Suggested itineraries in February

Escaping the UK in the bleak month of February is a tempting prospect; short days, dark evenings and cold weather start to take their toll so it’s a great opportunity to explore your holiday options and get your healthy dose of Vitamin D! Here we have compiled our list of recommendations for where to go on holiday in February, which include relaxing beach retreats, long-haul adventures, romantic Valentine’s breaks, and suggestions for those looking for family holidays in February half-term.

For a fantastic change in climate we recommend the Maldives. February is the driest and sunniest month of the year, with constant warm temperatures of around 28°C and clear blue skies, it's a beautiful time to visit. As there is very little rain at this time of year as well, it means the visibility for diving and snorkelling is superb. Have a look at our special offer with Coco Island or combine the Maldives with Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle. Thailand is also another great beach option; it’s coming to the end of the season, so the hordes will have left and you’ll get the best of the weather on Phuket and surrounding islands. If you want to do more than lie on a beach there is also a dry climate for trekking in the north around Chang Mai and Chang Rai.

Southeast Asia is beautiful in February, before the heat of summer kicks in. For February half-term options, immerse yourself in the history, culture and culinary joys of Vietnam on our Family Adventure to Vietnam, or you could consider the beautiful World Heritage town of Luang Prabang in Northern Laos too, as February is one of the driest. With temperatures of 31°C and 8 hours of daily sunshine, Indonesia is another great family option for island hopping and diving; have a look at our Ultimate Sea Safari on Tiger Blue or Group Diving in Raja Ampat.

February in India is one of our favourite months to visit, both North and South India (with the exception of Ladakh) sees up to 28°C and 10 hours of daily sunshine. In our opinion, there is nothing more romantic than spending Valentine’s Day in Rajasthan, surrounded by elegant palaces and ancient temples. From January to March 2019 also sees the arrival of the Ardh Kumbh Mela in Allahabad. This very special Hindu festival occurs once every 6 years and is the world's largest religious gathering, celebrating harmony, unity and peace for all humanity.

A Family Adventure Holiday to Vietnam

VIETNAM Local Fisherman

15 days from £3,800

An active and fun filled adventure holiday for all the clan, taking in the very best of Vietnam’s iconic highlights...

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A Family Wilderness Adventure in Kipling Country

NORTH INDIA - Ranthambore Tiger

16 days from £4,995

This bespoke Indian wildlife adventure has been especially designed for families travelling with children, bringing to life Rudyard Kipling's stories.

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A Gastronomic Tour of China

CHINA - Street Chef, Lijiang, Yunnan

14 days from £5,570

Everyone has eaten Chinese cuisine before, but nothing compares to walking amongst the streets of Chengdu, being fascinated by the...

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A Grand Tour of Bhutan

Grand Tour Of Bhutan St Hotels Itinerary 1

15 days from £5,500

A wonderfully rich and varied itinerary designed for the first time visitor who really wants the full introduction with all...

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A Jewish Heritage Tour of India

Jewish Heritage Tour Of India Mumbai 5

16 days from £4,450

Journey through India’s Jewish past and present on this special tour of her Jewish heritage hubs – Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta...

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A Week in Laos

LAOS Luang Prabang Bridseye View

9 days from £2,995

Explore the charming highlights of northern and southern Laos at a restful pace on this perfect seven day introductory itinerary...

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A Whistle-stop Tour of Vietnam

Whistle Stop Vietnam Itinerary 2

12 days from £3,950

Perfect for people who want to do Vietnam in under 2 weeks. You’ll take in all the highlights, including bedding...

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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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Ampersand's Signature Sri Lanka Tour

SRI LANKA - Castlereagh Lake views (1)

17 days from £5,150

If money was no object this would be our ideal cultural tour of Sri Lanka. This in-depth tour encompasses the...

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Aman Bhutan... The Luxury Amankora Journey

An Aman-lover's Tour of Bhutan itinerary

10 days from £6,125

Our most luxurious and serene Bhutan trip, staying exclusively in Amankora resorts and focusing on laid-back sightseeing with optional nature...

