Northern Lights in Alaska

Reviews From Our Northern Lights Adventure Tour!

Since 2013 Gondwana Ecotours has hosted over 98 tours and traveled over 100,000 miles. It’s been an amazing journey, filled with fantastic people and fulfilling adventures! We’ve come a long way from where we started so we wanted to take a look at the great reviews and highlights from one of our longest-running tours—the Northern Lights Adventure. The Story Behind …

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The Black Rhinos of Africa

The black rhino is a creature that is a familiar sight on TV and in movies. Most people can recognize their thick, wrinkled hides and curved horns instantly, and yet very few know much about them. These creatures are ancient—a relic from when the world was a little bit bigger and a little bit wilder. It’s easy to forget that …

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“Make Friends with a Polar Bear”—Press from the L.A. Times

Calling all animal lovers! Gondwana Ecotours is offering adventurous travelers the opportunity to see Northern Alaska’s wildlife up close. For most people, visiting a polar bear, a seal, or an Arctic fox would mean taking a trip to the local zoo, where you might be able to catch a glimpse of these creatures lounging in man-made enclosures. While the zoo …

View of Exit Glacier in Alaska for the post Hiking Exit Glacier

Hiking Exit Glacier

Glaciers have left their marks all across the world by carving valleys, lakes, and fjords out of the ground. They can form over centuries through the accumulation of densely-packed frozen snow and they can shrink and grow with the heating and cooling of the Earth. While glaciers are currently retreating at a rapid rate due to the effects of climate …

Glaciers melting in Alaska

What Is Last-Chance Tourism?

Have you heard about “last-chance tourism”? It’s the latest trend in the travel industry. People are flocking to places that may be in danger of disappearing forever, due to climate change or other destructive human activities. This has created some controversy since an increase in unregulated tourism can actually cause more damage to places that are already struggling. That’s why …

Woman taking photos of wildlife for Polar Bear Adventure Tour blog post

Photograph Polar Bears! New Press From the Boston Globe!

Our Polar Bear Adventure Tour is getting noticed by travel magazines from all over the world! Recently, we were mentioned in a post from Travel Weekly titled, “New tour turns the lens on life in the Arctic” and in the Boston Globe’s “Here, there, and everywhere” list article. These posts point out many of the benefits of traveling with us, …

Giraffe looking out over the Serengeti in Tanzania's Top 5 National Parks

 Tanzania’s Top 5 National Parks

Tanzania is home to some of the most unique and beautiful places on Earth. Over 30% of the country consists of National Parks or conservation areas, many of which have been named World Heritage Sites. From towering mountains and volcanic calderas to vast grasslands and large populations of diverse wildlife, the list of things to see and do can seem …

Mother polar bear cleans her cub

New Press! Our Polar Bear Adventure Tour Was Mentioned in Escape Magazine!

We are excited to announce that our Polar Bear Adventure Tour was mentioned in Australia’s Escape magazine! The article, “Tiny US town that’s suddenly on the radar,” features the remote town of Utqiaġvik, formally known as Barrow, Alaska. This city, located within the Arctic Circle, is one of the most unique vacation destinations in the world. It also happens to …

Woman kayaking in the Kenai Fjords

Glacier Kayaking in Kenai Fjords National Park

Kayaking through the narrow inlets of the Kenai Fjords feels like stepping back in time. While the rugged landscape is remote and nearly inaccessible in some areas, people have been traveling these waterways for over a thousand years. The Sugpiaq people (also known as Alutiiq) learned to master the ever-changing Alaskan seasons by embracing the sea. They hunted, fished, and …