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Turkey, Brazil, India and Vietnam: Great getaways

From water-taxi rides to cruises and flight sales


On 26 July, Exclusive Escapes has a week on the tiny Turkish island of Sovalye, a short water-taxi ride from the bustling resort of Fethiye, for £750pp. Based at the boutique Ece on Sovalye, the package includes B&B accommodation, transfers, a day's gulet cruise and flights from Stansted to Dalaman, returning to Heathrow (exclusiveescapes.co.uk).


Brazilian airline, TAM, has a sale until 17 July. For travel between September and December, return flights are available from Heathrow to Rio, Buenos Aires, Santiago and Montevideo from £629; and to Sao Paulo, Brasilia, Curitiba, Porto Alegre, Belo Horizonte and Salvador from £649 – all via Sao Paulo (tamairlines.com).


Destination Yoga has added the Shillim Resort in India to its wellness portfolio. Set amid the Sahyadri mountain range in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra state, guests can look forward to two daily yoga classes as well as horse-riding and mountain biking. From 7 November, a seven-night retreat is £1,395pp, with meals and transfers; flights extra (destinationyoga.co.uk).


On 23 August, Travelbag has an 11-night tour that takes in Vietnam and Cambodia for £1,699pp. Flights are on Vietnam Airlines from Gatwick. The holiday includes visits to Ho Chi Minh City and the Cu Chi Tunnels, before a week's Mekong cruise the RV La Marguerite, crossing the border to reach Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and the temples of Angkor in Cambodia (travelbag.co.uk).