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pounds 182

spend four days in the Lake District with some guinea pigs, rabbits and pot-bellied pigs. This holiday at the Oasis Lakeland Forest Village allows guests to see the rehabilitation of abandoned pets and the release of formerly injured wild animals back into their natural habitat. This price is for a four-night, mid-week stay in a two-bedroom lodge for a family of four. Oasis (tel: 08705 086000).

pounds 399

discover Sri Lanka's beaches with a six-night late availability break. The per-person deal includes return flights, transfers and accommodation with breakfast at the Confifi beach. You must depart between 25 July and 30 September. Kuoni (tel: 01306 742000).

pounds 698

walk the Queyras Alps where Hannibal is thought to have taken his elephants in the third century BC. The price, per person, includes a week's half- board accommodation with picnic lunches, luggage transportation, maps and notes, return flights and transfers. Inntravel (tel: 01653 629014).

pounds 645

take a south-east Asian adventure holiday. This 14-day trip to Sangihe, just north of Sulawesi in Indonesia, features five days scuba diving in the Bunaken Marine Park, a four-day cruise and some on-land adventures visiting villages, volcanic crater lakes and tropical rainforests. The price, per person, includes accommodation, guides, dive master, minimum 10 dives, most meals and all domestic transport but excludes international flights. The departure date is 21 August from Manado (Sulawesi) and international flights can be arranged for pounds 670 return. Symbiosis Expedition Planning (tel: 0171-924 5906).

pounds 999

take a tour of China's gardens. This one-week holiday takes in China's International Horticultural Exposition (one of the largest in the world), along with tours to Kunming and Peking. The per-person price incudes return flights, transfers, tours, Expo tickets and four-star hotel accommodation. China Holidays (tel: 0171-287 6727).

pounds 2,575

discover the ancient kingdom of Mustang, a remote outpost of Nepal, north of the Annapurna range in the Himalayas. Only opened to foreign trekkers in 1991, Mustang is known for its thousands of cliff-dwellings, thought to date from 8,000 to 10,000 BC. This 20-day trek also takes in the cave shrine of Rangbyung. The trek departs on 15 September and the price, per person, includes flights, hotel accommodation with breakfast and full- board camping on trek, plus guide. Himalayan Kingdoms (tel: 0117-923 7163).

pounds 56,000

you can buy a seat on one of the first commercial space flights. These passenger rockets are being designed in the UK and the US, and the first flights are expected to blast off in the Autumn of 2002. This per-person price would include Nasa training before the flight and a sub-orbital tour around the earth and back again. Wildwings (tel: 0117-984 8040).

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