Join Federico for this once-in-a-lifetime multi-day fishing experience! This expedition takes you through the Casare River, exploring the diverse jungle fishing scenarios for golden dorado and the variety of species present. Enjoying the comforts of Casare Camp, you will have a go at fishing key spots on the Casare River and its tributaries, concentrating on the numerous runs and structure throughout. Guests have an option at one night spent out in a fly camp, to fish further upriver and have an overnight experience in the jungle....Read More
In the vast wilderness areas of Bolivia, there are still places untouched by man, places that hold unthinkable beauty. It is in places like this that biodiversity is at its highest expression. The Casare’ River is located in an indigenous territory that boasts an unbroken expanse of jungle and incredible biodiversity. Found nestled in the meeting point between the Bolivian Amazon and the Eastern slopes of the Andes Mountains of Bolivia, it is, to say the least, one of the most isolated and remote places in the world. Its inaccessibility has granted its protection for millennia.
There are few places in the world that have so many good things going on at the same time, as it happens here in our rivers. The landscape is undoubtedly breathtaking, with its lush jungle covering the hills and mountains that choke the banks of this clear water river. The isolation and remoteness of this area has kept it pristine, holding healthy populations of fish in quantities seldom seen nowadays in any river. The structure of the river itself allows for this particular fishery to be fished by wading or drifting, and even offer opportunities to sight cast at fish. The most unique characteristic of our fishery though, is the ability to catch trophy golden dorado (and an array of other species) on the fly, in a small mountain-stream-type river. In addition, you are surrounded by jungle that is alive with a seemingly infinite collection of plants, and the wildlife that interacts with it. The opportunity to become a part such a setting is what makes this fishery so special.
Nobody ever said it would be easy. Most of the fishing is done by wading in the river, through slippery rocks and boulders. The jungle has a lot of tricky ground and there are always things to look out for in this wild landscape.The insects and the elements can pose a challenge. However, no place worth seeing, is easy to get to, and nothing worth doing, is easy to do. This place represents just that, and is the epitome of wilderness, likely one of the most remote and wild places you will ever visit. It is an experience most believe has been lost to development decades ago. With Federico, he aims to join the excitement of fishing and exploration, and share it with adventurous anglers worldwide!
Included: – One professional -English speaking- fly fishing guide for every 2-3 anglers. – Safari tents with beds, fully functioning bathrooms and showers, charging stations/lighting, and fine dining by our camp chef. – Airport Meet and Greet, Five Star Hotel, Round-Trip Private Charter Flights, Professional Fly-Fishing Guides, Local Indigenous Guides, Guide-Operated Boats, Camp Accommodations, Cuisine, Fees and Permits, Equipment
Friday: Arrive Viru Viru International Airport (code VVI). Someone from our team will meet you and transfer you to Los Tajibos Hotel and Convention Center. Check in and rest for an early morning departure to the jungle. (night of hotel included in package price).
DAY ONE (Saturday) Have breakfast and then transfer to the charter flight for the 2.35 hour flight to the jungle airstrip. Arrive and begin transfer to the main camp (Approximately 3 hours canoe ride upriver). Arrive and get settled in your tents and geared up. Lunch and introduction briefing. After, split into teams and begin fishing around the home beats until dark, then return for welcome dinner and rest.
DAY TWO (Sunday) - DAY SEVEN (Friday): Breakfast. Anglers will separate into teams, two or three per team (depending on group and conditions), and will split up and fish different beats assigned every day based on our rotation, but also current weather and river conditions. Every day you will cover various deep pools, submerged and overhanging structure and runs/riffles while navigating the river. Every day you will all return to Casare Camp before dark. Dinner and rest at Casare Camp.
DAY EIGHT (Saturday) Breakfast. Then the group, all together, begin fishing their way downriver. Packed lunch on the go. Then late morning arrival to the jungle airstrip for departure to Santa Cruz. (Departure to Santa Cruz is subject to being postponed due to external factors, such as weather, Bolivia political reasons, among others. Federico considers your safety first, always, even if it means losing flights. Federico will not be responsible for any extra charges associated with any changes required there-forth.) Once in Santa Cruz, either a transfer directly to the International Airport or, you will be transferred to the hotel. (2nd night included in the package).
