Updated: 2017-03-27.

Ethno-tourism (spelled sometimes as Ethno Tourism or Ethnotourism) is travel focusing on exploration of indigenous populations and their respective culture and traditions. Ethno-tourists usually seek to learn more about native peoples and their livelihoods. Though authenticity is key, the more tourists that come to look for these things invariably and slowly factor out the authenticity. As these indigenous peoples realize the financial opportunities to be gained from tourists, events and traditions may become more choreographed, while foods become “watered down,” in an attempt to satisfy the wealthy visitors.

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