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March 2009

Syria & Jordan
China
Uganda
Turkey
Iceland
Sea Journeys
Discounts
Contests
Morocco
- Mar 22
Caribbean
- Multiple
Fr.Polynesia
- Apr 11
Greece
- May 1
Slovenia & Croatia
- May 1
Fr.Polynesia
- May 2 & 23
Galapagos
- May 17
Queen Charlottes
- May 23
 

Spring is in the air and many of us are looking ahead to exciting opportunities and adventures. At ElderTreks things are heating up as many of you are taking advantage of our special savings promotion. There are incredible deals to be had but March 15 is the deadline, so if you're still considering visiting the destination of your dreams, this might just be the time.




Syria and Jordan


April 2 - 25, 2009

For the truly adventurous ElderTreks EXPLORATORY tour to Syria and Jordan April 2 - 25, 2009 still has a few seats left. Stroll through Damascus, the oldest inhabited city in the world. Wander through the fabled city of Aleppo with its centuries old souq's, castles and museums, and stand in awe in the oasis city of Palmyra, home to the fortress oasis of Queen Zenobia. Visit the Rose City of Petra, float in the Dead Sea and enjoy a camel safari in Wadi Rum, where the Bedouin still herd their sheep across unchanged landscape with an ancient past.

OTHER UPCOMING ADVENTURES AND GREAT SAVINGS!

China


Sept 14 - 29, 2009
Book by March 15 and SAVE 10%
Mar 29 - Apr 13, 2010
Book by March 15 and SAVE 15%


Imagine walking through the Forbidden City, along China's Great Wall or marveling at the wonder of the Terra Cotta Warriors. Picture yourself traveling down the Yangtse River through the spectacular Three Gorges, and visiting the beautiful limestone peaks surrounding Guilin. The Classic Route travels through Eastern China, showing you the highlights of this country's incredible cultural and natural sites.

Uganda


Sept 13 - 28, 2009
Book by March 15 and SAVE 10%
Sept 21 - Oct 6, 2010
Book by March 15 and SAVE 15%


Uganda is the land of the Great Apes. Trek through the forest to see the rare mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, red-tail monkeys, olive baboons and black and white colobus monkeys. At Murchison Falls and Queen Elizabeth's National Parks see lions, elephants, giraffes, hippos, crocodiles, gazelles, zebras, not to mention over 1000 different bird species. Enjoy several boat excursions on the Nile. Uganda offers an incredible wildlife experience, is culturally rich and has arguably the friendliest people in all of Africa.

Classic Turkey


April 13 - 30, 2009
- 1 seat left


Turkey the fabled land that joins the familiar West with the mystery of the East, is a prime destination for the adventure traveler. Our program begins in Istanbul, the great city that links Europe to Asia. Encounter ancient and modern Istanbul with its active bazaars and grand monuments such as the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque. At Ephesus we explore one of the best preserved classical sites still in existence, Board a gullet, a traditional Turkish yacht for 3 days of cruising on the Mediterranean. Explore Cappadocia where wind and water have sculpted the volcanic bedrock into bizarre formations, before heading back to Istanbul.

Iceland


June 15 - 25, 2009
Book by March 15 and SAVE $1000
June 15 - 25, 2010
Book by March 15 and SAVE $1000


"Land of the Midnight Sun" refers to regions above the Arctic Circle, which includes Iceland. With its puffins, glaciers, fjords, active volcanoes, lava fields and hot springs, you’ll find the perfect blend of nature, culture and history. Certainly not living in the past, Icelanders are proud that they continue to speak the ancient language of the Vikings. Their cherished ancient heritage lives on in harmony with the most exciting innovations from the world of arts and culture today. Learn about European life at the Arctic Circle on this incredible 11-day adventure.

SAVE 5% on the following SEA EXPEDITIONS



Book any of the following Sea Journeys by March 15th and save 5%.
High Arctic Explorer - August 2009 departures
Spitsbergen Explorer - June , July, Aug 2009 departures
Heart of the Northwest Passage - August 2009 departures
North Pole - June, July 2009 departures
Aranui Sailing French Polynesia - April and May departures
Galapagos - Monthly departures
Queen Charlotte Islands - May,June,July,August Departures
Alaska - June, July, August Departures

Other Discounted Departures



Book any of the following trips by March 15th and save 10%.
Slovenia and Croatia - May 1 - 16, 2009
Medieval Treasures of Eastern Europe - June 8 - 22, 2009
Papua New Guinea - Sept 2 - 21, 2009
Transylvania - Sept 7 - 21, 2009
Brazil - Sept 23 - Oct 7, 2009

ElderTreks "Where on Earth?" Contest




Our first Where on Earth? contest proved to be a bit too challenging and unfortunately we did not get any winners (Ancient Stone Gods, Kyrgyzstan and Talampaya National Park, Argentina). So we will add our $100 trip credit prize to this months contest and offer $200 towards a future trip to the winner.

Click the images to enlarge. If you enter the correct location of both photos your name will be entered for a chance to win $100 $200 towards your next ElderTreks adventure. The winner will be chosen randomly from the list of correct entries and will be announced in our following eNewsletter.

Don't forget about ElderTreks new 2009 photo contest. Once again you have the chance to win up to $1500 just for submitting some of your best travel shots.



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