Adventure Associates | June Newsletter - The Real Traveller

June 2008
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Dear Real Traveller,

Each year we reflect upon our original mission written in 1987: to create travel opportunities that promote an ethic of care, and nurture a sense of global relationship. This month, we are renaming our newsletter to reflect the relationships that you, our Real Traveller build when you step outside your world and travel with Adventure Associates.

Another addition to the newsletter and the website this month are Travel Smart Tips! Over 21 years of global travel and your thoughtful questions have inspired us to create a helpful page of tips and advice for our Real Travellers.

Lastly, we'd like to share an inspiring message, copied from the first pages of this month's Good Reads: The Best Women's Travel Writing 2008:
"Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back - a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country."
--Anais Nïn

We encourage you to share your travel dreams with us, and enjoy a summer full of adventures!

Sandy Braun, Director
Alice Gifford, Adventure Team

Real Journeys
East Africa: Cultural & Wildlife Safari for Women
Cultural Safari

Recognized by National Geographic Adventure Magazine!
With 21 years of travel to East Africa, we know how to do it! 10 unbeatable days spent in Africa's premier game parks - viewing "the top 5" in wildlife and engaging in traditional African tribal cultures: the Maasai, the nomadic Hadzabe and the Tatog. Genuine interactions and incredible wildlife! $3899
Aug 28 - Sept 7, 2008

Optional Extensions:
Rwanda Gorilla Trek or Tropical Zanzibar

Escape to Bhutan: The Dragon Kingdom
Festival Dancers

15-Day In-country journey to the "Dragon Kingdom," one of the extraordinary countries of the Himalayas. Learn Bhutan's customs and traditions by participating in celebration festivals, visiting traditional farmhouses adorned with prayer flags, and trekking through breathtaking bamboo and pine forests! $3775
Oct 3 - 21, 2008

Vietnam Cultural & Cycling Exploration for Women
Hmong Women

Overland and by sea, enjoy breathtaking scenery at a natural pace. Participate in the traditional and modern lifestyles of the Vietnamese people from the countryside to the cities. From Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City to the Mekong River, this is a cultural and historical cycling adventure not to be missed! $3099
Feb 20 - March 8, 2009

Summer Escapes
Whale Watch Kayaking for Women
Whale Watch Kayaking

June is Orca Whale Month in the San Juan Islands and a sea kayaker's dream come true! Read the Blog! Our 3-day Base Camp kayaking trips are ideal for beginner kayakers and wildlife lovers: keep your eyes peeled for whales, seals, eagles, porpoise, otter and sea birds! $495
June 27-29, July 11-13,
Aug 30-Sept 1

Click here for Adventure Buck$ Discounts!
Coed & Custom Trips too!

San Juan Islands: Hike, Bike & Sea Kayak for Women
Sunset kayaking

Guide Favorite! Six days of hiking, biking and sea kayaking from our comfortable and very private base camp with hot showers in a serene outdoor setting. Treat yourself to an active and rejuvenating women's getaway by joining our guides on their favorite trip of the season! No experience necessary. $1195
July 27 - Aug 1, Aug 3 - 8

Whitewater Rafting for Women: Main Salmon River
Salmon River

Limited Space Available Dubbed "The River of No Return," explore 80 river miles along Class III whitewater for a true wilderness experience. Pine trees tower above canyon walls, enjoy refreshing swims and delicious meals! $1528
July 15-20, 2008

Galapagos Islands Wilderness Cruise
Galapagos Tortoise

Cruise aboard a Carbon Neutral 20-person yacht on an unforgettable wildlife expedition through one of the most diverse and stunningly beautiful marine environments in the world! Daily snorkeling, kayaking and shore excursions with expert naturalists! $3585-$4520
All Women and Coed Cruises available!

Package includes: 8-Day cruise, two nights hotel (B&B style), in-country flight, airport transfers and Park Entrance fees!

All Women Cruises:
Aug 23 - Sept 1, 2008
Oct 25 - Nov 3, 2008
Feb 28 - Mar 9, 2009

Optional Extensions: Rainforest River Cruise,
Avenue of the Volcanoes, Amazon Jungle Lodge, and Galapagos Multi-Sport!

Shoulder Season
Turkey: Mediterranean Odyssey
Istanbul Market

Known the world over as the "cradle of civilization," explore the bazaars and famous ancient ruins of Istanbul and Ephesus, sail the Turquoise Coast in a traditional Turkish Gulet, and experience the geological wonders of Cappadocia by hot air balloon. An all-women active historical journey of a lifetime.2499 (Euros)
Sept 19 - Oct 4, 2008

Coed Departures April- September

Nepal: Royal Village Trek & Chitwan Safari
Elephant Safari in Nepal

This classic camping trek in the high Himalaya is a hiking dream! Excellent Sherpa porters and bilingual guides, enjoy Kathmandu the "forest of temples," and a 3-day Royal Chitwan Jungle Safari on Elephant backs! $2799
Nov 5 - 20, 2008

Copper Canyon, Mexico: Rail & Lodge Exploration
Copper Canyon Rim View

Ride the world-famous Chihuahua al Pacifico railway, enjoy nature walks along the canyon floor, explore the charming and remote town of Batopilas and the "Lost Cathedral" of Satevo, all while staying in rustic lodges of historical Mexican villas! $1925
Oct 16 - 26, 2008
March 20 - 29, 2009

Winter Wanderlust
Yellowstone Ski Safari
Yellowstone Ski Safari

Cross-country skiing in the wildlife paradise of Yellowstone Park at the heart of winter: Enjoy escorted ski tours through this unique ecosystem of snowscapes, hot pools, steaming geysers, frozen waterfalls, wolves, moose, elk, bison, eagles...! $1599
Jan 31 - Feb 8, 2009

Baja, Mexico: Sea Kayak Expedition for Women
Baja Kayaking

Full Moon Paddling! A warm water paradise awaits you sea kayaking in the Sea of Cortez: snorkeling in colorful tidal pools, viewing playful dolphins, relaxing under the desert sun in the shadow of a giant cacti, and sharing a campfire with panga fishermen. $1045
March 1 - 8, 2009

Mt. Kilimanjaro Climb & Safari for Women
Mt. Kili sunset

A highly challenging, spectacular and rewarding climb up the Machame Route to Uhuru Peak, the "Roof of Africa" - followed by a true African Adventure Safari with unbeatable wildlife viewing and visits to the traditional tribal villages of the Totog, Maasai and Hadzabe. Jan 31 - Feb 16, 2009

Climb: $3399
Safari: $3765
Both: $5999

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