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152 N Main St.
Hiawassee, Georgia 30546

Phone: (706) 896-1403
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From $2,095
per person, double occupancy

8 days/7 nights
4 days fishing

Plus Airfare

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Peacocks and Payara Paradise
Curichapo Lodge, home base to Headwaters Fishing Club, is located on a 14,500 acre privately owned peninsula in southeastern Venezuela with a 3,000,000 acre Lake Guri to the north and La Paragua River to the South. The fishing area includes over 200,000 acres of peacock bass and payara infested waters. The world record 39 lb payara caught was on the Paragua River, which is exactly where you will be fishing. Lake Guri is a mere 20ft from your doorstep, so no wasting time with long boat rides, and it takes minutes to leave fishing for a bit to get a great lunch and siesta before returning to your fishing adventure.

Head Waters Fishing


Curichapo Lodge offers some of the finest year around Peacock Bass fishing in South America. The fishing is done in specialized cutsom 20ft X 8ft aluminum boats. These boats are designed to give a comfortable and dry ride in rough weather conditions, while still allowing you to fish very shallow waters. All boats have raised, carpeted fishing platforms front and rear, large dry storage, 30 gallon livewell, all safety equipment, 60 hp Tamaha engines, Minn-Kota 52lb thrust trolling motors, and an experienced guide to assist you in your search for the dream fish. All boats are also equipped with a marine band VHF radio for full-time communication with other fishing partners and the camp.

8 days/7 nights
4 days fishing

(2011-2012 Rate)
7 days/6 nights/4 days fishing
6 days/5 nights/3 days fishing
$1695 per person

Custom trips are available. Please contact FishQuest! for more information.

50% of trip cost 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.


  • Caracas transfers
  • One Caracas hotel night
  • Roundtrip airfare Caracas to Puerto Ordaz
  • Roundtrip transfers between Puerto Ordaz and camp
  • Lodge accommodations and meals
  • Guided fishing
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages

International roundtrip airfare to Caracas, fishing tackle, gratuities, optional phone calls and items of personal nature.

Peacock Bass can be fished year around. The prime Payara fishing season is between May and July.

Please call FishQuest! to confirm space availability or to request specific dates.

Fly to Caracas, Venezuela. After spending your first night in a Caracas hotel, you'll board a charter aircraft Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela. When you land, you will be met by a representative and brought to Curichapo Lodge to begin your fishing adventure.

Lodge can accommodate 8 individuals total.

The lodge has private thatched roofed bungalows with air conditioning and private bathrooms with hot/cold running water. Twin 50kw generators provide a steady 110 volt power supply for charging cameras or running other electrical power appliances.

The main lodge building is a large thatched roofed, rock walled structure, which allows you to enjoy the most agreeable climate you can imagine while enjoying an evening cocktail and swapping fish stories.

The meals include a mixture of American and Latin recipies including tenderloin, fish, chicken, and a special porkchop final meal. Every evening is topped with exclusive homemade, hand-cranked ice cream of a different flavor.

(Subject to revision. Detailed itineraries are prepared on confirmation of reservation.)

*Four day fishing itinerary

Day 1: Fly into Caracas and overnight in hotel.

Day 2: Depart Caracas early in the morning for Puerto Ordaz. Once you arrive, a Headwaters Fishing Club representative will meet you and shuttle you to El Manteco, where you will take a boat to camp. Clients will eat lunch and depart for fishing all afternoon.

Day 3-5: Fish all day.

Day 6: Fish a half day. After lunch, you will return to Puerto Ordaz for an overnight flight to Caracas. Overnight hotel.

Day 7:Flight back home.

A valid passport with at least six months validity is required for U.S. citizens. Tourist cards are provided on your international flight to Venezuela. Passengers assume all responsibility for obtaining valid passports.

Malaria tablets and other inoculations are not required but may be advised by your doctor or local health clinic. 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.

Spanish. Boat host speaks English. Guides speak "fishing English."

Since Venezuela is located near the Equator, it does not experience four season; instead it has wet and dry season. Year around temperatures vary from 65-70 degrees at night to 85-90 degrees during the day.

We strongly recommend you purchase trip cancellation insurance to cover any losses should you have to cancel due to unforseen illness or other emergency. Certain restrictions do apply. Premium rates are typically $100 per $1000.00 of coverage, and usually include some benefits for lost baggage, trip interruption, and emergency evacuation. Forms for purchasing insurance will be provided to you in you pre departure packet.

Our recommended packing list and other briefing materials will be furnished on receipt of your trip deposit and reservation form.

Information in Trip Details is subject to change without notice. FishQuest is not responsible for any unintentional omissions, or erroneous information which may be provided by the local operator. See our general Terms and Conditions statement. Information contained within this website is copyrighted by FishQuest and unauthorized use of photographs, graphics or text is prohibited by law.

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