Village at the Xingu River Reservation

Xingu River/MT

The Xingu Indigenous Park is one of the largest indigenous reservations in the world. There are almost 6 thousand Indians, from 14 different ethnicities, who use the resources offered by nature for survival. Our operation is concentrated in two villages. The first is called Morená, of the Kamaiurá ethnicity, and it is the Ground Zero of the Xingu River, where it is born from the meeting of three rivers: Batovi, Kuluene and Ronuro

The second village, 40 minutes upstream, is called Arayo and belongs to Ikpeng ethnicity, which was almost extinct before accepting the move to Xingu National Park in 1967.

The package can last five, five and a half or six effective fishing days. As it is a controlled reserve area, the maximum number of anglers allowed per group varies from 6 to 8 per week, with only two fishing weeks per month.
The fishing area at Aldeia Kamaiurá, on the limits of the Morená Indigenous Area, covers the Ronuro, Batovi, Kuluene and Xingu rivers. The fishing area in Aldeia Ikpeng, on the other hand, is concentrated in the Xingu River and in the central black and clean water lakes around it.

The Xingu River itinerary is excellent for big catfish fishing, such as piraíba, pirarara, jaú and cachara, as well as for big payaras, trairões, bicudas, corvinas, peacock bass (Cichla mirianae) and matrinxãs.

The Ikpeng-Morená project values environmental preservation and local customs, involving partnerships between villages, Funai and Ibama. We follow rules and regulations for the practice of sport fishing in the region, not making agreements to operate in areas outside the itinerary. Fish cannot be taken outside village boundaries.

Alcoholic beverages are forbidden in the Park:

Article 58 of the Statute of the Indian establishes that it is a crime "to encourage, by any means, the acquisition, use and dissemination of alcoholic beverages, in tribal groups or among non-integrated Indians".

Travel itinerary

  • Day 1 – At time to be informed, a transfer from hotel to airport and boarding in charter flight to village. After arrival, fishing between 02:00 pm and 06:00 pm (1/2 fishing day);

Important: The group can be at Sinop/MT in the afternoon and fly at the same day, with no need of hotel stay at the city. Under these conditions, they can fish all day long.

  • Day 2 – After breakfast (served at 06:00 am) fishing all day until 06:00 pm;
  • Day 3 – After breakfast (served at 06:00 am) fishing all day until 06:00 pm;
  • Day 4 – After breakfast (served at 06:00 am) fishing all day until 06:00 pm;
  • Day 5 – After breakfast (served at 06:00 am) fishing all day until 06:00 pm;
  • Day 6 – After breakfast (served at 06:00 am) fishing all day until 06:00 pm;
  • Day 7 – Flight back to Sinop/MT in the afternoon. End of our services.

Accommodation and services included

  • From 05 (five) to 06 (six) overnights at the village;
  • Accommodation in individual tents, inside the native´s hut, with outdoor rustic bathroom. Mattress D33, bed clothes, towel, etc.
  • Daily maid service with laundry;
  • 3 daily meals, with breakfast, lunch and dinner;
  • Beverages like mineral water, several soft drinks and juices (at the village);
  • 8 Meters aluminum fishing boat for three anglers when the fishing happens at the main river, with 40 hp engine and 44lbs electric trolling motor, Indian guide and one member of the organization (Mega, Ian or Paulinho);
  • 6 Meters aluminum boat for two anglers, when the fishing happens at the central lake, with electric trolling motor, Indian guide and one member of the organization (Mega, Ian or Paulinho);
  • Coolers with juice, fruits and water (5-liter gallon).

Not included services

Anglers, before the trip, need to have the vaccines against Yellow Fever and H1N1 up to date. They also must send a name and CPF for the operator to send to the village and, consequently, to the Funai Coordination that serves the PIX.

Important to know: Our operation is concentrated in an indigenous reservation area, which implies some restrictions. On site, masonry or similar constructions are not allowed, so the facilities are rustic in Indian style in both villages.

All energy comes from generators. At the Indian reservation, there are restrictions on times and certain periods for shutdown (between 11:00 pm and 06:00 am), which makes it impossible for us to keep some items such as ice and sensitive vegetables.

Visiting villages: Visiting indigenous villages IS NOT part of the itinerary / package, only fishing in areas denominated as the village reservation. If the angler wants to make a monitored visitation, the request must be done directly to a village representative who, if there is an agreement, can program directly with the group on a predetermined day / time. There may be a charge for the individual or the group.

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