Which Countries Can You See the Northern Lights

In Which Countries Can You See the Northern Lights?

In which countries can you see the northern lights? The northern lights can be seen from many countries in the northern hemisphere, some with more success than others. Depending on weather, darkness, cloud cover, and solar wind activity (among other natural factors) the northern lights can be seen in some surprising places. The Auroral Oval Perhaps the most interesting factor …

Best Time to See the Northern Lights

When to See the Aurora Borealis

Best Time to See the Northern Lights Like all natural wonders, the Aurora Borealis is hard to predict, but unsurpassed in beauty. In Alaska, the pristine wilderness is a perfect backdrop for this celestial display. Though the aurora technically occurs year round, it isn’t always visible to the human eye. However, there are some factors that help guide visitors to …

Ecotourism and Lake Kivu

Epicure & Culture Feature: Ecotourism & Rwanda

The True Meaning of Ecotourism Delivering advice on food, wine and culture for the ethical traveler, Epicure & Culture is a resource for those wanting to make sustainable choices. We’re thrilled that they have shared Gondwana’s article, Gorilla Trekking In Rwanda Reveals The True Meaning Of Ecotourism with their audience. This piece studies the meaning of ecotourism, while connecting the …

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 …

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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 …

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, …

Moral Compass Homestay

Moral Compass Feature: BnB’s With A Twist

Moral Compass on the Amazon Awakening Tour In the past, Bed and Breakfasts were largely seen as places for romantic getaways with an excessive amount of doilies and shabby-chic decor. However, with the emergence of Airbnb, Couchsurfer and VRBO, renting part of someone else’s home is becoming more attainable for the everyday traveler. In this vein, Moral Compass has featured …

Pink River Dolphin Facts

Fun Pink River Dolphin Facts

Represented in the media as friendly and highly intelligent creatures, dolphins have always received quite a bit of attention from animal lovers. The pink river dolphin, also known as the Amazon River dolphin or Boto, is a freshwater subspecies with a lot of personality. We’ve compiled a list of pink river dolphin facts to help travelers learn about this rare …