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Dear Sandy,

We have been enjoying a sensational season of sea kayaking in the San Juan Islands - still some space left on our August trips! - and once-of-a-lifetime Fall Journeys are just around the corner! Escapes to Bhutan, Ethiopia, Nepal, and Copper Canyon, Mexico are filling fast - call today to reserve your space!

Real Travellers can look forward to more dream trips in early 2009, with the ever-popular all women Sea of Cortez Kayaking expedition, our annual Yellowstone Ski Safari, unparalleled Cultural & Wildlife Safaris in Tanzania with optional Gorilla Trek in Rwanda, and much more!

Our new adventure will take a small group of adventurous women to Vietnam for a 17-day Cultural & Cycling Exploration! Join us for the adventure of a lifetime!

Sandy Braun, Director
Alice Gifford, Adventure Team

Real Journeys
Vietnam Cultural & Cycling Exploration for Women
Hmong Women in Vietnam

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 Ha Long Bay to Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City to the Mekong River, this is a cultural and historical cycling adventure for all women not to be missed! $3099
Feb 20 - March 8, 2009

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

Baja, Mexico: Sea Kayak Expedition for Women
Kayak the Sea of Cortez

This Popular Women's Trip Fills Fast! 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

Summer Escapes
Whale Watch Kayaking for Women
Whale Watch Kayaking

Last minute getaways!
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
Aug 8 - 10; Aug 15-17;
Aug 30-Sept 1
(Labor Day)
Coed & Custom Trips too!

Fall Journeys
Copper Canyon, Mexico: Rail & Lodge Exploration
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

Ethiopia Coffee Harvest Tour & Extension
Ethiopia's Coffee Farms

From tree to cup! Enjoy organic coffee cuppings in the heart of the farming region to shopping the thriving markets in Addis Ababa. Continue on with our Cultural and Natural History Extension to explore ancient sites of early civilization, temple ruins, rare endemic wildlife, vast canyons and the source of the Nile.
$2955 Nov 18 - 30, 2008
$1695 Nov 29 - Dec 6, 2008

Nepal: Khumbu Teahouse Trek
Nepal trekking

Trekking in Nepal is a backpacker's paradise! This 16-day fully-supported trekking adventure meanders through the Everest (Khumbu) region to remote Sherpa villages, pristine glacial-fed lakes, sacred temples and high mountain splendor! $2799 Nov 6 - 27, 2008

Winter Wanderlust
Yellowstone Ski Safari
Ski Safari photo

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

East Africa: Cultural & Wildlife Safari for Women
Tatog Woman

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! $3819
Jan 8 - 18; Feb 5 - 15, 2009

Optional Extensions:
Rwanda Gorilla Trek or Tropical Zanzibar

Laos & Cambodia: Cultural Immersion & Multi-Sport
Laos Boys Umbrella

An off-the-beaten-path cultural adventure on the Mekong through Northern Laos and the ruins of Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Kayaking, bicycling, hiking, riverboat tours of stilt-villages, and jungle treks to hidden temples with expert bilingual guides.
Coed Tour $2925
Jan 29 - Feb 20, 2009
All Women Tour $3375
Nov 6 - 28, 2008

Galapagos Islands Wilderness Cruise
Galapagos Biodiversity

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! Starts at $3585
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:
Oct 25 - Nov 3, 2008
Feb 28 - Mar 9, 2009

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

Join Us - Our trips are your travel dreams!

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