Fishing Tour at Muyuna Lodge (5 Days)

Fishing Tour at Muyuna Lodge (5 Days)

Fishing the Amazon region for peacock bass and other exotic fish species has become a very popular activity for avid anglers. Peru is a great place to consider for these fish and Muyuna Lodge offers trip packages design specifically for adventurous anglers. On our fishing tours we target Peacock Bass, Araguana and Paco (Piractus brachipomus).

The best time to fish for peacock bass in the Amazon River is July - November, months we offer the Fishing Trip. These are the driest months in the Amazon and are ideal for fishing. During the remaining months of the year the rivers and lakes are flooded causing most fish species to venture into the flooded rainforest and leave the isolation of the rivers and lakes.

The predominant peacock bass species we have in Peru are the Cichla Ocellaris known as the “Butterfly Peacock Bass”. The butterfly peacock bass typically grow to around 12 pounds (5 kilos) and are not as large as its big brother, the Cichla Temensis that are a popular fishing targets in Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela

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Iquitos Vacation Package - The tour package includes:

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Transfer from the airport to the port or hotel in Iquitos City.

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Navigation from Iquitos to Muyuna Lodge along the Amazon River

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Visits to authentic coastal communities.

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Bottled water.

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Electric charge batteries for cameras, laptops, etc. at set times.

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Breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet.

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Basket with fruit and a coffee table for your entertainment.

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Private Cabin with bathroom and terrace with hammock facing the river or jungle.

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Tents, mattresses and everything needed if they want to camp in the jungle virgin.

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Night and day excursions to look for animals and wildlife.

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Expert bilingual naturalist guides small groups.

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A Primer of animals that have been in the area of ​​Muyuna.

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First Aid Kit, which includes antivenom. Do not worry, in 12 years, we have never used a single one.

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With no electricity, we play again like when we were kids and we were away from electronic games (Monopoly, Scrabble, Chess, etc). We have board games and football hand.

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Biodegradable Amenities (shampoo, conditioner, moisturizer and liquid soap).

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Optional flight tickets Lima / Iquitos / Lima

AXA Travel Assistant

Optional AXA Travel Assistant

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Optional flight tickets Lima / Iquitos / Lima

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Itinerary - Fishing Tour at Muyuna Lodge (5 Days / 4 Nights)

Daily departures from Iquitos or Lima.

 

Day 1: ... (Lima) / Iquitos / Muyuna Lodge (L-D)

  • Reception at Iquitos' airport.

  • Transfer to the Iquitos port.

  • Transfer to a speed boat for 3 hours (about), 140 Km. upriver from Iquitos City, on the Amazon River.

  • Reception at Muyuna Lodge.

  • Distribution of bungalow and guidance. Delivery list of animals that have been seen previously in the area.

  • Lunch buffet.

  • Boat excursion to Corriente Lake, where there are possibilities to fish for the peacock bass and other species

  • Dinner and overnight.

 

Day 2: Muyuna Lodge (B-L-D)

  • Early breakfast.

  • Excursion to Laguna Bufeo, where we will establish a base camp form the place to perform the different fishing activities in Bufeo and Huito Lakes.

  • Sport fishing all day, where fishing warrant Muyuna different sizes of peacock bass and other fish species typical of the Peruvian Amazon River tributaries.

  • Muyuna staff awaits at base camp, where lunch will be served, in the middle of the pure and virgin rainforest.

  • After lunch, return to the remote Laguna Huito.

  • Sport fishing all afternoon.

  • Return to Muyuna Lodge at sunset to enjoy a well deserved rest.

  • Dinner and overnight.

 

Day 3: Camping (B-L-D)

  • Breakfast buffet very early.

  • Expedition to the Tipashiro or Juanachi Lakes (depending on access and river level), by boat or on foot. Catch and release peacock bass, tucunare, acarahuazus, gamitanas, pirañas, etc.

  • Buffet at Muyuna Lodge.

  •  Expedition to another distant creek, which will host a night of camping. There is a beautiful sunset, only interrupted by flock of birds flying over the water.

  • Dinner outdoors.

  •  Overnight.

 

Day 4: Camping / Muyuna Lodge (B-L-D)

  • Breakfast outdoors.

  • Fish in this lovely place all day, just interrupting you for lunch time, with a very nice and tranquil landscape.

  • Lunch

  • Late return to Muyuna Lodge.

  • Dinner and overnight.

 

Day 5: Muyuna Lodge / Iquitos / ... (Lima) (B-L)

  • Breakfast

  • Share in the morning with the friendly people of the forest, in the village of San Juan de Yanayacu. The visit is very spontaneous, travelers sometimes play football with them or just walk around their homes. It is time to talk with artisanal fishermen, and learn their secrets. Also, here, you can buy crafts that they made based on seeds and vegetable ivory. (San Juan Artisan Market)

  • Lunch buffet.

  • Your experience of fishing in the Amazon rainforest will end.

  • Sail three hours back to Iquitos City and take you to the hotel or airport, or transfer to airport for departure to Lima.

 

Recommendations:

Arrival in Iquitos has to be before 9:00 am and departure after 5:00 pm. Other schedules has to arrange extra boat with additional cost.

Bring:

  • Insect repellent

  • Good walking shoes that cover the heals. (to avoid twisting your ankle)

  • Large sun hat.

  • Sunglasses.

  • Sun cream.

  • Camera with plenty of film and batteries.

  • Flashlight / torch to use at nighttime. (plus spare batteries)

  • Lightweight raincoat with rainproof hat.

  • Umbrella in case of rain.

  • A good book to read, plenty of magazines. (to ready while you relax)

  • Pair of binoculars.

  • Water flask. (fresh drinking water for jungle treks)

  • Swimming costume. (for swimming in our large pool or in the river)

  • The native Indian tribes in the area are very poor and love to receive gifts of used clothing, old toys or anything at all that the tourist does not need and wishes to donate. Also, any items for children such as paper, pencils and pens are very gratefully received.

  • (For couples) Bring protection. (there are no drugstore nearby!!)

The program does not include

  • Tips for guides and staff members.

  • Flight tickets Lima / Iquitos / Lima and airport taxes; ask for our promotional airfares.

  • Gratuities for baggage handlers.

  • Travel insurance or health insurance.

  • Liquors and beverages.

  • Rubber boots.

  • Personal expenses and not mentioned in this program.

Muyuna Lodge - Rates 2018

Rates per person in US Dollar

Room Type

Max. Passengers

Our Rate Per Person

Double

2

$ 777

Triple

3

$ 777

Single

1

$ 944

Child (5-12 years old)

 

50% Off

 

Terms and Conditions:

  • Rates apply to foreign tourists, not residents in Peru and there are expressed in U.S. Dollars. Our fares include all taxes.

  • The system must only process reserves received at least 7 days before the date of trip.

  • Unused services are not refundable

  • Rates subject to change and / or availability

  • Does not apply to dates of Easter, Independence Day (25 to 31 July), National Holidays, Christmas, New Year and Special Events

 

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