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 …

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 …

Gorillas in the wild

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 …