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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 21st of May 2019
Druk Path Trek
£3199 View Tour
Druk Path Trek Bhutan 13 22nd of May 2019
Druk Path Trek
£3199 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
Birds of Bhutan Bhutan 14 21st of May 2019
Birds of Bhutan
£4999 View Tour
Birds of Bhutan Bhutan 14 22nd of May 2019
Birds of Bhutan
£4999 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
Highlights of China China 15 22nd of May 2019
Highlights of China
£999 View Tour
Highlights of China China 15 27th of May 2019
Highlights of China
£999 View Tour
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
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 22nd of May 2019
China on a Shoestring
£1499 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

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

My dealings with Encounters were all excellent however there must have been a breakdown with Fez Travel as we weren't expected at Istanbul Airport and our guide was unaware we were leaving the tour a day early.( A Fez Travel rep eventually turned up and we were taken to our hotel so it was sorted.)
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.

Encounters was very professional and made sure we were happy throughout our tour. Sheriff, our tour guide, was amazing - he went out of his way for us several times. He is an expert guide with tons of knowledge. My wife and I had a great time thanks to the people at Encounters Travel.
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!


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 :-)

Excellent, prompt responses to any e mail enquiries, as well as efficient service over the phone when I was considering making the booking. Documents e mailed out as required.
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.

The responses were quick when I had a question and there was helpful suggestions along the way.
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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