November – February
Fish in a Land that Time Forgot – With fierce, giant fish who’ve never seen a lure before. Where every strike might be a world record! Loaded with exotic species, Brazil’s high gradient Rio Travessão is host to some of the world’s most exciting gamefish and world record opportunities. Payara, one of the greatest of all freshwater gamefish, provide an awesome blend of gut wrenching strikes and acrobatic, head-shaking leaps. Pirapitinga and trairao (wolfish) of 30 pounds or more provide extraordinary thrills, vicious strikes and powerful runs while chunky fast-water peacock bass challenge your tackle’s durability.
Enormous Jau and gargantuan Piraiba catfish (among the world’s largest) also call these waters home. Four world records were recently shattered here, including catfish over 300 pounds! Giant Bicuda, Matrinchão, Piranha, Jundira, Pescada, Red-tailed Catfish and Sorubim also lurk in the remote, untouched waters of these powerful, wild rivers! This variety species trip is based in an air-conditioned lodge with float-plane only access. Private bathrooms, en-suite walk-in showers, individual air-conditioners and comfortable beds make “roughing it” a thing of the past! In the comfortable lodge, a client’s only responsibilities are limited to fishing, eating, drinking, relaxing and having the experience of a lifetime. Surrounded by pristine jungle in a closed Indian reservation, these trips provide the ultimate Amazon adventure.
$6,250 (shared cabin)
Round-trip in-country flight, one overnight in Manaus, day room in Manaus, guided fishing, rods/reels, license, accommodations, all meals and beverages.
Airfare to Manaus, gratuities, terminal tackle, personal items.
Day 1 – Fly to Manaus where you will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel to overnight; Day 2 – This morning you will be picked up at your hotel and transferred to the domestic airport for your flight to the yacht. Fish this afternoon; Days 3 – 8: Six full days of guided fishing. Your day begins at 5:30 a.m. with fresh brewed coffee and breakfast at 6:00 a.m. Your guide will be ready to go by first light. A cooler with lunch, snacks and plenty of beverages will be packed on board each day. You’ll break for lunch and a mid day siesta each day. Continue fishing and return to the yacht by dusk. Enjoy drinks, appetizers and a delicious dinner each night; Day 9 – After breakfast, you will be flown back to Manaus and transferred to a local hotel where a day room has been reserved. Relax at your hotel or book a city tour, shop, enjoy a great Brazilian restaurant. Later this evening you’ll be transferred back to the international airport for your return flight home.
“Although a rare occurrence (because of outfitters mobility) cancellations can occur in the Amazon due to weather (as per the outfitters’ judgement) and water conditions. In this case, customers are advised in advance and offered a rain check for another date of their choice. No refunds are made in these cases and customers are responsible for any airline change fees.”
Easy: Somewhat easy walking when it comes to physicality. Minimal walking or hiking and terrain is very accessible. Mostly hunting from blinds or tree stands.
Moderate: Physicality is somewhat moderate to advanced. Spot and stalk method of hunting as well as some hunting from blinds. Terrain can vary from prairies to mountains at higher elevations.
Difficult: Requires an advanced degree of physical endurance. Terrain is typically more mountainous and hunting can take place at higher elevation.
Extreme: Most difficult and physically demanding hunts. Requires advanced to extreme endurance and terrain or game pursued may involve dangerous situations.