AMAZON ADVENTURE

WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE, BABY!
WILD ADVENTURE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE AMAZON JUNGLE, FOR THOSE WHO LOVE FISHING, CAMPING AND STAY IN DIRECT CONTACT WITH NATURE.
Once in a lifetime fishing experience.

DEEP IN THE WILDERNESS OF THE AMAZON RAINFOREST – BARCELOS REGION, BRAZIL

This fishing/camping package was created thinking of the adventurous sports fisherman, who wants to go far, where the fish is free from the predatory hands of men.

Reconciling fishing with camping can be one of the greatest adventures in the life of a fisherman. With all our mobile infrastructure, we can take you fishing in breathtaking places, untouched natural beauties and unique fishing grounds that offer an extremely pleasant feeling of intense contact with the Amazonian ecosystem and all its magic. 

Once upon a time, camping was synonymous of discomfort and suffering… This camping package offers you comfort and safety. Our camp structure is complete and includes restrooms, generator, stalls, water pump, etc. This is the most complete way of fishing while entirely integrating with nature…

MOST POPULAR FISH SPECIES IN THIS REGION:  Peacock Bass – Piraíba – Redtail Catfish – Arowana – Sorubim – Payara – Trahira

AMAZON JUNGLE ADVENTURE

PACKAGE CODE: AM7CAMP

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ALL-INCLUSIVE PACKAGE

PACKAGE CODE: AM7CAMP

  • Trip Duration from and back to Canada = 13 days. 11 days & 10 nights in Brazil (5 full days fishing)
  • Airport assistance, transfers, tours, lunches and dinners in Manaus with the assistance of our professional bilingual guides
  • 2 hotel nights in Manaus (4-star) - includes breakfast and all taxes.
  • Triple-Deck boat round-trip Manaus-Barcelos-Manaus. Sleeping onboard in simple (single or double) suite with mini-fridge and air conditioning. 32-hour boat trip (Return boat trip: 24 hours)
  • "Triple-Deck" boat round-trip includes dinner (regional food). A small bar sells snacks and drinks. Before embarking in Manaus and Barcelos, our guide will accompany the participants to purchase mineral water, fruits, etc for the trip.
  • Lodging in Barcelos City (two nights)
  • Round-trip by boat Barcelos - Campground - Barcelos: 126km (3-hour trip each way)
  • 5-night Camping accommodation in the jungle, including restroom, water pump, power generator + cooking & housekeeping services
  • All Meals included at the Camp: breakfast & dinner at campground and lunch on the shore + snacks & drinks on the boat​
  • Beverage included at the Camp: unlimited Mineral Water, Soft Drinks, Juices & Beer; You can bring your own wine & spirits with no extra charge
  • Fishing Boats with 2 chairs, native fishing guide, life jackets, walkie-talkies, gasoline; + cooler for beverages & snacks (2 anglers per boat)
  • Camping Staff includes: English Speaking Guide, Native Fishing Guides, Cook, Housekeeper and Assistant. All transportation, food and lodging costs for the staff are included. Staff will always stay in separate accommodations.
  • OPTIONAL: Please note that the round trip dates follow the days of operation of the regional vessel. The client has the option to travel between Manaus and Barcelos on a regular flight, ATR (1 hour flight). A surcharge of CAD 400.00 in the package per person for the purchase of the round trip ticket. In general these flights take place on Saturdays, round trip. If you are flying, you will fish from Sunday to Thursday and your trip will have a total of 11 or 12 days counting your start date and end date of the trip in the city of origin.
  • Trip Itinerary can be found bellow.
Campground Meal Plan:

5:30 am – Breakfast at campground: coffee, milk, regional juices, bread, jam, salami, ham, cheese, cake, fruit, pies, etc

12:00 pm – Lunch on the shore: Regional style lunch prepared by or native guides, including rice, salad, potatoes, fish (or roasted meat) and fruit

8:00 pm – Dinner at Campground: menu will be different every night, including a variety of food and deserts

