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da lua

September 20 - 29, 2024 
     CAMP ONE: Hosted by Bart Bonime, 2 spots available

September 27 - Oct 6, 2024

     CAMP ONE: Hosted by Dave Blackburn of Kootenai Angler, Full 80% Return Guests
     CAMP TWO: Hosted by Capt. Matt Miles, Full, 60% Return Guests
October 4 - 13, 2024 

     CAMP ONE: Hosted by Wild on the Fly Adventures, Full 60% Return Guests
     CAMP TWO:

October 11 - 20, 2024 

     CAMP ONE: Hosted by Randy Hancock, FULL 80% Return Guests
     CAMP TWO:

October 18 - 27, 2024 

     CAMP ONE: Hosted by Steve & Tammi Maldonado
     CAMP TWO: Hosted by Justin Pickett of Gink & Gasoline

October 25 - Nov 3, 2024 

     CAMP ONE: Hosted by Jean Bruun FULL 60% Return Guests
     CAMP TWO:

The Rio da Lua offers the finest and most consistent fishing that we have ever experienced. This is a quality fishery, both for numbers and trophies. Here you can have non-stop action and head-hunt for that true trophy Timenses Peacock Bass at the same time.

Perfect for families, father-son/mother-daughter combos, corporate groups, and fishing buddies who want to share this amazing jungle experience.

What makes the Rio da Lua unique?

  • ​Private fishery. Guests will experience opportunities to cast to multiple double-digit peacock bass as well as a variety of other species.

  • Wildlife: Low human impact in this area means greater opportunities to see the exotic birds and mammals that live in these jungles. Countless Macaws, green parrots, and other birds are seen daily. We had 5 jaguar sightings in our 5 week season last year. Many monkeys, caiman, pink dolphins, and even the rarely-seen Amazon manatee live here.

  • Our private chef offers a delicious variety of Brazilian fare along with classic international dishes. Meals are served in our floating dining cabin that has solar-powered air conditioning.

  • Our four-star floating cabins are relocated each week due to water levels to ensure our guests are closest to the most pristine lakes and lagoons. These cabins are extremely comfortable and include individual air conditioning units, private baths with showers, and plenty of storage space for your gear and clothes.


The Nomadic Waters experience is famous for its fabulous Crew, comfortable lodging, incredible food, and genuine hospitality. 

Guest testimonials: Broke a Nomadic Waters record

Michael's 22 pounder

136 fish landed, on day 2...on poppers!

86 year old guests starting their day

Rio da Lua Fly-over

Guest testimonials: a day of big fish

Guest testimonial: breaking 50-pound leaders on fish!

Epic bonus day

Guest testimonial: big fish day

Jackson's big fish story


Thursday: International Travel Day

Friday: Arrive in MAO early morning, rest in Manaus, optional afternoon excursion
Saturday: Morning charter flight to the Rio da Lua river system, potential afternoon fish
Sunday: Fish
Monday: Fish
Tuesday: Fish
Wednesday: Fish
Thursday: Fish
Friday: Fish
Saturday: Afternoon charter back to Manaus, rest, and have dinner in town
Sunday: Choose from one of our excursions in Manaus or rest at the hotel. Depart shortly after midnight.
Monday: International travel day home

For the fourth consecutive year, we are proud to announce that we've been presented with TripAdvisor's Traveler's Choice Award, placing Nomadic Waters in their top 10% highest-rated companies.  See what our Guests have to say about our experience.

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