Summer travel planning in winter? Not so crazy

March 10, 2012 by  
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NEW YORK (AP) – Hoping to get a good deal on summer travel? Start planning now.

The official start to spring is still two weeks away, but airfares for summer are rising fast. Many fare-watchers think summer prices will be significantly higher than last year.

In past years, some savvy travelers who held out on buying tickets reaped the reward when prices fell. But fleet and route cutbacks have given airlines more of an upper hand than at any time since before the recession. Hotels and rental car companies are also raising prices.

Large U.S. airlines have collectively tried to raise prices four times this year and succeeded twice. Those price hikes, as little as $5 apiece, are expected to accelerate in April and May as many vacationers lock in their plans.

How much ticket prices go up will depend largely on the price of fuel, often an airline’s biggest expense. The average fare was 9 percent higher in January than a year earlier, according to the trade group Airlines for America.

So what’s a would-be traveler to do?

- STUDY EARLY: Start looking for a summer airfare about three months ahead of time (That’s right around … now.) If the fares seem too rich for your blood, don’t panic. Just because fares are higher than last year doesn’t mean they won’t fall between now and your summer vacation.

If you’re worried about waiting, use this trick: Select the flight you want and start booking it online. When you hit the point where you select a seat, look at the seat map. If it’s still fairly empty, wait. It’s likely the airline will lower prices to fill those seats.

Another trick: If you search repeatedly for the same flight over a couple of days, clear the “cookies” from your web browser. They’re small data files that let a website remember things about you the next time you visit. If you don’t clear them, you might see higher airfares than someone searching that fare for the first time.

The option to clear cookies is often found in your browser’s “Tools” menu. Or check here for a more in-depth guide: http://bit.ly/A7jqNq.

SHOP AROUND: All travel booking websites are not created equal. Some may offer lower prices than others. There are also benefits to visiting different types of sites. Expedia and Orbitz offer package deals that can save you hundreds of dollars if you’re booking a hotel or rental car together with airfare.

Those with fare predictor technology, like Bing.com, let travelers know if it’s a good time to book. And Southwest advertises fares only on its own site, so it’s important to check there if the airline flies to your area. More airlines are also offering sales on their own websites to draw traffic there.

And to ensure you’re getting the best deal, don’t forget fare alerts. You can set up alerts for specific destinations, or general ones for your departure city, at airfarewatchdog.com or farecompare.com. Twitter is also a great place to find deals. Follow airlines that fly from your home airport as well as a handful of travel sites to cover all your bases.

FOLLOW THE DEALS: Not sure where you want to go this summer? Orlando, Fla. – home to Disney World and most recently the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal- is topping fare-watcher lists for value this year. Both Orbitz and Hotwire ranked it the top destination for deals and entertainment. The average airfare there is about $306, according to Orbitz, while the average hotel room rate is just $104.

Other destinations in Florida like Tampa and Miami are also considered good values. Several airlines, including Spirit and JetBlue, have added flights to the Sunshine state over the last year, heating up competition and bringing down fares. Hotel rates in all three of those cities are under $150 a night.

Besides Florida, Hotwire ranks cities like Atlanta, Dallas and Houston as good value vacation spots because of the wide range of discounts. Orbitz says Las Vegas will also hold some of the best deals this year, due to some of the lowest airfares in the country and average hotel room rates under $100.

BE FLEXIBLE: Don’t just compare airlines. It’s important to compare airports, too. A longer drive might be worth it for a cheaper fare.

And don’t assume that bigger airports offer cheaper fares. While it’s usually true, airlines sometimes put less popular fares to smaller cities on sale to fill seats, said FareCompare’s Rick Seaney.

Another big mistake, Seaney said, is assuming so-called discount airlines always offer the cheapest fares. Airlines like Southwest and JetBlue, just like their competitors, tend to offer higher fares on routes where they have less competition.

Article source: http://www.vcstar.com/news/2012/mar/10/summer-travel-planning-in-winter-not-so-crazy/

Last Minute Travel Deals from Top Tour Providers Now Available on Tours4Fun

March 10, 2012 by  
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LOS ANGELES–(EON: Enhanced Online News)–Los Angeles based online tour provider, Tours4Fun, has revealed their
new deals section which includes a brand new feature for “Last
Minute Deals”
that allows travelers to save even more on travel.
Tours4Fun strives on providing travelers with the best selection of
tours at the best prices and their new deals offerings do just that.

