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Shenandoah National Park, 3 nights, $460

On this backpacking and camping trip, you'll see Virginia's glorious Blue Ridge Mountains from Skyline Drive and the Appalachian Trail.

The Real Deal: Three nights' lodging in Shenandoah National Park (one night at a campground, two nights of backcountry camping), tents and other camping gear, ground transportation, all meals, and the services of two naturalist guides, for $460 per person—including taxes.

When: Aug. 27, Sept. 10, 24, Oct. 1, 8, 2009.

The fine print: The trip price quoted is for REI members; add $40 for nonmembers. REI's lifetime membership is just $20. All taxes included. Based on single or double occupancy. Maximum group size is 10. See what gear you'll need to bring here. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.

Book by: No deadline; based on availability.

Contact: REI Adventures, 800/622-2236,

Why it's a deal: Once you meet up at the REI store in Fairfax, Va., almost everything you need will be provided by this package, including the services of two hiking guides (who are also trained in first aid), tents, and meals. The trip price breaks down to about $153 per person per night.