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Don't take a vacation, have an adventure
For over 30 years. Harms Ebensten
Travel, Inc. has led the way in tours
for gay men and other adventurous
travelers. As the first company to organize men-only trips — by rafting down
the Grand Canyon and partying down
at Carnival in Rio de Janeiro — Hanns
Ebensten defined gay adventure travel.
DO YOU HATE TOURS?
Does being herded through famous
sites and standing in line for buffet dinners get you down? Are you fiercely
independent and hate buses?
Traveling with a small group of like-
minded men, with a knowledgeable
tour leader as well as local guides in
every location, assures an In-depth
and meaningful experience impossible
in larger groups. Although itineraries
are in place, tours are designed for the
optimum experience; that means not
rushing from place to place or being a
slave to time.
AUTHENTICITY VS. LUXURY
There are many great hotel chains
around the workJ.yet you may find yourself
surrounded by the same "luxury" in Vienna
as in Chongqing. When possible we seek
authentic lodgings that offer more local
color but still maintain the standard of
comfort and elegance we expect.
THERE'S A KID IN MY SOUP!
Exotic foods and unusual local customs are part of the fun of travel. Goat
stew tempts the hardy, as we dine on a
carpet on the edge of the Sahara.
Basketball bread and puff fish lure the
daring in Kanchanaburi. Elegant picnics
in the shadow of a pyramid remind us
we are not having pasta at home. This is
why we travel.
On a Hanns Ebensten tour, you can
relax and enjoy the best the world has
to offer with old friends and new.
PRIDE AND TRUE
Not everyone is ready to travel in this
style. As Hanns Ebensten said long ago.
"We pride ourselves on traveling free
from petty complaints, distrust and discrimination. If you can't do the same,
then perhaps you should stay home."
We strive to create the perfect experience. However, in a world where
planes are late, drinks are weak and
sometimes our new shoes get scuffed,
we must move on in the spirit of adventure in which we began.
Tours are available to the Amazon
and Machu Picchu, the Austrian Alps,
Angkor Wat, Canada and the Great
North, Chile, China and
the Yangtze, Easter Island,
Egypt and the Nile,
Greece and Mount
Athos, Ireland, Italy.
Morocco, Turkey, Tahiti.
Thailand, and Vietnam.
We also welcome gay
men and lesbians on our
Alyson Adventures tours,
where the emphasis is
on active and energetic endeavors
around the world. Hike, bike, dive,
climb, canyon and more with the
camaraderie of friends.
Hanns Ebensten and
Alyson Adventures offer
gay travelers tours to
exotic locales like the
Amzon, Machu Picchu
and the Austrian Alps, to
name but a few.
For more information about Hanns
Ebensten Travel call 866-294-8174. Or visit
us on the Web at www.HEtravel.com or
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