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All prices are per person and, if lodging is a component of the package, based upon two people traveling together (unless otherwise noted). See "What's Included" and "What's Not" for details about associated taxes and fees and "Complete Details" for information about travel restrictions and, if available, trip add-ons like sightseeing tours and meal plans. Base-prices, taxes and fees can vary based on point of departure and time of travel.Destination: Bolivia and Argentina
Provider: GAP Adventures (tel. 800/708-7761; www.gapadventures.com)
Base Price: $1,095
Duration: 12 days
Additional Fees: $200 for local payments
What's Included: Accommodations, all sightseeing, transportation, some meals, and a full-time guide.
What's Not: Transportation to and from South America, some local taxes, and a meal kitty
When: September 29 to October 12
Deadline: As soon as possible to ensure availability.
Why this is a Deal: Because of the last-minute nature of the trip, GAP Adventures has discounted the trip by 20 per cent.
Complete Details: This land-only package tour travels a route from Bolivia to Argentina, ascending into the mountains via train or minivan (depends on train status), crossing the Atacama Desert on 4x4s, touring the silver mining region of Potosi (with an optional descent into a working mine), and coming down into Buenos Aires with time to tour the city's fashionable and historic neighborhoods.
Provider: Go-Today (tel. 800/227-3235; www.go-today.com)
Base Price: $499
Duration: Six nights
Additional Fees: $165
What's Included: Airfare, accommodations, daily breakfast, hotel and service tax, and fuel surcharges.
What's Not: Departure fees and security taxes.
When: January 8 to February 24, 2008
Deadline: September 25
Why this is a Deal: With the dollar to pound conversion rate now, your hotel in London alone might exceed the cost of the trip.
Complete Details: Departing out of Atlanta, Chicago, Boston, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, or the New York area, this six-night package puts you up at the Apollo Hotel in the Bayswater area of London. The hotel is in nearby to Hyde Park, Marble Arch, the Paddington Underground stop, and Piccadilly Circus.
Provider: Montauk Manor (tel. 631/668-4400; www.montaukmanor.com)
Base Price: $198
Duration: Three nights
Additional Fees: $27
What's Included: Accommodations and some meals.
What's Not: Hotel taxes and service fees.
When: November 1, 2007 through March 31, 2008
Deadline: Anytime before you'd like to go, even the day before
Why this is a Deal: Off-season on Long Island means perks such as this: Stay two nights get the third night free.
Complete Details: This full-service, historic resort dates back to the Gilded Age. The Manor has outdoor tennis courts, indoor squash courts, an indoor pool, spa, nearby bike trails, several fireplaces, an on-site restaurant, and a gym. With beach access and proximity to the CCC//" target="_blank">Montauk Lighthouse, it's popular among windsurfers, fisherman, and beach lovers. The fishing village of Montauk is nearby.
Provider: Pleasant Holidays (tel. 800/742-9244; www.pleasantholidays.com)
Base Price: $515
Duration: Six days
Additional Fees: $185
What's Included: Airfare, accommodations, hotel taxes, and airport transfers.
What's Not: Security fees and departure taxes.
When: September 20 to December 31, 2007
Deadline: November 3, 2007
Why this is a Deal: In addition to the airfare and accommodations, this deal also throws in a $150 activity credit.
Complete Details: Departing out of San Francisco or Los Angeles, this package puts you up at the Maile Sky Court in Oahu. The modern hotel is close to Waikiki Beach. It has a pool and a lobby bar.
Provider: Djoser USA (tel. 877/356-7376; www.djoserusa.com)
Base Price: $2,030
Duration: 13 days
Additional Fees: $245
What's Included: Airfare, accommodations, sightseeing, a full-time guide, some local taxes.
What's Not: Security fees, departure taxes, meals, personal expenses and entry fees
When: January 22, 2008
Deadline: Two months advanced booking is advised to ensure availability.
Why this is a Deal: With airfare, this deal comes to $156 per day, a better per day price than the discount travel providers offer for six-day trips with accommodations at tourist class hotels.
Complete Details: Djoser specializes in bringing travelers face to face with local cultures. This Thai trip is no exception. With a total of 12 travelers led by a guide with intimate knowledge of the Thai food, sites, and people, this trip begins in Bangkok and moves from the River Kwai to Chang Mai. Air travel is with Northwest Airlines. Accommodations are in local hotels and inns, in addition to one night camping and one over-night train trip.
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