"The trip was outstanding. To experience the Amazon and its culture was worth the trip in itself. I would go back in a heartbeat!" B. Hecker, NBA Coach






 


 
 
 
 
 

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Big Amazon Fish® is the premier and trusted outfitter for taking you to the secret spots of the Amazon.TM

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    • 27 Sep 2018
    • (MDT)
    • Rio Negro, Amazon, Brazil (departing from Manaus)

    Fishin' with a Mission®


    Fishin' with a Mission®


    As part of your trip, you have the opportunity to add a humanitarian mission to your adventure expedition.  The mission is structured, yet varies (by design) from trip to trip.  The key to its success is your dedication to learning from the local families first, then, following up with action.  It is unlike anything you'll ever experience.  You will have the opportunity to truly influence your life and the lives of others in a meaningful and impactful way.

    Your Mission


    Based on the guidelines below, your mission is to personally meet local families, learn from them, and take action on inspiration.TM

    Program Guidelines (Learn, Care, Act)


    Over the past five years we have developed some guidelines for sustainable local and international development.  Here are the 10 truths (or guidelines) for sustainable development:

    1. To learn, to care, and to act are the guiding principles of sustainable development.
    2. Long-lasting impact comes through friendship and one-to-one relationships.
    3. People are inspired to take action when they truly listen, observe, learn, and understand.
    4. The act of giving becomes enduring and sustainable when all individuals and cultures involved feel like they are both the giver and the receiver.
    5. It is unwise to do for [others] what they can do for themselves (Flynn, 2010).
    6. Buy-in comes through local leadership; ongoing support comes from the community; funding and resources come from everyone.
    7. Positive change requires patience and persistence.
    8. Wisdom comes from making mistakes; correcting them; sharing them; and staying on task.
    9. Sustainability increases when local leadership, training, accountability, and self-sufficiency are maximized.
    10. Development is fun, rewarding, and challenging.
    © 2017 Ben Nolte

    Our Vision


    We create an adventurous atmosphere where you can inspire, or be inspired; thrill, or be thrilled; change, or be changed, for the better.TM



    After watching this video, what inspires you?


    Call with Questions


    We hope we've perked your interest.  We have a lot more details. If you have any questions, give us a call at 1.877.921.3474.

    Mission your ExpeditionTM


    To add a mission to your adventure expedition or receive more information about your Fishin' with a Mission® trip, please click the button at top left.



    • 28 Sep 2018
    • (PDT)
    • 07 Oct 2018
    • (PDT)
    • Rio Negro, Amazon, Brazil (departing from Manaus)
    Register
    Chartered Fishing Adventure
                  

    Jungle Adventure


    This expedition is a private and fully accommodated 9-day adventure excursion to the middle of the rainforest jungle. You stay on a chartered river boat and go out day-to-day on smaller tributary boats to catch big fish, visit village families, and venture into the rainforest.

    About the Trip


    Pricing

    • $5,150/person/trip.
    • $2,000 deposit is required when booking.


    You now have the option to book and pay now (online), or you can book now (online) and pay later (by invoice). It's your choice.

    Package Includes

    • 6 days (or 6 1/2 days) of fishing (7 nights/8 days on yacht)
    • Guided fishing (2 anglers/boat) w/ trolling motor & cooler
    • Air-conditioned stateroom w/ bathroom (double occupancy)
    • Delectable meals (both Brazilian and American foods)
    • Regional hors d' oeuvres, drinks, fruit juices, and water
    • Daily laundry service (no need to over-pack)
    • Airport assistance and transfers (upon arrival in Manaus)
    • Charter flights to/from Manaus to Rio Negro
    • Hotel accommodations for one night in Manaus (if needed)
    • Brazil fishing licenses
    • Extra fishing rods, surface baits, subsurface lures, and other tackle (excluding soft baits), if needed.

    Does Not Include

    • International airfare and expenses to Manaus, Brazil
    • Meals, city tours, and shopping in Manaus (1 day)
    • Tips, gratuities, and souvenirs
    • Passport and Brazil Visa
    • Immunizations
    • Personal items and purchases
    • Accommodations and expenses for extra days in Brazil
    • Overweight luggage fees
    • Credit card transaction fees
    • Travel insurance

    Itinerary


    Day 1: Fly from your home airport to to Manaus, Brazil (Eduardo Gomez International Airport).  Upon arrival, you will be greeted by our staff and accompanied to the hotel (Tropical Hotel or Park Suites).  Subsequently, as time permits, you may wish to take a city tour of Manaus, visit the divided waters, swim with dolphins, visit the Amazon Opera House, shop in the open-air market, visit the zoo, walk along the beach, or participate in other local events.

    Day 2: After your complimentary breakfast, your group gathers in the hotel lobby and then transports to a small local airport (Eduardinho), where you catch a charter flight to Barcelos (or other destination) where the boat awaits you.  Upon arrival, you will transport to the boat and meet your guides and crew.  The voyage begins as you head off into the jungle tributaries of the Amazon. You may wish to fish a 1/2 day during the afternoon or simply relax and enjoy the cruise on the Rio Negro.

    Day 3 - Day 8: Fish for world-record peacock bass and catch up to 15 other species of exotic fish (one boat and guide for every two anglers). Explore the rainforest jungle; visit native villages, go bird watching, and observe wildlife. 

    And, integrate a humanitarian mission with your adventure expedition.

    Day 8: Fly from jungle tributaries back to Manaus. Relax in Five Star Tropical Hotel, tour city sites, buy souvenirs, eat at fine Brazilian restaurant.

    Day 9: Depart Manaus on int'l flight back home (or extend trip to partnering Brazil destinations). Arrive home that morning and share stories of your exotic adventure in the Amazon.

    Optional Add-On

     

    As part of your trip, you have the option and opportunity to add a humanitarian mission to your adventure expedition (Fishin' with a Mission®).  The mission is structured, yet varies (by design) from trip to trip.  The key to its success is your dedication to learning from the local families first, then, following up with action.  It is unlike anything you'll ever experience.  You will have the opportunity to truly influence your life and the lives of others in a meaningful and impactful way.


    Making the News


    Big Amazon Fish® is hosting this trip and is a 2008 Sportsmans News Platinum Approved Outfitter. Over the past year, they have been featured in the Salt Lake Tribune, Sportsmans News, Utah Outdoors, The Trailmaster, KNRS, Utah CEO, REI, and Business Q Magazine.

    Big Amazon Fish® is recognized globally for their Fishin' with a Mission® program and their sustainable humanitarian efforts in conjunction with their 2008 launch of AdventureGiving.org.

    Flight Information


    After registering, you need to purchase international airfare. We connect you to one of our agents help you get the best flight possible.  Or you can book with one of your own travel agents.

    Trip Preparation Checklist


    Here is the summary checklist of everything you'll need to finalize and prepare for when planning your trip:

    Register for trip
    Purchase airfare and travel insurance
    Obtain a passport or verify if current
    Obtain a Brazilian Visa
    Pay remaining balance of trip
    Get Immunizations and Malaria medication
    Pack for trip

    Call with Questions


    If you have any questions, call 1.877.921.3474.

    Invite Your Family & Friends to Book a Trip


    To receive more information about this trip (or book a trip), please choose from the options on top left.  Join us.  This will be a trip of a lifetime.







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