TRAVEL DOCUMENTS -- A valid passport is required for entrance into all South American countries. Make sure your passport is current and does not expire before or while you are out of the United States. It may take up to a month or more to process a new passport, so please plan accordingly. Brazil requires a tourist visa for all U.S. citizens. To obtain a visa, your valid passport must be presented to the nearest Brazilian Consulate General at least two weeks (but not sooner than one year) prior to departure (your passport must remain valid for at least three months beyond your planned entrance into Brazil in order to obtain a visa). We will provide you with a Brazilian visa application along with detailed instructions for completing it long before your departure. We will also recommend an optional visa service that can do all the processing for you. Brazil requires that everyone fill out a 'tourist card', which will be provided by your international airline prior to landing in the country. Make sure not to lose your stamped copy of this document after you proceed through immigration -- you will be fined $150.00 if you try to leave the country without presenting a receipt of your tourist card. At this time, Brazil does not have any official blanket requirements regarding vaccinations for travelers entering directly from the U.S. with U.S. passports. However, because Brazil does not have yellow fever and wishes to keep it out, you may be asked to present documentation of yellow fever vaccination if you are arriving from, or have recently visited, other countries. If you are traveling with our standard arrangements, nothing is normally required, however for absolute assurance if you travel broadly, we recommend that you have a yellow fever vaccination and carry your Record of Immunization with you.
International Travel; FLIGHT INFORMATION: As part of our full service package, Acute Angling’s associated travel service will be happy to handle all of your international and U.S. domestic flight reservations. This provides the important advantage of allowing us to change flights and connections in the event of unforeseen issues or weather when leaving Brazil. If you do plan to book your travel separately, please be certain that your itinerary coordinates with the arrival and departure of our Brazilian charter flights. Although it is advisable to book well in advance of your planned departure date (January/February air reservations often fill up months in advance due to Carnival), we cannot guarantee that self-booked flights will match the final itinerary booked by Acute Angling.
CHARTER FLIGHTS - All of our trips include a charter flight to the fishery. In order to accommodate Civil Aviation rules in Brazil, anglers are advised to please adhere to the following guidelines;
BAGGAGE: There is a strictly-enforced 33-pound weight restriction in effect on all floatplane flights and a 44-pound weight restriction in effect on all other charter aircraft (extra items may need to be left in Manaus).
CLOTHING: Please do not bring large hard shell luggage or coolers. Pack in a soft suitcase, flexible duffel or flexible roller bag to facilitate ease of handling in small aircraft. Do not bring bags longer than 30 inches - They will not fit in floatplane storage niches. For traveling, we recommend wearing loose fitting, lightweight, light-colored cottons or synthetics (Tarpon Wear, Patagonia etc...). Some fabrics allow passage of UV rays, so don't bring just any old shirt (we've seen people severely sunburned right through their clothes!) Long pants and sleeves are best to protect from sunburn and any biting insects you may encounter during your travel. All camps have daily laundry service, so three changes of clothing is enough. Please don't over-pack (remember weight restrictions).