Holiday Types


Asia: home to tranquil palm-shaded islands, hyper cities of the Far East, sleepy villages of the Subcontinent, souring snow-capped mountain ranges, and everything in between. This wonderful region provides so many opportunities for life-changing experiences.

Religion and spirituality are woven into the fabrics of every country, from peaceful Tibetan monasteries to clanging Hindu temples, and sacred monuments dot the landscapes: Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Borobudur in Indonesia, The Great Wall of China, Sigiriya Rock in Sri Lanka, Bagan in Burma, Tiger's Nest Monastery in Bhutan and, of course, the Taj Mahal in India.

The variety of Asia’s landscape is characterised by an exotic and untamed nature – the huge rushing of the mighty Mekong, the soaring heights of the Himalayan mountain range and dense tropical jungles brimming with exceptional flora and fauna.

Whether you're looking for epic cultural discoveries, the honeymoon of a lifetime, a fun family escape or have a specific interest in food, surfing, wildlife, history or architecture, our specialists can introduce you to the best experiences this encapsulating region has to offer.

 

Honeymoons

Let our romantic destinations inspire you to treat yourself and a loved one to your most memorable holiday. Create indelible memories at our heart-stirring destinations.

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Family Holidays

Gather your loved ones together for the ultimate family holiday where smiles all-round are a given.

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Celebrations & Parties

For an amazing and memorable gathering let us plan something truly mind-blowing for your special celebration.

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Beach Holidays

We understand how important it is to get the crucial elements right for the perfect beach break. Asia offers some of the finest...

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Wildlife &Safari

Spot the Big Five plus more: stripy Bengal tigers in India, a blue whale in Sri Lanka or the extraordinary black neck crane in Bhutan.

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Boats & Trains

Soft sand between your toes, exotic cocktail in hand and a jaw-dropping ocean panorama to gaze at: these are our beach holidays at their finest.

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Culinary Tours

For those with an appetite for new tastes and flavours, our favourite foodie itineraries showcase the most diverse and delicious cuisines of Asia.

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Epic Journeys

For that trip of a lifetime you’ll value forever you will need more time than normal. Take time out and get under the skin of your favourite country.

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Active Holidays

Challenge yourself and reap the rewards: staggering views, breathtaking climbs and bundles of memories to take home with you.

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Festivals &Events

Time your trip with a festival to see a country really come to life. Asia's myriad of festivals let you immerse yourself in local customs.

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Fly & Flop

Take your pick from our remarkable destination hotels where the priority is total relaxation with fantastic service so you don’t have to lift a finger.

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Luxury Villas

Experience unparalleled luxury, complete privacy and top-notch service at one of our stunning private properties.

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Mountains & Biking

Be exhilarated by snowy peaks, verdant valleys and windswept monuments. Experience by foot or bike some of the world’s most dramatic mountain ranges.

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Multi-Country Trips

These can often be the best types of holidays for culturally inquisitive travellers as you can compare and contrast the cultures and traditions...

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Scuba Diving

Be wowed by tropical marine life: colossal manta rays, inquisitive dolphins and ancient turtles at our incredible scuba diving destinations.

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Spa &Wellness

Iron out the creases and thoroughly de-stress in beautiful and serene surroundings which will leave you totally at peace.

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Surfing Holidays

Hang ten, surf pipe or just pick up the basics on our instructive surfing breaks in Asia's top surfing destinations.

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Ampersand Favourites

To familiarise you with the Ampersand style, we have cherry-picked our favourite properties and itineraries, which have our utmost stamp of approval.

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Southern Africa is brimming with soul-stirring experiences. Unsurpassed wildlife adventures, unimaginable landscapes at every turn, unbeatable food and wine scene… Whatever your motivation is for travel, this is a truly life-changing region to visit.

Honeymoon under the dazzling African stars or clamber the towering dunes at Sossusvlei at dawn. For family adventurers and safari holidays Botswana promises some of the best wildlife in the world, or head to Zimbabwe to see the mighty Victoria Falls. Diving the gin-clear waters and exploring the rainbow-coloured reefs of Mozambique provides a paradise for any traveller. Food and wine-lovers will be in their element in South Africa with a culinary journey from the vibrant markets of Cape Town to the ravishing Cape Winelands.

Southern Africa holds endless treasures for the curious traveller and will beckon you back time and time again.

