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 …

The New York Times

The New York Times Features Gondwana’s Ecuador Trip

Ecuador is named an Eco-Concious Tour by The New York Times Gondwana has been featured in The New York Times travel section for the second time! In this instance, the publication included our trip to Ecuador in Elaine Glusac’s article, “5 Hotels and 5 e Tours for the Eco-Conscious Traveler.” Being mentioned as one of The New York Times’ top …

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 …

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Ecuador Travel: Diversity, Diversity, Diversity

Ecuador is by no means a big guy. You could make 35 copies of it and just barely have enough to cover the same amount of space that the United States takes up. The smallness of Ecuador is what makes it such an amazing travel destination. Within these very small borders is a bigger world than most people likely anticipate. …