Page 1

TRAVEL WITH NO REGRETS

ASIA & INDIA 2019 – 20 PLUS AFRICA

SMALL GROUP ADVENTURES FOR 18 – 35 YEAR OLDS


travel no regrets WITH

This is your time. You only get to live it once, so do it right. LIVE LIFE AS AN ADVENTURE. BREAK THE MOULD, CHALLENGE EVERYTHING. AND DO THINGS WITH PASSION OR NOT AT ALL. FIND YOUR PEOPLE. TREAD LIGHTLY, LIVE RESPONSIBLY, AND BE CONSCIOUS OF YOUR IMPACT. YOUR STORY IS MADE UP OF MOMENTS. MAKE EVERY MOMENT COUNT. These are the words we live by.


CHIANG MAI, THAILAND


ASIA 2019/20

CONTIKI.COM/ASIA

WE’VE GOT T R AV E L L E R P I C K S BANGKOK TO SINGAPORE The one that combines 3 eclectic countries with floating huts & foodie hot spots. 14 days

Asia

p.34

DELHI

11 days

AGRA

JAIPUR

SOUTHERN SPICE The one that journeys through Kerala backwaters & beyond, discovering elephants, temples & a different side of India.

COVERED

RANTHAMBHORE NATIONAL PARK

UDAIPUR

p.52

INDIA

VIETNAM HIGHLIGHTS The one that explores Vietnam’s vibrant nightlife, secret gardens & fresh cuisine. 10 days

p.40

MUMBAI

KERALA B A C K WAT E R S

GOA

Float on a houseboat through the Kerala Backwaters, India, see p.52.

MOST POPULAR COUNTRIES

CHENNAI PONDICHERRY

I N DI A Eternal India 12 days Southern Spice 11 days Me to We India 4 days

COCHIN

T H A I L A ND p.50 p.52 p.20

Thai Tripper North p.60 9 days Thai Tripper South p.61 8 days Total Thailand p.58 16 days

C AMBOD I A

VIETNAM

Cambodian Magic p.66 8 days Cambodia & Laos Uncovered p.32 9 days

Vietnam Experience p.42 12 days Vietnam Highlights p.40 10 days

KUMBAKONAM MADURAI

KERALA BACKWATERS KUMARAKOM

PERIYAR

SRI LANKA KANDY NEGOMBO

ELLA

COLOMBO UNAWATUNA

UDAWALAWE NATIONAL PARK

K

LAKE CHEOW LARN

A MONTH OFF

BACK IN 2 WEEKS Munch Asia 12 days Japan Unrivalled 13 days Japan Winter Wonder 10 days China Adventure 12 days Pure Sri Lanka 10 days Thai Island Hopper East 9 days Thai Island Hopper West 8 days

Swim, sunbathe, and sip on fresh coconuts, Thailand, see p.34. @jamescastell

p.36 p.44 p.46 p.48 p.56 p.65 p.64

Bangkok to Singapore 14 days Big Indochina Adventure 27 days Eternal India + Southern Spice 22 days Asian Adventure 16 days Japan Winter Wonder + Ski 13/15 days Total Thailand + Thai Island Hopper West 24 days

p.34 p.28 p.54 p.30 p.70 p.62


BEIJING

JAPAN TAKAYAMA

XI’AN

TOKYO KYOTO HAKONE OSAKA

HIROSHIMA

MT KOYA

SHANGHAI

CHENGDU

CHINA

G R E AT WA L L O F C H I N A Wave at satellites from the only man-made structure visible from space, China, see p.48. @_shann._

YANGSHUO

EVERY ONE OF OUR TRIPS HAS A UNIQUE HASHTAG Check the hashtag on the trip page and let the alumni of 2018 inspire your 2019 Asian escape.

VIETNAM HANOI HALONG BAY LUANG PRABANG

PAKBENG PAI VANG VIENG CHIANG MAI

HAKUBA

KYOTO VIENTIANE

Watch glamourous Geishas float by in the Gion area, Japan, see p.44. @gemzy167

HUE

LAOS

THAILAND

HOI AN

KANCHANABURI BANGKOK SIEM REAP

CAMBODIA

NHA TRANG

M E K O N G D E L TA

PHNOM PENH KAMPOT HO CHI MINH CITY KOH PHA NGAN KEP KOH RONG KHAO SOK MEKONG DELTA KOH SAMUI PHUKET KOH TAO

SIHANOUKVILLE

Travel down the river on local Sampans, Vietnam, see p.42. @vickyjolee

A N G K O R WAT

KOH PHI PHI KRABI KOH LANTA

Watch the sun rise over ancient ruins of the Eighth wonder of the world, Cambodia, see p.32. @travelholicfrolic

LANGKAWI

INTRODUCING

AFRICA New for 2019, see more on p.72.

PENANG CAMERON HIGHLANDS

MALAYSIA KUALA LUMPUR

UGANDA KENYA

TANZANIA SINGAPORE

ZIMBABWE

INDONESIA BUILD YOUR DREAM TRIP Want to do as much of Asia as possible? Heaps of our trips’ dates match up, so you can keep the adventure alive; jumping off one trip and rolling up to the next. See trip pages for trip combinations.

BOSTWANA

O

OVERNIGHT STOPS CONTIKI EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL STAYS

SOUTH AFRICA


ASIA 2019/20

THE CONTIKI DIFFERENCE

1

REAL EXPERIENCES All of the icons you just can’t miss, the things you can only do with Contiki and a few unexpected gems along the way. Our experiences are designed around you. Do as many or as little as you like. Your trip, your rules. See more on p.10.

For over 50 years, we’ve been ĂNGěTNKNIěJGSGERGěHORMTĚC NGGFGFěOMCLGěJGTĚěKMCěG ěRCUGĚGWPGRKGNEG We know you need the essentials included (like lots of WiFi), but we also know you need more than that. You want accommodation that isn’t just comfortable but is also part of the experience. You’re looking for experiences you might not be able to find on your own. We know you’re after local insight – someone who’s done it all before

3

and who gives tried and tested advice. With this in mind, our secret formula isn’t so secret after all. In actual fact, it comes down to 5 key ingredients which make all the difference.

GREAT WALL OF CHINA, @SWILSON84

Others may do some things well, we do all of these better.

THE BEST TEAM You know that friend who’s travelled everywhere and has a nose for what’s good? That’s our team. Bursting with equal amounts local insight and infectious enthusiasm, these guys are at the top of their game. Some even live in Asia full-time. Trust us, they know how to deliver the goods. See more on p.16.

TRIP MANAGER SHANNON, TAJ MAHAL, INDIA

4

EAT LOCAL Sake tasting in Japan, cooking classes in Vietnam, Thailand & China and enjoying a curry with a local family in India – just a taste of what we do with food. We know food is a huge part of travelling in Asia, and we’ve taste tested everything (just to be sure) all in pursuit of foodie excellence. See more on p.12.

STREET FOOD, HOI AN, VIETNAM


CONTIKI.COM/ASIA/CONTIKI-DIFFERENCE

ASIA 2019/20

006 007

2

UNIQUE ACCOMMODATION So, so important to us. When you’re not in comfy 3 & 4 star hotels, we’ve scoped out some of the coolest local digs in Asia - places that are experiences in themselves. Shack up in Special Stays like a Thai jungle treehouse, a floating raft hotel or even a Vietnamese junkboat. Or if lounging beachfront is more your style, we’ve got resorts for that too. We’ve done the research, now it’s your turn to enjoy it all. See more on p.14.

W

ITH A C OMPANY WHO C ARES

We’re committed to sustainable tourism and treading lightly. See more on p.24.

AND (OF COURSE) FLOATING HUTS LAKE CHEOW LARN, KHAO SOK

WE’VE GOT EVERYTHING ELSE COVERED TOO

5

AWESOME PEOPLE And finally, you guys – you’re the final ingredient. Being exclusively 18-35 means you’ll meet people from all over the world who just get you. Laughter and friendships all guaranteed on our small group adventures in Asia. See more on p.18.

LOADS OF FREE TIME All of our trips include loads of free time each day to make your experience entirely your own.

WIFI Stay connected to the world every step of the way, with WiFi at most hotels.

COMFY TRANSPORT Travel around Asia like a boss, hopping from A to B by plane, train, mini-van, boat or in comfy airconditioned private coaches.

NO COMPULSORY TIPPING No hidden costs here; tip what you like, when you like and only if you like. ANGKORWAT,CAMBODIA,@KATIEMARIONGREY


ASIA 2019/20

WAYS TO TRAVEL

Travel experiences created with you in mind.

Our different travel styles are all about giving you choice. Differentiated by how many places you want to visit and how much you want included in the price, it means you know exactly what you’re getting when you travel with us on our small group adventures in Asia. No matter the style, every trip with us delivers value without compromise.

DISCOVERER S EE I T A LL, D O I T A LL If you’ve been dreaming of Asia and want to experience a slice of many countries on this varied continent, go Discoverer. Icons, experiences, tastes and all the OMG moments you could fathom are packed into these trips, making them the perfect choice for those with an Asian bucket list longer than your arm. See p.26 for more.

ANGKOR WAT, SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER GO LOCAL Prefer to get under the skin of a particular country or region? Our In-Depth Explorer trips are designed to get you seeing, breathing, tasting, experiencing and generally living the local way of life in each country. Culture packed, foodie fabulous and with time to explore, this is the only way to truly go local. See p.38 for more.

LUANG PRABANG, LAOS, @JARWINTEE

HAKUBA, JAPAN, @EMMAPULLEN11

SKI & SNOWBOARD KEEP IT COSY Think you’ll find the best snow in Europe or Canada? Japan will have you thinking otherwise, offering mile upon mile of perfect fresh powder. This trip brings the best of both worlds – incredible culture, and equally incredible skiing or boarding, with a traditional Onsen experience and a robot restaurant thrown in for good measure. See p.68 for more.


CONTIKI.COM/ASIA/TRAVEL-STYLES

ASIA 2019/20

008 009

DISCOVERER

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

S EE I T AL L , D O I T AL L

GO LOCAL

D E S TI N ATI O N S

Experience many countries and cultures all on one trip

Explore one region or country in depth

EXPE R I E N CE S S EE P. 1 0

Visit the must sees, plus lots of can’t miss experiences included in the cost of your trip

Lots of included local experiences, centered around cultural immersion

FOO D

Breakfast included most days

Breakfast included most days

Local restaurant meals included

Local restaurant meals included

Cultural foodie experiences, like market visits and cooking lessons

Immersive dining experiences in locals’ homes, local-run cooking lessons and locals only hidden gems on every trip

3 & 4 star hotels & unique Special Stays

3 & 4 star hotels, unique Special Stays & luxe beachfront resorts

S EE P. 1 2

ACCOMMODATION S EE P. 1 4

Twin share only Close to the action

Twin share only Local & unique

TEAM S EE P. 1 6

English speaking Trip Manager on hand for you, for the whole trip Our network of Local Guides

English speaking Trip Manager who’s a regional specialist, with you for the whole trip Our network of Local Guides

T R A N S PO RT S EE P. 1 7

Seamless transport included to get you from A to B in comfort

Seamless transport included to get you from A to B in comfort

P R I CE

From A$183 per day

From A$142 per day

S EE DE A L S O N P. 2 3

Plus, check out our other awesome ways to travel.

SKI & SNOWBOARD Keep it cosy. See p.68 for more.

INTRODUCIN G: MUNC H ASIA This continent has some seriously tasty food. So we’ve created a trip to Munch your way from Bangkok to Singapore, with heaps of unique foodie experiences included. See p.36 for all the details.


ASIA 2019/20

EXPERIENCES WITH NO REGRETS Make every moment count –– that’s what our experiences are all about. Travel is about the places you visit, but it’s what you do in that destination that really makes the difference. You want to be amazed. You want to connect to a culture. You want to do something utterly incredible; something you never even knew you could do. So that’s how we’ve designed our experiences. Iconic, unique and unexpected, take your pick and create a trip that is bespoke to you, and your budget.

1

We split our experiences into two groups – No Regrets Inclusions and Free Time Add-Ons.

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS These are experiences included in the cost of your trip, that you just can’t afford to miss. Because if splashing around with elephants at a Thai nature sanctuary isn’t an essential, then we don’t know what is.

FREE TIME ADD-ONS Want to do something awesome with your free time? Take your pick from our menu of Add-Ons. These are the kinds of experiences you never even imagined you’d be doing in Asia, available to buy once you’re on your trip.

The icons. THE THINGS YOU CAN’T MISS. You’re coming to Asia, so damn right you want to tick off the Great Wall of China, the pink-hued Taj Mahal, or the ancient ruins of Angkor Wat, not to mention those Insta-perfect Thai beaches. We’ll show you them all, but with a Contiki twist, like skipping the queue, or giving you insider access for the ultimate view.

Walk in the footsteps of ancient warriors on the Great Wall of China Watch the colours of Angkor Wat change with the sunrise, Siem Reap See the soft white and pink hues of the Taj Mahal, Agra Rock to sleep on a junkboat in Halong Bay, Vietnam Hang out the window of the train from Kandy to Ella, Sri Lanka See the glitz and sparkle of Thailand’s Grand Palace, Bangkok Throw peanuts on the floor & have a Singapore Sling at Raffles Hotel

Look out for the No Regrets Inclusions and Free Time Add-Ons icons on trip pages to see what you will experience on each trip. #NOREGRETS: 1. Taj Mahal, Agra; 2. Hang out the window from Kandy to Ella, Sri Lanka; 3. Swim in Lake Cheow Larn, Thailand, @kaylinscheepers; 4. Float on the Mekong River, Vietnam, @georgieprev 5. Visit an Elephant Sanctuary, Chiang Mai, @kirstenlederer, 6. Spot adorable pandas at Chengdu Panda Centre, China, @_shann._


CONTIKI.COM/ASIA/EXPERIENCES

ASIA 2019/20

010 011

2

3

FREE TIME It’s important. Time to discover on your own, to get off the beaten path and hunt down those out-of-the-way experiences. Even time to get lost. We organize a bunch of stuff, but we also know having time to yourself is super important. All of our trips include loads of free time each day, giving you the freedom to do your own thing.

