Bespoke Brazil is currently offering seven nights for the price of five at the luxurious Ponta dos Ganchos hotel, close to Florianopolis in southern Brazil, a saving of over £900. With its stunning location, Ponta dos Ganchos regularly appears on the list of the top hotels in South America, and is a favourite with celebrities.

Here the waters of the Emerald coast meet the lush rainforest vegetation in a dazzling display of colour and light. 25-sophisticated and charming bungalows lay in perfect harmony with the breathtaking scenery.

The hotel’s privileged location guarantees total privacy for its guests, while the luxurious bungalows provide them with the rest and comfort they seek. The Relais & Chateaux seal is a testament to the impeccable facilities, the exquisite flavours of the restaurant and the hotel’s cuisine and the quality of service.

The promotion is valid for bookings until the end of September. The hotel can be booked on its own, or as part of an extended holiday to Brazil - Bespoke Brazil can arrange personalised itineraries for longer trips.  Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Tel: 01603 340680

For summer 2013, Headwater is offering 120 unique walking and cycling choices, with routes and itineraries created around a dozen different themes and interests.

Wine: World-famous vineyards await walkers in Piedmont; cyclists in Chianti and all visitors to Alsace, the Loire and Burgundy.

In regions where self-drive is popular, Headwater offer a complimentary wine pick up service where they collect any purchases made whilst walking or cycling, and take them straight to the boot of your car!

NEW for summer 2013, Headwater are offering self-guided cycling through California's great Napa, Alexander and Dry Creek vineyards

Culinary Delights: Great food and wine are essential to all Headwater holidays, with selected regions highlighted for their "gastronomic" itineraries.  

Cyclists should make for France's Dordogne or Loire; Piedmont in Italy; or Spanish Catalunya

For walkers they suggest Chianti, Valencia or Burgundy

Visit or emailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Tel: 0845 322 4672 quoting Foody Traveller.

Located on the banks of the Colca river in Peru, the Aranwa Colca Resort & Spa is due to open its doors in April. With a stunning backdrop of the Andean Hills and set in lush gardens, this 4* hotel offers guests a relaxing experience among Peru's natural beauty. Easily reached from the cities of Arequipa and Coporaque, this hideaway provides the perfect addition to any Peru tour. Guests can try their hand at cooking with the hotel's chef, go horseback riding and mountain biking in the valley and enjoy a soothing massage in the spa.

Tour operator DialAFlight ( / 0844 556 6060) is offering 10% off a three-night stay at the Aranwa Colca Resort & Spa in Peru from £249 per person. Valid for stays in May and June, the price includes 4* accommodation in a suite including breakfast. DialAFlight also offer flights to Peru from £595 per person.

Sherry is currently experiencing an unprecedented revival. With this in mind Annie B's Spanish Kitchen introduces a special week-long gourmet odyssey, The Ultimate Sherry Lovers' Tour (23-29 May 2013) based in the Andalucian white town of Vejer de la Frontera, on the edge of the 'Sherry Triangle'. Other dates are planned for later in the year.

Follow the Palomino grape on its journey as a simple white wine through the FAB (Fortified, Aged and Blended) process to become a deliciously complex Sherry wine. Guests will discover the three main Sherry towns – Jerez, El Puerto de Santa Maria and Sanlúcar - visiting several Sherry Bodegas from one of the largest, Barbadillo in Sanlúcar, to the family-run Gutierrez Colosia in El Puerto. The week will cover not just Sherry but the associated products of the Sherry bodegas - Brandy and Sherry Vinegar. Other highlights are a Tapas tour and a visit to local markets.

In the kitchen, Annie will host an array of hands-on cooking classes and Sherry tutorials. Learn to marry dishes with Sherry - enjoying the traditional pairings as well as experiencing new ones. Some of the dishes taught will include Gambas Ajillo (with Manzanilla), Blue Cheese, Pear & Bacon Salad (with Fino), Artichokes & Jámon (with Amontillado), Partridge and Quail (with Oloroso), Chocolate & Almond Cake (with Pedro Ximenez) and Lemon & Almond Macaroons (with Moscatel). Later guests feast on the fruits of their labour.

Price: €1,143 (euros) per person based on two sharing, including six nights' accommodation at Casa Amaro, five cooking classes, five lunches, four dinners, an evening tapas tour of Vejer, four escorted Bodega visits and all drinks during class hours with Annie B's Spanish Kitchen. Flights not included. Tel: 0034 620 560 649

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