Thailand - Snakesheads / Jungle Perch!

Please NOTE we have NOT included hotel nights in Bangkok or airport transfers. The hotel we normally use is quite cheap so may not be nice enough for your clients. There are so many hotels to choose from in Bangkok there should be no problem finding one and we will pick your clients up from there. Most hotels in Bangkok will do airport pickups and transfers for free or minimal cost. If you do want us to organize hotels and airport transfers then we can do that also no problems. The topwater lures which are handmade in Thailand especially for snakehead can be included in the package if you want or your clients can buy direct from our guide. I can send you info on the types of lures for the clients to bring themselves.

A normal fishing day runs from 6:00 AM until 5:00 PM. Anglers are paired two to a boat with an experienced Thai guide. Usually, you will be fishing from narrow-hulled 20 foot plus traditional  boat with a short-footed 6 to 20 h.p. outboard. These boats are very stable and can cruise over shallow areas and get you into places other boats cannot reach. The most exciting aspect of snakehead/jungle perch fishing is its propensity for annihilating topwater plugs or flies. When topwater activity slows, switch to spinner baits and/or hard jerk baits.

9 days / 8 nights / 5 to 5.5 days fishing

9 days / 8 nights / 5 full days plus half day fishing (time permitting for the half day)
8 angler camp - $2950 per person (double occupancy) plus roundtrip airfare to Bangkok

$1500 per person. May be paid with check, credit card, certified check or money order. Final payments are typically due 60 days prior to departure.

Our travel agency can help with your flight arrangements. Note: airfares may change until final booking. Air fares into Bangkok are running $800.00 plus. Any changes are subject to the airlines rules and baggage restrictions. Please consult us as to the bag resctrictions for this trip.

Round trip transportation by private minibus from your hotel in Bangkok to the fishing destination. 6 nights on traditional Thai style floating house
Daily meals for the 7 days
Wooden pirogues & experienced local boatmen (2 anglers per pirogue)
Daily assistance and guiding by professional guides

Round trip transfers airport/hotel (can be arranged if requested)
Private minibus + chauffeur for eventual visits or shopping in Bangkok on leisure day (can be arranged if requested)
Hotel nights in Bangkok (can be arranged if requested)
Meals & drinks in Bangkok and a part of the ones taken at the fishing base camp which are included
Rods, reels, diving lures, terminal tackle (though Thai handmade top water lures - the most efficient for snakehead fishing - can be included in the package if requested)

Year round but best months are August through November.

Note: Dates are a rough estimate of times different species of fish are in streams and available to anglers. Weather conditions and water levels can affect when salmon enter the streams from the ocean.

Please call us to confirm space availability or to request specific dates.

You'll depart from Boston, New York, Atlanta, Houston, Orlando, Miami or Ft. Lauderdale on your international flight to Bangkok, Thailand. On arrival, you will take a shuttle or cab to your hotel. The next morning you will be transferred via private minibus to the Khao Laem reservoir.

4 to 8 anglers per week.

One angler per cabin. Each cabin offers one queen sized comfortable beds, fans and overhead lighting. The camp typically accommodates 6 anglers. There is no need to overpack, as laundry service is available.

Breakfasts are hearty. You'll typically take a one hour midday break to enjoy a lunch that you prepare early that morning from a variety of deli meats. Dinner is served at the camp around 7:00 PM and features a tasty array of chicken, steak or fish.

Day 1:
Arrive Bangkok, take shuttle or cab to hotel, overnight.
All meals and hotel stay is not part of the trip.
Day 2: Departure around 9.00 am by private minibus to the Khao Laem reservoir.
Overnight floating house  
Day 3: Full day lure fishing by boat for snakeheads and jungle perch. Overnight floating house
Day 4: Full day lure fishing by boat for snakeheads and jungle perch. Overnight floating house
Day 5: Full day lure fishing by boat for snakeheads and jungle perch. Overnight floating house
Day 6: Full day lure fishing by boat for snakeheads and jungle perch. Overnight floating house
Day 7: Full day lure fishing by boat for snakeheads and jungle perch. Overnight floating house
Day 8: Morning lure fishing by boat for snakeheads and jungle perch.
After noon transfer back to Bangkok. Hotel this night is not part of the trip.
Day 9: Take cab or shuttle back to airport for departure back to the USA

A valid passport with at least six months validity is required for U.S. citizens. A visa is required by Thailand. Passengers assume all responsibility for obtaining valid passports and visas.

Malaria tablets recommended. Be sure to bring sunscreen and insect repellent. Drink plenty of bottled water to keep yourself hydrated. Note: health precautions are offered here as an informational service only. See your doctor or health clinic.

The official language in Thailand is Thai. The camp host speaks English. Some of the guides have a very basic working knowledge of English with respect to fishing. Learning a few key words in the host country's language may prove beneficial and your efforts to communicate will be appreciated.

Daytime temperatures typically range from 80-100 degrees during the day, but typically cool down to the 70's in the evening. Heavy tropical downpours can occur even during the "dry season" so be sure to pack a rainsuit. Humidity in the tropics can play havoc with cameras or other electronic devices.

We recommend you purchase trip cancellation insurance to cover any losses should you have to cancel to due to unforeseen illness or other emergency. Certain restrictions do apply. Premium rates are typically about $65 per $1,000 of coverage, and usually include some benefits for lost baggage, trip interruption, and emergency evacuation. Forms for Travel Assure may be obtained by calling our office.

Our recommended packing list and other briefing materials will be furnished on receipt of your trip deposit and reservation form.

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