He and Cary Kanoy traveled by bicycle from Cajabama to Puyo, where they were joined by Ricardo Alzamora and Luis Hernandez. They then traveled down the Bobonaza River to Andoas by dugout canoe, piloted on the trip by Tito Machoa and Marlon Santi, who are from Sarayacu, a village of about 1,000 on the Bobonaza.
Cary Kanoy has worked as a guide in Ecuador for a number of years, and now has his own guiding company, Core Expeditions.
Luis Hernandez is director of the Cuyabeno Lodge in the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve in Ecuador's northern Oriente.) He is also now preparing a trip for tourists that will follow La Condamine's route into the Amazon.
See The Region Today for information about visiting Sarayacu.