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 travel feature focuses on cultural exploration and the hand-crafted itinerary.
Sometimes the idea of travelling alone can be daunting. Travelling with friends, whether they’re bros or gals, is a great way to break the ice. In Nadeen’s words, “According to Urban Dictionary.com, a brocation is a vacation amongst male comrades, or “bros”. There is bonding and yes debauchery may ensue.” Though debauchery isn’t technically included in the Amazon Awakening Ecotour, guests will have tons of new experiences and adventures.
Cultural Exploration in the Amazon
Learning about different cultures draws many people to travel. The Sophisticated Life recommends Gondwana’s Ecuador trip because of the cultural exchange with the Achuar tribe. Living deep in the Amazon Rainforest, “Contact with this tribe was only made in the 1970s, and their culture is more intact than most of the world’s tribes.” Experiencing this with friends allows to share and discuss their different perspectives. Getting outside of your comfort zone takes a lot of bravery, but the reward is worth it!
Comfortable, Modern Accomidations
Based on the website title alone, it’s clear that The Sophisticated Life appreciates luxury in life and in travel. Though living in the Amazon Rainforest may sound rustic, the accommodations are world-class. Staying at the Kapawi Ecolodge, “…one of the most remote, ecologically responsible ecolodges in the world,” provides modern comfort in an authentic way. The Achuar tribe created Kapawi to share their culture with the world, while avoiding damage to their environment. With high ratings and reviews from several travel websites, the Kapawi Ecolodge is a true gem.
Ecotourism: Hand-Crafted, Stylish, Sustainable
Making sure that guests have a high-quality experience is a top priority for every Gondwana trip. From the time guests arrive at the airport to the moment we part ways, each part of the trip is organized. Nature outings, accommodations, cultural education, meals and transportation, are all included. This hand-crafted approach links Gondwana to The Sophisticated Life’s goal of living and travelling in style.
Gondwana’s Ecuador Ecotour been featured as a bro-cation option by several other publications, but this is our first time being featured by a female focused website. We believe that gender shouldn’t be a determining factor in travel; just have a sense of adventure and be willing to try new things!