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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. 


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 Indonesian sailing...

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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


  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 luxury vessel is one of the most exciting boats...

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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 ,

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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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Solita Private Yacht ,

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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 ,

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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 ,

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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 ,

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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 ,

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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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RV Pandaw II ,

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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 ,

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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 ,

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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 ,

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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 ,

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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 ,

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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 Indonesia's most beautiful archipelago aboard a custom-built, 32-metre coastal cruiser that fuses the romance of a traditional...

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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

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
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
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
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
I thought the Ampersand team was outstanding. We couldn’t have hoped for anything more.
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, 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
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
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. 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
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

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