_ Reviews and e-mails we have been getting from our past clients

My wife and I recently visited Greece for 11 days. Encounter Tours made all arrangements for the two of us and it made our trip so much easier.

From the minute we exited the airport in Athens until we returned at the end of our trip, every taxi driver and tour van met us on time and delivered us to our next destination, exactly as planned. Chevy chose a wonderful variety of sites for us to visit both on the mainland and in the islands.

Tour guides were excellent and the accommodations were very good.

We also took a trip to Turkey with Encounter Tours a couple of years ago and it was fabulous. I would recommend Encounter Tours to anyone and look forward to more tours with them in the future.

Bill & Karen
Bend, OR

Visited 2013, OCT.

Hi Chevy,
I'll be giving your contact information to a friend of my sister-in-law that will be contacting you to schedule some European tours.
We were all very pleased with your support and appreciate all that you did for us.

Best Regards,
Visited 2013, September


We were well accommodated and enjoyed our guides Yelcin and Sedat very much. The pace was a little fast, but I think that was because we wanted to see "everything" in just 11 days! We loved Cappadocia and our spectacular hot air balloon ride over it, Istanbul, Kas, Ephesus, everything. The people were lovely and the food was fantastic.

The three night cruise on a Turkish Gulet was a highlight; only manned by three young men, including the captain, a cook and a deck hand: we couldn't believe how wonderful the food was and we got to sleep on deck if we wanted to! Swimming in the Mediterranean right off the boat was SO fun and we even saw a turtle!

The only place we went that I would recommend against on the entire tour was the Gar Music hall in Istanbul. It was touristy and hoaky and the food was terrible, especially considering how much good food Istanbul has to offer.

Tansy Rein
Visited September 2013

Dear chevy
Thank u for the nice tour u organized for us. we had a lovely time,
and would definitely choose Encounter tours next time we visit Europe.

All of your representatives were most helpful, except for mr giuseppe in
italy, whom i found to be not of a very cooperative or accommodating.
also plz express our thanks to mr Yalcin Dogru for helping us in
turkey and Greeece.

Dr Tazin Afrose Shah,

My wife and I spent 6 days with Encounter Tours travelling to some of the well-known tourist spots.

Although this was a somewhat difficult summer for tourism in Turkey, all the arrangements had been carefully made and were completely followed, always on time. Tour guides were excellent, and travel arrangements and accommodation were very good. Pre-travel correspondence was always answered promptly and helpfully by
Chevy Noratli, who was also responsible for the planning.
Gary & Asha
Visited August 2013

We had a driver all to ourselves throughout Morocco which enabled us to spend whatever time we wanted at sites and change the itinerary as desired. It was great.

The driver was Berber and although his English wasn't great we did fine with a combination of English and French. In Fes and Marrekech we had fluent English guides. I would especially recommend the Riad El Yacout in Fes which was beautiful and had a wonderfully accommodating staff.

The organization of our trip by Encounter Tours and the attention paid to our particular wishes by Chevy S. Noratli couldn't have been better.


To Encounter Tours

On behalf of my friends and I, I would like to express our sincere thanks for the excellent tour.

From the time of our arrival at Istanbul airport, during the entire tour and to the time we were dropped off at Istanbul airport  for our flight back to Toronto, your arrangement was meticulous and perfect.  

Our special thanks to Mr. Sardar at the Ferman Sultan Hotel who was a real pleasure to talk with and Mr. Mahmoud who looks after breakfast and also guest services. The location of this hotel was a good choice because it was close to everything downtown.
We have recommended your tour company to many of our friends who will contact you when they are ready to travel.

Keep up the good work. 

Best Regards,
Nizarali Ratansi


Good Morning Sonya, I wanted to let you know that our trip to Turkey went smoothly and we were both very impressed with the travel company Encounter Tours.

Their organization was fantastic and both times we spoke to their representatives they were so helpful. Turkey was a very interesting and organized and safe country for tourist.

We hope that the situation in Egypt settles down and we can look at going there in 2014.

Regards Pamela Train

Hi Chevy

Just to let you know that everything worked out perfectly with your organization.

Hotels, locations, guided tours, balloon, restaurants, transfers and free time ended up to a perfect combination.

The hotel in Cappadocia, Has Cave Hotel was very nice, very familiar and we were very well received.
Just a low point there, the internal heating was not enough for the room, and even though they supplied an additional portable warmer, we never managed to feel completely comfortable there because of the low room temperature. 

Thanks for setting things up so fast.
Best Regards and Happy New Year
Manuel Sequeira


Just wanted to thank you for the trip. Everything went smoothly and we had a great time. The guides were all excellent, and the drivers meeting us from planes and buses were there as planned.

Best regards,



Hello Chevy S. Noratli,

Thank you very much for the excellent tour.

The boat, service, snacks and program were great!

I would like to express my special thanks to captain Ali who was very kind, participative and easy going.

We really enjoyed the picturesque bays and the Mediterranean sea!

I wish you good luck and prosperity!

With best regards,

Georgy Lebedev


Just a quick note to thank you and your team for looking after us in. You made it into a wonderful holiday

that in general ran very smoothly. I really appreciated the care you gave us in Istanbul. We felt very welcomed into that small corner

near your shop front. I am sure that I speak also for Viv, Monica and Lakshmi.

Wishing you all every success for yourselves and those whom you love.



Our trip was wonderful. The hotels you chose were outstanding and so centrally located. We especially enjoyed

Your representatives met us at every airport and that was very smooth. Your tour guides were very personable...


Dorothy Foley

Hi Chevy,

We enjoyed all the places very much. Alkep Eve cave hotel was quite wonderful

experience. We took lots of beautiful pictures and I'm in the process of making a beautiful online album.

Hotels were quite comfortable.

Thank you,

Varsha Bhatt


I just want to thank you so much for all of your assistance this summer. It was a pleasure meeting you and talking to you. First, let me say there was no comparison between the Stone Hotel and the Speectre....the Stone was much nicer! You were right!

Thanks for everything.



Hi Ann

I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful tour you arranged for our group. We enjoyed it so very much much.

I'm sorry I didn't get to meet you personally to thank you for making all these arrangements. We will always remember this wonderful tour and would gladly recommend your company to others."



Hi Chevy,

Just a short note to say thanks for a great trip you put together for us. We were also very greatful for the good hotels we stayed in and the family room set up was very convenient.

Besides the one of the transfers, everything else was well set out perfect and we had a really great time.


Charl, Elize, Ivan & Charlize Cuyler


Hi Chevy,

Thanks for all your help with our bookings in Turkey! We had a fantastic time on our holiday! We particularly liked the Akol Hotel in Cannakale, and also Kismet Hotel and Oyster Residences.

We will definitely recommend you to any friends

Thanks again for all your help!


Anna & Simon
New York NY


I would like to thank you for your efforts in organising my holiday.

I appreciated very much the quick change of hotel at no extra expense.The organisation of my trips,pick ups etc worked fine,your staff where most helpfull, I will have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone at all.

Thank you again.


John Dolan


Dear Mr. Noratli & Staff at Encounter Tours

- - - - We have a fabulous trip!!!!!!!! Your partner made sure that all the details worked out and even the weather cooperated for us. Thanks a million!!!!!!!

Mrs. Hamilton / Long View Washington



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