DAY NINE (Sunday) Breakfast at hotel and transfer back to Viru Viru International Airport for you flight/connections back home. (Transfer to airport included in package.)
Captain Federico have accomplished what Spanish Conquistadors and European explorers failed at for centuries: they found El Dorado....Read More
Join him in their never-ending adventure to explore the secluded and wild Golden Dorado fishery of Amazonian Bolivia. Traverse uncharted terrain and immerse yourself in the pinnacle of off-the-grid explorative fly fishing.
Having explored together all over the most remote reaches of Bolivia, Patrick and Federico have developed a tried and tested relationship and a seamlessly professional work product. Their extensive knowledge of this unparalleled ecosystem, unrelenting commitment to safety, and passion for catching and releasing apex Golden Dorado establish their excursions as bona fide trips of a lifetime.
Captain Patrick is originally from Santa Cruz del la Sierra, Bolivia and attended Texas A&M. He applied his degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Management (with an emphasis on Conservation and Ecology) to the Bolivian Amazon with resounding commitment. He has over 12 years of experience organizing and leading jungle expeditions in the Bolivian Amazon, granting him extensive understanding of the local flora and fauna, ecology, and biology of the region.
He is also an experienced angler, specifically in the fishing methods and strategies (fly fishing, spin casting, bait casting, lure casting) used in the local jungle rivers for native Golden Dorado, Tabarana (Silver Dorado), Yatorana, Pacu, Surubi (Striped Catfish), Muturo (Jao), and Sabalo.
Captain Federico, also a proud Bolivian from Santa Cruz de la Sierra, attended University of Texas at Dallas, majoring in Political Science and Government. Federico's proudly earned 15+ years of experience leading fishing expeditions through Amazonian Bolivia for Golden Dorado and other native species.
Check out our "About Your Trip" section for more details on these life-defining experiences in the Amazon, and fill in date, party size, trip duration, and start time above to book and get out there with us and Captain Experiences!
Viru Viru International Airport, Av. G77, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
All rods, reels, and tackle are included.
This trip has multiple pickup locations.
You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.
No cleaning service provided.
No beer allowed.
No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.
All rods, reels, and tackle are included.
At an Additional Rate
Additional assortment of Flies, Hooks and Tackle (limited supply): Although we will provide you with some tackle, we will have extra tackle available for purchase. We also have some flies for sale at camp that have been specifically tied for trophy golden dorado.
Nothing required, we always recommend sunglasses, sunscreen, water, and weather-appropriate clothing.
-Guests MUST bring their own light-weight sleeping bag and travel pillow -Health Insurance: Proof of some sort of insurance will be required in advance before beginning your adventure with us. Please visit https://www.globalrescue.com/partner/anglingfrontiers to view our highly recommended insurance plan. -Commercial International Air Travel: Anglers will be responsible for the purchase of their roundtrip airfare ticket. -Visa Expenses: Click here for information regarding how to apply for a tourist visa for U.S. citizens: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Bolivia.html -Fees and Permits: Angling Frontiers has partnered with the indigenous communities and their leaders to ensure our clients the exclusive privilege of entering their territory as special guests. The exclusive permits are purchased at $550.00 per visitor, money that will be re-distributed by the indigenous leaders to all communities participating in the project. (These are the $550 charged for Indigenous Territory fees) With this income, the communities can purchase essential supplies, medical supplies, clothes, tools and other items of necessity. This form of income represents the incentive they need to protect this unique fishery for generations to enjoy. It is also good to know that this money is helping these people achieve a better standard of living in their own homes, doing what they know best.
Payment & Tipping
After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a customary tip (we recommend 20%).
Yes, cancel for free up to 60 days before the trip.
Where to Buy a Fishing LicenseFind out more about licenses here.