To feed the growing demand for travel to South America, Contiki is expanding their popular Latin America program for 2015-2016 to include 21 itineraries and introduce Belize, Guatemala and Colombia as exciting new destinations for 2015.
Added to the brand’s roster of Latin America itineraries are seven (7) new trips that feature Guatemala, Belize and Colombia, including the 14-day Central Trail, the exciting 25-day Mexico, Guatemala and Belize and the 11-day Hola Colombia.
Heavily promoted as one of the world’s fastest-growing travel destinations, Colombia offers up a heady mix of culture, adventure and epic landscapes. Contiki’s exclusive Hola Colombia trip brings travelers right into the heart of the country, as they explore Bogota, Armenia, Medellin, Santa Marta and Cartagena and immerse themselves in the local culture. This vibrant journey offers up a taste of everything, as travelers explore the culinary side of Colombia with a cooking class, get their heart pumping on an exciting zipline adventure and enjoy the simple life with a traditional horse and carriage ride along the cobblestoned streets of historic Cartagena. It’s all woven into the unique Contiki experience – inviting travelers to be a part of the heart and soul of these colorful destinations.
Contiki’s focus continues to be on providing authentic travel experiences and supporting local communities in every instance possible. With an exclusive Backstage Pass to all things Latin America, clients can expect to stay in independent hotels, eat at family restaurants, and interact with locals in the many places they visit.
Contiki’s Latin Backstage Pass includes internal flights and private transport to cut down on travel time; hotel accommodations (no tents ever, except for a comfortable eco-camp overnight with en-suites, double beds and WiFi); local meals (authentic BBQ, tortilla-making classes); regional expert Tour Managers and local guides and a huge adrenaline rush with adventure activities like zip-lining, whitewater rafting, canyoneering and horseback riding.