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.
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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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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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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Alison Van Ginkel
Sales & Customer Service Specialist
Alison has been passionate about travel for most of her life and is excited to help our guests with their dream trip.
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Operations Manager & Guide
Dani heads up our incredible guide team and often guides in Alaska and his home country Argentina.
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With a degree in Business Administration and Anthropology, Christie's role for our ecotour company is a perfect fit for her.
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John Peirce is a Fairbanks resident and stays busy guiding groups around Alaska.
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John guides in subtropical Louisiana and subarctic Alaska. He is fascinated by the confluence of the natural world, music, and human culture.
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Gary is a life-long resident of Alaska and he is passionate about sharing Alaska while guiding Gondwana's guests through some of the state's most beautiful places.
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DeAnna is energetic with a wanderlust heart. Born and raised in Alaska, she loves to explore and showing off her beautiful state to guests.
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Greg has led tours across Alaska since 2008 and has a deep passion for music, traveling, and cooking.
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Jack holds two advanced degrees in history and believes that travel can be both an adventure in the present and an exploration of the past.
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Erica first came to Alaska in 2007 as a summer guide and fell in love with its wild nature, lifestyle, and warm communities.
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David takes great pride in offering genuine hospitality and great experiences to our guests.
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Gabe works as a full-time photographer, a gig that keeps him busy year round, both indoors and outside.
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Kyle loves the outdoors and sharing his passion for the northern lights with locals and visitors alike.
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Chef David Abshire
Has grown up here in Lafayette and knows the best recipes for all those classic dishes.
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Captain Shawn Guchereau
Grew up on Lake Martin learning about the plants and animals that live in this incredible swamp.
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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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Lorena has eight years of guiding experience throughout Ecuador, most of this time being spent in the Amazon.
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Gregory Bakunzi (1)
Gregory is co-founder and president of the Ruhengeri Community and specializes in cultural tours and ecotourism.
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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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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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After several years of working with animals he studied to obtain his Driver/Guide Certificate issued by the Tanzanian government.
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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.
What does Gondwana mean?
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