I had my apprehensions about traveling to the Amazon but Nomadic Waters proved all my fears to be unwarranted. The accommodations are way above my expectations. There is plenty of clean fresh water and delicious food. The mother ship is extremely nice and the air conditioning is such a nice refresher after fishing all day.
Before taking this trip, I would rate myself as a novice fisherman at best. The guides worked with me the first day and taught me the correct way to cast. I had used a baitcaster maybe 3 times in my life before the trip and by the end of the week they had me making casts I never thought possible. They continually pushed me to get better and taught me something new every day. You don't have to arrive as an accomplished fisherman but you will certainly leave much better than when you arrived.
They have every detail covered with respect to the travel. I was concerned about so many transition points between all the planes,hotels, and boats. Not one time was there an issue as they have people in place to help get you from point A to point B at every step along the trip.
Notice I haven't even mentioned the fishing yet. This trip is so much more than a fishing trip. It is an experience. It is an adventure. It is exposure to another culture; another world. I watched pink dolphins, parrots, alligators, and even a monkey all while fishing. I joined an already planned trip at the last minute so I didn't know any of my fishing mates. This was not a problem at all. In fact it was great to come meet new people and realize we all share the common desire of that next cast.
I can't say enough about this trip. The best thing I can say is that NONE of my concerns proved to exist and I left Brazil already planning my return next season.