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Trip Type Trip Type Classic Tour Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Small Group Guided Experiences Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
River Cruise These vessels are smaller than most ocean cruisers, limiting which amenties are available. Passenger counts can vary. One of the biggest advantages of a river cruise is the ability to dock at smaller ports and local villages.
Small Ocean Cruise Small ship cruises usually have a max passenger count of 500. The primary purpose of these trips is to spend time off the vessel in local ports (e.g. Mediterranean) or experiencing nature (e.g Galapagos or Antarctica). Cabins can vary from budget to luxury.
Private Tour Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Independent Package A travel company plans your itinerary and arranges all the logistics including lodging, local activities, and transportantion. You have the flexibility of a solo trip while still getting the convience and time savings of expert planning. Get 90% of the benefits of a tour, without a guide.
Vacation / Holiday Package Similar to a self guided tour, this usually involves a home base, such as a hotel or resort, with packaged activities and day tours as a part of the stay.
Large Ocean Cruise This is the "floating city" experience, with multiple ways to enjoy your vacation aboard the ship as much as on land. Ships are multiple floors, provide several activities, culinary, and shopping options. They often make fewer stops and have less time available for shore excursions.

Tour Styles

Lodging Level Lodging Level Camping Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges.
Basic - 2 star You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Value - 3 star Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Premium - 4 star 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Luxury - 5 star The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.

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Physical Level Physical Level Very Easy Minimal walking - motor vehicles available for all major parts of trip.
Easy Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments.
Moderate Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment.
Strenuous All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included.
Extreme Very challenging all day hiking and backpacking carrying significant equipment.

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Encounters Travel

145 trips with 5 reviews

All Encounters Travel tours, river cruises, expedition cruises, and adventure trips. Find the best guided trips and expert planned vacation and holiday packages. Average rating of 5.0 for all Encounters Travel trips.

Encounters Travel

145 trips with 5 reviews

All Encounters Travel tours, river cruises, expedition cruises, and adventure trips. Find the best guided trips and expert planned vacation and holiday packages. Average rating of 5.0 for all Encounters Travel trips.

 
India on a Shoestring
9 days

India on a Shoestring

5.0 | Excellent | 5 Reviews
Type:
Group Tour
Lodging:
Basic - 2 star
Basic - 2 star Lodging Level You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Physical:
Moderate
Moderate Physical Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural
Visits:
India, Delhi, Agra, Taj Mahal
$ 799
$ 89per day
Jordan & Egypt on a Shoestring
14 days

Jordan & Egypt on a Shoestring

5.0 | Excellent | 5 Reviews
Type:
Group Tour
Lodging:
Basic - 2 star
Basic - 2 star Lodging Level You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Physical:
Moderate
Moderate Physical Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural, Small Ship Cruise
Visits:
Jordan, Amman, Aswan, Dead Sea, Luxor Temple, Petra, Sphinx, Temple of Karnak, Valley of the Kings, Wadi Rum
$ 1,569
$ 112per day
Classic Turkey & Greek Islands
14 days

Classic Turkey & Greek Islands

5.0 | Excellent | 5 Reviews
Type:
Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star
Premium - 4 star Lodging Level 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Physical:
Moderate
Moderate Physical Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
Cultural, Local Immersion & Homestays
Visits:
Greece, Athens, Acropolis, Ankara, Blue Mosque, Cappadocia, Ephesus, Mykonos, Parthenon, Santorini, Temple of Zeus
$ 3,309
$ 236per day
Mountains to the Lakes
21 days

Mountains to the Lakes

5.0 | Excellent | 5 Reviews
Type:
Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Moderate
Moderate Physical Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, High Adventure
Visits:
Andes Mountains, Arequipa, Atacama Desert, Copacabana, Inca Trail, La Paz, Lake Titicaca, Lima, Machu Picchu, Nazca, Puno, Urubamba
$ 3,169
$ 151per day
Uzbekistan Highlights
8 days

Uzbekistan Highlights

5.0 | Excellent | 5 Reviews
Type:
Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Moderate
Moderate Physical Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural
Visits:
Uzbekistan, Bukhara, Samarkand
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Nepal Wildlife Safari
14 days

Nepal Wildlife Safari

5.0 | Excellent | 5 Reviews
Type:
Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Moderate
Moderate Physical Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
Safari, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural
Visits:
Nepal, Kathmandu, Chitwan National Park
$ 2,329
$ 166per day
A Portrait of Thailand with Me Ra Koh
9 days

A Portrait of Thailand with Me Ra Koh

5.0 | Excellent | 5 Reviews
Type:
Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star
Premium - 4 star Lodging Level 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Physical:
Moderate
Moderate Physical Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
Safari, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural, Photography
Visits:
Thailand, Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Phuket
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Classic Egypt & Jordan tour
16 days

