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LATIN AMERICA

17 - 19

TRAVEL WITH NO REGRETS

LATIN AMERICA 2017 - 19

13 NEW AND IMPROVED TRIPS


LIFE

AN

ADVENTU


IS

YOU ONLY GET TO

LIVE IT ONCE

RE

Way back in ‘62 one guy had a

dream: to show young travellers the world

and change their lives in doing so. 55 years later and

we’ve perfected the secret formula. One of the most

important things we’ve learnt along the way is to do things

with passion or not at all.

Most companies provide good service. But at Contiki, we go

further than that, making sure that every second is one to

remember, every trip is one that will change your life and

alter your perception of the world. That’s what we

live for and what keeps us up at night. Are you

ready to become part of the story?

CHECK OUT @CONTIKI AND #CONTIKI

FOR MORE OF OUR TRAVELLERS’ PICS.

BUT IF YOU DO

IT RIGHT, ONCE

IS ENOUGH

#NOREGRETS


CONTENTS

Life is an adventure p.2

Where we take you p.4

Contiki Know-How p.6

Why travel Contiki p.8

Ways to save p.9

Ways to travel p.10

Ways to stay p.12

How we travel p.14

The Contiki people p.15

No Regrets p.16

ME Time p.18

Munch p.20

Limited Edition p.22

Count on us p.24

Me to We p.26

Contiki Cares p.27

Machu Picchu Package p.28

Mix & Match p.30

Q & A p.78

Booking conditions p.79

How to book p.80

LATIN AMERICA TRIPS

DISCOVERER

p.32 FROM m 169 P/D

Argentina & Brazil Experience

Argentina/Brazil 9 days p.33

The Latin Quest

Ecuador/Peru/Argentina/Brazil 36 days p.34

The Adventurer

Peru/Argentina/Brazil 24 days p.36

The Explorer

Peru/Argentina/Brazil 18 days p.38

Galapagos & Andes

Ecuador/Peru 26 days p.40

Latin Icons

Ecuador/Peru 14 days p.42

Trails, Turtles & Treks

Ecuador/Peru 14 days p.43

Andean Crossing

Peru/Bolivia/Chile/Argentina 22 days p.44

Bella Bolivia

Peru/Bolivia/Chile/Argentina 13 days p.46

Bolivian Magic

Peru/Bolivia/Chile/Argentina 15 days View Online

Coast to Canopies

Mexico/Belize/Guatemala/CostaRica 32 days p.48

Tropical Trails

Mexico/Belize/Guatemala/CostaRica 23 days p.50

Latin Legends

Mexico/Belize/Guatemala 19 days p.52

Playas of Paradise

Mexico/Belize/Guatemala/CostaRica 26 days p.54

Sol Seeker

Mexico/Belize/Guatemala 13 days p.55

Caribbean Encounter

Mexico/Guatemala/Belize 10 days p.56

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

p.57 FROM m 123 P/D

Costa Rica Unplugged

Costa Rica 14 days p.58

Pura Vida

Costa Rica 9 days p.60

Canopies & Cabanas

Costa Rica 8 days p.61

Peru Uncovered

Peru 14 days p.62

Andes & Amazon Highlights

Peru 8 days p.64

Inca Panorama

Peru 11 days p.65

Ultimate Inca Trail

Peru 8 days p.66

The Lava Line

Ecuador 7 days p.67

Ecuador & Galapagos Island Hopper

Ecuador 12 days p.68

Galapagos Island Hopper

Ecuador 6 days p.70

HIGH ENERGY

p.71 FROM m 167 P/D

Mexico Grande

Mexico 12 days p.72

Mexican Fiesta

Mexico 8 days p.74

Yucatán Highlights

Mexico 6 days p.75

SHORT TRIPS & FESTIVALS

p.76

Rio Carnival

Brazil 5 days p.77

PUERTO VALLARTA

p72

GUADALAJARA

TACOS, SOMBREROS

AND THE DREAMIEST

OF SUNSETS

#mexicogrande

VISIT MEXICO ON COAST TO CANOPIES

TROPICAL TRAILS × LATIN LEGENDS × PLAYAS OF

PARADISE × SOL SEEKER × CARIBBEAN ENCOUNTER

MEXICO GRANDE × MEXICAN FIESTA × YUCATAN

HIGHLIGHTS

GUANAJUATO

p70

MEXICO CITY

MEXICO

TIKAL N.P.

RELEASE YOUR INNER

EXPLORER & DISCOVER THE

ISLANDS THAT HAVE INSPIRED

SCIENTISTS FOR DECADES

#galapagosislandhopper

VISIT THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS & ECUADOR ON THE LATIN

QUEST × GALAPAGOS & ANDES × LATIN ICONS × TRAILS, TURTLES &

TREKS × THE LAVA LINE × ECUADOR & GALAPAGOS ISLAND HOPPER

GALAPAGOS ISLAND HOPPER

WHERE

WE TAKE

YOU

10 countries, 30 unique itineraries and countless

No Regrets travel experiences. Want a taste?

We’ve got the crème de la crème.

MERIDA

GUATEMALA

BELIZE

ANTIGUA

TAM

New & Improved Itinerary

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CANCUN

CAYE CAULKER

/ GUATEMALA CITY

PLAYA

ARINDO

PLAYA DEL

CARMEN

SARAPIQUI

ARENAL

TORTUGUERO

MONTEVERDE

SAN JOSÉ

MANUEL

ANTONIO

p54

UNWIND INTO THE

INTOXICATING SLOW-

PACED LIFESTYLE

#playasofparadise

VISIT BELIZE ON COAST TO CANOPIES × TROPICAL

TRAILS × PLAYAS OF PARADISE × LATIN LEGENDS

SOL SEEKER × CARIBBEAN ENCOUNTER

COSTA

RICA

p58

INDULGE IN

CHOCOLATE AND

COFFEE TO YOUR

HEART’S CONTENT

#costaricaunplugged

VISIT COSTA RICA ON COAST TO CANOPIES

TROPICAL TRAILS × PLAYAS OF PARADISE × COSTA RICA

UNPLUGGED × PURA VIDA × CANOPIES & CABANAS

p52

VOLCANOES, RUINS,

FOOD AND NATURAL

BEAUTY. NEED WE

SAY MORE?

#latinlegends

VISIT GUATEMALA ON LATIN LEGENDS × SOL

SEEKER × CARIBBEAN ENCOUNTER × PLAYAS OF

PARADISE × COAST TO CANOPIES × TROPICAL TRAILS

p77

COPACABANA BEACH,

CARNIVAL & CHRIST

THE REDEEMER –

BUCKET LIST MUCH?

#contikiriocarnival

GALAPAGOS

ISLANDS

ECUADOR

QUITO

TENA

GUAYAQUIL

BAÑOS

VISIT BRAZIL ON ARGENTINA & BRAZIL

EXPERIENCE × THE LATIN QUEST × THE ADVENTURER

THE EXPLORER × RIO CARNIVAL

p62

HIKING AND HISTORY

ROLLED INTO ONE

#peruuncovered

AGUAS CALIENTES

VISIT PERU ON THE LATIN QUEST × THE ADVENTURER

THE EXPLORER × GALAPAGOS & ANDES × LATIN

ICONS TRAILS, TURTLES & TREKS × ANDEAN CROSSING

BOLIVIAN MAGIC × PERU UNCOVERED × ANDES &

AMAZON HIGHLIGHTS × INCA PANORAMA

ULTIMATE INCA TRAIL

p34

PERU

CUSCO

LIMA

COLCA CANYON

AREQUIPA

THE HOME OF FINE

WINE, COOL CITIES AND

VAST LANDSCAPE.

#latinquest

AMAZON

LODGE

SAN PEDRO

DE ATACAMA

PUERTO MALDONADO

SACRED VALLEY

PUNO

LA PAZ

POTOSI

UYUNI

CHILE

BOLIVIA

SUCRE

AVAROA N.P.

SALTA

ARGENTINA

BUENOS AIRES

BRAZIL

IGUASSU FALLS

p46

RIO DE

JANEIRO

ALL OF THE RUGGED

LANDSCAPES, FROM

VAST SALT FLATS UP TO

MOUNTAIN PASSES

#bellabolivia

VISIT BOLIVIA & CHILE ON BELLA BOLIVIA × BOLIVIAN

MAGIC × ANDEAN CROSSING

VISIT ARGENTINA ON ARGENTINA & BRAZIL EXPERIENCE

THE LATIN QUEST × THE ADVENTURER × THE EXPLORER

BELLA BOLIVIA × BOLIVIAN MAGIC × ANDEAN CROSSING

Overnight stops Special Stays

LATIN AMERICA 2017-19 05


WHAT IS

CONTIKI

KNOW-HOW?

There’s something you can’t deny about 55 years

of taking people on life-changing travels.

You can’t compete with that sort of experience,

that type of skill set, that passion for adventure.

Contiki has something special – but it’s not

just magic or fairy dust.

You can’t buy it online for next day delivery, you can’t

cheat it, you can’t fake it, it’s not superficial, it’s the

substance behind travelling with No Regrets.

And it’s something that once you’ve travelled with us,

you’ll just get. Those who have, call it Contiki Know-How.

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HERE IS

WHAT WE

KNOW

WE KNOW THE SIGHTS YOU’VE BEEN WAITING A LIFETIME

TO SEE AND HOW TO SKIP THE LINES

WE KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN REAL

CULTURAL EXPERIENCES & TOURIST TRAPS

WE KNOW THAT TO TRULY UNDERSTAND A COUNTRY,

YOU HAVE TO TASTE TEST YOUR WAY THROUGH IT

WE KNOW THAT TIME TO YOURSELF FOR NEW CITY

EXPLORING AND BEACH NAPS IS ALL IMPORTANT

WE KNOW THAT SOMETIMES, YOU WANT TO SLEEP

SOMEWHERE THAT TOTALLY TAKES YOUR BREATH AWAY

WE KNOW OUR TEAM KNOWS LATIN AMERICA BETTER

THAN ANYONE ELSE. AFTER ALL, IT’S THEIR OWN BACKYARD

WE KNOW YOU’D RATHER SPEND YOUR TIME EXPLORING

A NEW PLACE THAN TRAVELLING TO IT

WE KNOW THAT WHEN IT COMES TO VALUE IT’S MUCH MORE THAN JUST A

PRICE TAG & THAT NO ONE GIVES YOU BETTER VALUE THAN US

WE KNOW HOW TO TRAVEL WITH #NOREGRETS

LATIN AMERICA 2017-19 07


WHY TRAVEL

CONTIKI?

DESIGNED FOR 18-35

YEAR OLDS

Our trips are created exclusively for

like-minded 18-35 year olds. No

younger, no older.

UNRIVALLED VALUE

Unique accommodation, a world

class team, comfy transport, tons of

meals and inclusions on every trip.

You can’t do what we do for less.

TRAVEL EXPERIENCES YOU

WANT

You want the bells and whistles

icons but also the coolest little local

hangouts? No problem, we do it all.

MORE FREEDOM

Buckets of free time to

explore independently plus

epic ME Time optionals to

take your experience to a

whole new level.

SUPPORT & FLEXIBILITY

The flexibility to change your mind

and the knowledge that from start

to finish, we’ve got your back.

TAILORED

TRAVEL STYLES

6 incredible travel styles

to suit every type of

traveller. Yes, even you.

MORE FUN,

LESS HASSLE

Enough said. We’ll take

care of the detail, you focus

on the memory making.

THE ORIGINAL & THE BEST

As the world’s leading youth travel

company we’ve been treading the globe

since 1962. We don’t imitate, we just do

our thing better than anyone else can.

Locally sourced ingredients,

regional meals, foodie

experiences to make your

tummy smile and trips that

put food centre stage.

See the independent reviews that

earned us our Gold Trusted Service

award, on contiki.com/reviews

SECURITY

We are a family-run business who

care deeply about the well being of

our travellers, and providing incredible

experiences and value. We’re financially

secure and put our all into delivering

excellent trips each and every time.

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MORE WAYS TO SAVE

SAVE EVEN MORE

BOOK EARLY

BOOK TOGETHER

SAVE 5

%

Travelled with us or one of our

sister companies before? We’ll

give you 5% off

SAVE w30

Book two trips and get

€30 off your second trip

SAVE

UP TO w630

Pay in full by 1st August 2017

& save up to 10%

UP TO w475

Pay in full by 3rd October 2017

& save up to 7.5%

EVERYONE

SAVES10 %

When 10 or more book

(or the 11th person goes free)

EVERYONE

SAVES 7.5 %

When 7 or more book

EVERYONE

SAVES 5 %

When 4 or more book

CHECK OUT THE LATEST DEALS &

OFFERS AT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

MORE IMPORTANT INFORMATION

STUDENT DISCOUNT

Students save 5%! Just enter the student

promo code at checkout stage to redeem

your discount. Go to contiki.com/deals to

get your promo code.

MANAGE MY BOOKING

Use Contiki’s Manage My Booking tool to

make partial payments, add travel extras &

view our booking breakdown. Pay off your

trip over time by budgeting & paying

in installments.

The facts: All these discounts apply to the land portion of your trip price only (this excludes taxes, included flight costs, extra accommodation, venue tickets, Inca trail permit & optional activities. Your trip price

does not include the costs of international flights that start or end your trip). You can combine loyalty discounts (‘Travelling Again’) , group discounts (‘Book with Friends’), multi trip discounts (‘2 or more’) &

early payment (‘Pay Early’) discounts on trips of 7 days or longer. The Pay Early savings above only apply to departures on or after 1st March 2018. Pay Early savings do not apply to bookings made within 45

days of trip departure and are not combinable with Last Minute Deals. Group discounts (‘Book with Friends’) is available on all trips. The Pay Early savings of €630 and €475 are based on the Coast to Canopies

trip p.48. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any point without notice.

LATIN AMERICA 2017-19 09


WAYS TO

TRAVEL

With so many diverse

adventures to choose from, we

want you to experience Latin

America your way. That’s why

we offer 4 tailored ways to

travel, so you can get the

very most from your

Latin adventure.

See it all and do it all.

Be prepared for some

serious bucket list-ticking as

we show you our absolute

favourite highlights

16 Discoverer trips,

from 9 - 36 days

See p.32

DISCOVERER

READ

ON TO FIND

OUT MORE ABOUT

YOUR TRAVEL

STYLE

SHORT TRIPS & FESTIVALS

No festival comes close to the

vibrant colours, rich culture,

dazzling decorations and ultimate

dancing vibes of Rio Carnival!

1 Short Trip & Festival,

for 5 days

See p.76

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Sometimes to really know a place

you have to understand its heart.

You have to speak to its locals,

explore its cuisine and get lost in

its winding back alleys and secret

green spaces. This is what doing an

In-Depth Explorer trip is all about.

10 In-Depth Explorer trips,

from 6 - 14 days

See p.57

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

HIGH ENERGY

GO TO

CONTIKI.COM/

LATIN-AMERICA

FOR MORE

INFO

HIGH ENERGY

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

Go Go Go! For all you adventure,

adrenaline, explorer, party peeps –

this is the one for you. Be it soaking

up the sun, sightseeing or singing

the night away, these trips ensure

you can do it all.

3 High Energy trips,

from 6 - 12 days

See p.71

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WAYS TO

STAY

Centrally located hotels are

how we roll in the big cities,

plus Special Stays with a

difference for those back to

nature times.

Hotel Tribeca,

Buenos Aires

FREE WIFI

TWITTER.

COM/

CONTIKI

Hotel Pisonay, Sacred Valley

VISIT

CONTIKI.COM/STAYLONGER

FOR OUR RECOMMENDED

HOTELS BEFORE AND

AFTER YOUR TRIP

Hotel Caribe, Merida

Hotel Tribeca, Buenos Aires

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Hotel Las Farolas, Antigua

Rainforest Eco Tents, Sarapiqui

Mama Yacchi Lodge, Colca Canyon

HOTELS

If comfort and location are your city

accommodation must-haves, we’ve

got you sorted. Centrally located

hotels is how you’ll be snoozing

through the major cities, complete

with all the necessary home

comforts, and a few added perks,

just ‘cos. If you like being just blocks

from the beach in Rio, you won’t be

disappointed.

This trip was absolutely incredible. Contiki

stays in the best spots and gives you an epic

balance between free time, local and included

experiences.

Rachel, 25

from Australia

INDEPENDENT

TRAVELLER REVIEWS

FROM FEEFO ON

CONTIKI.COM

Amazon Jungle Lodge, Peru

SPECIAL STAYS

And then of course there’s our Special Stays. We

don’t like to boast, but we reckon our Peruvian and

Guatemalan jungle lodges, Costa Rican eco-tents and

a rustic, locally run cozy hotel in Colca Canyon, make us

just a little bit special.

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Included flights

Cruise in air-conditioned coaches & mini-coaches

Triciclos

Ride in 4x4s Boat rides Canoe through the jungle

HOW WE

TRAVEL

Canoes, boats, and the odd 4x4, getting

around isn’t just part of the experience,

it is the experience.

We all know

that half the

fun of the

journey is

getting there, so we make

sure we do it in style, and

speed. Think it’s all cramped

chicken buses and 12-hour

train journeys? Urr, no.

Maybe that’s how some roll,

but not us.

When you’re not whizzing

through the skies on our

included internal flights,

you’ll find yourself getting

around by private air-con

mini coaches, boat rides or

better still, local means of

transport. Triciclos, canoes,

and 4x4s are all part and

parcel of your Contiki

experience.

Cruise around Caye Caulker

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THE NATURE WHISPERER

María Florencia Soldati,

Argentina, Trip Manager,

3 years with Contiki

“I love to share my passion for

travel with people from all over

the world. My Contiki mates

are young and enthusiastic

travellers hungry for life and

new experiences. I can´t ask for

a better job, I am always ready

for a new adventure.”

THE PARTY STARTER

THE CULTURAL GURU

Mayra Arboleda, Quito, Ecuador

Trip Manager, 4 years with Contiki

“I am very proud of my culture and

country and through Contiki I can share

this with all the passionate travellers that

seek to discover the world. Travelling is

one of the few things in life that stays

with you forever. All the new experiences

open up your eyes and make you better

understand other people and cultures.

Travelling helps you grow up, get to know

yourself better and makes you appreciate

your background and family. But watch

out it is addictive!”

Ismael Pedraza, Mexico

Trip Manager, 4 years

with Contiki

“As a restless traveller, I always

look for an authentic experience.

So, I love to share my country

and it’s history with every person

that visits, knowing that they are

getting a local experience.

Travelling is a way to open your

eyes and conscience, it makes

you realize what you have

and what you can achieve. It

expands your horizons and it’s

something that refreshes your life

every time you do it.”

STUFF TRIP

MANAGERS KNOW

“When in Quito don’t forget to try “espumilla” this

traditional desert is like a merengue made of fresh

guava and strawberries. Ladies carry it around

on trays and looks like ice cream that never melts!

For only 50 cents!!”

@mayactiki

“If you’re in Buenos Aires on a Sunday, don’t miss

the San Telmo Market. Everyone pours into the

streets to enjoy hundreds of stalls selling antiques,

trinkets, art and delicious food and watch

the tango dancers perform live.”

@Florcontiki

CONTIKI

the

the

PEOPLE

LATIN AMERICA 2017-19 15


HOW TO TRAVEL WITH

NO REGRETS

Christ the Redeemer, Rio

Cenote swims, Mexico

See THE cultural icon of Brazil. Listed as one of the New Seven Wonders of

the World and a world-wide symbol of Christianity, the Art Deco statue is an

absolute Rio de Janeiro must.

Escape to a secret underworld of turquoise pools and magical caves. Swim

through the enchanting jungle-framed skyline and relax in pure paradise.

1

2

3

4

Iguassu Falls, Brazil

1 Float down the river, Mexico City

2 Chill out on Copacabana Beach, Rio

3 Visit the vast salt plains of Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

4 Sip on locally grown coffee, Costa Rica

Tick off yet another bucket list must, visiting one of the Seven Natural Wonders

of the World. Hear the crashing sound of hundreds of waterfalls whilst

experiencing one of the most jaw-dropping sights this planet has to offer.

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WE CALL THEM NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES

– THE ONES WE KNOW YOU JUST CAN’T AFFORD TO MISS.

AND THE BEST PART? THEY’RE INCLUDED AS STANDARD ON YOUR TRIP.

1

2

3

4

Tikal National Park, Guatemala

1 Pray to the Rain Gods, Mexico

2 Hang out with the locals (wildlife), Galapagos Islands

3 See Machu Picchu – a big bucket list-check, Peru

4 Brightly coloured walls in Argentina

Explore the ruins, temples and palaces situated amongst 575 square

kilometres of lush jungle landscape.

Chichen Itza, Mexico

City tour, Rio

Step back into Mayan history and explore the infamous ancient ruins of this

sacred site, where the Kukulkan Pyramid (known as “El Castillo”, aka the castle)

sits. One of the new Seven Wonders of the World, the pyramid is a towering

28m-high.

Explore the bursting culture, history and heritage of Brazil’s second largest city

whilst being wowed by the contrast of breath-taking landscapes, city buzz and

laid back beach life.

See p.78 for our Instagram image contributors.

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GIVING YOU MORE

ME TIME

Think ultimate freedom, with all

the free time you could want to

explore, plus optional experiences

to make your trip that little bit

more wonderful.

Nobody does Latin America quite like

you, not even us. That’s why every

single one of our trips has built in ME

Time, allowing you to explore this

colourful, fl avoursome and culture-rich continent as

only you can. ME Time consists of two parts – free

time and ME Time Optionals – allowing you to put

your own unique spin on your adventure. Your free

time could see you hunting down the best street

food vendors in Mexico City, swimming with the

sea lions on the Galapagos Islands, or straight up

chilling on Copacabana Beach. Whatever your

wanderlust is hunting for, our local Trip

Managers have all the insight.

Of course, what’s a travel experience all about,

if not a little bit of extravagance? You know,

experiences that still have you smiling as you go

to sleep at night. That’s what our ME Time

Optionals are for. Snorkelling with sharks and

stingrays in Caye Caulker, sunrise hot air

balloon rides over Teotihuacan, ziplining in

Cancun, a heli ride over Iguassu Falls, or a chill

afternoon cruise in Rio, are just a taste of what

we have in store for you.

Get a higher perspective

of Iguassu Falls

Soar over Teotihuacan in a hot air balloon

Chill out on Copacabana Beach

ME TIME

OPTIONALS

Important: ME Time optional activities are not included in the price of your trip. They are run by 3rd party operators and on occasions, for some of the activities, travellers may be required to sign a waiver to participate.

Before you leave, it’s important that you check your insurance includes your participation in adventure activities and be aware that some of our optionals can be physically demanding and may involve some risk.

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Swim with sharks and stringrays

in Caye Caulker

FREE TIME

editor Ginny Copestake, shares her

tips on how to spend your time in Merida, the

vibrant and colourful capital city of Yucatán.

CHECK OUT

CONTIKI.COM/

DEALS

FOR OUR LATEST

OFFERS & DEALS

Fly through the jungle

on a zip line in Cancun

Doors for days

Aspiring bloggers or Instagrammers,

welcome home. Merida is a

photographers dream, especially if,

like me, you have a thing for doors.

Every house, every shop a different

door colour, and the buildings pretty

much follow suit. Everything is just a

perfect shade of pastel, with photo ops

guaranteed to up your Insta game.

Foodie delights

Mexican food is delish – standard.

But Merida specifically has upped its

food game of late, recently opening

up the hipster-esque Mercado 60, an

open air food market offering up a

whole range of options. Of course

you’ve got local Yucatán specialities

like Cochinita (pork) pibil, but with

sushi, burgers, Middle Eastern and

heaps more to pick from, there’s

something for everyone. Plus, the live

music gives it a real atmosphere.

Local wares

I refuse to leave a new country

without taking something home to

remind me of my time there. Let me

tell you, Merida makes the rule of

buying only one thing pretty damn

hard. As the capital of Yucatán, the

city is a hub for sellers from all over

the region, so you can pick up the

most amazing things. Everything from

bright, colourful fruit and veg, to

hammocks and panama hats that are

the real deal, are sold throughout the city.

Healthy bank balance, see you later.

@ginnycopestake

contiki.com/sixtwo

LATIN AMERICA 2017-19 19


Try shrimp tostadas with all of the extras, Belize

Sit down to a banquet after

the polo, Argentina

Get around all the local

street food, Mexico City

Empanadas make the perfect snack, Argentina

If you’re as obsessed with food as we are, you’ll know that

half of the joy of travelling, is tasting your way through a

country. Food isn’t just a pile of something on your plate,

it’s an experience. It brings people together, tells a story,

depicts a culture, and forms the resounding memory of

your trip.

That’s what Munch is all about. It’s our food philosophy

and our commitment to you, that all of your foodie

adventures, whether included in your price or amazing ME

Time optional experiences, won’t disappoint. Breakfast is

included every day, that’s standard. As for included meals,

we’re talking ‘rocoto rellenos’ lunch in the Amazon (hot

stuffed peppers), and an Argentinian feast (complete with

tango show) in Buenos Aires. And when we talk about our

ME Time Optionals, things get real interesting. Like the

sound of Argentine steak, cooked your way, whilst taking a

break from playing polo, or maybe you fancy learning the

A-Z of coffee surrounded by Guatemalan volcanoes? Our

foodie options are never ending.

Mexican food your cuisine of choice? We have good

news my friends. Brand new for 2018, we are launching

a Mexico Munch trip, built specifically around all

things tacos, quesadillas, mole, pork pibil, and more.

Think flavour, food experiences, and one helluva travel

adventure. More info on p.23.

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Our commitment to local, authentic and

delicious food experiences.

Market-fresh snacks, Guatemala

TO TRAVEL IS TO EAT.

It’s an experience, a memory, a hit of

culture and something that undeniably

tastes better when shared with friends.

Munch brings together our two greatest

passions – travel and food.

Breakfast included, e'rryday

Meat lovers rejoice, a steak never

tasted so good, Buenos Aires

Tropical coconut drinks,

Playa del Carmen

ARE YOU A BIT

OF A FOODIE? SEE

P23 FOR OUR

LIMITED EDITION

MUNCH TRIP

Mouth watering dinners, Mexico City

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INTRODUCING THE

LIMITED EDITION

SERIES

Are you after a travel experience that champions the one thing in life that matters

most? Are your weekends generally spent roaming food markets, frequenting cocktail

bars and splashing out on experimental dining experiences? Well what do you know,

we’ve created your ultimate vacation, and it’s dedicated purely to your greatest

passion in life – food. Taste it, make it, snap it, learn about it – that’s what Munch is all about.

PUERTO VALLARTA / TEQUILA / GUADALAJARA / GUANAJUATO / MEXICO CITY / MERIDA / CANCUN


12 DAYS | TRIP MANAGER | HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

PUERTO VALLARTA

Foodies unite! We’ve created quite possibly the ultimate itinerary

for those who want to nibble their way across the country.

Tummy rumbling already? Good, read on…

MERIDA

Learn some life skills, like making

the ultimate Guac

Tequila GUANAJUATO

1

2 1

PUERTO VALLARTA GUADALAJARA

MEXICO CITY

3

GULF OF MEXICO

Traditional Yucatecan meal and cooking

demonstration

1

MERIDA

3

CANCUN

CANCUN

TEQUILA

PACIFIC

OCEAN

MEXICO CITY

See how the Tequila plant is turned

into the Tequila drink

Seaside feasts with a view

Mexico. A country of passion: passion

for art, for music, for sport and most of

all, for food. Sharing a border with the

Unites States to the north and Belize

& Guatemala to the south, its food is

as diverse as its terrain. Designated

by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural

Heritage of Humanity in 2010, Mexico

was the fi rst country to attain this status

for its national cuisine; a rich blend

of indigenous and Spanish infl uence.

Savour ceviche, sip tequila, shop with

an expert in a local market and see how

regional foods are prepared. Throw

out any preconceived notions of what

Mexican food is all about & get ready

to experience authentic dishes on our

Mexico Munch trips. Taste buds blown!

GUANAJUATO

Learn how to make your new

favourite cocktails

Market fresh in Mexico City

LATIN AMERICA 2018

CODE: MEXG

Start Finish Total

Puerto Cancun Cost

Vallarta

cpp

2018

July 16 Jul 21 2235

Oct 22 Nov 2 2235

FROM G187 PER DAY

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO G210

CONTIKI.COM/MUNCH

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C O U N T

YOU CAN

COUNT ON US

Our family values and flexible approach are

all geared up to give you peace of mind.

O N

U S

Contiki is part of The Travel Corporation family of brands. What does that mean? In short, it

means that we know what we’re doing. Every year we take over 2 million travellers to 70 different

countries across 30 of our award-winning travel brands. Our company isn’t run by a faceless board

of executives but instead by a family who care deeply about the wellbeing of their travellers

and providing incredible experiences and value. We are financially secure, experienced beyond belief and

we won’t tie you down with a strict cancellation policy in case your plans change.

Visit TTC.COM

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PERKS

If you’ve travelled with us before, you’re eligible for 5% off

your next trip. If you decide a second Contiki isn’t for you and

you’d prefer a luxury cruise down the River Seine on one of our

Uniworld boats, or to stay in one of our 5-star Red Carnation

Hotels, we won’t be offended (well maybe just a little). You can

simply transfer your 5% discount to any of our other 30 travel

brands. Same can be said for your deposit. Feel free to put your

trip deposit towards a trip with one of our sister brands if your

plans change or you blow the candles out on your 36th birthday

cake before you got the chance to take your Contiki trip.

Visit TTC.COM/LOYALTY to learn more

TRIP

REGISTRATION

Ensuring that your trip runs smoothly is a pretty big

deal to us. Registering your details before your trip

ensures we can get in touch with you both prior to your

adventure and during it, which basically = a hassle free

trip for you. Plus in the unlikely event that something

happens on your trip, we’ll have all

your essential details so we can get in

touch with you.

Visit CONTIKI.COM/

TRIPREGISTRATION

PAR T 1

CHANGE YOUR TRIP

FOR FREE

If you want to change your chosen trip or

departure just drop us a line, let us know which

trip or departure you’d like and if there’s space,

we’ll do the rest for zero cost.

Use FlexDeposit with a sister company,

or gift your trip to someone else.

THE

WORLD’S GREATEST

CHANGE POLICY

It’s a big title but damn right we’re claiming it, and

for good reason. When booking with us we’re all

about the no-strings-attached approach.

Plans can change, as can minds, so we

created Freedom Guarantee to give you

ultimate flexibility. It’s made up of two

parts: you can change your trip for free, or use

FlexDeposit to save your paid deposit for when

you’re ready to use it.

PAR T 2

FLEXDEPOSIT

FlexDeposit is designed to make it easier to travel at a time that

works for you. The FlexDeposit guarantee is given for free once

you have paid your deposit and works as credit towards your next

adventure*; so if your plans change, your deposit isn’t lost – it’s

simply transferred instead. FlexDeposit is available until you turn

36 (the maximum age you can travel on a Contiki). After that, it

can be used with one of our sister Travel Corporation brands or,

if you can’t travel yourself, it can also be gifted to someone else

within five years of the original booking date.

* Not combinable with Early Payment Discounts or Last Minute

Deals within 120 days of original travel date

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FROM

ME TO WE

3 DAYS • 1 COUNTRY • ECO-LODGE ACCOMMODATION

Keen to volunteer during your

trip? Split off from your Lava

Line or Ecuador & Galapagos

Island Hopper routes and join

ME to WE for a one-of-a-kind,

unforgettable experience,

venturing deep into Ecuador’s

Amazon rainforest.

Visit a community that works with

our partner, WE Charity, a TreadRight

supported charity, connect with locals,

and experience their culture firsthand

by participating on a sustainable

development project alongside

local families.

ITINERARY:

DAY 2 (of your trip): Quito to Minga Lodge.

We’ll be meeting up with the ME to We team in Los

Rios, before travelling by boat down the Napo River.

Arriving at Minga Lodge, we’ll then take part in a trip

orientation, and after dinner take a night walk through

the Amazonian jungle. (B,D)

DAY 3: Minga Lodge.

After meeting and getting to know the local

community and their current priorities, we’ll spend

most of our day volunteering on a build for a current

local infrastructure project. Later on, we’ll experience

a Shamanic Ceremony and learn the ins and outs of

indigenous weapons from a local hunter. (B,L,D)

DAY 4: Minga Lodge to Banos. Waking up early,

we’ll head out before breakfast to explore the

rainforest by daylight, keeping our eyes peeled for

toucans, long-tailed Potoos, as well as the myriad of

flora and fauna. It’s then back onto the boat as we

journey back to Los Rios, where you’ll continue on to

Banos for the rest of your Contikit adventure.

You’ll be staying in the

ridiculously beautiful Minga

Lodge, a 300 hectare private

reserve on the edge of the

Napo River. Think jungle cabins

with added organic flair,

including hot water and en suite

washrooms. Oh, did we mention

this place is only accessible by

boat, specifically a motorized

canoe ride down the Amazon

river. Eco living goals or what?

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CONTIKI

CARES

Powered by TREADRIGHT

As well as spending time with

local community members

to learn more about life in

the Amazon, you’ll spend

half a day volunteering for

a sustainable infrastructure

project. You’ll also get to

experience a traditional

cleansing ceremony and

receive a blessing from a

local Shaman, and take part

in morning and evening

rainforest treks with an

expert jungle guide.

ARTISANAL

PERUVIAN WEAVING

The Centro de Textiles Tradicionales

del Cusco aims to preserve Peruvian

weaving traditions. Funding from the

TreadRight Heritage Initiative grant is

being used to complete construction of a

traditional weaver’s home at the Chinchero

Weaver’s Centre, which will then open

its doors to locals and visitors alike, to

educate about traditional weaving

techniques and promote the

sale of textiles.

Contiki Cares, advised by our older wiser sister Treadright, is

our mission to protect and preserve the places we go to and

the people we meet, so that the generations who follow us

can see the world with the same wide-eyed wonder as we do.

It’s our dedication to treading lightly, acting with respect and

recognising when to speak for the planet when it can’t speak for

itself. Contiki is proud to be using 100% recyclied LEIPA paper

for the body of our brochures. By doing so, we proudly save

34,000 trees per year.

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HOW WILL YOU DO

MACHU

PICCHU?

Put on your hiking boots and ready your lungs for

some fresh mountain air. Our adventurous spirit is

being called to the lost city of Machu Picchu.

Listed as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and one

of the top five treks on the planet, it’s not just your bucket list

that this life-changing voyage is written on.

4DAY

TREK

Four days of our Ultimate Inca

Trail trip will be spent hiking

and camping in the footsteps

of the ancient Incas, and the

other four will be spent putting

the mountains into context by

exploring the Sacred Valley and

ancient Incan capital of Cusco.

Note: the 4-day hike is not bookable

on its own, only as part of the Ultimate

Inca trip. See p.66 for more info and

visit contiki.com/ultimate-inca for full

details on the experience.

Bus to

CHECKPOINT

“KM82”

(1.6 mi.)

DAY 1

9.6 mi.

Avg. hiking

time: 6 hrs.

Llactapata

(4.8 mi.)

1ST NIGHT

Wayllabamba

(3.2 mi.)

DAY 2

6.4 mi.

Avg. hiking

time: 7 hrs.

Dead

Woman’s Pass

(4.8 mi.)

2ND NIGHT:

Pacamayo

(1.6 mi)

1DAY

TREK

Whenever you visit Peru with us

you can dial up your Peruvian

experience with a 1-day Inca trek.

We’ll take the train to KM104

before heading to the 2,700m

high Sungate Viewpoint, then

descending to the valley of Machu

Picchu. Available on all trips that

visit Peru except the Ultimate Inca

Trek Trail and Trails, Turtles & Treks.

See p.34, p.36, p.38, p.40, p.42 and

p.44 for trips where you can take

the 1-day trek.

DAY 1

6.1 mi.

Avg. hiking time: 6 hrs.

TRAIN TO

CHECKPOINT

“KM104”

Chachabamba

(1.3 mi.)

Hike through the

cloud forest

Wiñay Wayna

(1.6 mi.)

Stop for your included

lunch & soak up more

incredible views

END

Sungate Viewpoint/

Intipunku

(1.7 mi.)

Get that first glimpse

of Machu Picchu

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THE 4-DAY INCA TRAIL TREK,

AS PART OF OUR 8-DAY

ULTIMATE INCA TRAIL TRIP

AND OUR 14 DAY TRAILS,

TURTLES & TREKS TRIP.

4 DAY

TREK

OR

1 DAY

TREK

AVAILABLE WITH ALL

TRIPS THAT VISIT PERU

EXCEPT THE ULTIMATE

INCA AND TRAILS,

TURTLES & TREKS TRIP.

Runkurakay Pass

(1 mi.)

DAY 3

7.4 mi.

Avg. hiking

time: 8 hrs.

Sayacmarca

Phuyupatamarca

DAY 4

(1 mi.) (3.2 mi.)

3.4 mi.

Avg. hiking

time: 3.5 hrs.

Sun Gate

(2.4 mi.)

Machu

Picchu

(1 mi.)

END

3RD NIGHT:

Wiñay Wayna

(3.2 mi.)

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

ESSENTIAL BOOKING REQUIREMENTS

SEASONS

The Inca Trail is open all year (apart

from February when it’s closed for

maintenance), with April to November

being peak season.

CAMPSITES

Campsites are subject to change

according to the designation of the

governmental institution (Ministerio De

Cultura) that regulates the use of the

Inca Trail.

Note: This applies to the 4-day trek only.

Daily distances for the 4-day trek:

Day 1: 9.6 mi, Day 2: 6.4 mi,

Day 3: 7.4 mi, Day 4: 3.4 mi

BOOK EARLY

To ensure you get your spot, we advise

booking at least three months before

travelling between Oct and Apr and 6

months before travelling in May to Sept,

although it is at times possible to get

permits outside these timelines. Please

note that the Trail is closed in February

for maintenance.

When you book your trip (as early in

advance as possible) it’s essential that you

let us know the following details: full name

(as appears on passport), nationality, date

of birth and gender. What else? It’s also

important that the passport information

that you submit with your application is

exactly the same as the passport you will

use to travel to Latin America and it must

have six months validity at time of travel.

You will also need your passport to enter

onto the Trail. Note: If your information

changes it can result in a penalty and

cancellation of admission to the Trail.

No refunds will be given. Book early! The

Peruvian Government closely controls

the number of travellers on the Trail, with

only 500 permits available each day. Inca

Trail permits are non-refundable and

non-transferable so it’s essential that you

let us know your correct passport details at

the time of booking so we can process your

application quickly. (Contiki will process

your application on your behalf within three

days of booking but we cannot guarantee

permit availability.)

