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How to Plan An Affordable African Safari

There is nowhere in the world to view large animals quite like Africa. Home to some of the most iconic species on the planet, Africa is on many people’s bucket list. At Gondwana Ecotours we believe this opportunity should be available to as many people as possible, that’s why this article is about how to plan an affordable African Safari. …

Best Time To See the Northern Lights in Alaska?

Best Time To See the Northern Lights in Alaska? The best time to see the Northern Lights in Alaska is between mid-September and early April. During that time, the nights are long and dark, which makes it easier to see the lights. In September and October the weather is not cold yet, and while clear skies are not as reliable …

Grizzly Brown Bears in a river feeding on salmon at Brooks Falls, Katmai National Park, Alaska

Katmai Bear Tours

Grizzly Bear Viewing at Katmai National Park Katmai National Park is famous for many things; from the valleys and lakes carved out by glaciers, to the active volcanoes and the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes. However, arguably the biggest attraction for people from all over the world is the chance to see grizzly bears up close. Katmai National Park is …

5 Reasons You Should Visit Patagonia & Mendoza With Us

Follow picturesque trails and savor renowned Argentinian barbecue and wine. Experience the spectacular Southern region of Patagonia—one of the world’s last wild places and home of Glacier National Park and Mount Fitz Roy. You may learn more about this tour here. Because you deserve it! Let’s be honest, last year was less than ideal, but things are looking bright in …

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 …

 

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