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Contiki Crushes on Latin America – and You Can Too

Tour Operator | Contiki | Janeen Christoff | March 11, 2015

Contiki Crushes on Latin America – and You Can Too

PHOTO: Llamas in Machu Picchu.

If you are young (under 35) and looking for some travel inspiration, you might want to look to Contiki. Is Latin America the Europe for the next generation of world travelers? Who can say, but it’s certainly giving the Euro Zone a run for its money, and tour operator Contiki is spearheading the trend with its Crushin’ on Latin America campaign, which is offering savings of up to $536 and 10 percent off of all of its Latin America trips that are more than 10 days long (use promo code IAMA).

And there’s ample reason why travelers would “crush” on Latin America. With its abundance of offerings, visitors can explore ancient Incan civilizations, feel the beat in Brazil, dive into the crystal waters in the pristine Galapagos and experience the jungles of Costa Rica.

Another industry buzzword – “experiential travel” – is also a match in Latin America. Try diving with sharks, rappelling down a vertical cliff face or ziplining through a rainforest – and that’s just scratching the surface.

It’s all there and you will definitely not be at a loss for adventure, which is just what Contiki is aiming for -- #noregrets, am I right?

Contiki is making it easier for travelers to select a trip. Culled from their list of Latin America itineraries, they offer up travelers’ favorite itineraries as well as some of their own selections. If you need some ideas on just which one to choose, here are a few to get you started.

Travelers’ Favorites

Peru Uncovered is a 14-day, one-country journey that visits Lima, Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Puno, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Puerto Maldonado and an Amazon lodge. The trip is priced at $3,295 per person.

Inca Panorama is an 11-day, one country experience. It visits Peru and includes Lima, Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Puno, Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. It is priced at $2,315 per person.

Costa Rica Unplugged is a 12-day escape that visits San Jose, Tortuguero, Sarapiqui, Arenal, Monteverde, Manuel Antonio. The trip is $2,315 per person.

The 11-day Ecuador  & Galapagos Island Hopper is $3,349 per person. The tour includes Quito, Tena, Banos, Guayaquil and, in the Galapagos, Isabella Island, Santa Cruz and Cristobal Island.

A 10-day and two-country combo, the Argentina & Brazil Experience is among the most popular. The tour includes Buenos Aires, Iguassu Falls, Buzios and Rio de Janeiro for $3,255.

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