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Holidays under $1,000: Vietnam, Thailand, New Zealand

Posted: 26 April 2018 2:44 pm

Our round-up of the best holiday packages you can book for $1,000 or less.

Whether you’re after luxury for a bargain or just want to get off-the-beaten track and explore at your own pace this week’s round-up of the best deals really has something for everyone.

You can indulge in a 3-night getaway to Vietnam or Tokyo or opt for something longer with week-long stays in China, New Zealand and Thailand.

$599: 6-day China tour including flights

Explore China and get a taste of both the rural and metropolitan sides of the country on a 6-day highlights tour. Climb the Great Wall, practise Tai Chi in the Temple of Heaven, stand in Tiananmen Square and wander through the imposing walls of the Forbidden City.

Includes: Round-trip flights, internal transport, 5 nights’ accommodation in a twin share, breakfast daily, 4 lunches, and 1 dinner and an English speaking tour guide.

Need to know:

  • Price is per person based on a twin share
  • Flights depart from Melbourne and Sydney
  • Travel dates available from June - December 2018
  • Prices do not include visas or travel insurance

$445: 3 nights in Ho Chi Minh City with flights

Spend 3 tranquil nights in the historical district and enjoy all that Ho Chi Minh has to offer. Hit the spa, get haggling in the massive Ben Thanh market, get underground in the Cu Chi Tunnels and do as the locals do by indulging in some Vietnamese coffee.

Includes: Return flights and 3 nights accommodation at the 3.5-star EMM Hotel Saigon in a superior room.

Need to know:

  • Price is per person based on a twin share
  • Flights depart from Perth (the package will be $519 from Gold Coast, $529 from Melbourne or $535 from Sydney)
  • Travel dates are from 5 - 31 October

$555: 8-day New Zealand South Island campervan holiday

This is the ideal holiday if you want the ultimate freedom to travel New Zealand at your own leisure. Make your own adventure and stop at hidden lakes bordered by primeval rainforest or sweeping beaches just ready for you to jump in take a dip.

Includes: Return flights, 8-day Britz Voyager 4-Berth Campervan hire with unlimited kilometres and everything you’ll need to make your off-the-beaten-track adventure comfortable.

Need to know:

  • Price is per person based on a twin share
  • Flights depart from Sydney (The package will be $625 from Melbourne or $675 from Brisbane)
  • Travel is available from 1 - 23 September

$749: 3 night Tokyo getaway with flights

Explore Tokyo during autumn, one of the best times to visit and experience a city filled with modern delights and traditional experiences around every corner. After a busy day of sightseeing, you can relax with a panoramic view of night time Tokyo from your room right in the heart of the city’s business district.

Includes: Return airfares and three nights accommodation at the 3-star Toshi Center Hotel Tokyo in a standard double room.

Need to know:

  • Price is per person based on a twin share
  • Flights depart from Melbourne, Gold Coast and Sydney (Departures from Perth start at $775)
  • Travel dates available from 1 August - 15 September

$959: Thailand 5-star escape for 10 nights including flights

Located on Kamala Beach, the 5-star Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas is a sophisticated gem boasting picturesque views of Phuket’s west coast. When you’re not exploring the sights of Phuket, you can soak up the sun by the pool and unwind with a cocktail at the poolside bar.

Includes: Return airfares, 10-night stay in Sea View Studio, breakfast daily, fruit and welcome drink on arrival, two signature cocktails, late 4pm check-out, two spa treatments or Thai dinner for two, 30% off spa treatments and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Need to know:

  • Price is per person based on a twin share
  • Flights depart from Perth
  • Travel period is for dates between 26 April - 20 June, 11 July - 20 September and 4 - 31 October

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