5 OF THE BEST
1 Bangkok bargain See cheapflights.com.au/hot-traveldeals
2 Save on Bali
GET away to Bangkok for four nights from $1125 ($869 a child) including return economy flights from Melbourne. You will spend four nights at the Grand China Princess Hotel with early check-in, late check-out, return airport transfers, daily breakfasts and welcome drinks at the hotel’s rooftop bar. You can also indulge with a 20 per cent discount at the hotel’s Lavender Day Spa. Grand China Princess Hotel is in Chinatown close to markets and shopping. Offer must be booked by March 31 for travel April 25-June 26. TAKE more than 50 per cent off your accommodation bill in Bali when you stay at Bugan Villa in Seminyak. Pay from $98 a night for a one-bedroom private pool villa (was $208 a night) walking distance to the beach, shops, restaurants and bars. Upgrade to a two-bedroom private pool villa from $195 a night, or a threebedroom private pool villa from $268 a night. The rate includes breakfast daily, airport transfers, free shuttle to Kuta and Seminyak, 30-minute Balinese massage, free Wi-Fi in villa and a complimentary fruit basket. Valid until March 31 for travel until July 31.
Ph 1300 859 565 or see cantikbalivillas.com.au
3 Hawaii and Alaska
SPEND a week in Hawaii for free when you book an Alaskan cruise departing May 9. The seven-day round-trip cruise through Alaska is priced from $4299 and includes flights from Melbourne to Honolulu where you can spend seven nights at the Aqua Aloha Surf Hotel near Waikiki Beach. From there you will fly to Seattle to board the Celebrity Solstice for a seven-night cruise in Alaska and Canada, visiting Ketchikan, Tracy Arm Fjord, Juneau, Skagway, Inside Passage in Alaska and Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. The package also includes a one-night post-cruise stay in Seattle at the Warwick Hotel and a flight home.
Ph 1300 596 345 or see cruise1st.com.au
4Charms of China Ph 1300 788 328 or see helenwongstours.com
5 South Africa safari
DISCOVER China on one of Helen Wong’s discounted series of China Wonder group tours priced from $3380 a person, twin share (saving $400) from Melbourne, including return international flights for a 14-day package. You will visit the ancient Army of the Terracotta Warriors, Shanghai, Suzhou, Wuzhen and Hangzhou and the capital, Beijing. Valid for travel from early June to late August. ESCAPE to South Africa on a 12-night private luxury safari from $3999 a person and receive three free nights (single supplement from $1500). You will be fasttracked through customs, receive private road transfers, breakfast daily, four nights in Cape Town and a private full-day tour of the city. From there spend four nights on the whale route at Harbour House Hotel plus a half-day whale boat trip and four nights on Big Five safari at Tinga Private Game Reserve within the Kruger region, including a stay at the new Tree House at Tinga Tinyeleti. Also includes domestic flights. Valid June 1-August 31.
Ph 1300 988 378 or see encompassafrica.com.au