Classic Egypt & Jordan

5.0 | Excellent | 5 Reviews
Type:
Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Moderate
Moderate Physical Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural, Local Immersion & Homestays
Visits:
Egypt, Jordan, Cairo, Sphinx
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Long Nile Cruise
15 days

Long Nile Cruise

5.0 | Excellent | 5 Reviews
Type:
Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star
Premium - 4 star Lodging Level 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Physical:
Moderate
Moderate Physical Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural, Small Ship Cruise
Visits:
Egypt, Cairo, Aswan, Luxor Temple, Pyramid of Giza, Sphinx, Temple of Karnak
$ 3,609
$ 241per day
Turkey Encounters
15 days

Turkey Encounters

5.0 | Excellent | 5 Reviews
Type:
Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Moderate
Moderate Physical Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural
Visits:
Ankara, Antalya, Aphrodisias, Ephesus, Istanbul, Troy
$ 1,889
$ 126per day
Taste of Turkey
8 days

Taste of Turkey

5.0 | Excellent | 5 Reviews
Type:
Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Moderate
Moderate Physical Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
Cultural
$ 989
$ 124per day
Jordan Explorer - Travelzoo
6 days

Jordan Explorer - Travelzoo

5.0 | Excellent | 5 Reviews
Type:
Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Moderate
Moderate Physical Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Visits:
Jordan, Amman
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Delhi to Kathmandu
16 days

Delhi to Kathmandu

5.0 | Excellent | 5 Reviews
Type:
Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Moderate
Moderate Physical Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
Cultural, Local Immersion & Homestays
Visits:
India, Delhi, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Jaipur, Jama Masjid, Kathmandu, Taj Mahal, Varanasi
$ 2,869
$ 179per day
Jordan on a Shoestring
6 days

Jordan on a Shoestring

5.0 | Excellent | 5 Reviews
Type:
Group Tour
Lodging:
Basic - 2 star
Basic - 2 star Lodging Level You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Physical:
Moderate
Moderate Physical Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural
Visits:
Jordan, Amman, Dead Sea, Petra
$ 769
$ 128per day
Nepal Discovery
8 days

Nepal Discovery

5.0 | Excellent | 5 Reviews
Type:
Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Moderate
Moderate Physical Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
Safari, Hiking & Walking, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks
Visits:
Nepal, Bhaktapur, Chitwan National Park, Durbar Square, Pokhara
$ 1,399
$ 175per day
Highlights
  • Explore the bustling streets and atmosphere of Kathmandu
  • Visit Chitwan National Park
  • Visit Elephant Breeding Centre
  • Enjoy superb mountains views including the peaks of Annapurna
  • Visit to the ancient centre of Bhatkapur
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Nile Family Adventure
9 days

Nile Family Adventure

5.0 | Excellent | 5 Reviews
Type:
Private Guided
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Moderate
Moderate Physical Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
Family Friendly, Cultural
Visits:
Aswan, Cairo, Sphinx
$ 1,349
$ 150per day
Gods of Egypt
9 days

Gods of Egypt

5.0 | Excellent | 5 Reviews
Type:
Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Luxury - 5 star
Luxury - 5 star Lodging Level The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.
Physical:
Moderate
Moderate Physical Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural, Local Immersion & Homestays, Religious
Visits:
Egypt, Cairo, Luxor Temple, Pyramid of Giza, Sphinx
$ 1,729
$ 192per day
Nepal on a Shoestring
8 days

Nepal on a Shoestring

5.0 | Excellent | 5 Reviews
Type:
Group Tour
Lodging:
Basic - 2 star
Basic - 2 star Lodging Level You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Physical:
Moderate
Moderate Physical Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural
Visits:
Nepal, Kathmandu, Chitwan National Park, Pokhara
$ 899
$ 112per day
Vietnam & Cambodia Encounters
16 days

Vietnam & Cambodia Encounters

5.0 | Excellent | 5 Reviews
Type:
Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Moderate
Moderate Physical Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural, Local Immersion & Homestays
Visits:
Vietnam, Hanoi, Angkor Wat, Ho Chi Minh, Hoi An , Mekong Delta, Phnom Penh , Saigon, Ta Prohm
$ 2,539
$ 159per day
Maldives on a Shoestring
8 days

Maldives on a Shoestring

5.0 | Excellent | 5 Reviews
Type:
Group Tour
Lodging:
Basic - 2 star
Basic - 2 star Lodging Level You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Physical:
Moderate
Moderate Physical Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural
Visits:
Maldives
$ 1,279
$ 160per day

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