Arapaima (Pirarucu) Fishing

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Arapaima (Pirarucu) Fishing

Arapaima (pirarucu) Fishing

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

Package from 3 to 7 nights (2,5 to 6,5 fishing days). The capacity is limited to 6 anglers and will require a domestic air flight Manaus – Tefé round trip.

Uacari Lodge is located within the Mamirauá Reserve, about 600 km west of Manaus, a complex of lakes and channels between the Solimões River and Japura River. Mamirauá was Brazil's first Sustainable Development Reserve, legislated by the Government of Amazonas in 1996, and remains the largest arapaima reserve in the world. A Sustainable Development Reserve aims to find a balance between biodiversity conservation and the sustainable development of an area inhabited by human populations. 

Anglers exploring Pirarucu will fish both in the inland lakes system, formed in the rainy season from January through June when high water floods the inland jungle areas and when the waters drop during the dry season, the system of channels that remain to connect them all to the main river.

The water in the core of the reserve is called “black water” in the Amazon, which, despite dark tinting from jungle leaves, is quite clear, allowing for sight-casting opportunities for a variety of different species.

The anglers fish from extremely comfortable and smooth flat skiffs, custom-designed and crafted by Untamed Angling. Each skiff is equipped with two large casting platforms, and an electric trolling motor with a remote control, for moving silently within the lagoons. 60 HP four-stroke Yamaha engines provide the power to cover long distances quickly. GPS and VHF radios are on board to keep guides in communication and aware of each others’ positions.

You will need to arrange your domestic flight from Manaus to Tefe on Azul Airlines. You can book your flights online at, or have your preferred travel agent do it to simplify the process. Please select flight 5244 from Azul Airlines which leaves Manaus at 08:30 hours. This commercial flight is not included in the package price.

Upon arrival at Manaus International Airport, guests will be greeted by our local English-speaking representative/transfer drive. Complete Care from Touchdown to Takeoff.

Note: take a look at our useful links below and you´ll find much more details about this fabulous fishing adventure.

From September to November
2,5 days fishing to 6,5 days + 1 night at Uakari Lodge
Fly-Fishing of Pirarucu ( Arapaima ) and other local fish
Domestic flight until Tefe
LOCATION: 3°03'46.58" S 64°50'55.98" W


  • Complete Care from Touchdown to Takeoff.;
  • 2,5 or 6,5 days fishing fully guided;
  • Guided-operated 20-foot fully equipped shallow draft skiffs per two anglers;
  • Fishing license;
  • 5 nights all-inclusive: lodge, meals, and beverages (including wine, beer, and spirits)
  • All boat transfers;
  • One overnight at Quality Suites in Manaus on arrival;
  • All necessary ground transfers in Brazil;

Note: Internet and phone available at the lodge

Not Included:

  • Native community fee – 10% of the package price –must be paid cash on arrival
  • International air fare;
  • Domestic air fare Manaus – Tefé – Manaus;
  • Brazilian Visa;
  • Health travel insurance;
  • Tips and gratuities for camp staff and guides;
  • Food and beverage in Manaus and private city tours;
  • Airport taxes;
  • Satellite phone call ($5,00 per minute);
  • Extra hotel overnight;
  • Flies;
  • Daily laundry at the lodge

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 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.  


Pirarucu (Arapaima), Peacock bass, Tambaqui and Arowana

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