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Travel deals: Spring and summer sojourns

From a family adventure in Madagascar to a 10-day tour of Europe, the next few months are full of offers for tempting getaways.

Pioneer Expeditions has a two-week tour of Madagascar's northern region that promises close encounters with nature. Getty Images
Pioneer Expeditions has a two-week tour of Madagascar's northern region that promises close encounters with nature. Getty Images

Stop in Singapore

Singapore Airlines has stop-over packages in Singapore from US$33 (Dh121), including taxes, based on two sharing hotel accommodation, airport transfers, unlimited rides on the SIA hop-on city buses, admission to major attractions, vouchers for dining in the city and shopping at Changi Airport. Bookings must be made by March 28 for stays completed by March 31. For more details, call 02 622 1110 or visit www.singaporeair.com.

Bag an Indochina deal

Save on your summer holiday with one of Travel Indochina's trips in May or June - there's a discount of £250 (Dh1,493) per person on all "small group" 10-day journeys across a range of destinations in Asia, including Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Tibet, India and Japan. The 10-day "Cycling Cambodia" journey takes visitors down jungle paths around the vast Angkor temple complex, and to the Mekong islands and the seaside towns of Kep and Kampot. The tour costs from US$1,715 (Dh6,300) per person, based on two sharing, and departs on June 11. The offer only applies to new bookings made before March 31 for departures between May 1 and June 30. Visit www.travelindochina.co.uk or call 01865 268 940.

Back to Bangkok

Sukothai Bangkok is celebrating its 20th birthday with an anniversary package that costs from 9,200 Thai baht (Dh1,110) per night in a double room, with breakfast, free mini-bar, Wi-Fi access and taxes. Visitors get spa and dining credit worth 1,200 baht (Dh145) for every room booked, and 2,000 baht (242) for every suite. The offer is based on a minimum two-night stay and is valid until October 31. To book, visit www.sukothai.com.

Euro adventure

See London, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland with Cox & Kings's "European grandeur" holiday. The 10-day trip begins in London with a city tour and goes on to take in the major sights in all the countries on the list: Grand Square and chocolatiers in Brussels; canal cruises, museums, an afternoon at a diamond factory and a day of sightseeing in Amsterdam; the Cologne Cathedral, a cruise down the Rhine, a drive to Heidelberg and a morning in Alstadt in Germany; a drive through Switzerland's Black Forest, and a whirlwind tour of Zurich and Lucerne, and two nights in Paris before heading back to London. Prices for April come with a discount of US$100 (Dh368) and start at $1,599 (Dh9,588) per person, based on two sharing, with accommodation, most meals, transport, taxes and the services of a guide. The price does not include international airfare. Call 04 357628 or visit www.coxandkings.ae for more details.

Madagascar calling

Take off on an adventure in Madagascar with Pioneer Expeditions's two-week trip. Explore the northern region of the island by 4WD and foot and stay in a hut on a beach, an eco hotel and a luxurious lodge in a national park. Explore Ankarafantsika National Park on Lac Ravelobe (home to several species of lemur) with walking trails, hikes and wildlife-spotting expeditions; an overnight stay at Ankarana Special Reserve, known for its limestone karst pinnacles; shopping in the traditional markets of Ankify, a small fishing village; a trip to Montagne d'Ambre National Park, famous for its waterfalls, volcanic lakes and flora; and a visit to the dry tropical forests of Montagne de Francais, with its baobabs, intricate cave systems and fish eagles. Spend the last two days lounging on the sparkling beaches of Sakalava, where you can try kite- or windsurfing on the shallow lagoons. Activities include rafting on the rapids of Ikopa River and camping on Gondwana Island. The 14-day trip costs from £1,995 (Dh7,137) per person based on two sharing, excluding flights. Visit www.pioneerexpeditions.com or www.responsibletravel.com for more information.

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