OF THE BEST
Cook Island charm
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 email@example.com 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.