For the online version please view www.eldertreks.com/enewsletters/200910
October 2009

Cuba
Egypt
Ethiopia
Southern India
Contests
Antarctic
- many!
French Polynesia
- Oct 17
Galapagos
- Oct 18
Eastern Turkey
- Oct 21
Egypt
- Oct 24
Tunisia
- Oct 25
Vietnam
- Nov 2
French Polynesia
- Nov 7
Galapagos
- Nov 8
Caribbean
- Nov 15
- Nov 22
- Nov 29
- Dec 6
- Dec 13
- Dec 20
South Pole
- Dec 3
 

Greetings Fellow Traveler!

We are very excited to announce that our new 2010/2011 brochure will be arriving in your mailbox very soon! This is our biggest brochure ever, with 116 pages of trips designed to explore the diversity of our incredible planet. Read on to see a list of our NEW trips.

You can expect to receive our new brochure within the month if you are on our mailing list. In the meantime we are holding our discounted prices until October 16, 2009. If you have been thinking about a particular trip, this is the time to book, before prices change!

The following is a list of our upcoming new adventures. To be first on the list to receive details fo these excting adventures, call our office or visit our website www.eldertreks.com.

  • The Stans of Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan
  • Bangkok to Kunming: Thailand, Laos and South China
  • Sumatra: Indonesia
  • Java and Bali: Indonesia
  • Cuba
  • Peru Hiking
  • Venezuela
  • Bulgaria and Macedonia



Cuba: Pearl of the Antilles


Dec 19 - 31, 2009
Jan 9 - 21, 2010 - sold out
Jan 22 - Feb 3, 2010
Feb 27 - Mar 11, 2010


Cuba - a Caribbean gem and cultural oasis. Beyond its white sand beaches, Cuba offers rich natural landscapes with 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and 2 UNESCO Biosphere Reserves. Be inspired by Cuba's soulful art, musical rhythms and warm, generous people. Walk the streets of Old Havana, explore Colonial Trinidad, visit a cigar factory and go in search of native bird life in the many natural parks. Our adventure maximizes interaction with local people so you can learn first hand what life in Cuba is really like.




Egypt: Land of the Pharaohs


Oct 24 - Nov 14, 2009
Feb 27 - Mar 20, 2010
May 14 - Jun 4, 2010
Oct 30 - Nov 20, 2010


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.




Ethiopia: The Horn of Africa


Jan 13 - Feb 4, 2010
Jan 16 - Feb 7, 2010
Sep 12 - Oct 4, 2010


Few places offer such a myriad of experiences for the traveler as Ethiopia. Much of the fascination of this country lies in its many historical sites. Ethiopia has nine national parks, protecting many of its endemic species. The ancient tribal culture compliments the unique history and nature of Ethiopia. Experience tribal cultures such as the Hamer, the Mursi and the Dorze whose traditional lifestyle is a stark contrast to our modern life.



Southern India: Journey to "Landís End"


Feb 5 - 21, 2010

Marvel at ancient temples dedicated to Hindu gods and godesses. Visit national parks, tea factories and cruise backwater canals. Explore southern India's vast cultural heritage, from British, French, Portuguese and Jewish influences, to the ancient capitals of the Chola and Pallva Kings. Explore the highlights of Chennai before heading to Periyar National Park and be on the look out for wildlife by boat and foot. Relax on an overnight houseboat while we explore the small canals, villages and rice fields of the backwaters. This adventure can be combined with Classic India.

ElderTreks "Where on Earth?" Contest




Congratulations to George H. Waring! George correctly answered Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania (taken from Kenya) and Spissky Castle, Slovakia, in our last Where on Earth? contest. George wins $100 towards his 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 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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