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June 2010

Adriatic
Bulgaria & Macedonia
Peru Hiking
Classic Turkey
Classic India
Iran
Contests
Arctic
- So Many!
French Polynesia
- Jun 29
- Jul 20
- Aug 07
Queen Charlotte Islands
- Jun 09
- Jun 26
- Jul 03
- Jul 17
- Aug 08
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
- Jul 30
- Aug 05
- Aug 11
- Aug 14
- Aug 17
Costa Rica
- Aug 01
Sumatra
- Aug 02
Papua New Guinea
- Aug 12
 

Our staff member Patti Neville has just returned from ElderTreks Adriatic Adventure this past spring. Those of us in the office traveled vicariously through her regular email updates. Incredible scenery, snow capped mountains, wide valleys and amazing turquiose waters, were just a few of her delightful descriptions. Lead by our popular tour leader Lajos Nemeth, Patti says this is a trip not to be missed!




Adriatic Adventure - Slovenia, Croatia, Italy, Bosnia and Montenegro


Sept 3 - 21, 2010 - Guaranteed departure

Journey to on eof the most diverse regions of Europe - Slovenia and the Adriatic coast from Croatia to Montenegro. 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 - the Adriatic Coast, Bosnia, Montenegro, 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.




Classic Turkey


Sept 13 - Oct 3, 2010 - Guaranteed departure

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. For a truly in depth experience, combine this trip with Eastern Turkey Sept 29 - Oct 16, 2010 - guaranteed departure!




Classic India


Nov 9 - 26, 2010 - Guaranteed departure
* Nov departure includes the Pushkar Camel Fair *
Jan 18 - Feb 4, 2011


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 November departure includes a visit to the Pushkar Camel Festival, one of India's greatest festivals.



Iran


Sept 13 - Oct 3, 2010 - Guaranteed departure

Iran is an ancient land filled with bustling bazaars, historic sights, superb architecture, parched deserts and beautiful snow-capped mountains. Few countires can compete with Iran, from the ancient gems of Persepolis and Yazd to the wonderful museums, mosques, mausoleums and impressive ruins. But Iran's greatest attraction is the warmth and generosity of its people, making you feel genuinely welcome in their country. Discovering the culture and traditions of the Iranian people will easily be the highlight of the trip.




ElderTreks "Where on Earth?" Contest




Congratulations to Susan Greek! With answers ranging from Brazil to Scotland, Susan was the only entrant to correctly answer Siberut Island, Sumatra, Indonesia and Queen Charlotte Islands, Canada in our last Where on Earth? contest. Susan 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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