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Indian Subcontinent

DISCOVER THE MAGIC OF THE INDIAN SUBCONTINENT

The Indian Subcontinent is alive with colourful sights and sounds, and an immensely rich cultural and natural heritage. From adventurous trekking in the Nepalese Himalayas, the unique Dzongs and Buddhist culture of Bhutan, India's vast size and diversity, to the compact and beautiful island of Sri Lanka, this region offers a wealth of fascinating travel experiences.

The Indian Subcontinent is steeped in history, and the birthplace of both the Hindu and Buddhist religions and one of the world's oldest civilizations. India itself is a true country of contrasts from ancient opulent palaces to overcrowded slums; from the young, rich socialites of Delhi to the street kids and beggars of Mumbai; from stunning mountain scenery to overcrowded cities. A holiday to India will always be memorable. Nepal offers a different attraction - the Himalays! A trekker's paradise, this mountainous country has some of the world's best and most challenging treks, including the popular Everest Base Camp route, which takes you to the foot of the highest mountain in the World. Nepal's lowland forests are also home to a fantastic array of wildlife including rhinos, elephants and tigers. Bhutan offers a more peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of modern day living and is a country seemingly untouched by time. Further south, Sri Lanka offers beautiful beaches, lush hillside tea estates and a rich Buddhist culture.