Travelers can browse through the tours in the Last Minute Deals section
and choose their favorite one to book on the spot. Discounts are applied
to tours that are close to selling out depending on the number of seats
or spots remaining on the tour. The section gives travelers the
incentive of a discount if they book before it’s too late and it also
helps providers fill up those last remaining seats on a tour.

“At Tours4Fun we want to make sure our client has all the available
resources and information to allow them to fully take advantage of their
travels. We want to provide our customers with not only the best
selection of tours but we also want to provide them with the best deals,
and our new deals section with “Last Minute Deals” and “Special
Offers”
will give them the chance to get the best deal online,”
according to Tours4Fun CEO, Kevin Du.

Everyone likes a good deal and the more you save by booking a Last
Minute Deal the more you’ll be able to splurge on yourself during your
trip. Take advantage of Tours4Fun’s Special Offers and Last Minute Deals
to get the most out of your travels.

About Tours4Fun

Tours4Fun, founded in 2006, is a thriving online travel supplier,
dedicated to providing the finest online purchasing experience for all
your travel needs. Tours4Fun strives to be the ultimate online travel
superstore with the widest selection and best prices. www.tours4fun.com.

Social Media:

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/tours4fun
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/Tours4Fun

Article source: http://eon.businesswire.com/news/eon/20120309006046/en/last-minute-deals-tours/special-tour-offers/discount-tours

Last Minute Travel Deals from Top Tour Providers Now Available on Tours4Fun

March 10, 2012 by  
Filed under Travel Deals

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Los Angeles based online tour provider, Tours4Fun, has revealed their
new deals section which includes a brand new feature for “Last
Minute Deals”
that allows travelers to save even more on travel.
Tours4Fun strives on providing travelers with the best selection of
tours at the best prices and their new deals offerings do just that.

Travelers can browse through the tours in the Last Minute Deals section
and choose their favorite one to book on the spot. Discounts are applied
to tours that are close to selling out depending on the number of seats
or spots remaining on the tour. The section gives travelers the
incentive of a discount if they book before it’s too late and it also
helps providers fill up those last remaining seats on a tour.

“At Tours4Fun we want to make sure our client has all the available
resources and information to allow them to fully take advantage of their
travels. We want to provide our customers with not only the best
selection of tours but we also want to provide them with the best deals,
and our new deals section with “Last Minute Deals” and “Special
Offers”
will give them the chance to get the best deal online,”
according to Tours4Fun CEO, Kevin Du.

Everyone likes a good deal and the more you save by booking a Last
Minute Deal the more you’ll be able to splurge on yourself during your
trip. Take advantage of Tours4Fun’s Special Offers and Last Minute Deals
to get the most out of your travels.

About Tours4Fun

Tours4Fun, founded in 2006, is a thriving online travel supplier,
dedicated to providing the finest online purchasing experience for all
your travel needs. Tours4Fun strives to be the ultimate online travel
superstore with the widest selection and best prices. www.tours4fun.com.

Social Media:

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/tours4fun
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/Tours4Fun

Article source: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120309006043/en/Minute-Travel-Deals-Top-Tour-Providers-Tours4Fun

‘Mad Men’ return inspires travel deals

March 10, 2012 by  
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Published Saturday, March 10, 2012 12:01 AM

NEW YORK — Mad Men fans, it’s time for a cocktail.

The return of the AMC show March 25 after a hiatus of a year and a half is cause for celebration, and there’s no better place to raise your glass than in Manhattan at one of Don Draper’s favorite haunts.

While many of the places name-dropped in Mad Men no longer exist — Lutece, the Stork Club, Toots Shor’s — there are plenty that do, among them P.J. Clarke’s, the Roosevelt Hotel and Sardi’s. Some Manhattan bars, clubs and hotels are even offering packages, drinks or viewing parties to mark the show’s return.

Of course, the series is filmed in California, so what you see on TV are well-researched sets, not real Manhattan bars. But Mad Men fans will not be disappointed by reality: Many of the establishments that turn up on the show retain a classy, retro vibe in real life, and can offer a fun, sophisticated setting for drinks or a meal.

