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A WORLD OF ADVENTURE

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 2nd of Jul 2019
Pharaonic Encounters
US$680 View Tour
Pharaonic Encounters Egypt 6 16th of Jul 2019
Pharaonic Encounters
US$680 View Tour
Nubian Adventure Egypt 9 29th of Jun 2019
Nubian Adventure
US$1100 View Tour
Nubian Adventure Egypt 9 13th of Jul 2019
Nubian Adventure
US$1100 View Tour
Sands & Seas Egypt 10 2nd of Jul 2019
Sands & Seas
US$1195 View Tour
Sands & Seas Egypt 10 16th of Jul 2019
Sands & Seas
US$1195 View Tour
Bhutan Encounters Bhutan 8 16th of Jul 2019
Bhutan Encounters
US$2165 View Tour
Bhutan Encounters Bhutan 8 13th of Aug 2019
Bhutan Encounters
US$2165 View Tour
Nubians & Beaches Egypt 13 29th of Jun 2019
Nubians & Beaches
US$1595 View Tour
Nubians & Beaches Egypt 13 13th of Jul 2019
Nubians & Beaches
US$1595 View Tour
Anatolian Adventure Turkey 10 29th of Jun 2019
Anatolian Adventure
US$1410 View Tour
Anatolian Adventure Turkey 10 6th of Jul 2019
Anatolian Adventure
US$1410 View Tour
Turkey Encounters Turkey 15 29th of Jun 2019
Turkey Encounters
US$2120 View Tour
Turkey Encounters Turkey 15 13th of Jul 2019
Turkey Encounters
US$2120 View Tour
Aegean Legacy Turkey 12 29th of Jun 2019
Aegean Legacy
US$1485 View Tour
Aegean Legacy Turkey 12 6th of Jul 2019
Aegean Legacy
US$1555 View Tour
Taste of Turkey Turkey 8 29th of Jun 2019
Taste of Turkey
US$1020 View Tour
Taste of Turkey Turkey 8 6th of Jul 2019
Taste of Turkey
US$1020 View Tour
Biblical Israel Israel 8 30th of Jun 2019
Biblical Israel
US$2020 View Tour
Biblical Israel Israel 8 7th of Jul 2019
Biblical Israel
US$2020 View Tour
Hidden Treasures Sudan 10 11th of Oct 2019
Hidden Treasures
US$3315 View Tour
Hidden Treasures Sudan 10 18th of Oct 2019
Hidden Treasures
US$3690 View Tour
Moroccan Melodies Morocco 9 6th of Jul 2019
Moroccan Melodies
US$1600 View Tour
Moroccan Melodies Morocco 9 3rd of Aug 2019
Moroccan Melodies
US$1520 View Tour
Classic Nepal Nepal 15 21st of Sep 2019
Classic Nepal
US$2255 View Tour
Classic Nepal Nepal 15 5th of Oct 2019
Classic Nepal
US$2255
US$2110
Discounted
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Everest Base Camp Nepal 16 7th of Sep 2019
Everest Base Camp
US$2125
US$1975
Discounted
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Everest Base Camp Nepal 16 5th of Oct 2019
Everest Base Camp
US$2270
US$2195
Discounted
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Nepal Exposed Nepal 10 21st of Sep 2019
Nepal Exposed
US$1745 View Tour
Nepal Exposed Nepal 10 5th of Oct 2019
Nepal Exposed
US$1745 View Tour
Bolivian Encounters Bolivia 15 30th of Jun 2019
Bolivian Encounters
US$2750 View Tour
Bolivian Encounters Bolivia 15 2nd of Aug 2019
Bolivian Encounters
US$2750 View Tour
Walking with the Incas Peru 19 14th of Jul 2019
Walking with the Incas
US$3585 View Tour
Walking with the Incas Peru 19 11th of Aug 2019
Walking with the Incas
US$3585 View Tour
Machu Picchu Calling Peru 15 14th of Jul 2019
Machu Picchu Calling
US$2650 View Tour
Machu Picchu Calling Peru 15 11th of Aug 2019
Machu Picchu Calling
US$2650 View Tour
Mountains to the Lakes Peru 21 14th of Jul 2019
Mountains to the Lakes
US$3040 View Tour
Mountains to the Lakes Peru 21 11th of Aug 2019
Mountains to the Lakes
US$3040 View Tour
Egyptian Family Adventure Egypt 12 3rd of Aug 2019
Egyptian Family Adventure
US$1860 View Tour
Egyptian Family Adventure Egypt 12 17th of Aug 2019
Egyptian Family Adventure
US$1860 View Tour
Highlights of China China 15 1st of Jul 2019
Highlights of China
US$1475 View Tour
Highlights of China China 15 3rd of Jul 2019
Highlights of China
US$1475 View Tour
Taj to Varanasi India 12 21st of Sep 2019
Taj to Varanasi
US$1780 View Tour
Taj to Varanasi India 12 21st of Sep 2019
Taj to Varanasi
US$1780 View Tour
North India Highlights India 16 14th of Sep 2019
North India Highlights
US$2595 View Tour
North India Highlights India 16 5th of Oct 2019
North India Highlights
US$2750 View Tour
Rajasthan Explorer India 14 16th of Sep 2019
Rajasthan Explorer
US$2170 View Tour
Rajasthan Explorer India 14 7th of Oct 2019
Rajasthan Explorer
US$2245 View Tour
Incredible India India 9 21st of Sep 2019
Incredible India
US$1160 View Tour
Incredible India India 9 12th of Oct 2019
Incredible India
US$1315 View Tour
Egyptian Legacy Egypt 8 6th of Jul 2019
Egyptian Legacy
US$1330 View Tour
Egyptian Legacy Egypt 8 20th of Jul 2019
Egyptian Legacy
US$1330 View Tour
Maldives on a Shoestring Maldives 8 14th of Jul 2019
Maldives on a Shoestring
US$1230 View Tour
Maldives on a Shoestring Maldives 8 11th of Aug 2019
Maldives on a Shoestring
US$1275 View Tour

