per person, double occupancy
10 days/9 nights
6 days fishing
Exotics of the Amazon Fringe
Loaded with exotic species, Rio Travessao is host to some of the world’s most exciting gamefish. It is also one of the most breathtakingly beautiful rivers in the world. This complex system completely surrounds the seventy-five mile long island of Maraca, one of Brazil’s most carefully guarded national treasures. Here you will be fishing waters that have very little fishing pressure and a great diversity of gamefish.
Loaded with exotic species, such as:
Payara – one of the greatest of all freshwater gamefish. The payara probably offers the best mix of fighting attributes of any fish yet discovered. Gut wrenching strikes, blazing, line stripping, reel smoking runs and acrobatic, head-shaking leaps characterize this fanged monster’s fighting technique. The Urariquera holds plenty of payara into the 20 pound class, with even bigger fish lurking in some of the deep pools and tailwaters of this mighty river.
Pirapitinga – known popularly as “Pacu”, this brawny battler provides extraordinary thrills - beyond the expectations of anglers encountering it for the first-time. Vicious strikes are followed by prolonged, powerful runs. Reaching well into the 20 pound class, these robust giants provide an extended battle. Without a doubt, the world record pirapitinga is waiting in these waters.
Jau – among the world’s largest catfish, huge jau are found throughout the Urariquera fishery. The world record was shattered here by an 85 pound monster. That’s only the beginning. There are jau lurking in the river’s depths that may easily double that size. Landing them on rod and reel, however, is the challenge.
More species including peacock bass, piranha and many others await the angler willing to explore.
10 days/9 nights
6 days fishing
(2009 Season Rates)
8 days/7 nights/6 days fishing
$4250 per person (double occupancy), plus international airfare.
$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 to Manaus, Brazil. Note: airfares are subject to change and confirmed only at time of booking. Airline ticketing, refund, change and baggage restrictions may apply.
- Airport assistance and transfers
- Charter flights between Manaus and camp
- Seven nights accommodation in a safari camp
- Six days guided fishing (2 anglers per boat)
- All meals and beverages plus open bar
- Fishing license
- One night accommodation in Manaus hotel
International airfare, passport and visa costs, airport arrival and departure tax, tips, gifts or other items of a personal nature.
Rio Travessao Camp operates from January through the end of March. This typically coincides with prime fishing conditions on the river.
11-20 February 2009
Your trip starts by departing from Miami via international flight to Manaus, Brazil. After clearing customs you are met by our agent and transferred to the domestic airport for your charter flight to camp.
Simple tents, riverbank camping. The camp will move as needed with guides carrying equipment.
Barbecued fish and meat with rice and beans.
SAMPLE OUTLINE ITINERARY
(Subject to revision. Detailed itineraries are prepared on confirmation of reservation)
Day 1: Depart Miami via international flight to Manaus.
Day 2: Upon arrival, be transferred to domestic airport for charter flight to camp. Relax; enjoy a little fishing. Dinner and overnight.
Day 3 - 8: Six days of fishing. Your angling day begins with a 5:30 AM wake up call. Breakfast is served at 6:00 AM. Your guide is ready to depart at first light, although you can remain in camp at your leisure. Relax for an hour at lunchtime each day. Return to camp by dusk for appetizers, drinks and bragging, followed by a delicious dinner. Overnight camp.
Day 9: Transfer back to Manaus via charter flight. Relax at the Tropical Hotel or book a city tour, shop or enjoy great Brazilian restaurants. Overnight hotel.
Day 10: Depart Manaus via international flight to Miami.
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 Quest! or the country's consulate.
Malaria tablets recommended. 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. The camp host speaks English. Some of the guides have a very basic working knowledge of English with respect to fishing. 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 degrees 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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