For the online version please view www.eldertreks.com/enewsletters/200901
January 2009

Kailash/Everest
Egypt
Madagascar
Syria/Jordan
Greece
Contests
South India
- Feb 5
Vietnam
- Feb 9
Uganda
- Feb 12
Egypt
- Feb 28
Tanzania
- Mar 1
Brazil
- Mar 4
Borneo
- Mar 6
Peru
- Mar 14
Morocco
- Mar 22
Bhutan
- Mar 26
Caribbean
- Multiple
Syria/Jordan
- Apr 2
Iran
- Apr 6
Fr.Polynesia
- Apr 11
Madagascar
- Apr 12
Silk Road
- Apr 29
 

Welcome to 2009

We are pleased to announce NEW savings for a NEW year!

With lowering fuel costs and tough economic times, ElderTreks has been working hard to get lower costs to offer more affordable dream adventures. Savings as high as 15% will be offered on many 2009/2010 trips.

Visit ElderTreks website for details www.eldertreks.com.

If you're still searching for an adventure in 2009, perhaps one of the following exciting destinations just may be of interest.




Mt. Kailash & Mt. Everest


June 1 - 21, 2009

To Hindu's around the world, Mt. Kailash is regarded in many sects of Hinduism as paradise, the ultimate destination of souls and the spiritual center of the world. The Tantric Buddhists believe that Kailash is the home of the Buddha Demchok who represents supreme bliss. Today it is only the hardiest adventure travelers, along with Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims, who ever reach this magical and spiritual destination of Mt. Kailash.

The journey is long, rough and lacking in creature comforts. Despite this, Mt. Kailash has for centuries had a magnetic allure. Join our challenging hiking adventure to the rooftop of the world. Participate in the pilgrimage to Mt. Kailash, the most holy mountain in all of Central Asia. This 33-mile (53 km) walk over 3 days allows us to experience the devotion of Tibetans as we join them in purifying our souls. We also visit Everest Base Camp (on the Tibetan side) and also see the Potala Palace, the Jokang Temple and the city of Lhasa during our adventure. For the true adventurer, this trip is a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Egypt


Feb 28 - March 21, 2009

Experience the wonders of the ancient world in Egypt. The great pyramids of Giza guarded by the Sphinx, Valley of the Kings, and the great Temples of Abu Simbel, Karnak and Luxor. Explore the ancient sites, cruise the Nile, the calming beauty of the Black and White Deserts, the Siwa Oasis and the cosmopolitan cities of Cairo and Alexandria. An early morning balloon adventure over the Valley of Kings gives an incredible perspective over this ancient land.

Madagascar


April 12 - 29, 2009

Did you know that 80 percent of Madagascar's flora and fauna are found nowhere else on earth? With over 30 different species of lemurs, unusual plant life, a fascinating culture of 17 distinct tribes, plus strong Indo-Malay and French influences, Madagascar is an ideal destination for the adventure traveler.

Visit thermal baths, lush rainforests, tribal villages, secluded beaches and of course, incredible wildlife. See ringtail lemurs, sifakas, nocturnal lemurs and many of the other thirty-plus species of lemurs. Journey to seldom visited Madagascar for some of the world's most incredible scenery and wildlife!

Syria and Jordan


EXPLORATORY TRIP
April 2 - 25, 2009
Oct 5 - 28, 2009


Syria and Jordan are ancient lands steeped in a rich, vital history. As the cradle of civilization, a meeting place of the world's three great momotheistic religions and a crossroads for ancient trade routes, echoes of the past can still be felt by the modern traveler. Stroll through Damascus, the oldest inhabited city in the world, explore Crusader Castles, and wander through the fabled city of Aleppo with centuries old souqs, castles and museums. Explore the Rose City of Petra, stay at the Dead Sea and enjoy a jeep and camel safari in Wadi Rum Jordan. A journey through Syria and Jordan is a journey through time.

Greece


May 1 - 17, 2009

Journey into the realm of the Gods; Athena, Apollo, Hercules, Poseidon and the mighty Zeus. Bring the mythology and legends of ancient Greece to life in an epic adventure taking you from the impressive Parthenon in Athen's Acropolis to Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic games, to the stunning islands of Tinos, Naxos, Mykonos and Delos.

Our Contests


ElderTreks is pleased to announce our 2008 photo contest winners. Please go to our contest site to see the winning photos. Stay tuned to find out about our new 2009 Photo Contest.




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