Contiki launch new Latin America Brochure
As young travellers continue to search for far-flung, exotic and insta-worthy destinations for 2020, Contiki Holidays has launched 5 brand new trips to Patagonia and Colombia and 13 improved trips across Latin America in their latest product release for the region.
For young travellers who want to experience a destination truly different to home, Contiki’s new and improved trips offer hand-picked itineraries at a level of quality and comfort, designed to get under the skin of the local Latin American culture, with deposits as low as $200. Travellers can also secure a 10% early payment discount until 19th June 2019.
The 5 new itineraries boast once-in-a-lifetime experiences including a boat safari through Patagonia’s iconic Perito Moreno Glacier fields, a hike through the wilderness of Torres del Paine and optional Ice Climbing at Los Glaciares National Park; while in Colombia, travellers can jump-start their adrenaline with paragliding or white water rafting in San Gil, trek to the ‘Lost City’ of Ciudad Perdida, and camp overnight on the pristine coastline of Tayrona National Park.
Patagonia is widely considered to be one of the last great ancient and untamed habitable parts of the world remaining, and arguably the closest to unexplored glacial wilderness outside of Antarctica.
Colombia, an under-represented tourist destination for many years, is now being revealed as a biodiverse, culturally rich, and relatively unspoilt corner of Latin America.
The addition of these two new destinations means further expanding the impressive number of trekking and hiking experiences available across Contiki’s 32 total trips available in Latin America, which includes access and locally guided tours through more than 10 iconic National Parks, Reserves and protected land areas throughout the region.
In addition, the 13 improved trip itineraries across Contiki’s existing Latin America product offer more local experiences than ever before; including a day trip to Argentina’s Gaucho country for lunch at a traditional Estancia, Tequila tasting in Mexico’s famous town of Tequila, and sunset sailing in the Belize island of Caye Caulker.
Contiki’s Latin America product is exclusively for travellers aged 18-35, looking to meet like-minded people on small group travel adventures of 30 max. Young people travelling with Contiki can expect unique accommodation (3-4 star hotels & hostels and Special Stays), the expertise of a highly trained team of multi-lingual Trip Managers & Local Guides, and transport in private mini-coaches, internal flights and trains to get to destinations quicker & more comfortably.
Contiki’s complete Latin America product offering delivers an impressive variety of real, local and unique cultural experiences on every trip. For more detail on the experiences Contiki offer in Latin America, visit http://www.contiki.com/destinations/latin-america
The 5 new Patagonia and Colombia trips will be joining the ranks of 26 existing trips that Contiki offers in the Latin America, covering popular hotspots Peru, Mexico, the Inca Trail and Rio de Janeiro, as well as off-the-beaten track destinations like Guatemala and Belize. Full itineraries, pricing and and booking information for all of Contiki’s 32 Latin America trips are available on its website:http://www.contiki.com
Breath-taking mountain peaks, colossal glaciers, bright blue lakes, active volcanoes – Patagonia is truly one of the last great ancient, untamed and unspoilt parts of the world remaining, and the closest to unexplored wilderness you can find outside of Antarctica. Crossing from Chile to Argentina, and packed with activities like horse-riding and hiking, you’ll see and experience it all on our 10-day Patagonia adventure.
NEW COLOMBIA TRIPS
Hola Colombia – prices start from $4,185 for 18 days
From bustling cities, to lush coffee plantation towns, charming cobblestoned retreats, and idyllic beaches, this 18 day extravaganza brings you the very best of this vibrant country. Whether you’re kicking back on the Caribbean coastlines of Palomino or soaking up some culture in cute colonial-era towns, there’s no better way to explore Colombia in all its glory. Say hola to the adventure of a lifetime.
Colombia Quest – prices start from $2,815 for 12 days
Think of Colombia, think of colour and passion, colonial charm, bustling cities and above all, adventure. From the jaw-dropping salt cathedral of Zipaquira, to the blood-pumping extreme sports capital of San Gil, to hot air ballooning over the ‘coffee zone’ and exploring Colombia’s beating heart: Bogota; this 12-day adventure is a feast for every single one of your senses.
Colombian Coasts & Culture – prices start from $2,175 for 9 days
This sun-soaked adventure through Colombia is all about biodiversity, with a healthy spot of beachside relaxation along the way. With included hikes through jaw-dropping national parks, an Afro-Caribbean cooking class and a tour through the ‘City of Eternal Spring,’ Medellin, this one’s for adventurers looking for sun, culture, spectacular natural beauty and the best people to share this intoxicating country with.
Lost City Trek – prices start from $895 for 5 days
On this unforgettable journey you’ll trek across snaking rivers and alongside waterfalls for five days as you make your way to the ancient archaeological site of Ciudad Perdida (literally ‘Lost City’). This outdoor adventure can be tough — it remains accessible only on foot — but worth it for the amazing experience of arriving at the extraordinary Ciudad Perdida, surrounded by lush mountain foliage, in what is easily one of Colombia’s most exciting and breath-taking hikes.
Katrina Barry, MD – Contiki commented, “It’s exciting for us to be working in the travel industry at a time when young people are looking to push the boundaries of traditional travel and continue to search for new destinations and unique experiences. At Contiki, we’re constantly challenging and evolving our product portfolio, and this year’s Latin America product launch showcases our ongoing commitment to bring young travellers together and connect them with incredible destinations and authentic experiences. We’re proud of these 5 brand new Patagonia and Colombia trips we’ve created, and we hope to keep exceeding the expectations of young people who choose to travel with Contiki”.
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