Travel & Live Like A Local
The world of travel is expanding. While vacations used to be about escaping the daily grind, more people are travelling to learn about new cultures. Modern Traveler and Healthy Living+Travel have featured Gondwana’s Amazon Awakening Tour in their list of trips that allow travellers to Live Like A Local.
Want to escape the tourists traps and crowded streets on your next trip? Getting off-the-beaten-path allows travelers to see the hidden parts of each region, and meet interesting local characters. Healthy Living+Travel promotes adventure travel, writing, “Travelers who go the local route cite a stronger connection to the culture and a sense of belonging.” Engaging with the local community and learning about their way of life is a great way to get an authentic travel experience.
Homestay With The Achuar
Modern Traveler notes that a homestay with the indigenous Achuar tribe is a trip highlight. Reaching the tribe is an adventure in itself, as travellers “Venture deep into the rarely accessed Amazon Rainforest.” Travelling by land, river, and sky, the trip will take guests on a journey into a remote part of the jungle, to visit a tribe that has been living in this region for thousands of years. Hikes, bird watching, and even seeing the pink river dolphins give a glimpse into the natural world. During the homestay, learning about the Achuar culture and the Amazon ecosystem allows guests to feel at one with the people and environment.
Travel Like A Local, With Gondwana Ecotours
When travelling solo, the notion of “live like a local” is easier said than done! It can be hard to determine the local hotspots from the generic establishments (especially in a foreign country). Gondwana takes the guesswork out of the equation by having an itinerary of unique experiences for guests to enjoy. All restaurants, lodging, and adventures are thoroughly vetted to ensure a unique, professional, yet local experience. This allows guests to spend their time relaxing, rather than determining the best spot for their next meal.
Gondwana is proud to have the Amazon Awakening Eco-Adventure featured by Modern Traveler and Healthy Living+Travel as a Live Like A Local destination. This unique adventure travel experience takes guests on a journey deep into the Amazon, where they will homestay with the indigenous Achuar tribe. By learning about the Achuar culture and the Amazon’s biodiversity, the result is a cultural exchange that teaches travellers about this unique region.