Contiki profiles growing popularity of Latin America with new Costa Rica trip

Contiki profiles growing popularity of Latin America with new Costa Rica trip

TORONTO — Central and South America is on the rise among young travellers, says Contiki, whose Latin America 2018-19 trips are currently on sale with savings of up to $920.

The tour operator is highlighting the region’s authentic food experiences, unrivalled value and its plethora of adventure options as top draws for 18-35-year olds. Says Sheralyn Berry, Vice President of Sales for Contiki Holidays Canada: “Central and South America are high on the lists of young travellers for a reason. They seek authenticity through their experiences and are looking for an adventure through who they meet, what they do, where they go and what they taste. This is what Latin America offers, and it’s these experiences done right that give our travellers the epic story they’ll be regaling to friends and family for years to come.”

New this year is the nine-day ‘Viva Costa Rica’, an In-Depth Explorer trip that takes travellers through San José, Arenal, Playa Tamerindo, Monteverde and Manuel Antonio. Guests can also sign up for Free Time Add-Ons, including water rafting, canyoneering, surfing, a catamaran trip and horse riding.

For those looking to take on the whole region, Contiki’s mix & match deal gives them 5% off the lower cost trip when they book two trips. This offer can be used on all Latin America products over seven days, and can also be applied with the Contiki+ (past traveller) discount.

Added perks of travelling with Contiki include expertly chosen accommodation that includes breakfast every day as well as hand-selected food experiences like Tequila tasting in Mexico, or an Argentinian steak feast in Buenos Aires. Moreover, a Trip Manager and Local Guide facilitate the entire experience.

And if clients wish to ‘tread lightly’ while abroad, Contiki’s ongoing partnership with Me to We – through The Travel Corporation’s non-profit TreadRight – provides an optional two-night trip extension in Ecuador that allows them to give back to local communities. Located in the Ecuadorian Amazon at the Minga Lodge, the trip gives insight into life in the Amazon as well as the chance to make a hands-on contribution to one of the organization’s sustainable development projects.

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