Tsimane Golden Dorado Fishing

Secure Lodge

At Tsimane's Secure Lodge, you’ll fish Secure's medium sector for three days and Secure’s high sector for three days, with the chance to explore the two small tributaries—the Maniquisito and Ashahana.
The Secure River is one of the main rivers of the TIPNIS National Park. The Secure is the most important tributary of the Isiboro River, the Madeira River, and the Amazon itself. This river is born in the confluence of the Nutusama and Cascarrillas streams and flows 300 miles until it reaches the Isiboro River. Secure Lodge is the furthest upstream of Tsimane's three lodges, situated on the headwaters of the Secure River. The Secure is home to Tsimane’s best pacu fishing and holds big dorado downstream from the Lodge.

Secure Lodge Program:

Secure River

Trips Include Six Days of Guided Fishing.
You’ll fish for three days at Secure Medium sector and three days at Secure’s High sector, with the chance to explore the two small tributaries—the Maniquisito and Ashahana. Downstream from Secure Lodge, you’ll fish the Cachuelas area, a line of rapids and rocks almost two miles long holding big dorados. In the upper section of the Secure River, you’ll target pacu and dorados.
The Secure fishery allows anglers extremely close and exciting contact with the jungle. The means of transportation are local handmade dugout canoes (cuambas) powered by pushing poles or engines, but the fishing is 100% wet wading, with many sightcasting opportunities.

The Fishing Program

Bolivia Giant Dorado

Season:  Secure River Season runs from early June through late October, and hosts up to six anglers per week.
Guides:  There are two native boatmen and one English-speaking professional fly-fishing guide for every two anglers.
Boats:  Dugout canoes are used for transportation with comfortable seats, Yeti coolers, and outboard motors.
Methods: Fly fishing only. The Secure is 100% wet wading.
Equipment:  No equipment is provided. Flies are $10.00 each; you will need about two dozen for the week. A comprehensive tackle-and-gear list is included in our confirmation.
Licenses:  Fishing licenses are not required.
Native Community Fee:  Tsimane packages require a $670.00 Native Community Fee, which helps support the conservancy program and local community. The fee is payable in cash upon arrival at the Lodge.

Tsimane's Best Pacu Fishing

Angler with Large Black Pacu

The Secure is home to Tsimane’s best pacu fishing. The secure guide team has developed unique techniques to target these sipping fish with dry flies.

Secure River Pacu

Secure River Pacu

Sample Fishing Day:
7:00 a.m. - you’ll have breakfast at the Lodge.
8:00 a.m. - you’ll head out with your guide to fish.
Midday, you’ll enjoy lunch on the riverbank.
4:00 to 5:00 p.m., you’ll return to the Lodge for dinner.
Each pair of anglers will be attended by a pro guide and two native guides.

Aerial View of Secure Lodge

Aerial View of the Lodge and Tent Cabins in Jungle Setting

The Lodge sits on the banks of the upper Secure River in a remote and spectacular jungle setting. Walk down the stairwell to the headwaters of the Secure River.

Secure Lodge

Thatched Roof Lodge Lit up at Night

Secure Lodge is in an unspoiled virgin area of the Secure River, close to the Asunta Indian Community. The rustic yet elegant Lodge was built from local hardwoods and other materials boated upriver to the site. The Lodge has a great room area for dining and relaxing, a massage room, free laundry service, and a fly shop.

Six Bedrooms at the Lodge

Queen-Sized Bed with Mosquite Netting and Wood Paneling

The Lodge hosts up to six anglers + one host and three non-anglers, a total of ten guests. Single-occupancy rooms - each bedroom has a queen-size bed, a desk, an armchair, and a private bathroom with hot water and electricity.

Meals and Beverages

Appetizers on Coffee Table

Meals:  Hearty breakfasts. Packed lunches of sandwiches, salad, and fruit. Delicious evening appetizers. Dinners feature a mix of pasta dishes, chicken, steaks, or barbeque pork paired with great wines and delectable desserts.
Alcohol:  Fine wines, beer, and regular spirits are included in the package.
Communications:  Free Wi-Fi is available. Satellite phone service is $5.00 per minute.

The Secure River

Boulder-Ridden River

Fly Fishing for Gold

Female Anglers with Large Golden Dorado

Getting to Secure Lodge:

Arrival Day:  You’ll arrive at the Viru Viru International Airport in Santa Cruz de la Sierra. A Lodge representative will greet you and transfer you from the airport to the Los Tajibos Hotel. You’ll have breakfast at the hotel. A lodge representative will pick your group up at approx. 9:30 a.m. and head to the local airport. You’ll take a 90-minute charter flight to the Asunta Community landing strip. You’ll be met by a member of the Secure Lodge staff, who will transport you by boat to the Lodge, a 10-minute ride. (The luggage weight limit for the charter flight must not exceed 55 pounds or 25 kg.
Departure Day:  After breakfast, you’ll transfer back to the Asunta Indian Community, where you’ll take your charter flight back to Santa Cruz. At the airport, a Tsimane staff member will meet you and drive you to the Los Tajibos Hotel. (The first and last single-occupancy hotel nights are included in the package.) You will be picked up by the host, who will bring you to Viru Viru international Airport for your flight home.

Our advice is free.
We never charge more than the Lodges we represent.

2024 and 2025 USD Rates:

9-nights and 6-days guided fishing
(7-nights at the Lodge and 2 hotel nights in Santa Cruz.)
Secure Lodge Program
(8 anglers and 1 host)
Late May through June 2024
One angler per room and two per guide:
$7,600 + $670.00 NCF = $8,270.00 per person
One angler per room and guide:
$12,540 + $670.00 NCF = $13,210.00 per person
Non-Angler Companion:
$5,000 + $670.00 NCF = $5,670.00 per person

Request a Secure Lodge
Information Packet.  

The Packages Include:

• Airport reception in Santa Cruz
• Two nights (first and last night) at Los Tajibos Hotel
• Breakfast at the hotel
• Ground transfers in Santa Cruz
• All domestic charter flights inside Bolivia
• 6-days guided fishing
• 7-nights at the Lodge
• All meals at the Lodge
• All beverages at the Lodge or Camps
  (Soft drinks, beer, wine, and spirits)
• Laundry service
• Wi-Fi Internet Access

Packages Do Not Include:

• International airfare to Santa Cruz, Bolivia, and return
• Bolivian visa, approx. $160.00
• Native Community Tax and National Park Fee—payable in cash in Bolivia
• Meals and beverages in Santa Cruz, except for hotel breakfast
• Massages, $35.00 for 30-minutes
• Gratuities to guides and Lodge staff
• $25.00 departure tax
• Fishing tackle and flies
• Excess baggage charges
• Transportation not included in the itinerary
• Optional side trips
• Satellite calls are $5.00 per minute.
• Items or accommodations not explicitly listed
• Global Rescue
• Travel insurance
• Anything not mentioned under inclusions
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Fishing Travel Experts

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