Refugio Nimajay is the only lodge on the Orinoco/Bita river system, so you'll be the only fishermen using this vast and untapped fishery.
Three different species of peacock bass inhabit the Bita: royal pavon (chicla nigrolineatus), butterfly pavon (chicla orinocensis) and the larger three-bar or speckled pavon (Chicla temensis). Other sportfish include saber-tooth payara, schooling sardinatas, piranhas and catfish weighing up to 100 pounds.
The lodge has 16 aluminum boats and 14 fiberglass Carolina Skiffs equipped with 25 HP and 15 HP motors respectively. Each boat includes two tanks of gasoline per day, comfortable seats and coolers with ice and refreshing drinks. Guides have extensive knowledge of fly-fishing and catch-and-release sport fishing. In addition to the Bita, our package offers payara fishing on whitewaters rapids of the Orinoco.
The newly renovated lodge has two cabins with 2 rooms each, accommodating a total of eight guests. Each room has two single beds, private bathroom, running water and electricity. The main lodge has a restaurant and satellite television.
Hotel stays in Bogota, transfers, domestic flight within Colombia, camp accommodations and meals, guided fishing (two anglers per boat).
After spending our first night in Bogota, we'll fly about 400 miles to Puerto Carreno and then travel about 30 miles by boat to the lodge.
10 days/9 nights/6 days fishing - $2950 per person (double occupancy), plus international airfare to Bogota.
$1000 per person. May be paid with check, credit card, certified check or money order. Final payments are typically due 60 days prior to departure.
We recommend you purchase travel insurance to cover any losses should you have to cancel to due to unforeseen illness or other emergency. Certain restrictions do apply. Premium rates are typically about $65 per $1,000 of coverage, and usually include some benefits for lost baggage, trip interruption, and emergency evacuation.