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 …

Birds of the Amazon Rainforest

Save the Rainforest-Again

Environmental History: Back to the Rainforest “Save the Rainforest” was a movement so prevalent in the 1990’s that T Shirts, posters, concerts and many parts of pop culture took on the cause. The emotional plea was to leave the vast expanse of flora and fauna in South America in peace so every tree could provide oxygen for our planet and …

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 …

Amazon Rainforest Wildlife: Plenty of Weirdness

The Land of Plenty It will surprise no one to hear that the Amazon Rainforest is home to the greatest abundance of life of any ecosystem on the planet. With only a fraction of species documented, there are literally thousands of creatures that remain unseen and unknown. In the spirit of inquiry, we would like to take a moment to …