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Let your kids run wild around the island, safe in the knowledge that they aren't going anywhere!

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With white sand walkways leading kids to to their next adventure, the Anantara is a safe and fun island paradise for children to play all day long.

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Watch your children hone their culinerary skills as part of the excellent family packages at Soneva Fushi.

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Snorkel from a sand bank at Soneva Fushi. 

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Dine tete-a-tete with only your dedicated butler and stunning sea views as company at the Taj Exotica.

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Take sun downers amongst the palm trees with your feet in the sand at Constance Halaveli's Totem Bar. 

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Snorkel through cystal clear waters directly from your over sea villa. 

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MALDIVES - Banyan Tree - Sangu Garden Restaurant Logo Maldives (1)

Tuck into a fresh feast every day. Maldivian cuisine is an enticing blend of South Indian and Sri Lankan flavours and is made even better by the abundant supply of fresh seafood.

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Snorkel surrounded by shoals of tropical fish.

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BURMA - Ballons over Bagan Logo Burma (1)

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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Relax on one of Burma’s emerging coastal resorts. Ngapali is a beautiful and largely undiscovered beach with soft golden sand, set on the Bay of Bengal and backed by tropical palm trees.

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Take a ride in a horse and cart, unique to Pyin Oo Lwin, and visit the beautiful Botanical Gardens, which thrive in this cool climate. 

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At the frontier of adventurous Asian travel, Bagan leaves other cultural destinations in the shade. Her temple-strewn landscapes are guaranteed to fill you with both awe and spiritual calm.

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BHUTAN -  Archery Logo Bhutan

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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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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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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The Imperial, Delhi - Vintage Jaguar at the hotel's grand entrance

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NORTH INDIA - Zip lining in Jodhpur Logo Northindia (1)

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

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NORTH INDIA - Jodhpur Logo Northindia (1)

Admire the views of the 'Blue City' from Jodhpur's Mehrangarh Fort, one of the most underrated and commanding forts in North India.

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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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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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Enjoy a leisurely breakfast whilst taking in the breathtaking views across the Himalayas from the Ghandruk Himalaya Lodge. 

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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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NEPAL Chitwan National Park Elephant Safari Logo Nepal (1)

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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Tropical beaches like this do exist in reality. Stay aboard Tiger Blue to discover a true paradise, over and under water, like this one at Pulau Wayag, Raja Ampat.

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As Nihiwatu has such a stunning ocean vista it’s not surprising that activities tend to be marine-based. Try your hand at deep-sea fishing, scuba dive the abundant coral gardens or surf the consistent reef breaks with the help of Christian Sea, Nihiwatu's aptly-named surfing instructor. 

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

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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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CHINA - Banyan Tree Ringha - Trek Logo China (1)

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

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

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Wander alongside local Buddhist monks as you explore the magnificent temples.

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Chill out in a hammock, under a blanket of stars, whilst you watch your favourite movie at Six Senses Hideaway Can Dao.

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Set on a remote island within the Con Dao archipelago, the polished Six Senses Con Dao resort stretches across one of the best beaches in Vietnam.

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Villas at the Nam Hai come with sizeable private swimming pools and are only steps from powder soft sand on a picture-perfect beach.

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Find peace and calm beneath countless palm trees at zen-like Nam Hai, set on one of Asia's finest stretches of beach on the South China Sea.

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Board an old-fashioned Vietnamese teak boat to explore the hidden beaches, lakes and lagoons of Halong Bay.

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Drift through craggy Halong Bay in sumptuous luxury aboard the Halong Ginger, a custom designed junk built in a traditional style.

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Learn more about the fascinating Hmong tribes people of Vietnam and admire their intricate hand stitched clothing and unchanged way of life.

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VIETNAM Ba Cua Beach Logo Vietnam (1)

Explore this hidden beach in Halong Bay by beautiful luxury junk.

