- Amazonia Expeditions
- Av. La Marina 100, Iquitos, Peru
- Ongoing package (8 days / 7 nights)
About This Event
The Amazon rainforest is a fisherman’s paradise. Over 2000 different species of fish inhabit these waters, with many new species being discovered every year. This is more than double the amount of species found in all of the Atlantic Ocean. Can you imagine casting lures or flies into these remote waters searching for that prized peacock bass? Perhaps you may want to go after the legendary giant catfish from the depths? Maybe you would like to try your skill with a hand spear under nothing but the moonlight? You can do all that and much more; join us on the remote Tahuayo River for the ultimate fishing adventure.
Fishing in our region
The rainforest is a dynamic ecosystem, constantly changing due to the yearly influx of water from the Andes Mountains. At times water levels can rise more than a foot in one day. Generally, the best season for fishing is August to November. This is when we would recommend more serious fisherman to visit the Tahuayo. During this time water levels are at their lowest and fish are concentrated into the main river channels.
The Tahuayo is home to some of the most prized game fish in the Amazon. Some of the most popular of which include the peacock bass (butterfly), arowana, catfish (many varieties, some which grow over 200lbs), piranha, pacu, oscar, and vampire fish (payara). Whether you are a professional or just an amateur you never know what you will find when you cast a lure into the river.
We do provide basic gear and tackle only for simple piranha fishing. This includes a cane fishing pole or for those interested, a fishing spear. For those with a more serious interest in fishing it will be necessary to bring your own gear and tackle. Please take a look at our full itinerary which includes a detailed bait and tackle list.
Amazonia Expeditions operates in the Amazon Basin, on the Tahuayo River, which is a tributary of the Amazon River in Peru. Our mission includes protecting the Amazon Rainforest through providing education, healthcare and jobs for the native population to encourage respect for their homes. We also have supported multiple researchers in our lodge for long term studies of the Amazon Rainforest. By utilizing our services, you are helping to preserve the region for the future.
Trip starts after arrival of people on LA 2240, scheduled to arrive just past noon
Transfer in from airport or hotel
If airport: Look for our booth in the baggage area of Iquitos Airport, by the
restrooms, with our logo (head of a hoatzin bird on a diamond shape).
If hotel: please let us know the address for where to pick you up.
Speedboat transfer (note--is 4 hours) up the Amazon, then the Tahuayo
tributary to our lodge.
At the Tahuayo Lodge
Guided fishing with private boat or other excursions in and around the TamshiyacuTahuayo
Reserve. Every day your native guide will discuss a selection of activities or
fishing sites that you can choose to do. There is no extra cost for private guide or
customizing your itinerary to your needs and interests.
Some fishing sites from the main lodge:
Quebrada Palmichal, an inlet from the Tahuayo that is very productive in
peacock butterfly bass and other fish
Lake Tabano - a permanently flooded forest and fish breeding ground
Lake Tapaje and Lake Charo
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
At Amazon Research Center Peru Lodge, ARC
The Research Center is more remote, many miles away from any native inhabitation,
and thus there is no competition from native fisherman. You will most likely be fishing
in sites where no one has fished before. Fishing sites include large and small lakes,
the Tahuayo River and the Tangarana River.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Morning return to the main lodge, Afternoon boat to Iquitos, Transfer to airport or hotel
Venue HighlightsWe offer signature Eco Tours including:
- Canopy Experience
- Pink Dolphins
- Nature Photography
- Insect Collecting
- Night Hike
- Piranha Fishing
- Anaconda Search
- Forest Canoeing
- Lake Swimming
- Primate Search
Our Specialty Amazon Trips include:
- Jungle Survival
Amazonia can accommodate any group from a few friends, families, up to large school groups of up to 25 guests. Group travelers can join any of the standard eco-tour activities, but in addition there are several options specifically for groups, and experiences can be tailored to young or old travelers.
- Combo Trip – Amazon Jungle and Machu-Picchu
- Peruvian Andes Expedition
- Ecuador Cloud Forest and Galapagos 2018
- Expedition to Chile
- Souther African Safaris
- African Serengeti Great Migration
- Uganda Gorillas & Chimpanzees
Guests are free to choose dates, pick activities they wish to attend and are always accompanied by a qualified guide.
Amazonia’s main lodge on the Tahuayo River is not a resort, nor a hotel, but a rustic lodge, comfortable for adventurous travelers. There are seventeen cabins; some are honeymoon cabins, with a king-size bed, others are cabins with two beds and a few are family style cabin-3-inside cabins with two floors with a matrimonial bed on the first floor and several single beds on the second floor. More than half of the cabins now have new private bathrooms. The others, often used for student groups, have shared bathrooms.
Each cabin is raised above the jungle floor on stilts and is connected to other buildings of the lodge by a raised boardwalk. Other buildings include a modern kitchen built to the highest standard of sanitary food preparation, dining hall, bar, areas to socialize and relax and a conservation education laboratory with library. The modern flush toilets and showers use a sanitary septic system. The water used in the plumbing comes from a well rather than water pumped from the river, which is typical of most jungle lodges.