sustainable travel

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 …

eco-footprint travel

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. We even secured the coveted featured photo, an image of the Kapawi Ecolodge. The caption reads: “Gondwana EcoTours sustains Ecuadorean communities with proceeds from eco-tour visitors.” Part of being environmentally conscious means taking responsibility for lifestyle …

Photos of Pink River Dolphins

Photos of Pink River Dolphins

What Do Pink River Dolphins Look Like? Thousands of pink river dolphins swim throughout the South American Amazon and Orinoco river systems, but they remain elusive creatures. Photos of pink river dolphins aren’t as widely circulated as their ocean-dwelling relatives, making them even more mysterious. To learn about this species, Gondwana has compiled photos of pink river dolphins to explore …

Pink River Dolphin habitat

Where Do Pink River Dolphins Live?

Freshwater Life: Amazon River Dolphin Habitat Living in South American river systems is a hidden creature that is known to few but the locals. The pink river dolphin inhabits the basins of the Amazon and Orinoco River systems, meaning freshwater habitats in Ecuador, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Guyana, Peru and Venezuela are teeming with these unique mammals. Living in freshwater environments, …

Modern Traveler

Modern Traveler Feature: Visit Remote Amazon Tribe

Modern Traveler & the Amazon Awakening Tour Our friends at Modern Traveler have featured Gondwana’s Amazon Awakening tour again! This article shares an in-depth look at the origin of the trip and the eco-friendly benefits of traveling with Gondwana. Christine Gray writes about the history, nature, and cultural experiences that guests will encounter on this adventure. When traveling in a …

Visiting indigenous tribes of the Amazon

Visiting Indigenous Tribes of the Amazon

Preserving Amazon Tribal Culture Few of us can conceive of a time without electricity or grocery stores. Being caught up in modern life removes us even further from the lifestyle of our ancestors. However, there are still many  Amazonian tribes who have lived the same way for thousands of years, some uncontacted by the outside world. Since some of these …

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 …