ABOUT GONDWANA ECOTOURS

We're passionate about sustainable travel

Gondwana Ecotours shows bucket list destinations in a unique, exciting, and responsible fashion. We are committed to providing sustainable travel — maintaining an environmental and cultural focus while providing the vacation of a lifetime!

Touch down with a bush plane in a remote National Park to safely observe grizzlies in the wild. Encounter some of the last remaining mountain gorillas while your visit contributes to their preservation. Watch the Northern Lights dance in the sky with an Aurora Guide who can help explain the phenomenon and capture the moment. Witness the Great Migration on a Safari in Tanzania guided by the Maasai people. Carefully walk on an incredible growing glacier in Patagonia. Experience the U.S.' most unique nature, culture, and cuisine deep in Cajun Country, mere hours away from the city of New Orleans.

Meet Our Family

Our handpicked staff and guides are experienced, professional, personable, conscientious, fun-loving, and extremely knowledgable.

Jared Sternberg

President & Founder
With his infectious curiosity, passion, and empathy, Jared is a friend to people and places all over the world.
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Eric Segalstad

Vice President
After two decades of working in the travel industry, Eric now spends much of his time marketing and driving operational efficiencies.
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Ola Olenska

Director of Sales
Ola strongly believes that sustainable tourism is the future of travel and is passionate about planning small group trips for our guests.
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Elliot Hunker

Operations Manager
In addition to easing the stress felt by host communities, Elliot believes that small-form ecotourism is key to creating bridges across cultures and generations.
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Christie Nam

Office Manager
With a degree in Business Administration and Anthropology, Christie's role as office manager for our ecotour company is the perfect place for her.
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Dani Catania

Head of Guides; Alaska & Argentina Guide
Dani heads up our incredible guide team and often guides in Alaska and his home country Argentina.
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Cathy Brooks

Alaska Guide
Cathy Brooks is a teacher with an advocate spirit. Her life has taken her on adventures she could have never imagined.
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John Peirce

Alaska Guide
John Peirce is a Fairbanks resident and stays busy guiding groups around Alaska.
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Carter Atkinson

Alaska Guide
Carter counts his passions as being a great dad and husband, mountain biking, surfing, and sharing fantastic outdoor experiences with people.
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Gabe King

Aurora Guide
Gabe works as a full-time photographer, a gig that keeps him busy year round, both indoors and outside.
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Kyle Hasner

Aurora Guide
Kyle loves the outdoors and sharing his passion for the northern lights with locals and visitors alike.
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Iver Arnegard

Aurora Guide
Iver is passionate about the aurora and all the unique adventures the Last Frontier has to offer.
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Captain Shawn Guchereau

Cajun Guide
Grew up on Lake Martin learning about the plants and animals that live in this incredible swamp.
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Aaron Hartley

Cajun Guide
Aaron knows New Orleans like few others, is a natural entertainer, a licensed chauffeur, and will get you to the next stop on the itinerary with smile and laughter.
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Chef David Abshire

Cajun Guide
Has grown up here in Lafayette and knows the best recipes for all those classic dishes.
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Lorena Ledesma

Ecuador Guide
Lorena has eight years of guiding experience throughout Ecuador, most of this time being spent in the Amazon.
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Noel

Tanzania Guide
Noel took his advanced Tour Guides Certificate at Mount Meru college of Tourism and can spot animals from hundreds of meters!
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Tito

Tanzania Guide
His knowledge of both flora and fauna as well as the various cultures guarantee that you are in safe hands when on safari with him.
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Victor

Tanzania Guide
After several years of working with animals he studied to obtain his Driver/Guide Certificate issued by the Tanzanian government.
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Gregory Bakunzi (1)

Rwanda Guide
Gregory is co-founder and president of the Ruhengeri Community and specializes in cultural tours and ecotourism.
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We’re Committed To Sustainable Travel

Recognizing the need to preserve the cultures and ecosystems of the places we travel requires responsibility, sustainability & respect throughout our travels. Our sustainability principles guide us towards a prosperous future for our planet. We're proud to say that our tours are verifiably carbon neutral.

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What does Gondwana mean?

One World

Gondwana was part of the Pangea supercontinent, when all the continents were together and the world was one. Gondwana Ecotours aims to bring people from different continents closer together, one trip at a time.


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“I definitely recommend Gondwana Ecotours to everyone! Our Alaska trip was well organized, fun, flexible and balanced. Not to mention Jared was a great guide and also an awesome guy! He really cares about the mission of Gondwana Ecotours and it was great to be a part of it. Can’t wait to go on another trip!”

Talesa Bleything

We Hope That You'll Consider Joining Us on an Upcoming Adventure!