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A WORLD OF ADVENTURE

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.

TOP TRAVEL DEALS & UPCOMING TOURS

Tour name Country Days Start Date Offer Price
Pharaonic Encounters Egypt 6 21st of May 2019
Pharaonic Encounters
£499 View Tour
Pharaonic Encounters Egypt 6 28th of May 2019
Pharaonic Encounters
£499 View Tour
Nubian Adventure Egypt 9 25th of May 2019
Nubian Adventure
£749 View Tour
Nubian Adventure Egypt 9 1st of Jun 2019
Nubian Adventure
£729 View Tour
Sands & Seas Egypt 10 21st of May 2019
Sands & Seas
£925 View Tour
Sands & Seas Egypt 10 28th of May 2019
Sands & Seas
£925 View Tour
Bhutan Encounters Bhutan 8 11th of Jun 2019
Bhutan Encounters
£1499 View Tour
Bhutan Encounters Bhutan 8 16th of Jul 2019
Bhutan Encounters
£1499 View Tour
Nubians & Beaches Egypt 13 25th of May 2019
Nubians & Beaches
£1099 View Tour
Nubians & Beaches Egypt 13 1st of Jun 2019
Nubians & Beaches
£1079 View Tour
Great British Encounters Great Britain 7 26th of May 2019
Great British Encounters
£879 View Tour
Great British Encounters Great Britain 7 9th of Jun 2019
Great British Encounters
£879 View Tour
Anatolian Adventure Turkey 10 25th of May 2019
Anatolian Adventure
£999 View Tour
Anatolian Adventure Turkey 10 1st of Jun 2019
Anatolian Adventure
£999 View Tour
Turkey Encounters Turkey 15 1st of Jun 2019
Turkey Encounters
£1499
£1200
20% Off
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Turkey Encounters Turkey 15 15th of Jun 2019
Turkey Encounters
£1499
£1200
20% Off
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Taste of Turkey Turkey 8 25th of May 2019
Taste of Turkey
£719 View Tour
Taste of Turkey Turkey 8 1st of Jun 2019
Taste of Turkey
£719 View Tour
Biblical Israel Israel 8 26th of May 2019
Biblical Israel
£1399 View Tour
Biblical Israel Israel 8 2nd of Jun 2019
Biblical Israel
£1379 View Tour
Hidden Treasures Sudan 10 11th of Oct 2019
Hidden Treasures
£2199 View Tour
Hidden Treasures Sudan 10 18th of Oct 2019
Hidden Treasures
£2449 View Tour
Moroccan Melodies Morocco 9 8th of Jun 2019
Moroccan Melodies
£999
£900
10% Off
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Moroccan Melodies Morocco 9 6th of Jul 2019
Moroccan Melodies
£999
£900
10% Off
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Classic Nepal Nepal 15 25th of May 2019
Classic Nepal
£1499 View Tour
Classic Nepal Nepal 15 15th of Jun 2019
Classic Nepal
£1379 View Tour
Everest Base Camp Nepal 16 7th of Sep 2019
Everest Base Camp
£1349 View Tour
Everest Base Camp Nepal 16 5th of Oct 2019
Everest Base Camp
£1399 View Tour
Nepal Exposed Nepal 10 25th of May 2019
Nepal Exposed
£1099 View Tour
Nepal Exposed Nepal 10 15th of Jun 2019
Nepal Exposed
£999 View Tour
Bolivian Encounters Bolivia 15 31st of May 2019
Bolivian Encounters
£1799 View Tour
Bolivian Encounters Bolivia 15 30th of Jun 2019
Bolivian Encounters
£1799 View Tour
Walking with the Incas Peru 19 10th of Jun 2019
Walking with the Incas
£2299 View Tour
Walking with the Incas Peru 19 14th of Jul 2019
Walking with the Incas
£2299 View Tour
Machu Picchu Calling Peru 15 10th of Jun 2019
Machu Picchu Calling
£1699 View Tour
Machu Picchu Calling Peru 15 14th of Jul 2019
Machu Picchu Calling
£1699 View Tour
Mountains to the Lakes Peru 21 10th of Jun 2019
Mountains to the Lakes
£1949 View Tour
Mountains to the Lakes Peru 21 14th of Jul 2019
Mountains to the Lakes
£1949 View Tour
Egyptian Family Adventure Egypt 12 25th of May 2019
Egyptian Family Adventure
£1199 View Tour
Egyptian Family Adventure Egypt 12 3rd of Aug 2019
Egyptian Family Adventure
£1199 View Tour
Highlights of China China 15 22nd of May 2019
Highlights of China
£999 View Tour
Highlights of China China 15 27th of May 2019
Highlights of China
£999 View Tour
Taj to Varanasi India 12 21st of Sep 2019
Taj to Varanasi
£1149 View Tour
Taj to Varanasi India 12 12th of Oct 2019
Taj to Varanasi
£1399 View Tour
North India Highlights India 16 14th of Sep 2019
North India Highlights
£1699 View Tour
North India Highlights India 16 5th of Oct 2019
North India Highlights
£1949 View Tour

Africa TOURS

Hidden Treasures

This 10-day Sudan tour follows the footsteps of ancient civilisations from Khartoum, through the Nile Valley and to see some incredible ancient sites and experience the unique Nubian culture.

