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updated 12/30/2008 9:51:19 AM ET 2008-12-30T14:51:19

The real deal: Round-trip airfare on Singapore Airlines, two local flights (Seoul to Singapore, and Singapore to Bali), eight nights' accommodations, sightseeing tours, airport-hotel transfers, admission fees and unlimited rides on the hop-on bus in Singapore, from $1,299 per person — plus taxes of $525.

When: Through March 31, 2009.

Gateways: L.A., San Francisco; add $175 for Denver, Houston, New York City, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Seattle; $250 for Boston, D.C., Hartford; $300 for Austin, Dallas, San Antonio; $350 for Chicago, Kansas City, Minneapolis, St. Louis; additional gateways are available.

The fine print: The lowest rates are based on weekday afternoon departures; add $150 per person to fly Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Breakfast daily is included except in Singapore, where you'll receive vouchers for 50 percent off meals. An additional $94 in taxes and $431 in fuel surcharges (a total of $525 per person) are not included. Based on double occupancy; single supplement starts at $455. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.

Book by: No deadline; based on availability.

Contact: Sayang Holidays, 888/472-9264, sayangholidays.com.

Why it's a deal: According to a recent Kayak search, the lowest multicity fares — from L.A. to Seoul, from Seoul to Singapore, from Singapore to Bali, and from Bali to L.A. — start at $1,721 with taxes for departures in mid-January (multiple carriers). That's only $103 less than this entire Sayang Holidays package, including taxes and fees.

Even if you don't include the cost of the local flights, a two-way ticket for travel from L.A. to Seoul and from Bali to L.A. starts at $1,313 with taxes (Japan Airlines). Consider that for an additional $511 per person, Sayang will cover international airfare and two local flights as well as eight nights' accommodations, some breakfasts, meal discounts, sightseeing tours, admission fees, airport-hotel transfers, taxes and fuel surcharges.

Tour highlights: A half-day city tour of downtown Seoul passing through Cheong Wa Dae (the Blue House, office of the president), Gyeongbok Palace, the National Folk Museum, and the Jogyesa temple. Admission to Singapore's Sentosa Island, the National Orchid Garden, Jurong BirdPark, Singapore Zoo, the Malay Heritage Centre, a Singapore River Cruise and unlimited rides on the city's hop-on bus. In Bali, a full day tour of Ubud and the volcano Mount Agung and a Barong and Kris dance performance.

Lodging: Two nights at Hyundai Residence or Biwon Hotel in Seoul; two nights at Peninsula Excelsior Hotel, Allson Hotel, or a similar hotel in Singapore; and four nights at the Parigata Resort and Spa in Bali.

Add $326 per person for a package featuring hotel upgrades to the Novotel Ambassador Gangnam Seoul in Seoul, Traders Hotel or a similar hotel in Singapore, and Grand Mirage Resort in Bali; or $626 per person to stay at Intercontinental Grand Seoul in Seoul, the Hilton Singapore or a similar hotel in Singapore, and Meliá Bali in Bali.

More: If you'd like to extend your stay, you can do so for an additional $80 per person at the Hyundai Residence or Biwon Hotel in Seoul; $135 per person at the Allson (or a similar property) in Singapore; and $50 per person at the Parigata Resort and Spa in Bali.

Before you go: For up-to-date information and sightseeing suggestions, visit the official tourism sites for Korea, Singapore and Bali. Note that U.S. passport holders do not need a visa to enter Korea or Singapore. A seven-day visa for entry into Indonesia can be obtained at the airport in Bali for $10. (Make sure you have enough space in your passport, since the visa takes up an entire page.)

Copyright © 2012 Newsweek Budget Travel, Inc.

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