Pescamazon - Destinations
Trombetas River - Payara / Catfish / Peacock Bass /
Giant Trahira


The overwhelming nature and magnitude of the Trombetas and Cachorro rainforest rivers, with their countless arm, water rapids, lakes and lagoons, and enormous variety of tropical game fish, like the Jaú (Brachyplatystoma filamentosum), Piranha (Serrasalmus sp), Redtail catfish (phractocephalus hemioliopterus), Sorubim (Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum), Matrinchã (Brycon sp.), Giant Trahira (Hoplias macrophthalmus), Payara (Hydrolicus scomberoides), Peacock Bass (Cichla sp.) and many others, will be the background of an unforgettable fishing adventure.

The offspring of the Trombetas River is located between the plateaus “Guianas” about 600 mt above sea level. Has a total extension of about 645 km.

The hydrographic area of the Trombetas river flows, 450 km wide, for about 115 km, draining an impressive area of 112.250 square kilometers, before joining the Amazon River near the small village of Oriximiná.

Despite all these impressive datum, the river is not appropriate for large scale navigation or commercial fishing, mainly due to the frequently found water rapids. These circumstances, along with the presence of ecological reservations give the Trombetas River outstanding conditions to be fished for game fish.

The 200 km long Cachorro River, flowing down from the plateau “Guianas” has similar conditions as described above for the Trombetas River which it joins near (GPS coordinates S-033º28’47” , W-58°20’46” ).

These fantastic and virtually unexplored fishing waters are found all around or close to our recently build lodge.


The field camp is located on the margin of the Trombetas River close to the water rapids, offering a fantastic sighting. Accommodations will be in individual barracks and equipment such as generator, full kitchen, hygienic facilities, and more will make your staying as pleasant and comfortable as possible.

Due to wet and dry season conditions, we recommend fishing from August through January. Most diversified fishing can be done in a wide range of structures, from catfishing in deep waterholes, peacock fishing in lagoons and river banks, Giant Trahiras in rock structures, to Payara and Bicuda fishing in wild water. Catching a variety of as many as 12 different kind of fish is common in these waters.

Fishing will be done, 2 fisherman + pilot, out of aluminum fishing boats.

As for recommending equipment; spinning and casting rods up to 20 lbs with up to 50 lbs multifilament lines for; Peacock bass, Trahira, Payara, and Bicuda fishing, when fly fishing is preferred, your equipment for these fish should be at least # 8. For big catfish however, really heavy equipment is required.

These recommendations are based on experience, space and playing conditions, not to be taken as a rule.



  • International flights are regular to the Manaus and Belém airport, where PESCAMAZON will meet you upon arrival, for air-transfer to the small town of Porto Trombetas.
  • Day one - Immediately upon arrival in Porto Trombetas, boarding long aluminum boats for transfer to the camp accommodations, about 3 hours river upwards. Fishing will begin as soon as settled in.
  • Day two thru day six - Fishing.
  • Day seven - Fishing in the morning and after lunch we will begin our trip back to Porto Trombetas, boarding transfer flight to Manaus or Belém in the evening.


  • Transfers from and to international airport, hotel and regional airport;
    Arriving day, hotel accommodations, if flight-schedule makes this necessary;
  • Round-trip domestic flight to the city of Porto Trombetas;
  • Camp accommodations, full pension, except alcoholic beverage;
  • Fully equipped fishing boats, live baits, pilot, fuel and cooler with snacks, meals and beverage;
  • Fishing license;
  • Pescamazon guide.


  • There are no hidden costs, but the following items are charged as extras;
  • Hotel accommodation and meals upon return in Manaus or Belém, reservations can be made by PESCAMAZON upon request;
  • Phone calls, satellite phone will be available;
  • Airport tax, as required when boarding international flights;
  • Excess weight of baggage;
  • Tipping is permitted at free will and not obligatory.


  • The price of the Trombetas package is US$ 2.500,00  US. Dollar;
  • Approximately $900 from Miami x Manaus or Belém x Miami;
  • Final payment is due 30 days prior to departure;
  • For cancellation and refunding policy, please check our Terms & Conditions.
  • Reservations are accepted through a 30 % deposit, 30 days prior to departure;


  • Safety recommendations from our experienced pilots, especially when navigating wild water and river rapids are to be attended at all times, live vest are available in all boats;
  • We strongly recommend use of common sense while packing;
  • Portuguese is the official language in Brazil, but an English-Portuguese interpreter will always be available on the trip.
  • Tropical climate, typical wet conditions, require climatic and proper protection for electronic equipment, photo cameras and general baggage, even a light weight rain suite may be wanted for shelter in sudden rainfall;
  • There are no shops along the river, so personal hygienic items, medicine, sun protection, etc. are to be bought in advance;
  • You will be traveling deep into a tropical rainforest environment, where insects and mosquitoes are common and personal care and protection is required. Wearing light weight, breathing long sleeved shirts and trousers are to be considered and insect repellents may be necessary while in the open, at sunrise and sun fall;
  • Preventive tetanus and yellow fever inoculations are always recommended;
  • Visa information can be obtained in the official website:
    Consulate General of Brazil in Houston (USA) or
    Brasilian Embassies and Consulates in your country.