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Give me sunshine! Ampersand’s top five Vitamin D top-up trips

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If it gets to this time of year and your body is crying out for some Vitamin D, here are our top 5 tours for some sizzling-hot sunshine between December and March...

1. Boutique South India – 15 days from £2,350 per person

This tailor-made tour of South India provides a culturally rich and supremely relaxing experience whilst staying at the finest boutique hotels in the region. With its slower pace of life, South India has an entirely different feel to the frenetic and sometimes overwhelming North. From Chennai, you’ll go to Pondicherry to experience a bit of ‘gay Paris’ before exploring the towering temples of Tanjore. From the culture hit of Tamil Nadu, head to the gorgeous hilly tea estates of Kerala and fully unwind by dipping into the balmy Backwaters and atmospheric port city of Cochin. >> View more

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2. Best of the Best Vietnam  – 14 days from £4,780 per person

Vietnam is a fantastic destination for food and culture lovers. Experience fairytale fishing ports, buzzing cities and plenty of blazing-hot beaches on this 2 week luxury tour. Vietnam is home to a handful of Ampersand’s favourite hotels which are all featured in this indulgent luxury tour – from Hanoi’s classy colonial Metropole to the newest (and, we think, best) Aman Resort in Asia, the Amanoi, set on the dramatic and undiscovered coastline of Vinh Hy Bay. End on Con Dao Island in your luxury Six Senses villa set directly on the beach. The best time for this trip is after the cooler northeast monsoons have finished and the sun comes out in force between February and April. >> View more

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3. Best of the Best Burma – 17 days from £5,297 per person

It is no secret that Burma is a cultural treasure trove, but for those of you who love luxury too, we have designed the ultimate luxury tour of Burma using her finest luxury hotels and most exclusive experiences. This 17-day tour has it all: crumbling colonial Yangon with its glittering Shwedagon Pagoda; elephants, hill stations and mesmerising Inle Lake in the Shan State; and temples galore in Mandalay and Bagan – October to March is the season to go hot air ballooning for the eagle’s view of Bagan’s temple-studded plains. End with your feet in the pristine golden sands of Ngapali beach at Sandoway, Burma’s best luxury beach resort. >> View more

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4. Three little tastes of Heaven in Sri Lanka – 11 days from £3,500 per person

It is said that Sri Lanka was the original Garden of Eden and it only takes one visit to understand why. We have chosen our three favourite spots in Sri Lanka where the combination of bliss and luxury are as close to heaven as one can achieve on Earth: from the historical 17th century Dutch Fort of Galle staying at the exquisite colonial hotel Amangalla; to the pristine palm-fringed beach at Amanwella; to the undulating emerald tea plantations at Ceylon Tea Trails. This southern region has the best weather during European winter months and Sri Lanka is particularly fun during Christmas and New Year’s Eve! >> View more

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5. Luxury Indochina – 17 days from £5,650 per person

Enjoy the fine food, cultural charms and natural beauty of Indochina whilst staying at Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia’s top properties, including one of the world’s most extraordinary beach resorts – the Six Senses Hideaway Ninh Van Bay, Vietnam. Begin in laid-back Luang Prabang in Laos to discover ancient gilded temples, farmers markets and charming locals. Experience the French colonial allure of Hanoi before cruising Halong Bay and winding down on Vietnam’s beautiful southern sands. Save the splendours of Cambodia's Angkor Wat for your final few days. >> View more

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Browse our Travel Calendar or for more advice on the best seasonal trips, contact us at +44 (0)20 7819 9770 or email

Client Testimonials

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
Ampersand provided a bespoke and flexible holiday, tailored to my every whim. Their highly professional staff had only one goal which was to arrange an exceptional holiday and some unforgettable experiences in India. I have no hesitation in fully recommending them and they will be the first company I approach in the future - 10/10
- Anonymous, 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 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
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
Ampersand’s preparation, attention to detail and interaction before and during our trip show exactly why good travel agents have a role in today’s internet booking age. They were a delight to deal with!
- 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
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
I thought the Ampersand team was outstanding. We couldn’t have hoped for anything more.
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India

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