Water activity

Iquitos: Private Piranha Fishing Trip on the Itaya River

Activity provider: Yakumama Amazon Tours
Water activity

Iquitos: Private Piranha Fishing Trip on the Itaya River

Activity provider: Yakumama Amazon Tours

From US$ 47 per person

Spend a morning on the Itaya River fishing for infamous piranhas from a canoe just like the locals. Use simple hand-made fishing equipment and try your hand at catching the Amazon's ferocious fish.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Private group


  • Bait a line and see what happens on a piranha fishing trip in Iquitos by canoe
  • Explore Itaya River and its surrounding jungle by canoe with a private guide
  • Escape the crowds on a serene river experience on a wooden hand-carved canoe
  • Use simple, fishing rods made by hand to experience fishing just like the locals
  • Learn the truth about carnivorous piranhas living in the waterways of the Amazon
Full description

Learn the truth about the iconic piranhas of the Amazon on a fishing trip in Iquitos. No need for fancy equipment, hook a line and throw it in from a canoe and wait for the fish to come to you.

Fish from a canoe using handmade rods like a local on the Itaya River. Climb aboard as your private guide takes you to the best spots to fish for the famed red Amazon piranha. This mythical fish with a bad reputation is not quite the monster Hollywood likes to make it out to be.

Around 20-25cm long, with a bright red underbelly, piranhas generally share Amazon waterways quite peacefully with humans. On your fishing trip, your guide will search out the best places to find the legendary fish with an undeserved bad rap.

  • Private guide
  • Wooden canoe
  • Handmade fishing equipment
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People over 60 years

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent

Product ID: 435453