Do you want to explore a brand new country but you’re a little short on time? Or have a couple of days to stop-over somewhere en-route to your destination? Then our city break tours are the ideal solution.
Geared to provide travellers with a condensed, authentic travel experience, our city break tours provide the chance to experience the unique culture, meet the locals and try the cuisine of the destination they’re visiting - just in a shorter space of time.
Our city break tours are also ideal for a stopover to another destination or for those looking to spend more time exploring after a long stay in a specific country. It could even be used as a taster to a new destination, which could see you coming back for a longer visit!
Our set city break tours always include at least one guided tour to visit sites of interest such as museums, tourist attractions and architectural sites of importance, and also allow free time to explore yourselves to enjoy local markets, restaurants and theatres, and to take time for a little souvenir shopping along the way too.
Our city break tours can also be tailored to fit around your available times and flights, taking into account if you would like a busy sightseeing itinerary or one with more free time built in for you to explore the city you’re visiting at your own pace.
Accommodation options are also varied, and can be tailored to suit your preferred style of hotel, and your budget, whether this be a boutique hotel, a spa hotel, or a luxury five-star hotel.
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Old Cairo, El Moez Street, All-suite boutique hotel, Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza, walking distance from Khan-el-Khalili bazaar
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Marrakech: Koutoubia Mosque, Djemaa El Fna Square, famous bazaars, optional balloon ride and quad biking and the coastal town of Essaouir...
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Beirut city tour, Pigeon Rock, historic town of Byblos, Harissa cable car, Jeita Grotto, optional tours to Baalbek, Beittedine Palace, Ks...
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Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Hippodrome, the Grand Bazaar, Bosphorous cruise, panoramic views from Camlica Hill
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Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum & Tutankhamun display, free time & optional tours, 5-star hotel
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Visit the Pyramids, Sphinx & Saqqara, Egyptian Musuem with the famous King Tutunkhamun display, city tour including the Citadel & Khan al...
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Need some travel inspiration or looking for some handy travel tips? Our blog provides excellent insight into our travel destinations - from tour updates to country guides, packing lists to little known things to do, you'll find it all in our travel blog.
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If you love Cairo, it will love you back! Its beautiful chaos can be both infuriating yet beautiful all at the same time - the magnificence of the city will overwhelm you with its beauty and frenetic atmosphere.
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From iconic destinations to lesser-known gems, we have chosen eight amazing destinations to add to your travel bucket list in 2020.
Cambodia has become a popular tourist destination in recent times. It has emerged from the shadows of a war-torn past to become a sought-after destination for lovers of nature, culture, and history. Cambodia features many of fascinating sites and landmarks to see and experience.
Every couple wants a fairy-tale honeymoon that they'll remember forever. Beautiful landscapes, enchanting settings, exciting activities, lots of romance... At Encounters Travel, we know just where to find all of this- and more. We've picked our top 5 destinations for that perfect honeymoon experience.
Just booked an Egypt tour? Here are some top tips and advice to ensure that your Egyptian adventure is a memorable one!
On a tour with Encounters Travel, you will be swept up on exciting, action-packed travel experiences in some of the world's most awe-inspiring destinations.
Our small group tours are perfect for those looking to experience culture, history, nature, and adventure. Group sizes range from between 12 to 20 travellers, giving you a chance to meet new people and make new friends. You can also engage and connect with your guide well, allowing a more meaningful experience.
These are 5 of our most interesting and exciting small group tours on offer in 2019.
There is nothing quite like travelling solo. Exploring new places and experiencing new things by yourself can be an eye-opening and almost life-changing adventure. However, one thing that often puts people off travelling solo is the single supplement. We have put together a helpful guide with all you need to know about single supplements, so that you can book your solo trip with complete confidence.
Visas are required for most nationalities of travellers to Egypt. Only nationals of certain Arab countries are exempt. Several options are available to travellers when acquiring a visa for Egypt. We have put together a comprehensive guide that will provide you with important information to make the process smooth and easy.
Visas are required for most nationalities of travellers to Cambodia. Only nationals of a few countries are exempt. Several options are available to travellers when acquiring a visa for Cambodia. We have put together a comprehensive guide that will provide you with important information to make the process smooth and easy for you.
