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February 2013

Uganda & Rwanda
Adriatic Adventure
Where on Earth?
French Polynesia
- Feb 23
- Mar 16
- Apr 06
- Many departures!
- weekly departures!
- Feb 09
- Feb 23
- Mar 09
- Apr 13
- Feb 09
- Feb 16
- Feb 23
- Mar 02
- Mar 09
- Mar 16
- Feb 09
- Feb 23
- Mar 09
Thailand & Cambodia
- Feb 06
- Feb 09
- Feb 22
- Feb 23
- Mar 02
- Mar 06
Hidden Treasures of South America
- Mar 14
- Mar 15
Kenya & Tanzania
- Mar 20
- Apr 07
Classic Turkey
- Apr 08
- Apr 09

What's new at ElderTreks this month?

We are pleased to announce the winner's in our 2012 photo contest. 1st prize went to Gail Riba who has earned $1500.00 in travel credit to be used on any ElderTreks trip in the future. 2nd place and a $500.00 travel credit went to Maurice Black, and we had a tie once again for 3rd place between Elmina Peniston and Bill Shamick who will each receive a $250.00 credit for their photo submissions. Congratulations to all the winners!

Follow us on Facebook

In other news ElderTreks social media program has really taken off and many of you are now following us on Twitter, Pinterest and have ‘liked' us on Facebook. Check it out as many people have found it to be a great way to follow friends and family on their trips with photos and 'real time' updates.

Trek Talk Travel Blog

David Roth has added another blog article on Trek Talk. Can you guess which destination he cites as a must-see country now? Go to to find out.

And finally, our monthly contest, "Where on Earth" is back this month with another challenge for you to identify.


Apr 16 - May 6, 2013 - Guaranteed departure - Save $500.00
Sept 12 - Oct 2, 2013
Apr 15 -May 5, 2014 - Guaranteed departure

Iran is an ancient land filled with bustling bazaars, historic sights, superb architecture, parched deserts and beautiful snow-capped mountains. Few countries can compete with Iran, from the ancient gems of Persepolis and Yazd to the wonderful museums, mosques, mausoleums and impressive ruins. But Iran's greatest attraction is the warmth and generosity of its people, making you feel genuinely welcome in their country. Discovering the culture and traditions of the Iranian people will easily be the highlight of the trip.


Still our most popular trip! Find out why everyone is talking about Cuba. Now is the time to visit before major changes occur. Many of our departures are also guaranteed:
  • Feb 9 - 21, 2013 - Guaranteed departure - sold out
  • Feb 23 - Mar 7, 2013 - Guaranteed departure
  • Mar 9 - 21, 2013 - Guaranteed departure
  • Apr 13 - 25, 2013 - Guaranteed departure
  • May 18 - 30, 2013 - Guaranteed departure - only 4 spaces left
  • Jun 8 - 20, 2013
  • Jul 13 - 25, 2013
  • Aug 17 - 29, 2013
  • Nov 9 - 21, 2013 - Guaranteed departure
  • Dec 7 - 19, 2013 - Guaranteed departure
  • Dec 21, 2013 - Jan 2, 2014 - Guaranteed departure
Our Cuba program includes visits to 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and 2 UNESCO Biosphere Reserves, old Havana, colonial Trinidad, Cuba's soulful art, and musical rhythms and especially the countless encounters with the extremely friendly, welcoming Cuban people.


Save up to 25% on select Antarctica 2013-14 Expeditions. Call for details.
Dates for 2013 and 2014 now available!

The Great White Continent is the ultimate destination for adventure travelers! Visit some of the worlds 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 destination is not to be missed!

Uganda and Rwanda

Sept 19 - Oct 6, 2013
Jan 16 - Feb 2, 2014 - Guaranteed departure

We have now combined our very popular Uganda program with Rwanda affording you another unique experience of trekking with the mountain gorillas in the Volcanoes National Park. Also trek with the chimpanzees in Kibale Forest, view incredible wildlife in Murchison Falls National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park and see tree-climbing lions. Enjoy several boat excursions on the Nile while searching for wildlife and visit with the Pygmies, the shortest people on earth. Uganda offers a superb wildlife experience, cultural riches and the friendliest people in all of Africa while Rwanda has emerged from its turbulent past to offer its own unique attractions and warm, inviting people set in the land of a thousand hills.


Jul 7 - 22, 2013 - Guaranteed departure
Jul 7 - 22, 2014
Sep 21 - Oct 6, 2014


June 15 - 25, 2013 - Summer Solstice/Guaranteed departure
Jun 15 - 25, 2014 - Summer Solstice departure

"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.

Adriatic Adventure

Slovenia, Croatia, Italy, Bosnia and Montenegro

Apr 30 - May 20, 2013 - Guaranteed departure - sold out
May 21 - Jun 10, 2013 - Guaranteed departure
Oct 1 - 21, 2013 - Guaranteed departure
Apr 29 - May 19, 2014 - Guaranteed departure

Journey to one of the most diverse regions of Europe, along the Adriatic coast as we explore Italy, Slovenia, Croatia and 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'. In Italy travel along the canals of Venice and explore 13th century frescoes and Roman ruins in Trieste on this grand adventure through a lesser-known part of Europe.

ElderTreks "Where on Earth?" Contest

After a brief hiatus, we're back with our monthly Where on Earth 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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