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I booked my tour to Canaima/Angel Falls through Backpacker Tours via Internet and paid already before leaving home. The price for the tour was 290 Euro (June 2007), but paying with bolivares changed on the black market in Venezuela it will be much cheaper. Backpacker Tours (which is based in Santa Elena) use Gekko Tours in Ciudad Bolivar, and they in their turn use Excursiones Kavac (managed by an indigenous community) in Canaima.
I was ready very early in the morning and took a taxi (10 000 Bs) to the airport already at 6.30. Gekko Tours office was not open jet and I sat down to have breakfast, coffee and toast, in a small shop/café. After breakfast I went back to the office where I got my airplane ticket and paid the airport tax (6000 Bs). I also left some of my luggage in the office to be stored there until I came back from Canaima. More and more people came. I thought I was going to be in one of the first planes leaving Ciudad Bolivar as I had been one of the first at the airport, but it never seemed to be my turn. Plane after plane left with tourist going to Canaima and finally it was my turn. The planes are 6-seated Cessna planes (the pilot and five tourists). The pilot told us where to sit so the balance should be good in the plane. I got the front seat next to the pilot. The flight to Canaima took about one hour. In the beginning the sight was good, but then we were in the middle of big rain clouds and it was raining when we were landing.
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