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Experience an early morning alms giving ceremony in Luang Prabang, an ancient Buddhist tradition. As the sun rises, stand alongside locals as they line the streets donating food to orange-robed monks.

Festivals & Events

Destinations in Asia are often at their best during festivals: local people in friendly holiday-mode, streets awash with colour and the chance to see centuries-old traditions played out in front of you. In Sri Lanka the Perahera Festival is characterised by beautifully decorated elephants and in India, the exhilarating festival of Holi allows you to join in and get enveloped by brightly-hued powders.

An Act of Faith: Ardh Kumbh Mela, Allahabad

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15 days from £3,650

On this two-week-long itinerary, you will visit two of India's oldest living cities at the most auspicious time to do...

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Cultural Glamping with The Ultimate Travelling Camp In Ladakh

The Ultimate Travelling Camp North India White Tent 00

9 days from £3,420

Experience Ladakh’s soul-stirring scenery and culture from the comfort of your nomadic home, ‘The Ultimate Travelling Camp’ – the first...

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Diwali - India's Festival of Lights: November

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14 days from £6,795

At Ampersand, luxury and culture are what we do best and our “Festival of Lights” tour is the epitome of...

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India's Pushkar Camel Fair: November 2019

Pushkar Camel Fair, Pushkar, 1

14 days from £4,450

Be a part of one of the largest camel and cattle fairs in the world and one of the most...

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Rajasthani Nights - Dreamy Desert Luxury Tour of North India

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13 days from £4,550

Combine sparkling sand dunes, secluded tented camps, sunset camel rides, impressive forts and glittering palace hotels in this 13 day...

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The Most Spectacular Festival in Sri Lanka - Esala Perahera

Sri Lanka Cultural Triangle And Beach Itinerary 2

11 days from £2,800

This variety packed tour gives you an in depth insight into what Sri Lanka is all about. Take part in...

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Balloons Over Burma

Balloons Over Burma Itinerary

11 days from £4,250

The perfect “taster” itinerary of Burma taking in all the major sites including a sunrise balloon trip over Bagan with...

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ABC of India: Art, Books & Culture... An Arty Tour of North India

ABC India City Palace Jaipur North India

12 days from £3,255

Make the most of India's cultural offerings with this luxury art, book & culture itinerary taking in both the Jaipur...

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Colours of Rajasthan, North India

Colours Of Rajasthan Itinerary

17 days from £3,490

This is a wonderfully vibrant way to experience India: from bustling Delhi and the impressive Taj Mahal to the 'Pink City'...

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Witness the Black Necked Cranes in Bhutan

Witness the Black Necked Crane Bhutan itinerary

12 days from £7,530

The best time for spotting the beautiful Black Neck Crane is from early December to mid-March. This is a great...

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Himalayan Heights... A Summer in Ladakh, Northern India

Hidden India A Summer In Ladakh Itinerary

11 days from £3,550

Admire Ladakh’s dramatic landscapes and rich culture, full of distinctive Buddhist architecture, jewellery & costumes. Hike through refreshing mountains, enjoying monasteries,...

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- Mr David Wallace, North 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 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
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 thought the Ampersand team was outstanding. We couldn’t have hoped for anything more.
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, 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
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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Monks in #Myanmar (#Burma) 🇲🇲
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