Peacock Bass, Payara, Arapaima, Piranha, Exotic Catfish
Six fishing days
January, February, March, September, October, November, December
You are cordially invited to join Trek aboard the luxury Zaltan mothership for a truly native hosted Amazon angling and touring adventure. Journeying from Manaus, Brazil into Santa Isabel do Rio Negro, Amazonas, our group will experience a cultural immersion into indigenous life in the jungle, as well as some of the most thrilling peacock bass fishing on Earth.
Your adventure will begin with a flight to Manaus, Brazil. We recommend arrival in Manaus on the morning the day prior to departure for camp. We will arrange a premium hotel for your group, providing you with time for a Manaus city tour and some down time to prepare for your Amazon adventure.
The following morning, we will catch an early morning caravan charter flight into the jungle. From there, anglers will enjoy six days of fishing and non-fishing companions will experience the river tours and visits with the indigenous community.
After our time on the Amazon, we will return to Manaus where a double occupancy room will be reserved for you. Your group will be met at the hotel early the following morning for transfer to the airport for your flight home.
The fierce fighting peacock bass is one of the most prized species in angling, The Zaltan’s experienced guide team is focused on positioning you for shots at 15-20+ pound trophy fish that will test the limits of your tackle.
Each day after breakfast, anglers will depart early morning with a native guide on a fully equipped bass tracker for a full day of fishing on the river. Non-angling companions will enjoy tours of the indigenous communities and the Amazon river. You can expect to see caiman, pink porpoises and monkeys during your days fishing the Rio Negro, but there really is no telling what else you may encounter during your visit.
Santa Isabel do Rio Negro is a municipality in the extreme north of the state of Amazonas in the National Park Pico da Neblina, which covers 62,846.4 km² and has a population of just over 20,000 inhabitants. It is located approximately 900 kilometers west of Manaus and 380 kilometers from Barcelos. The highest points in Brazil, Pico da Neblina with 2,994m and Pico 31 de Março with 2,973m, are located in the park. Town was built on the north banks of the Rio Negro in a remote region, considered one of the last wild eco-systems on the planet and the heart of the territory of the state of the Amazon. The Açu and speckled peacock bass, with specimens exceeding 20 pounds is very common here.
A region of extreme natural beauty marked by rocks, granite face mountains towering over the forest, remote islands, white sandy beaches with the bronze sunset resulting from the reflection of the sun in the black water of the Rio Negro.
Santa Isabel do Rio Negro, offers great fishing spots, which are chosen according to the water level, the main ones are the Negro River itself (Paranã da Floresta, Jacuraru, Rabo do Silva and closed lagoons) or its main tributaries Paranã do Marauiá, Téa, Uneuixi, Aiuanã, Jurubaxi, Atauí, Preto and Padauari, Paititi, are just a few regions of operations.
The Zaltan Fishing fleet consist of 12 – 17’ aluminum Bass tracker type boats, central console, large fishing platforms, water proof storage compartments for fishing bags, personal items, carpeted decks, dual fishing pedestal seats, Yamaha 60hp engine and electric motors. Minn-Kota PowerDrive V2 55lbs. The Zaltan also has 03 “mission boats”, compact, light and with smaller motorization (15hp), for the more adventurous at heart!
Guides consist of natives, highly experienced, professionally trained and knowledgeable guides in the region that will guide 2 anglers per boat with a daily cooler filled with drinks and snacks.
With fascinating decor elements inspired by Brazil’s indigenous culture, The Zaltan accommodates up to 20 guests per week in stylish comfort. The vessel’s interior comprises 10 spacious, air conditioned staterooms with private walk-in bathrooms and breathtaking views of the Amazon. Opulent common areas invite guests to enjoy time together connecting over cold drinks, delicious locally-inspired cuisine and a shared passion for adventure.
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