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Turkey Encounters
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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.

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Moroccan Melodies
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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.

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9

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£949.00


 
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Egyptian Legacy
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This classic 8-day tour introduces you to the main sites of Egypt while spoiling you with 5-star hotels in Cairo and a 5-star Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan. You see the pyramids, sphinx, Egyptian Museum.

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Discover Egypt
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This comprehensive 9-day Egypt tour is designed to provide a great introduction to some of Egypt's best Pharaonic sites in Cairo and the Nile Valley, with a 1-night felucca river cruise and time by the Red Sea.

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Classic Israel
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This 8-day tour explores the Mediterranean coast, Nazareth, Golan Heights, Dead Sea, Masada & Old Jerusalem. It offers a great, balanced introduction to Israel and the West Bank's religious & historic sights, scenery & attractions

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Classic Greece
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This week-long Greece tour explores the Athens Acropolis, Argolis & the beautiful Mediterranean coastal town of Nafplion, ancient sites of Mycenae, Olympia and Delphi, and the amazing scenery and clifftop monasteries at Meteora.

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Istanbul to Athens Explorer
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This 2-week tour packs in many of ancient Turkey and Greece's famous sites and landmarks, together with some beautiful mountain and coastal scenery and the tastes of two different but fascinating cultures.

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Discover the Balkans
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This comprehensive two week Balkans tour circles through 7 countries taking in a huge variety of ancient towns & cities, World Heritage Sites and mountain & coastal scenery with some great food and drink to enjoy along the way.

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Accommodation

The hotels and accommodations listed below are the ones we most often use on these tours. From time to time we may exchange these for similar properties at the same level. In general, specific hotels cannot be guaranteed on our group tours, but you may select your preferred options if you are booking a tailor-made trip.

Colossae Thermal Hotel

Pamukkale


Featuring thermal pools, an outdoor swimming pool and spa centre, this large hotel offers comfortable accommodation just a couple of miles from the ancient city of Hierapolis. Free Wi-Fi is provided throughout the hotel.

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This 5-star hotel is situated close to the ancient city of Hierapolis and the travertines of Pamukkale. It features a full range of facilities, including a spa, business centre, restaurants, bar, fitness centre, and Turkish baths. There are 310 rooms of various types, each well-appointed and with WiFi access.

Marina Vista Hotel

Fethiye


With its charming marina setting, luxurious Marina Vista Hotel Fethiye offers picturesque views of the Fethiye Bay. Surrounded by Mediterranean gardens, it has an outdoor pool with sea view.

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With its charming marina setting, luxurious Marina Vista Hotel Fethiye offers picturesque views of the Fethiye Bay. Surrounded by Mediterranean gardens, it has an outdoor pool with sea view.

Opening out onto private balconies with sea views, the stylish rooms feature marble bathrooms and bright lounges. They boast flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, designer working stations and free Wi-Fi.

Marina Vista Hotel Fethiye serves a daily breakfast buffet. Regional food from the Mugla Province can be enjoyed at the restaurant, offering the option of outdoor dining on a beautiful waterfront.

Leisure facilities include a spa with hot tub, massage treatments and an Ottoman hammam. Guests can relax in the sauna, work out in the hotel's fitness centre or sunbathe in the outdoor solarium.

Sirkeci Mansion Hotel

Istanbul


This is a small, intimate hotel found in the Sirkeci district of Istanbul, close to the famous Blue Mosque. Its facilities include a restaurant, rooftop terrace, and bar, as well as a full range of wellness facilities, including Turkish baths.

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Located within walking distance of the famous Blue Mosque, this is a small and charming hotel in Istanbul. Accommodation consists of several types of well-appointed rooms. It features a restaurant, bar, and rooftop terrace, as well as several wellness facilities, including a spa, gym, and Turkish baths.

Buyuk Truva Hotel

Canakkale


Buyuk Truva Hotel Canakkale is located in central Canakkale, right on the sea and close to shopping, cafes and restaurants. The ancient city of Troy is just a short drive from the hotel.

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Buyuk Truva Hotel Canakkale is located in central Canakkale, right on the sea and close to shopping, cafes and restaurants. The ancient city of Troy is just a short drive from the hotel.

Only 1.9 miles from Canakkale Airport, the hotel offers comfortable and well furnished rooms that are equipped with modern amenities. The hotel has 66 rooms, two of the rooms are specially designed for disabled guests.

Located on the ground floor looking out towards the Sea of Marmara, the main restaurant offers a selection of Turkish and international dishes in relaxed surroundings.

Suhan 360 Hotel

Kudadasi


Offering an outdoor pool and an indoor pool, Suhan360 Hotel & Spa is located in Kusadası. Free WiFi access is available. Each room provides a balcony, a terrace and a minibar. Private bathroom include a bath tub or shower and a hairdryer.

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Offering an outdoor pool and an indoor pool, Suhan360 Hotel & Spa is located in Kusadası. Free WiFi access is available.

Each room provides a balcony, a terrace and a minibar. Private bathroom include a bath tub or shower and a hairdryer. You can enjoy sea view and city view from the room. Extras include a safety deposit box and bed linen.

Guests can enjoy various dishes at the restaurant. Special diet menus are also served on request. Beverages and refreshments are available at the bar.

Guests can exercise in the fitness centre.

The property is 1.1 miles from yacht marina. Adnan Menderes Airport is 39.6 miles away. The property organises free shuttle services to the beach nearby twice a day.

Best Western Khan Hotel

Antalya


This 4-star resort is situated in Antalya's centre and offers a terrace swimming pool overlooking Kaleici and the sea as well as spacious rooms with balconies. Wi-Fi access is free. Complimentary tea is offered throughout the day.

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This 4-star resort is situated in Antalya's centre and offers a terrace swimming pool overlooking Kaleici and the sea as well as spacious rooms with balconies. Wi-Fi access is free. Complimentary tea is offered throughout the day.

Best Western Khan Hotel's air-conditioned rooms offer views of the Mediterranean Sea, Kaleici, yacht marina or Bey Mountains or the city. Each has a TV with satellite channels. The en suite bathroom is stocked with bathroom amenities. A complimentary fruit basket is served at the room as well.

Falez Restaurant serves daily buffet breakfast and all-day Turkish specialities. Cocktails and light snacks are available at Best Western's Aspendos Bar, which features panoramic Kaleici, marina and sea views.

Guests can relax in the Best Western Khan's sauna. The Silyon Centre has a variety of fitness equipment. Massage treatments are also available.

Guests can reach Antalya Airport with a 6.2 miles drive. The lively and historic Kaleici area is within walking distance.

Blue Valley Cave Hotel

Cappadocia


Located in Ayvali Village of Urgup district, this stone-built cave hotel offers terraces overlooking the rocky valley. The hotel has authentic rooms with stone walls and modern amenities including a LED TV and free Wi-Fi.

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Located in Ayvali Village of Urgup district, this stone-built cave hotel offers terraces overlooking the rocky valley. The hotel has authentic rooms with stone walls and modern amenities including a LED TV and free Wi-Fi.

Uniquely decorated, the soundproofed rooms of Blue Valley Cave Hotel have underfloor heating, anti-allergy fabrics and orthopaedic beds. All rooms include a private bathroom with free toiletries. There is also a fireplace, and a bath tub carved into the rock in some rooms.

Daily breakfast is served as an open buffet at Blue Valley. There is also an à la carte restaurant serving Turkish cuisine and unique tastes of the region.

The historical church of Ayvali Village is 1.2 miles from the hotel. Nearby activities include hot air balloon rides, trekking, and horse riding. Nevsehir Airport is 37.3 miles away.

Hotel Kenzi Basma

Casablanca


This is a 4-star hotel in downtown Casablanca, located between an artsy district and the economic hub. Rooms are modern and fully-equipped, and facilities include a business centre and gourmet restaurant.

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Hotel Kenzi Basma is found in the heart of downtown Casablanca, nestled between an Art Deco neighbourhood and the business district. The hotel features 113 rooms, each fully-equipped with modern facilities that include high-speed internet, flat-screen TVs, and air-conditioning. A full range of facilities is also available, including 24-hour room service, a business centre, conference rooms, a gourmet restaurant, and private parking.

L’Escale Hotel

Fes


This modern hotel is found in Fez, offering easy access to tourist attractions and the airport. The 64 rooms are fully-equipped, and there is a rooftop restaurant, business centre, and WiFi access.

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Hotel L’Escale is located in the heart of Fez, 30 minutes from the airport. It is close to several tourist attractions, including the Royal Palace and Old Medina. 64 modern rooms feature en-suite bathrooms, minibars, safes, private balconies, and complimentary bathrobes and toiletries. The rooftop restaurant provides 360-degree views of the city. Facilities and services include WiFi access, laundry service, business centre, and breakfast buffet.

Madu Camp

Merzouga


Madu Camp overlooks the Merzouga dunes. It features 8 luxury desert tents, each with en-suite bathrooms. There is a separate restaurant tent, as well as campfire entertainment.

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This desert camp is situated on the edge of the Merzouga dunes. It features 8 luxury Berber tents, each with en-suite bathrooms that have hot water. A restaurant is found in a separate tent. After-dinner entertainment is provided besides the campfire, with lanterns and Moroccan carpets adding to the atmosphere. Quad bike excursions out into the desert are on offer to complete the experience.

Perle de Dades

Dades


La Perle de Dades is found in the Dades Valley. It is designed in an Afro-Moroccan style, with 12 rooms that have en-suite bathrooms and air-conditioning. It features a pool, restaurant, and hammam.

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La Perle de Dades is a repurposed traditional Berber Kasbah. It is situated in the Dades Valley. It has twelve rooms that are designed and decorated in a traditional Afro-Moroccan style. Each features en-suite bathrooms and air-conditioning. The restaurant serves French and Moroccan cuisine, and there is a traditional hammam on site. Activities are offered at the lodge, as well as in the surrounding region.

L’ma Lodge

Skoura


L’Ma Lodge is surrounded by palm groves in Skoura. Its rooms and buildings are bright, with traditional decor. Facilities include a pool, gardens, relaxation lounges, and a restaurant.

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L’Ma Lodge is nestled within palm groves in Skoura, near Ouarzazate. It is made up of traditional adobe buildings, consisting of spacious rooms with bright traditional decor. There are two relaxation lounges, as well as a lounge-restaurant with a fireplace and piano. Free WiFi is provided. A free-form pool is surrounded by gardens and palm trees. Several tourist sites are found in the surrounding region, and activities are also offered on site.

Le Kech

Marrakech


La Kech is a 4-star boutique hotel in Marrakech. Overlooking the Atlas Mountains, it has 72 fully-furnished rooms. It features a gym, pool, spa, and two restaurants.

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This boutique hotel is found in the city of Marrakech. It provides views of the Atlas Mountains, and is a few kilometres from the city’s commercial centre. The 72 rooms are spacious, with private bathrooms, WiFi, minibars, air-conditioning, and flat-screen TVs. The hotel features a pool, gym, spa, and restaurants. It is a family-friendly hotel.

Nile Cruiseboat

Luxor


A luxury Nile Cruise boat is a superbly appointed, floating, 5-star hotel. The cruise boat has many of the facilities of a normal hotel, including restaurants, bars, shops, a relaxing sun deck and swimming.

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Nile Cruise boats are superbly appointed, floating, 5-star hotels featuring a restaurant, bars, shops, a relaxing sun deck and small swimming pool. Buffet breakfasts, lunches and evening meals featuring different cuisines are all included (though beverages and bottled water are not). You will have your own en-suite, AC cabin with large, panoramic opening windows to enjoy the view of the river while you sail. Single cabin supplements apply.

Our Egyptologist guides travel on board with you. This means you do the sightseeing tours in a small group with travellers and a guide you know, rather than joining one of the large boat groups. The guide can also help with any problems with your cabin, dietary requirements, or just to sit and talk about Egypt with you. They will often volunteer to give short lectures about both ancient and modern Egypt in the evenings to those interested.

