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Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse March 28th, 2018

10 reasons why you should visit Egypt in 2018

In Egypt

Blessed with an abundance of ancient historical sites – here are 10 reasons why you should visit Egypt in 2018.

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Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse April 16th, 2018

5 Reasons why Morocco should be your next travel destination

In Morocco

Situated at the foothills of the towering Atlas Mountains and along the northern edge of the Sahara Desert - Morocco boasts a multitude of cultures.

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Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse October 24th, 2017

Egypt to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Abu Simbel’s discovery

In Egypt

To mark the 200th anniversary of the discovery of Abu Simbel, Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities is set to host a big celebration.

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Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse September 22nd, 2017

Experience our brand new Incredible India tour LIVE on Facebook!

In India

From Saturday 23 September 2017, we'll be showing off our new Incredible India tour with a series of Facebook Live Broadcasts.

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Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse August 31st, 2017

Everything you need to know about the Abu Simbel Sun Festival

In Egypt

Want to see the Abu Simbel Sun Festival in Egypt? This handy guide will provide you with everything you need to know about this unique event.

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Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse August 21st, 2017

A Photo Diary of a Day in Cairo

In Egypt

Thinking about going on an Egypt tour but need some convincing? This photo diary of a day in Cairo might convince you!

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Destination Guides


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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie March 13th, 2018

Guide to Ko Samui

In Thailand

Ko Samui is located off of the east coast of southern Thailand in Surat Thani province. Samui is Thailand's 3rd largest Island with a population of over 50,000.

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Ant Horrobin By: Ant Horrobin April 13th, 2017

Guide to Bangkok, Thailand

In Thailand

The buzzing metropolis of Bangkok has been the capital city of Thailand since it was moved from Ayutthaya after the Burmese invasion in 1768.

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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie March 10th, 2017

Guide to Abu Simbel

In Egypt

This monumental temple complex was built by King Ramses II (c.1279-1213 B.C.E.) in what was once known as ancient Nubia, as a demonstration of both his worldly and divine power.

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Sharon Bentley By: Sharon Bentley November 30th, 2016

Guide to Petra

In Jordan

Petra is a vast and unique city, half built and half carved into the sheer rock face by the Nabataeans over 2000 years ago.

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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie October 7th, 2016

Guide to Marrakech

In Morocco

Founded nearly 1,000 years ago the ochre city of Marrakech is perhaps Morocco’s most well known and visited attraction.

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By: Mariska Knoesen July 28th, 2016

Guide to Greece

In Greece

Greece is a country of ruins and be prepared to see many very significant ruins indeed! The Capital alone has developed into a modern society whilst the buildings of many centuries past still claim their significance.

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Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse February 27th, 2018

A first timer’s travel guide to visiting Egypt

In Egypt

Thinking about planning a holiday to Egypt? This handy travel guide runs you through the entire experience – through the eyes of a first time traveller.

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Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse February 12th, 2018

An early morning trip to Abu Simbel

In Egypt

A trip to the Abu Simbel Temple is an optional tour on Encounters Travel's 9-day Discover Egypt tour, which South African traveller Jarred Manasse experienced in 2018.

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Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse February 7th, 2018

A sunrise hot air balloon ride over Luxor

In Egypt

Encounters Travel's Jarred Manasse recently went hot air ballooning over the Egyptian city of Luxor, which is often dubbed 'the worlds greatest open air museum'

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Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse November 8th, 2017

Take a spin through Old Delhi: The Spinmonkey Cycle Tour

In India

The Adelaide Review's John Dexter recently travelled on our 9-day Incredible India tour. One of the activities he enjoyed was a cycle tour through the streets of Old Delhi.

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Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse October 26th, 2017

Tour Review: Nepal Exposed

In Nepal

Nicholas and Yvonne Towasser recently embarked on our 10-day Nepal Exposed tour, which gives travellers a taste of the country.

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Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse October 24th, 2017

Experiencing New Delhi’s Art of Hope Tour

In India

The Adelaide Review's John Dexter recently travelled on our 9-day Incredible India tour. One of the activities he enjoyed was New Delhi's Art of Hope tour.

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Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse February 1st, 2018

Win a tour to Egypt with Encounters Travel this February!

In Competitions

Do you want to explore the beauty of Egypt in 2018? Encounters Travel is giving one lucky person the chance to win an Egypt tour this February!

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Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse December 22nd, 2017

5 weeks, 16 countries – get ready for our big January sale!

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Get your passport ready and make 2018 your year of adventure travel by taking advantage of our amazing travel deals in our big January sale!

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Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse November 21st, 2017

Get notified once our Black Friday deals go live

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Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse November 10th, 2017

Win an Egypt tour for two with Encounters Travel

In Egypt

Is visiting the Great Pyramids on your travel wishlist in 2018? Encounters Travel is giving one lucky person the chance to win an Egypt tour for two this festive season!

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Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse October 17th, 2017

Get up to 40% off our Discover Egypt Tour!

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Want to see Egypt's Great Pyramids? Then take advantage of our amazing discounts on our 9-day Discover Egypt small group tour!

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Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse September 28th, 2017

Win an 8-day Nepal Tour with Encounters Travel

In Competitions

Encounters Travel is once again giving one lucky follower the chance to win an 8-day Nepal tour.

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Travel Cuisine


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Sharon Bentley By: Sharon Bentley September 12th, 2016

A quick look at food in Nepal

In Nepal

Nepalese food is famous for its nutritional values and flavourful taste. Essentially similar to Indian food, with a big accent on a rice and dal diet, it’s fast to cook and fabulous to eat.

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Kirsty Blakeley By: Kirsty Blakeley July 1st, 2016

Vietnamese Cuisine

In Vietnam

Vietnamese food is extremely fresh and flavourful. Their cooking methods are quick and uncomplicated, involve a range of ingredients that work fabulously together.

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Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse July 19th, 2017

A quick guide to the restoration of the Taj Mahal

In India

The Taj Mahal, one of India’s most iconic structures, is getting a much need facelift. 

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Ralph Foulds By: Ralph Foulds March 8th, 2017

Train travel in India

In India

Train travel in India can be one of the most rewarding and interesting ways to travel the country.

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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie March 8th, 2017

Guide to accommodation in India

In India

Our India tailor-made holidays offer many different styles of hotels.

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Ant Horrobin By: Ant Horrobin September 8th, 2016

Useful Turkish Words

In Turkey

The official language of Turkey is Turkish, which is spoken by approximately 90% of the population. Other minority languages are Kurdish, Arabic, Circassian, Greek and Armenian.

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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie February 12th, 2016

Antarctica – what to take?

In Arctic

These notes will give you a brief idea of how to prepare for, and what you may encounter on your voyage. We stress that this is an “expedition” style cruise.

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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie February 12th, 2016

Antarctic ‘Basecamp’ cruise options

In Arctic

Antarctic cruises are primarily defined by an exploratory travel programme that spends as much time ashore as possible, combined with educational lectures on board.

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