Type

Days

Price

Small Group

10

From

£2199


Moroccan Melodies

This 9-day tour will introduce you to all that Morocco has to offer. It visits most of Morocco's historic imperial cities as well as the mountains, desert and great food & hospitality.

Type

Days

Price

Small Group

9

From

£855

£949


Moroccan Mosaics

This comprehensive 9-day tour is a great introduction to Morocco. We head from bustling Marrakech across the Atlas mountains to desert sand dunes, spectacular rocky gorges, World Heritage Sites, remote market towns.

Type

Days

Price

Small Group

9

From

On Request


Egypt & Middle East TOURS

Pharaonic Encounters

This short 6-day Egypt tour covers the Giza Plateau in Cairo including the famous Great Pyramid and Sphinx, the Egyptian Museum, and sites on both the east and west banks of the Nile in Luxor.

Type

Days

Price

Small Group

6

From

£499


Nubian Adventure

Discover the secrets of Egypt with this 9-day adventure tour which includes the Pyramids in Cairo, and takes you on a felucca cruise along the Nile to enjoy the Pharaonic wonders of Upper Egypt.

Type

Days

Price

Small Group

9

From

£729


Sands & Seas

This 10-day tour takes in so much of what Egypt has to offer, covering many of the main historical sites in Cairo and Luxor before finishing with a relaxing beach break on the shores of the Red Sea at Hurghada.

Type

Days

Price

Small Group

10

From

£895


Asia TOURS

Bhutan Encounters

A fantastic chance to explore one of the world's most remote and fascinating countries. Only open to tourists since 1974, Bhutan's philosophy of Gross National Happiness and entrenched Buddhism makes it a place like no other.

Type

Days

Price

Small Group

8

From

£1499


Highlights of China

This great budget tour of China winds its way through the west of the country from the sky scrapers of Hong Kong, through stunning rural China, to the bustling capital of Beijing.

Type

Days

Price

Shoestring

15

From

£999


Beijing to Shanghai Express

This 9-day tour takes you from China's capital Beijing to Shanghai, the most populated city in the world. Experience the best of China's urban sprawl and beautiful rural landscapes on an adventure through this magical country.

Type

Days

Price

Shoestring

9

From

£509


Europe TOURS

Great British Encounters

This short but comprehensive tour of Great Britain packs in all the major sites and includes Cambridge, York, Edinburgh, Loch Ness, Liverpool, Cardiff, Stonehenge, Bath and so much more.

Type

Days

Price

Shoestring

7

From

£879


Anatolian Adventure

This 10-day Turkey holiday starts in Istanbul before heading to Gallipoli, Troy, Ephesus and Pamukkale. We then spend time enjoying a magical tour of Cappadocia.

Type

Days

Price

Small Group

10

From

£819


Turkey Encounters

Explore the mystical sites of Turkey on this 15-day tour. Starting in Istanbul we travel along ancient trade routes visiting Gallipoli, Troy, Ephesus, Pamukkale & Fethiye before arriving in the incredible landscape of Cappadocia.

Type

Days

Price

Small Group

15

From

£1200

£1499


Indian Subcontinent TOURS

Classic Nepal

This comprehensive tour takes you on a journey across one of the most spectacularly beautiful countries in the world. Amazing mountain scenery mixed with lush, wildlife rich jungles, ancient hilltop villages & bustling Kathmandu.

Type

Days

Price

Small Group

15

From

£1379


Everest Base Camp

This classic trek to Everest Base Camp and Kallar Pattar gives you a once in a lifetime chance to get right up close to Everest. It is a tough trek that needs some preparation, but immensely rewarding.

Type

Days

Price

Small Group

16

From

£1349


Nepal Exposed

This compact tour of Nepal gives you a taste of its beautiful mountain scenery, ancient cultures and religions, lush wildlife parks, remote hilltop villages, and includes time to relax in the lakeside town of Pokhara.

Type

Days

Price

Small Group

10

From

£999


Oceania TOURS

Tonga Whale Encounters

Each year the majestic humpback whales travels from the cold of Antarctic to the warm waters of Tonga. We take you swimming with these magnificent creatures, creating calmly exhilarating experience of a lifetime.

