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 …

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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, …

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L.A. Times Feature on Our Olympic Peninsula Tour

Our Olympic Peninsula Ecotour has been featured in the Los Angeles Times! Travel writer Anne Harnagel wrote a fantastic feature outlining our exciting new 8-day tour of Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula—the only tour that includes hiking, kayaking, whale watching, a tour of the historic city of Port Townsend, a visit to the San Juan Islands, a float-plane trip, and a …

Northern Lights Ecotour

Guests Are Loving our Northern Lights Ecotour!

What Makes Our Northern Lights Ecotour So Special? Last year Diane Trif joined us in December in Fairbanks, Alaska for our Northern Lights Ecotour. We enjoyed 6 days of snowshoeing, dogsledding, hot springs, curling, reindeer and tons of Aurora sightings! Diane was kind enough to feature us in an article on her blog, describing her experiences with us in Alaska …

Northern Lights Adventure

Eight Reasons our Northern Lights Adventure is Doable for Anyone

Is the Northern Lights Adventure a Good Fit for Me? A lot of guests ask us if our Northern Lights Adventure ask us this question. Whether their concern is related to age, mobility, or any other special needs, the answer is always a resounding “Yes!”. We have had all sorts of guests from all over the world join us in …