Fishing for giant arapaima

The giant arapaima (Arapaima gigas), or as it is called, pirarucu - the largest freshwater fish in the world, its length can reach 3 meters (rumored to have met instances over 4 metres). The maximum registered weight of arapaima - 200 kg. of Interest arapaima is not only its size - it looks like some prehistoric monster. Large thick scales with a raised surface consisting of several layers, so dense that the piranha teeth about it, just crumble. In vivo arapaima enemies has not. What the fisherman does not wish to compete with such a rival.

Fishing for arapaima and other large and strong fish, exciting and gambling. The bite of arapaima powerful and confident, resisting playing - desperate to the last.

We offer tour fishing for arapaima in the tributaries of the Essequibo river (the largest river in Guyana), where you can catch the giant arapaima. The experience and skill of our guides and personnel will ensure not only good fishing, but good, stay as safe as possible. Fishing for arapaima in Guyana will be remembered as a fascinating, full of impressions and positive emotions, adventure.

District fishing: the upper reaches of the river Essequibo

Season fishing:
beginning September - October
ending - February - March

Tour duration: 12 days/11 nights/ 8 fishing days.

Members of the group: 8 to 11 people.

The technique of fishing: spinning, fly fishing.



  • Day 1. Arrival at the airport in Georgetown, meeting with guide, transfer to the hotel. Rest;
  • Day 2. Transfer to the Ogle airport. 8: 30 departure to the village of Kurupukari. Flight time of 1 hour. The Cessna Caravan 208 aircraft (Seating capacity 14 persons). Transfer by boat to the Lodge about 2 hours;
  • Day 3 -10. Fishing. The first few days for exploring the river and fishing techniques, fishing return to the Lodge, then the alloy up river, overnight in tent camps;
  • Day 11 return to the Lodge. Transfer to the village of Kurupukari flight to Georgetown. Overnight at hotel;
  • Day 12. Transfer to the international airport. Departure.


The price includes:

- Local flights, all transfers, guide;
- Accommodation for 2 person in a tent (air mattress, sleeping bag not provided);
- Accommodation in hotels along the route, a 2 - person accommodation (in case of single occupancy in the hotel - the customer pays the difference in cost of accommodation);
- All meals on route camping (hot Breakfast and dinner lunch on the fishing trip), bottled water is simple and sweet along the route;
- Advice guides and guides (English - Spanish - Russian - speaking);
- Fishing license, permission to visit NAT. Park entrance fees where necessary;
- Service staff (4 Indians, 1 cook, 1 guide per group of 4);
- Equipment rental, tent camp, using of boats, canoes, including;
- Fuel usage of the generator route for charging equipment;
- Staff: native American, 1 cook, 1 guide per group in 3 persons;
All loading and unloading operations on the route, including installation/removal of camps

Note: weight of personal Luggage should not exceed 20 kg

The client is obliged to have: repellents (we recommend red gardeks, there is a bug) better Moskito easy, hat, bandana, sunscreen UV from the sun, sunglasses, flashlight , mug, 2 pairs of thin pants, sunscreen, sleeping bag (not thick, the temperature 10 - 30 can be with liner), self-inflating sleeping pad ( we recommend the firm Thermorest) , boots with felt soles (better on the spikes !!!!!!!), , a jacket in case the weather changes or cold weather, waterproof bags under clothes for rafting.

The climate is sub-Equatorial, hot and humid. There is no usual for Europeans, the change of seasons. The seasons are divided into two types: rainy and dry. From April to August and from November to January are tropical storms, the rest of the country relatively dry.
How to get thereHow to get there
Flight to Ganu (Jagten airport GEO, Cheddi Jagan) may take more than one day, with two stopovers in Amsterdam and Panama city or in London and Barbados.

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Season the tour is from October to March.


Aluminum fishing boat length 6m. for two fishermen and a guide with engines from 25 to 40 l/s.

The cost for the program 3490 per person
Included everything except international air flights and insurance