The most amazing part of the Melimoyu Lodge is the biodiversity offered by its surroundings: incredible native forests, rivers, lakes, volcanoes, glaciers and hanging glaciers are just some of the natural wonders our guests will have the opportunity to enjoy.

The Patagonia

The Patagonia name was given to the region by Hernando de Magallanes’ expedition in 1520 at the service of the King of Spain, after coming into contact with the Tehuelche natives who called themselves Patagones.

Its untamed and exuberant nature makes the area one-of-a-kind.


Patagonia has a range of climates and microclimates, depending on the altitude, distance to the ocean and winds in the region. Unlike the rest of the country, where the Andes form a natural border between Chile and Argentina, in Patagonia, the Andes directly border the Pacific Ocean. This has an impact on the coastal and island climate (Aysen), with 6,000 mm of rainfall each year in some areas, transition climate (Coyhaique), with 950 mm, and pampa or steppe climate (Balmaceda), with 500 mm.

NOTE:  You can experience all 4 seasons in one day in Chilean Patagonia

Flora & Fauna

This area, with its different microclimates, is marked by both geographical and wildlife diversity. South Andean deer, foxes, pudús, pumas and skunks are just some of the mammals you will find around Aysen. In terms of flora, the most common species are the coigüe, cypress, Winter’s bark, tineo, plum pine (or mañio) and tepa.


Melimoyu volcano

Melimoyu Volcano (From The Mapudungun “Meli”: Four, “Moyu”: Udders)

As its name suggests, the volcano used to have four points, but two of these were lost in a strong earthquake (or due to volcanic activity, according to other versions).

This active volcano it is surrounded on all sides by a dense Valdivian rainforest, making it difficult to access its glaciers and keeping this impressive summit untouched until the year 2000.

Legend has it that the Melimoyu Volcano chooses its visitors and appears in their dreams, and will send more and more signs as the chosen one comes closer to the volcano.​

Melimoyu volcano
Palena river

Palena River

This important river begins in Lake Vintter in Argentina, where it carries the name Carrenleufu River. 

This river is perfect for fishing along the bank or in small boats. Numerous backwaters, rock walls and fishing spots provide great conditions for fishing brown and rainbow trout, and salmon.


Queulat Hanging Snowdrift

One of the most fascinating tourist attractions is the Queulat glacier, located 105 km from our Lodge.

Famous for its grandeur and beauty, it offers a landscape of turquoise blue and green tones that give it the appearance of a natural monument. Its name Queulat, or Queolat in the language of the native Chonos, means “sound of waterfalls”.

It was declared a National Park on October 13, 1983, which covers a surface area of 154,093 hectares and is open to tourists from September to April

Pedro F
Pedro F
Inolvidable Experiencia Como todos los años, con mi grupo de amigos (fly fishing) elegimos un lugar para relajarnos y practicar nuestro pasatiempo favorito. En 2019 seleccionamos Melimoyu Lodge a orillas del Río Palena, cerca de la localidad de La Junta. Era primera vez que nos aventurábamos en ese sector, norte de la Carretera Austral. Nuestra experiencia fue “simplemente extraordinaria” no solamente por la buena pesca (río Palena, lago Rosellot, río Figueroa, lago Yelcho) sino también y sobretodo por la excelente atención y cuidada organización del Lodge. Extraordinario recibir atención 5 estrellas en un lugar tan apartado e inmerso en la naturaleza como Melimoyu Lodge y eso fue exactamente nuestra experiencia . Este año cuando debamos reunirnos nuevamente nuestro grupo de pesca consideraremos volver a Melimoyu Lodge para vivir nuevamente la experiencia. Felicitaciones a los que hicieron realidad ese maravilloso lugar y a Chile por disponer de tan buena infraestructura.
Karl and Robyn
Karl and Robyn
A great lodge: Fabulous surroundings and hosts We spent the last three days of our three week Patagonia vacation at Melimoyu lodge. It was one of our most memorable experiences of the trip. The lodge is remote, located in a lush rain-forest, but despite its remoteness the lodge was beautiful and comfortable. In addition to world-class fishing and guides the lodge offers other activities to occupy those not interested in fishing. The food was superb and most importantly the hosts and staff were exceptionally engaging. Outstanding.
This place inspires books, movies and stories! After a couple of months deciding when we were going to visit this place (that we've heard off from some american and european friends), we packed our bags and took a flight that got us to the incredible Hotel & Patagonia Alto Melimoyu in "La Junta" late at night. We departed the next day taking a one hour trip that took us from la Junta to the Lodge, and that it was like going somewhere you've never heard of before. Bulky and leafy roads through a bushy forest made us feel like we were in the middle of a Jurassic Park. Once we got there we were astonished by this lodge, its architecture and decoration, are only overcomed by the coziness of the rooms, attention and landscape that you can appreciate when you look outside the window. Then, we had a lamb bbq (cordero al palo) with other tourists in a separated area from the lodge, and right next to the river. Those were some of the details that make the difference. The next day we went fly fishing (best spots i've seen) in company of the instructor, but right before that, we went up the river where we encountered some hot springs that made us relax and get ready for action. We eve took a buggy ride and we visited Lago Verde, to see some other landscapes that are unique and fascinating. We had such an amazing time and we would come back every time we could. We recommend this place like no other we've visited before. A totally incredible and complete experience that exceeded our high expectations.

COVID-19 update

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are taking all of the necessary sanitization measures to prevent the risk of contagion for our guests and our staff, based on the cleaning and disinfection protocols we have implemented.

At Melimoyu Lodge, we have adopted more flexible booking and cancellation conditions to protect your reservation.

Free cancellation: If you are unable to make your reservation due to closed borders, we offer a 100% refund on the amount paid.

Flexible booking: In the event of other unforeseen circumstances related to COVID-19, such as contagion, quarantine, flight changes and/or cancellations, among others, your reservation will be available for one year from the date of cancellation at no extra charge.

To see our complete booking and cancellation policies, click here.

Actualización COVID-19

Debido a la pandemia de COVID-19 estamos tomando todas las medidas de sanitización necesarias para prevenir el riesgo de contagio de todos los clientes y nuestro personal con base a protocolos de limpieza y desinfección que hemos implementado.
En Melimoyu Lodge hemos decidido flexibilizar nuestras condiciones de reserva y cancelación para no perjudicar su reservación ante la pandemia de COVID-19:
Cancelación gratuita: Si la estadía no puede concretarse por encontrarse las fronteras de origen o destino cerradas, se realizará un reembolso del 100% del monto pagado.
Reserva flexible: En caso de otros imprevistos a causa del COVID-19 tales como contagio, cuarentena, cambios y/o cancelación de vuelos, entre otros la reserva quedará disponible por un año a contar de la fecha de cancelación manteniéndose el valor de la reserva.

Para ver las políticas de reserva y cancelación completas, haga clic aquí.