November 2008
Travel with Passion  

The Real Traveller  

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Dear Sandy,

Phrases like "voluntourism" and "travel with a purpose" have motivated Real Travellers like you to spend some of your travel dollars on what Adventure Associates has focused on for 21 years. Click here or on the Giving Back link to see our unique way of supporting the communities we visit.

Around this time of year you are asked to Give Back to your own community. Experience gifts are memorable and good for the planet. Remember, you can always purchase an Adventure Associates Gift Certificate to create a once-in-a-lifetime Gift of Travel!

"This trip was extremely well organized. I was a bit skeptical about going on a 'tour,' as we typically do our own thing. But, I am sure that we would have missed so much of the rich experience [of the Copper Canyon] without Adventure Associates."
--Mary Z., Copper Canyon, Oct 2008
Just another reason why National Geographic Adventure Magazine ranked Adventure Associates among their Best Outfitters on Earth!

Sandy Braun, Director
Alice Gifford, Adventure Team

Featured Journeys
Copper Canyon, Mexico: Rail, Trek & Lodge Explorations for Women
Tarahumaran Woman

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 Lodge-based Exploration March 20 - 29, 2009
$1475 Tarahumara Trek
March 13 - 23; Oct 23 - Nov 2, 2009

Yellowstone Ski Safari for Women
Yellowstone Skiiers

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
All women: Jan 31 - Feb 8, 2009

Baja, Mexico: Sea Kayaking Expedition for Women
Baja Kayaking

Celebrate Earth Day on remote beaches and tropical islets of the Sea of Cortez! A warm water paradise awaits you sea kayaking Mexico's Baja peninsula: 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 All Women: April 19 - 26, 2009
$1045 - $1195 Coed Tours: Weekly departures October-May

Dream Tours
Vietnam: Cultural & Cycling Journey for Women
Vietnamese Girl

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 (Saigon) to the Mekong River, this is a cultural and historical cycling adventure not to be missed! $3099 All women: Feb 20 - March 8, 2009

Escape to Bhutan: The Dragon Kingdom
Tiger's Nest Group

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!
$3945 Mar 4 - 21, 2009
$4295 Oct 31 - Nov 17, 2009

New Zealand: South Island Multi-Sport for Women
New Zealand Group

Experience the stunning South Island: dense rainforests, glaciated mountains, crystal clear lakes, sandy beaches and emerald oceans! An active adventurer's playground! Optional Extension to the Bay of Islands in the North $4199
Feb 27 - March 14, 2009

Turkey: Mediterranean Coastal Odyssey for Women
Turkish Tea

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 for 5 nights. Optional extension to the geological wonders of Catalhoyuk, "Land of Beautiful Horses". Women's history brought to life! $3599 All Women: May 11 - 24; Aug 31 - Sept 13, 2009

Escape to South America
Galapagos Islands Wilderness Cruise Package
Galapagos Gals

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, hiking, kayaking and shore excursions with expert naturalists! Starts at $3585
Year Round Departures

Women Only Cruise: May 23 - June 1, 2009

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

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

Peru: Classic Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu
Quechuan Childre

Limited Trek permits - Book Early!
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! Optional Extension to Tambopata Rainforest Reserve. $2695 - $3079
May 16-26; July 18-28; July 25 - Aug 4, 2009

Classic Africa
East Africa: Cultural & Wildlife Safari for Women
Maasai Friends

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
$4199 July 2-12; July 16-26; July 30 - Aug 9; Aug 27 - Sept 6

Optional Extensions:
Rwanda Gorilla Trek or Tropical Zanzibar

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