4

5

6

The unique.

The unexpected.

THE THINGS YOU ONLY GET WITH CONTIKI.

THE THINGS THAT WILL SURPRISE YOU.

Tapping into the local culture of Asia is what we pride ourselves on, and our experiences reflect this. Cooking classes, locally guided walks, street art tours, visiting hard to find natural beauty, learning and even dining with locals are just some of the unique experiences we have to offer, and you can only get them with us.

With us, expect the unexpected. Who knew you’d be the one kicking goals on a floating Football pitch in Thailand, or tasting snake whiskey in Laos? We did. We do heaps of things we know you’ll love. Let us surprise you.

All of the Insta snaps on a street art tour, Penang Fall asleep to the sounds of the water, Lake Cheow Larn Special Stay Visit 3 day old turtles, Turtle Conservation Centre, Sri Lanka Eat fresh crab at the Kep Crab Markets, Cambodia Giving of alms to Monks in Luang Prabang, Laos The gorgeous blue of the Erawan Waterfalls, Thailand Flight of the Gibbons ziplining in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Visit the stunning Pondicherry beaches, Southern India Playing a soccer game on a floating pitch with locals in Koh Panyee, Thailand See the tooth of Lord Buddha in a locally guided tour through The Temple of the Tooth, Kandy Buy quirky tropical fruit (but stay away from the Durian) at the Mae Klong Railway market, Bangkok Master a mean Pad Thai at an authentic local cooking class, Thailand The future is now so have dinner at Robot Restaurant, Tokyo

Important: Free Time Add-On activities are not included in the price of your trip. They are run by 3rd party operators and on occasion, for some of the activities, travellers may be required to sign a waiver to participate. Before you leave, it’s important that you check your insurance includes your participation in adventure activities and be aware that some of our add-ons can be physically demanding and may involve some risk.


ASIA 2019/20

If you agree that to travel is to eat, you’ve come to the right place. Foodie friends, welcome to Munch. Munch is our food philosophy and sums up everything to do with food on Contiki: –– It’s breakfast most days, plus a handful of included lunches and dinners at local (and super cute) restaurants

–– And it’s all of the immersive dining experiences, like tuk tuk street food tours, plantation spice farm tours, and sharing curries with locals in their homes in India.

–– It’s our eclectic range of foodie centric Free Time Add-On experiences, like cooking classes, sake tastings and dinner cruises.

ALL THIS TALK ABOUT FOOD GETTING YOUR MOUTH WATERING? CHECK OUT OUR ASIA MUNCH TRIP, THE HG>MA:ML?NEER=>=B<:M>=MH>:MBG@RHNKP:R AROUND ASIA, ON P.36

1

THE COOKING CLASS

Available on Discoverer & In-Depth Explorer trips Trip Manager Fiona at The Best Thai Cooking School 9\hgmbdbÛ

In a bustling Chiang Mai market, we meet Perm (a real Contiki legend) who teaches us which ingredients to look out for, and collect our fresh local produce, before heading to the Best Thai Cooking School. Here, surrounded by the verdant rice paddies, abundant gardens and rolling hills of the northern countryside, Perm gives us a masterclass in Thai cooking from farm to table. At our individual cooking stations, everyone tries their hand at all the classics, including aromatic Tom Yum soup, punchy Pad Thai and sticky rice with mango. I chuckle at everyone’s surprise at how delicious (and authentic!) their very own food tastes as we all tuck in to dinner afterwards. FROM TOP Traveller made Pad Thai, @rachelstorey Learning about ingredients, Chiang Mai


CONTIKI.COM/ASIA/MUNCH

ASIA 2019/20

012 013

THE SOCIAL ENTERPRISE Available on In-Depth Explorer trips Trip Manager Bec at Eat My Cake @bec_contiki

Eat My Cake isn’t just a place to grab a delicious traditional French baguette or sweet treat (although it really nails that). It’s also a social enterprise that’s helping empower local women who have been victims of domestic violence. Behind the beautiful little French façade of this café is a place that employs women from the local community who come from

2

3

6 7

T H E FA M I LY L U N C H Available on In-Depth Explorer Trip Manager Hayley @haileemoana

We start out our day taking a rickshaw ride through the traditional winding hutongs narrow streets and huddled houses, with communal facilities. It’s a very social and communal way of living, and reflects the amazing sense of community shared by the people who live there. We arrive at our destination - the home of our charming

host family, who whip us up a delicious regional lunch; sweet and sour pork, stir fried beef with fluffy white rice or even delicious dumplings. Their little granny will definitely fuss over your portion sizes. And once we’ve eaten seconds (and thirds), we get a chance to ask the family about their daily lives, leaving with a deeper understanding of their local culture and cuisine.

#MUNCH 1 The Best Thai Cooking School, Chiang Mai 2 A handmade cupcake, Pondicherry @sruthyshah 3 Fresh baguettes, Eat My Cake, Pondicherry 4 The local women of Eat My Cake, Pondicherry 5 Making chapatis, Bangla Sahib Gurudwara, Delhi 6 Familiy Lunch, Beijing 7 Hawker markets, Penang, @nat.asia

disadvantaged backgrounds; victims of domestic violence whose husbands are no longer around to support them. The cheesecake is hands down my favourite item on the menu: you don’t find a lot of dairy products in India, because many people are lactose intolerant, so to find a real, proper French cheesecake is the best thing!

4

5


ASIA 2019/20

CONTIKI.COM/ASIA

more than just a bed Central hotels, chilled beach resorts and Special 5Ä&#x203A;CXSVKÄ&#x203A;JCFKÄ&#x2014;GRGNEG These are the places XOTÂ¥Ä&#x161;Ä&#x161;SÄ&#x203A;CXKN#SKC6JKNL great locations, the best vibes and the ultimate P X GWPGRKGNEGHORXOT STALK EXACTLY WHERE YOUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;LL BE STAYING ON EVERY 64+218'4#6%106+-+%1/9*'4';17..5.''2

HOTEL, CHIANG MAI

f youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for accommodation thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more than just a place to lay your head, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in the right spot. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll either be sleeping in comfy 3 and 4 star hotels, beach resorts, special overnight trains, or our Special Stay properties (think

treehouses, beach bungalows and floating jungle rafts) that boast serious wow factor. Because no one has time for lumpy pillows when thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a whole continent to explore.

HOUSEBOAT, KERALA BACKWATERS

BAYVIEW RESORT, KOH PHI PHI

FLOATING RAFT HOTEL, KANCHANABURI @LITTLEMISSWINNEY

FREE WIFI AT MOST ACCOMMODATION


CONTIKI.COM/ASIA/ACCOMMODATION

ASIA 2019/20

014 015

beachside resorts AVAILABLE ON IN-DEPTH EXPLORER TRIPS MORE ON P.38

If you’re imagining living your best beach life on the tropical coasts and palm-fringed islands of Asia, you are 100% guaranteed to love

our resort accommodation. Think great locations, local rustic vibes, and turquoise-hued waters just a few leaps from your door.

LONG SET RESORT, KOH RONG, CAMBODIA

LANTA CASUARINA BEACH RESORT, KOH LANTA

CALAMANDER UNAWATUNA BEACH, SRI LANKA

CHARM CHUREE RESORT, KOH TAO

hotels AVAILABLE ON ALL TRAVEL STYLES MORE ON P.26, P.38 & P.68

3 and 4 star, often locally owned, our hotels are twin or triple share only and come complete with all the AO NANG HOTEL, KRABI @LAURAVUYLSTEKE

essential mod cons. Plus they’re all located either centrally, or in the coolest neighbourhoods in town. NEO+ HOTEL, PENANG

NUOVO CITY HOTEL, BANGKOK

special stays AVAILABLE ON ALL TRAVEL STYLES MORE ON P.26, P.38 & P.68

A floating jungle raft hotel on the River Kwai, a safaristyle glamping experience on the Walawe riverside, a treehouse in the Thai

jungle, and a zen Buddhist guesthouse at Mount Koya – all ours (or rather, yours) to enjoy.

ATHGIRA RIVER CAMPING, UDAWALAWE,

THAI RAFT HUTS, KHAO SOK @ISNATHAN

JUNKBOAT, HALONG BAY

KANCHANABURI FLOATING RAFT HOTEL, THAILAND

AQUEEN HOTEL SINGAPORE


ASIA 2019/20

CONTIKI.COM/ASIA/TRANSPORT

T R AV E L W I T H THESE GUYS

Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s our crew of Trip Managers & Local Guides.

350

Professional, insightful and always ready to go, our team are the ones who will bring Asia to life, right in front of your eyes. Our Contiki trained Trip Managers and English-

APPLICANTS IN 2018

11

GRADUATES

speaking guides are a never ending source of knowledge (check out just how much they have to learn below). See contiki. com/asia/team to meet them all.

who became our Trip Managers.

39

6

4

HOURS

REGRETS

on the full training trip.

learned in different languages.

of fun facts and knowledge shared with travellers each day.

when you travel with us.

DAYS

HELLOS

262

2

48

eaten by our Trip Managers.

Trip Managers who love eating the creepy crawlies.

that our Asia Trip Managers travelled on around the world.

7/11 CHEESE TOASTIES

FRIED SCORPION LOVERS

CONTIKI TRIPS

ELEANOR

WAWA H

AARON

SHANNON

Trip Manager @contiki.elle

Trip Manager @wawah_queen_b

Trip Manager @contikicoops

Trip Manager @_shann._

LO VE S F O OD SO MUCH, SHE HAS C HI LLI & PHO TATTOOS

QU EEN B EE OF L ANNA, THA ILA ND (A ND T RAV EL )

IS A DIVE MASTER AFTER TRAINING ON A MALAYSIAN ISLAND, POPULATION: 7

EVERY TRAVEL NIGHT IS FRIDAY NIGHT


CONTIKI.COM/ASIA/TRANSPORT

ASIA 2019/20

016 017

GETTING

AROUND UPGRADE YOUR DAILY COMMUTE In Asia, getting from place to place is half the fun, thanks to tuk-tuks, bullet trains, junk boats, bicycles, not to mention private air-conditioned mini coaches and internal flights already included in the cost of your trip.

SCENIC TRAIN RIDE, SRI LANKA

LONG TAIL BOAT, THAILAND BULLET TRAIN, JAPAN

JUNKBOAT, VIETNAM

INTERNAL FLIGHTS

MINI-COACH, INDIA

When you think of travelling in Asia, we’re guessing neverending night buses and cramped train rides spring to mind? Well that ain’t quite our style.

Instead, we prefer comfort, style, and all the fun. We don’t think you should spend half your holiday getting to your destination, so we include internal flights to get you around quickly and easily. And because it’s all (well, mostly) about the journey, think exclusive Contiki carriages on the bullet train, Japan, & watching epic scenery glide by on a junk boat in Vietnam and scenic train through Sri Lanka.

SO WHAT DO YOU GET? • Carefully selected internal flights that save you precious travel time. • Private air-conditioned mini coaches. • Local forms of transport, think songthaews, longtail boats and bamboo rafts. • One super speedy bullet train to whiz you across Japan. • And even an overnight junk boat to cruise around Halong Bay, Vietnam.


ASIA 2019/20

@ESTIANMUSIC

better together 50 likes @jodiehutchinson_ Started as a solo traveller, left as part of a family Thailand, you have outdone yourself. Huge thanks to this crazy bunch for making the experience even more incredible. Until the next time #EastHopperReunion #contiki #travels #thailand #thaiwest #islands #sun #views #7-11ToastiesFTW

Travel is an experience best shared with friends, it’s that simple.

ELEPHANT SANCTUARY, CHIANG MAI @NICOLAMAY96

The stories, the memories, the ‘you had to be there’ moments – each down to the friendships you’ll make on your travels. Sure you’ll meet as strangers but you’ll leave with some of the best friends in the entire world.

@SUZANNEHARTNELL

BEST CONTIKI SO FAR!

Fabulous trip! You can visit a place or you can truly experience it. Our Trip Manager did a great job of tailoring visits and making recommendations on where to go depending on your interests. Overall my best Contiki so far and already looking forward to my next trip. JAPAN UNRIVALLED, 2018

jennifer

@_SHANN._


INSTAGRAM.COM/CONTIKI

4.6

ASIA 2019/20

018 019

@XJOSEALBERTOX

feefo rating based on 10, 422 customer reviews

@BRIANS_TRAVEL

@SOPHIEDEERING

Amazing trip. 100% would recommend 110 likes

@_shann._ To say I’m at work in this picture makes me smile ear to ear but doing this with new friends is what makes it incredible!