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

$3315


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

$1520


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

$680


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

$1100


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

$1195


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

$2165


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

$1475


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

$755


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

On Request


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

$1155


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

$2120


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

$2035


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

$1975

$2125


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

$1455

$1600


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

$3240


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

$8405


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

$13305


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

On Request


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

$2750


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

$3585


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

$2650


Southeast Asia TOURS

Vietnam Family Adventure

This two week family adventure takes you from Hanoi in the North to Saigon in the south, visiting Hoi An en route. Paced to suit families with children this tour is packed with adventure to keep the children occupied throughout.

Type

Days

Price

Family

13

From

On Request


Vietnam Encounters

This comprehensive Vietnam tour is a perfect introduction to Vietnam, with tours to visit many of the countries tourist highlights combined with some less visited rural areas.

Type

Days

Price

Small Group

11

From

$1385


Wet & Wild in Thailand

This family tour takes you from the bustle of Bangkok to the beauty of Khao Sok National Park, staying in floating rafthouses and a treehouse, then it's on to the coast for kayaking, swimming, snorkelling and beach time.

Type

Days

Price

Family

13

From

On Request


TAILOR-MADE TOURS

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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

Waleed our tour guide was beyond fabulous and catered for everyone's needs, nothing was too much for him. The service and information provided prior to the holiday was of an excellent standard and set the scene for the holiday. Being met at the airport upon arrival calmed everyone's nerves and set the standard of support for the remainder of the holiday.
A little rough and ready in places, overnight train and sleeping on the felucca, but still these and others are experiences that I would never have normally opted for but I am glad I did as I completely enjoyed them. The optional balloon ride, even if you are frightened of heights, like me, is a must.

We were very lucky there was only one other couple who were very nice and our guide was excellent. His name was Phuong. He had a lot of knowledge, put it over very well and was very concerned that we were all happy and always went out of his way to help and did 'the extra mile'. He really made the holiday so good
We thought it was a good tour but did not particularly enjoy the two full days at the seaside. It could have been cut back to one. We did enjoy the snorkeling and swimming. We would have also liked an extra day at Hulong Bay as it is a long journey each way and we barely had 24 hours there. Everyone was very pleasant and helpful in the tours and hotels

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.

Everything was very well organized and our guide Magz was incredible! He genuinely looked out for us the entire trip, especially in the markets and busy areas, as well as taught us about all of the history of the places we were at. Transportation was always ready and waiting for us and the accommodations were way nicer than we expected. Well done Encounters!
We really got to see a lot for the time we spent in Egypt and Encounters made sure no time was wasted in waiting for transportation and rooms and things like that. We had a great group, a great guide, and really learned a lot. All accommodations were exceptional and we couldn't believe how we did everything for such a good price

I found your service very good but I think that you should provide a more personalised pre tour info email. Apart from that very good. I had a query which was responded to and resolved very quickly and efficiently.
The driver and guide on our tour were both excellent and my whole party very much enjoy the tour. The hotels are not very central which particularly in Marrakesh made free time sightseeing especially at night less appealing. That would be my suggestion to make it perfect but it was excellent overall.

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