Ampersand's Travels...

Beautiful Bhutan: A Himalayan Kingdom

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Ellie has just returned from beautiful Bhutan, the Buddhist kingdom on the Himalayas’ eastern fringes. She spent a week gallivanting and exploring the very best this breath-taking county has to offer; from monasteries and fortresses, to dzongs and dramatic landscapes that range from subtropical plains to steep mountains and valleys. Here are her top highlights in a photoblog of her journey…

A mini-guide to Bhutan – Land of the Thunder Dragon

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The mountain paradise of Bhutan, known as ‘the happiest kingdom on earth’ has always been a frontier land promising a unique adventure to any traveller. Land-locked between the goliaths of India and China, Bhutan is a diminutive treasure box of alpine scenery with pristine landscapes, intriguing architecture and perhaps its greatest asset – the gentle and gracious people...

Ampersand's Little Black Book 2017

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With 2017 well underway we are really excited about the recent and upcoming openings across India, Sri Lanka and Bhutan. From indulging your chakras in beachside spas to discovering the latest Mumbai dining hotspot, our Little Black Book for 2017 has it all covered...

17 Dream Honeymoon Spots in Asia (Romance Guaranteed...!)

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Asia has an abundance of heart-stirring destinations and extraordinary experiences. From swimming in the gin-clear waters of Indonesia to discovering the majestic forts and palaces of Rajasthan, we have picked out the most dazzlingly romantic travel ideas for you and your loved one…

Where will you go on your next Holiday?

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Where will you go on your next holiday? Style, luxury and comfort are paramount at Ampersand, but we are not blinded by 5-star luxuries. Luxury is in the experience, and if that means the odd bumpy road or eccentric hotel in order to see something truly special, that's fine by us…

Do things differently with Ampersand Travel

At Ampersand we don’t do cookie cutter tours. Each and every trip is tailor-made to provide our clients with a mixture of the best-of-the-best luxury accommodation (mixed in with a few charming boutique gems), the most competent guides, and an itinerary of unique activities that cater to our clients’ personal interests – be they cultural, sporty, culinary or spiritual… Here are a few quirky ideas on ways to experience your destination a little differently in 2014. Taboggan down the iconic…

Bhutan: A Photographic Journey with Basil Pao * 11 – 20 February 2014 * Limited Availability

We have just heard of a very exciting opportunity for those interested in photography, luxury lodges and soul-stirring Himalayan landscapes… Amankora in Bhutan have teamed up with celebrated photographer Basil Pao to offer an exclusive photographic tour of Amankora’s five valleys: Paro, Thimphu, Punakha and Gantey. Please contact Ampersand's Bhutan sales specialist Mark Wright for more details or to reserve your place on the tour: mark@ampersandtravel.com / +44 (0) 20 7819 9770.  - Click to…

Insiders’ Q&A with Khin Omar Win from ‘Balloons over Bagan’

Welcome back to Ampersand’s Insiders’ Q&A series where we pick the brains of our special suppliers and ask them to share their tips and local perspective on some of our favourite destinations. Sharing her insights with us this time is Khin Omar Win who, along with her husband Brett Melzer, has been offering hot air balloon journeys over Burma's Bagan temples for more than 10 years - ‘Balloons over Bagan’. They have also set up a brand new luxury lodge in Bhutan called Gangtey Goenpa…