Pescamazon - Destinations
Nhamunda River - Peacock Bass / Catfish
LOCATION & DESCRIPTION
The 300 km long Nhamunda river
originates in the plateau “Serra do Jatapu” near the division of the
Brazilian Northern States of Roraima, Amazonas and Para, from there it
flows down, forming the natural division between Amazonas and Para,
crossing the national ecological reservation “Nhamunda/Mapuera” before
joining the Amazon river near the small village of Nhamunda (gps
coordinates S-02°14’40” W-56°43’07” ).
It was said, that here the Spanish navigator Francisco Oreland met the
legendary woman warriors, who gave name to the Amazon river.
Exuberant nature and wildlife is to be found along this tropical
rainforest river. Hundreds of lagoons contain an enormous variety of game
fish like the peacock bass, payara, bicuda, traira, jacunda, pirarara, and
Deep water holes are also
frequent, and can be fished for huge catfish on heavy equipment.
Due to the national reservation area, its reinforced preservation laws,
difficult access and inexistence of commercial fishing, excellent results
are to be expected for Peacock bass fishing.
The “AVENTUREIRA” is a safe, steel hulled,
18,20m x 4,80m, fully equipped shallow
floating vessel, speed 13 knots, twin engine, 02 generators, with
40.000 BTU central air conditioned suite (01) and twin bed cabins
(03), saloon/dining room, kitchen, solar and observation deck, hosting
up to 08 adults.
Five meter long fishing or touring aluminum boats, with 15 hp outboard
and electric trolling motors, 02 inflatable canoes and 01 raft.
Safety is a priority asset, featuring high-tec electronics, VHS radio,
satellite communication system, sounder, radar, GPS, compass and
complete medical first aid kit.
FISHING CONDITIONS & TIPS
While cat fishing can be practiced all year around, the fishing season
for peacock bass goes from June to September.
Fishing will be done, two anglers + pilot, out of aluminum fishing boats,
equipped with outboard engine and electric trolling motor.
As for recommending equipment;
although the possibility of catching a 20 lbs up Peacock Bass is real,
you’ll be more likely catching fish up to 16 lbs., we recommend the use of
17 to 25 lbs. casting rods with up to 50 lbs. multifilament lines for
Peacock fishing, when fly fishing is preferred, your equipment should be
at least # 8. For big catfish however, really heavy salt water type
equipment is required.
These recommendations are based on experience, space and playing
conditions, not to be taken as a rule.
- International flights are regular to
the Manaus airport, where PESCAMAZON will meet you upon arrival, for
transfer to and accommodation in local hotel.
- Day one - Boarding a domestic,
one hour flight to Parintins, transfer and checking in the
awaiting houseboat, navigating will start immediately after settling in,
and upon sunrise early next morning, fishing may begin.
- Day two thru day six - Fishing.
- Day seven – Fishing in the
morning and after lunch we will begin our trip back to Parintins.
- Day eight – Early domestic
flight back to Manaus, where your international connection can be made.
INCLUDED IN PACKAGE PRICE
- Transfers from and to international
airport, hotel and regional airport:
Arriving day, hotel accommodations;
- Round-trip domestic flight to Parintins;
- House-boat accommodations, full pension
aboard, except alcoholic beverage;
- Fully equipped fishing boats, live
baits, pilot, fuel and cooler with snacks, meals and beverage;
- Fishing license;
- Pescamazon guide.
NOT INCLUDED IN PACKAGE PRICE
- Airfare to Manaus;
- There are no hidden costs, but the
following items are charged as extras;
- Hotel accommodations and meals on
return to Manaus, they can be reserved by PESCAMAZON upon request;
- Phone calls, satellite phone will be
- Alcoholic beverage;
- Airport tax, as required when boarding
- Excess weight of baggage;
- Tipping is permitted at free will and
PRICE, RESERVATIONS AND PAYMENT
- The price of the Nhamunda package is
US$ 2,700.00 (US. Dollar);
- Approximately $900 from Miami x
Manaus x Miami;
- Final payment is due 30 days prior to
- For cancellation and refunding policy,
please check our
Terms & Conditions.
Reservations are accepted through a 10
% deposit, up to 60 days prior to departure.
- We strongly recommend use of common
sense while packing;
- Portuguese is the official language
in Brazil, but an English-Portuguese interpreter will always be
available on the trip;
- Tropical climate, typical wet
conditions, require climatic and proper protection for electronic
equipment, photo cameras and general baggage, even a light weight rain
suite may we wanted for shelter in sudden rainfall;
- There are no shops along the river,
so personal hygienic items, medicine, sun protection, etc. are to be
bought in advance;
- You will be traveling deep into a
tropical rainforest environment, where insects and mosquitoes are
common and personal care and protection is required. Wearing light
weight, breathing long sleeved shirts and trousers are to be
considered and insect repellents may be necessary while in the open,
at sunrise and sun fall;
- Preventive tetanus and yellow fever
inoculations are always recommended.
- Visa information can be obtained in
the official website:
Consulate General of Brazil in Houston
Brasilian Embassies and Consulates
in your country.