Amazon River Fishing Adventure with Sid Boulter.
Sid Boulter has fished big cats all over the world, being one of the pioneers in breaking into fishing in
France and then onto the Ebro in Spain. Continuing in the spirit of this adventurous past we are delighted to
welcome Sid on board for a our fishing adventure to new waters on the Peruvian Brazilian and Colombian border.
These expeditions will be true adventures travelling by motor canoe up the Amazon, Solimoes and Yavari
rivers, to remote spots where we can find real monsters of the deep.
You may not know the fish names but the stats are mind boggling. The Amazon Salton cat is said to grow to 250kg +,
we regularly see fish 50kg+. There are a host of other large cats including Pakemon, Dorado, Pez torre, Piraboton
all of which are over 50kg. Other smaller exotically coloured cats add to the experience. In addition to the
cats there are giant stingrays and Arapaima up to 4 metres long. Large salmon like fish called Heringi and
freshwater barracudas. All this and the chance to see the animals and plants of the Amazon rainforest at close hand.
Day 1 Arrival in South America
Arrive in Bogotà at approx. 4-6pm
Transfer and Check in to the hotel.
Group * Dinner *
Day 2 Travel To Leticia
Breakfast in the Hotel
Transfer to the Airport
10-11am Flight to Leticia.
Arrive in Leticia 12-1pm
Transfer to Hotel for lunch and check in.
Informal orientation meeting to welcome visitors to Leticia and discuss forthcoming activities and tours.
Watch the sunset from ?La Fera? where bars and restaurants look out over the river and the rain forest beyond..
Group * Dinner * at local restaurant.
Sunset over the Amazon from Tabatinga
Day 3 Fish the Amazon
Early start 5.30 am
Transfer to Tabatinga port to embark on motor canoe ‘EL MOTORO’ for a location near Nazareth.
* Lunch* in Santa Rosa, Peru.
Move on to a second location near Puerto Allegria on the Amazon River.
Snack /tea on board boat
Fish until 8.00 pm.
Dinner in Cajaru or Puerto Alegria
Sleep in simple home in hammocks with a local family
Day 4 Cajaru to Zacambu
Fishing starts at 5.30 am
Breakfast on board ‘El Motoro’
After the morning fishing session we will move on to Cajaru to see fishermen and ornamental fish collectors.
Lunch in Cajaru local style with ethnic indigenous people or packed lunch on the boat as preferred.
Move on to Zacambu on the Yavari River. About 4 hours travelling time. (Subject to change depending on river levels)
Arrive at the lodge at Zacambu, take tea/snacks and prepare sleeping quarters / Hammocks.
Fish the Yavari River until late. Look out for caiman as we return.
Dinner at the lodge at Zacambu.
|Fishing the sunset Rio Yavari
Day 5 Zacambu
Fishing starts at 5.30 am.
Breakfast in on board boat.
Morning session finishes 10.30-am chance to relax and enjoy Zacambu. Go swimming,
walk in the jungle with our guide, ‘catch a few (sun) rays’ or simply relax in the lodge.
Lunch at Zacambu
Evening fishing session starts at 4.30pm in the environs of Zacambu.
Dinner ‘in Zacambu followed by a short boat safari, drifting along spotting caiman and other wildlife by torch light
|Proceeding downstream on El Motoro.
Day 6 Atalaya
Early start for final fishing session in Zacambu.
Breakfast on board boat.
Collect our gear and journey on upstream from Zacambu to the small town of Atalaya
* Lunch * in Atalaya.
Free afternoon to rest, explore Atalaya.
* Dinner * in Atalaya
Take this rare opportunity to sample the music and atmosphere, a unique mix of Brazilian, Peruvian and ethnic Indian culture
|Landing a stingray near Atalaya
Day 7 Upper Yavari
Breakfast in Atalaya.
Embark on ‘El Motoro’ 10am. Moving further upstream to new untried fishing areas,
stopping at beaches to fish for the attractive Pintadillo catfish and rays.
Lunch on board boat.
Returning to Atalaya at dusk.
* Dinner * in Atalaya
|Tiger shovelnose Catfish
Day 8 Yavari to Benjamin.
Early start 5.30am fishing beaches near Atalaya
Breakfast in Atalaya. 9.30 am
Embark on ‘El Motoro” travelling down stream stopping for wildlife encounters and photo opportunities.
* Lunch * in Benjamin Constant.
Check in to our hotel.
Evening fishing near the confluence of the Amazon and the Yavari starts at 4 pm.
* Dinner * in Benjamin Constant.
|Dolphins a frequent sight on the Yavari
Day 9 Return to Leticia
Breakfast at the hotel in Benjamin.
Final session fishing the Yavari at Islandia, Peru.
* Lunch * in Islandia or Benjamin Constant.
Embark ‘El Motoro’ for Leticia/Tabatinga.
Transfer to your hotel in Leticia.
Farewell * dinner * in Tabatinga
Day 10 Farewell Leticia
Breakfast at the hotel in Leticia.
Morning free for last minute shopping in Leticia.
Early * Lunch * in Leticia.
Transfer to the Airport.
Flight to Bogota
Connect to your international flight
Some other activities you might like to try during our Amazon rain forest tour.