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Helen“Hadi our tour leader was fun, helpful and friendly. The tour itself was great, the places we visited were wonderful. Our driver was careful and brought us to our destination safe each day. Ibis Casablanca was the best hotel overall and food was fantastic. ...“

Encounters Travel

Encounters Travel

4.2/5 - Excellent
Headquarters in Leeds, England
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TOURS
62
AGE RANGE
5-99
RESPONSE RATE
100%
RESPONSE TIME
3h
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Encounters Travel is an adventure tour operator, based in the UK but with representatives in Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. We run a wide selection of cultural and adventurous tours around the world, each carefully designed to help you get the most...

Encounters Travel is an adventure tour operator, based in the UK but with representatives in Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. We run a wide selection of cultural and adventurous tours around the world, each carefully designed to help you get the most out of the country you're visiting. Our tours range from historical sightseeing and Nile cruises in Egypt, through to long strenuous treks and white water rafting in Nepal or swimming with whales in Tonga. You can join other travellers on a small group departure, or personalise and tailor-make an itinerary for you to enjoy privately. Whatever your preference, we have a team of experienced travel consultants ready to advise you and help arrange your next great adventure!

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163 Encounters Travel Reviews

Excellent
62%
Good
20%
Average
11%
Rather Poor
6%
Bad
1%
Accommodation
4 / 5
Transportation
4.5 / 5
Meals
4 / 5
Value for money
4.5 / 5
Guide
4.5 / 5
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  • AT
    Imperial Cities
    1.5 - Rather poor
    Written on November 27, 2018
    The guide was absolutely shocking. He threatened us during the tour asking that we leave if we were unhappy. There were extremely limited explanations in Englis…
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    Jordan & Egypt on a Shoestring
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on November 21, 2018
    Everything was fantastic. Both of our guides, Big Mo in Egypt and Ibrahim Bunz in Jordan were amazing, their knowledge on everything was a pleasure to listen to…
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  • W
    Best of Israel & Jordan
    2.0 - Rather poor
    Written on November 21, 2018
    Encounters Travel Troubles: They were a "No-Show" for departure transfer from hotel to airport at 2:30 AM as promised. They did not answer their in country eme…
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  • A
    Jordan & Egypt on a Shoestring
    4.0 - Good
    Written on November 20, 2018
    Your itenaries kept changing.your office in London Mariska was terrible. I will explain if someone in management calls me.
    Encounters Travel commented on this review
    Dear Traveller, I'm sorry that you had issues with our tour itinerary changing, though I am pleased to see that you did enjoy your trip and were able to give us a 4-star rating. We did make a change to the Jordan section of this tour earlier this year and at the time we contacted all customers to inform them of the changes we had made. We would consider the changes we made to be improvements with the addition of the Wadi Rum overnight camp which was something many of our previous customers had requested. Unfortunately we don't see a passenger name on your review, however we would be happy to receive any feedback you might have about your tour or customer experience. You can contact us regarding this on tours@encounterstravel.com Thanks again. Encounters Travel
  • DC
    Jordan & Egypt on a Shoestring
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on November 16, 2018
    The tour was amazing. From the first minute since we got to Jordan till the minute our flight took off from Cairo, we had fabulous time. We had a last minute ch…
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    Encounters Travel commented on this review
    Dear Diana, Thanks for taking the time to get back to us with your feedback, I'm really pleased that you had such a good time on the tour and that the unexpected closure of the Dead Sea area didn't impact upon your overall enjoyment of the tour. I'm pleased to hear that our alternate option of taking the group to Aqaba for some beach time was well received and that you enjoyed being able to snorkel in the Red Sea. I hope that you'll decide to travel with us again in the future. Encounters Travel
  • HW
    A Week in Jordan
    4.0 - Good
    Written on November 16, 2018
    We had an upgrade with our accommodation so it was excellent. The greatest disappointment was that we were only in Petra for half a day when the itinerary impli…
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    Encounters Travel commented on this review
    Dear Helen, Thanks for choosing to travel with us in Jordan and for taking the time to provide us with your post-tour feedback, this is very much appreciated. I'm pleased to hear that you were happy with the accommodation provided and that you've been able to give us an overall 4-star rating for this product. I'm sorry that you felt the time in Petra wasn't sufficient, we'll be following up with our team in Jordan regarding this point to ensure that the time here is fully maximised for future travellers. I hope that you'll decide to travel with us again in the future. Encounters Travel
  • CM
    Egyptian Legacy
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on November 10, 2018
    This trip was a life long desire. I went with my wife at end of October 2018. The trip exceeded my expectations. The Egyptian Legacy itinerary was perfect for…
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    Encounters Travel commented on this review
    Dear Christopher, Thanks for taking the time to get back to us with your post-tour feedback. I'm really pleased to hear that you had such a good time on the tour and that it exceeded your expectations. I hope that you'll decide to travel with us again in the future. Encounters Travel
  • C(
    Nubian Adventure
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on October 29, 2018
    Wonderful trip. We would have liked more time in the valley of the kings.
  • HR
    Imperial Cities
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on October 25, 2018
    Hadi our tour leader was fun, helpful and friendly. The tour itself was great, the places we visited were wonderful. Our driver was careful and brought us to ou…
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    Nubian Adventure
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on October 21, 2018
    Had a great time which was made special due to are fantastic guide Sheriff. Everything was run like clockwork well done to the team MANY THANKS.

About Encounters Travel

Encounters Travel is an adventure tour operator, based in the UK but with representatives in Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. We run a wide selection of cultural and adventurous tours around the world, each carefully designed to help you get the most out of the country you're visiting. Our tours range from historical sightseeing and Nile cruises in Egypt, through to long strenuous treks and white water rafting in Nepal or swimming with whales in Tonga. You can join other travellers on a small group departure, or personalise and tailor-make an itinerary for you to enjoy privately. Whatever your preference, we have a team of experienced travel consultants ready to advise you and help arrange your next great adventure!

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Encounters Travel Ships

  • MV Ortelius
    MV Ortelius
    History of Ortelius   "Ortelius" was built in Gdynia, Poland in 1989, was named "Marina Svetaeva", and s… Read more
    Built
    1989
    Guests
    116
    Crew
    52
    Length
    91.25m
    Width
    17.61m
    Staterooms
    53
    Cruising Speed
    14.3 knots maximum
    Draft
    5.8m
  • MV Plancius
    MV Plancius
    History of Plancius ​ M/v "Plancius" was built in 1976 as an oceanographic research vessel for the Royal Dutch Navy and wa… Read more
    Built
    1976
    Guests
    116
    Crew
    45
    Length
    89m/293ft
    Width
    14.7m/47ft
    Staterooms
    53
    Cruising Speed
    10 - 12 knots maximum
    Draft
    5m/16ft

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