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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: Southern India
Provider: Friendly Planet (tel. 800/555-5765; www.friendlyplanet.com)
Base Price:
$2,199
Additional Fees and Taxes: $210
Duration: Eleven days
What's Included: Airfare, accommodations, breakfast, airport transfers, all intra-country travel, and full-time guide.
What's Not: Security fees and departure taxes.
When: January 16 to 26, 2008
Deadline: August 17
Why this is a Deal: Save $600 per traveling twosome when booking before above deadline.
Complete Details: This trip visits Kochi, Munnay, Thekkady and Kumarakom. It departs out of New York's JFK Airport. Southern India is just being discovered as a major package-tour destination for Western travelers looking for alternatives to traditional Indian travel. It's a culture deep in dance, music, and seafaring life. This trip visits a tea plantation, southern Indian jungles, national parks and lagoon villages. Accommodations are at deluxe local hotels with private bathrooms. Two Indian dinner feasts are included in the price.

Destination: Tahiti
Provider: Pleasant Holidays (tel. 800/448-3333; www.pleasantholidays.com)
Base Price:
$2,013
Additional Fees and Taxes: $225
Duration: Six days
What's Included: Airfare, accommodations, daily breakfast, airport transfers, and local hotel taxes.
What's Not: Security fees and departure taxes.
When: Travel before March 31, 2008
Deadline: Must book between August 12 and December 1.
Why this is a Deal: Save $500 when booking a vacation of four nights or more at certain hotels.
Complete Details: This hot deal from Pleasant Holidays departs from Los Angeles. To qualify for the $500 discount, travelers must stay a minimum of four nights at one of the following hotels: Sheraton Hotel Tahiti, Resort & Spa; Le Meridien Tahiti; Sheraton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa; Le Meridien Bora Bora; Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa; and St. Regis Resort, Bora Bora. Be sure to mention the deal when you call and make certain you book one of the hotels included above. They are all luxury waterfront properties.

Destination: Venice
Provider: Air France Holidays (tel. 800/2-France; www.airfrance-holidays.com)
Base Price:
$689
Additional Fees and Taxes: $130
Duration: Four nights
What's Included: Airfare, accommodations, daily breakfast, local hotel taxes, and airline fuel surcharges.
What's Not: Security fees and departure taxes.
When: November 6 to December 15
Deadline: No exact deadline but book as soon as possible to lock in this low price.
Why this is a Deal: The airfare alone to Venice from the U.S. is typically more expensive than this package.
Complete Details: This trip departs out of Boston's Logan International Airport. Accommodations are at the San Giuliano Hotel, a small family-operated hotel in the Mestre district just outside of the Venice city limits. The 55-room hotel has a bar, small restaurant, and a quiet reading room. Rooms are sparse but spacious.

Destination: Beijing and China
Provider: smarTours (tel. 800/337-7773; www.smartours.com)
Base Price:
$799
Additional Fees and Taxes: $190
Duration: 11 days
What's Included: Airfare, accommodations, daily breakfast, intra-China air travel, and an English-speaking guide.
What's Not: Secutiry fees, departure taxes, and airline fuel surcharges.
When: November 29 to December 8
Deadline: September 7
Why this is a Deal: You save $800 per couple on this deal. This astronomical low-priced package costs less than $100 per day.
Complete Details: Departing out of San Francisco (leaving out of New York will cost you just $100 more), this package starts you off in Beijing before heading to Shanghai. Additional sightseeing components and city tours start at $55 per excursion. Accommodations are in Chinese hotels.

Destination: Costa Rica
Provider: Tucan Travel
(tel. +51 0 84 241123; www.tucantravel.com)
Base Price:
$1,230
Additional Fees and Taxes:
none
Duration: 13 days
What's Included: Accommodations, all local transport, sightseeing excursions and the constant company of a local tour guide
What's Not: Airfare, meals, airport transfers
When: September 7 to 20, 2007
Deadline: August 31, 2007
Why this is a Deal: Land-only deal on special for a short time of less than $100 per day
Complete Details: This two-week trip starts at San Jose before visiting Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna, Santa Elena, Monteverde Cloud Forest, Quepos, Manuel Antonio National Park, the Pacific Coast, Tortuguero National Park & Jungle, Caribbean Coast, Cahuita, and Puerto Viejo. Tucan tours generally stress eco-oriented educational tourism.

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