THE AMAZON FISHING PROGRAM

THE AMAZON - HOME OF THE WORLD'S LARGEST FRESHWATER FISH
The main trophy species are the Peacock Bass, Piraíba, Redtail Catfish and Arowana, however other scale fish, such as Piranha and Pirarucu, inhabit these waters offering a variety of species for casting, including fly mode. Other giant fish available in these waters are the Pirarara, Flatwhiskered Catfish and Giant Trahira. Anglers fish from 18 feet skiff boats with outboards (two anglers and one guide per boat). The skiffs have two platforms, one in the front and another one in the back, offering comfort and space for fly fishermen and baitcasting anglers. Anglers can choose fly fishing, casting or spinning, or other specific techniques for different species. The skiffs are also prepared for catfishermen. They have eight rod holders, rope and an anchor to stop in different catfish spots.
For more details and pictures of the fish available in this region, please click on the following button. home

SEASON: This program can be operated from October to February.
Prime Season: November, December and January.
Rainy Season - December to May: period when the temperature is milder. It rains almost daily.
Drought Season - June to November: period of intense sun and high temperature, around 38ºC, reaching, in September, around 40ºC. Heavy rain showers usually last for a short period of time.

ITINERARY

Day 1 (Wednesday): International trip to Manaus, AM - Brazil
Day 2 (Thursday): Arrival in Manaus. Transfer to Hotel for an overnight stay. Depending on arrival time, our guides can take guests out for lunch, dinner, and/or tours
Day 3 (Friday): After breakfast, Manaus city tour with bilingual guide. Guests' free time for lunch and afternoon rest. Hotel transfer to the city port (time TBA) in the afternoon. 5pm: Triple-Deck boat trip from Manaus to Barcelos (32 hours); Sleeping onboard in simple (single or double) suite with mini fridge and air conditioning.
Day 4 (Saturday): Late night arrival in Barcelos. Sleep in the hotel for a few hours.
Day 5 (Sunday): Boat trip from Barcelos to the Campground at 5:00am (3-hour trip). Arrival at campground and full-day fishing.
Days 6 to 9 (Mon-Thu): 4 full-day fishing until 5:30pm.
Day 10 (Friday): After breakfast, boat trip back to Barcelos. You will have a room in the hotel to shower, use the bathroom, rest for a while if you wish, store your luggage and then stroll through the small town in the company of our guide. Use this time to buy some fruits, cheeses, etc. for your trip back to Manaus. 5:00pm: Triple-Deck boat trip back to Manaus (24-hour trip). Sleeping onboard in simple (single or double) suite with mini fridge and air conditioning.
Day 11 (Saturday): Arrival in Manaus late afternoon. Transfer from city port to the hotel.
Day 12 (Sunday): Breakfast. Transfer to Manaus International Airport (time of transfer will depend on the time of your international flight).
End of our services.
Day 13 (Monday): Arrival in your home town and end of this unforgettable trip.


WEATHER: Temperatures usually range from 80-100F during the day, but typically it cools down to 70F degrees in the evening. Heavy tropical downpours (short duration) can occur even during the "dry season"; be sure to pack a rain suit.

LUGGAGE: Please take a look at our complete check list shown below. Please also remember to check your luggage limitations with your airline company.

