Anglers travel to Manaus, Brazil on Friday and overnight at the Caesar Business Manaus Hotel (one night, double accommodations included in the fishing package). Saturday morning, anglers are transferred to the fishing area via air charter and fast boats. Anglers are returned to Manaus the following Saturday (mid-day) and can schedule departing flights anytime after 3:00 PM.
If you need assistance with air travel reservations, please contact Kevin Martin at Martin Travel Services — firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 627-8468.
**IMPORTANT** When making your travel reservations, please be sure you have plenty of time between flights to make your connections.If you miss your flight to Manaus, you will miss your charter flight to the fishing area and it will be very costly for you to get a special (off-schedule) charter.
Keep in mind you are traveling to the Amazon rainforest (the world’s largest wilderness), and, as in all outdoor trips, your fishing and travel logistics depend somewhat on the weather, and bush runway conditions. There may be delays. Your outfitter will do everything possible within safety parameters to get you to your flights on time, but Rod & Gun Resources and River Plate Anglers will not be responsible for any extra expenses incurred from commercial or charter flight delays, cancellations, missed connections, etc., due to weather, mechanical problems or any other factors.
A valid passport and visa are required to enter Brazil. Your passport must be valid for 6 months beyond your travel dates.
A Brazilian visa is required for travel. Visa processing times will vary, depending on the Consulate in your jurisdiction. You should begin the visa process as early as possible to allow for any delays that may arise.
We recommend CIBT Visas for processing the Brazilian visas. They do a superb job and the process is very secure and expeditious. Please visit their website for complete requirements and details – www.cibtvisas.com/rodgun or call (800) 929-2428. You will fill out a “tourist card” while on the Miami/Manaus flight prior to landing in Brazil. Be sure TO KEEP your stamped copy of this tourist card after proceeding through customs—customs officials can hassle or even fine you if you do not have the receipt when exiting the country.
We suggest you contact your doctor regarding inoculations recommended for travelers to the Amazon, or log on to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website at www.cdc.gov/travel. Doctors may suggest vaccinations for typhoid, tetanus, hepatitis and yellow fever.
Brazil does not require U.S. travelers entering Brazil to present proof of yellow fever vaccination. Also, antibiotics and antiseptic medicines such as Polysporin are always a good idea to avoid infections from cuts and scrapes.