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Encounters Travel operate adventure tours in more than 30 amazing countries spanning 6 continents. From the steaming jungles of the Amazon to the rolling savannahs of Africa, from the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas to the scorched sands of the Sahara, we've got it all covered.

Our extensive range of adventure tours are carefully designed to bring each country alive. You'll learn the history, taste the food, marvel at the sights and immerse yourself in the culture. We leave no stone unturned in our search for the best adventure tours on the planet.

So wherever your next great adventure lies, join us on that journey of discovery and let it lead you to a trip of a lifetime.

TOP TRAVEL DEALS & UPCOMING TOURS

Tour name Country Days Start Date Offer Price
Pharaonic Encounters Egypt 6 30th of Apr 2019
Pharaonic Encounters
US$849 View Tour
Pharaonic Encounters Egypt 6 7th of May 2019
Pharaonic Encounters
US$769 View Tour
Nubian Adventure Egypt 9 27th of Apr 2019
Nubian Adventure
US$1199 View Tour
Nubian Adventure Egypt 9 4th of May 2019
Nubian Adventure
US$1129 View Tour
Sands & Seas Egypt 10 30th of Apr 2019
Sands & Seas
US$1399 View Tour
Sands & Seas Egypt 10 7th of May 2019
Sands & Seas
US$1399 View Tour
Bhutan Encounters Bhutan 8 14th of May 2019
Bhutan Encounters
US$2589 View Tour
Bhutan Encounters Bhutan 8 11th of Jun 2019
Bhutan Encounters
US$2159 View Tour
Nubians & Beaches Egypt 13 27th of Apr 2019
Nubians & Beaches
US$1839
US$1289
30% Off
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Nubians & Beaches Egypt 13 4th of May 2019
Nubians & Beaches
US$1619
US$979
40% Off
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Great British Encounters Great Britain 7 12th of May 2019
Great British Encounters
US$1299 View Tour
Great British Encounters Great Britain 7 26th of May 2019
Great British Encounters
US$1299 View Tour
Anatolian Adventure Turkey 10 27th of Apr 2019
Anatolian Adventure
US$1499 View Tour
Anatolian Adventure Turkey 10 4th of May 2019
Anatolian Adventure
US$1499 View Tour
Turkey Encounters Turkey 15 4th of May 2019
Turkey Encounters
US$2249
US$1799
20% Off
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Turkey Encounters Turkey 15 18th of May 2019
Turkey Encounters
US$2249
US$1799
20% Off
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Taste of Turkey Turkey 8 27th of Apr 2019
Taste of Turkey
US$1079 View Tour
Taste of Turkey Turkey 8 4th of May 2019
Taste of Turkey
US$1079 View Tour
Biblical Israel Israel 8 5th of May 2019
Biblical Israel
US$2049 View Tour
Biblical Israel Israel 8 12th of May 2019
Biblical Israel
US$2119 View Tour
Moroccan Melodies Morocco 9 11th of May 2019
Moroccan Melodies
US$1589
US$1439
10% Off
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Moroccan Melodies Morocco 9 8th of Jun 2019
Moroccan Melodies
US$1589
US$1359
10% Off
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Classic Nepal Nepal 15 4th of May 2019
Classic Nepal
US$2179
US$1789
18% Off
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Classic Nepal Nepal 15 25th of May 2019
Classic Nepal
US$2179
US$1789
18% Off
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Everest Base Camp Nepal 16 4th of May 2019
Everest Base Camp
US$2049
US$1639
20% Off
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Everest Base Camp Nepal 16 11th of May 2019
Everest Base Camp
US$1949
US$1559
20% Off
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Nepal Exposed Nepal 10 4th of May 2019
Nepal Exposed
US$1599
US$1309
18% Off
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Nepal Exposed Nepal 10 25th of May 2019
Nepal Exposed
US$1599
US$1309
18% Off
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Bolivian Encounters Bolivia 15 3rd of May 2019
Bolivian Encounters
US$2749 View Tour
Bolivian Encounters Bolivia 15 31st of May 2019
Bolivian Encounters
US$2749 View Tour
Walking with the Incas Peru 19 12th of May 2019
Walking with the Incas
US$3579 View Tour
Walking with the Incas Peru 19 10th of Jun 2019
Walking with the Incas
US$3579 View Tour
Machu Picchu Calling Peru 15 12th of May 2019
Machu Picchu Calling
US$2649 View Tour
Machu Picchu Calling Peru 15 10th of Jun 2019
Machu Picchu Calling
US$2649 View Tour
Mountains to the Lakes Peru 21 12th of May 2019
Mountains to the Lakes
US$3039 View Tour
Mountains to the Lakes Peru 21 10th of Jun 2019
Mountains to the Lakes
US$3039 View Tour
Egyptian Family Adventure Egypt 12 25th of May 2019
Egyptian Family Adventure
US$1849 View Tour
Egyptian Family Adventure Egypt 12 3rd of Aug 2019
Egyptian Family Adventure
US$1849 View Tour
Highlights of China China 15 1st of May 2019
Highlights of China
US$1469 View Tour
Highlights of China China 15 8th of May 2019
Highlights of China
US$1469 View Tour
Taj to Varanasi India 12 4th of May 2019
Taj to Varanasi
US$1769 View Tour
Taj to Varanasi India 12 21st of Sep 2019
Taj to Varanasi
US$1769 View Tour
North India Highlights India 16 27th of Apr 2019
North India Highlights
US$2599
US$2209
15% Off
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North India Highlights India 16 14th of Sep 2019
North India Highlights
US$2599
US$2209
15% Off
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Africa TOURS

Hidden Treasures

This 10-day Sudan tour follows the footsteps of ancient civilisations from Khartoum, through the Nile Valley and to see some incredible ancient sites and experience the unique Nubian culture.

