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Tambopata sportfishing

Sandoval, Madre de Dios

7 days/6 nights with 3 3/4 days fishing

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  4. Suggestions for Payara Tackle
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The Package:

(This program can start on any day from: MID JULY MID OCTOBER)

Us the exciting bites. After your arriving in Lima , our host will meet you at the airport and assist you in the transfer to the local terminal to take the next flight to Puerto Maldonado, the first stop in our trip. Transfer to the Wasai Puerto Maldonado Lodge and Expeditions Hotel, check in and overnight in double rooms. In the morning breakfast and transfer to a small port to take a fast boat who will transfer us to the Wasai Tambopata Lodge. Check into your lodging and be on the river by 10:30 A.M. This 3/4 day fishing is followed by 3 full days of fishing for Payara the whole day and in the evening other exotics fishes like Suribim, Cat Fish, Bocón (Big Mouth). On the last morning in the jungle, breakfast an early departure on the fast boat to Puerto Maldonado to a commercial flight to Lima . Transfer to the 4 Stars Maria Angola Hotel in the heart of Miraflores, a nice district in Lima . Check in, time for rest and a City Tour by the afternoon. Transfer to the Hotel and overnight in double rooms. Next day in the morning, breakfast and transfer to the airport to take the flight back to Miami .


Assistance in the whole trip, All ground transfers, Fast Boat transfers, One night at the Wasai Puerto Maldonado Lodge, Four Nights at the Wasai Tambopata Lodge, All meals and national beverages while fishing, 3 and ¾ fishing days, Experienced Native Fishing Guides

Not Includes:

Package not include Airline Ticket, personal tackle, mates tips, personal tips, airport and hotel bell boys tips, personal phone calls and alcoholic beverages.

Suggestions for Payara Tackle:

Sportfishing Perú does not provide tackle, so please bring your own. Our type of fishing is casting and spinning from the beautiful black volcanic rocks of the Tambopata River . Please take a moment to read and consider our recommendations. Payara are a strong fish, very fast, with a big.tail and a couple of big canines in the lower jaw and two holes in the upper to receive them. They lives in extremely fast water and take both lures and flies with a savage force.


Our suggest is at least 3 rods of medium-heavy to heavy action, from 7 ½ to 9 foot.

Bait casting or Spinning. For Fly fishermen a slightly heavier 9-10 weight fly rod is the suggest.


As the same of the rods, at least 3 reels with a capacity for 200 yards of a 20 pounds line, similar like a Fin Nor 12 or the Penn 6500.


All kind of lines from 30 pounds to 65 pounds, we prefer the multifilaments like Spider Wire, Power Pro or a simple Dacron. Good leaders and swivels are highly suggest, bring plenty of them.


All kind of lures like Rapala Magnum, Rapala Countdown, Rebel Fast Track, Spoonbill and bigs windcheater, and all types of lures that swim on fast waters and dives quickly. Because of the dark color of the water, lure's colors like fire tigers, oranges and chartreuses are the favorites.

Plastic lures will be punctured by the teeth of the payara and will lose their action, wood lures work better.

Don't worry about the size of the lure, from 4 ½ inches and up is ok. Take a special look in the hooks, they have to be extra strong.

For fly fishermen: The Payara take a variety of large streamers, but prefer heavily dressed on a 4/0 heavy saltwater tarpon hook. A heavy mono leader tipped with stout tipped is essential.

Clothes, Gear and other Things to Bring

Long sleeved shirts for fishing (3)

Long pants for fishing (3)

Short sleeved shirts for camp or fishing (2)

Short pants for camp or fishing (2)

T Shirts (2), Caps (2)

Sun Screen Lotion

Tennis or deck shoes (2)

Camera & or camcorder, Films

Pen Light

Medications & medicines

Good repellent

Toilet articles


A valid passport is required for entry into Perú. Americans don't need a visa.


The currency in Perú is the Nuevo Sol, Exchange rates change daily, but should be more or less 3.5 Nuevos Soles to one US Dollar.

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Tourist on the rive Tambopata
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