OF THE BEST

Cook Is­land charm

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2 Mada­gas­car magic

STAY six nights for the price of four and re­ceive trop­i­cal break­fast daily and a cou­ple’s mas­sage per room at the award­win­ning Muri Beach Club Ho­tel in the Cook Is­lands. Must book by Sept 30 for travel un­til March 31 next year. Prices start from $1335.40 a room for two adults for a six-night stay, re­duced from $2004. The re­sort is on the is­land of Raro­tonga and has a la­goon which is great for snorkelling and swim­ming. Ph: (07) 5524 5222, email sales@wrd.com.au or see muribeach­club­ho­tel.com LATE book­ers can save 20 per cent off the cost of a trip to Mada­gas­car with Gap SAVE $5188 per cou­ple on a lux­ury fly-in, seven-night Tan­za­nian sa­fari cir­cuit from only $3041 a per­son. The Ele­wana Sky Sa­fari pack­age in­cludes seven nights’ lux­ury ac­com­mo­da­tion, all meals, house bev­er­ages, laun­dry, in­ter­nal flights in a Cessna Grand Car­a­van with nine ex­ec­u­tive club class seats, trans­port in 4WD ve­hi­cles, sched­uled game ac­tiv­i­ties, English-speak­ing driver guide and park fees. Valid for sale un­til Sept 30, or un­til sold out. Valid for travel Nov 1 and Nov 11. Other dis­counted de­par­ture dates be­tween Aug 27 and Jan­uary 4 next year are avail­able at a sup­ple­ment. Ph 1300 320 795 and quote ES­CAPE DEAL or see ad­ven­ture­world.com.au

4Flights to Europe

DIS­COUNT flight site Di­rect Flights is APT is of­fer­ing free re­turn air­fares, com­pan­ion-fly-free in­clud­ing air taxes deals as well as dis­counts of up to $1000 a cou­ple on its 2012 China pack­ages, from March to Novem­ber, if you book by Oct 31. A com­pan­ion flight deal on the 10-day Essence of China pack­age, for ex­am­ple, rep­re­sents a sav­ing of $1770 a cou­ple. This tour is priced from $4795 a per­son twin share (based on March 29 de­par­ture). It in­cludes Tianan­men Square, the Sum­mer Palace and the For­bid­den City in Bei­jing, cruis­ing the Yangtze River for four nights aboard the MS Yangzi Ex­plorer, 22 meals, 5-star ho­tels, air­port trans­fers and more. Flights are from cap­i­tal cities. Ph 1300 229 804, see ap­tour­ing.com.au or visit your travel agent.

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