LATIN AMERICA 2017-19 29


+

MIX &

MATCH

BOOK 2 MIX & MATCH

TRIPS TO SAVE BIG

Feeling torn? Loving the look of two itineraries? Well, por que no dos? With great savings to be had,

these trips line up perfectly so you can glide off one trip, and step right up for the second.

START WITH:

LATIN

LEGENDS

SEE MORE P.52

Love Mayan ruins, but

also craving sloths?

ADD ON:

PURA VIDA

SEE MORE P.60

START WITH:

SOL

SEEKER

SEE MORE P.55

Add some adventure to your

Mexican beach fiesta

START WITH:

CARIBBEAN

ENCOUNTER

SEE MORE P.56

START WITH:

BELLA

BOLIVIA

SEE MORE P.46

Rainforest eco-lodges

and bubbling hot springs

are calling

What goes well with salt

flats? Argentinian wine

and steaks, for sure

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WHEN YOU BOOK A MIX

& MATCH TRIP, YOU GET A

TASTY 5% OFF THE PRICE*

5%

OFF

+

w30

AND,

OFF

ON TOP OF THE 5%

YOU CAN ALSO TAKE w30

OFF THE TOTAL COST.

SOUND GOOD? CHECK OUT ALL THE DEALS & OFFERS

AT CONTIKI.COM/MIXANDMATCH-LATIN

START WITH:

ANDEAN

CROSSING

SEE MORE P.44

START WITH:

LATIN

ICONS

SEE MORE P.42

Ain’t no party like

a Rio party

Discover why the nature

goals just keep on coming

ADD ON:

BOLIVIAN

MAGIC

SEE MORE AT CONTIKI.COM/

BOLIVIAN-MAGIC

ADD ON:

ARGENTINA

& BRAZIL

EXPERIENCE

SEE MORE P.33

START WITH:

ULTIMATE

INCA

SEE MORE P.66

Why stop at just one

Latin American great?

START WITH:

TRAILS,

TURTLES &

TREKS

SEE MORE P.43

Can you really resist the

Eduardo Avaroa National

Reserve?

* The 5% discount will be applied to the lowest priced of your two trips. This is not combinable with ‘Travelling Again’ discounts – please contact Contiki or your

travel agent to apply this discount when booking your trip. This discount applies to the land portion of your trip price only. (See p.9 the facts)

LATIN AMERICA 2017-19 31


DISCOVERER

16 TRIPS

FROM

9–36

DAYS

There’s no fear of missing out when

on a Discoverer. Ecuador, Peru,

Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Guatemala

and Belize are just a few jammy

destinations up for grabs. With pretty

Discoverer

much all the quintessentially Latin

musts rolled into one, you’ll be left

with zero regrets.

WHO TRAVELS DISCOVERER?

• Those who want to see it all and do

it all, with a mix of iconic sights and

unique experiences

• Those who want the perfect balance

of organised sightseeing and

independent adventuring

• Those who want to make the most

of the time they have

FREE WIFI IN ALL

CONTIKI HOTELS

CONTIKI.COM/DISCOVERER-LATIN-AMERICA

CONTIKI.

COM/

DEALS

Booking today = Save €36 a week from now

to next April (that’s 48 weeks) to travel on a

2017-19 Latin America Discoverer trip. Want to

reduce that weekly amount even more? Head to

contiki.com/deals for all our latest promotions and

money saving shenanigans.

*visit contiki.com/freewifi

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ARGENTINA & BRAZIL

EXPERIENCE

RIO DE

JANEIRO

3

DISCOVERER

ARGENTINA

2 IGUASSU FALLS

BRAZIL

WHY THIS TRIP?

Catamarans, beaches, Iguassu

Falls and Rio... Expect nine

adrenaline-packed days full to the

brim with adventures, boat rides,

sun-seeking, and partying

it up, Rio style.

3

BUENOS

AIRES

1 or more nightstops

Plane

2 World Heritage sites visited

9 DAYS · 2 COUNTRIES FROM y1719 PP* y191 P/DAY* PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO y 150

WHAT YOU NEED

TO KNOW

NIGHTS

8 8 nights twin-share hotel

accommodation

11

INCLUDED MEALS

8 breakfasts (B),

3 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS

2 internal flights & transfers

See p.78 for more info on

our standard inclusions.

ME TIME OPTIONALS

MHelicopter flight over

Iguassu Falls

MSoccer game (when

available)

NO REGRETS

EXPERIENCES

• Tango show & lesson

in Buenos Aires

• BBQ feast in Iguassu

• City tour of Rio &

Buenos Aires

• Visit the Christ the

Redeemer statue

FREE WIFI

Free WiFi in

Contiki hotels

DAY 1: Arrive Buenos Aires . Hola

Buenos Aires! This morning get out &

experience this iconic city & visit spots like

Puerto Madero & La Boca. Tonight, get

ready to tango with the locals as you learn

all the tricks at a dance lesson & show.

H ote l (D)

• City tour Palermo Chico & Palermo

Soho, Recoleta

• Tango lesson, show & dinner

DAYS 2 - 3: Buenos Aires . E x p e rie nce

BA your way. Get into the cuisine of

Argentina on our culinary experience: try

empanadas or the ubiquitous Argentine

steak & learn to make the traditional

sweet – alfajores. You might catch a

football match or perhaps hit the shops.

H ote l (B)( B)

MArgentine culinary experience

DAY 4: Buenos Aires to Iguassu

Falls . Today we fly to Puerto Iguassu

then travel to the Brazilian side to see the

275 individual waterfalls that make up

Iguassu. You could take a heli-flight for a

different angle on the Falls, or try your luck

at spotting macaws & toucans. Tonight,

sample the delicious national drink,

caipirinh a . H ote l (B)

• Visit Igu a s su Fa lls

DAY 5: Iguassu Falls . We’ll cross back

into Argentina & visit their side of Iguassu

Falls with a walk to see Devil’s Throat.

The day is all yours to experience the

Falls. Try a speed boat ride to feel the

spray of the Falls, or go for a swim back

at the hotel. Tonight we have tasty BBQ.

H ote l (B , D)

Visit Igu a s su Fa lls

B ra zilia n B B Q

• S e e D evil’s T hro a t

DAY 6: Iguassu Falls to Rio . Home to

the world’s largest carnival celebration,

Copacabana Beach & the Brazilian bikini,

g et re ady fo r g o o d time s in Rio. H ote l (B)

DAY 7: Rio de Janeiro . This morning

we’ll visit the iconic Christ the Redeemer

statue. Then the rest of the day is free to

ta ke in Rio. H ote l (B)

• Entry to Christ the Redeemer for

amazing city views

MCable car ride up Sugarloaf Mountain

DAY 8: Rio de Janeiro . Today is yours to

explore. Try hang gliding, hit the shops or

grab your sunnies & chill on Rio’s famous

Ipanema Beach. Tonight we head for our

last night in this amazing city! Hotel (B,D)

DAY 9: Depart Rio de Janeiro . We’ll

give you a unique insider-only experience

of visiting a favela & seeing the contrast

of how some cariocas live. Our adventure

ends after our favela tour when it’s time

to say ‘tchau’ (goodbye) to your travel

m a te s . (B)

RIO CARNIVAL!

FEB 5TH - FEB 13TH 2018

Book this departure & take your trip to the next

level. This departure spends 2 nights in Buenos

Aires, 2 nights in Iguassu Falls & 4 nights Rio

so you will be a part of what is considered

the biggest carnival in the world! With over

two million people per day celebrating on

the streets of Rio, it’s like nothing you have

ever seen. We take you to all the right places

at the right times, so you’ll see all the best

performances & won’t miss a beat. Witness

parades bursting with revellers, floats &

adornments from numerous samba schools.

Live for the moments, live with no regrets &

don’t miss out on this indescribable experience!

HOW MUCH & WHEN

CODE: BARJ 2017/18/19

Start

Buenos

Aires

Finish

Rio de

Janeiro

Total

Cost

€ pp*

2017

Aug 27 Sep 4 1719

Sep 9 Sep 17 1719

Sep 24 Oct 2 1719

Oct 7 Oct 15 1719

Oct 22 Oct 30 1719

Nov 4 Nov 12 1719

Nov 19 Nov 27 1719

Dec 2 Dec 10 1719

Dec 10 Dec 18 1719

Dec 30 ● Jan 7 1719

2018

Jan 14 Jan 22 1719

Jan 30 Feb 7 1719

Feb 5 ■ Feb 13 1909

Feb 24 Mar 4 1719

Mar 11 Mar 19 1719

Mar 24 Apr 1 1719

Apr 1 Apr 9 1719

Apr 21 Apr 29 1719

Apr 29 May 7 1719

May 6 May 14 1719

May 19 May 27 1719

May 27 Jun 4 1719

Jun 3 Jun 11 1719

Jun 16 Jun 24 1719

Jun 24 Jul 2 1719

Start Finish Total

Buenos Rio de Cost

Aires Janeiro € pp*

2018

Jul 14 Jul 22 1719

Jul 22 Jul 30 1719

Jul 29 Aug 6 1719

Aug 11 Aug 19 1719

Aug 19 Aug 27 1719

Aug 26 Sep 3 1719

Sep 8 Sep 16 1719

Sep 16 Sep 24 1719

Sep 23 Oct 1 1719

Oct 6 Oct 14 1719

Oct 14 Oct 22 1719

Oct 21 Oct 29 1719

Nov 3 Nov 11 1719

Nov 11 Nov 19 1719

Nov 18 Nov 26 1719

Dec 1 Dec 9 1719

Dec 9 Dec 17 1719

Dec 29 ● Jan 6 1719

2019

Jan 6 Jan 14 1719

Jan 13 Jan 21 1719

Feb 2 Feb 10 1719

Feb 10 Feb 18 1719

Feb 16 Feb 24 1719

Feb 24 ■ Mar 4 1909

Mar 3 Mar 11 1719

* Prices shown are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we

can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge.

Single room supplement add €459.

Start Buenos Aires 7:00am & end Rio 11:00am.

● This trip spends New Year’s Eve in Buenos Aires.

■ These trips are in Rio during Carnival & will have a slightly

modified itinerary, 2 nights in Buenos Aires, 4 nights in Rio &

add a single room supplement of €639.

Visit contiki.com/southam-experience for full details.

For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see

contiki.com/staylonger.

For travel insurance see p.78.

Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture – our 24-day Adventurer

& 18-day Explorer trip. When you jump aboard this trip, you’ll be

joining a horde of other travellers who are already geared up in

Contiki’s world-famous exploration mode. Wait until you see the

warm welcome you’ll receive as a new addition to the wolf pack.

#ARGENTINABRAZIL

RIO CONTIKI.COM/SOUTHAM-EXPERIENCE

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THE LATIN

QUEST

WHY THIS TRIP?

Are you ready to see it all?

36 days, four countries,

volcanoes, beaches, temples,

empanadas, underwater worlds,

and so much more. Pretty much

the ULTIMATE adventure.

ISABELA

PUERTO 2

VILLAMIL

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

SANTA CRUZ

PUERTO

AYORA

1

2

PUERTO

BAQUERIZO

MORENO

SAN CRISTOBAL

PACIFIC OCEAN

FLIGHT

TO LIMA

QUITO 1

2 TENA

ECUADOR

2 BAÑOS

1

GUAYAQUIL

RIO DE

JANEIRO

3

2

IGUASSU

FALLS

#LATINQUEST

ARGENTINA

FLIGHT

FROM

LIMA

BUENOS

4 AIRES

BRAZIL

FLIGHT FROM

GUAYAQUIL

3 LIMA

FLIGHT

TO B.A.

AGUAS

CALIENTES

(Machu Picchu)

1

INCA TRAIL

Ollantaytambo

SACRED VALLEY

PERU CUSCO

Coast

Andes

Rainforest

COLCA

CANYON

AMAZON

LODGE 1

1

4

Chivay

1

PUERTO 1

MALDONADO

1

AREQUIPA

PUNO/LAKE

TITICACA

2

Places visited

1 or more nightstops

1 or more nights at Special Stay

Coach, mini-coach or van

Plane, train, canoe or boat

8 World Heritage sites visited

34 LATIN AMERICA 2017-19 CONTIKI.COM/LATIN-QUEST

RIO


36 DAYS · 4 COUNTRIES · FROM y8155 PP* y227 P/DAY*

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO y 595

35

NIGHTS

Unique Special Stay:

1 night Jungle Lodge ,

& 34 nights in

twin-share hotels

52

INCLUDED MEALS

35 breakfasts (B),

4 lunches (L), 13 dinners (D)

Trekking option: 35 breakfasts (B),

5 lunches (L), 13 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS

An experienced & professional

Trip Manager & English speaking

Local Guides

2 international & 7 internal

flights & transfers

ME TIME OPTIONALS

MHang gliding

MRappelling (abseiling)

& canyoneering day trip

MRafting

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES

• Go local at a salsa lesson

• Tango show, lesson & dinner

• Entry to the Temple of

Wiracocha

FREE WIFI

Free WiFi in

Contiki hotels

DISCOVERER

YOUR TRIP

DAY 1: Start Quito . Hola Quito! Meet

your group before exploring this historic

city on a tour before dinner. Hotel (D)

• Visit the Inti Ñan Museum at the Equator

DAY 2: Quito to Tena . It’s out of the

city & into the lush jungle. This afternoon

get your adrenaline pumping on some

white water rapids. Hotel (B)

MRafting experience

DAY 3: Tena . This morning it’s all about

M E Time. H ote l (B , D)

DAY 4: Tena to Baños . He ad to B años ,

the adventure capital of Ecuador. Tonight

get local with our included salsa lesson.

Hotel (B)

• S a ls a d a ncing le s s o n

DAY 5: Baños . A free day to explore

the small town vibes of Baños. Choose

a horseback riding, canyoneering or

a b s eiling ou td o o r ad ve nture. H ote l (B , D)

DAY 6: Baños to Guayaquil . To d ay we

he ad to G u ayaquil . H ote l (B)

DAY 7: Guayaquil to Isabela Island .

It’s time to fly to the Galapagos Islands.

Check out the islands’ lava tunnels & see

the giant tortoises. Later, we head off to

Is a b e l a Isl a nd . H ote l (B , D)

See Galapagos giant tortoises

• Visit l a va tunne ls

• B o a t rid e to Is a b e l a Isl a nd

DAY 8: Isabela Island . This morning

we’ll kayak with sea lions & snorkel with

colourful fish. You might even see some

baby tortoises along the way! Hotel (B)

• Wildlife kaya king & sno r ke lling

adventure

DAY 9: Isabela Island to Santa Cruz

Island . Relax this morning before we take

off to Santa Cruz Island. This afternoon

we’ll visit Tortuga Bay for a stroll along the

beach & a swim. Hotel (B)

• Visit To r tu g a B ay

DAY 10: Santa Cruz Island to San

Cristobal Island . We’ll visit the Charles

Darwin Research Station this morning

before heading out to San Cristobal!

H ote l (B)

• Visit the Charles Darwin

Research Station

MPaddleboarding

DAY 11: San Cristobal Island . Ke e p

your eyes peeled for manta rays & sea

turtles as we head out to snorkel at Kicker

Rock. Later relax on the beach before a

B B Q fe a s t . H ote l (B , L , D)

• Boat cruise & offshore bird spotting

experience

• E x p lo re K ic ke r Ro c k

• Visit P u e r to G ra nd e b e ac h

DAY 12: San Cristobal to Lima . To d ay

we fly to Lima where we relax before our

ne x t ad ve nture b e gins . H ote l (B)

DAY 13: Lima . We’ll take a city tour to

uncove r t he cit y sight s . H ote l (B , D)

• See the Historic Centre, Barranco

& Mira Flores

DAY 14: Lima to Arequipa . We f ly

to the “White City” of Arequipa. Delve

into the city’s history with a walking tour.

H ote l (B)

• Cit y wa lking tour

DAY 15: Arequipa to Colca Canyon .

We drive through Salinas & Aguada

Blanca National Reserve on our way to

Co lca C a nyo n . H ote l (B , L , D)

S e e wild vic uñ a

• See the Salinas & Aguada Blanca

National Reserve

• See El Misti, Chachani & Pichu

Pichu volcanoes

DAY 16: Colca Canyon to Puno . Fir s t

up we’ll try to spot the Andean condor.

Later, experience the Andes along the way

to P uno. H ote l (B)

Visit Cruz del Condor & Macá Pueblo

• See the massive Colca Canyon

DAY 17: Puno . Catch a lift on a triciclo

before cruising Lake Titicaca to the island

of Taquile & the floating Uros Islands.

H ote l (B)

Rid e o n a t ricic lo

Isl a nd b o a t t rip o n L a ke Titicaca

• Visit the Taquile & Uros island

communities

DAY 18: Puno to Cusco . Visit P uka ra

& its ancient ruins. See the Incan walls in

Raqchi & then the ancient Incan capital,

Cus co. H ote l (B)

• Visit Pukara, La Raya & Sicuani

• See the Temple of Wiracocha

DAY 19: Cusco . Experience Cusco on a

guided walking tour then the afternoon’s

your s to e x p lo re. H ote l (B , D)

• Cit y wa lking tour

• Visit San Blas, Koricancha &

San Pedro Market

DAY 20: Cusco to Sacred Valley .

Today we explore the Sacred Valley. Take

a guided tour of the Pisac ruins before

a night in Ollantaytambo, one of Peru’s

o ld e s t tow ns . H ote l (B)

• Entry into the Sacred Valley & Pisac ruins

DAY 21: Sacred Valley to Aguas

Calientes . The morning is yours to enjoy

the surrounding lush mountains of Aguas

Calientes before boarding our train into

tow n . H ote l (B)

DAY 21: Inca Trail Trek . Wa lk in

the footsteps of the Incas on the Trail

to our highlight Machu Picchu! Take

a train to KM 104 & trek amongst

the cloud forest to the Sun Gate &

Guardian House before returning to

Aguas Calientes. Hotel (B,L)

• Train ride to KM 104

• Tour Machu Picchu with our

local guide

See p.28-29 for more info. Code: QURJT

DAY 22: Machu Picchu to Cusco . Wa ke

early & enter Machu Picchu for sunrise.

H ote l (B)

• Tour t he Te mp le of T hre e Wind ow s ,

the ceremonial baths & altar

DAY 23: Cusco. Why not start the day

rafting? Then get into Cusco’s amazing

nightlife until the sun comes up! Hotel (B)

DAY 24: Cusco to Jungle Lodge . Fly

over the Andes to Puerto Maldonado in

Pe r u’s s ou t he r n jungle. (B , L , D)

Contiki Special Stay Jungle Lodge

Visit t he Infie r no co mmunit y

• P u e r to M a ld o n ad o cit y tour

• Jungle ca no py hike

DAY 25: Jungle Lodge to Puerto

Maldonado. Keep your eyes peeled for

wildlife before it’s back to the city. Hotel

(B , L , D)

• Lo ca lly guid e d jungle ca ta m a ra n

boat trip

DAY 26: Puerto Maldonado to Lima .

Today it’s back to Lima for our last day in

Pe r u . H ote l (B)

DAY 27: Lima to Buenos Aires . Jump

onboard a flight to Argentina – hola

Bu e no s A ire s! H ote l (B)

DAY 28: Buenos Aires . This morning

get out & experience the iconic city spots

like Puerto Madero & La Boca. Tonight, get

ready to tango with the locals at a dance

le s s o n & show. H ote l (B , D)

• Tango lesson, show & dinner

DAYS 29 - 30: Buenos Aires A morning

coach tour to see the rest of the city &

then you can experience BA your way over

the next 2 days. Catch a football game or

hit t he sho p s . H ote l (B)( B)

DAY 31: Buenos Aires to Iguassu

Falls . Today we fly to Puerto Iguassu then

travel to the Brazilian side to see the 275

individual waterfalls. Option to take a heliflight

or try your luck at spotting macaws

& tou ca ns . H ote l (B)

• Flight & t ra ns fe r s

• Visit Igu a s su Fa lls

DAY 32: Iguassu Falls . We’ll cross back

into Argentina & visit their side of the Falls

with a walk to see Devil’s Throat. Then the

day is all yours before a delicious Brazilian

B B Q dinne r. H ote l (B , D)

Visit Igu a s su Fa lls

Taste delicious Brazilian BBQ

• S e e D evil’s T hro a t

DAY 33: Iguassu Falls to Rio . It’s time

to head to the home of carnival celebration

& Co p aca b a n a B e ac h! H ote l (B)

DAY 34: Rio de Janeiro . Visit t he

iconic Christ the Redeemer statue & the

af te r no o n is fre e to e x p lo re. H ote l (B)

• Entry to Christ the Redeemer for

amazing city views

MCable car ride up Sugarloaf Mountain

DAY 35: Rio de Janeiro. Today is yours

to explore. Try hang gliding or chill on Rio’s

famous Ipanema Beach. End the trip as

we head for our last night out! Hotel (B,D)

DAY 36: Depart Rio de Janeiro . O ur

ad ve nture e nds t his mo r ning . (B)

HOW MUCH & WHEN

CODE: QURJ 2017/18/19

Start Finish Trip

Quito Rio de only

Janeiro € pp*

THE FINER DETAILS

MACHU PICCHU

Trip plus

Inca Trail

€ pp*

2017

Aug 13 Sep 17 8155 8415

Sep 10 Oct 15 8155 8415

Oct 8 Nov 12 8155 8415

Nov 5 Dec 10 8155 8415

Dec 3 ● Jan 7 8155 8415

2018

Jan 3 Feb 7 8155 8415

Jan 28 Mar 4 8155 NA

Feb 25 Apr 1 8225 8485

Mar 25 Apr 29 8225 8485

Apr 22 May 27 8225 8485

Start Finish Trip

Quito Rio de only

Janeiro € pp*

Trip plus

Inca Trail

€ pp*

2018

May 20 Jun 24 8225 8485

Jun 17 Jul 22 8225 8485

Jul 15 Aug 19 8225 8485

Aug 12 Sep 16 8225 8485

Sep 9 Oct 14 8225 8485

Oct 7 Nov 11 8225 8485

Nov 4 Dec 9 8225 8485

Dec 2 ■ Jan 6 8225 8485

2019

Jan 6 Feb 10 8225 8485

Jan 20 Feb 24 8225 NA

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling

solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no

extra charge.

Single room supplement add €1555.

Start Quito 7:00am & end Rio 11:00am.

● Trip spends Xmas in Cusco & NYE in Buenos Aires.

■ Trip spends Xmas in the Jungle & NYE in Buenos Aires.

Note: Included flight times are subject to alteration.

Note: Inca Trail is closed for maintenance in February.

Note: The Galapagos Islands have a compulsory US$100

entrance fee to the Galapagos National Park, a US$20 INGALA

fee & a US$10 Isabela Island tax that are only payable in cash on

arrival (subject to increase). Please ensure you have this money

ready to ensure entry to these locations.

For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see

contiki.com/staylonger.

For travel insurance see p.78.

LATIN AMERICA 2017-19 35


THE

ADVENTURER

WHY THIS TRIP?

Latin America’s finest

adventures wrapped into three

of its most colourful countries.

Explore the sights, beaches,

jungles and waterfalls of

Peru, Argentina & Brazil.

BRAZIL

FLIGHT

TO B.A.

PERU

2 LIMA

AGUAS

CALIENTES

(Machu Picchu)

1

INCA TRAIL

Ollantaytambo

Andes

Rainforest

CUSCO 4

AMAZON

LODGE 1

1

SACRED

VALLEY

1

PUERTO

MALDONADO

Coast

COLCA

CANYON

Chivay

PUNO/LAKE

1 2

TITICACA

1

AREQUIPA

RIO DE

JANEIRO

3

2 IGUASSU FALLS

ARGENTINA

BRAZIL

#THEADVENTURER

FLIGHT

FROM

LIMA

4 BUENOS

AIRES

Places visited

1 or more nightstops

1 or more nights at Special Stay

Coach, mini-coach or van

Plane, train or canoe

6 World Heritage sites visited

36 LATIN AMERICA 2017-19 CONTIKI.COM/SOUTHAM-ADVENTURER

BUENOS AIRES


24 DAYS · 3 COUNTRIES · FROM y4999 PP* y209 P/DAY*

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO y 365

23

NIGHTS

Unique Special Stays:

1 night Jungle Lodge ,

& 22 nights in

twin-share hotels

34

INCLUDED MEALS

23 breakfasts (B),

3 lunches (L), 8 dinners (D)

Trekking option: 23 breakfasts (B),

4 lunches (L), 8 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS

An experienced & professional

Trip Manager & English speaking

Local Guides

1 international & 5 internal

flights & transfers

ME TIME OPTIONALS

MRafting adventure

M Cable car ride up Sugarloaf

Mountain

MPolo experience

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES

• Entry to the Temple

of Wiracocha

• Walking tour of Cusco

& the Temple of Koricancha

• Tango show & lesson in

Buenos Aires

FREE WIFI

Free WiFi in

Contiki hotels

DISCOVERER

YOUR TRIP

DAY 1: Arrive Lima . Me et your Co ntiki

Team & group this morning before

checking out the city sights. Made up of

43 districts with their own flair, with a free

af te r no o n , g et ou t & e x p lo re! H ote l (D)

• See the Historic Centre, Barranco &

Mira Flores

DAY 2: Lima to Arequipa . We fly to the

“White City” of Arequipa. Delve into the

city’s history with a walking tour. Hotel (B)

Cit y wa lking tour

• Visit the Plaza de Armas

DAY 3: Arequipa to Colca Canyon . We

drive through Salinas & Aguada Blanca

National Reserve on our way to Colca

C a nyo n . H ote l (B , L , D)

S e e wild vic uñ a

• See the Salinas & Aguada Blanca

National Reserve

• See El Misti, Chachani & Pichu

Pichu volcanoes

DAY 4: Colca Canyon to Puno . Fir s t up

we’ll try & spot the Andean condor. Later,

experience the Andes along the way to

P uno. H ote l (B)

• Visit M aca P u e b lo

• See the massive Colca Canyon

• Visit C r uz d e l Co nd o r

DAY 5: Puno . Catch a lift on a triciclo

before cruising Lake Titicaca to the island

of Taquile & the floating Uros Islands.

Meet locals & see their handmade crafts.

H ote l (B)

• Rid e o n a t ricic lo!

• Island boat trip on Lake Titicaca

• Visit the Taquile & Uros island

communities

DAY 6: Puno to Cusco . First up is Pukara

& its ancient Incan ruins. See the Incan

walls in Raqchi & then the ancient Incan

e mpire, Cus co. H ote l (B)

• Visit Pukara, La Raya & Sicuani

• See the Temple of Wiracocha

DAY 7: Cusco . Experience Cusco on a

guided walking tour then the afternoon’s

yours. Explore Incan buildings, or try local

fo o d o r adre n a line ac tivitie s . H ote l (B , D)

• Cit y wa lking tour

• Visit San Blas, Koricancha

& San Pedro Market

DAY 8: Cusco to Sacred Valley . To d ay

we explore the Sacred Valley. Take a

guided tour of the Pisac ruins before a

night in Ollantaytambo, one of Peru’s

o ld e s t tow ns . H ote l (B)

• Entry into the Sacred Valley

& Pisac ruins

• Try some local chicha de jora

(corn beer)

DAY 9: Sacred Valley to Aguas

Calientes . The morning is yours to enjoy

the surrounding lush mountains of Aguas

Calientes before we board our train into

tow n . H ote l (B)

DAY 9: Inca Trail Trek. Walk in the

footsteps of the Incas on the Trail to our

highlight Machu Picchu! Take a train to

KM 104 & trek amongst the cloud forest

to the Sun Gate & Guardian House

where your hard work is rewarded with

incredible views of this magnificent

ancient site before returning to Aguas

Calientes. Hotel (B,L)

• Train ride to KM 104

• Tour Machu Picchu with our

Local Guide

• Return train ride from Machu Picchu

See p.28-29 for more info. Code: LIRJT

DAY 10: Machu Picchu to Cusco . B e

among the first to enter Machu Picchu

for sunrise. Learn more as you tour with

your guide then explore in your own time

b efo re retur ning to b a s e. H ote l (B)

DAY 11: Cusco. Why not start the day

rafting? Then get into Cusco’s amazing

nightlife until the sun comes up! Hotel (B)

DAY 12: Cusco to Jungle Lodge . Fly

over the Andes to Puerto Maldonado in

Peru’s southern jungle. You could hike

through the jungle for a canopy climb,

then chill to the sound of the jungle.

(B , L , D)

Contiki Special Stay Jungle Lodge

Visit t he Infie r no co mmunit y

• P u e r to M a ld o n ad o cit y tour

• Jungle ca no py hike

DAY 13: Jungle Lodge to Puerto

Maldonado . Keep your eyes peeled for

wildlife like the giant otter, before it’s back

to t he cit y. H ote l (B , L , D)

• Lo ca lly guid e d jungle ca ta m a ra n

boat trip

DAY 14: Puerto Maldonado to Lima .

Today it’s back to Lima for our last day in

Peru. Next up: red wine, steak & tango in

A rg e ntin a! H ote l (B)

DAY 15: Lima to Buenos Aires . To d ay

we board our flight to Argentina - it’s hola

Bu e no s A ire s! H ote l (B)

DAY 16: Buenos Aires . This morning

get out & experience iconic city spots like

San Telmo & La Boca. Tonight, get ready

to tango with the locals as you learn all

the tricks at a dance lesson & show. Hotel

(B , D)

• City tour Palermo Chico, Palermo

Soho & Recoleta

• Tango lesson, show & dinner

DAYS 17 - 18: Buenos Aires. We’ll s ta r t

Day 2 with a coach tour to see the rest

of the city & then you can experience

BA your way over the next two days.

Get into the cuisine of Argentina on our

culinary experience: try empanadas or

the ubiquitous Argentine steak & learn to

make the traditional sweet – alfajores. You

might catch a football game, drink wine

at a polo match or perhaps learn to play

yourself: hit the shops or pay a visit to the

historic Café Tortoni for a café con leche &

a spot of people watching. Hotel (B)(B)

MArgentine culinary experience

DAY 19: Buenos Aires to Iguassu

Falls . Today we fly to Puerto Iguassu then

travel to the Brazilian side to see the 275

individual waterfalls. You could take a heliflight

for a different angle, or try your luck

a t sp ot ting m aca w s & tou ca ns . H ote l (B)

Flight & t ra ns fe r s

• Visit Igu a s su Fa lls

DAY 20: Iguassu Falls . We’ll cross back

into Argentina & visit their side of the Falls

with a walk to see Devil’s Throat. The day

is all yours! Try a speed boat ride to feel

the spray of the Falls, or go for a swim the

hotel. Tonight, try delicious Brazilian BBQ.

H ote l (B , D)

Visit Igu a s su Fa lls

Taste delicious Brazilian BBQ

• S e e D evil’s T hro a t

DAY 21: Iguassu Falls to Rio . Home

to the world’s largest carnival celebration,

Copacabana Beach & the Brazilian bikini,

g et re ady fo r g o o d time s in Rio. H ote l (B)

DAY 22: Rio de Janeiro . This morning

we’ll visit the iconic Christ the Redeemer

statue, & after the rest of the day is free to

take in the Rio sun, have a drink and enjoy.

H ote l (B)

• Entry to Christ the Redeemer for

amazing city views

M Cable car ride up Sugarloaf Mountain

DAY 23: Rio de Janeiro. Today is yours

to explore. Try hang gliding or grab your

towel, sunnies & iPad & chill on Rio’s

famous Ipanema Beach. Tonight, we

head out for our last night out in this

amazing city! Hotel (B,D)

DAY 24: Depart Rio de Janeiro . O ur

adventure ends after breakfast, when

it’s time to say ‘tchau’ (goodbye) to your

t ra ve l m a te s . (B)

HOW MUCH & WHEN

CODE: LIRJ/LIRJT 2017/18/19

Start Finish Trip Trip plus Start Finish Trip

Lima Rio de only Inca Trail Lima Rio de only

Janeiro € pp* € pp*

Janeiro € pp*

2017

Aug 12 Sep 4 4999 5259

Aug 25 Sep 17 4999 5259

Sep 9 Oct 2 4999 5259

Sep 22 Oct 15 4999 5259

Oct 7 Oct 30 4999 5259

Oct 20 Nov 12 4999 5259

Nov 4 Nov 27 4999 5259

Nov 17 Dec 10 4999 5259

Nov 25 Dec 18 4999 5259

Dec 15 ▲ Jan 7 4999 5259

Dec 30 ◆ Jan 22 4999 5259

2018

Jan 15 Feb 7 4999 5259

Jan 21 ✱ Feb 13 5199 5459

Feb 9 Mar 4 4999 NA

Feb 24 Mar 19 4999 5259

Mar 9 Apr 1 4999 5259

Mar 17 Apr 9 4999 5259

Apr 6 Apr 29 4999 5259

Apr 14 May 7 4999 5259

Apr 21 May 14 4999 5259

May 4 May 27 4999 5259

May 12 Jun 4 4999 5259

May 19 Jun 11 4999 5259

Jun 1 Jun 24 4999 5259

THE FINER DETAILS

* Prices shown are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling

solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no

extra charge.

Single room supplement add €969.

Start Lima 8:00am & end Rio 11:00am.

● Trip spends Xmas in the Amazon & NYE in Buenos Aires.

■ Trip spends Xmas in Puno & NYE in Cusco.

▲ Trip spends Xmas in Cusco & NYE in Buenos Aires.

◆ Trip spends New Year’s Eve in Arequipa.

✱ These trips are in Rio during Carnival & will have a slightly

modified itinerary. 2 nights in Buenos Aires, 4 nights in Rio &

add a single room supplement of €1149.

Visit contiki.com/southam-adventurer for full details..

For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see

contiki.com/stay longer.

For travel insurance see p.78.

Note: Included flight times are subject to alteration.

Note: The Inca Trail is closed for maintenance in February.

Trip plus

Inca Trail

€ pp*

2018

Jun 9 Jul 2 4999 5259

Jun 29 Jul 22 4999 5259

Jul 7 Jul 30 4999 5259

Jul 14 Aug 6 4999 5259

Jul 27 Aug 19 4999 5259

Aug 4 Aug 27 4999 5259

Aug 11 Sep 3 4999 5259

Aug 24 Sep 16 4999 5259

Sep 1 Sep 24 4999 5259

Sep 8 Oct 1 4999 5259

Sep 21 Oct 14 4999 5259

Sep 29 Oct 22 4999 5259

Oct 6 Oct 29 4999 5259

Oct 19 Nov 11 4999 5259

Oct 27 Nov 19 4999 5259

Nov 3 Nov 26 4999 5259

Nov 16 Dec 9 4999 5259

Nov 24 Dec 17 4999 5259

Dec 14 ● Jan 6 4999 5259

Dec 22 ■ Jan 14 4999 5259

2019

Jan 18 Feb 10 4999 5259

Jan 26 Feb 18 4999 NA

Feb 1 Feb 24 4999 NA

Feb 16 Mar 11 4999 NA

LATIN AMERICA 2017-19 37


THE

EXPLORER

FLIGHT

TO B.A.

1 LIMA

AGUAS

CALIENTES

(Machu Picchu)

INCA TRAIL

Ollantaytambo

Coast

Rainforest

Andes

1

CUSCO 3

BRAZIL

AMAZON

LODGE

1

SACRED

VALLEY

1

1

PUERTO

MALDONADO

WHY THIS TRIP?

Get a taste of Peru, Argentina

& Brazil with 18 days of an Incan

trek at Machu Picchu, jungle

action in the Amazon rainforest

and caipirinha chaos in Rio.

PERU

RIO DE

JANEIRO

3

2 IGUASSU FALLS

ARGENTINA

BRAZIL

FLIGHT

FROM

LIMA

4

BUENOS

AIRES

#THEEXPLORER

Places visited

1 or more nightstops

1 or more nights at Special Stay

Coach, mini-coach or van

Plane, train, canoe or boat

5 World Heritage sites visited

38 LATIN AMERICA 2017-19 CONTIKI.COM/SOUTHAM-EXPLORER

MACHU PICCHU


18 DAYS · 3 COUNTRIES · FROM y4055 PP* y226 P/DAY*

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO y285

17

NIGHTS

Unique Special Stay:

1 night Jungle Lodge ,

& 16 nights in

twin-share hotels

25

INCLUDED MEALS

17 breakfasts (B),

2 lunches (L), 6 dinners (D),

Trekking option: 17 breakfasts (B),

3 lunches (L), 6 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS

An experienced & professional

Trip Manager & English speaking

Local Guides

1 international & 4 internal

flights & transfers

ME TIME OPTIONALS

M Kayaking trip on the

Tambopata River

MPolo match experience

in Buenos Aires

MSpeedboat adventure in

Iguassu Falls

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES

• Walking tour of Cusco & entry

to the Temple of Koricancha

• Tango show & lesson in

Buenos Aires

• BBQ feast in Iguassu

FREE WIFI

Free WiFi in

Contiki hotels

DISCOVERER

YOUR TRIP

DAY 1: Arrive Cusco . As the modernday

starting point for visits to Machu

Picchu, we’ll explore this ancient city on

foot, then the afternoon’s yours. Head out

& explore – from Incan buildings, intricate

colonial architecture, artisan shops to

boutiques & delicious cuisine & adrenaline

activities, there’s loads to experience.

H ote l (D)

Cit y wa lking tour

• Visit San Blas & Koricancha

DAY 2: Cusco to Sacred Valley . To d ay

we explore the Sacred Valley. Take a

guided tour of the Pisac ruins before a

night in Ollantaytambo, one of Peru’s

o ld e s t tow ns . H ote l (B)

• Entry into the Sacred Valley

& Pisac ruins

• Try some local Chicha de Jora

DAY 3: Sacred Valley to Aguas

Calientes . The morning is yours to enjoy

the surrounding lush mountains of Aguas

Calientes before we board our train in to

tow n . H ote l (B)

DAY 3: Inca Trail Trek . Walk in the

footsteps of the Incas on the Trail to our

highlight Machu Picchu! Take a train to

KM 104 & trek amongst the cloud forest

to the Sun Gate & Guardian House

where your hard work is rewarded with

incredible views of this magnificent

ancient site before returning to Aguas

Calientes. Hotel (B,L)

• Train ride to KM 104

• Tour Machu Picchu with our

Local Guide

• Return train ride from Machu Picchu

See p.28-29 for more info. Code: CURJT

DAY 4: Machu Picchu to Cusco . B e

among the first to enter Machu Picchu

for sunrise. Learn more as you tour with

your guide then explore in your own time

b efo re retur ning to b a s e. H ote l (B)

DAY 5: Cusco. Why not start the day

rafting? Then get into Cusco’s amazing

nightlife until the sun comes up! Hotel (B)

DAY 6: Cusco to Jungle Lodge .

Fly over the Andes to Puerto Maldonado

in Peru’s southern jungle. You could hike

through the jungle for a canopy climb,

then chill to the sound of the jungle.

