Tsimane River

Located in a remote, indigenous territory of Bolivia where the Andes meet the upper Amazon, the rivers of the region are both familiar and foreign. Technically jungle freestones, these rivers are similar to the smaller winter steelhead systems of the Pacific Northwest or the hearty trout systems on the west side of New Zealand’s South Island, but the fierce migratory golden dorado that inhabit these rivers mandate more tarpon-like techniques. In Bolivia, anglers wading wet with eight weight rods cast five inch flies on wire leaders through endless water types with consistent catches of pugnacious, aerial dorado in the 8 – 35 pound class. Without exception, all of the anglers we sent to Tsimane in 2009 rate the trip among the top three angling experiences in their extensive careers.

Tsimane River Lodge Facilities

Tsimane is actually a two lodge program and the newly built lodges, Asunta and Pluma, have been carved out of the jungle using a combination of site milled hardwood and plank material shipped up the river. The lodges are in spectacular settings and are best described as being rustically elegant. Each has a main lodge and three ample cabins that are joined by decks overlooking the rivers. All cabins have private bathrooms with showers. The lodges are also equipped with generator power with battery back-up, on demand hot water, and wireless internet service. Both lodges have young, energetic chefs from Argentina who serve a variety of local and Argentine meals prepared with a wonderful flair.