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Boats & Trains

On an intrepid holiday, a journey can be half the adventure. And with Ampersand’s top picks you’ll almost be sorry you’ve arrived! We can highly recommend exploring South East Asia on the Orient Express or a jaunt through North India on the lavish Maharajas’ Express, which snakes through the region’s finest jewels including the statuesque Taj Mahal. Experience a different viewpoint of your destination by luxurious river boat and discover the secrets of the Mekong or the longest river in Burma, the Irrawaddy. For a truly knock out nautical adventure, take to the remote eastern seas of Indonesia on a traditional luxury sail boat, like Tiger Blue, Si Datu Bua or Silolona.

Sumba Sea Safari – Tiger Blue & Nihiwatu Lodge

13 days from £4,990

Ampersand is excited to unveil this exceptional new itinerary which combines five days sailing the Komodo Islands aboard Tiger Blue with five days relaxing at Nihiwatu Lodge on the stunning island of Sumba. We are huge advocates of both experiences and combining them together promises the holiday of a lifetime. * Set date departures on 2nd & 7th October 2014.

Luxury Voyage around Indonesia’s Komodo Islands on Alila Purnama

13 days from £7495

This trip combines the effortless style and luxury of all Alila properties, both on land and at sea. Go island-hopping around the tropical islands of the Komodo National Park in style on board Alila’s new luxury boat, the Alila Purnama, with time at Alila Villas Uluwatu and Alila Villas Soori in Bali at either end.

Indonesian Sojourn on board Silolona

11 days from £9365

One of the newest and most exciting vessels to grace the Indian Ocean, Silolona is a truly modern classic sailing vessel on which no expense has been spared. The discerning traveller, accustomed to understated elegance and exquisite cuisine, will discover an unforgettable mode of transportation from which to journey from island to island. Special set dates: 31 May - 5 June 2014. 

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

16 days from £3295

This itinerary seamlessly blends the busy and historic city of Kolkata with rural India at its very best as you slowly cruise up the Hooghli River. With the introduction of the comfortable Sukapha cruise vessel the Hooghli (a distributary of the Ganges), and The Ganges, can now be experienced in an altogether relaxed and more comfortable fashion. Designed specifically for river cruising, The Sukapaha, takes guests into the heart of rural India and allows access to areas that have otherwise been well off the tourist map.  Finish the tour relaxing in a delightfully rustic and rural homestay in the orchid filled forests of South Sikkim.

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

14 days from £2540

A relaxed introduction to the diverse and beautiful state of Kerala, loved for her friendly charm, incredible Keralan cuisine and fascinating Portuguese, Dutch, Arabic and British history. Venturing from her spice plantations and wildlife sanctuarys to her palm-fringed beaches and tranquil backwaters, this trip is truly a feast for the senses.

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

15 days from £2905

This extraordinary itinerary provides comfortable access to some of the most beautiful locations in southern India and to the Deccan, cradle of India's greatest civilizations and archeological sites. Combining hotel stays with three nights on the Golden Chariot train, explore the varied topography of Tamil Nadu & Karnataka – from verdant coastal plains, lush coffee plantations and pristine jungles, to hilly boulder strewn plateaus peppered with ancient temples and palaces.

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

17 days from £3795

The Ganges River has long been a draw to the Hindu faithful and foreign travellers alike. With the introduction of the comfortable Sukapha cruise vessel, the Ganges and its distributary river The Hooghli, can now be experienced in an altogether relaxed and more comfortable fashion. Designed specifically for river cruising, The Sukapaha takes guests into the heart of rural India and allows access to areas that have otherwise been well off the tourist map.  Finish the tour relaxing in a delightfully restored Tea Planters Bungalow in the hills surrounding Darjeeling.

Luxury Indochina… Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia

17 days from £5650

This trip gives you the most luxurious taste of Indochina. Enjoy Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia’s best boutique hotels, including one of the world’s most extraordinary beach resorts – the Six Senses Hideaway Ninh Van Bay, Vietnam. Stay here on a perfectly timed beach break sandwiched between historic Hanoi and cultural Siem Reap.

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

21 days from £5445

This is our ‘super luxe’ Mekong itinerary. Sleeping both on the boat and in hotels, you will experience four countries – Thailand, Laos, Cambodia & Vietnam – to get the full flavour of the Mekong’s romance. Experience not just the river’s natural beauty, but also the culture surrounding it, the mountains of Chang Mai and the history of Saigon.

Luxury on the Irrawaddy River: exploring Burma on board the Orcaella

15 days from £4750

Combine the best of both on and off land travel with our tailor made Burma itinerary. You will experience the most beautiful sights and sounds of life on the banks of the Irrawaddy River, before you disembark and discover the equally as magical Bagan and Inle Lake. This itinerary is an absolute must for anyone interested in the fascinating history and culture that this captivating country has to offer.