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Create your own Robinson Crusoe fantasy and experience the thrill of hidden beaches on Thailand’s coast, accessible only by long-tail boat.

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THAILAND - Chang Rai elephant camp

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

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THAILAND - Four Seasons Koh Samui 2

Enjoy stunning white sand beaches edged by swaying coconut trees, whilst receiving top-notch service at the Four Seasons, Koh Samui.

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THAILAND - Amanpuri Phuket Thailand Ampersand Travel 10

Enjoy this iconic Phuket beach, nestled in a coconut plantation, whilst experiencing an exceptional level of service at Aman’s flagship property, Amanpuri.

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THAILAND - Thai girls

This is the friendly face of Thailand. Everywhere you go, you’ll be greeted with gracious smiles and friendly conversation, starting with a courteous "Sawadee Ka" (hello).

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THAILAND - W Resort Koh Samui

W Hotels have a reputation for merging natural landscapes with innovative modern architecture and this W Hotel, located on Koh Samui, is no exception with its breath-taking infinity pool that cuts a slice through a stunning seascape – pure genius.

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THAILAND - Amanpuri, Main Pool, Phuket

The zen-like Amanpuri in Phuket will help you fully unwind within its harmonious interiors. With inspiration taken from Thailand’s temples this top Aman hotel is guaranteed to leave you totally blissed out and pampered.

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THAILAND - AmanPuri, Beach Club

Soak up the understated sophistication of the sublime swimming pool at the Amanpuri in Phuket.

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THAILAND - Metropolitan - Bangkok, view from

Take in the dazzling sight of Wat Arun by night from the uber-chic Metropolitan hotel. For the energetic, we recommend visiting by day to see a startling view of Bangkok from the top of the tallest temple in the city.

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THAILAND - Orient Express view 2

Travel in the ultimate style and comfort on the legendary Orient Express and watch rural Thailand unfold before your eyes.

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THAILAND - Orient Express view rice pickers

From your unique vantage on the world’s most luxurious train journey enjoy unparalleled views of everyday life in the Thai countryside. You'll no doubt pass by rice pickers in their traditional hats, cultivating Thailand’s staple dish.

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THAILAND - Thanyamundra 2 Khao Sok Naitonal Park

Toast your good fortune whilst you soak up the picturesque natural environment at Thanyamundra Resort in Khao Sok National Park and dine like a king on food sourced from the fields around you.

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THAILAND - Thanyamundra, Khao Sok Naitonal Park

Bedrooms at the secluded Thanyamundra retreat are made from local teak and furnished with beautiful Asian antiques. In the morning, watch the dawn mists roll off the jungle clad hills.

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THAILAND - Soneva Kiri -snorkelling

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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THAILAND - Main Pool at Six Senses Yao Noi

Luxuriate poolside at Six Senses Yao Noi's hilltop reserve whilst taking in this epic view of the Phang Nga Bay and its mysterious limestone cliffs.

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THAILAND - Six Senses Yao Noi - Ocean Panorama Pool Villa 5

On the island paradise of Six Senses Yao Noi, you'll get unparalleled views of the mystical Phang Nga Bay from your bed, a stunning and spacious villa with private pool and personal butler. 

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THAILAND - Ryavadee

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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THAILAND - Bangkok, tuk tuk

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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THAILAND - Six Senses Yao Noi, Evening lanterns

Soak up the atmospheric dusk scene at the Six Senses Yao Noi, overlooking the awe-inspiring crags of Pang Nga Bay.

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THAILAND - Metropolitan food - Bangkok 2

Within the cool haven of Bangkok's Metropolitan hotel, experience award-winning cuisine that perfectly highlights the best of Asian tastes: spicy, sweet and zingy – all at the same time!

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THAILAND - Kirimaya - National Park - pool

Imagine relaxing on a day bed at Kirimaya, situated in a this peaceful spot in the heart of Khao Yai National Park, surrounded by the sounds of untamed nature.

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THAILAND - Four Seasons Tented Camp 4

This Four Seasons tent, set in the willowy bamboo forests of the Golden Triangle is extremely luxurious and chicly furnished with original Thai artefacts and traditional lanterns that lend a romantic glow at dusk.

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THAILAND - Four Seasons Tented Camp - Chang Mai & Rai 3

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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For a unique bathing experience have a soak in this wooden tub, on the balcony of your expansive tent at Four Seasons Tented Camp, Chang Rai. Listen to the hoots of nature, just out of reach in dense, untamed foliage.

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THAILAND - Four Seasons Tented Camp, Chang Mai & Rai

This is seclusion at its best. Take advantage of your large outdoor deck at the Four Senses Chang Rai to view the meandering river, unchecked wildlife and encroaching jungle.

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THAILAND - Four Seasons Koh Samui

The Four Seasons Koh Samui is one of our favourite hotels in Thailand - private villas are stylish and spacious, and come with an outdoor living area, private pool and al fresco bathroom with wraparound sea views. Enormously sophisticated.

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The Mandarin Oriental is a Bangkok old-timer and one of the best in town – we particularly love the Mandarin Oriental's Author’s Wing suites with their colonial white shutters and black and white tiled flooring.

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THAILAND - Emerald Buddha Temple

The Emerald Buddha Temple is a must see, regarded as the most important temple in Thailand. This beautifully ornate Buddhist temple in the centre of Bangkok houses an emerald Buddha, carved from single slab of jade.

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The Anantara Chang Rai is an elaborately luxurious resort set in 160 acres of tropical gardens and is perfectly positioned for exploring the Golden Triangle area. 

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THAILAND - Anantara - Chang Rai, Mahoot training, elephant camp

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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THAILAND - Anantara, Golden Triangle, Chang Rai

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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Flying times from UK

London - Bangkok: 11 hours 30 minutes

London - Chiang Mai: There are no direct flights from London to Chiang Mai. The best route would be to fly via Bangkok. With a short connection, the flying time is usually 13 hours 50 minutes.

London - Phuket: There are no direct flights from London to Phuket. The best route would be to fly via Bangkok. With a short connection, the flying time is usually 14 hours 40 minutes.

We highly recommend you reconfirm your onward and return international flights at least 72 hours prior to departure.


Client Testimonials

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

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