Day 1 – Wednesday
You'll arrive at El Dorado International Airport of Bogotá, Colombia. An Afloat representative will pick you up at the airport and drive you to the Aloft Bogota Airport Hotel, which is nearby. The package includes double-occupancy accommodations. If you want a single-occupancy room, you'll pay $60.00 at the counter.
Day 2 – Thursday
An Afloat representative will pick you up at the hotel and take you to the local airport for the 90-minute flight to Puerto Inírida, the capital city of Guainía, a department of Eastern Colombia. An Afloat representative will be waiting for you at the airport. He will drive you in a Tuk Tuk (a three-wheeled open-air vehicle) for a 10-minute drive to the river, where you will take a four-hour speed boat ride to Akuani River Lodge. After you arrive at the Lodge, you'll enjoy drinks and snacks.
Day - 3/8 Wedenesday to Monday
Four full days of guided fishing at Akuani River lodge for Peacock bass with two full days of guided fishing at the Rio Orinoco out-camp for Payara.
After day two of peacock bass fishing, you'll boat down the Vichada River to the Orinoco Rapids, a 90-minute ride. You will need to walk about 150 meters while the guide crew drags the boats through 40 meters of beautiful and treacherous rapids.
Day 9 – Thursday
Return trip to Puerto Inirida from the Lodge, domestic flight Puerto Inirida to Bogotá. An Afloat representative will drive you from the airport to the Aloft Hotel. The package includes double-occupancy accommodations. If you want a single-occupancy room, you'll pay $60.00 at the counter.
Day 10 – Friday
Depending on your international flight schedule, an Afloat representative will pick you up at the hotel and take you to the airport.
You’ll fish up to ten hours per day. The schedule is flexible, but we recommend getting up at 6:00 a.m. You can enjoy breakfast at camp or take it on the boat. Snacks and drinks are supplied on the boat. At noon, lunch is either at camp or on one of the beaches. The fishing day typically ends before 5:00 p.m., and dinner is back at camp at 7:00 p.m.
The main lodge sits on top of a large cliff with great views overlooking the Vichada River. It has four spacious cabins, each with two queen beds, private baths, plug-ins for electrical devices, and ceiling fans.
The payara camp is basic and equipped with double occupancy nylon tents with cots.
Two queen beds
First aid kit.
Global Rescue (not included,
Boats: For peacock and payara fishing, you'll fish from Bongos (a type of canoe), which are big and comfortable. They have chairs and platforms for better casting, also coolers with beers, soft drinks, and water. Two anglers per boat and guide.
Guides: Experienced guides do not speak English very well but can communicate what's important. You will have the same fishing guide throughout the week.
Fishing Gear is not provided. Single hooks are required on all lures and flies when targeting peacock bass and payara. Lures and flies are available for purchase at the Lodge. A comprehensive tackle and gear list is included in our confirmation packet.
Independent of where you decide to go, most of the best fishing destinations around the
world have something in common; they have very difficult accesses. That is why at Afloat we have invested a lot of resources and time into planning every detail of your journey to make it seamless and pleasant. Our team will offer you the following services:
We know that fishing 10 hours a day can build up an appetite! Knowing this by experience, we have prepared
everything so that you can delight yourself with our international menu. With our fishing
package you will also receive: