May 2, 2004
Outside Magazine

The Trip-Finder, January 1998

Touring Amazonas by Bush Plane

Outfitter Departures Price Accommodations
Lost World Adventures
800-999-0558, 404-373-5820
5 $3,000 rustic lodging

The Route: Fly with legendary bush pilot Boris Kaminski to visit a ranch in the wildlife-rich Llanos grasslands and the remote villages of the Yekuana, Makiritare, and Hodi Indians.

When to go: October to April

Difficulty: Easy

Travel advisory: Villagers consider tourists who pull out a camera on the first day of the visit to be rude. Wait to take photos until the second day, when the Indians are more comfortable with you.

High/low points:

  • Wheeling through the mist of Angel Falls less than 300 feet from the pounding water.
  • Fudging the 35-pound luggage weight limit, in which case Boris will go through your pack and fling the excess onto the runway.

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