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An Act of Faith: Ardh Kumbh Mela, Allahabad 2019

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15 days from £3,650

15 January to 4 March, 2019 On this two-week-long itinerary, you will visit two of India's oldest living cities at...

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Ancient India: A historical Journey through Central India

NORTH INDIA - Ahilya Fort

17 days from £4,450

Central India is home to the country’s most ancient cultural sites. A hugely underrated region and an Ampersand favourite, the...

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Best-of-the-best Burma... The Ultimate Luxury Tour

BURMA Governors Residence Yangon 17

17 days from £5,297

It is no secret that Burma is a cultural treasure trove, but for those of you who love luxury too,...

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Best-of-the-Best Luxury Tour of Vietnam

VIETNAM Six Senses Can Dao Condao Exterior

14 days from £4,780

Vietnam’s impressive roll call of cultural, culinary and natural highlights make her one of Asia’s most enticing destinations. She is...

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Beyond the Sky... Uma Punakha and Uma Paro - A luxury tailor-made tour of Bhutan

Beyond the Sky Uma Punakha and Uma Paro Bhutan itinerary 8

11 days from £5,440

Perfect for both family holidays and honeymoons, Bhutan remains an exclusive, romantic and adventurous destination. COMO Hotels, with the addition...

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Bonjour Vietnam… A Fabulous Food-lovers Tour

Bonjour Vietnam Itinerary 4

12 days from £3990

This tour is ideal for food-lovers. Enjoy an expert-led street food tour of Hanoi, a cooking course in Hue and...

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Boutique Rajasthan... Romance, Culture & Stylish Hotels in North India

NORTH INDIA - Samode Palace Rooftop Pool

19 days from £4,685

Here at Ampersand we like to do things differently, so on this itinerary you won’t find any one night stops...

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Boutique South India: From Chennai to Cochin

Boutique South India From Chennai To Cochin Itinerary 2

15 days from £5,495

This tailor made tour of South India comprises some of the best boutique hotels in the area, providing a unique...

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Burma... Return to the Golden Land

BURMA Governors Residence Yangon 13

13 days from £4,400

With so much to see and experience, Burma is not a one-time destination. This itinerary is perfect for those looking...

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Cambodian Discovery Tour… Jungle, City & Beach

CAMBODIA Knai Bang Chatt Kep Sunset

9 days from £3,990

This intrepid itinerary takes in Cambodia’s highlights and lesser known attractions, from the markets and culture of Phnom Penh, to...

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Cheeky Monkeys, Blue Whales and King Coconuts… Family Fun in Sri Lanka

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17 days from £3,450

This itinerary was created for families young or old who love little adventures and wildlife. It is the perfect way...

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Classic Island Tour of Sri Lanka

Classic Island Tour Of Sri Lanka Itinerary

17 days from £6,650

This in-depth tour encompasses all the major sites of the Cultural Triangle before taking a leisurely route through the centre...

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Classic Kerala Holiday... Beautiful Beaches & Balmy Backwaters in South India

Classic Kerala Itinerary

14 days from £3,845

A relaxed introduction to the diverse and beautiful state of Kerala, loved for her friendly charm, incredible Keralan cuisine and...

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Classic Tour of Vietnam & Cambodia’s Temples of Angkor

VIETNAM Street Scene Hanoi

14 days from £3,750

This is one of our most popular trips and constantly gets marvellous feedback from clients. It includes a very extensive...

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Cocoa Island, Maldives - Pay 6 and Stay 7 Nights Offer

MALDIVES Cocoa Island Ariel View

9 days from £3,150

Cocoa Island has a fantastic 'Stay 7 Nights and Pay 6' offer. The price stated here includes flights, transfers and...

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Constance Moofushi, Maldives - Pay 5 and Stay 7 Nights Offer

Constance Moofushi The Maldives Ampersand Travel 17

9 days from £3,200

Constance Moofushi has a fantastic 'Stay 7 Nights and Pay 5' offer. This offer is suject to availibility and dates...