Nile cruise itineraries are slightly flexible, mainly depending on the time passing through the lock at Esna. Some sailing may be done after dark, and boats may need to moor alongside each other at night. Gala dinner supplements may be added to our prices if you are on board on Christmas Eve or New Year's Eve.

Steigenberger Cairo Pyramids Hotel

Cairo


It features two pools, several restaurants and bars, free WiFi, a spa and fitness centre, and both classic and family rooms. The rooms overlook the gardens and feature air-conditioning, TVs, safes, and minibars. The hotel offers an airport shuttle.

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Steigenberger Cairo Pyramids Hotel is a 5-star establishment located on the doorstep of one of the most famous landmarks in the world: the Great Pyramids of Giza. Modern yet classic, the hotel is set amongst leafy gardens. It has been recently taken over and upgraded by Steigenberger, and now offers improved service and standards. Free WiFi is offered throughout the hotel, and there are two swimming pools. Several bars and restaurants are situated on site, serving a variety of flavours from around the world, as well as offering a taste of local cuisine. A wellness centre features modern fitness equipment and machines, while the spa offers a variety of treatments to help you relax after a day of touring.

Accommodation is offered in the form of classic rooms, as well as family suites. The classic rooms are available with either double or twin beds, and look out onto the gardens. The family rooms can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children. Amenities in all rooms include en-suite bathrooms, TVs, minibars, safes, and air-conditioning. There are also several bungalow-style rooms set within the gardens.

The hotel’s location is ideal, just 3km from the Pyramids and the Sphinx and directly opposite the New Egyptian Grand Museum. Two international airports are within driving distance, and a shuttle service is available on request. Choose from a variety of landmarks and sites to visit in the surrounding regions.

Felucca Sailboat

Aswan


Feluccas are very basic traditional Nile sailboats and make for an extremely relaxing and enjoyable way to travel down the river.

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Felucca Sailboats

Feluccas are simple boats without cabins or electricity and you sleep on deck on mattresses with blankets and cushions provided. Canvas walls, mosquito netting and a roof are erected at night. You may want to bring a sleeping bag or extra blanket during the winter months (November to February) when it can get cold a night. Mosquito repellent is recommended for the evenings and early mornings, and wearing long sleeves at night is a good idea. Life jackets are provided for non-swimmers. Unfortunately, swimming in the Nile is not recommended both for health reasons and due to the strong currents - there are pools to enjoy in your Aswan and Luxor hotels.

Our Nubian crew will man the boat and prepare & cook all your meals on board or on our facilities boat. The food is simple but varied and filling and they will also serve Egyptian tea and Nubian cake. Water, soft drinks and beer can also be purchased. You keep a tally of what you've had and then pay for them at the end of the trip. The crew will also entertain you in the evenings when we may sing songs or just sit and chat around a camp fire.

Feluccas are dependent on the wind, and occasionally if the winds are too light or strong we may need to adjust the itinerary slightly.

Facility Boat

Our felucca suport boatOur new facilities boat makes the whole felucca experience more enjoyable, with a clean toilet and hot showers on board, as well as massage beds and a hygienic kitchen.

The boat doesn't shadow the felucca all the way, as we don’t want to spoil the peaceful experience of sailing down the Nile. It will however join up with you as and when required through the day and moor with you at night.

As well as the toilet, showers and kitchen facilities, there is also a sun deck where traditional Nubian massages are available.

The boat also helps us ensure that we do our bit to protect the Nile and its surroundings. Over the years, some areas on the banks of the Nile have been somewhat spoiled by the number of people staying overnight on feluccas and not using proper toilet tents or being respectful to their local environment.

We've had some great feedback from travellers using the boat so far, and we feel it really improves the experience of what is already many people's highlight of their trip to Egypt.

Steigenberger Nile Palace Hotel

Luxor


This hotel, formerly Le Meridien Luxor, is a modern hotel built in 2001. It is ideally situated right on the banks of the Nile and is within easy reach of all the major sites of Luxor.

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Note: The following information is provided from our own visits & research, the hotel itself, and our clients' experience of using the hotel.

Introduction:

This hotel, formerly Le Meridien Luxor, is a modern hotel built in 2001.  It is ideally situated right on the banks of the Nile and is within easy reach of all the major sites of Luxor. The hotel has views of the Nile and the Valley of the Kings on the opposite bank. The outdoor pool, restaurants, cafes and shops are all located in a central courtyard area.

The location and the high standards within the hotel make this one of our first choice hotels for stays in Luxor on our small-group tours, and for private & tailor-made trips (together with the Sonesta St. George hotel).

Location:

The hotel is centrally located next to the Nile in the heart of the tourist area of Luxor with shops and bazaars within a short walk. It is just 1.5 kilometres from the train station and 10 kilometres/15 minutes from Luxor International airport.

Accommodation:

The hotel offers excellent standards of accommodation and the rooms are spacious and modern. The 302 rooms and suites are located on 6 floors built around the courtyard. The standard rooms overlook Luxor or the courtyard area and upgrades to Nile view rooms are available on request for a small supplement. There are also disabled and non-smoking rooms available.

All rooms have deluxe en-suite bathroom, private balcony, air-conditioning, Satellite TV, mini-bar, safety deposit box, telephone, hairdryer and electrical sockets.

Bars & Restaurants:

The hotel has a number of bars and restaurants to choose from. The main hotel restaurant is the Nubia which is open from 6.00-10.00 am for breakfast and then 6.00-10.00pm for dinner, serving local and international dishes. There are two other restaurants within the hotel which are open for both lunch and dinner. These are the Casa de Napoli Italian restaurant serving pizza and pasta and El Tarboush serving Lebanese dishes.

For light meals and snacks during the day there is the Tropicana poolside bar and the Cafe des Delices which is located in the courtyard.
In the evening there is the Nile bar & lounge, which is open until 2.00am, and you can enjoy views of the Nile while trying out the various cocktails on offer.

Pasha's Pub also has views of the Nile and has regular evening entertainment.

Facilities & Services:

The freeform outdoor pool which is heated in winter has views of the River Nile and the Valley of the Kings and is the perfect place to relax after a day spent sightseeing or exploring Luxor. Guests also have free use of the leisure centre and gym within the hotel and other activities such as golf are available nearby. The are various shops within the hotel including gift and souvenir shops, a beauty salon and foreign exchange services.

Other services include:

  • 24-hour room service
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • 24hr Concierge Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Business centre
  • Porters
  • Games room
  • Library
  • Lifts

Sleeper train

Cairo, Luxor & Aswan


On the sleeper train you have a private twin-berthed cabin, which features two large seats; fold down beds with mattress, sheets, pillow, blanket; storage locker and wash basin. An airline style evening meal and breakfast are included.

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On the sleeper train you have a private twin-berthed cabin, which features two large seats; fold down beds with mattress, sheets, pillow, blanket; storage locker and wash basin. An airline style evening meal and breakfast are included. The carriage steward will make up and put away your beds in the evening and morning. All transfers between your hotel and the station are also included (these may well be separate to the main group if train times are very different on your dates). Single cabin supplements apply.

Note: We can arrange an internal flight upgrade for anyone not wishing to use the sleeper train.

Helnan Aswan Hotel

Aswan


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Sunrise Royal Makadi Aqua Resort

Hurghada


The Sunrise Royal Makadi Resort is an excellent Red Sea resort option with a great beachfront location and lots of different activities and facilities available on site. The hotel is located near Makadi Bay, around 30km from the centre of Hurghada.

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The Sunrise Royal Makadi Resort is an excellent Red Sea resort option with a great beachfront location and lots of different activities and facilities available on site. The hotel is located just outside Makadi Bay, around 30km from the resort centre of Hurghada. One of the hotel's main features is an aquapark with five pools to relax beside and a range of 11 different water slides. You can also play tennis, football, table tennis, darts, do aquaerobics or use the on-site gym. The spa facilities include massages, sauna, whirlpool and a range of treatment options. Scuba-diving and snorkelling trips can be arranged through the hotel or through our local representative. A hotel-run kids club operates from November to March. There are eight restaurants and bars to choose from offering a wide variety of different cuisines (gentlemen should wear long trousers for dinner).  Rooms are spacious and comfortable with either a large double bed or twin beds, plus an extra bed for children if required. A very limited number of family rooms for up to three adults and two children are also available.

Steigenberger Cairo Pyramids Hotel

Cairo


It features two pools, several restaurants and bars, free WiFi, a spa and fitness centre, and both classic and family rooms. The rooms overlook the gardens and feature air-conditioning, TVs, safes, and minibars. The hotel offers an airport shuttle.

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Steigenberger Cairo Pyramids Hotel is a 5-star establishment located on the doorstep of one of the most famous landmarks in the world: the Great Pyramids of Giza. Modern yet classic, the hotel is set amongst leafy gardens. It has been recently taken over and upgraded by Steigenberger, and now offers improved service and standards. Free WiFi is offered throughout the hotel, and there are two swimming pools. Several bars and restaurants are situated on site, serving a variety of flavours from around the world, as well as offering a taste of local cuisine. A wellness centre features modern fitness equipment and machines, while the spa offers a variety of treatments to help you relax after a day of touring.

Accommodation is offered in the form of classic rooms, as well as family suites. The classic rooms are available with either double or twin beds, and look out onto the gardens. The family rooms can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children. Amenities in all rooms include en-suite bathrooms, TVs, minibars, safes, and air-conditioning. There are also several bungalow-style rooms set within the gardens.

The hotel’s location is ideal, just 3km from the Pyramids and the Sphinx and directly opposite the New Egyptian Grand Museum. Two international airports are within driving distance, and a shuttle service is available on request. Choose from a variety of landmarks and sites to visit in the surrounding regions.

Prima Tel Aviv Hotel

Tel Aviv


Just 100 yards from the beach, Prima Tel Aviv Hotel offers a dining hall overlooking the sea, where an Israeli buffet breakfast is served each morning. The en suite rooms have a TV with 100 satellite channels.

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Just 100 yards from the beach, Prima Tel Aviv Hotel offers a dining hall overlooking the sea, where an Israeli buffet breakfast is served each morning. The en suite rooms have a TV with 100 satellite channels.

All rooms are air conditioned and feature tea and coffee-making facilities. Some rooms have panoramic sea views. Each room is bright and spacious and fitted with a private bathroom with a shower.

The lobby at Prima Tel Aviv features internet terminals and bar service. The Yassou restaurant is open from 19:00 till late.

Dizengoff Street, the main shopping street, is a 5-minute walk from the hotel, while Tel Aviv Marina is 10 minutes away on foot.

Kibbutz Lavi

Tiberias


Located high on a mountain, this Glatt- Kosher hotel mainly caters for Jewish religious travellers. At this peaceful location, just minutes from Tiberias, there are spectacular views of the surrounding mountains.

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Located high on a mountain, this Glatt- Kosher hotel mainly caters for Jewish religious travellers. At this peaceful location, just minutes from Tiberias, there are spectacular views of the surrounding mountains.

The hotel has different room types to cater to different tastes and budgets. It offers a full service restaurant, a tennis court, an indoor swimming pool (men and women swim separated), and a children's playground.

The hotel offers free wireless internet.

Prima Kings Hotel

Jerusalem


Offering a spa and fitness centre, in addition to an executive business lounge, Jerusalem's Prima Kings Hotel is located in the exclusive Rahavia area, 0.6 miles from the Old City.

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Offering a spa and fitness centre, in addition to an executive business lounge, Jerusalem's Prima Kings Hotel is located in the exclusive Rahavia area, 0.6 miles from the Old City. It features a synagogue, restaurant and a cafe. Guests can enjoy quiet surroundings and delightful views over Paris Square and the city.

The rooms are complete with air conditioning, a private bathroom with bath, and soft carpeted floors. All rooms offer free WiFi and include chocolates, mineral water, and a daily newspaper.

Try the freshly prepared kosher meals in the hotel's main restaurant or enjoy pastries, sandwiches and hot and cold drinks from the hotels Cafe Paris Coffee Shop. Special dietary menus are also available on request.

At the on-site KingSpa & Health Club guests can relax in the sauna for free and purchase a massage.

