Paraya – Peacock Bass – Sardinata
SEASON: Jan – March
DURATION: 8 Nights – 7 Days Fishing
GUESTS: 6-8 Anglers
Fishing the Orinoco Lodge & Awia Camp Combo
PAYARA FISHING DAYS
The Orinoco camp is on an ideal section of the Orinoco River. Paraya are fast water (rapids) loving fish. So not only do you get to fish in a pristine rainforest section of the river, but the pull of a land-based 20+ pound payara in strong currents is also without equal.
3 rapid systems can be fished from this camp, as well as the mouth of the Tomo river.
Low fishing pressure & healthy populations of Paraya equal world-class fishing. Guests can enjoy multiple hook-ups & lots of fun chasing large fish as they year off downstream. Apart from trophy Paraya anglers can also expect to run into big sardinata and bicuda. The majority of fishing is done from land, but boats are also used to navigate between rapids. These boats are comfortably shared between 2 anglers.
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. Paraya are caught in fast rapids and use the current well to their advantage. You will need a minimum of 100 yards of 30-pound backing.
You will do most of your fishing using tropical fast sinking lines or intermediate tip lines with sink tips.
PEACOCK FISHING DAYS
After the two days of Payara fishing, guests head upriver to access the Peacock Bass waters and change camps. The journey is incredible. The journey boasts beautiful river sections, including rapids and a short portage of 150m. The destination is the Orinoco Camp, where guests will spend the next 4-nights under the protection of the local autonomous Sikuani natives.
Tuparro river peacock bass react very well to fly fishing. Many claim they are easier to catch on the fly than on conventional tackle. Great catfish fishing is also available for Jau (gilded catfish), red tail catfish (Pirarara), and Piraiba (Valenton).
We recommend 8-10 weight rods to help turn over big flies & fight fish hard to keep them from the structure.
Reels need to be able to withstand significant runs & surges; importantly, the drag must be able to set tight & remain smooth.
You will do most of your fishing using tropical floating lines or lines with intermediate tips.
Accommodation on the Orinoco Lodge & Awia Camp Combo
Guests never sacrifice the comfort of a fixed lodge with luxury individual cabin-style tents with full-size beds & marine toilets installed at each portable camp. All meals are designed & served by trained chefs while camping in the most remote and virgin corner of the northern Orinoco basin and targeting fish that do not regularly see flies.
Getting to the fishing
Guests fly into Bogotá, Colombia, at El Dorado International Airport (BOG). Following an overnight stay, you will transfer to the charter airport for the charter flight to the Amazon jungle, where your expedition begins.
Itinerary for the Orinoco Lodge & Awia Camp Combo
Arrive in Bogotá, where you will be met by a representative & transferred to the Marriott Courtyard Hotel for the night.
Depart Bogata with the guide team. You will fly Bogotá – Puerto Carreño from the Aeropuerto El Dorado. Our driver will be waiting for you to commence the 4-hour 4×4 ride down unmarked roads through natural savannah full of deer, tapir, pumas, and anacondas until you reach the mouth of the Tomo river & Orinoco Camp.
Day 3 – 4
Paraya Fishing from Orinoco Camp.
Guests will head up the Tuparro river to change camps and begin targeting Peacock Bass.
Day 4 – 8
Peacock Bass fishing from Tuparro river camp.
On the 8th and last fishing day, guests fish back down the river to the Orinoco Camp. You will fish the entire day for Peacock Bass until 4.30 pm. You will spend the last night at Orinoco camp. The following day, guests return from camp to the Puerto Carreno airport to fly back to Bogota.
US$4000 per angler
*All visitors to the indigenous territory pay an indigenous fee of $500 per person
- The airport meets and transfers to the hotel for check-in.
- All airport hotel transportation.
- Return charter flights to jungle airstrip.
- Domestic flights
- Two nights at the Marriott Courtyard in Bogota OR Diez Hotel in Medellin
- All meals and snacks
- Unlimited beer and soft drinks
- Professional guides
- High-end camping gear
- Basic travel insurance
- Indian fee
- All commercial international air travel. Airport taxes and fees.
- Extra hotel nights. (or room changes)
- Visa and travel expenses.
- Indigenous territory fees @ ($500 per person).
- Gratuities for the staff. We recommend $200 for guide and $200 for staff
- Fishing tackle
- Meals first and last night in Bogota
- Fishing license (currently not required)
- Phone calls, satellite phone calls, and any purchases of personal items.
- Any imported or specialty alcoholic beverages, cigars, cigarettes, etc.
- Any meals or drinks outside of fishing areas.
- Extra transportation outside of our trip itinerary.
Citizens of certain countries need to present a tourist visa to gain entry. These can be processed at the Colombian embassies and consulates abroad. You can check if you need a visa or not in the link below.
Check countries requiring visas at https://www.cancilleria.gov.co/tramites_servicios/visa/requisitos.
Please do not exceed 50lbs of cargo.
Luggage – Please bring soft shell luggage or duffle bags
Basic travel insurance is included. However, we highly recommend that clients purchase Global Rescue insurance.
Clients must have adequate travel and medical insurance, including Medical Evacuation from the point of Injury. Global Rescue offers the most comprehensive and inclusive insurance.
Currently, no vaccines are required to gain entry to Colombia. However, suppose you wish to visit tourist sites such as the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta National Park, the Tayrona National Park, or the different Amazon reserves. In that case, the Colombian authorities will require that you are correctly vaccinated against yellow fever. Remember that this vaccine must be administered at least ten days before traveling to these destinations.