For the online version please view www.eldertreks.com/enewsletters/201009
September 2010

Burma
East Africa
Egypt
Southern Africa
Southeast Asia
South Pole
Discounts
Contests
French Polynesia
- Sep 18
- Oct 09
- Oct 30
Peru Hiking
- Sep 06
Madagascar
- Sep 11
Classic Turkey
- Sep 13
Ancient Greece
- Sep 18
Bulgaria and Macadenia
- Sep 21
Yunnan
- Sep 28
Easter Turkey
- Sep 29
Egypt
- Oct 02
Morocco
- Oct 10
Antarctic - Emperor Penguin Safari
- Oct 13
- Oct 25
Sumatra
- Oct 18
Jordan
- Oct 20
Bhutan
- Oct 23
Tunisia
- Oct 27
Java and Bali
- Nov 1
Vietnam
- Nov 2
Bangkok to Kunming
- Nov 3
Classic Antarctica
- Nov 5
- Nov 11
- Nov 15
Camping with Emperor Penguins
- Nov 12
 

For many, September brings a sense of renewal with a feeling of new beginnings. We are now putting the final touches on our new 2011/2012 brochure, which you will automatically receive if you are on our mailing list, and to celebrate the NEW brochure, we are offering price reductions on some of our most popular trips. Listings of these trips and prices can be found further down the eNewsletter. We hope to welcome you on one of our adventures soon!




Burma


Jan 19 - Feb 5, 2011 - GUARANTEED DEPARTURE - 3 seats left!

Join us as we visit this delightful country inhabited by some of the friendliest people on earth. Burma is a vibrant tapestry of culture, history and geography. A mosaic of ethnic groups, graceful Buddhist monasteries, ancient pagodas and the gently flowing Irrawaddy River welcome travelers to this exotic country. Bordering Thailand, Laos, India and China, Burma is at the cultural crossroads of Southeast Asia. Our extensive 18 day itinerary has been designed to explore this country's extraordinary cultural, historical and geographical treasures to the fullest.




Great East Africa Safari


Jan 17 - Feb 7, 2011 - GUARANTEED DEPARTURE

This is the ultimate East African adventure! The great parks of east Africa - the Serengeti, Maasai Mara, Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater and Bwindi offer a unique and incredible wildlife safari. Home to the greatest wildlife migration on earth, millions of wildebeest, zebras and gazelles endure the challenge of survival to reach greener pastures. Bwindi National Park offers a rare opportunity to come into close quarters with a gorilla family. Meet the Pygmies, the shortest people on earth and the fiercely proud and traditional Maasai. Conclude your adventure in Kilimanjaro and view Africa's highest mountain.




Egypt


Oct 2 - 23, 2010 - GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
Feb 26 - Mar 19, 2011 - GUARANTEED DEPARTURE


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.




Splendors of Southern Africa


March 16 - April 9, 2011 - GUARANTEED DEPARTURE *discounted price!

This incredible 25-day safari highlights the best of Namibia, Botswana and Zambia. Meet the fascinating Kalahari Bushmen and Himba tribe, 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."




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.




Standing at the South Pole - A Journey by Flight


Dec 3 - 10, 2010
Dec 10 - 16, 2010
Dec 29, 2010 - Jan 4, 2011


One of the greatest stories in Antarctic Exploration is that of the race to the Geographic South Pole. The names of explorers like Scott, Amundsen and Shackleton still fascinate and inspire us as we learn their heroic journeys in search of the South Pole. This unique land adventure to the South Pole is truly a once in a lifetime experience that many have dreamt about but only a handful have ever experienced.




ElderTreks DISCOUNTED DEPARTURES



Classic India: Nov 9 - 26/10 was $6495 - IS NOW $5995 (Includes the Pushkar Camel Fair)
Southern India: Feb 4 - 20, 2011 was $6455 - IS NOW $6295
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
Argentina and Chile: Jan 30 - Feb 15, 2011 was $6795 - IS NOW $6595
Brazil: March 1 - 15, 2011 was $4995 - IS NOW $4795
Hidden Treasures of South America: March 14 - April 4, 2011 was $6695 - IS NOW $5995
Eastern Turkey: April 27 - May 14, 2011 was 5995 - IS NOW $5695
Yunnan: April 28 - May 12, 2011 was $3495 - IS NOW $3395




ElderTreks 2010 Photo Contest


Just a reminder that we are down to the last few months of our annual photo contest. Right now the entries are few and far between. We need your photos! For our aspiring photographers, first prize is $1,500 credit towards a future ElderTreks trip, second prize is $500 and third prize is $250. Click here for more.




ElderTreks "Where on Earth?" Contest




Oh my, that last contest was apparently just too difficult for most people. Among the very few correct entries, congratulations to John Ronald! John correctly answered the ruins of Great Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe and the Golden Buddha at entrance to Dambulla caves, Sri Lanka in our last Where on Earth? contest. For his efforts John 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. Good luck to all those who enter.



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