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Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker January 5th, 2024

A guide to the 10 Best Things to Do in Hue: Hue attractions, the best things to see in Hue, and more


Explore the 10 best things to do in Hue —the ancient capital of Vietnam. Uncover the best things to see, including tombs of emperors in this historic city.

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker January 4th, 2024

A Complete Guide to Pamukkale: Things to Do in Pamukkale - Thermal Pools and Hot Springs | Everything You Need to Know Before You Go


Explore the UNESCO World Heritage site of Pamukkale and Hierapolis. A Turkish marvel featuring thermal pools, travertine terraces, and everything you need to know before your visit

Lexus Kemp By: Lexus Kemp December 22nd, 2023

The rich history of Ephesus Turkey: A travel guide


Discover the captivating heritage of Ephesus in Western Turkey, through an immersive journey into this important Greek city. Unearth hidden relics and ancient wonders in this historical gem.

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker December 22nd, 2023

A Dalyan River Cruise: Nature's Retreat for Serene Boat Tours & Stunning Sights 


Delve into Dalyan's allure with alleys, integral to boat tours and river cruises. Explore Kaunos, Dalyan Delta, and Iztuzu Beach in this Dalyan River guide.

Ama Abrahams By: Ama Abrahams December 22nd, 2023

Things to Do in Cappadocia, Including a Mesmerizing Hot Air Balloon Ride


Discover Cappadocia's charm with our guide to things to do in Cappadocia, featuring an unforgettable hot air balloon experience

Lexus Kemp By: Lexus Kemp December 22nd, 2023

The City of Bursa Turkey: A travel guide


Uncover the charm of the City of Bursa, Turkey with its vibrant culture and awe-inspiring landscapes. Explore a city that embodies rich history and natural beauty.

Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse December 21st, 2023

Bosphorus Cruise Tour: What You Must Know Before You Go on a Dinner Cruise to Take in Istanbul along the Bosphorus Strait


Embark on a Bosphorus Cruise in Istanbul for a memorable dinner cruise along the Bosphorus Strait. Sightsee, take in Istanbul's beauty, and enjoy a Turkish experience on a yacht.

Lexus Kemp By: Lexus Kemp December 21st, 2023

Blue Mosque in Istanbul: Explore the Majestic Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Camii)


Explore the breathtaking beauty of Sultan Ahmed's masterpiece, the Blue Mosque in Istanbul. Immerse yourself in its majestic architecture and discover the rich history behind this iconic landmark.

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker December 21st, 2023

The Ancient City of Assos: Turkey’s Best-Kept Aegean Secret and Once Home to Aristotle


Discover the beauty of Assos, Turkey's charming coastal town. Explore ancient ruins, enjoy a relaxing beachside getaway, and savor delicious local cuisine. Plan your unforgettable trip today!

Lexus Kemp By: Lexus Kemp December 21st, 2023

Aphrodisias: Secrets of an Ancient City at the Archaeological Site of Geyre


Experience the wonders of Ancient Aphrodisias with an unforgettable archaeological adventure. Explore the ruins of this ancient city and uncover its secrets from thousands of years ago.

Lexus Kemp By: Lexus Kemp December 20th, 2023

ANZAC Cove: A Historic World War I Site in Turkey


Discover the historical significance and breathtaking beauty of ANZAC Cove in Turkey. Explore our interactive guide, photos, and stories from the troops who landed at the Gallipoli Peninsula in World War I.

Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse December 20th, 2023

Ankara, Turkey: Capital city of Türkiye, near government buildings, Turkish interior ministry, and Embassies


Discover Ankara - cultural richness and government landmarks. Explore Turkish heritage near the Interior Ministry in this insightful travel guide.

Lexus Kemp By: Lexus Kemp December 19th, 2023

Gayer-Anderson Museum in Cairo: Explore Cairo's Historic Bayt al-Kritliyya


Explore the rich history of Cairo at the Gayer Anderson Museum, showcasing exquisite Egyptian and Islamic artifacts in a stunning domestic architecture setting from 1935 to 1942.

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker December 19th, 2023

Discover the Iconic Al-Hussein Mosque in Cairo - One of the Holiest Islamic Sites in Egypt


Uncover Cairo's holiest Islamic sites at Al-Hussein Mosque, tied to Ibn Ali. Explore this iconic mosque near Khan El-Khalili Bazaar.

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker December 19th, 2023

Amr ibn al-a'As Mosque in Cairo: First mosque ever built in Old Cairo


Discover the Amr ibn Al-A'as Mosque in old Cairo the first mosque built in Egypt, a fascinating piece of Egypt's cultural heritage as well as Islamic history. Immerse yourself in its rich history and architectural beauty.

Lexus Kemp By: Lexus Kemp December 19th, 2023

Diving and snorkeling in Marsa Abu Dabbab Bay in Marsa Alam - See dugong, turtles and more


Discover Abu Dabbab Bay in Marsa Alam, a Red Sea haven perfect for snorkeling and diving. Encounter turtles in this serene underwater haven.

Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse December 18th, 2023

City of the Dead: Northern Cemetery in Cairo, Egypt - Discover Historic Graves and Monuments


Explore the rich history of Cairo's Northern Cemetery, home to captivating graves and monuments. Uncover fascinating stories and embrace the allure of this ancient necropolis.

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker December 18th, 2023

Mummification Museum in Luxor -  Luxor Temple, Luxor Museum, and Karnak


Uncover the fascinating history of Ancient Egypt at the Mummification Museum. Explore exhibits that showcase the intriguing process of mummification and delve into the secrets of an ancient civilization.

Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse December 12th, 2023

Crossing the Drake Passage: A travel guide


Navigate the Drake Passage, connecting Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, on an Antarctic cruise. Explore Cape Horn, South Shetland Islands, and the vast Southern Ocean.

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker November 17th, 2023

Discover the Ancient Alaeddin Mosque - A Historic Treasure in Konya, Turkey


Nestled in Konya, an ancient city in Turkey with roots plunging as deep as the Bronze Age, this mosque is a symbol of the rich and textured tapestry of Turkish history and a must visit for travellers on Turkey tours.

Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse November 15th, 2023

Exploring the Enchanting Cape Fur Seal Colony at Cape Cross Seal Reserve near Henties Bay


Explore Namibia's Cape Cross Seal Reserve: One of the largest colonies of Cape Fur Seals along the breathtaking Skeleton Coast.

Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse November 15th, 2023

Victoria Falls Odyssey Across Zambia and Zimbabwe: Mosi-oa-Tunya in Victoria Falls National Park


Explore Victoria Falls, the iconic waterfall in Zambia and Zimbabwe, a natural wonder on the Zambezi River. Discover Victoria Falls National Park's beauty.

Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse November 9th, 2023

10 Best things to do in Hoi An, Vietnam: A travel guide


Discover the best things to do in Hoi An's ancient town, including basket boat rides & the vibrant night market - a must-visit in Vietnam.

Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse November 8th, 2023

Exploring the jungle paradise: A guide to Madidi National Park in Bolivia, home to monkeys, macaws, and more


Explore Bolivia's stunning Madidi National Park, one of the largest protected rainforests in the Amazon. Visit Rurrenabaque for an unforgettable jungle experience.

Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse November 3rd, 2023

Complete guide to Huacachina Oasis: Unveiling the enchanting desert gem of Peru


Discover Huacachina, Oasis Town of Peru: Navigate Sand Dunes, Sandboarding, and the Enigmatic Oasis of Huacachina - A Complete Guide.

Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse November 3rd, 2023

Exploring the wildlife marvels on a Ballestas Islands tour in Paracas Peru


Discover the diverse wildlife of Ballestas Islands on a boat tour in Paracas, Peru. Get up close with sea lions and seals in their natural habitat. Find out more!

Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse November 2nd, 2023

Inca Trail in Peru: Everything you need to know about hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu


Hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Peru. Everything you need to know about this sacred trek, including permits and a four-day journey.

Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse November 1st, 2023

An Epic Road Trip: Exploring the Karakoram Highway, the Highest Paved International Highway in China and Pakistan


Embark on the ultimate adventure along the highest paved international road in the world, the Karakoram Highway (KKH), connecting Western China and Pakistan.

Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse October 20th, 2023

Hiking to the iconic Paro Taktsang: The ultimate guide to the Tiger's Nest Monastery in Bhutan


Discover the Buddhist monastery, precariously perched on Bhutan's Paro cliffs. Your ultimate guide to the Paro Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest Monastery) hike. Find out more!

Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse October 19th, 2023

Guide to Milos Island Greece: Exploring the Enchanting Greek Island in the Cyclades


Discover the best of Milos, a Greek island with volcanic beauty. Unveil its complete Milos with a beach travel guide & boutique hotels.

Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse October 13th, 2023

The ancient theatre of Epidaurus: A connection to the world heritage sanctuary of Asklepios at Epidaurus festival, Athens


World Heritage Unveiled: The Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus in Athens – A Monumental UNESCO Centre, and its Connection to the Sanctuary of Asclepius during the Epidaurus Festival in the Peloponnese

Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse October 13th, 2023

Syvota: Discover pristine clear waters and coveted coves in the Epirus Region, Thesprotia for the best Greek trip


Explore Syvota, a small Greek village in the Epirus region, known for pristine beaches. Located in Thesprotia, near Corfu in the Ionian

Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse October 12th, 2023

Exploring Athens Hellenic Heritage: The Panathenaic Stadium, Temple of Olympian Zeus, and Zappeion


Discover the rich history of the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens and its role in the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. Find out more.

Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse October 9th, 2023

Corfu, Greece: A travel guide


Exploring the Best of Corfu: A Travel Guide to the Ionian Islands Sandy Beaches and Old Town

Ama Abrahams By: Ama Abrahams October 6th, 2023

Visit Alanya Castle (Alanya Kalesi): Everything you need to know about the castle in Alanya, the cable car & more


Unlock the wonders of Alanya Castle, where Mediterranean history comes alive. Immerse yourself in stunning vistas, its cable car and delve into its captivating past.

Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse October 4th, 2023

A guide to Athens, Greece: Uncovering unique things about Athens, attractions, the best things to do in Athens and more


Explore the best things to do in Athens, including the iconic Parthenon and unique attractions like Plaka and Ancient Agora, for a perfect day in Athens.

Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse September 28th, 2023

A guide to the best things to do in Kathmandu, Nepal: Exploring temples, stupas and palaces


A travel guide to the best things to do in Kathmandu, Nepal: Exploring temples, stupas, and palaces. Find out more!

Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse September 21st, 2023

A guide to the best places to visit in Rajasthan for a perfect getaway: Discover all the unique things to do in Rajasthan, including dune bashing  


Explore the best places to visit in Rajasthan, palaces, Mehrangarh Fort, Ranthambore National Park, desert city of Jaisalmer. Things to do in Rajasthan include dune bashing, and more.

Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse September 18th, 2023

Travelling around Old Delhi: Things to do in the old city and its contrast to New Delhi


Step into the world of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as we delve into Old Delhi, New Delhi India and the historic lanes around Old Delhi, featuring the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, and more.

Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse September 16th, 2023

A guide to the historic attraction: Al Mina Archaeological Site in Tyre, Lebanon - From Roman Mosaics to Crusader Cathedrals and more


Explore Al Mina Archaeological Site in Tyre, Lebanon, dating back to 2000 BC. Atmospheric ruins cover a large area leading down to an ancient submerged harbor. Highlights include Roman mosaics, Crusader cathedrals, and more.

Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse September 4th, 2023

Visit Chouara Tannery in Morocco: Historic Fes Tannery and the Art of Leather – A Journey Through the Leather Tanneries in Fez, Morocco


Chouara Tannery in Fez, Morocco - One of the oldest tanneries in the world and known for Moroccan leather craftsmanship. Explore the art of leather making. Plan your visit to Fez now!

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker August 30th, 2023

Egypt's Beautiful Mosques: Abu Al-Abbas Al-Mursi Mosque in Alexandria (Abu El-Abbas El-Mursi Mosque)


Discover the stunning Abu Al-Abbas Al-Mursi Mosque in Alexandria, Egypt, a true architectural marvel renowned for its intricate design and rich historical significance.

Lexus Kemp By: Lexus Kemp August 29th, 2023

Saint Sergius and Bacchus Church: A guide to the Church of Sergius and Bacchus built by Justinian


Explore the rich history and architecture of Saint Sergius and Bacchus Church, a Byzantine gem built by Justinian in Cairo.

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker August 28th, 2023

Nabq Nature Reserve / Nabq National Park: Explore Egypt's Breathtaking Nabq Protected Area in Sharm El-Sheikh


Discover the beauty of Egypt's Nabq Nature Reserve / Nabq National Park in stunning Sharm El Sheikh. Explore the wonders of the Nabq protected area

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker August 28th, 2023

Exploring the Exquisite Museum of Islamic Arts in Cairo


Explore the Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo: An incredible collection of Islamic art. Showcasing some of the finest artifacts in the world.

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker August 25th, 2023

Exploring the Spectacular Colored Canyon in Sinai, Egypt: Unveiling the Gem of Nuweiba, A Breathtaking Natural Wonder


Embark on a mesmerizing journey through the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt. Discover the vibrant hues of Colored Canyon in Nuweiba—a true natural gem. Join guided canyon tours for an unforgettable adventure.

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker August 24th, 2023

Exploring the Sultan Qalawun Complex in Cairo: Unveiling the Historical Significance of the Qalawun Mosque and Monument Madrasa


Discover the rich history of the Fatimid and Islamic eras at the Sultan Qalawun Complex in Cairo. Explore the monument, mausoleum, and legacy of Sultan Al-Mansur.

Lexus Kemp By: Lexus Kemp August 24th, 2023

Unveiling Theban Nobles in Luxor: Exploring the Illustrious Tombs of the Nobles in the Valley of the Nobles in Aswan


Embark on an ancient Egypt journey in the West Bank of Luxor. Explore illustrious tombs of the nobles in the Valley of the Nobles, unearthing their stories."

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker August 24th, 2023

Bab Zuweila Gate: The Mosque of Al Shaykh and the Legacy of Bab al-Mitwalli, Cairo


Discover Bab Zuweila Gate: Tracing Fatimid & Mamluk history. Mosque of Al-Shaykh & Bab al-Mitwalli legacy in Cairo. Bab Zuweila was an execution site during Mamluk times part of the original Fatimid fortifications, pivotal Southern Gate since 11th century.

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker August 21st, 2023

Journeying Through History: Unveiling Ben Ezra Synagogue in Old Coptic Cairo, Fustat, Cairo


Explore the ancient Ben Ezra Synagogue in Cairo, a testament to Egyptian Jewish heritage. Delve into its history, including the intriguing Baby Moses legend behind the Hanging Church.

Ama Abrahams By: Ama Abrahams August 21st, 2023

Explore the remarkable Baron Empain Palace in Cairo - Uncover Egypt's Architectural Gem


Explore the remarkable Baron Empain Palace in Heliopolis a city in Cairo. Uncover Egypt's architectural gem and the legacy of Belgian Baron Empain.

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker August 18th, 2023

Na'ama Bay Sharm El Sheikh: A need to know guide to the Naama Bay promenade beach resort in Egypt


Experience the mesmerizing beauty of Naama Bay in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt. Explore pristine private beaches, and vibrant coral reefs, and indulge in luxurious resorts for a truly unforgettable vacation.

Ama Abrahams By: Ama Abrahams August 18th, 2023

Pharaonic Village in Cairo: A living museum in Giza


Explore the Pharaonic Village founded by Dr. Hassan Ragab in Cairo situated in Giza. Step back in time to ancient Egypt, discover popular attractions, and embark on a fantastic journey to the days of the pharaohs.

Ama Abrahams By: Ama Abrahams July 26th, 2023

Explore the Majestic Atlas Mountains in Morocco


Discover the breathtaking beauty of the high Atlas Mountains in Morocco, where you can immerse yourself in awe-inspiring natural wonders and experience an unforgettable adventure.

Lexus Kemp By: Lexus Kemp July 14th, 2023

Visiting Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco - A Must-See Attraction


Discover the unparalleled beauty of Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco - a top-rated attraction that must be experienced. Immerse yourself in the rich history and architectural wonder of this iconic landmark. Book your visit today!

Ama Abrahams By: Ama Abrahams July 12th, 2023

Everything you need to know about Mount Sinai in Egypt (Jabal Musa)


Discover the awe-inspiring beauty of Mount Sinai with our comprehensive guide to the best sites and activities. Embrace the adventure and take in the stunning views Egypt has to offer.

Ama Abrahams By: Ama Abrahams July 11th, 2023

The Serapeum of Alexandria: Everything you need to know about the ancient Egyptian Temple of Serapis


Unveil the secrets of the ancient Egyptian Temple of Serapis, the Serapeum of Alexandria. Explore its history, architecture, and significance in this comprehensive guide.

Ama Abrahams By: Ama Abrahams July 5th, 2023

The Mummy mystery of King Tutankhamun: Everything you need to know about King Tut & the tomb of Tutankhamun


Unveil the enigmatic mummy mystery of King Tutankhamun! Explore the life, treasures, and secrets of the legendary pharaoh and his iconic tomb.

Ama Abrahams By: Ama Abrahams June 30th, 2023

Ancient Egypt hieroglyphic writing: Everything you need to know about Egyptian hieroglyphs & the hieroglyphic alphabet


Uncover the mysteries of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic writing. Explore the fascinating script, decipher hieroglyphs, and delve into the hieroglyphic alphabet. Discover the captivating world of hieroglyphics, ancient Egypt's unique writing system, and the remarkable story behind the Rosetta Stone.

Ama Abrahams By: Ama Abrahams June 23rd, 2023

The Unfinished Obelisk in Aswan: An archaeological monument from ancient Egypt


Discover the secrets of the Unfinished Obelisk in Aswan, an awe-inspiring archaeological monument that sheds light on the magnificent craftsmanship and engineering prowess of ancient Egypt.

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker June 19th, 2023

A travel guide to Erg Chebbi in Merzouga, Morocco: Luxury desert camps, camels & more


Discover the magical beauty of Erg Chebbi, a stunning desert region in Morocco. Immerse yourself in the endless sand dunes, desert camps, charming villages, and rich cultural heritage.

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker June 12th, 2023

Snorkeling in the Red Sea in 2023: The best Red Sea snorkeling spots, resorts & more


Discover the wonders of snorkeling in the Red Sea in 2023. Explore the top snorkeling spots, find the perfect resorts, and dive into a world of vibrant marine life. Unforgettable adventures await beneath the crystal-clear waters of the Red Sea.

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker June 8th, 2023

Dadès Gorge in Morocco: What you need to know before you go exploring the winding road through the Atlas Mountains


This travel guide will provide you with everything you need to know about Dadès Gorge in Morocco (Dades Gorge)., which winds through the High Atlas Mountain Range.

Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse May 29th, 2023

The 15 best Egypt tours, vacations and excursions in 2023 for American travelers


Looking for the best Egypt tours & Nile cruises? Travel to Cairo, visit Luxor, sail on the Nile River, marvel at the Great Pyramid of Giza, Abu Simbel & more on our vacation tours to Egypt.

Lexus Kemp By: Lexus Kemp May 26th, 2023

The best Amman city tours: Half day, private tour ideas


Looking for Amman city tours? Here is a comprehensive list of city tours in Amman so that you can build the ultimate half day or full day Amman tour.

Ama Abrahams By: Ama Abrahams May 16th, 2023

Everything you need to know about Mount Nebo: The Moses Memorial Church, the promised land, mosaics & the La Storia Tourism Complex


Mount Nebo in Jordan is a must-visit for anyone interested in biblical history. As the place where Moses saw the promised land of Jerusalem, it offers breathtaking views of the Dead Sea and surrounding areas. Don't miss the chance to visit Mount Nebo and experience the wonder for yourself!

Ama Abrahams By: Ama Abrahams May 9th, 2023

Luxor Museum tours: What Egyptian antiquity will I see?


The Luxor Museum overlooking the Nile River is home to a host of Egyptian antiquity that travelers simply must see.

Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse May 3rd, 2023

Visit Jordan: Everything you know about the Jordan Pass


The Jordan pass is the ultimate sightseeing package. This guide will give you everything you need to know about the Jordan Pass and it's 40 attractions, including Petra.

Ama Abrahams By: Ama Abrahams April 28th, 2023

Overnight sleeper train from Cairo to Aswan: Everything you need to know about the Egyptian sleeping train


Discover the magic of Egypt on an overnight sleeper train from Cairo to Aswan. Our sleeping train guide covers everything you need to know about this unique experience.

Lexus Kemp By: Lexus Kemp April 25th, 2023

Egypt's Aswan Dam: Everything you need to know about the Aswan High Dam, the Nile River & Sudan


Learn about the Aswan High Dam located on the border of Egypt & Sudan and fed by the Nile River. Completed in 1970, The Aswan Dam is an Egyptian masterpiece and plays a key role in the economy of Egypt.

