Souks & Sand Dunes

Souks & Sand Dunes

heart_plus
tourhub | Encounters Travel | Souks & Sand Dunes | 528
26 Views
9 Days From

$925

$883

Souks & Sand Dunes

9 Days Starting and ending in Marrakesh, Morocco

Visiting: Marrakech, Aït Benhaddou, Nkob, Oued Draa, Todra River, Ouarzazate, Brigade touristique, Essaouira, Marrakesh

Tour operator:

Encounters Travel

Tour code:

528

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

2 - 16

Physical rating:

All Ages / Not applicable

Age range:

5-85

Special diets catered:

Request dietary needs

Tour operated in:
English
Activities:

Shopping, Sightseeing, Walking

From:
$925
$883 Exclusive Tourhub Members Discount: -$42

NB: Prices correct on 18-May-2024 but subject to change.

See local operators tour description
- Sign In

This tour is no longer available, please see similar tours below or send an enquiry

Tour Overview

The sights, sounds and smells make Morocco a fantastic family destination. Explore the ancient labyrinthine medina of Marrakech, astonishing landscape of the Atlas Mountains and extraordinary Sahara Desert. This tour has been planned to be suitable for the younger members of your family. It includes shorter drive times, and opportunities to both explore or relax by the pool! After arriving into Marrakech you'll have some free time to settle in, before beginning our Moroccan family adventure. Leaving behind Marrakech we begin our journey, heading to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ain Benhaddou. Our route to Ait Behaddou will take us through the Valley of the Roses and over the scenic Atlas Mountains. Once we reach Ait Benhaddou we'll have a guided tour of one of the oldest fortified towns in the south of Morocco, which has also been featured in numerous movies and TV series including Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia and even Game of Thrones. Our route towards the Sahara continues through the N'Kob Berber Oasis where we'll have a chance to learn about the Ait Atta Nomads and their way of life. During the day we'll have a walking tour of the palmerie and have the option of partaking in a cooking class. Our journey from N'Kob continues, passing through the Anti-Atlas and Draa Valley, making a stop to try some local dates. Our destination today will be the Erg Chebbi Sand Dunes where we'll take a camel ride through the desert and spend the night at a traditional berber camp. As we begin our journey back towards Marrakech, we'll make a stop to visit the Todra Gorge, the Grand Canyon of Morocco, and the movie studios of Ouarzazate. Once we reach Marrakech you'll have time to explore the Medina and have the option of joining our Marrakech city tour. This tour has been arranged specifically for those travelling with children aged from 5 to 16 years - child discounts are available. For those passengers who would like some time by the coast, you may also consider our Souks, Sand Dunes & Surf Tour which includes additional time in the coastal town of Essaouira.

Highlights

  • Marrakech medina

  • Djemaa El Fna square

  • N'Kob berber oasis

  • Todra Gorge

  • Sahara Desert Berber Camp

  • Ait Benhaddou UNESCO site

Itinerary

Expand All

Day 1 : Arrive In Marrakech. Transfer To Hotel

Location: Marrakech

Accommodation: Hotel, Marrakech hotel

Meals Included: Dinner

Welcome to Morocco! After a short transfer from the airport, you will have a free day to explore this vibrant city. Tonight you will meet your fellow travellers at your pre-departure meeting at 6pm, organised at the joining hotel in the heart of town.

Day 2 : Travel To Ait Benhaddou Via Roses Valley And Atlas Mountains

Location: Aït Benhaddou

Accommodation: Hotel, Ait Benhaddou hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Leaving Marrakech, we set off through the Road of the Roses Valley, famous within the country for its roses. A stop can be made here to see some of the wide variety of rose products. We'll then drive over the stunning High Atlas mountains, a route which African traders once used on their journeys up to Europe. After descending back down to the more desert like region around Ouarzazate we'll take a step back into history with a guided tour of the village of Ait Benhaddou. One of the oldest villages in the south of Morocco, Ait Benhaddou is a 'fortified city' with an important location on the old trading route between the desert and the mountains. Its claim to fame is some beautiful examples of Kasbahs, some of which remain inhabited. Granted UNESCO World Heritage listing, the site has been used in numerous famous movies including Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator, and TV series including Game of Thrones. We'll explore the narrow streets of the old Kasbahs while winding up to a great view, hopefully catching sunset across the desert mountains from the top.

