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Mariska Knoesen By: Mariska Knoesen July 14th, 2020

Ultimate guide to a gulet sailing experience


Want to know what it's like to go on a gulet sailing experience? This handy travel guide has all the answers.

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Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker January 21st, 2020

Why you should visit Vietnam in February


If you’re thinking of travelling to Vietnam, February is your best bet - you can expect dry, bright weather throughout the whole country.

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Shamsa Bulbulia By: Shamsa Bulbulia January 15th, 2020

Best travel destinations to visit in February


Use this informative guide to help you book your February holiday.

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Michaila Knauff By: Michaila Knauff January 2nd, 2020

Best time to visit Bhutan


Located in the Himalayas, Bhutan is a fascinating, scenic Asian country that should be on every traveller’s bucket list. 

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Michaila Knauff By: Michaila Knauff December 24th, 2019

10 reasons why you have to visit Israel in 2020


If you're thinking about planning an Israel tour in 2020, here are 10 reasons why you absolutely should go. 

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Michaila Knauff By: Michaila Knauff December 23rd, 2019

Best time to visit Israel


Planning a trip to Israel but wondering when is the best time to go? This handy guide provides all the answers you'll need. 

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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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Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker November 12th, 2019

Bhutan trekking guide


Every year, travellers flock to Bhutan to trek its stunning trails. If you're thinking about trekking in Bhutan, this handy guide will give you some insight into what to expect.

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Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker November 7th, 2019

How to spend a day in Cairo


Do you want to explore Egypt's bustling capital city of Cairo? This handy guide will give you insight into what to do and where to go.

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Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker October 21st, 2019

A foodie’s guide to Nepal


Travelling to Nepal? This handy guide will give you some insight into the local cuisine.

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Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker October 24th, 2019

5 Temples to visit in Egypt


Egypt is a country rich in history, giving travellers the opportunity to travel back in time. Here are the top 5 temples to visit in Egypt. 

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Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse October 17th, 2019

Egypt’s best felucca experience


Want to know what its like to spend the night floating away on the Nile River in Egypt? If you're planning on booking a tour with us, you can find out!

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Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker October 11th, 2019

10 Tips for shopping in Egypt


During an Egypt tour, you'll have plenty of free time to shop till you drop. Here are 10 handy tips to make the most of your shopping experience in Egypt.

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Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker October 11th, 2019

Five of the best things to do in Hurghada


Spending time at the Red Sea resort town of Hurghada is a massive highlight of our Egypt tours. This helpful guide will give you some insight into what you can do here.

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Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker October 11th, 2019

Five of the best festivals to experience in Egypt


Along with Egypt's rich ancient history, comes great traditions and festivities. Here are five of the best festivals to experience in Egypt.

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Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse October 10th, 2019

Four reasons why you should visit Luxor


Thinking about going on an Egypt tour? Here are four reasons why a visit to Luxor should be right at the top of your list.

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Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse October 8th, 2019

Five interesting facts about the Nile River


Flowing for over 6,600 kilometers, the Nile River is considered to be one of the longest rivers on the planet. During an Egypt tour, you'll get to spend a night on this historical body of water.

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Kelly-Anne Ellis By: Kelly-Anne Ellis October 2nd, 2019

Bucket-list activities to try on an Egypt tour


An Egypt tour offers so many memorable moments which will stay with you for a lifetime. Here are four bucket-list activities that you simply have to try.

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Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker January 6th, 2020

Five photos that will make you want to travel to India


There are very few places in the world that can carve a deep, lasting impression on a traveller – India is one of these places.

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Shamsa Bulbulia By: Shamsa Bulbulia September 13th, 2019

A checklist for every sight you have to see in the Maldives


The Maldives is truly a slice of heaven on earth. From sparkling blue waters to infinite beaches, from colourful coral reef palaces to vibrant local culture, the Maldives offers the chance for a coastal holiday that is relaxing, thrilling, and fulfilling all at once.

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Shamsa Bulbulia By: Shamsa Bulbulia September 2nd, 2019

Visiting Vietnam: Visa Information


Visas are required for many nationalities of travellers to Vietnam, except for nationals of about 24 countries, who are exempt from obtaining a visa. Those who require a visa have several options available to them. We have put together a comprehensive guide that will provide you with important information to make the process smooth and easy for you.

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Shamsa Bulbulia By: Shamsa Bulbulia August 30th, 2019

Visiting Morocco: Visa Information


Visas are not required for all nationalities of travellers to Morocco. Only nationals of certain countries are required to obtain a visa when travelling to Morocco. We have put together a comprehensive guide that will provide you with important information to make the process smooth and easy for you.