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Sometimes, when you need a speedy entrance into the pool, only a bamboo slide will do – luckily, the Six Senses Yao Noi has thought of everything!

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This enticing, curvy bay is home to one of Thailand’s finest island hideaways: Soneva Kiri. If you’re looking for an eco-chic paradise, you’ll find it here!

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Enjoy this clifftop view from the seclusion of your stylish private pool villa at Trisara in Phuket – one of the most exclusive resorts in Thailand.

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Discover pristine corals and brightly coloured fish in the clear-as-glass water that surrounds your private hideaway island at Soneva Kiri.

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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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Limestone cliffs form an integral part of your vistas at Rayavadee on Krabi. Experience dinner within a cavernous natural chamber, soaking up the unique, echo-ey atmosphere. Watch out for bats!

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Share amazing riverside views with friends and loved ones aboard the thrilling Eastern & Oriental Express as it chugs through South East Asia - from Singapore to Malaysia, Thailand and Laos.

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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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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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No visit to Thailand is complete without a ride in a tuk-tuk, the most popular mode of city transport. It is fact-paced and often quite hair-raising but this noisy experience is a must. 

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Get a soaking at elephant bath time and learn how mahoots keep their elephants clean, cool and under control!

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Get up close to these magnificent creatures in Chang Rai and learn from the mahoots how best to handle an elephant by yourself!

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Join in this amazing opportunity to help train an elephant with the help of a mahoot. They grow up with the elephants and are incredibly skilled and knowleagable about these magnificent creatures.

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SRI LANKA - Yala National Park - leopard Logo Srilanka

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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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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SRI LANKA - Trincomalee Logo Srilanka

Head to the east coast town of Trincomalee, an up and coming beach resort scattered with charming colourful fishing boats

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SRI LANKA - surfing Logo Srilanka

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

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SRI LANKA - Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage Logo Srilanka

Spend a few hours visiting the too-cute Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, either on route from Sigiriya to Kandy or as a day trip from Kandy.

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Visit during the spectacular Perahera Festival in Kandy, which comprises of ten nights of lively festivities, involving bejewelled elephants, street dancers and drummers.

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Make friends with smiley local school kids playing at Dambulla cave temple

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Observe the sleepy town of Galle from viewpoint of the Amangalla, situated next door to a lovely church

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Witness the intriguing and unique Sri Lankan stilt fishermen

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Feast your senses and catch some rays on the curvaceous caramel sands of the south coast

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SRI LANKA - Amanwella resort Logo Srilanka

Amanwella resort in Tangalle is set on one of the island’s most beautiful beaches dotted with local fishing boats and swaying palm trees

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Head to the Kerala Backwaters in August to watch the lively annual Snake Boat Races.

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SOUTH INDIA Kerala Back Waters House Boat Logo Southindia

Houseboats were traditionally used to carry grain stores up the Backwaters of Kerala. Luxuriously adapted, they now the offer the unique chance to travel these nature-filled network of waterways.

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SOUTH INDIA - water-front view with private pool villas at Coconut Lagoon Logo Southindia

Philip Kutty's Farm is a luxurious private homestay in Kerala's Backwaters which offers a peaceful eco-friendly escape, coupled with amazing Ayurvedic treatments. You’ll feel totally re-junevated after a stay here.

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Soak up the sun in the privacy of your private pool at the Taj Exotica, a fantastic five-star resort in Goa, just paces from the stunning powder-soft sandy beach.

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Set on an idyllic spit of land in north Goa overlooking the ocean, ‘Elsewhere – The Beach House’ is a simple but charming 3 bedroom Portuguese-style house with just the friendly staff, fishermen and egg-laying turtles for company… bliss.

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If you like boats, then you’ll love staying in our favourite hotel in Cochin, the atmospheric Brunton's Boatyard, set in a restored shipyard surrounded by artefacts from the age of steam and sail.

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Watch magnificent elephants take a refreshing drink in the Periyar National Park. Keep an eye out for tigers too!

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