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Try zip-lining over Jodhpur’s 17th Century Mehrangarh Fort in true Batman style (Batman buffs may recognise it as the setting for scenes of the new movie). With emerald green moats beneath you and the blue-walled city in the distance, this cutting edge activity is perfect for daredevil sightseers and it is one of the highlights of visiting Rajasthan. 

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Quite a spot for a picnic! Situated on the banks of the Banjaar River, Banjaar Tola overlooks the lush evergreen forests and grassy meadows of Kanha National Park.

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Go in search of the elegant Bengal Tiger at Rajasthan's Ranthambore National Park, an area of incredible natural beauty.

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Get up close and personal with Ranthambore National Park's many Bengal tigers. As well as tigers, Ranthambore is home to hundreds of other animal and bird species. 

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Nostalgic tents right out of a 1920s colonial hunting camp, a sleek little swimming pool, ‘Tigertini’ cocktails served at sunset, oil lamps that hang from branches to light up the earthen paths and pitch-perfect service… and all of this in the middle of the lush Ranthambore forest crawling with tigers, sloth bears, sambar deers. Welcome to Sher Bagh!

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Dine under the stars and around the camp fire at Sher Bagh, one of our favourite tented camps in India. 

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Snuggle down amongst nature at the Tree House Hideaway, an exclusive jungle camp set in 21 acres of jungle adjacent to Bandhavgarh National Park. It has five bedrooms built on stilts overlooking the jungle, designed in a rustic style using local wood and finished with traditional craftsmanship.

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A hotel so remote that the only way to get there is by foot, Shakti 360 Leti in the Himalayas will suit those with a sense of adventure and a love of stunning panoramic views. 

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Like the Ampersand Angels, take a ride on an elephant at Dera Amer stables, just outside Jaipur. Unlike most elephant safaris, this one comes with a glass of champagne! 

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The Manvar Desert Camp and Resort in Shergarh, situated amongst the silent dunes of Rajasthan's Thar Desert.

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Sri Lanka is Asia's most up and coming surf spot

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Take in the exhilarating views from the top of Sigiriya Rock

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Head to Yala National Park to witness enchanting birdlife, elephants, monkeys, peacocks, crocodiles, buffalo, deer, bears and the highest density in the world of the elusive leopard

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Take in the awesome panoramas of Yala National Park in southern Sri Lanka

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Yala National Park is one of the best wildlife destinations outside of Africa. Explore the park by open-back jeep safari.

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Life looks different from atop an elephant so make the most of it on a safari to explore the depths of dense jungle in Northern Thailand, flitting with rare birds and wildlife.

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Sitting on the wiry, rubbery neck of an elephant is an experience not to be forgotten. Scratch behind huge, dusty ears to make a friend for life. Here is Ampersand's MD, James, at the Four Seasons Tented Camp Chang Rai.

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Explore Khao Sok National Park's rivers and lakes. Admire the oldest evergreen forest in the world and observe a unique style of structure of this region: floating rafthouses.

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With the independence of your own kayak, paddle through the pathways carved from deep- rooted mangroves off Krabi to discover hidden lagoons perfect for snorkelling or swimming.

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Cross the Namtso Lake by boat for an unforgettable journey to reach the Sera monastery. 

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We will ensure you travel around Tibet in a sturdy 4x4 with one of our highly experienced and friendly guides - you will need both to travel through some of the more rural areas! 

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A drive along some of Tibet's roads will reveal how truly remote this country is, passing nothing from the car or yak for miles on end. 

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Here are just a few of the 108 stupas arranged around this viewpoint of the Dochula Stupa, at over 3000 metres above sea level. On a clear day, marvel at the snow-capped Himalayas in the distance.

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Follow this track through the pine forests of the Paro Valley and breathe in the fresh Bhutan air on a trek accompanied by your guides.

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If you visit The Tiger’s Nest Monastery in spring you’ll be blessed with blue skies, a temperate climate and mountains covered in blooming rhododendrons.

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Our Bhutanese guides are great company and full of local knowledge. Here, your guides will escort you on the hike to the mystical Tiger’s Nest monastery. 

