pounds 18

per person you can enjoy a four-hour trek in Yorkshire, with a Champagne lunch, accompanied by real Llamas from the Andes carrying your baggage. Call Wellington Lodge Llamas (tel: 01723 871 234).

pounds 29

return you can enjoy the warmth of Ireland and the festivities of St Patrick's day (17 March) with Campus Travel. This price (for those under 26 and full-time students) includes coach and ferry travel from London to Dublin. The deal must be booked in person at one of Campus's 44 outlets (tel: 0171-730 3402).

pounds 40

per person you can enjoy three nights cruising on the Norfolk Broads with Blakes Boating Holidays. Departing 1st March you can explore the Norfolk countryside and the local pubs. The cruiser sleeps eight and costs pounds 325 for three nights. Call 01603 782911.

pounds 145

you can treat your mother to a weekend Mother's Day break in a luxurious cottage in the country with Country Holidays. For example, the 16th-century farmhouse in Pembridge, Hertfordshire is available from 8-11 March (tel: 01282 445095).

pounds 163

you can hire a Peugeot 106 three-door (or similar) for a week in France, between April and October 1997. Price includes unlimited mileage. Call Holiday Autos (tel: 0990 300400).

pounds 289

per person, including all taxes (based on two sharing) you can spend a sight-seeing or shopping weekend in Washington, staying at the art-deco Carlyle Suites Hotel. Departures are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, before 20 March. Travelplanners Late Availability Hotline (tel: 0990 280036).

pounds 339

per person you can see the pyramids and feel the sun on your back in Cairo for a long weekend. Price includes return flights, transfers and three nights accommodation. Depart on a Friday before 16 May. Contact Holiday Place (tel: 0171-435 8071).

pounds 358

two people can enjoy three nights in Rome staying at the three-star Center Hotel. This deal is valid for departures up to 21 March. Call Skybus Holidays (tel: 0171- 373 6055).

pounds 375

you can take a three-night break in Dubai, the duty-free shopping centre of Asia in June. For cheap computers, as well as sun, sea, sand and exotic surroundings, call Premier Holidays (tel: 01223 516677).

pounds 750

you can participate in a 15-day project in Madagascar, studying the habitat and behaviour of the endangered black lemur species. The price includes food and accommodation but excludes flights. Call the Earthwatch Charity on 01865 311600.

pounds 1,246

you can spend two weeks on the island of Mauritius in a five-star hotel. This price (billed as two weeks for the price of one) includes flights and accommodation as well as free sports. Contact Holiday Place (tel: 0171-435 8071).

pounds 1,368

plus pounds 380 minimum for additional expenditure you can join a 22-day journey through northern Ecuador from Quito along the equator, over the Andes, and into the Amazon lowlands of Colombia, finally finishing up at the beautiful city of Cartagena. Prices above are all-inclusive. Call Journey Latin America (tel: 0181-747 8315)