indigenous people of the Amazon

Go Tribal: Vacations & Travel Magazine Feature

Go Tribal in Ecuador 2017 is shaping up to be an exciting year for travel. For Gondwana, this means returning to a favorite destination, deep in Ecuador’s Amazon rainforest. Spending time with the Achuar “…a tribe of 6,000 indigenous people still living traditionally in small Amazon communities along the Ecuadorian and Peruvian border” is a huge draw. Vacations & Travel …

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New York Times Interviews Jared Sternberg

Q&A with Jared Sternberg Three years after founding Gondwana Ecotours, company president Jared Sternberg sat down with Diane Daniel of the New York Times to discuss the company’s growth and mission. We’re thrilled to be featured in such a personal way by the New York Times. Read the full interview on their website, or in print on their December 18th …

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Sustainable Travel Growing: Double Feature

Ecotourism Grows Reporting on the ecotourism industry, “…the Center for Responsible Travel revealed that sustainable travel once again outpaced the rest of the tourism industry as demand for more socially and environmentally focused tours” increases. As responsible travel grows, Gondwana Ecotours is excited to be part of this movement and facilitate sustainable travel between the traveler and the places we …

Northern Lights Ecotour

Chris Cruises Feature: Northern Lights Ecotour

Small Group Travel Though blogger Chris Owen usually reviews cruise vacations, this time he has covered a land-based tour: Gondwana’s Northern Lights Ecotour. The northern lights can be seen from many places in the far northern hemisphere, by land and by sea. However, a crowded cruise is no match for Gondwana’s style of small group travel. As Chris states, “Gondwana …

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Modern Traveler Feature: Photographing the Aurora

After a vacation is over, photos are the best way to relive your travel experiences. Gondwana founder, Jared Sternberg, has photographed his worldwide travels for years and knows the importance of capturing special moments. In Modern Traveler’s feature of our Northern Lights Ecotour, they focus on the natural and cultural wonders that will provide jaw-dropping pictures. Photographing the Aurora As …

Best time to see the aurora borealis

When to See the Northern Lights

Best Time to See Aurora Borealis 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 the best …

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Celebration Vacations in Alaska: Luxury Travel Magazine Feature

What is a Celebration Vacation? “A recent study by AARP revealed that an astounding 75 percent of adults 45 and over have taken, or plan to take, a “Celebration Vacation.” This type of holiday is an increasingly popular way to celebrate special milestones in life like anniversaries, birthdays, family reunions and weddings.” Luxury Travel Magazine showcases our Northern Lights Tour …

Which Countries Can You See the Northern Lights

In Which Countries Can You See the Northern Lights?

In which countries can you see the northern lights? The northern lights can be seen from many countries in the northern hemisphere, some with more success than others. Depending on weather, darkness, cloud cover, and solar wind activity (among other natural factors) the northern lights can be seen in some surprising places. The Auroral Oval Perhaps the most interesting factor …

Alaskan Ecotour

Escape the Dog Days: NorthJersey.com Feature

Escape the Heat on an Alaskan Ecotour Many folks live a sunbird lifestyle, migrating south to avoid a cold, harsh winter up north. However,  people living in hot climates want to escape the the heat of summer and early fall. As NorthJersey.com writer Jill Schensul puts it, “Thinking, imagining, is one thing. Better yet, finding someplace cool to vacation — …

Best Time to See the Northern Lights

When to See the Aurora Borealis

Best Time to See the Northern Lights Like all natural wonders, the Aurora Borealis is hard to predict, but unsurpassed in beauty. In Alaska, the pristine wilderness is a perfect backdrop for this celestial display. Though the aurora technically occurs year round, it isn’t always visible to the human eye. However, there are some factors that help guide visitors to …