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Contiki

4.7 Excellent
94%
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This operator is an Active Member in good standing in the United States Tour Operator Association and part of the $1 million traveler insurance program
# of trips 1,092 Trips
Type Global Operator
Service Level Budget
Travelers age 18 - 35
Trip prices $ 2 - $ 9,235
Tour languages English
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Sharna
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2019-11-01
5.0
Cape Safari & Falls...amazing!!!
Worth every penny!! This trip was a once in a lifetime kind of trip and I think was great value for money!!
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Emma
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2019-11-01
5.0
The trip itself was incredible
The trip itself was incredible, we had so many activities, most of them you had to pay for but it was defiantly money well spent, it was worth it!! There was a lot of travelling involved but it was all an amazing adventure, and we got to get to know everyone much better.
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Anastasia
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2019-10-26
5.0
Stunning Scenic South
Apart from going above and beyond they gave us an amazing tour of the south island of New Zealand! The weather gods were in our favour for October giving us alot of sunshine, barely any rain and alot of incredible views to take in! The adrenalin activities are far and wide for Queenstown and of course you enjoy many nights out! Overal a great little getaway! Worth noting there is a bit of driving through the south on the bus but worth it!
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Jazmin
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2019-10-26
5.0
Excitement into this tour!
Alfie is the most dedicated, hardworking, enthusiastic and passionate person! He put so much depth and excitement into this tour! He helped pick up our excitement levels and create unforgettable experiences! I will cherish this trip forever!
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Jesse
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2019-10-26
5.0
Our trip was planned well
Our trip was planned well, but way to rushed I feel as though it should have went for longer. BUT the activity’s, tour guides, wildlife and the people you meet along the way made everything so worth the trip.
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Kiara
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2019-10-26
5.0
The trip was AMAZING!
The trip was AMAZING! From the itinerary to the trip manager to the people and the amazing experiences. I couldn't fault a single thing about this trip. My only advice is to say yes to every single opportunity that presents itself to you, they mean when they say #noregrets!!!
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Editorial review of Contiki

Since 1962, Contiki has been a leader in providing exceptional global experiences for 18-35 year olds.

What Makes Contiki Stand Out?

Contiki offers a huge amount of tour options tailor made for younger travelers. They pride themselves on creating lifelong memories among international groups of like-minded travelers. They offer a comprehensive selection of trips, over 300 of them, all over the world.

Their product range spans three different styles based on the pace of the trip: Discovery Plus, In-Depth Explorer, and Easy Pace. Make sure to read the details of each trip and choose the right one for your travel style.  

Who Will Enjoy Traveling with Contiki?

Is Contiki only for 18-35?

Yes, Contiki is specifically for travelers between the ages of 18-35.

Sociable, spontaneous, and easy-going travelers who are between the ages of 18-35 will definitely love the Contiki travel experience. These are trips for those young people who travel for the sheer joy of meeting locals, experiencing the nightlife, relaxing in the sun, and pounding the pavement for the next unique local gem. 

Having a good time, being active, and spending less time in museums is something to expect on a Contiki tour. If you’re the kind of young person who likes meeting a lot of new people, are excited to try new things Contiki could be a good choice.

Contiki trips are very much about being young and having fun - so you might miss a particular cultural attraction in favor of a group decision to instead explore a local market or neighborhood not in the guidebooks. Contiki tends to attract partiers more than bookworms.

The guides and groups are generally warm and welcoming.

Top Destinations

Contiki offers 300+ trips in over 50 countries. They are especially popular for young travelers looking to explore Europe and Asia. Other top regions include Latin America, Australia, and New Zealand.

Contiki Travel Style

Contiki trips keep budget very much in mind when designing their trips. Expect a mix of 2 to 3-star hotels, guesthouses, and hostels on most trips. Contiki uses a mix of private coaches and public transportation to get around.

The Contiki travel style is designed to allow for spontaneity - appreciate and get to know the culture through immersive activities, outdoors adventures, and local gems, off the tourist path.

Contiki trips can be found in 6 broad themes:

1. Discoverer - For the widest mix of sites and activities. These trips are multi-country and city, jam packed with attractions and hidden gems.