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Cultural Gems of Cambodia

CAMBODIA Cambodia Bayon

9 days from £3,750

This is a great first time trip to Cambodia, with two essential elements: Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. Start with...

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Deccan Discovery... Archaeology, Ancient Temples & Train Journeys in South India

Deccan Discovery Itinerary

15 days from £4,940

This extraordinary itinerary provides comfortable access to some of the most beautiful locations in southern India and to the Deccan,...

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East to West: A Journey Through Bhutan

East To West A Journey Though Bhutan

18 days from £4,745

If you like to be a pioneer then this itinerary will take you to places few non-Bhutanese have ever seen....

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Essential India... Our Comprehensive Tour of North & South India

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17 days from £6,800

This itinerary is one of our absolute favourites. It combines the fascinating historical and natural gems of the northern regions...

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Forts & Palaces of Rajasthan... Experience India's Living History

Forts And Palaces Of Rajasthan Itinerary

15 days from £3,967

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

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Four Seasons Resort Kuda Huraa, Maldives - Pay 5 and Stay 7 Nights Offer

Four Seasons Kuda Huraa Maldives 5

9 days from £2,995

Four Seasons Kuda Huraa has a fantastic 'Stay 7 Nights and Pay 5' offer. This offer is valid for specified...

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From Bhutan to India's Andaman Islands... A Romantic Adventure from Mountain to Beach

Bhutan and the Andaman islands 5

17 days from £4,895

Bhutan and the Indian Andamans could hardly be more different and it is precisely for this reason that we bring...

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Gems of North India... The Best of the Golden Triangle & Magical Udaipur

NORTH INDIA - Taj Mahal, view from The Oberoi

12 days from £4,800

This leisurely journey takes in North India’s classic sights: Imperial Delhi, the Taj Mahal, the Amber Fort, the Golden Triangle,...

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Gently Down The Ganges... A Slow & Spiritual Boat Journey in North India

Varanasi North India

17 days from £3,795

The Ganges River has long been a draw to the Hindu faithful and foreign travellers alike. With the introduction of...

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Geoffrey Bawa... An Architectural Tour of Sri Lanka

SRI LANKA - Villa Bentota

14 days from £3,500

This tour draws pure inspiration from the late and talented architect, Geoffrey Bawa and visits the places he lived in,...

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Grand Colonial Tour of Asia: India, Sri Lanka, Burma, Vietnam & Singapore

Grand Colonial Tour Of Asia 2

15 days from £8,490

Experience Asia's diverse colonial heritage on this 15-day whirlwind tour designed for those with an interest in the history and...

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Grand Tour of Cambodia

Phnom Penh Cambodia 1

15 days from £3,415

This grand tour explores all four corners of Cambodia and gives a great insight into her culture, history and stunning...

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Grand Tour of Nepal

Grand Tour Of Nepal Itinerary 3

14 days from £4,995

This itinerary includes the best of Nepal: the UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Kathmandu Valley, jungle safaris in Chitwan...

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Grand Tour of North India... Our Favourite Luxury India Holiday

NORTH INDIA - Jodhpur

18 days from £8,500

Named the Grand Tour for good reason! Experience Delhi, the majestic Taj Mahal, the sacred city of Varanasi and Khajuraho...

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Grand Tour of South India... Our Signature Family-friendly Holiday

SOUTH INDIA - Tamil Nadu (8)

21 days from £5,495

This fabulous journey cherry-picks the region's highlights, from the colonial charm of Cochin and the buzzing temple-town of Madurai to the...

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Group Diving in Raja Ampat

INDONESIA Raja Ampat DATU BUA 2

13 days from £5,660

There is no better way to explore the mysterious and undiscovered world of Raja Ampat than by luxury sailing yacht.

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Historic Hooghli River Journey... Calcutta Cruise, North India

Calcutta North India 2

16 days from £3,295

This itinerary seamlessly blends the busy and historic city of Kolkata with rural India at its very best as you...