Judy Gelman and Peter Zheutlin, authors of The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook, provide A Handy List of Mad Men Haunts in their book along with recipes from them.

“Some of these places just never go out of style, like the Grand Central Oyster Bar,” said Zheutlin. “It’s such a classic and bustling place.”

P.J. Clarke’s, at Third Avenue and 55th Street, manages to appeal to a trendy 21st century sensibility while channeling the classic cool that got the crowd from Mad Men ad agency Sterling Cooper drinking and doing the twist. P.J. Clarke’s “was the site of many Mad Men parties,” Gelman said. “I think there might be more scenes set there” than any other bar or restaurant.

According to its real-life bartender, Doug Quinn, P.J. Clarke’s “was a joint often frequented by Madison Avenue advertising executives during the 1960s. Our bar and restaurant continues to be a destination for this crowd.”

Quinn says he’d recommend a sidecar cocktail to any Mad Men fans dropping by — “one part sweet, one part sour and one part strong.” For food, try a medium-rare bacon cheeseburger, once named “the Cadillac of burgers” by singer Nat King Cole. “It continues to be one of our most ordered menu items,” Quinn said.

The Roosevelt Hotel, 45 E. 45th St. at Madison Avenue, where Don stayed after his wife Betty threw him out, is offering a “Mad Men in the City” package, starting at $425 a night through June 30, so guests can “experience New York City as Don Draper would,” according to Kevin Croke, the hotel’s director of sales and marketing.

The package includes accommodations, ‘60s-era themed cocktails at the hotel’s lobby-level Madison Club Lounge or its rooftop bar, called mad46. Guests also get a DVD of the show’s fourth season, a copy of “The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook,” and tickets to the Paley Center for Media at 25 W. 52nd St., where the hotel has reserved a screening booth for viewing ads from the era.

The Pierre, a Taj Hotel, at 2 E. 61st St., which in “Mad Men” housed offices for the Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce firm, will host a party March 27 at its Two E Bar/Lounge in honor of the new season. Fans are invited to dress up in their favorite “Mad Men” outfits and try cocktails like a creme de menthe grasshopper or a “bikini martini,” a gin, schnapps and blue curacao drink created in honor of the character Joan Holloway. The $14 cocktails will be offered Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., along with a no-cover jazz duo.

One of the best places Zheutlin and Gelman ate while researching their cookbook was Keens Steakhouse, 72 W. 36th St. They found the steak “sumptuous,” and were amused to learn that Keens’ top chef had no idea the restaurant turned up in “Mad Men.” (It was the site of a client lunch in which Don and Pete Campbell discuss the sport of jai alai.)

Gelman said the show’s depiction of Keens also did not fully capture its rich atmosphere and quirky history. The restaurant dates to the 19th century and the low ceilings are lined with thousands of old clay pipes. Patrons like Teddy Roosevelt and Babe Ruth stored personal pipes on the premises for use when they dropped by.

In contrast, Sardi’s, 234 W. 44th St., was more faithfully recreated in a “Mad Men” episode, right down to the framed caricatures on the wall. Other “Mad Men” scenes took place at Dublin House, 225 W. 79th St., an old Irish pub where, on the show, Joan’s husband gets drunk; The Palm, 837 Second Ave., a seafood and steak restaurant; and Barbetta, an Italian restaurant at 321 W. 46th St., which Gelman says remains “absolutely luxurious and romantic. You feel like you’ve gone to another era.”

For Mad Men-style shopping, head to Bloomingdale’s at 59th Street and Lexington, where Pete returned a wedding gift. (Bonwit Teller, where Pete gets Joan to take care of a stained dress, no longer exists.) Or check out any of Manhattan’s Banana Republics. The chain did not exist in “Mad Men” days, but it’s selling a line of clothes inspired by the show.

While Mad Men mostly has an uptown look, the characters sometimes go for a walk on New York’s bohemian side. One episode finds Don with a girlfriend at the Gaslight Cafe in Greenwich Village for a poetry reading and folk music. The Gaslight, now defunct, was a real hangout for Beat poets and Bob Dylan. In May a club called 116 opened at the same address, 116 MacDougal St., with classic cocktails and acoustic rock.

