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Tsimane - Pluma Lodge

Three unique golden dorado rivers from one premier eight-guest lodge

Pluma Lodge is located within a National Park and Indigenous Territory where the Amazon Jungle meets the Andes Mountains. These clear running rivers winding through jungle and mountains afford you the ability to wade and sight-cast to golden dorado. This jungle environment remains in a virgin state and is arguably one of the most pristine natural expressions in the world. Based from the comforts of the Pluma Lodge, you have access to three diverse rivers: the Pluma, Itirizama, and lower Sécure Rivers. The water types vary from deep pools to rugged, terraced pocket water.

Fishing

The Pluma River is a moderately-sized clear freestone river with incredibly beautiful jungle topography. This fascinating fly fishery offers varying types of waters and tributaries divided into various beats. The system holds four species: dorado, pirapitinga, yatorana, and catfish. Fly only.

Accommodation

The Pluma Lodge experience is based on one jungle lodge built entirely from sustainable hardwood. There are two smaller headwater out-camp options. The main Pluma Lodge features four cabins and sleeps eight anglers. Each cabin has spring beds, private bathroom with hot water, and electric light.

Gear

As a general rule, 7 to 9 weight rods rigged with tropical grade floating/sinking lines. Wet wading is the standard. A complete list of gear will be sent upon trip confirmation. Frontiers can provide expert advice on finding the right gear for your trip.

Trip Specifics

Pluma Lodge is best accessed from Miami, Florida, via Aero Boliviano. Guests will fly into Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Included are 7 nights /6 days of fishing with two overnights at a 4 star hotel. You’ll take a charter flight from Santa Cruz to the lodge and return. The lodge generator and battery system offer 110/220 power. It is necessary to bring a converter for your electrical devices. 99% of the fishing is done by wet wading or fishing from the banks of the rivers. Temps; 65º F to 95º F.

Rates

Season: June - October
7 Nights/6 Days Fishing: $7,600 pp.
Inclusions: All meals and double accommodations, roundtrip charter flights, two hotel nights, six days of guided fishing.
Exclusions: Commercial airfare, national park and Indian land use fees ($670). Bolivian Visa ($160)

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Bolivia Rod Availability Due to Late Cancellation

We have a few canceled rods at the Tsimane camp programs in Bolivia available for 2021. This is a fly fishing-only program and the trip length is 10 nights with six full days of fishing small freestone rivers for the explosive Golden Dorado. This is remote jungle fly fishing at its finest. Season dates are June to October 2021. Discounts may apply.

Please contact Tom Gilliland at Frontiers for details.

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