• AGUA NEGRA WEEKLY PROGRAM

  • Agua Negra holds the best waters for sight casting in Tsimane, with big dorados in shallow waters.

    Also the medium section of the Sécure river is plenty of sh on the structure, and the Chimoro stream is perfect for Yatorana and medium size dorados on light weight tackle.




  • • Intimate & exclusive waters.

  • • Sight casting opportunities for big Dorados.

  • • Easy wading even in the very head waters.

  • • Yatoranas with light tackle in the Chimoro Creek.

  • Occupancy: 4 Anglers

  • INCLUSIONS

  • • 2 nights at 5 star hotel in Santa Cruz
  • • Ground transfers in Santa Cruz upon arrival
  • • Charter flights – Santa Cruz – Lodge – Santa Cruz
  • • 6 full days fishing with 1 pro guide and 2 local guides per 2 anglers
  • •7 nights at Tsimane Agua Negra Lodge
  • • All inclusive meals, beverages and spirits at the lodge.
  • EXCLUSIONS

  • • International Flights • Meals and Beverages in Santa Cruz Hotel

  • • Fly fishing tackle • Tips and gratuities

  • • Trip insurances, Visas, Airport taxes, and Indian Communities and National Park’s Fees.

RATE PER ANGLER
USD 5,380 (double base )

NON ANGLER RATE
USD 4,000

SINGLE OCCUPANCY
USD 8,877

Indian Association and Nat Park Fee:
USD 570

ABOUT AGUA NEGRA WEEKLY TRIP

WATERS

Based out of the comforts of the Agua Negra Lodge and the chance of doing headwaters out-camps in the Agua Negra river, anglers have access to three different rivers, each different and unique: Sécure River, Agua Negra River and

Chimoro stream. This broad variety of waters and pools allow groups to fish fresh water every day, and rarely, if ever, repeat the same fishing beat.

SÉCURE RIVER. MIDDLE SECTION

The middle section of the high Sécure River runs from Ushwea village to the confluence of the Chimoro and Sécure rivers. The fishing here is carried out by wading downstream and the means of transportation is with dugout canoes, poled or engine powered. The middle section of the Sécure River is shallow and open, similar to the rivers further down on the in plain regions. Its clear waters gradually become stained colored due to tributaries that sweep sediments from the high plateau. More and more logs and fallen trees are found in the typical stone structure of the Sécure River. The logs, sunken trees and subsurface structure are the perfect ambush points for a large numbers of big size- dorado.
The beats in this sector are more accessible. The river features a large variety of fishing situations. There are long runs, “flats” with sandy riverbanks, and fords with ditches and deep pools. Dorados are undoubtedly the kings in this sector of the river; however, very large Pacu can be caught in the deep pools where food brought by the current gets jammed.

AGUA NEGRA RIVER

The Agua Negra River is an important tributary of the Sécure River. This is a stream of clear, shallow waters that run from East to West and offers few wading difficulties.
The Lower Agua Negra sector has features similar to a flood plain river (low gradient) but its water is clear and runs slowly. The river meanders through river valley with numerous sandy beaches, deep runs and cover to hold strong populations of Dorado and yatoranas. The latter can be tempted using lightweight fly rods, dry flies and/or small streamers. The lower Agua Negra is the perfect spot to sight-cast to Dorado during feeding frenzy activity - a adrenaline infused angling moment never forgotten.
The high sector of the Agua Negra River is one of Tsimane’s jewels due to its excellent number of dorados, pacues and surubíes. This is an ideal place for those anglers that want to sight-cast due to the clear shallow waters and rocky bottom which allows an easy sight of the fish.
Fishing in this section of the Agua Negra is done by walking upstream and sight fishing in low waters and prospecting for fish in runs and deep pools. To be successful on these waters you must use a floating line, long leaders and delicate presentation.

CHIMORO STREAM
The Chimoro stream is a little water stream that comes down form the same mountain range as Agua Negra river. This is a little crystal clear stream that holds a large population of average size dorados (up to 15 pounds) and a great deal of yatoranas. Its main characteristic is the chance to perform a very entertaining fishing with light gear (rod #5), and small flies and even dry flies to catch yatoranas of a good size. Moreover, a 12-pound Dorado in such a small stream like Chimoro with a rod #5 turns out to be an unforgettable experience

Itinerary

Arrival at Santa Cruz de la Sierra.
Our representative will be waiting for you in Viru Viru International Airport.

