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Ant Horrobin By: Ant Horrobin June 23rd, 2020

The ultimate guide to exploring Santorini


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.

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Shamsa Bulbulia By: Shamsa Bulbulia February 10th, 2020

Top 10 things to do in Kathmandu


Kathmandu is the chaotic, vibrant capital city of Nepal. This is our pick of the best attractions in and around the city. 

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Shamsa Bulbulia By: Shamsa Bulbulia January 23rd, 2020

Top 10 temples to visit in Cambodia


Its estimated that there are around 4000 temples in Cambodia, we have chosen our top ten for you to visit.

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Michaila Knauff By: Michaila Knauff January 13th, 2020

A guide to the Cape Winelands


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:

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Shamsa Bulbulia By: Shamsa Bulbulia January 16th, 2020

Top 10 things to do in Cape Town


Explore and experience the world-famous city of Cape Town with our pick of its top ten activities. 

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Michaila Knauff By: Michaila Knauff December 15th, 2019

Israel’s major attractions: Five things you simply must see


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. 

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Michaila Knauff By: Michaila Knauff December 15th, 2019

Best time to visit Croatia


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.

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Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker November 19th, 2019

Best time to visit South Africa.


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.

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Shamsa Bulbulia By: Shamsa Bulbulia August 23rd, 2019

Our Top 5 Small Group Tours in 2019


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.

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Shamsa Bulbulia By: Shamsa Bulbulia August 22nd, 2019

10 Places You Have To See In Cambodia


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.

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Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker August 19th, 2019

A checklist for every sight you have to see in Cairo


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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Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker July 29th, 2019

Five must-see attractions in the Balkans


Visiting the Balkans you will have a chance to witness outstanding architecture, mountain peaks, flowing rivers and lakes – the ideal destination for every avid adventurous traveller. 

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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie March 12th, 2018

Guide to Ko Samui


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 12th, 2017

Guide to Bangkok, 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 9th, 2017

Guide to Abu Simbel


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 29th, 2016

Guide to Petra


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 6th, 2016

Guide to Marrakech


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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Mariska Knoesen By: Mariska Knoesen July 27th, 2016

Guide to 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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Ant Horrobin By: Ant Horrobin June 26th, 2016

Brief guide to Beirut


Beirut is the capital of Lebanon and has a population of approximately 2.1 million. The city has a history dating back more than 5000 years and has been under the rule of many empires.

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Sharon Bentley By: Sharon Bentley June 23rd, 2016

Hurghada Overview


Hurghada has transformed in recent years from a small Red Sea fishing village into a vibrant tourist hot-spot.

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Kirsty Blakeley By: Kirsty Blakeley June 23rd, 2016

Choeung Ek, Cambodia


Choeung Ek is one of a number of sites known as the ‘Killing Fields’. This area is the most well-known and tourist-visited of the above sites due to its link with the Tuol Sleng Prison (or S-21).

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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie February 17th, 2016

Guide to Longyearbyen


Longyearbyen is the gateway to the Arctic and starting point for many cruise based expeditions operating in the chilly polar waters.

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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie January 10th, 2016

Vietnam travel guide


Tours in Vietnam may take in the beautiful sandy beaches of the south or the breathtaking beauty of Halong Bay, the fertile lands of the Mekong Delta or the hill-tribe forests in the north.

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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie January 10th, 2016

Thailand travel guide


Thailand tourist attractions are almost too numerous to count and the country offers everything from exciting cities to dense jungles and sun kissed beaches.

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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie January 4th, 2016

Bhutan Travel Guide


The Kingdom of Bhutan is both small and remote, tucked away in the mighty Himalayan mountain range between India and China.

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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie January 4th, 2016

Israel Travel Guide


Israel intersects countries, continents and religions, situated at the crossroads of Asia, Africa and Europe and home to three of the world’s greatest and most important religions.

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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie December 29th, 2015

Morocco Travel Guide


A land of history, tradition and trading, Morocco has long-since captured the imagination of intrepid travellers looking to explore the myths and legends of the great Sahara Desert and the imposing Atlas Mountain range.

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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie November 22nd, 2015

India Travel Guide


Travel guide to some of the most beautiful and interesting place to visit on an Encounters Travel tour of India.

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