The Yanomami tribe is one of the last
primitive living Indians on our planet. The population is about 20.000 people. 12.000 in Venezuela and ca. 8.000 Indians in Brazil.
In Venezuela lives the main part of the Yanomami tribe in the national park Parima Tapirapeco. This park is the biggest from Venezuela with a superficies from 34.000Km² !
Some of the Yanomamis left the national park to live closer to missioners or to smaller
We are visiting the Yanomami tribe at the Siapa river or at the Casiqiare river (the
Casiqiare connects the both
river systems from Orinoco and Amazon!!).
Also we organize extremer Expeditions to the Ocamo river where almost nobody goes to.
Expeditions to the Siapa and Casiqiare take about 1-2 weeks,
Expeditions to the Ocamo river takes 2-3 weeks.
Arrival in Puerto Ayacucho.
Meeting to discuss the expedition to the Yanomami tribe. Guide of the expedition speaks
English, German and Spanish.
Transport per boat with a motor of 40 PS and a motor as reserve with 25PS.
Depending on the rivers take we also a second boat to pass safely strong rapids.
Overnight in hammocks on beaches (just during the dry season), in the jungle or in Indian villages and shabonos.
We will confront the Indians with many respect and very devote. We do not take any pictures until we get the permission from them. We will pass over gifts to the Indian
chief and also to the people we will take photos from.
We stay for x days with the Yanomamis and join them for fishing and hunting trips and get a clue from their very
Then we return to Puerto Ayacucho.
The Yanomami expedition to the Ocamo river is oriented for adventurous people with experience in the jungle. Rain,
mosquito, heat and missing comfort are demanding facts on this
We need to get a permission from the state to visit the Yanomami tribe. For this reason do we need a copy of your passport 2 month before the expedition starts and 50% deposit to our
account in Venezuela.
The expeditions at the Siapa and Casiqiare river are for any person without jungle
For the Expeditions to the Siapa and Casiqiare do we need your passport copy and your deposit 2 weeks before the Expedition.
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