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Amazon river Fishing Cruises with Dawn on the Amazon III

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Amazon river Fishing Cruises with Bill Grimes and Phil Jones aboard Dawn on the Amazon III.

Escape to the enchanting Nanay and Napo valleys, the settings for our Fishing Cruises from Iquitos, Peru on the exclusive river cruiser Dawn on the Amazon III(Dawn III). A quick online reservation via Cruiseline Fans and other Internet-based companies can be a good option for who are looking for good deals and do not have time to spare. A unique chance to take you fishing to some of the wildest, least fished areas of the world, all without going more than a few minutes from the comfort of your very personal, floating hotel.

Dawn on the Amazon III   Dawn on the amazon III
The fishing is all-important, we are after Tucunare (Peacock Bass) and arowana but can expect to find, barracuda, pacu, dorado and many other fish in these waters. The prime time for most of these fish is an hour either side of sunrise or sunset so our main daily fishing sessions are based around these periods. Relaxing in the mid day sun between sessions.
Peacock Bass fishing with Bill Grimes   Fly fishing with Phil Jones
After a fishing session you can celebrate with a drink on the sundeck, eye to eye with the birds, animals and plants as they gently slip by. Or maybe swim from the bathing platform in clear blackwater lakes. Savour the peace and tranquillity that only can be found in such remote places. Wake up to the jungle dawn chorus. Enjoy the incredible amazon sunsets. Greet passing locals in dugout canoes. These are experiences not to be missed.

Dawn III is the perfect size, small enough to reach much further up the rivers to remote locations not accessible to the larger boats. (Our cruises are only open to a maximum of 8 persons). The attentive crew always on the lookout for changes in the weather or river to maximise your fishing opportunities
Dawn III has a shalupa (small motorboat) and canoes, from these you can fish far into the flooded forest or up small tributaries, virtually wherever the fish go you can follow.
In the evenings its good to talk about the days experiences with your fellow fishermen, maybe sample something from the Dawn III wine cellar or just listen to the sounds of the rainforest filling the air.
Night fishing, especially good for catfish, is available from the boat wherever we tie up for the night.
Dawn on the Amazon III has become famous in the upper Amazon watershed of Peru. Designed as a 19th century rubber boom vessel, with 21st century accommodations, such as electricity, refrigeration, freezers, lights, fans, GPS/sonar, HF radio, VHF radio, satellite phone, showers, and flush toilets. The boat is built of naturally finished tropical hardwoods, reinforced with steel, with 21 artistic carvings of jungle scenes, many with vegetable ivory inlays. The figurehead is an eagle catching a giant fish in its talons. All of the furniture was crafted by local cabinetmakers from the tropical hardwoods Purple Heart and Blood Wood.
There are comfortable mattresses, and pillows, and the most beautiful linens on the upper Amazon River. The sheets are handmade of the best fabrics, fitted, and decorated with embroidery, bows and ribbons, nice fluffy towels and bathrobes. The rooms are cleaned hotel style everyday.
Great pride is taken in the quality of the food on board Dawn III. Every morning brings a different fresh squeezed tropical fruit juice, brewed coffee, eggs, bacon, Muesli, made of rare cereal grains from the Andes, yogurt, whole milk, or skimmed milk.
Lunch and Dinner will contain fresh basil, cilantro, ginger or other herbs and spices, and tasty home-made sauces. Healthy chicken soup is served. The chefs use palm oil or olive oil depending…fresh fish, chicken, duck, and some surprises.

Bloodwood carvings are found throughout Dawn III   Food of exceptional quality on Dawn III
Portions are large. You can be sure of no skimping on the quantity or the quality. Cooking like a Peruvian grandma whose family is gathering for a special occasion, and she wants them to remember it is special.

Fishing Cruises 2007

In 2007 we can offer 10-day fishing holidays starting and finishing in Lima. Included are one night in Miraflores, Lima (4 star accommodation), three nights in Iquitos (4 star accommodation) and five nights on board boat. Flights and transport from Lima is included. Breakfast is included whilst in hotel accommodation and all meals whilst on board Dawn III.
We offer Peacock bass tours and fly fishing tours and although these are the main interest of the tours we will catch a variety of other fish, we will be happy to accommodate anyone wishing to try other methods.

Day 1 Arrival in South America

Our representative will meet you from you international flight at Lima Jorge Chavez, Lima airport and transfer you to your hotel in Miraflores, a journey of approx 30 mins.
* Dinner *in the hotel or a local restaurant as prefered.

Day 2 Flight to Iquitos

Breakfast in the Hotel

Transfer to the Airport

Flight to Iquitos.

Check into a hotel in Iquitos
* Lunch * in Iquitos

Informal orientation meeting to welcome visitors to the amazon town of Iquitos and discuss forthcoming activities and tours.
Watch the sunset from ‘El bulevar’ where bars and restaurants look out over the river, floodplain and the rain forest beyond.

* Dinner * at a restaurant serving typical local fare.

'El Bulevar' Iquitos
View out accross the amazon from Bulevar Iquitos

Day 3-8 Cruise Dawn III

Breakfast at your hotel.
Transfer to Bella Vista at the mouth of the Nanay. Approx 20 mins.

Dawn III sails from Bella Vista 11am . (approx)

You then have six days (five nights) fishing either the beautiful Nanay or Napo Rivers. Both rivers provide excellent fishing opportunities, In order to get the best possible fishing all year round we leave the final decision on which river to take each tour dependent on the river and fishing conditions at the time. You will find a new location every day and each days programme will include an early morning fishing session and a late afternoon session, Canoes and the shalupa are available to get into cochas (Oxbow lakes) or other inaccessible locations along the river. Night fishing for rays and catfish can be done from various fishing stations around the boat.
Good days fishing
Good days peacock bass haul

Day 8 Return to Iquitos.

Breakfast and lunch on board Dawn III

Visit to Pilpintuwasi Butterfly farm.
Dawn 3 arrives Bella Vista 4pm approx.

Transfer to hotel

* Dinner * in Iquitos.
Eye to Eye with the wildlife
Spidermonkey photographed from Dawn III

Day 9 Discover Iquitos

Breakfast in your hotel

Free day in Iquitos. Your guides will be available to arrange and accompany you on excursions or activities as required

* Lunch & dinner * in Iquitos.
Plaza de Armas, Iquitos
Plaza de Armas

Day 10 Return to Lima

Breakfast at your hotel .

Transfer to the airport.
Flight to Lima.

Transfer to your international flight.

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

Some other activities you might like to try during your time in Iquitos.

  • Hire a motorbike for an hour or so. (Bring your driving licence)
  • Try your hand at dancing Cumbias at one of the many live gigs at the weekends.
  • Spend some time at the natural beach resort and Zoo at Quistococha.
  • Visit a Shaman.
  • Visit a herbalist to see the vast array of medicinal forest products.
  • Visit the indigenous arts and crafts centre at San Juan.

Cost £1850* including Hotel board and breakfast.

*NB. Based on double occupancy.

Single supplement £25 per night.

If you would like to join us on one of our Fishing Cruises with Bill Grimes and Phil Jones on Dawn on the Amazon III to The Nanay or Napo Valleys call us on + 57 311 535 8508 or Email Us  for further information

Fishing Cruises with Bill And Phil on Dawn on the Amazon III Brochure 250K

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