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July 2009

Egypt
Caribbean
Syria & Jordan
Classic Turkey
Eastern Turkey
Contests
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
Alaska
- August 16
Queen Charlotte Islands
- August 17
Transylvania
- Sept 7
China
- Sept 14
Eastern Europe
- Sept 15
Greece
- Sept 19
Yunnan
- Sept 29
 

Take advantage of our...

Last Week of Great Discounts

Do you find yourself without travel plans? Fear not, ElderTreks incredible discounts are still on! Walk with the Blue Footed Boobies in the Galapagos Islands, explore the ancient sites of Angkor Wat, encounter the fascinating tribes of Ethiopia or sip tea with the locals in South East Asia. Whatever your traveling heart desires, ElderTreks has an adventure for you. To see a full list of all of our trips and discounts click here.

Discount Dealine: Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Egypt


Oct 24 - Nov 14, 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.



Caribbean Sailing


7 day voyages from Nov 2009 to April 2010
*** $600 early booking discount until August 1/09 ***


Smell the fresh ocean air from the sunny deck of a classic tall sailing ship. Take in all the natural beauty of the coastline. Discover unique cultures of the Caribbean in out-of-the-way places. With four (4) different Caribbean itineraries, you can choose your adventure. Whether it ís the British Virgin Islands to St. Martin, St. Martin to Antigua, Antigua to St. Lucia or St Lucia to Grenada. Each itinerary is unique and offers a diverse Caribbean experience.

The Caledonia is a modern state-of-the-art ship, and is the perfect vessel to explore the Caribbean's beauty and culture with a true sense of adventure.



Syria and Jordan


Oct 5 - 28, 2009

Journey to these ancient lands steeped in a rich, vital history. As the cradle of civilization, a meeting place of the world's three great monotheistic 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.



Classic Turkey


Oct 5 - 25, 2009

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.



Eastern Turkey


Oct 21 - Nov 6, 2009

Imagine a place with ancient, walled cities, palaces, monuments and ruins, hilltop fortresses, cave dwellings and snow capped peaks. Unexplored by tourists, Eastern Turkey has a fascinating Ottoman history and is teaming with friendly and diverse cultures. We explore the sights of Istanbul, hike to the top of Mt Nemrut, explore the scenic hilltop city of Mardin and experience traditional Kurdish lifestyle in the walled city of Diyarbarkir. Eastern Turkey is truly an off the beaten path destination.

ElderTreks "Where on Earth?" Contest




Congratulations to Carolyn Mcalear! Carolyn was chosen randomly from the list of many entries that correctly answered Bayon Temple (Angkor Wat), Cambodia and Strokkur Geyser, Iceland in our last Where on Earth? contest. For her prize Carolyn 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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