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Hattie Coleman

India & Southern Africa Specialist

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Hattie grew up in rural Kent but was inspired to travel at a young age from friends at her international school and childhood trips across Africa, the Americas and Europe.

After she left school she began her independent adventures, volunteering in northern Senegal for two months before embarking on a trail across Southeast Asia and living in Melbourne for a year. She then moved to Montreal for university, where she discovered Quebec’s unique French influences and learnt how to survive -40⁰C winters!

Travel has given Hattie some of her most precious and outlandish memories, from enjoying sundowners surrounded by elephants in Botswana’s majestic Okavango Delta, to being interviewed on Azerbaijani national TV, and sleeping under the stars in the Sahara Desert. Her philosophy with travel is to immerse yourself as much in the local culture as possible and to always try to learn the basics of the local language – it goes a long way in showing appreciation for local customs and always seems to pay its way back in valuable tips from the locals.

Hattie's Favourites

DESTINATION

BOTSWANA

Welcome to the vast and untamed wilderness of Botswana. If you are craving escapism coupled with inspiration, Botswana has both in abundance. As you journey through its open plains beneath endless skies and glide through the Okavango Delta in a ‘mokoro’ (a traditional dug-out canoe) you will feel a sense of peace and tranquillity. Add to this the opportunity to...

HOTELS

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Hattie's favourites include best-in-the-world Umaid Bhawan Palace and the stunning Taj Lake Palace...

Brijrama Palace HotelView here
Umaid Bhawan PalaceView here
Taj Lake PalaceView here
Cape GraceView here
The Taj Mahal PalaceView here

ITINERARY

ROMANCE & STYLE IN RAJASTHAN

19 days from £4,685

Here at Ampersand we like to do things differently, so on this itinerary you won’t find any one night stops...


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I had a very lovely time and was looked after splendidly. My first visit to India could not have been better, save for being longer! But I shall return at some point and I shall look to you to make the arrangements.
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
We had a wonderful holiday - everything was perfect. Thank you for helping us to make a thoughtful plan to enjoy and make most out of our trip. The places we visited, the guides, the transportation and driver, the hotels selected... Everything was great!
- Jaime Benitez, South India
Without question, you put together the best trip I have ever taken. We were shown around like visiting dignitaries, the hotels were fantastic and the itinerary was just right. Everybody I know will hear about how amazing Ampersand is!
- Leslie Siben, India
Ampersand’s details preparation, attention to detail and interaction before and during our trip show exactly why good travel agents have a role in today’s internet/direct booking age. Shalmali was a delight to work with – before and during our trip.
- Mr David Wallace, North India
We have been on expensive and luxurious holidays in the past, but the service and communication Ampersand has provided has far exceeded those offered by other agencies.
- Susan Ford, India
So many highlights to choose from! The hotels were amazing but Maya Villa was a highlight… I loved just hanging out in the hammock reading my book and watching the peacocks chase the cows!
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
Difficult to articulate just how good the service from you and your team really was. We know you will continue to do well and hope we have the chance to seek your assistance again before long.
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
Everything you did for us whilst we were away was hugely appreciated, and Ampersand has been exemplary in every way. I'll always recommend you!
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka

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