updated 3/26/2010 9:37:59 AM ET 2010-03-26T13:37:59

The Real Deal: Multicity airfare on American Airlines or Lasca Airlines, arriving in Oaxaca and departing from Cancún; flights within Mexico on Mexicana Airlines; 10 nights' accommodations (three nights at the Hotel Los Olivos Spa in Oaxaca, three nights at the Hotel Del Principado in Mexico City, and four nights at the all-inclusive Oasis Viva Beach resort in Cancún); breakfast daily; and all fuel surcharges, taxes, and fees, from $879 per person.

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When: Through May 31.

Gateways: Houston; add $119 for L.A.; $139 for Atlanta; $140 for Miami; $186 for New York City; $227 for San Francisco; and $256 for Seattle; $310 for Baltimore.

The fine print: Includes all taxes and fees. Based on double occupancy; single supplement is $342. The starting rate is based on May 12 departures; rates for other dates might be slightly higher. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.

Book by: No deadline; based on availability.

Contact: Latin Destinations, 866/645-2846, latindestinations.com.

Why it's a deal: In a recent Kayak search, we found a $364 multicity fare (Houston to Oaxaca, Cancún to Houston) for travel in mid-May (American Airlines). For $515 more, this Latin Destinations package includes airfare, plus flights within Mexico, 10 nights' accommodations, and all taxes in just one booking. The trip cost breaks down to about $90 per person per night.

More: Optional activities include a guided tour of Oaxaca ($66 for two people); transportation and a guided tour to the archaeological treasures at Teotihuacan, an hour outside Mexico City ($86 for two people); and a guided tour to the Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza ($148 for two people). It's possible to add nights in each city, but costs will vary depending on travel dates and hotels selected. Other hotel options are available in each city for an additional cost.

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