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October 2011

Cultural Africa
Stans of Central Asia
Adriatic Adventure
French Polynesia
- Oct 29
- Nov 19
- Oct 18
- Oct 22
Kingdoms of Southern Africa
- Oct 25
- Oct 29
Classic India
- Oct 29
- Oct 30
Patagonia Trekking
- Nov 01
Java and Bali
- Nov 02
- Nov 02
Bangkok to Kunming
- Nov 02
- Many departures!
- Nov 18
- Nov 24

There has never been a better time to travel with ElderTreks. This month we will be releasing our 25th Anniversary Catalogue full of amazing trips. New to 2012 we are excited to present unique itineraries to the Caucasus (Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia), a Mayan Explorer trip to Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Honduras and a Thailand and Cambodia combination trip. Many of our most popular trips have already sold out or have limited space remaining. Our Grand Southeast Asia trip has 1 spot left while Venezuela has 3 spots remaining.

Good news! We have just announced four new departure dates for the following trips:

Act fast as they are sure to sell out quickly.

To entice you further we are offering discounts on the following departures:

* applies to new bookings only

Keep exploring!

Cultural West Africa

Feb 5 - 26, 2012 - Guaranteed departure

Join us for an in depth look at the cultural riches of West Africa in Mali and Burkina Faso. Travel by boat to the fabled town of Timbuktu, once an important destination for camel caravans of the Middle Ages. Experience the ancient tribal cultures of the Lobi and Tuareg. Attend the amazing Dance of the Masks in Dogon country. In Burkina Faso, one of the least visited, yet culturally rich countries in West Africa - there are over 60 ethnic groups in this country of only 10 million people - we will vist the famed "Painted Houses". This is truely an adventure to the heart of Africa.


Dates for 2011 and 2012 now available!
Save up to 20% on last minute departures. Call for details.

The Great White Continent is the ultimate destination for adventure travelers! Visit some of the world's most awe inspiring scenery and witness incredible glaciers calving into magnificent turquoise blue waters. Watch storm petrels as they skim the sea, and humpback whales breech in delight. The penguins are the highlight for many, with their quizzical playfulness and comical mannerisms. Travel in comfort on your expedition ship, equipped with all the amenities and world-class guest lecturers. This adventure is not to be missed!

The Stans of Central Asia:
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan

May 09 - Jun 03, 2012 - Guaranteed departure

For thousands of years, lands were sought after and conquered by some of the world's great leaders. Today it is the world's greatest adventure seekers who are drawn to the exotic lands of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. These are lands filled with harsh deserts, towering snow capped peaks, ancient cities and fortresses with exotic cultures. Explore the markets, villages and historic cities, which evoke images of caravans traveling across deserts and over mountains, linking the east with the west.


Mar 23 - Apr 09, 2012 - Paro Festival - Guaranteed departure

Bhutan is a land of friendly, devout Buddhists, mountain monasteries and snow capped Himalayan peaks. See the famous tea plantations of Darjeeling and meet a traditional Himalayan community in Sikkim before entering into Bhutan. Wander through markets, temples and monasteries in Thimpu and journey along the Duchola Pass with its stunning views of the Himalayas. The March departure also takes in the festival in Paro, where one can encounter Bhutan's gracious people during a time of festivities, parades, ceremonies and dance. Bhutan is the cultural explorer's Philosopher's Stone.


Ma 6 - 20, 2012 - Guaranteed departure

Cruise along the gentle tributaries of the Amazon, home to the earth's largest forest; witness Iguazu Falls' crushing strength as torrents fall through the Devil's Throat; travel to the Pantenal, one of the richest biological zones on Earth in search of wildlife during the day, and rest comfortably in an ecolodge by night. Spend three exciting days in Rio De Janeiro, one of the world's most beautiful cities, touring the sites and relaxing in the tropical climate - Brazil awaits you!

Adriatic Adventure
Slovenia, Croatia, Italy, Bosnia and Montenegro

Apr 17 - May 07, 2012 - - Guaranteed departure

Journey to one of the most diverse regions of Europe - Slovenia and the Adriatic coast from Croatia to Montenegro. 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 sea coasts of Europe - the Adriatic Coast, Bosnia, Montenegro, Slovenia and Croatia.

ElderTreks "Where on Earth?" Contest

Congratulations to Bernadine Dufour! Bernadine correctly answered our Alaska double pack with Brooks Falls, Alaska and Kennicot Mine, Alaska in our last Where on Earth? contest. For her efforts Bernadine wins $100 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. Good luck to all those who enter.

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