For the online version please view www.eldertreks.com/enewsletters/201309
September 2013

Lost World of the Mayans
Papua New Guinea
Venezuela
Kingdoms of Southern Africa
Classic India
Tribes and Temples of India
Where on Earth?
French Polynesia
- Sep 21
- Oct 12
- Nov 02
- Nov 23
Galapagos
- weekly departures!
Caucasus
- Sep 21
Brazil
- Sep 23
Stans of Central Asia
- Sep 23
Eastern Turkey
- Sep 25
Bhutan
- Sep 29
Adriatic
- Oct 01
Polar Bears of Churchill
- Oct 01
- Oct 13
- Oct 16
- Oct 18
- Oct 20
- Oct 22
- Oct 25
- Oct 29
- Nov 06
- Nov 09
Peru
- Oct 05
Tunisia
- Oct 10
Morocco
- Oct 13
Sumatra
- Oct 17
Kingdoms of Southern Africa
- Oct 22
Egypt
- Oct 26
Venezuela
- Oct 30
Classic India
- Oct 31
Java & Bali
- Oct 31
Kenya & Tanzania
- Nov 01
Vietnam
- Nov 01
Patagonia Trekking
- Nov 07
Bangkok to Kunming
- Nov 08
Cuba
- Nov 09
Voodoo & Spirits of West Africa
- Nov 15
Antarctica
- weekly departures
Tribes & Temples of India
- Nov 22
Laos
- Nov 27
Sri Lanka
- Nov 24
 

It's a busy time of year at ElderTreks as we put the final touches on our 2014/2015 brochure. If you are already on our mailing list, you will automatically receive a copy starting in the next few weeks. Watch for our next E-newsletter, where we will be announcing our NEW trips. From Malawi to the Carpathian Mountains, there are many new adventures which are sure to entice.

In the meantime, ElderTreks annual photo contest is now open. Submit your favorite travel photos by Jan 15, 2014 and you have the chance to win up to $1500 (first prize) towards your next ElderTreks adventure. 2nd prize is $500 and 3rd prize is $250 (towards a trip.) We can hardly wait to see the submissions!

If you are still thinking of joining us on a trip to CUBA, this might be the perfect time. We have many dates to choose from, but 2 departures are now DISCOUNTED:

  • Dec 21, 2013 - Jan 2, 2014 - $3995 $3495
  • Jan 4 - 16, 2014 - $3995 $3495
Find out why everyone is talking about Cuba. You will not find a better Cuba itinerary anywhere!



Lost World of the Mayans


Jan 7 - 26, 2014 - Guaranteed departure
April 22 - May 11, 2014


ElderTreks’ 20-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). 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 birds, monkeys, crocodiles, turtles and much more.



Papua New Guinea


*Aug 14 - Sept 3, 2014 - Guaranteed departure
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**Sept 9 - 29, 2014 - Guaranteed NEW departure


Papua New Guinea is culturally rich and geographically remote with some of the most stunning scenery anywhere and like no other place on earth. Meet and learn about the many tribal groups including the Asaro Mudmen, the Wangi, the Simbu, the Kaguel and the fascinating Trobriand Islanders. Come and celebrate during the Singsing Festival at Mt Hagen in August. The Singsing festival is filled with tribal displays of the song and dance from more than 80 tribes traditionally dressed in a colorful extravaganza that includes face and body paint, feathers and masks, as the tribes people perform with the rhythms of their drums.

*Mt Hagen Singsing festival
**Goroka Singsing festival



Venezuela


Oct 30 - Nov 15, 2013 - Guaranteed departure

The lost world of Venezuela is a destination offering amazing variety. From the snow-capped peaks of the Andes, abundant wildlife in the Llanos, a beautiful coastline, lush jungle, indigenous tribes, interesting colonial history and friendly South American hospitality. Venezuela’s greatest natural attraction is the world’s highest waterfall, magnificent Angel Falls, which you will experience by foot, by boat and with a scenic flight. Not only is Venezuela one of South America’s undiscovered travel gems, this trip is truly one of ElderTrek’s most epic adventures.



Kingdoms of Southern Africa
South Africa, Mozambique, Swaziland & Lesotho


Oct 22 - Nov 11, 2013 - Guaranteed departure
Feb 17 - Mar 13, 2014 - Guaranteed departure


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.



Classic India


Oct 31 - Nov 20, 2013 - Guaranteed departure
Feb 1 - 21, 2014 - Guaranteed departure


India is a land filled with exotic traditions, ancient cultures and magnificent sights. We begin in India's regal capital, New Delhi before traveling to Varanasi to witness the rituals of bathing, prayer and funerals on the Holy Ganges River. We board the train for Agra, home to the Taj Mahal, one of the most sublime structures ever built. Visit Ranthambhore National Park, one of India's most important tiger reserves. Throw in the color of Jaipur and Udaipur in Rajistan for a truly wonderful adventure. The October 31 departure includes a visit to the Pushkar Camel Festival, one of India's greatest festivals.



Tribes and Temples of India


June 3 - 23, 2014 - 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 tranquillity 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.



ElderTreks "Where on Earth?" Contest


Congratulations to Leda Tilton! Leda correctly answered Gauguin's grave on Hiva Oa, Marquesas Islands and the SingSing Festival on Papua New Guinea in our last Where on Earth? contest. For her efforts Leda wins $100 towards her next exciting ElderTreks adventure.

We'll be taking a break from our Where on Earth monthly contest as, for the rest of the year, we focus on our....

Annual Photo Contest

Once again you have the chance to win up to $1500 (towards your next ElderTreks adventure) just for submitting some of your best travel shots. The deadline for this years submissions are January 15, 2014. Good luck to all who enter!



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