Dorado Fishing in Argentina
Welcome to Argentina and Dorado fishing. Argentina is a teriffic country, full of wonderful people, great food, unbelievable fishing venues and rich history. Dorado are a very exciting quarry and Parana on the Fly is the best lodge we’ve found. There are a few nuances to traveling to Parana on the Fly. Please read the below information carefully and don’t hesitate to call me 231-228-7135 with any questions or for help.
- A passport is required to enter Argentina. It needs to be valid for at least six months after your travel, nine months is better.
- No immunization is required for travel to Argentina.
Most guests fly either American or Delta airlines overnight to Buenos Aries (airport code EZE). Then will continue on to either Corrientes (CNQ) or Resistencia(RES). To catch those flights, you will need to change airports and fly out of Aeropuerto (AEP). It is crucial that you allow yourself a minimum of three hours to make the transfer. Anything less will put you in jeopardy of missing your flight.
To make the transfer you can take a taxi, bus or private car. I always use Silver Star Car Service . The Owner, Fred (Chicago native), his wife and all of their drivers speak fluent English and do a fantastic job of getting you to AEP and back to EZE on time and safely. It is more expensive than a cab but well worth it.
If you are flying into Corrientes to Dorado fish you may have to fly home out of Resistencia (RES) which is about one and a half hours from the lodge. Last time I was there that timing worked better.
It is likely that returning home you will have a long layover in Buenos Aries. This is a good time to have an incredible meal before going to the international airport. Silver Star can arrange to drop you at a restaurant (I highly recommend Don Julio’s) and pick you up later.
Many of our guests spend a day and night in Buenos Aries and fly to their final destination the following day. That solves the above referenced flights/timing problem. If you haven’t been to Buenos Aries it is a fascinating city, one of the largest in the world. All of the major hotel chains are there plus I stay at a boutique hotel ( Urban Suites Hotel) across from Recoletta Cemetary, the burial site of Evita. If you stay in Recoletta or Placencia you are in safe neighborhood with great restuarants nearby. Silver Star Car Service can also take you on a quick tour of the city and recommend restuarants etc.
When making your reservations to fly inside of Argentina make sure that the airline you use, either Aerolinas Argentinas or Latam Airlines is a partner with the carrier you use from the US. That way if a flight is delayed you will get credit to continue on. You might not if they aren’t partners.
When you arrive at your destination you will be met by a representative from Parana on the Fly/Andes Drifters. They will transpot you to the lodge.
After making your flight reservations, please forward your itinerary to me so that I can send it to the guys in Argentina. Then please review this page on what Equipment and Gear to Pack for your Dorado Trip.
I’m sure you will have a great time with our hosts, Parana on the Fly. They are the best in the business. Please contact me with any questions.
Captain Chuck Hawkins