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Adventures Abroad tour leader Rachel Kristensen

TOUR LEADER NEWS

The following Tour Leader assignments are for confirmed tours coming up soon with space available, as well as some new and exciting things a little further down the road. This list is not exhaustive—watch this space every couple of months for news about our leaders, simply the best in the business.

Adventures Abroad tour leader Rachel Kristensen

Tour Leader: Rachel Kristensen

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Mongolian ger yurt Orkhon Valley Mongolia

ACCOMMODATION UPDATE

A traditional ger (Mongolian) or yurt (from the Turkic languages) is a portable, round tent covered with skins or felt and used as a dwelling by nomads in the steppes of Central Asia.

Mongolian ger yurt Orkhon Valley Mongolia

A Mongolian yurt, known locally as a ger, is a strong, portable tent-like structure that has been home to the nomads of Mongolia for at least three thousand years, and is able to withstand the harsh winters of this region.

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Meroe Pyramids Sudan

THE ROADS LESS TRAVELED

“Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost


Before air travel became overly popular, it was easy to feel you were on the road less travelled. Since the development of the jet engine in the 1950s flying has become more commonplace, making it quicker and easier each year to see destinations you’ve been yearning over.

Meroe Pyramids Sudan

The Meroe Pyramids, sometimes referred to as the Nubian pyramids, are located along the banks of the Nile River in the lonely desert of eastern Sudan. There are nearly 200 known pyramids there, and they were built between 2,300 and 2,700 years ago, with many of the pyramids functioning as tombs for the royalty of the Meroitic kingdom.

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Adventures Abroad tour leader Martin Charlton

Tour Leader & Staff News

To celebrate our 30th Anniversary, we have just assigned senior Tour Leader and destination specialist, Martin Charlton, to our iconic Egypt and Egypt / Jordan combo series for January 2017! This is where AA got it’s start, and Martin can’t wait to share one of his all-time favourite tours.

Adventures Abroad tour leader Martin Charlton

Tour Leader: Martin Charlton

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Nubian Rest House Karima Sudan

ACCOMMODATION UPDATE

Travellers on our very first foray into North Sudan this November (and three dates next year) will have the distinction of staying at Sudan’s first and only boutique style accommodation.

Nubian Rest House Karima Sudan

The Nubian Rest House is a small, boutique hotel located in Karima, in the northern part of Sudan. It is a short hike from Jebel Barkal, a small mountain approximately 400 kilometres north of Khartoum.

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NEW THINGS AND UPDATES

MAXIMUM 18

In case you missed it elsewhere in this issue, from 2017 onward, all of our tours will carry a maximum of 18 participants! Some of our special trips and walking tours might have a smaller maximum complement, but no tour will ever exceed 18.

Gulfoss waterfall Iceland

Gulfoss waterfall (Golden Falls, in Icelandic) is Iceland’s most famous waterfall, and it plunges 32 metres (105 feet) in two spectacular drops.

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Saint Simeon Monastery Aswan Egypt

What A Site: Egypt’s Saint Simeon Monastery

With our 30-year anniversary right around the corner, our minds turn nostalgically to our very first tour and one of our favourite sites of all time—Upper Egypt’s Saint Simeon Monastery. Not only is this a unique and fascinating place, the overall experience is further enhanced by our preferred means of accessing it—the venerable ‘Ship of the Desert’—the regal and iconic camel. We are also very pleased to be working with the descendants of the same local family, the Magdis, who have supplied camels to our groups since 1987!

Saint Simeon Monastery Aswan Egypt

Coptic Christians established the Monastery of Saint Simeon in the 7th century near Aswan in Egypt.

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three toed sloth Panama Central America

UPCOMING TOURS

We have some exciting tours coming up, to some of our favourite destinations, including Colombia and Panama, Uganda and Rwanda, Namibia and Botswana, Southern India and Sri Lanka, Italy, and Morocco.

three toed sloth Panama Central America

When visiting Panama, one of the highlights is sure to be a trip into the jungle to spot a sloth. This is a photo of a three toed sloth. There are six known species of sloth, and Panama has three of them.

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Adventures Abroad over 50s travel 30th anniversary

MAIN FEATURE – 30th Anniversary!

MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE 18!

As we at Adventures Abroad look forward to 2017, our 31st year of operation, we continue to pride ourselves on our adaptability and the high value we place on the feedback provided by our very special family of travellers. When we launched in 1987, from a home basement office and a 1×1 inch newspaper ad for a tour of Egypt, the concept of small group adventure travel was fresh and exciting.

Adventures Abroad over 50s travel 30th anniversary

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