Transfer from airport to a five star Hotel.
night at the Hotel in a double room (double room included in package) where the guest is to spend the first night of the trip.

Beverages and meals are not included.

Breakfast at hotel.
Tsimane’s local host will pick up the group in the morning (time to be confirmed the night before) to head to the local airport..

The group will then board the charter flight to the Asunta Indian Community (90 minute flight).
It is strongly recommended to be aware about the weight of the luggage, which must not exceed 25 kg.

The manager and the guides will welcome the group upon landing, and transfer everyone to the Sécure Lodge.
This transfer is a boat ride (10 minutes).

Each day anglers pair up to fish one of the beats and by the end of the day (5:30 PM) head back to the Lodge.

Each day anglers pair up to fish one of the beats and by the end of the day (5:30 PM) head back to the Lodge.

In the morning, guests will pack up and be transferred back to the Asunta Indian Community where you will meet your charter flight back to Santa Cruz local airport.

There you will be met by a member of the Tsimane staff who will take you to the hotel to overnight (in a double room, included in package).

You will be picked up from your hotel by a member of our personnel and be transferred to Viru Viru international airport for your flight home.

ACCOMODATIONS

The Agua Negra Lodge experience is based on one very comfortable jungle lodge, built entirely from sustainable wood cut from the nearby jungle. There’s also the option to do out-camps to the headwaters of Agua Negra river and one-day hikes to Chimoro stream.

The lodge features 3 tent cabins up to 4 anglers + 1 host.

Agua negra:

• Double rooms with private bathrooms, spring box beds, hot water, and electric lights.

• Hot water generated by a solar panel system.

• Free Wi-Fi.

• Free Laundry.

• Fly shop.

• International Cuisine paired with great Argentinean/ Chilean / Bolivian Varietals in a well-fashioned living and dining room.

• All Inclusive Bar: liquor, spirits and Special Drinks.

Trip Info

Even when it is winter here the weather can be considerably hot. During the day, temperatures can range from 20º Celsius (68ºF) to 35º Celsius (95ºF). Typically our weather is not as hot and humid as the Brazilian Amazon since we are located at a much higher altitude. This also means we can experience cool nights and mornings and a fleece jacket might be needed.
The mountain country of Tsimane occasionally experiences short, strong rainsqualls, often with a south wind and a quick drop in temperature. Considering that you will be wet wading 99% of the time, anglers should carry a dry bag (pack) with a light insulated shirt, fleece and light Gore-Tex rain jacket and pants. Always bring these items with you on your daily fishing sortie.

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS
All visitors to Bolivia should carry a Yellow Fever Vaccine certification. A valid passport is mandatory for entry into Bolivia. You passport must be valid for at least six months from the date of proposed entry into Bolivia is required to enter and depart Bolivia. For most European countries no visa is required but it is required for the United States and some other countries.

American Citizens: U.S. citizens seeking to enter Bolivia, as tourists must have an entry visa. Bolivian tourist visas can be applied for by mail or in person at Bolivian consulates in the U.S., as well as at Bolivian ports of entry, such as at Bolivia's international airports and at land border crossings. Bolivian tourist visas are valid for one or five years from the date of issuance. The cost of the tourist visa is USD160. These fees can be paid in cash, by deposit to the Bolivian Consulate's bank account or by money order.

HIGHLY Recommended: Tourists applying for their visa upon arrival to Bolivia must pay this fee in cash (new bills, no tears, no marks – fresh, clean bills) to immigration authorities. In addition to the visa fee, the applicant must present a visa application form (provided by Untamed Angling) with a 4 x 4 centimeters (2” x 2”) color photograph, a passport with a validity of not less than 6 months, a yellow fever vaccination certificate, and an invitation letter (provided by Untamed Angling). Please visit the Embassy of Bolivia web site at http://www.bolivia-usa.org for details on how to apply or contact the nearest Bolivian Embassy or Consulate Bolivian consulates in the United States are located in Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Oklahoma City, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington. We strongly recommend Trip cancellation insurance.

BAGGAGE
Please restrain bringing unnecessary weight to the jungle lodges. Luggage weight Limit is 25 kilos. We use small planes for transfers and we are really strict in all safety measures and baggage weight limits are strictly adhered to. You will be able to leave items not needed at the hotel in Santa Cruz de la Sierra as you are returning to that hotel at the end of the week.