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Shamsa Bulbulia By: Shamsa Bulbulia August 29th, 2019

Visiting Jordan: Visa Information


Nationals from most countries are required to obtain a visa when travelling to Jordan. Only nationals from a small selection of countries are exempt from purchasing a visa for Jordan. We have put together a comprehensive guide that will provide you with important information to make the process smooth and easy for you.

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Shamsa Bulbulia By: Shamsa Bulbulia August 28th, 2019

Visiting Cambodia: Visa Information


Visas are required for most nationalities of travellers to Cambodia. Only nationals of a few countries are exempt. Several options are available to travellers when acquiring a visa for Cambodia. We have put together a comprehensive guide that will provide you with important information to make the process smooth and easy for you.

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Shamsa Bulbulia By: Shamsa Bulbulia August 27th, 2019

Visiting Egypt: Visa Information


Visas are required for most nationalities of travellers to Egypt. Only nationals of certain Arab countries are exempt. Several options are available to travellers when acquiring a visa for Egypt. We have put together a comprehensive guide that will provide you with important information to make the process smooth and easy.

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Shamsa Bulbulia By: Shamsa Bulbulia August 26th, 2019

Everything Solo Travellers Need To Know About Single Supplements


There is nothing quite like travelling solo. Exploring new places and experiencing new things by yourself can be an eye-opening and almost life-changing adventure. However, one thing that often puts people off travelling solo is the single supplement. We have put together a helpful guide with all you need to know about single supplements, so that you can book your solo trip with complete confidence.

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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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Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker August 22nd, 2019

10 Interesting Facts About Casablanca


Located on Morocco's Atlantic coast, Casablanca is where young Moroccans go to seek their fortunes, where business and creative industries prosper - it is the best representation of a modern nation.

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Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse July 18th, 2017

A quick guide to the restoration of the Taj Mahal


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

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Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse June 29th, 2017

Best time to visit Nepal


Nestled between India and Tibet, Nepal is commonly referred to as the 'roof of the world' as it's the highest country on the planet.

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Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse June 15th, 2017

Best time to visit Jordan


Undoubtedly one of the jewels in the Middle Eastern crown, Jordan is steeped in history.

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Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse May 22nd, 2017

Best time to visit Botswana


If you're looking for an authentic African safari experience, then Botswana should be right at the top of your travel wish list.

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Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse May 17th, 2017

Best time to visit Morocco


Morocco is right on the doorstep of Europe. In fact, it's so close that you could hop on an hour-long ferry ride from Spain and you'll reach the Moroccan shoreline.

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Jarred Manasse By: Jarred Manasse May 14th, 2017

Best time to visit Egypt


Thinking about planning a holiday to Egypt? One of the very first questions you might have is knowing when is the best time to visit.

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Ralph Foulds By: Ralph Foulds March 7th, 2017

Train travel 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 7th, 2017

Guide to accommodation in India


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

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Ant Horrobin By: Ant Horrobin September 7th, 2016

Useful Turkish Words


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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Kirsty Blakeley By: Kirsty Blakeley August 17th, 2016

Halong Bay Junk Boats


We have carefully selected a range of different junk boats to use on Halong Bay. Details of our favourites are given below.

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Jason Pepe By: Jason Pepe May 10th, 2016

Twelve Essentials For Everest Base Camp Treks


So much has been written about Everest Base Camp Treks that it is hard to provide some original thinking on the topic. But, this did not stop me from trying.

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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie February 11th, 2016

Antarctica – what to take?


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 11th, 2016

Antarctic ‘Basecamp’ cruise options


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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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie December 8th, 2015

Egypt Tourist Attractions


Guide to attractions you can see on an Encounters Travel tour of Egypt, including the Pyramids, Sphinx, Luxor and a felucca cruise along the Nile.

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Ruth Johnston By: Ruth Johnston April 29th, 2015

Why Egypt is safe for single ladies


For years I have dreamed of vacationing in Egypt, and I decided now was the time.

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Danniell Saunders By: Danniell Saunders April 16th, 2019

Unusual laws and customs


There are many unusual reasons why people have found themselves faced with hefty fines or in some cases arrested or detained abroad.

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Danniell Saunders By: Danniell Saunders December 6th, 2012

Economy or business? The choice is simple!


On most Egyptian tours, the long overnight train journey from Cairo down the Nile to Luxor or Aswan is unavoidable. This journey can be taken in two ways.

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Danniell Saunders By: Danniell Saunders June 20th, 2012

Backpack vs Suitcase….


If you have an opinion on this, it will usually be a strong one.

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Danniell Saunders By: Danniell Saunders August 7th, 2019

8 products for less stressful travelling


The most experienced travel gurus know that the key to smart travelling is efficiency. Packing lightweight, compact items that help you navigate your travel experience is best.

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