Nov 9th, 2017
Pirarucu Lodge – Brazil
Join Fly Water’s Kyle Kolodziejski in the Amazon to rumble in the jungle with arapaima, one of the world’s largest freshwater fish!
Pirarucú Lodge is a new Brazilian destination whose primary focus is to fish over and catch an unprecedented number of arapaima – the often illusive, prehistoric and tarpon-like game fish that many consider the ultimate jungle trophy. Here anglers will fish in the Mamirauá Reserve, Brazil’s first Sustainable Development Reserve which totals more than 1 million hectares and was created first and foremost to preserve arapaima and their habitat. In addition to the hard fighting, aerial arapaima, the reserve offers great fishing for tambaqui, a large pacu like fish, the exotic arowana and yellow peacock bass. The region is characterized by long chains of lakes and interconnected channels. During the wet season, it is a world renowned destination for birders. When the water drops in the fall, the angling opportunities reach their peak. Guests will stay at a simple, floating, solar-powered, eco-tourism lodge built from native hardwoods. The lodge features ten floating cabins. The lodge is also very suitable for guests keen on a range of general eco-tourism activities.
Full Destination Details: Pirarucu Lodge, Brazil
Dates: Oct. 25 – Nov. 2, 2018 (6 spots total – 2 spots open/4 spots filled)
Oct 25 (Thu): Arrive in Manaus, Brazil. A representative of the lodge will meet the you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Dinner on your own.
Oct 26 (Fri): After breakfast at the hotel a representative of the lodge will transfer you to the airport for your flight to Tefe. A representative will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the marina for the 1-hour boat ride to the lodge. Arrive at the lodge for lunch. Fish the afternoon session.
Oct 27-Nov 1 (Sat-Thu): Six days of guided fishing for arapaima and other jungle species.
Nov 2 (Fri): After breakfast you will take the 1-hour boat ride back to Tefe for your return flight to Manaus. Full day to explore Manaus on your own or take a city tour before return flight home.
Rate: $5,995 per person for a 7 night/6 ½ day package based on double occupancy.
Included: One overnight at 4-star Hotel in Manaus, ground transfers in Manaus, ground and boat transfer from Tefe airport to the lodge, accommodations and meals at the lodge, beer/wine/alcohol, guided fishing (2 per guide), optional guided eco-tours, fishing licenses and daily laundry at the lodge.
Not Included: International flights, $600 Native Community Fee (cash required), flight from Manaus to Tefe (approximately US$150), Brazilian Visa, meals and beverages at the Hotel in Manaus, gratuities to staff and guides, airport departure tax, satellite phone calls ($5/minute), city tours in Manaus, extra hotel overnights, fishing equipment and flies (available at lodge for $10/each).
For more information or to secure space call Kyle at 800-552-2729.