Type

Days

Price

Small Group

10

From

On Request


Moroccan Melodies

This 9-day tour will introduce you to all that Morocco has to offer. It visits most of Morocco's historic imperial cities as well as the mountains, desert and great food & hospitality.

Type

Days

Price

Small Group

9

From

$1359

$1509


Moroccan Mosaics

This comprehensive 9-day tour is a great introduction to Morocco. We head from bustling Marrakech across the Atlas mountains to desert sand dunes, spectacular rocky gorges, World Heritage Sites, remote market towns.

Type

Days

Price

Small Group

9

From

On Request


Egypt & Middle East TOURS

Pharaonic Encounters

This short 6-day Egypt tour covers the Giza Plateau in Cairo including the famous Great Pyramid and Sphinx, the Egyptian Museum, and sites on both the east and west banks of the Nile in Luxor.

Type

Days

Price

Small Group

6

From

$769


Nubian Adventure

Discover the secrets of Egypt with this 9-day adventure tour which includes the Pyramids in Cairo, and takes you on a felucca cruise along the Nile to enjoy the Pharaonic wonders of Upper Egypt.

Type

Days

Price

Small Group

9

From

$1099


Sands & Seas

This 10-day tour takes in so much of what Egypt has to offer, covering many of the main historical sites in Cairo and Luxor before finishing with a relaxing beach break on the shores of the Red Sea at Hurghada.

Type

Days

Price

Small Group

10

From

$1349


Asia TOURS

Bhutan Encounters

A fantastic chance to explore one of the world's most remote and fascinating countries. Only open to tourists since 1974, Bhutan's philosophy of Gross National Happiness and entrenched Buddhism makes it a place like no other.

Type

Days

Price

Small Group

8

From

$2159


Highlights of China

This great budget tour of China winds its way through the west of the country from the sky scrapers of Hong Kong, through stunning rural China, to the bustling capital of Beijing.

Type

Days

Price

Shoestring

15

From

$1469


Beijing to Shanghai Express

This 9-day tour takes you from China's capital Beijing to Shanghai, the most populated city in the world. Experience the best of China's urban sprawl and beautiful rural landscapes on an adventure through this magical country.

Type

Days

Price

Shoestring

9

From

$749


Europe TOURS

Great British Encounters

This short but comprehensive tour of Great Britain packs in all the major sites and includes Cambridge, York, Edinburgh, Loch Ness, Liverpool, Cardiff, Stonehenge, Bath and so much more.

Type

Days

Price

Shoestring

7

From

$1299


Anatolian Adventure

This 10-day Turkey holiday starts in Istanbul before heading to Gallipoli, Troy, Ephesus and Pamukkale. We then spend time enjoying a magical tour of Cappadocia.

Type

Days

Price

Small Group

10

From

$1229


Turkey Encounters

Explore the mystical sites of Turkey on this 15-day tour. Starting in Istanbul we travel along ancient trade routes visiting Gallipoli, Troy, Ephesus, Pamukkale & Fethiye before arriving in the incredible landscape of Cappadocia.

Type

Days

Price

Small Group

15

From

$1799

$2249


Indian Subcontinent TOURS

Classic Nepal

This comprehensive tour takes you on a journey across one of the most spectacularly beautiful countries in the world. Amazing mountain scenery mixed with lush, wildlife rich jungles, ancient hilltop villages & bustling Kathmandu.

Type

Days

Price

Small Group

15

From

$1639

$1999


Everest Base Camp

This classic trek to Everest Base Camp and Kallar Pattar gives you a once in a lifetime chance to get right up close to Everest. It is a tough trek that needs some preparation, but immensely rewarding.

Type

Days

Price

Small Group

16

From

$1559

$1949


Nepal Exposed

This compact tour of Nepal gives you a taste of its beautiful mountain scenery, ancient cultures and religions, lush wildlife parks, remote hilltop villages, and includes time to relax in the lakeside town of Pokhara.

Type

Days

Price

Small Group

10

From

$1189

$1449


Oceania TOURS

Tonga Whale Encounters

Each year the majestic humpback whales travels from the cold of Antarctic to the warm waters of Tonga. We take you swimming with these magnificent creatures, creating calmly exhilarating experience of a lifetime.

Type

Days

Price

Small Group

10

From

$2999


Polar Regions TOURS

Antarctic Peninsula

Enjoy the unique wildlife of Antarctica on a 11-night cruise on board a fully equipped expedition vessel. Cross the Drake's Passage and spend time visiting the isolated islands and iceberg dotted bays of the Antarctic Peninsula.

