Photo of the landscape surrounding Exit Glacier in Alaska on Gondwana Ecotour's Glaciers & Grizzlies Adventure.

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Going on an Alaskan Coastal Adventure

Before you plan your trip to Alaska, check out these little-known facts about Alaska’s colorful coastal region.  Alaska is Full of Beaches! When you picture a beach, you might imagine a crowded vacation spot in Florida or California that is filled to the brim with sunbathers building sandcastles. It might surprise you to know, however, that Alaska actually has more …

Best time to see the aurora borealis

When to See the Northern Lights In Alaska

Best Time to See Aurora Borealis In Alaska Simply put, the best time to see the aurora borealis is during cold months. This time usually ranges from September to March. Areas near the magnetic north pole see the most brilliant displays, which become more intense as the temperature drops. Although the aurora technically occurs year-round, dark, cold night skies provide …

Picture of the shipping pier in Homer, Alaska.

The “End of the Road,” Your Homer, Alaska, Trip Guide

Homer, Alaska, the small town at the “End of the Road,” is a fascinating place where the east meets the west and the old meets the new. It’s located at the very end of the US Highway system “where the land ends and the sea begins”. It’s mostly known as the starting point for travelers looking to embark on grizzly …

Flowers blooming in front of a mountain landscape in Alaska for the Gondwana Ecotour's post, "The Best Time to go to Alaska."

The Best Time to go to Alaska

A vast land of stark beauty, Alaska is one of the top travel destinations for people who are looking to explore “The Last Frontier.” Some travelers venture north in the winter to view the great Northern Lights, but few people realize that there are amazing things to see and do all year round. Visit Alaska only in the winter months …

Photo of Exit Glacier in Alaska on Gondwana Ecotour's Glaciers & Grizzlies Adventure.

Top 10 Facts About Alaska’s Exit Glacier

Exit Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park is not the largest nor the oldest glacier in Alaska, but it’s arguably one of the most famous. The landscape is captivating and it has become a symbol of the environmental impact of climate change. It’s also an important and favorite stop on our Glaciers & Grizzlies Adventure tour. Which is why we’d …

Grizzly Bear catching salmon in Brooks River Alaska on Gondwana Ecotours' Glaciers & Grizzlies Adventure tour!

Brooks Falls Live Grizzly Bear Cam In Katmai National Park

Calling all wildlife lovers! Did you know that you can watch one of North America’s largest predators in action online anytime you want? The grizzly bears of Katmai National Park, known for their incredible size and insatiable appetite, can be viewed 24/7 on a live bear cam overlooking Brooks Falls. The falls are a favorite spot for wildlife viewing in …

Photo of the Northern Lights during a full moon on Gondwana Ecotour's Northern Lights Adventure!

Can You Still See the Northern Lights During a Full Moon?

The Northern Lights is one of the most stunning sights of the natural world. Unfortunately, planning a trip to see it isn’t always easy. Not only do you have to make the trek up north to Alaska or Canada but once you get there, you still might not see them due to a lack of solar activity or inclement weather. …

Close up of a polar bear in Alaska on Gondwana's Polar Bear Adventure tour.

Gondwana’s Polar Bear Adventure Listed in The Good Travel Guide!

Great News! Gondwana Ecotours has received international recognition for its commitment to ethical travel. Our Polar Bear Adventure was featured in New Zealand’s Good Travel Guide 2020! Every year, a list of destinations, hotels, and tour companies, who practice the principles of ethical travel, is compiled by Good magazine—a publication created for “…conscious-living people who love life, style and the …

A photo of the Northern Lights above the Arctic on Gondwana Ecotour's Polar Bear Adventure.

Our Polar Bear Adventure is Listed as One of the Best Places to Travel in 2020!

It’s a new year and time for a new adventure! Where will you go? Las Vegas? Hawaii? How about something a little different? Gondwana’s Polar Bear Adventure has just been mentioned on Smarter Travel’s list of “The 12 Best Places to Travel in 2020”! Among the many exciting destinations on this list, there is only one whose existence is under …