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Following in the Footsteps of Ganesha for the Journey of a Lifetime

From Kathmandu to Bangkok, through Bali to East & Central Java...

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Discover the origins of Hindu culture and the way it spread through Southeast Asia following the footsteps of the elephant god Ganesha during this original and exciting cultural and culinary journey. Find Lord Ganesha in the KathmanduValley temples, in hidden shrines in Bali and in the monumental 8th century ruined sanctuaries of Java.

STAY in carefully chosen small hotels that reflect the unique architectural and cultural heritage of each country.

SEE breathtaking Himalayan panoramas and discover the unique medieval towns of Nepal, hidden temples and coral reefs in Bali and the lush, volcanic landscapes of Java dotted with carved, ancient monuments.

SAVOUR and sample the many different cuisines and the best, authentic local flavours that Nepal, Bangkok, Bali and Java have to offer.

YOUR GUIDE Diana von Cranach, Egyptologist, interior designer, Cordon Bleu chef and hotelier, has been travelling to Nepal for more than 30 years. When she is not at her hideaway resort Puri Ganesha Villas in northwest Bali or working as a guest chef around the region, she is always looking for new experiences for her clients. Diana is extremely knowledgeable, imaginative, endearing, enormous fun, a culinary magician and when it comes to looking after her guests along the way, no one compares!
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JOIN Minimum 6, maximum 8 persons.

DATES The first journey begins on 19th April to 3rd May. The second journey begins on 30th November to 14th December.

FROM/TO The journey begins and ends in Bangkok.

RATES per couple sharing - rates on application - include the following:

-  Business class flights BKK KTM BKK DPS BKK with Thai Airways, flights within Indonesia
-  Everest View Champagne Breakfast by private helicopter
-  Hedonistic accommodation
-  Full board and all other meals mentioned throughout the journey
-  All applicable govt. tax & service charges
-  Airport transfers & tours
-  Guide & entrance fees
-  Single rates on application

Please contact Mark Wright for more information at

Client Testimonials

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
I thought the Ampersand team was outstanding. We couldn’t have hoped for anything more.
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
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- Mr David Wallace, North India
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
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
I would recommend Ampersand without any hesitation!!! The best travel agent that I’ve ever had. Everything – from the individual care and attention in planning the trip, through to the efficiency of the agents on the ground in India – was handled brilliantly. An absolutely first-class service all round!
- Matthew Annable, Rajasthan, 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
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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