For the online version please view www.eldertreks.com/enewsletters/201202
February 2012

Uganda
Northern India
Iceland
Turkey
Kingodms of Southern Africa
Lost World of the Mayans
Contests
Baja California
- Feb 11
- Feb 18
- Feb 25
- Mar 03
- Mar 10
- Mar 17
French Polynesia
- Feb 25
- Mar 17
- Apr 07
- Apr 28
Antarctic
- Many departures!
Galapagos
- weekly departures!
Thailand & Cambodia
- Feb 06
Laos
- Feb 08
Borneo
- Mar 06
Vietnam
- Mar 16
Splendors of Southern Africa
- Mar 16
Madascar
- Apr 11
China
- Apr 11
Cuba
- Apr 14
 

Stay true to your New Year’s resolution by booking the exotic adventure trip that you’ve always dreamed about. ElderTreks is ready to assist with some great destination ideas below! Check our web site as many of our amazing trips are still on sale.

Single Supplement Savings for our Single Travelers

For anyone desiring their own room, ElderTreks is offering 25% off of the single supplement for all land departures only. This discount applies for new bookings only between Feb 15th - Mar 15th, 2012




Uganda


Jul 8 - 23, 2012 - Guaranteed departure
Sept 22 - Oct 7, 2012 - 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 superb wildlife experience, cultural riches and the friendliest people in all of Africa on this incredible 11-day adventure.




Northern India


Jun 14 - Jul 4, 2012 - Guaranteed departure

Northern India is a wonderful destination for adventurers interested in exploring the spirituality of this fascinating region. From the Golden Temple in Amritsar - one of the holiest Sikh shrines, continue to Dharamsala, synonymous with the Tibetan government in exile and the home of Tibetan leader, the Dalai Lama. Experience a 3-night home stay in the Panj- La Valley, our base of exploration and tranquility offering breathtaking views and stupendous hiking opportunities. Visit colonial hill stations, local villages with ancient manuscripts, beautifully preserved 900 year old paintings and Tibetan Monasteries all set amidst the backdrop of the mighty Himalayan Mountains.




Iceland


June 15 - 25, 2012 - Guaranteed departure
June 15 - 25, 2013


"Land of the Midnight Sun" refers to regions above the Arctic Circle, which includes Iceland. With its puffins, glaciers, fjords, active volcanoes, lava fields and hot springs, you'll find the perfect blend of nature, culture and history. Certainly not living in the past, Icelanders are proud that they continue to speak the ancient language of the Vikings. Their cherished ancient heritage lives on in harmony with the most exciting innovations from the world of arts and culture today. Learn about European life at the Arctic Circle.




Turkey


Apr 9 - 29, 2012 - 4 spaces left! - Guaranteed departure
Sept 10 - 30, 2012 - Guaranteed departure


Turkey the fabled land that joins the familiar West with the mystery of the East, is a prime destination for the adventure traveler. Our program begins in Istanbul, the great city that links Europe to Asia. Encounter ancient and modern Istanbul with its active bazaars and grand monuments such as the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque. At Ephesus we explore one of the best-preserved classical sites still in existence, Board a gullet, a traditional Turkish yacht for 3 days of cruising on the Mediterranean. Explore Cappadocia where wind and water have sculpted the volcanic bedrock into bizarre formations, before visiting the mysterious giant heads of Mt. Nemrut.




Kingdoms of Southern Africa


Oct 23 - Nov 12, 2012 - Guaranteed departure
Feb 19 - Mar 11, 2013


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.




Lost World of the Mayans


Sept 27 - Oct 15, 2012 - Guaranteed departure
Dec 8 - 26, 2012 - Guaranteed departure
Jan 09 - 27, 2013


ElderTreks’ 19-day journey to the Lost World of the Mayans is probably the most exhilarating Mayan trip you will ever encounter. This fantastic adventure includes the great Mayan cities of Tikal (Guatemala), Copan (Honduras), Caracol (Belize), Palenque, Uxmal, Chichen Itza, Tulum and the seldom-visited Calakmul (Mexico). Travel by helicopter to the almost inaccessible El Mirador, which boasts having the largest pyramid in the world (by area). This trip includes so much more than Mayan ruins as we visit colonial cities, colorful markets, seaside fortresses and explore lagoons and rivers teeming with wildlife.




ElderTreks 2011 Photo Contest


We are pleased to finally announce the winners of Eldertreks' 2011 Photo Contest. Congratulations to Alan Raphael for his entry "Early Morning Warrior". Thanks to everybody who voted, Alan came through as this years winner. For first prize Alan wins $1500 towards a future ElderTreks trip.

Second Prize of $500 towards a future ElderTreks trip goes to James Stevens for his entry "Cleansing by Fire".

Our Third prize of $250 towards a future trip ended in a tie for the third year in a row. Gordon Kilgore for his entry "Arctic Terns" and John Schilling with his entry, "Old Pro". Both will be receiving the $250 credit towards any future ElderTreks trip. Please click here to view all winners.

A big congratulations to the winners and a thank you to all of those who entered and voted. It was another fantastic contest with some absolutely stunning travel photos. Stay tuned for our 2012 contest which will start up this spring.

With next months eNewsletter we'll be bringing back our Where on Earth? contest. Guess the location of the photos and win discounts off your future trips.



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