child in the river holding a peacock bass next to the boat
child in the river holding a peacock bass next to the boat
Fisherman in a cap showing a beautiful peacock bass he caught on Amazon Xplor
Family on a boat showing a beautiful peacok bass caught on Amazon Xplor

Amazon Xplor

Fishing Brazil Adventures, a fishing tour operator, offers you:

A new and differentiated sport fishing operation in Barcelos/AM and Santa Isabel do Rio Negro/AM, will certainly cause a revolution in the concepts and standards of sport fishing in the Amazon. Our goal is to provide a high-standard fishing trip in the region using the high-performance fishing Bass Boats - Mega Bass with 115 HP.

The fishing spots are on the Rio Negro, its tributaries, and its surrounding lakes. Rio Negro is the second largest tributary of the Amazon River. Barcelos and Santa Isabel do Rio Negro are the worldwide capital cities of Freshwater Sport Fishing. Almost all IGFA world records for Tucunaré Açú (peacock bass açu type) came from Barcelos’ waters. It’s an amazing place with excellent fishing spots both for fly and bait casting with countless lakes. In this area, you will be able to catch the beautiful peacock bass and the giant Amazon catfish like Piraiba and Pirarara (redtail catfish) along with other several local fish.

This region inside the Amazonian biome offers many attractions, not only with its specimens and the adrenaline involved in fishing, but also with the contemplation of gorgeous scenery, formed by untouched forests, huge flooded areas, white sand beaches, and 1/3 of the world’s biodiversity. A truly unforgettable experience!

The package includes a complete package of 6 fishing days, and 7 nights at a very comfortable lodge that accommodates up to 28 anglers in double occupancy (14 in single occupancy) in suites all equipped with two queen beds, air conditioning, and a private bathroom. 

This package includes a one-night hotel in Manaus, all local transfers, and a round trip on a private charter from Manaus to Barcelos. This private flight, leaves Manaus on Sundays, early in the morning, and returns on the following Sunday also in the morning.

Please pay attention to the maximum weight allowed on the private plane: 15 kg + 3 kg carry-on baggage + fishing rods. We suggest anglers schedule their arrival in Manaus two days in advance to avoid delays in the departure of the connecting flights. On the last day return flights home should be scheduled with departure not before 3:00 PM. Manaus time. 

An English–Portuguese translator will be available from your arrival to your departure.  Translators in other languages will be available upon request.

Full-time Whatsapp support before and during the fishing days.

7 nights / 6 days fishing
Peacock Bass and other fish
Excellent lodge located 105 kms north of Barcelos City at Rio Negro
Hotel - two nights in Manaus (on arrival and departure) and local transfers
Commercial flight to Manaus
LOCATION: RIO NEGRO - 0°30'31.2"S 63°34'00.1"W


  • Lodge with 14 chalets all equipped with two queen beds, air conditioning, and a private bathroom;
  • Brazilian classic bass boats with 17 feet with excellent platforms  and  equipped with Mercury 4-stroke 115HP outboard motor, 70-lb. trolling motor with remote control, anchor swift to explore fishing spots and three 110-amp batteries, Radio, life jackets, large isolated box for beverages, live well with aerator, several compartments, and 110-l [29-gal] fuel capacity;
  • Fishing equipment rental included as follows: 2 full fishing rods for Tucunarés [Peacock bass] (per person); 1 full fishing rod for non-scale fish with 3 hooks (per person); Artificial baits, all pliers, original Bodagrip’s, IGFA ruler and lead weights; Warning: The rods loan is conditioned to the previous signing of the responsibility term for proper use of equipment;
  • Fishing guide’s professional service (excellent native guides with long experience in the region);
  • Nikon A130-camera photography service carried out by the guides. The best photos and videos will be available in high resolution ;
  • Full first aid kit (including antiallergic), 12V outlets, shady umbrellas for fishing and lunch in the shade, camping hammocks, director chairs, repellents, sunscreens, barbecue kits, appetizers, and other conveniences for your complete comfort;
  • Beach with white sand at the door, with transportation to it, beach service with cooler, sunbeds, and Ombrelones;
  • Prizes for the best week and season pieces.


  • Full-time WhatsApp support before and during the fishing days;
  • 1 night at the Tryp Hotel (Ex-Nóbile) in Manaus in double rooms (If personal data is sent up to 7 days before the trip);
  • A chartered roundtrip flight from Manaus to Barcelos;
  • All local transfers in Manaus;
  • Natural juices, sodas, waters (tonic, sparkling ); 4 types of beers (at least 1 pure malt such as Heineken); Whiskey 8 years, Campari, Wines, Imported Vodka, Imported Gin and Sake, and Special Drinks; 
  • 7 days of stay at our jungle Lodge, located at Rio Negro, Barcelos-AM, Brazil;
  • 6 days of fishing activities on Bass Boats 115 HP;
  • Wifi;
  • Free Laundry Service;
  • Municipal tourism tax charged by Barcelos City Hall since 2018.

Not included:

  • Flight tickets from your city to Manaus;
  • Extra Charter flights, luggage overweight, meals, and other expenses in Manaus;
  • Reels, lines, and hooks must be bought by the anglers or rented at the Lodge;
  • Other beverages not mentioned may be brought by the anglers (respecting the 33,07 lbs/person weight limit of the charter flight);
  • Tipping (we may suggest an average tipping per Team);
  • Brazilian Visa;
  • Health travel insurance;
  • Any other items not mentioned in the included items.

To obtain prices, availability, etc. please use the form below or our WhatsApp link. Do not forget to inform the number of anglers.

Visit our FAQ and BLOG pages where you’ll find:

  • Frequently asked questions
  • Arrangements required before travel
  • Fishing hints
  • Tackle

Important note: We inform you that, due to the weather conditions and the remote location, sometimes communication could be a problem. So be sure to let your family know about these limitations and remember to leave the emergency contact number(s) with them. 


Peacock bass (Açu, Paca, and butterfly types)., Redtail Catfish, Paraíbas (giant Amazon catfish), Arapaimas, Aruanãs, etc.

Who has already fished with us?

Thank you Fishing Brazil Adventures for setting up an amazing trip with Amazon Xplor. It was definitely one of the best operations in Brazil so far. Everything went well, and we caught a lot of fish while staying in a 5-star accommodation. The guides and staff were extremely professional!

- Diego Barreto

Very organized person. Unforeseen events happen at fishing destinations, however, the company does everything it can to fulfill what is offered. It offers good destinations for sport fishing.

- Daniel Stella Misurelli

Extremely serious company! Offers the best locations in Brazil

- Luciano Filho

Wonderful service!

- Carolyna Pereira

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