For the online version please view http://www.eldertreks.com/enewsletters/201011
November 2010

Patagonia
South America
East Africa
Ethiopia
Libya
Southern India
Thailand
Contests
Antarctica
- new season = LOTS of departures! French Polynesia
- Nov 20
- Dec 14
Classic India
- Nov 9
Classic Antarctica
- Nov 11
Camping with Emperor Penguins
- Nov 12
Voodoo and Spirits of West Africa
- Nov 19
Cuba
- Dec 18
- Dec 23
- Jan 22
- Feb 1
Vietnam
- Dec 17
Galapagos and Ecuador
- Dec 17
Galapagos and Ecuador
- Dec 18
Costa Rica
- Dec 19
Baja California - Among the Great Whales
- Jan 22
 

For those of you who are seeking new destinations, exotic cultures, fascinating wildlife and truly unique experiences in 2011 & 2012, ElderTreks is excited to announce that our new catalogue is now available online. You should also receive our 128-page catalogue in the mail within a few weeks. In addition to our trips to over 100 countries worldwide, we have three exciting new exciting adventures to Sri Lanka, Alaska & the Yukon and Zimbabwe. Our trip to Cuba remains our most popular! If you're still looking for a trip this winter, we have some great last minute departures .. read on for details.



Burma


Feb 8 - 25, 2011 - new date!
Our popular Burma trip Jan 19 - Feb 5, 2011 is now sold out. We have added a NEW departure date Feb 8 - 25, 2011 and hope you'll join us!



Cuba


Cuba is so popular we have guaranteed all of these departures:
  • Dec 04 - 16, 2010 - Sold Out
  • Dec 18 - 30, 2010 - 6 spaces left
  • Jan 08 - 20, 2011 - Sold Out
  • Jan 22 - Feb 3, 2011 - 5 spaces left
  • Feb 12 - 24, 2011 - 4 spaces left
  • Feb 26 - March 10, 2011 - 4 spaces left
  • Nov 07 - 19, 2011
  • Dec 03 - 15, 2011
  • Dec 17 - 29, 2011
  • Jan 07 - 19, 2012
  • Jan 21 - Feb 02, 2012
  • Feb 11 - 23, 2012
  • Feb 25 - Mar 08, 2012

Trip specialist Maureen Atkinson just returned from 3 weeks in Cuba and would love to tell you any and all of her unforgetable experiences, including 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and 2 UNESCO Biosphere Reserves, old Havana, colonial Trinidad, Cuba's soulful art, and musical rhythms and especially her countless encounters with the extremely friendly, welcoming Cuban people! Call our office and find out why Cuba is our most popular trip.




Patagonia - Argentina and Chile


Jan 24 - Feb 8, 2011 - Guaranteed departure

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!




Hidden Treasures of South America


March 14 - April 4, 2011

Discover hidden treasures virtually unexplored by tourists in little-known regions of South America. Visit the fascinating indigenous cultures, sublime landscapes, and snow-capped peaks of Argentina, Uruguay, Chile and Bolivia. Drive over spectacular Andean passes and trek through remote gorges and valleys - home to estancias (ranches) which bring to life the romanticized images of hard working Gauchos - reminiscent of the Wild West of the mid 1800's. The bizarre and beautiful landscapes of the Atacama dessert should be on every adventure travelers must-see-list!




Great East African Safari


Jan 17 - Feb 7, 2011 - 2 places left! 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 at Mt. Kilimanjaro and view Africa's highest mountain.




Ethiopia


Jan 12 - Feb 3, 2011 - Guaranteed departure

Few places offer such a myriad of experiences for the traveler as Ethiopia. Much of the fascination of this country lies in its many historical sites. Ethiopia has nine national parks, protecting many of its endemic species. The ancient tribal culture compliments the unique history and nature of Ethiopia. Experience tribal cultures such as the Hamer, the Mursi and the Dorze whose traditional lifestyle is a stark contrast to our modern life. Trip Specialist David Roth has journeyed to and lead many trips to Ethiopia. Call ElderTreks office to speak with David about this fascinating country.




Libya


Feb 8 - 25, 2011 - Guaranteed departure
LIBYA IS BACK! Visa are now being issued for Americans!


Visit 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites; encounter Berber culture in the villages of the Western Mountains; enjoying the singing and dancing of the desert nomads, the Tuareg; Watch the sun set on the golden Saharan dunes. Experience true adventure with three nights of camping. Enjoy a refreshing dip in the Ubari Lakes, stroll through ancient Apollonia, built by the Byzantines over 1,000 years ago and meander through the narrow lanes of the medinas and local souq's. Libya's history and archeology is just a part of the intrigue awaiting the intrepid traveler.




Southern India


Feb 4 - 20, 2011 - Guaranteed departure

Marvel at ancient temples dedicated to Hindu gods and godesses. Visit national parks, tea factories and cruise backwater canals. Explore southern India's vast cultural heritage, from British, French, Portuguese and Jewish influences, to the ancient capitals of the Chola and Pallva Kings. Explore the highlights of Chennai before heading to Periyar National Park and be on the look out for wildlife by boat and foot. Relax on an overnight houseboat while we explore the small canals, villages and rice fields of the backwaters. This adventure can be combined with Classic India.




Thailand


Jan 9 - 27, 2011 - Guaranteed departure

Thailand is an ancient Buddhist kingdom of temples, tropical jungles and warm, gracious people. In the north, life proceeds quietly in hilltribe villages, set amongst beautiful mountain scenery. By bicycle we visit the ancient temples in the old capital of Sukhotai. In the south, we explore the Grand Palace and the floating market. Sleep on floating bungalows on the River Kwai and discover the infamous history of the area. Join us as we explore ancient Siam.



ElderTreks 2010 Photo Contest


Just a reminder that we are down to the LAST MONTH of our annual photo contest! The submissions started off slow this year, but in the last month they've really picked up. Thanks to all who have entered. To those who haven't... we need your photos! For our aspiring photographers, first prize is $1,500, second prize is $500 and third prize is $250. Each in the form of credit towards a future ElderTreks trip. Click here for more.



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