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Family Holidays

More and more of us are choosing to take a trip with the entire clan. It’s a wonderful way to holiday but it does require intricate planning to please young and old.  Let us arrange adventures ranging from a fun-filled safari in India or a relaxing beach break in the Indonesia with activities to keep all ages and interests happy.

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

10 days from £2199

This experience is all about maximising the enjoyment of a family holiday and taking away all the potential frictions. Lansiya is an incredibly beautiful and comfortable property with a fantastic level of polish for a private villa, but thankfully there is nothing really to break if you have got little ones! There is plenty of outside space and a charming beach just below the house.

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

21 days from £3937

This fabulous journey cherry-picks the region's highlights, from the regal city of Mysore, the colonial charm of Cochin and the buzzing temple-town of Madurai to the fabulous architecture of Tanjore and Pondicherry. Explore coffee plantations, learn to cook Keralan specialities and end with time at the beach.

Balloons Over Burma

11 days from £2485

The perfect “taster” itinerary of Burma taking in all the major sites including a sunrise balloon trip over Bagan with extraordinary views of the ancient temples & pagodas. The length of this trip means it can easily be combined with other parts of Asia, such as Bangkok, beaches in Thailand or Siem Reap & the temples of Angkor.

South of the Clouds - Delve into China's Yunnan Province

11 days from £6610

If spending time surrounded by breathtaking scenery is your idea of an ideal holiday, this itinerary is for you. Each hotel is carefully chosen so you can make the most of the incredible natural beauty and cultural activities on offer. After trekking in the valleys and mountains, visiting the Buddhist monasteries and meeting the fascinating ethnic minorities and learning their crafts, you are guaranteed to come away invigorated.

Rajasthani Nights - Dreamy Desert Luxury Tour of North India

13 days from £3515

Combine sparkling sand dunes, secluded tented camps, sunset camel rides, impressive forts and glittering palace hotels in this 13 day tour of the best of Rajasthan's desert landscapes. Covering Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Rohet and Osian, this itinerary is perfect for those who enjoy vast natural landscapes, wildlife, colourful Rajasthani villages and the romance of desert life.

India's Pushkar Camel Fair: November 2013

14 days from £3450

Be a part of one of the largest camel and cattle fairs in the world and one of the most important events of the year for any Rajasthani villager. Join the hundreds of thousands of Indians as they migrate to the deserts of Pushkar for its annual Camel Fair. For a few weeks in November this humble little town turns into an oasis of colour in the middle of the Rajasthani desert. This trip promises to offer something new for everyone whether it is your first time in India or you are something of a local veteran.

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.

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

19 days from £3985

Here at Ampersand we like to do things differently, so on this itinerary you won’t find any one night stops and there are certainly no large modern hotels. It’s boutique and character properties all the way without the hassle of having to leave a destination before you feel you’ve arrived. Perfect if you want a mix of the main sights along with truly rural experiences in the beautifully romantic desert state of Rajasthan.

The Most Spectacular Festival in Sri Lanka - Esala Perahera

9 days from £2100

This variety packed tour gives you an in depth insight into what Sri Lanka is all about. Take part in the Esala Perahera festival in Kandy, visit the mysterious and fascinating ancient sites in the Cultural Triangle, followed by a couple days of pure relaxation on a beautiful beach. Before you depart to go home, spend the evening in Sri Lanka’s capital, Colombo where you will be surprised by its seductive charms.

Sri Lanka's Sublime Aman Experience

9 days from £2,930

Combine the discovery of 400-year old Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with the balmy seclusion of a palm-fringed golden beach on a journey that reveals the rich dimensions of Sri Lanka's colourful south coast. * Special Offer valid until 15 Dececmber 2014 - click to view details

Diwali - India's Festival of Lights: November

14 days from £4595

At Ampersand, luxury and culture are what we do best and our “Festival of Lights” tour is the epitome of both. Be a part of one of India’s most famous festivals, Diwali, whilst staying in some of the country's very best hotels. Make your way through the Golden Triangle and feel like a modern day maharajah or maharani, staying in several former palaces along the way. 

