For the online version please view www.eldertreks.com/enewsletters/201106
June 2011

East Africa
Southeast Asia
Laos
Northeast Passage
French Polynesia
Patagonia
Contests
Arctic
- LOTS of departures!
French Polynesia
- Jun 25
- Jul 16
- Aug 06
Queen Charlotte Islands
- Jun 25
- Jul 02
- Jul 09
- Jul 16
- Jul 24
- Jul 31
- Aug 15
Alaska
- Jul 03
Mongolia
- Jul 01
Heli-Hiking in the Canadian Rockies
- Jul 06
- Jul 09
- Jul 18
- Jul 30
- Aug 05
- Aug 11
- Aug 17
- Aug 20
- Aug 23
Northern India
- Jul 07
Yukon and Alaska
- Jul 31
Medieval Treasures of Eastern Europe
- Aug 01
Costa Rica
- Aug 01
Alaska
- Aug 07
Cuba
- Aug 07
 

Before the summer holidays descend upon us now is the time to plan ahead and book your fall adventure. Bob and David are back in the office after their respective trips to the Stans and sailing to the Marquesas Islands on the Aranui 3. Call them today to talk about these great destinations or check out their blogs on our web site. In the meantime we offer you a variety of adventures for all tastes.



We are thrilled that Entrepreneur Magazine has recognized ElderTreks in their 2011 100 Brilliant Companies.



Great East Africa Safari


Jan 16 - Feb 6, 2012 - 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.




Grand Southeast Asia


Jan 5 - Feb 5, 2012 - Guaranteed departure

ElderTreks Grand Southeast Asia Adventure offers the best of Thailand, Burma, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia. In Burma, see the opulent Shwedagon Pagoda before traveling to Mandalay and Pagan with its 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.




Laos


Nov 24 - Dec 9, 2011
Feb 8 - 23, 2012


Experience the ancient traditions of a welcoming culture. The traditions of Laos are the least changed of all the Southeast Asian countries and make it a mecca for those searching for a truly exotic adventure. Here you will find ancient temples, exquisite scenery, an eventful history and a delicious cuisine; all within the warm embrace of welcoming people.




Northeast Passage


Jul 10 - Aug 6, 2011 - Save $10,000 per person!

This is your last chance to experience the famed Russian icebreaker, the Kapitan Khlebnikov as she sails on a 4,000-mile (7,000km) journey from Anchorage Alaska up into the Siberian Seas. We have the chance to see polar bears, grey whales, puffins and three different species of walrus on this trip. Travel in comfort on your expedition ship, equipped with all the amenities and world-class guest lecturers. This adventure is not to be missed!




French Polynesia-Sailing in the Marquesas Islands


Monthly departures year round

This is one of ElderTrek’s hidden gems. Imagine sailing through the South Pacific to the unique and rugged Marquesas Islands on board the Aranui 3 - a combination freighter/cruise ship. Follow in the footsteps of Paul Gaugin, Herman Melville and Robert Louis Stevenson on this 14-day adventure to a seldom-visited part of the world. Hike across tropical islands, visit ancient archeological sites, visit charming villages and swim and snorkel in the tranquil bays. Combined with a stay in Tahiti it is the perfect South Seas adventure!




Patagonia - Argentina and Chile


Nov 1 - 16, 2011
Jan 26 - Feb 10, 2012


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!




ElderTreks "Where on Earth?" Contest




Holy smokes! Last months contest was our most popular by far. Food and travel definitely go hand-in-hand and you certainly prooved it with the number of submissions.

Congratulations to Hilda Michel! Hilda correctly answered Guinea Pig (Cuy), Peru and Injera bread, Ethiopia in our last Where on Earth? contest. For her efforts Hilda 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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