Encounters Travel’s Best Winter Deals From £199pp
Getting itchy feet? Do the summer holidays seem like a lifetime ago? As the shops gear up for the January sales, Encounters Travel (www.encounterstravel.com / 0800 088 6002) has stayed one step ahead by launching its best deals to spice up the long winter months.
If budgets are tight in the lead up to Christmas, Egypt is the perfect remedy for travel bugs in need of some cultural stimulation with an eight-night tour starting from £199 per person. Or, for that trip-of-a-lifetime, an exciting tour of Uganda and Kenya is new for 2013. The best winter deals include:
FIVE-STAR EGYPT TOUR FROM JUST £199 PER PERSON
For those wanting some last-minute winter sun, the brand-new eight-night Egypt on a Shoestring tour takes travellers on a journey to the Great Pyramids, the Sphinx as well as Cairo, Aswan and Luxor. Explorers will have the chance to cruise down the Nile in a traditional felucca, visit the beautiful island temple of Philae and the pharaonic tombs in the Valley of the Kings, along with a spectacular hot air balloon flight to watch the sunrise over the West Bank of the Nile.
Encounters Travel is offering this tour from just £199 per person (saving £200). Valid for selected departures in December, the price includes transfers, varied accommodation on a mixed-board basis, with four nights in five-star hotels, two nights on a felucca boat and two overnight luxury coach journeys, the services of a famous Egyptologist guide and an Egypt visa.
GROUP SAVINGS ON SOUTH AFRICA’S FAMOUS GARDEN ROUTE
The Garden Route eight-day tour is an ideal trip for those seeking fun with family and friends as group bookings of four or more will receive a 15 per cent discount! Exploring the iconic sights and sounds of South Africa, the famous route starts in Cape Town, taking in the breathtaking coastline before heading inland to Port Elizabeth and Stellenbosch, famous for its world-class wine and historic grandeur. With a chance to spot wildlife in Addo Elephant National Park, an extreme bungee off the Bloukrans Bridge and cave crawling, there is plenty of adventure to be had.
Encounters Travel is offering this tour from just £638 per person (saving £112). Valid for bookings on four or more adults and for departures between 20 January - 17 March, the price includes transfers, accommodation in three and four-star hotels and lodges on a mixed-board basis and the services of a local tour leader throughout. Bookings made for less than four people will be for £750 per person.
NEW FOR 2013: GORILLA TREKKING IN UGANDA
The brand-new, Gorillas & Plains 16-day adventure tour takes in the magnificent lakes and wildlife parks of Kenya, including the famous Masai Mara, before travelling across Uganda and the Equator and up into the jungle for some trekking to see the mountain gorillas. From visiting orphaned chimpanzees on Ngamba Island to an exhilarating white-water rafting experience on the Nile, this is a once in a lifetime trip.
Encounters Travel is offering this tour from £1,235 per person (saving £214). Valid for selected departures in February and March 2013, the price includes transfers, 15 nights’ varied accommodation in hotels, camps, lodges and a wildlife education centre on a mixed-board basis, an experienced local guide and private transportation on expedition vehicles throughout.
Prices do not include international flights. Contact Encounters Travel (www.encounterstravel.com / 0800 088 6002). Facebook: www.facebook.com/encounterstravel/ Twitter: @encounterstravl