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Encounters Travel
Uncover the World Travel Ltd
Leigh House
Varley Street
Leeds, LS28 6AN
West Yorkshire
United Kingdom
+44 203 725 8921
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Tour Types


At Encounters Travel we offer a range of different types of tours...

Our small group adventure tours give you the chance to travel, have fun as well and take in the culture and sights of some of the world's most exotic and exciting destinations with fellow like-minded travellers. Group sizes on most trips range from 12-20 to ensure you can hear and get to know your guide well, and make friends with your fellow travellers.

Similar in style, our shoestring tours are set at a lower budget and may use slightly lower levels and accommodation and have larger maximum group sizes. Many are 'point to point' tours, making them work especially well for independent travellers who want to continue exploring a destination after an initial tour with us, rather than flying straight home.

In Africa we offer a selection of overland adventures which cover larger distances and multiple countries while travelling in comfortable expedition vehicles. You can choose between lower budget camping trips, and 'accommodated' tours which stay in hotels and lodges.

Families who want to take their children on an exciting and rewarding holiday can consider our specially designed family tours. Available both on set dates on which you can join other families, or as private departures just for you, these give both adult and children alike a great taste of some of the world's best destinations.

Our escorted group tours are hosted by specially selected experts who bring their knowledge and skills to add an extra dimension to the tour., whether it be a photography workshop or more standard sightseeing tour.

Finally, we also offer a wide range of tailor-made tours for people who would like our help in designing their own holiday. This website shows a selection of sample itineraries that can be booked as they are, or used as a base that our experienced travel consultants can then customise to fit your personal requirements, interests and budgets.

  • Small Group
    Small Group
  • Shoestring
  • Overland
  • Family
  • Escorted
  • Tailor-made



Our video features bring our tours to life in a way the no photo can, you'll feel like you're on the tour.


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