Amalia Hotel Delphi

Delphi


Set on a slope of Mount Parnassus, at the exit of Delphi town, Amalia offers a panoramic view of the green valley, all the way to the sea, Itea and Galaxidi. Open year-round, it features an outdoor pool and an inviting lounge with fireplace.

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Set on a slope of Mount Parnassus, at the exit of Delphi town, Amalia offers a panoramic view of the green valley, all the way to the sea, Itea and Galaxidi. Open year-round, it features an outdoor pool and an inviting lounge with fireplace. Free WiFi is available throughout.

The modern guest rooms have natural light, through windows, terraces or balconies, and are air-conditioned and heated. Most offer impressive views to the valley and the sea and some to the internal gardens.

Guests can relax at the lobby lounge with fireplace and admire the breathtaking view of the Delphian scenery. One level down, the restaurant overlooks the valley and the pool, surrounded by the green gardens. A rich American buffet breakfast is served here.

Amalia Hotel Delphi is just minutes away from the archaeological site of Delphi and the museum, the temple of Apollo and Castalia spring. Arachova is 6.2 miles away from the hotel, and is renowned for its traditional woolen weavings and gastronomy. Also Itea and Galaxidi, are port towns worth visiting in close vicinity.

Amalia Hotel Nafplio

Nafplion


The Amalia Hotel Nafplio is a good 4-star hotel located on the edge of town with 170 rooms and large green gardens full of flowers and palm trees, with orchards around it. Taxis are easily arranged for transport in and out of the centre of town.

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The Amalia Hotel Nafplio is a good 4-star hotel located on the edge of town with 170 rooms and large green gardens full of flowers and palm trees, with orchards around it. The hotel has a cafe by the swimming pool (the pool is open from May to September) and a bar and lounge with a fireplace for cosy winter nights. Taxis are easily arranged for transport in and out of the centre of town (approx. EUR 6-7). Rooms are large and comfortable with a mix of sea and garden views.

The hotel has also been awarded the Green Key, from the Greek society for the protection of nature, acknowledging the hotel group's efforts in the use of eco friendly technologies and products.

Divani Meteora Hotel

Kalambaka


The contemporary Divani Meteora Hotel is located in Kalambaka, just a short distance from the Monastery of Agia Triada and the Theopetra Cave.

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The contemporary Divani Meteora Hotel is located in Kalambaka, just a short distance from the Monastery of Agia Triada and the Theopetra Cave. At the hotel you’ll find a full-service spa, restaurant and indoor swimming pool. Kalambaka town is just a short walk from the hotel.

Rooms at the hotel come equipped with modern amenities including air-conditioning, satellite tv and minibar.

Titania Hotel

Athens


The classically designed Titania is conveniently nestled in the historic and commercial centre of Athens. It has soundproof rooms and an award-winning rooftop restaurant with panoramic city views.

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The classically designed Titania is conveniently nestled in the historic and commercial centre of Athens. It has soundproof rooms and an award-winning rooftop restaurant with panoramic city views.

All guest rooms are luxuriously furnished, and equipped with self-regulated climate control units and outlets for computer and fax modems.

Titania Hotel's rooftop Olive Garden Restaurant serves Greek and Mediterranean dishes, along with a stunning panorama of the Acropolis, the Lycabettus and the city beyond. La Brasserie Cafe Restaurant proposes light Mediterranean dishes for lunch or dinner.

The Acropolis, the University and the Academy of Athens, the National library, and the Greek Parliament are within easy walking distance of the front door. Cafe and bars surround the hotel.

Titania is 18.6 miles from the Eleftherios Venizelos Airport. The hotel is 15 minutes walk from Syntagma.

Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel

Kusadasi


This 4-star hotel is found in the centre of Kusadasi, directly across from the main beach promenade. It offers views of the Aegean Sea from its roof terrace and some of the rooms. It also features a rooftop pool and bar, conference rooms.

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Ilayda Avantgarde is a 4-star hotel located in the heart of Kusadasi. It is right across from the main beach promenade and provides ocean views from the rooftop terrace and several rooms. Facilities include a Starbucks coffee shop, conference rooms, and a rooftop bar and pool. The rooms feature all amenities needed for a comfortable stay.

Colossae Thermal Hotel

Pamukkale


Featuring thermal pools, an outdoor swimming pool and spa centre, this large hotel offers comfortable accommodation just a couple of miles from the ancient city of Hierapolis. Free Wi-Fi is provided throughout the hotel.

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This 5-star hotel is situated close to the ancient city of Hierapolis and the travertines of Pamukkale. It features a full range of facilities, including a spa, business centre, restaurants, bar, fitness centre, and Turkish baths. There are 310 rooms of various types, each well-appointed and with WiFi access.

Titania Hotel

Athens


The classically designed Titania is conveniently nestled in the historic and commercial centre of Athens. It has soundproof rooms and an award-winning rooftop restaurant with panoramic city views.

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The classically designed Titania is conveniently nestled in the historic and commercial centre of Athens. It has soundproof rooms and an award-winning rooftop restaurant with panoramic city views.

All guest rooms are luxuriously furnished, and equipped with self-regulated climate control units and outlets for computer and fax modems.

Titania Hotel's rooftop Olive Garden Restaurant serves Greek and Mediterranean dishes, along with a stunning panorama of the Acropolis, the Lycabettus and the city beyond. La Brasserie Cafe Restaurant proposes light Mediterranean dishes for lunch or dinner.

The Acropolis, the University and the Academy of Athens, the National library, and the Greek Parliament are within easy walking distance of the front door. Cafe and bars surround the hotel.

Titania is 18.6 miles from the Eleftherios Venizelos Airport. The hotel is 15 minutes walk from Syntagma.

Amalia Hotel Delphi

Delphi


Set on a slope of Mount Parnassus, at the exit of Delphi town, Amalia offers a panoramic view of the green valley, all the way to the sea, Itea and Galaxidi. Open year-round, it features an outdoor pool and an inviting lounge with fireplace.

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Set on a slope of Mount Parnassus, at the exit of Delphi town, Amalia offers a panoramic view of the green valley, all the way to the sea, Itea and Galaxidi. Open year-round, it features an outdoor pool and an inviting lounge with fireplace. Free WiFi is available throughout.

The modern guest rooms have natural light, through windows, terraces or balconies, and are air-conditioned and heated. Most offer impressive views to the valley and the sea and some to the internal gardens.

Guests can relax at the lobby lounge with fireplace and admire the breathtaking view of the Delphian scenery. One level down, the restaurant overlooks the valley and the pool, surrounded by the green gardens. A rich American buffet breakfast is served here.

Amalia Hotel Delphi is just minutes away from the archaeological site of Delphi and the museum, the temple of Apollo and Castalia spring. Arachova is 6.2 miles away from the hotel, and is renowned for its traditional woolen weavings and gastronomy. Also Itea and Galaxidi, are port towns worth visiting in close vicinity.

Amalia Hotel Nafplio

Nafplion


The Amalia Hotel Nafplio is a good 4-star hotel located on the edge of town with 170 rooms and large green gardens full of flowers and palm trees, with orchards around it. Taxis are easily arranged for transport in and out of the centre of town.

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The Amalia Hotel Nafplio is a good 4-star hotel located on the edge of town with 170 rooms and large green gardens full of flowers and palm trees, with orchards around it. The hotel has a cafe by the swimming pool (the pool is open from May to September) and a bar and lounge with a fireplace for cosy winter nights. Taxis are easily arranged for transport in and out of the centre of town (approx. EUR 6-7). Rooms are large and comfortable with a mix of sea and garden views.

The hotel has also been awarded the Green Key, from the Greek society for the protection of nature, acknowledging the hotel group's efforts in the use of eco friendly technologies and products.

Divani Meteora Hotel

Kalambaka


The contemporary Divani Meteora Hotel is located in Kalambaka, just a short distance from the Monastery of Agia Triada and the Theopetra Cave.

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The contemporary Divani Meteora Hotel is located in Kalambaka, just a short distance from the Monastery of Agia Triada and the Theopetra Cave. At the hotel you’ll find a full-service spa, restaurant and indoor swimming pool. Kalambaka town is just a short walk from the hotel.

Rooms at the hotel come equipped with modern amenities including air-conditioning, satellite tv and minibar.

Port Bosphorus Hotel

Istanbul


This large hotel is found in the Istanbul city centre, near Karakoy and the Galata Tower. It has 111 rooms of different types, some with river views and some family-friendly.

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This large hotel is found in the Istanbul city centre, near Karakoy and the Galata Tower. It has 111 rooms of different types, some with river views and some family-friendly. All feature air-conditioning, satellite TVs, a kettle and free toiletries. Hotel facilities include a rooftop terrace, restaurant and bar, free WiFi and free parking.

Gul Konakları

Cappadocia


This 4-star hotel is made up of three restored Greek mansions known as the “Rose Mansions”. It is found in one of Cappadocia’s oldest villages, and features two restaurants, a bar, free WiFi, 24-hour room service, and ticketing/tour assistance.

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This 4-star hotel is made up of three restored Greek mansions known as the “Rose Mansions”. It is found in one of Cappadocia’s oldest villages, and features two restaurants, a bar, free WiFi, 24-hour room service, and ticketing/tour assistance on site. The 19 rooms are air-conditioned with TVs, phones, hairdryers, and free bottled water.

Hilton Garden Inn Konya

Konya


This hotel is situated in a convenient location in central Konya, within walking distance of historical and cultural sites and 20 minutes from the airport.

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This hotel is situated in a convenient location in central Konya, within walking distance of historical and cultural sites and 20 minutes from the airport. Its facilities include a restaurant, convenience mart, business centre, fitness centre, and meeting space for up to 500 guests. Rooms and suites are comfortable and feature TVs, fridges, and complimentary WiFi.

Xenophon Hotel

Athens


The Xenophon Hotel is a comfortable mid-range hotel located close to the heart of Athens, just 3 miles from Syntagma Square. Around 200 metres away, the Metro offers easy access to the Airport, Piraeus Port and the city centre.

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The Xenophon Hotel is a comfortable mid-range hotel located close to the heart of Athens, just 3 miles from Syntagma Square. The nearby Metro also offers easy access to the Airport, Piraeus Port and the city centre.

All 186 rooms at the Xenophon Hotel feature wooden furnishings along with balconies, LCD TV's, private bathrooms and free wifi.

Antoniadis Hotel

Kalambaka


The Antoniadis Hotel is located in Kalambaka, the gateway to Meteora. Just 3 miles from the Monastery of Agia Triada and 12 miles from the Theopetra Cave. Just a few steps from the hotel you’ll find a selection of shops, restaurants and cafes.

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The Antoniadis Hotel is located in Kalambaka, the gateway to Meteora. Just 3 miles from the Monastery of Agia Triada and 12 miles from the Theopetra Cave. Just a few steps from the hotel you'll find a selection of shops, restaurants and cafes.

All 98 rooms include TV's, en-suite bathrooms and balconies. The hotel also has an on-site restaurant, bar and swimming pool.

Tirana International Hotel

Tirana


Located in the very heart of Tirana, overlooking Scanderbeg Square, the Tirana International Hotel has an enviable position with most of Tirana's attractions within walking distance.

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Located in the very heart of Tirana, overlooking Scanderbeg Square, the Tirana International Hotel has an enviable position with most of Tirana's attractions within walking distance. Nearby attractions include Scanderbeg Square, Et-hem Bay Mosque, St Pauls Cathedral, the National Historical Museum and the abandoned Piramida.

All 170 guest rooms feature en-suite bathrooms, free wifi, LCD tv's and minibar. The hotel also offer a wide range of facilities including 2 restaurants, full service spa, fitness centre, bar and an indoor swimming pool.

Splendido Hotel

Kotor


Located on the banks of the Bay of Kotor in the small town of Prcani, the Hotel Splendido offers guests basic but comfortable rooms many of which feature incredible views of the bay.

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Located on the banks of the Bay of Kotor in the small town of Prcani, the Hotel Splendido offers guests basic but comfortable rooms many of which feature incredible views of the bay.

