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Out of This World Luxury Travel For Less


After Labor Day, even more opportunities open up for those with time and means.

Editor's Note: This is the latest in a series on luxury travel bargains. See Cheap Thrills for Travelers.

Cheer up. Summer may be over, but your best times are still ahead of you.

If summer was a bummer for the travel industry, now that September is here, you'll have even more opportunity to wallow in luxury for less.

This week, we're looking for luxury getaways at a substantial discount, available from right this minute until the end of 2009, or thereabouts.

Some of the deals featured may not still be available when you click, but you'll find other appealing offers at the links offered, and maybe even better ones.

Out Of This World

If you're going to go away at all, you might as well flee to a remote exotic destination, preferably one that you can credibly claim has no wireless access.

That's one of the benefits of luxury adventure travel. These are active vacations in off-the-beaten-path places. But they're not backpacking expeditions. You get the best accommodations available, and a tour guide to keep things going smoothly.

In that category, Geographic Expeditions is offering $1,000 per person off its "Essence of Bhutan" tour dates through 2009, plus savings on trans-Pacific business class airfare to get there. The 14-day tour, which costs about $4,550 per person with the discount, promises to take you to the remote villages and hidden valleys of the South Asian kingdom.

The same company has similar specials on its escorted tours of the Galapagos Islands,
and a trip to the African nations of Ghana and Mali.

Southwind Adventures has some unusual policies that actually benefit the pariahs of the travel industry: single people and families.

Although it doesn't have any obvious fire sales going on, this specialist in South American adventure travel encourages single people to contact the company about joining small groups for upcoming tours, a potential money-saver from the dreaded single supplement. Its site features a Family Adventures section, with rates at a sliding scale for more pint-sized participants. There are also early-booking discounts.

The company runs rain forest treks, Amazon cruises, and archaeological explorations. Prices range from about $2,000 for an eight-day Amazon wildlife tour to more than $7,000 for a 17-day cruise and tours of the Galapagos Islands and Machu Picchu.
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