Type

Days

Price

Small Group

10

From

£1999


Polar Regions TOURS

Antarctic Peninsula

Enjoy the unique wildlife of Antarctica on a 11-night cruise on board a fully equipped expedition vessel. Cross the Drake's Passage and spend time visiting the isolated islands and iceberg dotted bays of the Antarctic Peninsula.

Type

Days

Price

Small Group

12

From

£5999


Antarctica & Islands

This 18-night adventure cruise takes you on a journey to the Antarctic Peninsula. Stop off at some of the many islands en route to enjoy the local wildlife, including whales, seals, penguins and myriad birdlife.

Type

Days

Price

Small Group

19

From

£9499


Polar Bear Encounters

Take a cruise around the isolated island of Spitsbergen in search of the elusive polar bear. Enjoy the magical landscapes and unique flora and fauna that makes the Arctic a truly unforgettable holiday destination.

Type

Days

Price

Small Group

8

From

£3099


South America TOURS

Bolivian Encounters

Join us on this 15-day in depth tour of Bolivia's highlights. This tour starts in La Paz with a visit to the main sites of this remarkable city, which is nestled in between the peaks of the Andes.

Type

Days

Price

Small Group

15

From

£1799


Walking with the Incas

Get an in depth insight into the lost land of the Incas including Machu Picchu on this 19-day tour through Peru. Visit the Paracas National Reserve, Nazca lines and enjoy time exploring the Amazon jungle.

Type

Days

Price

Small Group

19

From

£2299


Machu Picchu Calling

Discover the lost land of the Incas and visit Machu Picchu on this 15-day tour of Peru. Starting in Lima we head south to the Ballestas Islands in the Paracas National Reserve.

Type

Days

Price

Small Group

15

From

£1699


Southeast Asia TOURS

Thai Spice

This 7-day tour exploring the major sights of Bangkok and the surrounding area is the perfect introduction to beautiful Thailand. Visit the Grand Palace, floating markets and the historical sites of Kanchanaburi and Ayutthaya.

Type

Days

Price

Tailor-made

7

From

On Request


Jungles & Beaches

The perfect introduction to Thailand, this 11-day tour starts in bustling Bangkok, heads south to explore the rainforests of Khao Sok National Park staying in tree & rafthouses, before ending on the party island of Ko Samui.

Type

Days

Price

Tailor-made

11

From

On Request


Thailand Encounters

This 12-day tour through Thailand as we explore the capital Bangkok, discover the historical sites of Kanchanaburi & Ayutthaya before heading north to enjoy a jungle trek & bamboo raft through hill tribe villages.

Type

Days

Price

Tailor-made

12

From

On Request


TAILOR-MADE TOURS

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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

I was very pleased with the responsiveness of everyone that I encountered through Encounters Travel. I worked mostly with Anthony and he was always very helpful.
I thought they selected a wonderful guide for the trip. The one part that I really hope that they change is the night at the Bedouin Camp. It was not authentic and it was so out of the way. I think that people would prefer to spend the extra money for a night in a hotel with a bed and your own bathroom.

Anthony was very helpful when we added on days in Jordan both before and after our tour and also offered border crossing advice. We'd definitely use Encounters Travel again.
Our guide Salah was excellent throughout the tour, tour bus was very good as well. Only minor problem was with our Amman hotel, which was a bit out of the way, but that's the downside of chosing a 'shoestring' holiday.

The trip was excellent and very well run, we have no complaints it was exactly as we expected.The guide was knowledgable and courteous, it ran on time and accommodation was fine.We have no complaints and have now booked again to go to India.
The trip was as above and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, all destinations were as expected and lived up to our expectations.We went with the idea of visiting Turkey and especially Gallipoli which achieved our goals.The historical part of thetrip was very well done and memmorable.

Was pleasantly surprised at how organised the tour was. There was only one occasion where the hotel was changed and was not completely satisfactory. All communication was promptly answered and dealt with in a competent manner.
Loved the tour and thought we experienced the best Turkey had to offer. At times would have liked just a little bit more time to explore at our own leisure. Particularly would have like to have stayed closer into the township of Cannakkale .

Waleed our tour guide was beyond fabulous and catered for everyone's needs, nothing was too much for him. The service and information provided prior to the holiday was of an excellent standard and set the scene for the holiday. Being met at the airport upon arrival calmed everyone's nerves and set the standard of support for the remainder of the holiday.
A little rough and ready in places, overnight train and sleeping on the felucca, but still these and others are experiences that I would never have normally opted for but I am glad I did as I completely enjoyed them. The optional balloon ride, even if you are frightened of heights, like me, is a must.

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