WHAT’S THE DEAL?
This week’s best travel bargains around the globe.
Acacia Africa has a two-forone special on six African safari itineraries, including overland camping expeditions and small group tours. For example, the seven-day Okavango Wilderness Trail now starts at $1,175 per couple, including taxes, and travels from Botswana to South Africa, with stops in Zambia. Price includes transportation and guides, accommodations (five nights in a twin room, one night in a tent) and 14 meals. Depart Aug. 17 or 31. The 13-day Kenya & Tanzania Adventure, a camping overland trip with game drives in the Serengeti and a beach stay in Zanzibar, starts at $1,695 for two. Depart Aug. 9 or 16. Local charges for park and campsite entrance are extra. Book all tours by June 24. Use promo code “241friendspecial.” Info: acaciaafrica. com.
A collection of properties in the United States, Caribbean and Latin America are participating in a 48-hour CyberSummer sale. The 27 hotels and resorts include independently owned and chain properties, such asWestin Playa Bonita Panama and JWMarriott Cancun Resort & Spa. The variety of discounts includes $99 nightly rates, discounts of up to 75 percent and free nights. For example, rooms at the Hotel Zamora in St. Pete Beach, Fla., start at $125 (plus $31 taxes and fees), a savings of about $141 per night. Stay through Aug. 31 (except July 2-4 blackout dates). Restrictions and travel dates vary by property. Preview sale details at www. cybersummertravel.com, with discounted rates available from midnight EDT on June 21.
With International Nature and Cultural Adventures, save $1,000 on Galapagos Islands cruises departing Sept. 30-Dec. 10. For example, the 11-day Origin of Species trip is now $5,795 per person double, with taxes, and includes two nights’ hotel in Quito, Ecuador; an overnight on Santa Cruz Island to see giant tortoises and the Charles Darwin Research Station; and a sevennight luxury cruise aboard the Integrity, with all meals, excursions, use of kayaks and snorkel equipment, and round-trip airport transfers. Other trips on sale: the 12-day Extended Galapagos for $6,395; the 17-day Galapagos & Amazon Jungle from $7,395; and the 13-day Galapagos with Hacienda Zuleta, which costs $6,895 and includes a stay at a working hacienda owned by a former president of Ecuador. Select departure dates, excluding Thanksgiving. Info: 510-420-1550, www.inca1.com. Abercrombie and Kent has savings of up to $2,000 per person and $500 per single on 2016 Nile vacations in Egypt. For example, the nine-night Egypt and the Nile voyage departing Jan. 15 starts at $5,695 per person double, down from $7,695; solo travelers pay a single supplement of $2,195 (was $2,695). Price includes four-night Nile river cruise; overnights at theMena House Hotel in Giza and the Four Seasons Hotel Cairo; 22 meals; and tours and special activities, such as a cooking class and a sailing excursion on a felucca. Internal air from $685 is extra. Total for two with taxes: $12,760. Departures on Jan. 22 and 29 are also on sale but with limited availability. Info: 888-785-5379,
www.abercrombiekent.com. Victoria Cruises has a two-forone offer on cruises along China’s Yangtze River for travel July 1-Oct. 31. The deal applies to the Three Gorges Highlights cruise, which sails for four nights from Yichang to Chongqing or for three nights on the reverse itinerary. You must purchase the cruise’s shore excursion package, which is also two-for-one, to receive the discount. Sale is valid on superior cabins only. The discounted price starts at $880 per couple, plus $90 for daily excursion package; taxes and port charges are included. Book by July 15. Two-for-one pricing is also available on 2016 departures booked by Aug. 31. Info: 800348-8084, www.victoriacruises.com/about/specials.
Qantas Airways is offering
sale fares to Australia. Roundtrip fare from New York to Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney starts at $1,449, including taxes. Travel Nov. 1-30 and Feb. 1-April 5. Cheapest fares are available for Sunday-Wednesday flights. Other airlines are matching, but fares typically start at about $1,800. Book by June 30 at www.
VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations is offering discounts on several European tours. For example, the Sicily: Biking the
Southern Coastal Villages tour is now reduced by $400 per person, with a starting price of $3,395 per person double for the Nov. 4 departure. Trip includes round-trip airfare from Washington Dulles to Catania, Italy; eight nights in hotels; 14 meals; airport transfers; use of bicycle and helmet; two trip leaders; van support; and taxes. Book by June 23. Request promo code VBT1518. Info: 800-245-3868,