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July 2012

Antarctica
Burma
Voodoo - West Africa
Cuba
Stans of Central Asia
Medieval Treasures of Eastern Europe
Contests
French Polynesia
- Jul 21
- Aug 11
- Sep 01
- Sep 22
Arctic
- Many departures!
Galapagos
- weekly departures!
Queen Charlotte Islands
- Jul 14
- Jul 22
- Jul 29
- Aug 05
- Aug 12
- Aug 19
Cuba
- Jul 14
Alaska
- Jul 15
- Jul 22
- Jul 29
Heli-hiking Canadian Rockies
- Jul 12
- Jul 24
- Jul 27
- Jul 30
- Aug 02
- Aug 05
- Aug 11
- Aug 14
- Aug 17
- Aug 20
- Aug 23
- Aug 29
Across the Top of the World
- Jul 25
- Aug 08
Costa Rica
- Aug 01
Sumatra
- Aug 02
Medieval Treasures of Eastern Europe
- Aug 06
Java & Bali
- Aug 16
China
- Aug 31
Transylvania
- Sep 10
Ancient Greece
- Sep 11
Iran
- Sep 13
Silk Road
- Sep 15
Yunnan
- Sep 17
Ethiopia
- Sep 17
Greenland and Labrador
- Sep 19
Uganda
- Sep 22
Polar Bears of Churchill
- Many Departures in Oct and Nov
 

ElderTreks has plenty of adventures to choose from and with so many guaranteed departures, you can book your adventure with confidence. As things are sizzling up for the summer, our thoughts turn to cooler temperatures in the Antarctic. If you've ever considered a polar adventure, we have some great deals waiting for you.


Antarctica 2012-13


Enjoy a special 'Suite Promotion - Up to $2,500 reduction' available on all Antarctica 2012-13 departures until September 30, 2012.

  • Book Sea Spiritís Owner Suite - and receive a $2,500 reduction per person.
  • Book Sea Spiritís Premium Suites, Ocean Diamondís Suites & Balcony Suites, and Clipper Adventurerís Suites: $2,000 reduction per person.
  • Book Sea Spiritís Superior and Deluxe Suites, Ocean Diamondís Single Porthole and Single Obstructed View cabins, Clipper AdventurerĎs Main Deck Window, Superior and Deluxe cabins: $1,500 reduction per person.
*Applies to new reservations confirmed with deposit by September 30, 2012




Burma


Jan 9 - 26, 2013 - 1 seat left
Feb 6 - 23, 2013 - New departure (almost half full)


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.




Voodoo and the Spirits of West Africa


Nov 16 - Dec 7, 2012 - Guaranteed departure

Calling the truly adventurous!! This is easily one of ElderTreksí most off the beaten track trips - 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.




Cuba


All trips guaranteed!

Still our most popular trip of the year! Find out why everyone is talking about Cuba. You will not find a better Cuba itinerary anywhere!!! Talk to our knowledgeable staff or to one of our travelers who have been to Cuba. Now is the time to visit before major changes occur. We have guaranteed all of these departures:
  • Nov 10 - 22, 2012
  • Dec 1 - 13, 2012
  • Dec 15 - 27, 2012
  • Jan 5 - 17, 2013
  • Jan 19 - 31, 2013
  • Feb 9 - 21, 2013
  • Feb 23 - Mar 7, 2013
  • Mar 9 - 21, 2013
  • April 13 - 25, 2013
Our Cuba program includes visits to 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and 2 UNESCO Biosphere Reserves, old Havana, colonial Trinidad, Cuba's soulful art, and musical rhythms and especially the countless encounters with the extremely friendly, welcoming Cuban people.




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


Sep 24 - Oct 19, 2012 - Guaranteed departure
May 8 - June 2, 2013 - 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.




Medieval Treasures of Eastern Europe


Aug 6 - 20, 2012 - Guaranteed departure

Eastern Europe is a fascinating place with great history and culture, medieval towns, and picturesque off the beaten track landscapes. On this adventure we see the best of Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland. Highlights include nine hikes through stunning landscapes, 7 Unesco World Heritage Sites, riches of cultural heritage, well preserved architectural monuments, and charming rural villages. Our active adventure begins in the cosmopolitan city of Prague and ends in Krakow, Poland's historical capital.




ElderTreks "Where on Earth?" Contest




Congratulations to Vicki Warnes! Vicki correctly answered Berat, Albania, and Cathedral Primada, Plaza de Bolivar, Bogota, Columbia in our last Where on Earth? contest. For her efforts Vicki wins $100 towards her next exciting ElderTreks adventure.

Not only did she win and answer correctly, she's given our readers a couple of locations on two, new and upcoming trips that ElderTreks will be offering next year. Stay tuned!

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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