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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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170 Tours | From NZ$970 p/p

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 Kings, Co...


   From

NZ$3210(p/p)

Duration:

9 Days

Country(ies):

Morocco

Tour Type:

Small Group

Group size:

Min: 2 | Max: 16

Meals:

B- 2, L - 0, D - 2

Highlights:

Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca; Rabat Royal Palace; Imperial walled city of Meknes; UNESCO listed Roman ruins at Volubilis; Medina, dye-p...


   From

NZ$1615(p/p)

Duration:

12 Days

Country(ies):

South Korea

Tour Type:

Shoestring

Group size:

Min: 4 | Max: 18

Meals:

B- 4, L - 0, D - 2

Highlights:

Visit the Demilitarized Zone, Take a Taekwondo class and a K-pop dance class, Enjoy the great views of Seoul from Namsan Mountain, Visit ...


   From

NZ$2945(p/p)

Duration:

8 Days

Country(ies):

Morocco

Tour Type:

Small Group

Group size:

Min: 2 | Max: 16

Meals:

B- 7, L - 0, D - 5

Highlights:

Rabat Royal Palace; Imperial walled city of Meknes; UNESCO listed Roman ruins at Volubilis; Medina, dye-pits & tanneries in Fes; Atlas Mo...


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NZ$1505(p/p)

Duration:

21 Days

Country(ies):

Pakistan

Tour Type:

Small Group

Group size:

Min: 2 | Max: 16

Meals:

B- 20, L - 19, D - 19

Highlights:

Karakorum Highway; Hikes to Fairy Meadows, Beyal Camp, Nanga Parbat BC (optional), Herrlikoffer BC & Passu Glacier; Deosai Plains; Shigar...


   From

NZ$6140(p/p)

Duration:

15 Days

Country(ies):

Pakistan

Tour Type:

Small Group

Group size:

Min: 2 | Max: 16

Meals:

B- 14, L - 13, D - 13

Highlights:

Karakorum Highway; Hikes to Fairy Meadows, Beyal Camp, Nanga Parbat BC (optional), Herrlikoffer BC & Passu Glacier; Deosai Plains; Shigar...


   From

NZ$5355(p/p)

Duration:

11 Days

Country(ies):

Argentina, Chile

Tour Type:

Overland

Group size:

Min: 5 | Max: 20

Meals:

B- 3, L - 2, D - 1

Highlights:

Colourful city of Punta Arenas, Magdalena penguin colony, Torres del Paine National Park -  guided hike to view the Three Towers, El...


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Duration:

8 Days

Country(ies):

Jordan

Tour Type:

Small Group

Group size:

Min: 2 | Max: 14

Meals:

B- 8, L - 2, D - 2

Highlights:

As-Salt, Amman Food Tasting, Dana Hike, Red Sea in Aqaba, Wadi Rum Bedouin Experience, Petra Reverse Hike, Dead Sea and Wadi Mujib Hike, ...


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NZ$3175(p/p)

NZ$3510

Duration:

8 Days

Country(ies):

Lebanon

Tour Type:

Small Group

Group size:

Min: 2 | Max: 18

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 ...


   From

NZ$3170(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

Encounters was very professional and made sure we were happy throughout our tour. Sheriff, our tour guide, was amazing - he went out of his way for us several times. He is an expert guide with tons of knowledge. My wife and I had a great time thanks to the people at Encounters Travel.
My wife and I had limited time so the 9-day tour seemed perfect. I still can't believe how many sites we were able to see and activities we were able to experience. Sheriff's knowledge of Egyptian history and sense of humor made this trip informative and fun. We did many of the add-ons so the schedule was hectic, but that's how we like to travel when our time is limited. I especially recommend the hot air balloon and Abu Simbel!

The transactions and communications were all very smooth. Except that the tme i reached Morocco and tried to call the guide that was originally assigned were to no avail. The handphone number provided by admin were not correct. Anyway the guide who met us, Idris, was splendid throughout the trip! He made our trip an exciting one!
Mersmerised by the beauty of Morroccan history and landscape! All captured through my lenses and shared to all my friends and circle. Now, more want to experience the wonderful journey I made through the deserts and mountains of Morocco and the Moroccan people.

Very efficient service, easy to book and answered all our questions and concerns thoroughly. Simple to book and good price. Changed suggestions to suit our needs and checked at each hotel that the booking we requested (2 joining rooms) was actually made in reality. Good introductory overview of Egypt on first morning too.
The welcome agent and drivers were excellent in Egypt. The Egyptologist guides superb, especially with including our two children, aged 7 and 9 years. We had a private family tour as went March 2014 when few tourists were visiting Egypt but found everywhere safe and everyone so friendly.

I thought it was very good we didn't have to worry about anything everything was in order and kept with the schedule as planned, unless we wanted to deviated from it to do somethingelse. The trip really a trip of a life time.
There was a time many years ago that I wanted to travel to Egypt and didn't because of the cost. This trip was, to me, very affordable. I think everyone should experience this trip. The tour guide was alos excellent, Sherif Mohammad.

Everything went really smoothly on the booking end and on the ground in Egypt. The only surprise was when arriving jet lagged at the hotel being presented with a list of fees that needed to be paid right then. The problem was that everything up until then had these fees in US dollars and now the fees were in Egyptian pounds. It pretty much cleaned out our stash of Egyptian money. Had we known we had to pay in Egyptian currency we would have sought out additional currencies places at home to get us the funds we needed. (Banks wouldn't order the funds). However after that the tour itself was great. Our guide Emad did a great job.
This was a great way to see all the primary historical sites in Egypt efficiently and with ease. I can't imagine how slow and difficult it would have been otherwise. It was also a good jumping off point to then spend a few weeks on or own seeing other parts of the country and focus on modern day Egypt

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