(B , L , D)

Contiki Special Stay Jungle Lodge

Visit t he Infie r no co mmunit y

• P u e r to M a ld o n ad o cit y tour

• Jungle ca no py hike

DAY 7: Jungle Lodge to Puerto

Maldonado . Keep your eyes peeled for

wildlife like the giant otter, before it’s back

to t he cit y. H ote l (B , L , D)

• Lo ca lly guid e d jungle ca ta m a ra n

boat trip

DAY 8: Puerto Maldonado to Lima .

Today it’s back to Lima for our last day in

Peru. Next up: red wine, steak & tango in

A rg e ntin a! H ote l (B)

DAY 9: Lima to Buenos Aires . To d ay

we board our flight to Argentina – it’s hola

Bu e no s A ire s! H ote l (B)

DAY 10: Buenos Aires . This morning,

get out & experience iconic city spots like

San Telmo & La Boca. Tonight, get ready

to tango with the locals as you learn all

the tricks at a dance lesson & show.

H ote l (B , D)

• Tango lesson, show & dinner

DAYS 11 - 12: Buenos Aires. We’ll s ta r t

Day 2 with a coach tour to see the rest

of the city & then you can experience

BA your way over the next two days.

Get into the cuisine of Argentina on our

culinary experience: try empanadas or

the ubiquitous Argentine steak & learn to

make the traditional sweet – alfajores. You

might catch a football game, drink wine

at a polo match or perhaps learn to play

yourself, hit the shops or pay a visit to the

historic Café Tortoni for a café con leche &

a spot of people watching. Hotel (B)(B)

• City tour Palermo Chico, Palermo Soho

& Recoleta

MArgentine culinary experience

DAY 13: Buenos Aires to Iguassu

Falls. Today we fly to Puerto Iguassu

then travel to the Brazilian side to see the

275 individual waterfalls. You could take

a heli-flight for a different angle, or try

RIO

your luck at spotting macaws & toucans.

H ote l (B)

• Flight & t ra ns fe r s

• Visit Igu a s su Fa lls

DAY 14: Iguassu Falls . We’ll cross back

into Argentina & visit their side of the Falls

with a walk to see Devil’s Throat. The day

is all yours! Try a speed boat ride to feel

the spray of the Falls, or go for a swim the

hotel. Tonight, try delicious Brazilian BBQ.

H ote l (B , D)

• Visit Igu a s su Fa lls

• Taste delicious Brazilian BBQ

• S e e D evil’s T hro a t

DAY 15: Iguassu Falls to Rio .

Home to the world’s largest carnival

celebration, Copacabana Beach & the

Brazilian bikini, get ready for good times in

Rio. H ote l (B)

DAY 16: Rio de Janeiro . This morning

we’ll visit the iconic Christ the Redeemer

statue, & afterwards the rest of the day is

free to take in the Rio sun, have a drink &

e njoy. H ote l (B , D)

• Entry to Christ the Redeemer for

amazing city views

M Cable car ride up Sugarloaf Mountain

DAY 17: Rio de Janeiro . Today is yours

to explore. Try hang gliding, or grab your

towel, sunnies & iPod & chill on Rio’s

fa mous Ip a ne m a B e ac h . H ote l (B)

DAY 18: Depart Rio de Janeiro . O ur

adventure ends after breakfast, when

it’s time to say ‘tchau’ (goodbye) to your

t ra ve l m a te s . (B)

HOW MUCH & WHEN

CODE: CURJ/CURJT 2017/18/19

Start Finish Trip Trip plus Start

Cusco Rio de only Inca Trail Cusco

Janeiro € pp* € pp*

2017

Aug 18 Sep 4 4055 4315

Aug 31 Sep 17 4055 4315

Sep 15 Oct 2 4055 4315

Sep 28 Oct 15 4055 4315

Oct 13 Oct 30 4055 4315

Oct 26 Nov 12 4055 4315

Nov 10 Nov 27 4055 4315

Nov 23 Dec 10 4055 4315

Dec 1 Dec 18 4055 4315

Dec 21 ● Jan 7 4055 4315

2018

Jan 5 Jan 22 4055 4315

Jan 21 Feb 7 4055 4315

Jan 27 ■ Feb 13 4245 4505

Feb 15 Mar 4 4055 NA

Mar 2 Mar 19 4055 4315

Mar 15 Apr 1 4055 4315

Mar 23 Apr 9 4055 4315

Apr 12 Apr 29 4055 4315

Apr 20 May 7 4055 4315

Apr 27 May 14 4055 4315

May 10 May 27 4055 4315

May 18 Jun 4 4055 4315

May 25 Jun 11 4055 4315

Jun 7 Jun 24 4055 4315

THE FINER DETAILS

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling

solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no

extra charge.

Single room supplement add €735.

Start Cusco 8:00am & end Rio 11:00am.

● Trip spends Xmas in Cusco & NYE in Buenos Aires.

■ Trip spends NYE in Cusco.

Finish Trip

Rio de only

Janeiro € pp*

▲ Trip spends Xmas in the Jungle Lodge & NYE in Buenos Aires.

Trip plus

Inca Trail

€ pp*

2018

Jun 15 Jul 2 4055 4315

Jul 5 Jul 22 4055 4315

Jul 13 Jul 30 4055 4315

Jul 20 Aug 6 4055 4315

Aug 2 Aug 19 4055 4315

Aug 10 Aug 27 4055 4315

Aug 17 Sep 3 4055 4315

Aug 30 Sep 16 4055 4315

Sep 7 Sep 24 4055 4315

Sep 14 Oct 1 4055 4315

Sep 27 Oct 14 4055 4315

Oct 5 Oct 22 4055 4315

Oct 12 Oct 29 4055 4315

Oct 25 Nov 11 4055 4315

Nov 2 Nov 19 4055 4315

Nov 9 Nov 26 4055 4315

Nov 22 Dec 9 4055 4315

Nov 30 Dec 17 4055 4315

Dec 20 ▲ Jan 6 4055 4315

Dec 28 ■ Jan 14 4055 4315

2019

Jan 24 Feb 10 4055 4315

Feb 1 Feb 18 4055 NA

Feb 7 Feb 24 4055 NA

Feb 22 Mar 11 4055 NA

◆ These trips are in Rio during Carnival & will have a slightly

modified itinerary. 2 nights in Buenos Aires, 4 nights in Rio &

add a single room supplement of €915.

Visit contiki.com/southam-explorer for full details.

For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see

contiki.com/staylonger.

For travel insurance see p.78.

Please note: Included flight times are subject to alteration.

Please note: The Inca Trail is closed for maintenance in February.

Explore More : have a few more days? Check out The Adventurer

& start the trip in Lima & end in Rio.

Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture – The Adventurer our

24-day trip. When you jump aboard this trip, you’ll be joining a

horde of other travellers who are already geared up in Contiki’s

world-famous exploration mode. Wait until you see the warm

welcome you’ll receive as a new addition to the wolf pack.

LATIN AMERICA 2017-19 39


GALAPAGOS

& ANDES

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

ECUADOR

SANTA CRUZ

PUERTO

AYORA SAN

ISABELA

CRISTOBAL

1

PUERTO 2 2

VILLAMIL

PUERTO

BAQUERIZO

MORENO

PACIFIC

OCEAN

QUITO 1

FLIGHT

TO LIMA

2 TENA

2 BAÑOS

1

GUAYAQUIL

WHY THIS TRIP?

A shout out to everyone looking

to experience three of the

world’s most beautiful spots.

Jungle, mountains & island

paradises await.

PERU

Rainforest

FLIGHT FROM

GUAYAQUIL

AMAZON

AGUAS

LODGE

CALIENTES 1

1

(Machu Picchu)

2 LIMA INCA TRAIL

1

Ollantaytambo

PUERTO

SACRED VALLEY 1 MALDONADO

CUSCO 4

Coast Andes

Chivay

COLCA

CANYON 1 2

PUNO/LAKE

1 TITICACA

AREQUIPA

#GALAPAGOSANDANDES

Places visited

1 or more nightstops

1 or more nights at Special Stay

Coach, mini-coach or van

Plane, train or canoe

6 World Heritage sites visited

40 LATIN AMERICA 2017-19 CONTIKI.COM/GALAPAGOS-ANDES

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS


26 DAYS · 2 COUNTRIES · FROM y5845 PP* y225 P/DAY*

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO y 455

25

NIGHTS

Unique Special Stay:

1 night Jungle Lodge ,

& 24 nights in

twin-share hotels

39

INCLUDED MEALS

25 breakfasts (B),

4 lunches (L), 10 dinners (D)

Trekking option: 25 breakfasts (B),

5 lunches (L), 10 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS

An experienced & professional

Trip Manager & English speaking

Local Guides

1 international & 5 internal

flights & transfers

ME TIME OPTIONALS

MRappelling (abseiling) &

canyoneering day trip

MKayaking trip on the Tambopata

River or jungle canopy climb

MSan Cristobal Island guided

biking adventure

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES

• Go local at a salsa lesson

• Galapagos feast at our

favourite local spot

• Entry to the Temple of

Wiracocha

FREE WIFI

Free WiFi in

Contiki hotels

DISCOVERER

YOUR TRIP

DAY 1: Start Quito . Hola Quito! Meet

your group before exploring. Your expert

guide will teach you all about this city

& its past, then check out the views at

Panecillo. Later, visit the Equator line

b efo re dinne r. H ote l (D)

• Locally guided city tour to see the

Presidential Palace, Independence

Square & churches of San Francisco,

La Compania & La Catedral

• Visit Pa ne cillo lo o kou t

• Visit the Inti Ñan Museum at

the Equator

DAY 2: Quito to Tena . It’s out of the

city & into the lush jungle with spectacular

views, a perfect way to spend the day. Get

your adrenaline pumping this afternoon

on Class 3-4 rapids. Hotel (B)

MRafting Experience

DAY 3: Tena . This morning its all about

ME Time – have a lie in or opt to visit an

indig e nous co mmunit y. H ote l (B , D)

DAY 4: Tena to Baños . We he ad to

Baños today, the adventure capital of

Ecuador, nestled under the still active

Tungurahua volcano. Tonight get local as

you learn to salsa at our included lesson.

H ote l (B)

• S a ls a d a ncing le s s o n

DAY 5: Baños . With a free day, explore

your way & Baños goes off! Situated

in a valley of waterfalls & hot springs,

Baños is a hub for travellers who love

great weather, small town vibes & the

great outdoors. Choose your adventure

– horseback riding, canyoneering, or

a b s eiling . H ote l (B , D)

DAY 6: Banos to Guayaquil . To d ay

we’re off to discover Guayaquil, Ecuador’s

largest city & its economic hub. This

cosmopolitan city is one of Ecuador’s new

hotspots & a walk down the promenade

with the city’s colourful Cerro Santa Ana

district as your backdrop is essential.

H ote l (B)

DAY 7: Guayaquil to Isabela Island .

Today we fly to the Galapagos Islands.

Before arriving in Puerto Ayora we’ll check

out the islands’ old lava tunnels & see the

incredible giant tortoises in their natural

habitat. Later, get out on the water as we

head off to Isabela Island to relax for two

night s . H ote l (B , D)

• See the famous Galapagos giant

tortoises

• Visit l a va tunne ls

• Boat ride to Isabela Island

DAY 8: Isabela Island . This morning

we’ll kayak with sea lions & snorkel with

colourful fish (keep your eyes peeled for

turtles!) Later relax on the beach & take in

this amazing place. Hotel (B)

• Wildlife kaya king ad ve nture

• Sno r ke lling e x p e rie nce

DAY 9: Isabela Island to Santa Cruz

Island . Relax this morning before we take

off to Santa Cruz Island. This afternoon

we’ll visit Tortuga Bay for a stroll along the

beach & a swim. Hotel (B)

• Visit To r tu g a B ay

DAY 10: Santa Cruz Island to San

Cristobal Island . We’ll visit the Charles

Darwin Research Station this morning &

check out the tortoises & land iguanas

before heading out to San Cristobal!

This afternoon explore the island by bike

b efo re wa tc hing t he sun s et . H ote l (B)

• Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station

MPaddleboarding

DAY 11: San Cristobal Island . Fir s t up:

a coastal cruise to spot native birds before

hitting the water in search of puffer fish

& cute sea lion pups. We’ll snorkel around

Kicker Rock’s 143m tuff cone looking

out for manta rays, starfish & maybe

a Galapagos shark. Later, relax on the

b e ac h , b efo re a fe a s t . H ote l (B , L , D)

• Boat cruise & offshore bird

spotting experience

• Explore Kicker Rock’s 143m cone

• Visit P u e r to G ra nd e b e ac h

DAY 12: San Cristobal to Lima . To d ay

we fly to Lima & relax before our next

ad ve nture b e gins . H ote l (B)

DAY 13: Lima . We’ll take a city tour to

uncove r t he cit y sight s . H ote l (B , D)

• See the Historic Centre, Barranco &

Mira Flores

DAY 14: Lima to Arequipa . We f ly

to the “White City” of Arequipa. Delve

into the city’s history with a walking tour.

H ote l (B)

• Cit y wa lking tour

DAY 15: Arequipa to Colca Canyon .

We drive through Salinas & Aguada

Blanca National Reserve on our way to

Co lca C a nyo n . H ote l (B , L , D)

S e e wild vic uñ a

• See the Salinas & Aguada Blanca

National Reserve

• See El Misti, Chachani & Pichu

Pichu volcanoes

DAY 16: Colca Canyon to Puno . Fir s t

up we’ll try & spot the Andean condor.

Later, experience the Andes along the way

to P uno. H ote l (B)

See the massive Colca Canyon

• Visit C r uz d e l Co nd o r

DAY 17: Puno . Catch a lift on a triciclo

before cruising Lake Titicaca to the island

of Taquile & the floating islands of Uros.

Meet locals & see their handmade crafts.

H ote l (B)

Rid e o n a t ricic lo!

Island boat trip on Lake Titicaca

• Visit the Taquile & Uros island

communities

DAY 18: Puno to Cusco . First up is

Pukara & its ancient ruins. See the Incan

walls in Raqchi & then the ancient Incan

ca pita l, Cus co. H ote l (B)

Visit Pukara, La Raya & Sicuani

• See the Temple of Wiracocha

DAY 19: Cusco . Experience Cusco on a

guided walking tour, then the afternoon’s

yours. Explore Incan buildings, or try local

fo o d o r adre n a line ac tivitie s . H ote l (B , D)

• Cit y wa lking tour

• Visit San Blas, Koricancha &

San Pedro Market

DAY 20: Cusco to Sacred Valley .

Today we explore the Sacred Valley. Take

a guided tour of the Pisac ruins before

a night in Ollantaytambo, one of Peru’s

o ld e s t tow ns . H ote l (B)

• Entry into the Sacred Valley &

a guided tour of the Pisac ruins

• Try some local chicha de jora

(corn beer)

DAY 21: Sacred Valley to Aguas

Calientes . The morning is yours to enjoy

the surrounding lush mountains of Aguas

Calientes before we board the train to

tow n . H ote l (B)

DAY 21: Inca Trail Trek. Walk in the

footsteps of the Incas on the Trail to our

highlight Machu Picchu! Take a train to

KM 104 & trek amongst the cloud forest

to the Sun Gate & Guardian House

where your hard work is rewarded with

incredible views of this magnificent

ancient site before returning to Aguas

Calientes. Hotel (B,L)

• Train ride to KM 104

• Tour Machu Picchu with our

Local Guide

• Return train ride from Machu Picchu

See p.28-29 for more info. Code: QULIT

DAY 22: Aguas Calientes to Cusco .

Wake early & enter Machu Picchu for

sunrise. Learn more about Machu Picchu

o n a tour, t he n e x p lo re. H ote l (B)

• Tour t he Te mp le of T hre e Wind ow s ,

the ceremonial baths & altar

DAY 23: Cusco. Why not start the day

rafting? Then get into Cusco’s amazing

nightlife until the sun comes up! Hotel (B)

DAY 24: Cusco to Jungle Lodge . Fly

over the Andes to Puerto Maldonado in

Peru’s southern jungle. You could hike

through the jungle for a canopy climb,

then chill to the sound of the jungle.

(B , L , D)

Contiki Special Stay Jungle Lodge

Visit t he Infie r no co mmunit y

• P u e r to M a ld o n ad o cit y tour

• Jungle ca no py hike

DAY 25: Jungle Lodge to Puerto

Maldonado . Keep your eyes peeled for

wildlife like the giant otter, before it’s back

to t he cit y. H ote l (B , L , D)

• Lo ca lly guid e d jungle ca ta m a ra n

boat trip

DAY 26: Puerto Maldonado to Lima .

Your trip ends on arrival in Lima, where it’s

time to s ay ‘adio s!’ to your m a te s . (B)

Please note: Do not book flights before 9:00pm.

HOW MUCH & WHEN

CODE: QULI/QULIT 2017/18/19

Start Finish Trip Trip plus Start Finish Trip

Quito Lima only Inca Trail Quito Lima only

€ pp* € pp*

€ pp*

2017

Aug 13 Sep 7 5845 6105

Sep 10 Oct 5 5845 6105

Oct 8 Nov 2 5845 6105

Nov 5 Nov 30 5845 6105

Dec 3 ■ Dec 28 5845 6105

2018

Jan 3 Jan 28 5845 6105

Jan 28 Feb 22 5845 NA

Feb 25 Mar 22 5915 6175

Mar 25 Apr 19 5915 6175

Apr 22 May 17 5915 6175

THE FINER DETAILS

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we

can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge.

Single room supplement add €1039.

Start Quito 7:00am & end Lima approx. 5:00pm.

● Trip spends Xmas in the Jungle Lodge.

Trip plus

Inca Trail

€ pp*

2018

May 20 Jun 14 5915 6175

Jun 17 Jul 12 5915 6175

Jul 15 Aug 9 5915 6175

Aug 12 Sep 6 5915 6175

Sep 9 Oct 4 5915 6175

Oct 7 Nov 1 5915 6175

Nov 4 Nov 29 5915 6175

Dec 2 ● Dec 27 5915 6175

2019

Jan 6 Jan 31 5915 6175

Jan 20 Feb 14 5915 NA

■ Trip spends Xmas in Cusco.

For travel insurance see p.78.

For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see

contiki.com/stay longer.

Note: Included flight times are subject to alteration.

Note: The Galapagos Islands have a compulsory US$100

entrance fee to the Galapagos National Park, a US$20 INGALA

fee & a US$10 Isabela Island tax that are only payable in cash on

arrival (subject to increase). Please ensure you have this money

ready to ensure entry to these locations.

LATIN AMERICA 2017-19 41


LATIN

ICONS

WHY THIS TRIP?

The Galapagos Islands,

the Amazon Jungle and

the ancient site of Machu

Picchu rolled into two

unmissable weeks.

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

SANTA CRUZ

PUERTO

AYORA SAN

ISABELA

CRISTOBAL

1

PUERTO 2 2

VILLAMIL

PUERTO

BAQUERIZO

MORENO

oast

Andes

FROM

GUAYAQUIL

2 LIMA

PACIFIC

OCEAN

PERU

Rainforest

AGUAS

CALIENTES

1

(Machu Picchu)

INCA TRAIL

Ollantaytambo

SACRED VALLEY

FLIGHT

TO LIMA

AMAZON

LODGE 2

1

CUSCO 2

Places visited

1 or more nightstops

1 or more nights at Special Stay

Coach, mini-coach or van

Plane, train, or boat

4 World Heritage sites visited

ECUADOR

Guayaquil

Puerto

Maldonado

#LATINICONS

14 DAYS · 2 COUNTRIES FROM y4615 PP* y330 P/DAY* PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO y350

WHAT YOU NEED

TO KNOW

13

22

NIGHTS

Unique Special Stay:

2 nights Jungle Lodge ,

11 nights twin-share hotel

accommodation

INCLUDED MEALS

13 breakfasts (B),

3 lunches (L), 6 dinners (D)

Trekking option:

13 breakfasts (B),

4 lunches (L), 6 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS

1 international flight &

transfer

4 internal flights & transfers

See p.78 for more info on

our standard inclusions.

ME TIME OPTIONALS

See itinerary & visit

contiki.com for even more

NO REGRETS

EXPERIENCES

• Snorkel & kayak

adventure

• Walking tour of Cusco

& the Temple of

Koricancha

FREE WIFI

Free WiFi in

Contiki hotels

DAY 1: Guayaquil to Isabela Island .

Meet up with your Contiki crew this

morning as we fly to the Galapagos

Isl a nds . H ote l (D)

DAY 2: Isabela Island . This morning

we’ll kayak with sea lions & snorkel with

colourful fish (keep your eyes peeled for

tur t le s!) L a te r re l a x o n t he b e ac h . H ote l (B)

DAY 3: Isabela Island to Santa Cruz

Island . Relaxing morning before we

take off to Santa Cruz Island. Spend the

afternoon swimming along the beach of

To r tu g a B ay. H ote l (B)

DAY 4: Santa Cruz Island to San

Cristobal Island . Visit the Charles

Darwin Research Station this morning

before heading out to San Cristobal. This

afternoon opt to explore the islands’

highlands by bike. Tonight, relax over

drink s w hile watc hing t he sun s et . H otel (B)

DAY 5: San Cristobal Island . A co a s ta l

cruise to snorkel around Kicker Rock before

heading back to town for our Galapagos

fe a s t . H ote l (B , L , D)

DAY 6: San Cristobal to Lima . To d ay

we fly to Lima where we relax before our

next adventure begins. Hotel (B)

DAY 7: Lima . We’ll take a city tour to

uncove r t he cit y sight s . H ote l (D)

DAY 8: Lima to Jungle Lodge . Fly

over the Andes to Puerto Maldonado in

Peru’s southern jungle. Hike through the

rainforest for a canopy climb, then chill to

the sound of the jungle. (B,L,D)

Co ntiki Sp e cia l Stay Jungle Lo d g e

• Visit the Infierno community

DAY 9: Jungle Lodge . With another day

in the jungle, so keep your eyes peeled for

wildlife like t he gia nt ot te r. H ote l (B , L , D)

Contiki Special Stay Jungle Lodge

DAY 10: Jungle Lodge to Cusco . Sp e nd

today exploring the beautiful city of

Cusco – wander the main plaza, visit the

TreadRight supported weaving centre or

feed your sweet tooth with a visit to the

c ho co l a te mus eum . H ote l (B)

DAY 11: Cusco to Sacred Valley .

Today we explore the Sacred Valley. Take

a guided tour of the Pisac ruins before a

night in O ll a ntay ta mb o. H ote l (B)

DAY 12: Sacred Valley to Aguas

Calientes . Enjoy a free morning to

explore the Sacred Valley! Hike the nearby

ruins, wander the town & marvel at the

Incan structures before we take the train

to Agu a s C a lie nte s . H ote l (B)

DAY 12: Inca Trail Trek . Walk in the

footsteps of the Incas on the Trail to our

highlight Machu Picchu! Take a train to

KM 104 & trek amongst the cloud forest

to the Sun Gate & Guardian House

where your hard work is rewarded with

incredible views of this magnificent

ancient site before returning to Aguas

Calientes. Hotel (B,L)

• Train ride to KM 104

• Tour Machu Picchu with a Local Guide

• Return train ride from Machu Picchu

See p.28-29 for more info.

Co d e: GUC U T

DAY 13: Machu Picchu to Cusco . Wa ke

early & enter Machu Picchu for sunrise.

Learn more about Machu Picchu on a tour,

b efo re retur ning to b a s e. H ote l (B , D)

DAY 14: Depart Cusco . It’s time to say

‘adios’ to your travel mates as your trip

e nds af te r b re a k fa s t . (B)

HOW MUCH & WHEN

CODE: GUCU/GUCUT 2017/18/19

Start Finish Trip Trip plus Start Finish Trip

Guayaquil Cusco only Inca Trail Guayaquil Cusco only

€ pp* € pp*

€ pp*

2017

Aug 26 Sep 8 4615 4875

Sep 23 Oct 6 4615 4875

Oct 21 Nov 3 4615 4875

Nov 18 Dec 1 4615 4875

Dec 16 ● Dec 29 4615 4875

2018

Jan 13 Jan 26 4615 4875

Feb 10 Feb 23 4615 NA

Mar 3 Mar 16 4685 4945

Mar 31 Apr 13 4685 4945

Apr 28 May 11 4685 4945

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling

solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no

extra charge.

Single room supplement add €815.

Start Guayaquil 6:00am & end Cusco 11:00am.

Trip plus

Inca Trail

€ pp*

● Trip spends Xmas in Cusco.

For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see

contiki.com/staylonger.

For travel insurance see p.78.

Note: The Galapagos Islands have a compulsory US$100 entrance

fee to the Galapagos National Park, a US$20 INGALA fee & a

US$10 Isabela Island tax that are only payable in cash on arrival

(subject to increase). Please ensure you have this money ready to

ensure entry to these locations.

MIX + MATCH

2018

May 26 Jun 8 4685 4945

Jun 23 Jul 6 4685 4945

Jul 21 Aug 3 4685 4945

Aug 18 Aug 31 4685 4945

Sep 15 Sep 28 4685 4945

Oct 13 Oct 26 4685 4945

Nov 10 Nov 23 4685 4945

Dec 8 Dec 21 4685 4945

2019

Jan 12 Jan 25 4685 4945

Got more time? Combine this trip & see more! This trip connects

with the Bolivian Magic . See contiki.com. Plus you’ll also save

€30 with our multi-trip discount. See p.9.

42 LATIN AMERICA 2017-19 CONTIKI.COM/LATIN-ICONS

ANDES, PERU


TRAILS, TURTLES

& TREKS

DISCOVERER

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

WHY THIS TRIP?

Want to see it and do it all?

Say hello to giant tortoises,

puffer fish, Peruvian llamas,

and the one & only Inca

Trail & Machu Picchu.

SANTA CRUZ

PUERTO

AYORA

ISABELA 1

PUERTO 2

VILLAMIL

SAN

CRISTOBAL

2

PUERTO

BAQUERIZO

MORENO

PACIFIC

OCEAN

FLIGHT

TO LIMA

ECUADOR

Guayaquil

st

Andes

FROM

GUAYAQUIL

1 LIMA

Places visited

1 or more nightstops

Coach, mini-coach or van

Plane, train, or boat

3 World Heritage sites visited

Rainforest

Machu

Picchu

INCA

TRAIL 3 2

CUSCO 2

Ollantaytambo

SACRED

VALLEY

PERU

14 DAYS · 2 COUNTRIES FROM y4199 PP* y 300 P/DAY* PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO y289

WHAT YOU NEED

TO KNOW

13

23

NIGHTS

3 nights camping

10 nights twin-share hotel

accommodation

INCLUDED MEALS

13 breakfasts (B),

4 lunches (L),

6 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS

1 international flight &

transfer

3 internal flights & transfers

See p.78 for more info on

our standard inclusions.

ME TIME OPTIONALS

See itinerary & visit

contiki.com for even more

NO REGRETS

EXPERIENCES

• Snorkel & kayak

adventure

• Walking tour of Cusco

& entry to the Temple

of Koricancha

FREE WIFI

Free WiFi in

Contiki hotels

DAY 1: Guayaquil to Isabela Island .

Meet up with your Contiki Team this

morning as we fly to the Galapagos

Isl a nds . H ote l (D)

DAY 2: Isabela Island . This morning

we’ll kayak with sea lions & snorkel with

colourful fish (keep your eyes peeled for

turtles!) Later relax on the beach & take in

t his a m a zing p l ace. H ote l (B)

DAY 3: Isabela Island to Santa Cruz

Island . Relax this morning before we take

off to Santa Cruz Island. This afternoon

we’ll visit Tortuga Bay where we finish up

with a stroll along the beach & a swim.

H ote l (B)

DAY 4: Santa Cruz Island to San

Cristobal Island . We’ll visit the Charles

Darwin Research Station this morning

before heading out to San Cristobal. This

afternoon opt to explore the island’s

highlands by bike. Tonight, it’s all about

relaxing over drinks at one of our favourite

local spots while watching the sun set.

H ote l (B)

DAY 5: San Cristobal Island . Fir s t up:

a coastal cruise to spot native birds before

hitting the water & snorkeling around

Kicker Rock. Later, relax on stunning

Puerto Grande beach paradise, before

it’s back to town for our Galapagos feast.

H ote l (B , L , D)

DAY 6: San Cristobal to Lima .

Today we fly to Lima where we relax

before our next adventure begins.

H ote l (B)

DAY 7: Lima to Cusco . The modern-day

starting point for visits to Machu Picchu,

we’ll explore this ancient city on foot, then

the afternoon is free for you to venture

your way. H ote l (B , D)

Cit y wa lking tour

• Visit San Blas, Koricancha &

San Pedro Market

DAY 8: Cusco to Sacred Valley .

Today we explore the Sacred Valley. Take

a guided tour of the Pisac ruins before

spending the night in Ollantaytambo, one

of Peru’s oldest towns. Tonight make sure

you rest up, as tomorrow the expedition to

M ac hu Picc hu will b e gin! H ote l (B)

• Entry into the Sacred Valley

& a guided tour of the ancient

ruins of Pisac & Ollantaytambo

• Try some local chicha de jora

(corn beer)

DAYS 9 - 12: Inca Trail . Get ready for

mind-blowing views as we embark on

this once in a lifetime trek of the Incas.

On these three nights you’ll camp with

the mountains & cloud forest as your

backdrop. Spend your first night at

Wayllabamba (2,900m), the second

night at Pacamayo (3,600m) & your final

night at Wiñay Wayna (2,800m). On the

final morning, arriving at the Sun Gate

for that first glimpse of Machu Picchu will

make you feel like you’ve conquered an

enchanted land.

C a mp site - H ote l (B , L , D)( B , L , D)( B , L , D)( B)

DAY 13: Sacred Valley to Cusco .

Today we make our way back to Cusco

via the Sacred Valley. We will stop at the

weaving community of Chinchero, before

a r riving b ac k to Cus co. H ote l (B)

• Visit C hinc he ro

DAY 14: Depart Cusco . It’s time to say

‘adios’ to your new friends as your trip

e nds a t 11a m t his mo r ning . (B)

HOW MUCH & WHEN

CODE: GUIT 2017/18/19

Start Finish Total Start Finish Total

Guayaquil Cusco Cost Guayaquil Cusco Cost

€ pp*

€ pp*

2017

Aug 26 Sep 8 4199

Sep 23 Oct 6 4199

Oct 21 Nov 3 4199

Nov 18 Dec 1 4199

Dec 16 ● Dec 29 4199

2018

Jan 13 Jan 26 4199

Mar 3 Mar 16 4275

Mar 31 Apr 13 4275

Apr 28 May 11 4275

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling

solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no

extra charge.

Single room supplement add €625.

Single accommodation is not available during camping days

on the Inca Trail.

Start Guayaquil 6:00am & end Cusco 11:00am.

● Trip spends Xmas on the Inca Trail.

For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see

contiki.com/staylonger.

For travel insurance see p.78.

Note: The Galapagos Islands have a compulsory US$100 entrance

fee to the Galapagos National Park, a US$20 INGALA fee & a

US$10 Isabela Island tax that are only payable in cash on arrival

(subject to increase). Please ensure you have this money ready to

ensure entry to these locations.

MIX + MATCH

2018

May 26 Jun 8 4275

Jun 23 Jul 6 4275

Jul 21 Aug 3 4275

Aug 18 Aug 31 4275

Sep 15 Sep 28 4275

Oct 13 Oct 26 4275

Nov 10 Nov 23 4275

Dec 8 Dec 21 4275

2019

Jan 12 Jan 25 4275

Got more time? Combine this trip & see more! This trip connects

with the Bolivian Magic . See contiki.com. Plus you’ll also save

€30 with our multi-trip discount. See p.9.

#TRAILSTURTLESTREKS

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

CONTIKI.COM/TRAILS-TURTLES-TREKS

LATIN AMERICA 2017-19 43


ANDEAN

CROSSING

NEW

Rainforest

WHY THIS TRIP?

Hike, shop, mountain bike,

wine taste, sand board or

even white water raft your

way across four historical

countries in just 22 days.

1

AGUAS

CALIENTES 1

(Machu Picchu)

LIMA INCA TRAIL

Ollantaytambo

Coast

Andes

CUSCO 3

PERU

AMAZON

LODGE 2

1

SACRED

VALLEY

Puerto

Maldonado

COPACABANA

(Lake Titicaca)

1

2 LA PAZ

BOLIVIA

POTOSI 1

2 SUCRE

UYUNI 2

SAN PEDRO 2

DE ATACAMA

CHILE

1

AVAROA

NATIONAL

RESERVE

2 SALTA

ARGENTINA

#ANDEANCROSSING

Places visited

1 or more nightstops

1 or more nights at Special Stay

Coach, mini-coach or van

Plane, train or canoe

5 World Heritage sites visited

44 LATIN AMERICA 2017-19 CONTIKI.COM/ANDEAN-CROSSING

LA PAZ


22 DAYS · 4 COUNTRIES · FROM y 4579 PP* y209 P/DAY*

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO y415

21

NIGHTS

Unique Special Stays:

1 night Jungle Lodge ,

18 nights in twin-share

hotels , & 2 nights in

multi-share hostels

36

INCLUDED MEALS

21 breakfasts (B),

4 lunches (L), 11 dinners (D),

Trekking option: 21 breakfasts (B),

5 lunches (L), 11 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS

An experienced & professional

Trip Manager & English speaking

Local Guides

3 internal flights & transfers

ME TIME OPTIONALS

MSandboarding in San

Pedro de Atacama

MSalta Winery Tour

MWhitewater Rafting Adventure

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES

• Walking tour of Cusco

• Locally guided walking tour

of La Paz

• Visit the Great Train Graveyard

FREE WIFI

Free WiFi in

Contiki hotels

DISCOVERER

YOUR TRIP

DAY 1: Arrive Lima . Meet your Contiki

Team & group this morning before checking

out the city sights. Made up of 43 districts

with their own flair, bustling Lima is not short

of things to do & with a free afternoon the

city’s yours to explore. Hotel (D)

• See the Historic Centre, Barranco

& Mira Flores

DAY 2: Lima to Jungle Lodge . Fly ove r

the Andes to Puerto Maldonado in Peru’s

southern jungle. You could hike through

the jungle for a canopy climb, then chill to

the sound of the jungle. (B,L,D)

Contiki Special Stay Jungle Lodge

Visit t he Infie r no co mmunit y

• P u e r to M a ld o n ad o cit y tour

• Jungle ca no py hike

DAY 3: Jungle Lodge . Wit h a not he r

day at the Jungle Lodge, keep your eyes

peeled for wildlife like the giant otter.

H ote l (B , L , D)

Contiki Special Stay Jungle Lodge

• Locally guided jungle catamaran

boat trip

DAY 4: Jungle Lodge to Cusco . Sp e nd

today exploring the beautiful city of

Cusco – wander the main plaza, visit the

TreadRight supported weaving centre or

feed your sweet tooth with a visit to the

chocolate museum. Then get in to Cusco’s

amazing nightlife until the sun comes up!

H ote l (B)

DAY 5: Cusco to Sacred Valley . To d ay

we explore the Sacred Valley. Take a

guided tour of the Pisac ruins before a

night in O ll a ntay ta mb o. H ote l (B)

• Entry into the Sacred Valley & Pisac ruins

• Try some local chicha de jora (corn beer)

DAY 6: Sacred Valley to Aguas

Calientes . Enjoy a free morning to

explore the Sacred Valley! Hike the nearby

ruins, wander the town & marvel at the

Incan structures. Or maybe grab a coffee

in the town square & people watch,

all before we take the train to Aguas

C a lie nte s . H ote l (B)

DAY 6: Inca Trail Trek . Walk in the

footsteps of the Incas on the Trail to our

highlight Machu Picchu! Take a train to

KM 104 & trek amongst the cloud forest

to the Sun Gate & Guardian House

where your hard work is rewarded with

incredible views of this magnificent

ancient site before returning to Aguas

Calientes. Hotel (B,L)

• Train ride to KM 104

• Tour Machu Picchu with our

Local Guide

• Return train ride from Machu Picchu

See p.28-29 for more info. Code: LISAT

DAY 7: Machu Picchu to Cusco . Wa ke

early & enter Machu Picchu for sunrise.

Learn more about Machu Picchu on a tour,

then explore before returning to base.

H ote l (B , D)

• Tour the Temple of Three Windows,

the ceremonial baths & altar

DAY 8: Cusco . Enjoy the morning in

Cusco! Get in your shopping fix or take

snaps of the Plaza de Armas, the day

is yours to relax & gear up for our next

ad ve nture to B o livia . H ote l (B , D)

DAY 9: Cusco to Copacabana .

This morning it’s an early start as we

make our way to through Peru’s beautiful

Altiplano to the Bolivian border. After

crossing we’ll find ourselves on the shores

of Lake Titicaca, the world’s highest

navigable body of water & said to be the

bir t hp l ace of t he Inca s . H ote l (B)

DAY 10: Copacabana to La Paz .

Today we make our way to La Paz, the

highest capital city in the world! Sit back &

relax & take in the stunning beauty of the

Bolivian countryside. This afternoon catch

your breath & get right into it. Hotel (B,D)

DAY 11: La Paz . Lace up your walking

shoes as we explore all La Paz has to offer;

an important cultural center of Bolivia, we’ll

check out the colonial sites. Renowned for

its unique markets, we’ll make a stop at the

famous Witches’ Market where you can get

a blessing. Hotel (B)

• Locally guided walking tour

• See San Francisco Church &

Metropolitan Cathedral

• Visit the Witches’ Market, Plaza Murilla

& colourful Jaen Street

DAY 12: La Paz to Sucre . We fly today

to the stunning colonial city of Sucre,

the constitutional seat of government &

a complete contrast to bustling La Paz.

Steeped in history with narrow tree-lined

streets, white stone buildings & endless

blue skies, it’s a place where time stands

still. We’ll explore the city on a locally

guided walking tour then the afternoon

is yours to shop or chill in one of Sucre’s

m a ny p a r k s . H ote l (B , D)

• Locally guided walking tour

• See the Casa de la Libertad & the

Convento de Santa Teresa

• Visit the Convento de San Felip Neri

DAY 13: Sucre . Not only a cultural

hot spot filled with museums & historic

sites, Sucre offers a plethora of outdoor

activities – from biking to rock climbing –

t he c hoice is your s . H ote l (B)

MRock Climbing

DAY 14: Sucre to Potosí . A f te r a

leisurely morning, we make the short drive

to Potosí, one of the highest cities in the

world & once one of the richest. Famed

for its “Cerro Rico” or “Rich Hill” full of silver,

its colonial architecture & hilly, winding

s t re et s a re a mus t-s e e. H ote l (B)

• Locally guided walking tour

• See the National Mint of Bolivia &

Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of

Peace & Iglesia de San Lorenzo de

Carangas

• Visit t he C a t he dra l M a r ket

DAY 15: Potosí to Uyuni . The morning

is yours to enjoy before we make the

trip to Uyuni, the gateway to Salar de

Uyuni, the largest salt flats in the world.