Day 3 : N'kob Fortified Villages

Location: Nkob

Accommodation: Hotel, N'Kob hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

We'll drive through some more beautiful scenery today, passing through valleys and gorges where the Berbers built many kasbahs. The natural beauty of the area and the sight of so many of these kasbahs make this a stunning part of the country to travel through. Our destination today is one of Morocco's best kept secrets, the Berber Oasis of N'Kob. Nestling at the foot of the Jebel Saghro mountains N'Kob is host to exotic Palmeries and 45 mudbrick ksouars (fortified villages). Here we'll learn about the Ait Atta Nomads and their traditional way of life. We'll have time to enjoy the views during a walk through the Palmerie or to relax in the hotel for the afternoon. There's also the option for a fun cooking class today to prepare and cook your own Moroccan lunch.

Day 4 : Cross The Draa Valley To The Sahara. Camel Ride And Desert Camp

Location: Oued Draa

Accommodation: Camp, Berber Desert Camp

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today's drive takes us through the Anti Atlas ranges to cross the Draa Valley, one of the most famous places in Morocco for dates. We'll stop so everyone can taste some fresh ones. Excitement builds as we head to the Erg Chebbi sand dunes, which signify the commencement of the mighty Sahara Desert. We'll break for lunch, and may even have time for a relaxing swim in the summer months. The adventure really begins as we transfer to our transport into the desert – camels! Travelling on a traditional camel caravan, we trek into the desert to our authentic Berber camp. The sand dunes await as well as local food and a night of entertainment under the Saharan stars.

Day 5 : Journey Into The Todra Gorge

Location: Todra River

Accommodation: Hotel, Todra Gorge hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Our journey continues to the breath-taking Todra Gorge, with its towering high gorge walls which reach up over 300m, giving it the title of Morocco's Grand Canyon! Today you’ll appreciate the charm of Todra as you witness it's ever changing colours, as the sun slowly moves from east to west. The afternoon is free to relax by the hotel pool and soak up the atmosphere or take a stroll through the Gorge and Palmerie. For those over 16 there may be time to try your hand at rock climbing – hang on!

Day 6 : Action!! Visit The Movie Studios Of Ouarzazate

Location: Ouarzazate

Accommodation: Hotel, Ouarzazate hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After more time to explore the Gorge this morning we take lunch at a very traditional local Berber cooperative for Berber carpets. We'll learn how the Berbers have made their carpets for centuries, and you can try your bargaining skills if you're interested in buying one. We'll then continue to Ouarzazate (the Hollywood of North Africa), another important stop on the African trading route to Europe. An optional tour is available this afternoon to visit the famous film studios here which have been used for numerous international movies and TV series over the years, including The Kingdom of Heaven, The Last Temptation of Christ, The Living Daylights and Alexander the Great.

Day 7 : Return To Marrakech And Explore Djemaa El Fna Square

Location: Brigade touristique

Accommodation: Hotel, Marrakech hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

We drive back to Marrakech today an another incredible journey across the Atlas mountains. Arriving late afternoon in Marrakech, you will have chance to freshen up, before heading into the vibrant Djemâa-el-Fna square for dinner.