If, like many Mad Men characters, you’re a smoker, the newly renovated Carnegie Club cigar lounge, 156 W. 56th St., hosts a viewing party for the season premiere March 25. The Carnegie is one of just a few places in Manhattan where you can legally smoke indoors while dining and drinking, just like they did in the ‘60s. No worries about the club’s TVs, though — they’re big screen plasmas, not vintage black-and-white.

Online

The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook: http://www.unofficialmadmencookbook.com/

Mad Men in New York: http://www.nycgo.com/slideshows/don-drapers-new-york

http://ny.eater.com/archives/2012/03/tv—guide—1.php

http://gridskipper.com/archives/entries/062/62605.php



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Travel deals: Galapagos savings

March 10, 2012 by  
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CIT Tours (cittours.ca) has an early booking discount on selected Galapagos Cruise Tours when booked by March 31. It applies on trips featuring the M/Y Galapagos Odyssey Tours, M/Y Galapagos Journey and the Ocean Spray Luxury Catamaran. The tours range from seven to 12 days and combine the charms of Quito, Ecuador’s capital city, with a Galapagos cruise. For example, take the M/Y Galapagos Journey Cruise Tour (for seven, eight or 11 days) and you can save up to $1,860 per couple when you book a 2012 departure before March 31. Or, you can save up to $2,480 per couple when you book and travel by March 31. Contact a travel consultant for complete details.

— Barbara Braidwood and Rick Cropp, Postmedia News

Article source: http://www.ottawacitizen.com/travel/Travel+deals+Galapagos+savings/6279470/story.html

Last Minute Travel Deals from Top Tour Providers Now Available on Tours4Fun

March 10, 2012 by  
Filed under Travel Deals

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles based online tour provider, Tours4Fun, has revealed their new deals section which includes a brand new feature for “Last Minute Deals” that allows travelers to save even more on travel. Tours4Fun strives on providing travelers with the best selection of tours at the best prices and their new deals offerings do just that.

Travelers can browse through the tours in the Last Minute Deals section and choose their favorite one to book on the spot. Discounts are applied to tours that are close to selling out depending on the number of seats or spots remaining on the tour. The section gives travelers the incentive of a discount if they book before it’s too late and it also helps providers fill up those last remaining seats on a tour.

“At Tours4Fun we want to make sure our client has all the available resources and information to allow them to fully take advantage of their travels. We want to provide our customers with not only the best selection of tours but we also want to provide them with the best deals, and our new deals section with “Last Minute Deals” and “Special Offers” will give them the chance to get the best deal online,” according to Tours4Fun CEO, Kevin Du.

Article source: http://www.sunherald.com/2012/03/09/3807512/last-minute-travel-deals-from.html

Last Minute Travel Deals from Top Tour Providers Now Available on Tours4Fun

March 10, 2012 by  
Filed under Travel Deals

LOS ANGELES, Mar 09, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) –
Los Angeles based online tour provider, Tours4Fun, has revealed their
new deals section which includes a brand new feature for “Last
Minute Deals” that allows travelers to save even more on travel.
Tours4Fun strives on providing travelers with the best selection of
tours at the best prices and their new deals offerings do just that.

Travelers can browse through the tours in the Last Minute Deals section
and choose their favorite one to book on the spot. Discounts are applied
to tours that are close to selling out depending on the number of seats
or spots remaining on the tour. The section gives travelers the
incentive of a discount if they book before it’s too late and it also
helps providers fill up those last remaining seats on a tour.

“At Tours4Fun we want to make sure our client has all the available
resources and information to allow them to fully take advantage of their
travels. We want to provide our customers with not only the best
selection of tours but we also want to provide them with the best deals,
and our new deals section with “Last Minute Deals” and “Special
Offers” will give them the chance to get the best deal online,”
according to Tours4Fun CEO, Kevin Du.

Everyone likes a good deal and the more you save by booking a Last
Minute Deal the more you’ll be able to splurge on yourself during your
trip. Take advantage of Tours4Fun’s Special Offers and Last Minute Deals
to get the most out of your travels.

About Tours4Fun

Tours4Fun, founded in 2006, is a thriving online travel supplier,
dedicated to providing the finest online purchasing experience for all
your travel needs. Tours4Fun strives to be the ultimate online travel
superstore with the widest selection and best prices.
www.tours4fun.com .

