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April 2009

Southern Africa
Southern Africa
Eastern Europe
Sea Journeys
- May 1
Slovenia & Croatia
- May 1
- May 2 & 23
- May 17
Queen Charlottes
- 6 departures
- June 1
- June 15
Eastern Europe
- June 8
- July 5
- July 6
- July 12
- July 20
Rockies Heli-Hiking
- July 21
- 3 departures
- Many departures!

In this edition of ElderTreks April E-newsletter... GREAT DEALS, DISCOUNTS and DESTINATIONS!

Look for more discounts coming in our May eNewsletter and our spring Newsletter which will be sent to you in the mail.

Discount deadline June 15th

Splendors of Southern Africa

Oct 27 - Nov 20, 2009
  - Save $2000   Now $7795
Mar 17 - Apr 10, 2010
  - Save $2000  Now $7995

This incredible 25-day safari includes all the highlights of Southern Africa - Namibia, Botswana and Zambia. Meet the fascinating Kalahari Bushmen, climb the Sossusvlei Dunes, take game drives in Ethosha National Park, Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta. Elephants, rhinos, and exotic birds comprise some of the amazing wildlife we see. Our grand adventure is topped off with a visit to Victoria Falls, known as "The Smoke That Thunders."

Kingdoms of Southern Africa

Oct 5 - 25, 2009
  - Save 20%  Now $6315
Feb 23 - Mar 15, 2010
  - Save 20%  Now $6635

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.


June 15 - 25, 2009 (solstice departure)
  - Save $1000  Now $4995

"Land of the Midnight Sun" refers to regions above the Arctic Circle, which includes Iceland. With its puffins, glaciers, fjords, active volcanoes, lava fields and hot springs, you’ll find the perfect blend of nature, culture and history. Certainly not living in the past, Icelanders are proud that they continue to speak the ancient language of the Vikings. Their cherished ancient heritage lives on in harmony with the most exciting innovations from the world of arts and culture today. Learn about European life at the Arctic Circle on this incredible 11-day adventure.


Sep 7 - 21, 2009
  - Save 10%  Now $3595

Breathe the fresh air of coniferous forest in the land of Count Dracula. Hike in the Carpathian Mountains; sample the famous wines of Hungary and gaze upon magnificent frescoes. Our trip to Hungary and Romania is an artful blend of culture, exquisite scenery, history and activity. The adventure begins in the famed city of Budapest, the Pearl of the Danube. Widely regarded as one of the world’s most beautiful cities, Budapest is a city of spas, 2,000 year-old Roman amphitheaters, 400 year-old Turkish baths, 23 museums and galleries, all situated on the graceful Danube. Sample the region’s cuisine while sipping local wines in the ambience of a medieval castle. See the magnificent fortress-town of Sighisoara and walk through the grand square of Brasov. Onward through Transylvania, our destination is Bran Castle, a fortress atop a dramatic rock outcrop. The adventure concludes in Bucharest, the capital of Romania. Join us while we explore Europe’s last great wilderness, magnificent architecture and ancient European customs.

Medieval Treasures of Eastern Europe

June 8 - 22, 2009
  - Save 10%  Now $4855
Sep 15 - 29, 2009
  - Save 10%  Now $4855

Eastern Europe is a fascinating place brimming with great history and culture, lovely little medieval towns, picturesque landscapes and hospitable people. On our adventure we see the best of three old European countries: the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland; including seven prominent UNESCO sites boasting riches of cultural heritage and well preserved architectural monuments. We also visit many hidden gems in this region which make our adventure so unique.

Even More Exciting Savings

Other discounts available until June 15th deadline:

September 2009
Yunnan - Save 10%
China - Save 10%
Uganda - Save 10%
Ethiopia - Save 10%

October 2009
Eastern Turkey - Save 10%
Egypt - Save 10%
Bhutan - Save 10%
Syria and Jordan - Save 10%
Tibet - Save 10%
Tunisia - Save 10%

November 2009
Laos - Save 10%

December 2009
Thailand - Save 15%
Vietnam - Save 15%


There are still berths available this summer for travel to the North Pole or the High Arctic.

Join one of these exciting adventures and save 5%
High Arctic Explorer - August 2009 departures
Spitsbergen Explorer - June , July, Aug 2009 departures
Heart of the Northwest Passage - August 2009 departures
North Pole - July 9 - 23, 2009 departure
Spitsbergen, East Greenland, Iceland - Aug 31 - Sept 13, 2009

ElderTreks "Where on Earth?" Contest

Congratulations to Marilyn Adelman! Marilyn was chosen randomly from the list of entries that correctly answered Elmina Castle, Ghana and Persepolis, Iran in our last Where on Earth? contest. For her prize Marilyn wins $200 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.

Don't forget about ElderTreks new 2009 photo contest. Once again you have the chance to win up to $1500 just for submitting some of your best travel shots.

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