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 tour!
Our travellers have a passion to experience the vast diversity of our planet’s scenery, wildlife, history and culture.
Those joining our group tours love the experience and peace of mind that comes with travelling with other like minded people. Our groups are made up of people of different nationalities and from different countries, aged from their early 20s to 70+ and provide a fun opportunity to meet new people while exploring a new destination. They are ideal for solo travellers, and are a cost effective way to explore some of the world’s most exciting and interesting destinations.
Those booking tailor-made tours are looking for a more private and personalised experience, perhaps focusing on a particular interest. These tours can be customised to suit any budget, style of travel and duration.
Our Small Group adventure tours give you the chance to explore the world with fellow like-minded travellers. Similar in style, our lower budget Shoestring tours use slightly lower accommodation levels and larger maximum group sizes.
In Africa our Overland camping and accommodated adventures cover larger distances and multiple countries in comfortable expedition vehicles. We’ve also designed special family tours that you can enjoy with other families or just take your own family on an exciting and rewarding holiday.
Our Escorted group tours are hosted by specially selected experts who bring their knowledge and skills to add an extra dimension to the tour. Finally, we run a wide range of Tailor-made tours for people who would like our help in designing their own holiday.