This afternoon we’ll visit the “Great Train

Graveyard”… no description needed.

H ote l (B)

• Visit the Great Train Graveyard

DAY 16: Salar de Uyuni . Cameras

ready? Good, because today’s views will

blow your mind. A seemingly vast endless

sheath of white, the salt flat blurs with

the horizon & the sky & land become one.

Mind b low n! H o s te l (B , L , D)

• Visit Salar de Uyuni

DAY 17: Salar de Uyuni to Avaroa

National Reserve . Today we climb into

our 4x4s & begin our two day crossing

of the Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna

National Reserve. Rugged & beautiful

the eserve holds volcanoes, hot springs,

geysers, lakes, fumaroles, mountains

& three endemic species of flamingos.

H o s te l (B , L , D)

• Cross Eduardo Avaroa National

Reserve

DAY 18: Avaroa National Reserve

to San Pedro de Atacama . Re ady

for more? It’s an early start as we finish

crossing the reserve. First up, geysers,

then the surreal landscape known as the

Dali Desert & two spectacular lagoons –

Colorado (red) & Verde (green). Finally we

cross into Chile & the Atacama Desert (the

driest in the world) where we make our

home for the next two nights. Hotel (B)

DAY 19: San Pedro de Atacama .

Quaint & charming San Pedro de

Atacama is the perfect place to relax

after crossing the Reserve. Chill by the

pool, shop, mountain bike or sand board,

the choice is yours. This afternoon, we’ll

visit Valle de la Luna (Valley of the Moon).

It’s lunar-like landscape was shaped by

wind & water. With its impressive range of

colour & texture it’s the perfect place to

wa tc h t he sun s et . H ote l (B , D)

• Visit Valle de la Luna

MSandboarding

DAY 20: San Pedro de Atacama to

Salta . Adios Chile we are off to Argentina.

We won’t lie, it’s an early start & quite

a journey but well worth it. Rugged

landscapes, salt flats, mountain passes &

lush valleys are only some of what you see

on this day. Tonight, we’ll walk the main

plaza & take in this charming city. Hotel (B)

• See the Cabildo de Salta, Cathedral de

Salta & 9 de Julio central square

DAY 21: Salta . Salta la Linda “Salta the

beautiful” – colonial architecture, friendly

locals, excellent weather & phenomenal

scenery, what more can you ask for?

Wine perhaps? Join us on a wine tour, get

adventurous on a whitewater rafting trip

or simply relax & take in the town & all it

h a s to of fe r. H ote l (B , D)

MRafting

MWinery tour

DAY 22: Depart Salta . This morning

it’s time to say goodbye to your new

friends. Not ready to end? Why not join

our Argentina & Brazil Experience &

co ntinu e t he fun! (B)

HOW MUCH & WHEN

CODE: LISA/LISAT 2018/19

Start Finish Trip Trip plus Start Finish Trip Trip plus

Lima Salta only Inca Trail Lima Salta only Inca Trail

€ pp* € pp*

€ pp* € pp*

2018

Mar 9 Mar 30 4579 4839

Apr 6 Apr 27 4579 4839

May 4 May 25 4579 4839

Jun 1 Jun 22 4579 4839

Jun 29 Jul 20 4579 4839

Jul 27 Aug 17 4579 4839

Aug 24 Sep 14 4579 4839

Sep 21 Oct 12 4579 4839

THE FINER DETAILS

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling

solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no

extra charge.

Single room supplement add €925.

Start Lima 8:00am & end Salta 11:00am.

● Trip spends Xmas in Sucre & San Pedro de Atacama.

For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see

contiki.com/stay longer.

For travel insurance see p.78.

Note: Included flight times are subject to alteration.

Note: The National Reserve is remote & accommodation is limited.

The one night spent on the reserve is multi-share, hostel-style

accommodation, with shared bathrooms. Single room upgrades

are not available.

SALAR DE UYUNI

MIX + MATCH

2018

Oct 19 Nov 9 4579 4839

Nov 16 Dec 7 4579 4839

Dec 14 ● Jan 4 4579 4839

2019

Jan 18 Feb 8 4579 4839

Feb 1 Feb 22 4579 NA

More time? Combine this trip & see more! This trip connects with

the Argentina & Brazil Experience p.33. Plus you’ll also save

€30 with our multi-trip discount. See p.9.

LATIN AMERICA 2017-19 45


BELLA

BOLIVIA

NEW

WHY THIS TRIP?

Culture, history, adventure,

mind blowing scenery &

good times all collide into

13 days of unforgettable

experiences.

2 LA PAZ

BOLIVIA

POTOSI 1

2 SUCRE

UYUNI 2

SAN PEDRO 2

DE ATACAMA

CHILE

1

AVAROA

NATIONAL

RESERVE

2 SALTA

ARGENTINA

#BELLABOLIVIA

1 or more nightstops

Coach, mini-coach or van

Plane

2 World Heritage sites visited

46 LATIN AMERICA 2017-19 CONTIKI.COM/BELLA-BOLIVIA

SALAR DE UYUNI


13 DAYS · 3 COUNTRIES · FROM y2185 PP* y169 P/DAY*

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO y205

12

NIGHTS

10 nights in twin-share

hotels & 2 nights in

multi-share hostels

20

INCLUDED MEALS

12 breakfasts (B),

2 lunches (L),

6 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS

An experienced & professional

Trip Manager & English speaking

Local Guides

1 internal flight & transfers

ME TIME OPTIONALS

MSandboarding in San

Pedro de Atacama

MSalta Winery Tour

MWhitewater Rafting Adventure

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES

• Locally guided walking tour

of La Paz

• Visit the Great Train Graveyard

• Visit to Salar de Uyuni, the

world’s largest salt flat

FREE WIFI

Free WiFi in

Contiki hotels

DISCOVERER

YOUR TRIP

DAY 1: Arrive La Paz . Welcome to La

Paz, the highest capital city in the world!

Catch your breath, meet up with your

Contiki Team tonight and get right into

it . H ote l (D)

DAY 2: La Paz . Lace up your walking

shoes as we explore all La Paz has to

offer; an important cultural center of

Bolivia, we’ll check out the colonial sites.

Renowned for its unique markets, we’ll

make a stop at the famous Witches’

Market where you can get a blessing.

H ote l (B)

• Locally guided walking tour

• See San Francisco Church &

Metropolitan Cathedral

• Visit the Witches’ Market,

Plaza Murilla & colourful Jaen Street

DAY 3: La Paz to Sucre . We fly today

to the stunning colonial city of Sucre,

the constitutional seat of government &

a complete contrast to bustling La Paz.

Steeped in history with narrow tree-lined

streets, white stone buildings & endless

blue skies, it’s a place where time stands

still. We’ll explore the city on a locally

guided walking tour, then the afternoon

is yours to shop or chill in one of Sucre’s

m a ny p a r k s . H ote l (B , D)

• See the Casa de la Libertad & the

Convento de Santa Teresa

• Visit the Convento de San Felip Neri

DAY 4: Sucre . Not only a cultural hot

spot filled with museums & historic

sites, Sucre offers a plethora of outdoor

activities – from biking to rock climbing

t he c hoice is your s . H ote l (B)

MRock Climbing

DAY 8: Salar de Uyuni to Avaroa

National Reserve . Today we climb into

our 4x4s & begin our two-day crossing

of the Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna

National Reserve. Rugged & beautiful, the

reserve includes volcanoes, hot springs,

geysers, lakes, fumaroles, mountains

& three endemic species of flamingos.

H o s te l (B , L , D)

• Cross Eduardo Avaroa National

Reserve

DAY 9: Avaroa National Reserve

to San Pedro de Atacama . Re ady

for more? It’s an early start as we finish

crossing the reserve. First up, geysers,

then the surreal landscape known as the

Dalí Desert & two spectacular lagoons –

Colorado (red) & Verde (green). Finally

we cross into Chile & the Atacama Desert

(the driest in the world) where we make

our home for the next two nights.

H ote l (B)

DAY 10: San Pedro de Atacama .

Quaint & charming San Pedro de

Atacama is the perfect place to relax after

crossing the Reserve. Chill by the pool,

shop, mountain bike or sand board, the

choice is yours. This afternoon, we’ll visit

Valle de la Luna (Valley of the Moon). It’s

lunar-like landscape was carved by wind &

water. With its impressive range of colour

& texture it’s the perfect place to watch

t he sun s et . H ote l (B , D)

• Visit Valle de la Luna

MSandboarding

DAY 11: San Pedro de Atacama

to Salta . Adios Chile we are off to

Argentina. We won’t lie, it’s an early start

& quite a journey but well worth it. Rugged

landscapes, salt flats, mountain passes

& lush valleys are only some of what you

see on this day. Tonight, we’ll walk the

main plaza & take in this charming city.

H ote l (B)

• See the Cabildo de Salta, Cathedral de

Salta & 9 de Julio central square

DAY 12: Salta . Salta la Linda “Salta the

beautiful” – colonial architecture, friendly

locals, excellent weather & phenomenal

scenery, what more can you ask for?

Wine perhaps? Join us on a wine tour, get

adventurous on a whitewater rafting trip

or simply relax & take in the town & all it

h a s to of fe r. H ote l (B , D)

MWinery tour

MWhitewater Rafting

DAY 13: Depart Salta . This morning it’s

time to say goodbye to your new friends.

Not ready to end? Why not join our

Argentina & Brazil Experience & continue

t he fun! (B)

HOW MUCH & WHEN

CODE: LPSA 2018/19

Start Finish Total Start Finish Total

La Paz Salta Cost La Paz Salta Cost

€ pp*

€ pp*

2018

Mar 18 Mar 30 2185

Apr 15 Apr 27 2185

May 13 May 25 2185

Jun 10 Jun 22 2185

Jul 8 Jul 20 2185

Aug 5 Aug 17 2185

Sep 2 Sep 14 2185

Sep 30 Oct 12 2185

THE FINER DETAILS

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling

solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no

extra charge.

Single room supplement add €565.

Start La Paz 5:00pm & end Salta 11:00am.

● Trip spends Xmas in Sucre & NYE in the San Pedro de Atacama.

For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see

contiki.com/stay longer.

For travel insurance see p.78.

Note: Included flight times are subject to alteration.

Note: The National Reserve is remote & accommodation is limited.

The one night spent on the reserve is multi-share, hostel style

accommodation, with shared bathrooms. Single room upgrades

are not available.

Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture – our 22-day Andean

Crossing trip. When you jump aboard this trip, you’ll be joining a

horde of other travellers who are already geared up in Contiki’s

world-famous exploration mode. Wait until you see the warm

welcome you’ll receive as a new addition to the wolf pack.

SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA

2018

Oct 28 Nov 9 2185

Nov 25 Dec 7 2185

Dec 23 ● Jan 4 2185

2019

Jan 27 Feb 8 2185

Feb 10 Feb 22 2185

DAY 5: Sucre to Potosí . After a leisurely

morning, we make the short drive to

Potosí, one of the highest cities in the

world & once one of the richest. Famed

for its “Cerro Rico” or “Rich Hill” full of silver,

its colonial architecture & hilly, winding

streets are a must see. Hotel (B)

• Locally guided walking tour

• See the National Mint of Bolivia &

Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace

& Iglesia de San Lorenzo de Carangas

• Visit t he C a t he dra l M a r ket

DAY 6: Potosí to Uyuni . The morning

is yours to enjoy before we make the

trip to Uyuni, the gateway to Salar de

Uyuni, the largest salt flats in the world.

This afternoon we’ll visit the “Great Train

Graveyard”… no description needed.

H ote l (B)

• Visit the Great Train Graveyard

DAY 7: Salar de Uyuni . Cameras

ready? Good, because today’s views will

blow your mind. A seemingly vast endless

sheath of white, the salt flat blurs with

the horizon & the sky & land become one.

Mind b low n! H o s te l (B , L , D)

• Visit Salar de Uyuni

MIX + MATCH

More time? Combine this trip & see more! This trip connects with

the Argentina & Brazil Experience p.33. Plus you’ll also save

€30 with our multi-trip discount. See p.9.

LATIN AMERICA 2017-19 47


COAST TO

CANOPIES

NEW

WHY THIS TRIP?

Hit up the beaches, museums,

barrier reefs, volcanoes and

jungles of four quintessentially

Latin American locations.

ARENAL

2

SARAPIQUI

MONTEVERDE

2

2

PLAYA

TAMARINDO 1 SAN JOSÉ

1

2

COSTA RICA

TORTUGUERO

Quepos

3 MANUEL ANTONIO

Manuel Antonio N.P.

PACIFIC

OCEAN

Tequila GUANAJUATO

1

2 1

San Miguel

de Allende

PUERTO GUADALAJARA

VALLARTA

MEXICO CITY

3

GULF OF MEXICO

MERIDA 1

3 CANCUN

2 PLAYA DEL

CARMEN

#COASTCANOPIES

Places PACIFIC visited

OCEAN

1 or more nightstops

1 or more nights at Special Stay

Coach, mini-coach or van

Plane

8 World Heritage sites visited

MEXICO

TIKAL

NATIONAL

PARK

1

Santa Elena

2

FLIGHT TO

SAN JOSÉ

BELIZE

Belize

City

GUATEMALA

2

ANTIGUA/

GUATEMALA CITY

CAYE

CAULKER

48 LATIN AMERICA 2017-19 CONTIKI.COM/COAST-CANOPIES

CAYE CAULKER


32 DAYS · 4 COUNTRIES · FROM y6785 PP* y213 P/DAY*

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO y630

31

NIGHTS

Unique Special Stay:

3 nights Jungle Lodge,

1 night Rainforest Eco

Tents , & 27 nights in

twin-share hotels

49

INCLUDED MEALS

31 breakfasts (B),

3 lunches (L),

15 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS

An experienced & professional

Trip Manager plus Local Guides in

some destinations

3 internal flights & transfers

ME TIME OPTIONALS

M Chocolate Workshop in Antigua

MKayak the crystalline Caribbean

MSelvatura Park Zipline

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES

• Visit the ancient ruins of

Chichen Itza

• Trajinera cruise

• Locally guided tour of

Tikal National Park

FREE WIFI

Free WiFi in

Contiki hotels

DISCOVERER

YOUR TRIP

DAY 1: Arrive Puerto Vallarta . Meet

your group & get ready for a day exploring

the golden sands or famous seaside

promenade. Hotel (D)

DAY 2: Puerto Vallarta . Today take

on Puerto Vallarta & opt for a zipline on

Mexico’s longest & fastest lines or spend

the day away at the beachside town on

Sayulita. Tonight an optional performance

over dinner & boat ride in the bay. Hotel (B)

M Pirate of the Bay dinner & show

DAY 3: Puerto Vallarta to Guadalajara .

Today we head to Guadalajara! Stroll

through the charming streets of the historic

centre, where you’ll visit the four main

squares, inside city hall & the magnificent

cathedral. Hotel (B)

• Guided tour of Guadalajara

DAY 4: Guadalajara to Guanajuato .

Today we drive to the beautiful

colonial city of Guanajuato. Spend the

afternoon exploring the winding streets &

subterranean passageways of this UNESCO

World Heritage city. Later, see the cast iron

& glass Hidalgo Market where you’ll have

a chance to shop for local sweet treats.

Hotel (B,D)

Walking tour of Guanajuato

• Visit the Hidalgo Market

DAY 5: Guanajuato to Mexico City .

Return to Mexico City through the

charming countryside of the colonial

heartland where we stop for lunch in the

Pueblo Magico (magic town) of San Miguel

de Allende before arriving in Mexico City.

Hotel (B)

• Visit San Miguel de Allende

DAY 6: Mexico City . Today we visit

the unique floating gardens & markets

of Xochimilco. Then, it’s off through

“The City of Palaces” to see the ancient

ruins & colonial-influenced yet modern

architecture. Hotel (B)

• Float through the canals of

Xochimilco on a trajinera

• Visit Coyoacan, birthplace of Frida Kahlo

DAY 7: Mexico City . Morning tour of the

incredible ancient ruins of Teotihuacan

then head back to Mexico City for some

down time before we head out for a night

on the town. Hotel (B,D)

Guided tour of Teotihuacan

• Mexico city tour

MHot Air Ballooning

DAY 8: Mexico City to Merida . Fly to

the beautiful white-stone city of Merida.

Tour the city’s gorgeous colonial buildings

& Government Palace. Tonight, be sure to

indulge in traditional Yucatecan cuisine.

Hotel (B)

• Walking tour of Merida’s sights

DAY 9: Merida to Cancun . Immerse

yourself in Mayan history on a guided tour

at Chichen Itza – the country’s spectacular

ancient Mayan city, before arriving in

legendary Cancun. Hotel (B)

• Swim in a cenote (sink hole)

DAY 10: Cancun . A free day to explore

everything from swimming the clear

blue waters to sitting back with a beer or

shopping, the choices to take in this beach

haven are endless. Hotel (B,D)

DAY 11: Cancun . Swim through a jungle

lagoon, snorkel, or take a day trip to

beautiful Isla Mujeres. Then for your last

night, party ‘til the sun comes up. Hotel (B)

DAY 12: Cancun to Playa del Carmen .

This morning we head to the beach

town of Playa del Carmen for a few lazy

sun-soaked days. Hotel (B)

DAY 13: Playa del Carmen . The day is

yours to wander the streets or sunbathe

on the golden sands. If you’re up for it,

a day trip to the island of Cozumel is the

perfect way to experience the Caribbean.

Hotel (B,D)

MDay trip to Cozumel

MSnorkelling

DAY 14: Playa del Carmen to Caye

Caulker . Adios Mexico, we love you but

we’re off to Belize. Tonight is your chance

to sample the food & reggae nightlife!

Hotel (B)

• Experience the Belize Barrier Reef

DAY 15: Caye Caulker . The day is all

yours! Choose to swim with sharks at

Belize’s World Heritage Barrier Reef, kayak

through the mangroves or sunbathe on

“The Split”. Hotel (B,D)

MSunset sailing

DAY 16: Caye Caulker to Tikal

National Park . Next up, Guatemala’s El

Petén region via Belize City! On arrival at

our awesome Jungle Lodge there’s the

option to zipline through the rainforest

before we explore the Tikal ruins. (B,D)

Contiki Special Stay Jungle Lodge

• Stay in Tikal National Park

DAY 17: Tikal National Park to

Antigua . Rise early to watch the sunrise

& take a guided tour of the Mayan ruin,

Templo IV. Then head straight for the

beautiful World Heritage Antigua. Hotel (B)

• Sightseeing tour of colonial Antigua

DAY 18: Antigua . It’s a free day today -

Hike a volcano, ride mountain bikes or shop

for traditional textiles. Hotel (B,D)

DAY 19: Antigua to San José . This

morning we’ll take to the skies on a flight

to Costa Rica - the land on coffee, sloths,

monkeys & Pura Vida! Hotel (B,D)

• Visit a Mayan community among the

volcanoes of Lake Atitlán & learn to

make tortillas

DAY 20: San José to Tortuguero .

Say farewell to the big city as we head

to Tortuguero, one of Costa Rica’s most

popular eco-tourism spots. (B,L,D)

Contiki Special Stay Jungle Lodge

DAY 21: Tortuguero . Get ready to spot

howler monkeys, sloths & reptiles on a

guided boat ride through the National

Park. (B,L,D)

Contiki Special Stay Jungle Lodge

• Wildlife boat cruise

DAY 22: Tortuguero to Sarapiqui . Next

up our overnight Eco Camp in Sarapiqui –

You’ll discover the rainforest & partake in

a chocolate tour in the Tirimbina Reserve

before a BBQ feast this evening. (B,L,D)

Contiki Special Stay Rainforest Eco Tents

• Locally guided Tirimbina chocolate tour

• Visit the Tirimbina Reserve

DAY 23: Sarapiqui to Arenal - La

Fortuna . This morning’s yours – opt for

whitewater rafting or horse riding before

checking out the Arenal volcano, known for

its mud pool treatments. Hotel (B)

• See the incredible Arenal volcano

DAY 24: Arenal . This morning maybe give

canyoneering a go, then this afternoon

there’s the option to experience the

traditional Costa Rican way of life with a

visit to La Casona Rio Fortuna where you

can enjoy a traditional homemade dinner

with the owners. Hotel (B)

M Learn how traditional products are

made & try making some yourself!

MCanyoneering (waterfall rappelling)

DAY 25: Arenal to Playa Tamarindo .

Today we head to the Pacific coast to

spend a couple of days in Playa Tamarindo,

known for its great surfing beaches & party

feel. Hotel (B,D)

DAY 26: Playa Tamarindo . Have some

time to try your hand at surfing, snorkelling

or diving (if you’re PADI certified) before an

optional catamaran cruise. Hotel (B)

MCatamaran trip

DAY 27: Playa Tamarindo to

Monteverde . Today it’s on to Monteverde,

one of the most outstanding wildlife

sanctuaries in the tropics. Hotel (B)

DAY 28: Monteverde . It’s an early start

this morning as we visit Selvatura Park to

walk the hanging bridges, visit the butterfly

sanctuary, & for the thrill seekers opt in for

ziplining. This afternoon learn the A-Z about

Costa Rica’s famous coffee. Hotel (B)

• Costa Rican coffee making tour

DAY 29: Monteverde to Manuel

Antonio . We’re off to the beautiful

beaches of the Costa Rican central Pacific

coast. Hotel (B,D)

DAY 30: Manuel Antonio . A free

morning to hit the beach or head out &

explore the town. This afternoon opt in for

a horseback ride through the jungle & to

the Tacori waterfalls. Hotel (B)

M Visit a local market

MHorseback riding

DAY 31: Manuel Antonio . It’s time to

get active & walk with our expert guide

through the exotic tropical rainforest

of Manuel Antonio National Park. This

afternoon join a kayak adventure to

explore, swim & snorkel the biodiversity in

the mangroves. Hotel (B,D)

• Locally guided rainforest hike

MCoastal kayak/snorkelling experience

DAY 32: Manuel Antonio to San José .

A final morning relaxing in paradise before

we head back to San José where your trip

ends on arrival. (B)

HOW MUCH & WHEN

CODE: PVSJ 2018/19

Start Finish Total

Puerto San José Cost

Vallarta

€ pp*

2018

Mar 12 Apr 12 6785

Apr 16 May 17 6785

May 21 Jun 21 6785

Jun 11 Jul 12 6785

Jun 25 Jul 26 6785

Jul 9 Aug 9 6785

Jul 30 Aug 30 6785

Aug 20 Sep 20 6785

Sep 17 Oct 18 6785

THE FINER DETAILS

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo,

we can share you with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge.

Single room supplement add €2185.

Start Puerto Vallarta 7:00am & end San José 4:00pm.

● Trip spends Xmas in Arenal & NYE in Manuel Antonio.

■ Trip spends Xmas in Cancun & NYE in Caye Caulker.

For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see

contiki.com/stay longer.

For travel insurance see p.78.

Important: the following border crossing fees are not included in

the trip price. You will need to pay them locally (approx.):

Mexico Departure Fee US$26, San Pedro Port Fee US$1.25,

Belize Departure Tax US$ 20, Guatemala Entry Fee US$ 3.00.

MEXICO CITY

Start Finish Total

Puerto San José Cost

Vallarta

€ pp*

2018

Oct 15 Nov 15 6785

Nov 12 Dec 13 6785

Dec 3 ● Jan 3 6785

Dec 17 ■ Jan 17 6785

2019

Jan 14 Feb 14 6785

Feb 11 Mar 14 6785

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TROPICAL

TRAILS

NEW

GULF OF MEXICO

PLAYA DEL

CARMEN

2

2 CANCUN

MEXICO

TIKAL

NATIONAL

PARK

1

Santa Elena

BELIZE

Belize

City

2

CAYE

CAULKER

WHY THIS TRIP?

23 days across four bucket list must

countries. Discover the best that

Latin America has to offer. Wildlife,

jungles, rainforest eco-tents, fresh

seafood & white beaches are

just the beginning of

this adventure.

GUATEMALA

ANTIGUA/

GUATEMALA CITY

2

FLIGHT TO

SAN JOSÉ

2

PLAYA

TAMARINDO

ARENAL

2

MONTEVERDE

2

SARAPIQUI

1

2

1 SAN JOSÉ

COSTA RICA

TORTUGUERO

Quepos

3 MANUEL ANTONIO

Manuel Antonio N.P.

PACIFIC

OCEAN

Places visited

1 or more nightstops

1 or more nights at Special Stay

Coach, mini-coach or van

Plane

3 World Heritage sites visited

#TROPICALTRAILS

50 LATIN AMERICA 2017-19 CONTIKI.COM/TROPICAL-TRAILS

MEXICO


23 DAYS · 4 COUNTRIES · FROM y 4569 PP* y199 P/DAY*

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO y420

22

NIGHTS

Unique Special Stay:

3 nights Jungle Lodge,

1 night Rainforest Eco

Tents , & 18 nights in

twin-share hotels

37

INCLUDED MEALS

22 breakfasts (B),

3 lunches (L),

12 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS

An experienced & professional

Trip Manager plus Local Guides in

some destinations

2 internal flights & transfers

ME TIME OPTIONALS

M Kayak the crystalline Caribbean

MHot Springs Dip

MSelvatura Park Ziplining

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES

• See the Belize Barrier Reef

• Locally guided tour of

a cacao plantation

• Cof fee e state tour

FREE WIFI

Free WiFi in

Contiki hotels

DISCOVERER

YOUR TRIP

DAY 1: Arrive Cancun . Me et your

Contiki Team, then make this city your

playground & start out with a day free

to explore everything from swimming

the clear blue waters to sitting back with

abeer or shopping, the choices to take in

t his b e ac h h a ve n a re e ndle s s . H ote l (D)

DAY 2: Cancun . Soak up all the Cancun

action you want today – swim through a

jungle lagoon, snorkel, or take a day trip to

beautiful Isla Mujeres for some delicious

seafood & sightseeing. Then for your last

night, party in great bars & dance clubs ‘til

the sun comes up. Hotel (B)

DAY 3: Cancun to Playa del Carmen .

This morning we head to the beach town

of Playa del Carmen for a few lazy sun

soaked days. Playa del Carmen’s palmlined

streets will give you plenty of retail

therapy & its sun-soaked beachside bars

& re s taura nt s a re pure b lis s . H ote l (B)

DAY 4: Playa del Carmen . The day is

yours to wander the streets or lie on the

powder-like sands. If you’re up for it, a day

trip to the island of Cozumel is on deck

& is the perfect way to experience the

Caribbean in all its amazing tropical glory.

H ote l (B , D)

MDay trip to Cozumel

MSnorkelling

DAY 5: Playa del Carmen to Caye

Caulker . Adios Mexico, we love you but

we’re off to Belize to explore on the isle

of Caye Caulker where the motto is “Go

slow.” Tonight feast on fresh seafood,

meander the sand covered streets or

s a mp le t he re g g ae night life! H ote l (B)

• Experience the Belize Barrier Reef

DAY 6: Caye Caulker . The day is all

yours! You could try swimming with sharks

at Belize’s World Heritage Barrier Reef,

kayaking the mangroves or lazing on “The

Split” where sipping & sunbathing is the

s ce ne! H ote l (B , D)

MSunset sailing

DAY 7: Caye Caulker to Tikal

National Park . Next up, Guatemala’s

El Petén region via Belize City! On arrival

at our awesome Jungle Lodge there’s

the option to fly through the rainforest

canopy on ziplines… why not! Explore the

local ruins then drift off to sleep to the

s ounds of t he fo re s t . (B , D)

Contiki Special Stay Jungle Lodge

• Stay in Tika l N a tio n a l Pa r k

DAY 8: Tikal National Park to

Antigua . Rise early to watch daybreak

unfold from the top of the Mayan ruin,

Templo IV. We’ll take a guided tour

of the area & you could explore the

magnificent jungle ruins. Skip the queues

& head straight for the unique beauty &

relaxed vibe of World Heritage Antigua.

Experience the historic & beautiful town,

with its rooftop flowerbeds, horse-drawn

carriages & cobblestones. Hotel (B)

• Sightseeing tour of colonial Antigua

DAY 9: Antigua . With the day all

yours, see the sights & tick those boxes.

Adventure seekers can hike a volcano or

ride mountain bikes. Or if you want to

relax you could try making local native

chocolates or shop for traditional textiles.

H ote l (B , D)

DAY 10: Antigua to San José . T his

morning we’ll take to the skies on a flight

down to Costa Rica – the land of coffee,

sloths, monkeys & Pura Vida! Once we

touch down we’ll head out to explore daily

Costa Rican life at the Plaza & sample

some local delicacies at the Mercado

Ce nt ra l (Ce nt ra l M a r ket). H ote l (B , D)

DAY 11: San José to Tortuguero .

Say farewell to the big city as we head

to Tortuguero which is only accessible by

boat or small aircraft. Tortuguero National

Park is famous for being one of Costa

Rica’s most popular eco-tourism spots &

the nesting ground for green, hawksbill &

le a t he r b ac k tur t le s . (B , L , D)

Contiki Special Stay Jungle Lodge

DAY 12: Tortuguero . Get ready to spot

howler monkeys, sloths & reptiles on a

guided boat ride through the National

Park, where your expert guide will give

the inside track on this amazing haven for

wildlife. Later, it’s all about relaxing the

way you wa nt . (B , L , D)

Contiki Special Stay Jungle Lodge

Visit To r tu gu e ro vill ag e

• Wildlife b o a t c r uis e

DAY 13: Tortuguero to Sarapiqui .

Next up our overnight Eco Camp in

Sarapiqui – it’s perfect for those who love

to relax! You’ll discover the rainforest &

learn about one of mankind’s favourite

treats on our chocolate tour in the

Tirimbina Reserve before a BBQ feast this

eve ning . (B , L , D)

Contiki Special Stay Rainforest

Eco Tents

• Lo ca lly guid e d Tirimbin a

chocolate tour

• Visit the Tirimbina Reserve

DAY 14: Sarapiqui to Arenal - La

Fortuna . This morning’s yours, so choose

from adrenaline pumping whitewater

rafting, a canopy adventure or horseback

riding before checking out the perfectly

symmetrical Arenal volcano. The area is

known for its spa & mud pool treatments,

so it’s the ideal place to treat yourself.

H ote l (B)

• See the incredible Arenal volcano

DAY 15: Arenal . This morning maybe

give canyoneering a go, then this

afternoon experience the traditional

Costa Rican way of life with an optional

visit to La Casona Rio Fortuna. Get in the

know as you learn how to mill sugar cane

& make delicious coffee & tortillas, then

enjoy a traditional homemade dinner with

t he ow ne r s . H ote l (B)

MLearn how traditional products are

made & try making some yourself!

MCanyoneering (waterfall rappelling)

DAY 16: Arenal to Playa Tamarindo .

Today we head to the Pacific coast

to spend a couple of days in Playa

Tamarindo, known for its great surfing

beaches & party feel. Hotel (B,D)

DAY 17: Playa Tamarindo . G et into

the laid-back vibe of this beach town, try

your hand at surfing, snorkelling or diving.

This afternoon join us on an optional

ca ta m a ra n c r uis e. H ote l (B)

MCatamaran trip

DAY 18: Playa Tamarindo to

Monteverde . Today it’s on to

Monteverde, Costa Rica’s most popular

reserve. It’s one of the most outstanding

wildlife sanctuaries in the tropics, filled

with cloud forests, coffee plantations,

monkeys, mist & friendly locals. Hotel (B)

DAY 19: Monteverde . It’s a n e a r ly

start this morning as we visit Selvatura

Park to walk the hanging bridges, visit

the butterfly sanctuary and for the thrill

seekers opt in for ziplining. This afternoon

learn the A-Z about Costa Rica’s famous

cof fe e. H ote l (B)

• Costa Rican coffee making tour

DAY 20: Monteverde to Manuel

Antonio . It’s all sun & good times this

morning, we’re off to the beautiful

beaches of the Costa Rican central Pacific

coast! We’ll make a stop in Jaco before

arriving at Manuel Antonio, a haven for

t ho s e t h a t love to re l a x . H ote l (B , D)

DAY 21: Manuel Antonio .

This morning is all about doing your own

thing. Hit the beach with your iPod & a

book, head out to explore the town or

just sit with a drink & work on your tan.

This afternoon opt in for a horseback

ride through the jungle & to the Tacori

wa te r fa lls . H ote l (B)

• Visit a local market

MHorseback Riding

DAY 22: Manuel Antonio . It’s time

to get active & walk with our expert

guide through the exotic, bio-diverse

tropical rainforest of Manuel Antonio

National Park. This afternoon join a kayak

adventure to explore the biodiversity

in the mangroves. Don’t forget your

swimming gear for swim stops &

sno r ke lling . H ote l (B , D)

• Lo ca lly guid e d rainfo re s t hike

MCoastal kayak/snorkelling experience

DAY 23: Manuel Antonio to San José .

Relax in paradise this morning before we

head back to San José where your trip

e nds o n a r riva l . (B)

HOW MUCH & WHEN

CODE: CASJ 2018/19

Start Finish Total Start Finish Total

Cancun San José Cost Cancun San José Cost

€ pp*

€ pp*

2018

Mar 21 Apr 12 4569

Apr 25 May 17 4569

May 30 Jun 21 4569

Jun 20 Jul 12 4569

Jul 4 Jul 26 4569

Jul 18 Aug 9 4569

Aug 8 Aug 30 4569

Aug 29 Sep 20 4569

Sep 26 Oct 18 4569

THE FINER DETAILS

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling

solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no

extra charge.

Single room supplement add €1449.

Start Cancun 8:00am & end San José 4:00pm.

● Trip spends Xmas in Arenal & NYE in Manuel Antonio.

■ Trip spends NYE in Caye Caulker

For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see

contiki.com/stay longer.

For travel insurance see p.78.

Important: the following border crossing fees are not included in

the trip price. You will need to pay them locally (approx.):

Mexico Departure Fee US$26, San Pedro Port Fee US$1.25,

Belize Departure Tax US$20, Guatemala Entry Fee US$3.00.

Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture – our 32-day Coast to

Canopies trip.

BELIZE

2018

Oct 24 Nov 15 4569

Nov 21 Dec 13 4569

Dec 12 ● Jan 3 4569

Dec 26 ■ Jan 17 4569

2019

Jan 23 Feb 14 4569

Feb 20 Mar 14 4569

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LATIN

LEGENDS

NEW &

IMPROVED

ITINERARY

Tequila GUANAJUATO

1

2 1

San Miguel

de Allende

PUERTO GUADALAJARA

VALLARTA

MEXICO CITY

3

PACIFIC

OCEAN

Places visited

1 or more nightstops

1 or more nights at Special Stay

Coach, mini-coach or van

Plane

8 World Heritage sites visited

MEXICO

GULF OF MEXICO

TIKAL

NATIONAL

PARK

1

Santa Elena

2

1

MERIDA

Belize

City

BELIZE

GUATEMALA

2

ANTIGUA/

GUATEMALA CITY

3 CANCUN

2 PLAYA DEL

CARMEN

CAYE

CAULKER

WHY THIS TRIP?

Explore a mix of ancient sites,

local food & diverse experiences

over 19 days as you tick off

Mexico & Central America’s

ultimate must-does.

#LATINLEGENDS

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MERIDA


19 DAYS · 3 COUNTRIES · FROM y 4145 PP* y 219 P/DAY*

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO y380

18

NIGHTS

Unique Special Stay:

1 night Jungle Lodge , &

17 nights in twin-share

hotels

26

INCLUDED MEALS

18 breakfasts (B),

8 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS

An experienced & professional

Trip Manager plus Local Guides in

some destinations

2 internal flights & transfers

ME TIME OPTIONALS

MMayan culture adventure

complete with ziplining,

rappelling, canoeing & lunch!

MKayak the crystalline Caribbean

MHike a volcano (availability

subject to lava flow)

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES

• Tour the pyramids of Teotihuacan

• Visit the ancient ruins of

Chichen Itza

• Visit the Mayan ruins of Tikal

FREE WIFI

Free WiFi in

Contiki hotels

DISCOVERER

YOUR TRIP

DAY 1: Arrive Puerto Vallarta .

Welcome to Puerto Vallarta, one

of Mexico’s most popular beach

destinations. Today, meet up with your

group & get ready for a day of exploring

the golden sands or famous seaside

malecon (promenade) lined with bars,

re s taura nt s & sho p s . H ote l (D)

DAY 2: Puerto Vallarta . Today take on

Puerto Vallarta & opt for a zipline thrill on

Mexico’s longest & fastest lines, or

go north of town & spend the day

away at the beachside town of Sayulita,

known for surfing, shopping & cool vibes.

Tonight maybe take in a performance

over dinner on an optional boat ride in the

b ay. H ote l (B)

MJungle Ziplining

MCatamaran Cruise

DAY 3: Puerto Vallarta to

Guadalajara . Today we head to the

city the locals call the “Pearl of the

West”, Guadalajara! Take a closer look at

buildings & plazas filled with great murals

& history. Stroll through the charming

streets of the historic centre, where you’ll

visit the four main squares, inside city hall

& t he m agnifice nt ca t he dra l . H ote l (B)

G uid e d tour of G u ad a l aja ra

• Visit a Tequila factory

DAY 4: Guadalajara to Guanajuato .

Today we drive to the beautiful colonial

city of Guanajuato. This afternoon explore

the winding streets & subterranean

passageways of this UNESCO World

Heritage city. View the romantic “Callejon

de Beso” & hear the legend about the

two lovers. Later, see the cast iron & glass

Hidalgo Market, designed by Gustave

Eiffel where you’ll have a chance to shop

for local sweet treats. Hotel (B,D)

• Wa lking tour of G u a n aju a to

DAY 5: Guanajuato to Mexico City .

Return to Mexico City through the

charming countryside of the colonial

heartland where we stop for lunch in

the Pueblo Magico (magic town) of San

Miguel de Allende before arriving in

Me xico Cit y. H ote l (B)

• Visit San Miguel de Allende

DAY 6: Mexico City . Today we visit

the unique floating gardens & markets

of Xochimilco. Then, it’s off through

“The City of Palaces” to see the ancient

ruins & colonial-influenced yet modern

a rc hite c ture. H ote l (B)

• Float through the canals of Xochimilco

on a trajinera

• Visit Coyoacan, birthplace of Frida Kahlo

DAY 7: Mexico City . Start the day with

a tour of the incredible ancient ruins of

Teotihuacan. Afterwards, get back to

Mexico City for some down time before

we head out for a night on the town.