Day 8 : Marrakech Free Day (Optional City Tour)

Location: Marrakech

Accommodation: Hotel, Marrakech hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

This morning you can enjoy an optional city tour, followed by some free time to explore for yourself. Marrakech conjures up images of an exotic, distant city, of magic carpets, snake charmers and frankincense and myrrh brought in by camel trains. You will still find examples of most of these with the rose-coloured walls of the medina. Spend time getting lost in a tangle of winding streets that open onto verdant gardens and dark alleyways that lead to bustling souks. The focal point of the city is the central square, the Djemâa-el-Fna, an extraordinary gathering and market place. Full of colour, spicy aromas and traders, it is overflowing with life. Enjoy sun-downers at one of the roof top cafes as you watch the transition from day to night. Towering over the square is the Koutoubia mosque, the tallest building in the city, and a reminder of the importance of Islam to the lives of the city's residents. Once you have finished exploring why not relax by the pool, or try a traditional hammam, (a steam bath followed by an exfoliating massage) - it’s the ideal end to the day.

Day 9 : Travel To The Coastal Town Of Essaouira

Location: Essaouira

Accommodation: Hotel, Essaouira hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today we head to Essaouira on the Atlantic Coast. We pass some stunning scenery before arriving at a colourful fishing town situated within 15th century Portuguese fortifications. With fantastic beaches and great surf you will have enough free time to go surfing, wind surfing or kayaking or just relax on the beach or alternatively explore the UNESCO-listed medina with its various souks and woodcarving workshops. The beach is in front of the Medina and there are cafés with terraces where you can relax while drinking mint tea and watch Moroccan life go by. There is also optional horse trekking, quad biking available.

Day 10 : Essaouira Free Day

Location: Essaouira

Accommodation: Hotel, Essaouira hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Enjoy a free day on the beach and more optional activities.

Day 11 : Return To Marrakech For One Final Night

Location: Marrakesh

Accommodation: Hotel, Marrakech hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

We head back to Marrakech today on the Supratours public bus, before heading to the famous Djemma el Fna square for an optional group meal in the evening.

Day 12 : Tour Ends In Marrakech

Location: Marrakesh

Meals Included: Breakfast

Your adventure tour ends after breakfast. For those flying out of Marrakech on this day, you can arrange airport transfers with your guide, and these can be booked any time for this day – there is luggage storage at the hotel should you need to check out before your go to the airport. Additional nights in Marrakech can also be booked upon request, please contact us for details.

What's Included

  • 10 nights accommodation in 3 to 4-star hotels

  • 1 nights in a traditional berber desert camp

  • Transport in AC minibus/coach or 4x4

  • 24-hour airport arrival transfer service

  • English speaking tour leader throughout and specialist local guides

  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary (11 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 7 dinners)

  • Entrances fees to monuments as stated

What's Not Included

  • International flights (available on request)

  • Visa fees

  • Travel insurance (compulsory, available on request)

  • Departure airport transfer service

  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary

  • Drinks, snacks and other personal expenses (e.g. laundry)

  • Tipping Kitty ($50 per adult)

  • Tips for guides and drivers (not included in the tipping kitty)

  • Any other items not mentioned above

Mode of Transport

A/C minibus/coach
4x4 jeeps

Accommodation

3 to 4-star hotels
Berber desert camp

Check out our Q&As

  • What is the maximum group size?

    We are committed to maintaining small groups wherever possible as we feel this gives everyone in the group the best chance to get to know their fellow travellers and to hear and make the most of their guide. This tour therefore has a maximum size of 16 people. The minimum number of travellers required for the tour to run is 2.

  • Do you require a visa for this holiday?

    Visa arrangements are the responsibility of the traveller, and requirements are subject to change by the local authorities. We recommend that you contact your closest Moroccan consulate or embassy for current information for your nationality. Currently, many nationalities (including USA, Canada, UK, European, Australian, New Zealand) do not need to obtain a visa to enter Morocco as long as your stay is for less than 3 months. Other nationalities should check with their local consulate.

  • Are vaccinations required for this tour?

