Achuar Tribe

The Achuar Tribe: Family & Conservation

Traveling with Family & Friends Usually the best recommendations come from personal experiences. We’re lucky that Patch writer Phyllis has recommended Gondwana’s Ecuador Amazon Adventure based on her life changing encounter. Her essay, Lessons from the Achuar Tribe is a beautiful tribute to the tribe’s environment and way of life. Additionally, travelling with 3 generations of her family created a …

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Travel the Amazon on a Historic Explorer’s Route

The Call of the Open Road… In the modern industrialized world, getting a vacation can be a challenge in itself. Wanting an element of adventure or exploration can make a trip even more difficult to plan. However, discovering the unknown is a big reason why people love to travel. In the words of the legendary Hank Williams, “…when that open …

indigenous people of the Amazon

Go Tribal: Vacations & Travel Magazine Feature

Go Tribal in Ecuador 2017 is shaping up to be an exciting year for travel. For Gondwana, this means returning to a favorite destination, deep in Ecuador’s Amazon rainforest. Spending time with the Achuar “…a tribe of 6,000 indigenous people still living traditionally in small Amazon communities along the Ecuadorian and Peruvian border” is a huge draw. Vacations & Travel …

sustainable travel

Sustainable Travel Growing: Double Feature

Ecotourism Grows Reporting on the ecotourism industry, “…the Center for Responsible Travel revealed that sustainable travel once again outpaced the rest of the tourism industry as demand for more socially and environmentally focused tours” increases. As responsible travel grows, Gondwana Ecotours is excited to be part of this movement and facilitate sustainable travel between the traveler and the places we …

Best Place to see the amazon

Best Place to See the Amazon

Where is the Best Place to See the Amazon? As with all things seeking the title of “best,” the answer tends to be subjective. The Amazon Rainforest is spread across 9 South American countries, so there’s many options. Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana are all a part of the rainforest. However, finding the best …

Bucket List Travel

Fort Lauderdale Daily Feature: Bucket List Travel

Once in a Lifetime Destinations Oh, the bucket list. That constantly growing to-do list of experiences; some possible, some fantasy. Usually, travel is high up on the list. In this vein, Fort Lauderdale Daily has included Gondwana’s Amazon Awakening Ecotour in their article, 5 International Destinations To Add To Your Bucket List. Writer, Gloria Stewart made a collection of exotic …

Marmosets in the wild

Where Can I See the World’s Smallest Monkey?

The Tiny Pygmy Marmoset Extraordinary animals fascinate humans. Weather it’s a tiny puppy, exotic bird, or a massive gorilla, something about unique physical or behavioral attributes attracts the eye. In this vein, marmosets recieve a lot of attention for their tiny size, exotic habitat and big personality. In South America, 22 species of marmosets reside in the trees, but the …

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Where Can I See Howler Monkeys, Sloths & Marmosets?

Tree-Dwelling Animals of the Amazon Rainforest Dwelling in the treetops of the Amazon Basin is a completely separate ecosystem compared to the forest floor. Arboreal animals make their habitat in the trees, and have evolved to find their source of food, community and protection among the leaves. There, birds, mammals, primates and insects coexist in an exotic community. This includes …

Birds of the Amazon

Birds of the Amazon: Macaws, Toucans, Parakeets & Parrots

The Amazon Rainforest’s Feathered Friends Over 1,500 bird species reside in the Amazon Basin. The birds of the Amazon Rainforest are colorful, intelligent and social, making it a bird-watcher’s paradise. Home to ⅓ of the world’s birds, South America, and the Amazon Rainforest specifically, have incredible diversity when it comes to our feathered friends. Tropical species like macaws, toucans, parakeets …

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Star Tribune Feature: Eco-Footprint Travel

Travel with a Small Eco-Footprint Gondwana has been featured in print and online by Star Tribune, reaching the audience of Minnesota and the world. The article “How to Say and Go with a Smaller Ecological Footprint” includes the Amazon Awakening Ecotour as a sustainable travel option with lots of perks. We even secured the coveted featured photo, an image of …