Nationals from most countries are required to obtain a visa when travelling to Jordan. Only nationals from a small selection of countries are exempt from purchasing a visa for Jordan. We have put together a comprehensive guide that will provide you with important information to make the process smooth and easy for you.
Visas are not required for all nationalities of travellers to Morocco. Only nationals of certain countries are required to obtain a visa when travelling to Morocco. We have put together a comprehensive guide that will provide you with important information to make the process smooth and easy for you.
Visas are required for many nationalities of travellers to Vietnam, except for nationals of about 24 countries, who are exempt from obtaining a visa. Those who require a visa have several options available to them. We have put together a comprehensive guide that will provide you with important information to make the process smooth and easy for you.
We've just launched our 2020 dates in some of our most popular destinations and to celebrate, we're giving you discounts on them!
Is seeing the endangered Mountain gorillas of Uganda on your bucket-list? Then take advantage of this amazing deal!
With its glittering sapphire waters and world-class, palm tree-lined beaches, the Maldives is the downright obvious choice for the perfect holiday.
The Maldives is truly a slice of heaven on earth. From sparkling blue waters to infinite beaches, from colourful coral reef palaces to vibrant local culture, the Maldives offers the chance for a coastal holiday that is relaxing, thrilling, and fulfilling all at once.
Thinking about travelling to India? Here are 10 things not to miss on your India tour.
There are very few places in the world that can carve a deep, lasting impression on a traveller – India is one of these places.
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An Egypt tour offers so many memorable moments which will stay with you for a lifetime. Here are four bucket-list activities that you simply have to try.
Wondering what food to expect on your Egypt tour? This handy guide will give you some insight into Egypt's most popular eats.
Flowing for over 6,600 kilometers, the Nile River is considered to be one of the longest rivers on the planet. During an Egypt tour, you'll get to spend a night on this historical body of water.
Thinking about going on an Egypt tour? Here are four reasons why a visit to Luxor should be right at the top of your list.
Along with Egypt's rich ancient history, comes great traditions and festivities. Here are five of the best festivals to experience in Egypt.
Spending time at the Red Sea resort town of Hurghada is a massive highlight of our Egypt tours. This helpful guide will give you some insight into what you can do here.
During an Egypt tour, you'll have plenty of free time to shop till you drop. Here are 10 handy tips to make the most of your shopping experience in Egypt.
Want to know what its like to spend the night floating away on the Nile River? If you're planning on booking an Egypt tour with us, you can find out!
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Wondering where to travel in 2020? Here's why Egypt should be at the top of the list.
Egypt is a country rich in history, giving travellers the opportunity to travel back in time. Here are the top 5 temples to visit in Egypt.
Thinking about travelling to Nepal? Here are 10 reasons why you should visit its capital city - Kathmandu.
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Every year, travellers flock to Bhutan to trek its stunning trails. If you're thinking about trekking in Bhutan, this handy guide will give you some insight into what to expect.
South African cuisine is a lot like the countries diversity and rich history - with delicacies coming from the Cape Malay to recipes deriving from the Dutch settlers.
Planning your holiday is easier when you know how to pack and plan so here's a guide on when is the best time to visit South Africa.
Planning a trip to Israel but wondering when is the best time to go? This handy guide provides all the answers you'll need.
If you're thinking about planning an Israel tour in 2020, here are 10 reasons why you absolutely should go.
Find the best places to visit with our list of the top 5 things you simply have to see during your Egypt tour.
Egypt: mysterious, renowned, unforgettable. The land of ancient civilisations, kings and queens, and centuries of history awaits you in 2020.
Jordan is one of the most intriguing destinations to visit in the Middle East. Rich with historical significance and natural splendour, it offers numerous exciting attractions.
The complex and fascinating country of Morocco offers a wealth of historical, cultural, and natural attractions for the intrepid traveller. We’ve chosen our top 5.
Use this informative guide to help you decide on the best time to book your relaxing Maldives tour.
The food of Greece is as iconic and varied as its history and cultural influence.
The alluring nation of Bhutan is a unique travel destination. It is known for its breathtaking natural beauty and serene atmosphere. Its cuisine is equally as fascinating and tempting.
Located in the Himalayas, Bhutan is a fascinating, scenic Asian country that should be on every traveller’s bucket list.
