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2021 Bolivia Availability

Bolivia opens to anglers for 2021!

We are excited to announce that the Bolivian Environment Ministry and National Service of Protected Areas have now authorized the opening of the country’s National Parks for tourism. This means that the Tsimane and Yuracare programs will be open to anglers for the upcoming 2021 season. If you are interested in a trip in 2021, we recommend acting fast, as there is very little availability. See below for a summary of each destination, and remaining availability at each.

For information on Biosafety Protocols and Procedures for tourists and visitors to Bolivia’s national parks, click here.

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For more information, contact Fly Water Travel Destination Manager Max Salzburg at max@flywatertravel.com or (800) 552-2729.
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Updated 12/2/2020

Pluma Lodge
Pluma is very strategically located beneath the confluence of two world class systems, the Upper Pluma and the Itirizama. Downstream of the lodge there are miles of clear water on the main stem Pluma. Beneath that anglers can access more than 30 km of the larger main stem Secure by motorized boat. These lower beats are the biggest water in the Tsimane program and reminiscent in some ways of classic steelhead fishing. For hearty anglers Pluma offers one or three night trips to primitive out-camps on both the Upper Pluma and Itrizama. These camps represent the ultimate jungle adventure and offer unparalleled sight fishing for large dorado and pacu. Any and all of the many beats available through Pluma can offer the best fishing imaginable.

Top Reasons to Go:

● Experience the classic Tsimane program at the most luxurious lodge in the system.
● Fish arguably the most productive river, the Itirizama, in the Tsimane program.
● Experience the Bolivian jungle with some of the most experienced guides in Bolivia.
● Fish all styles of fly fishing, even spey fishing. From a popper in a feeding frenzy to sight casting in pocket water, Pluma lodge offers the complete Tsimane experience.
● Enjoy world-class cuisine while at one of the most remote lodges in the world.

2021 Dates Available:

● June 12 – June 19: 3 Spots
● June 19 – June 26: 2 Spots
● June 26 – July 4: 4 Spots
● July 17 – July 24: 1 Spot
● August 14 – August 21: 2 Spots

Rate: $7,600 plus $670 native fee per person for a 9 night/6 day package

Included:  Accommodations and meals at Pluma Lodge, arrival night and departure night lodging in Santa Cruz, guided fishing, charter flights, native fees
Not Included: Airfare, fishing tackle and flies, guide gratuities, departure taxes


Agua Negra Camp
The Agua Negra Camp is a remote yet luxurious tent camp perched on a bluff overlooking the Secure River. Roughly 100 yards away is the small native village of Agua Negra, which makes this camp by far the most culturally rich of the Tsimane experiences. Here anglers will enjoy very comfortable double occupancy safari tents with attached baths as well as the comfort of the main lodge building where drinks and meals are served. The fishing will be done on the main Secure as well as on the Agua Negra River. The Agua Negra is smaller and offers not only big dorado but the region’s most forgiving terrain as well as the greatest diversity of species including large pacu, pira pita and the elusive striped catfish known as surubi.

Top Reasons to Go:

● Fish for migrating dorado with top notch guides in a native and unspoiled jungle setting.
● Experience high adventure at a four-person remote and deluxe camp in the Bolivian jungle.
● Enjoy top class food and beverages in an incredibly remote setting.
● Interact with the indigenous people of Bolivia.
● Fish with an outfitter that is committed to preserving a large tract of virgin jungle through a compact with the native peoples, the government, and the company.

2021 Dates Available: 

● June 26 – July 3: 1 Spots
● July 17 – July 24: 1 Spot
● July 24- July 31: 1 Spot
● September 25 – October 2: 3 Spots

Rate: $5,800 plus $570 native fee per person for a 9 night/6 day package

Included: Accommodations and meals at Agua Negra Camp, arrival night and departure night lodging in Santa Cruz, guided fishing, charter flights, native fees
Not Included: Round trip airfare, fishing tackle and flies, guide gratuities, departure taxes


Secure Lodge
The six person Secure Camp is the furthest upstream of the three camps and focuses on the uppermost reaches of the Secure River. It is accessed from an airstrip in the little village of Asunta, where it is common for many members of the community to come out and have a look at the new arrivals, their clean quick-dry clothing and their big bags of gear and tackle. From there it is about a 15 minute boat ride upstream to the deluxe tent camp. Guests stay in deluxe double occupancy safari tents complete with attached bathrooms, hot showers, bedding and ceiling fans. From this camp you fish the productive waters of the Secure above and below the camp. Secure also offers backpacking-style trips to the upper reaches of the system.

Top Reasons to Go:

● Experience the remote Bolivian jungle from the comforts of a top-notch lodge.
● Fish the headwaters of the Tsimane system for large dorado.
● Secure lodge boasts the best pacu fishing of the three Tsimane lodges.
● Enjoy great opportunities for wilderness out-camps.
● Experience world-class cuisine at one of the most remote lodges in the world.

2021 Dates Available: 

● June 4 – June 11: 2 Spots
● June 11 – June 18: 1 Spot
● August 20 – August 27: 1 Spot
● September 3 – September 10: 1 Spot

Rate: $5,800 plus $570 native fee per person for a 9 night/6 day package

Included: Accommodations and meals at Secure Lodge, arrival night and departure night lodging in Santa Cruz, guided fishing, charter flights, native fees
Not Included: Round trip airfare, fishing tackle and flies, guide gratuities, departure taxes


Yuracare Lodge Exploratory Season 
For the adventurous angler, Yuracaré should prove to hold the some of the greatest aspects of fly fishing: wet wading freestone rivers surrounded by majestic unspoiled landscapes, a variety of fishing conditions including sight fishing, and fishing beautiful structure to big, exotic fish. The camp is limited to four anglers and is basic but comfortable especially considering the remote nature of the trip. Each guest has a private, safari-style tent set on a platform and the camp features a dining tent, electricity, hot showers, and wi-fi. Each trip also has the option of spending one or multiple nights at basic out-camps.

2021 Dates Available:

● August 6 – August 13: 4 Spots
● August 13 – August 20: 2 Spots (Hosted Trip with Fly Water Travel’s Brian Gies)
● August 27 – September 3: 4 Spots
● October 1 – October 8: 4 Spots
● October 8 – October 15: 4 Spots
● October 15 – October 22: 4 Spots

Rate: $5,000 + $670 native fees per person based on single room and shared guiding.

Included: Accommodations and meals at Yuracaré Lodge, arrival night and departure night lodging in Santa Cruz, hotel in Villa Tunari, guided fishing, charter flights, native fees
Not Included: International airfare, fishing tackle and flies, guide gratuities, meals in Santa Cruz, meals in Villa Tunari, departure taxes