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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
US$1809 View Tour
Taj to Varanasi India 12 12th of Oct 2019
Taj to Varanasi
US$2199 View Tour
Taj to Varanasi India 12 2nd of Nov 2019
Taj to Varanasi
US$2199 View Tour
Taj to Varanasi India 12 23rd of Nov 2019
Taj to Varanasi
US$2199 View Tour
North India Highlights India 16 14th of Sep 2019
North India Highlights
US$2669 View Tour
North India Highlights India 16 5th of Oct 2019
North India Highlights
US$3059 View Tour
North India Highlights India 16 26th of Oct 2019
North India Highlights
US$3059 View Tour
North India Highlights India 16 16th of Nov 2019
North India Highlights
US$3059 View Tour
Rajasthan Explorer India 14 16th of Sep 2019
Rajasthan Explorer
US$2279 View Tour
Rajasthan Explorer India 14 7th of Oct 2019
Rajasthan Explorer
US$2669 View Tour
Rajasthan Explorer India 14 28th of Oct 2019
Rajasthan Explorer
US$2669 View Tour
Rajasthan Explorer India 14 18th of Nov 2019
Rajasthan Explorer
US$2669 View Tour
Incredible India India 9 21st of Sep 2019
Incredible India
US$1179 View Tour
Incredible India India 9 12th of Oct 2019
Incredible India
US$1409 View Tour
Incredible India India 9 2nd of Nov 2019
Incredible India
US$1409 View Tour
Incredible India India 9 23rd of Nov 2019
Incredible India
US$1409 View Tour
India on a Shoestring India 8 22nd of Jun 2019
India on a Shoestring
US$799 View Tour
India on a Shoestring India 8 20th of Jul 2019
India on a Shoestring
US$799 View Tour
India on a Shoestring India 8 17th of Aug 2019
India on a Shoestring
US$799 View Tour
India on a Shoestring India 8 14th of Sep 2019
India on a Shoestring
US$829 View Tour
Golden Triangle India 14 25th of May 2019
Golden Triangle
US$2799 View Tour
Golden Triangle India 14 26th of May 2019
Golden Triangle
US$2799 View Tour
Golden Triangle India 14 27th of May 2019
Golden Triangle
US$2799 View Tour
Golden Triangle India 14 28th of May 2019
Golden Triangle
US$2799 View Tour
Colours of Rajasthan India 14 25th of May 2019
Colours of Rajasthan
US$4549 View Tour
Colours of Rajasthan India 14 26th of May 2019
Colours of Rajasthan
US$4549 View Tour
Colours of Rajasthan India 14 27th of May 2019
Colours of Rajasthan
US$4549 View Tour
Colours of Rajasthan India 14 28th of May 2019
Colours of Rajasthan
US$4549 View Tour
Ladakh Explorer India 11 8th of Jun 2019
Ladakh Explorer
US$2509 View Tour
Ladakh Explorer India 11 29th of Jun 2019
Ladakh Explorer
US$2509 View Tour
Ladakh Explorer India 11 20th of Jul 2019
Ladakh Explorer
US$2509 View Tour
Ladakh Explorer India 11 10th of Aug 2019
Ladakh Explorer
US$2509 View Tour
Foothills & Faiths India 12 14th of Sep 2019
Foothills & Faiths
US$2509 View Tour
Foothills & Faiths India 12 5th of Oct 2019
Foothills & Faiths
US$2749 View Tour
Foothills & Faiths India 12 26th of Oct 2019
Foothills & Faiths
US$2749 View Tour
Foothills & Faiths India 12 16th of Nov 2019
Foothills & Faiths
US$2749 View Tour
Golden Foothills India 10 14th of Sep 2019
Golden Foothills
US$1889 View Tour
Golden Foothills India 10 5th of Oct 2019
Golden Foothills
US$2039 View Tour
Golden Foothills India 10 26th of Oct 2019
Golden Foothills
US$2039 View Tour
Golden Foothills India 10 16th of Nov 2019
Golden Foothills
US$2039 View Tour
Temples & Tigers India 11 10th of Oct 2019
Temples & Tigers
US$2199 View Tour
Temples & Tigers India 11 31st of Oct 2019
Temples & Tigers
US$2199 View Tour
Temples & Tigers India 11 21st of Nov 2019
Temples & Tigers
US$2199 View Tour
Temples & Tigers India 11 19th of Dec 2019
Temples & Tigers
US$2279 View Tour
Rajasthan to the Ganges India 17 16th of Sep 2019
Rajasthan to the Ganges
US$3059 View Tour
Rajasthan to the Ganges India 17 7th of Oct 2019
Rajasthan to the Ganges
US$3449 View Tour
Rajasthan to the Ganges India 17 28th of Oct 2019
Rajasthan to the Ganges
US$3449 View Tour
Rajasthan to the Ganges India 17 18th of Nov 2019
Rajasthan to the Ganges
US$3449 View Tour
Delhi to Kathmandu India 16 21st of Sep 2019
Delhi to Kathmandu
US$3369 View Tour
Delhi to Kathmandu India 16 12th of Oct 2019
Delhi to Kathmandu
US$3769 View Tour
Delhi to Kathmandu India 16 2nd of Nov 2019
Delhi to Kathmandu
US$3769 View Tour
Delhi to Kathmandu India 16 23rd of Nov 2019
Delhi to Kathmandu
US$3769 View Tour
Classic Nepal Nepal 15 25th of May 2019
Classic Nepal
US$2249 View Tour
Classic Nepal Nepal 15 15th of Jun 2019
Classic Nepal
US$2069 View Tour
Classic Nepal Nepal 15 21st of Sep 2019
Classic Nepal
US$2249 View Tour
Classic Nepal Nepal 15 5th of Oct 2019
Classic Nepal
US$2249 View Tour