Planning a Maldives tour? Get some insight into the local cuisine you're more than likely to come across!
Croatia’s stunning natural beauty, fascinating historical sights and delicious food has made the country a firm favourite amongst travel enthusiasts. Whilst you can enjoy a trip to Croatia all year round, it is important to know which season best suits your own travel interests and goals.
Have you ever wanted to travel to a country with breath-taking beaches, pristine desert landscapes, noble historic sites, scenic cities and mouth-watering food? Then be prepared to add Israel to your bucket list.
One of the first facts you’ll learn when traveling to Croatia is that many different nations have ruled the territory throughout history. This means that your tastebuds will sample cuisine inspired by a multitude of cultures.
Thinking about planning a trip to South Africa? Here's 10 reasons why the Garden Route should be part of the conversation.
To help fuel your wanderlust, we tapped into 2020’s best adventure travel destinations – ranging from epic Nepal to the Rainbow Nation of South Africa, dreamy Morocco, and more.
South Africa in January is often believed to be the peak season of the summer. The activities and the places to visit aren’t short on excitement, so there’s absolutely no reason why you shouldn’t plan your trip at the start of the year in this dazzling country.
Use this informative guide to help you book your February holiday.
Explore and experience the world-famous city of Cape Town with our pick of its top ten activities.
The Cape Winelands offers a myriad of attractions to suit a wide range of individual interests. Situated just 40km east of the city of Cape Town, the Cape Winelands lies shadowed by a mountain range which creates an unforgettable backdrop for the myriad of wineries scattered throughout the region. The sunny blue skies, lush vineyards, world-class wineries, restaurants, art galleries, historic towns and Cape Dutch farmsteads make this region seem as though it is from a fairytale. There is no shortage of things to do in this magnificent area, so we’ve created a handy guide to help you put together your itinerary for visiting the Cape Winelands:
Looking for a unique travel destination for the month of February? A Cambodia tour should be at the top of your list.
If you’re thinking of travelling to Vietnam, February is your best bet - you can expect dry, bright weather throughout the whole country.
Vietnam is home to thousands of temples and fascinating places of worship. We've picked out our top ten.
Its estimated that there are around 4000 temples in Cambodia, we have chosen our top ten for you to visit.
Planning a Cambodia tour? Then exploring Phnom Penh should be right at the top of your travel to-do list. Here is our selection of the top 10 things to do in Cambodia's busy capital city.
At Encounters Travel, we bring the world to you. We offer tours in 38 different countries, from the most famous and popular destinations, to the lesser-known, hidden gems. These are some of our best tours to be experienced during the month of February.
A great travel photo reveals some aspect of that place’s true character that, though it may have been hidden, seems to have always been there. So why not take a trip around the world - from the Great Pyramids of Giza to the Blue City of Morocco, and more, with our favourite travel photos of January 2020.
If an Egypt trip is on your 2020 bucket list then the Discover Egypt tour is perfect for you – from temples and tombs to pyramids, sailing down the Nile and eating mouthwatering traditional Egyptian cuisine, and so much more.
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The landlocked nation is a paradise for adventurous types, although it also features an abundance of culture with beautiful palaces, temples and shrines adorning the Kathmandu Valley, gorgeous mountain vistas overlooking Pokhara, and national parks rich with wildlife.
Thinking about travelling to Nepal? Do you want to marvel at the natural beauty of Mount Everest? Then our small group tours to this beautiful country are perfect for you.
March is a transitional period in many countries, a bridge between summer and winter. We've picked the best destinations to travel to during March.
The vibrant city of Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam and is the second biggest city in the country. Hanoi encompasses an interesting mix of the East and the West with visible traces of the country’s rich history. Vietnam was invaded by the Chinese for a long time, later by the French and also by the Americans in the 20th century. Hanoi was named the 8th most popular destination in the world in 2016 by TripAdvisor and is a highly sought after destination for visitors from all over the globe due to its rich historical and cultural heritage, breath-taking scenery and delicious cuisine. Hanoi boasts a myriad of places to see and things to do, so we’ve compiled our top 10 suggestions on the best things to do in Hanoi.
Kathmandu is the chaotic, vibrant capital city of Nepal. This is our pick of the best attractions in and around the city.
