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 Gondwana’s Amazon Awakening Tour as an option for people seeking BnB’s With A Twist.
Homestay with the Achuar at the Kapawi Ecolodge
The intimacy and relationships that comes from spending time with locals is a major part of the homestay appeal. Having hosts tell you the ins-and-outs of their neighborhood helps travelers find their way in a new area. The same idea goes with the Amazon Awakening Tour for a homestay with the Achuar tribe in Ecuador.
By Moral Compass’ standards, the Kapawi Ecolodge is “…one of the most remote, ecologically responsible ecolodges in the world.” As travellers homestay with the Achuar, an indigenous Amazonian tribe, they learn about their traditional customs and environment while staying in green, yet modern accommodations. Because of their location deep within the rainforest, the tribe remained uncontacted until missionaries entered their territory, so their culture is largely intact.
Explore the Amazon Rainforest
The Kapawi Ecolodge is an amazing jumping off point for exploring the Amazon Rainforest. The biodiversity in flora and fauna in this region is unimaginable until it’s experienced first hand. Exotic birds, howler monkeys, reptiles and sloths are just some of the animals guests will encounter as they are led through the rainforest by Achuar guides. Homestaying with the Achuar tribe ensures that guests learn about this region by people who consider themselves to live as one with their environment
Sustainability through Ecotourism
MoralCompass.com’s motto is “Great Places to Go Where the Going Does Good,” which supports Gondwana’s goal of ecotourism. Their content of environmentally relevant news articles and travel options is educational. This goes hand-in-hand with Gondwana’s mission of benefiting the traveler and the destination through ecotourism. A focus on the natural world and sustainability brings our companies closer, since we’re supporting the same goals. We are proud to be featured by such a like-minded company.
Explore Ecuador’s capital city, Quito, and travel deep into the Amazon Rainforest by car, plane and boat to reach the Achuar territory. Spend time learning about this pristine rainforest and what you can do to help save it.