For the online version please view www.eldertreks.com/enewsletters/201005
May 2010

Southern Africa
Yunnan
Eastern Turkey
Egypt
Tanzania
Contests
Arctic
- So Many!
French Polynesia
- May 15
- Jun 05
- Jun 29
- Jul 20
Queen Charlotte Islands
- May 23
- Jun 09
- Jun 26
- Jul 03
- Jul 17
Alaska
- May 13
- Jun 06
The Stans
- May 21
Transylvania
- May 24
Eastern Europe
- Jun 07
Iceland
- Jun 15
Northern India
- Jun 18
Mongolia
- Jun 27
- Jun 30
- Jul 06
Cdn Rockies Heli-hiking
- Jul 12
- Jul 18
- Jul 21
 

If you've been considering a trip to the Arctic this summer, this may be the opportunity you've been waiting for. Book on any of the departures mentioned below to take advantage of our Artic Melt Off and save 10 % off the following expeditions:

Kapitan Khlebnikov, with Expedition Leader Kirsten Le Mar
Tanquary Fjord August 3-18, 2010

Akademik Ioffe, with Expedition Leader Dutch Willmott
Spitsbergen Explorer June 28-July 8, 2010

Akademik Sergey Vavilov, with Expedition Leader David "Woody" Wood
Spitsbergen Explorer July 4-14, 2010
Spitsbergen Explorer July 14-24, 2010

Akademik Shokalskiy, with Expedition Leader Brandon Harvey
West Greenland August 6-13, 2010 - Call for details
East Greenland Explorer September 1-8, 2010 - Call for details



Splendors of Southern Africa


Sept 30 - Oct 24, 2010

This incredible 25-day safari highlights the best of Namibia, Botswana and Zambia. Meet the fascinating Kalahari Bushmen, climb the Sossusvlei Dunes, enjoy the wildlife of Ethosha National Park, Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta. Elephants, lions, rhinos, and exotic birds comprise some of the amazing wildlife we see. Our grand adventure is topped off with a visit to Victoria Falls, known as "The Smoke That Thunders."




Yunnan


Sept 28 - Oct 12, 2010 - guaranteed departure

The diversity of Yunnan's natural wonders include Himalayan peaks, fertile valleys, tropical rainforests, tranquil lakes and thundering rivers. Snow capped mountains and glaciers feed two of the world's great rivers, the Mekong and the Yangtse. Culturally, the area is a delightful mix of 24 colorful and exotic ethnic groups. This adventure can be combined with China and Tibet departures as well.




Eastern Turkey


Sept 29 - Oct 16, 2010 - guaranteed departure

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.




Egypt


Oct 2 - 23, 2010 - new departure!
Oct 30 - Nov 20, 2010 - sold out


Experience the wonders of the ancient world in the land of the Pharohs. 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, reflect on 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.




Tanzania


Oct 25 - Nov 9, 2010 - guaranteed departure

This is truly the quintessential African safari experience! Follow the herds of elephants, lions, rhinos and towering giraffes. Be on the lookout for millions of wildebeest, zebras and gazelles roaming the savannahs of the Serengeti. Our fantastic wildlife lodges are right on the migration route. View Mt Killimanjaro and experience the Maasai culture as well as the nomadic Bushmen. Zanzibar is the perfect way to conclude your Africa experience.




ElderTreks "Where on Earth?" Contest




Congratulations to Alicia Regueyra! She was selected randomly from what was again a VERY long list of correct entries in last months contest. Alicia correctly answered Sossusvlei Dunes, Namibia and Victoria Falls, Zambia in our last Where on Earth? contest. Alicia 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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