A 5-day tour is recommended to allow 3 days of fishing in the morning and evening. You can also add additional fishing days.
We base it on an established rainforest hut about 2 and a half hours along the Amazon River from Iquitos by speedboat. The lodge was chosen for the quality of accommodation, location and most of all the expertise of its staff in sport fishing. You can stay in the main lodge or we can arrange camping on a cruise in tents to reach more remote areas.
Budget $ 200.00 USD per day, per person, for two or more people to stay. Included in this price are all transportation from Iquitos and lodging, three meals, water, special fishing guide boots, additional fishing canoes, and access to our area.
You can bring your own equipment but we also rent two types of installation.
Rent fishing equipment:
Option 1 mild / moderate exercise (Add $ 30 per person per day)
Targets: Peacock bass, Arahuana, oscar, pike cichlid, brycon, piraña, pacemaker, and many smaller species, fish 1-12lb
Consisting of 6ft or 7ft medium action rods and reels (braids 30 / 40lb) with a choice of ten lures (spinner mepps, rattletraps, crankbait and floater) 3 hooks for fishing lures. May include hiking, overnight camping in black water lakes on the Amazon River flood plain. Includes 3-person aluminum canoes, fishing nets, rods / reels / pliers.
Option 2: Fishing Amazon River stingrays / stingrays. moderate / heavy (Add $ 30 per person per day)
Target: Catfish species such as tiger, zungaro, red tail + more (6-60 pounds). Many different species of stingrays (up to 150 lbs) even black runways and runways (world record black runway is captured here on Oran 81lb)
Consisting of medium / heavy 7 foot stems, Okuma ABF90 rolls 50lb to 100lb strands, live or cut baits, cast nets, nets, hooks, poles, 15 / 20ft yachts, bilingual guides, local guides, and access to the largest river in the world . Most fishing is done close to our cottage on the banks of the main Amazon River and at the junction of the tributaries.
Option 3: Camp expedition / boat accommodation that combines 1 + 2 fishing options (Add $ 130 per person per day)
Sleep overnight on our wooden expedition ship B / f JOSUE. The boat is 45ft and can comfortably sleep 4 people. You can work out fishing during the day at the lake and catfish at night in the larger river. Don’t miss the chance to catch a fish made from dreams. This option combines the two above so you have everything you need for an Amazon River fishing expedition.
Amazon River Lodge has a rural construction with 12 spacious rooms under a thatched roof. Single and double rooms have a private bathroom including a sink and shower toilet. Each room is protected by a fine net to prevent insects and pests. Bunk beds are available for larger groups and also a Family Suite that can comfortably accommodate up to eight people. Behind the cottage there is a lounge with a hammock, chaise lounge and coffee table. Lodge rooms are surrounded by elevated footpaths to provide access to see the park, birds, butterflies or other wildlife that pass by.
Our cottage is located near the village of Oran, a designated national heritage site in the Peruvian Amazon in 2.5 hours by speedboat from the city of Iquitos. From our lodge, you can explore more than fifteen endemic ecosystems in the Amazon River region in one week. We are proud to be the only one that offers a variety of programs in the unique Peruvian Amazon region. We will see giant ceiba trees, giant lily pads, pink and gray river dolphins. You can take a hike through different forest ecosystems to see monkeys, exotic birds and we canoe across forests that experience seasonal flooding.
The main lodge has a modern kitchen, plumbing, and solar power to power the lighting and recharge the batteries. Each room has a private bathroom. All lodge rooms are comfortably covered by mosquito nets (as well as own beds) to ensure a good night’s sleep.
We want your trip to be a flexible and diverse personal experience like Amazon itself. All visits are designed to be flexible depending on the group or individual. Guests and guides often work together to design travel plans based on interests and abilities.
Each guest is appointed as a personal bilingual naturalist guide with whom you can arrange it every day, usually more than one of three specially prepared foods that highlight regional products. During your free time, you can choose to visit our extensive tropical butterfly garden around the lodge or try to count the unlimited number of exotic hummingbirds and flowers outside your room.
Family Home: A one-storey, 60 square meter house that is comfortable for up to eight people. This house has a large bathroom, wooden floor, a bed and a hammock. Solar is used to power lighting and charging stations. Our favorite part is the covered balcony overlooking the varzea forest on the Oran river.
The Butterfly Peacock Bass Cichla Monoculus / Cichla Ocellaris
Peacock Cichlid, also called Peacock Bass, was discovered from Central America down through the Amazon waters. The name comes from the ocellus at the base of the tail which is reminiscent of peacock feathers, and from the fact that its shape and habits superficially resemble Largemouth Bass in North America. In the Peruvian Amazon, often referred to by the Brazilian name, tucanare. The dominant peacock bass species in Peru is Cichla Ocellaris, known as the “Butterfly Bass Peacock”. The butterfly peacock bass is yellowish green, with three black bars on the side and often with red, orange, and anal pectoral fins. They have large mouths, and a greedy appetite makes the ability to blast attacks to break heavy lines and straighten hooks. Usually the size reaches 12 pounds and not as big as his brother, Cichla Temensis which is a popular fishing target in Brazil.
You must bring your own equipment. (We provide specific recommendations and see an overview below.) Fishing techniques include spinning, casting, and fishing from an aluminum boat with a maximum of 2 anglers per boat unless others are requested. Peacock Bass is a strong, fast, and loving cover, so your tackles and equipment can be important. We recommend at least 3 medium action bars, from 6’6 “or 7 feet. Bring at least two reels with a capacity of 200 yards from the 10 to 30 pound line. The rotating handle can be very effective for fishing peacock bass and is most suitable when working small topwater baits up to medium, jerkbaits, spoons and jigs, but not as effective as fishing for large topwater plugs.For many peacock bass anglers, one of the biggest breakthroughs to help them catch more fish has become the emergence of new braided “superlines.” We recommend bringing sizes from 20 to 40 pounds Anglers who do not want to fish with braided lines must choose a monofilament line with the same characteristics as the super line, which is low stretch, resistant abrasion and the toughest breaking strength for diameter For large topwater baits consider using between 17 and 30 pounds monofilament Peacock bass picks up various kinds of bait, including in the box Your fishing combination of size and color of Topwater lures, Wa Lking lures, Vane Riping lures, Poppers, Sub-surface Lures, Jerkbaits, Rattling Lures, Casting spoons and Bugtail Jigs. Enchanting colors such as fire tiger, orange, and red graphics are favorites.
About bait size, from 3½ to 5 inches is okay. Look at the hook and ring; they must be strong.
For fishing, fishing 9 feet, 8 or 9 with moderate to fast action. The roll must have a heavy floating frontline. Use support lines 15 to 20 LB. Consider leaders and tippets weighing 12-20 pounds. Peacock Bass picks a variety of ribbons, deceivers, and medium sized poppers in the same color combination as bait; red, white, yellow, blue, with flash, but prefers to dress thick.
The Amazon River dynamically creates and destroys thousands of miles of river banks each year and in the process has isolated many species to large lakes. There they evolved and branched out from their cousins as the river’s flow farther from the remote lakes. A few thousand years later, meandering from the main river can eat its way through a flooded forest back into an isolated lake and release endemic fish into the main channel uniting the “new” species with the rest of the aquatic fauna that exist today.
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