Saturday, June 28, 2014

Contiki’s 12-day Costa Rica Experience


Making every moment count
Contiki Holidays is the legendary worldwide leader in holidays for 18 – 35 year olds. For over 52 years, we have been taking like-minded travelers around the world offering unforgettable experiences and memories in over 46 countries across five continents. The holidays’ duration range from quick breaks as short as three days to epic journeys as long as six weeks. We are committed to delivering outstanding value through our mix of original sightseeing, culture, adventure and fun with our diverse range of unique itineraries! From special accommodations (like our very own 16th century French Château), to amazing food, exclusive Backstage Pass access and the local know-how of our passionate team to take care of all the details, our travelers can get on with making every moment count.
Inspiring change
As a continuation of the Earth Month initiatives from last year in the Galapagos Islands, Contiki Holidays invited Mikael Daez, his videographer and brother Nicky Daez, and a selection of 11 other inspiring storytellers from around the world to travel to Costa Rica for our newest Contiki Cares partnership with The Sea Turtle Conservancy (STC). 

From 29 March – 07 April 2014, the group teamed up on a VIP conservation trip, based on Contiki’s 12-day Costa Rica Unplugged itinerary, with Contiki’s sustainability partner Céline Cousteau – a documentary filmmaker,environmental activist and granddaughter of Jacques Cousteau.The Storytellers took to Torteuguero Beach for two nights to track leatherback turtles, protect their nests from poachers in the area and were lucky enough to witness the incredible nesting process of two leather back 

They also experienced all that bio diverse Costa Rica has to offer in true Contiki fashion – zip lining through the rainforest, rafting through the rapids, taking a dip in the hot springs and touring the canals in hopes of spotting some of the beautiful wildlife native to the area.With the belief that storytelling has the powerful ability to inspire change, Contiki Holidays has released an inspiring short film of the Contiki Storytellers experience (

To encourage viewers to share the video with their peers and raise awareness of the human dangers currently faced by sea turtles, Contiki Holidays has also pledged to sponsor a turtle as each 250,000 view benchmark is reached.

Looking forward
Contiki winter and 2015 The autumn, winter and spring seasons are all about choice as Contiki offers 4 diverse ways to explore the sheer awesomeness of Europe – see it all on a Multi-Country, discover the local charms on a Time-Out Regional, hit the slopes on the epic Ski & Snowboard Austria, and join the party on a number of Festival trips. And just because the options are endless doesn’t mean the costs start to rise – exploring Europe during the low season gives travellers a lot for just a little. With 7.5% off Contiki Europe Winter 2014-2015 trips booked and paid before 29 August, there’s never been a better time to plan ahead and look forward to experiencing the unexpected magic that Europe has to offer in Winter. For a traveller on a budget, it’s the best way to go!

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