Hosted Encounters

Encounter the world with us!

For over 20 years we have been delivering superbly organised, fun and great value holiday experiences.

Our tours strike a great balance between seeing the sights and giving time to soak up the destination, ensuring that the total package is one to savour. In some cases, it will be a ‘trip of a lifetime’ and the most common reaction from newcomers is “why haven’t I done this before?”

We welcome singles as well as couples and we will do our best to ‘buddy up’ those who wish to share a room. You will find that travelling with like-minded people is a great way of seeing the world and making new friends. Many of our clients return year after year!

See and experience some of the world’s most amazing destinations with us and we are sure you will be back for more next year!

Our 2020 Tours are now up on the website with Early Bird savings of up to $1,000 per couple when you book by 31 December 2019.

Hosted Encounters

Europe Baltic States

FROM $10,995PP

Dictators, Despots & Dissidents

Encounter the Baltic States with us as we visit some of the places of historical importance and experience the cultural gems the states are famous for. Our exclusive hosted tour ensures safe, relaxed travel with everything taken care of. The sights will fill you with awe and amazement. Join us on our Dictators, Despots & Dissidents tour and experience Europe for yourselves.

4 - 24 June 2020

Encounter Israel

FROM $6,995PP

Encounter Israel

Israel is rich with the most poignant of holy sites, archaeological treasures, buzzing cities and exhilarating natural beauty. Join us as we encounter Israel and visit many of the sites that the Bible has made famous – including Caesarea, Nazareth, Tiberias, the Dead Sea and Jerusalem.

4 - 17 September 2020

Patagonia & Argentina

FROM $10,995PP

Encounter Patagonia & Argentina

Encounter South America with us as we take a comprehensive tour of Argentina. Our exclusive hosted tour ensures safe, relaxed travel with everything taken care of. The natural wonders, culture, colour and stunning scenery will take your breath away. Experience Patagonia & Argentina for yourselves.

29 Jan - 19 Feb 2021

Dunes, Delta & Falls

FROM $11,995PP

Dunes, Delta & Falls

Encounter Africa with us as we visit some of Southern Africa’s magical places; See the towering Dunes of the Namib-Naukluft Desert, including Dune 45; Take what is often described as the ‘ultimate’ flight to marvel at the expanse of the Desert & see the Skeleton Coast in our chartered Cessna; See huge flocks of Flamingos at Sandwich Harbour; See wildlife and birdlife in the Salt Pans and Savannah of Etosha National Park; Visit the Cheetah Conservation Fund. Spend time in the Okavango Delta, a UNESCO site of unparalleled beauty and full of wildlife and birdlife; Chobe National Park with its huge herds of Elephants, Hippos and real chances of ticking off all of the Big 5; The powerful and majestic Victoria Falls where the mighty Zambesi plummets 108m in a thundering roar of white waters and spiralling mists.

12 - 27 July 2020

Treasures of Africa

FROM $12,995PP

Treasures of Africa

Join us on this fully hosted tour of some of Southern Africa’s most famous gems; Ascend Table Mountain and discover Cape Town; travel the famed Garden Route, exploring towns along the way; See the Big 5 in a Malaria Free Private Game Reserve; marvel at the awesome Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.

4 - 22 May 2020

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Encounter the Baltic States

Encounter the Baltic States with us as we visit some of the places of historical importance and experience the cultural gems the states are famous for. Our exclusive hosted tour ensures safe, relaxed travel with everything taken care of. The sights will fill you with awe and amazement. Join us on our Dictators, Despots & Dissidents tour and experience Europe for yourselves.

We’re your friendly, local travel experts

Travel is in our blood, so we would love to help you with any travel requirement, whether it be a family holiday, special celebration, a group of friends travelling together or short business trip. As we are an Auckland based, approved Travel Broker with the Travel Managers Group, we have access to the same travel deals travel agencies offer, except we’re able to offer you more personalised service and we are very competitively priced!

Also for your security and protection, we are fully accredited and bonded with IATA, the International Association of Travel Agents.

What Our Clients Say

Excellent value for money, professional in every respect, very enjoyable.

— Neil & Janet, Wellington

The tours we have enjoyed with Peter and Marian over recent years have left us with more indelible memories of the places we have seen and the development and nurturing of new friendships.

— Tyrone & Yvonne, Auckland

Peter is such a professional tour operator. Flights, accommodation and extras are well organised. And the company of fellow like-minded travellers is the best. All are treated with respect and friendship. And his team of group leaders are superb.

— Jeanette & Bill, Christchurch

We have done a number of tours with the group over the years, and have found that everything is so well organised, planning is impeccable, and the resorts world class. We’ve enjoyed the companionship and camaraderie that’s apparent in these tours, and the lifetime memories we have had with the tour group. Incredible tours to African countries, and Canada are amongst the highlights. We will continue with these tours for many years yet.

— Sandra and Colin, Tauranga

Peter and Marian’s mission and passion to gratify the clients’ touring experience, has led to a variety of new adventures and encounters, while forging a new identity. Their newsletter is detailed and informative and wets the appetite to do a tour. We look forward to a new encounter in the near future.

— Tyrone & Yvonne, Auckland

We have been on 5 Travel Encounters tours to date, all of which have been hassle free holidays with visits to local sites and attractions included. We just arrive at the airport and are looked after for the duration of the holiday! Just a bonus that the Travel Encounters operators are nice people!

— Bob & Pat Clevedon

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