H ote l (B , D)

• G uid e d tour of Te otihu aca n

MHot Air Ballooning

DAY 8: Mexico City to Merida . Le a ve

behind the buzz of Mexico City & fly to

the beautiful white-stone city of Merida.

Tour the city’s gorgeous colonial buildings

& Government Palace. Tonight, be sure to

indulge in traditional Yucatecan cuisine.

H ote l (B)

• Walking tour of Merida’s sights

DAY 9: Merida to Cancun . Immerse

yourself in Mayan history on a guided

tour at Chichen Itza – the country’s

spectacular ancient Mayan city. This

afternoon we arrive in legendary Cancun

with its endless shopping, nightlife &

ou td o o r hub. H ote l (B)

• Guided tour of the Mayan ruins

at Chichen Itza

• Swim in a cenote (sink hole)

DAY 10: Cancun . Make this city your

playground & start out with a day free to

explore. From snorkelling the clear blue

waters, to checking out the beach town

of Playa del Carmen, where you can shop,

or stop off for a drink & people watch.

H ote l (B , D)

DAY 11: Cancun . Soak up all the Cancun

action you want today – swim through a

jungle lagoon, snorkel, or take a day trip to

beautiful Isla Mujeres for some delicious

seafood & sightseeing. Tonight, party

in great bars & dance clubs ‘til the sun

co me s up. H ote l (B)

MSnorkelling & zipline adventure

DAY 12: Cancun to Playa del Carmen .

This morning we head to the beach town

of Playa del Carmen for a few lazy sun

soaked days. Playa del Carmen’s palmlined

streets will give you plenty of retail

therapy & its sun soaked beachside bars &

re s taura nt s a re pure b lis s . H ote l (B)

DAY 13: Playa del Carmen . The day is

yours to wander the streets or lie on the

powder-like sands. If you’re up for it, a day

trip to the island of Cozumel is on deck

& is the perfect way to experience the

Caribbean in all its amazing tropical glory.

H ote l (B , D)

MDay trip to Cozumel

MSnorkelling

DAY 14: Playa del Carmen to Caye

Caulker . Adios Mexico, we love you but

we’re off to Belize & the Caribbean island

of Caye Caulker. Tonight is your chance

to feast on fresh seafood, meander the

sand-covered streets or sample reggae

night life! H ote l (B)

• Experience the Belize Barrier Reef

DAY 15: Caye Caulker . The day is all

yours! You could try swimming with sharks

at Belize’s World Heritage Barrier Reef,

kayaking the mangroves or lazing on “The

Split” where sipping & sunbathing is the

s ce ne! H ote l (B , D)

• Dive or snorkel on Belize Barrier Reef

DAY 16: Caye Caulker to Tikal

National Park . Next up is Guatemala’s

Peten via Belize City! On arrival at our

awesome Jungle Lodge there’s the option

to fly through the rainforest canopy on

ziplines… why not! Explore the local ruins

then drift to sleep to the sounds of the

fo re s t . (B , D)

Contiki Special Stay Jungle Lodge

• Stay in Tika l N a tio n a l Pa r k

MJungle ziplining experience

DAY 17: Tikal National Park to

Antigua . Rise early to watch daybreak

unfold from the top of the Mayan ruin,

Templo IV. We’ll take a guided tour

of the area & you could explore the

magnificent jungle ruins. Skip the queues

& head straight for the unique beauty &

relaxed vibe of World Heritage Antigua.

Experience the historic & beautiful town,

with its rooftop flowerbeds, horse-drawn

carriages & cobblestones. Hotel (B)

• Sightseeing tour of colonial Antigua

DAY 18: Antigua . With the day all

yours, see the sights & tick those boxes.

Adventure seekers can hike a volcano or

ride mountain bikes. Or if you want to

relax you could try making local native

chocolates or shop for traditional textiles.

H ote l (B , D)

MHike the Pacaya volcano

DAY 19: Depart Antigua .

This morning it’s adios to your amigos.

So say your goodbyes before heading

home, or get out & do some more

e x p lo ring in A ntigu a . (B)

HOW MUCH & WHEN

TRAVELLING EARLY?

Travelling between August 27th 2017 & February

18th 2018? The below trips (MXMC) are 18 days long &

feature a modified itinerary, Day 1 will start in Mexico City,

1 night in Santa Elena/Flores, 1 night in Panajachel, 2 nights

in San Cristobal de las Casas, 1 night in Tehuantepec & 2

nights in Oaxaca. See below for start & end times & visit

contiki.com/latin-legends for full details.

CODE: MXMC 2017/18

Start Finish Total

Mexico Mexico Cost

City City € pp*

2017

Aug 27 Sep 13 3849

Sep 24 Oct 11 3849

Oct 22 Nov 8 3849

Nov 19 Dec 6 3849

Dec 10 ▲ Dec 27 3849

Single room supplement add €919.

Start Mexico City 7:00am & end Mexico City approx. 6:00pm.

CODE: MXMC 2018/19

Start Finish Total

Puerto Antigua Cost

Vallarta

€ pp*

2018

Mar 12 Mar 30 4145

Apr 16 May 4 4145

May 21 Jun 8 4145

Jun 11 Jun 29 4145

Jun 25 Jul 13 4145

Jul 9 Jul 27 4145

Jul 30 Aug 17 4145

Aug 20 Sep 7 4145

Sep 17 Oct 5 4145

THE FINER DETAILS

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling

solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no

extra charge.

Single room supplement add €1375.

Start Puerto Vallarta 7:00am & end Antigua approx. 11:00am.

● Trip spends Xmas in Cancun & NYE Caye Caulker.

■ Trip spends Xmas in Merida & NYE in Tikal.

▲ Trip spends Xmas in Oaxaca.

For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see

contiki.com/stay longer.

For travel insurance see p.78.

Important: the following border crossing fees are not included in

the trip price. You will need to pay them locally (approx.):

Mexico Departure Fee US$26, San Pedro Port Fee US$1.25,

Belize Departure Tax US$20, Guatemala Entry Fee US$3.00.

MEXICO

Start Finish Total

Mexico Mexico Cost

City City € pp*

2017

Dec 24 ■ Jan 10 3849

2018

Jan 21 Feb 7 3849

Feb 18 Mar 7 3849

Start Finish Total

Puerto Antigua Cost

Vallarta

€ pp*

2018

Oct 15 Nov 2 4145

Nov 12 Nov 30 4145

Dec 3 Dec 21 4145

Dec 17 ● Jan 4 4145

2019

Jan 14 Feb 1 4145

Feb 11 Mar 1 4145

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PLAYAS OF

PARADISE

NEW

MEXICO CITY

1

MEXICO

TIKAL

NATIONAL

PARK

Santa Elena

ANTIGUA/

Places visited

GUATEMALA CITY

1 or more nightstops

1 or more nights at Special Stay

Coach, mini-coach or van

Plane

6 World Heritage sites visited

MERIDA 1

2

1

FLIGHT TO

SAN JOSÉ

BELIZE

Belize

City

GUATEMALA

CANCUN

3

2

2

PLAYA DEL

CARMEN

CAYE

CAULKER

2

PLAYA

TAMARINDO

ARENAL

2

PACIFIC

OCEAN

MONTEVERDE

2

Quepos

WHY THIS TRIP?

A 26-day extravaganza that takes

you to the heart of the ancient

Aztec world in Mexico City, the

Barrier Reef of Belize and the

rainforests of Guatemala

& Costa GULF Rica. OF

MEXICO

SARAPIQUI

1

2 TORTUGUERO

1 SAN JOSÉ

COSTA RICA

3 MANUEL ANTONIO

Manuel Antonio N.P.

#PLAYASPARADISE

26 DAYS · 4 COUNTRIES FROM y5615 PP* y 216 P/DAY* PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO y515

WHAT YOU NEED

TO KNOW

25

41

NIGHTS

Unique Special Stay:

3 nights Jungle Lodge,

1 night Rainforest Eco Tents ,

& 21 nights in twin-share

hotels

INCLUDED MEALS

25 breakfasts (B),

3 lunches (L),

13 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS

3 internal flights &

transfers

See p.78 for more info on

our standard inclusions.

ME TIME OPTIONALS

M Day trip to Cozumel

MCatamaran trip in

Tamarindo

MCayoneering (waterfall

rappelling)

NO REGRETS

EXPERIENCES

• Experience the Belize

Barrier Reef

• See the incredible

Arenal volcano

• Costa Rican cof fee

making tour

FREE WIFI

Available on all

Contiki coaches

DAY 1: Arrive Mexico City. Hotel (B,D)

• Guided tour of Teotihuacan

• Mexico City tour

DAY 2: Mexico City to Merida. Hotel (B)

• Walking tour of Merida’s sights

DAY 3: Merida to Cancun. Hotel (B)

• Swim in a cenote (sink hole)

DAY 4: Cancun. Hotel (B,D)

DAY 5: Cancun. Hotel (B)

DAY 6: Cancun to Playa del Carmen.

Hotel (B)

DAY 7: Playa del Carmen. Hotel (B,D)

M Day trip to Cozumel

M Snorkelling

DAY 8: Playa del Carmen to Caye

Caulker. Hotel (B)

• Experience the Belize Barrier Reef

DAY 9: Caye Caulker. Hotel (B,D)

M Sunset sailing

DAY 10: Caye Caulker to Tikal

National Park. (B,D)

Contiki Special Stay Jungle Lodge

• Tikal National Park

DAY 11: Tikal National Park to

Antigua. Hotel (B)

• Sightseeing tour of colonial Antigua

DAY 12: Antigua. Hotel (B,D)

DAY 13: Antigua to San José. Hotel (B,D)

DAY 14: San José to Tortuguero. (B,L,D)

Contiki Special Stay Jungle Lodge

DAY 15: Tortuguero. (B,L,D)

Contiki Special Stay Jungle Lodge

• Visit Tortuguero Village

DAY 16: Tortuguero to Sarapiqui.

(B,L,D)

Contiki Special Stay Rainforest

Eco Tents

• Locally guided Tirimbina

chocolate tour

• Visit the Tirimbina Reserve

DAY 17: Sarapiqui to Arenal - La

Fortuna. Hotel (B)

• See the incredible Arenal volcano

DAY 18: Arenal. Hotel (B)

M Learn how traditional products

are made & try making some

yourself!

M Canyoneering (waterfall rappelling)

DAY 19: Arenal to Playa Tamarindo.

Hotel (B,D)

DAY 20: Playa Tamarindo. Hotel (B)

M Catamaran trip

DAY 21: Playa Tamarindo to

Monteverde. Hotel (B)

• Visit Hanging Bridges & Butterfly

Garden

DAY 22: Monteverde. Hotel (B)

• Costa Rican coffee making tour

DAY 23: Monteverde to Manuel

Antonio. Hotel (B,D)

DAY 24: Manuel Antonio. Hotel (B)

• Visit a local market

M Horse riding

DAY 25: Manuel Antonio. Hotel (B,D)

• Locally guided rainforest hike

M Coastal kayak/snorkelling

experience

DAY 26: Manuel Antonio to San

José. (B)

HOW MUCH & WHEN

CODE: PLAY 2018/19

Start Finish Total Start Finish Total

Mexico City San José Cost Mexico City San José Cost

€ pp*

€ pp*

2018

Mar 18 Apr 12 5615

Apr 22 May 17 5615

May 27 Jun 21 5615

Jun 17 Jul 12 5615

Jul 1 Jul 26 5615

Jul 15 Aug 9 5615

Aug 5 Aug 30 5615

Aug 26 Sep 20 5615

Sep 23 Oct 18 5615

2018

Oct 21 Nov 15 5615

Nov 18 Dec 13 5615

Dec 9 ■ Jan 3 5615

Dec 23 ● Jan 17 5615

2018

Jan 20 Feb 14 5615

Feb 17 Mar 14 5615

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling

solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no

extra charge.

Single room supplement add €1799.

Start Mexico City 7:00am & end San José approx. 4:00pm.

● Trip spends Xmas in Cancun & NYE in Caye Caulker.

■ Trip spends Xmas in Arenal & NYE in Manuel Antonio.

For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see

contiki.com/stay longer.

For travel insurance see p.78.

Important: the following border crossing fees are not included in

the trip price. You will need to pay them locally (approx.):

Mexico Departure Fee US$26, San Pedro Port Fee US$1.25,

Belize Departure tax: US$20, Guatemala Entry Fee US$3.00.

54 LATIN AMERICA 2017-19 CONTIKI.COM/PLAYAS-PARADISE

CAYE CAULKER


SOL

SEEKER

NEW &

IMPROVED

ITINERARY

DISCOVERER

CANCUN

MERIDA 3

1

PLAYA 2

DEL CARMEN

WHY THIS TRIP?

Want to soak up the sun whilst

seeing all Mexico, Guatemala &

Belize have to offer? Mayan

history, Cancun’s white sands

and the Guatemalan

rainforest await.

MEXICO CITY

1

MEXICO

Places visited

1 or more nightstops

1 or more nights at Special Stay

Coach, mini-coach or van

Plane

6 World Heritage sites visited

TIKAL

NATIONAL

PARK

1

Santa Elena

Belize

City

BELIZE

2

CAYE

CAULKER

GUATEMALA

ANTIGUA/

GUATEMALA CITY

2

13 DAYS · 3 COUNTRIES FROM y2839 PP* y219 P/DAY* PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO y250

WHAT YOU NEED

TO KNOW

12

18

NIGHTS

Unique Special Stay:

1 night Jungle Lodge , &

11 nights in twin-share

hotels

INCLUDED MEALS

12 breakfasts (B),

6 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS

2 internal flights &

transfers

See p.78 for more info on

our standard inclusions.

ME TIME OPTIONALS

MKayak the crystalline

Caribbean

NO REGRETS

EXPERIENCES

• Teotihuacan pyramids

tour

• Visit the ancient ruins

of Chichen Itza

• Visit Tikal National Park

FREE WIFI

Free WiFi in

Contiki hotels

DAY 1: Arrive Mexico City . Meet up

with your Contiki Team & start the day

with a tour of the incredible ancient ruins

of Teotihuacan. Afterwards, get back to

Mexico City for some down time before we

head out for a night on the town. Hotel (D)

• G uid e d tour of Te otihu aca n

DAY 2: Mexico City to Merida . Fly to

the beautiful white-stone city of Merida.

Tour the city’s gorgeous colonial buildings

& Government Palace. Tonight be sure to

indulge in traditional Yucatecan cuisine.

H ote l (B)

• Walking tour of Merida’s sights

DAY 3: Merida to Cancun . Immerse

yourself in Mayan history on a guided tour

at Chichen Itza. This afternoon we arrive

in le g e nd a r y C a nc un . H ote l (B)

• Swim in a cenote (sink hole)

DAY 4: Cancun . Start out with a day free

to explore everything from snorkelling the

clear blue waters to checking out the beach

town of Playa del Carmen. Hotel (B, D)

DAY 5: Cancun . Swim through a jungle

lagoon, snorkel, or take a day trip to

beautiful Isla Mujeres for some delicious

seafood & sightseeing. Then for your last

night, party in great bars & dance clubs ‘til

the sun comes up. Hotel (B)

DAY 6: Cancun to Playa del Carmen .

This morning we head to the beach town

of Playa del Carmen for a few lazy sun

s o a ke d d ay s . H ote l (B)

DAY 7: Playa del Carmen . The day is

yours to wander the streets or lie on the

powder-like sands. If you’re up for it, a day

trip to the island of Cozumel is on deck

& is the perfect way to experience the

Caribbean in all its amazing tropical glory.

H ote l (B , D)

MDay trip to Cozumel

MSnorkelling

DAY 8: Playa del Carmen to Caye

Caulker . Adios Mexico, we love you but

we’re off to Belize! Tonight is your chance

to feast on fresh seafood or sample

re g g ae night life! H ote l (B)

• Experience the Belize Barrier Reef

DAY 9: Caye Caulker . The day is all

yours! You could try swimming with sharks

at Belize’s World Heritage Barrier Reef,

kayaking the mangroves or sunbathing on

“ T he Sp lit ”. H ote l (B , D)

MSunset sailing

DAY 10: Caye Caulker to Tikal

National Park . Next up, Guatemala’s El

Petén region via Belize City! On arrival at

our awesome Special Stay Jungle Lodge

there’s the option to fly through the

rainforest canopy on ziplines! Explore the

local ruins then drift off to sleep to the

s ounds of t he fo re s t . (B , D)

Contiki Special Stay Jungle Lodge

• Stay in Tika l N a tio n a l Pa r k

DAY 11: Tikal National Park to

Antigua . Rise early to watch daybreak

unfold from the top of the Mayan ruin,

Templo IV. We’ll take a guided tour of

the area & you could explore the

magnificent jungle ruins. Skip the queues

& head straight for the unique beauty &

relaxed vibe of World Heritage Antigua.

H ote l (B)

• Sightseeing tour of colonial Antigua

DAY 12: Antigua . With the day all

yours, see the sights, hike a volcano, ride

mountain bikes or even make local native

c ho co l a te s . H ote l (B , D)

DAY 13: Depart Antigua . This morning

it’s adio s to your a mig o s . (B)

HOW MUCH & WHEN

TRAVELLING EARLY?

Travelling between August 27th 2017 & February

18th 2018? The below trips (MCAN) are 11 days long &

feature a slightly modified itinerary, 1 night in Santa Elena

(Flores) & 2 nights in Antigua. See below for start & end

times & visit contiki.com/sol-seeker for full details.

CODE: MCAN 2017/18

Start Finish Total

Mexico Antigua Cost

City

€ pp*

Start Finish Total

Mexico Antigua Cost

City

€ pp*

2018

Mar 18 Mar 30 2839

Apr 22 May 4 2839

May 27 Jun 8 2839

Jun 17 Jun 29 2839

Jul 1 Jul 13 2839

Jul 15 Jul 27 2839

Aug 5 Aug 17 2839

Aug 26 Sep 7 2839

Sep 23 Oct 5 2839

Start Finish Total

Mexico Antigua Cost

City

€ pp*

2017

2017

Aug 27 Sep 6 2445 Dec 24 ● Jan 3 2445

Sep 24 Oct 4 2445

Oct 22 Nov 1 2445 2018

Nov 19 Nov 29 2445 Jan 21 Jan 31 2445

Dec 10 Dec 20 2445 Feb 18 Feb 28 2445

Single room supplement add €645.

Start Mexico City 7:00am & end Antigua 11:00am.

CODE: MCAN 2018/19

Start Finish Total

Mexico Antigua Cost

City

€ pp*

2018

Oct 21 Nov 2 2839

Nov 18 Nov 30 2839

Dec 9 Dec 21 2839

Dec 23 ■ Jan 4 2839

2019

Jan 20 Feb 1 2839

Feb 17 Mar 1 2839

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we

can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge.

Single room supplement add €965.

Start Mexico City 7:00am & end Antigua 11:00am.

● Trip spends Xmas in Merida & NYE in Tikal.

■ Trip spends Xmas in Cancun & NYE in Caye Caulker.

Important: the following border crossing fees are not included in

the trip price. You will need to pay them locally (approx.):

Mexico Departure Fee US$26, San Pedro Port Fee US$1.25,

Belize Departure Tax US$20, Guatemala Entry Fee US$3.00.

Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture – our 19-day Latin

Legends trip. When you jump aboard this trip, you’ll be joining a

horde of other travellers who are already geared up in Contiki’s

world-famous exploration mode. Wait until you see the warm

welcome you’ll receive as a new addition to the wolf pack.

#SOLSEEKER

ANTIGUA, GUATEMALA CONTIKI.COM/SOL-SEEKER

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CARIBBEAN

ENCOUNTER

NEW &

IMPROVED

ITINERARY

WHY THIS TRIP?

The perfect combo of white

sand beaches and jungle

paradise, the Encounter will

see you hitting up three

amazing countries in

10 days.

GULF OF MEXICO

Places visited

1 or more nightstops

1 or more nights at Special Stay

Coach, mini-coach or van

Plane

3 World Heritage sites visited

CANCUN 2

PLAYA DEL 2

CARMEN

1

Belize

City

2

PARK

BELIZE

Santa Elena

TIKAL

NATIONAL

MEXICO

CAYE

CAULKER

GUATEMALA

2

ANTIGUA/

GUATEMALA CITY

#CARIBBEANENCOUNTER

10 DAYS · 3 COUNTRIES FROM y2035 PP* y204 P/DAY* PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO y180

WHAT YOU NEED

TO KNOW

9

14

NIGHTS

Unique Special Stay:

1 night Jungle Lodge , &

8 nights in twin-share hotels

INCLUDED MEALS

9 breakfasts (B),

5 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS

1 internal flight &

transfer

See p.78 for more info on

our standard inclusions.

ME TIME OPTIONALS

MKayak the crystalline

Caribbean

NO REGRETS

EXPERIENCES

• See the Belize Barrier

Reef

• Locally guided tour of

Tikal National Park

FREE WIFI

Free WiFi in

Contiki hotels

DAY 1: Arrive Cancun . Touch down

in Cancun, Mexico’s gateway to the

Caribbean, where sun, music & sights

await! Meet your Contiki Team, then

get amongst the nightlife at Parque las

Pa l a p a s . H otel (D)

DAY 2: Cancun . Soak up all the Cancun

action you want today – swim through a

jungle lagoon, snorkel, or take a day trip to

beautiful Isla Mujeres for some delicious

seafood & sightseeing. Then for your last

night, party in great bars & dance clubs ‘til

the sun comes up. Hotel (B)

DAY 3: Cancun to Playa del Carmen .

This morning we head to the beach town

of Playa del Carmen for a few lazy sun

soaked days. Playa del Carmen’s palmlined

streets will give you plenty of retail

therapy & its sun-soaked beachside bars &

re s taura nt s a re pure b lis s . H otel (B)

DAY 4: Playa del Carmen . The day is

yours to wander the streets or lie on the

powder-like sands. If you’re up for it, a day

trip to the island of Cozumel is on deck

& is the perfect way to experience the

Caribbean in all its amazing tropical glory.

H otel (B , D)

MDay trip to Cozumel

MSnorkelling

DAY 5: Playa del Carmen to Caye

Caulker . Adios Mexico, we love you but

we’re off to Belize for some exploring on

the Caribbean island of Caye Caulker.

Tonight is your chance to feast on fresh

seafood, meander the sand-covered streets

o r s a mp le t he re g g ae night life! H otel (B)

DAY 6: Caye Caulker . The day is all

yours! You could try swimming with sharks

at Belize’s World Heritage Barrier Reef,

kayaking the mangroves or lazing on

“ T he Sp lit ” ! H otel (B , D)

MSunset sailing

DAY 7: Caye Caulker to Tikal

National Park . Next up, Guatemala’s

El Petén region via Belize City! On arrival

at our awesome Jungle Lodge there’s

the option to fly through the rainforest

canopy on ziplines… why not! Explore the

local ruins then drift off to sleep to the

s ounds of t he fo re s t . (B , D)

Contiki Special Stay Jungle Lodge

• Stay in Tika l N atio n a l Pa r k

DAY 8: Tikal National Park to

Antigua . Rise early to watch daybreak

unfold from the top of the Mayan ruin,

Templo IV. We’ll take a guided tour of

the area & you could explore the

magnificent jungle ruins. Skip the

queues & head straight for the unique

beauty & relaxed vibe of World Heritage

Antigua. Experience the historic

& beautiful town, with its rooftop

flowerbeds, horse-drawn carriages &

cobblestones. Hotel (B)

• Sightseeing tour of colonial Antigua

DAY 9: Antigua . With the day all

yours, see the sights & tick those boxes.

Adventure seekers can hike a volcano or

ride mountain bikes. Or if you want to

relax you could try making local native

chocolates or shop for traditional textiles.

H otel (B , D)

DAY 10: Depart Antigua .

This morning it’s adios to your amigos.

So say your goodbyes before heading

home, or get out & do some more

e x p lo ring in A ntigu a . (B)

HOW MUCH & WHEN

TRAVELLING EARLY?

Travelling between August 31st 2017 & February

22nd 2018? The below trip (CAAN) is 7 days long

& features a slightly modified itinerary. 1 night in

Santa Elena (Flores), 1 night in Cancun & 1 night

in Antigua. See below for start & end times & visit

contiki.com/caribbean-encounter for full details.

CODE: CAAN 2017/18

Start Finish Total Start Finish Total

Cancun Antigua Cost Cancun Antigua Cost

€ pp*

€ pp*

2017

2017

Aug 31 Sep 6 1455 Dec 28 ● Jan 3 1455

Sep 28 Oct 4 1455

Oct 26 Nov 1 1455 2018

Nov 23 Nov 29 1455 Jan 25 Jan 31 1455

Dec 14 Dec 20 1455 Feb 22 Feb 28 1455

Single room supplement add €315.

Start Cancun 5:00pm & end Antigua approx. 11:00am.

CODE: CAAN 2018/19

Start Finish Total Start Finish Total

Cancun Antigua Cost Cancun Antigua Cost

€ pp*

€ pp*

2018

2018

Mar 21 Mar 30 2035 Oct 24 Nov 2 2035

Apr 25 May 4 2035 Nov 21 Nov 30 2035

May 30 Jun 8 2035 Dec 12 Dec 21 2035

Jun 20 Jun 29 2035 Dec 26 ■ Jan 4 2035

Jul 4 Jul 13 2035

Jul 18 Jul 27 2035 2019

Aug 8 Aug 17 2035 Jan 23 Feb 1 2035

Aug 29 Sep 7 2035 Feb 20 Mar 1 2035

Sep 26 Oct 5 2035

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we

can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge.

Single room supplement add €645.

Start Cancun 8:00am & end Antigua approx. 11:00am.

● Trip spends NYE in Tikal.

■ Trip spends NYE in Caye Caulker.

Important: the following border crossing fees are not included

in the trip price. You will need to pay them locally (approx.):

Mexico Departure Tax US$26, San Pedro Port Fee US$1.25, Belize

Departure Tax (by ferry) US$20, Guatemala Entry Fee US$3.00.

Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture – our 26-day Playas of

Paradise trip. When you jump aboard this trip, you’ll be joining a

horde of other travellers who are already geared up in Contiki’s

world-famous exploration mode. Wait until you see the warm

welcome you’ll receive as a new addition to the wolf pack.

56 LATIN AMERICA 2017-19 CONTIKI.COM/CARIBBEAN-ENCOUNTER

PLAYA DEL CARMEN


10 TRIPS

FROM

6–14

DAYS

Get off the beaten track and live

Latin America without missing a

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experiences – embark on the Inca

Trail as you take in the mind-blowing

views, see the sunrise in Machu

Picchu and relax under the rainforest

in Cost Rica. With local experts and a

whole heap of ME Time you’ll uncover

all Latin America has to offer.

WHO TRAVELS IN-DEPTH

EXPLORER?

• Those who want to get to know a

particular region in detail

• Those who are all about food, history,

local experiences and culture, and

getting just a little bit lost

• Those who want to spend less time

travelling and more time exploring.

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COSTA RICA

UNPLUGGED

WHY THIS TRIP?

Costa Rica may be small, but it sure

ain’t lacking. A whirlwind 14 days

of jungles & rainforests, coffee

plantations, volcanoes, beaches,

cool locals and Pura Vida vibes

will get you digging the

Tico lifestyle.

#COSTARICAUNPLUGGED

ARENAL

2

Quepos

SARAPIQUI

MONTEVERDE

2

2

PLAYA

TAMARINDO 1 SAN JOSÉ

PACIFIC

OCEAN

1

Places visited

1 or more nightstops

1 or more nights at Special Stay

2

COSTA RICA

Manuel Antonio N.P.

CARIBBEAN

SEA

TORTUGUERO

3 MANUEL ANTONIO

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

13

NIGHTS

Special Stay

experiences: 1 night

Rainforest Eco tents,

2 nights Jungle Lodge ,

& 10 nights in

twin-share hotels

23

INCLUDED MEALS

13 breakfasts (B),

3 lunches (L),

7 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS

An experienced & professional

Trip Manager & English speaking

Local Guides

Transport in a private air-conditioned

coach, mini-coach or van

ME TIME OPTIONALS

MHot springs dip

MVisit a country estate for dinner

& a look at the Tico way of life

MSelvatura Park ziplining

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES

• Locally guided tour of a

cacao plantation

• Cof fee e state tour

• Visit Selvatura Park & visit

the hanging bridges, butterfly

& hummingbird gardens

FREE WIFI

Free WiFi in

Contiki hotels

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

YOUR TRIP

DAY 1: Arrive San José . Meet up

with your Trip Manager & fellow Contiki

travellers before heading out to explore.

Experience daily Costa Rican life at the

Plaza & sample some local delicacies at

the Mercado Central (Central Market).

H ote l (D)

DAY 2: San José to Tortuguero . S ay

farewell to the big city as we head to

Tortuguero which is only accessible by

boat or small aircraft. Tortuguero National

Park is famous for being one of Costa

Rica’s most popular eco-tourism spots &

the nesting ground for green, hawksbill &

le a t he r b ac k tur t le s . (B , L , D)

Contiki Special Stay Jungle Lodge

DAY 3: Tortuguero . Get ready to spot

howler monkeys, sloths & reptiles on a

guided boat ride through the National

Park, where your expert guide will give

the inside track on this amazing haven for

wildlife. Later, it’s all about relaxing the

way you wa nt . (B , L , D)

Contiki Special Stay Jungle Lodge

• Visit To r tu gu e ro Vill ag e

DAY 4: Tortuguero to Sarapiqui . N e x t

up our overnight Eco Camp in Sarapiqui

– it’s perfect for those who love to relax!

You’ll discover the rainforest & learn about

one of mankind’s favourite treats on our

chocolate tour in the Tirimbina Reserve

b efo re a B B Q fe a s t t his eve ning . (B , L , D)

Contiki Special Stay Rainforest

Eco Tents

• Lo ca lly guid e d Tirimbin a

chocolate tour

• Visit the Tirimbina Reserve

DAY 5: Sarapiqui to Arenal - La

Fortuna . This morning’s yours, so choose

from adrenaline pumping whitewater

rafting, a canopy adventure or horse

riding before checking out the perfectly

symmetrical Arenal volcano. The area is

known for its spa & mud pool treatments,

so it’s the ideal place to treat yourself.

H ote l (B)

• See the incredible Arenal volcano

DAY 6: Arenal . This morning maybe give

canyoneering a go, then this afternoon

experience the traditional Costa Rican

way of life with an optional visit to La

Casona Rio Fortuna. Get in the know as

you learn how to mill sugar cane & make

delicious coffee & tortillas, then enjoy a

traditional homemade dinner with the

ow ne r s . H ote l (B)

MLearn how traditional products are

made & try making some yourself!

MCanyoneering (waterfall rappelling)

DAY 8: Playa Tamarindo . G et into

the laid-back vibe of this beach town, try

your hand at surfing, snorkelling or diving.

This afternoon join us on an optional

ca ta m a ra n c r uis e. H ote l (B , D)

MCatamaran trip

DAY 9: Playa Tamarindo to

Monteverde . Today it’s on to

Monteverde, Costa Rica’s most popular

reserve. It’s one of the most outstanding

wildlife sanctuaries in the tropics, filled

with cloud forests, coffee plantations,

monkeys, mist & friendly locals. Hotel (B)

DAY 10: Monteverde . It’s a n e a r ly

start this morning as we visit Selvatura

Park to walk the hanging bridges, visit

the butterfly sanctuary and for the thrill

seekers opt in for ziplining. This afternoon

learn the A-Z about Costa Rica’s famous

cof fe e. H ote l (B)

• Costa Rican coffee making tour

• Visit the Hanging Bridges &

Butterfly Gardens

DAY 11: Monteverde to Manuel

Antonio . It’s all sun & good times

this morning, we’re off to the beautiful

beaches of the Costa Rican central Pacific

coast! We’ll make a stop in Jaco before

arriving at Manuel Antonio, a haven for

t ho s e t h a t love to re l a x . H ote l (B , D)

DAY 12: Manuel Antonio .

This morning is all about doing your own

thing. Hit the beach with your iPod & a

book, head out to explore the town or

just sit with a drink & work on your tan.

This afternoon opt in for a horseback

ride through the jungle & to the Tacori

wa te r fa lls . H ote l (B)

• Visit a local market

MHorse riding

DAY 13: Manuel Antonio .

It’s time to get active & walk with our

expert guide through the exotic, biodiverse

tropical rainforest of Manuel

Antonio National Park. This afternoon

join a kayak adventure to explore the

biodiversity in the mangroves. Don’t

forget your swimming gear for swim

s to p s & sno r ke lling . H ote l (B , D)

• Lo ca lly guid e d rainfo re s t hike

MCoastal kayak/snorkelling

experience

DAY 14: Manuel Antonio to San Jose .

Relax in paradise this morning before we

head back to San José where your trip

e nds o n a r riva l . (B)

Please note: Do not book flights before

8:00pm.

HOW MUCH & WHEN

CODE: COSTA 2017/18/19

Start Finish Total Start Finish Total

San José San José Cost San José San José Cost

€ pp*

€ pp*

2017

Aug 12 Aug 25 2575

Aug 19 Sep 1 2575

Sep 2 Sep 15 2575

Sep 16 Sep 29 2575

Sep 30 Oct 13 2575

Oct 28 Nov 10 2575

Nov 25 Dec 8 2575

Dec 16 ● Dec 29 2575

Dec 30 ■ Jan 12 2575

2018

Jan 27 Feb 9 2575

Feb 24 Mar 9 2575

Mar 30 Apr 12 2575

May 4 May 17 2575

THE FINER DETAILS

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we

can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge.

Single room supplement add €855.

Start San José 3:00pm & end San José approx. 4:00pm.

● Trip spends Xmas in Monteverde.

■ Trip spends New Year’s Eve in Tortuguero.

2018

Jun 8 Jun 21 2575

Jun 29 Jul 12 2575

Jul 13 Jul 26 2575

Jul 27 Aug 9 2575

Aug 17 Aug 30 2575

Sep 7 Sep 20 2575

Oct 5 Oct 18 2575

Nov 2 Nov 15 2575

Nov 30 Dec 13 2575

Dec 21 ▲ Jan 3 2575

2019

Jan 4 Jan 17 2575

Feb 1 Feb 14 2575

Mar 1 Mar 14 2575

▲ Trip spends Xmas in Arenal & NYE in Manuel Antonio.

For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see

contiki.com/stay longer.

For travel insurance see p.78.

DAY 7: Arenal to Playa Tamarindo .

Today we head to the Pacific coast

to spend a couple of days in Playa

Tamarindo, known for its great surfing

beaches & party feel. Hotel (B)

ARENAL

LA FORTUNA

LATIN AMERICA 2017-19 59


PURA

VIDA

WHY THIS TRIP?

Get ready for nine days of white

water rafting, abseiling, spa &

mud pool treatments and beach

hangs. This trip has everything

from city vibes to unique

eco-lodges.

ARENAL

2

SARAPIQUI

1

2

TORTUGUERO

2

PLAYA

TAMARINDO

COSTA RICA

1 SAN JOSÉ

PACIFIC

OCEAN

1 or more nightstops

1 or more nights at

Special Stay

#CONTIKIVIDA

9 DAYS · 1 COUNTRY FROM y1545 PP* y172 P/DAY* PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO y150

WHAT YOU NEED

TO KNOW

8

16

NIGHTS

Special Stay experiences:

1 night Rainforest Eco tents,

2 nights Jungle Lodge ,

& 5 nights in twin-share

hotels

INCLUDED MEALS

8 breakfasts (B),

3 lunches (L),

5 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS

See p.78 for more info on

our standard inclusions.

ME TIME OPTIONALS

See itinerary & visit

contiki.com for even more

NO REGRETS

EXPERIENCES

• Locally guided tour

of a cacao plantation

FREE WIFI

Free WiFi in

Contiki hotels

DAY 1: Arrive San José . Meet up

with your Trip Manager & fellow Contiki

travellers before heading out to explore.

Experience daily Costa Rican life at the

Plaza & sample some local delicacies at

the Mercado Central (Central Market).

H otel (D)

DAY 2: San José to Tortuguero .

Say farewell to the big city as we head

to Tortuguero which is only accessible by

boat or small aircraft. Tortuguero National

Park is famous for being one of Costa

Rica’s most popular eco-tourism spots &

the nesting ground for green, hawksbill &

le at her b ac k tur t le s . (B , L , D)

Contiki Special Stay Jungle Lodge

DAY 3: Tortuguero . Get ready to spot

howler monkeys, sloths & reptiles on a

guided boat ride through the National

Park, where your expert guide will give

the inside track on this amazing haven for

wildlife. Later, it’s all about relaxing the

way you wa nt . (B , L , D)

Contiki Special Stay Jungle Lodge

• Visit To r tugu ero vill ag e

DAY 4: Tortuguero to Sarapiqui .

Next up our overnight Eco Camp in

Sarapiqui – it’s perfect for those who love

to relax! You’ll discover the rainforest &

learn about one of mankind’s favourite

treats on our chocolate tour in the

Tirimbina Reserve before a BBQ feast this

evening . (B , L , D)

Contiki Special Stay Rainforest

Eco Tents

• Lo ca lly guid e d Tirimbin a

chocolate tour

• Visit the Tirimbina Reserve

DAY 5: Sarapiqui to Arenal - La

Fortuna . This morning’s yours, so choose

from adrenaline pumping whitewater

rafting, a canopy adventure or abseiling

before checking out the perfectly

symmetrical Arenal volcano. The area is

known for its spa & mud pool treatments,

so it’s the ideal place to treat yourself.

H otel (B)

• See the incredible Arenal volcano

MRafting adventure

DAY 6: Arenal . This morning maybe give

canyoneering a go, then this afternoon

experience the traditional Costa Rican

way of life with an optional visit to La

Casona Rio Fortuna. Get in the know as

you learn how to mill sugar cane & make

delicious coffee & tortillas, then enjoy a

traditional homemade dinner with the

ow ner s . H otel (B)

MLearn how traditional products are

made & try making some yourself!

MCanyoneering (waterfall rappelling)

M Visit La Casona Rio Fortuna for a taste

of Tico life

DAY 7: Arenal to Playa Tamarindo .

Today we head to the Pacific coast

to spend a couple of days in Playa

Tamarindo, known for its great surfing

b e ac he s & p a r t y fe el . H otel (B)

DAY 8: Playa Tamarindo . G et into

the laid-back vibe of this beach town, try

your hand at surfing, snorkelling or diving.

