Photo of the Amazon Rainforest

Gondwana Recognized as a Responsible Tour Operator in the Amazon

Gondwana’s Amazon Adventure is mentioned on Concrete Playground’s list of “Ten Must-Visit Places to Plan Your 2020 Travel Adventures Around” From the city of Tokyo to the island of Papua New Guinea, some of the best travel locales from all around the world are included on this list. Each destination has something special to offer adventurous travelers. However, there is only one place …

Two polar bears walking on ice in Alaska

 “The True Arctic: Exploring Northernmost Alaska”—New Press From The National

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to visit northern Alaska and see polar bears in their natural habitat? Jamie Lafferty from The National has written up a wonderful first-hand account of his experience on our Polar Bear Adventure! From his first glimpse of the city of Fairbanks to his encounters with polar bears in the wild, he describes his entire …

Tanzania Safari Game Drive

What Are Game Drives?

 Millions of travelers flock to Africa’s savannas and nature preserves every year to catch a glimpse of the wildlife that call them home. Nowhere else on Earth can you see the black rhino or the cheetah in their natural habitats. But the idea of taking a trip into the African wilderness can seem daunting to the inexperienced. How do you …

Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes. Photo: Paxson Woelber, Cinders to Sea

Hiking in The Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes

Photo credit: Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes. Photo: Paxson Woelber, Cinders to Sea Most travelers journey to Katmai National Park to catch a glimpse of grizzly bears gorging themselves on river salmon, but few stop to explore one of the more unique sites in Alaska, the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes. Created in 1912 by an enormous volcanic blast, the …

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 …

Close up a black rhino

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 …

Image of a polar bear sitting in a field

“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, …