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Peacock Bass Fishing | Amazon River | Brazil

Tour code: BRZ001  
Category: Freshwater Fishing, Freshwater Fly Fishing

Peacock Bass fishing is the most incredible game fishing sport in the Amazon basin, it is also the fish that has received the most attention. Their remarkable, explosive topwater strike, combined with an astonishing ability to break heavy lines/leaders and straighten even stout saltwater hooks, makes them one of the most sought after species in the world.

Amazon Peacock Bass fishing at its best, we offer you the premier adventure program for fishing, comfort, safety and services. The key to exceptional Peacock Bass fishing is our floating cabins, which allow you and your guides to navigate through low water, unlike the traditional live-aboard and commercial fishing boats because these must stop where the low water prevents passage.

It’s no surprise that beyond these barriers is where the best fishing starts! The key to this extraordinary fishing is our outfitter’s very fast, very roomy, very state of the art Cessna Caravan floatplane which allows them to whisk you directly from Manaus, Brazil airport to pristine locations far (often hundreds of miles) from the melee of competing lodges and houseboats.

Here you have access to unfished waters above natural barriers such as waterfalls and shallow river mouths. The fishing boats are special shallow-draft tunnel types that can freely traverse almost any level of water, including virtually landlocked lagoons. Angler’s fish two per boat, with talented Brazilian guides, experienced in baitcasting, spinning and fly fishing.

They speak enough “fishing English” to communicate effectively and of course, are intimately familiar with the fishing areas and how to find a concentration of Peacock Bass.

If you have any questions on any of the Peacock Bass Fishing trips we offer then contact us in the office, our team will be happy to help you with any queries you have. Additionally, you can request a free brochure.

Fly Out Floating Cabins

Walk-in at any time from the nearby secluded prehistoric-looking lagoons into the luxurious comfort of your 12’ X 15’ elegant and roomy cabin, it has a private full bathroom. The Cabins are fully carpeted, tastefully decorated and every detail has been carefully considered.

In our 12’ x 23’ dinning/sitting lounge you will dine on linen table cloths, enjoying our chef’s four course meals. An excellent variety of both – continental and exciting regional dishes, make up the week’s menu. Fresh breads and pastries are baked daily and chilled wines, ice-cold beer, soft drinks, and Brazilian-style margaritas flow freely throughout your fishing trip.

Each of our six Floating Cabin operations is managed by our Brazilian “co-owner, who is not only a knowledgeable fisherman, but is also experienced in handling logistics inherent to the Amazon fishing operations. Since our groups are small, the manager, together with a bilingual host and a staff of 14, offer unique, personalized hands-on attention. Breakfast room service, laundry service and guest satellite phone are a few of the available amenities.

What you won’t find are many pesky bugs. The pristine rivers we fish have naturally-high tannin levels (from extensive leaf decay), which discourage the development of biting insects. Of the few bugs which might exist, our daily mobility eliminates any possibilities of concentrations.

Come challenge the mighty peacock bass and leave the main waterway crowds behind!

Board: Full board
Rooms: Twin
Telephone: Satellite (Chargeable)
Power: 110 volt
Air Conditioning: In cabins
Meals: Dining cabin
Alcohol: All included
Cash Accepted: Brazilian real
Caesar Business Manaus

Caesar Business Manaus is a luxurious 4-star hotel in Manaus.

Dining facilities at Caesar Business Manaus include a cafeteria. There is also room service available. The hotel boasts a 24-hour front desk service. Public areas at Caesar Business Manaus are comfortably air-conditioned. Hotel guests will appreciate the welcoming services of our multilingual staff. Leisure amenities: There is an outdoor swimming pool at the hotel. Guests can also enjoy the following spa/wellness facilities: sauna. After a long day of business meetings or sightseeing, hotel guests can book a relaxing massage. Other services: concierge services, elevator/lift, laundry facilities and roll-in shower. Business/Internet: Caesar Business Manaus features a well-equipped business center complete with audio-visual equipment. Event catering can also be arranged. The following Internet options are available at the hotel: high-speed wireless access is complimentary.

Board: B&B
Rooms: Twin Rooms
Telephone: In Room
Internet: Free Wifi
Power: 220 Volt
Air Conditioning: In room
Alcohol: Hotel bar
Cards Accepted: All Major Cards
Cash Accepted: Dollars
Species Information
Peacock Bass
Season: All Year
Peak: September to April
Weight: 1LB to 27LB
Average Weight: 7LB
Suggested Itinerary

The below itinerary is only a suggested one as there are flights departing the UK everyday to Sao Paulo. Should you wish to extend or shorten your stay with more or less time in Sao Paulo or Manaus, the itinerary below can be tailored to suit.

DAY 1: (Thursday)

Depart UK (alternative routes available)

DAY 2: (Friday)

Arrive Sao Paulo
Depart Sao Paulo
Arrive Manaus

Meet and greet before being transferred the 15 minutes to your hotel.

Rest of day free to relax.

