The Patagonia Sur Reserves, Chile's top adventure and conservation eco-tourism experience, is now endorsed by ORVIS, North America's preeminent sporting goods provider, synonymous not only with fly fishing but also with an entire way of outdoor sporting life.
The ORVIS endorsement program was launched more than 20 years ago as a way to help their customers experience the finest fishing and adventure experiences in the world. An Orvis-Endorsed Lodge is researched, vetted, and selected by experts who bring their vast expertise in fly fishing and travel to selecting the finest lodges worldwide.âWhat caught our attention is that Patagonia Sur Reserves offers exciting new options for adventurous travelers unlike anything previously available in an area that was notoriously hard to visit in the past,â says Dave Parker, managing director of ORVIS Travel. âPatagonia Sur Reserves provides sophisticated lodging in an intimate setting, a range of activities, and a well-trained staff of guides in a very isolated area that has very little infrastructure.âPatagonia Sur Reserves opens up more than 60,000 acres within Chilean Patagonia, with two stunning eco-lodges, Valle California Reserve and Melimoyu Reserve, and a new season running from fall 2012 to spring 2013. Along with fly fishing, kayaking, hiking, birding, and horseback riding, guests may also assist with marine research, participate in photo workshops that document climate change, learn about Patagonia Sur's extensive Reforestation and Biodiversity Project, and experience first-hand the local culture while participating in a number of community projects. Three, four and seven night packages are available and range from $3,925 USD to $7,725 USD with arrivals and departures on Wednesdays and Saturdays. All rates include accommodations, meals and open bar, all activities including helicopter flying time , activity equipment, twice-daily housekeeping and laundry service, and round-trip charter flight transport between Puerto Montt and the Reserves. âWe are honored to be recognized by ORVIS, arguably the highest quality and best known brand in adventure travel today,â says Patagonia Sur's founder, Warren Adams. âAs a new hospitality operation in a remote destination, ORVIS provides that added stamp of credibility to the world-class fly fishing, hiking, and adventure experiences we offer our guests.â Designed to accommodate no more than twelve guests at a time, the Valle California Reserve and the Melimoyu Reserve are part of Patagonia Sur, a for-profit company that invests in, protects, and enhances scenically remarkable and ecologically valuable properties in Chilean Patagonia. This season, ORVIS Travel has organized a special 8-day adventure led by sales manager Jason Elkins, Feb. 2 - 9, 2013. This extraordinary trip includes exploring Valle California's forest, rivers, and plains, fly fishing for 20-inch trout in pristine waters, floating down the Rio Palena from one Reserve to the next for an epic day-long adventure, seeing penguins, sea lions, dolphins, and perhaps blue whales while exploring Melimoyu Bay, and searching for the rare Darwin frog and chucao bird in the lush rainforests that surround the Melimoyu Reserve. For more information, visit www.orvis.com\patagoniasur, call 1-800-547-4322, or email OrvisTravel@orvis.com.About Patagonia Sur: Patagonia Sur is a for-profit conservation venture that invests in, protects, and enhances scenically remarkable and ecologically valuable properties in Chilean Patagonia. A leader in eco-tourism experiences, Patagonia Sur Reserves is a network of the "best of the best" properties in Chilean Patagonia, with sustainable lodging on two of its properties, Valle California and Melimoyu, both endorsed by ORVIS as exceptional fly fishing and remote wilderness experiences. Patagonia Sur An innovative blend of conservation + capitalism, Patagonia Sur seeks to deliver competitive financial returns to investors by preserving pristine ecosystems and the traditional culture of Patagonia in perpetuity by developing and nurturing a diverse portfolio of self-sustaining and environmentally sensitive businesses. www.PatagoniaSur.com. www.PatagoniaSurReserves.com -30-Media Contact:Brian Cant, Tartan Group: 250-592-3838 or email@example.com