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August 2009

S. Africa
Eastern Turkey
- August 16
Queen Charlotte Islands
- August 17
- Sept 7
- Sept 14
Eastern Europe
- Sept 15
- Sept 19
- Sept 29
- Oct 4
Syria & Jordan
- Oct 5
French Polynesia
- Oct 17
Eastern Turkey
- Oct 21
- Oct 22
- Oct 25

If Antarctica has been on your wish list for years but you've been putting it off, now is the time to re-consider. Select departures to the White Continent have FREE INTERNATIONAL AIR and FREE 3-DAY TOURS TO IGUAZU FALLS. Deals don't get any better than this! Read on to find out more.



What a deal... As an incentive to encourage new bookings, free economy air transportation from virtually every international gateway is included, on the following departures:

  • December 19, 2009 - Explorers' Route via the Falklands (Malvinas) and South Georgia aboard Lyubov Orlova.
  • December 28, 2009 - Explorers' Route via the Falklands (Malvinas) and South Georgia aboard Clipper Adventurer.
  • January 6, 2010 - Classic Antarctica aboard Lyubov Orlova
  • January 24, 2010 - Classic Antarctica aboard Clipper Adventurer
  • February 11, 2010 - Classic Antarctica aboard Clipper Adventurer
  • February 20, 2010 - Classic Antarctica aboard Lyubov Orlova

Additional Bonuses

Lyubov Orlova, December 19, 2009 departure - 10% discount
Clipper Adventurer, January 24 or the February 11, 2010 departures: A free tour to Iguazu Falls

* Offers apply to new bookings only.


Dec 19 - 31, 2009
Jan 9 - 21, 2010
Feb 27 - Mar 11, 2010

Cuba - a Caribbean gem and cultural oasis. Beyond its white sand beaches, Cuba offers rich natural landscape with 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and 2 UNESCO Biosphere Reserves. Be inspired by Cuba's soulful art, musical rhythms and warm, generous people. Walk the streets of Old Havana, explore Colonial Trinidad, visit a cigar factory and go in search of native bird life in the many natural parks. Our adventure maximizes interaction with local people so you can learn first hand what life in Cuba is really like.


Sept 14 - 29, 2009

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 of Guilin. The Classic Route travels through Eastern China, showing you the highlights of this country's incredible cultural and natural sites.

Classic India

Oct 21 - Nov 7, 2009

Few countries can match the splendor of India, an ancient culture imbued with exotic traditions. A beautiful land of world-class sites awaits you. From the plains to the rugged Himalayas, India is one of the world's great travel destinations. Our journey highlights the famous sites of the north as well as lesser-known but equally fascinating sites such as Ranthambhore National Park. The highlight of this November departure will be the Pushkar Camel Festival, one of India's greatest events.


Oct 4 - 25, 2009

The diversity of this true Andean paradise is unmatched. Visit the temples of Chan Chan, travel to the wildlife refuge on the island of Ballestas and fly over the incredible Nazca Lines. Explore the floating islands on Lake Titicaca and commune with the Taquile Indians. Travel by train down the gorge of the Urubamba River to Machu Picchu, an archeological phenomenon, declared one of the Ancient Wonders of the World. And these are just a few of the incredible highlights this 22 day adventure has to offer.

Splendors of Southern Africa

Oct 27 - Nov 20, 2009 *** 1 seat left

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."

Eastern Turkey

Oct 21 - Nov 6, 2009

Imagine a place with ancient, walled cities, palaces, monuments and ruins, hilltop fortresses, cave dwellings and snow capped peaks. Unexplored by tourists, Eastern Turkey has a fascinating Ottoman history and is teaming with friendly and diverse cultures. We explore the sights of Istanbul, hike to the top of Mt Nemrut, explore the scenic hilltop city of Mardin and experience traditional Kurdish lifestyle in the walled city of Diyarbarkir. Eastern Turkey is truly an off the beaten path destination.

ElderTreks "Where on Earth?" Contest

Congratulations to Louis Montrose! Louis was the only one to correctly answer Essaouira, Morocco and Torres del Paine, Chile in our last Where on Earth? contest. Louis wins $100 towards their 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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