February 2009
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Dear Real Traveller,

With 21 years' commitment to high quality adventure programs, Adventure Associates has been recognized for the second time in as many years as a National Geographic Adventure Magazine Best Outfitter on Earth! Highlighting our continued quality of service, environmental stewardship and overall participant satisfaction, we have received praise for our tours such as Unparalleled Cultural and Wildlife Safaris in Tanzania and Historic Rail & Tarahumara Treks in Copper Canyon.

After a nod in NG's 50 Best Girlfriend Getaways in 2007 as well as ranking in the top 5 Women's Adventure Programs in NG's Ultimate Adventure Sourcebook in 2000, we are proud to be among the top worldwide adventure travel companies in 2008 and 2009.

Our carefully crafted tours for 2+ travelers are designed to immerse you in colorful cultures and remote landscapes using trusted services and expert guides. We support local economies and environmental sustainability efforts. Because we are interested in doing things "better" rather than "bigger," we offer only a few programs each year to the diverse cultures we meet, and we nurture our friendship with every person who travels with us. And all of our destinations can be customized to suit your travel needs! So what are you waiting for? Call today with your travel companion, your group of family or friends - the next adventure step is yours.

Sandy Braun, Director
Alice Gifford, Adventure Team

Discount Departures
Galapagos Wildlife Cruise - $400 OFF
Galapagos Cruise Women

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
All Women: Aug 29 - Sept 7, 2009
Coed: Sept 5 -14; 12-21; 19-28; Sept 26-Oct 5, 2009
Year Round Cruises Available Click here for Details

Package 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 River Cruise!

Uganda: Gorilla Trek & Wildlife Safari - $540 OFF
Gorilla trek

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!
Free Gorilla Permits on any trip from Feb-July 2009: $3385
Discount Uganda Details...

Latin Escapes
Baja, Mexico: Sea Kayak Expedition for Women
Sea of Cortez vista

Limited to 10 women!
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 giant cacti, and sharing a campfire with panga fishermen. $1045 - $1195
All Women Trip Details
March 1 - 8, 2009
April 19 - 26, 2009 (Earth Week!)
Coed Departures January - April

Peru: Classic Trek to Machu Picchu for Women
Machu Picchu

Book TODAY to get limited summer trek permits! Andean peaks tower above the compelling remains of the Inca civilization. Spend eleven days exploring ruins in Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and hiking the Inca Trail to the famed citadel of Machu Picchu! $2695 - $3079
May 16 - 26; July 18 - 28; July 25 - Aug 4, 2009
Trip Details...

Tambopata Rainforest Extension Details...

Copper Canyon, Mexico Explorations
Tarahumara Woman

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.
$1475Oct 23 - Nov 1, 2009
Rail & Trek Details...
$1925 March 20-29; Oct 23 - Nov 1, 2009
Rail & Lodge Details...

Far Flung Journeys
Escape to Bhutan: The Dragon Kingdom - $400 OFF!
Tiger's Nest Bhutan

In light of the current worldwide economic crisis, the Bhutanese government has decided not to raise the tariff that was to take effect for fall 2009. As a result, our Fall 2009 program is reduced by $400! 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...

Nepal Khumbu Teahouse Trek for Women
Nepal trekking

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 night! $2699
April 14 - May 5; Nov 5 - 26, 2009
Trip Details...

Turkey: A Mediterranean Odyssey for Women
Turkey Markets

Known the world over as the "cradle of civilization," we sail the Turquoise Coast in a traditional Turkish Gulet, explore the bazaars and famous ancient ruins of Istanbul and Ephesus and discover the roots of Western women's history. An active historical journey not to be missed! $3599 May 11 -24, 2009
Aug 31 - Sept 13, 2009 Trip details...

Esat Africa: Cultural & Wildlife Safari for Women
Tatog Man

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, 2009
Safari details...

Optional Extensions include:
Rwanda Gorilla Trek
Tropical Zanzibar

Year Round Adventures
Galapagos: Multi-Sport Island Hopping
Galapagos Multi-Sport Kayaking

Island-hop through the Galapagos Archipelago on a lodge-based active tour combining daily sea kayaking, mountain biking, hiking, and snorkeling in the rugged and unspoiled natural beauty of this marine paradise. $2185
7-day Year Round Departures available! Trip Details...

New Zealand Active Adventure: South Island
Milford Sound

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 Details...

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