    You should ensure you are fully insured for medical emergencies including emergency evacuation and repatriation. Recommended vaccinations and other health protection measures vary according to the country you are visiting and where you are travelling from. We recommend you contact your GP/medical practitioner or a travel clinic for current information on vaccinations needed for your destination. You should ensure that you are up to date with vaccines and boosters recommended for your normal life at home, including for example, vaccines required for occupational risk of exposure, lifestyle risks and underlying medical conditions. In addition, additional courses or boosters normally recommended for the countries in this region are: South Africa: Additional vaccinations: Hepatitis A. Malaria map. Yellow Fever certificate: Required if arriving from or having transitted through an infected area. Namibia: Additional vaccinations: Hepatitis A, Tetanus, Typhoid. Malaria map. Yellow Fever certificate: Required if arriving from an infected area. Botswana: Additional vaccinations: Hepatitis A, Tetanus, Typhoid. Malaria map. Yellow Fever certificate: Required if arriving from or having transitted or travelled through an infected area. Zimbabwe: Additional vaccinations: Hepatitis A, Tetanus, Typhoid. Malaria map. Yellow Fever certificate: Required if arriving from or having transitted through an infected area. Zambia: Additional vaccinations: Hepatitis A, Tetanus, Typhoid. Malaria map. Yellow Fever certificate: Required if arriving from or having transitted through an infected area. Malawi: Additional vaccinations: Hepatitis A, Tetanus, Typhoid. Malaria map. Yellow Fever certificate: Required if arriving from or having transitted through an infected area. Tanzania: Additional vaccinations: Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Tetanus, Typhoid. Malaria map. Yellow Fever certificate: Required if arriving from or having transitted through an infected area. Kenya: Additional vaccinations: Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Poliomyelitis, Tetanus, Typhoid. Malaria map. Yellow Fever certificate: Required if arriving from an infected area. Uganda: Additional vaccinations: Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Tetanus, Typhoid, Yellow Fever. Malaria map. Yellow Fever certificate: Required if arriving from an infected area. Sudan: Additional vaccinations: Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Tetanus, Typhoid, Yellow Fever. Malaria map. Yellow Fever certificate: Required if arriving from or having transitted through an infected area. A certificate may also be required for those departing Sudan. Morocco: Additional vaccinations: Hepatitis A, Tetanus, Typhoid. Malaria not normally present. Yellow Fever certificate not required. The above information can change at short notice. For up to date health information & vaccination requirements we recommend that you contact your medical practitioner or a travel clinic. Malaria: Vaccinations are not available against Malaria, which is a disease transmitted by mosquitoes that can be very serious and sometimes fatal. You should avoid mosquito bites by covering up bare skin with clothing such as long sleeves and long trousers and applying insect repellents to exposed skin. When necessary, sleep under a mosquito net. Mosquitoes are most active during and after sunset. You should consult with your GP/medical practitioner/travel clinic about the most appropriate malaria prophylactic medication to take for the regions you are visiting. Yellow Fever: This disease is spread by infected mosquitoes that bite during the day. A Yellow Fever Certificate of vacinnation is often required as a condition of entry depending on which country you are arriving from, or that you have travelled or transitted through recently (including connecting flights with stopovers of over 12 hours). You can view this US CDC information about where the virus is present and follow the links to further information detailing which countries need you to have a Yellow Fever vaccination as part of their entry requirements. Please ensure you have this certificate organised in advance and with you and to hand during the trip. Please inform us of any pre-existing conditions such as diabetes or asthma and any prescription medicine you may be taking. We also need to know about any food allergies or physical disabilities that you may have. If you are travelling on an Overland tour or your trip includes wildlife safaris then please bear in mind that you may be travelling on bumpy roads and/or rough ground for several hours at a time. This can be very uncomfortable or painful if you have a bad back, and make such conditions worse. Please contact us if you have any concerns.

  • What is the tipping policy?

