When: Brazil's perfectly-timed summer runs from December to February, and with carnival time each February heating things up even more, it makes for a sultry, spectacular winter getaway.
Why Go: With magnificent beaches, glorious sunny weather, rich ecosystems, vast rainforests and music-fuelled cities, Brazil bears an astounding array of wonders, where the only limit to a journey is your imagination. Spectacular, sassy and simply unforgettable.
Stay: Belmond Hotel das Cataratas, Iguazu Falls
4 nights from £1995 per person in a Superior Room, including breakfast.