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.
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.
This handy guide will give you all the information you need to know about experiencing a wildlife safari in Chitwan National Park, located in Nepal.
Visit some of the most beautiful and atmospheric temples in the world in Nepal. We've picked our top ten.
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.
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.
Nepal is a small yet diverse country, with a variety of religions. These are some of the best festivals that are celebrated in the country.
Mount Everest is famous for being the highest mountain in the world. Here are some lesser-known facts about the iconic peak.
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.
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.
Turkey has decided to become visa-free for UK & Schengen travellers!
We've chosen some of the best small tour packages that we have on offer for March 2020. Destinations include India, Greece, the Balkans and more.
Anthony Horrobin, better known as Ant, is the Sales Manager at Encounters Travel. If you've travelled with us, you would have more than likely have had some sort of chat with him before!
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.
The beautiful little country of Nepal offers a wide range of trekking options, ranging from short and easy treks to strenuous and lengthy ones. Each year, Nepal welcomes a large number of visitors who flock to the country for its eye-catching scenery, fascinating cultures and welcoming locals. Here are our top 10 reasons to trek in Nepal:
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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Jordan is located in the Middle East. Bursting with historical landmarks, as well as spectacular natural landscapes, it offers a myriad exciting attractions. We’ve chosen our top ten must-see sights on a visit to Jordan.
Wadi Rum is a desert region in Jordan. A jeep safari is a wonderful way to explore this spectacular natural landscape. We’ve compiled a handy guide that will tell you all you need to know about discovering Wadi Rum by jeep.
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.
Jordan is a small country in the Middle East. With a rich historical, cultural, and religious scene, it offers a range of interesting festivals and celebrations. We've chosen our top festivals that take place in Jordan.
The Middle Eastern country of Jordan is famous for landmarks such as Petra and Wadi Rum. Here we reveal some lesser-known facts about this small nation.
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.
Please read for up-to-date details of which countries our tours are operating in again, as well as which remain suspended, together with notes on expected restart dates.
Jordan is safe and hospitable, however, it suffers guilt by association due to its location in the Middle East. Travellers who take the time to discover and explore this peaceful and friendly nation are rewarded with a warm welcome from locals.
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We speak to Mariska Knoesen, a travel consultant here at Encounters Travel, who shares her lock-down experience and which travel destination she misses the most.
We’ve put together a live blog to share the stories of the travel community during this tough period. If you would like to submit your story, please email email@example.com
If you have five minutes to spare, we would really appreciate it if you can take the time to fill out our COVID-19 Travel Survey, which will help us prepare the best trips for you once global travel restrictions are lifted.
At Encounters Travel, our adventure overland tours take in many of destinations cultural, scenic and wildlife highlights - often travelling through several countries to give you a truly in-depth experience.
The big question is, are overland tours expensive? Some say overlanding is among the cheapest ways to visit Africa, and provides a great introduction to the continent for first-timers, while others strongly disagree.
It’s no secret that taking on Africa in the form of an overland safari is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The rewards are rich and varied; endless horizons, unspoilt bushveld, truly wild places and truly wild animals.
People often describe their first solo trip as an almost religious experience - to take in new surroundings unfiltered by the prejudices, tastes, or preferences of a travelling companion can be heady stuff.
It’s worth doing your research on the climate of the areas you are travelling to so that you know what to expect and what sort of clothing you should take.
Do you want to explore the sun-kissed Greek island of Santorini? This travel guide will provide you with all the information you need to know.
Mykonos is known for its super-stylish hotels, great beaches and summer party atmosphere.
One thing’s for sure when you travel to Africa on an overland tour, especially for first-timers, is that you need to travel with an open mind!
With Encounters Travel you can expect to travel in comfortable, fully equipped and specially designed expedition vehicles, giving you a great vantage point from which to enjoy the scenery and wildlife.
Want to know what it's like to go on a gulet sailing experience? This handy travel guide has all the answers.
Nepal is the world’s only Hindu Kingdom, however Hinduism is just one of the many religions practiced in the country.
If you're thinking about visiting Nagarkot in Nepal, here are five good reasons to explore this hill station in the Kathmandu Valley.
Egypt has a host of UNESCO World Heritage Sites just waiting to explored. On our Egypt tours, you'll get the chance to see them.