This afternoon join us on an optional

ca ta m a ra n c r uis e. H otel (B , D)

MCatamaran trip

DAY 9: Depart Tamarindo . It’s time

to say ‘adios’ to your travel mates as your

t rip ends af ter b re a k fa s t . (B)

HOW MUCH & WHEN

CODE: SJPT 2017/18/19

Start

San

Finish

Playa

Total

Cost

José Tamarindo € pp*

2017

Aug 12 Aug 20 1545

Aug 19 Aug 27 1545

Sep 2 Sep 10 1545

Sep 16 Sep 24 1545

Sep 30 Oct 8 1545

Oct 28 Nov 5 1545

Nov 25 Dec 3 1545

Dec 16 Dec 24 1545

Dec 30 ■ Jan 7 1545

2018

Jan 27 Feb 4 1545

Feb 24 Mar 4 1545

Mar 30 Apr 7 1545

May 4 May 12 1545

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling

solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no

extra charge.

Single room supplement add €429.

Start San José 3:00pm & end Tamarindo approx. 11:00am.

● Trip spends Xmas in Arenal.

Start

San

Finish

Playa

Total

Cost

José Tamarindo € pp*

2018

Jun 8 Jun 16 1545

Jun 29 Jul 7 1545

Jul 13 Jul 21 1545

Jul 27 Aug 4 1545

Aug 17 Aug 25 1545

Sep 7 Sep 15 1545

Oct 5 Oct 13 1545

Nov 2 Nov 10 1545

Nov 30 Dec 8 1545

Dec 21 ● Dec 29 1545

2019

Jan 4 Jan 12 1545

Feb 1 Feb 9 1545

Mar 1 Mar 9 1545

■ Trip spends in New Year’s Eve in Tortuguero.

For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see

contiki.com/stay longer.

For travel insurance see p.78.

60 LATIN AMERICA 2017-19 CONTIKI.COM/PURA-VIDA

COSTA RICAN RAINFOREST


CANOPIES

& CABANAS

NEW &

IMPROVED

ITINERARY

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

WHY THIS TRIP?

Zipline your way through the

tropical paradise of Costa Rica.

This 8-day exploration packs

adventure, relaxation &

culture into one.

2

PLAYA

TAMARINDO

MONTEVERDE

2

San José

COSTA RICA

1

PACIFIC

Places OCEAN visited

Nightstops

Quepos

3 MANUEL ANTONIO

Manuel Antonio

National Park

8 DAYS · 1 COUNTRY FROM y1385 PP* y174 P/DAY* PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO y135

WHAT YOU NEED

TO KNOW

NIGHTS

7 7 nights in twin-share hotels

10

INCLUDED MEALS

7 breakfasts (B),

3 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS

See p.78 for more info on

our standard inclusions.

ME TIME OPTIONALS

MSurfing (Tamarindo)

MCatamaran cruise

(Tamarindo)

MZiplining (Monte Verde)

NO REGRETS

EXPERIENCES

• Cof fee e state tour

• Visit Selvatura Park

• Visit Manual Antonio

National Park

FREE WIFI

Free WiFi in

Contiki hotels

DAY 1: Arrive Playa Tamarindo .

Meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow

Contiki travellers before heading out to

e x p lo re. H otel (D)

DAY 2: Tamarindo . Try your hand at

surfing or join in on a catamaran cruise

where you can snorkel, swim or just chill

with a cocktail in hand. Hotel (B)

MCatamaran trip

DAY 3: Playa Tamarindo to

Monteverde . Today it’s on to

Monteverde, Costa Rica’s most popular

reserve. It’s one of the most outstanding

wildlife sanctuaries in the Tropics, filled

with cloud forests, coffee plantations,

monkeys, mist & friendly locals. Hotel (B)

DAY 4: Monteverde . It’s an early start

this morning as we visit Selvatura Park

to walk the hanging bridges, visit the

butterfly sanctuary and for the thrill

seekers opt in for ziplining. This afternoon

learn the A-Z about Costa Rica’s famous

cof fe e. H otel (B)

• Costa Rican coffee making tour

• Visit Selvatura Park & visit the hanging

bridges, butterfly & hummingbird

gardens

DAY 5: Monteverde to Manuel

Antonio . It’s all sun & good times this

morning, we’re off to the beautiful

beaches of the Costa Rican central Pacific

coast! We’ll make a stop in Jaco before

arriving at Manuel Antonio, a haven for

t hos e t h at love to rel a x . H otel (B , D)

DAY 6: Manuel Antonio . This morning

is all about doing your own thing. Hit the

beach with your iPod & a book, head out

to explore the town or just sit with a drink

& work on your tan. This afternoon opt in

for a horse ride through the jungle & to

the Tacori waterfalls. Hotel (B)

• Visit a local market

MHorse riding

DAY 7: Manuel Antonio . It’s time

to get active & walk with our expert

guide through the exotic, bio-diverse

tropical rainforest of Manuel Antonio

National Park. This afternoon join a kayak

adventure to explore the biodiversity

in the mangroves. Don’t forget your

swimming gear for swim stops &

sno r kelling . H otel (B , D)

• Lo ca lly guid e d rainfo re s t hike

MCoastal kayak/snorkelling experience

DAY 8: Manuel Antonio to San José .

Relax in paradise this morning before we

head back to San José where your trip

e nds o n a r riva l . (B)

PLAYA TAMARINDO

HOW MUCH & WHEN

TRAVELLING EARLY?

Travelling between 19th August 2017 & 3rd

March 2018? The below trips (PTSJ 2017/18) are 7 days

long & feature a modified itinerary spending 1 night less

in Playa Tamarindo. See below for start & end times & visit

contiki.com/canopies-cabanas for full details.

CODE: PTSJ 2017/18

Start

Playa

Tamarindo

Finish

San José

Total

Cost

€ pp*

2017

Aug 19 Aug 25 1335

Aug 26 Sep 1 1335

Sep 9 Sep 15 1335

Sep 23 Sep 29 1335

Oct 7 Oct 13 1335

Nov 4 Nov 10 1335

Dec 2 Dec 8 1335

Start

Playa

Tamarindo

Finish

San José

Total

Cost

€ pp*

2017

Dec 23 ● Dec 29 1335

2018

Jan 6 Jan 12 1335

Feb 3 Feb 9 1335

Mar 3 Mar 9 1335

Single room supplement add €589.

CODE: PTSJ 2018/19

Start Finish Total Start Finish Total

Playa San José Cost Playa San José Cost

Tamarindo

€ pp* Tamarindo

€ pp*

2018

Apr 5 Apr 12 1385

May 10 May 17 1385

Jun 14 Jun 21 1385

Jul 5 Jul 12 1385

Jul 19 Jul 26 1385

Aug 2 Aug 9 1385

Aug 23 Aug 30 1385

Sep 13 Sep 20 1385

Oct 11 Oct 18 1385

2018

Nov 8 Nov 15 1385

Dec 6 Dec 13 1385

Dec 27 ■ Jan 3 1385

2019

Jan 10 Jan 17 1385

Feb 7 Feb 14 1385

Mar 7 Mar 14 1385

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we

can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge.

Single room supplement add €665.

Start Tamarindo 6:00pm & end San José approx. 4:00pm.

● Trip spends Xmas in Monteverde.

■ Trip spends New Year’s Eve in Manuel Antonio.

For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see

contiki.com/stay longer. For travel insurance see p.78.

Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture – our 14-day Costa Rica

Unplugged trip. When you jump aboard this trip, you’ll be joining

a horde of other travellers who are already geared up in Contiki’s

world-famous exploration mode. Wait until you see the warm

welcome you’ll receive as a new addition to the wolf pack.

#CANOPIESCABANAS

PLAYA TAMARINDO CONTIKI.COM/CANOPIES-CABANAS

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PERU

UNCOVERED

WHY THIS TRIP?

Want to experience the best

of all that Peru has to offer?

14 days across the likes of

Machu Picchu, Lima, Cusco

and the Sacred Valley

should do the trick.

Rain

forest

Coast

1 LIMA

Andes

AGUAS

AS

CALIENTES

1

(Machu Picchu)

INCA TR

RAIL

AMAZON

LODGE 1

1

PUERTO

Ollantay

ntaytambo

MALDON

DONAD

DO

PERU

CUSCO 4

1

SACRED

VALLEY

#PERUUNCOVERED

PACIFIC

OCEAN

Places visited

1 or more nightstops

1 or more nights at Special Stay

Coach, mini-coach or van

Plane, train or canoe

4 World Heritage sites visited

COLCA

CANYON

1

Chivay

2

PUNO/LAKE

TITICACA

1

AREQUIPA

62 LATIN AMERICA 2017-19 CONTIKI.COM/PERU-UNCOVERED

MACHU PICCHU


14 DAYS · 1 COUNTRY · FROM y2665 PP* y191 P/DAY* PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO y220

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

13

NIGHTS

Unique Special Stays:

1 night Jungle Lodge , &

12 nights in twin-share

hotels

21

INCLUDED MEALS

13 breakfasts (B),

3 lunches (L), 5 dinners (D),

Trekking option: 13 breakfasts (B),

4 lunches (L), 5 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS

An experienced & professional

Trip Manager & English speaking

Local Guides

3 internal flights & transfers

ME TIME OPTIONALS

M Whitewater rafting on the

Urubamba River

MRainbow Mountain hike

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES

• Entry to the Temple of

Wiracocha

• Walking tour of Cusco & entry

to the Temple of Koricancha

FREE WIFI

Free WiFi in

Contiki hotels

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

YOUR TRIP

DAY 1: Arrive Lima . Me et your Co ntiki

Team & group this morning before

checking out the city sights. Made up of

43 districts with their own flair, bustling

Lima is not short of things to do & with a

free afternoon the city’s yours to explore.

H ote l (D)

• See the Historic Centre, Barranco

& Mira Flores

DAY 2: Lima to Arequipa . We f ly

to the “White City” of Arequipa. Delve

into the city’s history with a walking tour.

H ote l (B)

• Cit y wa lking tour

DAY 3: Arequipa to Colca Canyon .

We drive through Salinas & Aguada

Blanca National Reserve on our way to

Co lca C a nyo n . H ote l (B , L , D)

S e e wild vic uñ a

• See the Salinas & Aguada Blanca

National Reserve

• See El Misti, Chachani & Pichu

Pichu volcanoes

DAY 4: Colca Canyon to Puno . Fir s t

up we’ll try & spot the Andean condor.

Later, experience the Andes along the way

to Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca.

H ote l (B)

• Visit M aca P u e b lo

• See the massive Colca Canyon

• Visit Cruz del Condor

DAY 5: Puno . Catch a lift on a triciclo

before cruising Lake Titicaca to the island

of Taquile & the floating Uros Islands.

Meet locals & see their handmade crafts.

H ote l (B)

• Rid e o n a t ricic lo!

• Island boat trip on Lake Titicaca

• Visit the Taquile & Uros island

communities

DAY 6: Puno to Cusco . First up is Pukara

& its ancient ruins. See the Incan walls in

Raqchi & then the ancient Inca Empire,

Cus co. H ote l (B)

• Visit Pukara, La Raya & Sicuani

• See the Temple of Wiracocha

DAY 7: Cusco . Experience Cusco today

on a guided tour, then the afternoon’s

yours. Explore Incan buildings, or try

local food or adrenaline activities.

H ote l (B , D)

• Cit y wa lking tour

• Visit San Blas, Koricancha &

San Pedro Market

DAY 9: Sacred Valley to Aguas

Calientes . The morning is yours to enjoy

the surrounding lush mountains of Aguas

Calientes before we board the train to

tow n . H ote l (B)

DAY 9: Inca Trail Trek. Walk in the

footsteps of the Incas on the Trail to our

highlight Machu Picchu! Take a train to

KM 104 & trek amongst the cloud forest

to the Sun Gate & Guardian House

where your hard work is rewarded with

incredible views of this magnificent

ancient site before returning to Aguas

Calientes. Hotel (B,L)

• Train ride to KM 104

• Tour Machu Picchu with our

Local Guide

• Return train ride from Machu Picchu

See p.28-29 for more info. Code: LILIT

DAY 10: Machu Picchu to Cusco .

Wake early & enter Machu Picchu for

sunrise. Learn more about Machu Picchu

o n a tour, t he n e x p lo re. H ote l (B)

• Tour t he Te mp le of T hre e Wind ow s ,

the ceremonial baths & altar

CUSCO

DAY 11: Cusco. Why not start the day

rafting? Then get into Cusco’s amazing

night life. H ote l (B)

DAY 12: Cusco to Jungle Lodge . Fly

over the Andes to Puerto Maldonado in

Peru’s southern jungle. You could hike

through the jungle for a canopy climb,

then chill to the sound of the jungle.

(B , L , D)

Contiki Special Stay Jungle Lodge

Visit t he Infie r no co mmunit y

• P u e r to M a ld o n ad o cit y tour

• Jungle ca no py hike

DAY 13: Jungle Lodge to Puerto

Maldonado . Keep your eyes peeled for

wildlife like the giant otter, before it’s back

to t he cit y. H ote l (B , L , D)

• Lo ca lly guid e d jungle ca ta m a ra n

boat trip

DAY 14: Puerto Maldonado to Lima .

Your trip ends on arrival in Lima, where

it’s time to say ‘adios’ to your travel

m a te s . (B)

Please note: Do not book flights before

9:00pm.

HOW MUCH & WHEN

CODE: LILI/LILIT 2017/18/19

Start Finish Trip Trip plus Start Finish Trip

Lima Lima only Inca Trail Lima Lima only

€ pp* € pp*

€ pp*

2017

Aug 12 Aug 25 2665 2925

Aug 25 Sep 7 2665 2925

Sep 9 Sep 22 2665 2925

Sep 22 Oct 5 2665 2925

Oct 7 Oct 20 2665 2925

Oct 20 Nov 2 2665 2925

Nov 4 Nov 17 2665 2925

Nov 17 Nov 30 2665 2925

Nov 25 Dec 8 2665 2925

Dec 15 ▲ Dec 28 2665 2925

Dec 30 ◆ Jan 12 2665 2925

2018

Jan 15 Jan 28 2665 2925

Jan 21 Feb 3 2665 2925

Feb 9 Feb 22 2665 NaN

Feb 24 Mar 9 2665 2925

Mar 9 Mar 22 2665 2925

Mar 17 Mar 30 2665 2925

Apr 6 Apr 19 2665 2925

Apr 14 Apr 27 2665 2925

Apr 21 May 4 2665 2925

May 4 May 17 2665 2925

May 12 May 25 2665 2925

May 19 Jun 1 2665 2925

Jun 1 Jun 14 2665 2925

THE FINER DETAILS

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling

solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no

extra charge.

Single room supplement (trip only) add €425.

Start Lima 8:00am & end Lima approx. 5:00pm.

● Trip spends Xmas in the Jungle.

■ Trip spends Xmas in Puno & NYE in Cusco.

▲ Trip spends Xmas in Cusco.

2018

◆ Trip spends New Year’s Eve in Arequipa.

For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see

contiki.com/staylonger.

For travel insurance see p.78.

Note: Included flight times are subject to alteration.

Note: The Inca Trail is closed in February for maintenance.

Trip plus

Inca Trail

€ pp*

Jun 9 Jun 22 2665 2925

Jun 29 Jul 12 2665 2925

Jul 7 Jul 20 2665 2925

Jul 14 Jul 27 2665 2925

Jul 27 Aug 9 2665 2925

Aug 4 Aug 17 2665 2925

Aug 11 Aug 24 2665 2925

Aug 24 Sep 6 2665 2925

Sep 1 Sep 14 2665 2925

Sep 8 Sep 21 2665 2925

Sep 21 Oct 4 2665 2925

Sep 29 Oct 12 2665 2925

Oct 6 Oct 19 2665 2925

Oct 19 Nov 1 2665 2925

Oct 27 Nov 9 2665 2925

Nov 3 Nov 16 2665 2925

Nov 16 Nov 29 2665 2925

Nov 24 Dec 7 2665 2925

Dec 14 ● Dec 27 2665 2925

Dec 22 ■ Jan 4 2665 2925

2019

Jan 18 Jan 31 2665 2925

Jan 26 Feb 8 2665 NA

Feb 1 Feb 14 2665 NA

Feb 16 Mar 1 2665 NA

DAY 8: Cusco to Sacred Valley . To d ay

we explore the Sacred Valley. Take a

guided tour of the Pisac ruins before a

night in Ollantaytambo, one of Peru’s

o ld e s t tow ns . H ote l (B)

• Entry into the Sacred Valley

& Pisac ruins

• Try some local chicha de jora

(corn beer)

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ANDES & AMAZON

HIGHLIGHTS

WHY THIS TRIP?

Let the good times roll as

you go deep into some of

Peru’s ultimate spots on

this 8-day adventure.

PERU

Coast

Andes

1 LIMA

AGUAS

CALIENTES

(Machu Picchu)

INCA TRAIL

1

Rainforest

AMAZON

LODGE

Ollantaytambo

SACRED VALLEY 1

CUSCO 2

Places visited

1 or more nightstops

1 or more nights at Special Stay

Coach, mini-coach or van

Plane or train

3 World Heritage sites visited

2

#ANDESANDAMAZON

8 DAYS · 1 COUNTRY FROM y2099 PP* y263 P/DAY* PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO y180

WHAT YOU NEED

TO KNOW

7

13

NIGHTS

Unique Special Stay: 2 nights

Jungle Lodge , & 5 nights in

twin-share hotels

INCLUDED MEALS

7 breakfasts (B),

2 lunches (L), 4 dinners (D)

Trekking option:

7 breakfasts (B),

3 lunches (L), 4 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS

2 internal flights & transfers

See p.78 for more info on

our standard inclusions.

ME TIME OPTIONALS

Look for the M symbol in the

itinerary & visit contiki.com

for even more

NO REGRETS

EXPERIENCES

• Walking tour of Cusco

& entry to the Temple

of Koricancha

FREE WIFI

Free WiFi in

Contiki hotels

DAY 1: Arrive Lima . Me et your Co ntiki

Team & group this morning before

checking out the city sights. Made up of

43 districts with their own flair, bustling

Lima is not short of things to do & with a

free afternoon the city’s yours to explore.

H ote l (D)

• See the Historic Centre, Barranco

& Mira Flores

DAY 2: Lima to Jungle Lodge . Fly ove r

the Andes to Puerto Maldonado in Peru’s

southern jungle. You could hike through

the jungle for a canopy climb, then chill to

the sound of the jungle. (B,L,D)

Visit t he Infie r no co mmunit y

• P u e r to M a ld o n ad o cit y tour

• Jungle ca no py hike

DAY 3: Jungle Lodge . Wit h a not he r

day at the Jungle Lodge, keep your eyes

peeled for wildlife like the giant otter.

H ote l (B , L , D)

• Lo ca lly guid e d jungle ca ta m a ra n

boat trip

DAY 4: Jungle Lodge to Cusco . Sp e nd

today exploring the beautiful city of

Cusco – wander the main plaza, visit the

TreadRight supported weaving centre or

feed your sweet tooth with a visit to the

chocolate museum. Then get into Cusco’s

amazing nightlife until the sun comes up!

H ote l (B)

DAY 5: Cusco to Sacred Valley . To d ay

we explore the Sacred Valley. Take a

guided tour of the Pisac ruins before a

night in Ollantaytambo, one of Peru’s

o ld e s t tow ns . H ote l (B)

• Entry into the Sacred Valley & Pisac ruins

• Try some local chicha de jora

(corn beer)

DAY 6: Sacred Valley to Aguas

Calientes . Enjoy a free morning to

explore the Sacred Valley! Hike the nearby

ruins, wander the town & marvel at the

Incan structures. Or maybe grab a coffee

in the town square & people watch,

all before we take the train to Aguas

C a lie nte s . H ote l (B)

DAY 6: Inca Trail Trek. Walk in the

footsteps of the Incas on the Trail to our

highlight Machu Picchu! Take a train to

Km 104 & trek amongst the cloud forest

to the Sun Gate & Guardian House

where your hard work is rewarded with

incredible views of this magnificent

ancient site before returning to Aguas

Calientes. Hotel (B,L)

• Train ride to KM 104

• Tour Machu Picchu with our

local guide

• Return train ride from Machu Picchu

See p.28-29 for more info. Code: LICZT.

DAY 7: Machu Picchu to Cusco . Wa ke

early & enter Machu Picchu for sunrise.

Learn more about Machu Picchu on a tour,

then explore before returning to base.

H ote l (B , D)

• Tour the Temple of Three Windows,

the ceremonial baths & altar

DAY 8: Depart Cusco. It’s time to say

‘adios’ to your travel mates as your trip

e nds af te r b re a k fa s t . (B)

HOW MUCH & WHEN

CODE: LICZ/LICZT 2017/18/19

Start Finish Trip Trip plus Start Finish Trip

Lima Cusco only Inca Trail Lima Cusco only

€ pp* € pp*

€ pp*

2017

Aug 4 Aug 11 2099 2359

Sep 1 Sep 8 2099 2359

Sep 29 Oct 6 2099 2359

Oct 27 Nov 3 2099 2359

Nov 24 Dec 1 2099 2359

Dec 22 ● Dec 29 2099 2359

2018

Jan 19 Jan 26 2099 2359

Feb 16 Feb 23 2099 NA

Mar 9 Mar 16 2099 2359

Apr 6 Apr 13 2099 2359

May 4 May 11 2099 2359

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we

can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge.

Single room supplement (trip only) add €299.

Start Lima 8:00am & end Cusco at 11:00am.

● Trip spends Xmas in Cusco.

For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see

contiki.com/staylonger.

For travel insurance see p.78.

Note: Included flight times are subject to alteration.

Note: The Inca Trail is closed in February for maintenance.

HAVE MORE TIME?

2018

Check out our new trip! Andean Crossing & head into

Bolivia, Chile & Argentina .

Trip plus

Inca Trail

€ pp*

Jun 1 Jun 8 2099 2359

Jun 29 Jul 6 2099 2359

Jul 27 Aug 3 2099 2359

Aug 24 Aug 31 2099 2359

Sep 21 Sep 28 2099 2359

Oct 19 Oct 26 2099 2359

Nov 16 Nov 23 2099 2359

Dec 14 Dec 21 2099 2359

2019

Jan 18 Jan 25 2099 2359

Feb 1 Feb 8 2099 NA

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CUSCO


INCA

PANORAMA

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

Coast

1

Andes

LIMA

AGUAS

CALIENTES

(Machu Picchu) 1

Rainforest

INCA TRAIL

Ollantaytambo

PERU

CUSCO 4

WHY THIS TRIP?

Experience the Colca Canyon, see

the King of the Andes at Condor

Cross, get up close to the locals on

Lake Titicaca’s floating islands

and trek the Inca Trail

to Machu Picchu.

1

SACRED

VALLEY

Places visited

1 or more nightstops

Coach, mini-coach or van

Plane or train

4 World Heritage sites visited

COLCA

CANYON

Chivay

1

1

AREQUIPA

2

PUNO/

LAKE

TITICACA

11 DAYS · 1 COUNTRY FROM y1785 PP* y163 P/DAY* PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO y160

WHAT YOU NEED

TO KNOW

NIGHTS

10 10 nights in twin-share

hotels

14

INCLUDED MEALS

10 breakfasts (B),

1 lunch (L), 3 dinners (D),

Trekking option:

10 breakfasts (B),

2 lunches (L), 3 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS

1 internal flight & transfers

See p.78 for more info on

our standard inclusions.

ME TIME OPTIONALS

Look for the M symbol in the

itinerary & visit contiki.com

NO REGRETS

EXPERIENCES

• Entry to the Temple of

Wiracocha

• Walking tour of Cusco

FREE WIFI

Free WiFi in

Contiki hotels

DAY 1: Arrive Lima . Me et your Co ntiki

Team & group this morning before

checking out the city sights with a free

afternoon – the city’s yours to explore.

H ote l (D)

• See the Historic Centre, Barranco

& Mira Flores

DAY 2: Lima to Arequipa . We fly to the

“White City” of Arequipa. Delve into the

city’s history with a walking tour. Hotel (B)

• Cit y wa lking tour

DAY 3: Arequipa to Colca Canyon .

We drive through Salinas & Aguada

Blanca National Reserve on our way to

t he Co lca C a nyo n . H ote l (B , L , D)

S e e wild vic uñ a

• See the Salinas & Aguada Blanca

National Reserve

• See El Misti, Chachani & Pichu Pichu

volcanoes

DAY 4: Colca Canyon to Puno . Fir s t

up we’ll try & spot the Andean condor.

Later, experience the Andes along the way

to Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca.

H ote l (B)

Visit M aca P u e b lo

See the massive Colca Canyon

• Visit Cruz del Condor

DAY 5: Puno . Catch a lift on a triciclo

before cruising Lake Titicaca to the island

of Taquile & the floating Uros Islands.

H ote l (B)

Rid e o n a t ricic lo

Isl a nd b o a t t rip o n L a ke Titicaca

• Visit the Taquile & Uros island

communities

DAY 6: Puno to Cusco . First up is Pukara

& its ancient ruins. See the Incan walls in

Raqchi & then the ancient Inca Empire,

Cus co. H ote l (B)

• Visit Pukara, La Raya & Sicuani

• See the Temple of Wiracocha

DAY 7: Cusco . Experience Cusco on a

guided walking tour then the afternoon’s

yours. Explore Incan buildings, try local

fo o d o r adre n a line ac tivitie s . H ote l (B , D)

• Cit y wa lking tour

• Visit San Blas, Koricancha &

San Pedro Market

DAY 8: Cusco to Sacred Valley . To d ay

we explore the Sacred Valley. Take a

guided tour of the Pisac ruins before a

night in Ollantaytambo, one of Peru’s

o ld e s t tow ns . H ote l (B)

• Entry into the Sacred Valley & Pisac ruins

DAY 9: Sacred Valley to Aguas

Calientes . The morning is yours to enjoy

the surrounding lush mountains of Aguas

Calientes before we board our train into

tow n . H ote l (B)

DAY 9: Inca Trail Trek . Take a train

to KM 104 & trek amongst the cloud

forest to the Sun Gate & Guardian

House where you’ll find incredible

views of this magnificent ancient site

before returning to Aguas Calientes.

Hotel (B,L)

• Train ride to KM 104

• Tour Machu Picchu with our Local Guide

• Return train ride from Machu Picchu

See p.28-29 for more info. Code: LICUT

DAY 10: Machu Picchu to Cusco.

Wake early & enter Machu Picchu for

sunrise, a tour & time to explore. Hotel (B)

• Tour the Temple of Three Windows,

the ceremonial baths & altar

DAY 11: Depart Cusco . It’s time to say

‘adios’ to your travel mates as your trip

e nds af te r b re a k fa s t . (B)

HOW MUCH & WHEN

CODE: LICU/LICUT 2017/18/19

Start Finish Trip Trip plus Start Finish Trip

Lima Cusco only Inca Trail Lima Cusco only

€ pp* € pp*

€ pp*

2017

Aug 12 Aug 22 1785 2045

Aug 25 Sep 4 1785 2045

Sep 9 Sep 19 1785 2045

Sep 22 Oct 2 1785 2045

Oct 7 Oct 17 1785 2045

Oct 20 Oct 30 1785 2045

Nov 4 Nov 14 1785 2045

Nov 17 Nov 27 1785 2045

Nov 25 Dec 5 1785 2045

Dec 15 Dec 25 1785 2045

Dec 30 ● Jan 9 1785 2045

2018

Jan 15 Jan 25 1785 2045

Jan 21 Jan 31 1785 2045

Feb 9 Feb 19 1785 NA

Feb 24 Mar 6 1785 2045

Mar 9 Mar 19 1785 2045

Mar 17 Mar 27 1785 2045

Apr 6 Apr 16 1785 2045

Apr 14 Apr 24 1785 2045

Apr 21 May 1 1785 2045

May 4 May 14 1785 2045

May 12 May 22 1785 2045

May 19 May 29 1785 2045

Jun 1 Jun 11 1785 2045

2018

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we

can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge.

Single room supplement add €380.

Start Lima 8:00am & end Cusco 11:00am.

● Trip spends New Year’s Eve in Arequipa.

■ Trip spends Xmas in Puno & NYE in Cusco.

For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see

contiki.com/stay longer.

For travel insurance see p.78.

Note: Included flight times are subject to alteration.

Note: The Inca Trail is closed in February for maintenance.

Trip plus

Inca Trail

€ pp*

Jun 9 Jun 19 1785 2045

Jun 29 Jul 9 1785 2045

Jul 7 Jul 17 1785 2045

Jul 14 Jul 24 1785 2045

Jul 27 Aug 6 1785 2045

Aug 4 Aug 14 1785 2045

Aug 11 Aug 21 1785 2045

Aug 24 Sep 3 1785 2045

Sep 1 Sep 11 1785 2045

Sep 8 Sep 18 1785 2045

Sep 21 Oct 1 1785 2045

Sep 29 Oct 9 1785 2045

Oct 6 Oct 16 1785 2045

Oct 19 Oct 29 1785 2045

Oct 27 Nov 6 1785 2045

Nov 3 Nov 13 1785 2045

Nov 16 Nov 26 1785 2045

Nov 24 Dec 4 1785 2045

Dec 14 Dec 24 1785 2045

Dec 22 ■ Jan 1 1785 2045

2019

Jan 18 Jan 28 1785 2045

Jan 26 Feb 5 1785 NA

Feb 1 Feb 11 1785 NA

Feb 16 Feb 26 1785 NA

#INCAPANORAMA

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ULTIMATE

INCA TRAIL

WHY THIS TRIP?

This is truly a unique chance to

see one of the greatest sights

the world has to offer. Start in

Cusco and take your place

in history as you hike

the Inca Trail.

Coast

Andes

Rainforest

PERU

Machu

Picchu

INCA

TRAIL 3

CUSCO 2

Ollantaytambo

2

SACRED

VALLEY

Places visited

1 or more nightstops

Coach, mini-coach or van

Train

2 World Heritage sites visited

#ULTIMATEINCA

8 DAYS · 1 COUNTRY FROM y1539 PP* y193 P/DAY* PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO y125

WHAT YOU NEED

TO KNOW

7

14

NIGHTS

4 nights in twin-share

hotels & 3 nights camping

on the Inca Trail

INCLUDED MEALS

7 breakfasts (B),

3 lunches (L),

4 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS

See p.78 for more info on

our standard inclusions.

NO REGRETS

EXPERIENCES

• Walking tour of Cusco

& entry to Koricancha

& San Pedro market

• Entry into the Sacred

Valley & a guided tour

of the Pisac ruins &

Ollantaytambo

• Guided tour of Machu

Picchu

• Visit the weaving

community of

Chinchero; a Tread Right

sponsored initiative

FREE WIFI

Free WiFi in

Contiki hotels

DAY 1: Arrive Cusco . Meet up with your

Contiki Team this afternoon & get ready

for your adventure to begin! The modernday

starting point for visits to Machu

Picchu, we’ll explore this ancient city on

foot, then the afternoon is free for you

to explore, your way. From ancient Incan

buildings, intricate colonial architecture,

artisan shops & boutiques, to delicious

cuisine & adrenaline activities, there’s

something for everyone! Hotel (D)

Cit y wa lking tour

• Visit San Blas, Koricancha &

San Pedro Market

DAY 2: Sacred Valley . Today we explore

the Sacred Valley. Take a guided tour of

the Pisac ruins before spending the night

in Ollantaytambo, one of Peru’s oldest

towns. Tonight make sure you rest up, as

tomorrow the hike to Machu Picchu will

b e gin! H ote l (B)

• Entry into the Sacred Valley &

a guided tour of the ancient ruins

of Pisac & Ollantaytambo

• Try some local chicha de jora

(corn beer)

DAYS 3 - 6: Inca Trail . Get ready for

mind-blowing views as we embark on

this once in a lifetime trek of the Incas.

We’ll follow ancient trails through thick

cloud forest, past waterfalls, wildlife &

ancient ruins and over the mountain of

Warmiwanusca, also known as ‘Dead

Woman’s Pass’. On these three nights

you’ll camp overnight with the mountains

& cloud forest as your backdrop. Spend

your first night at Wayllabamba (2,900m),

the second night at Pacamayo (3,600m)

& your final night at Wiñay Wayna

(3,800m). On the final morning, arriving

at the Sun Gate for that first glimpse

of Machu Picchu will make you feel like

you’ve conquered an enchanted land.

Explore the magical ancient ruins &

imagine life as it was in the Incan times,

before we head back to the Sacred Valley

for some much needed R&R. Campsite-

H ote l (B , L , D)( B , L , D)( B , L , D)( B)

DAY 7: Sacred Valley to Cusco . To d ay

we make our way back to Cusco via the

Sacred Valley. We will stop at the weaving

community of Chinchero, one of the great

local causes supported by TreadRight,

before arriving back to Cusco. Enjoy a free

afternoon; relax with a book or wander

the town before we meet up for our

fa re we ll dinne r. H ote l (B)

• Visit C hinc he ro

MRafting

DAY 8: Depart Cusco . It’s time to say

adios to your new friends as your trip ends

a t 11a m t his mo r ning . (B)

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

Space to trek the iconic Inca Trail is in

high demand, with a limited number of

spaces each day. In order to maximise the

opportunity for our travellers to take the

trek as a group, we have created a flexible

itinerary, where the days that we take the

trek may vary from the itinerary. If we need

to alternate the itinerary to accommodate,

rest assured that all destinations as specified

in the itinerary will be visited as part of the

8-day Ultimate Inca trip, but the 4-day hike

may be on different days.

Visit contiki.com/ultimate-inca for details.

HOW MUCH & WHEN

CODE: INCAT 2017/18/19

Start Finish Total Start Finish Total

Cusco Cusco Cost Cusco Cusco Cost

€ pp*

€ pp*

2017

Oct 27 Nov 3 1539

Nov 10 Nov 17 1539

Nov 24 Dec 1 1539

Dec 8 Dec 15 1539

Dec 22 ● Dec 29 1539

2018

Jan 5 Jan 12 1539

Jan 19 Jan 26 1539

Jan 26 Feb 2 1539

Mar 9 Mar 16 1539

Apr 6 Apr 13 1539

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling

solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no

extra charge.

Single room supplement add €135 , single rooms not available

during nights camping on the Inca Trail.

Start Cusco 1:00pm & end Cusco approx. 11:00am.

● Trip spends Xmas on the Inca Trail.

For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see

contiki.com/stay longer.

For travel insurance see p.78.

MIX + MATCH

2018

May 4 May 11 1539

Jun 1 Jun 8 1539

Jun 29 Jul 6 1539

Jul 27 Aug 3 1539

Aug 24 Aug 31 1539

Sep 21 Sep 28 1539

Oct 19 Oct 26 1539

Nov 16 Nov 23 1539

Dec 14 Dec 21 1539

2019

Jan 18 Jan 25 1539

Got more time? Combine this trip & see more! This trip connects

with the Bolivian Magic . See contiki.com. Plus you’ll also save

€30 with our multi-trip discount. See p.9.

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SACRED VALLEY


THE

LAVA LINE

NEW &

IMPROVED

ITINERARY

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

Choose a Me to We voluntary

experience on this trip.

Available on five

departures. See p.26-27

for more details.

QUITO 1

ECUADOR

2 TENA

2 BAÑOS

1

GUAYAQUIL

1

Nightstops

1 World Heritage

site visited

7 DAYS · 1 COUNTRY FROM y855 PP* y123 P/DAY* PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO y135

WHAT YOU NEED

TO KNOW

NIGHTS

6 6 nights twin-share hotel

accommodation

9

INCLUDED MEALS

6 breakfasts (B),

3 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS

See p.78 for more info on

our standard inclusions.

ME TIME OPTIONALS

MRappelling (abseiling) &

canyoneering day trip

NO REGRETS

EXPERIENCES

• Go local at a salsa

lesson

• Visit Inti Ñan Museum

FREE WIFI

Free WiFi in

Contiki hotels

DAY 1: Start Quito . We lco me to

Ecuador’s capital, Quito! Meet up with

your Trip Manager & group before

heading out to learn all about this city

& the history of the Inca & the Spanish

invasion before the city’s best views at

Panecillo. Later, visit the Equatorial line &

wander between the two hemispheres.

Tonight, head out for dinner with the

group. H ote l (D)

• Locally guided city tour to see the

Presidential Palace, Independence

Square & Churches of San Francisco,

La Compania & La Catedral

• Visit Pa ne cillo lo o kou t

• Visit the Inti Ñan Museum at

the Equator

DAY 2: Quito to Tena . It’s out of the

city & into the lush jungle with spectacular

views, a perfect way to spend the day. Get

your adrenaline pumping this afternoon

o n C l a s s 3 - 4 ra pids . H ote l (B)

MRafting Experience

DAY 3: Tena . This morning its all about

ME Time – have a sleep-in or opt to visit

a n indig e nous co mmunit y. H ote l (B , D)

DAY 4: Tena to Baños . We head to Baños

today, the adventure capital of Ecuador,

nestled under the still active Tungurahua

volcano. Tonight get local as you learn to

salsa at our included lesson. Hotel (B)

• S a ls a d a ncing le s s o n

DAY 2: Quito to Minga Lodge.

We’ll be meeting up with the ME to We

team in Los Rios, before travelling by

boat down the Napo River. Arriving at

Minga Lodge, we’ll then take part in a

trip orientation, and after dinner take

an Amazonian night walk through the

jungle. (B,D)

DAY 3: Minga Lodge.

After meeting and getting to know

the local community and their current

priorities, we’ll spend most of our

day volunteering on a build for a

current local infrastructure project.

Later on, we’ll experience a Shamanic

Ceremony and learn the ins and outs

of indigenous weapons from a local

hunter. (B,L,D)

DAY 4: Minga Lodge to Baños.

Waking up early, we’ll head out before

breakfast to explore the rainforest by

daylight, keeping our eyes peeled for

toucans, long-tailed potoos, as well as

the myriad of flora and fauna. It’s then

back onto the boat as we journey back

to Los Rios, where you’ll continue on

to Banos. (B)

DAY 5: Baños . With a free day, explore

your way & Baños goes off! Situated in a

valley of waterfalls & hot springs, Baños is

a hub for travellers who love great weather,

small town vibes & the great outdoors.

Choose your adventure – horse riding,

canyoneering, or abseiling. Hotel (B, D)

DAY 6: Baños to Guayaquil .

Today we head to Guayaquil, where a

walk down the promenade is essential.

H ote l (B)

DAY 7: Depart Guayaquil . Your t rip

ends after breakfast when it’s time to say

‘adio s’ to your m a te s . (B)

HOW MUCH & WHEN

CODE: QUGY 2017/18/19

Start Finish Total Start Finish Total

Quito Guayaquil Cost Quito Guayaquil Cost

€ pp*

€ pp*

2017

Aug 13 Aug 19 855

Sep 10 Sep 16 855

Oct 8 Oct 14 855

Nov 5 Nov 11 855

Dec 3 Dec 9 855

2018

Jan 3 Jan 9 855

Jan 28 Feb 3 855

Feb 25 Mar 3 855

Mar 25 Mar 31 855

Apr 22 Apr 28 855

2018

May 20 ● May 26 855

Jun 17 ● Jun 23 855

Jul 15 Jul 21 855

Aug 12 ● Aug 18 855

Sep 9 ● Sep 15 855

Oct 7 Oct 13 855

Nov 4 Nov 10 855

Dec 2 ● Dec 8 855

2019

Jan 6 Jan 12 855

Jan 20 Jan 26 855

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we

can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge.

