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 Travel Trade Association (ATTA) revealed that, more than any other motivating factor, adventure explorers are seeking out transformative experiences while on holiday.”
Personalized Adventure Travel
If generic vacations are about staying in tourist areas, adventure travel is all about having new experiences. However, organizing these kinds of trips when you’re not familiar with the territory can be complicated, especially with international travel. MSN.com warned their readers, “Finding the best off-the-beaten path destinations and what to do once you get there requires time and research.”
When traveling with Gondwana, we aim to take the stress out of trip planning. Every aspect of our tours are hand-selected by our team to provide the best experience for our guests. When you consider that the tour prices save you time, money and effort on trip planning, it adds even more value.
Sustainable Adventure Travel
The Active Times says that adventure travelers, “…don’t want to feel like regular tourists; they want to know how locals live and be like them for a while.” Facilitating this process is something that we’re passionate about at Gondwana. Connecting visitors with authentic experiences that benefit the local community is a big part of our tours. Compared to generic organized trips that only show tourist areas, this is a breath of fresh air for those wanting to see something new.
Visit Endangered Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda
Adventure travel aside, the stars of the MSN.com and The Active Times articles are Rwanda’s mountain gorillas. The documentary Virunga and activists like the late Dian Fossey have brought this endangered species to the public eye. Visiting the gorillas in the Virunga Mountains is a prime example of how ecotourism benefits the local ecosystem. To make trip planning easier for our guests, we even include the $750 park entrance fee in our tour package. “Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda is the oldest national park in Africa,” and is one of the few places in the world where these mountain gorillas can be found. It is a truly beautiful place that is guaranteed to satisfy even the most experienced adventure traveler.