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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.

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149 Tours | From $330 p/p

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Duration:

10 Days

Country(ies):

Egypt

Tour Type:

Small Group

Group size:

Min: 2 | Max: 18

Meals:

B- 9, L - 3, D - 4

Highlights:

The Pyramids & Sphinx, Egyptian Museum, Philae Temple, Abu Simbel option, Nile felucca cruise, Temple of Karnak & Valley of the K...


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$1580(p/p)

$1655

Duration:

8 Days

Country(ies):

Jordan

Tour Type:

Small Group

Group size:

Min: 2 | Max: 14

Meals:

B- 7, L - 2, D - 2

Highlights:

Desert Castles, Amman city tour, Roman Jerash, Ajloun Castle, Rasoun homestay, Dolmans hike, Madaba mosaics, Mt. Nebo, Dead Sea swim, Dan...


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$1295(p/p)

-24%
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Duration:

8 Days

Country(ies):

Lebanon

Tour Type:

Small Group

Group size:

Min: 2 | Max: 12

Meals:

B- 7, L - 1, D - 0

Highlights:

Beirut, Beiteddine Palace, Tyre World Heritage Site, Sidon Souk, Baalbek temple complex, Ksara Caves wine tasting, Cedar Forest, Qadisha ...


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$1400(p/p)

$1840

Duration:

9 Days

Country(ies):

Morocco

Tour Type:

Small Group

Group size:

Min: 2 | Max: 14

Meals:

B- 8, L - 0, D - 3

Highlights:

Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Old city of Rabat, Ancient Meknes & Volubolis ruins, Medina at Fez, camel ride & Berber desert ca...


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$1695(p/p)

Duration:

9 Days

Country(ies):

India

Tour Type:

Small Group

Group size:

Min: 2 | Max: 12

Meals:

B- 8, L - 0, D - 1

Highlights:

Old and New Delhi, Pink city of Jaipur, hill top fort and local village at Tordi Garh, Abhaneri step well, Keoladeo National Park, lost c...


   From

$1295(p/p)

Duration:

15 Days

Country(ies):

Nepal

Tour Type:

Small Group

Group size:

Min: 2 | Max: 12

Meals:

B- 14, L - 1, D - 2

Highlights:

Kathmandu, mountain views from Nagarkot, Bhaktapur ancient centre, Trisuli river rafting option, Chitwan wildlife safaris, lakeside Pokha...


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$1610(p/p)

Duration:

8 Days

Country(ies):

Bhutan

Tour Type:

Small Group

Group size:

Min: 2 | Max: 12

Meals:

B- 7, L - 6, D - 7

Highlights:

Tiger's Nest monastery, Punakha & Paro Dzongs, Phobkikha Valley, Thimphu market, Buddhist culture


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$2300(p/p)

Duration:

12 Days

Country(ies):

Botswana , Namibia , Zimbabwe

Tour Type:

Overland

Group size:

Min: 4 | Max: 20

Meals:

B- 11, L - 11, D - 11

Highlights:

Swakopmund, Brandberg rock paintings, Makgadikgadi Pans, Kalahari Desert, Etosha National Park, Okavango Delta, Chobe...


   From

$1485(p/p)

Duration:

10 Days

Country(ies):

Turkey

Tour Type:

Small Group

Group size:

Min: 2 | Max: 20

Meals:

B- 9, L - 0, D - 6

Highlights:

Istanbul, Gallipoli battlefields & memorials, Troy, Pergamum Acropolis, Ancient Greek & Roman ruins at Ephesus & Hieropolis, ...


   From

$1295(p/p)

TAILOR-MADE TOURS

Egypt

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

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

I probably think about parts of this trip everyday. It was well organized and planned by Encounters, and the guides and staff in Egypt are amazing human beings. Go on every extra side trip and mini adventure you can. We went in the pyramids and the camels ride behind the pyramids, went to Ramses II tomb, on a hot air balloon ride over Luxor, and to Alexandria, in addition to the amazing things to do on the trip. It was well worth the money. It was absolutely amazing everyday. Tips: Don't expect customer service to directly answer your questions. Mariska only sends generic emails. At least 4 people on our tour experienced this. The other staff and their amazing customer service makes up for this. Bring toilet paper, small 1 Egyptian pounds for the bathrooms, and expect to tip everyone. Also, its good to bring Imodium, heartburn, and allergy meds just in case i would go on this trip again...
With all we did and the amount of travel, I was shocked at how cost effective the tour company made it. You get your money's worth after you think about busses, felucca sailboat, overnight train, hotel rooms, and the amazing tour guide.

Good communication, questions answered promptly, documents in order. Very helpful.
Wonderful trip. Quality accommodation especially given the lower cost of the adventure. Well paced, very well taken care of by all staff. Amazing tour leader, Waleed Khamouna, PhD in Egyptology ... couldn't ask for more. Felt very secure the entire trip.

We had an amazing trip! Mariska was super helpful in accommodating our requests to upgrade our itinerary and providing all our pre-tour information and details. Hani, our tour guide, was spectacular, and every detail was carefully attended to by the Encounters team in Egypt. We felt safe and relaxed as tours and transportation took place flawlessly and enjoyed every minute we were there.
This tour is incredible - we saw all the major sights in Cairo, Aswan, and Luxor, and enjoyed several days at the Jaz Makadi Resort in Hurghada. The tour is arranged more or less chronologically and you have the same guide the entire time, so you really get a great experience following the cultural/religious/political development of ancient Egypt over several thousand years.

Response to emails and phone calls was a little delayed and some of the information relayed turned out to be incorrect when I arrive in South Africa. Thankfully my tour guide Gertrude was amazing and figured everything out for us.
Gertrude and Martin was wonderful. They both took such great care of us. There were only 13 people on the tour which was perfect. Too many more and it would have been impossible for the group to come to consensus.

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