For the online version please view www.eldertreks.com/enewsletters/201208
August 2012

Ethiopia
Bhutan
Adriatic Adventure
Grand Southeast Asia
Vietnam
Contests
French Polynesia
- Sep 01
- Sep 22
- Oct 13
Antarctic
- Many departures!
Galapagos
- weekly departures!
Queen Charlotte Islands
- Aug 12
- Aug 19
Heli-hiking Canadian Rockies
- Aug 14
- Aug 17
- Aug 20
- Aug 23
- Aug 29
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
Stans of Central Asia
- Sep 24
Morocco
- Sep 26
Eastern Turkey
- Sep 26
Egypt
- Sep 29
Tibet
- Oct 01
Adriatic Adventure
- Oct 02
Madagascar
- Oct 06
Bhutan
- Oct 15
Polar Bears of Churchill
- Many Departures in Oct and Nov
 

We hope everyone is enjoying a wonderful summer 2012 - whether you've stayed close to home or traveled to new destinations. The staff at ElderTreks are very busy with the production of our 2013/14 brochure. Feel free to check our website for updates as we'll post our new dates and tours as they are ready. If you have received our brochure in the past, then you will automatically receive our new one. In the meantime, if you are looking to travel in the near future, we have listed some upcoming departures, most of which are guaranteed, and seats are still available.




Ethiopia


Sep 17 - Oct 09, 2012 - sold out
Jan 03 - Jan 25, 2013 - NEW Guaranteed departure
Jan 16 - Feb 7, 2013 - sold out


Few places offer such a myriad of experiences for the traveler as Ethiopia. Much of the fascination of this country lies in its many historical sites. Ethiopia has nine national parks, protecting many of its endemic species. The ancient tribal culture compliments the unique history and nature of Ethiopia. Experience tribal cultures such as the Hamer, the Mursi and the Dorze whose traditional lifestyle is a stark contrast to our modern life. Trip Specialist David Roth has journeyed to and lead many trips to Ethiopia. Call ElderTreks office to speak with David about this fascinating country.




Bhutan


Oct 03 - Nov 1, 2012 - Guaranteed departure
Mar 13 - 30, 2013 - sold out
Mar 15 - Apr 01, 2013 - NEW Guaranteed departure


Bhutan is a land of friendly, devout Buddhists, mountain monasteries and snow capped Himalayan peaks. See the famous tea plantations of Darjeeling, and meet a traditional Himalayan community in Sikkim before entering into Bhutan. Wander through markets, temples and monasteries in Thimpu and journey along the Duchola Pass with its stunning views of the Himalayas. The March departure also takes in the festival in Paro, where one can encounter Bhutan's gracious people during a time of festivities, parades, ceremonies and dance. Bhutan is the cultural explorer's Philosopher's Stone.




Slovenia, Croatia, Italy, Bosnia and Montenegro


Oct 02 - 22, 2012 - 2 seats left - Guaranteed departure
Apr 30 - May 02, 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.




Grand Southeast Asia


Jan 06 - Feb 06, 2013 - Guaranteed departure

ElderTreks Grand Southeast Asia Adventure offers the best of Thailand, Burma, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia. In Burma, see the opulent Shwedagon Pagoda before traveling to Mandalay and Pagan with its 2000 ancient temples dotting the countryside. A two-day Mekong River journey takes us to the remote regions of Laos until we reach Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Vietnam explore the warm turquoise waters of Halong Bay and walk the streets of Hoi An - a living museum. See the highlights of Saigon and the Cu Chi Tunnels and journey down the Mekong Delta to Phnom Penh. Finally, we visit the fantastic vast ruin sites of Angkor Wat and enjoy a performance of classical Cambodian dance.




Vietnam


Nov 02 - 22, 2012 - Guaranteed departure
Dec 17, 2012 - Jan 6, 2013
Feb 22 - Mar 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?




ElderTreks Orphange Update in Uganda


Construction is coming along nicely. The second floor is nearing completion. We will be visiting the orphange on all of our trips to Uganda. Several people have already contributed money which will go towards the running of the orphanage. A big thank you from ElderTreks but an even bigger one from from some of the children.




ElderTreks "Where on Earth?" Contest




Congratulations to Carole Clarke! Carole correctly answered Khaju bridge, Isfahan, Iran and Cappadocia, Turkey in our last Where on Earth? contest. For her efforts Carole wins $100 towards her 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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