Traveller deals: fantastic Phuket



Pay for four, stay for eight nights at Centara Kata Resort. The package includes breakfast daily, a Thai cooking class and boat tour of Phi Phi Island. Costs from $415 a person, twin share. Valid for sale till August 31, and for travel August 1-October 31. Phone 1300 799 783. See


Explore the streets of Marrakech and Fes, camp in luxury in the Sahara and have many other adventures on this 15-day tour. Included: city tours, a Sahara desert camp stay, lunch in a Palm Valley family home, other meals and more. Now 15 per cent off at $2599 for the September 7 departure.

Phone 1300 180 969. See



Kings Canyon Resort is offering two-for-one deals on helicopter tours and "Under a Desert Moon", its signature outback dinner. To get the deal, book the two-night Kings Canyon Experience. Costs from $758 for travel till October 31, which includes two nights in a Standard Room and breakfast daily for two adults. Phone 1300 233 432. See


Raffles Hotel Le Royal in Phnom Penh and Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor in Siem Reap have some great winter packages, including 25 per cent off rates, upgrade, and hotel bar and restaurant discounts. Valid until October 31, for stays of three nights or more. See



Save 10 per cent on early bookings of Back-Roads Touring's five-day "A Taste of Scotland with Carolyn Robb, Former Royal Chef" tour. Robb cooked for Prince Charles and Princess Diana for 11 years. It includes a dinner on the Royal Yacht Britannia. From $5125 a person twin share until August 31 for departures April-October 2015.


Save $7000 a person on a 35-day holiday to France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Malta and Spain. It includes a 28-day cruise departing Barcelona on July 4, flights and a three-night stopover at Raffles in Dubai and four nights at the Renaissance Barcelona Hotel. Costs $10,449 a person twin share. Phone 1300 369 848. See



Small group adventure tour operator Geckos Adventures is offering a new 15-day cycling trip through Vietnam in partnership with Reid Cycles. Participants pedal from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi, past Nha Trang's beaches, Hoi An's countryside, Hue's Perfume River and the Red River Delta to Halong Bay. It departs November 22 and costs $1186 a person. Use of bikes and a $100 Reid voucher are included. See