Rooms at the hotel Splendido are traditionally furnished with air conditioning, satellite tv and include internet access. The hotel also features a beautiful outdoor pool area and a small private beach, whilst the on-site restaurant specialises in seafood platters and traditional Montenegrin dishes.

Valamar Club Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik


Located on the beautiful Babin Kuk peninsula, the Valamar Club offers easy access to the beach and the famous walled city of Dubrovnik is just a short 10-minute bus ride away.

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Located on the beautiful Babin Kuk peninsula, the Valamar Club offers easy access to the beach and the famous walled city of Dubrovnik is just a short 10-minute bus ride away.

Rooms at the Valamar Club feature all modern amenities including free wifi, satellite tv, hairdryers, safes and en-suite bathrooms. The hotel also includes a plethora of facilities including the large swimming pool, sports courts, snack bar, restaurant and bar.

As Hotel

Split


The modern Hotel As is in Kopilica, the business area of Split. The beautiful Old Town is just a 5 minute taxi ride or 30 minute walk away.

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The modern Hotel As is in Kopilica, the business area of Split. The beautiful Old Town is just a 5 minute taxi ride or 30 minute walk away.

At the hotel you'll 33 fully equipped rooms all featuring free wifi, satellite tv, minibar and en-suite bathrooms. On-site you'll find a bar and restaurant offering tasty local food.

Astra Hotel

Sarajevo


Located in the centre of Sarajevo in Bascarsije, an area known for its Ottoman architecture. All major tourist attractions are within walking distance and you'll be spoiled for choice with a multitude of shops and restaurants on your door step.

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The Hotel Astra is located in the centre of Sarajevo in Bascarsije, an area known for its Ottoman architecture. All major tourist attractions are within walking distance and you'll be spoiled for choice with a multitude of shops and restaurants right on your door step.

The hotel offers 17 air-conditioned rooms featuring satellite tv and minibars. Also at the hotel you'll have access to free wifi in public areas and a restaurant where local Bosnian cuisine is served.

88 Rooms Hotel

Belgrade


The well-reviewed 88 Rooms hotel is a lovely modern hotel just 700 metres from the centre of Belgrade and close to a good selection of shops, bars and restaurants.

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The well-reviewed 88 Rooms hotel is a lovely modern hotel just 700 metres from the centre of Belgrade and close to a good selection of shops, bars and restaurants.

Rooms at the hotel are modern and comfortable with free wifi, satellite tv, air-conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities and a minibar.

Best Western Hotel Turist

Skopje


The Best Western Hotel Turist is located in the very heart of Skopje just a few paces away from the famous Mother Teresa House. Macedonia Square with its huge Alexander the Great statue and a short walk from the Old Bazaar and stone bridge.

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The Best Western Hotel Turist is located in the very heart of Skopje just a few paces away from the famous Mother Teresa House. Macedonia Square with its huge Alexander the Great statue is just 300 metres from the hotel and the Stone Bridge and Old Bazaar around 500 meters.

Rooms at the Hotel Turist are comfortable with air-conditioning, tv and en-suite bathrooms. Some rooms also feature balconies with lovely views towards the Mother Teresa house.

Belvedere Hotel

Ohrid


The Hotel Belvedere offers comfortable accommodation just 2 minutes walk from the clear waters of Lake Ohrid, a great place for relaxation and a swim in the cool waters. The beautiful centre of Ohrid is just 2.5 miles away.

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The Hotel Belvedere offers comfortable accommodation just 2 minutes walk from the clear waters of Lake Ohrid, a great place for relaxation and a swim in the cool waters. The beautiful centre of Ohrid is just 2.5 miles away.

The 89 rooms offer lake or forest views and feature air-conditioning, satellite tv, minibar, en-suite bathrooms and private terraces. We highly recommend visiting the centre of Ohrid in the evening, however if you prefer to remain at the hotel you'll find a selection of restaurants offering a good choice of cuisine.

A.D. Imperial Palace Hotel

Thessaloniki


The A.D Imperial Palace is located in the very heart of Thessalonikis historic city centre and most of the citys famous landmarks are within short walking distance.

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The A.D Imperial Palace is located in the very heart of Thessalonikis historic city centre and most of the citys famous landmarks are within short walking distance.

The cosy rooms are decorated in an opulent neoclassical style with all modern facilities such as free wifi, satellite tv and air-conditioning. There is also an onsite restaurant and bar.




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Posted 17th of Jan 2019

Great value for the price!

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Posted 3rd of Jan 2019

The price was great and the people wonderful!

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Posted 2nd of Jan 2019

Bucket list experience. A must.

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Posted 4th of Dec 2017

Amazing value for the price. We loved our guide, Big Mo!

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Posted 21st of Nov 2017

See above review for more details.

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Posted 21st of Nov 2017

Wonderful trip made even more enjoyable by efficient arrangements and a very informative and helpful guide.

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Posted 15th of Sep 2017

We really got to see a lot for the time we spent in Egypt and Encounters made sure no time was wasted in waiting for transportation and rooms and things like that. We had a great group, a great guide, and really learned a lot. All accommodations were exceptional and we couldn't believe how we did everything for such a good price

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Posted 15th of Sep 2017

Good itinerary, good guides.

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Posted 12th of Jun 2017

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.

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Posted 8th of Jun 2017

Incredible trip; our guide was really knowledgeable and answered all questions regarding history.

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Posted 7th of Jun 2017

Great tour! Safe, comfortable, and fascinating. It was a joy to travel to so many wonderful places and always know I was in good hands.

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Posted 7th of Jun 2017

As stated before it was a great trip

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Posted 6th of Jun 2017

Amazing trip. It was well layed out and guided. We also we're lucky to have a great group in which we all got along really well.

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Posted 6th of Jun 2017

Exceed expectations and very professional.

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Posted 10th of Apr 2017

excellent value on all aspects - tours, transportation, accommodations and included fees

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Posted 10th of Apr 2017

Price was excellent! Very affordable for 2 people.

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Posted 6th of Apr 2017

The tour was exceptional for the price I paid. Really saw and did so much.

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Posted 5th of Apr 2017

Prices were great. Our US dollar went a long way.

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Posted 18th of Mar 2017

Very well organized with knowlegable guide.

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Posted 17th of Mar 2017

This tour is incredible - we saw all the major sights in Cairo, Aswan, and Luxor, and enjoyed several days at the Jaz Makadi Resort in Hurghada. The tour is arranged more or less chronologically and you have the same guide the entire time, so you really get a great experience following the cultural/religious/political development of ancient Egypt over several thousand years.

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Posted 16th of Mar 2017

Sights coverd and seen breath taking. Total enchament.

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Posted 16th of Mar 2017

Good value for price just be aware of additional tours.

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Posted 14th of Oct 2016

Discover Egypt was very educational. I learned so much about Egypt that left me yearning for more. I would love to visit again. Thank you Encounters

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Posted 9th of Oct 2016

Great time in Egypt, thanks especially to Waleed

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Posted 6th of Oct 2016

Excellent

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Posted 6th of Oct 2016

I've traveled extensively and never had a better trip. They met my son and I at the gate coming off the plane and stayed with us til we were at our gate leaving and everything in between. Sheriff was an excellent guide and much fun. I can say I will never go back to Egypt because I was shown everything I wanted to see and more, and I was expecting a lot. Completely satisfied! Egypt is a safe place to travel now and your crazy not to book this trip. The Egyptian people are friendly and fun. You will thoroughly enjoy it.

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Posted 6th of Oct 2016

The time spent with the locals was the most enjoyable portion of the trip. I feel there was entirely too much packed into a short amount of time. The vacation felt more like a school trip as opposed to a vacation. I did not enjoy the 4-5am wake-up calls and obligations during vacation.

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Posted 13th of Aug 2016

see above

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Posted 6th of Aug 2016

All I know is Sheriff was one fabulous interesting, educational guides I will ever encounter. The choices of sites could not have been better.

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Posted 28th of Jul 2016

Good

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Posted 11th of Jul 2016

See above

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Posted 12th of Jun 2016

A fantastic tour with a great mix of education and free time. A great taste of this amazing culture

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Posted 9th of Jun 2016

Got to see most the main sites.

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Posted 9th of Jun 2016

Excellent

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Posted 15th of Apr 2016

Excellent itinerary. So much to do and see. Best trip I've done so far

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Posted 15th of Apr 2016

Again, great tour.

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Posted 5th of Feb 2016

The trip was good. The first hotel was not up to standards. Perhaps it would be best to stay at the airport and skip Casablance althogether.

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Posted 24th of Oct 2015

We had been with Encounters Travel before to Jordan which was excellent, so our expectations were high. We were not disappointed. The hotels were very good, the guide extremely knowledgeable with excellent English, and food plentiful and excellent. We visited all the places We remembered from the bible at Sunday school, and then some. I would recommend this holiday to anyone. It was fantastic. I shall definitely book another holiday with Encounters Travel.

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Posted 18th of Aug 2015

Excellent made so in part by a brilliant guide

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Posted 14th of Aug 2015

Amazing sights, a well organised tour!

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Posted 22nd of Oct 2014

Fantastic tours and guides with good knowledge - the holiday does go at a pace however, to get everything in - no lie-ins if you really want to see everything! Egypt is a place I wouldn't really want to negotiate/navigate through on my own - Encounters saved a LOT of time and stress.

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Posted 22nd of Oct 2014

Other than the hiccup with the hotel on the first day, the tour itself was excellent. Our guide Yuksil was great - very helpful and knowledgeable. Really well organised and run.

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Posted 22nd of Oct 2014

The tour was fantastic. The guide and the driver were friendly and accommodating. The places that were seen were brilliant. Only issue was to try and cram 8 adults into one 4 WD to go to the Sahara was NOT comfortable. Those in the "boot" had no leg room and heads were hitting the roof with every bump. Would have walked if it wasnt for the distance. The guide advised we should have had 2 4WD's and didnt know why only one was available. Apart from that would love to go back and travel more in depth especially Fez and Marrakesh.

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Posted 21st of Oct 2014

A wonderful experience- would recommend it to anyone

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Posted 12th of Aug 2014

Provided a bunch of feedback to Fez Travel at the end of the tour but will give the cole's notes: - Was confused when we got into town because the tour was not called "Turkey Encounters" as we purchased but instead "Flying Carpet Tour" run by Fez Travel not Encounters Travel. - Tour guides were not the ones advertized on the Encounters website but one of Fez' guides. -Guide was very personable and helpful so far as helping is with what we needed. His English was good enough to this extent however when it came to relaying historical backgrounds of the sites we were visiting his English was only "adequate". He tended to tell us everything he knew (or could communicate) up front and then send us to roam the grounds on our own. I was a little bit envious of some of the tours who had native English speaking guides who were going into more details; especially where dealing with ruins like Ephesus, Aphrodisias, etc. - On the flip side the local guide got us places I am not sure we would have otherwise visited (i.e, cave family's house). - Some of the visits to the craft industry shops were awkward. The fashion show / leather stop was out of place (i.e., nobody was interested, the fashion show was a bit contrived, and the sales tactics were a bit agressive given nobody showed any interest in leather). - All of the hotels were excellent with the exception of one. The Best Western Khan in Antalya does not belong in a higher priced "comfort" tour. It is old and run down. It was the only hotel in which we were given separate beds as a married couple. It also seemed odd that the Istanbul (TRYP by Wyndham) gave us a large room with a nice view on our initial visit (starting the trip) and then a very small room with no window at all on the night before we left (almost as if they were trying to impress us on the way in but it didnt matter so much on the way out after the Fez feedback had already been provided). As a sidenote, the whole selection of Antalya as a two day stop seems poor. There was very little to do in this town and it seemed like more of a stopover required as a result of the time required to get to the next stop in Capadoccia. - The optional visit to the Turkish bath needs to be better vetted by the tour company and Encounters. The place we were taken to seemed a bit unsanitary and run down. I think we went here because the tour guide knew the family. This should not be a reason for selection of a location. *** - They did not properly separate them men from the women and one of the girls ended up being bathed by one of the male attendants... we were told later that the man was noticably aroused by this exchange which was reported to the tour guide. The tour guide apparently returned and the attendant was summarilly dismissed. I did not let it impact my rating of the tour as the latter bit didnt impact me personally or my wife (other than the cleanliness part) but the fact that that choices in these places is left up to the nepotism/cronyism of specific tour guide is HIGHLY questionable. I would never do something like this again unless it was at a new, clean, and highly rated establishment that I pre-vetted. Sadly I was not given the option to check the location in advance. - Our bus broke down a couple of times over the course of the tour. Once due to flat tire and once because I believe the clutch or gearbox needed servicing. These resulted in delays and unexpected stops in our itinerary. - We skipped Ankara as the guide asked us to vote on whether we wanted to get into Istanbul early. We voted for this since we had an early flight the next day. They seemed a litle rushed to get rid of us that day though. I have brought up a lot of constructive items here but I want to be clear that we did really enjoy the trip and the guide worked very hard to make the tour a good one for the rest of us.