Ama Abrahams By: Ama Abrahams April 14th, 2023

The Ultimate Travel Guide to the Ancient City of Petra, Jordan


Discover the beauty and wonder of the city of Petra, Jordan with this comprehensive travel guide. Learn about the rich history of this sandstone ancient city, how Petra was built and get tips for exploring its stunning architecture.

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker April 13th, 2023

Citadel of Qaitbay in Alexandria: Everything you need to know about this 15th-century Mediterranean defensive fortress


The Citadel of Qaitbay in Alexandria is located on the site of Alexandria’s famous lighthouse, once considered one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.

Lexus Kemp By: Lexus Kemp April 11th, 2023

Shobak Castle (Shoubak) in Jordan: A Travel Guide


Shobak Castle in Jordan is a Crusader Castle perched on the side of a rocky, conical mountain built by Crusader King Baldwin I of Jerusalem in 1115. Viewing this fortress is a worthy pitstop before visiting Petra.

Lexus Kemp By: Lexus Kemp April 3rd, 2023

Medinet Habu Temple: The Mortuary Temple of Ramesses III West Bank of Luxor (Thebes)


The Medinet Habu Temple, also spelled as Madīnat Habu, is the Mortuary Temple of Ramses III located in the necropolis region of western Thebes in Upper Egypt, also known as Luxor.

Lexus Kemp By: Lexus Kemp March 31st, 2023

The Best Nile River Cruises in Egypt: Why A Luxury Nile Cruise Should Be On Your Travel Bucket List


Thinking about going on a Nile River Cruise from Aswan to Luxor? This travel guide will tell you everything you need to know about luxury Nile Cruises before you set sail.

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker March 29th, 2023

Day Tour of Old Cairo: A Travel Guide to Coptic Cairo & Islamic Cairo


Discover hidden gems on a tour of Old Cairo, as you explore Coptic Cairo and Islamic Cairo in this ancient part of the city.

Lexus Kemp By: Lexus Kemp March 24th, 2023

Luxor Tour Guide: Luxor Day Trips, Excursions, Nile Cruises, Private Tours, Recommended Egypt Tours & More


Luxor day tours and excursions are the highlight of many Egypt tour itineraries. From Nile cruises, the Valley of the Kings, hot air balloons & more, a Luxor tour has it all.

Ama Abrahams By: Ama Abrahams March 22nd, 2023

The Best Cairo Tours and Excursions: The 10 Best Things to Do on an Egypt Tour (Day Trips, Private Tours & Cairo Day Tours)


Looking for the best Cairo tours and excursions? Learn about the 10 best things to do on an Egypt tour, from day trips, to a Nile River cruise, private tours, Cairo day tours & more.

Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse March 16th, 2023

Red Sea Riviera: The Perfect Beach Destination for Red Sea Holidays


The Red Sea Riviera is the ultimate beach destination for a Red Sea holiday. If you love to snorkel or scuba dive, its the perfect place to end off any Egypt tour.

Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse March 15th, 2023

Everything You Need to Know About the New Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza in 2023: Is the Largest Archaeological Museum Opening This Year?


Set just outside of Cairo on the Giza Plateau, the new Grand Egyptian Museum is set to open in 2023, housing artifacts of ancient Egypt, including the complete Tutankhamun collection and is set to be one of the largest museums in the world.

Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse March 10th, 2023

The Khan el-Khalili Bazaar in Cairo: A Travel Guide to Egypt's Oldest Market


The Khan el-Khalili Bazaar is one of the oldest markets in Egypt, selling Egyptian souvenirs, antiques & more. If you're planning a trip to Cairo, exploring the Khan el Khalili Market is a must.

Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse March 9th, 2023

The Great Pyramid of Giza: A Travel Guide To Egypt's Largest Pyramid & It's Hidden Corridor


The Great Pyramid of Giza is an ancient Egyptian antiquity & one of the seven wonders of the world. If you're wondering what's inside its hidden corridor, or would like to experience it yourself, read this guide.

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker March 7th, 2023

The Dendera Temple Complex: The Temple of Hathor


The Dendera Temple Complex, also known as the Temple of Hathor is a middle kingdom ancient Egyptian monument situated on the west bank of the Nile River. If you're planning on visiting the Temple of Dendera, this guide is for you.

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker March 2nd, 2023

The Jerash Ruins in Jordan: A Complete Guide to One of the World's Best Preserved Roman Ruins


The Jerash Ruins in Jordan near Amman is one of the best preserved Roman ruins on the planet. If you're planning on heading to this ancient city to see the ruins of Jerash, this guide is for you.

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker February 24th, 2023

Abu Simbel Temple - Uncovering the Ancient Wonders of the Temple Of Ramses II


Discover the ancient wonders of the colossal Abu Simbel Temples near the Aswan High Dam, the final resting place of the ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses II.

Lexus Kemp By: Lexus Kemp February 16th, 2023

Explore the Ancient Wonders of the Valley of the Kings


Discover the ancient wonders of the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Egypt's most iconic attractions. Explore its tombs, temples and monuments, and discover the history and culture that makes it so unique.

Ama Abrahams By: Ama Abrahams February 16th, 2023

Mysteries of Ancient Egypt: The Great Sphinx of Giza Monument & the Pharaoh Khafre


Discover the secrets of the Great Sphinx of Giza, a mystery of ancient Egypt. Uncover its relation to the Pharaoh Khafre and explore its timeless beauty, which reaches up to 66 feet.

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker August 29th, 2022

What to pack for your Turkey holiday


Packing for your Turkey holiday can be a daunting task, especially if it’s your first time visiting the country. Here’s our quick guide to help you.

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker June 20th, 2022

The best beaches in the world


No matter what beach you prefer, whether it's remote and rustic or lively and well-equipped, this list will show you some of the best beaches around the globe.

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker April 27th, 2022

Our favourite mind-blowing hikes in Nepal


If you’re planning a trip to the Himalayas and are after a quick answer on the best treks to go on, the answer is, “it depends”!

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker March 1st, 2022

Top Instagrammable locations in India 


India is a vast and extremely diverse country – from its people to their culture, and even food. You will find that each city, or a monument you visit, carries a unique charm that will leave an impression on you.  

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker October 18th, 2021

Five wanderlust-worthy destinations to travel to 2022


Planning on travelling but don't know where? Make sure these destinations are on your bucketlist. 

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker September 28th, 2021

4 Egyptian attractions to visit in 2022


Planning on experiencing the beauty of Egypt in 2022? Add these four attractions to your itinerary!

Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse June 2nd, 2021

Four things you can only do in Egypt


Travelling to Egypt is always a unique experience. Here are four things that you can only do in the Land of the Pharaohs.

Michaila Knauff By: Michaila Knauff April 21st, 2021

Archaeologists Unearth ‘Ancient Egyptian Pompeii’


Find out more about Egypt's latest discovery!

Michaila Knauff By: Michaila Knauff March 16th, 2021

What $100 can buy you in these five countries


We’ve decided to test what $100 can buy you in specific countries across the globe.

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker February 2nd, 2021

Top five destinations to visit in February


Wondering where to travel to in February? Here is a list of the best destinations to visit during the month of love.

Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse November 11th, 2020

Essential experiences in Cairo


Planning a trip to Egypt? Here are some essential things to do in Cairo.

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker October 12th, 2020

5 Reasons to visit Dhulikhel


Planning a Nepal tour? A visit to the city of Dhulikhel should be at the very top of your list. Here's why.

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker September 29th, 2020

Pokhara: a piece of paradise in Nepal


Pokhara is the starting or finishing place for most treks in Nepal's Annapurna region.

Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse September 22nd, 2020

Egypt's top World Heritage Sites


Egypt has a host of UNESCO World Heritage Sites just waiting to explored. On our Egypt tours, you'll get the chance to see them.

Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse September 9th, 2020

The spiritual side of Nepal


Nepal is the world’s only Hindu Kingdom, however Hinduism is just one of the many religions practiced in the country.

Mariska Knoesen By: Mariska Knoesen July 14th, 2020

Ultimate guide to a gulet sailing experience


Want to know what it's like to go on a gulet sailing experience? This handy travel guide has all the answers.

Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse April 16th, 2020

Lockdown chat with Mariska - Travel Consultant at Encounters Travel


We speak to Mariska Knoesen, a travel consultant here at Encounters Travel, who shares her lock-down experience and which travel destination she misses the most.

Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse April 7th, 2020

Lockdown chat with Mariah - Travel consultant at Encounters Travel


We chat to Mariah Alves, a travel consultant here at Encounters Travel, who shares her lock-down experience and which travel destination she misses the most.

Kelly Anne Ellis By: Kelly Anne Ellis March 23rd, 2020

The Best Festivals in Jordan


Jordan is a small country in the Middle East. With a rich historical, cultural, and religious scene, it offers a range of interesting festivals and celebrations. We've chosen our top festivals that take place in Jordan.  

Michaila Knauff By: Michaila Knauff March 11th, 2020

10 reasons to go trekking in Nepal


The beautiful little country of Nepal offers a wide range of trekking options, ranging from short and easy treks to strenuous and lengthy ones. Each year, Nepal welcomes a large number of visitors who flock to the country for its eye-catching scenery, fascinating cultures and welcoming locals. Here are our top 10 reasons to trek in Nepal: 

Kelly Anne Ellis By: Kelly Anne Ellis February 25th, 2020

Recommended Tours: March 2020


We've chosen some of the best small tour packages that we have on offer for March 2020. Destinations include India, Greece, the Balkans and more.

Kelly Anne Ellis By: Kelly Anne Ellis February 18th, 2020

Top 10 temples to visit in Nepal


Visit some of the most beautiful and atmospheric temples in the world in Nepal. We've picked our top ten. 

Kelly Anne Ellis By: Kelly Anne Ellis February 10th, 2020

Top 10 things to do in Kathmandu


Kathmandu is the chaotic, vibrant capital city of Nepal. This is our pick of the best attractions in and around the city. 

Kelly Anne Ellis By: Kelly Anne Ellis February 4th, 2010

Best destinations to visit in March


March is a transitional period in many countries, a bridge between summer and winter. We've picked the best destinations to travel to during March. 

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker February 3rd, 2020

Top small group tours to Nepal


Thinking about travelling to Nepal? Do you want to marvel at the natural beauty of Mount Everest? Then our small group tours to this beautiful country are perfect for you. 

Kelly Anne Ellis By: Kelly Anne Ellis January 28th, 2020

Recommended Tours: February 2020


At Encounters Travel, we bring the world to you. We offer tours in 38 different countries, from the most famous and popular destinations, to the lesser-known, hidden gems. These are some of our best tours to be experienced during the month of February. 

