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: Moorea, Tahiti
Provider: Air Tahiti Nui (tel. 800/667-6601; www.airtahitinui-usa.com)
Base Price: $1,995
Duration: Six nights
Additional Fees: $155
What's Included: Airfare, accommodations, air transportation to and from Tahiti to Moorea, airport transfers, hotel service fees and local taxes, and meals in Moorea.
What's Not: Security fees, departure taxes, and airline fuel surcharges.
When: Through March 31, 2008
Deadline: No deadline given, but eight weeks advanced booking is suggested to ensure airfare.
Why this is a Deal: This deal is one of the least expensive Tahiti deals available anywhere, representing a savings up to $750 if this trip is booked individually.
Complete Details: In joint deal between Air Tahiti Nui and Goway Tours, this package deal departs out of Los Angeles flying direct to Tahiti. Ask for special offer ISE03OCT07 when booking. Accommodations are at the Sofitel Moorea, a waterfront resort with a pool, watersports, and on-site bar and restaurant. Moorea is an easy island to maneuver and tour. Small beachfront seafood restaurants line the coast with sites including an inactive volcano, small islands around Moorea, and shopping for black pearls and other Tahitian treats.
Destination: New York
Provider: Expedia (tel. 800/397-3342; www.expedia.com)
Base Price: $623
Duration: Two nights
Additional Fees: $110
What's Included: Airfare and accommodations
What's Not: Security fees and departure taxes
When: Through November 18
Deadline: Book this last-minute deal for this weekend as soon as possible
Why this is a Deal: Save up to $250 on hotel prices.
Complete Details: Departing out of Chicago, this last-minute package deal to New York puts you up at the Hotel Pennsylvania. Located directly across the street from Madison Square Garden, the 1,700 room hotel is a New York institution drawing tourists, business conventions, sports fans, and New Yorkers. It's located a few minute walk from Macy's at Herald Square, a well-known shopping corridor, and Times Square.
Destination: Northern Brazil
Provider: G.A.P. Adventures (tel. 800/708-7761; www.gapadventures.com)
Base Price: $1,995
Duration: 15 days
Additional Fees: $300
What's Included: Accommodations, all transportation and sightseeing, and some meals.
What's Not: Kitty for food and some park and site entrance fees.
When: February 17 to March 2, 2008
Deadline: December 31
Why this is a Deal: Save 10 pe rcent on this and select other trips if booked by December 31.
Complete Details: Use the code bestonearth to get the 10 per cent discount on this or 249 other land-only new adventure trips from G.A.P. Adventures. Giving you a birds-eye view of local Brazilian culture, this trip covers some of the lesser-visited sections of Brazil such as Salvador, Manaus, the Amazon Jungle, and Jericoacoara. The trip takes you to beach locations, a jungle excursion, and city and village life. Accommodations are in simple local hotels and a jungle lodge. The group trip is led by a local licensed tour guide. Highlights of the trip include a motorized canoe trip through the Amazon Jungle.
Provider: Travel To Russia (tel. 800/339-6967; www.traveltorussia.com)
Base Price: $999
Duration: Eight days
Additional Fees: $650
What's Included: Airfare, accommodations, sightseeing, airport transfers, and daily breakfast.
What's Not: Security fees, departure taxes, fuel surcharges, and visa fees.
When: Through March 31, 2008
Deadline: No deadline given but a two- to three-month advanced booking is strongly suggested.
Why this is a Deal: This off-season deal to Russia matches low travel prices with the usual high price of a visa and Russian departure taxes. Total package comes out to about $600 higher if booked individually.
Complete Details: Leaving out of New York, this package deal also includes cultural experiences such as two tickets to the Kirov Opera and Ballet in St. Petersburg and a sightseeing excursion to the Hermitage Museum. Accommodations are at three-star hotels with upgrades available to four-and five-star hotels.
Destination: Kenya Safari
Provider: 2Afrika (tel. 866/462-2374; www.2afrika.com)
Base Price: $2,595
Duration: Nine days
Additional Fees: $80 to $105
What's Included: Airfare, accommodations, all-intra Africa transportation, park entrance fees, some meals, guide, departure taxes, and airport transfers.
What's Not: Fuel surcharges
When: April 1 to May 31, 2008
Deadline: No exact deadline is given but a three-month advanced booking is suggested to ensure availability.
Why this is a Deal: 2Afrika has been taking travelers to Africa for over 30 years. They take care of everything for you and maintain some of the lowest-priced, top-level safaris in the region.
Complete Details: This Kenyan safari package departs out of the New York area every Sunday on Virgin Atlantic or Kenya Airways. Flying into Nairobi, the trip visits Mt. Kenya, the Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Thompson Falls, the equator, and a Masai village. Additional excursions worth adding include a hot air balloon over the Masai Mara and a meal for two at the Carnivore Restaurant.
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