OPTIONAL ITINERARY - ONE EXTRA DAY FISHING (ROUND-TRIP FLIGHT INSTEAD OF ROUND-TRIP BY REGIONAL BOAT) +CAD$400 surcharge

Day 1 (Thursday): International trip to Manaus, AM - Brazil
Day 2 (Friday): Arrival in Manaus. Transfer to Hotel for an overnight stay. Depending on arrival time, our guides can take guests out for lunch, dinner, and/or tours
Day 3 (Saturday): In the morning, flight to Barcelos. Lodging and free day to visit the small town and buy something of interest to take to the camp.
Day 4 (Sunday): Boat trip from Barcelos to the Campground at 5:00 am (3-hour trip). Fishing in the afternoon.
Days 5 to 9 (Mon-Fri): 5 full-day fishing until 5:30pm.
Day 10 (Saturday): Late morning flight back to Manaus. Arrival, reception and transfer to your hotel in Manaus. (If you have a night flight for your return trip that day, you will arrive on Sunday in your home town. And in this case your trip will have a total of 11 days). If your return flight is scheduled for Sunday, itinerary continues below.
Day 11 (Sunday): Breakfast. Transfer to Manaus International Airport (time of transfer will depend on the time of your international flight).
End of our services.
Day 13 (Monday): Arrival in your home town and end of this unforgettable trip.


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THE AMAZON JUNGLE CAMP

AMAZON JUNGLE CAMP STRUCTURE: 08 anglers per week.

ACCOMMODATIONS:
Double camping tents with 2 rooms, including inflatable matresses, clean bedsheets, blankets and pillows. All tents are impermeable, wind resistant, and double roofed with UV and UPF protection. Daily housekeeping services free of charge.

CLEAN RESTROOM STALLS: with RV/Marine portable toilets. Daily housekeeping services free of charge.

TOYAMA POWER GENERATOR: 6.5HP Gasoline engine 2.5KVA - 110/220 volts.

WATER PUMP Powerful Anauger 800 water pump.

MEALS:
Full breakfast & dinner served in the large tent (wooden structure) at campground.
Daily lunch on shore during fishing trips: Regional style lunch cooked & served by our native guides.

FISHING BOATS:
Fishing boats with 2 chairs, native fishing guide, life jackets, walkie-talkies, gasoline; + cooler for beverages & snacks (2 anglers per boat)

CAMPGROUND & FISHING STAFF:
English Speaking Guide, Native Fishing Guides, Cook, Housekeeper and Assistant

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WHAT TO BRING?

  • Polarized sunglasses (+ spare pair)
  • Personal medication
  • Yellow fever vaccine is mandatory & Malaria vaccine is suggested
  • Cap or wide brimmed hat to protect ears and neck
  • Sun Tan blocking lotion (50-100spf) and Mosquito Repellent
  • LIGHT WEIGHT LUGGAGE
  • Good quality rain gear
  • Spare Camera batteries or chargers (there are sockets and adapters aboard)
  • Waterproof storage bag for in-boat PERSONAL items
  • Good quality flashlight & batteries
  • PERSONAL DOCUMENTS SUCH AS PASSPORT, BRAZILIAN HASSLE-FREE E-VISA, AIR TICKETS, TRAVEL ITINERARY, ETC
  • Complete checklist & Fishing Gear can be found below

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGES

  • 2-WAY AIR TICKET: CANADA - MANAUS, BRAZIL - CANADA
  • Any other additional travel/transfers, city tours or hotel stay not described in the package
  • ANY FOOD or beverage expenses not listed in our package. *Note: In Manaus city, there are no meals included, except for daily breakfast at the hotel.
  • TRIPLE-DECK BOAT ROUND TRIP - MEALS: includes only mineral water, soft drinks, sandwiches and fruit (provided by Top Fishing on your departure). Lunch, dinner and other beverages are available for purchase onboard.
  • Travel Insurance and aerial rescue
  • Fishing License (approx. CAD$40)
  • Satellite communications
  • Items for personal use
  • Tips/gratuities for boat staff & guides
  • PASSPORT & BRAZILIAN E-VISA
  • If you want we can purchase your 2-way air ticket from Canada to Brazil through our tour agency partner. You might get a better deal!

