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Argentina, air/8 nights, from $1,659

Highlights of this guided tour include Iguazu Falls, the picturesque town of Bariloche at the base of the Andes, and happening Buenos Aires.

The Real Deal: Round-trip airfare on LAN Airlines, two nights at the Panoramic Hotel Iguazú in Iguazú Falls, two nights at the Cacique Inacayal Lake Hotel in Bariloche, and four nights at the Dazzler Tower San Martin in Buenos Aires, intra-Argentina flights, ground transportation and transfers, breakfast daily, sightseeing tours and entrance fees, the services of an English-speaking guide, and fuel surcharges, from $1,659 per person—plus about $110 in taxes and fees.

When: April 10, May 8, 2010; add $100 for March 20; add $200 for Feb. 13.

Gateways: Miami.

The fine print: Does not include taxes of about $110 per person. Based on double occupancy; single supplement is $499. Use tour code d-000. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.

Book by: Dec. 18, 2009.

Contact: Friendly Planet, 800/555-5765,

Why it’s a deal: We priced this multicity itinerary on Kayak for travel in mid-April and found a $1,455 fare (Aerolineas Argentinas). For $314 more, including all taxes, this package covers eight nights' accommodations, sightseeing activities and entrance fees, and the valuable services of a guide. Also, the price will go up by $300 per person after Dec. 18.

More: There are optional tours available, starting at $21 per person for a day excursion from Bariloche to the Mount Cathedral ski resort.