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

11 days from £5440

Perfect for both family holidays and honeymoons, Bhutan remains an exclusive, romantic and adventurous destination. COMO Hotels, with the addition of Uma Punakha hotel to its already well-loved Uma Paro hotel, have created ideal havens from which to explore this enchanting country. This 11-night tailor-made tour of Bhutan has been created for luxury explorers who want to fully immerse themselves into Bhutanese culture, Himalayan Buddhism and mountain sports and activities including Bhutan's national sport, archery.

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.

Luxury Indonesian Island Tour... Aman Bali & Beyond

12 days from £3990

Begin at the Amandari in Ubud, Bali, set amidst forests, rivers and emerald rice paddies. Next, to the Amanwana for a luxury desert island adventure! Set on the secluded wildlife reserve of Moyo Island, you arrive by seaplane and sleep in a luxurious über chic tented camp. Next, experience the all-suite Amankila back in Bali and end at the majestic Amanjiwo in Java’s rural interior.

India with Aman – A sophisticated journey for the senses

10 days from £4987

India is a divine destination for an Aman journey. The rich culture you'll discover here is a delightful sensory whirlwind. By contrast, the hotels on this trip – the Lodhi in Delhi, Aman-i-Khas in Ranthambore National Park and Amanbagh in Alwar – are all soothing havens of understated style and service. From her capital city to her tiger-rich jungles and rural heartlands, this itinerary will show you India at its most beautiful and romantic.

Cultural China - A Beginner's Luxury Tour

12 days from £3990

A perfect journey through China for those who have never been. This 12 day tour takes you to 5 of China's most exciting destinations in true Ampersand style. Have a picnic whilst trekking along the Great Wall, walk amongst the Terracotta Warriors Army, cycle through the breathtaking karst mountains of Yangshuo and amble along the Bund in Shanghai - all whilst staying at some of the most luxurious hotels in China.

Colours of Rajasthan, North India

17 days from £2935

* Visit in November to experience the Pushkar Camel and Cattle Fair (6-17 Nov 2013) *    This is a wonderfully vibrant way to experience India: from bustling Delhi and the impressive Taj Mahal to the 'Pink City' of Jaipur, the 'Blue City' of Jodhpur and the holy white town of Pushkar. Experience the Thar Desert, kaleidoscopic spice & textile markets and a boat trip on shimmering Lake Picchola.

The Best of Luxury Bali, Indonesia... The Ultimate Aman Experience

8 days from £2595

Start at the Amankila – a wonderful sanctuary for romantic, spiritual and active pursuits. Continue to the Amandari in the cultural heart of Ubud, overlooking natural forests and a cascade of rice paddies. End at the Amanusa, a relaxing microcosm of all things Balinese with extensive facilities including spa, gym and nearby golf clubs.

Cultural Gems of Cambodia

9 days from £1995

This is a great first time trip to Cambodia, with two essential elements: Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. Start with a two-night stay in the capital and then head north for the highlight of the journey: privately guided tours of the temples of Angkor, one of the most magical archaeological sites in the world.

An Aman-lovers' Luxury Tour of Bhutan... The Amankora Journey

10 days from £6125

Our most luxurious and serene Bhutan trip, staying exclusively in Amankora resorts and focusing on laid-back sightseeing with optional nature walks and biking. Enjoy cultural shows in front of a roaring fire whilst being pampered with hot apple tea, blankets and hot water bottles. The food at the Amankora is the best in Bhutan (we particularly love the private dining room set in the old farm house).

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 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.

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. 

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

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 architecture of times gone by. As you journey through India, Sri Lanka, Burma, Vietnam and Singapore, stay at the finest colonial hotels in each location and explore each city's historic quarters and monuments along the way.