Golden Dorado – Surubi – Pacu
SEASON: June – October
DURATION: 8 Days – 7 Days Fishing
GUESTS: 4-6 Anglers Max
Casare Camp (Jungle Dorado) is a Golden Dorado fishing lodge with little by way of comparison or competition. This is a place untouched by man with unimaginable beauty. Very few places in the world exist today that remain as wild and untouched as the Casare river system. The camp is located in an indigenous territory that boasts incredible biodiversity, as well as an unbroken expanse of jungle-covered mountains, hills, and rapids that have kept it safe from man’s destructive reach for millennia.
Nestled in the Eastern slopes of the Andes Mountains of Bolivia, Casare Camp is one of the most isolated and remote places in the world.
Fishing at Casare Camp (Jungle Dorado)
At Casare Camp (Jungle Dorado) your Golden Dorado fly fishing dreams come true. The duration of your tour is based out of the Casare Camp with daily excursions to explore the multiple fishing scenarios that exist in the Bolivian rainforest.
Anglers will have access to the Casare River and its tributaries, all of which hold healthy populations for monster Golden Dorado.
During the tour, guests will have an option to spend one night out in a fly camp. This provides clients with a taste of the Jungle Expedition but also an opportunity to fish further upriver beyond the day fishing waters.
One professional English-speaking guide will always accompany guests. The group shares a guide between 2-3 anglers. Further to this, local tribesmen who understand this river, the wildlife & conditions better than you could imagine, will support the tour.
We recommend 8-10 weight rods to help turn over big flies, but the different weights also help target various species within the system.
Reels need to be able to withstand significant runs & surges, plus if a Golden Dorado takes off downstream, you will need at least 100 yards of 30-pound backing.
You will do most of your fishing using tropical floating lines or lines with intermediate tips.
Accommodation at Casare Camp (Jungle Dorado)
The accommodation at Casare Camp consists of safari tents with twin single beds. Your tents are well equipped with all the necessary comforts including charging stations, lighting, storage space & standing fans. The camp makes use of communal restrooms with fully functioning bathrooms and showers.
The dining area hosts both breakfast and dinner. The camp chef prepares all meals fresh. Lunches are, in most cases, taken as picnics on the river. Soft drinks, limited local beer, and local liquor/wines are included in the tour package.
If you have a specific taste or alcoholic requirement, please feel free to bring your own.
Casare Camp does have facilities for satellite internet. This is an extra charge of $100 (per person) for the whole week. Speeds, as you would expect in the jungle are slow but sufficient to send a text home or update a social media post.
Getting t0 Casare Camp (Jungle Dorado)
Guests fly into Santa Cruz, Bolivia at Viru Viru International Airport (VVI). Following an overnight stay, you will transfer to the charter airport for the 2hr35 charter flight to the jungle where your expedition begins.
Arrive at Viru Viru International Airport (code VVI). We will arrange for a representative to meet you and transfer you to Los Tajibos Hotel and Convention Center. Check-in and rest for an early morning departure the following day to the jungle. (The hotel is included in the price).
DAY ONE (Saturday):
Following a hotel breakfast, you will be transferred to the charter flight for the 2h35 flight to the jungle airstrip. Once at the jungle airstrip you will begin the transfer to the main camp (Approximately 3 hours canoe ride upriver). Once settled into the tents and after a tickle set-up, the head guide will host an introductory briefing to the area.
After the briefing, your tour will split into teams and begin fishing around the home beats until dark, then return for welcome dinner and rest.
DAY TWO (Sunday) – DAY SEVEN (Friday):
Start the day with an early breakfast.
Anglers will break into teams of two or three (depending on group and conditions) and will split up to fish beats assigned every day based on the rotation, weather, and river conditions.
Each day anglers will cover various deep pools, submerged and overhanging structure and runs/riffles while navigating the river.
Each fishing day ends at dusk to make it back to Casare Camp before dark.
DAY EIGHT (Saturday):
After breakfast, the team will leave Casare Camp and fish downriver to the jungle airstrip. The group will enjoy a packed lunch on the go before the return charter to Santa Cruz. Once in Santa Cruz, we will arrange a transfer directly to the International Airport or to the hotel. (the 2nd night is also included in the package).
DAY NINE (Sunday):
Breakfast at the hotel we’ll arrange a transfer back to Viru Viru International Airport for the flight/connections back home. (Transfer to the airport is included in the package.)
*All visitors to the indigenous territory pay an indigenous fee of $550 per person
- Airport meet and transfer to the hotel to hotel for check-in.
- 2 nights (the Friday night before your trip and the following Saturday night when you return to Santa Cruz from the jungle) the 5- star Los Tajibos Hotel and Convention Center in Santa Cruz, with breakfast included. (Double occupancy rooms, but single rooms available for an extra $100)
- All airport hotel transportation.
- Round-trip private charter flights to jungle airstrip. (2.35hrs travel each way, simultaneous flight of 2 to 3 planes)
- Professional English-speaking fly-fishing guides and local indigenous guides, guide operated boats.
- Camp accommodations at the fishing location, and fly camp equipment provided.
- Laundry at the main camp.
- Heavy spinning and bait-casting fishing equipment available for clients who wish to try their luck with giant catfish.
- All commercial international air travel. Airport taxes and fees.
- Extra hotel nights. (or room changes)
- Visa and travel expenses.
- Indigenous territory fees ($550 per person).
- Gratuities for the full staff. We recommend 10%-15% of the trip cost, per client. This tip cab be given to the manager.
- Phone calls, satellite phone calls and any purchases of personal items.
- Satellite internet is Casare Camp
- Any imported or speciality alcoholic beverages, cigars, cigarettes, etc.
- Any meals or drinks outside of fishing areas.
- Extra transportation outside of our trip logistics.
All US citizens & most countries require visas to enter Bolivia. Bolivian tourist visas are valid for five years from the date of issuance and allow the bearer to enter the country three times a year for a cumulative stay of not more than ninety days.
Please do not exceed 50lbs of cargo.
Luggage – Please bring soft shell luggage or duffle bags
Proof of insurance and medevac from Global Rescue (recommended) is REQUIRED for all of our guests. Proof must be presented to the representative in charge, prior to embarking on any expeditions.
Inoculations and Health Risks:
All visitors to Bolivia need a Yellow Fever Vaccine certification as Santa
Cruz is considered a Dengue-affected area. There are also rare cases of
leishmaniasis, a potentially deadly tropical disease if left unchecked and untreated.