The Xingu (pronounced Sing-goo) River sport-fishing project is located in the spectacular wilderness territory of the Kayapo indigenous people in the southeastern Amazon basin of Brazil. The Xingu Lodge is the first location dedicated to targeting payara, the elusive and hard-fighting vampire fish. For years this has been one of the hardest fish for fly anglers to target, as there are very few safe regions where they can be found in concentrated numbers. With the recent development of the Xingu Lodge, located near Untamed Angling's popular Kendjam Lodge, the playing field has changed, offering intrepid anglers the best opportunity in the world to target these savage fish. This eight-person camp will run from September through November when flows are lowest, and anglers will target fish with sinking lines while casting from both the bank and boats. If you have ever wanted to target these remarkable gamefish, this is the place.
Location: Xingu Lodge sits on the banks of the Xingu River, a tributary to the Amazon, in central Brazil.
Fishing Program: Each day teams of two anglers will head out for the day fishing the Xingu river, its channels, rapids, lakes and tributaries. Each two anglers will share a fluent English-speaking fly fishing guide along with a local native guide in an aluminum boat. Both anglers can constantly fish all day long.
Accommodations and Meals: The Xingu Lodge accommodations are comfortable double occupancy wood cabins with spring box beds and a bathroom in each room. Hot water and electric light will be available to guests at the lodge. The lodge is located on the bank of the Xingu river looking out over a gorgeous rapid and pool. This location is the camp of a traditional Kayapó family who farms manioc, cacao and other plants that constitute the traditional Kayapó diet. Every evening guests will be delighted by Untamed Angling chef’s simple but delicious cuisine in the dining room. Filtered water, soft drinks and juices are available in camp. Included Wifi satellite service is also provided for all guests. Satellite phone calls are also available at additional cost.
Electric generators will provide full electric power every night and each cabin has 110-volt plugs as well as ceiling and standing fans. Laundry service is provided at the camp at no additional cost.
5:30 am: Coffee is hot
6:00 am: Breakfast
7:00 am: Head to fishing grounds
11:00 to 2:00 pm: Anglers will have a lunch and a break at the camp.
3:00 pm: After lunch, fishing will resume until early evening when the guide will deliver anglers back to the camp around 7:30 pm.
8:00 pm: Cocktails and appetizers will be served
8:30 pm: Dinners will be served.
2020 Rate: $6490 plus $530 native fees for an 8 night / 6 day package
Included: All charter flights and boat transfers, all necessary ground transfers in Brazil, 6 guided days of fishing 7 night, all-inclusive camp lodging, meals, and beverage, one overnight at the Quality Suites Hotel in Manaus on arrival, guided- fishing with one pro fly fishing guide and two Indian guides per two anglers, fishing licenses.
Not included: International air fare, Brazilian visa, tips and gratuities for camp staff and guides, food and beverages in Manaus and private city tours, airport departure tax, satellite phone calls ($5/minute), city tours in Manaus, extra hotel overnights, flies.
Species: Payara, peacock bass, wolf fish, matrinza, bicuda, pacu and more
Season: September to November
Capacity: Eight anglers
Time: GMT/UTC - 04:00 hour. Daylight Saving Time not in use.