For the online version please view www.eldertreks.com/enewsletters/201109
September 2011

Splendors of Southern Africa
Kingdoms of Southern Africa
Stans of Central Asia
The Caucasus
Greece
French Polynesia
Contests
French Polynesia
- Sep 17
- Oct 08
- Oct 29
- Nov 19
Ethiopia
- Sep 16
Yunnan
- Sep 17
Classic Turkey
- Sep 19
- Sep 26
Brazil
- Sep 20
Bulgaria and Macedonia
- Sep 21
Uganda
- Sep 22
Tanzania
- Sep 24
Eastern Turkey
- Sep 28
The Stans
- Sep 29
Tibet
- Oct 01
Madagascar
- Oct 07
Adriatic Adventure
- Oct 07
Galapagos and Ecuador
- Oct 09
Sumatra
- Oct 18
Cuba
- Oct 22
Kingdoms of Southern Africa
- Oct 25
Egypt
- Oct 29
Classic India
- Oct 29
Venezuela
- Oct 30
Patagonia Trekking
- Nov 01
Java and Bali
- Nov 02
Vietnam
- Nov 02
Bangkok to Kunming
- Nov 02
Antarctic
- Many departures!
Voodoo
- Nov 18
Laos
- Nov 24
 

ElderTreks new 2011/2012 brochure is soon to be released. We are even more excited as 2012 marks our 25th year in business! To celebrate we are offering numerous discounts on many of our trips. We have also added more guaranteed departures so that you can book your next adventure with total confidence. For those of you hoping to take the train from Beijing to join up on our Mongolia trip the dates have now been confirmed and the trip is a guaranteed departure. This month we present a variety of adventures - most guaranteed departures.

  • Sri Lanka - Dec 2011 - SAVE $500
  • Patagonia - Nov 2011 & Jan 2012 - SAVE $500
  • Costa Rica - Dec 2011 - SAVE $500
  • Great East Africa - Jan 2012 - SAVE $1000
  • Thailand - Feb 2012 - SAVE $500
  • Iceland - June 2012 - SAVE $500
* applies to new bookings only

Note that some prices may be going up, however BOOK BY OCTOBER 1, 2011 and we will honor to the current brochure price.




Splendors of Southern Africa


Mar 16 - Apr 09, 2012 - Guaranteed departure

This amazing 25-day safari highlights the best of Namibia, Botswana and Zambia. Meet the fascinating Bushmen, climb the highest dunes in the world at Sossusvlei, enjoy the wildlife of Ethosha National Park, Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta. Elephants, lions, rhinos, and exotic birds comprise some of the fascinating wildlife we see. Our grand adventure is topped off with a visit to magnificent Victoria Falls, known as "The Smoke That Thunders."




Kingdoms of Southern Africa


Oct 25 - Nov 14, 2011 - Guaranteed departure
Feb 22 - Mar 13, 2012


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.




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


May 09 - Jun 03, 2012 - 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.




The Caucasus:
Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia


May 20 - Jun 06, 2012
Sep 22 - Oct 09, 2012 - Guaranteed departure


Situated between Russia in the north and Iran and Turkey in the southwest lies the region best known as the Caucasus. Lying on the shores of the Caspian Sea is Baku, Azerbaijan one of the first oil cities of the world. Visit Georgia whose proud people and strong religion live in the shadow of the mighty Caucasus Mountains and continue on to Armenia, exploring cave monasteries and pilgrimage sites with the ever-present Mt Ararat looming on the horizon. The Caucasus is famous for its hospitality, sumptuous foods, fine wines and stunning mountain scenery. Join us on this fascinating journey into a lesser-known region of the world.




Greece


May 02 - 18, 2012

Journey into the realm of the Gods; Athena, Apollo, Hercules, Poseidon and the mighty Zeus. Bring the mythology and legends of ancient Greece to life in an epic adventure taking you from the impressive Parthenon in Athen's Acropolis to Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic games, to the stunning islands of Tinos, Naxos, Mykonos and Delos.




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!




ElderTreks "Where on Earth?" Contest




Congratulations to Ben Persson! Ben correctly answered Cape Town, South Africa, and Mt. Everest, Tibet in our last Where on Earth? contest. For his efforts ben wins $200 (since the previous contest went unanswered) 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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