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Our Great, Late Travel Deals 14/07/2011

Jetpacks, Cowes, romantic Brazil and detox in Sri Lanka

Written by . Published on July 15th 2011.

Our Great, Late Travel Deals 14/07/2011

Private Brazilian island for two for ultimate romantic dining
PONTA Dos Ganchos Exclusive Resort, on southern Brazil’s Emerald Coast, offers couples the ultimate romantic escape with 25 secluded bungalows, couple’s spa treatments overlooking the sea and – a candlelit dinner for two alone on a private island. There is no set closing time, as the island is literally theirs for the evening. Cost is £260 per couple per evening including a four-course dinner for two with wine pairings and a private butler. For bookings and further information ring +55 48 32625000 or visit www.pontadosganchos.com.

Alpine winter packages with VIP SKI
Le Village, Chalet La Ferme – Alpe d’Huez (sleeps 10) is part of a development of five chalets in Alpe d’Huez. Featuring a hot tub and sauna, it is built around an atmospheric cobbled courtyard at 2000m, surrounded on two sides by piste, offering ski-in ski-out convenience.  £859 per person for departures on March 18, 2012. Chalet Mariefleur – Meribel (Sleeps 8-10) is a substantial detached wooden chalet nestling in VIP SKI’s exclusive private enclave. It has 5 spacious en suite rooms, hot tub and sauna, and a cosy sunken snug next to the fireplace. £819 per person for departures on January 8, 2012. Prices apply if booked before the 31st October 2011 at www.vip-chalets.com.

Save £30pp a night on a French studio apartment
A STUDIO apartment sleeping up to five people in Pierre & Vacances Resort Port Bourgenay is reduced by 17 per cent to £1,078 from 13-20 August- that’s £30 per person per night. In France’s Vendee region, the 85-acre holiday village nestles between beach and pine forests. Within the Resort are two 18 hole golf courses, three swimming pools, six tennis courts and kids’ clubs. A nearby beach is accessible on foot or by miniature train.
Phone 0870 026 7144 or visit www.pierreetvacances.co.uk.

Seven nights at the EconoLodge in Orlando from £479 per person
The EconoLodge Inn & Suites are situated a short shuttle ride away from all of the major Orlando theme parks and have spacious rooms and a heated outdoor swimming pool.  Travel City Direct is offering seven night holidays at the EconoLodge Inn & Suites from £479 per person, based on two adults and two children sharing on a room-only basis for departures between December 1-9, 2011. Price includes scheduled flights on Virgin Atlantic fromManchester to Orlando and transfers. Call 0844 557 6965 or book online at www.travelcitydirect.com.
Detox in Sri Lanka – no electricity, no hot water, no alcohol
FLEEWINTER offers the chance to visit Ulpotha, a pioneering project in Sri Lanka, aimed at yoga enthusiasts and nature lovers. Located amid breathtaking mountains 2.5 hours north of Kandy, Ulpotha has no electricity or hot water and only one phone. The retreat itself is a 22-acre organic fruit and veg farm and guests sleep in traditional clay huts. Traditional ayurvedic treatments, mainly vegan and wheat-free food. From £1499 per person which includes flights, transfers, full board accommodation, yoga classes (two per day), one massage, the herbal steam bath, one free consultation with the resident doctor, guided walks within Ulpotha and to the neighbouring temple plus an excursion. Call 020 7112 0019 or visit www.fleewinter.co.uk.

Free nights in Switzerland with Inghams
ALL guests booking a seven night stay to Switzerland with Inghams will receive Saturday and Sunday nights free for all departures in July, August and September. Choose from 18 Swiss resorts and over 80 hotels, departing from 10 UK airports – including the picturesque lakeside resort of Interlaken or the charming mountain village of Saas Fee, surrounded by snowy peaks and glaciers. Prices start from £499 per person, based on two sharing, including seven nights in a 3* hotel on a half board basis, return flights from London to Zurich, rail transfers and a half price travel card worth £60 per person. For more details visit www.inghams.co.uk.
A villa in Orlando from £529 per person
TRAVEL City Direct’s Orlando 4 Bed Classic Homes are fully furnished, air-conditioned villas with a pool, located within a 30 minute drive from Walt Disney World Resort. The firm  is offering 14-night holidays from £529 per person for departures between 10-31 January 10-31 2012 including scheduled flights on Virgin Atlantic from or Manchester to Orlando and a car hire and insurance. Prices are based on four adults and four children sharing a four bedroom villa on a self-catering basis. Call 0844 557 6965 or book online at www.travelcitydirect.com.

Seven nights B&B at the Ghazala Beach for £559pp
RED Sea Holidays is now offering seven nights B&B at the Ghazala Beach in the heart of Naama Bay from £559 per person (saving £190pp) for departures from Manchester to Sharm El Sheikh on July 31. Price includes in-flight meals, transfers and a 20kg luggage allowance. For more information or to book, call 0845 026 5973 or visit www.redseaholidays.co.uk.

ABAMA Golf & Spa Resort, Tenerife – saving up to £509 a couple
THIS luxury resort sits on a clifftop with beautiful sea views close to the village of Playa San Juan and lush countryside. Sovereign Luxury Travel (0844 415 1936; www.sovereign.com) is offering exclusive complimentary daily access to the Spa Experience Thermal Circuit plus two free nights and an online Discount – 7 nights from £769 per person on a bed and breakfast basis, departing September 4. Price includes flights from London Gatwick and private in-resort transfers. Saving up to £509 per couple.

Learn to sail in Cowes with Hoseasons
FIRST taking place in 1826, Cowes Week (July 31-August 7)  is one of the great sailing regattas in the world.  With over 1,000 craft taking part, ranging from high-tech racing machines to classic day boats, it’s a great spectacle. Hoseasons offers the chance to learn to sail while holidaying in Cowes itself, close to one of its ‘Go Active’ centres, Gurnard Pines Country Lodges and Villas. Set in 55 acres of woodland, the park offers a huge range of over 50 activities, including archery and horse-riding plus a deal with a sailing school in town, where from just £25 for a half-day session, visitors (adults and children over eight years old) can receive expert tuition. A two-bedroom Solent Villa 2, sleeping up to four, is available for the week commencing Friday, July 29 for £899, a saving of £216 on the brochure price. Ring 0844 847 1100 or visit www.hoseasons.co.uk.

Get a holiday high with a jet-pack in Florida
OR for something as bit faster... visitors to Florida Keys the  looking for a high-velocity recreational water sport can strap in to the new JetLev R200 water-powered jet pack for an exhilarating levitation-like flight (pictured above). The JetLev R200 is tethered by a 30-foot hose to a small equipment watercraft with a high-volume propulsion pump using sea water as the propellant. Training is provided for this James Bond-style experience. Adams and JetPack Adventures now offer flights at the Galleon Resort & Marina, 617 Front Street in Key West as a cost of $249 per person for a 1.5-hour introductory experience that includes 20 to 30. minutes of actual flight time. Visit www.jetpackadventures.com. 

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