Chinatour.com has partnered with Livingsocial.com to offer nine days in China starting at $999 per person (double-occupancy) from Los Angeles, including air. Visit Beijing, Suzhou, Hangzhou, and Shanghai with an English-speaking guide, including Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Summer Palace. The tour also includes a hike along the Great Wall of China, the Jade Museum, and the Beijing Zoo. In Shanghai, visit the Old Street, then catch the bus to Suzhou, nicknamed the “Venice of the East.” Also on the itinerary in Suzhou: the Lingering Garden and the Silk Spinning Factory. Travelers then board a bus to Hangzhou and the Green Tea Village. Accommodations in all four cities are included in the package, as well as seven buffet breakfasts, four lunches, two dinners and all transfers, airline taxes, fuel surcharges, admissions, and accident insurance. Visit Livingsocial.com soon for more information and to book your vacation.
The Elevation Hotel and Spa in Crested Butte, Colorado is offering a stay with spa credits for two starting at $89 per night. Reserve a deluxe one bedroom suite starting at $139 per night, with dates into December. The Elevation Hotel is located at the base of Crested Butte Mountain Resort, close to outdoor activities on the mountain and the village shops. The Summer Adventure Park is open to keep kids and adults busy with a climbing wall, bungee trampolines and a mini-golf course. The package includes two $30 spa certificates and each night there’s a complimentary wine reception. Visit Groupon.com by July 6 for more information and to book your Crested Butte getaway.
For the truly exotic, visit South Africa with Gate 1 Travel’s eight-day Essential South Africa tour. Visit Cape Town, designing your own itinerary. Visit Table Mountain, the beaches, or shop for African souvenirs. Spend some time with the penguins at Boulders Beach, or just relax and enjoy the sun. Fly to Johannesburg and catch the bus to Pilanesberg Park to stay in a lodge overlooking a waterhole busy with wildlife. The afternoon game drive gives travelers the opportunity to see lion, leopard, elephant and buffalo. Finish the stay with a morning game drive before heading back to Johannesburg. The package includes flights between New York and Cape Town and Johannesburg and New York, airline taxes and fuel surcharges, intra-country flight, six nights of first-class accommodations, all transfer, ten meals, an English-speaking tour manager, and game drives. Visit Gate1travel.com by June 30 for more information and to book your vacation.
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