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July 2011

Voodoo West Africa
Southern Africa
Eastern Turkey
Northeast Passage
French Polynesia
Patagonia
Contests
Arctic
- LOTS of departures!
French Polynesia
- Jul 16
- Aug 06
Queen Charlotte Islands
- Jul 16
- Jul 24
- Jul 31
- Aug 15
Heli-Hiking in the Canadian Rockies
- Jul 18
- Jul 30
- Aug 05
- Aug 11
- Aug 17
- Aug 20
- Aug 23
Yukon and Alaska
- Jul 31
Medieval Treasures of Eastern Europe
- Aug 01
Costa Rica
- Aug 01
Alaska
- Aug 07
Cuba
- Aug 07
 

Plenty of great trip ideas for the late summer/fall to choose from and they are all guaranteed departures, which means you can plan your next adventure with confidence. Looking for something different? ElderTreks offers active, off-the-beaten-path, small-group adventures in over 100 countries so call us today and let our knowledgeable staff help you choose the adventure that is just right for you.




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.




Kingdoms of Southern Africa


Oct 25 - Nov 14, 2011 - Guaranteed departure

Superb game viewing, fascinating tribal cultures, stunning scenery and visits to four southern African countries make this journey a truly unique adventure. Learn about the Swazi, Zulu and Basotho tribes. Travel through South Africa, Mozambique, and the Kingdoms of Swaziland and Lesotho. Visit South Africa's most famous national parks teaming with wildlife and experience the incredible cultural diversity of the people who inhabit these areas.




Eastern Turkey


Sept 28 - Oct 15, 2011 - Guaranteed departure

Imagine a place with ancient, walled cities, palaces, monuments and ruins, hilltop fortresses, cave dwellings and snow capped peaks. Unexplored by tourists, Eastern Turkey has a fascinating Ottoman history and is teaming with friendly and diverse cultures. We explore the sights of Istanbul, hike to the top of Mt Nemrut, explore the scenic hilltop city of Mardin and experience traditional Kurdish lifestyle in the walled city of Diyarbarkir. Eastern Turkey is truly an off the beaten path destination.




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.




Papua New Guinea


Aug 11 - 31, 2011 - Sold out
Sept 9 - 29, 2011 - Guaranteed departure
Aug 9 - 29, 2012 - Guaranteed departure


Papua New Guinea is culturally rich and geographically remote with some of the most stunning scenery anywhere and like no other place on earth. Meet and learn about the many tribal groups including the Asaro Mudmen, the Wangi, the Simbu, the Kaguel and the fascinating Trobriand Islanders. Come and celebrate during the Singsing Festival at Mt Hagen in August or the Goroka Festival in September. The Singsing Festival is filled with tribal displays of the song and dance from more than 80 tribes. The tribal people perform with the rhythms of their drums while traditionally dressed in a colorful extravaganza that includes face and body paint, feathers and masks.




Uganda


Sept 22 - Oct 7, 2011 - Guaranteed departure

A very rare opportunity to spend time with mountain gorillas! Trek with the chimpanzees in Kibale Forest, view incredible wildlife in Murchison Falls National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park and see tree-climbing lions. Enjoy several boat excursions on the Nile while searching for wildlife and visit with the Pygmies, the shortest people on earth. Uganda offers a superb wildlife experience, cultural riches and the friendliest people in all of Africa.




ElderTreks "Where on Earth?" Contest




Congratulations to Jim Stevens! Jim correctly answered Gorgasali Monument, Tbilisi, Georgia, and Tikal, Guatemala in our last Where on Earth? contest. For his efforts Jim 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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