Social Media:

Twitter:
http://twitter.com/ #!/tours4fun Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/Tours4Fun

SOURCE: Tours4Fun



        
        Tours4Fun 
        Adriana Fernandez, 323-868-3869
        


Copyright Business Wire 2012

Comtex

Article source: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/last-minute-travel-deals-from-top-tour-providers-now-available-on-tours4fun-2012-03-09

Tokyo: Seven-day tour with airfare from LA starts at $1499

March 10, 2012 by  
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Tokyo Express from Friendly Planet Travel is just that: a quick trip to the Japanese capital that hits the highlights in just seven days for the amazingly low price of $1,499 per person.

The trip begins in Tokyo and includes one day of city touring to the Tokyo Tower, the Meiji Shrine, the East Garden of the Imperial Palace and then on to the Ginza, the popular market and shopping area. The rest of the time participants may kick around the city on their own or sign up for a guided walking tour around Tokyo neighborhoods ($80 per person) or an excursion to Mt. Fuji and Hakone (an extra $175 per person).

The deal: To check on the savings for this deal, I did some rough estimates of what airfare, five nights at the Keio Plaza Hotel, airport transfers and a city tour would cost without the package. My calculations came to about $1,900 per person. So two traveling together stand to save about $800.

When: Trip departures from Los Angeles are May 8 and Sept. 4.

Price: $1,499 per person, double occupancy. It includes round-trip airfare from L.A. to Tokyo, airline tax and fees as well as fuel surcharges, airport transfers, five nights at the Keio Plaza Hotel, daily breakfast buffet and city tour.

Contact: Friendly Planet Travel, (800) 555-5765

Article source: http://www.latimes.com/travel/deals/la-trb-tokyo-deal-20120306,0,1657933.story

Want to get a good deal on summer travel? As fuel and airfares rise, now is …

March 10, 2012 by  
Filed under Travel Deals

NEW YORK — Hoping to get a good deal on summer travel? Start planning now.

The official start to spring is still two weeks away, but airfares for summer are rising fast. Many fare-watchers think summer prices will be significantly higher than last year.

In past years, some savvy travelers who held out on buying tickets reaped the reward when prices fell. But fleet and route cutbacks have given airlines more of an upper hand than at any time since before the recession. Hotels and rental car companies are also raising prices.

Large U.S. airlines have collectively tried to raise prices four times this year and succeeded twice. Those price hikes, as little as $5 apiece, are expected to accelerate in April and May as many vacationers lock in their plans.

How much ticket prices go up will depend largely on the price of fuel, often an airline’s biggest expense. The average fare was 9 percent higher in January than a year earlier, according to the trade group Airlines for America.

So what’s a would-be traveler to do?

— STUDY EARLY: Start looking for a summer airfare about three months ahead of time (That’s right around … now.) If the fares seem too rich for your blood, don’t panic. Just because fares are higher than last year doesn’t mean they won’t fall between now and your summer vacation.

If you’re worried about waiting, use this trick: Select the flight you want and start booking it online. When you hit the point where you select a seat, look at the seat map. If it’s still fairly empty, wait. It’s likely the airline will lower prices to fill those seats.

Another trick: If you search repeatedly for the same flight over a couple of days, clear the “cookies” from your web browser. They’re small data files that let a website remember things about you the next time you visit. If you don’t clear them, you might see higher airfares than someone searching that fare for the first time.

The option to clear cookies is often found in your browser’s “Tools” menu. Or check here for a more in-depth guide: http://bit.ly/A7jqNq.

SHOP AROUND: All travel booking websites are not created equal. Some may offer lower prices than others. There are also benefits to visiting different types of sites. Expedia and Orbitz offer package deals that can save you hundreds of dollars if you’re booking a hotel or rental car together with airfare.

Those with fare predictor technology, like Bing.com, let travelers know if it’s a good time to book. And Southwest advertises fares only on its own site, so it’s important to check there if the airline flies to your area. More airlines are also offering sales on their own websites to draw traffic there.

And to ensure you’re getting the best deal, don’t forget fare alerts. You can set up alerts for specific destinations, or general ones for your departure city, at airfarewatchdog.com or farecompare.com. Twitter is also a great place to find deals. Follow airlines that fly from your home airport as well as a handful of travel sites to cover all your bases.