Type

Days

Price

Small Group

12

From

$8399


Antarctica & Islands

This 18-night adventure cruise takes you on a journey to the Antarctic Peninsula. Stop off at some of the many islands en route to enjoy the local wildlife, including whales, seals, penguins and myriad birdlife.

Type

Days

Price

Small Group

19

From

$13299


Polar Bear Encounters

Take a cruise around the isolated island of Spitsbergen in search of the elusive polar bear. Enjoy the magical landscapes and unique flora and fauna that makes the Arctic a truly unforgettable holiday destination.

Type

Days

Price

Small Group

8

From

$4339


South America TOURS

Bolivian Encounters

Join us on this 15-day in depth tour of Bolivia's highlights. This tour starts in La Paz with a visit to the main sites of this remarkable city, which is nestled in between the peaks of the Andes.

Type

Days

Price

Small Group

15

From

$2749


Walking with the Incas

Get an in depth insight into the lost land of the Incas including Machu Picchu on this 19-day tour through Peru. Visit the Paracas National Reserve, Nazca lines and enjoy time exploring the Amazon jungle.

Type

Days

Price

Small Group

19

From

$3579


Machu Picchu Calling

Discover the lost land of the Incas and visit Machu Picchu on this 15-day tour of Peru. Starting in Lima we head south to the Ballestas Islands in the Paracas National Reserve.

Type

Days

Price

Small Group

15

From

$2649


Southeast Asia TOURS

Thai Spice

This 7-day tour exploring the major sights of Bangkok and the surrounding area is the perfect introduction to beautiful Thailand. Visit the Grand Palace, floating markets and the historical sites of Kanchanaburi and Ayutthaya.

Type

Days

Price

Small Group

7

From

On Request


Jungles & Beaches

The perfect introduction to Thailand, this 11-day tour starts in bustling Bangkok, heads south to explore the rainforests of Khao Sok National Park staying in tree & rafthouses, before ending on the party island of Ko Samui.

Type

Days

Price

Small Group

11

From

On Request


Thailand Encounters

This 12-day tour through Thailand as we explore the capital Bangkok, discover the historical sites of Kanchanaburi & Ayutthaya before heading north to enjoy a jungle trek & bamboo raft through hill tribe villages.

Type

Days

Price

Small Group

12

From

On Request


TAILOR-MADE TOURS

Map

Our tailor-made tours seek to create a personalised experience – one that is completely exclusive to you. By taking all your interests and requests into consideration, we design an itinerary that ticks off your specific boxes. If you are after adventurous exploration, cultural immersion, a relaxing escape or a balanced blend of everything, we can make it happen.

A highlight of our tailor-made tours is that the itinerary is flexible and incorporates plenty of free time – so you can do some exploring on your own. Our local, friendly guides, experts in their country’s history and culture, will be happy to adjust the activities or your schedule as you travel.

If you are a group of friends, a large family or a company, our tailor-made tours are an ideal, stress-free option. You can even select your own hotels or make use of our recommended accommodation. We have a varied selection of sample holiday itineraries to choose from, either as they stand or as a base for inspiration.

TOUR REVIEWS

The service from our tour guide Ahmed Aboudy was amazing. Many people from home warned me not to go to Egypt due to it's safety, however our tour guide made me feel safe and secure throughout the entire trip. I always felt as if he was looking out for us and being extremely protective of us. This made me feel safer and also reassured my parents back home when I informed them about all the safety precautions our tour guide was taking for us.
The only issue I had was with the hotel in Cairo. I really did not like how there were many men smoking heavily in the lobby area. Especially as it was often unavoidable as our meetings and gatherings were located in the front lobby on numerous occasions.

I liked the fact we were met at the airport and helped thru customs and getting a visa and then upon leaving taken to where we needed to go. Its always tough to figure out where everything is in a foreign airport when you do not travel much
We had a wonderful time and great memories. We felt safe the whole time and would recommend this trip to anyone of any age as long as you can walk a lot. They are with you from arrival to departure and any problems that arose the guides would try their best to solve. They also showed remarkable patience for other people in other groups we saw that were acting like idiots.

The transactions and communications were all very smooth. Except that the tme i reached Morocco and tried to call the guide that was originally assigned were to no avail. The handphone number provided by admin were not correct. Anyway the guide who met us, Idris, was splendid throughout the trip! He made our trip an exciting one!
Mersmerised by the beauty of Morroccan history and landscape! All captured through my lenses and shared to all my friends and circle. Now, more want to experience the wonderful journey I made through the deserts and mountains of Morocco and the Moroccan people.

The Encounters team was supportive and on time with everything - good to work with.
This was a good package for the budget and time. Many of the cultural stops were tied into local artisans, this can good and bad, dependng on how you react to a potential sales pitch after. The desert camp was outstanding. We traveled in a group of 6 which we good, but they said it could be as high as 25 - that would be a downer.

Smooth organisation and communicative company - low stress holiday!
I wish we could have done this years ago! The small group concept works so much better than a big coach tour, providing both flexibility, good use of time and more personal attention from a first rate guide.

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