Tsimane, Secure Camp Bolivia

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 six-person tent camp. The camp features a handsome hardwood Camp with an open bar, Wi-Fi and delicious meals paired with excellent Argentine wines. 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. The water upstream of camp is rugged and incredibly scenic with mossy cliffs and deep green pools and is known to have the region’s best pacu fishing in addition to great dorado fishing. This upper beat is accessed by traditional pole-pushed dugouts. The water downstream is broader with more woody debris. It offers good wade fishing and good boat fishing for large dorado and is accessed by motorized dugouts. Like the other two camps, Secure also offers backpacking-style trips to the upper reaches of the system.

Fishing Program: Anglers will fish the upper reaches of the Secure system as well as optional tributaries accessing more than 25 km of pristine water out of the main camp. Secure anglers will fish two anglers per motorized dugout with an Argentine fly fishing guide as well as one or two native boatmen. They will fish beats both up and downstream of the Camp.

All Tsimane anglers will spend a portion of their time blind casting and a portion of their time sight casting. Although boats are used to motor up through the longer pools most of the travel and angling is done while wading the freestone terrain. Due to the overall distances that needs to be covered and the hot weather, this trip is best suited for reasonably fit anglers who are comfortable with semi-rocky terrain.

Accommodations and Meals: The Camp has been carved out of the jungle and built using a combination of site-milled hardwood and material shipped up the river and is best described as both rustic and elegant. The Camp has a main building where anglers enjoy meals and cocktails while the camp offers guests spacious double occupancy safari style tents with comfortable beds, full linens and private bathrooms with showers. The Camp is also equipped with generator power with battery back-up, on demand hot water and wireless internet service. The chefs at Secure Camp are from Argentina and serve a variety of local and Argentine meals prepared with a wonderful flair.

Sample Itinerary:
Day 1 (Wednesday): Depart Home.
Day 2 (Thursday): Arrive Santa Cruz, Bolivia. In Bolivia you will be met by a member of the Tsimane team and transferred to your hotel.
Day 3 (Friday): Charter flight to Tsimane’s Secure landing strip.  At landing strip you will be met by your guides who will transfer you to the Camp.  At the camp you will be shown to your tents and get ready for the next week of fishing.
Days 4 - 9 (Saturday - Thursday): Six days of guided fishing
Day 10 (Friday): In the morning, guest will pack up and transfer to air strip where you will meet your charter flight back to Santa Cruz. In Santa Cruz you will be met by a member of the Tsimane staff who will take you to your hotel (included in package).
Day 11 (Saturday): Depart for Home.

Rates and Details

2019 Rate: $5,800 plus $570 native fee per person for a 9 night/6 day package

Included: Accommodations and meals at Tsimane 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


Species: Golden dorado, Amazon pacu

Season: July– October

Capacity: 6 anglers