    Tipping and Haggling is an accepted and usual part of life in Morocco and other countries in the region. Wages for service staff are very low and tips are a necessary supplement to meagre incomes. If you are visiting from a country where this is not the case, then we have given some guidelines below which will hopefully prove helpful. . Tipping Kitty On our Small Group Tours we implement a Tipping Kitty for your convenience and to remove the hassle of being asked for tips by main people you may come across during the tour. This kitty will be collected in US Dollars cash at the start of the tour, and administred by your tour guide. You may ask for information on who they are tipping along the way if you wish as often they will do it out of sight for politeness. However, the tipping kitty amount covers people like hotel porters, hotel waiters, local guides for city tours, airport drivers, Berber camel herders and restaurant tips.It does not cover your main tour guide. Please check the 'Not Included' section of the tour notes for details of the tipping kitty amount for your tour. This amount is payable per person (for adults only - children on family tours do not need to pay it). This tipping kitty system works well on small group style tours. However, due to the different numbers of people travelling, we do not use it on our Shoestring or Private/Tailor-made tours. Other tips Your main tour guide is not included in our Tipping Kitty. On group tours we suggest you budget around USD 2-4 per person per day to cover the main guide's tip, subject to your personal budget, and your satisfaction with the level of service provided. On private/tailor-made tours we recommend you budget a bit higher. Throughout your trip you may at times also have a local guide in addition to your main guide. These are covered in the Tipping Kitty on our small group tours, but on other tours we suggest budgetting around USD2-3 per per day. The same applies to drivers on our Shoestring and Private/Tailor-made tours. In local markets, and basic restaurants you can leave the loose change. For more up-market restaurants we suggest 5% to 10% of the bill. Haggling Haggling is a traditional necessity, so never pay too much regard to initial prices. Instead fix an item's value in your mind then negotiate towards it unhurriedly (Moroccans never rush their bargaining), and don't be afraid to simply walk away if the price isn't right. However, if you do mention a price, then you should be prepared to pay it or risk causing offence.

  • What currencies are required for this tour?

    The local currency in Morocco is the Dirham. We recommend you bring some cash in a hard currency (US Dollars, GB Pounds, Euros) and a good ATM card. Most major currencies can be converted at most banks, but it's not wise to carry too much. Euros and US Dollars are welcomed more than GB Pounds. Travellers cheques are not easily exchanged. It can be awkward outside of Marrakech to find an ATM machine that takes your card as many Moroccan banks have ATMs that only work with Moroccan cards. Don't put your card in an ATM unless you see the symbol that matches your card on the machine, as you might lose your card! We also suggest trying to avoid using Post Office ATMs. In some smaller towns there are no ATMs that take foreign cards, so be sure you get enough cash to carry you until the next major city. BCM seems to be the best bank, accepting foreign cards in most of their ATMs. While in Morocco you will need sufficient funds to cover meals not included in the itinerary, drinks, snacks, souvenirs, tips and personal expenses such as laundry. These should generally all be paid for in Moroccan Dirham. It is difficult to recommend a level of personal spending money which will suit everyone as this can differ greatly, but as a guideline, we would suggest allowing USD 15-25 per person per day as a minimum. Allow more if you plan on doing lots of shopping, or buying many alcoholic drinks.

  • Is travel insurance compulsory?

    Yes! Travel insurance is compulsory on all of our tours and needs to cover personal accident & liability, medical expenses and repatriation, travel delay & abandonment. We also strongly recommend that you take out cover against cancellation and lost/stolen baggage. Personal medical insurance does not normally provide sufficient cover and is generally not suitable for travel on our tours. You will not be able to join your tour if you have not provided us with details of your insurance or if you arrive without cover in place (no refunds will be due in this event).

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    You are always able to change your travel date. However, some charges may apply depending on how long before your departure you make the change. Our flexible booking conditions and reduced charges will apply if you are changing date because of a Covid-19 reason or because your government is advising against travel to your destination. Please check our detailed booking conditions for full details.

  • When is my balance payment due?