FOLLOW THE DEALS: Not sure where you want to go this summer? Orlando, Fla. — home to Disney World and most recently the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal— is topping fare-watcher lists for value this year. Both Orbitz and Hotwire ranked it the top destination for deals and entertainment. The average airfare there is about $306, according to Orbitz, while the average hotel room rate is just $104.

Other destinations in Florida like Tampa and Miami are also considered good values. Several airlines, including Spirit and JetBlue, have added flights to the Sunshine state over the last year, heating up competition and bringing down fares. Hotel rates in all three of those cities are under $150 a night.

Besides Florida, Hotwire ranks cities like Atlanta, Dallas and Houston as good value vacation spots because of the wide range of discounts. Orbitz says Las Vegas will also hold some of the best deals this year, due to some of the lowest airfares in the country and average hotel room rates under $100.

BE FLEXIBLE: Don’t just compare airlines. It’s important to compare airports, too. A longer drive might be worth it for a cheaper fare.

And don’t assume that bigger airports offer cheaper fares. While it’s usually true, airlines sometimes put less popular fares to smaller cities on sale to fill seats, said FareCompare’s Rick Seaney.

Another big mistake, Seaney said, is assuming so-called discount airlines always offer the cheapest fares. Airlines like Southwest and JetBlue, just like their competitors, tend to offer higher fares on routes where they have less competition.

Article source: http://www.greenfieldreporter.com/view/story/49b03e47770f4712af7cb714a970cc71/US--Smart-Spending-Summer-Travel/

Travel Deals: Get outdoors for a nature, history or adventure tour

March 10, 2012 by  
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Mongolia

Pioneer Expeditions has a one-of-a-kind Mongolian adventure that takes visitors back to the time of Genghis Khan, the military leader. Stay in a ger camp, a three-hour drive from Ulaanbaatar, the capital, and attend a shaman ceremony, try on a “deel” costume, cook a traditional meal and learn to lasso horses, besides warrior training and lessons in archery and riding.

The nine-day trip costs £2,150 (Dh12,500) per person, including accommodation, all meals, local transport, riding expeditions (with 4×4 support), lessons in battle tactics, archery and Mongolian wrestling, and a short tour of Ulaanbaatar. International airfare not included. Visit www.pioneerexpeditions.com for more information and to book.

Iceland

Capture the Northern Lights on a photography holiday in Iceland. Highlights of the trip include a drive through the spectacular scenery of Iceland’s south coast, a visit to the natural ice caves beneath the Vatnajökull Glacier, an afternoon by the geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon and a visit to the Skógar Folk Museum.

The eight-day trip costs from Dh9,600 per person, including lessons conducted by a photography tutor and photo development, accommodation close to Glacier Lagoon, daily breakfast and lunch, local transport, and transfers to and from Reykjavik airport. International airfare not included. Departures in April, September and October. For more details, visit www.responsibletravel.com.

Spain

This week-long birdwatching trip in eastern Spain is based in Quatretondeta, a tiny mountain village in the Alicante Mountains. Accompanied by an ornithologist, you’ll explore woods, miles of olive terraces and the dramatic Barranco del Sinc gorge while keeping an eye out for Bonelli’s eagles, nightingales, wrynecks and golden eagles (there are 19 breeding pairs in the mountains) and other species. Also included in the trip is a full day at Valencia’s Albufeira lagoon, famous for its rich birdlife.

From €850 (Dh4,120) per person, full board, including airport transfers, round-trip cruise to Albufeira and entrance fees to sites, parks and projects. International airfare not included. For more information, visit http://mountainwalks.com.

Turkey

Enjoy a hot-air balloon ride over Cappadocia and explore the landscape of the region on this seven-day trip organised by Journey Anatolia. Highlights include accommodation in a troglodyte hotel with spacious cave or stone rooms, a whirling dervish ceremony at a restored caravanserai, and visits to frescoed cave churches, monasteries, Ihlara Canyon and the valley of “fairy chimneys”.

The trip costs from Dh3,780 per person, based on two sharing, including some meals, a hot-air balloon ride and two full-day guided tours in the area. International airfare not included. Visit www.journeyanatolia.com for more details and to book.

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Article source: http://www.thenational.ae/lifestyle/travel/travel-deals-get-outdoors-for-a-nature-history-or-adventure-tour