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THE ALL-YOU-NEED-TO-KNOW GUIDE FOR AN OUTSTANDING TRIP

Please contact Amazon Xtreme Fishing at 469-995-5351 for booking your Peacock Bass Fishing trip to our Premier Destinations. The following information should help you prepare for your Peacock Bass fishing trips for any of our destinations in Brazil, and  it contains information regarding your travel documents, Brazilian visa, flight reservations, inoculations, personal clothing and travel items, and Peacock Bass fishing equipment.

Travel to Brazil

  •  Brazil: is a stable and friendly country and travel to Brazil is safe and enjoyable.  The Brazilian currency is the Real (pronounces “Hay-eyes”, plural) and can be exchanged in the airports, banks, and hotels in Manaus.  Your Adventureer Host will meet you upon your arrival in the Manaus Airport and see to your every need throughout your trip in Brazil.

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  • Passport: A valid passport is required for travel to Brazil.  Your passport must have an expiration date of at least 6 months past your return date from your trip to Brazil.  If you do not already have a valid passport, you should obtain an application and begin the process as soon as possible.  Normal processing time of a passport application is approximately 6-8 weeks.  You may obtain a passport application through your local post office.

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  • Brazil Tourist Visa: A Brazilian Visa is required for travel to Brazil.  You may apply for your Visa after purchasing your airline tickets.  The 90-day waiting period is no longer in effect!   You will find an instructional sheet regarding the process of obtaining your Brazilian Visa located in your booking package.

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  • Air Travel: When flying internationally, we recommend that you arrive at the departure airport at least 3-4 hours prior to your scheduled international departure to Manaus in order to have ample time to process your tickets and check your bags.

 

Please reconfirm your international flight times because they are subject to change without notice!

We recommend that you personally check that your bags have been transferred to your connecting flight to Brazil, this can be done online and at the gate 30-min prior to boarding.  On occasion, bags that were checked all the way through were late to arrive and customers have been forced to spend the week without their personal baggage.

Travel to Brazil

You will need to gather your baggage, clear customs, etc.  Amazon Xtreme Fishing provides the usage of conventional tackle packages, including bait casting and spinning rods, at no charge to you.  This will save considerable time at Customs!  If possible, we recommend reserving the night’s stay at a hotel in the US arrival city and flying home early the next morning if desired. (Our travel affiliate will be happy to assist you with this should you desire.)

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  • Inoculations: We advise that you consult your physician or local Health Department’s Travel Clinic and follow their recommendations.  

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  • Climate: Manaus, Brazil is located 200 miles south of the equator.  The daylight remains at a constant 12 hours per day with sunrise and sunset at 6 AM and 6 PM, respectively.  The temperature ranges from 60-80 degrees at night to 70-95 degrees during the day.  Although you will be fishing tributaries of the Amazon River during the “dry season”, rain showers are common and some can even last for a full day or more.  Be prepared for weather conditions from hot and dry to wet and windy.

Returning home from Brazil

We recommend that customers schedule a connecting flight home no sooner than 3 hours after landing back in the US following your return flight from Manaus.  This will allow you enough time for connecting flights home, Immigrations and customs clearance.

Personal Baggage and Equipment

 

Clothing: Please note that there is a 35-pound weight restriction (limit of 2 checked bags) on luggage per person due to a limited weight capacity on the charter planes that take you from Manaus to fishing destinations.   The following is a recommended clothing list for your fishing trip to Brazil. At your destinations, dinner attire is casual and there is daily laundry and room service.

  • Hats: (2) baseball-style and/or (1) large-brim fishing hat

  • Raingear: (1) quality breathable rain jacket (rain pants are optional)

  •  Jacket: (1) light weight fishing jacket, pile pullover, or sweater

  •  Shirts: (2) long or short sleeve dress shirts (if you think that you might go out for dinner at a nice restaurant in Manaus) (2-3) T-shirts (1 being long sleeve) (2) flats wear fishing shirts (1 short & 1 long sleeve)

  •  Pants: (2) pair long pants (2) pair fishing or swim-style shorts

  •  Shoes: (1-2) pair sneakers, boat shoes, and/or sandals

  • Repellent: On the Rio Negro there are not many mosquitos you may encounter some during your jungle walks, wasps, bees, salt flies, and other small flying insects that are more annoying at times.

  • Sun- Block: Sun block SPF-45+.

  • Optional: (1-2) bandanas to cover your neck from the sun, BUFF to protect face, neck and ears are very useful, fingerless sun-gloves to protect top of your hand while fishing, ear plugs for small plane ride.

Personal

  •  Travel Guides: The national language in Brazil is Portuguese.  Your trip to Brazil will be most enjoyable if you will buy a travel Guide for Brazil and/or a Portuguese (Brazilian dialect) language tape and take the time to learn something of the country before your trip.

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  • Glasses: (2) pair prescription glasses (1 as a back-up) (2) pairs of sun glasses with keeper straps 

  • Medications: Bring those medications that you normally need, i.e. aspirin, Allergy Medication, Band-Aids, suntan lotion (SPF 45+), your prescription drugs, etc. in your carry-on luggage. Our destinations all have a well- maintained first-aid kit for everything from sunburn to hook removal. 

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  • Allergies: If you know to be allergic to insect sting such as bees/wasp you should carry with you an EPI-Pen for strong allergic reactions to insect stings. 

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  • Gratuities: The Guide Service Fee is recommended for each guest at approx. $30 per Guide/ per day or approx. $200/per Guide per week (6-6 ½ fishing days). Recommended yacht and lodge staff service fee is a minimum of $200 per guest for the week and divided amongst the entire non-Guide personnel (all staff including, housekeeping, cooks, waiters, etc). If you feel a particular staff or Guide member has provided exemplary service to you, and you wish to provide an additional gratuity, please feel free to offer it to them personally. In addition to gratuities, you will need to bring travel money for time spent in Manaus, for expenses such as dinner out on the town, extra nights, souvenirs and gifts.

Communication

If anyone needs to get in touch with you while you are traveling with us in Brazil, your travel packet will have contact information for each destination. Our staff is in contact with your destinations with evening check-ins and we can relay any message to you in Brazil very quickly.  If you need to contact someone while you are in Brazil, we have a satellite phone on hand for customer use.  Your Host can assist you with using this phone and can also inform you of the current usage rate; however, due to high per minute rates, we recommend renting a satellite phone and bringing this with you if you plan to use the phone often.

Rio Negro Lodge offer Free WiFi connections, we recommend using WhatsApp for a better connections, you can also contact us via WhatsApp at 469-995-5351 or emails.

Fishing Equipment for Peacock Bass

 

For a list of recommended conventional and fly fishing equipment for Peacock Bass, please see the

LURES & TACKLE GUIDE.

Trip Deposit

 

Full booking details see Booking Info and Trip Calendar.

A non-refundable deposit of 50% of trip value is due 10 days of booking, in order to guarantee your trip and reservation.

We are here to assist you in the preparation of your trip to Brazil, please don’t hesitate to call us at (469) 995-5351.  

Enjoy your Peacock Bass Fishing trip at the “Best Destinations in the Amazon”!