There are many travel options to consider when flying to Manaus International Airport. There are daily flights non-stop from Miami, Panama, Lisbon, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo to Manaus.
Plan to travel to Miami by Saturday, to connect with the flight to Manaus (MAO Airport). We suggest you arrange your flight to Miami to arrive with plenty of time to make the connecting flight to Manaus. If you are flying from the USA, there are two nonstop daily flights from Miami (AA and TAM airlines). One departs Miami early in morning and arrives in Manaus in the early afternoon; the other flight departs Miami in the late afternoon and arrives in Manaus in the late evening.
Once you arrive in Manaus International Airport, our host will be waiting for you for immediate transfer to the pleasant Juma Opera Hotel located in a very nice part of the town.
Breakfast Buffet at Hotel. The host will pick up the group at approximately 5:30 a.m. and head to the local airport, to board the private charter 9 person Cessna Caravan plane to Kendjam.
After the 3hs hour flight, guests will arrive at the Kendjam Indian Community landing strip where our guides and staff will be waiting. There will be a “Meet and Greet” providing anglers time to discover the Kayapo culture, social organization and more. We will present the group to the Indian chiefs and a brief orientation of fishing week will be made.
The group will head downstream to the Lodge. A
nglers will be served a lunch of sandwiches for the boat trip downstream to the Lodge. It’s a great trip to the lodge where anglers will see great river scenery, birds, animals (with luck some Jaguar) and obviously lots of fish in the Iriri clear waters.
Anglers will use this first afternoon to get situated and ready their tackle for the following day. That evening the fishing team will brief anglers on the daily fishing plans and make arrangements for any exploratory camping trip plans.
Each day individual teams (2 anglers) will head out for the day, fishing downstream the Iriri river, its channels and tributaries. Each two anglers will share a fluent English speaking fly fishing guide along with two local native guides in an aluminum boat. Bothanglers are able to constantly fish all day long.
In the morning, guests will be transferred upstream by boat to the Kendjam community landing strip to fly back to Manaus.
On the return flight we will stop in Itaituba Airstrip for Refuel and then head back to Manaus. You will arrive in Manaus mid/late afternoon, (assuming no flight delays).
And transferred to the international airport or for a day use at the Hotel. If you are departing that day please book flights after 5pm.