Perfect trip. Well organised. Lovely accommodation (especially for the price!). An incredible Trip Manager. The trip was absolutely amazing. I loved the balance of free relaxing days as well as days where we had lots of activities. Definitely recommend doing the additional Add-Ons, they’re well worth it. THAI ISLAND HOPPER EAST, 2018


ASIA 2019/20

LEAVE MORE THAN A

FOOTPRINT BEHIND

ooking to give back on your travels? First up, high-fives to you. And the good news is, we’ve teamed up with the MVP of charitable organisations to allow you to do just that. After finishing your Eternal India adventure in Goa, or your Southern Spice adventure in Cochin, you could be spending 4 unforgettable days deep in rural and utterly beautiful Rajasthan, working alongside ME to WE, a WE Charity partner and TreadRight supported initiative.

So what will you be doing? Well pretty much anything and everything, from assisting with clean water projects and women’s health & awareness projects, to local education and small scale construction projects, learning about the local communities and families of the region, and more. Whilst here, you’ll be sleeping multi share in the rather dreamy Araveli Cottages and Tented Camp, which boast all the home comforts, snuggly beds and views over the mountains you’ll be hard pressed to drag your eyes away from.

NADINE SYKORA BUILDING A SCHOOL WITH ME TO WE, @HEYNADINE

ITINERARY D AY 1

D AY 2

D AY 3

D AY 4

Finish your Eternal India trip in Goa (day 12), or Southern Spice in Cochin (day 11) and fly to Udaipur, where your ME to WE guide will meet you on arrival and take you to the Araveli Cottages in rural Rajasthan.

Start your day with a morning yoga session, then spend the rest of it working on a sustainable development project alongside local community members.

Take a nature hike through your gorgeous rural surroundings before continuing work on your chosen development project. Later, turn your hand to local art and visit the second-longest wall in the world.

After a final farewell breakfast, you’ll make your way to Udaipur to explore a local market before catching your flight home.


ASIA 2019/20

<HGMBDB'<HF(F>MHP>

020 021

LOCAL CHILDREN, @HEYNADINE

ME to WE India by Nadine Sykora, @heynadine E to WE is so much more than just volunteering – it’s an inspirational learning experience and a lifechanging adventure. In the morning you may find yourself enjoying a spot of yoga, a hike or camel ride to get yourself energised for the day ahead. Then it’s time to immerse yourself in some richly rewarding projects; helping to build a school, repairing wells or building walls - all dependent on the village you’re working in. Interactions with locals are at the core of ME to WE. This is how you’ll connect with different cultures and lives whilst imparting key skills and resources to help people provide for themselves. You could be participating in a ‘Day in the Life’ – where you carry out daily tasks of one of the locals - or maybe you’ll sit with the Women’s Circle, where you’ll trade stories with some truly inspirational women.

ARAVELI COTTAGES, RAJASTHAN @HEYNADINE

After lunch you’ll get some free time to relax or explore the tranquil camp, set by a gorgeous lake and framed by the Araveli mountains. You’ll be able to spot local wildlife bathing or drinking in the glittering waters whilst you enjoy a delicious mixture of Indian and American food, prepared by a skilled on-site chef. Local merchants and artisans from nearby towns set up mini stalls, where you’ll be able to buy unique art, clothing and more. Evenings are all about music, food and friends. Performers arrive to perform traditional dances (that you’re welcome to participate in), and you and your team eat, drink and discuss what you’ve achieved that day and the challenges ahead.

NADINE WITH LOCAL WOMEN, @HEYNADINE

MAKE THE MOST OF INDIA See p.50, & p.52 to read how you can explore India on Eternal India, and or Southern Spice before your ME to WE experience. Visit contiki.com/metowe or speak to your travel agent for full details.

YOU CAN ALSO SPEND TIME IN ECUADOR OR AFRICA, VOLUNTEERING ON A ME TO WE PROJECT. SEE CONTIKI.COM/ METOWE FOR MORE INFO.

ME to WE is a completely unique travel experience, pa^k^rhnee_^^epaZmbmlebd^ mhmknerfZd^Z]b__^k^g\^bg hma^ki^hie^lebo^l%pabelm e^Zkgbg`%^qiehkbg`Zg] fZdbg`eb_^ehg`_kb^g]l' We get so much from travel and tourism, but nothing’s more fulfilling than giving something back.


ASIA 2019/20

CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

R E A DY T O BOOK

We make booking a trip simple. Low deposit, no change fees and flexible payment options make it easy to lock in your trip now, so if your plans change, your trip can too. I guess you could say we prefer a no strings attached kinda approach.

5 REASONS TO B O O K T O D AY

1 2 3

A$200 DEPOSIT Only A$200 deposit to secure your trip today, giving you the freedom to change your mind without breaking the bank.

FLEXDEPOSIT But if you do change your mind, you never really lose your deposit with us. We’ll hold onto it for you to put towards another trip in the future or you can gift it to a mate. Please refer to p.83.

NO CHANGE FEES Booked the wrong date? Need to change your trip? No worries. We let you make those kinda changes for free. We’re cool like that.

4 5

PAY SECURELY We accept Mastercard, Visa, even PayPal so whichever way you like to pay you know that your money will reach us safely.

FLEXIBLE PAYMENT Unlike other travel companies, we don’t need full payment until 45 days before you leave so you can spread the cost out over time.

NO HIDDEN COSTS. WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET.


CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

ASIA 2019/20

022 023

P AY E A R LY

S AV E

PAY EARLY

A$640

SAVE EVEN MORE UP TO

5%

Just pay for your trip in full by 30 Nov 2018 for Asia trips†, or 31 Jan 2019 for Africa trips and you can save up to 10%

CONTIKI +

Not your first trip with us? We’d like to welcome you back with a little discount on selected trips to say thanks

† Pay Early savings only apply to departures on or after 1st April, 2019

for Asia trips.

UP TO

5%

*

GOLD SEAL

M U LT I - T R I P

Our Gold Seal Protection means that if you cancel your trip prior to 30 days before you leave Australia (or 30 days prior to the trip departure date if travelling in Australia), we won’t charge you a cent. And if you’re ill or have to leave the trip early for personal reasons, Gold Seal will refund you A$90 for each day that you miss. See more on p.83.

Can’t decide between two trips? Do both! Book 2 trips 7 days or longer and get up to 5% off the cheaper one. Boom!*

MULTI TRIP COMBOS Heaps of our trips in Asia are designed to roll off one, and jump onto your next adventure. Plus you can get up to 5%* off when you book two or more trips. Here are some of our favourite combos.

CAMBODIA & LAOS UNCOVERED + CAMBODIAN MAGIC 17 days, 2 countries SOUTHERN SPICE + PURE SRI LANKA 21 Days, 2 Countries THAI TRIPPER SOUTH + THAI ISLAND HOPPER WEST 16 Days, 1 Country BANGKOK TO SINGAPORE ADVENTURE + VIETNAM EXPERIENCE 26 Days, 4 Countries

BOOK TOGETHER

10% Everyone saves 10% when 10 or more book (or the 11th person goes free)

7.5% Everyone saves 7.5% when 7 or more book together

5% Everyone saves 5% when 4 or more book together

GO TO CONTIKI.COM/DEALS TO SEE ALL OF THE LATEST DEALS The facts: All these discounts apply to the land portion of your trip price only (this excludes taxes, included flight costs, national park fees, permits, extra accommodation & optional activities). Your trip price does not include the costs of international flights to/from Asia that start or end your trip. Pay Early savings do not apply to bookings made within 45 days of trip departure and are not combinable with Last Minute Deals. Pay Early savings of A$640 based on the Japan Unrivalled trip p.44. Discounts are subject to availability & may be withdrawn at any point without notice. Book Early Savings are limited to departures on or after 1st April, 2019. You can combine the Contiki+ discount (past traveller) and the multi trip discount (2nd trip discount) with group discounts (Book Together), & early payment (Pay Early) discounts on trips of 7 days or longer. Multiple discounts are added incrementally and not as a total amount off the gross price. It is possible to use a Contiki+ discount (past traveller) with a multi-trip discount on the same booking, however only one 5% discount will be applied per trip. Group discounts (‘Book Together’) are available on all trips & are based on the land portion of a twin-share trip. *The 5% multi trip discount will be applied to the lower priced of your two (or more) trips to Asia, please contact Contiki or your travel agent to apply relevant discounts when booking your trip.


ASIA 2019/20

CONTIKI.COM/CONTIKICARES

contiki cares powered by TreadRight

MEET AN ELEPHANT, ELEPHANT SANCTUARY, CHIANG MAI @ LITTLEMISSWINNEY

The world’s wildlife is balancing on a dangerous precipice. Partnering with leading wildlife organisations such as Wildlife SOS and the Wilderness Foundation, we’re determined to do something about it. When we visit the Elephant Nature Park and Soi Yok elephant

M A K E T R AV E L M A T T E R

We believe sustainable tourism matters. Contiki Cares is our commitment to preserving the planet, wildlife, and giving back to the communities we visit for generations to come.

To make travel mutually beneficial for all, it’s vital that travellers invest in local communities and the incredible people who make the experience so unique. From Dhonk, India, where Divya Khandal offers vocational training to children and adults from former poaching families, to Ock Pop

Tock in Laos where a women’s collective empowers local artisans, we visit and support inspirational communities across the globe, helping them to understand their abilities and transfer them into financial gain. Check out trip pages p.28, p.30, p.32, p.50, p.54 for the trips that support these projects.

sanctuaries in Thailand, we educate our travellers on ethical wildlife experiences, highlighting the difference between barbaric Elephant camps and ethical havens. Ultimately, when the buying stops, so does the killing and maltreatment.

LEARNING LOCAL CRAFTS, DHONK, INDIA

Reduce and reuse isn’t just a catch phrase for us, it’s a lifestyle. We’ve committed to eliminating single use plastics at our offices, and on the road by 2022. In 2019 our crew will all be equipped with innovative, reusable bottles, and tote bags which travellers will be able to buy on trip.

In 2017 we introduced e-docs which allows our travellers to receive their documents digitally. There’s no need for paper and they’ll have a tree planted in their name as part of our plant a tree initiative.

All of this, whilst supporting projects striving to keep our oceans and coastlines clean, are just some of the ways we’re committing to safeguarding the future of our planet. SURFRIDERS, AUSTRALIA


TTC.COM/SOCIALTRAVEL

ASIA 2019/20

024 025

YO U’R E O N LY YOUN G ON C E We’re not alone in the belief that being young and travelling the world is the best relationship since wine and cheese. When you travel with us, you’re welcomed into our family – The Travel Corporation. These are the guys who have taught us everything we know; they’ve shown us that passion is everything, sustainability is key, incredible service is what sets you apart, and that every trip and every travel experience should be nothing less than extraordinary.

let you experience the world in the same way we do; with wide eyes, youthful optimism, and the knowledge that travel is an experience best shared with friends. If you haven’t found the perfect trip with Contiki, one, if not several, of our unique and award winning sister brands are sure to be a match to your travel type. C HOOSE YOUR ADVENTURE

TTC.com/ SocialTravel

The best thing about our family? The fact that our sister brands

A DVE N T UR E WO R L D

40 years of life changing journeys

ADVENTUREWORLD.COM #OURWORLDYOURWAY

Tailor-making our trip to Cambodia and Laos meant we could get off-thebeaten-track, explore amazing temples and immerse ourselves in daily life. Making lemongrass prawn skewers with fresh ingredients from the local markets at a private cooking class, exploring the more remote temples in Siem Reap by bike, all while staying in boutique properties made for a magical trip. Alison - Australia

BUSA BOUT

Giving you freedom of choice to create your own adventure.

I would compare @busabout.official to college; convenient and fun with some independence but also some handholding. Konnor - Australia

BUSABOUT.COM #BUSABOUT


ASIA 2019/20

DISCOVERER. SEE IT ALL, DO IT ALL Uncover the very best of Asia through a wide range of experiences, all included in the cost of your trip. Treat your inner foodie to tasty meals courtesy of our favourite local restaurants and at night, go to sleep in comfy hotels and Special Stays close to the action.

PENANG, MALAYSIA

FROM

5

9 TRIPS

DAYS

FROM

27 $183

AUD PER DAY


CONTIKI.COM/ASIA/DISCOVERER

ASIA 2019/20

026 027

see more

Drift to sleep on floating raft houses nestled in the Thai jungle

Discoverer is all about seeing it all and experiencing it all. If you don’t want to miss the iconic landmarks but you also want to walk the backstreets, Discoverer trips let you cover as much of Asia as you possibly can.

LONGTAIL BOAT, BANGKOK

Check out the sparkle of the Grand Palace, Bangkok Bask in the sun & take in the scenery on a slow boat on the Mekong Spy the incredible greenery of a tea plantation in the Cameron Highlands Have dinner on a cruise while you watch the sunset, Langkawi SUNRISE AT ANGKOR WAT, CAMBODIA, @SWIREPHOTOS

STREET FOOD, BANGKOK

NEO+ HOTEL, PENANG

NUOVO CITY HOTEL, BANGKOK

sleep in comfort AO NANG HOTEL, KRABI

eat local

Like to stay close to the action? You will do on Discoverer. As night time rolls around, settle down in our mix of comfortable 3 and 4 star hotels and Special Stays.

Regional delicacies like authentic Pad Thai, sweet Chai and dumplings along with delicious meals in local restaurants is how you’ll be eating on Discoverer. Think spicy and sweet flavours that reflect the culture of the destination you’re in, enjoyed in settings where the vibe is nearly as tasty as the food itself.

MARINA BAY SANDS SINGAPORE

Live the high life, with an included dinner on the top of one of Singapore’s most impressive buildings.

TUK-TUK STREET FOOD TOUR BANGKOK

Dart around the city in a tuk-tuk tasting the freshly cooked, delicious flavours of Bangkok’s tasty street food.


