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Dear Sandy,

As our international fall programs take flight, we hope you are planning ahead for your travel dreams - the holidays and 2008 are just around the corner!

With a variety of wildlife safaris, cultural journeys, multi-sport and all-women's programs lined up, Adventure Associates is delighted to announce new trips and annual favorites. Consider an experiential travel gift for the adventurer in your life with an Adventure Associates Gift Certificate.

We have enjoyed hearing from you with your AA trip experiences, photos, feedback and Adventure Blogs! Our 20th Anniversary Celebration was the perfect place to relive adventures, share stories and generate wanderlust - a big thank you to those who attended!

We hope to hear from you soon with your next adventure plans,

Sandy Braun, Owner
Alice Gifford, Adventure Team

Hot Trips
Mt. Kilimanjaro Ascent & Safari for Women
Mt. Kili & Safari

Read the Feb 2007 Adventure Blog or the August 2007 Advenure Blog!
A highly challenging, spectacular and rewarding climb up the Machame Route to Uhuru Peak, the "Roof of Africa" - followed by a classic Wildlife & Cultural 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 )

Mt. Kili Climb Only:
Feb 15 - 23, $3289

Cultural & Wildlife Safari Only:
Feb 23 - Mar 6, $4179

Combo - Climb & Safari:
Feb 15 - Mar 6, $6795

Yellowstone Ski Safari for Women
Yellowstone Skiiers

This trip is so hot we've added a second trip for 2008!
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!

9-day Standard Lodging:
Feb 15 - 23, $1495

8-day Standard Plus Lodging:
Feb 23 - March 1, $1475

Baja, Mexico: Sea of Cortez Kayak Expedition
Baja 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.

All Women: March 1 - 9, 2008: $1195

Coed Departures: Oct - April: $1045 - $1195

Classic Journeys
Peru: Classic Trek to Machu Picchu
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. Limited trekking permits are available each month, and they go quickly - please express your interest today!

2008 All Women: May 16-27; July 17-27; July 31-Aug 10
Tier-priced $2499-$2799

2008 Coed: July 17-27; July 31 - Aug 10
Tier-priced $2499- $2799

Custom Itineraries Available - Contact Us for Details!

Galapagos Islands Wildlife Cruise
Galapagos Yacht

Cruise the Galapagos Islands onboard an exclusive 20-person yacht for an unforgettable wildlife expedition through one of the most diverse marine environments in the world! Daily snorkeling or kayaking; zodiak excursions with onboard naturalists; excellent food. A great adventure for solo travelers!

2008 All Women Packages:
Feb 2-11, April 12-21, August 23-Sept 1, Oct 4 - 13
Iguana Deck: $3445
Booby Deck: $3775
Dolphin Deck: $4045

Year round Coed Departures - Contact us today for availability!

New Adventures
Nepal: Khumbu Teahouse Trek
Nepalese Monastery

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!

May 2 - 22, 2008: $2599

Vietnam: Cultural & Cycling Exploration
Vietnamese Sailing

By railway, bicycle, traditional fishing boat, and overland, enjoy breathtaking scenery at a natural pace and participate in the traditional and modern lifestyles of the Vietnamese people in the countryside and in the cities. From the World Heritage site of Hoi An to the Mekong River in Saigon, this is a cultural and historical multi-sport adventure not to be missed!

All Women: Dec 5-21, 2008; Feb 20-March 8, 2009: $2699

Nepal: Royal Village Trek & Chitwan Safari
Chitwan Elephant Safari

This classic camping trek in the high Himalaya is a hiking dream! Excellent Sherpa porters and bilingual guides; enjoy Kathmandu, the "forest of temples," and a 3-day Royal Chitwan Jungle Safari on Elephant backs. A classic Nepal Adventure not to be missed!

All Women: Nov 5 - 20, 2008: $2799

New Zealand: Cultural & Active Adventure
Kayaking New Zealand

Experience the stunning North & South Islands: dense rainforests, glaciated mountains, crystal clear lakes, sandy beaches and emerald oceans! Accommodations include remote seaside resorts, alpine lodges and quaint B&Bs - all with a fantastic guide and wonderful camaraderie. Optional: 19-day South Island Only

All Women: March 8-30, 2008: $5650

South Island Only: March 12-30, 2008: $4755

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