Whether you are interested in learning about the history of the Mogul emperors of India and visiting their sumptuous palaces, or exploring the Buddhist culture and mountain top temples of Bhutan, our tailor-made range of tour itineraries are sure to inspire.
Our tailor-made holidays are designed to allow you see and experience new places, to expand your knowledge and help you appreciate the cultural heritage of the countries you are visiting. All our cultural tour itineraries are well balanced and immersive, and designed to allow you to get the most out of your often limited time. Most incorporate some free time to allow for you to go off on your own and explore these new and exciting places. Often this free time can be the most rewarding, with opportunities to meet, talk and relax with the local people. Our local guides are all well trained, experts in their countries culture and history, and with you every step of the way. We use many different modes of transport both public and private, and where public transport is used, we know the quality of the service and ensure all your needs are met. We have a wide range of sample holiday itineraries that you can choose from, either as they stand or as a base for you to tailor to your own requirements. For further inspiration, try reading some of the many articles and features on our blog.
A 4-day city break that takes you to the magical Moroccan city of Marrakech. Experience this exotic and colourful city up close and sample the unique food before losing yourself in the mazy, souvenir laden bazaars.
This 8-day Maldives sailing cruise takes you island hopping on board a deluxe safari boat, stopping at local islands, deserted beaches and sandbars with plenty of snorkelling & swimming. Private charters available for 2-14 people.
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
Excellent, prompt responses to any e mail enquiries, as well as efficient service over the phone when I was considering making the booking. Documents e mailed out as required.
A fabulous trip. Wonderful experience being part of a small group touring a truly amazing country. Sami, our guide, was fantastic - superb knowledge, delivered in a fun and relaxed style. A really outstanding, memorable trip.
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.
Anthony was very helpful when we added on days in Jordan both before and after our tour and also offered border crossing advice. We'd definitely use Encounters Travel again.
Our guide Salah was excellent throughout the tour, tour bus was very good as well. Only minor problem was with our Amman hotel, which was a bit out of the way, but that's the downside of chosing a 'shoestring' holiday.
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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