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Posted 12th of Jul 2014

The tour was a good mix of organised activities and time to relax or do our own thing. The jungle trek was amazing. Hotels were reasonable for the price. One thing I would suggest is that for the days after the night train journeys that an early check in could be arranged at the hotel as it was it was hard to just keep going until the afternoon having had little sleep and not being able to have a shower or change of clothes. or book travellers into a first class train carriage where they are more likely to get a reasonable nights sleep.

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Posted 18th of Jun 2014

Turkey was much greener and more modern than I expected. The historic sites were impressive and the tour went at the right pace. The hotels were all good quality, in good locations and had some impressive buffets. Of course there are plenty of ancient ruins, but each tells a different story so there were plenty of wow factors. My only regret was not giving myself more time in Istanbul.

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Posted 1st of Jun 2014

This tour was delightful, we were very impressed by the places we visited. The only negative was that more free time would have suited us, but that is just our personal preference

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Posted 24th of May 2014

I wish we could have done this years ago! The small group concept works so much better than a big coach tour, providing both flexibility, good use of time and more personal attention from a first rate guide.

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Posted 23rd of May 2014

In many respects this was an excellent tour giving a good insight into much of what Israel has to offer. My criticism would be that it was very 'whistlestop' and I think too much is crammed into too few days. The time allocation at a number of the sights was insufficient and we were not able to see things completely or have free time to experience it on our own. On a number of days we did not have a lunch break until mid afternoon, having had breakfast at 7.30 am and there was not always time to grab refreshment mid morning. The bias of the trip was very much Christian; it would have been more balanced if we could have visited a synagogue and mosque and maybe Greek/Russian orthodox. It'really a 12 day tour squashed into 6. I have no regrets about going on this trip, I just would have liked more time.

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Posted 13th of Feb 2014

Very good tour guide, visits and most hotels good.

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Posted 14th of Aug 2018

Very good value for money.

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Posted 23rd of Oct 2015

Takes in some amazing places: Troy, Ephesus and Cappadocia among others. Amazing, especially the hot air balloon over Cappadocia.

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Posted 10th of Sep 2015

Very incipient planning, too much driving, hotels often in the middle of nowwhere.

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Posted 16th of Aug 2015

Just fabulous from beginning to end.

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Posted 16th of Aug 2015

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 .

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Posted 14th of Aug 2015

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.

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Posted 5th of Feb 2015

Very well planned and good arrangements.However since we missed out part of our trip we expected some discount for not using facilitiesfor about 6 days.

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Posted 16th of Jan 2015

Turkey was amazing,hotels were really great,nice group of people on the trip, the tour guide was fine, not too amicable,in fact kept to himself mostly, did not liaise with anyone one, I have travelled quite a bit,and found that the trips that are the most pleasurable are the ones where the guides mingle with the people! We hardly sampled local foods, which was disappointing!

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Posted 22nd of Oct 2014

some hotels were not up to the star rating given general complaint was food being served cold

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Posted 22nd of Oct 2014

Guide was very good and knowledgeable about Turkey, past and present. However, he failed to deliver on our expectation of the folklore evening in Cappadocia, despite telling him of our preference for that tour 'extra' on the second day of our tour, I.e., plenty of time to make arrangements. We were told it wasn't going to happen only a couple of hours before the expected performance time. By then it was too late to arrange a hot air balloon ride, which would have been our second choice because that had taken place the same morning. Tour sites were well chosen and hit all the highlights.

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Posted 21st of Oct 2014

The tour was well organized and the tour guide and driver were excellent. Being a small group everything ran smoothly.Really appreciated the cold water being provided on the bus as we had some warm days.

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Posted 21st of Oct 2014

Exceeded expectations, great guide, a comfortable, hassle free, interesting and informative tour in a wonderful country.

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Posted 9th of Jul 2014

The tour was very good and our guide from Fez travel Can was very knowledgeable and kind. His sense of humour and realism was refreshing. The breakfasts and dinners at some of the hotels wwas not of the best standard except for in Istanbul when it was excellent. The food stops on the tour were also not fantastic and could be improved. The food quality has brought the tour from an excellent standard down to a good.

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Posted 19th of Jun 2014

Very good service and travel arrangements on tour, good hotels, good guide for visiting interesting places

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Posted 17th of Jun 2014

The tour is great, thoroughly enjoyed it. Only comment would be if there was possibility of making it a day longer so that can enjoy last few days of the trip. The long drives between Cappodocia and Istanbul and (from memory) Pammukale to Cappodocia aren't the best of days and a lot of time spent just in transit on the bus. If there was a way to include another stop some to break the long trips up and allow more time to visit somewhere else in turkey I think would be much better. Other than that an excellent tour will recommend to anyone going to turkey!

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Posted 25th of May 2014

The hotel was very good with excellent facilities but the restaurant in the evening was dire - a dead give away. It was nearly always empty which is a real pity as they got the much harder bits right. Tour itself was good and well organised with a knowledgeable guide. Usual chaos with traffic but beyond anyone's control. A great 4 day break.

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Posted 23rd of May 2014

GREAT TOUR! Ilker was a great tour leader and we met some amazing people.

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Posted 23rd of May 2014

It was good but felt rushed... guides gave little information about important tourist sites like Gallipoli. At one point we were sitting on the bus listening to irrelevant stories while we were all dying to get off and know a bit of history... Cut into our time and meaning :-(

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Posted 23rd of May 2014

**

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Posted 31st of Mar 2014

I liked the service and the tour guide & driver on the tour. They were professional and provided very good service. I thought 1-2 hotels on the trip were not quite 4-star. It also happened that this group of people was always late for schedule and our walk pace was too slow. It really needs the guide to make people on schedule and be punctual for the activity. Overall I think the time management of this tour needs improvement.

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Posted 27th of Feb 2014

good value for the amount of ground covered, but the trade-off is much much less detail. encounters trip notes should have made it clear that at sites eg pergamum the tour only goes to the forum and not the aesclepion, arguably the most important bit; also, at pamukkale that swimming in the antique pool is extra, and at topkapi, extra for harem visit. this is slightly clearer in the trip notes provided locally - by which time it's too late. there was a bit of pressure from our local tour guide to pay extra and fly back from aksaray instead of bussing to ankara and back to istanbul - made sense because visit to ankara only included visit to ataturk mausoleum, not the more important museum of anatolian civilisations. overall though, it was an enjoyable way to see so much more of turkey.

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Posted 18th of Feb 2014

I'd actually put it somewhere between good and poor. Here, for the record, is the unacknowledged e-mail I sent on 1 September 2013: Hi Will, Just a little bit of feedback on my recent tour. Overall, I had a good time. The first part of the tour was well organised, with a great leader and nice group of people, and the places we visited were really interesting. The boat trip too was a good experience. I do, however, have a few comments about the information provided on the second part of the tour: When you first told me there were eight people on the tour, you might have said that they would only be there for the first seven days, and that I'd be with a different group of people on the boat, and then on my own in Olympos and Antalya. This wasn't too big an issue for me, but one of the reasons for going on a tour is to be with other people: some people might have been a bit uncomfortable being on their own. Your website says that the trip includes the services of a local tour leader throughout. However, there wasn't a tour leader for the second part of the tour. Indeed, information generally about this part was a bit lacking. At Istanbul, I was given a programme giving all the details for the first few days, including the hotels we'd be staying at - but this suggested I'd be going back to Istanbul on Day 8. The tour leader had not been told I'd be going onto Fethiye and Antalya. At Fethiye I was dropped outside a travel agents at 7.30am (having set off from Pamukkale at 5am). The driver said it opened at 8, but nobody turned up until 9, by which time I was starting to worry I was in the wrong place. I was then told to come back at 10.30 and the boat did not sail till 11.30. I'm not quite sure why we needed to make such an early start - leaving at 7 would have still got me there two hours before sailing. I had to text the emergency contacts twice to find out where I should go when I got to Olympos and how to arrange the transfer to Antalya. This information should really have been provided at the start of the tour. Just on the programme, while it was good, I have a few suggestions: It would have been good to visit the Gallipoli Museum. I think we all felt the time in Gallipoli was a little bit rushed, especially as we were quite early getting to the hotel in Cannakale. I think the visits to the carpet and leather places should have been optional. The carpet place was reasonably interesting at first, but we then spent ages sitting around listening to a sales pitch. Most of us would have been very happy to give the leather shop a miss. Another Fez Travel group went to a winery, which sounded much more interesting. It would have been good to have another night in Olympos. Hope this helps with your organisation of future tours. Thanks, Kevin

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Posted 13th of Feb 2014

too much of a road trip with insufficient time allowed to visit important ancient Greek and Roman sites, museums et al; hotel buffets did not provide water at meals rather wanted to sell beverages; uncomfortable hard sells after visits to rug, leather, jewelry factories

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Posted 13th of Feb 2014

Good

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Posted 17th of Jan 2019

Great value for the price!

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Posted 7th of Jan 2019

My Egyptian tour was the trip of a lifetime, The Egyptian and Nubian people were friendly and welcoming. The food and hotels were fantastic and the country of Egypt was stunning!!!

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Posted 6th of Jan 2019

All the sights were great and our tour guide explained and told History on all we saw.

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Posted 5th of Jan 2019

Worth every penny! Go to Egypt with Encounters Travel!

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Posted 4th of Jan 2019

Really enjoyed the various excursions especially the overnight felucca, hot air balloon, abu simbel and Camel ride against the pyramids

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Posted 3rd of Jan 2019

The tour for the price was EXCELLENT!

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Posted 3rd of Jan 2019

Just amazing affordable price.

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Posted 3rd of Jan 2019

We had knowledgeable tour guides who really gave us a the context within which to visit the ancient sites. We were there during the off season, so much less crowded but operating hours for the sites were shorter. Meals and accommodations were all good quality.

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Posted 3rd of Jan 2019

The price was great and the people wonderful!

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Posted 2nd of Jan 2019

Bucket list experience. A must.

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Posted 21st of Aug 2018

Exceptional tour and value!

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Posted 14th of Aug 2018

Not really on a shoestring budget and not what I thought I signed up for

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Posted 13th of Aug 2018

Hotels and amenities were great. Ours was a small tour group which made it much better because we were older and would have slowed down a large group.

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Posted 13th of Jan 2018

Our trip went off without a hitch and it was absolutely magnificent! We got lucky and no one else booked the same dates we did so we got our guide, Dipess, all to ourselves! Dipess was the most caring soul and we loved spending our time with him! He always made sure that we were well taken care of and he always had a smile on his face! He took care of everything, including our accommodations and meals. Our porter, Razkumar, was also absolutely amazing and never complained about helping us with our bags. We couldn't have done it without either one of them and we were so thankful to have them both! We saw many other trekking companies and guides, but we were convinced that we had the best! It was an amazing experience and one that we will remember for the rest of our lives!

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Posted 19th of Dec 2017

Very good value for money.

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Posted 4th of Dec 2017

Amazing value for the price. We loved our guide, Big Mo!

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Posted 22nd of Nov 2017

Loved, loved, loved this tour. Everything was top notch. The accommodations, the sights, the people.

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Posted 21st of Nov 2017

See above review for more details.

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Posted 21st of Nov 2017

Low standard compared to other travel groups

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Posted 21st of Nov 2017

Wonderful trip made even more enjoyable by efficient arrangements and a very informative and helpful guide.