Pokhara is the starting or finishing place for most treks in Nepal's Annapurna region.
Planning a Nepal tour? A visit to the city of Dhulikhel should be at the very top of your list. Here's why.
Do you know your pyramids and pharoahs? Test your knowledge about Egypt in this interesting quiz.
Planning a trip to Egypt? Here are some essential things to do in Cairo.
Test your knowledge on ancient and modern Greece by completing this travel quiz.
Are worried about travelling with a group of people you don't know? Our private tours might be the solution for you.
We’ve decided to test what $100 can buy you in specific countries across the globe.
We chatted to Cynthia Covell to find out more about the seven tours she's travelled with us.
Find out more about Egypt's latest discovery!
We’ve got some big news: Encounters Travel is relaunching the Oasis Overland brand!
Travelling to Egypt is always a unique experience. Here are four things that you can only do in the Land of the Pharaohs.
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Need some help packing your bag for your African overland adventure? This handy guide will give you some tips on what to include in your travel bag.
India is a vast and extremely diverse country – from its people to their culture, and even food. You will find that each city, or a monument you visit, carries a unique charm that will leave an impression on you.
Many parents tend to think that travelling with kids until they are grown is not possible but that is far from the truth - family travel is possible. Have a look at our top five countries to visit with your kids before they grow up!
If you’re planning a trip to the Himalayas and are after a quick answer on the best treks to go on, the answer is, “it depends”!
The Grand Egyptian Museum is said to be the world's largest museum that will be solely dedicated to one civilisation.
No matter what beach you prefer, whether it's remote and rustic or lively and well-equipped, this list will show you some of the best beaches around the globe.
Travelling anywhere can get expensive, but Lebanon is no exception. Because of the high costs of goods and limited public transportation, it can be difficult to budget your expenses for a trip to Lebanon.
This guide is all about the Jordan Pass, which is a package that you can pre-book and pay for from the Jordanian authorities before you travel to Jordan which provides you with a free entry visa into Jordan, and a discounted package of entry fees to over 40 different sites in the country. It is well worth purchasing as it both saves you money and makes your travel into and around the country smoother and easier. Read on for much more information about exactly what it includes, what it costs, how to get one and more.
A Morocco tour has a lot to offer travellers - main attractions include the luxurious riad hotels and shopping, as well as the traditional hammam (traditional spa) experiences, Fez and Marrakesh. Adventure-seekers will find the Atlas Mountains Trails and Sahara desert dunes the most popular.
A Jordan tour gives you the opportunity to experience some of its ancient cities such as the bustling city of Amman and more along the way.
Packing for your Turkey holiday can be a daunting task, especially if it’s your first time visiting the country. Here’s our quick guide to help you.
Budget travel isn’t as hard as it seems - no matter your location, there are plenty of places you can visit with a limited budget. If you know the right tricks, even countries we think are expensive can be very accessible.
Travelling alone can be a liberating experience for a woman - you have the freedom to go wherever you want, eat whenever you want, see and do what interests you, and avoid what doesn't. When it comes to solo female travel, negotiation, agreement, or compromise are not required.
Making a list of non-touristy things to do on a Turkey tour can be difficult because each city, and even individual neighbourhoods within cities, is unique and offers visitors a different yet unique travel experience.
The vibrant streets of Aqaba, Red Sea, for the best diving, and the central areas of Amman, the capital, for enviable nightlife and modern art, are all you need to see while touring Jordan cities.
What should I bring to Egypt? What should you bring with you when planning a trip to Egypt? What should you wear in Egypt? All of these are questions you will have as you plan your trip to Egypt. But don't worry; it's very simple.
The Black-necked crane is the only alpine crane species on the planet and is revered as a symbol of longevity in Bhutan.
If you're considering a trip to Nepal, here are a few reasons why you should go.
Discover the wonders of ancient Egypt at Luxor Temple monument, following in the footsteps of the ancient Egyptian Pharaohs Amenhotep III & Ramses II.
Visit the majestic Temple of Horus in Edfu and explore its ancient secrets. Learn about the Egyptian Ptolemaic history of one of its best preserved temples.
