x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 27 July 2017

Travel Deals: Swim or paddle, it's time to get in the water

Enjoy a special family package at Atlantis The Palm, discover inner peace on a yoga retreat to Morocco and choose between two great kayaking destinations.

Enjoy daily sea kayaking excursions in Croatia to take in the islands of Kolocep and Ruda.
Enjoy daily sea kayaking excursions in Croatia to take in the islands of Kolocep and Ruda.

Atlantis package for Visa card members

This summer, Atlantis the Palm has a "Magic Family Moments" package for Visa card holders. For Dh1,914, a family of four (two children under 12) can enjoy a night's accommodation in a double room, including breakfast, dinner to the value of Dh800, two spa treatments for the price of one, a complimentary afternoon pass to the Kids' Club, access to the Lost Chambers Aquarium, Aquaventure Water Park and beach, and taxes. The offer is valid for stays between June 10 and September 30. Visit www.atlantisthepalm.com to book.

Yoga holiday in Essaouira, Morocco

Head to the fortified Moroccan coastal town of Essaouira for an eight-day yoga retreat led by an experienced instructor at Riad Maison du Sud. Located in the medina and close to the seafront, the 18th-century riad has traditional Moorish-style rooms and a restaurant offering local cuisine. There's plenty to see in Essaouira, a Unesco World Heritage Site, besides activities that include riding, trekking and surfing. The trip costs from Dh2,865 per person, including accommodation based on two sharing, some meals, two yoga classes and one meditation session per day. International airfare not included. Book through www.responsibletravel.com.

Hong Kong Disneyland with Mandarin Oriental

Stay a minimum of two nights at the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong and enjoy complimentary entry to Hong Kong Disneyland. The "Family Fun" package costs from HK$4,620 (Dh2,187) per night, based on two sharing a double room, and includes breakfast, a two-day Disneyland pass for two, a special edition "Toy Story Land" shopping bag, and taxes. Valid until July 11; go to www.mandarinoriental.com for more details.

Mahaweli River expedition in Sri Lanka

This four-day adventure holiday organised by Borderlands, a travel company based in Sri Lanka, is packed with kayaking adventures down the mighty Mahaweli River and a series of hikes through the Wasgamuwa National Park, which is located in the heart of Sri Lanka's "Cultural Triangle". From US$385 (Dh1,414) per person, full board, including all camping gear and safety equipment, and an itinerary of activities. International airfare not included. Departures in June; visit www.discoverborderlands.com.

Sea kayaking in Dubrovnik, Croatia

Book a week-long sea kayaking holiday in Dubrovnik, with overnight stays in guesthouses along the Mediterranean coastline. During daily kayaking explorations, usually at a range of 15km to 20km from the shoreline, you'll visit the islands of Kolocep and Ruda. The seven-day trip costs from €715 (Dh3,446) per person, including accommodation, some meals, experienced sea kayaking instructors and all transfers. International airfare not included. Book through www.responsibletravel.com.