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Posted 21st of Nov 2017

A fabulous trip. Wonderful experience being part of a small group touring a truly amazing country. Sami, our guide, was fantastic - superb knowledge, delivered in a fun and relaxed style. A really outstanding, memorable trip.

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Posted 15th of Sep 2017

We really got to see a lot for the time we spent in Egypt and Encounters made sure no time was wasted in waiting for transportation and rooms and things like that. We had a great group, a great guide, and really learned a lot. All accommodations were exceptional and we couldn't believe how we did everything for such a good price

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Posted 15th of Sep 2017

Good itinerary, good guides.

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Posted 18th of Jul 2017

Sights were great. Easy way to see Jordan and safe.

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Posted 6th of Jul 2017

Great tour and a great value

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Posted 12th of Jun 2017

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.

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Posted 9th of Jun 2017

I enjoyed the trip. Only issue is that the tour guide changed a part of the trip because he didn't want us to do something. Not the fault of encounters. But otherwise the trip was great. I would like to say that travelling from Fez to Marrakech should be on a plane or train. Driving was too long and wasted a day.

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Posted 8th of Jun 2017

Incredible trip; our guide was really knowledgeable and answered all questions regarding history.

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Posted 8th of Jun 2017

Well worth the money! We would use Encounter Travel again!

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Posted 8th of Jun 2017

Our tour guide took us on an alternative route and we did not go to kerak castle like we were suppose to. Our guide seemed to only be looking for convenience vs really helping us have a great experience

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Posted 7th of Jun 2017

Great tour! Safe, comfortable, and fascinating. It was a joy to travel to so many wonderful places and always know I was in good hands.

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Posted 7th of Jun 2017

As stated before it was a great trip

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Posted 6th of Jun 2017

The whole experience was wonderful.

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Posted 6th of Jun 2017

Amazing trip. It was well layed out and guided. We also we're lucky to have a great group in which we all got along really well.

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Posted 6th of Jun 2017

Exceed expectations and very professional.

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Posted 10th of Apr 2017

excellent value on all aspects - tours, transportation, accommodations and included fees

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Posted 10th of Apr 2017

Price was excellent! Very affordable for 2 people.

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Posted 6th of Apr 2017

The tour was exceptional for the price I paid. Really saw and did so much.

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Posted 5th of Apr 2017

Prices were great. Our US dollar went a long way.

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Posted 5th of Apr 2017

Did not like the overnight train, but enjoyed everything else. We did not spend the night on the sail boat, but enjoyed sailing in the afternoon and retuning to the hotel.

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Posted 18th of Mar 2017

Very well organized with knowlegable guide.

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Posted 17th of Mar 2017

This tour is incredible - we saw all the major sights in Cairo, Aswan, and Luxor, and enjoyed several days at the Jaz Makadi Resort in Hurghada. The tour is arranged more or less chronologically and you have the same guide the entire time, so you really get a great experience following the cultural/religious/political development of ancient Egypt over several thousand years.

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Posted 16th of Mar 2017

Sights coverd and seen breath taking. Total enchament.

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Posted 16th of Mar 2017

Amazing and surreal. We found the gorillas within an hour and the experience of being up close and personal with gorillas is a once in a life time adventure.

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Posted 16th of Mar 2017

Good value for price just be aware of additional tours.

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Posted 14th of Oct 2016

Discover Egypt was very educational. I learned so much about Egypt that left me yearning for more. I would love to visit again. Thank you Encounters

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Posted 9th of Oct 2016

all Nepal people were great, would love to go again

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Posted 9th of Oct 2016

Awesome!!!

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Posted 9th of Oct 2016

Great time in Egypt, thanks especially to Waleed

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Posted 6th of Oct 2016

Excellent

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Posted 6th of Oct 2016

I've traveled extensively and never had a better trip. They met my son and I at the gate coming off the plane and stayed with us til we were at our gate leaving and everything in between. Sheriff was an excellent guide and much fun. I can say I will never go back to Egypt because I was shown everything I wanted to see and more, and I was expecting a lot. Completely satisfied! Egypt is a safe place to travel now and your crazy not to book this trip. The Egyptian people are friendly and fun. You will thoroughly enjoy it.

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Posted 6th of Oct 2016

The time spent with the locals was the most enjoyable portion of the trip. I feel there was entirely too much packed into a short amount of time. The vacation felt more like a school trip as opposed to a vacation. I did not enjoy the 4-5am wake-up calls and obligations during vacation.

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Posted 13th of Sep 2016

Excellent

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Posted 30th of Aug 2016

Bolivia is fantastic, such an amazing country and stunning landscape! The tour was good fun and had a wonderful rage of activities and good accommodation. The hotel in Sucre was lovely. Be aware that on the 3 day salt flat trip it gets really cold and the accommodation, as stated is basic. We could have done with a bit more tuition/ advice on how to take the photos on the salt flats as ours were not really successful. Marco was a very knowledgable guide and knew of some good places, but could have imparted some essential information in a more timely manner (eg on climate conditions/ the need for a torch etc). Overall it was a spectacular place to be!

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Posted 13th of Aug 2016

see above

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Posted 10th of Aug 2016

Excellent

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Posted 8th of Aug 2016

This was a good package for the budget and time. Many of the cultural stops were tied into local artisans, this can good and bad, dependng on how you react to a potential sales pitch after. The desert camp was outstanding. We traveled in a group of 6 which we good, but they said it could be as high as 25 - that would be a downer.

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Posted 8th of Aug 2016

Encounters Travel arranged for us the trip of a lifetime.

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Posted 8th of Aug 2016

My only complaint was that the first hotel we stayed at in Jordan, the JAD Hotel was not the hotel in the itinerary. It was supposed to be the Imperial Palace, which looked like a substantially better hotel

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Posted 8th of Aug 2016

I would look at changing some of the hotels. A lot are outdated and need a massive makeover.

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Posted 6th of Aug 2016

All I know is Sheriff was one fabulous interesting, educational guides I will ever encounter. The choices of sites could not have been better.

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Posted 6th of Aug 2016

Rather busy but was a good amount of time and saw lots of incredible things

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Posted 28th of Jul 2016

Good

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Posted 11th of Jul 2016

See above

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Posted 12th of Jun 2016

A fantastic tour with a great mix of education and free time. A great taste of this amazing culture

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Posted 10th of Jun 2016

Except the first day of arrival without giving a briefing about the meeting time and gathering spot, everything else was excellent. I was a little bit lost on my first day of arrival and had to ask the hotel front desk about what time I should come down the next day to meet my group. If there can be a debriefing session, that would be nice.

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Posted 10th of Jun 2016

The only issue I had was with the hotel in Cairo. I really did not like how there were many men smoking heavily in the lobby area. Especially as it was often unavoidable as our meetings and gatherings were located in the front lobby on numerous occasions.

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Posted 10th of Jun 2016

Very efficient, helpful and knowledgeable tour leaders and guides, we learnthink alot!! Loved.our tour, we wished we had booked a longer tour though as we loved Egypt so much! Would 100% recommend this tour to others. Felt safe in Egypt the whole time!

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Posted 9th of Jun 2016

Got to see most the main sites.

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Posted 9th of Jun 2016

Excellent

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Posted 8th of Jun 2016

For the Egypt part - shout out to Aboudy, the best tour guide ive ever experienced! His passion and care made the trip!

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Posted 8th of Jun 2016

The tour on the whole was fantastic hotels were well above what was expected for the price paid the sites were amazing and the guide was knowledgeable but i did feel he rushed through things a bit compared to other tour guides I've encountered in the past. Unfortunately the tour was totally let down by the desert camp experience we were virtually abandoned at a so called desert camp at 11am with no tour vuide nobody who spoke English told us what was happening or what to do. At no time were we offered any excursions ie camal ride as stated in intinery. It was a complete waste of a day sleeping unxer the stars could of made up for it if we weren't next to a busy road. I definitely wouldn't recommend the desert night. However the rest of the tour and Jordan are spectacular.

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Posted 8th of Jun 2016

Great service; suburbly planned & organized

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Posted 16th of Apr 2016

The driver and guide on our tour were both excellent and my whole party very much enjoy the tour. The hotels are not very central which particularly in Marrakesh made free time sightseeing especially at night less appealing. That would be my suggestion to make it perfect but it was excellent overall.

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Posted 16th of Apr 2016

The itinerary was limited and needs reviewing, particularly considering the cost of the trip. It could have been covered in a shorter, but busier trip and with slight adjustments to timings each day. Travel days could also include more activities. We booked this tour because we wanted to join a group and the dates fitted in with our plans but we were the only ones. Had we known this we would have looked more closely at itinerary to ensure trip matched our interests better.

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Posted 15th of Apr 2016

Excellent itinerary. So much to do and see. Best trip I've done so far

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Posted 15th of Apr 2016

Again, great tour.

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Posted 15th of Apr 2016

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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Posted 15th of Apr 2016

We did not get all our meals as specified. When we did the meals were very low budget and equal to street food.

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Posted 10th of Feb 2016

The structure of the tour was great and very well paced, pickup at the airport/ drop off were amazing and the hotel in Petra was amazing. The only reason I am not giving it an Excellent rating is the hotel in Amman, which was 1 star at best - for an "on a shoestring" tour I wasn't expecting 5 star, however I truly felt unsafe in the hotel in Amman.

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Posted 8th of Feb 2016

Excellent

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Posted 8th of Feb 2016

Most of the included meals were hotel meals and were quite bland. Breakfasts were good, dinners were not. Especially considering this was Morocco which is know for its flavorful cuisine. I would have liked more of the meals included to be at local establishments. I ended up eating out and paying for most of the "included" meals instead of eating the inclusive fare, just to have a good meal. For me the food is an important element of travel.

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Posted 7th of Feb 2016

Felt rushed at times

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Posted 6th of Feb 2016

Excellent

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Posted 5th of Feb 2016

This tour hit all of the major attractions, was an excellent value and I truly enjoyed spending time with and learning about the Nubian people

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Posted 5th of Feb 2016

The trip was good. The first hotel was not up to standards. Perhaps it would be best to stay at the airport and skip Casablance althogether.

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Posted 4th of Feb 2016

Loved in. The guide made it what it was-so many thanks to HK for Sangay and Jigme's efforts. For a first trip, the tour covered the best things to see to be introduced to Bhutan.

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Posted 4th of Feb 2016

Excellent

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Posted 4th of Feb 2016

Great tour guide

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Posted 4th of Feb 2016

Good

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Posted 19th of Jan 2016

It was the greatest trip of a life time! I wish I could have stayed longer, I wouldn't have changed anything.

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Posted 18th of Jan 2016

Excellent

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Posted 18th of Jan 2016

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.

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Posted 17th of Jan 2016

I loved all the people on the trip and our guide Waleed was wonderful.

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Posted 16th of Jan 2016

I can't say enough good things about Sheriff and the rest of the guides and organizers who took care of us during our tour!

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Posted 14th of Jan 2016

We had a wonderful time and great memories. We felt safe the whole time and would recommend this trip to anyone of any age as long as you can walk a lot. They are with you from arrival to departure and any problems that arose the guides would try their best to solve. They also showed remarkable patience for other people in other groups we saw that were acting like idiots.

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Posted 12th of Jan 2016

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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Posted 10th of Jan 2016

Don't miss out on this opportunity.

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Posted 9th of Jan 2016

This was a holiday I had longed for since I was 5 years old. The Grand Adventure was certainly that! I managed to go inside the large pyramid and King Tuts tomb, visit Abu Simbal, Karnak, Edfu, Aswan, Luxor, Cairo, Petra, the Dead Sea, cruise on the Nile, ride camels, a donkey, horses, quad bikes, spider cars, shuttle boats, an hot air balloon and horse drawn carriges, swam in the Red Sea, got spoiled at spas and generally had a brilliant time. Saw and did so many things that had only been a dream before. Special thanks to tour organisers Ant in London, Khalifa in Cairo, guides Big Mo (our hero), Mohamad at Hurghada and Manseur David in Jordan. Thank you for the holiday of a lifetime ** Carolyn McKay

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Posted 9th of Jan 2016

wonderful and knowledgable tour guide. We saw all we wanted to see and the hotels were great.

