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Khanom is a quiet, uncommercialised town on the Gulf of Thailand. It is on the mainland not far from Suratthani, the launch point for the islands of Koh Samui and Koh Phangan. Well situated for those who want to relax and escape the crowds, Khanom is also known for its rare pink dolphins. It has a local population of 11,000 people whose main sources of livelihood are farming and fishing. The agricultural landscape is carpeted with coconut, rubber, palm oil, pineapple and banana plantations with grazing cows roaming freely. Khanom has beaches, waterfalls and caves; to the north of Khanom is the natural park of Khao Luang.

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- Jaime Benitez, South India
We have been on expensive and luxurious holidays in the past, but the service and communication Ampersand has provided has far exceeded those offered by other agencies.
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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
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!
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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.
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