For the online version please view www.eldertreks.com/enewsletters/201008
August 2010

Bhutan
Southeast Asia
Morocco
Tunisia
Patagonia
Tanzania
Antarctica
Voodoo - West Africa
Contests
Arctic
- So Many!
French Polynesia
- Aug 07
- Aug 28
- Sep 18
- Oct 09
Queen Charlotte Islands
- Aug 08
Cdn Rockies Heli-hiking
- Aug 11
- Aug 14
- Aug 17
- Aug 29
- Sep 04
Costa Rica
- Aug 01
Sumatra
- Aug 02
Papua New Guinea
- Aug 12
Adriatic Adventure
- Sep 03
Peru Hiking
- Sep 06
Madagascar
- Sep 11
Iran
- Sep 13
Classic Turkey
- Sep 13
Ancient Greece
- Sep 18
Bulgaria and Macadenia
- Sep 21
Yunnan
- Sep 28
Easter Turkey
- Sep 29
Egypt
- Oct 02
Transylvania
- Oct 04
Morocco
- Oct 10
Antarctic - Emperor Penguin Safari
- Oct 13
Sumatra
- Oct 18
Jordan
- Oct 20
 

We hope you are enjoying your summer and are finding time to relax in the splendid summer sun. The staff at ElderTreks have been very busy planning trips and have some exciting updates to share with you.

Our wildly popular Cuba trips are selling fast! If you've been dreaming of visiting this fascinating island, please call us soon. We have many departures between Dec 2010 and March 2011 but they won't last long.

There is ONE seat left for Madagascar Sept 11 - 28, 2010. This trip is a celebratory trip as our beloved tour leader Roger Burrows turns 50 during the trip!

We have reduced the price of several exciting upcoming departures. Book now - limited time deals!

Classic India: Nov 9 - 26/10 was $6495 - IS NOW $5995 (Includes the Pushkar Camel Fair)
Splendors of Southern Africa: March 16 - April 9, 2011 was $9995 - IS NOW $8995
Kingdoms of Southern Africa: Feb 22 - March 14, 2011 was $7695 - IS NOW $6995
Libya: Feb 8 - 25, 2011 was $7695 - IS NOW $6695

If you have not made any travel plans for the fall/winter of 2010, here are a few upcoming departures to entice you.




Bhutan


Oct 23 - Nov 9, 2010 - guaranteed departure
March 16 - April 2, 2011 (Paro Festival date) - guaranteed departure, date not yet finalized


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.




Grand Southeast Asia


Jan 6 - Feb 6, 2011

ElderTreks Grand Southeast Asia Adventure offers the best of Thailand, Burma, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia. In Burma, 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.




Morocco


Oct 10 - Oct 26, 2010 - guranteed departure
March 22 - April 7, 2011 - guranteed departure


Jouney to the farthest land of the setting sun. Visit Casablanca and one of Morocco's greatest charms - the labyrinths of the imperial cities of Rabat, Maknes and Fez. Witness a sunrise over the Sahara and ride camels with local tribesmen. Enjoy a night in Berber tents with a tradiitional feast and folklore and dance. Travel through snow capped High Atlas Mountains to the "road of a Thousand Kasbahs" to the historic city of Taroudant. After visiting the Anti-Atlas Mountains we finish in Marrakesh with time to explore the busy souqs, famous gardens and towering minarets of this fabled city.




Tunisia


Oct 27 - Nov 11, 2010 - guaranteed departure

Tunisia is a country that has played a significant role in world history despite its small size. Less than 100 miles from Italy, Tunisia's strategic location on the southern shore of the Mediterranean has inspired the Phoenicians, Romans, Vandals, Arabs, Ottomans and French to locate here. The underground dwellings and sun-baked landscapes led movie director George Lucas to film Star Wars here. The well-preserved Roman ruins at El Jem are sure to inspire the hidden archeologist in you.




Patagonia


Jan 24 - Feb 8, 2011

Travel to the end of the world and experience the most stunning panoramas on earth - snow-capped peaks, arid plateaus, crashing glaciers and turquoise lakes. We begin in sophisticated Buenos Aires, before spending 3 days hiking in Fitzroy National Park. Explore Glacier National Park and spend a full day along the edge of Perito Moreno Glacier. Breathe the cleanest air in the world at Torres Del Paine National Park and take in the awesome granite spires of the Blue Towers. Join us as we travel through one of the planet's wildest spaces!




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.




Antarctica


departures from Nov 2010 - March 2011

The Great White Continent is the ultimate destination for adventure travelers! Visit some of the world's most awe inspiring scenery and witness incredible glaciers calving into magnificent turquoise blue waters. Watch storm petrels as they skim the sea, and humpback whales breech in delight. The penguins are the highlight for many with thier quizzical playfulness and comical mannerisms. Travel in comfort on your expedition ship, equipped with all the amenities and world-class guest lecturers. This adventure is not to be missed!




Voodoo


Nov 19 - Dec 10, 2010 - guaranteed departure

Calling the truly adventurous!! This is probably ElderTreks most off the beaten track trip - journey to Niger, Benin, Togo and Ghana - the birthplace of Voodoo. Travel to another place and time on this 25 day adventure and learn about the mysterious beliefs from fetish markets, temples, ceremonies and encounters with Voodoo followers and priests. Search for wildlife in National Parks, visit historic slave castles, encounter tribal villages, and explore local markets for a truly remote and adventurous journey in West Africa.




ElderTreks "Where on Earth?" Contest




Congratulations to Izabella Horvath! Izabella correctly answered Temple of Dawn, Bangkok, Thailand and the Bran Castle, Transylvania in our last Where on Earth? contest. For her efforts Izabella 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.

Don't forget about ElderTreks 2010 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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