Enrich Your Experience - Travel in Small Groups!
Dear Real Traveller,
We are excited to bring you some recent
NOTES FROM THE FIELD in this
month's Real Traveller Newsletter. Despite
Tours have increased in popularity.
Designing personalized tours to fit your
travel dates, activity level, lodging
preference and matching you with local,
knowledgeable guides has been our specialty
for over 21 years. This winter, our Real
Travellers have been
participating in meaningful cultural
interactions, trekking through rural Bhutan,
Kilimanjaro and spotting the Big Five on
in East Africa.
Here's what our travellers are saying about
their custom tours: "It was a trip of a
lifetime and we wouldn't have been able to
experience such great service and
accommodations without Adventure Associates
at the helm with all of your experience. It
was fantastic and beyond our expectations!"
Recent travellers also enjoyed our newest
exploration into Vietnam!
Highlights included bicycling through
lush countryside, socializing with hill tribe
families, kayaking in Ha Long Bay, and
learning to cook traditional cuisine...see
& Cooks section for a delicious Spring
Roll recipe from our time in Hanoi.
Vietnam Trip Photos:
Sandy Braun, Director
Alice Gifford, Adventure Team
Earth Day Trip
Baja, Mexico: Sea Kayak Expedition for Women
Limited to 10
women!April 19 - 26,
2009 (Earth Day Trip!)
Celebrate Earth Week in the warm water
paradise of Mexico's Sea of Cortez: sea
kayaking secluded islets, snorkeling in colorful
tidal pools, viewing playful dolphins,
relaxing under the
desert sun in the shadow of giant cacti, and
campfire with panga fishermen.
$1045 - $1195
Women Trip Details
Departures: January - April
Galapagos Wildlife Cruise - $400 OFF
Sail aboard a 20-person Hybrid or Carbon
Neutral yacht for an unforgettable wildlife
expedition through one of the most diverse
and stunningly beautiful marine environments
in the world! Daily snorkeling, hiking,
kayaking and shore excursions with expert
naturalists. Starts at $3450
Women: Aug 29 - Sept 7, 2009:
Nov 28 - Dec 7, 2009: $300 OFF
Sept 5 -14; 12-21; 19-28; Sept 26-Oct 5,
Year Round Cruises Also Available Click
here for Details
includes: $400 Discount, 8-Day
cruise, 2 nights hotel (B&B), in-country flight,
airport transfers and Park entrance fees.
Optional extensions: Amazon
Jungle Lodge or a spectacular Rainforest
Uganda: Gorilla Trek & Wildlife Safari - $540 OFF
From rain forests to snow-capped mountains,
crater lakes and volcanoes, explore "The
Pearl of Africa" on this truly off the beaten
path safari. Join expert wildlife
trackers for Chimpanzee trekking and boat
rides on the Kazinga river, cultural
encounters in traditional fishing villages,
and of course, gorilla trekking in Bwindi
Impenetrable National Park!
Permits on any trip from through July 2009: $3385
Escape to Bhutan - $400 OFF!
In light of
the current worldwide economic crisis, the
government has decided not to raise the
tariff that was
to take effect for fall 2009. As a result,
our tour is $400 OFF! Journey to
the "Dragon Kingdom," one of the
extraordinary countries of the Himalayas.
Learn Bhutan's customs and traditions by
visiting traditional farmhouses adorned with
prayer flags, attending celebration
festivals, and hiking Bhutan through
breathtaking bamboo and pine forests! $3895 Oct 31 - Nov
17, 2009 Trip Details...
Copper Canyon, Mexico Explorations
Recognized by National Geographic
Adventure Magazine as a Best Outfitter
trip for 2009!
Ride the world-famous Chihuahua al Pacifico
Railway, enjoy nature walks along the canyon
floor, explore charming and remote indigenous
settlements, and discover the "Lost
Cathedral" of Satevo. Overnight camping trek
and lodges in historic Mexican villas!
Coed and All Women tour departures.
$1475 Oct 23 -
Nov 1, 2009 TREK
& Rail Details...
$1925 Oct 23 -
Nov 1, 2009 LODGE
& Rail Details...
Nepal Khumbu Teahouse Trek for Women
Trekking in Nepal is a backpacker's paradise!
Our 17-day fully-supported trekking adventure
meanders through the Everest (Khumbu) region
to remote villages, pristine glacial-fed lakes,
sacred temples and high mountain splendor!
Overnight in local traditional Teahouses each
April 14 - May 5; Nov 5 - 26, 2009
East Africa: Cultural & Wildlife Safari for Women
With 21 years of
traveling to East Africa, we know how to do
it! 10 unbeatable days spent in Africa's
premiere 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
with our Tanzanian friends, and the best
wildlife on the planet! $4199
July 2-12; July
16-26; July 30 - Aug 9; Aug 27 - Sept 6,
Optional Extensions include:
New Zealand Active Adventure: South Island
Experience the stunning South Island by
hiking through National Parks and glaciers,
kayaking Milford Sound and bicycling rural
roadways! Lodges and rustic secluded
accommodations, all with fantastic guides and
wonderful camaraderie. $3399 +tax
Two Week Year Round Departures
Optional North Island Cultural Extension Trip