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IBEX Tours in 2010
Published in November, 2009

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IBEX Tours in 2010

We have added three new destinations for 2010 - New Zealand, Kamchatka and UzbekistanBook your 2010 IBEX Tour before November 26th and save $200!

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Kamchatka Tour - Volcanoes, Geysers, Salmon, Bears and the Inhabitants of the Peninsula

Kamchatka, Russia

Kamchatka is a 780-mile long peninsula located in the Far East of the Russian Federation. The size of California, it is a hundred times less populated with less than one person per square mile. The most spectacular volcanic region in the world, with a high density and a variety of active volcanoes, the Peninsula contains the Volcanoes of Kamchatka UNESCO World Heritage Site, including the Valley of Geysers, the second largest concentration of geysers in the world, stretching 6 km (3.7 mi) along the peninsula. On this tour, you will observe Kamchatka's diverse ecosystem, mass salmon migration, photograph giant brown bears fishing salmon at Lake Kurile and meet local peoples residing in the region. View the detailed tour itinerary.

Professor Ilya Raskin will lead the tour to Kamchatka. 

August 2 to August 14, 2010.

Uzbekistan Tour - Central Asia and the Silk Road 

Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Immersed in ancient atmosphere of booming Silk Road trade, Uzbekistan is Central Asia's most populous country dominated by the Kyzyl Kum (Qizilqum) desert. Central Asia played an important buffer role between Europe and China with prominent trade routes collectively known as the Silk Road for a thousand years. Ancient oasis cities in Uzbekistan are well preserved and many are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Bukhara, Samarkand, Merv, Urgench and Khiva became widely popular cities in the world where crafts and architecture thrived.

On this tour, you will walk through thousand-year-old streets, meet Uzbek scholars and visit breathtaking nature reserves. From the Uzbek capital Tashkent, travel to Urgench to explore a UNESCO World Heritage site Ichan-Qala fortress. Visit Kunya-Arc, Sayeed Alauddin mausoleum, medrese Arab-Mukhamadkhan, mosque Oq-Masjid, medrese Hodjan Berdi-biya, Shirgazikhan, Abdullakhan, Juma mosque, medrese Allakulikhan, Toshkhovli palace, Pakhlavan Makhmud mausoleum, and minaret Islom-khodja. View detailed tour itinerary.

Dr. Slavik Dushenkov will lead tour to Uzbekistan.

September 16 to September 26, 2010.

New Zealand Tour - Aotearoa, Land of the Long White Cloud 

Doubtful Sound, New Zealand

Travel to the South Pacific and learn what elements, both natural and man made, have come together to give New Zealand its world wide reputation as a 'Green' tourist destination. By visiting both North and South Islands discover for yourself how mountains, lakes, rivers, forests and stunning coastline provide a unique habitat for an incredible diversity of plant life. Observe how this in turn has influenced the development of native animals such as the Kiwi. View detailed tour itinerary.

Sam Hall will lead tour to New Zealand.

March 14 to March 25, 2010.


Slavik Dushenkov, PhD
International BioExploration Society


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