COMPLETE CHECKLIST:

  • Two Pair of Polarized Sunglasses (in case you lose or break apair).
  • Waterproof & Unscented Sunscreen SPF 50+ (UVA) (UVB) 
  • Buff Face Mask
  • FishingHat
  • Fishing Gear complete checklist can be found below*
  • Fishing Sun Protection Gloves
  • Light Weight Gore‐Tex® Rain Jacket andPants
  • 3 Long Sleeve Fishing Shirts
  • 3 Pairs of Fast Drying Pants
  • 2 Pairs of Fast Drying Shorts or Swimming Trunks
  • Boat Sandals
  • Waterproof Camera, Memory Cards, Batteries and Charger
  • Smart Phone or Tablet with Charger
  • Insect repellent with 30% + DEET and “anti‐itch”cream
  • Flashlight/Headlamp
  • Lip Balm with sunscreen (highest SPF you can get)
  • Dry Bag, Day Pack, boat bag or Fanny Pack (100%Waterproof)
  • Waterproof Bags or Zip‐Loc Bags (to carry camera, other gear while in the boat)
  • Passport with at least 6 months of validity
  • Brazilian Tourist Visa
  • 2 Copies of passport (***packed separately in zip‐lock bag***)
  • Airline tickets and itinerary
  • Cash (for tips & shopping)
  • Credit Card (call your company and inform about your travel plans)
  • Notebook and pen
  • Emergency Telephone Numbers
  • Toiletries (Toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, etc)
  • Aspirin and other over‐the‐counter medication like antacids, stool softner, etc
  • Prescription Medications (packed in your carry‐on bag)
  • Prescription Glasses
  • Please also check information on Fishing Gear on this page

SETTING UP THE AMAZON JUNGLE CAMP (time lapse)

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* RECOMMENDED FISHING GEAR:

Peacock Bass Fishing:

Rods:Between 5.6 ‘and 6.6’ (feet), from 20lb to 36lb, moderate to fast action.

Reels:Low profile, with more than 05 bearings and with more than 100 m of line capacity.

Lines:Multifilament from 40 lbs. To 65 lbs. – Fluorocarbon leader from 40 lbs. To 70 lbs.

Basic baits recommended: ( 9 to 15 cm )

– Propellers, zaras, sticks, poppers, half water and Jigs, in the most varied colors, giving preference to light colors (white with red head, bone, green, etc);

– Nipple pliers, containment and cutting, pocket knife, line cutters, chapel snaps; Reinforced artificial spinners and baits.- Protective tape for the fingers

Catfish Fishing

. Rods from 50 to 120 lbs.

. Monofilament line 0.70 to 0.90 mm  or 80 to 100 lbs of multifilament

. High profile or reel that fits from 150 to 200 meters of line

. Circular hooks between 6/0 to 14/0 studs with compatible flexible cables measuring approx. 40 cm and spinners.

FLY FISHING: Sticks between 8 and 10; Reel of good quality baby-tarpon style; Lines of salt water, tropical floating, floating with tip sinking and totally sinking, of various densities.

> IMPORTANT NOTE:

> BE AWARE OF YOUR TRIP SCHEDULE AT ALL TIMES: All boats have pre-determined departure times. Top Fishing and its partners in Brazil cannot be held responsible in case you miss any trips.

> SAFETY: Respect nature! Never enter the forest or its waters by yourself without your guide’s previous authorization. The guides are in charge of any decision and have the final say in regards to any safety concern. Only the fishing guides are allowed to take the fish out of the water for photographs and then the fish will be immediately released back into the water by the fishing guide. Fish ideal for consume will be chosen and prepared by the guides.

> HEALTH: Prior to your trip, please report to our crew any health problem you may have (such as diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiac problems, etc). Also make sure to bring with you all your personal medications, enough to last until your last night in Brazil.

> NOTE: Top Fishing and its partners in Brazil are NOT responsible for any flights changes or delays; or any fees charged related to excess luggage; or any travel documentation not obtained in time for your trip.

*DISCLAIMER: Top Fishing is as diligent as possible in compiling and updating the information on its website. However, we do not guarantee the correctness and completeness of the information provided on our website. Equally, Top Fishing does not guarantee that this information is up to date. Before booking or paying for any packages/trips, please contact us with questions concerning our products, their specifications and their utilization. Also ask us for a hard copy of your package contract. In case of any discrepancy between the contract and this website, the contract will prevail and govern. 

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