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Encounters Travel - Day Tours & Extended Tours

#55 of 616 Tours in Cairo
Cairo, Egypt
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About Encounters Travel - Day Tours & Extended Tours
We specialise in imaginative, adventurous, small group tours and travel-goers. What they have in common is a passion to go-a passion to encounter the vast diversity of our planet for real.We are a UK registered company, with full bonding and financial protection through ATOL and IPP. Our owners and directors have over 50 years of experience between them of arranging this type of travel, from driving overland expeditions and running travel companies both here in the UK and on the ground.
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Explore the ancient highlights of Cairo and Luxor on a 6-day tour, with minimum 4-star hotel accommodation, breakfasts and transport included. In Cairo, discover the Great Pyramids and Sphinx, and visit the Egyptian Museum, home to Tutankhamun’s riches, death mask and more. Take the overnight train to Luxor, and visit the Valley of the Kings, Karnak and other antiquities. Enjoy a final, free day in Cairo to relax or take an optional tour. Upgrade to the sleeper train or internal flights between the two cities. An ideal introduction to Egypt.
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from $769.00
7 reviews
Unravel Egypt’s ancient secrets and laze by the Red Sea on this variety-packed 9-night tour from Cairo, with hotel accommodation, tours and transport included. Experience the Great Pyramids and Egyptian Museum in Cairo, and take the overnight sleeper to Luxor to discover Karnak Temple and the mysterious pharaohs' tombs of the Valley of the Kings. Put on your personal explorer hat on a day free in Luxor, and then travel to Hurghada for three days at your leisure to enjoy the Red Sea sands, reefs and watersports such as diving.
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from $1,399.00
8 reviews
See Egypt’s sights in style on a 7-night tour from Cairo, including 5-star hotel accommodation in Egypt’s capital, two domestic flights, and a 5-star River Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan. Discover the Great Pyramids and stepped pyramid at Saqqara; soak up the majesty and mysteries of Karnak and the Valley of the Kings in Luxor; and take a relaxing cruise along the beautiful Nile to Aswan. Your tour ends on a high note back in Cairo with a visit to the Egyptian Museum, plus free time and optional activities.
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from $1,369.00
42 reviews
Discover Egypt’s most illustrious ancient sights in this classic, 9-day Nile adventure from Cairo. Spend two nights in Egypt’s capital and visit the Great Pyramids, Sphinx and Egyptian Museum before catching the sleeper train to picturesque Aswan. Enjoy an optional trip to incredible Abu Simbel, take a traditional 'felucca' sailboat cruise on the Nile, and stay in Luxor two nights to explore its East and West Bank antiquities. Finish with a free day in Cairo to explore independently or enjoy optional tours. Hotel accommodation, transport and daily breakfasts included.
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from $1,129.00
10 reviews
Experience the best of Egypt before relaxing by the Red Sea on this 13-day tour from Cairo, with accommodation and transport included. After visiting the Great Pyramids and Egyptian Museum in Cairo, ride the overnight sleeper train to Aswan. Visit top Aswan attractions, choose an optional trip to Abu Simbel, and enjoy a 'felucca' sailboat cruise to Luxor to see Karnak, the Valley of the Kings and more. Then, enjoy three days’ relaxation in Hurghada. Sunbathe on the sands, snorkel or dive in the Red Sea — the choice is yours!
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from $1,619.00
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I just returned from the Nubian Adventures tour. Encounters was first class with their quality from meeting at the airport to dropping us off at the airport ticket counter. Sol handled everything with professionalism and courtesy. Magz, guide, was simply the best. He was knowledgeable,...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I did the 9 days around Egypt tour and it was amazing! I liked the busy schedule and seeing as much as possible. The Felucca down the Nile is a must! Food was amazing as well as all of the hotels! I wish it was...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved this tour! I was traveling by myself and everyone always made me feel so comfortable. Anuss has everything so perfectly organized so that I didn’t have to worry about a single thing. All of the tour guides were impressively knowledgeable and loved answering...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 11, 2019 via mobile

Our trip to Egypt with Encounters was an amazing adventure. Our tour guide, Ahmed Aboudy, was absolutely fantastic! He was extremely knowledgeable about Egyptian history/culture, very well organized, and truly fun to be with. Aboudy made our trip extremely meaningful and memorable, and I am...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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SimpsonMichael, Marketing at Encounters Travel - Day Tours & Extended Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2019

Dear Abarnes27, Thank you for your wonderful review. We're so pleased that we were able to provide you with a memorable experience in Egypt. We hope to travel with you again soon!

Reviewed July 8, 2019

Our trip to Egypt with Encounters Travel was extraordinary, definitely surpassing our expectations. From the moment we landed in Cairo, we were well-taken care of by the Encounters team. Our tour leader, Big Mo, succeeded in creating a sense of family among a group of...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed July 7, 2019 via mobile

Groupon Egypt Trip via Encounters Travel 6/15-29/2019 While viewing trips on Groupon, I stumbled pass a 9 day trip to Egypt. With low expectations (i.e. I wasn’t sure what to expect from a Groupon trip abroad). In the past, I purchased a hotel stay from...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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SimpsonMichael, Marketing at Encounters Travel - Day Tours & Extended Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2019

Dear JDY04, Thank you very much for your wonderful feedback. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your trip to Egypt with us, and hope to travel with you again in the future!

Reviewed June 27, 2019

I had the most amazing time in Egypt with Encounters and Big Mo. Everything was organized and efficient. I was able to see so much of the amazing country! Highly recommend it!

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 26, 2019

Morocco was beautiful and we saw many remarkable places. The three stars comes from the quality of hotels. I understand that to keep costs down, lower star hotels are used. My specific problem was with Oudaya Hotel in Marrakech. The room assigned to me has...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 14, 2019 via mobile

This trip was extraordinary! My sister and I traveled on this trip together and I only have great things to say about it. Egypt is beautiful and if you are hesitant about going, you definitely should not be. I felt extremely comfortable and safe the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank brigetmcb
SimpsonMichael, Marketing at Encounters Travel - Day Tours & Extended Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2019

Dear Briget McBennett, Thank you for your wonderful review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your trip to Egypt with us. We hope that you will travel with us again in the future!

Reviewed June 14, 2019

Encounters Travel definitely made my trip to Egypt amazing and worth wild! From the moment we landed to checking in back on our flight coming home our tour lead Ahmed Ali was there so make it easy breezy. The best feeling is not having to...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Charleston P
July 10, 2018|
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Hi there Janet, Thanks for reaching out! I think the best way to answer would be to first find out in which country the 10 day tour is as this will help us to give you the most accurate information? Thanks Dan
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April 2, 2018|
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Hi Preeti, and Hi and thanks also to you Janet for the great referral! We would be delighted to help your family with a trip to Egypt. We have some dedicated group family tours that have been designed to be ideal for... More
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Whyvon54
March 14, 2017|
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Hi Yvonne, Thanks for your interest in our tours to Egypt, we hope you decide to join us! We’ve actually just changed the way in which we offer upgrades from the Felucca and moving forward we’ll no longer be offering the... More
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