For the online version please view www.eldertreks.com/enewsletters/201004
April 2010

Galapagos & Machu Picchu
Papua New Guinea
Mongolia
Adriatic
Bulgaria and Macedonia
Peru Hiking
Contests
French Polynesia
- Apr 24
- May 15
- Jun 05
Yunnan
- Apr 13
Eastern Turkey
- Apr 28
Greece
- May 02
Queen Charlotte Islands
- May 07
- May 23
- Jun 09
- Jun 26
Alaska
- May 13
- Jun 06
Egypt
- May 14
The Stans
- May 21
Transylvania
- May 24
Eastern Europe
- Jun 07
Iceland
- Jun 15
Northern India
- Jun 18
 

Have you ever dreamt of seeing gorillas in the wild? ElderTreks is offering a 16 day incredible adventure to 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.

July 8 - 23, 2010
Sept 21 - Oct 6, 2010 - 2 seats left



Galapagos and Machu Picchu combo tour *** special limited time promotion


May, June, Sept, Dec 2010 departures - call for dates

We have arranged a special 19 day tour of Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands and Machu Picchu. Start in Quito and enjoy a visit to the Otavalo Market and train journey through the Andes. Cruise the Galapagos Islands on our comfortable yacht. Be on the lookout for dolphins, pink flamingos, Galapagos penguins, giant tortoises and a myriad of birdlife. A short flight takes you back to Quito for a city tour and overnight before heading to Machu Picchu for an incredible 6 day adventure to see the famous Lost City of the Incas.




Papua New Guinea


Aug 12 - Sept 1, 2010 - 1 seat left
Sept 5 - 25, 2010 - 1 seat just opened up!


Papua New Guinea is culturally rich and geographically remote with some of the most stunning scenery anywhere and like no other place on earth. Meet and learn about the many tribal groups including the Asaro Mudmen, the Wangi, the Simbu, the Kaguel and the fascinating Trobriand Islanders. Come and celebrate during the Singsing Festival at Mt Hagen in August or the Goroka Festival in September. The Singsing festival is filled with tribal displays of the song and dance from more than 80 tribes. Traditionally dressed in a colorful extravaganza that includes face and body paint, feathers and masks, as the tribes people perform with the rhythms of their drums.




Mongolia


June 27 - July 13, 2010 Train date with 2 seats left
July 6 - 22, 2010 - 1 seat left
June 30 - July 16, 2010


Landlocked between China and Russia, Mongolia holds the promise of an exotic culture rarely visited by travelers. The people are an eclectic mix of rugged nomads, Buddhist monks, farmers and merchants. The highlight for many is the famous Naadam Festival. Full of pomp, ceremony and jubilant Mongolians, this celebration is not to be missed. Experience the wonders of the Gobi Desert and the incredible national parks. Visit former royal palaces and museums; savor the sights and sounds of this unique country



Adriatic Adventure


April 30 - May 18, 2010 - guaranteed departure

Join ElderTreks staff member Patti Neville on this spring departure!
From the peaks of the majestic Alps to the beauty of the Adriatic Sea, Slovenia & Croatia are a relaxing blend of natural wonders and historic sites. Slovenia's natural parks are brimming with unforgettable waterfalls, impressive caves, giant underground waterfalls and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In Croatia, visit seaside towns with roots dating from the Middle Ages and visit Dubrovnik, also known as the 'Pearl of the Adriatic'. Journey with us in visiting one of the least crowded and perhaps most impressive sea coasts of Europe - Slovenia and Croatia.



Bulgaria and Macedonia


Sept 21 - Oct 5 - Exploratory Trip - Guaranteed departure

Welcome to Old Europe! With cobblestone streets, Roman ruins, cosmopolitan cities, quaint towns, and medieval monasteries, Bulgaria and Macedonia are two of the last European hidden gems. Join us as we explore remarkable cultural landmarks, pristine nature, UNESCO sites and meet friendly local people on our newest 15-day exploratory adventure. Bulgaria and Macedonia offer the perfect off-the-beaten-track adventure for seldom traveled Eastern Europe.



Peru Hiking


Sept 6 - 28, 2010 Exploratory trip - just 2 seats left

Peru offers some of the most impressive archeological sites in the world and equally stunning opportunities to hike past breathtaking mountain peaks, glacial lakes and lush river valleys. Visit the ancient lands of the Caral, Chavin, Chimu, Moche and Inca. Trek in the highest mountain range outside of the Himalayas, the Cordillera Blanca with 22 summits over 19,000 feet. No Peru hiking adventure is complete without hiking a true Inca trail. Our ultimate 6-day lodge-to-lodge Salkantay Inca Trail will give you that journey, culminating in a visit to the UNESCO World heritage site of Machu Picchu.



ElderTreks "Where on Earth?" Contest




Congratulations to Jeanne Kiley! She was selected randomly from a VERY long list of correct entries in last months contest. Jeanne correctly answered Himba woman, Namibia and the Colussus of Memnon, Egypt in our last Where on Earth? contest. Jeanne 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. Good luck to all those who enter.



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