Traveller deals: Samoa savings



Explore diverse culinary traditions on a 10-day tour of George Town and Penang, Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur and Malacca. Included is high-end accommodation, two cooking classes and all meals. Cost is $2640 (down from $3220) a person twin share for an October 15 departure. Phone (02) 9572 7622. See


Save 25 per cent on a seven-day Highlights of Jordan tour that features top accommodation, a 4WD desert trek, visits to Petra and the Dead Sea, and a cooking class. Book any departure before May 30 and save $970 a person twin share. From $2930. Phone 1300 590 317. See



Get $350 a person off an eight-day Saletoga Sands Resort & Spa Samoa holiday package. It includes seven nights for the price of five in an ocean-view villa with breakfast, an Apia tour and four days' car hire. Price is $1139 a person. Book before September 30 for travel September 11-March 31. Phone 1300 363 055. See


Funky new hotel Mode Sathorn has a great opening rate for Australian travellers. Pay $42 a person twin share on a room for two with breakfast included. The rate, nearly 50 per cent off the regular, is for travel until December 31. Phone Flight Centre on 133 133. (Not available online.)



Be super-quick - this deal expires on September 9. It includes flights and six nights in the four-star Sun Island Hotel Legian, daily breakfast and Wi-Fi. Price is $875 departing Sydney, $839 from Brisbane and Melbourne. Valid for stays January 19-March 31. Phone 1300 301 711. See


Scenic Tours is offering early-bird discounts on its South America small-ship cruising for 2015. Itineraries include Machu Picchu, Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro. A 20-day Icons of South America from Lima to Rio costs $11,995 a person twin share, with a free flight for one. Phone 1300 723 642.