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Holy Cities & Sacred Rivers of North India

Holy Cities And Sacred Rivers Itinerary 2

15 days from £3,825

Explore India’s most sacred cities and rivers including Amritsar, Khajuraho, Varanasi and Calcutta. See Amritsar’s beautiful Golden Temple, the centre...

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Huvafen Fushi, Maldives - Stay 7 Pay 6 Nights Offer

Huvafen Fushi Male Maldives 2

9 days from £3,900

Set within its own aquamarine lagoon, Huvafen Fushi is a naturalist's wonderland, both above and below the waterline. With the...

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If Tarzan went to Sri Lanka...

KUMANA National Park Sri Lanka 20

21 days from £5,750

This tour is an Ampersand favourite! If Tarzan went to Sri Lanka we are sure that he would do something...

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India with Aman – A sophisticated journey for the senses

Aman I Khas Ranthambore National Park North India 2

10 days from £4,987

India is a divine destination for an Aman journey. The rich culture you'll discover here is a delightful sensory whirlwind....

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India's Ultimate Wellness Retreat - A Week at Vana

VANA Malsi Estate Dehradun North India Shared Spaces Yoga Temple 2

9 days from £2,990

Indulge in the ultimate restorative break: 8 days at Asia’s most innovative yet authentic new wellness retreat, Vana in the...

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Laid-back Luxury... From Laos to Cambodia's Angkor Temples & Song Saa Private Island Resort

Song Saa Song Saa Private Island Cambodia X 400

11 days from £5,420

In less than two weeks combine Laos and Cambodia to experience the World Heritage city of Luang Prabang, the awe-inspiring...

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Lansiya, Sri Lanka... The Perfect Villa Holiday for Families

Lansiya Villa Tangalle Sri Lanka 7

10 days from £3,400

This experience is all about maximising the enjoyment of a family holiday and taking away all the potential frictions. Lansiya...

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Life's a Beach… Sri Lanka’s Best Beach Holiday

SRI LANKA - beach

14 days from £3,150

Sri Lanka has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. With palm fringed beaches and the warm waters...

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Lions & Wolves: Gujarat's Exceptional Wildlife

Asiatic Lion Gir National Park Gujurat 1

14 days from £4,927

Experience the rare wildlife and pristine landscapes of Gujarat on an all-encompassing wildlife itinerary to track the elusive Asiatic lions.

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Luxury Adventure in Nepal

Introduction to Nepal and Bhutan itinerary (1)

13 days from £3,906

From the Himalayan mountains to the jungle habitats of the tiger, this itinerary combines adventure with the best of Nepal:...

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Luxury For Less... Oberoi's 2018 North Indian Holiday Special

NORTH INDIA - Oberoi Udaivilas

11 days from £3,990

This tour visits the Golden Triangle region of Northern India whilst staying at the some of the finest hotels in...

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Luxury Grand Tour of Bhutan

Beyond the Sky Uma Punakha and Uma Paro Bhutan itinerary

14 days from £6,795

This is our most extensive Bhutan tour – perfect for people who want to look under every inch of the...

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Luxury Indochina… Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia

Luxury Indochina Itinerary 23

17 days from £5,650

This trip gives you the most luxurious taste of Indochina. Enjoy Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia’s best boutique hotels, including one...

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Luxury Surfing in Sri Lanka

SRI LANKA - surfing

10 days from £4,650

Hit the waves in Weligama and Tangalle for the ultimate Sri Lankan surfing holiday, perfect for those who also love...

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Maharajas' Express - North India's Most Luxurious Train Journey

Maharaja's Express itinerary 1

11 days from £5,795

Experience India’s most luxurious train, the Maharajas’ Express, on a fascinating route through bejewelled cities, cultural sites and wildlife hubs....

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Meandering Down the Mekong... Thailand, Laos, Cambodia & Vietnam

Meandering Down The Mekong Itinerary

21 days from £7,500

This is our ‘super luxe’ Mekong itinerary. Sleeping both on the boat and in hotels, you will experience four countries...

