Posted: 6 May 2019 Contiki launches Five New Trips on their Latin America Programme


As young travellers continue to search for far-flung, exotic and insta-worthy destinations for 2020, Contiki Holidays has launched 5 brand new trips to Patagonia and Colombia and 13 improved trips across Latin America in their latest product release for the region.

For young travellers who want to experience a destination truly different to home, Contiki’s new and improved trips offer hand-picked itineraries at a level of quality and comfort, designed to get under the skin of the local Latin American culture.

The 5 new trip itineraries boast once-in-a-lifetime experiences including a boat safari through Patagonia’s iconic Perito Moreno Glacier fields, a hike through the wilderness of Torres del Paine and optional Ice Climbing at Los Glaciares National Park; while in Colombia, travellers can jump-start their adrenaline with paragliding or white water rafting in San Gil, trek to the ‘Lost City’ of Ciudad Perdida, and camp overnight on the pristine coastline of Tayrona National Park.

Patagonia is widely considered to be one of the last great ancient and untamed habitable parts of the world remaining, and arguably the closest to unexplored glacial wilderness outside of Antarctica.  

Colombia, an under-represented tourist destination for many years, is now being revealed as a biodiverse, culturally rich, and relatively unspoilt corner of Latin America.

The addition of these two new destinations means further expanding the impressive number of trekking and hiking experiences available across Contiki’s 32 total trips available in Latin America, which includes access and locally guided tours through more than 10 iconic National Parks, Reserves and protected land areas throughout the region.

In addition, the 13 improved trip itineraries across Contiki’s existing Latin America product offer more local experiences than ever before; including a day trip to Argentina’s Gaucho country for lunch at a traditional Estancia, Tequila tasting in Mexico’s famous town of Tequila, and sunset sailing in the Belize island of Caye Caulker.

Contiki’s Latin America product is exclusively for travellers aged 18-35, looking to meet like-minded people on small group travel adventures of 30 max. Young people travelling with Contiki can expect unique accommodation (3-4 star hotels & hostels and Special Stays), the expertise of a highly trained team of multi-lingual Trip Managers & Local Guides, and transport in private mini-coaches, internal flights and trains to get to destinations quicker & more comfortably.

Contiki’s complete Latin America product offering delivers an impressive variety of real, local and unique cultural experiences on every trip.

The 5 new Patagonia and Colombia trips will be joining the ranks of 26 existing trips that Contiki offers in the Latin America, covering popular hotspots Peru, Mexico, the Inca Trail and Rio de Janeiro, as well as off-the-beaten track destinations like Guatemala and Belize.


Patagonia Trail

Breath-taking mountain peaks, colossal glaciers, bright blue lakes, active volcanoes - Patagonia is truly one of the last great ancient, untamed and unspoilt parts of the world remaining, and the closest to unexplored wilderness you can find outside of Antarctica. Crossing from Chile to Argentina, and packed with activities like horse-riding and hiking, you'll see and experience it all on our 10-day Patagonia adventure.


Hola Colombia

From bustling cities, to lush coffee plantation towns, charming cobblestoned retreats, and idyllic beaches, this 18 day extravaganza brings you the very best of this vibrant country. Whether you're kicking back on the Caribbean coastlines of Palomino or soaking up some culture in cute colonial-era towns, there's no better way to explore Colombia in all its glory. Say hola to the adventure of a lifetime.

Colombia Quest

Think of Colombia, think of colour and passion, colonial charm, bustling cities and above all, adventure. From the jaw-dropping salt cathedral of Zipaquira,  to the blood-pumping extreme sports capital of San Gil, to hot air ballooning over the ‘coffee zone’ and exploring Colombia's beating heart: Bogota; this 12-day adventure is a feast for every single one of your senses.

Colombian Coasts & Culture

This sun-soaked adventure through Colombia is all about biodiversity, with a healthy spot of beachside relaxation along the way. With included hikes through jaw-dropping national parks, an Afro-Caribbean cooking class and a tour through the 'City of Eternal Spring,' Medellin, this one's for adventurers looking for sun, culture, spectacular natural beauty and the best people to share this intoxicating country with.

Lost City Trek

On this unforgettable journey you'll trek across snaking rivers and alongside waterfalls for five days as you make your way to the ancient archaeological site of Ciudad Perdida (literally 'Lost City'). This outdoor adventure can be tough — it remains accessible only on foot — but worth it for the amazing experience of arriving at the extraordinary Ciudad Perdida, surrounded by lush mountain foliage, in what is easily one of Colombia's most exciting and breath-taking hikes.