Discover the secrets of the Great Sphinx of Giza, a mystery of ancient Egypt. Uncover its relation to the Pharaoh Khafre and explore its timeless beauty, which reaches up to 66 feet.
Discover the ancient wonders of the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Egypt's most iconic attractions. Explore its tombs, temples and monuments, and discover the history and culture that makes it so unique.
A Luxor West Bank Tour will take you on a journey to the Valley of the Kings, exploring Hatshepsut Temple & the Nile River.
The Colossi of Memnon are two massive 18th Dynasty statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III located in Luxor, Egypt. Uncover the secrets of this wonder of the ancient world during his reign from 1386-1353 BCE.
Discover the ancient wonders of the colossal Abu Simbel Temples near the Aswan High Dam, the final resting place of the ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses II.
Karnak Temple is located on the east bank of the Nile River in Luxor. This travel guide will provide you with everything you need about this ancient Egyptian temple complex.
Swimming in the Dead Sea is a unique experience. Find out everything you need to know such as tips for swimming or rather how to float in the Dead Sea in Jordan or Israel.
Kerak Castle is one of the largest Crusader Castles in Jordan. This guide will tell you everything you need to know about this once famous Crusader stronghold.
The Jerash Ruins in Jordan near Amman is one of the best preserved Roman ruins on the planet. If you're planning on heading to this ancient city to see the ruins of Jerash, this guide is for you.
Looking for things to do in Hurghada? This guide will provide you with everything you need to know before visiting this Red Sea resort town.
The Saqqara Pyramid located southwest of Cairo was the vast necropolis of the Ancient Egyptian capital, Memphis. Learn more about Egypt's oldest pyramid & the burial ground of the Pharaoh Djoser.
The Dendera Temple Complex, also known as the Temple of Hathor is a middle kingdom ancient Egyptian monument situated on the west bank of the Nile River. If you're planning on visiting the Temple of Dendera, this guide is for you.
The Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut is an ancient Egyptian monument dedicated to Queen Hatshepsut, the fifth pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt.
Encounters Travel was proud to host a stand at this year’s Destinations Travel Show at the Kensington Olympia between 2-5 February.
The Great Pyramid of Giza is an ancient Egyptian antiquity & one of the seven wonders of the world. If you're wondering what's inside its hidden corridor, or would like to experience it yourself, read this guide.
The Khan el-Khalili Bazaar is one of the oldest markets in Egypt, selling Egyptian souvenirs, antiques & more. If you're planning a trip to Cairo, exploring the Khan el Khalili Market is a must.
Kom Ombo Temple is one of Egypt's most illustrious temples, dedicated to Sobek the crocodile god and the deity Haroeris (Horus) - the falcon god. Located in Aswan along the Nile River, the Temple of Kom Ombo is a must-see attraction.
Set just outside of Cairo on the Giza Plateau, the new Grand Egyptian Museum is set to open in 2023, housing artifacts of ancient Egypt, including the complete Tutankhamun collection and is set to be one of the largest museums in the world.
The Philae Temple, also known as the Temple of Isis, is an ancient Egyptian monument located on Agilika Island just south of the old Aswan Dam.
The Red Sea Riviera is the ultimate beach destination for a Red Sea holiday. If you love to snorkel or scuba dive, its the perfect place to end off any Egypt tour.
Looking for the best Cairo tours and excursions? Learn about the 10 best things to do on an Egypt tour, from day trips, to a Nile River cruise, private tours, Cairo day tours & more.
Aswan tours and excursions are always memorable. From Luxor tours, Nile cruises, or even a visit to the Abu Simbel Temple, Aswan day tours should be at the top of your Egypt tour itinerary.
Luxor day tours and excursions are the highlight of many Egypt tour itineraries. From Nile cruises, the Valley of the Kings, hot air balloons & more, a Luxor tour has it all.
The colorful Nubian village is located in Nubia, a region along the Nile River between Aswan, Egypt and Khartoum, Sudan. Find out everything you need to know about visiting the Nubian people & Nubian culture here.
Discover hidden gems on a tour of Old Cairo, as you explore Coptic Cairo and Islamic Cairo in this ancient part of the city.
The Great Temple of Seti in Abydos is a New Kingdom monument built by the pharaoh of Egypt Seti I and his son Ramses II during the Nineteenth Dynasty. Find out why this temple was built by Seti & what made the pharaoh Seti so special.