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker January 20th, 2020

Why you should visit Cambodia in February


Looking for a unique travel destination for the month of February? A Cambodia tour should be at the top of your list.

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker January 13th, 2020

2020's Best adventure travel destinations


To help fuel your wanderlust, we tapped into 2020’s best adventure travel destinations – ranging from epic Nepal to the Rainbow Nation of South Africa, dreamy Morocco, and more.

Michaila Knauff By: Michaila Knauff January 10th, 2020

10 Reasons why you should explore the Garden Route


Thinking about planning a trip to South Africa? Here's 10 reasons why the Garden Route should be part of the conversation.

Kelly Anne Ellis By: Kelly Anne Ellis December 30th, 2019

Morocco’s major attractions: 5 things you simply must see


The complex and fascinating country of Morocco offers a wealth of historical, cultural, and natural attractions for the intrepid traveller. We’ve chosen our top 5.

Kelly Anne Ellis By: Kelly Anne Ellis December 27th, 2019

Jordan’s Major Attractions: 5 Things You Simply Must See


Jordan is one of the most intriguing destinations to visit in the Middle East. Rich with historical significance and natural splendour, it offers numerous exciting attractions.

Kelly Anne Ellis By: Kelly Anne Ellis December 26th, 2019

10 Reasons Why You Have to Visit Egypt in 2020


Egypt: mysterious, renowned, unforgettable. The land of ancient civilisations, kings and queens, and centuries of history awaits you in 2020. 

Michaila Knauff By: Michaila Knauff December 25th, 2019

Egypt's Major Attractions: Five things you must see


Find the best places to visit with our list of the top 5 things you simply have to see during your Egypt tour.

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker November 11th, 2019

Top five temples in Cambodia


Planning a trip to Cambodia? Here is a checklist of five temples you just cannot miss.

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker November 8th, 2019

Top five temples in Vietnam


Planning on exploring Vietnam? Here are the top five temples to visit in this historic country.

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker November 5th, 2019

Egypt beyond the pyramids: 10 things to see and do


Egypt is much more than just its famous pyramids! In this article, we dissect what this beautiful country has to offer.

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker October 24th, 2019

5 Temples to visit in Egypt


Egypt is a country rich in history, giving travellers the opportunity to travel back in time. Here are the top 5 temples to visit in Egypt. 

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker October 22nd, 2019

10 Reasons to visit Egypt in 2020


Wondering where to travel in 2020? Here's why Egypt should be at the top of the list.

Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse October 17th, 2019

Egypt’s best felucca experience


Want to know what its like to spend the night floating away on the Nile River? If you're planning on booking an Egypt tour with us, you can find out!

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker October 11th, 2019

Five of the best things to do in Hurghada


Spending time at the Red Sea resort town of Hurghada is a massive highlight of our Egypt tours. This helpful guide will give you some insight into what you can do here.

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker October 11th, 2019

Five of the best festivals to experience in Egypt


Along with Egypt's rich ancient history, comes great traditions and festivities. Here are five of the best festivals to experience in Egypt.

Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse October 10th, 2019

Four reasons why you should visit Luxor


Thinking about going on an Egypt tour? Here are four reasons why a visit to Luxor should be right at the top of your list.

Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse October 8th, 2019

Five interesting facts about the Nile River


Flowing for over 6,600 kilometers, the Nile River is considered to be one of the longest rivers on the planet. During an Egypt tour, you'll get to spend a night on this historical body of water.

Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse October 7th, 2019

Five countries to visit before you die


Exploring the entire planet may not be possible for some of us, thats why we've nailed down five countries to visit before you die.

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker October 2nd, 2019

Bucket-list activities to try on an Egypt tour


An Egypt tour offers so many memorable moments which will stay with you for a lifetime. Here are four bucket-list activities that you simply have to try.

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker September 17th, 2019

Quick facts that will make you want to explore Africa


Thinking about travelling to Africa to experience its wild beauty? Here's some inspiration just for you.

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker January 6th, 2020

Five photos that will make you want to travel to India


There are very few places in the world that can carve a deep, lasting impression on a traveller – India is one of these places.

Kelly Anne Ellis By: Kelly Anne Ellis January 7th, 2020

10 Things Not to Miss in India


Thinking about travelling to India? Here are 10 things not to miss on your India tour.

Kelly Anne Ellis By: Kelly Anne Ellis September 13th, 2019

A checklist for every sight you have to see in the Maldives


The Maldives is truly a slice of heaven on earth. From sparkling blue waters to infinite beaches, from colourful coral reef palaces to vibrant local culture, the Maldives offers the chance for a coastal holiday that is relaxing, thrilling, and fulfilling all at once.

Kelly Anne Ellis By: Kelly Anne Ellis August 21st, 2019

2019’s Best Honeymoon Destinations


Every couple wants a fairy-tale honeymoon that they'll remember forever. Beautiful landscapes, enchanting settings, exciting activities, lots of romance... At Encounters Travel, we know just where to find all of this- and more. We've picked our top 5 destinations for that perfect honeymoon experience.

Kelly Anne Ellis By: Kelly Anne Ellis September 25th, 2019

8 Bucket-list travel destinations to visit in 2020


From iconic destinations to lesser-known gems, we have chosen eight amazing destinations to add to your travel bucket list in 2020.

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker July 29th, 2019

Five must-see attractions in the Balkans


Visiting the Balkans you will have a chance to witness outstanding architecture, mountain peaks, flowing rivers and lakes – the ideal destination for every avid adventurous traveller. 

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker August 22nd, 2019

10 Interesting facts about Casablanca


Located on Morocco's Atlantic coast, Casablanca is where young Moroccans go to seek their fortunes, where business and creative industries prosper - it is the best representation of a modern nation.

Kelly Anne Ellis By: Kelly Anne Ellis September 3rd, 2019

5 Must-Have Experiences in Morocco


Experience unforgettable adventures in Morocco. These are our picks for the 5 must-have experiences in this magical country.

Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse July 19th, 2019

5 Reasons why Morocco should be your next travel destination


Situated at the foothills of the towering Atlas Mountains and along the northern edge of the Sahara Desert - Morocco boasts a multitude of cultures.

Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse April 17th, 2019

10 reasons why you should visit Egypt in 2018


Blessed with an abundance of ancient historical sites – here are 10 reasons why you should visit Egypt in 2018.

Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse August 6th, 2019

Egypt to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Abu Simbel’s discovery


To mark the 200th anniversary of the discovery of Abu Simbel, Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities is set to host a big celebration.

Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse April 17th, 2019

Everything you need to know about the Abu Simbel Sun Festival


Want to see the Abu Simbel Sun Festival in Egypt? This handy guide will provide you with everything you need to know about this unique event.

Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse August 6th, 2019

5 Things not to miss in Egypt


If you're going on a Egypt tour, you'll want to make sure you get in as much sight-seeing as you possibly can.

Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse July 19th, 2017

Egypt – in 14 photos


Thinking about planning a holiday to Egypt but need some travel inspiration? We scoured Instagram to find some of the best snaps of Egypt’s top attractions.

Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse April 16th, 2019

Interested in joining one of our travel photography tours?


Our travel photography tours are extremely popular, that's why we're giving you the opportunity to register.

Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse August 6th, 2019

Best time to visit Nepal


Nestled between India and Tibet, Nepal is commonly referred to as the 'roof of the world' as it's the highest country on the planet.

Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse August 6th, 2019

Best time to visit Jordan


Undoubtedly one of the jewels in the Middle Eastern crown, Jordan is steeped in history.

Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse May 23rd, 2017

QUIZ: How well do you know Morocco?


Test your knowledge of Morocco with this challenging quiz.

Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse May 17th, 2017

Best time to visit Morocco


Morocco is right on the doorstep of Europe. In fact, it's so close that you could hop on an hour-long ferry ride from Spain and you'll reach the Moroccan shoreline.

Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse May 14th, 2017

QUIZ: How well do you know Egypt?


Consider yourself a boffin on all things Egyptian? Put your knowledge to the test in this quick quiz!

Sharon Bentley By: Sharon Bentley March 23rd, 2017

The Great Pyramid of Giza


The Great Pyramid of Khufu in Giza is the oldest structure in existence and is so advanced, even using modern technology, it can't be duplicated today.

Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie April 17th, 2019

Pushkar Camel Fair


One of India's most famous travel experiences, the Pushkar Camel Fair, is held in October or November each year during the Kartik Purnima full moon.

Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie November 29th, 2016

Climbing Mount Toubkal


From Marrakech it’s a just an hour or so drive to the Berber mountain village of Imlil, which is situated in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains and surrounded by wonderful mountains views.

Will Maddicott By: Will Maddicott November 9th, 2016

A Miracle in Nepal


We sit on the banks of the Bagmati River. A monkey picks at some discarded orange peel. A bell tolls and an acrid mist of smoke drifts across the river from the burning Ghats on the opposite bank.

Sharon Bentley By: Sharon Bentley November 8th, 2016

Vietnam New Year – ‘Tet’


Tet Nguyen Dan is the Vietnam Lunar New Year, which marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring and is one of the highlights of the Vietnamese calendar; bringing with it days of traditions and celebrations.

Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie October 24th, 2016

Ngorongoro Conservation Area


Situated in the crater highlands of Tanzania, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is an UNESCO world heritage site that covers 8,292 km2 and includes important sites such as the Ngorongoro Crater and Olduvai Gorge.

Ant Horrobin By: Ant Horrobin October 5th, 2016

Primates in Uganda


Uganda could be considered a ‘Primate Trackers’ paradise as it is home to 13 different species of diurnal and 6 kinds of nocturnal primate. They can be found in many of the parks throughout Uganda.

Ant Horrobin By: Ant Horrobin October 4th, 2016

A brief history of Turkey


Turkey has a long a varied history which dates back as far as 50,000 years where evidence of habitation can be found within a cave at Karain, north of modern day Antalya.

Ant Horrobin By: Ant Horrobin October 2nd, 2016

Queen Elizabeth National Park


The National Park covers an area of approximately 1978km² and was named after Queen Elizabeth II to commemorate her visit in 1954.

Kirsty Blakeley By: Kirsty Blakeley September 29th, 2016

Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum


H? Chí Minh was born in 1890 and was the prime minister (1946–1955) and president (1945–1969) of the North of Vietnam. He was the Vietnamese Communist revolutionary leader.

