Deals of the week: take a Captain Cook

MANDALAY OVER

Cruiseco is offering a substantial last-minute discount on an 11-night Myanmar river cruise package. The holiday includes a return economy-class airfare, one night at the Chatrium Hotel in Yangon, two nights at the Mandalay Hill Resort in Mandalay, and an eight-night river cruise on board the Orient Pandaw. The cruise includes all on-board meals, local beers, spirits and soft drinks, breakfast daily, lunch and dinner as specified in the itinerary, sightseeing, transfers, gratuities, port charges and taxes. The cost is $3999 a person based on twin share, a saving of $2300 a person. Single cabins are available from $4999, a saving of $5000.

Applicable upstream Prome to Mandalay departures are: September 1, October 3 and October 19. Applicable downstream Mandalay to Prome departures are: September 7 and 23 and October 9 and 25.

Phone (02) 9492 8520; see cruising.com.au.

FLAKE OUT

The Thredbo Family Snow Play Special package includes three nights' accommodation at the Lantern Thredbo Apartments for the price of two, and a family pass to ride the Thredbo chairlift. Valid for stays September 15-30, the deals cost $634 for a family of four. For stays September 30 until October 31 the package costs $430.

Phone 1800 020 598; see lanternapartments.com.au.

FOOTY FOREVER

Just in time for the AFL finals series, hotels.com is offering 30 per cent off stays at the Citigate Melbourne. The modern 179-room Accor hotel, located near the MCG at 270 Flinders Street, features a lobby restaurant and bar and a fitness centre. The deal costs from $139 a room, a night, and is valid for sale and stays until October 31.

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Phone 1800 846 835; see hotels.com.

WHAT A GAS

African Ubuntu Safaris is offering a free hot air balloon ride over the Masai Mara valued at $450 a person on bookings of its 13-day Kenya and Tanzania safari. The small-group tour is priced is from $4440 a person, twin share. The offer is valid for bookings until December 31.

See africanubuntusafaris.com.au.

OH, CALCUTTA

Active Travel has a two-for-one last-minute special on Ganges River Cruises. One is a seven-night (September 20-27) Kolkata to Jangipur cruise, priced from $US2129 ($2315) for two, the other a six-night (October 19-25) Patna to Farakka cruise, priced from $US2444 for two. Both cruises include all meals, excursions and sightseeing, English-speaking guide, some rail tickets and transfers. Phone (02) 6249 6122; see activetravel.com.au.

MATE'S RATES

Captain Cook Cruises has a "take a mate for half price" sale going. The sale is valid on all three-, four- and seven-night Yasawa Islands and northern Fiji cruises onboard the 120-passenger MV Reef Endeavour. The offers are valid for sale until September 30 and valid for travel November 1-March 31.

Phone (02) 9126 8160; see captaincook.com.fj.

OVER THE TOP

APT is offering deals on all of its 2014 4WD Kimberley Wilderness Adventures. For example, a 15-day Kimberley Complete departing in April, May or September 2014 costs $7995 a person, twin share, a saving of $1600 a couple. The price includes all accommodation, three-course dinners served under the stars, welcome and farewell dinners at Cable Beach Club Sunset Bar & Grill, all sightseeing, park and excursion fees, transfers and additional guides on selected walks. Bookings must be made by December 31 to qualify.

Phone 1800 240 504; see aptouring.com.au/kimberley.

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