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Another week, another set of great deals from travel providers across the globe.

Whether you’re headed for some beachside R&R in Mexico, an adrenaline-fueled whitewater rafting adventure in Utah, or a South African spa and safari vacation, we’ve got travel experiences that won’t break the bank.

Plus, don’t miss the latest airfare war sparked by Southwest’s 40th birthday promotion.

And if you’re a real procrastinator, don’t forget to check back tomorrow for our roundup of July 4 experiences across the USA.

American Airlines Crashes Southwest’s 40th Birthday Party

Grab it while it lasts. Southwest Airlines is offering one-way tickets from $40, $80 or $120, depending on the distance of travel. Tickets must be purchased 11:59 p.m. PST for travel between August 23 and November 16, 2011.

Meanwhile, American Airlines has announced its own fall deal from $40 each way, with the same travel dates, that also expires today.

All Rooms (Including Suites) from $199 at Club Med Ixtapa Pacific

Book by June 27 and the all-inclusive Club Med Ixtapa Pacific is offering all room categories from $199 a night. This rate is available for stays through June 27 and from August 27 through December 16, 2011, and is based on availability. Club Med membership fees are an additional $60 per adult and $30 per child.

Located between the Sierra Madre mountains and the Pacific Ocean, about 160 miles north of Acapulco, this resort features hacienda-style accommodations. Rates include accommodations, all meals, kids’ clubs, watersports and outdoor activities, and airport transfers.

For more information, visit

Kids Raft Free with Dvorak Expeditions this Summer

Head to Utah’s Green River for a family adventure with Dvorak Expeditions rafting tours. A six-day, five-night trip starts from $1,051 per person, with kids ages 5-12 rafting for free (representing a savings of $946 per child). The price includes guided tours, all gear and equipment, meals, and ground transportation.

The Green River traverses Utah’s deepest canyon and is considered to be one of the top places for beginner to intermediate rafters with more than 60 rapids along the 84-mile route.

For more information, visit

Spa and Safari Days in South Africa from $2,999 with Lion World Tours

Who says luxury has to cost a fortune? Lion World Tours is offering a spa and safari vacation to South Africa from $2,999 per person, including airfare. Spend four nights at The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa in Cape Town, and two nights at the upscale Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat at the foothills of the Cederberg Mountains.

This package includes airfare from JFK or Dulles, domestic flights within South Africa, accommodations, most meals, and a 30-minute spa treatment. This price is valid for departures from September – November and December 1-9, 2011. For more information, visit

By Sarika Chawla for

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