Alaska for Nature Lovers

About Travel: Alaska for Nature Lovers

Experiential Travel

brown bears katmai national park alaska usaA shift is happening in travel; More people are choosing to spend their vacation time and resources on experiences rather than gimmicks. “You may have heard the buzzword phrase “experiential travel,” which basically means trips that focus more on connecting with a place or with the locals, or on a personalized and immersive journey aimed at teaching you something new.”

Gondwana’s Glaciers & Grizzlies tour, and our popular Northern Lights Ecotour focus entirely on Alaska’s natural wonders. This is the perfect trip for nature lovers, and About Travel agrees! They featured our two Alaskan ecotours on their list of “The Best USA Guided Tour for Every Personality”.

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Glaciers & Grizzlies Ecotour

Surprisingly, you can see wild grizzly bears in nature, without meeting the same fate as Grizzly Man. Led by local, professional guides, this is a unique trip that offers an opportunity to safely see bears forage in the Alaskan wilderness! During the summer months, the bears fatten up the best they can and one of the popular sights is seeing the bears feast on salmon that race to spawn up the Brooks River in Katmai National Park. It’s truly a natural wonder to see these giant mammals capture their prey.

Among the breathtaking scenery of the Alaskan wilderness, the sight of grizzly bears feasting on salmon is a true spectacle to behold. The powerful bears display a remarkable blend of strength and agility as they deftly catch fish in the rushing waters of the Brooks River. The experienced guides on the Glaciers & Grizzlies Ecotour ensure that visitors have a safe and unforgettable experience witnessing these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. As the bears prepare for the winter ahead, observing their hunting instincts and behaviors up close provides a rare glimpse into the wonders of the natural world.

You can get a glimpse of the action on this Youtube video:

Kenai Fjords National Park & Exit Glacier

Though the bears are the stars of this ecotour, we have more planned for our guests as well. We often get lucky and spot whales, sea otters, puffins, and sea lions in Kenai Fjords National Park. Also within the park lies Exit Glacier, one of Alaska’s most famous ice masses. Renowned for being an example of climate change, this glacier has been researched by scientists and rangers to measure the impact of global warming. Be prepared with an adventurous spirit as you hike through this pristine wilderness.

Our inclusive 9 night Glaciers & Grizzlies ecotour sets the vacation up for success, with all lodging, tours, and travel pre-arranged by Gondwana. With the adventures departing June through early September, it’s the perfect time to visit Alaska during the warm summer season. As an added bonus, Gondwana Ecotours pays to carbon neutralize the entire tour on behalf of our guests, which makes traveling guilt-free.

Northern Lights Adventure

“If you’re wanting a natural excursion that focuses less on wildlife spotting and more on star gazing, Alaska’s Northern Lights are truly magical.” The northern lights are active between September and March, so that’s when Gondwana goes! Because Fairbanks has typically clear skies, chances of seeing the aurora are even higher — up to 90% if you stay more than three days. We search for the northern lights nightly, and personally wake up guests to see the lights when they’re active. This personalized service allows guests to get a good night’s sleep, without worrying if they’re missing the light show.

Our Northern Lights tour is accessible to everyone due to its carefully planned itinerary, comfortable accommodations, and experienced guides who cater to all levels of physical ability. Whether you’re a seasoned adventurer or a first-time traveler, our tour provides ample opportunities for unforgettable aurora experiences without requiring extensive physical exertion. With expert support and flexible options, we ensure that witnessing the Northern Lights becomes a dream come true for anyone eager to explore the wonders of the Arctic.

Visit Fairbanks

An unforgettable winter experience, the northern lights are a must-see for nature lovers. In addition, Fairbanks has a ton of activities to keep travelers occupied during the daytime. Dog sledding, soaking in the Chena Hot Springs and visiting with reindeer exemplify the variety that this region has to offer.

A visit to Fairbanks is not complete without exploring its unique cultural heritage and history. Take a trip to the Museum of the North at the University of Alaska Fairbanks to learn about the indigenous peoples of Alaska and the natural history of the region. Immerse yourself in the captivating exhibits showcasing traditional art, artifacts, and stories that offer a glimpse into the rich tapestry of Alaska’s past. Additionally, don’t miss the opportunity to savor local cuisine at one of Fairbanks’ many eateries, where you can indulge in fresh seafood, game meats, and other delicacies that reflect the flavors of the Arctic.

Alaska for Nature Lovers

For nature lovers, nothing beats exploring new territory. So visiting Alaska, or “the last frontier”, with all of its organic beauty is a dream come true. Plan an adventure to Alaska with Gondwana Ecotours, and see for your yourself!

Imagine embarking on a thrilling journey through Alaska’s rugged terrain, where majestic glaciers glisten under the midnight sun and wild bears roam free. Gondwana Ecotours offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the untamed wilderness, guiding you through enchanting forests and tranquil waters teeming with life. As you breathe in the crisp, pure air and witness the breathtaking landscapes unfold before your eyes, you’ll realize why Alaska truly holds a special place in the hearts of nature lovers. Get ready to experience the raw beauty of Alaska like never before with Gondwana Ecotours – a paradise for those who seek to reconnect with nature in its purest form.

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