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Real Deals: November 2009

Exclusive discounts for Budget Travel readers.

Looking west across the Las Vegas skyline toward the Spring Mountain (Dave Lauridsen)
Looking west across the Las Vegas skyline toward the Spring Mountain (Dave Lauridsen)

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Before you book... These trips and starting prices ("From") sell out quickly, and details may change. Call the companies for complete info. Most rates are based on midweek dates; weekend travel can raise the price. Under "Why it's a deal," round-trip flights are based on the lowest November departures on kayak.com at press time. Usually not included: service, security, and visa costs; hotel, car-rental, and airport taxes. Check each listing for fuel surcharge details. Prices are per person, with two people sharing a room, unless otherwise noted. The single supplement ("SS") is the extra fee charged to solo travelers. Some companies will pair singles at no additional cost.

UNITED STATES

Las Vegas, from $193
Delta Air Lines or Northwest Airlines flights from Salt Lake City, a four-day rental car, fuel surcharges, and three nights at the Riviera Hotel & Casino on the Strip. Mention BT10897. Why it's a deal: Airfare alone typically costs $154. For an extra $39, you get the car and hotel. When: Monday departures Nov. 30–Dec. 21; Jan. 11. Other gateways: Atlanta, Detroit (from $245); New York (from $361). SS: None. Contact: Delta Vacations, 800/800-1504, deltavacations.com.

Orlando, from $549
Air from Atlanta, a seven-day car rental, and seven nights in a one-bedroom condo at Vacation Village at Parkway, a mile from Walt Disney World. Includes fuel surcharges. Mention TD4. Why it's a deal: Booking each component separately would cost at least $380 more. When: Nov. 1–Dec. 17, Jan. 4–31. Other gateways: New York, St. Louis ($599); Chicago ($629). SS: $299. Contact: Travel Themes and Dreams, 877/870-7447, travelthemesanddreams.com.

Waterville Valley, N.H., from $336
Two nights at Waterville Valley Resort (choose from Black Bear and Golden Eagle lodges, Town Square and Village condos, or Snowy Owl and Valley inns), two-day ski lift passes for two adults, and a $50 credit for Town Square restaurants and shops. Dec. 4 and 11 stays also include a horse-drawn carriage ride for four, and the two-day lift tickets are replaced with one-day passes for two adults and two kids. Mention BUDGET TRAVEL. Why it's a deal: Booking each component separately costs at least $610. You also receive the $50 credit free. When: Nov. 27, Dec. 4, 11 ($356); Jan. 3–6, 10–13, 18–20, 24–27 ($336). Contact: Waterville Valley Resort, 800/468-2553, visitwatervillevalley.com.

MEXICO

Cancún, from $459
Air from Fort Lauderdale, transfers, fuel surcharges, and three nights at the all-inclusive Royal Solaris Cancún Resort. Mention TD5. Why it's a deal: Booking each component separately costs at least $508. When: Nov. 1–Dec. 15 (from $459); Jan. 4–31 (from $578). Other gateways: New York (from $539), Chicago (from $569). SS: $249. Contact: Travel Themes and Dreams, 877/870-7447, travelthemesanddreams.com.

CENTRAL AMERICA

Belize Kayaking, from $1,159
An eight-day round-trip escorted tour from Belize City with local transportation (kayak, plane, van), seven nights' lodging (three in hotels, four in tents), 12 meals, equipment, and a guide. Spend two nights in Placencia, one in Belize City, and four on islands near the Gladden Split marine reserve. Airfare isn't covered. Includes a local payment of $200. Book by Nov. 30 and mention BTBKS20. Why it's a deal: This price is 20 percent less than the regular package rate. When: Nov. 2–Apr. 30. SS: N/A. Contact: Gap Adventures, 800/465-5600, gapadventures.com.

Costa Rica, from $954
American Airlines flights from San Francisco to San José, a seven-day car rental, four nights in Arenal at Arenal Volcano Inn with breakfasts, a volcano tour, three nights in Monteverde at the Hotel Fonda Vela, and fuel surcharges. Mention BT75. Why it's a deal: This price is $75 less than the normal package rate. when Until Dec. 20 ($954); Jan. 5–30 ($1,054). Other gateways: L.A. (from $994), D.C. (from $1,024), New York (from $1,034). SS: $449. Contact: Capricorn Leisure Corp., 800/426-6544, capricornleisure.com.

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