Kirsty Blakeley By: Kirsty Blakeley September 7th, 2016

Phu Quoc Island


Phu Quoc Island is a 46km long pear-shaped island located off the south coast of Cambodia and to the south west of Vietnam. Although known as Vietnamese, it is also claimed by Cambodia, who calls it Kho Tral.

Ant Horrobin By: Ant Horrobin August 17th, 2016

Kenya National Parks


Kenya’s Game Reserves and National Parks are some of the best safari parks in the world. An essential part of any holiday to Kenya, game safaris are an unforgettable experience that you won’t want to miss.

Kirsty Blakeley By: Kirsty Blakeley August 17th, 2016

Halong Bay Junk Boats


We have carefully selected a range of different junk boats to use on Halong Bay. Details of our favourites are given below.

Andy Whitehead By: Andy Whitehead July 3rd, 2016

Sigiriya – palace in the sky


Also known as ‘Lion Mountain’, the imposing rock fortress of Sigiriya rises 200 metres over the surrounding plains and is one of Sri Lanka’s most awe-inspiring archaeological sites and a leading tourist attraction.

Ant Horrobin By: Ant Horrobin June 26th, 2016

Tanzania National Parks


Tanzania has more land dedicated to national parks and reserves than any other wildlife destination in the world. From rolling grassland, unspoilt coral reefs, these national treasures are all protected by law.

Will Maddicott By: Will Maddicott June 23rd, 2016

Highlights of Tibet


Tibet is a fascinating and culturally rich holiday destination, which attracts numerous visitors every year. 

Andy Whitehead By: Andy Whitehead June 23rd, 2016

Kerala – Boats & Backwaters


Famed for its diversity and beauty, Kerala is one of the most charming and captivating regions in India, and is often described as ‘God’s own country’.

Sharon Bentley By: Sharon Bentley June 23rd, 2016

The Dahabiya


Re-capture the by-gone era of the Nile. Royalty, British Aristocrats and Celebrities alike, cruised the Nile by Dahabiya during the British Colonisation of Egypt, which lasted from 1882 until 1952.

Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie May 22nd, 2016

Alms giving in Luang Prabang, Laos


Luang Prabang is an UNESCO World Heritage city, but also a small Laos town trying desperately to hold onto its traditional culture within a developing region.

Jason Pepe By: Jason Pepe May 10th, 2016

Twelve Essentials For Everest Base Camp Treks


So much has been written about Everest Base Camp Treks that it is hard to provide some original thinking on the topic. But, this did not stop me from trying.

Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie February 17th, 2016

Wildlife of the Arctic


Overview of the diverse and unique wildlife of the Arctic from polar bears to humpback whale, to walrus and arctic fox.

Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie February 11th, 2016

Wildlife of Antarctica


The Antarctic continent is surrounded by a boundless and inhospitable ocean, which in itself takes several days to cross by ship.

Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie January 25th, 2016

20 Most Surprising Things about Egypt


Booking a journey to an iconic location, like Egypt, can be an interesting process to say the least. 

Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie January 1st, 2016

Places to Visit in Turkey


One of the leading tourism destinations in the world, Turkey effortlessly combines the old and the new perfectly – the country boasts stunning scenery, a rich history and diverse landscapes.

Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie January 1st, 2016

Places to Visit in Nepal


From tropical forests to snow-capped mountains, this beautiful country is as famed for its welcoming people and friendly hospitality as it is for its incredible scenery and wildlife.

Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie December 29th, 2015

Things to do in Jordan


Jordan is a fascinating country to visit. A hugely significant country in many religions and cultures, it has a rich history for you to explore and some wonderful places to visit.

Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie December 8th, 2015

Egypt Tourist Attractions


Guide to attractions you can see on an Encounters Travel tour of Egypt, including the Pyramids, Sphinx, Luxor and a felucca cruise along the Nile.

Ruth Johnston By: Ruth Johnston April 29th, 2015

Why Egypt is safe for single ladies


For years I have dreamed of vacationing in Egypt, and I decided now was the time.

Danniell Saunders By: Danniell Saunders July 9th, 2014

Overview of Turkey


One of the leading tourism destinations in the world, Turkey is a land of contradictions and diversity and effortlessly combines the old and the new.

Danniell Saunders By: Danniell Saunders July 6th, 2014

Dahab beach resort, Egypt


For those wanting something a little more off the beaten track - there is Dahab.

Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie May 5th, 2014

A Taste of the Maldives


The sun dipped down below the horizon and the beautiful white sand turned a golden yellow. This was the picture-perfect start to my Maldives trip with Encounters Travel.

Danniell Saunders By: Danniell Saunders March 12th, 2014

Trekking in Nepal


Nepal offers some of the best trekking to be found anywhere in the world.

Danniell Saunders By: Danniell Saunders January 20th, 2014

The Colours of Morocco


Morocco was always one of those exotic destinations that I had dreamed about but never thought I'd get the chance to visit.

Danniell Saunders By: Danniell Saunders April 16th, 2019

Finding Magic in Morocco


I was nervous about meeting new people and traveling to Morocco - a country I considered to bit an exotic location.

 

Ant Horrobin By: Ant Horrobin September 2nd, 2013

Trekking in Thailand


Whilst travelling in Thailand at the beginning of 2010, I took part in our two-night trekking tour and thoroughly enjoyed myself.

Danniell Saunders By: Danniell Saunders August 28th, 2013

The Sahara


The Sahara, or the 'Greatest' Desert, as the locals call it, conjures up images of scorpions, snakes, oases and vultures.

Danniell Saunders By: Danniell Saunders June 10th, 2013

Egypt: Smooth sailing


We glide listlessly aside from a gentle about-turn each time we approach the river.

 

Danniell Saunders By: Danniell Saunders April 20th, 2013

A view from the top


Have you ever wanted to climb Everest or see what the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro looks like? Well, Google Street View is now making that possible.

Danniell Saunders By: Danniell Saunders April 10th, 2013

Uganda’s mountain gorillas


While touring Uganda's lush landscapes, Bridget March gets a heart-stopping close-up with the severely endangered mountain gorillas.

Danniell Saunders By: Danniell Saunders April 16th, 2019

Taking your Family to Egypt


When I tell people we are taking the kids to Egypt, I get two responses.

Danniell Saunders By: Danniell Saunders November 23rd, 2012

Beauty survival in the jungle


Now on month 13, I'm exploring the last continent on my world trip itinerary.

Danniell Saunders By: Danniell Saunders September 26th, 2012

Trekking with Mountain Gorillas


The moment had arrived, our small gorilla trekking group had not been able to sleep given the excitement for what we were about to do!

Danniell Saunders By: Danniell Saunders August 19th, 2012

The sandy road less travelled…


Many well travelled people are often looking for the next big thing but before the masses find out about it.

Danniell Saunders By: Danniell Saunders July 18th, 2012

Amazing Thailand!


What do you think of when you picture Thailand? There are many things that may spring to your mind.

Danniell Saunders By: Danniell Saunders July 4th, 2012

Israel – A Hidden Gem?


Israel has an incredible past and is shaping up to have an amazing future. It has much to offer travellers from all walks of life.

Danniell Saunders By: Danniell Saunders June 28th, 2012

Another Part of Egypt…


I reach Dahab in the early afternoon after an eight-hour road journey from Cairo.

Danniell Saunders By: Danniell Saunders June 19th, 2012

Joy at Glenburn Tea Estate, Darjeeling


I am not a tea lover and I naively didn't imagine how much tea I would consume during our stay at Glenburn Tea Estate!

Danniell Saunders By: Danniell Saunders May 29th, 2012

Maldives Magic


The tropical paradise of the Maldives has always seemed like it was reserved for honeymooners and the rich and famous.

Danniell Saunders By: Danniell Saunders May 7th, 2012

Nepal, more than just a mountain range


When I think about Nepal, the first thing that springs to mind is the image of a snow-covered Everest shooting into the sky with strings of multicoloured prayer flags.

Danniell Saunders By: Danniell Saunders February 24th, 2012

An Encounter with Marrakech…


Marrakech is a wonderfully vibrant city. It is an explorer's paradise as you can spend days walking through the labyrinth streets of the Medina and never get bored.

Danniell Saunders By: Danniell Saunders December 27th, 2011

As Glamorous as Casablanca


No one expected it to be anything out of the ordinary; it was one of hundreds of Hollywood movies released in 1943.

Danniell Saunders By: Danniell Saunders December 27th, 2011

Am I Still on Planet Earth?


If ever there was an 'am I still on planet Earth?' sort of a desert, it's Wadi Rum.

Danniell Saunders By: Danniell Saunders April 16th, 2019

An Ultimate Peruvian Amazon Adventure


Every adventurer dreams of a truly intrepid travel experience.

Danniell Saunders By: Danniell Saunders December 16th, 2011

Tanzania – A Wildlife Paradise


It helps to remember that Tanzania's name is two old African states spliced together.

Danniell Saunders By: Danniell Saunders December 11th, 2011

Jesus of Nazareth lived here


Known in the 4,000 year-old city of Jerusalem as 'Haram Esh-Sharif'and 'Western Wall' your guide will explain all this stonework - the remains of the original Fort Antonia.

Danniell Saunders By: Danniell Saunders December 8th, 2011

Rose-Red Petra


Built in the 6th century BC as a capitol for the Nabataeans, Petra is your reward for a horse or camel-ride through the Siq, a narrow corridor of cliffs.

 
Danniell Saunders By: Danniell Saunders December 6th, 2011

Showing off with stonework


Cairo is an African city of 15 million people.  It is hot, hot-headed and frenetic with bustle, bazaars and traffic chaos.

 
Danniell Saunders By: Danniell Saunders November 28th, 2011

Trek the Fabulous Inca Trails


Dominated by the Andean mountain range, and wedged between the South Pacific and Amazon rainforest, Peru is a country that has so much to offer travellers and trekkers.

Danniell Saunders By: Danniell Saunders November 26th, 2011

A Taste of Marrakesh


Marrakesh is a city in the foothills of Morocco's snow-capped Atlas Mountains.

Danniell Saunders By: Danniell Saunders November 24th, 2011

Kathmandu: Among the Mighty Himalayas


Landlocked 2,000-year-old Nepal is surrounded by China and India.

Danniell Saunders By: Danniell Saunders November 16th, 2011

The Palaces of St Petersburg


He stood on the fortress of Nyenskans in Nven-town. Below him was the neck of the Neva River in the Gulf of Finland.

Danniell Saunders By: Danniell Saunders November 15th, 2011

Turkey – The Blue Mosque


Istanbul began as the city of Byzantium in 667 BC under the ancient Greeks. Later called Constantinople, it became the imperial seat of the Roman Empire.

