PROJECT PAICHE 6D/5N
An exclusive fly-fishing experience in the heart of the Amazon with the most adventure-driven anglers in Peru.
Project Paiche ventures deep into the Peruvian rainforest, 2 hours travel from the city of Iquitos, for 6 days of exploring the pristine rivers and lakes of a communal reserve. Accompanied by the seasoned Peru Anglers team and native partners of an amazing community, your flies will be tested by species of peacock bass, arawana and arapaima (“paiche”). This program is for canoe-steady anglers in search of the ultimate “off the beaten track” experience!
DAY 1: Leave Iquitos for the communal reserve, 2 hour journey by boat. Briefing in lodge, lunch and afternoon fishing peacock bass. Return for dinner and evening spent in the lodge.
DAY 2: Early departure and travel by motorized canoe to fishing destination. Upon arrival, walk five minutes before splitting into 2 groups to fish in various lakes and small tributaries of the communal reserve. We will mostly fish peacock bass, 1 angler accompanied by 1 guide per canoe. Dinner and evening spent in the lodge.
DAY 3: Fishing in Ara Cocha, camp site near Paiche Cocha (fishing lakes). Walk 1.5 hours through the jungle to reach these lakes and “out camp”, a simple but comfortable site to spend a couple nights in the jungle. In these lakes, we will fish arawanas and arapaimas or “paiche” as they are known in Peru.
DAY 4: Fishing in Ara Cocha, camp site near Paiche Cocha.
DAY 5: Return to community lodge, lunch and afternoon fishing for peacock
bass. Dinner and evening spent in the lodge.
DAY 6: Morning fishing for peacock bass and afternoon return to Iquitos. The trip back to Iquitos is 2 hours by boat. It is possible to fly to Lima the same day or spend another night in Iquitos. Please confirm in advance to make hotel reservations