Overnight accommodation: Caesar Business Manaus (Twin Rooms) B/B

DAY 3: (Saturday) Fishing Day.

In the morning you will be picked up and transferred to your fly out lodge.

On arrival and time allowing, fish for a few hours in the late afternoon.

Overnight accommodation: Luxury Floating Lodge (Twin Rooms) F/B

DAYS 4 & 5: (Sunday & Monday) Fishing Days.

Each day breakfast is served at 7:00 AM and your guide will be ready to leave by 7:30 AM.

As you will be as close as 5-15 minutes away to the fishing, we suggest you return to camp for lunch and a “siesta” before returning back to the water late in the afternoon until dusk.

Overnight accommodation: Luxury Floating Lodge (Twin Rooms) F/B

DAYS 6 & 7: (Tuesday & Wednesday) Fishing Days.

When out fishing, remember, that Peacock Bass usually roam about in small schools searching for baitfish, often bursting into a feeding frenzy.

When this situation is encountered, get your fly or lure in front of the feeding fish as soon as possible.

The sooner you cast to them after they’ve been spotted, the better your chance of a hookup.

Overnight accommodation: Luxury Floating Lodge (Twin Rooms) F/B

DAYS 8 & 9: (Thursday & Friday) Fishing Days.

A fishing tip: Peacock Bass are greedy and highly competitive schooling fish.

Always cast a lure or fly right next to any hooked fish.

Another Peacock Bass will almost always be close by as they will be attracted by the commotion.

Overnight accommodation: Luxury Floating Lodge (Twin Rooms) F/B

DAY 10: (Saturday) Fishing Day.

If time allows and you still have the energy, grab a few fishing hours in the morning, before departing back to Manaus.

Depart Manaus
Arrive Sao Paulo
Depart Sao Paulo

DAY 11: (Sunday)

Arrive UK

Dates & Prices

Remember that Sportquest Holidays' services are completely FREE! When you book a trip with Sportquest Holidays, you never pay more than when you book directly with the lodge and flights independently. Plus what’s more if you book with Sportquest Holidays your holiday is protect by our ATOL and the Travel Package Regulations Act. To see more details CLICK HERE.

Start DateEnd DateDaysNightsFishingAnglerNon-AnglerAvailability
01/08/201931/08/201911106.5£6,764On Request  Book Now
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We are so confident that our packaged prices are the best available and offer great value for money.

If, however, you find an identical holiday available with any other fully bonded Tour Operator at a lower price, we will match that price.

Price Notes

Prices are based on two adults sharing transfers, fishing and accommodation (unless otherwise stated) and are correct at the time of going to press. Subject to time of year or date and currency fluctuations, these prices may fluctuate slightly due to flight price increases or fuel surcharge.

Holidays or flights booked with Sportquest Holidays Limited are protected by the Civil Aviation Authority by our ATOL bond (Number 6371). ATOL protects you from losing your money or being stranded abroad. It does this by carrying out financial checks on the firms it licenses and requiring a guarantee, called a bond.

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What's Included & Excluded
  • All international flights
  • All internal flights
  • Airport Transfers
  • All accommodation as per itinerary
  • 6.5 days fishing
  • All meals at Lodge
  • Soft drinks
  • Alcohol
  • Laundry
  • Spin tackle
  • Personal holiday insurance
  • Fly fishing tackle
  • Tips for guides and all camp staff
  • Food and beverages in Manaus

Flight upgrades

Additional nights Sao Paulo

Additional nights in Manaus staying at Caesar Business Manaus Hotel

Tour Notes


No visa for UK citizens required.

Medical Requirements

Hepatitis A, Typhoid Hepatitis B and Tetanus-diphtheria

Please Note

All details of visa and medical requirements are correct at time of press however please check these requirements for changes.

Departure tax

There is no departure tax from Brazil

Flight Route & Flight Time

UK – Sao Paulo (12hrs), Sao Paulo – Manaus (4hrs)

Baggage Allowance

Your actual allowance is based on both which airline you are flying with and also what class of seat you are travelling in. Normally in economy it is 1 checked bag, Premium Economy / Business 2 checked bags, First 3 checked bags. In addition to your checked bags you are also allowed 1 cabin bag and either 1-laptop bag or ladies handbag. The actual size and weight limit for bags is dependent on the airline. We therefore recommend that once your flights are booked you check on the airlines website for the up to date allowances.

There is a strictly-enforced 45-pound weight restriction for the 8 passenger Turbo-prop Caravan float-plane flights divided as follows:

One 12 lbs. piece as “Carry-on”
One 33 lbs. piece as “Check-in” packed in soft duffle bags with no rigid bottom (except for cases)

(If only one soft duffle bag is used, it must enter a doorway not bigger than: length: 23in; Width: 22in; Height: 11in.)

Transfer Time

Manaus – Hotel Tropical 15 mins

Manaus – Remote fly out lodges, by sea plane and boat, takes around 2 or 3 hours depending on the time of year as the fly out lodges are always moving.

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