WHO IS CONTIKI?
We bring together travelers from all corners of the globe to discover new cultures and a little part of themselves along the way. Across 350+ global trips we sort out the stressful stuff like transport and accommodations, leaving you with unique travel experiences you wouldn’t be able to book on your own. Throughout your trip our expert Trip Managers and Local Guides use their local insights to help you discover an authentic side to the places you visit.
WHY ONLY 18-35?
Our mission is to bring together travelers from around the world to discover the world and connect with each other along the way. Our trips are curated with the 18-35 traveler in mind from hand-picked experiences and cool accommodations (like trendy hostels and surf shacks) to our amazing Trip Managers and staff that are pros at finding the hidden gems around the places we visit. We’re a little more fast-paced, filled with adventure, and exist to build a community of global travelers from all parts of the world. And we know better than anyone, there are just some travel experiences that you can only have when you’re young!
WHERE DOES CONTIKI TRAVEL?
Let’s talk numbers. We travel to 6 of the 7 continents (Antarctica, one day you’ll be ours), offer over 300 trips in 50+ countries, and have 8 different ways to travel. That means you can start checking off your travel destination bucket list with places like India, Japan, Croatia, The Galapagos Islands, Canada, Egypt, Thailand, Greece, South Africa, Hawaii, or Ireland – just to name a few. Basically wherever, whenever, and however you want to travel, we can make it happen.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
- Travel with people from all around the world. Travel is about learning new things, gaining fresh perspectives and making lifelong friends. That’s why on our trips you’ll share unforgettable travel experiences with other people from all over the world. Come solo, with a pal or with a partner - you’ll soon feel like part of a global family.
- Experience culturally immersive trips lead by expert guides. Whether you’re dining in the homes of locals or learning about hidden histories, our immersive experiences help you dive deep into different cultures. Our expert Trip Managers and Local Guides show you a different side to the places you visit and are always on hand with killer local tips.
- It’s a stress-free and flexible vacation. We take the hassle out of travel, sorting transportation, accommodation and a bunch of delicious meals for the duration of your trip. But it’s your trip, your rules, which is why our travel styles, optional experiences and flexible itineraries give you the freedom to build the trip you want.
- Traveling with us means traveling consciously. Contiki Cares - in partnership with The TreadRight Foundation - is our commitment to protecting the communities we visit, the wildlife we interact with and the planet we all share, and it’s the driving force behind our pledge to make travel matter. On our trips we travel consciously, tread lightly and always strive to partner with local suppliers.
Have more questions? Check out our FAQs: https://www.contiki.com/us/en/faq
HOW MANY OTHER TRAVELLERS ARE ON EACH TRIP?
Group sizes are completely dependent on where and how you choose to travel with Contiki. In Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand, group sizes can range between 35 – 52 travelers max (usually in busy periods like Europe summer, we will travel at maximum capacity). In regions like Asia and South America, our group sizes are considerably smaller – around 25 – 30 travelers max.
All accommodation, internal transportation, and a good handful of meals are included in the cost of your Contiki trip (in most regions we offer breakfast every day, plus a cherry-picked selection of authentic and tasty meals). On top of this, we also include our Free Time Add Ons, which are basically the sights and activities we think you just can’t afford to miss (think a sunset cruise on Lake Como, or wine tasting in the Tuscan Hills to get you started). And then of course you also get our expert and highly trained team of Contiki staff; our Trip Managers, Drivers, and On-site Team members throughout our properties in Europe.
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED?
Flights to and from your start and end destination are not included in the cost of your trip. These can be booked independently, or added on during the booking process either online or with your travel agent. We also keep a number of meal times free for you to explore a region and its foodie offerings in greater detail, so budgeting for non-catered meals is important. In terms of activities, we also offer Free Time Add-Ons, which are additional experiences you can get involved in during your free time on tour, which are not included in the overall price. Travel insurance and visas are also not included in the cost of your trip, and need to be booked separately.