ASIA 2019/20

CONTIKI.COM/INDOCHINA-ADVENTURE

#BIGINDOCHINA

DISCOVERER

BIG INDOCHINA ADVENTURE THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

27

FROM

4

DAYS

COUNTRIES

26 NIGHTS Unique Special Stays: 1 overnight train, 1 night in a floating hotel, 2 nights in a Guesthouse, 1 night on a Chinese style Junk Boat in Halong Bay & 21 nights in 3 star hotels

FROM

A$6085 A$226 *

38 INCLUDED MEALS 26 breakfasts (B) 7 lunches (L) 5 dinners (D)

*

PER DAY

ESSENTIALS Trip Manager & English speaking Local Guides, Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations, All private coach transport, 6 internal flights

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Visit the Cu Chi tunnels • Sunrise at Angkor Wat • Elephant Haven Sai Yok Kanchanaburi

4.8 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Cooking Class, Hoi An F Caving & Kayaking, Vang Vieng F Quad biking, Siem Reap

ERAWAN FALLS, THAILAND

ANGKOR WAT, CAMBODIA @big_blue_eyes_3

HALONG BAY, VIETNAM @chris_hale_exploring

GRAND PALACE, BANGKOK @contiki

HOI AN, VIETNAM @travelwithgraces


CONTIKI.COM/INDOCHINA-ADVENTURE

ASIA 2019/20

028 029

START 6:00PM BANGKOK

&#;Ă&#x152; KANCHANABURI After a visit to the Grand Palace & a long tail boat ride, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll change our pace & move from Bangkok to the calmer scene of the River Kwai. Here in Kanchanaburi weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll learn the art of living off the grid & spend a night drifting on a jungle raft. (B,D) Â? Floating hotel Special Stay â&#x20AC;˘ Grand Palace guided tour & Khlong tour with ďŹ sh feeding &#;Ă&#x152; KANCHANABURI Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll wake up in jungle paradise, & start our day with a visit to the Death Railway & see the bridge over the River Kwai. Later, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll head to a local elephant sanctuary to see how the rescued elephants are cared for. Hotel (B,L) â&#x20AC;˘ See Death Railway Museum, Second World War Cemetery & the Bridge on the River Kwai â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Sai Yok Elephant Haven &#;Ă&#x152;18'40+)*6 TRAIN (AYUTTHAYA - CHIANG MAI) Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll start our day with a visit to the breathtaking Erawan Falls for a quick dip before we stop in the UNESCO listed city of Ayutthaya. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll grab bikes & cycle past rice paddies, temples & quaint villages before we board our overnight train to Chiang Mai. (B) Â? Overnight Train Special Stay â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Erawan Waterfalls â&#x20AC;˘ Bike tour in Ayutthaya

&#;Ă&#x152;2#-$'0) Taking a border hop weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll cross into Laos. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll journey to Pakbeng, taking part of the trip by river cruise on a local boat. Remote, traditional, & endlessly charming, Pakbeng is a true travellerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dream. (B,L,D) Â? Guest house Special Stay â&#x20AC;˘ River cruise on a local boat &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;.7#0) PRABANG Early risers will be rewarded by the sacred Laotian ritual of offering alms (food) to Buddhist Monks. Later we will explore Luang Prabang by bike, visiting the TreadRight supported Ock Pop Tock Centre for Artisans. Hotel (B,L)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Bike ride around Luang Prabang â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Ock Pop Tock Centre for Local Artisans (Treadright Partner) â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Wat Xieng Thong Temple F Kuang Si waterfall visit &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; VANG VIENG Limestone karsts & delicious Lao Pancakes will be waiting in Vang Vieng after a scenic overland journey. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find swimming holes, explore caves & watch the sun drop behind the mountains on two nights in this town. Hotel (B,L)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Scenic drive to Vang Vieng F Kayaking & Caving Experience

&#;Ă&#x152;8+'06+#0' The quaint capital of Laos will greet us with warmth & Mekong charm. Here in Vientiane weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see sights like Pha That Luang stupa, & lend a hand at the COPE centre â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a local charity working with land mine victims. Hotel (B) â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Luang Stupa & Patuxi â&#x20AC;˘ Visit COPE support centre &#;Ă&#x152; PHNOM PENH A short flight will land us in Phnom Penh. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll learn of the horrific Khmer Rouge rule at the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Killing Fieldsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; & Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, before having the mood lightened by a life changing TREE Alliance restaurant. Hotel (B,D) â&#x20AC;˘ Visit the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Killing Fields' & Genocide Museum â&#x20AC;˘ Dinner at a TREE Alliance restaurant &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; SIEM REAP Flying into Siem Reap & the home of Angkor Wat. On day-15 weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll journey through dawnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hours to catch the first rays of sunlight on the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s jungle tangled spiritual masterpiece. Hotel (B)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom & Ta Prohm F Quad Biking at Sunset &#;Ă&#x152; HO CHI MINH Stepping into a whirl of scooters & skyscrapers, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll unwind in the hotel before kicking off the Vietnam exploring, starting with the Ben Thanh markets. Hotel (B)

â&#x20AC;˘ See local industry demonstrations â&#x20AC;˘ Mekong Delta cruise

the UNESCO Old Quarter, cycle past rice fields, & see traditional pottery & silk weaving at the local markets. Hotel (B)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Visit the town's Old Quarter & Japanese covered bridge â&#x20AC;˘ Guided bike ride through Hoi An's UNESCO listed Ancient Town F Tasty Vietnamese cooking class F Marble Mountains Tour

&#;Ă&#x152; HO CHI MINH Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll journey back to Ho Chi Minh via the Viet Congâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tunnels in Cu Chi. Hotel (B) â&#x20AC;˘ Visit to the Cu Chi tunnels &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; NHA TRANG After a final bout of Ho Chi Minh exploring, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll take flight to the coastal town of Nha Trang. Hotel (B)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ View the Notre Dame Cathedral, General Post OfďŹ ce & the Presidential Palace â&#x20AC;˘ Visit the War Remnants Museum F Cruise & swimming day trip F Mud Bath & Hot Springs Experience

&#;Ă&#x152;*#01+ After a last bout of grotto swimming & monkey spotting, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll head back to Hanoi for our final night. Hotel (B,L) F Kayaking on Halong Bay &#;Ă&#x152;*#01+ Our trip will wrap up in Hanoi shortly after our final team breakfast or choose to fly back to Bangkok with us for an additional charge. (B)

&#;Ă&#x152;*#01+ Flying into the countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s capital, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be left smitten by the gardens of the Temple of

LUANG PRABANG

'0&#/*#01+

VIETNAM

END

The only way to see all the sights of south east Asia

HANOI 1

1

HALONG BAY

1

2

PAKBENG

1

LAOS 2

CHIANG MAI

&#;Ă&#x152; *#.10)$#; A Chinese style junk boat will drift us around the lime stone island setting of the Gulf of Tonkin, offering complete serenity for our time in Halong Bay. (B,L,D) Â? Junk Boat Special Stay â&#x20AC;˘ Visit the Sung Sot Caves

&#;Ă&#x152;*7' Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll take a cycle to the Imperial Citadel & learn of a horrific Buddhist massacre at Thien Mu Pagoda. Hotel (B) â&#x20AC;˘ Cross the Hai Van Pass â&#x20AC;˘ Visit the Thien Mu Pagoda & the Imperial Citadel â&#x20AC;˘ Cyclo ride F Group photo at Hue's Imperial Citadel F Hue Street Food Walking Tour

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; HOI AN Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll arrive in Hoi An after a quick flight. Here we can visit

Tristan Park

Literature & 36 trading streets offering an array of local goods. Hotel (B) â&#x20AC;˘ Visit the Temple of Literature

VIENTIANE

2

SOUTH CHINA SEA

VANG VIENG 1

1

HUE

THAILAND

1

Da Nang

2

&#;Ă&#x152; /'-10)&'.6# Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll rise for a journey to the Mekong Delta. By night weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll mix with the locals & have dinner at our special guest house. (B,L,D) Â? Guest house Special Stay â&#x20AC;˘ Mekong Delta ďŹ shing experience

HOI AN

KANCHANABURI 1

Ayutthaya

SIEM REAP

BANGKOK

2

1

Places visited 1

1

Nightstops

CAMBODIA 2

Optional end city

NHA TRANG

Optional start/end city 1

1

Special Stay

1

HO CHI MINH CITY

1

Plane

HOW MUCH & WHEN

1

PHNOM PENH

Coach or Train

MEKONG DELTA

Optional flight to Bangkok

Start Jan 01 Jan 05 Jan 08 Jan 12  Jan 15  Jan 19  Jan 22 Jan 26 Feb 02 Feb 09 Feb 16

A$6085

End Jan 27 Jan 31 Feb 03 Feb 07 Feb 10 Feb 14 Feb 17 Feb 21 Feb 28 Mar 07 Mar 14

Start Feb 23 Mar 02 Mar 09 Mar 16 Mar 23 Mar 30 Apr 06 O Apr 13 O Apr 20 Apr 27 May 04

A$6085

End Mar 21 Mar 28 Apr 04 Apr 11 Apr 18 Apr 25 May02 May09 May16 May23 May30

Start May 11 May 18 May 25 Jun 01 Jun 08 Jun 11 Jun 15 Jun 18 Jun 22 Jun 25 Jun 29

A$6085

End Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

06 13 20 27 04 07 11 14 18 21 25

Start Jul 06 Jul 13 Jul 20 Jul 27 Aug 03 Aug 10 Aug 17 Aug 24 Aug 31 Sep 07 Sep 14

A$6085

End Aug 01 Aug 08 Aug 15 Aug 22 Aug 29 Sep 05 Sep 12 Sep 19 Sep 26 Oct 03 Oct 10

Start Sep 21 Sep 28 Oct 05 Oct 12 Oct 19 Oct 26 Nov 02 Nov 09 Nov 16 Nov 23 Nov 30 Q

A$6085

End Oct 17 Oct 24 Oct 31 Nov 07 Nov 14 Nov 21 Nov 28 Dec 05 Dec 12 Dec 19 Dec 26

Start Dec 03 Dec 07 Dec 10 Dec 14 Dec 17 Dec 21 Dec 24 Dec 29 Dec 31

End Dec Jan Jan Jan ' Jan W Jan + Jan  Jan Z Jan V X 4

A$6085

29 02 05 09 12 16 19 24 26

2020

2019

Ă&#x152;| CODE:BICA | START BANGKOK & FINISH HANOI Start 2020 Jan 04 Jan 07 Jan 11 Jan 14 Jan 18 Jan 25 Feb 01 Feb 08 Feb 15 Feb 22

End     

A$6085

Jan 30 Feb 02 Feb 06 Feb 09 Feb 13 Feb 20 Feb 27 Mar 05 Mar 12 Mar 19

Start Feb 29 Mar 07 Mar 14 Mar 21 Mar 28

End Mar 26 Apr 02 Apr 09 Apr 16 Apr 23

A$6085

* Prices above are based on twin-share (multi-share on train). If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement is available for A$1385 (only applicable in hotels). Included ďŹ&#x201A;ights: This trip includes flights, as specified on the map, as part of the trip price. Please note the flight from Hanoi to Bangkok is optional & comes at an additional cost. A copy of your valid passport is required at time of booking. Trip starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 9:00am. O These trips will be in Thailand for Songkran (Thai New Year & water festival) or Laos for Pi-Mai Lao (Laos New Year & water festival) or Vietnam for Tet (Vietnamese New Year). Q Trip spends Xmas in Hanoi. V Trip spends Xmas in Hue. XTrip spends Xmas in Nha Trang & NYE in Halong Bay. 4Trip spends Xmas in Ho Chi Minh & NYE in Hoi An. Trip spends Xmas in Vientiane & NYE in Ho Chi Minh. 'Trip spends Xmas in Luang Prabang & NYE in Siem Reap. WTrip spends Xmas in Chiang Mai & NYE in Vang Vieng. +Trip spends Xmas in Kanchanaburi & NYE in Luang Prabang. Trip spends NYE in Kanchanaburi. ZTrip spends NYE in Bangkok. These trips will be in Vietnam for Tet (Vietnamese New Year). Arrival & departure transfers & return flight to Bangkok are available. To purchase, speak to your travel agent or visit contiki.com/transfers. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. Insurance & visas: For important information please see p.82.

