The Jungle Experience – A Journey to Paradise with Rod in Hand
We take our more adventurous guests to even more remote areas of the headwaters. This is the epitome of adventure angling, not for the faint of heart. Only a limited number of anglers will have the opportunity to enjoy this unique angling experience every season. This is not just a fishing trip, it is a JUNGLE ADVENTURE. Fly camps are used to keep us on the move in these remote areas; large dome tents, cots, dining meshed tent, bathroom tent/outhouse-style toilet, solar bag showers, generator. Our chef will prepare a mix of local and international foods, a big breakfast and dinner, as well as a ppackable lunch for us to enjoy on-the-go. We will travel far up our waters to take you into the most pristine reaches our the river system. Our Tsimane team will lead the way showing you a rare view into the way they travel through and negotiate their terrain, digging or moving rocks and cutting fallen timber to make way for the canoes, doing whatever necessary to push on further. Watch in awe as they go on gathering food and a variety of jungle supplies for their families along the way, as hunter gatherers in their lineage have for centuries. Their ancient skills, strength and jungle ingenuity will come into play right before your eyes as you make your way into the deep green jungle. Feel what it felt like for explorers back in the golden age of exploration! It is more than just a fishing trip, it is a journey through the jungle wilderness with an expedition team lead by native
Tsimanes, in which our ONLY mission together, is to move our team into the most remote corners of this river system in search for BIGGER AND MEANER jungle gold!
– One professional English speaking fly fishing guide for every two anglers.
– An entire expedition team comprised of more than a dozen local Tsimane guides, half dozen local guides, Chef/chef helper, and 2-3 professional english speaking fly fishing guides.
– all camping gear included EXCEPT sleeping bag and travel pillow. We provide sleeping pads and cots for our spacious dome tents
– double occupancy.
Please remember that, due to unpredictable weather conditions and other potential external factors, expedition itineraries are subject to change.
Arrive Viru Viru International Airport (code VVI). An Angling Frontiers representative will meet you and transfer you to Los Tajibos Hotel and Convention Center. Check in and rest for an early morning departure to the jungle. (night of hotel included in package price).
DAY ONE (Saturday)
Have breakfast and then transfer to the charter flight for the 2.35 hour flight to the jungle airstrip. Arrive and begin transfer to the main camp (Approximately 3 hours canoe ride upriver). Arrive and get settled in your tents and geared up. Lunch and introduction briefing. Then separate into 2 teams and fish around the home beats. Return back to camp before dark to pack for our expedition further up river the next day. Welcome dinner and rest.
DAY TWO (Sunday)
Breakfast. Anglers will finish packing and leave their cargo in front of their tents. Our entire expedition team will already be loading cargo on our fleet of dugout canoes and making sure we have all the necessary supplies properly packed. All together as an expedition team we begin our river ascent deep into the uppermost headwaters of our river system. We will take turns (leap frog fishing) on our way up, stopping to fish at choice spots to maximize fishing and efficient use of our daylight. We will cover various pools, rocky and woody structure, runs/riffles, back-eddies and more, while navigating the river. While our team negotiates all these obstacles and takes care of pushing our expedition fleet upriver, the professional guides will handle our guests, putting them on different fishing scenarios hunting down dorado and other species along the way. Packed lunch on-the-go to take advantage of daylight. Our expedition team will eventually arrive at our campsite, unload cargo and set up camp, while our guests continue fishing upriver. Our anglers will arrive to a complete camp set up for them to have a bath and enjoy dinner and much needed rest.
DAY THREE (Monday)
Early breakfast. Pack gear up and load onto canoes. Our guides will go ahead first with our guests, fishing their way upriver in “leap frog” fashion. Our expedition team will lag behind them, moving camp to our next campsite for the week. Shore lunch on our way upriver to more fishing adventure. Our guests and professional guides will continue fishing the rest of the afternoon, and then turn back in time to make it to our new campsite before dark. Dinner and rest.
DAY FOUR - SIX (Tues. – Thurs)
Breakfast. Anglers and guides will split into two teams and switch through beats every day, -or move all together ‘leap frogging’ our way, each taking turns beat by beat, day by day, working our way up even higher up the headwaters. There is enough water and enough fishing opportunities for each of the maximum of 4 anglers in this expedition to get at least 2-5 chances at a nice sized fish every day, and of course some days chances will be double that or more. Your guide will decide when it is time to return to make it back to our last camp or fly camp. Dinner and rest.
DAY SEVEN (Friday):
Early breakfast, begin packing for return to Casare Camp. Make our way downriver with guides and anglers leading the way. We will stop at choice spots to fish. Have our packed lunch on-the-go. Arrive to Casare Camp early afternoon and fish the home beats. Return to Casare Camp for dinner and rest.
DAY EIGHT (Saturday)
Early breakfast and guests finish packing. Anglers and guides will begin fishing downriver to the jungle airstrip, fishing their way down choice spots. Packed lunch on-the-go. Then arrive late morning to the jungle airstrip for departure to Santa Cruz. (Departure to Santa Cruz is subject to being postponed due to external factors, such as weather, random Bolivian political issues, among others. Please be advised
that we consider your safety first, always, even if it means losing flights. Angling Frontiers will not be responsible for any extra charges associated with any changes required there-forth.) Once in Santa Cruz, either a transfer directly to the International Airport or, you will be transferred to the hotel. (2nd night included in the package).
DAY NINE (Sunday)
Breakfast at hotel and transfer back to Viru Viru International Airport for you flight/connections back home. (Transfer to airport included in package.)