Award-Winning Peacock Bass Fishing in the Amazon; Catch the Largest Bass in the World

Internet-Based Travel Company, Intelligent Leisure Solutions, Offers an Exclusive Peacock Bass Fishing Package in the Brazilian Amazon

Salvador, Brazil, March 17, 2007 --( The Peacock Bass, called “Tucunare” in Portuguese, is a ferocious freshwater fish native to the Amazon River basin. Although they are actually members of the cichlid family, the Peacock has become a world-renowned, record-breaking prize fish and has earned the title of “The Largest Bass in the World.” They come in several varieties, including speckled, black-barred, butterfly and royal. Anglers, both professional and novice, can try their luck fishing for the powerful “born ambusher” peacock on a once-in-a-lifetime, 10 day / 9 night adventure offered by Intelligent Leisure Solutions, an internet-based travel solutions company specializing in Central and South American. The package includes accommodations at the Tropical Manaus Resort Hotel, then transfer to the Rio Negro Lodge, which serves as home base for the fishing expeditions. For six days, sun-up to sun-down, you will fish the waters of the Amazon with a professional guide, using complimentary top-of-the-line tackle (Falcon Rods and Shimano Reels) along with all the necessary top water lures and a Brazilian Fishing license for your use while you are in the Amazon. All meals, except for your last day, are included in the package, including an open bar and daily laundry and maid service in your private Amazon jungle cabin. You may also opt for jungle tours, trips to local villages, float plane fly-outs or simply just relaxing by the pool after a massage. You will return to the Tropical Manaus Resort Hotel on the last day of the excursion with time for sight-seeing and other leisure activities in this fascinating Amazon city.

Each morning, your professional guide will take you and another angler out on the river for a full guided fishing adventure. Guides combine professional equipment and the highest technology along with their native knowledge of the river and its fish. You will travel on NITRO® Performance Bass Boats ranging in size from 16’ to 20’ with wide beams, large fuel capacities, MotorGuide® trolling motors, and Lowrance® electronics. Other features include aerated live wells, rod lockers, deluxe seats, and wide-open casting decks. All of that technology and equipment will leave you well-prepared for your first encounter with the powerful Peacock Bass. Aggressive and acrobatic brawlers on a line, the fish are capable of snapping 30-lb. monofilament like thread, straightening saltwater hooks, mangling lures and breaking rods into small pieces with their force. They are almost exclusively diurnal and aren't sun-shy, eagerly hitting most lures at the surface. While they will bite on most bait, landing them is guaranteed to be a tough freshwater fight.

The Amazon is the world's largest tropical rainforest, spanning more than half of the Brazilian territory. Within the 4 million square km (2.5 million square miles) of the Amazon River Basin resides a wealth of life richer than any place else on earth, including 500 mammals, 175 different lizards, 300 other reptile species, tree climbers of every kind, and a third of the world's identified bird species. The Amazon is home to countless species of fauna and flora, including endangered jaguars, howler monkeys, tapirs, pink freshwater dolphins, giant river otters, manatees, and an incredible array of tropical birds and plants. While the main attraction for this Amazon special interest adventure is the peacock bass, the trip gives you ample opportunity to view other rainforest and river wildlife.

Photos and more extensive information regarding the 10 day/9 night Peacock Bass Fishing Package, including itineraries and price quotes for the package, more information about the accommodations, and equipment can be found on Intelligent Leisure Solutions website, Click on the Travel Vacation Packages link, then choose South America, Brazil, Special Interests, and then the Amazon Peacock Bass Fishing Package link. You can also contact Intelligent Leisure Solutions by phone to speak with their Brazil travel specialists, all native speakers and fluent in English, in the United States, 1-888-ILS3-COM (457-3266), in Europe, 44-20-7669-4493, or in Brazil, 55-71-3113-4205.

Intelligent Leisure Solutions is a web-based Destination Management Company (DMC) for Latin America that offers only luxury, custom-made trips from pre-selected destinations, accommodations, packages and tours to travelers and MICE (Meeting, Incentives, Conventions and Events) clients seeking differentiated travel experiences. Intelligent Leisure Solutions has been selected by the Brazilian Ministry of Tourism as an Affiliate Member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization. They are also Authenticated by the Tralliance Corporation and the .Travel Registry.

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Robert Phillips