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Fishing in the Amazon and Coast of Peru

Fishing in the Amazon and Coast of Peru
  • Trip Code: VIS11D
  • Duration: 11 days
  • Start: Lima
  • End: Lima
  • Trip Type: Fishing Trips
  • Country: Peru

Just like a miracle
Peru holds the world’s record for fish diversity. Here, the sheer quantity of fish being spawned along the coast and in rivers and lakes of the Andes and the Amazon is mind boggling. There are three Amazonian species considered trophies in the world of fishing: the chambira or payara, the tucunare (peacock bass), and the dorado.

Due to its perfect coastal position between the cold Humboldt and the warm Nino currents, Peru is able to offer 700 different varieties of fish and 400 varieties of shellfish!

In the north, the beaches of Cabo Blanco and Mancora are famous sites for marlin fishing, where a world record breaking specimen weighted 1542 pounds was caught! There, beneath the waters, await even larger marlins for the intrepid to come along and be conquered.


The North coast of Peru is an excellent place to fish and to enjoy nature, beautiful beaches, great food and the year-round excellent weather. Join us on a personalized fishing trip with a small group of friends or family and enjoy an experience of a life-time in the same place as the famous writer Ernest Hemmingway did. We offer coastal trolling, deep fishing and bottom bait fishing.


Day 1: Arrival
Arrival in Lima, reception and transfer to your hotel.

Day 2: Amazon Fishing
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight to Iquitos. Arrival and transfer to the Heliconia Lodge, on the shore of the great Amazon river. After lunch, a fishing tour to get accustomed to the fish of the Amazon including the pirana. After dinner a lecture discussing the Tucunare, the famous Peacock bass. These are fish that can reach 1.20m (3.9 ft) in length and weigh up to 15 to 16 kg (33 to 35) lbs.

Day 3: Amazon Fishing
Transfer to the Maniti river and Paparo lake to fish for Tucunare and Arawana, sports fish of the Amazon basin that grow to approximately 10 pounds in weight.

Day 4: Amazon Fishing
Trip to the Napo river to fish for Yuto.

Day 5: Amazon Fishing
After breakfast, fishing after bagres (catfish) and pirana. After lunch, transfer to the airport for the return flight to Lima. Transfer to your hotel.

Day 6: Travel to the northern coast
Transfer to the airport for the flight to Tumbes, on the northern coast of Peru. Transfer to your hotel in Los Organos.

Day 7: Deep Sea Fishing
Transfer to the port for an all-day deep sea fishing program. Species often caught include black marlin, striped marlin, large-eye and yellow-fin tuna, mako shark, dorado and barracuda.

Day 8: Deep Sea Fishing
Deep sea fishing.

Day 9: Deep Sea Fishing
Deep sea fishing.

Day 10: Travel back to Lima
Return to Tumbes for the flight back to Lima. Transfer to your hotel.

Day 11: Departure
Transfer to the airport for your return flight home.