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Expeditions | The Hotis Indians

The Hotis tribe is one of the most primitive of the Indian tribes. The last nomad tribe from Venezuela! They live in the area from San Juan de Manapiare, one hour by plane from Puerto Ayacucho!

Day 1:

Flight from Puerto Ayacucho to San Juan de Manapiare in a 5 or 7 seat Cessna. The rest of this day will be spent in San Juan to relax and discuss and organize the adventure. Overnight stay in hammocks.

Day 2:

After breakfast you spend the whole day in a small boat on the river Manapiare, Caño Parucito. You have plenty of opportunities to observe birds and probably Nutrias. Lunch is on the way and overnight stay is in hammocks on the shore.

Day 3:

After breakfast you will spend the morning on the boat until midday. After lunch you start the jungle walk to find the Hoti Indians. Overnight stay with the Indians.

Day 4:

The whole day you get introduced to the habits and customs of the tribe. One day living with the Indians and sharing their traditions!!

Day 5:

After breakfast is time to return to the boat and way back to the shore for the camp.

Day 6:

Returning to San Juan de Manapiare. You will have the chance to fish for piranhas on the way back!. Overnight stay in San Juan.

Day 7:

After breakfast flight back to Puerto Ayacucho. End of our service!


The Hotis are very primitive and the fact that they are nomads means we we sometimes have to search for them. This can delay the trip and sometimes take one day longer.


Photos... (You will find more photos in our Photo Gallery)

auf Flacos Farm - im Hintergrund ein Tepui, der Cerro Jaguar plantage Babys
Aus dem Nichts taucht ein Hoti vor uns auf - in traditioneller Kleidung und Ausruestung Trompetenvögel
gusanos y palma cocinandose Mateos Lager


Hotis hunting
Key information:
Number of days: 7-10
Price per person: 2.900,- EUR
Level of difficulty:
(1=easy  5=difficult)
Minimum 4 persons required

What's included:
Transportation to the jungle
Professional Tour guide, bilingual
Six breakfasts, six lunches and six suppers
Excursions as listed
What to bring:

insect repellent
sun protection
swim wear
light clothing
good walking shoes
pocket knife

How to get to Puerto Ayacucho:

To Puerto Ayacucho do Conviasa fly daily. (145,- $US one way). From the most bigger cities there are also comfortable busses. (Caracas - Puerto Ayachucho about 20h) We recommend the busses of Expresos Occidente, Los Llanos and Caribe. If not available you can also use "Turgar" or "San Cristobal".

Other info:

This trip is a real adventure trip without comfort. We don't know any other company who offers Expedition in this region. The Hotis are very primitive and the fact that they are nomads means we  we sometimes have to search for them. This can delay the trip and sometimes take one day longer. We recommend this trip mainly to travelers with jungle experience!!

We also provide a pick up service or assistance at the international airport in Caracas or Porlamar (Isla de Margarita).

Furthermore we have printable travel brochures for you.

Recommended books:

Recommended Travel map from Int. Travel maps,, ISBN 0-921-46359-6

Guidebooks from Lonely planet, Footprint or Bradt Travel Guide

"into the heart" an Amazon love story from Kenneth Good ISBN 0-241-12792-0. One of the most fascinating books I read over a anthropologist who felt in love with a Yanomami woman in the unexplored Amazon jungle. Read it!!!

"The lost world", Arthur Conan Doyle, ISBN 0-812-97213-9


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