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Tours and cruises in Austria, Southeast Asia and Colombia
JACKSON HOLE, WYO.
Get your fill of nature with LEED-certified Hotel Terra's "Eco-Adventure" package to capture on film the best of Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons. Then, after a long day of eco-touring, wind down by reviewing the highlights on the plasma screen in your plush room.
Dates: Available May 1 through Sept. 30.
Price: From $348 a night (three-night minimum), including lodging for two, breakfasts, a full day on Eco Tour Adventures' bio-fueled SUV with a wilderness guide, a Flip Ultra camera and viewing tools (spotting scopes and binoculars), snacks and lunch. Price excludes taxes and fees.
Contact: Hotel Terra, Jackson Hole; (800) 631-6281, www.hotelterrajacksonhole.com
Burst into song as Julie Andrews did as you tour "The Sound of Music" countryside on Gutsy Women Travel's "Eight Day Allure of Austria" tour. Small groups will experience the best of Austria, including touring the Wachau Valley, seeing Mozart's birth home, learning to waltz and visiting Vienna's Museum of Art History.
Itinerary: Salzburg to Melk, Krems, Schönbrunn and Vienna.
Dates: June 29 to July 6.
Price: Starting at $1,899 per person, double occupancy ($2,299 single supplement), land only, (with airfare, prices start at $3,089 per person), including two nights at the Hotel Altstadt Radisson Salzburg, four nights at the Hotel Savoyen Vienna, six breakfasts, two dinners and a tour manager throughout. Price excludes airport taxes and fees.
Contact: Gutsy Women Travel, Fort Washington, Pa.; (866) 464-8879, www.gutsywomentravel.com
South China Sea cruise
Spend two weeks in the South China Sea aboard the upscale Azamara Quest exploring the highlights of Hong Kong, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Singapore.
Itinerary: Hong Kong to Hue and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Sihanoukville, Cambodia; Bangkok, Thailand; and Singapore.
Dates: Jan. 9-23, 2010.
Price: $1,999, double occupancy ($3,689 single supplement) per person, including meals and entertainment but not including airfare, taxes and fees, transfers, travel insurance and optional land excursions.
Info: Azamara Cruises, Miami; (877) 999-9553; www.azamaracruises.com
Lend a hand
Give back to a city that offers the traveler so much. The New Orleans Marriott presents the "Build & Bond" deal, which helps volunteer groups lend a hand.
Dates: Available now, with no end date specified.
Price: $84 a night, up to quadruple occupancy, including use of a meeting room, parking for group vans, a resource kit that includes local transportation information, 50% off parking for personal vehicles and discounted box lunches.
Contact: Marriott, New Orleans; (504) 581-1000, www.nolamarriott.com
Sun and culture
Bask in Colombia's sun and culture with Yampu's "Highlight Trip," which takes you to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Caribbean beaches, a biosphere reserve and a national park.
Itinerary: Cartagena and San Andrés.
Dates: Departure dates on an ongoing basis.
Price: Land only from $1,706; double occupancy (single supplement $2,442), including three-star overnight accommodations, some meals, a guided tour of Old Town Cartagena, a cruise to Islas del Rosario, a flight and transfer from Cartagena to San Andrés, a San Andrés Island tour and a transfer from San Andrés to Bogotá.
Info: Yampu, New York; (888) 926-7801, www.yampu.com