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Posted 8th of Jan 2016

Excellent

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Posted 7th of Jan 2016

It was a wonderful time and I recommend this to all of my friends and family.

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Posted 7th of Jan 2016

Would (have) recommended to friends

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Posted 7th of Jan 2016

Excellent Tour guide, Waleed K. is the best!

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Posted 7th of Jan 2016

Morocco was lovely and I enjoyed the souks, massages, etc.

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Posted 7th of Jan 2016

Excellent

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Posted 6th of Jan 2016

I loved our guide Mohamad. He did an excellent job of explaining the history and current culture.

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Posted 6th of Jan 2016

All the guides and services were excellent!

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Posted 6th of Jan 2016

Wonderful trip. Quality accommodation especially given the lower cost of the adventure. Well paced, very well taken care of by all staff. Amazing tour leader, Waleed Khamouna, PhD in Egyptology ... couldn't ask for more. Felt very secure the entire trip.

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Posted 6th of Jan 2016

Trip was great, Guide could have been a little more informative.

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Posted 6th of Jan 2016

great

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Posted 6th of Jan 2016

Nubian Adventure is not a tour for relaxation, but really, who goes to Egypt to relax? I really felt like we saw as much as we possibly could in the time we were there. And our Egyptologist, Waleed, was the star of the trip. He was so knowledgeable, so kind, and so smart. We all cried at the end of our trip. We felt like we had known him forever. For those who are concerned about safety in Egypt, I never once felt unsafe. There are police and security guards everywhere and more importantly, smiling faces everywhere. The Egyptians so very friendly and very happy to see tourists. I can't express how magical this trip was. I can't wait to go back.

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Posted 6th of Jan 2016

Great itinerary and fantastic tour guide- Aboudy. It would be better if they planned for more meals. Going 10 hours without food is a bit tough. Also, we loved the felucca ride but please remind the boat staff to provide blankets if they have them on board! More time at each place would be better for photos.

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Posted 6th of Jan 2016

I would not have been able to explore Egypt this way on my own. Words can't describe.

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Posted 6th of Jan 2016

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!

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Posted 6th of Jan 2016

Excellent

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Posted 6th of Jan 2016

Excellent

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Posted 6th of Jan 2016

Again, everything was excellent!

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Posted 6th of Jan 2016

PURE MAGIC! Thank you so much!

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Posted 6th of Jan 2016

This was an amazing introduction to Egyptian history and culture. The tour was very informative and yet, fun.

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Posted 6th of Jan 2016

I had a great trip! I don't think it would have been half as nice if I hadn't used Encounters!

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Posted 28th of Oct 2015

An amazing experience! Great for the adventurous at heart! Was wonderful to see all of the sites, would have preferred a little less time on the falucca and perhaps Abu Simbel being included.

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Posted 27th of Oct 2015

I could not have wished for a better introduction to Egypt than Encounters Travel/Egypt Uncovered tour. The Egypt Experience tour is very comprehensive, excellently designed and efficiently ran by the local staff. Accommodation included in the tour is superb; the tour guides are knowledgable and enthusiastic; all key sites that should be visited on a first trip to Egypt are included in the package; and local travel runs extremely smoothly. Moreover, enjoying a private tour of such quality has made of this trip an unforgettable experience that I hope to repeat soon. Thoroughly recommendable!

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Posted 26th of Oct 2015

We had a wonderful time in Egypt and made some great friends while we were there! Our only concern was that everyone got food poisoning at the end of the trip so food hygiene standards may need to be addressed at places the tour visits. Our guide Maghed was the best! He became a genuine friend.

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Posted 25th of Oct 2015

As above

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Posted 24th of Oct 2015

We had been with Encounters Travel before to Jordan which was excellent, so our expectations were high. We were not disappointed. The hotels were very good, the guide extremely knowledgeable with excellent English, and food plentiful and excellent. We visited all the places We remembered from the bible at Sunday school, and then some. I would recommend this holiday to anyone. It was fantastic. I shall definitely book another holiday with Encounters Travel.

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Posted 23rd of Oct 2015

Good

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Posted 23rd of Oct 2015

Overall loved my trip

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Posted 4th of Sep 2015

great experence

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Posted 19th of Aug 2015

There is room for improvement on the Nubian adventures.

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Posted 18th of Aug 2015

Excellent made so in part by a brilliant guide

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Posted 17th of Aug 2015

Awesome holiday! Fantastic experiences in a absolutely wonderful country. Truly enjoyed the people, their culture and history. *On this particular trip, I would advise taking in-country flights over rail travel for overnight transit based on price and amenities.

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Posted 17th of Aug 2015

It was an amazing holiday and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Posted 16th of Aug 2015

A brilliant tour. Guides excellent, nothing to criticise.

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Posted 15th of Aug 2015

This tour was amazing! It had the perfect amount of free time vs. planned activities. The quality of the included excursions was extremely high and I think that the tour is excellent value for money.

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Posted 15th of Aug 2015

Is a great holiday for those people who have limited time but are wanting to see as much of Jordan as possible. I liked the fact that you could book the optional extras prior to going as opposed to being surprised with them during the trip.

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Posted 14th of Aug 2015

Hotels were all very nice with friendly helpful staff, our guide communicated well with us informing us of pick up and drop off times etc, The tour was well planned out, The tour guide was very knowlegable, and did well at communicating in 3 different languages to our group. It was a good way of seeing many different places in Morocco that we would not have seen had we not done the tour

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Posted 14th of Aug 2015

Maggs our guide was low key, knowledgeable and fun to be with. I would insist on using him. Abdul our driver was always there, safe and worked hard. Using Egyptian Encounters MADE the experience!!

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Posted 14th of Aug 2015

Amazing sights, a well organised tour!

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Posted 14th of Aug 2015

I loved Jordan. It is such a beautiful country!

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Posted 14th of Aug 2015

Been twice with them in 6 months. All perfect

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Posted 14th of Aug 2015

Excellently designed tour beautifully delivered

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Posted 15th of Apr 2015

One of the best experiences of my Life.

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Posted 12th of Jan 2015

I always wanted to go to Morocco and I finally got to go last September. I'm glad I chose this tour group. They were professional and attentive. Good times!

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Posted 1st of Nov 2014

100% couldn't have been better. Superb guides, good hotels. Tatty room on the boat but after complaining got a different one.

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Posted 22nd of Oct 2014

Fantastic tours and guides with good knowledge - the holiday does go at a pace however, to get everything in - no lie-ins if you really want to see everything! Egypt is a place I wouldn't really want to negotiate/navigate through on my own - Encounters saved a LOT of time and stress.

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Posted 22nd of Oct 2014

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.

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Posted 22nd of Oct 2014

The tour was fantastic. The guide and the driver were friendly and accommodating. The places that were seen were brilliant. Only issue was to try and cram 8 adults into one 4 WD to go to the Sahara was NOT comfortable. Those in the "boot" had no leg room and heads were hitting the roof with every bump. Would have walked if it wasnt for the distance. The guide advised we should have had 2 4WD's and didnt know why only one was available. Apart from that would love to go back and travel more in depth especially Fez and Marrakesh.

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Posted 21st of Oct 2014

Excellent trip, amazing sights and good crew

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Posted 21st of Oct 2014

all very good indeed

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Posted 21st of Oct 2014

A wonderful experience- would recommend it to anyone

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Posted 11th of Sep 2014

My friend and I went on the Thailand on a Shoestring tour in July and we loved every minute. Our tour guide, Tanya, was incredible and all of the activities were excellent. We particularly enjoyed staying in the floating bungalows in Khao Sok National Park, it was beautiful! I would definitely recommend this tour to those looking for either a quick whistle stop tour of Thailand or to those starting off their travels. 10/10, we had the trip of a lifetime and made so many fantastic memories and friends!

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Posted 13th of Aug 2014

Nepal on a shoestring is your basic tour in Nepal. I was expecting a more adventurous tour but I did get to see some truly incredible things. the mountains,valleys,waterfalls and endless fields of rice were truly magnificent. Nepal is an amazing place with amazing people.

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Posted 12th of Aug 2014

I had a brilliant time although I car with working seat belts and possible without upholstery full of holes would have been better. The holiday itself was brilliant.

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Posted 12th of Aug 2014

Excellent

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Posted 11th of Aug 2014

The local guide and driver was very friendly and informative. The only problem was that some hotels were in a bad condition, especially the one in Bandibur Nepal.

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Posted 11th of Aug 2014

Excellent

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Posted 18th of Jun 2014

The trip as a whole was interesting, giving us a taste of the Morocco culture, plus the differences of landscapes from mountain to dessert. The Sahara camp out was disappointing, it reminded me of a tourist KOA camp site in the States and the food was not very good. But, I felt it was an educational and eye opening experience.

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Posted 17th of Jun 2014

Some minor improvements would benefit the tour. Having said that we had an excellent guide and a very good time

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Posted 17th of Jun 2014

The non-hotel portions of the tour were great value for the money. Highlights included the camel ride and the 4x4 driving. Our tour guide, Idris, was FANTASTIC. Truly informative and treated us like kings and queens. Our driver Moustafa was also excellent, one of the kindest folks I've ever met. The hotels were generally, in a word, disappointing. While I think at some level they were commensurate with what we paid, the Berber camp was truly subpar. There were waterbugs in the shower, the lights didn't work, and the tents were just dirty and tired. In general with the hotel rooms, we only wanted 3 things - working A/C, hot water and clean linens. Generally speaking we were lucky if we got 2 out of the 3. Recommend upgrading from the Golden Tulip to somewhere else in Marrakech, there are so many better options at the same price. The one truly awesome hotel we stayed at was the Palais Asmaa. The rooms and the grounds were just outstanding. Everything else was very tired.

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Posted 17th of Jun 2014

The tour was comprehensive and the guide full of information

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Posted 17th of Jun 2014

Nubians part good. Hurghada hotel good but a bit too focused to the all inclusive package market

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Posted 17th of Jun 2014

This tour program was excellent in value for the price. I would recommend to all who are interested in touring these countries. Tour guide and other staff were all friendly and responsible. Two thumbs up!

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Posted 17th of Jun 2014

Was a great tour! Visit nice places. Only the park that we visit one day I would not reccomend - maybe they can do something else in the Parks Place.

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Posted 17th of Jun 2014

Lots to see but a little too much time spent travelling. Lots of time in hotels which is not super appealing to me.

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Posted 2nd of Jun 2014

Excellent

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Posted 1st of Jun 2014

This tour was delightful, we were very impressed by the places we visited. The only negative was that more free time would have suited us, but that is just our personal preference

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Posted 30th of May 2014

Brilliant value for money. Excellent guide. Good hotels

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Posted 29th of May 2014

I found our guide to be very good. I did think the extras we had to pay for where ridiculous. I have read the documents again and it reads as if our Abu simbel trip is included and we only have to pay entrance fees but in the end we have to pay 65 pounds for this trip.

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Posted 27th of May 2014

I was really impressed with my guide, Deepak, who was very knowledgable and managed to answer all my questions no matter how obscure they were! He also interpreted for me when I wanted to ask local people questions, which was wonderful. I gained a really good insight into the country, it's people, and it's history. The tour covered several areas of Nepal, each part very different, and every day was an amazing experience. Nepal is an extraordinary country, and I would thoroughly recommend this trip. The only down side is when you have to leave it to come home.

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Posted 24th of May 2014

lifetime experience!

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Posted 24th of May 2014

I wish we could have done this years ago! The small group concept works so much better than a big coach tour, providing both flexibility, good use of time and more personal attention from a first rate guide.

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Posted 24th of May 2014

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.

