Welcome to Ampersand's travel blog. This is where you'll find out all the latest goings on from our travels across Asia, the Far East, and Southern Africa.
Our motto is that luxury is in the experience: watching tigers padding through the Kanha jungle in the company of an expert guide; camping out under the Ladakh stars wrapped in cashmere blankets; exploring the art galleries and fine dining restaurants in Cape Town... these are the things we adore.
All over Asia and Southern Africa – from Bhutan to Bali, Cape Town to Victoria Falls – we know the most charming privately-owned hotels, the best secret beaches, the prettiest temples, and the most exclusive safari trails in the untouched wilderness. Our Little Black Book contains the best textile buffs, the keenest foodies, the wittiest maharajas, the most expert guides and the loveliest spots to drink champagne in the moonlight.
But what we love most of all is revealing these treasures to our clients. In our blog we hope to inspire and inform you by providing the latest travel news, hotel openings and luxury holiday ideas across Asia, the Far East, and Southern Africa.
All Aboard! Your Private Yacht to Paradise...
With over 17,000 islands which stretch across 5,000 km, the world’s largest archipelago offers a greater variety of sights, sounds, cultures and customs than anywhere else on the planet. And what better way to explore the region than by luxury sailing yacht? Here is our round up of the ten most impressive luxury yachts in Indonesia…
Ampersand's Top 10 Travel Destinations in Indonesia
The vast archipelago of Indonesia holds endless treasures for the tropical traveller: wildlife-rich jungles, whispering volcanoes, pristine white beaches and warm turquoise seas. Into that mix add
Ampersand's mini-guide to Indonesia
Our seasoned Indonesia specialist, Emily Gillman has just returned from a rigorous 5-week research trip to Indonesia. Travelling across seven of the biggest islands and visiting almost 100 hotels, Emily has the most up to date intelligence and first-hand experience of the finest hotels and experiences on offer...
Valentine’s Day is a time to really splash out on the one you love, and there are some truly elaborate ways you can celebrate your blossoming romance to show your beloved just how much they mean to you. This infographic is about luxury gifts for travel lovers, so you can say “I love you” in style…
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
Photoblog: Silolona sailing - from Indonesia to Malaysia, Thailand & Burma
Sometimes photos speak louder than words. With that in mind, we invite you to sit back and feast your eyes on these irresistible images... To read more about Silolona and her tailor-made journeys to
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
- Jaime Benitez, South India
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
- Matthew Annable, Rajasthan, India
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
- Anonymous, India
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
- Mr David Wallace, North India
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
- Leslie Siben, India