indigenous people of the Amazon

Indigenous People of the Amazon

Amazonian Native Tribes When most people think of the Amazon Rainforest, trees, rivers and exotic animals come to mind. But make no mistake, this pristine jungle is home to many indigenous tribes as well. For thousands of years, these people have depended on the land for everything from shelter to medicine, and their survival depends on these natural resources. Gondwana’s …

Ecuador bro-cation

Bro-cation in Ecuador: Modern Traveler Feature

Bro-cation: Grab some buddies and travel! Gondwana’s Amazon Awakening tour in Ecuador has been featured as an awesome trip idea for a bro-cation. Modern Traveler, Champagne Living, Examiner and Globetrender Magazine all include our trip as a way to bond with friends while exploring the Amazon Rainforest. However, this trip is by no means exclusive to men! Ladies, this trip …

Visit the Amazon Rainforest

Visiting the Achuar

Visit With the Achuar Tribe Ever heard the saying “the journey is the destination”? When travelling from Quito, Ecuador to visit the Achuar’s remote community in the Amazon Rainforest, this is especially true. The untouched beauty of Ecuador’s Amazon Rainforest and taking time to visit with the Achuar community are the highlights of Gondwana’s Amazon Awakening tour. From Quito to …

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What is it Like to See Mountain Gorillas in the Wild?

Seeing Gorillas in the Wild: A First-Hand Experience The first thing is the colour green. When I arrived at Volcanoes National Park, despite occasional interruptions of the scenery like other people, rangers, and a few old brick buildings, there is an endless depth and variety of green. Expansive fields of grass are populated by rows of vegetables. A haze of …

The Boston Globe

The Boston Globe Features Gondwana’s Rwanda Ecotour

Gondwana is Featured in The Boston Globe! Gondwana’s Rwanda Ecotour has been featured in The Boston Globe’s travel recommendations. The column Here, There, Everywhere features local trips in Boston, destinations in distant countries and travel accessories that can be used by anyone. Kari Bodnarchuk’s title, “See Rwanda’s Landscape, Gorillas and Capital” encompasses the highlights of this ecotour. Rwanda’s Landscape Each …

The New York Times

The New York Times Features Gondwana’s Ecuador Trip

Ecuador is named an Eco-Concious Tour by The New York Times Gondwana has been featured in The New York Times travel section for the second time! In this instance, the publication included our trip to Ecuador in Elaine Glusac’s article, “5 Hotels and 5 e Tours for the Eco-Conscious Traveler.” Being mentioned as one of The New York Times’ top …

Gorilla Trek Guide

How Fit Do You Need to be for a Gorilla Trekking Tour?

Fitness for Gorilla Trekking Tours Once you’ve booked your ticket for a gorilla trekking tour, the real planning begins. Some things are easy enough, like finding the passport, organizing a packing list and planning your trip to the airport. But how fit do you need to be to do a gorilla trekking tour? This is a physically active trip that …

UK Wedding Magazines Rwanda Honeymoon

UK Wedding Magazines Feature

Honeymoon in Rwanda by UK Wedding Magazines UK Wedding Magazines has featured Gondwana’s gorilla trek in Rwanda as a unique honeymoon destination for nature lovers. The publication promotes, “If you’re on the hunt for a honeymoon with a difference Gondwana Ecotours has just announced a new eight-day adventure tour of Rwanda.” Providing wedding and honeymoon planning services, UK Wedding Magazines …

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Are Gorillas Dangerous?

Are Gorillas Dangerous? Before mountain gorilla trekking, many first-timers ask, “Are Gorillas Dangerous?” Recently there has been a surge of popularity in mountain gorilla trekking, but understandably, people have concerns about safety on these kinds of trips. From lions to hyenas, Africa is known for its fearsome predators, but mountain gorillas certainly aren’t one of them. First and foremost, know …