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Mowgli's India - The Perfect Tiger-lover's Tour

Taj, Temples and Tigers of North India – The Perfect Family Holiday to India itinerary

11 days from £3,845

We love our wildlife at Ampersand and in this tour we've combined three of the top national parks in India....

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Mystical Tamil Nadu... Our Sacred South India Tour

Madurai Tamil Nadu South India 4

15 days from £3,950

Exploring the myths and legends of the sacred south-east, this journey encapsulates the essence of the spiritual state of Tamil...

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Natural Wildlife Wonders of Sri Lanka

Natural Wonders Of Sri Lanka Itinerary

15 days from £4,150

Experience the astonishing diversity and natural beauty of Sri Lanka's rivers, lakes, mountains, jungles and beaches. Staying in accommodation ranging...

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One & Only Reethi Rah, Maldives - Stay 12 and Pay 10 Nights With Complimentary Half Board Offer

One Only Reethi Rah Itinerary 2

14 days from £4,850

One and Only, Reethi Rah, has a fantastic 'Stay 12 Nights and Pay 10' offer which includes a complimentary upgrade...

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Pandaw Mekong Cruise... Vietnam & Cambodia

RV Pandaw Cruises Saigon Vietnam 3

14 days from £3,990

Ideal for people who like to cruise. Pandaw is not the only vessel that does this route; we have many...

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Rajasthani Nights - Dreamy Desert Luxury Tour of North India

Rajasthani Nights North India 14

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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Sake, Snow, Shrines, Sand and Sushi

Sake Snow Shrines Sand And Sushi 13

17 days from £6,990

Japan has world class ski resorts as well as beaches to rival the best in Bali. So why not combine...

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Sheer Indulgence... From Cambodia’s Angkor Temples to Phuket & Bangkok in Thailand

THAILAND - Amanpuri Phuket Thailand Ampersand Travel 19

13 days from £13,095

This indulgent journey combines three of the most fascinating facets of Cambodia and Thailand, using its finest hotels. Enjoy a...

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Siam in Style - Jungles, Trains & Beaches in Thailand

THAILAND - Four Seasons (I think)

17 days from £8,585

This luxurious itinerary travels from the hills of northern Thailand to the stunning beaches and islands in the country's south....

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Soneva Fushi, Maldives - Stay 7 and Pay 6 Nights

MALDIVES Soneva Fushi School Of Fish

9 days from £3,850

Soneva Fushi, one of our favourite resorts in the Maldives, has a fantastic 'Stay 7 Nights and Pay 6'. The...

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Southern Vietnam & Cambodia’s Ancient Kingdom of Angkor

CAMBODIA Siem Reap Raffles D Angkor Hotel At Night

15 days from £4,795

Go beyond the traditional tourist trails on this overland journey combining southern Vietnam and Cambodia. Begin in the bustling and...

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Sri Lanka's Cultural Triangle & The Maldives

Sri Lanka Cultural Triangle And Maldives Itinerary 2

16 days from £5,150

This fabulous tour allows a mix of culture and sheer bliss. In Sri Lanka you will visit the historical cultural...

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Sri Lanka's Sublime Aman Experience

SRI LANKA - Amanwella Tangalle The South Sri Lanka 18

9 days from £4,200

Combine the discovery of 400-year old Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with the balmy seclusion of a palm-fringed...

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Taj Exotica, Maldives - Stay 7 and Pay 6 Nights

MALDIVES - Taj Exotica large villa

9 days from £3,500

Taj Exotica has a fantastic 'Stay 7 Nights and Pay 6' offer. However, should the dates on offer not suit...

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Taj Palace Tour... The Ultimate Indian Indulgence

Umaid Bhawan JODHPUR North India 6

17 days from £6,805

A combination of what we do best, this 17 day tour blends opulent luxury with the best of Indian culture....

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Tamil Nadu & Kerala... A Luxury Tailor-made Tour of South India

South India Chinese Fishingnets Fort Cochin

16 days from £3,975

Towering temples, mist shrouded hills and palm fringed beaches are just a few of the incredible sights that await you...

