Southern Chile Expeditions is an exclusive travel platform, offering luxurious fishing and adventure trips of a lifetime in southern Chile.

We’re located on the lake shore of Lago Llanquihue (pronounced Yan-Kee-Way), at the southern end of the Chilean Lake District.  Your Patagonia eco adventures are based at our flagship Yan Kee Way Lodge, gateway to the Patagonia.  The reception and lounge, pictured at right, is nestled right on the beach, with spectacular views of 8,400-foot Volcano Osorno. Yan Kee Way proudly provides sport adventures, culturaltours and fly-fishing expeditions and a wonderful lodge and restaurant to pamper you during your visit.  Our deluxe lodging facilities and five-star food services are well known.

Our founder first wet his fly line in the Chilean Lake District in 1966 and he hooked enormous trout.  He also “hooked” himself on Chile.  During the Pacific Northwest winter, he lives at Yan Kee Way for much of the southern hemisphere spring and summer season.  We encourage you to explore our web site and you will understand why he does!

We believe that you will enjoy the photos of this beautiful part of the world while exploring these pages. If you decide to travel to Patagonia, we hope to see you in our reception lounge at Yan Kee Way.

Yan Kee Way Lodge

Guests travel to Yan Kee Way from all over the world to stay with us.  Our adventures are designed to satisfy those who wish to participate in a wide-ranging variety of sport adventure and cultural activities as well as the most demanding devotee of Patagonia fly-fishing.  Some of our guests come here just to relax, in comfort in the splendor of Chilean Patagonia.

“My wife Susan and I travel the world to hunt and fish. Our stay at Yan Kee Way Lodge was one of the best all round lodge experiences in our lives.  In addition to terrific fishing, the variety of outdoor sport activities were a great alternative for Susan when she had enough fishing. The outstanding dry fly fishing at El Patagon coupled with the food and comfort of Yan Kee Way was another highlight. Your wonderful and caring staff, at both lodges, are a secret ingredient, making them perfect. Susan and I are packing new salmon and trout rods to challenge both the giant King Salmon and trout again this year.”

Gary Loomis - Founder of G-Loomis rods

“Yan Kee Way Lodge is the nicest lodge that I’ve ever seen anywhere in the World”

Jim Teeny - Jim Teeny Inc.

“Yan Kee Way & El Patagon are among the top 5 fly fishing lodges in the world”

John Barrett - ESPN Fly Fish The World

“Latitude 42 is the finest restaurant in Southern Chile, located right on the lake overlooking the volcano and offering an unrivaled dining experience in the Lake Region…”

Haas Mroue - Frommers Argentina & Chile

Each year our expert team of writers around the world selects an exclusive list of restaurants, hotels and attractions in their area to represent the best places to visit when traveling to the region.  Yan Kee Way Lodge and Latitude 42 Restaurant have been chosen as one of these top establishments, and is being noted with the Fodor’s Choice distinction in our guidebooks with special placement on Fodors.com.”