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Don't miss the dramatic cliff-hike up to the sacred Tiger’s Nest monastery – a remarkable liff hanging spectacle and well worth the 2 and a half hour hike.

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Archery is the national sport of the Kingdom of Bhutan, often played at religious and cultural festivals, and is a hugely popular pursuit for locals and tourists alike. Most afternoons you can see groups of men competing with each other, aiming at impossibly small targets about 120 metres away. Rivals taunt and tease each other mercilessly to make them lose their concentration; when they hit the target they sing and dance. A heart-warming and often hilarious spectacle!

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Enjoy a sunrise hot air balloon journey over the temples of Bagan with extraordinary views over hundreds of ancient ruins and pagodas which peek out from this remote jungle. It's a truly unforgettable experience and the best way to appreciate this archeological wonder.

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At dawn, watch the sun bring Bagan to life, picking out details on the intricate stupas and temples. Although there are around 5,000 monuments, no two are the same.

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Bagan has a truly astonishing landscape. It is a mesmerising moment when you first set eyes on so many ancient temples peeking out from this vast horizon stretching as far as the Irrawaddy River. Climb a viewpoint and take in over 4000 stupas scattered across the jungly plains. 

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Enjoy a sunrise hot air balloon journey over the temples of Bagan with extraordinary views over hundreds of ancient ruins and pagodas which peek out from this remote jungle. It's a truly unforgettable experience and the best way to appreciate this archeological wonder.

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Explore the expansive Angkor complex by bicycle with one of our local guides.

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Set off on a horse trek from Banyan Tree Ringha and take a moment to appreciate this ravishing remote valley.

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The Great Wall is truly one of China’s most impressive sights.  Avoid the crowds by visiting early in the morning and take in the majesty of it all.

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Learn about the health benefits and defence training of Tai Chi in its spiritual homeland. Here is our China specialist Mark Wright (in the blue top) sharpening his skills!

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Meet with the extraordinary women of the Naxi tribe, Lijiang, who bear the brunt of the work in this matriarchal society inhabiting these beautiful foothills.

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Explore the countryside of the Yunnan district, with its rewarding views of small minority villages.

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China's Yunnan province is extremely culturally rich; here, you can admire the local customs such as these tribal women dressed in ethnic clothing.

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Como Shambhala is a one-of-a kind hotel. Explore its stunning landscape of bright green paddy fields and sample more of Bali’s delicious yet healthy food.

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Nihiwatu Lodge is an extremely exclusive retreat based on the remote Indonesian island of Sumba. It has something for everyone, including world-class surf breaks. “God’s Left” is the main attraction; these left breaking waves reel for over 300 metres and crest off the resort’s outstretched reef, reserved for a maximum of nine surfers at a time. 

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The warm, clear and calm waters of the Lombok Strait offer an ideal opportunity to learn to scuba dive or just have a snorkel at the luxurious Oberoi Lombok.

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Bali’s lesser known sister, Lombok, also offers a high standard of accommodation. Visit sparkling waterfalls whilst enjoying top service at the Oberoi Lombok.

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Use your time at rural Uma Ubud in Bali to explore the scenic countryside. The narrow pathways between paddy fields make a perfect bicycle track!

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Enjoy an elephant safari through the Chitwan National Park and discover some of Nepal's diverse wildlife for a truly memorable addition to your trip. 

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Exert yourself on an overnight trek in Annapurna and discover some of Nepal's hidden trails.

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Tick something else off your bucket list and complete your own Himalayan Odyssey, trekking across some of Annapura’s most pristine regions. 

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Keep yourselves snug in the Kongde Hotel and enjoy the unparalleled views over Mount Everest. 

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Try not to look down as you make your way across the suspension bridge on the Seti River.

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Hire a microlight for stunning ariel views of the Pokhara region. 

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White water rafting down the Seti River with the Annapurnas as your backdrop - a great way for any thrill seeker to spend an afternoon.

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Get up close and personal with Nepal's wildlife and unspoilt vistas. 


Client Testimonials

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
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 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
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
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’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
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
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
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

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