Celebration Vacation

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 …

Ecotourism and Lake Kivu

Epicure & Culture Feature: Ecotourism & Rwanda

The True Meaning of Ecotourism Delivering advice on food, wine and culture for the ethical traveler, Epicure & Culture is a resource for those wanting to make sustainable choices. We’re thrilled that they have shared Gondwana’s article, Gorilla Trekking In Rwanda Reveals The True Meaning Of Ecotourism with their audience. This piece studies the meaning of ecotourism, while connecting the …

Bucket List Travel

Fort Lauderdale Daily Feature: Bucket List Travel

Once in a Lifetime Destinations Oh, the bucket list. That constantly growing to-do list of experiences; some possible, some fantasy. Usually, travel is high up on the list. In this vein, Fort Lauderdale Daily has included Gondwana’s Amazon Awakening Ecotour in their article, 5 International Destinations To Add To Your Bucket List. Writer, Gloria Stewart made a collection of exotic …

Marmosets in the wild

Where Can I See the World’s Smallest Monkey?

The Tiny Pygmy Marmoset Extraordinary animals fascinate humans. Weather it’s a tiny puppy, exotic bird, or a massive gorilla, something about unique physical or behavioral attributes attracts the eye. In this vein, marmosets recieve a lot of attention for their tiny size, exotic habitat and big personality. In South America, 22 species of marmosets reside in the trees, but the …

Achuar indigenous tribe

LA Times Feature: Meet an Indigenous Tribe

Los Angeles Times Recommends… Dreaming of a visit to the Amazon Rainforest? The Los Angeles Times has recommended Gondwana’s tour of Ecuador to their impressive audience. Writer Anne Harnagel shines the spotlight on the tour’s visit with the Achuar, an indigenous tribe and the nature treks that guests get to experience. Being featured in the Los Angeles Times is an …

sustainable travel

Where Can I See Howler Monkeys, Sloths & Marmosets?

Tree-Dwelling Animals of the Amazon Rainforest Dwelling in the treetops of the Amazon Basin is a completely separate ecosystem compared to the forest floor. Arboreal animals make their habitat in the trees, and have evolved to find their source of food, community and protection among the leaves. There, birds, mammals, primates and insects coexist in an exotic community. This includes …

Birds of the Amazon

Birds of the Amazon: Macaws, Toucans, Parakeets & Parrots

The Amazon Rainforest’s Feathered Friends Over 1,500 bird species reside in the Amazon Basin. The birds of the Amazon Rainforest are colorful, intelligent and social, making it a bird-watcher’s paradise. Home to ⅓ of the world’s birds, South America, and the Amazon Rainforest specifically, have incredible diversity when it comes to our feathered friends. Tropical species like macaws, toucans, parakeets …