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Tamil Nadu & the Andaman Islands... Cultural Tour & Beach Holiday in South India

Madurai Tamil Nadu South India 7

16 days from £4,530

A chance to experience two extremes of India: Tamil Nadu, a fabulous alternative to Rajasthan renowned for its incredible centuries-old...

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Temples, Tribes & Textiles of Gujarat – A Cultural Tour of West India

Temples Tribes And Textiles Of Gujarat Itinerary 2

13 days from £3,800

Explore colourful tribes, exotic textiles and glorious temples in Gujarat. Next, venture from the undulating Aravalli Hills to the salt...

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The Best of Laos... Mountains & Mekong Tour

Mountains And Mekong Itinerary

11 days from £3,800

This is a great trip if you are perhaps on your second trip to Laos and want to get under...

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The Cultural Gems of Indochina... Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia

The Gems Of Indochina Itinerary 3

10 days from £3,950

This trip gives you the perfect taste of Indochina in under two weeks. Despite travelling through three countries – Vietnam,...

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The Golden Land of Burma… A Luxury Tour

BURMA - Bagan - Shwezigon Paya

13 days from £3,990

Having recently returned from Burma, James & Mark have put together their ideal trip to the 'Golden Land' using their...

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The Hidden Beaches of the Andaman Islands

Jalakara Andaman Islands South India 9

12 days from £3,650

Explore the hidden beaches and secret gems of India’s underrated and laid-back Andaman Islands on this relaxing 12-day itinerary.

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The Historical Treasures & Natural Wonders of Laos

LAOS Luang Prabang Golden Temple

16 days from £4,275

Uncover the charm and cultural gems of this utterly alluring country on this perfect introductory tailor-made itinerary. Travel from south...

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Belmond's Road to Mandalay... Burma by Boat

The Road To Mandalay Bagan Burma 1  (1)

12 days from £3,945

Meandering up the Irrawaddy on a luxury river boat is a wonderful and relaxing way to experience Burma. As this...

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The Ultimate Adventure Tour of Thailand

THAILAND - Chang Rai elephant camp

16 days from £4,250

The perfect balance of action and relaxation, ideal for nature and adventure-lovers. Enjoy several of Thailand’s natural splendors, from wildlife-rich national...

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The Beach House at Iruveli, Maldives - Stay 7 and Pay 5 Offer

Waldorf Astoria Maldives 3

9 days from £3,600

The Beach House at Iruveli has a fantastic 'Stay 7 Nights and Pay 5' offer. This offer is subject to...

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Three Little Tastes of Heaven in Sri Lanka

Three Little Tastes Of Heaven In Sri Lanka Itinerary 3

11 days from £5,150

It is said that Sri Lanka was the original Garden of Eden and it only takes one visit to understand...

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Tiger Blue, Indonesia: The Ultimate Sea Safari

Tiger Blue, Indonesia: The Ultimate Sea Safari

12 days from £4,550

Make it up as you go along on the ultimate Indonesian sea safari. Any stay on board the Tiger Blue...

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Travel East Asia in Luxurious Style with Aman Resorts

Aman SEA Tour VIETNAM Amanoi Vinh Hy Bay Vietnam 2

18 days from £7,955

Experience the beauty of Southeast Asia on this 18 day tour while staying exclusively at Aman proprieties. Observe the brand’s...

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Two Kingdoms... Bhutan & Thailand with COMO Resorts

BHUTAN - Como Punakha terrace

14 days from £5,332

Explore the kingdoms of Bhutan and Thailand on a luxurious and exhilarating journey starting in the Himalayas and the spectacular...

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Undiscovered Burma... Luxury Sailing in the Mergui Archipelago

Mergui Archipelago Burma 1

12 days from £4,283

Are you looking for a new way to experience Burma? We have the answer: a 12-night luxury adventure featuring her...

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Wellness and Discovery at COMO Shambhala Estate in Bali, Indonesia

Wellness And Discovery Como Shambhala Bali 3

8 days from £3,320

Whether you want total relaxation, post-natal fitness or to improve your athletic performance, this package is the perfect introduction to...

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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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