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June 2009

Iran
Peru
Transylvania
Vietnam
Thailand
India
Contests
Iceland
- June 15
Alaska
- July 5
Mongolia
- July 6
Galapagos
- July 12
Rockies Heli-Hiking
- July 21
French Polynesia
- 3 departures
Arctic
- Many departures
Costa Rica
- August 1
Alaska
- August 2
Galapagos
- August 2
Rockies Heli-Hiking
- many departures
Papua New Guinea
- August 6
Alaska
- August 16
Queen Charlotte Islands
- August 17
 

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Iran


Sept 28 - Oct 28, 2009
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Oct 19 - Nov 8, 2009
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Iran is an ancient land filled with bustling bazaars, historic sights, superb architecture, parched deserts and beautiful snow-capped mountains. Few countires can compete with Iran, from the ancient gems of Persepolis and Yazd to the wonderful museums, mosques, mausoleums and impressive ruins. But Iran's greatest attraction is the warmth and generosity of its people, making you feel genuinely welcome in their country. Discovering the culture and traditions of the Iranian people will easily be the highlight of the trip.



Peru


Oct 4 - 25, 2009

Visit the temples of Chan Chan, travel to the wildlife refuge on the island of Ballestas and fly over the incredible Nazca Lines. Explore the floating islands on Lake Titicaca and commune with the Taquile Indians. Travel by train down the gorge of the Urubamba River to Machu Picchu, an archeological phenomenon, declared one of the Ancient Wonders of the World. And these are just a few of the incredible highlights this 22 day adventure to Peru has to offer.



Transylvania


Sept 7 - 21, 2009
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Breathe the fresh air of coniferous woods in the country of Count Dracula. Hike in the Carpathian Mountains; sample the famous wines of Hungary and gaze upon magnificent frescoes. Our trip to Hungary and Romania is an artful blend of culture, exquisite scenery, history and activity. The adventure begins in the famed city of Budapest, the Pearl of the Danube. Widely regarded as one of the world’s most beautiful cities, Budapest is a city of spas, 2,000 year-old Roman amphitheaters, 400 year-old Turkish baths, 23 museums and galleries, all situated on the graceful Danube. Sample the region’s cuisine while sipping local wines in the ambience of a medieval castle. See the magnificent fortress-town of Sighisoara and walk through the grand square of Brasov. Onward through Transylvania, our destination is Bran Castle, a fortress atop a dramatic rock outcrop. The adventure concludes in Bucharest, the capital of Romania. Join us while we explore Europe’s last great wilderness, magnificent architecture and ancient European customs.



Vietnam


Nov 2 - 22, 2009
Dec 18, 2009 - Jan 7, 2010
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Feb 23 - Mar 15, 2010


Rice paddies, sandy beaches, and mountains covered in tropical vegetation - Welcome to Vietnam! We explore the colonial architecture of Hanoi, and then head to the warm turquiose waters of Halong Bay. At Hue, the former ancient capital, we visit the Citadel and the local markets. Visit Hoi An, a restored open air museum before flying to Saigon, and seeing the Mekong Delta. Explore Dalat, the City of Flowers and enjoy a riverboat trip on the Tein River. Why not add an extension to Angkor Wat, to see the magnificent ruins?



Thailand


Dec 19, 2009 - Jan 6, 2010
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Feb 06 - 24, 2010


Thailand is an ancient Buddhist kingdom of temples, tropical jungles and warm, gracious people. In the north, life proceeds quietly in hilltribe villages, set amongst beautiful mountain scenery. Visit Chiang Mai, a relaxing city renowned for its handicrafts. By bicycle we visit the ancient capital of Sukhotai. In the south, we explore the Grand Palace and floating market in Bangkok. Sleep on floating bungalows on the River Kwai and discover the infamous history of the area. Join us as we explore ancient Siam.



Classic India


Oct 21 - Nov 7, 2009
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Jan 19 - Feb 5, 2010
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Few countries can match the splendor of India, an ancient culture imbued with exotic traditions. A beautiful land of world-class sites awaits you. From the plains to the rugged Himalayas, India is one of the world's great travel destinations. Our program highlights the famous sites of the north as well as lesser-known, but equally fascinating sites such as Ranthambhore National Park. The highlight of this November departure will be the Pushkar Camel Festival, one of India's greatest events.

ElderTreks "Where on Earth?" Contest




Congratulations to Deborah Day! Deborah was chosen randomly from the list of many entries that correctly answered Petra, Jordan and Hunza Valley (Baltit Fort), Pakistan in our last Where on Earth? contest. For her prize Deborah wins $100 towards her next exciting ElderTreks adventure.

Time for our new contest. 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 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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