Pousada Rio Preto

Peacock Bass Fishing Trips near Manaus on Amazona's Rio Preto

Trip Summary

Destination Rio Preto, Amazonas
Country Brazil
Season September to mid-December
Trip Type Drive-in Adventure Peacock Bass Fishing Trip
Species Three-Barred Peacock Bass ~ Butterfly Peacock Bass ~ Suribim ~ Traira ~ Bicuda ~ Dogfish ~ Jacunda ~ Arauana ~ Piranha
Description Floating ‘Pousada’ accommodation in The Amazon targeting mainly Three Barred Peacock Bass
Cost from $1200 per angler (all costs are in US dollars)
Duration 3 to 6+ Days’ Fishing


Trip Introduction

The floating lodge on the Rio Preto in the State of Amazonas, Brazil is only 140kms away (2.5hrs drive) from the city of Manaus, and is set in a beautiful, preserved area and where there are plenty of Peacock Bass.

This lodge is the perfect destination for a six-day fishing trip. But if you’re on business or just passing through, a min. three-day trip could suit you better. It’s great for small groups, couples, partners and families alike.

The Fishing

The river is in a stunning location with clean tannic black water that runs into the Rio Negro downriver from Manaus. Excellent lure and fly fishing can be had here with Three-Barred Peacock Bass (Cichla temensis) to 20lbs+ and Butterfly Peacock Bass (Cichla orinocensis) to 8lbs+.

There are plenty of points, sandbars and pure white beaches, sunken trees and laydowns and many other river structures that hold good numbers of Peacock Bass and many other species including Arowana, Surubim Cats, Matrinxã and depending on levels and season, Apapá/Sardinata also.

Fly fishing is also a great way to target fish here with amazing results. Peacock Bass especially will rip line off your reel at a blistering pace and stripping gloves should be worn to avoid cuts and burns. Peacock Bass congregating around structure, sandbars and banks of the river will attack streamer and popping flies with abandon.

The season runs from the mid-September to mid-December with dropping river levels providing exciting fishing situations.

The Accommodation

The floating lodge on the Rio Preto in the State of Amazonas, Brazil is only 140kms away from the city of Manaus, and is set in a preserved area.

The lodge is very comfortable with twin rooms, each with its own terrace, a small swimming pool, dining room and chilling areas, with great meals and service. And being on the river itself, it means you’re close to the action! It’s great for small groups, couples, partners and families also.

It’s easy to get to by A/C van or car, taking 2.5hrs driving NE from the city of Manaus, the gateway to the mighty Amazon and its many tributaries.

Travel Plan


DAY 1: TOUR STARTS – pick up from hotel in Manaus and transfer to lodge 2 ½ hrs drive by van. Go fishing after lunch

DAYS 2 – 7: Six full days fishing and full board.

DAY 8: After breakfast, return van drive back to Manaus – TOUR ENDS.

What Does it Cost?

DURATION 3 to 6+ Days’ Fishing
COST from $1200 per angler (all costs are in US dollars)
OCCUPANCY Cost based on Double Occupancy
INCLUDED Transfer on arrival day from Manaus to the Pousada and return to Manaus on departure day, all food and beverages (water, juices, sodas, beer, coffee) while at the Pousada and while fishing, daily laundry and guided fishing.
NOT INCLUDED Meals, drinks and hotel stays while in Manaus, flights, any tips, hard liquor, wine, fishing tackle, rods, reels, lures, jigs etc. or any other items not mentioned above.

Three full days fishing and four nights per angler .……. $1200
Four full days fishing and five nights per angler   ..……. $1700
Five full days fishing and six nights per angler ………….. $2200
Six full days fishing and seven nights per angler ………. $2700


  • Terms and conditions of payments: 50% as deposit on reservation, 50% due 90 days before trip start.
  • A complete and comprehensive list of gear, clothing and tackle suggestions will be provided once reservation and deposit payments have been made.
  • Tips – we suggest $25 pppd for your guide and $25 pppd for the lodge’s staff.
  • Through our travel agent partners we are able to secure excellent rates for all your international and domestic flights and travel insurance that are not included in our packages. Please ask for Details.
  • Please check that you have had a Yellow Fever Vaccination and bring your Vaccination Certificate with you in case you are required to show it (Yellow Fever Vaccinations are now valid for life). Also inquire with your doctor for any other medications or vaccines needed.


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