For the online version please view www.eldertreks.com/enewsletters/201104
April 2011

The Stans
Antarctica
Voodoo West Africa
Tanzania
Eastern Europe
China
Indonesia
Trek Talk
Contests
Arctic
- LOTS of departures!
French Polynesia
- Apr 23
- May 14
- Jun 04
Morocco
- Apr 06
China
- Apr 11
Madagascar
- Apr 11
Iran
- Apr 17
Yunnan
- Apr 28
Cuba
- Apr 30
The Stans of Central Asia
- May 05
Queen Charlotte Islands
- May 06
- May 22
- May 31
- Jun 08
Ancient Greece
- May 15
Eastern Europe
- May 16
Alaska
- May 29
 

There is still plenty of time to plan an adventure for 2011. We present below a wide selection of amazing destinations for the late summer/early fall for you to choose from, many of which are guaranteed departures. From the ancient caravan cities of Central Asia to tribal villages of West Africa, Eldertreks has a trip for you.




The Stans of Central Asia
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan


Sept 29 - Oct 23, 2011 - Guaranteed departure

For thousands of years, lands were sought after and conquered by some of the world's great leaders. Today it is the world's greatest adventure seekers who are drawn to the exotic lands of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. These are lands filled with harsh deserts, towering snow capped peaks, ancient cities and fortresses with exotic cultures. Explore the markets, villages and historic cities, which evoke images of caravans traveling across deserts and over mountains, linking the east with the west.




Antarctica

Book any Sea Spirit Cruise and receive a 15% discount. Call for details.

Dates for 2011 and 2012 now available!

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 their 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 and Spirits of West Africa


Nov 18 - Dec 9, 2011 - 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 22-day adventure and learn about the mysterious beliefs from fetish markets, temples, ceremonies and encounters with Voodoo followers and priests. Journey in search of the last wild giraffes in West Africa, visit historic slave castles, encounter tribal villages, and explore local markets for a truly remote and adventurous journey in West Africa.




Tanzania


Sept 24 - Oct 9, 2011 - Guaranteed departure

This is truly the quintessential African safari experience! Follow 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.




Medieval Treasures of Eastern Europe


Aug 1 - 15, 2011

Eastern Europe is a fascinating place with great history and culture, medieval towns, and picturesque off the beaten track landscapes. On this adventure we see the best of Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland. Highlights include nine hikes through stunning landscapes, 7 Unesco World Heritage Sites, riches of cultural heritage, well preserved architectural monuments, and charming rural villages. Our active adventure begins in the cosmopolitan city of Prague and ends in Krakow, Poland's historical capital.




China


Aug 31 - Sept 17, 2011

Imagine walking through the Forbidden City, along China's Great Wall or marveling at the wonder of the Terra Cotta Warriors. Picture yourself traveling down the Yangtse River through the spectacular Three Gorges and visiting the beautiful limestone peaks surrounding Guilin. Our Classic China adventure shows you the highlights of this country's incredible cultural and natural sites before ending in Hong Kong.

Our Yunnan departure, Sept 17 - Oct 1, 2011, connects with our Classic China trip and is already a guaranteed departure! Why not combine both trips to make an amazing journey through the land once known as the Middle Kingdom?




The Best of Indonesia

Sumatra

Aug 2 - 17, 2011
Oct 18 - Nov 2, 2011

Java & Bali

Aug 17 - 30, 2011
Nov 2 - 15, 2011


Last year Eldertreks brought back Indonesia to our list of destinations we visit and it was a hit with our travelers! The lush island of Sumatra, fifth largest in the world, is one of Indonesia's most important islands and perhaps its most beautiful. It is a truly extraordinary destination offering a variety of tribes, cultures, wildlife reserves, jungles, rivers, spectacular waterfalls and amazing crater lakes. Java & Bali is a journey to islands where volcanoes puff smoke, green rice sways in reflecting paddies, white sand beaches glisten in the sun and where ancient monuments and arts thrive in a contemporary culture. From the ancient temples of Borobudur and Prambanan to the towering presence of Mt Bromo - this is the heart of Indonesia. For those with a passion to explore you can combine both trips to experience the best of Indonesia.




Talk Trek Weblog



Have you seen the new addition to our web site yet? Be sure to check out our latest posting - "Choosing your next Adventure. Is this trip right for you?"




ElderTreks "Where on Earth?" Contest




Congratulations to Mary Attick! Mary correctly answered Lake Titicaca, Peru and the Bushmen in Namibia in our last Where on Earth? contest. For her efforts Mary 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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