You must have a valid Visa to enter Brazil.
We recommend that you use the services of the Brazilian government. To
apply simply go to
Note: You must enter Brazil within 90 days of the issue date on your
visa so please
PACKING FOR YOUR TRIP WITH AMAZON FISHING ADVENTURES:
A trip to one of our operations requires casual clothes for travel and
for shopping and dining out in a restaurant in Manaus, but the main
focus of your packing should be on tropical weight fishing clothes. A
45 lb weight limit will be strictly enforced. As daily laundry service
is included in your trip fee, there is no need to pack heavily in the
clothing department. In addition, tackle is provided at no additional
cost as well (see below). For obvious safety reasons, we will enforce
this weight limit very strictly. It is more important that all anglers
arrive safely than excess luggage. Thank you for your cooperation.
FREE LOANER TACKLE:
We will provide quality loaner tackle (spinning and/or baitcasting or
as well as the use of a lure package, at no extra charge. If a rod or
reel is lost or broken, you will be asked to pay the cost of
replacement. You will only be charged for lures that have been lost.
In addition, the on-board tackle shop will have certain items for
purchase including disposable lures such as jigs and soft baits (i.e.
Banjo Minnows), plus hats, shirts and sunglasses that are not a part
of the lure package. You certainly may bring your own tackle, but this
loaner policy avoids the need to carry bulky rod cases and risk loss
or breakage of these items. Fly anglers, however, are asked to bring
their own tackle as fly rods, reels and line are highly specialized
and quite costly to replace.
KEY ITEMS FOR YOUR TRIP:
Brazil tourist visa should have been secured no more than 90 days
prior to trip and will be affixed within your passport from the
Photocopy of passport photo page (in case of loss)
- Airline tickets
Our US Agents carefully arrange air travel from home
cities to Manaus. Working in conjunction with their travel
agent partners and directly with senior sales departments
of the major international carriers, they block-off plenty
of seats before our fishing season starts providing
efficient schedules and ticketing, and in many cases with
prices significantly below published discount fares.
- Pen, for filling out custom forms, etc.
$450 - $500 in denominations of $50’s, $20’s, $10’s, $5’s and
Credit cards are usually accepted in Manaus and Belém at hotel and stores.
- Insurance: Accident; medical; baggage and trip cancellation.
- Inoculations and other medications (As per your physician).
We furnish, free-of-charge, quality baitcasting rods and
reels with braided line.
Scale (if you are trying for a world record, you should
bring a certified scale)
Replacement hooks and o-rings
Fishing pliers, pocket knife, clippers
6” – 8” steel leaders (for piranha)
40 – 50 lb. Leader material (fly-fishermen)
Optional stripping basket (fly-fishermen)
Optional stripping finger sock (fly-fishermen) or adhesive
- SPECIAL NOTES:
Keep in mind that the tackle list is simply a guideline. It is very
complete. You do not need all that is listed. In fact, you really do
not need to bring anything, as it is provided to you.
If you have certain lures that you believe will be productive, by all
means bring them. Fishing partners should avoid unnecessary
duplication (ie fishing rods in one tube) and coordinate packing.
Consider three piece travel rods so that you may leave lengthy,
cumbersome long rod cases at home.
- ITEMS TO LEAVE AT HOME:
Expensive jewelry, other valuables, drugs, firearms, colognes.
Rain suit (lightweight) - An absolute necessity.
Tropical-weight long sleeve shirts for fishing (2-3)
Tropical-weight long pants for fishing (2)
Casual pants (1) / Casual shirts (1-2)
Tennis shoes and/or boat shoes
Underwear, pajamasSocks, sweat socks
Teva-type sandals or thongs
Fishing cap or wide brim hatSun protection or golf style gloves.
- NON- FISHING ITEMS:
Camera, film, batteries, charger
Sunscreen (block) / lip balm (Minimum 30 SPF)
Personal medications (ie. Lariam & other prescriptions).
2 hefty bags for dirty clothes and to keep camera dry
Aloe vera gel for sunburn
Imodium-AD or Lomotil tablets for diarrhea
Insect repellent (approx 55% DEET)
Consider a small first aid kit
Gold Bond Powder or Tinactin Powder.
- OPTIONAL ITEMS TO CONSIDER:
Non-melting snacks, like crackers, granola bars, etc. if you like in
between meal snacks on the water.
Ear plugs (to drown out snoring roommates)
Replacement rod tip guides
Air freshener for bathroom
Wear one set of fishing clothes aboard your flight to Brazil. Hand
carry your most valuable, essential and fragile items and medications
(preferably a change of clothes, too) in a carry-on pack, in case your
main luggage is lost or delayed.