Looking for an alternative Easter escape? Perfect for singles, couples, friends and teachers seeking sun, fun and adventure this Easter, Encounters Travel offer small group tours for adults only – no kids allowed. Plus there’s a whole host of discounted tours over the Easter period with savings of up to £162 per person. Options include:
1. NEPAL,Nepal Exposed: 11 Days Reduced To £531pp (save £94pp)
From lowland plains to the heights of the Himalayas, Nepal offers a unique travel experience with some of the world’s best trekking, white water rafting and wildlife parks all located under the gaze of the highest mountains in the world. This 11-day small group adventure tour provides a great taster. Highlights include a tour of the city and temples of Kathmandu, the sunrise mountain views from the hilltop village of Nagarkot, white water rafting on the Trisuli river, wildlife safaris in Chitwan National Park and relaxing in the picturesque lakeside town of Pokhara.
Prices departing 1 April are reduced to £531 per person (saving £94pp) to include transfers from/to Kathmandu airport, 10 nights’ varied accommodation in hotels, rafting camps and wildlife lodges on a mixed-board basis, all entrance fees to national parks and sites, as well as an expert local guide throughout. Flights excluded. Contact Encounters Travel (www.encounterstravel.com / 0800 088 6002).
2. THAILAND, Thailand Encounters: 12 Days Reduced To £556pp (save £139pp)
This 12-day small group adventure tour through Thailand explores the capital Bangkok and discovers the historical sites of Kanchanaburi, home to the famous Bridge Over the River Kwai, with a night in a family homestay, a day in Erawan Falls National Park to see caves and spectacular waterfalls, a trip to the former Siam capital of Ayutthaya, now a UNESCO world heritage site, and then a night on board a sleeper train to enjoy a free day in Chiang Mai. The trip culminates with a three-day trek in the mountains staying in village huts and visiting local hill tribes where guests also get to enjoy an elephant ride and bamboo rafting trip.
Prices departing 1 April are reduced to £556 per person (save £139pp), the price includes airport transfers from/to Bangkok, 11 nights’ varied accommodation in hotels, a family homestay, an overnight train and village huts, all entrance fees to sites and the services of a local tour leader throughout. Flights excluded. Contact Encounters Travel (www.encounterstravel.com / 0800 088 6002).
3. INDIA Indian Express: 9 Days At Easter Reduced To £637pp (save £112pp)
This relaxing nine-day small group adventure tour is the perfect introduction to India. With time to explore Old and New Delhi before the UNESCO world heritage site Agra Fort, a full sightseeing tour of the beautiful Taj Mahal at sunset, and then on to Ranthambore National Park to search for tigers and other wildlife on an exciting game drive. The tour finishes exploring the pink city of Jaipur before returning to Delhi.
Prices departing 31 March are reduced to £637 per person (saving £112pp) to include transfers from/to Delhi airport, eight nights’ accommodation in good quality hotels on a mixed-board basis, as well as a local guide throughout. Flights excluded. Contact Encounters Travel (www.encounterstravel.com / 0800 088 6002).
4. JORDAN, Jordan Encounters: 8 Days Reduced To £723pp (save £127pp)
This eight-day small group adventure tour starts in Amman before heading to the Red Sea for some sun, relaxation and snorkelling or diving activities. From Aqaba beach resort guests return north on a jeep safari through the desert exploring Wadi Rum, where Lawrence of Arabia was filmed, and a night sleeping under the stars in a traditional Bedouin camp. Next visit the famous site of Petra, celebrating the 200th anniversary of the rediscovery of the lost city in 2012, followed by a scenic drive through small villages with stops to visit the Kerak crusader castle and marvel at the views over to Israel from Mt. Nebo. Finish off with a tour of the ancient Greek site of Jerash, floating in the world famous Dead Sea and a sunset tour of Amman city.
Prices departing 1 or 8 April are reduced to £723 per person (saving £127pp) to include transfers from/to Amman airport, seven nights’ accommodation in three and four-star hotels and a night in a traditional Bedouin camp on a mixed-board basis, as well as a local guide throughout. Flights excluded. Contact Encounters Travel (www.encounterstravel.com / 0800 088 6002).
5. ISRAEL, Holy Land Journey: 8 Days Reduced To £917pp (save £162pp)
This eight-day small group adventure tour starts in Tel Aviv, before travelling to Jerusalem, Tiberias and Nazareth, visiting many important religious sites and monuments including the birthplace of John the Baptist, the tomb of King David, the Room of the Last Supper and even Bethlehem and the Church of the Nativity, as well as visiting the Dead Sea and the Sea of Galilee.
Prices departing 1 or 8 April are reduced to £917 per person (saving £162pp) to include airport transfers from/to Tel Aviv, seven nights’ hotel accommodation in four-star hotels on a bed and breakfast basis and a professional tour guide throughout. Flights excluded. Contact Encounters Travel (www.encounterstravel.com / 0800 088 6002).
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