This itinerary is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Cultural Holidays. India and China; two of earth’s largest countries and home to the oldest living civilisations. Often seen as polar opposites, we believe that there...
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Culturally Immersive Holidays
The most important element of all of Ampersand’s trips is culture; we believe it is what makes a holiday memorable and enriching – and there really is nowhere better than Asia for serious culture vultures. Here, we have picked out our top ten trips for the culturally inquisitive traveller, perfect for those who like to leave the comfort zone of the usual tourist trail and dive head-first into the exotic cultures of the East. From unearthing the archaeological gems of Indonesia's Borobudur Temple and the Ancient Kingdoms of Angkor, to a mystical journey through temple-drenched South India, to a dynamic tour of Japan’s finest art, these are some of Asia’s most fascinating experiences.
India & China; Past, Present & Future
Burma... Return to the Golden Land
This itinerary is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Cultural Holidays. Going against conventional wisdom, at Ampersand we don’t think that Burma is a one-time destination. Full of off-the-beaten track discoveries, this beautiful country has...
Holy Cities & Sacred Rivers of North India
This itinerary is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Cultural Holidays. India is renowned as the birthplace of several of the World's major religions and this fascinating tour explores some of her sacred cities and...
Chasing the Past in Vietnam’s Cultural Heartland
This itinerary is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Cultural Holidays. Probably best known for her beaches and 20th Century history, Vietnam’s centuries of rich imperial history and many diverse inland hill tribes, who have largely...
Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle & Beach
This itinerary is one of Ampersand’s Top 10 Cultural Holidays. This tour offers both an insightful view to Sri Lanka’s history taking in some of the finest historical, archaeological and natural treasures, as well as a...
An Art Lover’s Tour of Japan
This itinerary is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Cultural Holidays. We have long been fascinated with Japanese art. The Impressionists’ love of Japonisme is returned in kind, with some of the European masters’ paintings...
Ladakh and Rajasthan... A Perfect Summer in North India
This itinerary is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Cultural Holidays. This tour combines two completely different regions of India; Ladakh in the Himalayas, and Rajasthan India’s driest state, each region completely stunning in its own...
Southern Vietnam & Cambodia’s Ancient Kingdom of Angkor
This itinerary is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Cultural Holidays. Combining southern Vietnam with Cambodia, this overland journey allows you to go beyond the traditional tourist sites, while keeping to a high standard of...
Mystical Tamil Nadu... Our Sacred South India Tour
This itinerary is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Cultural Holidays. Exploring the myths and legends of the sacred south east, this journey encapsulates the very essence of mystical Tamil Nadu, providing a comprehensive insight...
Wonders of the Ancient World... Grand Archaeological Tour of Asia
This itinerary is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Cultural Holidays. Asia is home to some of the world’s richest archaeological sites. However, the ancient temples of Bagan, Borobudur and Angkor Wat are without a...
- Jaime Benitez, South India
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
- Leslie Siben, India
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
- Mr David Wallace, North India
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
- Matthew Annable, Rajasthan, India
- Anonymous, India
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka