WHAT’S THE DEAL?
This week’s best travel bargains around the globe.
Spend at least $1,000 per person on a small group or selfguided tour through 2019 and Exodus Travels will take $250 off the bill. The deal applies to adventures in more than 100 countries, including cruising the Nile in Egypt and canoeing past elephants in Botswana. For example, the new eight-day “Cycling the Prosecco Hills” tour in Italy starts at $1,785 per person double for April-to-October departures in 2019. Price includes all accommodations; daily breakfast, two lunches, one dinner and one wine-tasting; airport transfers; bike rental, including electric models; and taxes. Book by Nov. 30. Request promo code Adventure2019. Info: 844-227-9087. exodustravels.com.
Grand Residences Riviera Cancun, an all-suite beach resort on the Riviera Maya coast, is offering up to 42 percent off rate, plus a resort credit. The “Autumn Special” starts at $270 per couple per night and includes a $100 resort credit valid at the spa and gourmet food market, bottle of tequila, round-trip airport transfer from Cancun and taxes. Book by Nov. 5 of this year for stays through Jan. 3, 2020. In addition, kids 12 and younger stay free. Info: 855381-4340, grandresidencesrivieracancun.com.
Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach in Florida is offering 30 percent discounts on minimum threenight stays through Dec. 25. For example, a three-night weekend in early December now starts at $690, including $146 taxes and fees, for a deluxe ocean-view room; usual rate starts at $951. Book by Dec. 3. A seven-day advance purchase is required. Request promo code FALL18. Info: 954-315-1460, sonesta.com/fortlauderdale.
Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic is waiving the extra charge for solo travelers on eight itineraries. For example, a five-night Voyage to Belize: Wildlife, Reefs, and Rivers cruise departing March 5 now starts at $3,850 single including taxes, a savings of $1,800; the trip includes round-trip airfare from Miami to Guatemala City (or a $350 air credit), and round-trip charter flights from Guatemala City to Puerto Barrios, Guatemala. There is no deadline to book the solo deal, but it is based on availability. Info: 800-397-3348, expeditions.com/specialoffers.
Air Tahiti Nui is celebrating its new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners — the first is scheduled to start service in mid-November — with a $787 round-trip sale fare from Los Angeles to Papeete, Tahiti. Sale on the Tahitian Dreamliner service applies to departures Nov. 20-Dec. 13 and Jan. 7March 31; some dates are sold out. Restrictions include a maximum stay of 15 days. Fare from Washington to Los Angeles, booked separately, starts at about $250 round trip. Buy by Nov. 9 at airtahitinui.com.
Save an additional $100 on Friendly Planet Travel’s already discounted “Highlights of Southern Africa ”safari package. The eight-night tour departing May 4 now starts at $2,499 per person double after $400 early booking discount (book by Jan. 10) plus extra $100 savings (book by Nov. 15); the sale also applies to additional higherpriced departure dates. The trip includes round-trip airfare from New York to Cape Town, South Africa; with return from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe; flight from Cape Town to Victoria Falls; four nights’ at Radisson RED Hotel in Cape Town; two nights at Elephant Hills Resort in Victoria Falls; two nights at Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa in Botswana; sightseeing tours, including safari drives and boat trips; land transportation; 12 meals; airport transfers; and taxes. Request promo code WPSAFARI for the extra $100 discount. Info: 800555-5765, friendlyplanet.com/wpsafari.
A deal from Exodus Travel will take $250 off the $1,000-or-more bill for certain cruises of the Nile River, seen above in Cairo.