TOP TRAVEL DEALS & UPCOMING TOURS

Tour name Country Days Start Date Offer Price
Taj to Varanasi India 12 21st of Sep 2019
Taj to Varanasi
£1149 View Tour
Taj to Varanasi India 12 12th of Oct 2019
Taj to Varanasi
£1399 View Tour
Taj to Varanasi India 12 2nd of Nov 2019
Taj to Varanasi
£1399 View Tour
Taj to Varanasi India 12 23rd of Nov 2019
Taj to Varanasi
£1399 View Tour
North India Highlights India 16 14th of Sep 2019
North India Highlights
£1699 View Tour
North India Highlights India 16 5th of Oct 2019
North India Highlights
£1949 View Tour
North India Highlights India 16 26th of Oct 2019
North India Highlights
£1949 View Tour
North India Highlights India 16 16th of Nov 2019
North India Highlights
£1949 View Tour
Rajasthan Explorer India 14 16th of Sep 2019
Rajasthan Explorer
£1449 View Tour
Rajasthan Explorer India 14 7th of Oct 2019
Rajasthan Explorer
£1699 View Tour
Rajasthan Explorer India 14 28th of Oct 2019
Rajasthan Explorer
£1699 View Tour
Rajasthan Explorer India 14 18th of Nov 2019
Rajasthan Explorer
£1699 View Tour
Incredible India India 9 21st of Sep 2019
Incredible India
£749 View Tour
Incredible India India 9 12th of Oct 2019
Incredible India
£899 View Tour
Incredible India India 9 2nd of Nov 2019
Incredible India
£899 View Tour
Incredible India India 9 23rd of Nov 2019
Incredible India
£899 View Tour
India on a Shoestring India 8 22nd of Jun 2019
India on a Shoestring
£529 View Tour
India on a Shoestring India 8 20th of Jul 2019
India on a Shoestring
£529 View Tour
India on a Shoestring India 8 17th of Aug 2019
India on a Shoestring
£529 View Tour
India on a Shoestring India 8 14th of Sep 2019
India on a Shoestring
£549 View Tour
Golden Triangle India 14 21st of May 2019
Golden Triangle
£1849 View Tour
Golden Triangle India 14 22nd of May 2019
Golden Triangle
£1849 View Tour
Golden Triangle India 14 23rd of May 2019
Golden Triangle
£1849 View Tour
Golden Triangle India 14 24th of May 2019
Golden Triangle
£1849 View Tour
Colours of Rajasthan India 14 21st of May 2019
Colours of Rajasthan
£2899 View Tour
Colours of Rajasthan India 14 22nd of May 2019
Colours of Rajasthan
£2899 View Tour
Colours of Rajasthan India 14 23rd of May 2019
Colours of Rajasthan
£2899 View Tour
Colours of Rajasthan India 14 24th of May 2019
Colours of Rajasthan
£2899 View Tour
Ladakh Explorer India 11 8th of Jun 2019
Ladakh Explorer
£1599 View Tour
Ladakh Explorer India 11 29th of Jun 2019
Ladakh Explorer
£1599 View Tour
Ladakh Explorer India 11 20th of Jul 2019
Ladakh Explorer
£1599 View Tour
Ladakh Explorer India 11 10th of Aug 2019
Ladakh Explorer
£1599 View Tour
Foothills & Faiths India 12 14th of Sep 2019
Foothills & Faiths
£1599 View Tour
Foothills & Faiths India 12 5th of Oct 2019
Foothills & Faiths
£1749 View Tour
Foothills & Faiths India 12 26th of Oct 2019
Foothills & Faiths
£1749 View Tour
Foothills & Faiths India 12 16th of Nov 2019
Foothills & Faiths
£1749 View Tour
Golden Foothills India 10 14th of Sep 2019
Golden Foothills
£1199 View Tour
Golden Foothills India 10 5th of Oct 2019
Golden Foothills
£1299 View Tour
Golden Foothills India 10 26th of Oct 2019
Golden Foothills
£1299 View Tour
Golden Foothills India 10 16th of Nov 2019
Golden Foothills
£1299 View Tour
Temples & Tigers India 11 10th of Oct 2019
Temples & Tigers
£1399 View Tour
Temples & Tigers India 11 31st of Oct 2019
Temples & Tigers
£1399 View Tour
Temples & Tigers India 11 21st of Nov 2019
Temples & Tigers
£1399 View Tour
Temples & Tigers India 11 19th of Dec 2019
Temples & Tigers
£1449 View Tour
Rajasthan to the Ganges India 17 16th of Sep 2019
Rajasthan to the Ganges
£1949 View Tour
Rajasthan to the Ganges India 17 7th of Oct 2019
Rajasthan to the Ganges
£2199 View Tour
Rajasthan to the Ganges India 17 28th of Oct 2019
Rajasthan to the Ganges
£2199 View Tour
Rajasthan to the Ganges India 17 18th of Nov 2019
Rajasthan to the Ganges
£2199 View Tour
Delhi to Kathmandu India 16 21st of Sep 2019
Delhi to Kathmandu
£2149 View Tour
Delhi to Kathmandu India 16 12th of Oct 2019
Delhi to Kathmandu
£2399 View Tour
Delhi to Kathmandu India 16 2nd of Nov 2019
Delhi to Kathmandu
£2399 View Tour
Delhi to Kathmandu India 16 23rd of Nov 2019
Delhi to Kathmandu
£2399 View Tour
Classic Nepal Nepal 15 25th of May 2019
Classic Nepal
£1499 View Tour
Classic Nepal Nepal 15 15th of Jun 2019
Classic Nepal
£1379 View Tour
Classic Nepal Nepal 15 21st of Sep 2019
Classic Nepal
£1499 View Tour
Classic Nepal Nepal 15 5th of Oct 2019
Classic Nepal
£1499 View Tour
Everest Base Camp Nepal 16 7th of Sep 2019
Everest Base Camp
£1349 View Tour
Everest Base Camp Nepal 16 5th of Oct 2019
Everest Base Camp
£1399 View Tour
Everest Base Camp Nepal 16 26th of Oct 2019
Everest Base Camp
£1399 View Tour
Everest Base Camp Nepal 16 16th of Nov 2019
Everest Base Camp
£1399 View Tour
Nepal Exposed Nepal 10 25th of May 2019
Nepal Exposed
£1099 View Tour
Nepal Exposed Nepal 10 15th of Jun 2019
Nepal Exposed
£999 View Tour
Nepal Exposed Nepal 10 21st of Sep 2019
Nepal Exposed
£1099 View Tour
Nepal Exposed Nepal 10 5th of Oct 2019
Nepal Exposed
£1099 View Tour
Nepal Family Adventure Nepal 14 25th of May 2019
Nepal Family Adventure
£1599 View Tour
Nepal Family Adventure Nepal 14 19th of Oct 2019
Nepal Family Adventure
£1649 View Tour
Nepal Family Adventure Nepal 14 21st of Dec 2019
Nepal Family Adventure
£1649 View Tour
Nepal Wildlife Safari Nepal 14 21st of May 2019
Nepal Wildlife Safari
£1549 View Tour
Nepal Wildlife Safari Nepal 14 22nd of May 2019
Nepal Wildlife Safari
£1549 View Tour
Nepal Wildlife Safari Nepal 14 23rd of May 2019
Nepal Wildlife Safari
£1549 View Tour
Nepal Wildlife Safari Nepal 14 24th of May 2019
Nepal Wildlife Safari
£1549 View Tour
Himalayan Kingdoms Nepal 12 9th of Jun 2019
Himalayan Kingdoms
£2499 View Tour
Himalayan Kingdoms Nepal 12 14th of Jul 2019
Himalayan Kingdoms
£2499 View Tour
Himalayan Kingdoms Nepal 12 11th of Aug 2019
Himalayan Kingdoms
£2499 View Tour
Himalayan Kingdoms Nepal 12 15th of Sep 2019
Himalayan Kingdoms
£2799 View Tour
Maldives on a Shoestring Maldives 8 9th of Jun 2019
Maldives on a Shoestring
£799 View Tour
Maldives on a Shoestring Maldives 8 14th of Jul 2019
Maldives on a Shoestring
£799 View Tour
Maldives on a Shoestring Maldives 8 11th of Aug 2019
Maldives on a Shoestring
£829 View Tour
Maldives on a Shoestring Maldives 8 8th of Sep 2019
Maldives on a Shoestring
£829 View Tour
Maldives Active Adventure Maldives 8 9th of Jun 2019
Maldives Active Adventure
£1499 View Tour
Maldives Active Adventure Maldives 8 14th of Jul 2019
Maldives Active Adventure
£1499 View Tour
Maldives Active Adventure Maldives 8 11th of Aug 2019
Maldives Active Adventure
£1499 View Tour
Maldives Active Adventure Maldives 8 8th of Sep 2019
Maldives Active Adventure
£1549 View Tour

Indian Subcontinent TOURS

Taj to Varanasi

This tour extends our Incredible India route from Delhi and the Pink City of Jaipur, remote Tordi village, Keoladeo National Park, and the Taj Mahal and Red Fort in Agra, to the holy city of Varanasi on the banks of the Ganges.

Type

Days

Price

Small Group

12

From

£1149


North India Highlights

Spend two weeks exploring North India's highlights from the Golden Temple at Amritsar and the Himalayan Foothills to the Taj Mahal, Keoladeo National Park, Jaipur and various small heritage villages and off the beaten track sites.

Type

Days

Price

Small Group

16

From

£1699


Rajasthan Explorer

Explore Rajasthan's highlights including the lakeside city of Udaipur, the blue painted streets of Jodhpur, holy Pushkar, Jaipur, Tordi village and the Abhaneri step well before visiting Keoladeo National Park and the Taj Mahal

Type

Days

Price

Small Group

14

From

£1449


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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 Indian Subcontinent

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

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!

I thought it was very good we didn't have to worry about anything everything was in order and kept with the schedule as planned, unless we wanted to deviated from it to do somethingelse. The trip really a trip of a life time.
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.

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

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.

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