    60 days prior to departure

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    On most of our group tours, solo travellers may choose to form a temporary 'tour bubble' and share a room with another traveller of the same sex in the group. If a room share is not available then a single room supplement may be payable, with the costs for these kept as low as possible. We have also removed compulsory single supplements from many of our tours, and are reducing the cost by 50% on s

  • Can I transfer my booking to someone else?

    Customers may transfer their booking or any Credit on File to another person who satisfies all the relevant conditions to the tour, provided that we are notified not less than 7 days before departure, and the transferee agrees to these booking conditions and all other terms of the contract between us. The Client and new booker are jointly and severally responsible for any outstanding payments and a transfer administration fee of GBP50 / USD75 / CAD100 / AUD100 / NZD100 / EUR75 / ZAR1000 / INR5000 or GBP100 / USD150 / CAD200 / AUD200 / NZD200 / EUR150 / ZAR2000 / INR10,000 if the transfer is made less than 60 days before departure. Important Note: Certain arrangements may not be amended or transferred after they have been confirmed (for example flight tickets, Gorilla Permits) and any alteration could incur a cancellation and rebooking charge of up to 100% of that part of the arrangements.

Reviews from travellers on this tour

Erin Davie  

Recommended Trip

December 2013

Great company. Well organised with fantastic guides, have travelled with Encounters Travel 3 times and will again in the future.

Erina Kilmore  

Recommended Trip

December 2013

Amazing tour company with attentive and informative guides, comfortable 4* hotels and so so many inclusions!!!! Can't wait to do another tour somewhere else in the world!!!

Marijo Wilson  

Recommended Trip

February 2018

Best trip I have ever been on. I have traveled with many tour companies but none compare to the itinerary, information, and professionalism of this company.