Ant Horrobin By: Ant Horrobin October 23rd, 2011

Nile Explorer – May 2009


I've just returned from Egypt, and I wanted to tell you a little bit about my tour.

Danniell Saunders By: Danniell Saunders September 22nd, 2011

Welcome to the Encounters Travel Blog


Encounters Travel specialises in small group adventure tours to some of the world's most amazing destinations.

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Tamerone Manasse By: Tamerone Manasse February 15th, 2024

Ultimate South Africa Packing List - What to Pack for South Africa Tours - Essential Items to Include in Your Luggage


Discover the ultimate South Africa packing list for your Kruger safari, Cape Town adventures, and beach excursions. Pack for South Africa with everything you need, including essentials for the diverse climate and iconic destinations like Table Mountain and the Garden Route.

Tamerone Manasse By: Tamerone Manasse February 14th, 2024

The Best Time to Visit Namibia


Discover the best times to visit Namibia for optimal game viewing amidst its diverse landscapes. Navigate seasons, events, and the allure of the October sky.

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker December 27th, 2023

Gocek Turkey: Navigating the Tranquil Shores of Fethiye - Exploring Göcek Island and Beach Escapes in Muğla


Discover Göcek and the beauty of Fethiye in our travel guide. Explore Göcek and Gocek marinas, immersing in Muğla's coastal charm. Your ultimate beach escape awaits!

Lexus Kemp By: Lexus Kemp December 22nd, 2023

Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Ride: A Must-Do Hot Air Balloon Ride for a Lifetime Experience


Witness the breathtaking beauty of Cappadocia from a breathtaking perspective with our unforgettable hot air balloon rides. Experience a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that will leave you with lasting memories.

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker December 22nd, 2023

Butterfly Valley, Turkey: A complete guide to this breathtaking Natural Wonder in Fethiye


Discover the breathtaking beauty of Butterfly Valley. Immerse yourself in a natural paradise surrounded by stunning landscapes, vibrant wildlife, and a sense of tranquility like no other located on the coast of Turkey.

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker December 21st, 2023

Bodrum: Discover the Picture-Perfect Turkish Paradise


Discover the charming seaside town of Bodrum, known for its stunning views and rich history. Immerse yourself in the ancient wonders and experience the beauty of this turquoise coastal gem.

Ama Abrahams By: Ama Abrahams December 21st, 2023

Black Sea Coast of Turkey: A travel guide


Explore the stunning Black Sea Coast of Turkey with this comprehensive travel guide. Get insider tips on the best beaches, attractions, and activities to make your trip to the Turkish Black Sea Coast region unforgettable!

Lexus Kemp By: Lexus Kemp December 21st, 2023

The Ancient City of Aspendos, Turkey:  Aspendos Theatre & Aqueduct in the Serik region of Antalya


Explore the wonders of Turkey at the Ancient City of Aspendos in Antalya. Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of the aqueduct and theater. Unveil the secrets of history and culture with a visit to this marvelous destination.

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker December 20th, 2023

Essential Tips: Things to Do in Antalya & Things You Need to Know Before Visiting


Discover Antalya's charm! Explore its beaches and follow essential tips for a memorable visit. Uncover must-know details before your Antalya adventure.

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker December 20th, 2023

The Monumental Anitkabir (Mausoleum of Ataturk): Unveiling the legacy of Atatürk in Ankara


Discover Anitkabir, the magnificent mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal honoring Turkey's founder. Immerse yourself in this historic landmark and witness the extraordinary architecture and rich heritage it embodies.

Lexus Kemp By: Lexus Kemp December 19th, 2023

Discover QV66 Tomb of Nefertari in Valley of the Queens, Luxor


Unlock the secrets of ancient Egypt at the QV66 Tomb of Nefertari in the Valley of the Queens, Luxor. Explore a stunning archaeological site filled with historical wonders and captivating stories.

Lexus Kemp By: Lexus Kemp December 19th, 2023

Fortress of Babylon and Coptic Cairo in Old Cairo: A travel guide


Uncover the wonders of Old Cairo's Majestic Fortress of Babylon and journey through the rich tapestry of Ancient Egyptian History. Immerse yourself in a captivating experience of discovery and exploration.

Lexus Kemp By: Lexus Kemp December 19th, 2023

Al Moez Ldin Allah Al Fatmi on Al-Mu'izz ldin Allah al Fatmi street (al-Muizz Street) in Old Cairo


Explore the rich history of Islamic Cairo on Al-Mu'izz ldin Allah al Fatmi street (al Muizz Street). Discover the legacy of Al Moez Ldin Allah Al Fatmi in Old Cairo's historical streets.

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker December 18th, 2023

Coptic Antiquity: A Journey Through the Alexandria National Museum


Explore Egypt's cultural treasures at Alexandria National Museum. Uncover the rich heritage of Alexandria through captivating exhibits, artifacts, and historical collections

Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse November 9th, 2023

Explore the art of water puppetry in Vietnam: Unique Vietnamese water puppets, traditional art, Vietnamese art


Discover the unique Vietnamese art form of water puppetry. Learn about traditional water puppets and the people behind this ancient art.

Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse November 8th, 2023

A Vietnam travel guide to Huong River: Explore Perfume River in Hue City - Truong Tien Bridge and Phu Xuan Bridge


Explore the Rich Heritage of Hue City Along the Perfume River: A Journey Through the Imperial City and Truong Tien Bridge.

Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse November 3rd, 2023

Exploring the Mysterious Geoglyphs of the Nazca Lines in Peru


Unravel the Intrigue: Discover the 190km of Peruvian Desert, Unearth the Enigma of Nazca Lines in Peru's Arid Pampa & Geoglyphs. Find out more!

Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse November 3rd, 2023

Ica Desert Oasis: Complete guide to exploring sand dunes and dune marvels in the desert oasis of Peru


Discover the enchanting Ica Desert oasis in southern Peru. A complete guide to exploring sand dunes near the city of Ica. Best time to visit!

Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse November 2nd, 2023

Exploring Machu Picchu: A UNESCO World Heritage Site within the Historic Sanctuary of Cusco


Discover ancient Inca history at Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Peru. Explore the stunning Inca citadel in the Andes. Find out more!

Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse November 1st, 2023

Exploring Borith Lake in Hunza Valley, Pakistan: What you need to know before you go to the hidden gem of Gojal with Pamir Huts


Explore Borith Lake, a stunning hamlet near Gulmit, Hunza, Pakistan. At an altitude of roughly 2,600 m above sea level in Gilgit-Baltistan. Find out more!

Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse October 20th, 2023

Punakha Dzong in Bhutan: A guide to Pungtang Dechen Photrang Dzong within Punakha Dzongkhag


Explore Punakha Dzong also known as Pungtang Dechen Photrang Dzong, Bhutan's oldest and second largest dzong, housing sacred relics. Learn about Ngawang Namgyal in Thimphu.

Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse October 16th, 2023

Nafplion travel guide: Exciting things to do in Nafplion (Nafplio), Argolis


Discover the best things to do in Nafplion with our comprehensive travel guide. Explore Napoli di Romania and sightsee in Argolida.

Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse October 13th, 2023

Incredible Blue Caves of Greece: From Zakynthos to Kastellorizo


Discover the mesmerizing blue cave of Zakynthos in Agios Nikolaos. Immerse in the stunning blue waters during your visit to the caves.

Lexus Kemp By: Lexus Kemp October 6th, 2023

Things to do in Amasra in Turkey: Beautiful Amasra experiences along the Black Sea


Discover the top attractions and things to do in Amasra, Turkey. Explore the Black Sea coastline, visit ancient fortresses and more.

Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse September 29th, 2023

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek in Nepal : Ghorepani to Poon Hill via Pokhara - Costs and trek guide


Discover the ultimate Ghorepani Poon Hill trek in Nepal, including Pokhara, with our comprehensive guide to the Ghorepani Poon Hill. Start your trek now!

Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse September 21st, 2023

The ultimate Agra tourism guide: Mughal marvels and the best things to do in Agra, exploring the Taj Mahal and must visit Agra Attractions


Agra is one of India's most visited cities, located in Uttar Pradesh State, Northern India. Explore the best things to do in Agra - Taj Mahal, Red Fort, Mehtab Bagh, the Tomb of Akbar, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra Bear Rescue Facility, and more. Find out more!

Lexus Kemp By: Lexus Kemp August 29th, 2023

Exploring the Enigmatic Marsa Alam Elphinstone Reef Dive Site in Egypt


Dive into the mysteries of the Elphinstone Reef Dive Site in Marsa Alam, Egypt. Discover the allure of its underwater wonders and diverse marine life

Lexus Kemp By: Lexus Kemp August 28th, 2023

The Temple Deir el-Bahari (Deir el-Bahri): Temple of Hatshepsut & Pharaoh Mentuhotep II


Explore the awe-inspiring Temple of Hatshepsut and Mentuhotep at Deir el-Bahari. Uncover the ancient wonders of Egyptian rich history with a visit to this remarkable archaeological site.

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker August 28th, 2023

Discover the Majestic Al-Hakim Mosque in Cairo | Ancient Marvel and Cultural Landmark


Uncover the splendor of Al-Hakim Mosque in Cairo - a timeless marvel weaving history and culture. Immerse in Egypt's heritage. Join us on a journey!

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker August 25th, 2023

The Coptic Museum near the Hanging Church in Cairo: Unveiling Ancient Artifacts and History


Explore Egypt's rich history at the Coptic Museum near the Hanging Church, Cairo. Discover ancient artifacts, delve into history, and experience cultural treasures.

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker August 25th, 2023

Hurghada Grand Aquarium: Marine Aquarium Tours, Underwater Tunnels, Opening Hours, and More in the Red Sea


Discovering the Hurghada Grand Aquarium: A Fascinating Tourist Spot for Hurghada Aquarium Tours, Underwater Tunnels, Opening Hours, and Beyond in the Red Sea. Perfect for guests of all ages.

Ama Abrahams By: Ama Abrahams August 24th, 2023

Nubian Wonders along the Nile - The Kalabsha Temple and Its Journey Through Time from New Kalabsha to the Aswan High Dam


Explore Nubian Wonders along the Nile: A Kalabsha Temple Time Journey from New Kalabsha to Aswan High Dam. Late Ptolemaic to Roman period, Mandulis to Augustus.

