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 …

eco-footprint travel

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. We even secured the coveted featured photo, an image of the Kapawi Ecolodge. The caption reads: “Gondwana EcoTours sustains Ecuadorean communities with proceeds from eco-tour visitors.” Part of being environmentally conscious means taking responsibility for lifestyle …

see pink river dolphins

Where Can I See Pink River Dolphins?

See Pink River Dolphins in the Wild Taking a trip to see pink river dolphins is a must for anyone who loves Amazon wildlife. Shy and shrouded in mystery, Pink river dolphins live within the remote Amazon and Orinoco River systems in several South American countries, making them even more intriguing. Hard to spot by the untrained eye, travellers need …

Ecuador Travel Feature

The Sophisticated Life: Ecuador Travel Feature

Ecuador Travel Feature Writer Nadeen White is a travel and lifestyle blogger who appreciates the finer things in life. Though her prose is usually focused on women (think bachelorette getaways and group vacations for girlfriends), this time she’s focusing on the boys. Her website, The Sophisticated Life includes Gondwana’s Amazon Awakening Ecotour in her list of bro-cation ideas. This Ecuador …

Photos of Pink River Dolphins

Photos of Pink River Dolphins

What Do Pink River Dolphins Look Like? Thousands of pink river dolphins swim throughout the South American Amazon and Orinoco river systems, but they remain elusive creatures. Photos of pink river dolphins aren’t as widely circulated as their ocean-dwelling relatives, making them even more mysterious. To learn about this species, Gondwana has compiled photos of pink river dolphins to explore …

Northern Lights Adventure

Gondwana Press: Take Mom to Alaska!

Take Mom on Gondwana’s Northern Lights Adventure Gift giving can be a trying time for those trying to find a gift for the woman who has everything. Rather than giving mom the generic perfume or meal at a restaurant, travel with mom and give her the gift of adventure and help cross the aurora borealis off of her bucket list! …

Black Rhinos in Tanzania's Ngorongoro Crater

Is Kenya or Tanzania Better for a Safari?

Is Kenya or Tanzania Better for a Safari? East Africa is where the notion of “Safari” was born, and nature lovers flock to Kenya or Tanzania every year for this once in a lifetime trip. While there are strengths and weaknesses to travelling in both countries, each has unique destinations and iconic natural wonders. As with all travel, deciding where …