per person, double occupancy
10 days/9 nights
6 days fishing
This looks to be a fairly comfortable trip, since we will have a small lodge serving as our base of operations. It is really an exploratory trip only on the basis that this will be FishQuest’s first season here. Set on a 5000-acre private natural reserve, the lodge specializes in sport fishing and eco-tourism. As a tributary of the Orinoco, the Rio Bita has terrific natural features – lots of bends, shallow beaches and lagoons holding peacock bass up to 20 pounds.
Refugio Nimajay is the only lodge on the Orinoco/Bita river system, so you’ll be the only fishermen using this vast and untapped fishery. Three different species of peacock bass inhabit the Bita: royal pavon (chicla nigrolineatus), butterfly pavon (chicla orinocensis) and the larger three-bar or speckled pavon (Chicla temensis). Other sportfish include saber-tooth payara, schooling sardinatas, piranhas and catfish weighing up to 100 pounds.
The lodge has 16’ aluminum boats and 14’ fiberglass Carolina Skiffs equipped with 25 HP and 15 HP motors respectively. Each boat includes two tanks of gasoline per day, comfortable seats and coolers with ice and refreshing drinks. Guides have extensive knowledge of fly-fishing and catch-and-release sport fishing. In addition to the Bita, our package offers payara fishing on whitewaters rapids of the Orinoco.
10 days/9 nights
6 days fishing
10 days/9 nights/6 days fishing
$2950 per person (double occupancy) plus international Bogota.
$1500 per person. May be paid with 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.
- Hotel overnights in Bogota
- Domestic flight within Columbia
- Camp accommodations and meals
- Guided fishing (two anglers per boat)
International airfare to Bogota, Colombia, gratuities to guides and boat staff, international departure tax, meals while in Manaus, fees associated with obtaining passport and visa.
Fishing season runs December to April.
After spending our first night in Bogota, we’ll fly about 400 miles to Puerto Carreno and then travel about 30 miles by boat to the lodge.
8 anglers per week.
The newly renovated lodge has two cabins with 2 rooms each, accommodating a total of eight guests. Each room has two single beds, private bathroom, running water and electricity. The main lodge has a restaurant and satellite television.
The resturant in the main lodge will be where meals are offered three times daily with a menu that is open to special requests.
Guided hiking, rafting, visits to the cashew plantations and kayak rentals.
SAMPLE OUTLINE ITINERARY
(Subject to revision. Detailed itineraries are prepared on confirmation of reservation)
Day 1: USA-Bogota. International flight to Bogota. Overnight hotel.
Day 2: Bogota-Puerto Carreno-Lodge. Fly about 400 miles from Bogota to Puerto Carreno. Travel by boat to lodge. Overnight lodge.
Day 3-8: Full fishing days. Overnight lodge.
Day 9: Lodge-Puerto Carreno-Bogota. Travel by boat back to Puerto Carreno. Fly to Bogota. Overnight hotel.
Day 10: Bogota-USA. International flight back to the USA.
A valid passport with at least three months validity beyond intended stay is required for U.S. citizens. A visa is not required.
Be sure to bring sunscreen and insect repellent. An International Certificate of Vaccination for Yellow Fever is required if you are arriving from an infected area within 5 days. Note: health precautions are offered here as an informational service only. See your doctor or health clinic.
The region has two seasons. The summer season ranging from November to April and the rainy "monsoon" season ranging from May to October. Annual temperatures range from upper eighties during the day to mid sixties at night.
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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