Everest Base Camp Nepal 16 7th of Sep 2019
Everest Base Camp
US$2029 View Tour
Everest Base Camp Nepal 16 5th of Oct 2019
Everest Base Camp
US$2099 View Tour
Everest Base Camp Nepal 16 26th of Oct 2019
Everest Base Camp
US$2099 View Tour
Everest Base Camp Nepal 16 16th of Nov 2019
Everest Base Camp
US$2099 View Tour
Nepal Exposed Nepal 10 25th of May 2019
Nepal Exposed
US$1649 View Tour
Nepal Exposed Nepal 10 15th of Jun 2019
Nepal Exposed
US$1499 View Tour
Nepal Exposed Nepal 10 21st of Sep 2019
Nepal Exposed
US$1649 View Tour
Nepal Exposed Nepal 10 5th of Oct 2019
Nepal Exposed
US$1649 View Tour
Nepal Family Adventure Nepal 14 25th of May 2019
Nepal Family Adventure
US$2399 View Tour
Nepal Family Adventure Nepal 14 19th of Oct 2019
Nepal Family Adventure
US$2479 View Tour
Nepal Family Adventure Nepal 14 21st of Dec 2019
Nepal Family Adventure
US$2479 View Tour
Nepal on a Shoestring Nepal 8 22nd of Sep 2019
Nepal on a Shoestring
US$979 View Tour
Nepal on a Shoestring Nepal 8 13th of Oct 2019
Nepal on a Shoestring
US$979 View Tour
Nepal on a Shoestring Nepal 8 3rd of Nov 2019
Nepal on a Shoestring
US$979 View Tour
Nepal on a Shoestring Nepal 8 24th of Nov 2019
Nepal on a Shoestring
US$979 View Tour
Nepal Wildlife Safari Nepal 14 25th of May 2019
Nepal Wildlife Safari
US$2329 View Tour
Nepal Wildlife Safari Nepal 14 26th of May 2019
Nepal Wildlife Safari
US$2329 View Tour
Nepal Wildlife Safari Nepal 14 27th of May 2019
Nepal Wildlife Safari
US$2329 View Tour
Nepal Wildlife Safari Nepal 14 28th of May 2019
Nepal Wildlife Safari
US$2329 View Tour
Himalayan Kingdoms Nepal 12 9th of Jun 2019
Himalayan Kingdoms
US$3669 View Tour
Himalayan Kingdoms Nepal 12 14th of Jul 2019
Himalayan Kingdoms
US$3669 View Tour
Himalayan Kingdoms Nepal 12 11th of Aug 2019
Himalayan Kingdoms
US$3669 View Tour
Himalayan Kingdoms Nepal 12 15th of Sep 2019
Himalayan Kingdoms
US$4109 View Tour
Maldives on a Shoestring Maldives 8 9th of Jun 2019
Maldives on a Shoestring
US$1279 View Tour
Maldives on a Shoestring Maldives 8 14th of Jul 2019
Maldives on a Shoestring
US$1279 View Tour
Maldives on a Shoestring Maldives 8 11th of Aug 2019
Maldives on a Shoestring
US$1329 View Tour
Maldives on a Shoestring Maldives 8 8th of Sep 2019
Maldives on a Shoestring
US$1329 View Tour
Maldives Active Adventure Maldives 8 9th of Jun 2019
Maldives Active Adventure
US$2399 View Tour
Maldives Active Adventure Maldives 8 14th of Jul 2019
Maldives Active Adventure
US$2399 View Tour
Maldives Active Adventure Maldives 8 11th of Aug 2019
Maldives Active Adventure
US$2399 View Tour
Maldives Active Adventure Maldives 8 8th of Sep 2019
Maldives Active Adventure
US$2479 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

$1809


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

$2669


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

$2279


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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

The service from our tour guide Ahmed Aboudy was amazing. Many people from home warned me not to go to Egypt due to it's safety, however our tour guide made me feel safe and secure throughout the entire trip. I always felt as if he was looking out for us and being extremely protective of us. This made me feel safer and also reassured my parents back home when I informed them about all the safety precautions our tour guide was taking for us.
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.

Very efficient, helpful and knowledgeable. Great tour company, would 100% recommend this tour to other. Felt safe in Egypt the whole time!
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!

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.

All very good, easy to book and communication well received. Our only problem we had was we were given the wrong hotel name on our Itinerery to where we should have been staying, which caused allot of confusion with our pick up, and we ended up staying a night in a different hotel, but it was all sorted out in the morning by hotel staff
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

We had an amazing trip! Mariska was super helpful in accommodating our requests to upgrade our itinerary and providing all our pre-tour information and details. Hani, our tour guide, was spectacular, and every detail was carefully attended to by the Encounters team in Egypt. We felt safe and relaxed as tours and transportation took place flawlessly and enjoyed every minute we were there.
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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