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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…

Ampersand’s mini-guide to Laos

"Despite all of the transformation, much about Vientiane remains the same: the monks sweeping their temple grounds at dusk, the joys of a Beer Lao on the riverfront at sunset, the baguette vendors near the morning market at midnight, the refreshing openness and general goodwill. It is still a wonderful place to live…and a fascinating place to visit."Brett Dakin, Another Quiet American: Stories of Life in LaosThe fascinating combination of French colonial heritage, Buddhist culture and a relaxed…

Lost Cities of Angkor

While Angkor’s grand capital rightly draws millions of visitors every year, few of those ever make it beyond the ancient city. Strewn throughout the dense Cambodian jungle are the suburbs and provincial capitals which formed the backbone of the great empire. With improved road access and a new helicopter charter service from Siem Reap, these off the beaten track gems are accessible to the luxury traveller for the first time. Ampersand’s Cambodia expert Brandon Davis details five of his…

Special Aman Indochina Summer Offers: Amansara in Cambodia & Amantaka in Laos

Escape this summer to Amantaka or Amansara, tranquil retreats situated in two of Southeast Asia's most fascinating ancient kingdoms, Laos and Cambodia. Stays of three nights include a complimentary upgrade and specially-tailored activities allowing you to experience the best of local culture, natural attractions and seasonal festivals. Both Amantaka and Amansara offer a number of customised excursions and tours exploring the town of Luang Prabang and the ruins of Angkor respectively. Summer is…

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…

New itinerary: Laid-back Luxury... From Luang Prabang in Laos to Cambodia's Angkor Temples & Song Saa Private Island Resort

11 days from £5420 per person - Luang Prabang | Siem Reap | Song Saa Private IslandOur brand new Laid-back Luxury tour of Laos and Cambodia combines this region's most alluring highlights: a stay in the enchanting former royal capital of Luang Prabang, an exploration of the Temples of Angkor and down-time on the strikingly beautiful archipelago off the Cambodian coast. Start the journey in the spiritual town of Luang Prabang. The old town feels like a village and its charming streets lined…

A photo tour of our 'Wonders of Indochina' itinerary - 17 days from £5,650 per person

Bangkok  Thailand | Luang Prabang  Laos | Hanoi  Vietnam | Halong  Vietnam | Nha Trang  Vietnam| Siem Reap  Cambodia One of our most popular journeys, this Wonders of Indochina trip provides you with the very best of Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia, staying in drop-dead gorgeous character hotels throughout. Begin off the beaten track in Loas’ wonderfully laid back town of Luang Prabang and discover gleaming gilded temples, farmers markets and saffron robed monks. Continue to Hanoi in Vietnam and…
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