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Discovering Vietnam's Halong Bay by boat is an unforgettable way to explore this UNESCO world heritage sight. 

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Sunset aboard the Silolona is a contemplative time. Enjoy freshly crafted cocktails, take a massage or anticipate the evening meal created by your own gourmet chef. 

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Raja Ampat is a scuba diver’s paradise; it contains the richest marine life on the planet. Living aboard the luxurious Si Datu Bua means you can discover the extraordinary marine biodiversity in your own time.

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Staying a night onboard a traditional houseboat in the backwaters of Kerala; viewing nature from your private deck as dusk falls over the Mekong River; exploring Indonesia’s remote eastern islands on a luxury phinisi sail boat and retreating to a sumptuous cabin… these are the voyages that dreams are made of. For a touch of romance and old-school nostalgia, nothing compares to a luxury train journey. Expect top-notch luxury in a deluxe cabin whist you whizz between India’s remarkable sights on the Maharajas’ Express or venture across South East Asia on the Eastern & Oriental Express.

Aqua Mekong ,
Siem Reap

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Launched in 2014, Aqua Mekong offers 3, 4 and 7 nights itineraries journeying up and down the iconic Mekong River...

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Alexa Private Cruises ,
The Komodo Islands

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  Alexa is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Luxury Sailboats. Mixing the traditional with the new, Alexa is a classic sailing vessel...

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SY Meta IV ,
Mergui Archipelago

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  SY Meta IV is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Luxury Sailboats. Sleeping up to 8 guests and with a crew...

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Tiger Blue ,
Raja Ampat Islands

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  Tiger Blue is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Luxury Sailboats and Top 10 Winter Sun Trips. A voyage aboard Tiger Blue offers a...

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SY Aventure ,
Mergui Archipelago

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  SY Aventure is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Luxury Sailboats. Sleeping up to 6 guests in a master cabin and...

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Alila Purnama ,
The Komodo Islands

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  Alila Purnama is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Luxury Sailboats. Alila’s new luxury vessel is one of the most exciting...

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SY Sunshine ,
Mergui Archipelago

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  SY Sunshine is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Luxury Sailboats. Sleeping up to 6 guests in two main staterooms and...

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Sanctuary Ananda ,
Bagan

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First sailing in December 2014, the luxurious and stylish all-suite Sanctuary Ananda ship will take you on voyages of discovery...

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Si Datu Bua ,
Raja Ampat Islands

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  Si Datu Bua is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Luxury Sailboats. The latest addition to the Silolona Sojourns collection, Si...

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SY Raja Laut ,
Mergui Archipelago

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  SY Raja Laut is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Luxury Sailboats. Over 100 feet in length Raja Laut is an antique...

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Silolona ,
The Komodo Islands

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  Silolona is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Luxury Sailboats. Silolona is a 49-metre wooden sailboat hand-carved in the traditional "Phinsi"...

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Ikan Terbang ,
The Komodo Islands

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Ikan Terbang, literally translated as Flying Fish, is a stylish and traditional 17m long Indonesian wooden sailing boat (or Schpountz...

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Brahmaputra River Cruise ,
Guwahati

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Both the M.V. Charaidew and M.V. Sukapha have 12 cabins (10 twins, 2 double), all with air-conditioning and en-suite facilities....

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Solita Private Yacht ,
Goa

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Solita is a family-run motor yacht which sails Goa’s gorgeous coastline and backwaters. She is the most exclusive yacht in Goa...

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Discovery Houseboat ,
Kerala

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This houseboat is a traditional Keralan experience with a rather large twist; beginning with the hull of an authentic kettuvallom...

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Houseboat ,
Kerala

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These beautifully converted Kettuvallams (rice barges) are the perfect way to explore the Backwaters. Shaded by a woven bamboo canopy...

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MS Oberoi Vrinda ,
Kerala

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The Oberoi Vrinda is an exclusive cruiser that offers a luxurious journey through the picturesque and lush backwaters of Kerala....

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Vat Phou Cruise ,
Pakse

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The Vat Phou was converted from a steel hull barge into a 10 cabin teak floating hotel in 1993. All...

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Sunseeker Manhattan ,
Phuket

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The super sexy Sunseeker Manhattan is a classic example of superior British craftsmanship, making her one of the most popular...

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RV Pandaw II ,
Bagan

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The Pandaw II is a replica of a colonial era river steamer with an ultra shallow hull, allowing access to...

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Belmond Road to Mandalay ,
Bagan

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The Belmond Road to Mandalay is arguably the most luxurious and romantic way to explore the tranquil Irrawaddy (Ayeyarwady) River....

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RV Paukan ,
Bagan

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Paukan is the ancient name of Bagan, the old city of two thousand temples on the bank of the Irrawaddy...

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Premium Valentine ,
Halong Bay

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The Premium Valentine offers an exclusive and memorable experience whilst cruising Halong Bay. With as many staff as there are...

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Heritage Line Ginger ,
Halong Bay

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Sailing among the thousands of karst islands that dot Halong Bay aboard the luxurious ‘Ginger’ is our favourite way to...

