The Philippines is an archipelago of over 7,000 islands, in southeastern Asia between the South China Sea and the Pacific Ocean. Its extensive coastline are dotted with white sand beaches and turquoise blue waters that are teeming with marine life, corals and lush foliage. ElderTreks 28-day tour of the Philippines offers perhaps the most in-depth experience of this incredibly beautiful, exotic and diverse country.
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Tunisia & Algeria
Wind-swept landscapes, coastal beaches, immense Roman ruins and desert oases are nestled amongst the vast dunes of the Sahara, making Tunisia and Algeria perfect adventure destinations that offers something magical for every traveler. Despite its small size, Tunisia is a country that has played a significant role in world history. Less than 100 miles from Italy, Tunisia's strategic location on the southern shore of the Mediterranean has inspired the Phoenicians, Romans, Vandals, Arabs, Ottomans and French to locate here.
A short flight takes us to Algeria where we discover the city of Algiers, beginning with the UNESCO listed casbah with its whitewashed buildings and winding, climbing streets. Enroute to Constantine with its dramatic location, we visit the incredible ancient Roman town of Djemila. Adjacent to vast sands of the Sahara Desert, we visit the ancient town of El Oued, known as the City of a Thousand Domes. This 24 day in-depth journey into the Sahara regions of Tunisia and Algeria will be an unforgettable journey of a lifetime. Click here for more information!
Vietnam & Laos
On our journey to Vietnam and Laos, we experience the very best of two beautiful countries teeming with rice paddies, sandy coastlines, and lush green mountains of lush tropical vegetation. The culture and traditions of Laos are the least changed among Southeast Asian countries and here you will find ancient temples, exquisite scenery, an eventful history and exotic cuisine, all within the warm embrace of a welcoming people.
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Marvel at ancient temples dedicated to Hindu gods and goddesses. Visit national parks, tea factories and cruise backwater canals. Explore southern India's vast cultural heritage, from British, French, Portuguese and Jewish influences, to the ancient capitals of the Chola and Pallava Kings. Visit one of India’s most popular seaside destinations, Goa, which offers a heady mix of warm azure waters, white-sand beaches, atmospheric cafes, vibrant markets, white washed churches and antiquated colonial architecture. Click here for more information!
Snow Leopards of India
India - the land that evokes flights of imagination and curiosity, a canvas of spectacle and color ruled by a succession of native kingdoms, and often overrun and inhabited by invading armies of Central Asian origin, followed by the Mughals and finally the British. Transformation has been never ending and the results are deeply and visibly etched in today’s milieu.
As winter sets into the Trans-Himalayan region, we cast our sights on Ladakh in search of the elusive ghost of the Himalayas – Shaan in Ladakhi a.k.a. the snow leopard. Click here for more information!
New! Eagle Festival Itinerary for 2025
Grasslands extend to a horizon of cobalt-blue skies, pastel-hued rocks color the Gobi Desert and fast-flowing rivers cut deep canyons in arid steppes in this remote Asian nation land-locked between China and Russia. The people, descendants of Genghis Khan, are an eclectic mix of rugged nomads, Buddhist monks, farmers and merchants. For the truly adventurous, Mongolia holds the promise of an exotic culture rarely visited by travelers.
The highlight for many is the famous Altai Eagle Festival in the impressive Altai Tavan Bogd mountain range. Altai is truly an adventurer’s paradise. The surrounding atmosphere is remarkable but extreme, with snow-capped mountains, lush green rolling hillsides, stunning freshwater lakes and eternal blue sky. This is home to unique and diverse cultural presentations and the main ethnic group, the Kazakhs, have a colorful culture and rich history. Altai Eagle Festival is an exclusive hunting tradition with eagles that has existed for 2000 years and is still strong among the Kazakhs. Click here for more information!
Papua New Guinea
New! Mask Festival Itinerary for 2025
Papua New Guinea is like no other place on Earth - culturally rich and geographically remote, with some of the most stunning scenery anywhere. Our June departure features the annual Rabaul Mask Festival as many of the tribes from all over PNG display their own tribal dances, along with mask giving mystical and almost hypnotic experience.
Papua New Guinea is one of the most culturally interesting places on Earth, with many of its tribal people following a traditional lifestyle. This adventure has been designed to experience the villages and people of Papua New Guinea. As much of the interior of the country has no roads or
impassable ones, we maximize our time by flying from location to location and flight schedules frequently change. While we endeavor to do/see everything listed in the itinerary, it is common for changes to occur to the itinerary for things that are beyond our control. Traveler must be prepared for changes to this program, either before your journey starts or during the trip itself. Click here for more information!