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Meet an indigenous tribe in Ecuador's Amazon rainforest

Meet an indigenous tribe in Ecuador's Amazon rainforest
The remote Kapawi Ecolodge is home base for a weeklong excursion to the Amazon region of Ecuador. (Gondwana Ecotours)

Visit the Achuar, a tribe of 6,000 indigenous people who still live traditionally in small Amazon communities along the Ecuadorean and Peruvian border, on a seven-day tour.

The excursion is offered by Gondwana Ecotours, whose founder, Jared Sternberg, was an English teacher in an Achuar village.

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On the tour, participants explore the world's largest river system; search for toucans, caimans and howler monkeys with Achuar guides; hike in Cotopaxi National Park and visit the Devil's Cauldron waterfall.

Dates: Aug. 1-8, Nov. 3-10; In 2017: Jan. 8-15, Aug. 3-10, and Nov. 2-9, 2017.

Price: From $2,795 per person, single supplement available. Includes accommodations at the Kapawi Ecolodge, all breakfasts, tours, Achuar guides and English-speaking Ecuadoran guide. International airfare not included.

Info: Gondwana Ecotours, (877) 587-8479

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