#BIGINDOCHINA

&#;Ă&#x152;$#0)-1Hot, hustling, & completely addictive, Bangkok will lure us in & play host to our first day. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have time to unwind & enjoy the hotel before we unite. Hotel

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; CHIANG MAI Our last destination in Thailand will entertain us with buzzing night markets, an exotic Old Quarter, & a dazzling line up of temples. In between sites you can feast on the intense flavours of northern Thai food. Hotel (B)(B) F Flight of the Gibbon Ziplining F Thai Cooking Class & Market Visit F Muay Thai Class

DISCOVERER

The one that's our biggest trip in South East Asia for those who want to do it all


CONTIKI.COM/ASIAN-ADVENTURE

ASIA 2019/20

#ASIANADVENTURE

DISCOVERER

ASIAN ADVENTURE THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

16

FROM

3

DAYS

COUNTRIES

15 NIGHTS Unique Special Stays: 1 overnight train, 1 night in a floating hotel, 1 night in a Guesthouse & 12 nights in 3 star hotels

FROM

A$3259 A$204 *

22 INCLUDED MEALS 15 breakfasts (B) 4 lunches (L) 3 dinners (D)

*

PER DAY

ESSENTIALS Trip Manager & English speaking Local Guides, Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations, All private coach transport, 2 internal flights

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Elephant Haven Sai Yok Kanchanaburi • Sunrise at Angkor Wat, Siem Reap • Guided tour of Grand Palace, Bangkok

4.7 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Ziplining in Chiang Mai F Kuang Si waterfalls trip in Luang Prabang F Sunset quad biking, Siem Reap

SIEM REAP , CAMBODIA

LUANG PRABANG, LAOS 9[XÛkma

ERAWAN FALLS, THAILAND 9dbklm^ge^]^k^k

QUAD BIKING, CAMBODIA 9lhiab^ma^Z]fbk^k

CHIANG MAI, THAILAND 9f^`ZgergpZe^


CONTIKI.COM/ASIAN-ADVENTURE

ASIA 2019/20

030 031

&#;Ă&#x152; BANGKOK Hot, hustling, & completely addictive, Bangkok will lure us in & play host to our first day on tour. You'll have time to unwind & enjoy the hotel before we unite & get acquainted. Hotel DAY 2 KANCHANABURI After a visit to the Grand Palace & a long tail boat ride, we'll change our pace & move from Bangkok to the calmer scene of the River Kwai. Here in Kanchanaburi we'll learn the art of living off the grid & spend a night drifting on a jungle raft. (B,D) Â? Floating Hotel Special Stay â&#x20AC;˘ Grand Palace guided tour & Khlong tour with ďŹ sh feeding DAY 3 KANCHANABURI We'll wake up in jungle paradise, & start our day with a visit to the notorious Death Railway & see the bridge over the River Kwai. Later, we'll head to a local elephant sanctuary to see how the rescued elephants are cared for. Hotel (B,L) â&#x20AC;˘ Death Railway Museum, Second World War Cemetery & the Bridge on the River Kwai â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Sai Yok Elephant Haven

DAY 4 OVERNIGHT TRAIN (AYUTTHAYA CHIANG MAI) We'll start our day with a visit to the breathtaking Erawan Falls for a quick dip before we stop in the UNESCO listed city of Ayutthaya. We'll grab bikes & cycle past rice paddies, temples & quaint villages before we board our overnight train to Chiang Mai. (B) Â? Overnight Train Special Stay â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Erawan Waterfalls â&#x20AC;˘ Bike tour in Ayutthaya DAYS 5 - 6 CHIANG MAI Our last destination in Thailand will entertain us with buzzing night markets, an exotic Old Quarter, & a dazzling line up of temples. In between sites you can feast on the intense flavours of northern Thai food, inhaling an abundance of lemongrass, chili & coconut. Hotel (B)(B) F Flight of the Gibbon Ziplining F Thai Cooking Class & Market Visit F Muay Thai class

&#;Ă&#x152;2#-$'0) Taking a border hop we'll cross out of Thailand & into Laos. After collecting our passport stamps we'll journey to Pakbeng, taking part of the trip by river cruise on a local boat. Remote, traditional, & endlessly charming, Pakbeng is a true traveller's dream. (B,L,D) Â? Guest house Special Stay â&#x20AC;˘ River cruise on a local boat &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; LUANG PRABANG Early risers will be rewarded by the sacred Laotian ritual of offering alms (food) to Buddhist Monks. Later we will explore Luang Prabang by bike, visiting the TreadRight supported Ock Pop Tock Centre for Artisans. Hotel (B,L)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Bike ride around Luang Prabang â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Ock Pop Tock Centre for Local Artisans (Treadright partner) â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Wat Xieng Thong Temple F Kuang Si waterfall visit &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; VANG VIENG Limestone karsts & delicious Lao Pancakes will be waiting in Vang Vieng after a scenic overland journey. We'll find swimming holes, explore caves & watch the sun drop behind the mountains on two blissful nights in this town. Hotel (B,L)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Scenic drive to Vang Vieng

Places visited 1

Nightstops

1

Special Stay

2

PAKBENG

Coach or Train Boat or Plane

1

VANG VIENG

CHIANG MAI

LUANG PRABANG

LAOS 2

2

1

1 VIENTIANE

THAILAND

END

KANCHANABURI 1

1

Ayutthaya

START

BANGKOK

1

Great trip, fabulous time. Would 100% do another Contiki trip

SIEM REAP 2

CAMBODIA

1

PHNOM PENH

Kimberly Wybenga F Kayaking & Caving Experience

&#;Ă&#x152;8+'06+#0' The quaint capital of Laos will greet us with warmth & Mekong charm. Here in Vientiane we'll see sights like Pha That Luang stupa, & visit the COPE centre â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a local charity working with land mine victims. Hotel (B) â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Luang Stupa & Patuxi â&#x20AC;˘ Visit to COPE Support Centre &#;Ă&#x152; PHNOM PENH A short flight will land us amidst the shy smiles &

tree-lined streets of Phnom Penh. We'll learn of the horrific Khmer Rouge rule at the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Killing Fields' & Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, before having the mood lightened by a life changing TREE Alliance restaurant. Hotel (B,D) â&#x20AC;˘ Visit the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Killing Fields' & Genocide Museum â&#x20AC;˘ Dinner at a TREE Alliance restaurant &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; SIEM REAP Flying out of Phnom Penh we'll arrive in Siem Reap, home of Angkor Wat, the bustling Pub Street & traditional markets. On day15Â we'll journey through

dawn's hours to catch the first rays of sunlight on the town's jungle tangled spiritual masterpiece. Hotel (B)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom & Ta Prohm F Quad Biking at Sunset &#;Ă&#x152;5+'/4'#2 Our trip will wrap up in Siem Reap shortly after our final team breakfast. We'll go our separate ways after saying somber goodbyes & making sincere plans to organise a reunion tour. (B) '0&#/5+'/4'#2

HOW MUCH & WHEN Start Jan 1 Jan 5 Jan 8 Jan 12 Jan 15 Jan 19 Jan 22 Jan 26 Feb 2 Feb 9 Feb 16

#

End Jan 16 Jan 20 Jan 23 Jan 27 Jan 30 Feb 3 Feb 6 Feb 10 Feb 17 Feb 24 Mar 3

Start Feb 23 Mar 2 Mar 9 Mar 16 Mar 23 Mar 30 Apr 06 O Apr 13 O Apr 20 Apr 27 May 04

#

End Mar 10 Mar 17 Mar 24 Mar 31 Apr 7 Apr 14 Apr 21 Apr 28 May5 May12 May19

Start May 11 May 18 May 25 Jun 01 Jun 08 Jun 11 Jun 15 Jun 18 Jun 22 Jun 25 Jun 29

#

End May26 Jun 2 Jun 9 Jun 16 Jun 23 Jun 26 Jun 30 Jul 3 Jul 7 Jul 10 Jul 14

Start Jul 06 Jul 13 Jul 20 Jul 27 Aug 03 Aug 10 Aug 17 Aug 24 Aug 31 Sep 07 Sep 14

#

End Jul 21 Jul 28 Aug 4 Aug 11 Aug 18 Aug 25 Sep 1 Sep 8 Sep 15 Sep 22 Sep 29

Start Sep 21 Sep 28 Oct 05 Oct 12 Oct 19 Oct 26 Nov 02 Nov 09 Nov 16 Nov 23 Nov 30

#

End Oct 6 Oct 13 Oct 20 Oct 27 Nov 3 Nov 10 Nov 17 Nov 24 Dec 1 Dec 8 Dec 15

Start Dec 03 Dec 07 Dec 10 Dec 14 Dec 17 Dec 21 Dec 24 Dec 29 Dec 31

V X 4 ' W

#

End Dec Dec Dec Dec Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan

18 22 25 29 1 5 8 13 15

2020

2019

Ă&#x152;| CODE:ASAD | START BANGKOK & FINISH SIEM REAP Start  2020 Jan 04 Jan 07 Jan 11 Jan 14 Jan 18 Jan 25 Feb 01 Feb 08 Feb 15 Feb 22

#

End Jan 19 Jan 22 Jan 26 Jan 29 Feb 2 Feb 9 Feb 16 Feb 23 Mar 1 Mar 8

Start Feb 29 Mar 07 Mar 14 Mar 21 Mar 28

End Mar 15 Mar 22 Mar 29 Apr 5 Apr 12

#

* Prices above are based on twin-share (multi-share on train). If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement is available for A$805 (only applicable in hotels). Included ďŹ&#x201A;ights: This trip includes flights, as specified on the map opposite, as part of the trip price. Please see â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Included flightsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; on p.82 for important info. A copy of your valid passport is required at time of booking. Trip starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 9:00am. O These trips will be in Thailand for Songkran (Thai New Year & water festival) or Laos for Pi-Mai Lao (Laos New Year & water festival). V Trip spends Xmas in Vientiane. XTrip spends Xmas in Luang Prabang & NYE in Siem Reap. 4Trip spends Xmas in Chiang Mai & NYE in Vang Vieng. Trip spends Xmas in Kanchanaburi & NYE in Luang Prabang. 'Trip spends NYE in Kanchanaburi. WTrip spends in NYE Bangkok. Arrival transfers to your hotel are available. To purchase, speak to your travel agent or visit contiki.com/transfers. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. Insurance & visas: For important information please see p.82. Note: This trip is part of the Big Indochina Adventure, so when you leave Siem Reap youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be waving goodbye to your group as they depart for Vietnam. Canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take the FOMO? Why not extend your stay for even more fun through Asia.

#ASIANADVENTURE

START 6:00PM BANGKOK

DISCOVERER

The one that covers Thailand, Cambodia & Laos in 2 weeks


ASIA 2019/20

CONTIKI.COM/CAMBODIA-LAOS-UNCOVERED

THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

9

FROM

2

DAYS

8 NIGHTS 8 nights in 3 star hotels

FROM

A$1645 A$183 *

COUNTRIES

#CAMBODIALAOSUNCOVERED

DISCOVERER

CAMBODIA & LAOS UNCOVERED

10 INCLUDED MEALS 8 breakfasts (B) 1 lunch (L) 1 Dinner (D)

*

PER DAY

ESSENTIALS Trip Manager & English speaking Local Guides, Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations, All private coach transport, 2 internal flights

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Locally guided bike tour of World Heritage listed Luang Prabang • Guided visit of the COPE centre in Vientiane • Sunrise at Angkor Wat

4.8 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Kuang Si waterfalls trip in Luang Prabang F Kayaking & Caving Experience, Vang Vieng F Quad Biking at Sunset, Siem Reap

VIENTIANE, LAOS

ANGKOR WAT, CAMBODIA @ditslice@jt_jenkins

ANGKOR THOM, CAMBODIA @ditslice

ANGKOR WAT, CAMBODIA @ditslice@thetravellingtripper

LUANG PRABANG, LAOS @contiki


CONTIKI.COM/CAMBODIA-LAOS-UNCOVERED

ASIA 2019/20

032 033

&#;Ã&#x152;.7#0) PRABANG After checking in to the hotel & getting comfortable, we'll join up, get acquainted, & begin taking in the sites of this UNESCO listed city. Hotel DAY 2 LUANG PRABANG Early risers will be rewarded by the sacred Laotian ritual of offering alms (food) to Buddhist Monks. Later we will explore Luang Prabang by bike, visiting the TreadRight supported Ock Pop Tock Centre for Artisans. Hotel (B) â&#x20AC;¢ Included bike ride around Luang Prabang â&#x20AC;¢ Visit Ock Pop Tock Centre for Local Artisans (Treadright partner)

â&#x20AC;¢ Visit Wat Xieng Thong Temple F Kuang Si Waterfall Visit &#;5Ã&#x152;Ã&#x152; VANG VIENG Limestone karsts & delicious Lao Pancakes will be waiting in Vang Vieng after a scenic overland journey. We'll find swimming holes, explore caves & watch the sun drop behind the mountains on two blissful nights in this town. Hotel (B,L)(B) â&#x20AC;¢ Scenic drive to Vang Vieng F Kayaking & Caving Experience &#;Ã&#x152;8+'06+#0' The quaint capital of Laos will greet us with warmth & Mekong charm. Here in Vientiane we'll see sights like Pha That Luang stupa, & visit the COPE centre â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a

#CAMBODIALAOSUNCOVERED

START 6:00PM LUANG PRABANG

DISCOVERER

The one that explores colonial architecture & ancient ruins over 9 days

local charity working with land mine victims. Hotel (B) â&#x20AC;¢ Visit Luang Stupa & Patuxi â&#x20AC;¢ Visit to COPE Support Centre &#;Ã&#x152; PHNOM PENH A short flight will land us amidst the shy smiles & tree-lined streets of Phnom Penh. We'll learn of the horrific Khmer Rouge rule at the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Killing Fields' & Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, before having the mood lightened by a life changing TREE Alliance restaurant. Hotel (B,D) â&#x20AC;¢ Visit the "Killing Fields" & Genocide Museum â&#x20AC;¢ Dinner at a Tree Alliance Restaurant

ANGKOR WAT, CAMBODIA @blondiebetts

START

2

&#;5Ã&#x152;Ã&#x152; SIEM REAP Flying out of Phnom Penh we'll arrive in Siem Reap, home of Angkor Wat, the bustling Pub Street & traditional markets. On day-8Â we'll journey through dawn's hours to catch the first rays of sunlight on the town's jungle tangled spiritual masterpiece. Hotel (B)(B) â&#x20AC;¢ Visit Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom & Ta Prohm F Quad Biking at sunset

LUANG PRABANG

Best Christmas present I ever gave myself Amie Sutcliffe

LAOS

VANG VIENG

2

VIENTIANE 1

1

Nightstops Coach or Train Boat or Plane

&#;Ã&#x152;5+'/4'#2 After one final breakfast together, our trip will come to an end. We'll dive into a bout of goodbyes before leaving armed with a mosaic of magic memories. (B)

