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Machu Pichu overlook
Machu Pichu overlook
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This week’s deals include adventures in South America, a great vacation getaway to Tahiti, and a good deal on a hotel with tube rentals near Austin, Texas.

Friendly Planet Travel is offering discounts on their most popular tours, including Sensational South America. Visit Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu, Iguazu Falls, and extend to Buenos Aires while you’re there. Starting from $2899 for nine days, the package includes airfare from Miami to Lima via LAN Airlines, all intra-country flights, all land transportation and transfers, Vistadome train to Machu Picchu, accommodations at deluxe and superior first class hotels, breakfast daily and two dinners. The package also includes the touring program and professional English-speaking tour guides. The extension to Buenos Aires is $899 per person extra for the additional four days. Dates start in October – which is Spring in the southern hemisphere. Visit for more information on dates and prices and to book your vacation. Travelers can book by June 17 for more savings.

If you prefer a rustic getaway, has partnered with the Leisure Resort in Fentress, Texas to offer a two-night retreat on the San Marcos River for up to four people. Stay in a Country Cabin Sundays through Thursdays for $166 or Fridays and Saturdays for $178. The package also includes four tube rentals, two baseball caps, and s’mores kit. Leisure Resort is about 45 miles from Austin and on the banks of the San Marcos River. Cabins are air-conditioned and feature a kitchenette with a small refrigerator, a microwave and a stove-top. Bring your own bedding, pillows, towels, barbecuing tools, and kitchenware. There is also RV parking with hook-ups and tent-camping sites. For more information and to buy your vouchers visit by May 21.

For those who prefer a beach, Tahiti is on sale at Fly to French Polynesia for $1298 per person on Air Tahiti Nui for five nights at the Manava Suite Resort or the Radisson Plaza Resort. You’ll fly direct between Tahiti and Los Angeles, and the package includes round trip transfers, taxes, and mandatory fees. Enjoy the beautiful beaches and blue oceans of the South Pacific. There are select dates June through September, peak season for the area. Visit by May 25 for more information and to book your dream getaway.

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These deals are subject to change or cancellation at any time, and restrictions may apply. Book early for the best deals.

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