2. High Energy - For those travelers who are all for maximizing their fun day and night.

3. In Depth Explorer - If cultural travel is what you gravitate to, these trips are going to suit you the best.

4. Independent Insider - For if you value a lot of free time to explore, setting your own schedule and curating the experience for your interests.

5. Camping - Truly budget travel, sleeping under the stars, camping trips with Contiki are currently available in Europe.

6. Winter & Ski - Hitting the slopes and Christmas markets in Europe, enjoying some off-season perks like fewer crowds and lower prices.

7. Sailing, Cruise, Beach - If being out on the water is your bread and butter, and suntanning on the beach calls your name every time you travel, these trips are for you.

8. Festivals & Short Stays - Festival travel has grown in popularity, especially among younger crowds. Contiki will help organize these often confusing and crowded events.

Why Choose a Tour With Contiki?

Contiki is a great choice for younger travelers looking to socialize with others during their trip. All of their travelers are between the ages of 18-35, and having a good time is one of their primary reasons for traveling with Contiki.

Groups are a mix of people from the US, Canada, Australia, and the U.K.

They have lots of experience leading cultural tours in different parts of the world and have a wide range of options to choose from.

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COVID-19 is still affecting travel around the world but more countries continue to reopen and adjust travel restrictions and requirements. We recommend reviewing the full list of Covid-19 travel resources - all updated regularly given the fast-changing environment.

And check out everything you need to know about how vaccines are affecting travel, including which countries are open to fully vaccinated travelers.

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Take a look at our interactive travel restrictions map or see the countries reopening for tourism list to find your next destination.

Consider booking a Custom or Private Trip for the peace of mind that comes from working directly with a travel expert. They can plan ahead for safety and assist you during the trip if any complications develop, plus give you more freedom and flexibility with your itinerary.

About the company

From Contiki

We’re firm believers that life’s greatest experiences are made better by the people you share them with. That’s why Contiki invented group travel for young people in 1962 and we’ve spent the past 53 years perfecting it. You’ll explore amazing destinations with a group of 18-35 year olds from around the world who share your passion for adventure, good times and creating memories that define what it is to be young, wild and free.

No two travellers are the same and we know that, which is why we offer eight unique ways to explore the world. We have a number of options to choose from to create a vacation that’s perfect for you, from budget to accommodation style.

We're all about exploring the world with like-minded people, which is why we only run trips for 18-35 year olds, to celebrate being young, spirited and curious. You can expect to join a group of 18-53 awesome people from around the world on our Europe, Australia, North America and New Zealand trips, and in Asia and Latin America it's all about small group adventures with up to 25 travellers. Don't worry if you're not traveling as a couple or with a friend from home – though there are plenty of pairs, 50% of our travellers set off solo, meaning you'll have a ton of opportunities to make new friends.

With over 270 trips around the world and plenty of departure dates to work into your schedule, you'll never be short of options on where to go for your next great adventure.

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Awards

  • Silver Award Winner in Travel Weekly's Magellan Awards

Associations

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FAQ

Are flights included?
No. Your international travel to and from the tour are not included in the trip price. However, a Contiki representative can assist you with booking your flights.
Do I need Travel Insurance?

Yes, travel insurance is required when you travel with Contiki. You can purchase travel insurance through Contiki during the booking process, or use another provider, but you must be covered for the duration of your trip. If you are using your own coverage, Contiki advises that you double check to ensure it covers all activities included in the tour, particularly adventure activities.

What is the Average Group Size?
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, Contiki groups are at maximum capacity). In regions like Asia and South America, Contiki group sizes are considerably smaller – around 25 – 30 travelers max.
What is the age range?
Contiki trips are specifically designed for travelers between the ages of 18-35.
Is there a Single Supplement for Solo Travelers?
No - in fact a large majority of travelers on Contiki trips are single.
What kind of luggage should I bring?
It depends on the trip, but generally Contiki requires you bring no more than one decent sized suitcase approximately 29” × 20” × 10” (73cm x 50cm x 25cm) with a maximum weight of 20 kilos (44lbs.), and one smaller backpack or day bag.

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