Amazon Sport Fishing Journey
5 Days/4 nights - Catch-and-Release Fishing in the Amazon
Three nights in eco-lodge, one night Lima (optional added nights)
Transport to and from airports in Lima & Iquitos and river transport to lodge
Guided daily fishing excursions at lodge
At lodge,included breakfast, lunch, and dinner (times vary)
Rates available upon request
Day 1 - Lima
International flight arrival to Lima. Private airport transfer to your hotel with hotel lobby welcome greeting, Peru orientation, and welcome gift from Dargui Tours' travel adviser (Welcome may be following morning depending on time of arrival). Overnight stay at your Lima hotel.
Day 2 - Get to Know Lima (optional day)
After included hotel breakfast, morning or afternoon half-day tour (4 to 5 hours).. Tour is an optional Lima City Tour or Peruvian Cuisine Gastronomic Tour.
Lima City Tour will showcase the mixture of Spanish colonial sites near Downtown Lima along with the modern design of Miraflores and San Isidro. The Gastronomic Tour will introduce you to the staples of Peruvian Cuisine throughout several districts of the city. Return to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 3 - Arrival to Iquitos & River Transfer to Lodge
After included hotel breakfast, reception and transfer to Lima Airport and reception and transfer upon arrival to Iquitos. Boat transfer up the the Amazon with a short stopover at Monkey Island, a social enterprise to protect endangered monkey species in the Northern Amazon. Arrival and welcome to the Heliconia Lodge with welcome drink and check-in to your guest room. .
After you've settled into your room, welcome lunch to introduce you to Amazon flavors. In the afternoon, the first excursion will introduce you to the Amazon flora and fauna in the Yanamono Reserve including possible sightings of the Black Fronted Nanbird, Marmosets, Squirrel Monkeys and the Titi,
Return to the lodge for rest before an evening, guided boat ride up an Amazonian tributary to appreciate the sounds of the jungle at night as nocturnal creatures awake. If it is a clear night, you will see the bright magnificent moonlight, as well as observe the stars and constellations. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3 - Fishing Excursion in the Atun Caño Reserve
After an early morning breakfast, we'll head downriver to Santa Rosa on the banks of Atun Caño Reserve. Catch a sunrise at the lake with your guide and, before fishing, we'll light a cigar and say a prayer to the god for a good day's catch. We'll begin casting for possible bites from larger fish of the Amazon -- Largemouth peacock bass, Dragon fish, and Paiche. However, you can try to hook a Smallmouth bass, the famous Red-bellied piranha and others. Return to our jungle hut in Santa Rosa for lunch.
After lunch, enjoy some more fishing and serenity at the lake along with possible birdspotting with an evening return to the lodge. Evening dinner service and optional cocktails before overnight stay.
Day 4 - Fishing Excursion in the Atun Caño Reserve
After another early morning breakfast, head back downriver for more fishing near Santa Rosa for another full day of catch-and-release fishing. While we've had clients catch a Peakcock bass of 16 to 20 here, most of our clients normally hook one between 4 to 8 pounds.
At lunchtime, return to our jungle hut for lunch and enjoy another full afternoon for guided fishing guided, interpretive knowledge of the wide biodiversity both in and out of the water. We'll also cover a few more fishing techniques of the Amazon. Return boatride back to the lodge for dinner service, optional cocktails, and overnight stay.
Day 5 - Fishing at Isana Lake
After one more early morning breakfast, we'll depart for one more morning of fishing to Isana Lake with the primary objective of catching Amazonian piranhas with a variety of modern or traditional techniques. Depending on departure time from Iquitos, we'll enjoy a final lunch at the lodge before your boat transfer to Iquitos and transfer to the airport. Connect to final international destination in Lima (depending on flight time. See possible options below).