Single room supplement add €195.

Start Quito 7:00am & end Guayaquil approx. 11:00am.

● These trips have the option to book the MetoWe package

instead of spending 2 nights in Tena. There will be an additional

charge of €520 for the Me to We package (€455 for a single

room supplement). Please use code QGMW. See days 2-4 in the

itinerary and more information on p.26-27.

For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see

contiki.com/staylonger.

For travel insurance see p.78.

#LAVALINE

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ECUADOR & GALAPAGOS

ISLAND HOPPER

NEW &

IMPROVED

ITINERARY

Choose a Me to We voluntary

experience on this trip.

Available on five

departures. See p.26-27

for more details.

#ECUADORANDGALAPAGOS

Baltra

ISABELA 2

PUERTO

VILLAMIL

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

SANTA CRUZ

PUERTO

AYORA

1

2 SAN CRISTOBAL

PUERTO

BAQUERIZO

MORENO

Places visited

1 or more nightstops

Coach, mini-coach or van

Plane or boat

2 World Heritage sites visited

QUITO 1

2 TENA

2 BAÑOS

ECUADOR

1

GUAYAQUIL

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GALAPAGOS ISLANDS


12 DAYS · 1 COUNTRY · FROM y2819 PP* y235 P/DAY* PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO y280

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

11

NIGHTS

11 nights twin-share

hotel accommodation

17

INCLUDED MEALS

11 breakfasts (B),

1 lunches (L),

5 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS

An experienced & professional

Trip Manager & English speaking

Local Guides

2 internal flights & transfers

ME TIME OPTIONALS

MRappelling (abseiling) &

canyoneering day trip

MZiplining

MSan Cristobal Island

guided biking adventure

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES

• Go local at a salsa lesson

Plus all of the inclusions in the

itinerary marked with •

FREE WIFI

Free WiFi in

Contiki hotels

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

YOUR TRIP

DAY 1: Start Quito . Welco me to

Ecuador’s capital, Quito! Meet up with

your Trip Manager & group before

heading out to learn all about this city

& the history of the Inca & the Spanish

invasion before the city’s best views at

Panecillo. Later, visit the Equatorial line &

wander between the two hemispheres.

Tonight, head out for dinner with the

group. H otel (D)

• Locally guided city tour to see the

Presidential Palace, Independence

Square & Churches of San Francisco,

La Compania & La Catedral

• Visit Pa ne cillo lo o kou t

• Visit the Inti Ñan Museum at the Equator

DAY 2: Quito to Tena . It’s out of the

city & into the lush jungle with spectacular

views, a perfect way to spend the day. Get

your adrenaline pumping this afternoon

on Class 3-4 rapids. Hotel (B)

MRafting Experience

DAY 3: Tena . This morning its all about

ME Time – have a sleep-in or opt to visit

a n indig enous co mmunit y. H otel (B , D)

DAY 4: Tena to Baños . We head to Baños

today, the adventure capital of Ecuador,

nestled under the still active Tungurahua

volcano. Tonight get local as you learn to

salsa at our included lesson. Hotel (B)

• S a ls a d a ncing le s s o n

DAY 2: Quito to Minga Lodge.

We’ll be meeting up with the ME to We

team in Los Rios, before travelling by

boat down the Napo River. Arriving at

Minga Lodge,we’ll then take part in a

trip orientation, and after dinner take

a night walk through the Amazonian

jungle. (B,D)

DAY 3: Minga Lodge.

After meeting and getting to know

the local community and their current

priorities, we’ll spend most of our

day volunteering on a build for a

current local infrastructure project.

Later on, we’ll experience a Shamanic

Ceremony and learn the ins and outs

of indigenous weapons from a local

hunter. (B,L,D)

DAY 4: Minga Lodge to Banos.

Waking up early, we’ll head out before

breakfast to explore the rainforest by

daylight, keeping our eyes peeled for

toucans, long-tailed Potoos, as well as

the myriad of flora and fauna. It’s then

back onto the boat as we journey back

to Los Rios, where you’ll continue on

to Banos. (B)

DAY 5: Baños . With a free day, explore

your way & Baños goes off! Situated

in a valley of waterfalls & hot springs,

Baños is a hub for travellers who love

great weather, small town vibes & the

great outdoors. Choose your adventure

– horseback riding, canyoneering, or

a bs eiling . H otel (B , D)

DAY 6: Baños to Guayaquil . To d ay we

head to Guayaquil, where a walk down the

p ro men ad e is e s s entia l H otel (B)

DAY 7: Guayaquil to Isabela Island .

Today we fly to the Galapagos Islands.

Before arriving in Puerto Ayora we’ll check

out the island’s old lava tunnels & see the

giant tortoises. Later, get out on the water

as head off to Isabela Island. Hotel (B,D)

• See famous Galapagos giant tortoises

• Visit l a va tunnels

• B o at rid e to Is a b el a Isl a nd

DAY 8: Isabela Island . This morning

we’ll kayak with sea lions & snorkel with

colourful fish. You might even see some

baby tortoises along the way! Hotel (B)

• Wildlife kaya king ad venture

• Sno r kelling e x p erience

DAY 9: Isabela Island to Santa Cruz

Island . Relax this morning before we take

off to Santa Cruz Island. This afternoon

we’ll visit Tortuga Bay for a stroll along the

beach & a swim. Hotel (B)

• Visit To r tug a B ay

DAY 10: Santa Cruz to San Cristobal

Island . We’ll visit the Charles Darwin

Research Station this morning & check

out the tortoises & land iguanas before

heading out to San Cristobal! This

afternoon explore the island by bike

b efo re watc hing t he suns et . H otel (B)

• Visit the Charles Darwin Research

Station

MPaddleboarding

DAY 11: San Cristobal Island .

First up: a coastal cruise to spot native

birds, before hitting the water in search

of puffer fish & cute sea lion pups. We’ll

snorkel around Kicker Rock’s 143m tuff

cone looking out for manta rays, starfish

& maybe a Galapagos shark. Later,

relax on the beach, before a feast.

H otel (B , L , D)

• Boat cruise & off shore bird

spotting experience

• Explore Kicker Rock’s 143m cone

• Visit Pu er to G ra nd e b e ac h

DAY 12: Santa Cristobal to

Guayaquil . There’s time to relax this

morning & take in the beauty of the island

before heading back to the mainland

w here your t rip ends o n a r riva l . (B)

HOW MUCH & WHEN

CODE: QUGU 2017/18/19

Start Finish Total Start Finish Total

Quito Guayaquil Cost Quito Guayaquil Cost

€ pp*

€ pp*

2017

Aug 13 Aug 24 2819

Sep 10 Sep 21 2819

Oct 8 Oct 19 2819

Nov 5 Nov 16 2819

Dec 3 Dec 14 2819

2018

Jan 3 Jan 14 2819

Jan 28 Feb 8 2819

Feb 25 Mar 8 2889

Mar 25 Apr 5 2889

Apr 22 May 3 2889

THE FINER DETAILS

2018

May 20 ● May 31 2889

Jun 17 ● Jun 28 2889

Jul 15 Jul 26 2889

Aug 12 ● Aug 23 2889

Sep 9 ● Sep 20 2889

Oct 7 Oct 18 2889

Nov 4 Nov 15 2889

Dec 2 ● Dec 13 2889

2019

Jan 6 Jan 17 2889

Jan 20 Jan 31 2889

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling

solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no

extra charge.

Single room supplement add €675.

● These trips have the option to book the MetoWe package

instead of spending 2 nights in Tena. There will be an additional

charge of €520 for the Me to We package (€935 for a single

room supplement). Please use code QGMW. See days 2-4 in the

itinerary and more information on p. 26-27.

Start Quito 7:00am & end Guayaquil approx. 4:00pm.

For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see

contiki.com/staylonger.

For travel insurance see p.78.

Note: The Galapagos Islands have a compulsory US$100

entrance fee to the Galapagos National Park, a US$20 INGALA

fee & a US$10 Isabela Island tax that are only payable in cash on

arrival (subject to increase). Please ensure you have this money

ready to ensure entry to these locations.

GALAPAGOS

LATIN AMERICA 2017-19 69


GALAPAGOS

ISLAND HOPPER

WHY THIS TRIP?

Calling all aspiring

Attenboroughs. This

once-in-a-lifetime adventure

is as varied as the ecology

of the Galapagos itself.

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

ISABELA

Baltra

2

PUERTO

VILLAMIL

SANTA CRUZ

PUERTO

AYORA

1 SAN CRISTOBAL

2

PUERTO

BAQUERIZO

MORENO

ECUADOR

Guayaquil

Places visited

1 or more nightstops

Plane or boat

1 World Heritage

site visited

#GALAPAGOSHOPPER

6 DAYS · 1 COUNTRY FROM y2125 PP* y355 P/DAY* VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

WHAT YOU NEED

TO KNOW

NIGHTS

5 5 nights twin-share hotel

accommodation

8

INCLUDED MEALS

5 breakfasts (B),

1 lunches (L),

2 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS

2 internal flight & transfers

See p.78 for more info on

our standard inclusions.

ME TIME OPTIONALS

Look for the M symbol in the

itinerary & visit contiki.com

NO REGRETS

EXPERIENCES

• Snorkel & kayak

adventure

FREE WIFI

Free WiFi in

Contiki hotels

DAY 1: Guayaquil to Isabela Island .

Meet up with your Contiki Team this

morning as we fly to the Galapagos

Islands. Before arriving in Puerto Ayora

we’ll check out the island’s old lava

tunnels & see the incredible giant tortoises

in their natural habitat. Later, get out on

the water as we head off to Isabela Island

to relax for two nights. Hotel (D)

• Visit l a va tunnels

• S e e fa mous G a l a p ag os

giant tortoises

• B o at rid e to Is a b el a Isl a nd

DAY 2: Isabela Island . This morning

we’ll kayak with sea lions & snorkel with

colourful fish. You might even see some

baby tortoises along the way! Later relax

on the beach & take in this amazing place.

H otel (B)

• Wildlife kayaking adventure

• Sno r kelling e x p erience

DAY 3: Isabela Island to Santa Cruz

Island . Relax this morning before we take

off to Santa Cruz Island. This afternoon

we’ll visit Tortuga Bay where we finish up

with a stroll along the beach & a swim.

H otel (B)

• Visit To r tug a B ay

DAY 4: Santa Cruz Island to San

Cristobal Island . We’ll visit the Charles

Darwin Research Station this morning &

check out the other species of tortoises &

land iguanas before heading out to San

Cristobal – keep an eye out for bathing

sea lions! This afternoon opt to explore

the islands highlands by bike. Tonight, it’s

all about relaxing over drinks at one of our

favourite local spots while watching the

sun s et . H otel (B)

• Visit the Charles Darwin Research

Station

• See the island’s famous sea lions

MGuided biking adventure

MPaddleboarding

DAY 5: San Cristobal Island . First up: a

coastal cruise to spot native birds, before

hitting the water in search of puffer fish

& cute sea lion pups. We’ll snorkel around

Kicker Rock & its famous 143m tuff cone

looking out for manta rays, starfish &

maybe a Galapagos shark. Later, relax on

stunning Puerto Grande beach paradise,

b efo re it’s b ac k to tow n . H otel (B , L , D)

• Boat cruise & off shore bird spotting

experience

• Explore Kicker Rock’s 143m cone

• Visit stunning Puerto Grande beach

DAY 6: San Cristobal to Guayaquil .

There’s time to relax this morning & take

in the beauty of the island before heading

back to the mainland where your trip ends

o n a r riva l . (B)

Please note: Do not book flights before 6:00pm.

HOW MUCH & WHEN

CODE: GUGU 2017/18/19

Start Finish Total Start Finish Total

Guayaquil Guayaquil Cost Guayaquil Guayaquil Cost

€ pp*

€ pp*

2017

Aug 26 Aug 31 2125

Sep 23 Sep 28 2125

Oct 21 Oct 26 2125

Nov 18 Nov 23 2125

Dec 16 Dec 21 2125

2018

Jan 13 Jan 18 2125

Feb 10 Feb 15 2125

Mar 3 Mar 8 2195

Mar 31 Apr 5 2195

Apr 28 May 3 2195

2018

May 26 May 31 2195

Jun 23 Jun 28 2195

Jul 21 Jul 26 2195

Aug 18 Aug 23 2195

Sep 15 Sep 20 2195

Oct 13 Oct 18 2195

Nov 10 Nov 15 2195

Dec 8 Dec 13 2195

2019

Jan 12 Jan 17 2195

Jan 26 Jan 31 2195

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we

can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge.

Single room supplement add €485.

Start Guayaquil 6:00am & end Guayaquil approx.4:00pm.

For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see

contiki.com/staylonger.

For travel insurance see p.78.

Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture – our 12-day Ecuador &

Galapagos Island Hopper. When you jump aboard this trip, you’ll

be joining a horde of other travellers who are already geared up in

Contiki’s world-famous exploration mode. Wait until you see the

warm welcome you’ll receive as a new addition to the wolf pack.

70 LATIN AMERICA 2017-19 CONTIKI.COM/GALAPAGOS-HOPPER

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS


3 TRIPS

FROM

6–12

DAYS

HIGH

ENERGY

See, experience and live Latin

America all day, EVERY day. See

the sights of Chichen Itza, snorkel

through the blue seas of Cancun,

explore the beauty of Merida and

party up a storm in Mexico City’s

hottest clubs.

WHO TRAVELS HIGH ENERGY?

• Those who want to live Latin America

24 hours a day

• Those who want to see their budget

go further

• Those who know that sometimes the

best adventures happen after dark.

FREE WIFI IN ALL

CONTIKI HOTELS

CONTIKI.COM/HIGH-ENERGY-LATIN-AMERICA

CONTIKI.

COM/

DEALS

Booking today = Save €23 a week from now to

next April (that’s 48 weeks) to travel on a 2017-19

Latin America High Energy trip. Want to reduce

that weekly amount even more? Head to contiki.

com/deals for all our latest promotions and money

saving shenanigans.

*visit contiki.com/freewifi

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MEXICO

GRANDE

NEW &

IMPROVED

ITINERARY

WHY THIS TRIP?

Ready to cram in all Mexico has to

offer? Hit up the county’s highlights

in 12 off-the-scale days of rich

culture, awesome adventures,

diverse geography, water sports,

heavenly food, heritage and

insane nightlife.

Tequila GUANAJUATO

1

2 1

San Miguel

PUERTO GUADALAJARA de Allende

VALLARTA

MEXICO CITY

3

GULF OF MEXICO

CANCUN

3

1

MERIDA

#MEXICOGRANDE

PACIFIC

OCEAN

Places visited

1 or more nightstops

Coach, mini-coach or van

Plane

5 World Heritage sites visited

MEXICO

72 LATIN AMERICA 2017-19 CONTIKI.COM/MEXICO-GRANDE

CHICHEN ITZA


12 DAYS · 1 COUNTRY · FROM y2125 PP* y178 P/DAY*

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO y210

11

NIGHTS

11 nights twin-share

hotel accommodation

15

INCLUDED MEALS

11 breakfasts (B),

4 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS

An experienced & professional

Trip Manager & Driver team

Modern, air-conditioned coach

1 internal flight & transfer

Sightseeing tours of all major cities

ME TIME OPTIONALS

M Day trip to Playa del Carmen

MPirate of the Bay Cruise

MMayan culture adventure

complete with ziplining,

rappelling, canoeing & lunch!

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES

• Visit a tequila distillery

• Visit the ancient site –

Teotihuacan

• Trajinera cruise

FREE WIFI

Free WiFi in

Contiki hotels

HIGH ENERGY

YOUR TRIP

DAY 1: Arrive Puerto Vallarta .

Welcome to Puerto Vallarta, one

of Mexico’s most popular beach

destinations. Today, meet up with your

group & get ready for a day of exploring

the golden sands or famous seaside

malecon (promenade) lined with bars,

re s taura nt s & sho p s . H ote l (D)

DAY 2: Puerto Vallarta . Today take

on Puerto Vallarta & opt for a zipline thrill

on Mexico’s longest & fastest lines, or go

north of town & spend the day away at

the beachside town of Sayulita, known

for surfing, shopping & cool vibes. Tonight

maybe take in a performance over dinner

on an optional boat ride in the bay.

Hotel (B)

MJungle Ziplining

MPirate Show & Dinner Cruise

DAY 3: Puerto Vallarta to

Guadalajara . Today we head to the

city the locals call the “Pearl of the West”,

Guadalajara! Take a closer look

at buildings & plazas filled with great

murals & history. Stroll through the

charming streets of the historic centre,

where you’ll visit the four main squares,

inside city hall & the magnificent

ca t he dra l . H ote l (B)

• G uid e d tour of G u ad a l aja ra

• Visit a tequila distillery

DAY 4: Guadalajara to Guanajuato .

Today we drive to the beautiful colonial

city of Guanajuato. This afternoon explore

the winding streets & subterranean

passageways of this UNESCO World

Heritage city. View the romantic “Callejon

de Beso” & hear the legend about the

two lovers. Later, see the cast iron & glass

Hidalgo Market, designed by Gustave

Eiffel where you’ll have a chance to shop

for local sweet treats. Hotel (B,D)

• Wa lking tour of G u a n aju a to

DAY 5: Guanajuato to Mexico City .

Return to Mexico City through the

charming countryside of the colonial

heartland where we stop for lunch in

the Pueblo Magico (magic town) of San

Miguel de Allende before arriving in

Me xico Cit y. H ote l (B)

• Visit San Miguel de Allende

DAY 6: Mexico City . Today we visit

the unique floating gardens & markets

of Xochimilco. Then, it’s off through

“The City of Palaces” to see the ancient

ruins & colonial-influenced yet modern

a rc hite c ture. H ote l (B)

• Float through the canals of

Xochimilco on a trajinera

• Visit Coyoacan, birthplace of

Frida Kahlo

DAY 7: Mexico City . Start the day with

a tour of the incredible ancient ruins of

Teotihuacan. Afterwards, get back to

Mexico City for some down time before

we head out for a night on the town.

H ote l (B , D)

• G uid e d tour of Te otihu aca n

MHot Air Ballooning

DAY 8: Mexico City to Merida . Le a ve

behind the buzz of Mexico City & fly to

the beautiful white-stone city of Merida.

Tour the city’s gorgeous colonial buildings

& Government Palace. Tonight, be sure to

indulge in traditional Yucatecan cuisine.

H ote l (B)

• Walking tour of Merida’s sights

DAY 9: Merida to Cancun . T his

afternoon we arrive in legendary Cancun

with its endless shopping, nightlife &

ou td o o r hub. H ote l (B)

• Guided tour of the Mayan ruins at

Chichen Itza

• Swim in a cenote (sink hole)

DAY 10: Cancun . Make this city your

playground & start out with a day free to

explore. From snorkelling the clear blue

waters to checking out the beach town

of Playa del Carmen, where you can shop

or stop off for a drink & people watch.

H ote l (B , D)

DAY 11: Cancun . Soak up all the Cancun

action you want today – swim through a

jungle lagoon, snorkel, or take a day trip to

beautiful Isla Mujeres for some delicious

seafood & sightseeing. Then for your last

night, party in great bars & dance clubs ‘til

the sun comes up. Hotel (B)

MSnorkelling & zipline adventure

DAY 12: Depart Cancun . Your Me xica n

adventure ends this morning & it’s time

to swap email addresses & say farewell to

your ne w frie nds . (B)

HOW MUCH & WHEN

CODE: MEXG 2017/18/19

Start Finish Total

Puerto Cancun Cost

Vallarta

€ pp*

2017

Aug 21 Sep 1 2125

Sep 18 Sep 29 2125

Oct 16 Oct 27 2125

Nov 13 Nov 24 2125

Dec 4 Dec 15 2125

Dec 18 ● Dec 29 2125

2018

Jan 15 Jan 26 2125

Feb 12 Feb 23 2125

Mar 12 Mar 23 2125

Apr 16 Apr 27 2125

May 21 Jun 1 2125

Jun 11 Jun 22 2125

Jun 25 Jul 6 2125

THE FINER DETAILS

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling

solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no

extra charge.

Single room supplement add €735.

Start Puerto Vallarta 7:00am & end Cancun approx. 11:00am.

● Trip spends Xmas in Merida.

■ Munch Departure.

Start Finish Total

Puerto Cancun Cost

Vallarta

€ pp*

2018

Jul 9 Jul 20 2125

Jul 16 ■ Jul 27 2235

Jul 30 Aug 10 2125

Aug 20 Aug 31 2125

Sep 17 Sep 28 2125

Oct 15 Oct 26 2125

Oct 22 ■ Nov 2 2235

Nov 12 Nov 23 2125

Dec 3 Dec 14 2125

Dec 17 ▲ Dec 28 2125

2019

Jan 14 Jan 25 2125

Feb 11 Feb 22 2125

▲ Trip spends Xmas in Cancun.

For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see

contiki.com/stay longer.

For travel insurance see p.78.

MERIDA

LIMITED EDITION

PRESENTS

DEPARTURES

Munch your way

across Mexico

Start Finish Total

Puerto Cancun Cost

Vallarta

e pp

2018

July 16 July 27 2235

Oct 22 Nov 2 2235

Up the foodie ante when you choose one of our

Limited Edition Munch Departures. Our Munch

trips will satisfy every Mexican craving, hitting

the same great must-see highlights as Mexico

Grande but with extra tasty experiences. Munch

departures include touring a tequila distillery,

learning how to mix up the perfect margarita,

fl avour sampling as you explore a local food

market & learning how to cook traditional

Yucatecan Cochinita (pork) pibil.

WWW.CONTIKI.COM/MUNCH-LATIN-AMERICA

LATIN AMERICA 2017-19 73


MEXICAN

FIESTA

WHY THIS TRIP?

Explore Mexico’s top destinations

over eight days crammed full of

adventure activities, water sports,

cultural sites, an unbelievable

variety of food, and super

sizzling nightlife.

PUERTO 2

VALLARTA

Tequila

GUANAJUATO

1

1

San Miguel

GUADALAJARA de Allende

MEXICO

PACIFIC

OCEAN

1

3 MEXICO CITY

Places visited

Nightstops

4 World Heritage sites visited

#MEXICANFIESTA

8 DAYS · 1 COUNTRY FROM y1329 PP* y167 P/DAY* PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO y130

WHAT YOU NEED

TO KNOW

NIGHTS

7 7 nights twin-share hotel

accommodation

10

INCLUDED MEALS

7 breakfasts (B),

3 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS

See p.78 for more info on

our standard inclusions.

ME TIME OPTIONALS

Look for the M symbol in the

itinerary & visit contiki.com

for even more

NO REGRETS

EXPERIENCES

• Visit a Tequila factory

• Cruise on a ‘trajinera’

& discover Xochimilco

• Tour the pyramids of

Teotihuacan

FREE WIFI

Free WiFi in

Contiki hotels

DAY 1: Arrive Puerto Vallarta .

Welcome to Puerto Vallarta, one

of Mexico’s most popular beach

destinations. Today, meet up with your

group & get ready for a day of exploring

the golden sands or famous seaside

malecon (promenade) lined with bars,

re s taura nt s & sho p s . H ote l (D)

DAY 2: Puerto Vallarta . To d ay ta ke

on Puerto Vallarta & opt for a zipline thrill

on Mexico’s longest & fastest lines, or go

north of town & spend the day away at

the beachside town of Sayulita, known

for surfing, shopping & cool vibes.

Tonight maybe take in a performance

over dinner on an optional boat ride in

t he b ay. H ote l (B)

MJungle Ziplining

MPirate Show & Dinner Cruise

DAY 3: Puerto Vallarta to

Guadalajara . Today we head to the

city the locals call the “Pearl of the

West”, Guadalajara! Take a closer look at

buildings & plazas filled with great murals

& history. Stroll through the charming

streets of the historic centre, where you’ll

visit the four main squares, inside city hall

& t he m agnifice nt ca t he dra l . H ote l (B)

• G uid e d tour of G u ad a l aja ra

• Visit a tequila distillery

DAY 4: Guadalajara to Guanajuato .

Today we drive to the beautiful colonial

city of Guanajuato. This afternoon explore

the winding streets & subterranean

passageways of this UNESCO World

Heritage city. View the romantic “Callejon

de Beso” & hear the legend about the

two lovers. Later, see the cast iron & glass

Hidalgo Market, designed by Gustave

Eiffel where you’ll have a chance to shop

for local sweet treats. Hotel (B,D)

Walking tour Guanajuato

• Visit the Hidalgo Market

DAY 5: Guanajuato to Mexico City .

Return to Mexico City through the

charming countryside of the colonial

heartland where we stop for lunch in

the Pueblo Magico (magic town) of San

Miguel de Allende before arriving in

Me xico Cit y. H ote l (B)

• Visit San Miguel de Allende

DAY 6: Mexico City . Today we visit

the unique floating gardens & markets

of Xochimilco. Then, it’s off through

“The City of Palaces” to see the ancient

ruins & colonial-influenced yet modern

a rc hite c ture. H ote l (B)

• Float through the canals of

Xochimilco on a trajinera

• Visit Coyo aca n , bir t hp l ace

of Frida Kahlo

DAY 7: Mexico City . Start the day with

a tour of the incredible ancient ruins of

Teotihuacan. Afterwards, get back to

Mexico City for some down time before

we head out for a night on the town.

H ote l (B , D)

• G uid e d tour of Te otihu aca n

MHot Air Ballooning

DAY 8: Depart Mexico City . T his

morning the trip ends & it’s time to say

fa re we ll to your ne w frie nds . (B)

HOW MUCH & WHEN

CODE: MEXF 2017/18/19

Start Finish Total

Puerto Mexico Cost

Vallarta City € pp*

2017

Aug 21 Aug 28 1329

Sep 18 Sep 25 1329

Oct 16 Oct 23 1329

Nov 13 Nov 20 1329

Dec 4 Dec 11 1329

Dec 18 Dec 25 1329

2018

Jan 15 Jan 22 1329

Feb 12 Feb 19 1329

Mar 12 Mar 19 1329

Apr 16 Apr 23 1329

May 21 May 28 1329

Jun 11 Jun 18 1329

Start Finish Total

Puerto Mexico Cost

Vallarta City € pp*

2018

Jun 25 Jul 2 1329

Jul 9 Jul 16 1329

Jul 30 Aug 6 1329

Aug 20 Aug 27 1329

Sep 17 Sep 24 1329

Oct 15 Oct 22 1329

Nov 12 Nov 19 1329

Dec 3 Dec 10 1329

Dec 17 Dec 24 1329

2019

Jan 14 Jan 21 1329

Feb 11 Feb 18 1329

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we

can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge.

Single room supplement add €439.

Start Puerto Vallarta 7:00am & end Mexico City approx. 11:00am.

For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see

contiki.com/stay longer.

For travel insurance see p.78.

74 LATIN AMERICA 2017-19 VISIT CONTIKI.COM/MEXICAN-FIESTA

MEXICO CITY


YUCATÁN

HIGHLIGHTS

HIGH ENERGY

WHY THIS TRIP?

Culture, geography, beaches,

jungles, adventure and sizzling

nightlife – this trip goes to

Mexico’s top destinations in

six incredible days you’ll

never forget.

MERIDA

1

3

CANCUN

MEXICO CITY

1

1 or more nightstops

Coach, mini-coach or van

Plane

3 World Heritage sites visited

MEXICO

6 DAYS · 1 COUNTRY FROM y1079 PP* y180 P/DAY* VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

WHAT YOU NEED

TO KNOW

NIGHTS

5 5 nights twin-share hotel

accommodation

7

INCLUDED MEALS

5 breakfasts (B),

2 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS

1 internal flight & transfer

See p.78 for more info on

our standard inclusions.

ME TIME OPTIONALS

MCenote snorkelling &

off-track adventure

NO REGRETS

EXPERIENCES

• Tour the pyramids of

Teotihuacan

• Turn back the clock at

the ancient ruins of

Chichen Itza

FREE WIFI

Free WiFi in

Contiki hotels

DAY 1: Arrive Mexico City . Meet up

with your Contiki Team & start the day

with a tour of the incredible ancient ruins

of Teotihuacan. Afterwards, get back to

Mexico City for some down time before

we head out for a night on the town.

H ote l (D)

• G uid e d tour of Te otihu aca n

DAY 2: Mexico City to Merida . Le a ve

behind the buzz of Mexico City & fly to the

beautiful white stone city of Merida. Tour

the city’s gorgeous colonial buildings &

G ove r nme nt Pa l ace. H ote l (B)

• Walking tour of Merida’s sights

DAY 3: Merida to Cancun . Immerse

yourself in fascinating Mayan history

on a guided tour at Chichen Itza – the

country’s spectacular ancient Mayan city.

This afternoon we arrive in legendary

Cancun with its endless shopping,

night life & ou td o o r hub. H ote l (B)

• Guided tour of the Mayan ruins

at Chichen Itza

• Swim in a cenote (sink hole)

DAY 4: Cancun . Make this city your

playground & start out with a day free to

explore. From snorkeling the clear blue

waters to checking out the beach town

of Playa del Carmen, where you can shop

or stop off for a drink & people watch.

H ote l (B , D)

DAY 5: Cancun . Soak up all the Cancun

action you want today – swim through a

jungle lagoon, snorkel, or take a day trip to

beautiful Isla Mujeres for some delicious

seafood & sightseeing. Then for your last

night, party in great bars & dance clubs ‘til

the sun comes up. Hotel (B)

M Mayan culture adventure complete with

ziplining, rappelling, canoeing & lunch!

DAY 6: Depart Cancun . Your Me xica n

adventure ends this morning & it’s time

to swap email addresses & say farewell to

your ne w frie nds . (B)

MERIDA

HOW MUCH & WHEN

CODE: MEXH 2017/18/19

Start Finish Total Start Finish Total

Mexico City Cancun Cost Mexico City Cancun Cost

€ pp*

€ pp*

2017

Aug 27 Sep 1 1079

Sep 24 Sep 29 1079

Oct 22 Oct 27 1079

Nov 19 Nov 24 1079

Dec 10 Dec 15 1079

Dec 24 ● Dec 29 1079

2018

Jan 21 Jan 26 1079

Feb 18 Feb 23 1079

Mar 18 Mar 23 1079

Apr 22 Apr 27 1079

May 27 Jun 1 1079

Jun 17 Jun 22 1079

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we

can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge.

Single room supplement add €405.

Start Mexico City 7:00am & end Cancun approx. 11:00am.

● Trip spends Xmas in Merida.

■ Trip spends Xmas in Cancun.

For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see

contiki.com/stay longer.

For travel insurance see p.78.

Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture - our 12 day Mexico

Grande trip. When you jump aboard this trip, you’ll be joining a

horde of other travellers who are already geared up in Contiki’s

world-famous exploration mode. Wait until you see the warm

welcome you’ll receive as a new addition to the wolf pack.

EXPLORE MORE:

2018

Jul 1 Jul 6 1079

Jul 15 Jul 20 1079

Aug 5 Aug 10 1079

Aug 26 Aug 31 1079

Sep 23 Sep 28 1079

Oct 21 Oct 26 1079

Nov 18 Nov 23 1079

Dec 9 Dec 14 1079

Dec 23 ■ Dec 28 1079

2019

Jan 20 Jan 25 1079

Feb 17 Feb 22 1079

Have a few more days? Check out the Mexico Grande

& see the Pacific Ocean.

#YUCATANHIGHLIGHTS

CANCUN

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SHORT

TRIPS &

FESTIVALS

1 TRIP

5

DAYS

Welcome to a trip full of colours,

culture, food, lights, dancing and

sights. A whirlwind adventure, full of

white sand beaches, iconic sights and

vibrant night-life.

WHO TRAVELS SHORT TRIPS

& FESTIVALS?

• Those who want to see in the

highlights of Rio de Janeiro

• Those who want to dance till dawn

at the world’s most iconic carnival

destinations

• Those who like to experience the

culture this city has to offer.

FREE WIFI IN ALL

CONTIKI HOTELS

CONTIKI.COM/SHORT-TRIPS-FESTIVALS-LATIN-AMERICA

CONTIKI.

COM/

DEALS

Head to contiki.com/deals for all our latest deals

and money saving shenanigans.

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RIO

CARNIVAL

FESTIVAL

WHY THIS TRIP?

The carnival to end all carnivals, so

pack your best samba moves and

prepare for five days of parties,

parades, an electric atmosphere,

and an utterly unbeatable

experience.

1 World Heritage site visited

5 DAYS · 1 COUNTRY

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

WHAT YOU NEED

TO KNOW

NIGHTS

4 4 nights twin-share hotel

INCLUDED MEALS

6 4 breakfasts (B),

2 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS

Trip will use various modes

of public transport

See p.78 for more info on

our standard inclusions.

ME TIME OPTIONALS

MFavela Tour

MHang Gliding

MEntry to Sugarloaf

Mountain

NO REGRETS

EXPERIENCES

• Carnival tickets &

transfers

• Entry to Christ the

Redeemer

• Rio boat trip & BBQ

FREE WIFI

Free WiFi in

Contiki hotels

DAY 1: Arrive Rio de Janeiro . B e m -

vindo/welcome to Rio de Janeiro, it’s

time to get this carnival started in South

America’s most vibrant city. Check in to

your hotel this afternoon, then head out

to explore. This afternoon, meet up with

your Trip Manager & fellow travel buddies

before heading out for a Brazilian feast.

H ote l (D)

DAY 2: Rio de Janeiro . Today will kick

off with a visit to perhaps South America’s

biggest icon – the Christ the Redeemer

statue. This religious monument casts an

almighty shadow over the city below, &

will be a moment you won’t be forgetting

any time soon. Then, opt to view the other

side of Rio with a favela tour as you start

to get to know this energetic city. Hotel (B)

MChrist the Redeemer

MFavela Tour

DAY 3: Rio de Janeiro . P re p a re fo r

the big night with the option of climbing

the 1,299ft up Sugarloaf Mountain by

glass-panelled cable car. We’ve also got

hang gliding up for grabs to dial up the

day even further. Next we are off to the

Sambadrome parade! The buzz & energy

starts as soon as you walk in. Get ready

for the party of a lifetime until the parade

finishes & we will head back to the hotel.

H ote l (B)

• Carnival tickets & transfers

MHang Gliding

MSugarloaf Mountain

DAY 4: Rio de Janeiro . Time to relax,

recap and enjoy the beach, after the

previous night we know that you need to

rejuvenate the body & take it easy. This

afternoon we will be looking at Rio from

a different perspective. The boat cruise

is the perfect way to get out, inhale the

fresh ocean air and see a few sights with

your now close buddies. With a delicious

BBQ onboard to feast on, you’ll be

f lo a ting o n b lis s . H ote l (B , D)

M Rio Boat Trip & BBQ

DAY 5: Depart Rio de Janeiro . Your

Carnival experience ends after breakfast,

where it’s time to say goodbye to Rio

& swap addresses with your new travel

bu d die s . (B)

CODE: RIOC

BOAT CRUISE

FAVELA TOUR

#CONTIKIRIO

CARNIVAL CONTIKI.COM/RIO-CARNIVAL

LATIN AMERICA 2017-19 77


GOT A QUESTION?

Answers to frequently asked questions & things you need to know:

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

• Coach, mini-coach, van, train, canoe, flights & ‘on trip’

airport transfers listed in the ‘What you need to know’

section as specified.

• Accommodation, breakfasts, lunches & dinners listed in

the ‘What you need to know’ section on trip pages.

• Sightseeing listed in the ‘Itinerary, Sightseeing &

Pricing’ section in each trip itinerary. Unless specified,

entrance fees to these locations are included.

• Experienced Contiki Trip Manager & Local Guides.

• Tips for Local Guides & Local Drivers.

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED?

• Personal expense money.

• Visas, passport fees, personal insurance & medical fees.

• Excess baggage fees & tips for porters.

• Sightseeing, visits & entrance fees & transport other

than those specified on trip pages.

• Me Time optionals such as mountain biking, speed

boat rides etc.

• Lunches (unless specified under ‘What you need to

know’ section) & some dinners.

• Reciprocity Tax in Argentina, Chile & Bolivia for some

nationalities – check with your embassy for more

information

• Departure Tax at airports & boarder crossing fees in

some destinations – see price panels for applicable trips.

• Galapagos National Park Fee of US$100 (must be paid

in cash).

• Ecuador INGALA Fee of US$20.

• Ecuador Isabela Island Fee of US$10.

INCLUDED FLIGHTS

Flights as specified on individual trip itineraries are

included as part of the price. As detailed within our

Booking Conditions (p.79) under ‘General’, we rely on

international conventions regarding air travel and other

transportation as specified. Through enrolment and

payment for your trip you acknowledge and accept such.

Individual electronic tickets may not be issued to you prior

to travel, due to the group nature of the air/flight booking.

In such circumstances you acknowledge that by receipt

of any applicable boarding pass and/or by boarding the

aircraft you have accepted the airlines terms & conditions

of travel, and the application of all relevant international

conventions and applicable national and international

law governing air transportation.

INCLUSIONS

These are the practical bits that are included on every trip:

• An experienced and professional Trip Manager and

Driver team

• Modern, air-conditioned coach or mini coach.

• Tours of all major cities plus orientations in all

other destinations

• Hotel tips, local taxes and service charges

• Boat crossings

Look out for on the trip pages. Where you see these

icons, all of the above are included on your trip.

GROUP SIZE

We average around 40 people per group on our Mexico

trips and no more than 30 on the rest, which is the perfect

size to explore with each region & get amongst it all!.

TRIPS WITHIN TRIPS

You may notice on some of our trips that some groups

join and leave at different stages. That’s because we

offer shorter trips within a larger itinerary, giving greater

choice & flexibility so our travellers can choose when they

start their trip and how long they travel for. For the trips

that allow you this extra flexibility see contiki.com.

CONTIKI GLOSSARY

• Visit - Your trip includes a stop and you’ll get the

opportunity to visit a specific site.

• See/View - You will drive/pass by the site so that you

can see it.

• Sightseeing tour - A guided tour of a city or site.

• Orientation tour - Places of interest are pointed out,

allowing you to go and explore them in your own time.

HOW MUCH MONEY DO I NEED?

You will need to ensure you allow enough money to cover

lunches & dinners not included in the trip price, souvenirs,

shopping, drinks, ME Time optionals, entrance fees to

some attractions & evening entertainment.

When travelling within Latin America, you’ll find that

you’ll often be using local currency, particularly in remote

areas. The local currencies are the Nuevo Sol (Peru),

Peso (Argentina), Real (Brazil), US$ (Ecuador), Colón

(Costa Rica), Quetzal (Guatemala), Belize Dollar (Belize),

Boliviano (Bolivia) & Peso (Chile).

