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Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker March 19th, 2020

Is Egypt Safe


The question here though isn’t whether or not you should visit Egypt but rather is it safe to visit? The short answer: Yes, Egypt is safe! However, for the long answer, carry on reading.  

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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.

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Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker March 10th, 2020

Jordan tour packing checklist


If you’re heading to the Middle East on a Jordan adventure, you’ll need to know what to pack and how to pack – we thought we’d help you out and take the guesswork out of things with our Jordan packing checklist.

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Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker February 27th, 2020

Travel photos of the month – January/February 2020


We asked a few of our Encounters travellers to share at least one of their best and most memorable travel photos from their January trip – tours ranging from Incredible India, Jordan on a Shoestring, Pharaonic Encounters, and more.

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Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker February 21st, 2020

Featured tour of the month – Jordan on a Shoestring


From stunning natural landscapes to world-renowned historical and religious sites, Jordan is truly a hidden gem of the Middle East. Jordan will leave you feeling touched by the generosity and kindness of its people.

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Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker February 20th, 2020

Everything you need to know about Petra


Located amid rugged desert canyons and mountains in what is now the southwestern corner of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Petra was once a thriving trading centre and the capital of the Nabataean empire between 400 B.C. and A.D. 106. Here's everything you need to know before your visit.

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Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker February 14th, 2020

A packing checklist when going on a Nepal tour


Proper packing is the first step to making a trip memorable and that’s what this article is the perfect guide of what all you need for your Nepal packing list.

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Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker February 17th, 2020

Top restaurants in Kathmandu


Nepalese cuisine might not be as popular as it should be on an international stage, it is often overpowered by its more headstrong neighbouring countries however, don’t mistake this as complacency.

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Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker February 12th, 2020

Everything you need to know about Bandipur


The village itself is small, with lots of plants, trees and charming lampposts. Strangely enough, this place will remind you of Hanoi in Vietnam. There you will also find beautiful buildings in the old style. But unlike Hanoi, Bandipur is much less touristy.

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Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker February 11th, 2020

Why you should visit Nepal in March


March is the start of one of Nepal's two annual peak tourist seasons and it's also when the temperatures have truly warmed up after winter – with the thawing of many high-altitude trekking trails, river levels primed for whitewater rafting, and some exciting cultural festivals.

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