Adventure Associates Travel News | August 2007

August 2007

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Dear Real Traveller,

We're celebrating and you're invited! Check out our 20th Anniversary Party plans and RSVP today!

In other news, our kayaking season in the San Juan Islands has been wonderful, and the best is yet to come! Experiencing our precious Northwest islands in September, when the hype of tourism has passed and the weather is mild and dry, is our favorite time to be there. Check out our Photos from this summer and sign up today!

Our most popular Women's Trips to the Galapagos Islands, Baja, Mexico, and Mt. Kilimanjaro are beginning to fill, and International Fall Journeys to Copper Canyon, Laos & Cambodia and Bhutan are just around the corner! Don't miss out on these trips of a lifetime!

We've been having fun putting together our 2008 calendar with trips to Machu Picchu in Peru, the Khumbu Teahouse Trek and the Royal Village Trek in Nepal, as well as our annual Cross-Country Ski Safari in Yellowstone National Park, among many others. Be sure to keep an eye on our website for new trips and travel specials!

We look forward to adventuring with you!

Sandy Braun, Director
Alice Tew, Adventure Team

Sept in the San Juans
San Juan Islands Kayaking
Girls Just Wanna

September is the best month to experience the San Juan Islands. The weather is delightful: predictably dry, warm days & cool nights. The hype of tourism has passed. Immerse yourself into the magical islands' beauty & serenity.

3-day Base Camp Kayak for Women: Sept 1-3, $475

6-day Expedition Kayak for Women: Sept 11-16, $895

Popular Women's Trips

These popular annual trips for women are filling quickly! Please call today and consider booking soon: 888-532-8352

Baja, Mexico: Sea Kayak the Sea of Cortez
Women Kayaking

A warm water paradise awaits you sea kayaking in the Sea of Cortez on this all-women's trip: snorkeling in colorful tidal pools, viewing playful dolphins, relaxing under the desert sun in the shadow of a giant cacti, and whale watching for a day in the famous Gray Whale breeding grounds.

Baja Sea Kayak Expedition: March 1-9, 2008, $1195

Galapagos Islands Wildlife Cruise
Giant Tortoise

Special Charter of a 20-person Yacht for All Women! Cruise the Galapagos Islands for an unforgettable wildlife expedition through one of the most diverse marine environments in the world!

10-day cruise packages available in 2008 (prices based on deck level):

Iguana: $3445 / Booby: $3775 / Dolphin: $4045

Feb 2-11, 2008 All OPEN
April 12-21, 2008 Booby & Iguana Decks OPEN
Aug 23 - Sept 1, 2008 Dolphin Deck OPEN

Mt. Kilimanjaro Ascent with Cultural & Wildlife Safari
Kili Summit

Read the 2007 BLOG!"
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. (Optional Extensions: Rwanda Gorilla Trek or Tropical Zanzibar!)

2008 Trip Dates and Prices:
12-Day Mt. Kili Climb Only: Feb 15-26, $3289
13-Day Cultural & Wildlife Safari Only: Feb 23 - Mar 6, $4179
21-Day Climb & Safari: Feb 15 - Mar 6 $6795

Fall Journeys
Bhutan: The Dragon Kingdom (Coed)
Festival Dancers

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.

Escape to Bhutan:
Oct 23 - Nov 9, 2007, $3575

Laos & Cambodia: Cultural Immersion & Multi-Sport
Copper Canyon Rim View

A once-in-a-lifetime cultural immersion on the Mekong through Northern Laos and the ruins of Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Enjoy kayaking, bicycling, hiking, travel by riverboat through stilt-villages, and jungle treks to hidden temples!

22-Day Laos & Cambodia Adventure for Women: Oct 28 - Nov 19, 2007, $3575

2008 Preview
Yellowstone Cross-Country Ski Safari for Women
Yellowstone skiing

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, and much more!

Yellowstone Ski Safari:
Feb 15-23, 2008, $1475

New Zealand Active Adventure for Women
Mt. Kili Summit

Experience the stunning South Island by hiking through National Parks and glaciers, kayaking secluded bays, and bicycling rural roadways! Lodges and rustic accommodations, all with fantastic guides and wonderful camaraderie.

16-Day New Zealand Active Adventure for Women:
Feb 08, $TBA

Nepal: Trekking Adventures for Women
Thyangboche Monastery

Nepal is a backpacker's paradise! Choose from our classic camping trek along the Royal Trek and Villages, followed by a jungle safari on elephant- back! Or hike from teahouse to teahouse along the less-traveled Dudh Kosi gorge, visiting the ancient Thyangboche monastery and spectacular Ngozumpa Glacier.

Royal Trek & Chitwan Jungle Safari for Women:
Nov 5 - 20, 2008, $2799

Khumbu Teahouse Trek for Women:
May 2 - 22, 2008, $2599

Peru: Classic Trek to Machu Picchu

Andean peaks tower above the compelling remains of the Inca civilization. Spend twelve days exploring ruins in Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and hiking the Inca Trail to the famed citadel of Machu Picchu. Trekking permits go quickly, please express your interest today!

Peru Adventure for Women: May 16 - 27, 2008, $TBA

Coed or All-women departures: July 17-27, 2008; July 31 - Aug 10, 2008

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