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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.

Sid Boulter    Salton Catfish on the Rio Solimoes 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.

Ceja Ray on the Amazon River   Amazon Cat on the Solimoes

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
View out accross the amazon from the Mirador

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

El Motoro
Motor Canoe El Motoro on the River Amazon

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
Fishing till late on the 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.
Exotic Yavari Catfish

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
Signata Ray

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
Dolphins 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

Meals marked with * * are not included in the price.

Some other activities you might like to try during our Amazon rain forest tour.

  • Hire a motorbike for an hour or so. (Bring your driving licence)
  • Try your hand at Salsa, Vallenato, Merengue, Champeta at one of the numerous bars restaurants and clubs.
  • Visit a Shaman.
  • Visit a herbalist to see the vast array of medicinal forest products.
  • Visit the museum in Leticia.

Cost £1600* including Hotel board and breakfast.

*NB. Based on double occupancy.

Single supplement £25 per night.

If you would like to join Sid on a Amazon Fishing Adventure tour call us on + 57 313 313 1106 or in UK +44 (0) 7921 040889 or Email Us  for further information

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