The countries we visit rely largely on cash as opposed

to credit cards or travellers cheques. In the larger cities

you’ll find that established stores will accept credit cards.

VISA is the most readily accepted, but stores normally

charge a surcharge. Local market stalls will operate on a

cash only basis.

Local currency is available through cash (ATM) machines

however you shouldn’t depend solely on a credit/debit

card for cash as they are not accepted in all areas & ATM

maintenance is often neglected. ATMs are available in

Lima, Buenos Aires, Cusco, Quito, Guayaquil, San José, La

Paz, Mexico City & Guatemala City Airports.

We recommend that you carry cash in small

denominations of both US$ & local currency and have

more than one credit card. Please note that travellers

cheques are generally only accepted in big cities at money

exchanges or banks. USD is preferred in Argentina &

should be brought with you into the country as it is not

available through cash machines (ATM).

HOW MUCH LUGGAGE CAN I BRING?

Baggage is restricted to only one reasonably sized

backpack/suitcase & one carry-on bag & luggage policies

are strictly enforced. There are some things to consider

when packing for a Contiki Latin America Trip, including

leaving space for on trip purchases:

• Due to the large number of flights on Contiki Latin

America trips, your luggage needs to meet the weight &

restrictions imposed by airlines. These limits are imposed

by the airlines, not by Contiki. Contiki is not responsible

for any costs incurred by overweight luggage. Please

refer to contiki.com/luggage for more info.

• You are responsible for carrying your own luggage.

At times this will be in hotels without elevators (as is

common in the region) or on various forms of transport.

• At hotels without elevators there may be porters but

this is not guaranteed.

• We recommend small hand luggage for the Galapagos

– Larger luggage can be stored at the Guayaquil hotel

to be retrieved on return.

Please keep your luggage to a maximum suitcase size

of 73cm x 50cm x 25cm (29” x 20” x 10”) & maximum

weight of 20kg (44lbs), plus one small handbag / daypack

that can be used as an overnight bag for Machu Picchu

Pueblo (see below).

Important: Every Contiki trip to Peru includes a train

journey round-trip to Machu Picchu Pueblo where we

overnight. The train operators, have strict baggage

allowances. You are allowed to carry as hand luggage

a day pack/backpack with a weight of no more

than 5kg/11lb & with a maximum size of 62 linear

inches/157cm (length + height + width). Perurail will

charge for excess baggage. A daypack/backpack of

approx 26L capacity is suggested. Contiki will store your

main luggage at our Cusco hotel during this time.

For the new Ultimate Inca 4 day trek, a small day bag

is recommended for the day hikes, with travelers being

provided with an additional duffle bag for overnight

essentials. This duffel will be carried by our porters. Contiki

will store your main luggage at the Cusco hotel during

this time. Visit contiki.com/ultimate-inca for a full packing

list. Note: Travellers can rent sleeping bags for the 4 day

trek in Cusco.

Baggage is carried at the owner’s risk & baggage

insurance is strongly recommended. Luggage is not

guaranteed or included in the cost of your trip & Contiki

reserves the right to refuse to accept over sized baggage

on your trip.

Note: Contiki is not responsible for any fees incurred as a

result of overweight luggage.

PAST TRAVELLER 5% DISCOUNT

We’re head over heels for our Contiki travellers,

particularly those that love us so much they come back

for more. That’s why when you travel with us; we’ll offer

you a 5% discount on the land portion of your trips from

then on. And we’ve even wrestled our TTC sister brands

(found here - ttc.com) into offering the same.

Here’s what you need to know:

• You must have returned and finished your first Contiki

trip before you can cash in on your 5% discount on your

next adventure

• Past traveller discounts can be applied to trips of 7 days

or longer only

• If you’re buying more than one trip back to back, the

5% discount will apply to the most expensive trip

• We’re going to need a deposit before the discount can

be applied to the booking

• You can’t use it on pre & post-trip accommodation rates

& other selected products (because we offer great prices

for our travellers on these already)

• Once you’re a past passenger, you’re eligible for a

5% discount every 6 months so you can keep going

with Contiki

• The discount applies to brochured prices only & cannot

be combined with any non-brochured special market

promotions

Sound good to you crazy Contiki lovers?

ME TIME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

WHEN DO I CHOOSE?

Optionals are arranged & paid for on your trip. By leaving

the final decisions until then you can choose at the same

time as your new friends. You’ll get great value as we get

you great rates & your Trip Manager can offer personal

advice. Some activities are seasonal & weather dependent

as well.

HOW DO I PAY?

All Me Time Optionals can be paid cash in Local Currency

or USD which is preferred in Argentina – see “HOW MUCH

MONEY DO I NEED”

ACCEPTANCE OF RISK

It’s important that you acknowledge that at times

travelling on a Contiki Latin America trip may be more

adventurous & presents greater challenges than your

normal daily life. The civil infrastructure, medical facilities,

transportation, telecommunications & accommodation

standards may not be what you are used to. Cleanliness &

hygiene standards also vary. As such there is some degree

of personal risk inherent in travelling Latin America & as a

Contiki traveller you accept this.

BROCHURE AUTHENTICITY

We have put a great deal of effort into producing this

brochure. The information given & literature produced

by Contiki has been compiled with care & is published

in good faith. Sometimes, because of circumstances

outside our control, we have to alter some activities due

to seasonal closing or repairs to buildings, etc., especially

early or late in the season. If this happens, alternatives

will be arranged.

DO I NEED VACCINATIONS?

At the time this brochure went to press (May, 2017) the

following immunisations are recommended for travellers

in Latin America by the CDC (The Centre for Disease

Control):

Travellers should be up to date with their routine

vaccinations: Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR) Diphtheria/

Pertussis/Tetanus (DPT), Poliovirus etc.

Recommended for Argentina, Bolivia, Belize, Brazil,

Guatemala & Peru: Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Typhoid &

Rabies. Malaria & Yellow Fever are also an issue in Puerto

Maldonado, Iquitos, Iguassu Falls. You should consult

your local doctor or travel agent on what vaccinations

&/or preventative medicines would be required. Many

countries such as Costa Rica and Bolivia require a yellow

fever vaccination if you are travelling from a country

where yellow fever exists. Please be sure to check the

requirements for each country Don’t forget to bring with

you any medication that you may require en route such

as antihistamines, antibiotics, etc

DO I NEED A PASSPORT OR VISA?

Depending on your nationality, you may require visas to

enter certain countries included in your Latin America trip.

You are fully responsible for obtaining all necessary

visas PRIOR to the departure of your trip. Any costs

whatsoever regarding obtaining, replacing or changing

visas whilst on your trip (including accommodation,

meals, flights & transfers incurred due to associated

delays) are at your own expense.

Contiki is not legally permitted to knowingly allow

anybody who does not have a valid visa to join a trip. Visa

& other entry & exit conditions (such as currency, arrival/

departure taxes, customs & quarantine regulations)

change regularly. Visit contiki.com/visas for more

information. Alternatively, consult your travel agent or

visit your local embassy to determine which visas you

require.

Your passport must have at least six months validity at

time of travel. Local immigration authorities may deny

entry & deport people who do not meet this requirement,

even if they intend on staying only for a short period.

Important to consider:

1. Visas can take up to six weeks & a fee is normally

charged.

2. Failure to obtain all necessary visas could cause you

to miss part of your trip & will result in you incurring

considerable expense & inconvenience.

3. Contiki is not responsible for any costs incurred as a

result of you failing to obtain all necessary visas before

the departure of your trip.

4. It is better to apply for all visas through your travel

agent before you leave home.

5. It is very important that the entry & exit dates are

correct on the visa. Your travel agent will contact

Contiki for full details.

6. You will need a machine-readable passport.

NO COMPULSORY TIPPING - REWARD

ONLY EXCELLENCE!

Every country in the world has different tipping customs &

in Latin America, within service industries, tipping is

common practice. Tipping is totally optional & only given

if you feel the service has exceeded your expectations. If

you think your Contiki Team have done an exceptional

job then you may wish to tip them.

This is entirely discretionary – it’s completely up to you.

No compulsory tipping – reward only excellence!

WILL I GET MORE INFORMATION?

Upon receipt of final payment, your trip documentation

will be released 21 days prior to your departure. You’ll

receive a comprehensive day-by-day itinerary including

full details & costs of all optional activities available on

your trip. Your free Contiki document wallet* & luggage

tag will be sent to you with your travel documents. The

wallet is a safe place for your tickets & passport.

* Contiki reserves the right to substitute an alternative

travel accessory for the Contiki document wallet.

BOOKING SECURITY

Contiki has been running trips for young people since

1962. It is a matter of law that tour operators must fully

protect their clients’ funds under regulations specified by

the European Community Package Travel Directive. We

confirm that Contiki is fully complying with the law,

therefore your monies are fully protected. Contiki

Holidays Limited is a member of the Association of British

Travel Agents under membership number Y1792. ABTA &

ABTA Members help holidaymakers to get the most from

their travel & assist them when things do not go

according to plan. We are obliged to maintain a high

standard of service to you by ABTA’s Code of Conduct.

For further information about ABTA, the Code of Conduct

& the arbitration scheme available to you if you have a

complaint, contact ABTA, 30 Park Street, London SE1

9EQ. Tel: 020 3117 0500 or www.abta.com. Contiki

Holidays also holds a current ATOL Licence No. 10144.

When you buy an ATOL protected air holiday package

and/or flights from Contiki Holidays Limited you will

receive a Confirmation Invoice from us (or via our

authorised agent through which you booked) confirming

your arrangements and your protection under our Air

Travel Organiser’s Licence. In the unlikely event of our

insolvency, the CAA will ensure that you are not stranded

abroad and will arrange to refund any money you have

paid to us for an advance booking. For further

information, visit the ATOL website at www.caa.co.uk. Not

all holiday or travel services offered and sold by us will be

protected by the ATOL scheme. Please ask us to confirm

what protection may apply to your booking. Only

bookings from countries subject to the EC Package Travel

Directive will receive financial protection from ABTA and

the CAA.

TRIP REGISTRATION

Ready, set, go! You’re booked & it’s nearly go time,

however just like when you’re taking a flight, it’s

important you provide us with all your details before you

can travel. Check out www.contiki.com/tripregistration

to log into your booking.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Security is a major concern to all of us and the situation

globally is constantly changing. Events around the world,

coupled with the “Travel Advisories“ put out by various

governments, may at times necessitate changes to the

accommodations and itinerary or even trip cancellation.

Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for further

information in this regard. You must accept these risks

involved in travel to any country that may experience

security difficulties and accept responsibility for your own

travel decisions.

WHAT ELSE?

Regular passport checks are common throughout Latin

America. It’s essential that when you book your trip that

you provide the passport details for the passport you will

be travelling with.

COMPULSORY INSURANCE

Travel insurance is compulsory on our trips. Visit

contiki.com/insurance. It is compulsory that you take out

comprehensive insurance cover for cancellation, personal

injury, death, medical expenses, repatriation expenses

and evacuation expenses before you travel on a

Contiki holiday.

We strongly recommend your insurance also covers

personal liability and loss of personal property. Please

check that the insurance covers all of the activities that

you are going to be participating in. Some policies exclude

certain adventure activities. This should be arranged at

the time of payment of the deposit and will, in certain

circumstances, cover you against loss of deposit or

cancellation fees from the date of confirmation of your

booking, as shown in the insurance policy. Contiki cannot

be held responsible for your failure to take out

appropriate insurance and we recommend you purchase

your insurance at or soon after booking your trip. You also

agree to indemnify us against all third-party claims,

actions, damages and remedies which may be brought

against us in respect of your participation in the holiday.

PHOTOGRAPHY CREDITS

Photos Courtesy of © Colca Canyon Casa de Mama Yacchi

p.12-13 Colca Canyon Lodge. Photos Courtesy of © Jungle

Lodge, Totuguero p.13 Jungle Lodge. Photos Courtesy

of © Hotel Las Farolas, Antigua p.13 Hotel Room. No

Regrets p.16-17 Photos Courtesy of © @ishashley92, @

kelleysheenan, @stevenleidel, @emilygillxo, @ishcontiki, @

soph_willo, @taradise6, @see_what_the_day_brings.

WARDROBE CREDITS

Model wardrobe and styling a combination of Kivari &

models’ own.

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LATIN AMERICA 2017-19 79

The following Booking Conditions, have to the extent possible, taken account of

the European Community Package Travel Directive. Legal interpretation on

specific clauses of this directive may vary between European Community

member states. Contiki accept that the legal interpretation of the member state

where the booking is made will prevail over the following Booking Conditions

where the Package Travel Directive have been adopted into law.

OUR RESPONSIBILITIES

1. YOUR HOLIDAY RESERVATION

On receipt of your deposit, subject to availability and at our discretion, Contiki will

reserve your place on your selected holiday. A contract is made between you and

Contiki Holidays Limited (Registered in Guernsey No. 50681 (Contiki)) only upon

your booking being confirmed and accepted by us and our communication

thereof to you or your travel agent.

2. YOUR FINANCIAL PROTECTION

Contiki are a member of ABTA and hold ATOL Number 10144 issued by the

Civil Aviation Authority, which provide for your protection in the event of our

insolvency. Only bookings from countries subject to the EC Package Travel

Directive will receive financial protection from ABTA & CAA. Many of the flights

and flight-inclusive holidays in this brochure are financially protected by the

ATOL scheme. But ATOL protection does not apply to all holiday and travel

services listed in this brochure. Please ask us to confirm what protection may

apply to your booking. If you do not receive an ATOL Certificate then the booking

will not be ATOL protected. If you do receive an ATOL Certificate but all the parts

of your trip are not listed on it, those parts will not be ATOL protected. Please see

our booking conditions for information, or for more information about financial

protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate

When you buy an ATOL protected flight or flight inclusive holiday from us you

will receive an ATOL Certificate. This lists what is financially protected, where

you can get information on what this means for you and who to contact if things

go wrong. We, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL Certificate, will provide

you with the services listed on the ATOL Certificate (or a suitable alternative).

In some cases, where neither we nor the supplier are able to do so for reasons

of insolvency, an alternative ATOL holder may provide you with the services

you have bought or a suitable alternative (at no extra cost to you). You agree

to accept that in those circumstances the alternative ATOL holder will perform

those obligations and you agree to pay any money outstanding to be paid by you

under your contract to that alternative ATOL holder. However, you also agree

that in some cases it will not be possible to appoint an alternative ATOL holder,

in which case you will be entitled to make a claim under the ATOL scheme (or

your credit card issuer where applicable). If we, or the suppliers identified on

your ATOL certificate, are unable to provide the services listed (or a suitable

alternative, through an alternative ATOL holder or otherwise) for reasons of

insolvency, the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust may make a payment to (or

confer a benefit on) you under the ATOL scheme. You agree that in return for

such a payment or benefit you assign absolutely to those Trustees any claims

which you have or may have arising out of or relating to the non-provision of

the services, including any claim against us, the travel agent (or your credit

card issuer where applicable). You also agree that any such claims may be

re-assigned to another body, if that other body has paid sums you have claimed

under the ATOL scheme.

Any monies paid to us for non-licensable products (accommodation and

packages which do not include flight elements) are protected by means of

a bond held by us with ABTA. This means that if, in the unlikely event of our

insolvency, the accommodation or package cannot be provided, the client will

receive their money back or, if their stay has started, arrangements will be made

for them to be able to continue as planned.

3. PRICE GUARANTEE

Prices in this brochure are based on costs, taxes (including VAT/ sales taxes),

levies & exchange rates as at 20th April, 2017. Should these costs change, it may

be necessary to make a surcharge on the price of your holiday. Should the total

trip price increase by more than 10% you will have the right to cancel within 7

days of notification without penalty. No surcharge in respect of cost or currency

fluctuations will be made once payment of the deposit for your land trip has been

received. This guarantee excludes fuel surcharges & does not apply to any taxes,

charges or levies imposed by any government or their agencies. In exchange for

these guarantees, no refund will be made if costs are reduced.

4. IF WE CANCEL OR CHANGE YOUR HOLIDAY

4.1 Contiki reserves the right to change or cancel your booking in accordance

with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control.

4.2 Should change or cancellation prove necessary we will give you reasonable

notice thereof, in the circumstances, and where available, offer you a comparable

alternative. Where cancellation is necessary, a minimum period of 45 days notice

will be given by us unless the circumstances leading to the cancellation were

beyond our reasonable control.

4.3 If an alternative is not available or acceptable you will be entitled to either a

full refund of monies paid by you to us or transfer to another Contiki holiday

without payment of any transfer fee.

4.4 If the change or cancellation is due to force majeure (i.e. circumstances like

political unrest, war or threat of war, riots, civil strife, closure of airports or ports,

industrial disputes, terrorist activity, natural and nuclear disasters, fire, epidemic

or health risk, Acts of God, adverse weather conditions or other similar events

beyond Contiki’s control) we will give a full refund of any monies paid to us less

reasonable expenses incurred by us in respect of your booking.

4.5 Contiki is not responsible for the cost of any other travel arrange-ments

affected due to cancellation or the rescheduling of any holiday.

5. HOLIDAY DETAILS AND CONDITIONS

5.1 The information in our brochure is correct to the best of our knowledge at the

time of going to print (May, 2017) but we cannot guarantee that any item or

amenity mentioned will be available especially where we have no direct control

over it.

5.2 Contiki will do their best, at their discretion, to select accommodation,

sightseeing trips and transportation to give you good value for money.

5.3 Contiki constantly strives to improve trip itineraries and features. If such

improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control

make changes necessary, we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute

hotels. Contiki is not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected due to

our cancellations.

5.4 We reserve the right to alter or substitute the type, size of vehicle and/

or the style of transport mentioned in the brochure, resulting in occasionally

having to utilise transport without some of the features promoted including WiFi

& power points.

5.5 Complimentary WiFi service is available in many Contiki guestrooms and/

or the public areas of most properties. In many itineraries there is paid WiFi

on-board the coaches. The WiFi on the coaches uses the cellular phone network

and as a result the connection will be slower than standard broadband and at

times may not be available. In some countries and on some coaches this service

will not be available.

6. LIABILITY

6.1 Your travel agent shall, on the receipt of any monies, hold such monies for

you until the booking is confirmed at which time those monies shall be remitted

promptly by your travel agent to us. All such monies received by us will be

deposited as required by law. Any money paid to a travel agent where land

arrangements and flights are booked together is held by the travel agent on

behalf of Contiki at all times.

6.2 We will be entitled to keep for our account any interest earned on such

monies.

6.3 All monies paid by you to us through your travel agent or otherwise, whether

in respect of the deposit or full payment, may be disbursed by us as and when we

see fit, in respect of the services to be provided and/or fees payable under your

selected holiday. The payment of a deposit or any other monies in respect of

your holiday shall be deemed to be an authorisation for disbursement thereof

as aforesaid.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

1. BOOKING YOUR HOLIDAY

1.1 In order to reserve your holiday, a deposit of €100, per person per trip, or the

full amount payable if booking is made within 45 days of your trip departure, must

be submitted to Contiki by you in respect of that holiday. This payment is in

addition to any deposit required by your travel agent. The deposit is accepted as a

first instalment of the holiday price by Contiki only once the booking has been

confirmed in writing by Contiki or your travel agent.

1.2 Your land reservation will be confirmed on receipt of a non-refundable deposit

of €100 per person, per trip, which must be within 7 days of booking or the

reservation will automatically be cancelled.

1.3 Any special meal requirements will be made on a request basis only. Contiki

cannot guarantee special meal requests nor will it assume any responsibility or

liability if clients’ special meal requirements are not fulfilled.

1.4 Inca Trail Trek. If you wish to book a trip including the Inca Trail Trek

you will be required to make an additional non-refundable deposit at the time

of booking. Your Reservations Agent will advise you of the additional amount

required. Should Contiki be unable to obtain a trail pass for the date requested

your additional deposit will be refunded in full.

You will need to provide your passport details at the time of booking & you will

need your passport to enter the trail. It is important that the passport information

you submit with your application is exactly the same as the passport you will

use to travel to Latin America & it must have 6 months validity at the time of

travel. If your information changes it can result in a penalty & cancellation of your

admission to the trail. No refunds will be given.

1.5 Rio Carnival Sambadrome Ticket if you wish to book the Rio Carnival

trip you will be required to make an additional non-refundable deposit at time

of booking. Your reservations agent will advise you of the additional amount

required.

2. PAYING THE BALANCE

2.1 The balance of the holiday price must be paid by no later than 45 days before

the scheduled holiday departure date from your home country which shall be by

the due date stated on the confirmation issued to you by Contiki. When making

multi-trip bookings, full payment is due no later than 45 days before scheduled

departure date of the first departing trip.

2.2 If payment isn’t made by the due date, Contiki may assume that you have

cancelled and cancellation charges in accordance with clause 3 below will be

levied by Contiki.

2.3 Tickets and other documents will not be forwarded until full payment has

been received by us.

2.4 In the case of Late Bookings made within 45 days of your departure from

your home country, the full cost of the holiday will be payable immediately on

booking and we reserve the right to provide all travel documents at the holiday

departure point.

2.5 Contiki reserves the right to cancel the booking and apply cancellation

charges should payments not be received within the above specified periods.

3. IF YOU CANCEL

3.1 FlexDeposit : We know that travel plans can change. If you need to cancel for

any reason, your deposit will remain secure until you’re ready to use it.* Or if you

can’t go, you deposit value is also transferable, so you can gift your deposit at no

extra cost.*

*With FlexDeposit, the value of the original deposit can be used as credit towards

booking a new trip with Contiki. Original deposit refers to the trips deposit only

and excludes any addition deposits such as Inca Trail, or flights. Deposit credit is

not valid on existing bookings. The credit will be applied as a discount on the final

payment of your new trip. The amount allowed to be redeemed is equal to the

original deposit amount paid. In the case of multiple deposits due to back to back

trips, only one deposit amount can be credited per trip, they cannot be combined.

However multiple trips can be booked using multiple expired deposits. Valid on all

Contiki trips 7 days or longer. Credit is valid until the client turns 36. i.e. fitting

within Contiki’s age limit as per Contiki’s booking conditions. Credit can be gifted

to family or friends. To gift to family or friend the customer must email

confirmation to Contiki stating the nominated name. Gifting only valid within 5

calendar years of the original booking. (eg cancelled in 2014, valid on trips up to

end of 2019). The credit has no cash value and is non-refundable. The credit is

combinable with all other applicable discounts. FlexDeposit is not combinable

with Early Payment Discounts or Last Minute Deals within 120 days of original

travel date.

3.2 Your deposit is non-refundable upon cancellation by you.

3.3 Upon cancellation you will be liable to pay a fee to cover the estimate of cost

and expenses incurred by us in the terms of the schedule set out hereunder. This

is expressed as a percentage of the holiday price and is calculated as follows:

PERIOD OF NOTICE

CANCELLATION FEE

Over 45 days notice: ...............................................................Deposit is forfeited

45-22 days: ..................................................................................25% of trip fare

21-8 days: ....................................................................................50% of trip fare

7-1 days: ......................................................................................75% of trip fare

Day of departure: .......................................................................100% of trip fare

NB: Please note, Contiki’s cancellation policy is different in Latin America due

to internal flight ticketing timeframes & ground transportation confirmations.

These must be booked well in advance in order to secure high quality services

that adhere to our strict safety standards. Where the percentage cancellation

fee is less than the trip deposit, the cancellation fee will equal loss of deposit.

If the reason for cancellation falls within the terms of any vacation insurance

policy which you hold, then any such charges may, subject to the terms of your

insurance policy, be refunded to you by the insurance company.

All cancellation policies valid as at 12th May, 2017 and are subject to change.

Final policy will be confirmed at the time of booking.

3.4 Any cancellation of additional services within 14 days from date of service,

such as pre & post accommodation & transfers, will incur a 100% cancellation

fee. For cancellation of additional services outside of 14 days from date of service,

please refer to the above cancellation policy.

3.5 These cancellation fees are in addition to any cancellation fees that may be

levied by your travel agent. All cancellation policies valid as at 17th February,

2017 and are subject to change. Final policy will be confirmed at the time of

booking.

4. IF YOU CHANGE YOUR BOOKING

4.1 If after your booking has been confirmed, you wish to change to an alternate

departure date you may do so subject to availability & provided the new holiday

date is also in this brochure.

4.2 A fee of €25 per person will be charged for any revision or alteration made to

a reservation after the booking is confirmed, unless the change increases the

value of the booking. A change of booking within 45 days of departure will be

treated as a cancellation & normal cancellation fees will apply (as detailed in

section 3) except when the change is to an earlier departure date of equivalent or

greater value, in which case a €25 per person amendment fee will be charged in

addition to any amendment fees imposed due to internal flights/local ferries.

4.3 Transfer of the package to another traveller is allowed, however both the

original booker and transferee are liable for the payment of any outstanding

monies. This may also include any service charges/amendment fees levied on

Contiki by 3rd party contractors.

5. HOLIDAY DETAILS & CONDITIONS

5.1 Please read the brochure carefully for those items included in the price. No

allowance or refund can be made for meals, accommodation, excursions, etc.

that you elect not to take, or when museums, shops, etc are closed. Hotel

facilities may vary from place to place. Meals may vary in style.

5.2 Clients must be aged between 18 & 35 inclusive to travel on Contiki trips.

Contiki’s holidays are specifically planned for those in the 18 through 35 age

group. Consequently the facilities & activities on a Contiki holiday are not

appropriate to persons outside this age bracket. If you have a question regarding

the age groups, you are welcome to discuss this with a Contiki staff member.

5.3 Contiki strives to provide a safe, enjoyable & memorable travel experience for

all passengers. Contiki welcomes passengers with special needs or disabilities.

However, please note the following:

• Passengers are required to advise Contiki, in advance, of any physical, medical

or other special needs that require accommodation.

• All guests must ensure they are medically & physically fit for travel. Contiki may

impose safety requirements necessary for the safe operation of the trip. Contiki

may also exclude an individual from participating in a trip or an activity if that

individual’s participation poses a direct threat to health or safety.

• Contiki does not provide personal devices (such as wheelchairs, hearing aids or

prescription eye glasses) or services of a personal nature (such as pushing a

wheelchair or assistance in eating, assisting with luggage, toileting or

dressing,). A companion capable of providing such assistance must accompany

any passenger who requires services of a personal nature.

• Contiki does not employ medical personnel. Any necessary medical attention

will be provided by a local facility at the passenger’s expense. Contiki is

not responsible or liable for any losses or costs incurred as a result of

medical services obtained while on your trip, or for the quality of the care

or services received.

• Passengers should be aware some trips include rough terrain, extensive

walking over cobblestone streets, uneven pavement, steps & locations &

overnight accommodations which may not be easily accessible or accessible by

wheelchair. During the trip, Contiki may make arrangements with carriers,

hotels & other independent suppliers to provide travel services. These parties

are independent entities over which Contiki has no control. Accommodations on

international trips may differ from those in North America. Contiki cannot

guarantee disability access or accommodations for passengers traveling on

international trips.

• Passengers are required to carry their own luggage to the coach & also to their

rooms, there may be times passengers are required to carry their luggage far

distances & up many flights of stairs with no assistance.

• Contiki may, in its sole discretion, decline the booking of any passenger or

remove any passenger who cannot comply or refuses to comply with Contiki’s

terms & conditions. Contiki is not responsible for any costs incurred in the event

a passenger is removed from a trip. Passengers agree not to hold Contiki or any

of its related entities liable for any actions taken under these terms &

conditions.

5.4 You are responsible for all travel arrangements & costs to/from the point of

commencement/conclusion of the holiday.

5.5.1 There may be times when the Contiki Representative has to make a

decision in your best interests or the best interests of their group. You agree to

comply with the authority & decisions of the appointed Contiki Representative &

the laws of the country in which you are travelling. If you do not so comply or if, in

the Contiki Representative’s opinion, you are not compatible with the general

enjoyment & well being of other members on the holiday or smooth operation of

the holiday itself, we reserve the right to refuse to let you continue with the

holiday. We do not tolerate the possession or carriage of illegal or restricted

substances (drugs). Furthermore, you agree that your fellow travellers & any

Contiki Representative have the right to travel/work in a safe environment. Any

threats to their safety, well being or inappropriate behaviour by you, whether

verbal or physical, will be taken extremely seriously & may result in the

immediate termination of your holiday. In such event, you will be responsible for

your own repatriation & related costs & have no claims against us.

5.5.2 You are responsible for any costs incurred as a result of damage or excess

cleaning fees related to your accommodation. You are advised to immediately

report any pre-existing damage in your room to hotel staff &/or a Contiki Trip

Manager as soon as it is discovered.

5.5.3 The Company may, in its sole discretion, decline the booking of any

passenger or remove any passenger who cannot comply or refuses to comply

with the Company’s terms & conditions. The Company is not responsible for any

costs incurred in the event a passenger is removed from a trip. Passengers agree

not to hold the Company or any of its related entities liable for any actions taken

under these terms & conditions.

5.6 Where the passenger occupies a motorcoach seat fitted with a safety belt,

neither the operator or service providers, agents or cooperating organisations

shall be liable for any illness, injury or death nor any loss, damages or claims

whatsoever arising from any accident or incident, if the safety belt is not being

worn at the time of the accident or incident.

5.7 It is your responsibility to have a valid passport & all visas, permits &

certificates required for your selected holiday as well as any necessary

vaccinations & to comply with all applicable laws.

5.8 You agree that our Trip Manager or Contiki Representatives may take

photographs & films of you while you are on holiday & that these may be used in

our Group brochures &/or advertising or publicity material without obtaining any

further consent or payment in respect of such photographs &/or films.

5.9 Should you have a complaint in respect of the holiday, you should inform the

Contiki Representative during the course of the holiday & if the matter cannot be

resolved after the representative’s best endeavours to do so during the holiday,

your complaint should be made in writing to Contiki as soon as is reasonably

possible after the holiday but within 42 days thereof so that your complaint can be

investigated. If you do not write within 42 days, your rights under this contract

may be affected. If you choose to write to Contiki via the Internet, please provide

your home address so that we are able to reply to you in writing.

5.10.1 The contract & all matters arising in respect hereof shall be subject to

Guernsey Law, unless we agree otherwise in writing.

5.10.2 If any provision of this contract is held invalid or unenforceable by any

court of competent jurisdiction, that provision shall be deemed to be re-written to

give effect to the same purpose within the permitted limits of the law. The validity

& enforceability of the other provisions shall not be affected.

5.10.3 If you are unsuccessful in any legal action instituted against us, you agree

to pay all our costs, including but not limited to, attorney/client costs.

6. COMPULSORY INSURANCE

Travel insurance is compulsory on our trips, visit contiki.com/insurance for

more info. It is compulsory that you take out comprehensive insurance cover for

cancellation, personal injury, death, medical expenses, repatriation expenses

and evacuation expenses before you travel on a Contiki holiday. We strongly

recommend your insurance also covers cancellation, personal liability and loss

of personal property. Please check that the insurance covers all of the activities

that you are going to be participating in. Some policies exclude certain adventure

activities. This should be arranged at the time of payment of the deposit and

will, in certain circumstances, cover you against loss of deposit or cancellation

fees from the date of confirmation of your booking, as shown in the insurance

policy. Contiki cannot be held responsible for your failure to take out appropriate

insurance. You also agree to indemnify us against all third-party claims, actions,

damages and remedies which may be brought against us in respect of your

participation in the holiday.

7. ILLNESS OR ABSENTEEISM

In the event of your withdrawal from a holiday after the commencement as a

result of illness, you must obtain a medical certificate in support of any insurance

claim. No refunds will be made for any absence from the trip.

8. WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED IN THE HOLIDAY PRICE:

Airfares to & from your holiday destination (unless you have booked a trip & fly

package), airport taxes, passport & visa fees, insurance, laundry, phone calls,

beverages, meals not detailed in the itinerary, tips to Trip Managers & Trip

Drivers, items of a personal nature, excess baggage & optional excursions.

9. WEATHER CONDITIONS

Under no circumstances can we be held responsible for snow or weather

conditions, nor can any holiday be cancelled or amended by you at any time on

the basis of snow or weather conditions.

10. LUGGAGE RESTRICTIONS

Luggage is restricted to one reasonable sized, non-expanding suitcase size up to

29” x 20” x 10” (73cm x 50cm x 25cm) & the maximum weight of 20 kilos

(44lbs.) plus one small hand/day bag that can go on the coach with you. Contiki

reserves the right to refuse to accept larger suitcases on the trip.

GENERAL

1. CONTRACTING PARTIES

1.1 The Booking Conditions detailed herein contain the entire contract between

you & Contiki. No representation, term, warranty or condition can be expressed or

implied by reference to any other writing, advertisement or conversation.

This contract may only be varied in writing by a duly authorised officer or director

of Contiki.

1.2 Your contract is with us as the trip operating company. At any time & at our

complete discretion we may nominate to you in writing any other company or

person to have the benefit of some or all of those provisions of this contract,

which we may then specify, as if you had agreed the provisions concerned

directly with that company or person in the first place as well as agreeing them

with us. We may at our complete discretion assign all or any rights & liabilities

arising under or by virtue of this or any other contract with you.

1.3 Transportation companies, airlines etc. are not to be held responsible for any

act, omission or event during the time passengers are not on board planes,

transportation or conveyances. We rely on international conventions, national &

international law, which may apply to the services provided by us, our suppliers or

agents with respect to any claim of any nature brought by you against us as a

result of the provision of those services. International conventions which apply

may include: Warsaw Convention 1929, (as amended by Hague Protocol &

Montreal Protocol) in relation to air travel, or Montreal Convention; the Berne

Convention for rail travel; Athens Convention 1974 for carriage by sea; the Geneva

Convention for carriage by road & the Paris Convention 1962 for Hotels. We are to

be regarded as having all benefit of these conventions on limiting our liability in

relation to any claim for death, injury, loss, damage & delay to passengers &

luggage. Enrolment in & payment for a trip shall constitute agreement &

acceptance by the passenger of the terms & conditions set forth in this brochure

which cannot be varied except in writing by an officer of the Company.

1.4 Contiki is not a carrier or hotelier nor does it own aircraft, hotels or coaches.

All bookings with carriers, hoteliers & other service providers are subject to the

terms & conditions & limitations of liability imposed by those carriers, hoteliers, &

other service providers. Please note that some of these limit or exclude liability in

respect of death, personal injury, delay & loss or damage to baggage. Whilst we

cannot accept any responsibility for any loss as a result of such actions or as a

result of any act or omission of any such third-parties, we will give every

reasonable assistance in helping to resolve any reasonable dispute. Please also

note that Contiki cannot be held responsible for the failure of any of these parties

to provide facilities or services for handicapped clients (see also 5.3 under Holiday

Details & Conditions).

1.5 Please note that no airline or carrier depicted or recommended in this

brochure by virtue of their endorsement of this brochure represent themselves

either as contracting with any purchaser of a holiday from Contiki or as having

any other legal relationship with any such purchaser.

1.6 Every effort is made to ensure brochure accuracy at the time of going to print,

however Contiki cannot be held responsible for printing or typographical errors, or

errors arising from unforeseen circumstances.

2. ARBITRATION

Disputes arising out of, or in connection with, this contract which cannot be

amicably settled, may be referred to arbitration, if the customer so wishes, under a

special scheme arranged by the Association of British Travel Agents, &

administered independently by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. The scheme

provides for a simple & inexpensive method of arbitration on documents alone with

restricted liability on the customer in respect of costs. Full details will be provided

on request or can be obtained from the ABTA website (www.abta.com). The

scheme does not apply to claims for an amount greater than £5,000 per person.

There is also a limit of £25,000 per booking form. Neither does it apply to claims,

which are solely in respect of physical injury or illness or their consequences. The

scheme can however deal with compensation claims which include an element of

minor injury or illness subject to a limit of £1,500 on the amount the arbitrator can

award per person in respect of this element. The application for arbitration &

Statement of Claim must be received by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators within

eighteen months of the date of return from the holiday. Outside this time limit

arbitration under the Scheme may still be available if the company agrees, but the

ABTA code does not require such agreement.

3. VALIDITY

The programmes advertised in this brochure are valid from August 2017

to March 2019.

4. OPERATING COMPANIES

The programmes advertised in this brochure are owned and operated

by: Contiki Holidays Latin America, Travel House, Rue Du Manoir, St

Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 2JH Channel Islands. Please note that Contiki

utilises ground handlers to assist with the operation of our products.

These ground handlers include: Journey Mexico (Mexico, Belize,

Guatemala), Galakiwi (Ecuador & Galapagos Islands), Costa Rican

Trails (Costa Rica), & Altura Travel (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil & Peru).

Adsmundo (Chile).

5. CONTIKI IS REPRESENTED IN:

Australia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Germany, Hong Kong,

Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand,

Philippines, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand,

United Kingdom and USA.

Contiki is a registered trademark of Contiki Tours International Ltd, Guernsey.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

ABTA statement: Contiki Holidays Ltd is a member of ABTA under the following

membership number: Y1792. ABTA and ABTA Members help holidaymakers to

get the most from their travel and assist when things don’t go according to plan.

We are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA’s Code of

Conduct. For more information on ABTA, the Code of Conduct and the arbitration

scheme available to you if you have a complaint, contact ABTA, 30 Park Street,

London SE1 9EQ, tel 020 3117 0500 www.abta.com

DATA PROTECTION STATEMENT

Please be assured that we have measures in place to protect the personal

booking information held by us. This information will be passed on to the principal

and to the relevant suppliers of your travel arrangements. The information may

also be provided to public authorities such as customs or immigration if required

by them, or as required by law. Certain information may also be passed on

to security or credit checking companies. If you travel outside the European

Economic Area, controls on data protection may not be as strong as the legal

requirements in this country. We will only pass your information on to persons

responsible for your travel arrangements. This applies to any sensitive information

that you give to us such as details of any disabilities, or dietary/religious

requirements. (If we cannot pass this information to the relevant suppliers,

whether in the EEA or not, we will be unable to provide your booking. In making

this booking, you consent to this information being passed on to the relevant

persons.). Where the data might be passed on for marketing purposes, you have

the right to opt out of future marketing. You also have a right of access to data

held which can be obtained by writing to Contiki Holidays Ltd, Travel House, Rue

du Manoir, St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands, GY1 2JH.

FURTHER ADVICE

For further advice please visit - www.fco.gov.uk/knowbeforeyougo or call the

ABTA Information Line Tel: 020 3117 0500 (calls are charged at local rate)

This brochure was published in May 2017 and supersedes any other current

brochure in the market.

BOOKING CONDITIONS

Once Contiki accepts your booking by confirmation thereof a contract is made between Contiki & you upon the terms & conditions set out below.


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