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TAKE A TRIP TO EXOTIC ASIA

This vast and geographically diverse region stretches from the islands of Japan in the east to the mountains of Georgia in the west. It includes exciting holiday destinations like the Himalayan jewel of Tibet, the endless grasslands of Mongolia and the ancient cities of China.

China has a wealth of hidden treasures just waiting to be discovered. The Great Wall stretches further than the eye can see, and stands testament to the ingenuity of man. The crumbling courtyards of the Forbidden City, the massive portrait of Mao staring out over Tiananmen Square and the bustling streets of Shanghai all add to the heady mix that is China. Far to the west, nestled in the Himalayas, lies the Tibetan city of Lhasa, the spiritual home of Buddhism, and to the south Taiwan stands defiant. In Japan, Tokyo's ancient cultures and modern technology mingle in the shape of pagoda temples and conveyor belt Sushi. Hong Kong's crowded streets offer high-end shopping and a taste of British colonial history. The wide empty expanses of Siberia are perfect for more intrepid explorers who want to get back in touch with nature. The western 'Stans' are made up of sparsely populated plains, where life passes slowly and adventure travellers can turn back the clock amongst nomads whose lifestyle hasn't changed for centuries.

TOP TRAVEL DEALS & UPCOMING TOURS

Tour name Country Days Start Date Offer Price
Bhutan Encounters Bhutan 8 11th of Jun 2019
Bhutan Encounters
£1499 View Tour
Bhutan Encounters Bhutan 8 16th of Jul 2019
Bhutan Encounters
£1499 View Tour
Bhutan Encounters Bhutan 8 13th of Aug 2019
Bhutan Encounters
£1499 View Tour
Bhutan Encounters Bhutan 8 17th of Sep 2019
Bhutan Encounters
£1799 View Tour
Druk Path Trek Bhutan 13 23rd of May 2019
Druk Path Trek
£3199 View Tour
Druk Path Trek Bhutan 13 24th of May 2019
Druk Path Trek
£3199 View Tour
Druk Path Trek Bhutan 13 25th of May 2019
Druk Path Trek
£3199 View Tour
Druk Path Trek Bhutan 13 26th of May 2019
Druk Path Trek
£3199 View Tour
Birds of Bhutan Bhutan 14 23rd of May 2019
Birds of Bhutan
£4999 View Tour
Birds of Bhutan Bhutan 14 24th of May 2019
Birds of Bhutan
£4999 View Tour
Birds of Bhutan Bhutan 14 25th of May 2019
Birds of Bhutan
£4999 View Tour
Birds of Bhutan Bhutan 14 26th of May 2019
Birds of Bhutan
£4999 View Tour
Highlights of China China 15 27th of May 2019
Highlights of China
£999 View Tour
Highlights of China China 15 29th of May 2019
Highlights of China
£999 View Tour
Highlights of China China 15 3rd of Jun 2019
Highlights of China
£999 View Tour
Highlights of China China 15 5th of Jun 2019
Highlights of China
£999 View Tour
Beijing to Shanghai Express China 9 27th of May 2019
Beijing to Shanghai Express
£509 View Tour
Beijing to Shanghai Express China 9 1st of Jun 2019
Beijing to Shanghai Express
£509 View Tour
Beijing to Shanghai Express China 9 3rd of Jun 2019
Beijing to Shanghai Express
£509 View Tour
Beijing to Shanghai Express China 9 8th of Jun 2019
Beijing to Shanghai Express
£509 View Tour
China on a Shoestring China 25 27th of May 2019
China on a Shoestring
£1499 View Tour
China on a Shoestring China 25 29th of May 2019
China on a Shoestring
£1499 View Tour
China on a Shoestring China 25 3rd of Jun 2019
China on a Shoestring
£1499 View Tour
China on a Shoestring China 25 5th of Jun 2019
China on a Shoestring
£1499 View Tour

Asia TOURS

Bhutan Encounters

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

Type

Days

Price

Small Group

8

From

£1499


Druk Path Trek

One of the most popular treks in Bhutan, the Druk Path trek stretches from Paro to Thimphu and offers great views of the highlands, lakes and Phajoding Monastery. Also visits Punakha and Wangdue Phodrang.

Type

Days

Price

Tailor-made

13

From

£2679


Birds of Bhutan

The remote and beautiful Himalayan country of Bhutan is a paradise for keen birdwatchers. This tour travels right through the country with an expert guide and also includes some cultural sightseeing along the way.

Type

Days

Price

Tailor-made

14

From

£4249


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TAILOR-MADE TOURS

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Our tailor-made tours seek to create a personalised experience – one that is completely exclusive to you. By taking all your interests and requests into consideration, we design an itinerary that ticks off your specific boxes. If you are after adventurous exploration, cultural immersion, a relaxing escape or a balanced blend of everything, we can make it happen.

A highlight of our tailor-made tours is that the itinerary is flexible and incorporates plenty of free time – so you can do some exploring on your own. Our local, friendly guides, experts in their country’s history and culture, will be happy to adjust the activities or your schedule as you travel.

If you are a group of friends, a large family or a company, our tailor-made tours are an ideal, stress-free option. You can even select your own hotels or make use of our recommended accommodation. We have a varied selection of sample holiday itineraries to choose from, either as they stand or as a base for inspiration.

TOUR REVIEWS Asia

The transactions and communications were all very smooth. Except that the tme i reached Morocco and tried to call the guide that was originally assigned were to no avail. The handphone number provided by admin were not correct. Anyway the guide who met us, Idris, was splendid throughout the trip! He made our trip an exciting one!
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.

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

Everything was very well organized and our guide Magz was incredible! He genuinely looked out for us the entire trip, especially in the markets and busy areas, as well as taught us about all of the history of the places we were at. Transportation was always ready and waiting for us and the accommodations were way nicer than we expected. Well done Encounters!
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

Smooth organisation and communicative company - low stress holiday!
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.

Customer service was excellent. Every time I sent an email, I received a response very quickly. I took a trip last year and had to continually contact the company for responses, so getting detailed answers quickly was great and appreciated. In all honesty, not getting ignored after paying is a sign of a great company that cares about their client.
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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