The arapaima paradise lodge is built on the premises of an active hacienda where nuts are grown deep in the jungle of Bolivia.
This location has two separate houses with a total of four double rooms with a high standard of comfort. A total of 8 fishermen can stay here during the fishing week. Each house has its own bathroom and shower and there is air conditioning in all rooms.
There is a bar, dining area, TV room/lounge and a fully equipped kitchen where the most delicious meals are served every day, including the barbecue.
The rooms are cleaned daily and there is also a laundry service available which is included in the price.
Several types of fishing boats are used at this location. These are flat-bottomed and local fishing boats of around 16 feet and are moved by local guides. Because the arapaima are very shy animals, fishing here is done without an outboard motor but only by paddle. This way, the fish are less scared off and the chances of catching them are much higher.
You fish with two persons per boat and one guide who will do everything to let you catch the best and biggest fish.
A list of recommended tackle will be provided with your travel documents but count on sturdy jerkbait rods, strong boat rods and ditto reels and lines to resist these fish. And also a good selection of surface lures, jerks/stickbaits, bucktails, crankbaits, jigs, super strong hooks and leaders.
You need to bring your own equipment on this fishing trip. It is not possible to rent or buy equipment locally.
The season for this location runs from June to November. It is usually warm with temperatures of over 20° C at night and 25 to 30° C during the day. Due to the mostly present wind, it usually feels cooler during most of the year.
The programme is as follows:
The price of this fishing trip with 6 full days of fishing is € 4.350,- per person.
Includes charter from Riberalta to the lodge and back, seven nights' accommodation in the camp on the basis of a shared double room, fishing with guide and 2 persons per boat, daily laundry service, all meals, water, soft drinks and beer in the camp.
Excluding international flight and flight to Riberalta, additional nights in Santa Cruz 2 x, visa, alcoholic drinks, vaccinations and tips.
For tips, count on a total amount of USD 250,- for all staff together. So both for the guide and the camp staff. Prices are indicative and may be subject to currency and seasonal variations.
Payment terms: 50% as a deposit at reservation, 50% to be paid 90 days before arrival.
Of course we are happy to take care of the international flights for the traveller.
Check whether you have been vaccinated against yellow fever and take your vaccination certificate with you in case you need to show it (yellow fever vaccinations are now valid for life). Also check with your doctor about any other necessary medication or vaccinations.
All fishing trips to the Amazon are a true fishing adventure. Despite years of experience and thorough organisation of the trips, it can always happen that on these expeditions things happen that are not in the regular script. Participants of this fishing trip must therefore realise that in exceptional cases the trip may not go entirely according to plan and that a certain flexibility may be desirable.
Are you interested in this fishing trip of a lifetime? Then please contact us and we will help you as best as I can.