Pescamazon - Destinations
Nhamunda River - Peacock Bass / Catfish


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 others.

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.

ACCOMODATIONS  Movie Boat (YouTube)

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.

04 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.

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.


  • 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.


  • 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 available;
  • Alcoholic beverage;
  • Airport tax, as required when boarding international flights;
  • Excess weight of baggage;
  • Tipping is permitted at free will and not obligatory.


  • 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 departure.
  • 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 (USA) or
    Brasilian Embassies and Consulates in your country.