HELICONIA AMAZON RIVER LODGE
SPORT FISHING PROGRAM
2 Night Camping and 1 night at Heliconia Lodge
|Price per person inUSD||2013||2014|
|Double/Matri/Triple/Fam.||$ 606||$ 760|
|Simgle||$ 731||$ 915|
Program´s Code: FISHING 300- B
Heliconia lodge, located 80 milesdown the Amazon river from Iquitos offers an unique sport fishing program specially design for all those experienced and non-experienced fisherman from all over the world, feel free to join un in this fantastic fishing experience!
DAY 1: Iquitos/ Heliconia Lodge/Atun Caño (L,D)
Reception at the international airport of Iquitos and transfer to the operation office of Heliconia, after a few moments we shall proceed to the docks to take a boat. On route, we will visit a community of Bora indians and afterwards we will keep on our trip navigating on the majestic Amazon river observing its grandeur and magnificence. After 2 hour boat ride we will arrive To Heliconia Lodge where we will be welcomed with a typical refreshment.
At proper time a delicious lunch will be served and then we shall proceed to take the boat again to navigate downriver till we reach the community of “Santa Rosa” on the shore of “Atun caño creek”´. The place we are going to stay is a built on style jungle hut for you to have a clear idea of how river people live their whole lives, learn about their customs, ways of life and have an authentic experience.
We will sleep on foam mattresses, under a huge mosquitoe net.
Dinner as well as other meals are cooked hygienically.
For the adventurous one we can organize a short canoe ride at night on the nearby lake called “Isana” to be able to hear the sounds of the insects, frogs, nocturnal birds, try to spot some wildlife like alligators, etc.
DAY 2: Fishing at Atun Caño (B,LD)
Very early in the morning a delicious breakfast will be served. Dawn at the lake is magnificent, your guide will make a prayer to the jungle Gods while smoking a blalck tobacco cigar(river people believe that each lake of the jungle has its God that takes care of them and helps protect the fisherman and helps them and catch lots of fish). In the oxbow lake, while the sun rises, we will be able to enjoy the sounds of the surroundings of the lake and start catching different species of fish, like the powerful and awsome “large mouth peacock bass” a real fíghter and a challenge for fisherman. This fish is locally known as “Tucunare” and has beautiful colors all over its body and three black stripes and kind of an eye on its tail! Besides the “Dragon fish” (Arawana) another game fish with great similarity with the “Paiche” (Arapaima Gigas) though this fish is not possible to catch with lures. Also, we can try to hook small mouth bass, the famous “Red bellied piranha” (Serraselmus nattereri) and several other species of game fish. Enjoying fishing and at the same time the enchanting area around the lake, the songs of many birds, monkeys, etc is enhancing and encouraging!
Return to the jungle hut for a delicious and nourishing lunch. Drinking water as well as cold soft drinks will be offered.
In the afternoon, we will go back to the lake for a few more hours of fishing and before it gets dark, we will go back to the jungle hut.
Dinner and overnight.
DAY 3: Fishing at Atun Caño / Heliconia Lodge (B,L,D)
Early morning breakfast, and then we will proceed to the lake for another beautiful fishing day. Be aware that there are chances to catch 16 to 18 pounder(or more) Peacock bass on this lake. Please, every cast brings you hope and excitement that you will be able to hook and land one of this big fish, even though the average weigth is 4 to 8 pounds.
Return to the base hut, where another delicious lunch will be ready. Afterwards we will get ready to take the boat to navigate upriver arriving late afternoon to “Heliconia Lodge”. Upon arrival, your guide will give you some hints about the lodge facilities, nice rooms with comfortable beds will be provided, each room with private bath and shower.
Dinner and overnight.
DAY 4: HELICONIA LODGE / IQUITOS (B,L)
Breakfast. After breakfast we will offer you a jungle walk where you will be able to see several species of trees, including one of the biggest trees of the Amazon locally known as “Lupuna” (Ceiba Petandra), some bird species and luckily one or two species of monkeys, learn about medicinal plants and tree barks, etc.
After 2 hours and a half approximately, return to the lodge. Lunch. At proper time, we will take the boat back to Iquitos. Upon arrival you will be transferred at proper time to the airport or to the hotel according to your program or itinerary.
Come and visit us, we can assure you will never forget this fantastic sport fishing adventure in the Amazon!
For the lodges, it is recommended to take a small suitcase or a backpack. We have a storage room for your convenience in our offices in Iquitos.
Season to go Fishing : Dry Season , July to November.
- Meet our driver in his booth # 5 at the luggage claim area.
- Programs may vary according to flight arrival / departure changes or weather conditions.
- For this program we recommend to take morning flights to Iquitos and your returning flight to Lima in the afternoon.
- Departures from Iquitos to Heliconia Lodge: just in the morning ( max. 09:30 am)
- Departures from Heliconia Lodge to Iquitos is at 13:30 pm
- Check in: 13:00 pm / Check out: 12:00 pm
Our services include:
- Sport fishing with professional guide
- Appropriate fishing boats
This program does not include:
- Beverages: juices, soft drinks and alcoholic drinks.
- Flight tickets Lima/Iquitos/Lima and airport taxes.
Fishing equipment rent
In case you can not bring your own fishing equipment, the rent is US$ 100.00 per person.
What to bring, what to wear?
- Pack light, drip-dry cotton or safari clothing, including one long-sleeved shirt and sweater, several pairs of socks and t-shirts, raincoat. Include as well a small flashlight, an extra set of batteries, a good pair of binoculars, a camera ( essential) a insect repellent with 35% DEET ( we suggest OFF) , sunglasses, Sun block , a wide brimmed hat, water bottle, Hiking shoes or sneakers resistant to humidity (Rubber boots is provide by Heliconia Lodge only), Bathing suit.