1 Dates & Availability

tourhub Discount Available - Sign In

Saturday - Sunday

May 25, 2024 - Jun 02, 2024
$925 $883

Exclusive Tourhub Members Discount: -$42

Instant Booking Available

Saturday - Sunday

Jul 20, 2024 - Jul 28, 2024
$990 $945

Exclusive Tourhub Members Discount: -$45

Instant Booking Available

Saturday - Sunday

Jul 27, 2024 - Aug 04, 2024
$990 $945

Exclusive Tourhub Members Discount: -$45

Instant Booking Available

Saturday - Sunday

Aug 03, 2024 - Aug 11, 2024
$990 $945

Exclusive Tourhub Members Discount: -$45

Instant Booking Available

Saturday - Sunday

Aug 10, 2024 - Aug 18, 2024
$990 $945

Exclusive Tourhub Members Discount: -$45

Instant Booking Available

Saturday - Sunday

Aug 17, 2024 - Aug 25, 2024
$990 $945

Exclusive Tourhub Members Discount: -$45

Instant Booking Available

Saturday - Sunday

Aug 24, 2024 - Sep 01, 2024
$990 $945

Exclusive Tourhub Members Discount: -$45

Instant Booking Available

Saturday - Sunday

Oct 19, 2024 - Oct 27, 2024
$990 $945

Exclusive Tourhub Members Discount: -$45

Instant Booking Available

Saturday - Sunday

Oct 26, 2024 - Nov 03, 2024
$990 $945

Exclusive Tourhub Members Discount: -$45

Instant Booking Available

Saturday - Sunday

Nov 23, 2024 - Dec 01, 2024
$925 $883

Exclusive Tourhub Members Discount: -$42

Instant Booking Available

Sunday - Monday

Dec 22, 2024 - Dec 30, 2024
$990 $945

Exclusive Tourhub Members Discount: -$45

Instant Booking Available

Saturday - Sunday

Jan 18, 2025 - Jan 26, 2025
$1125 $1074

Exclusive Tourhub Members Discount: -$51

Instant Booking Available

Saturday - Sunday

Feb 08, 2025 - Feb 16, 2025
$1125 $1074

Exclusive Tourhub Members Discount: -$51

Instant Booking Available

Saturday - Sunday

Feb 15, 2025 - Feb 23, 2025
$1125 $1074

Exclusive Tourhub Members Discount: -$51

Instant Booking Available

Saturday - Sunday

Mar 15, 2025 - Mar 23, 2025
$1190 $1136

Exclusive Tourhub Members Discount: -$54

Instant Booking Available

Saturday - Sunday

Apr 05, 2025 - Apr 13, 2025
$1190 $1136

Exclusive Tourhub Members Discount: -$54

Instant Booking Available

Saturday - Sunday

Apr 12, 2025 - Apr 20, 2025
$1190 $1136

Exclusive Tourhub Members Discount: -$54

Instant Booking Available

Saturday - Sunday

May 24, 2025 - Jun 01, 2025
$1125 $1074

Exclusive Tourhub Members Discount: -$51

Instant Booking Available

Saturday - Sunday

Jul 19, 2025 - Jul 27, 2025
$1190 $1136

Exclusive Tourhub Members Discount: -$54

Instant Booking Available

Saturday - Sunday

Jul 26, 2025 - Aug 03, 2025
$1190 $1136

Exclusive Tourhub Members Discount: -$54

Instant Booking Available

Saturday - Sunday

Aug 02, 2025 - Aug 10, 2025
$1190 $1136

Exclusive Tourhub Members Discount: -$54

Instant Booking Available

Saturday - Sunday

Aug 09, 2025 - Aug 17, 2025
$1190 $1136

Exclusive Tourhub Members Discount: -$54

Instant Booking Available

Saturday - Sunday

Aug 16, 2025 - Aug 24, 2025
$1190 $1136

Exclusive Tourhub Members Discount: -$54

Instant Booking Available

Saturday - Sunday

Aug 23, 2025 - Aug 31, 2025
$1190 $1136

Exclusive Tourhub Members Discount: -$54

Instant Booking Available

Saturday - Sunday

Oct 18, 2025 - Oct 26, 2025
$1190 $1136

Exclusive Tourhub Members Discount: -$54

Instant Booking Available

Saturday - Sunday

Oct 25, 2025 - Nov 02, 2025
$1190 $1136

Exclusive Tourhub Members Discount: -$54

Instant Booking Available

Saturday - Sunday

Nov 22, 2025 - Nov 30, 2025
$1125 $1074

Exclusive Tourhub Members Discount: -$51

Instant Booking Available

Monday - Tuesday

Dec 22, 2025 - Dec 30, 2025
$1190 $1136

Exclusive Tourhub Members Discount: -$54

Book with Confidence

  • Transfer as credit to Future Tours

    Encounters Travel allows you to transfer existing payments to a future tour to avoid cancellation fees if you can't travel and inform encounters travel, 60 days before departure.

  • Low Deposit

    Encounters Travel requires a minimum deposit of 150 GBP per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 60 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of encounters travel charges.

    Up to 61 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 60 days before tour starts: Forfeit 35% of booking price.

    At 41 days before tour starts: Forfeit 70% of booking price.

    At 27 days before tour starts: Forfeit 90% of booking price.

    At 14 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

Why book with tourhub?

Safe & Secure

Your money is protected in an external trust until you travel.

pts logo

100% Guaranteed Refunds if your trip is cancelled.


The safest way to make overseas, multi-currency payments.

Guaranteed Best Value

Industry leading discounts, we won't be beaten on price.


No cancellation or amendment fees from tourhub.

(Operator terms may apply)

Expert Knowledge

Reliable & unbiased advice from travel experts.


Direct contact with the tour operator via our messaging service.


Inspiration & advice from a community of 6000+ real travellers, influencers & content creators.

Trusted Service

Official partners & licensed agents of 1000+ tour operators worldwide.


Don't just take our word for it...

"Tourhub: Friendliness, Professionalism & Integrity I would happily give tourhub a 6* review if I could..."

Similar Tours

Travel Guru Features

Our Reviews