For the online version please view www.eldertreks.com/enewsletters/201206
June 2012

Iceland
Cuba
Java Bali
Classic India
Ethiopia
Bhutan
Contests
French Polynesia
- Jun 09
- Jun 30
- Jul 21
- Aug 11
Arctic
- Many departures!
Galapagos
- weekly departures!
Queen Charlotte Islands
- Jun 06
- Jun 14
- Jun 22
- Jul 07
- Jul 14
- Jul 22
- Jul 29
- Aug 05
- Aug 12
Cuba
- Jun 09
- Jul 14
Alaska
- Jun 03
- Jun 24
- Jul 01
- Jul 15
- Jul 22
- Jul 29
Northern India
- Jun 14
Iceland
- Jun 15
Mongolia
- Jul 06
Uganda
- Jul 08
Heli-hiking Canadian Rockies
- Jul 12
- Jul 24
- Jul 27
- Jul 30
- Aug 02
- Aug 05
- Aug 11
- Aug 14
- Aug 17
- Aug 20
Yukon and Alaska
- Jul 31
Costa Rica
- Aug 01
Sumatra
- Aug 02
Medieval Treasures of Eastern Europe
- Aug 06
Java & Bali
- Aug 16
 

ElderTreks Builds Orphange in Uganda

2012 marks the 25th Anniversary for Eldertreks and we wanted to do something a little extra special. While we're extremely fortunate to be able to travel the world, there are many others who aren't as priveleged. While traveling the world and experiencing lifestyles and culture is incredible, you also have your eyes opened to some of the harsh realities that others less fortunate count as their daily way of living. Building an orphanage seemed like the perfect way to 'give back' to a few of those who have not been dealt as fortunate a hand in life. Although we had good intentions to build an orphange, one big question remained: "Who would run it?". ElderTreks' president Gary Murtagh was introduced to a remarkable woman, Carli Travers, whose vision and goals worked perfectly with that of ElderTreks.

Read more about the Uganda orphanage, Abetavu Children's Village




Iran - Persian Highlights


Sep 13 - Oct 03, 2012 - Guaranteed departure
  *please book before July 1st for visa application
Apr 16 - May 06, 2013 - Guaranteed departure


Iran is an ancient land filled with bustling bazaars, historic sights, superb architecture, parched deserts and beautiful snow-capped mountains. Few countries can compete with Iran, from the ancient gems of Persepolis and Yazd to the wonderful museums, mosques, mausoleums and impressive ruins. But Iran's greatest attraction is the warmth and generosity of its people, making you feel genuinely welcome in their country. Discovering the culture and traditions of the Iranian people will easily be the highlight of the trip.

Also read this great review from one of our travelers on the recent, spring 2012 Iran tour.




Heli hiking in the Canadian Rockies


Weekly departures through July and August

Imagine hiking in a pristine area surrounded by stunning and surreal landscape in the Canadian Rockies. A helicopter lifts us up to a stunning and little known collection of peaks and ranges located on the western side of the Rocky Mountain Trench. Your accomodation is in comfortable lodges, your guides are fully certified with professional training and you choose how rigourous or relaxing your day will be. On this 7 day incredible adventure, we immerse ourselves into different terrains for a morning hike, followed by a picnic lunch. After an exhilerating afternoon of hiking, we fly back to the lodge for a soak in the outdoor hottub and a well earned dinner, followed by an overnight in our comfortable lodge. We hope that you will join us and enjoy the magic that is heli-hiking.




Uganda


July 8 - 23, 2012 - 1 seat left
Sept 22 - Oct 7, 2012 - 2 seats left


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.




Adriatic Adventure


Oct 2 - 22, 2012 - Guranteed departure
Apr 30 - May 20, 2013 - 2 seats left


Journey to one of the most diverse regions of Europe - Slovenia and the Adriatic coast from Croatia to Montenegro. Slovenia's natural parks are brimming with unforgettable waterfalls, impressive caves, giant underground waterfalls and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In Croatia, visit seaside towns with roots dating from the Middle Ages and visit Dubrovnik, also known as the 'Pearl of the Adriatic'. Journey with us in visiting one of the least crowded and perhaps most impressive sea coasts of Europe - the Adriatic Coast, Bosnia, Montenegro, Slovenia and Croatia.




Vietnam


Nov 2 - 22, 2012 - Guaranteed departure
Dec 17, 2012 - Jan 6, 2013
Feb 22 - March 14, 2013 - Guaranteed departure


Rice paddies, sandy beaches, and mountains covered in tropical vegetation - Welcome to Vietnam! We explore the colonial architecture of Hanoi, and then head to the warm turquoise waters of Halong Bay. At Hue, the former ancient capital, we visit the Citadel and the local markets. Visit Hoi An, a restored open air museum before flying to Saigon, and seeing the Mekong Delta. Explore Dalat, the City of Flowers and enjoy a riverboat trip on the Tein River. Why not add an extension to Angkor Wat, to see the magnificent ruins?




Burma


Jan 9 - 26, 2013 - sold out
Feb 6 - 23, 2013 - New departure


Join us as we visit this delightful country inhabited by some of the friendliest people on earth. Burma is a vibrant tapestry of culture, history and geography. A mosaic of ethnic groups, graceful Buddhist monasteries, ancient pagodas and the gently flowing Irrawaddy River welcome travelers to this exotic country. Bordering Thailand, Laos, India and China, Burma is at the cultural crossroads of Southeast Asia. Our extensive 18 day itinerary has been designed to explore this country's extraordinary cultural, historical and geographical treasures to the fullest.




The incredible ARCTIC!


Into Northwest Passage - Aug 19 - Sept 2, 2012
Out of Northwest Passage - Sept 2 - 18, 2012
Greenland and Wild Labrador - Sept 18 - Oct 1, 2012
Circumnavigation of Newfoundland - Oct 1 - 11, 2012


Join us this summer for one of our incredible tours to the seldom visited Arctic. Travel aboard the comfortable and well appointed M/S Clipper Adventurer to experience some incredible sights. Prepare to embark on one (of) histories most challenging and epic voyages - the famed Northwest Passage. August departures will sail Into the Northwest Passage and September departures will sail Out of the Northwest Passage. ElderTreks also features small ship expeditions to Greenland and Wild Labrador as well as Circumnavigation of Newfoundland. Space is limited on these exciting adventures, call for availability. 2013 dates and rates are also now available (and going fast!)




ElderTreks "Where on Earth?" Contest




Congratulations to Sandra Booth! Sandra correctly answered Lemur, Madagascar, and Prambanan temple, Java in our last Where on Earth? contest. For her efforts Sandra wins $100 towards her next exciting ElderTreks adventure.

Time for our new contest. This time we have a sneak-peek into two new trips that we'll be offering starting next year! 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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