Lexus Kemp By: Lexus Kemp August 18th, 2023

Cairo Opera House - A Must-Visit Destination for Tourists


Discover Cairo Opera House, the main performing arts venue in the Egyptian capital. Immerse in opera, ballet, and performances by Cairo Symphony Orchestra at this iconic national cultural centre. A must-visit for tourists.

Lexus Kemp By: Lexus Kemp July 20th, 2023

Discover the Laid-back and Historic City of Meknes, Moroccan Hidden Gems and Visit the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail


Explore the laid-back and imperial city of Meknes, uncover hidden Moroccan gems, and pay homage to the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail. Discover Morocco and its best-kept secret with our expert travel guide.

Lexus Kemp By: Lexus Kemp July 20th, 2023

Royal Palace of Rabat: Explore Morocco and its Majestic Heritage - A Regal Experience


Discover the majesty of Morocco with a visit to the Royal Palace of Rabat. Immerse yourself in a regal experience and explore the attraction and its rich heritage.

Lexus Kemp By: Lexus Kemp July 20th, 2023

The best things to do in Marrakech, Morocco: Top things to do in the Red City


Explore Marrakech, Morocco's Red City like a local with our guide to the top attractions. Discover the best things to do, see and experience in this vibrant city.

Ama Abrahams By: Ama Abrahams July 6th, 2023

King Ramses II: Everything you need to know about the Pharaoh Ramesses II & his rule over ancient Egypt


Explore the captivating Egyptian legacy of King Ramses II, the iconic Pharaoh of ancient Egypt. Uncover the remarkable details of his reign and delve into the fascinating world of this influential ruler.

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker June 20th, 2023

The ksar of Ait Benhaddou in Morocco: Everything you need to know about the Kasbah of Aït Benhaddou


Discover Ait Benhaddou, an iconic Moroccan destination steeped in history. Experience the breathtaking beauty and rich culture of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker June 13th, 2023

Hot air ballooning in Luxor: Everything you need to know about Luxor hot air balloon rides


Find out everything you need to know about hot air ballooning in Luxor, from sunrise flights to floating over the Valley of the Kings, the river Nile and more.

Ama Abrahams By: Ama Abrahams June 7th, 2023

Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) by Snøhetta: A masterpiece dedicated to the academic community


Discover the magnificent Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) designed by Snøhetta, a masterpiece dedicated to fostering knowledge and collaboration within the academic community.

Lexus Kemp By: Lexus Kemp May 31st, 2023

The Temple of Khnum at Esna: Everything you need to know about Khnum Temple


Are you planning a visit to the Temple of Khnum at Esna? Nestled on the west bank of the Nile River, this guide will provide you with everything you need to know about the temple of Esna.

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker May 29th, 2023

Explore Bedouin Culture: Bedouin hospitality in Jordan


Experience nomadic Bedouin hospitality in Jordan. Immerse yourself in local traditions, culture, and breathtaking desert landscapes.

Lexus Kemp By: Lexus Kemp May 24th, 2023

Everything you need to know about Little Petra: The Siq al-Barid, Al Beidha, Wadi Musa & visiting Petra


Discover everything you need to know about Little Petra, the hidden gem of Jordan. With breathtaking scenery, unforgettable places to visit such as the Siq al-Barid, it's a must-visit destination that will leave you in awe. Explore Little Petra today!

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker May 23rd, 2023

Amazing desert castles of Jordan: Where to find the best desert castles in Jordan


Explore Jordan's desert castles such as Qasr Amra, Ajloun Castle, Shobak Castle and more from the bustling city of Amman.

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker May 4th, 2023

Madaba: The city of mosaics & the Madaba mosaic map of the Holy Land


Do you want to visit Madaba, the city of mosaics in Jordan to see the oldest map of the Holy Land and a host of other mosaic maps? This article will provide you with everything you need to know.

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker April 26th, 2023

Why you should visit the Giza Plateau in Egypt: The home of the Pyramids of Giza


The Giza Plateau is home to the Great Pyramids of Giza - Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure, the Great Sphinx and a host of other ancient Egyptian tombs and monuments.

Ama Abrahams By: Ama Abrahams April 20th, 2023

The best places to scuba dive in Egypt: Best diving sites in the Red Sea & how to learn to dive


Want to scuba dive in Egypt? This article will elaborate on why the Red Sea is one of the best dive sites in Egypt & tell you about the best scuba diving sites to see coral reefs, wrecks & even sharks.

Ama Abrahams By: Ama Abrahams April 14th, 2023

Why you should visit Dana Biosphere Reserve: a guide to Jordan's largest nature reserve


Discover the stunning landscapes, rich biodiversity, and unique cultural heritage of Jordan's largest nature reserve - Dana Biosphere Reserve. Plan your adventure with our guide and find out why you should visit this hidden gem.

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker April 12th, 2023

Ajloun Castle Tours (Ajlun Castle) & Exploring Jerash: Day Trip Ideas in Jordan


Ajloun Castle is a 12th-century Muslim castle situated in northwestern Jordan built under the rule of the sultan and military leader Saladin. The castle is set on top of Mount Auf in the Jordan Valley.

Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse April 4th, 2023

The Wadi Rum Protected Area in Jordan: A Travel Guide


Explore the breathtaking landscapes of Wadi Rum Protected Area in Jordan with our comprehensive travel guide.

Ama Abrahams By: Ama Abrahams March 30th, 2023

The Mortuary Temple of Seti I in Abydos: A New Kingdom Monument Across Nile River From the Modern City of Luxor


The Great Temple of Seti in Abydos is a New Kingdom monument built by the pharaoh of Egypt Seti I and his son Ramses II during the Nineteenth Dynasty. Find out why this temple was built by Seti & what made the pharaoh Seti so special.

Ama Abrahams By: Ama Abrahams March 27th, 2023

Aswan Day Tours: The Colorful Nubian Village in Egypt


The colorful Nubian village is located in Nubia, a region along the Nile River between Aswan, Egypt and Khartoum, Sudan. Find out everything you need to know about visiting the Nubian people & Nubian culture here.

Ama Abrahams By: Ama Abrahams March 23rd, 2023

The Best Aswan Tours & Excursions in 2023: Aswan Day Tours, Sightseeing, Luxor & More


Aswan tours and excursions are always memorable. From Luxor tours, Nile cruises, or even a visit to the Abu Simbel Temple, Aswan day tours should be at the top of your Egypt tour itinerary.

Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse March 14th, 2023

The Philae Temple Complex in Aswan: The Temple of Isis


The Philae Temple, also known as the Temple of Isis, is an ancient Egyptian monument located on Agilika Island just south of the old Aswan Dam.

Lexus Kemp By: Lexus Kemp March 13th, 2023

Kom Ombo Temple: A Dedication to the Gods Sobek and Haroeris (Horus) Plus a Crocodile Museum


Kom Ombo Temple is one of Egypt's most illustrious temples, dedicated to Sobek the crocodile god and the deity Haroeris (Horus) - the falcon god. Located in Aswan along the Nile River, the Temple of Kom Ombo is a must-see attraction.

Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse March 9th, 2023

The Great Pyramid of Giza: A Travel Guide To Egypt's Largest Pyramid & It's Hidden Corridor


The Great Pyramid of Giza is an ancient Egyptian antiquity & one of the seven wonders of the world. If you're wondering what's inside its hidden corridor, or would like to experience it yourself, read this guide.

Ama Abrahams By: Ama Abrahams March 8th, 2023

The Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut: An Ancient Egyptian Monument Dedicated to Queen Hatshepsut


The Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut is an ancient Egyptian monument dedicated to Queen Hatshepsut, the fifth pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt.

Lexus Kemp By: Lexus Kemp March 6th, 2023

The Saqqara Pyramid: The Ancient Egyptian Tomb for Pharaoh Djoser


The Saqqara Pyramid located southwest of Cairo was the vast necropolis of the Ancient Egyptian capital, Memphis. Learn more about Egypt's oldest pyramid & the burial ground of the Pharaoh Djoser.

Lexus Kemp By: Lexus Kemp March 3rd, 2023

Things to do in Hurghada: The Best Places to Visit in Egypt's Beach Resort Town


Looking for things to do in Hurghada? This guide will provide you with everything you need to know before visiting this Red Sea resort town.

Ama Abrahams By: Ama Abrahams March 1st, 2023

Kerak Castle: Everything You Need to Know About the Famous Crusader Castle in Jordan


Kerak Castle is one of the largest Crusader Castles in Jordan. This guide will tell you everything you need to know about this once famous Crusader stronghold.

Ama Abrahams By: Ama Abrahams February 25th, 2023

Swimming in the Dead Sea - tips for swimming & how to enjoy the experience


Swimming in the Dead Sea is a unique experience. Find out everything you need to know such as tips for swimming or rather how to float in the Dead Sea in Jordan or Israel.

Ama Abrahams By: Ama Abrahams February 24th, 2023

Karnak Temple: Why Travelers Should Visit This Ancient Egyptian Temple Complex


Karnak Temple is located on the east bank of the Nile River in Luxor. This travel guide will provide you with everything you need about this ancient Egyptian temple complex.

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker February 24th, 2023

Abu Simbel Temple - Uncovering the Ancient Wonders of the Temple Of Ramses II


Discover the ancient wonders of the colossal Abu Simbel Temples near the Aswan High Dam, the final resting place of the ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses II.

Lexus Kemp By: Lexus Kemp February 21st, 2023

The Colossi of Memnon in Luxor - A Travel Guide


The Colossi of Memnon are two massive 18th Dynasty statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III located in Luxor, Egypt. Uncover the secrets of this wonder of the ancient world during his reign from 1386-1353 BCE.

Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse February 20th, 2023

Luxor West Bank Tour: A Full Day Tour & Half-Day Travel Guide


A Luxor West Bank Tour will take you on a journey to the Valley of the Kings, exploring Hatshepsut Temple & the Nile River.

Lexus Kemp By: Lexus Kemp February 16th, 2023

Explore the Ancient Wonders of the Valley of the Kings


Discover the ancient wonders of the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Egypt's most iconic attractions. Explore its tombs, temples and monuments, and discover the history and culture that makes it so unique.

Ama Abrahams By: Ama Abrahams February 16th, 2023

Mysteries of Ancient Egypt: The Great Sphinx of Giza Monument & the Pharaoh Khafre


Discover the secrets of the Great Sphinx of Giza, a mystery of ancient Egypt. Uncover its relation to the Pharaoh Khafre and explore its timeless beauty, which reaches up to 66 feet.

Lexus Kemp By: Lexus Kemp February 7th, 2023

A Traveler's Guide to Exploring the Ancient Temple of Horus at Edfu


Visit the majestic Temple of Horus in Edfu and explore its ancient secrets. Learn about the Egyptian Ptolemaic history of one of its best preserved temples.

