Ecotourism and Lake Kivu

Epicure & Culture Feature: Ecotourism & Rwanda

The True Meaning of Ecotourism Delivering advice on food, wine and culture for the ethical traveler, Epicure & Culture is a resource for those wanting to make sustainable choices. We’re thrilled that they have shared Gondwana’s article, Gorilla Trekking In Rwanda Reveals The True Meaning Of Ecotourism with their audience. This piece studies the meaning of ecotourism, while connecting the …

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 …

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 …

Moral Compass Homestay

Moral Compass Feature: BnB’s With A Twist

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 …

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 …

Are Gorillas Dangerous?

Are Gorillas Dangerous? Before mountain gorilla trekking, many first-timers ask, “Are Gorillas Dangerous?” Recently there has been a surge of popularity in mountain gorilla trekking, but understandably, people have concerns about safety on these kinds of trips. From lions to hyenas, Africa is known for its fearsome predators, but mountain gorillas certainly aren’t one of them. First and foremost, know …