Return airfares to Samoa from Auckland and five nights accommodation are on offer from $849 each, twin-share, but must be booked by close of business this Thursday (July 15). Flying from Wellington or Christchurch is priced from $1009 each, twin-share. Travel between October 15 and December 15 or between January 15 and March 31 next year.
Contact: Flight Centre, 0800 427 555
On the web: flightcentre.co.nz
Return flights to Adelaide from Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch, three nights at Breakfree Directors Studios and a three-night Captain Cook Murray Princess Wetlands Discovery Cruise are priced from $1799, each, twin-share. Travel between August 1 and December 2. Book by August 31.
Contact: House of Travel, 0800 838 747
On the web: houseoftravel.co.nz
A 10-day Yucatan jungle and ruins tour is priced from $1856 each, twin-share, for a mid-August departure. You'll stay in the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve and visit the ruins of Mayan, Tulum and Chichén Itz.
Contact: GAP Adventures, 0800 333 307
On the web: gapadventures.com and use trip code CMAY
A 12-night China and Japan Explorer Cruise is $2480 each, twin share, departing from Osaka and taking you to Hiroshima, Russia, South Korea and the Forbidden City and Great Wall of China. Or choose a 16-night South China Sea cruise, priced at $2944 each, twin-share, and sail to Shanghai via Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Taiwan and the southern Japanese islands of Okinawa. Both Pacific Cruises journeys can be booked through most travel agents.
Join the tallship Soren Larsen in Vanuatu on a 10-day sail, visiting remote islands. There are two trips to choose from: July 26 to August 5, or August 30 to September 9. The price is $3495 each.
On the web: sorenlarsen.co.nz