END

SIEM REAP

CAMBODIA 2

END 9:00AM SIEM REAP

1

PHNOM PENH

HOW MUCH & WHEN Start Jan 8 Jan 12 Jan 15 Jan 19 Jan 22 Jan 26 Jan 29 Feb 2 Feb 9 Feb 16 Feb 23

#

End Jan 16 Jan 20 Jan 23 Jan 27 Jan 30 Feb 3 Feb 6 Feb 10 Feb 17 Feb 24 Mar 3

Start Mar 2 Mar 9 Mar 16 Mar 23 Mar 30 Apr 6 Apr 13 O Apr 20 Apr 27 May 4 May 11

#

End Mar 10 Mar 17 Mar 24 Mar 31 Apr 7 Apr 14 Apr 21 Apr 28 May5 May12 May19

Start May 18 May 25 Jun 1 Jun 8 Jun 15 Jun 18 Jun 22 Jun 25 Jun 29 Jul 2 Jul 6

#

End May26 Jun 2 Jun 9 Jun 16 Jun 23 Jun 26 Jun 30 Jul 3 Jul 7 Jul 10 Jul 14

Start Jul 13 Jul 20 Jul 27 Aug 3 Aug 10 Aug 17 Aug 24 Aug 31 Sep 7 Sep 14 Sep 21

#

End Jul 21 Jul 28 Aug 4 Aug 11 Aug 18 Aug 25 Sep 1 Sep 8 Sep 15 Sep 22 Sep 29

Start Sep 28 Oct 5 Oct 12 Oct 19 Oct 26 Nov 2 Nov 9 Nov 16 Nov 23 Nov 30 Dec 7

#

End Oct 6 Oct 13 Oct 20 Oct 27 Nov 3 Nov 10 Nov 17 Nov 24 Dec 1 Dec 8 Dec 15

Start Dec 10 Dec 14 Dec 17 Dec 21 Dec 24 Dec 28 Dec 31

Q V X 4

#

End Dec Dec Dec Dec Jan Jan Jan

18 22 25 29 1 5 8

2020

2019

Ã&#x152;| CODE:LAKH | START LUANG PRABANG & FINISH SIEM REAP Start  2020 Jan 5 Jan 7 Jan 11 Jan 14 Jan 18 Jan 21 Jan 25 Feb 1 Feb 8 Feb 15

#

End Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb

13 15 19 22 26 29 2 9 16 23

Start Feb 22 Feb 29 Mar 7 Mar 14 Mar 21 Mar 28 Apr 4

End Mar 1 Mar 8 Mar 15 Mar 22 Mar 29 Apr 5 Apr 12

#

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement is available for A$435. A copy of your valid passport is required at time of booking. Trip starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 9:00am. O These trips will be in Laos for Pi-Mai Lao (Laos New Year & water festival). Q Trip spends Xmas in Vientiane. V Trip spends Xmas in Luang Prabang & NYE in Siem Reap. XTrip spends NYE in Vang Vieng. 4Trip spends NYE in Luang Prabang. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. Insurance & visas: For important information please see p.82. Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture â&#x20AC;&#x201C; our 27-day Big Indochina Adventure trip. When you jump aboard this trip, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be joining a horde of other travellers who are already geared up in Contikiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s world-famous exploration mode. Wait until you see the warm welcome youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll receive as a new addition to the group.


ASIA 2019/20

CONTIKI.COM/BANGKOK-SINGAPORE-ADV

#BANGKOKSINGAPOREADVENTURE

DISCOVERER

BANGKOK TO SINGAPORE ADVENTURE THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

14

FROM

3

DAYS

COUNTRIES

13 NIGHTS Unique Special Stays: 1 night overnight train, 1 night treehouse, 1 night floating cabin & 10 nights in 3-4 star hotels

FROM

A$3529 A$253 *

16 INCLUDED MEALS 12 breakfasts (B) 2 lunches (L) 2 dinners (D)

*

PER DAY

ESSENTIALS Trip Manager & English speaking Local Guides, Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations, All private coach transport, 1 internal flight

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Cheow Larn Lake Stay • Guided Walking Tour of Georgetown Street Art • Cameron Highland Countryside Tour

4.8 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Half day Islands cruise, Krabi F Sunset Cruise with Dinner, Langkawi F Grand Palace Guided Tour, Bangkok

PENANG, MALAYSIA

KHAO SOK, THAILAND @nat.asia

LANGKAWI, MALAYSIA @contikitonz

PENANG, MALAYSIA @nat.asia

KHAO SOK, THAILAND @julia_thwaites


CONTIKI.COM/BANGKOK-SINGAPORE-ADV

ASIA 2019/20

034 035

&#;Ă&#x152;$#0)-1Hot, hustling, & completely addictive, Bangkok will lure us in & play host to our first day on tour. You'll have time to unwind & enjoy the hotel before we unite & get acquainted. Hotel DAY 2 OVERNIGHT TRAIN TO SURAT THANI This morning why not opt to view the intricacies of the Grand Palace of Bangkok as they are peeled back by a Local Guide, or if that's not your thing, dig into some street food or indulge in a Thai massage. Come evening we'll be riding the comfortable overnight train to Surat Thani. (B) Â? Overnight Train Special Stay F Grand Palace Guided Tour &#;Ă&#x152;-*#151Soon after arriving in Surat Thani, we'll be canoeing down the Sok River, stopping for bamboo tea & monkey spotting. We'll make our way into the Khao Sok jungle where our treetop accommodation awaits. Time here will be spent enjoying the river by swim or tube, & taking in limestone cliffs with a fresh juice in hand. (L) Â? Jungle Tree House Special Stay â&#x20AC;˘ Entrance to Khao Sok National Park â&#x20AC;˘ Canoe Tour of Khao Sok National Park

DAY 4 KHAO SOK Today's adventure takes us to the Cheow Larn Lake & our raft hut accommodation for the evening. By day we'll cruise the oldest lake in Southern Thailand, kayaking, swimming & soaking up the sun. By night we'll be treated to a feast prepared by local families while the sun sets on another day in this jungle paradise. (B,L,D) Â? Floating Raft Huts Special Stay â&#x20AC;˘ Day Cruise on Lake Cheow Larn

&#;Ă&#x152;2'0#0) Offering the perfect contrast to island tranquility, Penang will change the pace with its bright lights & sensory delights. We'll devour a fusion of Indian, Chinese & Malaysian street food & absorb the history of the UNESCO marked city. Hotel (B)

&#;Ă&#x152;-7#.# LUMPUR Our love affair with Kuala Lumpur will begin by seeing the Petronas Twin Towers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the tallest twin buildings in the world. Eating & shopping will then seal the deal, leaving us mesmerised by this chaotic capital. Hotel (B) â&#x20AC;˘ City sightseeing of Kuala Lumpur

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; CAMERON HIGHLANDS Moving on from Penang we'll arrive amidst the wild guava & chirping birds of Malaysia's Cameron Highlands. Here we'll walk through the tea fields of the Boh Tea Plantation, indulge in a traditional dinner using the unique steam cooking method famous in the area, & gulp plenty of strawberries & fresh mountain air. Hotel (B,D)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Included Tour of Temples & street art in Georgetown. â&#x20AC;˘ Tea Plantation Tour â&#x20AC;˘ Included Regional dinner in the Cameron Highlands

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;-4#$+ (AO NANG) Whether you choose to lay poolside armed with coconuts & cocktails or get out to visit the Tiger Cave Temple & roam the markets, Krabi will enchant. Monkeys, sunsets & pretty island vistas â&#x20AC;&#x201C; you may never want to leave. Hotel (B)(B) F Half Day Islands Cruise &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; LANGKAWI Heading south along the Thai peninsula, we'll arrive in Satun, where a ferry ride will land us in an untapped archipelago & a new country - Malaysia. For two days we will be free to lose sense of time amidst the slanted palm trees, teal waters & mountainous backdrop of Langkawi Island. Hotel (B)(B) F Sunset Dinner Cruise

&#;Ă&#x152;5+0)#214' Our time together will wrap up in the arms of Singapore's skyscrapers. We'll say heartfelt goodbyes before going our separate ways, leaving with a deep & unwavering appreciation for this special Asian region. (B)

THAILAND

START

BANGKOK

1

END 9:00AM SINGAPORE

1

KHAO SOK

Absolutely amazing! The trip was fantastic from the start. Megs (the trip manager) made all of us feel right at home!

Surat Thani

2 2

KRABI

William McNeillie LANGKAWI

Satun

2

PENANG

1

2

Places visited 1

CAMERON HIGHLANDS, MALAYSIA @nat.asia

&#;Ă&#x152;5+0)#214' After a short flight out of Malaysia we'll land in the immaculate Asian metropolis that is Singapore. Our last night together will be open to opportunities; waterside cocktails at Marina Bay Sands being one of the most tempting. Hotel (B)

SINGAPORE

1

CAMERON HIGHLANDS MALAYSIA

KUALA LUMPUR

Nightstops Special Stay

1

Coach or Train END

Boat or Plane 1

SINGAPORE

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Start Dec 15 Q

A$3709

Start Dec 29 V

#

A$3529 End Jan 11

Start 2020 Jan 12 Jan 26 Feb 16 Mar 8 Mar 29

A$3529

A$3569

A$3529

End Jun 29 Jul 20 Aug 10 Aug 31

Start Sep 8

A$3609

End Sep 21

Start Sep 29

A$3529

End Oct 12

Start Oct 20

A$3649

End Nov 2

2019

Start Jun 16 Jul 7 Jul 28 Aug 18

2019

End Jun 8

2019

Start May26

2019

End Mar 2 Mar 16 Mar 30 Apr 13 Apr 27 May18

2019

Start Feb 17 Mar 3 Mar 17 Mar 31 Apr 14 O May5

2019

End Feb 16

A$3599 End Dec 28

2019

2019

A$3529

Start Feb 3

2019

End Jan 19 Feb 2

2020

Start Jan 6 Jan 20

2019

2019

Ă&#x152;| CODE:BKSG | START BANGKOK & FINISH SINGAPORE Start Nov 10 Dec 1

End Nov 23 Dec 14

A$3529

End Jan 25 Feb 8 Feb 29 Mar 21 Apr 11

* Prices above are based on twin-share (multi-share on train). If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement is available for A$1139 (only applicable in hotels).A copy of your valid passport is required at time of booking. Trip starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 9:00am. O These trips will be in Thailand for Songkran (Thai New Year & water festival). Q Trip spends Xmas in Cameron Highlands. V Trip spends NYE in Khao Sok. Arrival transfers to your hotel are available. To purchase, speak to your travel agent or visit contiki.com/ transfers. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. Insurance & visas: For important information please see p.82.

#BANGKOKSINGAPOREADVENTURE

START 6:00PM BANGKOK

DISCOVERER

The one that combines 3 eclectic countries with floating huts & foodie hot spots


ASIA 2019/20

CONTIKI.COM/MUNCH-ASIA

THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

#MUNCHASIA

DISCOVERER

MUNCH ASIA 12

NEW TRIP

FROM

3

DAYS

COUNTRIES

11 NIGHTS 11 nights in 3 star hotels

FROM

A$3245 A$271 *

19 INCLUDED MEALS 11 breakfasts (B) 2 lunches (L) 6 dinners (D)

*

PER DAY

ESSENTIALS Trip Manager & English speaking Local Guides, Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations, All private coach transport, 3 internal flights

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Tuk Tuk Street Food Tour in Bangkok • Penang Hawker Market Tour • Dinner at Marina Bay Sands Singapore

4.6 OVERALL RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur F Snorkelling Day Trip, Phuket

SINGAPORE

PENANG, MALAYSIA @contiki

PENANG, MALAYSIA @contiki

PENANG, MALAYSIA @contiki

BANGKOK, THAILAND @contiki


CONTIKI.COM/MUNCH-ASIA

ASIA 2019/20

036 037

&#;Ă&#x152;$#0)-1Touchdown in Bangkok. Today you're free to relax at the hotel before we head to the banks of Bangkok's famous Chao Phraya River for a group dinner. Get acquainted with your new travel fam over some authentic local food: just the starter for great things to come. Hotel (D)

#MUNCHASIA

START 6PM BANGKOK

DISCOVERER

The one that takes you on a culinary journey, giving you authentic Asian flavours right from the source

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;2*7-'6 Rise & shine, today we're off to Phuket to slip into island life & soak up what this tropical paradise has to offer. This evening we'll get a masterclass in Thai cuisine. The next day you're free to soak up some sunshine or opt for a snorkelling trip in the balmy Andaman sea. Hotel (B,D)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Thai Cooking Class F Snorkelling Day Trip

THAILAND START

BANGKOK

3

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

Places visited 1

Nightstops Coach or Train

BANGKOK, THAILAND

Boat or Plane

PHUKET

2

Georgetown

2

PENANG MALAYSIA

KUALA LUMPUR

2

END

2

SINGAPORE

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; BANGKOK After a buffet breakfast we'll enjoy a scenic train ride into Mae Klong railway market, then a long-tail boat journey to the famous Damnoen floating market. Lunch is authentic food at a local homestay, served with a lesson on Thai ingredient essentials. Day 3 is yours to explore the city of Bangkok before we jump in a tuk-tuk for our evening street food tour. Hotel (B,L)(B,D) â&#x20AC;˘ Mae Klong Railway Market â&#x20AC;˘ Damnoen Saduak Floating Market â&#x20AC;˘ Tuk Tuk Street Food Tour

