per person, double occupancy
6 days/5 nights
4-1/2 days fishing
Fish for the Largest Freshwater Fish - Pirarucu
Mexiana is the easternmost island of the Amazon estuary, located in the State of Para, northern Brazil, just above the huge Marajo Island. Cut by the equator line, pleasant temperatures are to be expected, expecially due to the constant flow of ocean incoming winds. Although it is bathed by the Atlantic Ocean, the force of the Amazon River pushes the ocean saltwater far away from the coast, keeping the surrounding island waters always fresh. Here, in large numbers you will find the largest freshwater fish in the Amazon, the magnificent Pirarucu. Large concentrations of Pirarucu can be found in the island's creeks, canals, lagoons, and lakes. Conventional fisherman and fly fisherman have both proven themselves successful and landing these furocious fighting fish. This exceptional fishing location is complemented by the luxurious 40-room Marajo Park Resort.
The Pirarucu is a strong and brave fighter, that makes long runs and jumps out of the water. They will strike on live or dead bait, spinners, topwater and subsurface lures, and streamers on the fly rod. There are several different tactics one can use when fishing for Pirarucu on the island. While Pirarucu are found in all waters in and around the island, most of the time the guides recommend fishing live-bait in the large creeks, and conventional and fly tackle in the canals, lagoons and lakes. Although outboard engine equipped aluminum fishing boats are available, you will do most of the fishing out of similar size custom made wooden boats, powered by trolling motors, that are intended to integrate well with nature. The creeks may also be fished for extremely fierce Piranhas, as well as enormous Catfish and Tambaqui.
6 days/5 nights
4-1/2 days fishing
(2008 Fishing Season)
6 days/5 nights/4-1/2 days fishing $3495 per person (double occupancy), plus international airfare.
Note: Minimum 3 anglers
EXTRA DAY RATE
$500.00 per person
$1000 deposit per person is required to confirm reservations. Deposits may be paid by check, credit card, certified check or money order. Final payments are typically due 60 days prior to departure.
Our in-house travel agency can help you make your flight arrangements. Note: Airfares are subject to change and confirmed only at time of booking. Airline ticketing, refund, change and baggage restrictions may apply.
- Transfers to Belem, from and to international airport, hotel and regional airport
- Round-trip charter flight to Mexiana island, (no airport taxes are required for these flights)
- All accommodations, except alcoholic beverages
- Fully equipped fishing boats, live baits, fuel and cooler with snacks, meals and beverages
- Optional tours on the island or eco-safari for those who do not fish or want to take a brake from fishing
- Pescamazon guide
Airfare to Belem, hotel accommodations in Belem, phone calls, alcoholic beverages, airport tax as on return flight from Belem, tips and other personal items.
Belem is a charming Amazon city, worth a day or two to explore, shop or just relax before or after you international travel. We can arrange hotel stays with city or other activities in Belem.
Water levels are the critical factor. Either too much or too little water can affect fishing results. Typically the season runs from February to April, using live bait techniques, and from July through October, when artificial baits also work well.
Please call us to confirm space availability or to request specific dates.
You'll depart from Miami on an evening flight to Belem, Brazil. You will arrive early the next morning and be transported by charter aircraft to the lodge.
8 anglers. Up to 50 for non-angling eco-adventures.
The Marajo Park Resort, meets international standards, and is a totally self supporting, fully equipped hotel, with 40 air-conditioned rooms, has an excellent kitchen, swimming pool, laundry and all services required to make the staying of you and your family as comfortable and pleasant as possible. No phones are available in the rooms, but phone calls can be made or received out of reception room. TV can be watched in the reception, lounge or restaurant.
Breakfast starts at 6 a.m. and features fruit, juice, pancake, scrambled eggs, bacon, fresh baked breads, and jelly. You'll typically take a one hour midday break to enjoy a box lunch. Dinner is served around 7 p.m. and features a tasty array of chicken, steak or fish.
Marajo Resort has a full eco-adventure program for non-angling companions. The bird-watching and wildlife viewing here is some of the best in the world. Larger groups can mix fishing and eco adventure activities.
SAMPLE OUTLINE ITINERARY
(Subject to revision. Detailed itineraries are prepared on confirmation of reservation)
Day 1: Fly international flight into Belem's new modern international airport, where your Pescamazon representative will meet you upon your arrival. Upon arrival into Belem, you will board your charter flight to Mexiana Island. After settling into your room, fish the rest of the day.
Day 2-5: After breakfast, full days guided of fishing, a packed lunch during midday, and a buffet dinner at night.
Day 6: You'll pack up your luggage, eat breakfast and board your charter flight back to Belem.
A valid passport with at least six months validity is required for U.S. citizens, as well as a valid Brazilian tourist visa. Passengers assume all responsibility for obtaining valid passports and visas. Visa application forms may be available through FishQuest! or the country's consulate.
Malaria tablets and other inoculations are not required but may be advised by your doctor or local health clinic. Yellow Fever card are sporadically requested on arrival in Belem. Be sure to bring sunscreen and insect repellent. Drink plenty of bottled water to keep yourself hydrated. Note: health precautions are offered here as an informational service only. See your doctor or health clinic.
The official language in Brazil is Portuguese. Many Spanish words are similar enough to Portuguese that rudimentary communication in Spanish may be possible. Learning a few key words in the host country's language may prove beneficial and your efforts to communicate will be appreciated.
Daytime temperatures typically range from 80-100 during the day, but typically cool down to the 70s in the evening. Heavy tropical downpours can occur even during the "dry season" so be sure to pack a rainsuit. Humidity in the tropics can play havoc with cameras or other electronic devices.
We recommend you purchase trip cancellation insurance to cover any losses should you have to cancel to due to unforeseen illness or other emergency. Certain restrictions do apply. Premium rates are typically about $65 per $1,000 of coverage, and usually include some benefits for lost baggage, trip interruption, and emergency evacuation. Forms for Travel Assure may be obtained by calling our office.
Our recommended packing list and other briefing materials will be furnished on receipt of your trip deposit and reservation form.
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