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker February 3rd, 2023

Luxor Temple Monument: A Travelers Guide To The Temple of Luxor


Discover the wonders of ancient Egypt at Luxor Temple monument, following in the footsteps of the ancient Egyptian Pharaohs Amenhotep III & Ramses II.

Ant Horrobin By: Ant Horrobin June 24th, 2020

Mykonos Travel Guide


Mykonos is known for its super-stylish hotels, great beaches and summer party atmosphere.

Ant Horrobin By: Ant Horrobin June 23rd, 2020

The ultimate guide to exploring Santorini


Do you want to explore the sun-kissed Greek island of Santorini? This travel guide will provide you with all the information you need to know.

Kelly Anne Ellis By: Kelly Anne Ellis March 24th, 2020

10 Interesting Facts About Jordan


The Middle Eastern country of Jordan is famous for landmarks such as Petra and Wadi Rum. Here we reveal some lesser-known facts about this small nation. 

Kelly Anne Ellis By: Kelly Anne Ellis March 23rd, 2020

The Best Festivals in Jordan


Jordan is a small country in the Middle East. With a rich historical, cultural, and religious scene, it offers a range of interesting festivals and celebrations. We've chosen our top festivals that take place in Jordan.  

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker March 17th, 2020

Why you should visit Jordan in April


April is one of the most popular months to visit Jordan - and with good reason - the weather is pleasant, and the semi-arid hills of northern Jordan burst into magnificent, knee-high bloom.

Kelly Anne Ellis By: Kelly Anne Ellis February 18th, 2020

Top 10 temples to visit in Nepal


Visit some of the most beautiful and atmospheric temples in the world in Nepal. We've picked our top ten. 

Kelly Anne Ellis By: Kelly Anne Ellis February 10th, 2020

Top 10 things to do in Kathmandu


Kathmandu is the chaotic, vibrant capital city of Nepal. This is our pick of the best attractions in and around the city. 

Michaila Knauff By: Michaila Knauff February 3rd, 2020

Top 10 things to do in Hanoi


The vibrant city of Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam and is the second biggest city in the country. Hanoi encompasses an interesting mix of the East and the West with visible traces of the country’s rich history. Vietnam was invaded by the Chinese for a long time, later by the French and also by the Americans in the 20th century. Hanoi was named the 8th most popular destination in the world in 2016 by TripAdvisor and is a highly sought after destination for visitors from all over the globe due to its rich historical and cultural heritage, breath-taking scenery and delicious cuisine. Hanoi boasts a myriad of places to see and things to do, so we’ve compiled our top 10 suggestions on the best things to do in Hanoi. 

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker February 20th, 2020

Exploring Nepal on a budget: Nepal on a Shoestring tour review


The landlocked nation is a paradise for adventurous types, although it also features an abundance of culture with beautiful palaces, temples and shrines adorning the Kathmandu Valley, gorgeous mountain vistas overlooking Pokhara, and national parks rich with wildlife.

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker January 29th, 2020

Featured tour of the month – Discover Egypt


If an Egypt trip is on your 2020 bucket list then the Discover Egypt tour is perfect for you – from temples and tombs to pyramids, sailing down the Nile and eating mouthwatering traditional Egyptian cuisine, and so much more. 

Michaila Knauff By: Michaila Knauff January 27th, 2020

Top 10 things to do in Phnom Penh


Planning a Cambodia tour? Then exploring Phnom Penh should be right at the top of your travel to-do list. Here is our selection of the top 10 things to do in Cambodia's busy capital city.

Kelly Anne Ellis By: Kelly Anne Ellis January 23rd, 2020

Top 10 temples to visit in Cambodia


Its estimated that there are around 4000 temples in Cambodia, we have chosen our top ten for you to visit.

Kelly Anne Ellis By: Kelly Anne Ellis January 22nd, 2020

Top 10 temples to visit in Vietnam


Vietnam is home to thousands of temples and fascinating places of worship. We've picked out our top ten.

Michaila Knauff By: Michaila Knauff January 13th, 2020

A guide to the Cape Winelands


The Cape Winelands offers a myriad of attractions to suit a wide range of individual interests. Situated just 40km east of the city of Cape Town, the Cape Winelands lies shadowed by a mountain range which creates an unforgettable backdrop for the myriad of wineries scattered throughout the region. The sunny blue skies, lush vineyards, world-class wineries, restaurants, art galleries, historic towns and Cape Dutch farmsteads make this region seem as though it is from a fairytale. There is no shortage of things to do in this magnificent area, so we’ve created a handy guide to help you put together your itinerary for visiting the Cape Winelands:

Kelly Anne Ellis By: Kelly Anne Ellis January 16th, 2020

Top 10 things to do in Cape Town


Explore and experience the world-famous city of Cape Town with our pick of its top ten activities. 

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker January 14th, 2020

Why you should visit South Africa in January


South Africa in January is often believed to be the peak season of the summer. The activities and the places to visit aren’t short on excitement, so there’s absolutely no reason why you shouldn’t plan your trip at the start of the year in this dazzling country.

Michaila Knauff By: Michaila Knauff December 15th, 2019

Israel’s major attractions: Five things you simply must see


Have you ever wanted to travel to a country with breath-taking beaches, pristine desert landscapes, noble historic sites, scenic cities and mouth-watering food? Then be prepared to add Israel to your bucket list. 

Michaila Knauff By: Michaila Knauff December 15th, 2019

Best time to visit Croatia


Croatia’s stunning natural beauty, fascinating historical sights and delicious food has made the country a firm favourite amongst travel enthusiasts. Whilst you can enjoy a trip to Croatia all year round, it is important to know which season best suits your own travel interests and goals.

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker November 19th, 2019

Best time to visit South Africa.


Planning your holiday is easier when you know how to pack and plan so here's a guide on when is the best time to visit South Africa.

Kelly Anne Ellis By: Kelly Anne Ellis August 23rd, 2019

Our Top 5 Small Group Tours in 2019


On a tour with Encounters Travel, you will be swept up on exciting, action-packed travel experiences in some of the world's most awe-inspiring destinations.

Our small group tours are perfect for those looking to experience culture, history, nature, and adventure. Group sizes range from between 12 to 20 travellers, giving you a chance to meet new people and make new friends. You can also engage and connect with your guide well, allowing a more meaningful experience.

These are 5 of our most interesting and exciting small group tours on offer in 2019.

Kelly Anne Ellis By: Kelly Anne Ellis August 22nd, 2019

10 Places You Have To See In Cambodia


Cambodia has become a popular tourist destination in recent times. It has emerged from the shadows of a war-torn past to become a sought-after destination for lovers of nature, culture, and history. Cambodia features many of fascinating sites and landmarks to see and experience.

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker August 19th, 2019

A checklist for every sight you have to see in Cairo


If you love Cairo, it will love you back! Its beautiful chaos can be both infuriating yet beautiful all at the same time - the magnificence of the city will overwhelm you with its beauty and frenetic atmosphere.

Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker July 29th, 2019

Five must-see attractions in the Balkans


Visiting the Balkans you will have a chance to witness outstanding architecture, mountain peaks, flowing rivers and lakes – the ideal destination for every avid adventurous traveller. 

Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie March 12th, 2018

Guide to Ko Samui


Ko Samui is located off of the east coast of southern Thailand in Surat Thani province. Samui is Thailand's 3rd largest Island with a population of over 50,000.

Ant Horrobin By: Ant Horrobin April 17th, 2019

Guide to Bangkok, Thailand


The buzzing metropolis of Bangkok has been the capital city of Thailand since it was moved from Ayutthaya after the Burmese invasion in 1768.

Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie March 9th, 2017

Guide to Abu Simbel


This monumental temple complex was built by King Ramses II (c.1279-1213 B.C.E.) in what was once known as ancient Nubia, as a demonstration of both his worldly and divine power.

Sharon Bentley By: Sharon Bentley November 29th, 2016

Guide to Petra


Petra is a vast and unique city, half built and half carved into the sheer rock face by the Nabataeans over 2000 years ago.

Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie October 6th, 2016

Guide to Marrakech


Founded nearly 1,000 years ago the ochre city of Marrakech is perhaps Morocco’s most well known and visited attraction.

Mariska Knoesen By: Mariska Knoesen July 27th, 2016

Guide to Greece


Greece is a country of ruins and be prepared to see many very significant ruins indeed! The Capital alone has developed into a modern society whilst the buildings of many centuries past still claim their significance.

Ant Horrobin By: Ant Horrobin June 26th, 2016

Brief guide to Beirut


Beirut is the capital of Lebanon and has a population of approximately 2.1 million. The city has a history dating back more than 5000 years and has been under the rule of many empires.

Sharon Bentley By: Sharon Bentley June 23rd, 2016

Hurghada Overview


Hurghada has transformed in recent years from a small Red Sea fishing village into a vibrant tourist hot-spot.

Kirsty Blakeley By: Kirsty Blakeley June 23rd, 2016

Choeung Ek, Cambodia


Choeung Ek is one of a number of sites known as the ‘Killing Fields’. This area is the most well-known and tourist-visited of the above sites due to its link with the Tuol Sleng Prison (or S-21).

Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie February 17th, 2016

Guide to Longyearbyen


Longyearbyen is the gateway to the Arctic and starting point for many cruise based expeditions operating in the chilly polar waters.

Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie January 10th, 2016

Vietnam travel guide


Tours in Vietnam may take in the beautiful sandy beaches of the south or the breathtaking beauty of Halong Bay, the fertile lands of the Mekong Delta or the hill-tribe forests in the north.

Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie January 10th, 2016

Thailand travel guide


Thailand tourist attractions are almost too numerous to count and the country offers everything from exciting cities to dense jungles and sun kissed beaches.

Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie January 4th, 2016

Bhutan Travel Guide


The Kingdom of Bhutan is both small and remote, tucked away in the mighty Himalayan mountain range between India and China.

Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie January 4th, 2016

Israel Travel Guide


Israel intersects countries, continents and religions, situated at the crossroads of Asia, Africa and Europe and home to three of the world’s greatest and most important religions.

Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie December 29th, 2015

Morocco Travel Guide


A land of history, tradition and trading, Morocco has long-since captured the imagination of intrepid travellers looking to explore the myths and legends of the great Sahara Desert and the imposing Atlas Mountain range.

Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie November 22nd, 2015

India Travel Guide


Travel guide to some of the most beautiful and interesting place to visit on an Encounters Travel tour of India.

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