Air Travel/Logistics:

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 — kmartin@martintravelservices.com 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.

Travel Documents:

A valid passport and visa are required to enter Brazil.

As of January 25, 2018, citizens of the United States, Canada, Australia and Japan can obtain electronic tourist visas from the Brazilian Embassy. The process is much simpler and requires less time for processing. The electronic visa is valid for two years. Please visit their website for complete details and instructions:

http://www.vfsglobal.com/brazil-evisa/how-to-apply.html

10-year, multiple entry visas can still be obtained from the Brazilian Consulate in your jurisdiction. Should you need assistance with obtaining a 10-year visa, we
recommend Travisa for processing the Brazilian visas. Start the visa process well in advance of your trip. The process is very secure and expeditious. Please visit their
website for complete requirements and details—www.travisa.com or call (877) 876-3266.  

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.

Medical Evacuation/Trip Cancellation Insurance:

From minor medical issues to life-threatening situations, Global Rescue’s critical services have been there when they were needed most. Outdoorsmen have trusted Global Rescue’s medical and security travel services since 2004. Global Rescue memberships start at $119 and feature the following benefits:

  • Medical evacuation services to your home country hospital of choice
  • Field Rescue services from the point of injury or illness
  • 24/7 access to board-certified physicians, clinicians and specialists from the Johns Hopkins Emergency Medicine
  • Division of Special Operations

Additionally, Global Rescue and IMG have created one of the industry’s most complete travel insurance products, integrating Global Rescue’s advisory and evacuation services with the financial protection of a comprehensive travel insurance program. Signature Travel Insurance guarantees that a trip is covered no matter what happens, and features the following highlights:

  • CANCEL-FOR-ANY-REASON BENEFIT
  • Trip cancellation insured up to $100,000
  • Up to $2,500 for lost luggage/baggage delay
  • $100,000 emergency medical/dental coverage

Rod & Gun Resources recommends a Global Rescue Membership with Signature Travel Insurance for your next trip.

Visit http://www.globalrescue.com/rodandgun/or call 617-549-4200 for more information.

Vaccinations:

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.