COSTUME OF ECUADOR _ 0469

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Traditional costumes are still much in evidence in some of Ecuador’s ethnic groups and are a common sight in rural highland markets.  Other cultures, for example the “colorados” of Santo Domingo, have almost completely lost their traditional dress and the regional costume is seen only as a tourist attraction in staged events.  Ecuador is made up of around twenty ethnic groups, with very different cultures and traditions, so there is no one national costume for Ecuador.
http://www.ecuadortravelsite.org/

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From Ecuador
Travel from April 14 to April 26
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NINA INDÍGENA (ECUADOR) _ 0460

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Indigenous peoples in Ecuador are the groups of people who were present in what became the South American nation of Ecuador when Europeans arrived. The term also includes their descendants from the time of the Spanish conquest to the present. Their history, which encompasses the last 11,000 years, reaches into the present; 25 percent of Ecuador’s population is of indigenous heritage, while another 65 percent is of mixed indigenous and European heritage. Black people, people of Spanish descent, and others make up the remaining 10 percent.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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From Ecuador
Travel from April 14 to April 26
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ECUADOR AMAZONIA _ 0393

The Ecuadorian Amazon is mainly tropical rainforest elevated 400 m above sea level.
The Amazon region of Ecuador is one of the few places in the world where its probably best to travel with a group, with a guide or through a jungle lodge. Unless you are studying, teaching English or consulting on a project in the Amazon, you are unlikely to have enough knowledge about the area to stay safe and, most importantly, to learn about the plants and animals that make the area so special.
http://wikitravel.org/

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  1. Cofan Indian of the Amazon
  2. Parrot
  3. Záparo Indian of the Amazon
  4. Cuyabeno National Park

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From Ecuador
Travel from Mar 10 to April 2
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