CURRENCY
The official currency is the Bolivian Peso, and the change rate fluctuates around 7 pesos per 1 U$D. Check the exchange rate update with our manager in Santa Cruz as soon as you are arrived. American dollars are quite well accepted in most of the Bolivian Territory. The majority of shops give pesos as change for dollars. Banks and hotels usually change money for the guests. Keep in mind to divide your change in smaller amounts fot taxis, tips, etc. It is extremely complicated to cash a foreign check in Bolivia. Visa and Mastercard are usually accepted in most shops, especially in larger cities. Additionally, don´t forget to notify your credit card company that you´ll be travelling abroad.

FEES
• NATIVE FEE
In 2012, the TIPNIS Natives (where Tsimane is located) have formed an Indigenous Association to protect their interests moving forward. This Association includes representatives from the 5 Communities of the project area and it benefits also the 22 communities of the Sécure river, the Sécure TIPNIS native organization, and the Beni state native organization as well. The Native Fee is approximately similar to the projected profit of our Company but without business risks and represents their profit as partners of the Tsimane project. Plus, the natives receive benefits for their work as guides, maintenance, river transportation, local supplies, etc. The funds from the native fee are primarily used for social projects, infrastructure development, transportation, and medical and education projects.

• NATIONAL PARK FEE (SISCO)
National Park Bolivian authorities have imposed an obligatory entrance fee to the Indian Territory & Isiboro Sécure National Park that applies since 2015. This fee reaches an amount of US$120 per fishing visitor and will be obligatory. If you consider it necessary we could send you the SERNAP (Bolivia National Service of Protected Areas) official resolution about it.

We suggest that you see your physician in your hometown before flying to Bolivia. They will give you healthcare advice and provide the information required to get your yellow fever vaccine and its corresponding certificate. Likewise, your doctor may recommend the basic medicines required to bring to Tsimane according to your physical condition. East Bolivia is considered a zone of influence of Dengue. Said disease is particularly dangerous in low altitudes and during the rainy season, from December to April. Although this is neither our fishing area nor our season, many cases were registered in Santa Cruz. To prevent this disease we suggest that our guests wear always long sleeve shirts and trousers and insect repellent, even in the city. This area in Bolivia is also considered a zone of influence of Leishmaniasis.
Dengue is transmitted by infected gnats — do take into consideration that no at gnats carry the virus — and may cause open sores and other health complications. It is more frequent in the communities living with domestic animals rather than the jungle where fishing activities are carried out. Currently there is no preventive inoculation or medication as those available for Yellow Fever or Malaria, and there isn´t any method of detection.
This having been clarified, as many healthcare issues worldwide should be, the best solution here is to wear the clothes recommended and apply repellent at least 3 tomes a day. As an effort to minimize risks, Untamed Angling hired specialists in tropical diseases for advice and also to work on a policy of fumigation of the Lodge and its surroundings, and a scheme of procedure to avoid contagion.
Fortunately that haven´t had been cases in Tsimane since we´ve implemented these preventive measures. When outdoors, always wear long sleeve shirts, trousers and socks. Tuck your shirt into your trousers and apply repellent at least 3 times a day (morning, noon and evening) or at least every 4 hours. Repellent must be applied on exposed skin and under the cuffs of shirt and trousers.
Follow the instructions on the label of the repellent. The most effective ones are those containing DEET (dietilmetatoluamid). the concentration of DEET varies according to the brand. Repellents with a 25%-35% DEET concentration are just right for this purpose and the effect is expected to last at least 4 hours when outdoors. Lower concentrations should be applied on children (up to 10% DEET). Spray clothes with repellents that contain permethrin.

Even when it is winter here the weather can be considerably hot. During the day, temperatures can range from 20º Celsius (68ºF) to 35º Celsius (95ºF). Typically our weather is not as hot and humid as the Brazilian Amazon since we are located at a much higher altitude. This also means we can experience cool nights and mornings and a fleece jacket might be needed.

The mountain country of Tsimane occasionally experiences short, strong rainsqualls, often with a south wind and a quick drop in temperature. Considering that you will be wet wading 99% of the time, anglers should carry a dry bag (pack) with a light insulated shirt, fleece and light Gore-Tex rain jacket and pants. Always bring these items with you on your daily fishing sortie.

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