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Whether you are interested in learning about the history of the Mogul emperors of India and visiting their sumptuous palaces, or exploring the Buddhist culture and mountain top temples of Bhutan, our tailor-made range of tour itineraries are sure to inspire.

Our tailor-made holidays are designed to allow you see and experience new places, to expand your knowledge and help you appreciate the cultural heritage of the countries you are visiting. All our cultural tour itineraries are well balanced and immersive, and designed to allow you to get the most out of your often limited time. Most incorporate some free time to allow for you to go off on your own and explore these new and exciting places. Often this free time can be the most rewarding, with opportunities to meet, talk and relax with the local people. Our local guides are all well trained, experts in their countries culture and history, and with you every step of the way. We use many different modes of transport both public and private, and where public transport is used, we know the quality of the service and ensure all your needs are met. We have a wide range of sample holiday itineraries that you can choose from, either as they stand or as a base for you to tailor to your own requirements. For further inspiration, try reading some of the many articles and features on our blog.

Why choose Encounters Tailor-made tours?

  • Complete itinerary customisation
  • Available at any level from budget to luxury
  • Great local guides, drivers and tour escorts
  • Can be combined with your own independent travel
  • Select your own hotels or use our recommendations
  • 24-hour local and UK backup while travelling
  • Experienced travel consultants to help you plan
  • 16 years experience in tailoring travel

Tailor-made COUNTRIES


Our video features bring our tours to life in a way the no photo can, you'll feel like you're on the tour.


From travel tips to country guides, packing lists to little known things to do, you'll find it all in our popular travel blog.

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. But its characters, dialogue an...

Author: Dan Saunders, December 28, 2011

A Taste of Marrakesh

Marrakesh is a city in the foothills of Morocco's snow-capped High Atlas Mountains. Restaurants, plush casinos and full cafés match their busy vib...

Author: Dan Saunders, November 27, 2011