Reporting on the ecotourism industry, “…the Center for Responsible Travel revealed that sustainable travel once again outpaced the rest of the tourism industry as demand for more socially and environmentally focused tours” increases. As responsible travel grows, Gondwana Ecotours is excited to be part of this movement and facilitate sustainable travel between the traveler and the places we visit.
Sustainable Travel & Tours
The Modern Traveler and Discover Animals websites are spreading the word to their global audience. Along with information about the ecotourism industry, they recommend some of their favorite trips and tour companies. Gondwana is lucky enough to have TWO of our trips featured by these publications. Focusing on the nature and culture of the locations we visit, we help adventurous travelers experience things that most tourists don’t get to see.
When traveling with Gondwana, we ensure the comfort and safety of every guest. Firstly, this means organized transportation, accommodation and activities. On a more personal level, we’re available to answer questions, provide packing lists, and modifications for guests with special requests. We take care of the details so guests can spend their time adventuring and relaxing.
“Encounter some of the last remaining mountain gorillas in the world by trekking into the lush forests of Rwanda, home to hundreds of species of birds and numerous waterfalls.” orilla trekking in Rwanda at Virunga National Park is the highlight of this tour and exemplifies how sustainable tourism can impact a community. A variety of cultural and nature-based activities gives insight to how the country rebuilt after the Rwandan genocide. For each tour sold, a donation will be made to a local non-profit, Aspire Rwanda.
On the 8 day Amazon Awakening tour, guests will go deep into the Amazon rainforest and encounter indigenous tribes, exotic animals and incredible nature. Traveling from Quito, Ecuador to a remote area of the rainforest is made easy with pre-organized transportation. “On this intrepid adventure explore the world’s largest river system by foot, plane, motorized canoe and kayak.” Aligning with the sustainable travel mission, guests will stay in an eco-lodge owned and operated by the Achuar, an indigenous tribe.
Commitment to Sustainable Travel
From the beginning, sustainability has been the focus of Gondwana’s mission statement. From the businesses we work with to the things we consume, every choice has a larger impact. Read our 7-point mission statement about responsible travel.