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;2'0#0) Our noses have led us to a whole new country: Malaysia. First stop Penang, for an evening hawker market tour to sample the local cuisine. On day 7 we'll visit the UNESCOlisted Georgetown for a morning Malay cooking class, followed by a visit to temples & street art. Hotel (B)(B,L) â&#x20AC;˘ Hawker Night Tour â&#x20AC;˘ Malay Cooking Class &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; -7#.#.7/274 The street food of Kuala Lumpur is calling. An included city orientation will get us acquainted with KL, & this evening we'll be treated to an authentic Malay dinner with a modern twist. Day 9 is yours to discover the beauty & charm of this diverse city, or to visit Malaysia's national treasure, the Batu Caves. Hotel (B,D)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Sightseeing tour of Kuala Lumpur F Batu Caves

SINGAPORE

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; SINGAPORE Today we land in our final destination, Singapore. On our first night you'll be treated to an evening hawker's market tour. Day 11 is yours explore the city before we rendevouz at Raffles for a classic Singapore Sling. Next stop is dinner at Marina Bay Sands & Skypark, styling out the end of the trip with an incredible 200m high view of the Singapore skyline. Hotel (B,D)(B,D) â&#x20AC;˘ Hawker Market Tour â&#x20AC;˘ Visit RafďŹ&#x201A;es Singapore Long Bar â&#x20AC;˘ Dinner at Marina Bay Sands &#;Ă&#x152;5+0)#214' That's all courses complete on our Munch trip of Asia. After our final breakfast, we'll say fond farewells before going our separate ways. (B) END 9AM SINGAPORE

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Start Jun 12 Jun 26

A$3245

End Jun 23 Jul 7

2019

2019

Ă&#x152;| CODE:#/70[START BANGKOK & FINISH SINGAPORE Start Dec 18 O Dec 29 Q

End Dec 29 Jan 9

A$3589

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement is available for A$1949. A copy of your valid passport is required at time of booking. Trip starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 9:00am. O Trip spends Xmas in Kuala Lumpur. Q Trip spends NYE in Bangkok. Arrival transfers to your hotel are available. To purchase, speak to your travel agent or visit contiki.com/transfers. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. Insurance & visas: For important information please see p.82.


ASIA 2019/20

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER. GO LOCAL Get to know a particular region or country in depth, with experiences designed around cultural immersion, all included in the cost of your trip. Take a cooking class, dine with locals and after days packed with unique adventures, settle down in twin share hotels, beachfront resorts and epic Special Stays.

AMBER FORT, JAIPUR

FROM

16 TRIPS

8 DAYS

FROM

24 $142

AUD PER DAY


CONTIKI.COM/ASIA/IN-DEPTH-EXPLORER

ASIA 2019/20

038 039

see more

PANDAS PLAYING, CHINA @_SHANN._

Super cute pandas at a Panda Research and breeding centre, China Meet the women of the Dhonk Centre, India

Designed to get you fully immersed into a particular country or region, our In-Depth Explorer experiences get you seeing, breathing, tasting, experiencing and generally living the local way of life.

Day trip to the idyllic island of Koh Tonsay, Cambodia Spot wild elephants on a wildlife safari, Sri Lanka Mario Kart gets real, driving around Tokyo or Osaka with MariCar, Japan WALK THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA, @VINNYMADONIA

MARKET LUNCHES, HOI AN

sleep in comfort

HOUSEBOAT, KERALA BACKWATERS

CHARM CHUREE BEACH RESORT, THAILAND

ATHGIRA RIVER CAMPING, UDAWALAWE

No boring sleeps here. You’ll find a mixture of Special Stays like a floating jungle raft hotel and Jungle Tree House, along with an overnight train, luxe beachfront resorts and comfy 3 and 4 star hotels. All hand-picked to get you feeling up close and personal with the local area.

eat local On In-Depth Explorer, you’ll have the chance to taste your way around Asia with a mix of street eats and delicious regional dishes in our favourite local restaurants. Slurp Pho in Hanoi, sip fresh coconuts on Koh Phi Phi, and splurge on sushi in Tokyo.

LUNC H WITH A LOCAL FAMILY

C HALONG RUM DISTILLERY

MEKONG DELTA

PHUKET

Sit down to lunch with a local family in Vietnam. Try delicious local flavours and learn about Vietnamese foodie culture.

While you’re relaxing on island time, taste the locally made rum, or maybe try your hand at mixing delicious cocktails.


CONTIKI.COM/VIETNAM-HIGHLIGHTS

ASIA 2019/20

THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

#VIETNAMHIGHLIGHTS

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

VIETNAM HIGHLIGHTS 10

FROM

1

DAYS

COUNTRY

9 NIGHTS Unique Special Stay: 1 night on a Chinese style Junk Boat in Halong Bay & 8 nights in 3 star hotels

FROM

A$1999 A$200 *

12 INCLUDED MEALS 9 breakfasts (B) 2 lunches (L) 1 dinner (D)

*

PER DAY

ESSENTIALS An experienced Trip Manager & English speaking Local Guides, Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations, All private coach transport, 3 internal flights

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Guided bike ride through Hoi An old town • Visit the Temple of Literature

4.6 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Mud bath & Hot Springs experience, Nha Trang F Marble Mountains Tour, Hoi An F Kayaking, Halong Bay

HALONG BAY, VIETNAM

HOI AN,VIETNAM @colettecseke

HALONG BAY, VIETNAM @contikimatt

HOI AN,VIETNAM @tamazon

HOI AN,VIETNAM @vickyjolee


CONTIKI.COM/VIETNAM-HIGHLIGHTS

ASIA 2019/20

040 041

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

The one that explores Vietnam's vibrant nightlife, secret gardens & fresh cuisine

&#;Ă&#x152;*1%*+/+0* Stepping into a whirl of scooters & skyscrapers, you'll unwind in the hotel before uniting with the Trip Manager & team to get the low down on the days ahead. Hotel &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; NHA TRANG After a final bout of Ho Chi Minh exploring, we'll take flight to the coastal town of Nha Trang. Golden sand beaches & turquoise waters will offer us water sports, sunsets, & the chance to soak up the town's laidback lifestyle. Hotel (B)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ View the Notre Dame Cathedral, General Post OfďŹ ce & Presidential Palace â&#x20AC;˘ Visit to the War Remnants Museum F Relaxing cruise with swim stops & snorkelling F Mud bath & Hot Springs experience

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;*1+#0 After a quick flight & coastal drive, we'll arrive in Hoi An amidst charm & architecture influenced by many parts of the world. Here we can visit the UNESCO Old Quarter, cycle past rice fields, & see traditional pottery & silk weaving at the local markets. Hotel (B)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Visit the town's Old Quarter & Japanese covered bridge â&#x20AC;˘ Guided bike ride through Hoi An's UNESCO listed Ancient Town F Tasty Vietnamese cooking class F Marble Mountains Tour &#;Ă&#x152;*7' The former imperial town of Hue offers no shortage of charm, with lotus flower ponds, intricately decorated pavilions, & an artistic soul. We'll take a cyclo to the Imperial Citadel & learn of a horrific Buddhist massacre at Thien Mu Pagoda. Hotel (B)

HANOI, VIETNAM

HUE, VIETNAM

â&#x20AC;˘ Cross the Hai Van Pass â&#x20AC;˘ Visit the Thien Mu Pagoda & the Imperial Citadel â&#x20AC;˘ Cyclo ride F Group photo at Hue's Imperial Citadel F Hue Street food walking tour

&#;Ă&#x152;*#01+ After a last bout of grotto swimming & monkey spotting in Halong Bay, we'll head back to Hanoi for our final night. The quirky water puppet performance in Red River Delta will offer the perfect warmup to our final evening together. Hotel (B,L) F Kayaking on Halong Bay

&#;Ă&#x152;*#01+ Our trip will wrap up in Hanoi shortly after our final team breakfast. We'll go our separate ways after saying goodbyes & making plans to organise a reunion trip. (B) END 9:00AM HANOI HUE, VIETNAM

END

HANOI 2

&#;Ă&#x152;*#01+ Flying into the country's capital, we'll find a mesmerising fusion of French, Chinese & Vietnamese, & settle into our hotel in the middle of the bustling Old Quarter. Here we'll be left smitten by the gardens of the Temple of Literature & 36Â trading streets offering an array of local goods. Hotel (B) â&#x20AC;˘ Visit the Temple of Literature &#;Ă&#x152; HALONG BAY A Chinese style junk boat will drift us around the lime stone island setting of the Gulf of Tonkin, offering complete serenity for our time in Halong Bay. We'll explore the Sung Sot Caves, swim in lagoons, & eat seafood over a picturesque sunset. (B,L,D) Â? Junk Boat Special Stay â&#x20AC;˘ Visit the Sung Sot Caves

#VIETNAMHIGHLIGHTS

START 6:00PM HO CHI MINH CITY

1

HALONG BAY

VIETNAM

Places visited 1

Nightstops

1

Special Stay Coach

1

Plane

HUE Da Nang

Worth every dollar. Would do it again in a heart beat!

2

HOI AN

Mark Gauld

2

NHA TRANG

START

HO CHI MINH CITY

1

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Start Jan 18 Jan 22 Jan 25 Jan 29 O Feb 1 O Feb 5 O Feb 8 Feb 12 Feb 19 Feb 26 Mar 5

A$1999

End Jan 27 Jan 31 Feb 3 Feb 7 Feb 10 Feb 14 Feb 17 Feb 21 Feb 28 Mar 7 Mar 14

Start Mar 12 Mar 19 Mar 26 Apr 2 Apr 9 Apr 16 Apr 23 Apr 30 May 7 May 14 May 21

A$1999

End Mar 21 Mar 28 Apr 4 Apr 11 Apr 18 Apr 25 May2 May9 May16 May23 May30

Start May 28 Jun 4 Jun 11 Jun 18 Jun 25 Jun 28 Jul 2 Jul 5 Jul 9 Jul 12 Jul 16

A$1999

End Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

6 13 20 27 4 7 11 14 18 21 25

Start Jul 23 Jul 30 Aug 6 Aug 13 Aug 20 Aug 27 Sep 3 Sep 10 Sep 17 Sep 24 Oct 1

A$1999

End Aug 1 Aug 8 Aug 15 Aug 22 Aug 29 Sep 5 Sep 12 Sep 19 Sep 26 Oct 3 Oct 10

Start Oct 8 Oct 15 Oct 22 Oct 29 Nov 5 Nov 12 Nov 19 Nov 26 Dec 3 Dec 10 Dec 17 Q

A$1999

End Oct 17 Oct 24 Oct 31 Nov 7 Nov 14 Nov 21 Nov 28 Dec 5 Dec 12 Dec 19 Dec 26

Start Dec 20 V Dec 24 X Dec 27 4 Dec 31

A$1999

End Dec Jan Jan Jan

29 2 5 9

2020

2019

Ă&#x152;| CODE:VIHI | START HO CHI MINH CITY & FINISH HANOI Start 2020 Jan 3 Jan 7 Jan 10 Jan 15 Jan 17 Jan 21 Jan 24 Jan 28 Jan 31 Feb 4

End 

O O O O

A$1999

Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb

12 16 19 24 26 30 2 6 9 13

Start Feb 11 Feb 18 Feb 25 Mar 3 Mar 10 Mar 17 Mar 24 Mar 31 Apr 7 Apr 14

End Feb 20 Feb 27 Mar 5 Mar 12 Mar 19 Mar 26 Apr 2 Apr 9 Apr 16 Apr 23

A$1999

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement is available for A$595 (only applicable in hotels). Included ďŹ&#x201A;ights: This trip includes flights, as specified on the map above, as part of the trip price. Please see â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Included flightsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; on p.82 for important info. A copy of your valid passport is required at time of booking. Trip starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 9:00am. O These trips will be in Vietnam for Tet (Vietnamese New Year). Q Trip spends Xmas in Hanoi. V Trip spends Xmas in Hue. XTrip spends Xmas in Nha Trang & NYE in Halong Bay. 4Trip spends NYE in Hoi An. Trip spends NYE in Ho Chi Minh. Insurance & visas: For important information please see p.82. Note: This trip is part of our epic 27-day Big Indochina Adventure, so when you start your trip, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be meeting travellers who have already had a taste of what itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like to explore Asia with Contiki, & whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be excited to have new friends for the adventure.


