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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 …

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 “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 …

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New Press! Gondwana Buys Alaska’s Grizzly Lodge!

Exciting news, we did a thing! As featured in Alaska Business magazine, Gondwana Ecotours is proud to announce the purchase of Alaska’s 8,600-square-foot Grizzly Lodge. Located just outside of the city of Fairbanks the lodge has long been a home base for our Northern Lights Adventure. It’s the ideal location for seeing the Northern Lights, and it’s comfortable rooms and …

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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 …

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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 …

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Adventure Travel is the New Normal

Changing the Game Big changes are happening within the travel community. From the popularity of AirBnB to volunteer programs like Workaway, travelers are shifting away from high-end hotels and cookie cutter cruises. Adventure travel is becoming the new normal, and even large companies like MSN.com and The Active Times are taking notice. MSN.com writes, “A new study by the Adventure …