Indigenous Ecotourism and Sustainable Development:

Tourist Information

Tourists crossing bridge in Rio Blanco

Interested in visiting Río Blanco? This community is actually one of several Quichua communities in Ecuador's Napo Province which have developed grassroots ecotourism projects. They have formed RINCANCIE, a network to coordinate their activities. RINCANCIE has an office in Tena, the provincial capital. Tourists have two options for visiting one of these communities:

An excellent guide book to Napo is The Ecotourist's Guide to the Ecuadorian Amazon, recently published by Dr. Rolf Weshe, a geographer who has done considerable research in the area. It may be available at your local travel bookshop; otherwise:

Good luck and have fun!

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