Non Fishing Programs

At Chime Lodge we offer a lot of activities for the non fishing guests.   These include:

Golf: a 35 minute drive separates Chime Lodge from one of the prettiest golf courses in Argentina.  Chapelco Golf is a Jack Nicklaus signature 18 hole golf course open to all the guests from Chime Lodge. 


Hiking/Horseback riding: Enjoy a day hiking the trails of Lanin Volcano or Lanin National Park.

Biking: Mountain bike rentals available at San Martin de los Andes. 

Rafting:  Enjoy a day floating scenic Chimehuin River for a day or just a few hours. 

Bird watching:  Patagonia has always been a bird watcher's favorite.  You can watch the birds from the high desert plains like Nandu (wild ostrich), Aguila Mora (grizzly eagle), Maca tobiano, Condors, etc. to the rain forest near Chile like pink flamingoes, black neck swan, torrent duck, Austral parakeet, etc.

Day floats: we organize white water rafting and mellow float trips for the non fishing client.  We can also combine both a sight seeing/gourmet lunch/fly fishing float for couples.

Fiesta del puestero: every year, around February 10th the town of Junin hosts La fiesta del Puestero or Rancher Festival.  During 4 days there are numerous activities including music festival, horse riding gauchos and flea market.


7 lakes tour: This is a one day tour from Junin de los Andes to Bariloche and back through the towns of San Martin, Villa la Angostura, Villa Traful and back.  You'll see why this is called the lakes region.

Chile Crossing: Day tour to Pucon, Chile across Tromen pass through the Araucaria (monkey puzzle tree) forest and the Allipen River valley.  Giant Chinook Salmon fishing available on the Allipen River.

Parque Nacional Lanin: Spend a day touring Parque Nacional Lanin.

Bariloche overnight trip: leaving Chime Lodge early morning through the 7 lakes road arriving at Bariloche around 2 pm.  Overnight stay at Hotel Cacique Inacayal on the lake shore of Nahuel Huapi lake.  Option to Golf and spa at Llao llao resorts.

Lahuen Co thermal spa: spend a day pampering yourself in the heart of the Andes Mountains on the thermal Spa of Lahuen Co.  The drive itself is one of the most scenic in all Argentina.   Fishing in the nearby lagoon is awesome.

Corporate retreats: We offer the lodge for corporate retreats up to 10 guests during the fishing season and off season as well.