dinner, available for purchase
  • Enjoy dining in

    nature settings, patio, dining room (casual attire)
  • You'll definitely love

    farm fresh eggs, locally grown produce, fresh daily bread, fresh daily desserts
  • Dietary restrictions catered for

    lactose intolerant, vegans, vegetarians, Gluten free, other

Our food is another of our hallmarks. Based on recipes from around the world, but made with local ingredients, our three-course menu has managed to captivate the most demanding palates.

We also care about always accompanying our dishes with a selection of one of our national prides... Chilean wines!

At the time of your reservation, we will ask you if you have any food allergies or special requirements. We want you to have the best time with us!

Wines

Chilean wines are included in our programs and come specially from Central Valley.

Our favorite strain is Carmenere which is exclusive to Chile and it goes very well with our dishes.

With fish and seafood we prefer white wines from Casablanca Valley.

Your Chef, Teresa Quiroga and André Leyton

André is a chef by profession and cooking is in his blood.

His father is a chef and his mother a great cook, so his dishes always have an unmistakable signature.

Tere gives that magical touch of flavor that only the experience of cooking in Patagonia can provide.

Her experience in Patagonian cooking techniques and her charisma make her incomparable.

Sample Menu

  • Appetizers

  • Berenjenas a la parmesana
  • Pastel de jaiba
  • Entrées

  • Estofado de Cordero y papas chips
  • Gnochis trufados con Osobuco
  • Desserts

  • Suspiro limeño con calafate
  • Tiramisú

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  • Address

    Camino Picaflor S/N
    Villa Mañihuales
    Región de Aysén
    6000000
    Chile
  • Remote Location

    No

Nearest Town - Coyhaique

Coyhaique has a population of 58.000 (approx), and is situated 53 miles / 1 hour 15 mins from the Ranch.

Facilities in Coyhaique include: grocery store, pharmacy, church, school, post office, medical clinic, hospital, bank, atm, gas station, museum.

For shopping Coyhaique offers: small hometown necessity shops, boutique shops.

Ranch shuttle

Yes, included.

Nearest Airports

Balmaceda Airport, Coyhaique

Distance

89 miles / 2 hours 15 mins

Ranch shuttle

Yes, Included.


Private Air Travel

Nearest location(s)

Puerto Aysén

Travel by

Airplane

Distance

36 miles

Ranch shuttle

Yes, Included.

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  • Nightly Rates (per adult)*

    $500 - $600
  • Nightly Rates (per child)*

    $400 - $600
  • Minimum Stay

    4 days
  • Preferred Arrival Day

    Any day is fine
  • Preferred Departure Day

    Any day is fine
  • Style of accommodation

    Ranch rustic, Glamping
  • Packages available

    4 night, 5 night, 6 night, 1 week, 8 night, 9 night, 10 night, 2 week
* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

Manihuales Eco Lodge can cater for up to 6 guests. See below for details and indicative rates.

Cabin | Yurts

Rates (Per Person)*

Summer: $600
Winter: $500 - $600
* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

Minimum Stay

3 nights

Description

Our yurts are inspired in the ancient households of the Mongols, who needed light but at the same time energy-efficient camps to face the inclement weather of their habitat.

This energy efficiency, maximized with the latest generation techniques and materials, plus their direct contact with nature, are the essential characteristics that led us to implement these constructions.

They will allow a perfect rest after a strenuous day of fishing, or can be enjoyed simply for rest and relaxation

Rooms

2

Bathrooms

Private bathroom

Amenities

safe

Entertainment

hot tub


Booking Policy

Booking

Your reservation will be effective upon the payment of 50% of the total value of the program.

The remaining amount must be paid 30 days prior to check-in.

Reservation requests must be confirmed via e-mail.

Reservations within 30 days prior to check-in must be paid in full upon confirmation.

Reservation modifications subject to availability.

Reservations can only be modified with confirmation via email from Mañihuales Eco Lodge.

Please indicate full name, phone and e-mail.

Payment Options

Credit card

Bank deposit

Proof of payment must be sent via email. An email will be sent confirming payment of the reservation.

No refunds will be made for reasons not attributable to Mañihuales Eco Lodge, such as weather problems, road closures, social demonstrations, natural phenomena, illness of the guest or other problems arising from these.

The charges associated with deposits or transfers from abroad are the sole responsibility of the sender of the transfer. The client must ensure that the amount of the reservation is received in full.

Cancellation Conditions

Amounts applied on the total value of the reservation, counted from the day of check-in:

91 days or more in advance: 100% refund.

90-31 days in advance: 50% refund.

30 days or fewer in advance: no refund.

In case of no-show, no refund.

Included in your stay

meals, ranch shuttle, lodging, tax, Recreational Fishing license, one fishing guide for every two anglers, land transfers necessary to carry out the fishing activities, appetizers and wine selection during lunch and dinner (according to our bar policy), farewell Patagonian barbecue (asado), entrance fee to Queulat National Park.

Extras

Gratuity

Not included

Massage

Not included

Yoga

Not included

Other

Air tickets Fishing equipment Alcoholic beverages not included in our bar policy Insurance of any kind.

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  • Communications

    telephone.

Onsite

Water based Activities

hot tub, river floating, Fly fishing


Local Attractions

Puente de Piedra

A stone formation that allows the Picacho river to pass from one side to the other, fresulting in a spectacular structure with turquoise waters. To access, you must walk for approximately 45 minutes.

Distance

5 miles / 15 mins


Parque Nacional Queulat

Queulat National Park 

154,093 hectares (339,004 acres), easily accessible. One of its most remarkable features is its evergreen forest, made up by species like coihue, tepa, tepuala, and Chilean rhubarbs.

The fauna represented here is the pudú, kodkod, black woodpecker, caiquén, black-necked swan, coypu, chucao tapaculo, and ringed kingfisher, among others. Among the natural attractions is the Hanging Glacier, discovered in 1875 by Captain Enrique Simpson.

Lake Risopatrón, Tempanos lagoon, Queulat bay, Padre García and Cóndor waterfalls, are just some of the most beautiful sites in the park, all of which can be discovered by following some of the park's trails.

Distance

45 miles / 1 hour 45 mins

Highs

  • Set right on the banks of the stunning Mañihuales River, these glamping yurts are bright, spacious and give the feeling of being in a camp, but with all the comforts of a hotel room. Fishing is right on your doorstep!
  • There's the option of river fishing or stillwater (lake) fishing, and you can expect to catch brown and rainbow trout, and coho and king salmon
  • It's an all-inclusive experience, so you needn't worry about fishing guides, meals, drinks or organizing other activities.
  • As an eco-lodge, Manihuales is a custodian of its surroundings, and employs environmental and sustainability practices to protect and preserve the land and local communities.

Lows

  • There is cell phone signal, however only Entel is available so bear this in mind if you wish to stay connected

Visitor Reviews

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Very good

Very good and diverse fishing spots. Magnificent attention from the staff and also attended by its own owner in a wonderful environment of Chilean Patagonia