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Posted 24th of May 2014

What a beautiful country

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Posted 23rd of May 2014

I would take this opportunity to communicate our experience from this trip. I will sum it up in one word -- GORGEOUS. And the BIGGEST reason for this was the tour guide -- Mr. Zouhair Mohamed. He was extremely knowledgeable about a variety of things (culture, cuisine, dance, music, locations, history, geography, local services, in short everything that was essential for us to get a full experience from this trip), and he was proactive at all times to provide us the best experience possible. He was very entertaining throughout the trip, and he made sure we were engaged in the various aspects of the tour at all times. He was also patient, flexible, and effective in managing the diverse group of people who were on the trip. He was successful in satisfying the different needs and interests of the various people in the group. He deserves to be much more than just a tour guide.

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Posted 23rd of May 2014

Absolutely amazing tour. We were lucky to have a very knowledgable and passionate guide. Some of the hotel rooms were quite uncomfortable, but a part from that - absolutely enjoyed it.

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Posted 23rd of May 2014

In many respects this was an excellent tour giving a good insight into much of what Israel has to offer. My criticism would be that it was very 'whistlestop' and I think too much is crammed into too few days. The time allocation at a number of the sights was insufficient and we were not able to see things completely or have free time to experience it on our own. On a number of days we did not have a lunch break until mid afternoon, having had breakfast at 7.30 am and there was not always time to grab refreshment mid morning. The bias of the trip was very much Christian; it would have been more balanced if we could have visited a synagogue and mosque and maybe Greek/Russian orthodox. It'really a 12 day tour squashed into 6. I have no regrets about going on this trip, I just would have liked more time.

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Posted 23rd of May 2014

It was really good and loved the trip to the village where no other tourists go. The tour guide gave us a real Morrocan flavour. A map of Marrakech and also of the tour route would be a great welcome touch.

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Posted 23rd of May 2014

A fantastic trip with a great guide and driver and a perfect itinerary. A wonderful country

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Posted 23rd of May 2014

My guide did not speak great English and really didn't do much more than guide me through the hike....he didn't explain much unless I asked and he spent most of the time talking in Nepalese to the porter, who did not speak any English. It was at times lonely. Also, when I compare what other guides did and how involved they were with their groups it was hard not to notice how mine were inexperienced. They were kind, just rather uncommunicative is all.

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Posted 23rd of May 2014

Fun trip, organized well

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Posted 23rd of Mar 2014

The tour was everything I expected it to be and I enjoyed it very much. The tour guide was excellent.

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Posted 17th of Mar 2014

I was a little surprised to see that the tour was actually provided by ExPat tours. They did a good job though.

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Posted 15th of Mar 2014

I enjoyed the way the Jordan portion was organized but Cairo was lacking. Next time I would like to shorten the time spent in Cairo and extend more in Jordan.

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Posted 15th of Mar 2014

We thought this tour was excellent overall; my feedback has been emailed previously to Anthony separately, and a review placed on Trip Adviser.

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Posted 15th of Mar 2014

The tour well and truly exceeded our expectations. Credit definitely needs to be given to Prakesh, our guide, who was very knowledgable, funny and a pleasure to spend two weeks with. Ishwor, our porter, was also great! We had the time of our lives :-)

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Posted 8th of Mar 2014

We had an excellent time in Morocco! Our guide Zuzu was amazing and show us so much of his beautiful country.

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Posted 28th of Feb 2014

Food items and menu could be better

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Posted 25th of Feb 2014

Again guides and drivers made the tour impactful....

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Posted 24th of Feb 2014

This tour gave me the most incredible view of Morocco, its people and culture. I loved it.

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Posted 22nd of Feb 2014

Fantastic experience, good value, great guides.

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Posted 18th of Feb 2014

See above. Barring the hotel in Amman having a tour guide would have made such a difference.

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Posted 16th of Feb 2014

Again, if "average" were available, I would use it. The Garden Route is amazing, but our guides were, at times, nothing more than bus drivers. It would have been very helpful if they were able to share what they knew about South Africa with us or the activities that were planned. They did not do a good job of communicating how each day would look like, especially the hourly schedule of the day that needed to be followed to make sure that we were getting from place to place per the specific hourly schedule that the guides did not share with us. This created almost daily issues (being late for things) and group tension for the group that went in Oct/Nov 2013. The truck leaked water in the rain & the tables were used for meals only twice. Some meals were taken while standing up. Some of the meals were hardly worth the effort. Some were very good, like the meals cooked at the cottages. Encounters did not communicate that some many activities would take place on each day; the pre-trip info had us think that there one be one activity in the morning & one in the afternoon. Some days were conducted at a "break-neck" pace, running and driving from place to place. I don't feel comfortable recommending Encounters to others. Additionally, the Garden Route is enchanting and wonderful, but TOO MUCH is attempted to be seen and done in the nine day holiday. I would personally never suggest anyone to try to do the Garden Route in anything less than 11 days. We had to pack up and move out of our accommodation every morning except the first accommodation and towards the end of the trip. It would have been much better to spend more time in the Capetown/Stellenbosch and especially Tsitsikama and Addo. No one had any idea that our time in Tsitsikama would be less the longer we spent at the buggee jump place. We had no idea of the time schedule we were subject to, therefore our time at that park was quite limited. Again, the guides held a schedule that they did not share with the group to understand how each day would look like. Encounters only provided a general outline. Sometimes we didn't know we had specific choices and we were unaware how some of our choices of what one person would be interested in doing would affect the day's schedule and particularly how that would affect the rest of the group.

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Posted 16th of Feb 2014

Guides were truly exceptional - made the trip most enjoyable

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Posted 15th of Feb 2014

I really loved this trip! Our guide was wonderful and the mix of people, perfect.

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Posted 15th of Feb 2014

Tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable. Activities, accommodation, sights and food were great, but a lot a of travel time which did not allow much time to wind down or spend time out in the evenings.

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Posted 15th of Feb 2014

Excellent

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Posted 14th of Feb 2014

historical interests were well met

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Posted 14th of Feb 2014

Idris was fantastic! We were so glad to have him as our tour guide. He really made the trip great and seemed to know everything about his country. Loved the sights we were guided to.

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Posted 14th of Feb 2014

Wonderful tour!! The only criticism I can give is the large amount of driving, which was totally worth it to get to the Berber camp…job well done!

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Posted 14th of Feb 2014

The route was awesome. Some better than others (Cape Town being the highlight) along with the safari. All in all, a good experience especially for those planning to visit South Africa over the course of a few days.

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Posted 14th of Feb 2014

This may seem contradictory but the experience was so good it overshadowed the hiccups that we experienced. Elroy was an EXCELLENT tour guide, he made our trip so fun and tried hard to please everyone. The Country was beautiful and the activities were great! My only critique is the occasional lack of communication between our guide and the group which seemed to stem from last minute changes to accommodation that he had no control over. Instead of explanations about why we drove into one property then drove out to a new one, we were left wondering. This sparked frustrations especially since the placed were taken to was judged too harshly because of it's outward appearance (It was actually a lovely place to stay and on par or better than other places that we stayed). I knew the nature of the trip and I took the "you are in Africa, things can change" idea to heart so I rolled with the punches but others did not which may have affected how they viewed the entire trip. Overall I had a great time and I have already recommended the tour to others.

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Posted 14th of Feb 2014

A great country to visit,

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Posted 14th of Feb 2014

Guide in Hurgarda was very good and an asset to the organisation

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Posted 14th of Feb 2014

Tour Guide could have done more to keep to the timetable and to control members of the group. Group was larger than that specified as the maximum for the company

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Posted 14th of Feb 2014

Intimate tour of the country. Great tour. Really felt immersed.

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Posted 14th of Feb 2014

Overall very good, but at times a bit haphazard. The enthusiasm level of the group participants varied widely, by person and over time, in part for that reason. Some explanations of what was going on would at times have been helpful, despite it all working out okay.

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Posted 14th of Feb 2014

Despite the fact that our guide was not good we had a wonderful time. Gary the bus driver saved the day.

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Posted 13th of Feb 2014

Our tour is what made the trip that much more memorable. Rather than being plopped at a westernized resort, we were able to get a taste of how the locals live, eat and entertain themselves. We stayed in quaint guesthouses on the islands amongst the locals, ate authentic Maldivian cuisine (one day even with a Maldivian family who made us breakfast), and viewed a traditional dance/singing performance which was absolutely delightful. This was a trip of a lifetime that I will never forget.

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Posted 13th of Feb 2014

We were met at airports by sub-contractors as arranged by encounters every time. Guides were supplied that had extensive local knowledge. Hotels were good quality.

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Posted 13th of Feb 2014

I loved it! Staying on the different islands and getting a look at real life rather than just a resort was wonderful.

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Posted 13th of Feb 2014

We thought it was a good tour but did not particularly enjoy the two full days at the seaside. It could have been cut back to one. We did enjoy the snorkeling and swimming. We would have also liked an extra day at Hulong Bay as it is a long journey each way and we barely had 24 hours there. Everyone was very pleasant and helpful in the tours and hotels

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Posted 13th of Feb 2014

Had a great time.

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Posted 13th of Feb 2014

The tour guides were amazing! They really wanted to show off Morocco and its deep history. The one draw back was the food. It was not what I expected and I feel like we could have had better. Overall everything was great and I couldn't have been more happy with my experience.

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Posted 13th of Feb 2014

The tour overall was wonderful, I had no major issues. The itinerary was packed full of wonderful places to see and things to do, however, I do have a few complaints in regards to the food venues and attractions. Many of the choices for food became repetitive but I understand this may also have been a result of the time constraints. Additionally, a number of the stops on the tour led me to feel pressured about making purchases from local vendors Ex. the herbologist and carpet shop I felt that this time could have been better spent touring other places along our journey. Overall though, I would not take back this trip for the world. This was one of the best experiences I have had in my entire life, and Encounters made it all so simple. I will be booking another tour with this company very soon. Special thank you to our tour guide Idris for a fantastic time!!!!

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Posted 13th of Feb 2014

There is no way I could have seen all that I saw on tour on my own in that amount of time! It was certainly well worth it, however - the stops (both the rest stops and the tour stops) were too rushed and two out of the three buses were cramped. I'm very fortunate I made it onto the big bus, given my back and knee conditions. I wish there were more walking tours available. More time in Marrakech would have been lovely as well - I kind of wish I had extended my stay a bit longer. I met some new found friends in the marketplace. And I made friends with all the people on the tour. It was a real treat to be with such an amazing group of people.

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Posted 13th of Feb 2014

The itinerary was okay but need improvement. The cheetah stop was rather dismal. The wine stop would be better if it included a wine tour. The safari was disappointing. Wasn't afforded enough time at the bungee stop to do any shopping

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Posted 13th of Feb 2014

The tour and all the the local guides were excellent

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Posted 13th of Feb 2014

This was a budget tour so the hotels and what meals they provided were OK. But taking us from the airport to Greenwich on what they called public transportation and involved their metro system with our luggage was a disaster. They knew in advance the ages of their customers(mostly seniors). A bus should have been supplied. We took a cab at the end of the trip back to the airport and were told we would get the cost of the metro back but never received it. I could write more but I would not use Encounters Travel again or recommend it.

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Posted 13th of Feb 2014

The tour itself was great, our driver and tour guide were friendly, flexible and readily available to help out when needed.

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Posted 13th of Feb 2014

Our guide was very helpful and I couldn't speak highly enough for him. He answered all of our questions and really helped us delve into the Moroccan lifestyle

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Posted 13th of Feb 2014

would definately recommend

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Posted 13th of Feb 2014

Some of the hotels and food could've been better.

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Posted 13th of Feb 2014

Best vacation ever!

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Posted 13th of Feb 2014

Some of the food provided was a bit disappointing. Obviously the hotels are all to a certain Moroccan Standard but the food quality on 2 occasions was well below standard.

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Posted 13th of Feb 2014

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.

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Posted 13th of Feb 2014

Absolutely amazing. Our guide and his team were fantastic and I would definitely recommend trekking with them.

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Posted 13th of Feb 2014

For what was spent.

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Posted 13th of Feb 2014

Could have easily done it without a guide for a lot less money and no issues around safety.

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Posted 13th of Feb 2014

Gertrude and Martin was wonderful. They both took such great care of us. There were only 13 people on the tour which was perfect. Too many more and it would have been impossible for the group to come to consensus.