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Halong Jasmine ,
Halong Bay

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With 24 cabins, the Jasmine is built in the style of a traditional Vietnamese junk, with three tawny sails and...

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The Princess Junk ,
Halong Bay

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The most luxurious way of seeing the sites of Halong, The Princess Junks are the only one cabin deluxe boats...

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RV Pandaw Cruises ,
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

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Pandaw Mekong Cruises: The RV Mekong Pandaw, RV Tonlé Pandaw and the RV Orient Pandaw are replicas of colonial era...

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The Jayavarman - Heritage Lines ,
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

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Founded in 2008, Heritage Lines launched their luxury boutique cruise boat in 2010. Inspired by the golden age of cruise...

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Eastern and Oriental Express ,
Bangkok

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The opulent Eastern and Oriental Express is the most luxurious way to travel through South East Asia. Its gleaming green...

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Maharajas Express ,
Delhi

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The Maharajas' Express features five carriages for Deluxe Cabins, six for Junior Suites, two for Suites and one for the...

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The Golden Chariot ,
Bangalore

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The Golden Chariot's luxuriously appointed sleeping cabins, dining rooms, and relaxation facilities provide royal comfort, security and elegance with a...

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Dunia Baru ,
The Komodo Islands

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  Dunia Baru is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Luxury Sailboats. After eight years in the making super-yacht Dunia Baru was...

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Amanikan ,
Moyo Island

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Venture into the Indonesian archipelago aboard a custom-built, 32-metre coastal cruiser that fuses the romance of a traditional spice trading...

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Paradise Peak ,
Halong Bay

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In our opinion Paradise Peak is currently the most luxurious and well-run vessel cruising the stunning limestone islands and emerald...

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Client Testimonials

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
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
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
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 dealings with. Everything – from the individual care and attention in helping to plan 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
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
I thought the Ampersand team was outstanding. We couldn’t have hoped for anything more.
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, 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

From our Instagram

One of our #Cambodia specialists, Simon, has just returned from the wonderful #ShintaManiWild & couldn’t recommend it more! 🇰🇭
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Overlooking a crashing waterfall & immersed in rugged jungle, this luxury camp genuinely lives up to its name 🍃
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Swipe to peek inside the tents, designed by one of our favourite designers #BillBensley & get a striking bird’s eye view of the camp...
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Welcome to the gateway to #Asia! #Singapore is the perfect stop over destination 🇸🇬
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A colourful city packed full of contrast and a variety of ethnic districts ready to be explored!
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#LittleIndia, originally a division of colonial Singapore. Today a vibrant district with a mix of Hindu and Chinese Temples and The House of Tan Teng Niah - one of the last surviving Chinese villas in the Indian enclave
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If you'd like a taste of #India and #Singapore on your way to #Asia, get in touch to start planning your multicultural trip!
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"They've spotted us!" 🦒 #OkavangoDelta in #Botswana
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One of the most sought-after wilderness destinations in the world. Reigning over 15,000 Square kilometers of land - there's no wonder that its home to 200 different species of mammals!
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If you'd like to be in with the chance of spotting one of these for yourselves, get in touch to start planning your safari adventure! 📸 @ravalli1 @mlabgol @mo_naser 
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Today marks #InternationalTigerDay & we couldn’t be happier that #India’s wild tiger population now touches almost 3,000! 🐅🐅🐅
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If you’d like to catch glimpses of these magnificent creatures during a tailor-made tour with us, then please get in touch!
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Our Africa Specialist captured these memorable moments during their recent stay at @matetsivictoriafalls 🦓🐘
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A beautifully designed Safari Lodge set in a vast private reserve along the Zambezi River banks. The perfect stay close to Victoria Falls, post or pre African Safari ✨
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To see more, check out our 'on location' highlight to follow our journey!
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Glide down #ThePerfumeRiver to experience #Hue’s scenery, passing mausoleums as you go 🍃🌿
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📸 Beautifully captured by @soaipham
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Beautiful #Bhutan has topped the @lonelyplanet #BestinTravel list as the top country to visit in 2020 🇧🇹🐉
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Soaring mountains are blanketed with evergreen forests and dotted with Buddhist temples, valleys are sliced by glacial rivers and the piney air is delicious and clean.
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It is already the world’s only carbon-negative country, and the kingdom is set to become the first fully organic nation by 2020, so it’s only going to get more beautiful 🏔 ✨
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Travel to with us to Bhutan & discover its extraordinary natural beauty.
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🇨🇳 Drift down the #LijiangRiver while touring #China with us to find yourself surrounded by towering karst mountains, mirror-still waterways and sunsets like this 🌅
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'Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever' 🙏
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Today, 2nd October 2019, marks 150 years of celebrating Mahatma Gandhi's birthday. The celebration of Gandhi Jayanti is observed in India as a national holiday, where ceremonies and tributes are conducted across the nation.
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If you would like to celebrate this special time of year in India, do get in touch and let us help you plan a trip for 2020. 🇮🇳
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