 

Honeymoons

Let our romantic destinations inspire you to treat yourself and a loved one to your most memorable holiday.

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Family Holidays

Gather your loved ones together for the ultimate family holiday where smiles all-round are a given.

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Beach Holidays

We understand how important it is to get the crucial elements right for the perfect beach break. Southern Africa offers some of the...

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Multi-Country Trips

The vibrant and varied destinations in Southern Africa provide brilliant multi-country trips – combine chic and cosmopolitan Cape Town in South Africa with...

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Epic Journeys

To truly understand the heart and soul of a country, you need a little time. If you do have the luxury of time on...

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Culinary Tours

Prepare your taste buds for a fresh food adventure on one of our culinary tours. Feast on the freshest of seafood with your...

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Wildlife & Safari

From the untamed wildness of Africa’s prime safari destination, Botswana and its wildlife-drenched Okavango Delta, to South Africa’s incredible game-viewing at Kruger and migrating...

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The British Isles has so much to offer; incredible cultural discoveries, a fun family country escape, a vibrant food and art scene, contrasting ancient and modern architecture, the beautiful great outdoors and romantic honeymoons.

We specialise in luxury tailor-made tours to the British Isles and we can help you discover the very best of the region, whatever you are looking for in a holiday to the UK & Ireland. Our special interest trips below have been put together to help you plan your next great escape.

All of our holidays are tailor-made, but let our suggested itineraries inspire you, whether you are interested in scaling the British Isles’ highest mountain, Ben Nevis, touring the Scottish Highlands by train, cosying up in the most romantic hotels on your honeymoon, or spending Christmas as a family at one of favourite country-house hotels.

 

Ampersand Favourites

To familiarise you with the Ampersand style, we have cherry-picked our favourite properties and itineraries, which have our utmost stamp of approval.

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Active Holidays

Whether you want to go trekking, sailing and horse riding in the Lake District or mountain-biking, fly-fishing and mountain biking in the Scottish...

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Honeymoons

In the run up to your wedding, planning your honeymoon can seem like just another thing on your endless to-do list. However, as...

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Family Holidays

As lives become busier and time more precious, family holidays have never been more popular. Experts in the field, we know that a...

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Trains

At Ampersand we believe that a train journey can be one of the best ways to see a country. Our range of train...

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Multi-Country Trips

Although relatively small on a world-wide scale, The UK and Ireland are comprised of several different countries – all in easy reach to...

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Spa &Wellness

Although we specialise in cultural tours of the UK and Ireland, we understand better than anyone that holidays are about relaxing and recharging...

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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
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
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
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
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

From our Instagram

As the year begins to draw in, here at Ampersand HQ we've been thinking about where our adventures in 2020 will be, but where will be yours? 🌍
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Will it be on the soft white sand beaches of #Cambodia @songsaaprivateisland, indulging in the colourful cuisine of #Vietnam, rejuvenating at @vanajourney, #India, hiding away beneath the #okavangodelta or exploring the endless shrines and Temples found in #Japan...
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It's never too early to start planning! For inspiration, get in touch with one of our experts today to start your 2020 adventure.
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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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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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A luxury holiday to #Goa feeds the soul and the senses 🇮🇳🌅
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Discover a kaleidoscope of baroque architecture, whitewashed churches, crumbling forts, tropical beaches, intoxicating spices and the warmth of #SouthIndia ⛪️☀️🌶
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🇮🇳Reminiscent of a French village, with its bright Mediterranean architecture and flower-laden balconies, it’s no surprise that #Pondicherry (or #Pondi) is nicknamed the ‘Indian Côte d’Azur’ 🇫🇷
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As the Rugby World Cup kicks off in #Tokyo this weekend,  and #Japan will soon begin to bloom into its world renowned Autumn season, we want to be there more than ever! 🇯🇵🍂
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Attracting three million tourists every year, the #tokyotower has quickly become Tokyo's international symbol since its opening in 1958. 🗼
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If you'd like to see this Eiffel Tower-inspired structure for yourself, speak to one of our specialists today!
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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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Peek into the Himalayan Kingdom of #Bhutan & discover its extraordinary natural beauty with us 🇧🇹
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Vibrant hues compliment earthy tones at every corner, especially within the hotly-anticipated #SixSensesBhutan lodges & at the beautiful @gangteylodge 🍂✨
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