Thinking about going on a Nile River Cruise from Aswan to Luxor? This travel guide will tell you everything you need to know about luxury Nile Cruises before you set sail.
The Medinet Habu Temple, also spelled as Madīnat Habu, is the Mortuary Temple of Ramses III located in the necropolis region of western Thebes in Upper Egypt, also known as Luxor.
Explore the breathtaking landscapes of Wadi Rum Protected Area in Jordan with our comprehensive travel guide.
Shobak Castle in Jordan is a Crusader Castle perched on the side of a rocky, conical mountain built by Crusader King Baldwin I of Jerusalem in 1115. Viewing this fortress is a worthy pitstop before visiting Petra.
Ajloun Castle is a 12th-century Muslim castle situated in northwestern Jordan built under the rule of the sultan and military leader Saladin. The castle is set on top of Mount Auf in the Jordan Valley.
The Citadel of Qaitbay in Alexandria is located on the site of Alexandria’s famous lighthouse, once considered one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
Discover the stunning landscapes, rich biodiversity, and unique cultural heritage of Jordan's largest nature reserve - Dana Biosphere Reserve. Plan your adventure with our guide and find out why you should visit this hidden gem.
Discover the beauty and wonder of the city of Petra, Jordan with this comprehensive travel guide. Learn about the rich history of this sandstone ancient city, how Petra was built and get tips for exploring its stunning architecture.
Want to scuba dive in Egypt? This article will elaborate on why the Red Sea is one of the best dive sites in Egypt & tell you about the best scuba diving sites to see coral reefs, wrecks & even sharks.
Learn about the Aswan High Dam located on the border of Egypt & Sudan and fed by the Nile River. Completed in 1970, The Aswan Dam is an Egyptian masterpiece and plays a key role in the economy of Egypt.
The Giza Plateau is home to the Great Pyramids of Giza - Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure, the Great Sphinx and a host of other ancient Egyptian tombs and monuments.
Discover the magic of Egypt on an overnight sleeper train from Cairo to Aswan. Our sleeping train guide covers everything you need to know about this unique experience.
The Jordan pass is the ultimate sightseeing package. This guide will give you everything you need to know about the Jordan Pass and it's 40 attractions, including Petra.
Do you want to visit Madaba, the city of mosaics in Jordan to see the oldest map of the Holy Land and a host of other mosaic maps? This article will provide you with everything you need to know.
The Luxor Museum overlooking the Nile River is home to a host of Egyptian antiquity that travelers simply must see.
The archaeological site of Volubilis in Morocco is a UNESCO world heritage site and one of the best-preserved Roman ruins on the planet. Situated in a fertile plain at the foot of Mount Zerhoun, Volubilis is a must-see site for anyone visiting Morocco.
Mount Nebo in Jordan is a must-visit for anyone interested in biblical history. As the place where Moses saw the promised land of Jerusalem, it offers breathtaking views of the Dead Sea and surrounding areas. Don't miss the chance to visit Mount Nebo and experience the wonder for yourself!
Explore Jordan's desert castles such as Qasr Amra, Ajloun Castle, Shobak Castle and more from the bustling city of Amman.
The Jerash ruins in Jordan is one of the best preserved ancient roman cities on the planet. This article delves into the history of the roman ruins of Jerash and the best way to travel to ancient city from Amman.
Discover everything you need to know about Little Petra, the hidden gem of Jordan. With breathtaking scenery, unforgettable places to visit such as the Siq al-Barid, it's a must-visit destination that will leave you in awe. Explore Little Petra today!
Looking for Amman city tours? Here is a comprehensive list of city tours in Amman so that you can build the ultimate half day or full day Amman tour.
Experience nomadic Bedouin hospitality in Jordan. Immerse yourself in local traditions, culture, and breathtaking desert landscapes.
Looking for the best Egypt tours & Nile cruises? Travel to Cairo, visit Luxor, sail on the Nile River, marvel at the Great Pyramid of Giza, Abu Simbel & more on our vacation tours to Egypt.
Are you planning a visit to the Temple of Khnum at Esna? Nestled on the west bank of the Nile River, this guide will provide you with everything you need to know about the temple of Esna.