Subject of the Anthem for the Amazon

Anthem For the Amazon

The Amazon Aid Foundation is a non-profit dedicated to the cause of protecting the Amazon Rainforest. While saving the rainforest doesn’t seem to be on tip of our tongues in the way it was in decades past, with climate change as the pinnacle of our planet’s worries, saving the Amazon Rainforest has never been more important. From the Amazon’s massive …

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 traveling to 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 …

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 …

Visiting the Achuar

Visit With the Achuar Tribe Ever heard the saying “the journey is the destination”? When traveling 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 …

Birds of the Amazon Rainforest

Save the Rainforest-Again

Environmental History: Back to the Rainforest “Save the Rainforest” was a movement so prevalent in the 1990’s that T Shirts, posters, concerts and many parts of pop culture took on the cause. The emotional plea was to leave the vast expanse of flora and fauna in South America in peace so every tree could provide oxygen for our planet and …

Andes to the Amazon Rainforest

16 travelers went to Ecuador February 2015. See what happened in this one-of-a-kind ecotour. Now that you’ve gotten a glimpse, are you ready to see more? Discover more about our Andes to the Amazon Rainforest Ecotour. We’ll see you there.

Achuar Guide

Who are the Achuar?

Deep in the Amazon basin of Ecuador and Peru lies an unspoiled country, with trees so vast and tall they look like a million little broccolis from above. Rivers snake through the land that is completely unbroken, a peppering of naturally built indigenous communities can be seen here and there along the river, but otherwise human influence seems a distant …