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This week’s best travel bargains

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly said that a package from Costa Rican Vacations starts at $2,700 per person. The price is from $2,700 per couple. This version has been updated.

What’s the Deal?

This week’s best travel bargains around the globe.


● The Red Mountain Resort in St. George, Utah, has launched a new four-night Spring Into Adventure package that includes an outing to a national park. The package starts at $245 per person per night double and includes a full-day guided excursion to Zion (a $195 value), a deluxe room, three meals a day, daily morning hikes, unlimited fitness classes, cooking demos, and use of pools, bikes, walking trails and other amenities. Add about 12 percent tax and $25 service fee. Book by Feb. 28; travel by May 31. Info: 877-246-4453,

● Costa Rican Vacations is offering a seven-night vacation to Costa Rica for the price of five nights, a savings of more than $750. The package starts at $2,700 per couple and includes three nights at Arenal Kioro, with buffet breakfast, shuttle service and entrance to Titoku Hot Springs; and four nights in the luxury Villa Buena Onda in Playas del Coco, including daily breakfast, lunch and dinner. Airport and ground transfers, and taxes (except for the $29 departure tax) also included. Travel April 1-June 30 (blackout dates during Easter week). Info: 800-606-1860,

●Kaanapali Beach Hotel on Maui is offering discounts to guests age 60 and older. The Sweet 60 promotion of $260 per night includes room with partial ocean view, buffet breakfast, compact car rental and taxes. Priced separately, the package costs about $400 a night. Stay March 1-May 31; book by Feb. 28. At least one guest per room must be age 60. Info: 800-262-8450,


●American Cruise Lines is offering a free pre-cruise hotel night and free shore excursions on its Southeast Alaska sailings. The deal includes one night at the Goldbelt Hotel in Juneau (typically about $230) and six shore excursions, valued at $450 per person. Book by March 5. The promo applies to seven-night cruises aboard the American Spirit in summer 2014 and 2015; the ship sails round trip from Juneau. Price starts at $5,350 per person double, plus $250 taxes and port charges. Book by March 5. Info: 800-460-4518,


● El Al Israel Airlines has discounted fares on flights to Tel Aviv. Round-trip fare from New York’s JFK or Newark airport is $913, including taxes; other airlines are charging $1,143 from New York and $1,260 from Washington. Deal applies to specific dates through March 31. Restrictions include a Sunday-night minimum stay. Book by Feb. 28. Info: 800-223-6700,


● Troy Tours is offering a promotion on a six-night trip to Istanbul and Jerusalem. The trip starts at $1,695 per person double and includes round-trip airfare from Washington Dulles to Istanbul, round-trip air between Istanbul and Jerusalem, three nights at the Doubletree by Hilton Istanbul Old Town, three nights at the Dan Jerusalem hotel, breakfasts, two full-day tours, airport transfers and taxes. Priced separately, airfare and hotel alone in April cost about $1,970. Lowest price applies to one departure each in March and April and two in October. Book by Feb. 28. Info: 310-417-3460, ●

Carol Sottili, Andrea Sachs



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