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Encounters Travel

Encounters Travel

4.4/5 - Excellent
Headquarters in Leeds, England
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TOURS
107
AGE RANGE
5-99
RESPONSE RATE
100%
RESPONSE TIME
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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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253 Encounters Travel Reviews

Excellent
67%
Good
20%
Average
9%
Rather Poor
4%
Bad
0%
Accommodation
4 / 5
Transportation
4.5 / 5
Meals
4 / 5
Value for money
4.5 / 5
Guide
4.5 / 5
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  • MD
    Jordan on a Shoestring
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on April 14, 2019
    Had an amazing time ❤️
  •  reviewer 2
    Nubian Adventure
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on March 18, 2019
    I rate Encounters very good for how they finally handled a CPaP machine / lack of power supply on boat and train . They really stepped up and flew me to Cairo f…
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  • HS
    Golden Foothills
    4.0 - Good
    Written on March 15, 2019
    Amritsar was mind boggling and beautiful!
  •  reviewer 4
    Imperial Cities
    3.0 - Average
    Written on March 12, 2019
    The tour is amazing in terms of places to see and our guide was very nice and fluent in many languages. He was very considerate and brought out attention to rel…
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    Encounters Travel commented on this review
    Dear Silvia, Thank you for taking the time to get back to us with your post-tour feedback, this is very much appreciated. I’m pleased to hear that you enjoyed the places you visited on the tour and that you liked your tour guide. We’re very proud of the guides we work with and in Morocco where we offer multiple language Shoestring tours, we’re particularly proud of our guides abilities to speak so many languages. I’m sorry that you were unhappy with the hotels used on the tour. In general we are comfortable with the accommodations used on our tours in Morocco and all properties in the 4-star category do meet local 4-star rating standards which are awarded by the Morocco government. As a Shoestring tour, they aren't the very best 4-stars available (which is reflected in the price charged), but they are a long way from the worst as well - having inspected lots we consider these mid-range. I do hope that if you encountered any problems at the hotels that the reception staff or our tour guide was able to get these resolved for you. Like many countries in North Africa and the Middle East, smoking is still very much part of the culture and many hotels do still permit smoking in some public areas, I am sorry though if this affected your stay. We do include dinners in most of the hotels for several reasons - partly it is because the half-board rates the hotels in Morocco provide are very similar to bed & breakfast, so it just makes sense to offer it to you. Also it makes sure that on some long days you have something available without having to start hunting yourselves. The guides should try to make clear that you're not obliged to eat in the hotels and can go elsewhere if you wish - I do appreciate that the hotels dinners can get a bit repetitive. In terms of the meals which aren’t included on the tour we are always careful with the restaurants we choose and recommend as we have to be sure that any such places meet minimum hygiene standards and provide a decent quality of food. Unfortunately on group tours its hard to recommend local style restaurants or street food to our guests (even though we know it can sometimes be delicious and cheap) partly because it can cause delays to the group if everyone disappears in different directions to eat, partly because there aren't always many decent options available on driving days, and partly to protect our guests from upset stomachs and diarrhoea that may come from unhygienic places. During any free time you are free to pick where you eat though. Overall, I’m pleased to see that you had a good tour, I hope that you’ll join us again in the future.
  • IR
    Jordan on a Shoestring
    4.0 - Good
    Written on February 18, 2019
    Overall very good trip, accommodation was great in Amman, less so in Petra. Our Guide (Ibrahim) was excellent and went out of his way to accommodate the needs …
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  • MA
    Jordan & Egypt on a Shoestring
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on February 12, 2019
    Overall, this was an excellent tour. I have only got good things to say about the tour. The jordan part was almost like a private tour with excellent driver (Mo…
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    Encounters Travel commented on this review
    Thanks for the fantastic review and we are so happy you enjoyed both Jordan and Egypt!
  • J
    Sands & Seas
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on February 10, 2019
    We bought the tour on a groupon and what a deal it was. I have done Viking River Cruises before but this was also an outstanding trip. I absolutely loved Egyp…
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  • NK
    Discover Egypt
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on January 30, 2019
    The Discovery Egypt tour has been well put together covering the best of Egypt in 9 days. The trip itinerary is well thought out, full of wonderful adventures a…
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  •  reviewer 9
    Jordan on a Shoestring
    3.5 - Good
    Written on January 27, 2019
    Tour was excellent! itenary was just what i wanted! :D just a shame the breckfast was horrible at the first hotel. the guide at Jerrash was just too much talkin…
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  • AB
    Jordan on a Shoestring
    3.5 - Good
    Written on January 20, 2019
    The tour itself was good. The organisation before i landed was not. My friend fortunately arrived the day before me and told me to contact the company as they …
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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 served… 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 a… Read more
    Cruising Speed
    10 - 12 knots maximum
    Built
    1976
    Draft
    5m/16ft
    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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