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May 2009

Queen Charlotte Islands
Slovenia & Croatia
Sea Journeys
- May 17
Queen Charlottes
- May 23
- 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!
Costa Rica
- August 1

In this May edition of the ElderTreks E-newsletter, we have even more discounts to pass on to you! ElderTreks is now offering discounts from 10%, 15% and even 20% on selected departures. Book now... these deals are for a limited time only.

Discounts valid May 1 - June 30, 2009

Sailing in the Queen Charlotte Islands

July 4 - 11, 2009
  - Special Price   Now $3200 - Save $795
Regular departures in June, July & August ($3995)

The shining glint of sunlight on fin as a killer whale gracefully slips through the water; silence as you walk through an ancient Haida village -- the totem poles ghostly in the mist; sea kayaking in sheltered bays, mist cloaked mountains soaring overhead; black bears curiously gazing at you from the shore; falling asleep to the gentle lapping of the waves against the boat-- this is sailing in Canada's Galapagos. Join us for a 10 day journey exploring the Queen Charlotte Islands - a unique voyage through this island archipelago - an area rich in Haida culture, spectacular scenery, and unsurpassed wilderness.

Classic China

Sept 14 - 29, 2009
  - Save 10%  Now $4495
May 29 - Apr 13, 2010
  - Save 15%  Now $4500

Imagine walking through the Forbidden City, or marveling at the wonder of the Terra Cotta Warriors. Picture yourself traveling down the Yangtse River through the spectacular Three Gorges, and visiting the beautiful limestone peaks surrounding Guilin. The Classic Route travels through Eastern China, showing you the highlights of this country's incredible cultural and natural sites.

Slovenia and Croatia

Sept 25 - Oct 10, 2009
  - Save 20%  Now $3995
Apr 30 - May 15, 2010
  - Save 15%  Now $4585

From the peaks of the majestic Alps to the beauty of the Adriatic Sea, Slovenia & Croatia is a relaxing blend of natural wonders and historic sites. 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 seacoasts of Europe - Slovenia and Croatia.


Sept 29 - Oct 13, 2009
  - Save 15%  Now $2970
Apr 13 - 27, 2010
  - Save 15%  Now $3295

The Diversity of Yunnan's natural wonders include Himalayan peaks, fertile valleys, tropical rainforests, tranquil lakes and thundering rivers. Snow capped mountains and glaciers feed two of the world's great rivers, the Mekong and the Yangtse. Culturally, the area is a delightful mix of 24 colorful and exotic ethnic groups. This adventure can be combined with China and Tibet departures as well.

Ancient Greece

Sept 19 - Oct 5, 2009
  - Save 10%  Now $5995
May 2 - 18, 2010
  - Save 15%  Now $5945

Journey into the realm of the Gods; Athena, Apollo, Hercules, Poseidon and the mighty Zeus. Bring the mythology and legends of ancient Greece to life in an epic adventure taking you from the impressive Parthenon in Athen's Acropolis to Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic games, to the stunning islands of Tinos, Naxos, Mykonos and Delos.

Galapagos Islands

Weekly 2009 departures - $3430
  NEW *** Free air Quito - Galapagos Islands/return
June 28
July 15, 19
August 2, 5, 9, 16, 26, 30
September 2, 6
October 18
November 1, 22
December 6, 13

Exchange a curious glance with a blue-footed boobie, admire stunning tri-coloured marine iguanas, and watch the ever-playful sea lions frolic in the surf. The non-preditorial environment of Darwin's Galapagos has created a non threatening, relaxed and magical connection with wildlife unlike any other on earth. Join Eldertreks 8 day small ship adventure to the Galapagos Islands.


June, July, Aug departures $3660 - Save 5%

From fishing towns to wilderness solitude, and from islands to glacial fjords. This small ship adventure offers a diverse view of southeast Alaska while providing a remote wilderness experience. On water there is the probability of sighting humpback whales, orca, porpoise and stellar sea lions, as well as numerous seabirds. On terra firma we may see black bears, brown bears and mountain goats. Join ElderTreks 7 day Alaskan adventure onboard the majestic M/V Catalyst.

Even More Exciting Savings

Other discounts available until June 30th deadline:

September 2009
Uganda - 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%
Splendors of Southern Africa - Save $2000
Kingdoms of Southern Africa - Save 20%

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 Robert Knox! Robert was chosen randomly from the list of manyentries that correctly answered Angel Falls, Venezuela and Pagan, Burma in our last Where on Earth? contest. For his prize Robert wins $100 towards his 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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