For the online version please view www.eldertreks.com/enewsletters/200909
September 2009

Caribbean
Southeast Asia
India
Bhutan
Antarctica
Contests
China
- Sept 14
Eastern Europe
- Sept 15
Greece
- Sept 19
Yunnan
- Sept 29
Galapagos
- Oct 4
Syria & Jordan
- Oct 5
French Polynesia
- Oct 17
Eastern Turkey
- Oct 21
Antarctica
- Oct 22
Bhutan
- Oct 24
Tunisia
- Oct 25
Vietnam
- Nov 2
Antarctic
- many!
Vietnam
- Nov 2
French Polynesia
- Nov 7
Galapagos
- Nov 8
Caribbean
- Nov 15
- Nov 22
 

With summer coming to an end, it might be time to think ahead to winter getaways. When the weather turns blusterous, what would be more ideal than sailing on the spectacular turquoise waters surrounding the Caribbean? Right now, take advantage of a $600 per person early booking on 7 day voyages to the Caribbean. Read on for more details.


Caribbean Sailing trips


7 day voyages from Nov 2009 to April 2010
*** $600 early booking discount still on!***


Savour 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 is 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.




Grand Southeast Asia


Jan 7 - Feb 7, 2010

ElderTreks Grand Southeast Asia Adventure offers the best of Thailand, Burma, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia. Our journey begins in Bangkok, with a tour of the highlights. Fly to Burma and see the Shwedagon Pagoda before traveling to Mandalay and Pagan with it's 2000 ancient temples dotting the countryside. A two day Mekong River journey takes us to the remote regions of Laos until we reach Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Vietnam explore the warm turquoise waters of Halong Bay and walk the streets of Hoi An - a living museum. See the highlights of Saigon and the Cu Chi Tunnels and journey down the Mekong Delta to Phnom Penh. Finally we visit the fantastic vast ruin sites of Angkor Wat and enjoy a performance of classical Cambodian dance.



Classic India


Oct 21 - Nov 7, 2009
*** includes the Pushkar Camel Fair ***


India is a land filled with exotic traditions, ancient cultures and magnificent sights. We begin in India's regal capital, New Delhi before traveling to Varanasi to witness the rituals of bathing, prayer and funerals on the Holy Ganges River. We board the train for Agra, home to the Taj Mahal, one of the most sublime structures ever built. Visit Ranthambhore National Park, one of India's most important tiger reserves. Throw in the color of Jaipur and Udaipur in Rajistan for a truly wonderful adventure. The October departure includes a visit to the Pushkar Camel Festival, one of India's greatest festivals.



Bhutan


Oct 24 - Nov 10, 2009
Mar 19 - Apr 5, 2010 (new - includes Paro Festival)


Bhutan is a land of friendly, devout Buddhists, mountain monasteries and snow capped Himalayan peaks. See the famous tea plantations of Darjeeling, and meet a traditional Himalayan community in Sikkim before entering into Bhutan. Wander through markets, temples and monasteries in Thimpu and journey along the Duchola Pass with its stunning views of the Himalayas. The March departure also takes in the festival in Paro, where one can encounter Bhutan's gracious people during a time of festivities, parades, ceremonies and dance. Bhutan is the cultural explorer's Philosopher's Stone.



INCREDIBLE ANTARCTIC PROMOTION


FREE AIR ON SELECT DEPARTURES
FREE TOUR OF IGUAZU FALLS ON SELECT DEPARTURES

What a deal... As an incentive to encourage new bookings, free economy air transportation from virtually every international gateway is included on the following departures:

Additional Bonuses

Lyubov Orlova, Dec 19, 2009 departure - 10% discount
Clipper Adventurer, Jan 24 or the Feb 11, 2010 departures: A free tour to Iguazu Falls

*Offers apply to new bookings only.

ElderTreks "Where on Earth?" Contest




Congratulations to Deborah Day! Deborah correctly answered Siberut Island, Sumatra and Borobudur Temple, Java, in our last Where on Earth? contest. 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 (towards your next ElderTreks adventure) just for submitting some of your best travel shots.



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