ASIA 2019/20

CONTIKI.COM/VIETNAM-EXPERIENCE

THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

#VIETNAMEXPERIENCE

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

VIETNAM EXPERIENCE 12

FROM

1

DAYS

COUNTRY

11 NIGHTS Unique Special Stays: 1 night in a Guesthouse in the Mekong Delta, 1 night on a Chinese style Junk Boat in Halong Bay & 9 nights in 3 star hotels

FROM

A$2379 A$199 *

16 INCLUDED MEALS 11 breakfasts (B) 3 lunches (L) 2 dinners (D)

*

PER DAY

ESSENTIALS An experienced Trip Manager & English speaking Local Guides, Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations, 3 internal flights

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Guided bike ride through Hoi An old town • Hue’s ancient Citadel • Visit the Cu Chi tunnels

4.7 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Cruise & swimming day trip, Nha Trang F Marble Mountains Tour F Mud bath & Hot Springs experience

HALONG BAY, VIETNAM @cooper.kate

DANANG, VIETNAM @mikaela_borgas

HOI AN, VIETNAM @vickyjolee

HUE, VIETNAM @ebony.mackay

NHA TRANG, VIETNAM @sarahstarnovsky


CONTIKI.COM/VIETNAM-EXPERIENCE

ASIA 2019/20

042 043

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

START 6:00PM HO CHI MINH CITY

&#;Ă&#x152; HO CHI MINH Stepping into a whirl of scooters & skyscrapers, you'll unwind in the hotel before uniting with the Trip Manager & team to get the low down on the days ahead. We'll waste no time kicking off the Vietnam exploring, getting acquainted over pho at the Ben Thanh markets. Hotel

Brilliant Trip Manager, hotel rooms & activities. Could not be better. Vietnam Experience is most certainly value for money. Caelyn Stegmann

VIETNAM

END

HANOI

2

1

HALONG BAY

1

HUE

Places visited 1

Nightstops

1

Special Stay

2

Coach

HOI AN

Da Nang

Plane

NHA TRANG

2

&#;Ă&#x152; MEKONG DELTA We'll rise & shine for a journey to the Mekong Delta, landing us amidst floating markets, sampans (local boats) & artisans going about their craft. By night we'll mix with the locals & have dinner at our special guest house. (B,L,D) Â? Guest house Special Stay â&#x20AC;˘ Mekong Delta cruise â&#x20AC;˘ Mekong Delta ďŹ shing experience â&#x20AC;˘ See local industry demonstrations

START

HO CHI MINH CITY 1

2

MEKONG DELTA

HOI AN, VIETNAM

Vietnamese, & settle into our hotel in the middle of the bustling Old Quarter. Here we'll be left smitten by the gardens of the Temple of Literature & 36Â trading streets offering an array of local goods. Hotel (B) â&#x20AC;˘ Visit the Temple of Literature

&#;Ă&#x152; HO CHI MINH Leaving the Mekong after breakfast, we'll journey back to Ho Chi Minh's addictive mania via the Viet Cong's tunnels in Cu Chi. Here we will marvel at traps, hidden doors & 250kms of tunnels that Vietnamese resistance fighters dug by hand. Hotel (B) â&#x20AC;˘ Visit to the Cu Chi tunnels

HOI AN, VIETNAM

â&#x20AC;˘ Visit the town's Old Quarter & Japanese covered bridge â&#x20AC;˘ Guided bike ride through Hoi An's UNESCO listed Ancient Town F Tasty Vietnamese cooking class F Marble Mountains Tour

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; NHA TRANG After a final bout of Ho Chi Minh exploring, we'll take flight to the coastal town of Nha Trang. Golden sand beaches & turquoise waters will offer us water sports, sunsets, & the chance to soak up the town's laidback lifestyle. Hotel (B)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ View the Notre Dame Cathedral, General Post OfďŹ ce & Presidential Palace â&#x20AC;˘ Visit to the War Remnants Museum F Mud bath & Hot Springs experience F Cruise & swimming day trip

&#;Ă&#x152;*7' The former imperial town of Hue offers no shortage of charm, with lotus flower ponds, intricately decorated pavilions, & an artistic soul. We'll take a cyclo to the Imperial Citadel & learn of a horrific Buddhist massacre at Thien Mu Pagoda. Hotel (B) â&#x20AC;˘ Cross the Hai Van Pass â&#x20AC;˘ Visit the Thien Mu Pagoda & the Imperial Citadel â&#x20AC;˘ Cyclo ride F Group photo at Hue's Imperial Citadel F Hue Street food walking tour

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;*1+#0 After a quick flight & coastal drive, we'll arrive in Hoi An amidst charm & architecture influenced by many parts of the world. Here we can visit the UNESCO Old Quarter, cycle past rice fields, & see traditional pottery & silk weaving at the local markets. Hotel (B)(B)

&#;Ă&#x152;*#01+ Flying into the country's capital, we'll find a mesmerising fusion of French, Chinese &

&#;Ă&#x152; HALONG BAY A Chinese style junk boat will drift us around the lime stone island setting of the Gulf of Tonkin, offering complete serenity for our time in Halong Bay. We'll explore the Sung Sot Caves, swim in lagoons, & eat seafood over a picturesque sunset. (B,L,D) Â? Junk Boat Special Stay â&#x20AC;˘ Visit the Sung Sot Caves &#;Ă&#x152;*#01+ After a last bout of grotto swimming & monkey spotting in Halong Bay, we'll head back to Hanoi for our final night. The quirky water puppet performance in Red River Delta will offer the perfect warmup to our final evening together. Hotel (B,L) F Kayaking on Halong Bay &#;Ă&#x152;*#01+ Our trip will wrap up in Hanoi shortly after our final team breakfast. We'll go our separate ways after saying somber goodbyes & making sincere plans to organise a reunion tour. (B) END 9:00AM HANOI

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Start Jan 16 Jan 20 Jan 23 Jan 27 O Jan 30 O Feb 3 O Feb 6 Feb 10 Feb 17 Feb 24 Mar 3

#

End Jan 27 Jan 31 Feb 3 Feb 7 Feb 10 Feb 14 Feb 17 Feb 21 Feb 28 Mar 7 Mar 14

Start Mar 10 Mar 17 Mar 24 Mar 31 Apr 7 Apr 14 Apr 21 Apr 28 May 5 May 12 May 19

#

End Mar 21 Mar 28 Apr 4 Apr 11 Apr 18 Apr 25 May2 May9 May16 May23 May30

Start May 26 Jun 2 Jun 9 Jun 16 Jun 23 Jun 26 Jun 30 Jul 3 Jul 7 Jul 10 Jul 14

#

End Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

6 13 20 27 4 7 11 14 18 21 25

Start Jul 21 Jul 28 Aug 4 Aug 11 Aug 18 Aug 25 Sep 1 Sep 8 Sep 15 Sep 22 Sep 29

#

End Aug 1 Aug 8 Aug 15 Aug 22 Aug 29 Sep 5 Sep 12 Sep 19 Sep 26 Oct 3 Oct 10

Start Oct 6 Oct 13 Oct 20 Oct 27 Nov 3 Nov 10 Nov 17 Nov 24 Dec 1 Dec 8 Dec 15 Q

#

End Oct 17 Oct 24 Oct 31 Nov 7 Nov 14 Nov 21 Nov 28 Dec 5 Dec 12 Dec 19 Dec 26

Start Dec 18 V Dec 22 X Dec 25 4 Dec 29

#

End Dec Jan Jan Jan

29 2 5 9

2020

2019

Ă&#x152;| CODE:VIEP | START HO CHI MINH CITY & FINISH HANOI Start 2020 Jan 1 Jan 5 Jan 8 Jan 13 Jan 15 Jan 19 Jan 22 Jan 26 Jan 29 Feb 2

End 

O O O O O

#

Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb

12 16 19 24 26 30 2 6 9 13

Start Feb 9 Feb 16 Feb 23 Mar 1 Mar 8 Mar 15 Mar 22 Mar 29 Apr 5 Apr 12

End Feb 20 Feb 27 Mar 5 Mar 12 Mar 19 Mar 26 Apr 2 Apr 9 Apr 16 Apr 23

#

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement is available for A$675 (only applicable in hotels). Included ďŹ&#x201A;ights: This trip includes flights, as specified on the map above, as part of the trip price. Please see â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Included flightsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; on p.82 for important info. A copy of your valid passport is required at time of booking. Trip starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 9:00am. O These trips will be in Vietnam for Tet (Vietnamese New Year). Q Trip spends Xmas in Hanoi. V Trip spends Xmas in Hue. XTrip spends Xmas in Nha Trang & NYE in Halong Bay. 4Trip spends Xmas in Ho Chi Minh & NYE in Hoi An. Trip spends NYE in Ho Chi Minh. Arrival transfers to your hotel are available. To purchase speak to your travel agent or visit contiki.com/transfers. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/ staylonger. Insurance & visas: For important information please see p.82. Note: This trip is part of our epic 27-day Big Indochina Adventure, so when you start your trip, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be meeting travellers who have already had a taste of what itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like to explore Asia with Contiki, & whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be excited to have new friends for the adventure.

#VIETNAMEXPERIENCE

The one that explores Vietnam's vibrant nightlife, secret gardens & fresh cuisine including the Mekong Delta


ASIA 2019/20

<HGMBDB'<HF(C:I:G&NGKBO:EE>=

C:I:GNGKBO:EE>=

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

C:I:GNGKBO:EE>= THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

13

FROM

1

DAYS

COUNTRY

12 NIGHTS Unique Special Stays: 1 night in a Ryokan in Hakone, 1 night in a Shukubo on Mt Koya & 10 nights in 3 star hotels

FROM

A$5859 A$451 *

14 INCLUDED MEALS 12 breakfasts (B) 2 dinners (D)

*

PER DAY

ESSENTIALS An experienced Trip Manager & English speaking Local Guides, Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations, All private coach transport & bullet trains

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Locally guided city tour of Tokyo • Ferry to Miyajima Island & visit the Peace Memorial Museum • Sightseeing tour of Kyoto

-'0K:MBG@

FREE TIME :==&HGL F Robot restaurant, Tokyo F Sushi-making experience, Tokyo F Hida Beef dinner, Takayama

TOKYO, JAPAN @ raymahendra

ITSUKUSHIMA, MIYAJIMA ISLAND @jt_jenkins

TOKYO, JAPAN @contiki

KYOTO, JAPAN @loracaronna

KYOTO, JAPAN 9h_Û\bZeX]'l^gmaZohg`


CONTIKI.COM/JAPAN-UNRIVALLED

ASIA 2019/20

044 045

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

START 6:00PM TOKYO

&#;Ă&#x152;61-;1 Landing in the eccentric Japanese capital of Tokyo, we'll get comfortable in our hotel before uniting with the team for a low down on the days ahead. Night one will be ours for getting acquainted. Hotel DAYS 2 - 3 TOKYO From the lake woven grounds of the Imperial Palace to the wild fashion district of Harajuku & Shibuya, Tokyo will reveal itself & offer limitless inspiration. We'll take you to all the iconic spots & leave you with plenty of time to indulge in sushi land adventures of your own. Hotel (B)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ See the Imperial Palace, Asakusa Sensoji Temple, Nakamise Street, Shibuya, Meiji Jingu Shrine & Harajuku F Show at the Robot Restaurant F Onsen experience &#;Ă&#x152;*#-10' This morning, see the wonder that is the Tsukiji Fish markets before our

TOKYO

â&#x20AC;˘ See Itsukushima Shrine â&#x20AC;˘ Visit the Peace Memorial Museum F Okonomiyaki Lunch F Hiroshima Night Cruise

first overland journey takes us south to the haven of mountain vistas that is Hakone. Here we will enjoy a hot spring dip & nest in the arms of true hospitality at a traditional Japanese guesthouse. (B,D) Â? Contiki Special Stay Ryokan â&#x20AC;˘ Tsukiji ďŹ sh market â&#x20AC;˘ See the Hakone Ropeway F Sushi-making

Worth every penny. Japan was beautiful and I know I would not have experienced as much as I did without this trip. Kenneth Homan

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;-;161 A golden castle, manicured gardensâ&#x20AC;Ś Kyoto is nothing shy of incredible & we'll share its intricacies artfully. Known as the culture hub & land of the Geisha, prepare to see a rainbow of kimonos & wooden platform shoes. Hotel (B)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Nijo Castle â&#x20AC;˘ See Fushimi Inari Shrine â&#x20AC;˘ See Kinkakuji Golden Pavilion & Gion Area

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; TAKAYAMA Now enamoured by hot springs, we'll move on to Takayama where we'll find them in our own hotel. This hilly village of wooden buildings will be yours to explore, from the morning markets to the historic Edo period Jinya house & Hida Folk Village. Hotel (B)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ See Kamisan no machi (Kamisan Town) & Takayama morning markets â&#x20AC;˘ See Matsumoto Castle F Hida beef dinner F Sake Tasting

JAPAN Matsumoto

TAKAYAMA

HIROSHIMA 2

&#;Ă&#x152; MT KOYA Making our way to Wakayama via train, we'll slip into the Zen lands of Mount Koya. After being welcomed into a Buddhist guesthouse we'll savour mindfulness, the pristine natural setting, & not least of all, traditional Buddhist food. (B,D) Â? Contiki Special Stay Shukubo â&#x20AC;˘ Visit to Kongobuji Temple

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; HIROSHIMA After an exhilarating ride on the Shinkansen (bullet train), we'll arrive in Hiroshima. Here we'll recount the WWII bombing tragedy & uncover what is now a city enveloped in peace. A ferry to Miyajima Island & the Itsukushima Shrine will complete our Hiroshima experience. Hotel (B)(B)

&#;Ă&#x152;15#-# Osaka will offer a complete contrast to our mindful mountain moments. Here we can jump back into the neon kanji signs of a buzzing Japanese city, & sip local beer to ease the pain of Karaoke. Hotel (B) â&#x20AC;˘ Morning Buddhist service

#JAPANUNRIVALLED

The one that takes in bustling cities, relaxing hot springs & majestic mountains for the ultimate Japan experience

Miyajima Island

2

KYOTO

1

OSAKA

START

2

TOKYO 3

Mt Fuji END

1

HAKONE

1

MT KOYA Places visited 1

Nightstops

1

Special Stay Coach or Train

F Izakaya dinner F MariCar ** Must have an International Driving License ** &#;Ă&#x152;15#-# Our Japanese fairytale will end in Osaka, leaving us to share goodbyes & depart with many incredible memories. (B) END 9:00AM OSAKA TOKYO

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Start Sep 21

A$5995

Start Oct 5

A$6435

End Oct 17

Start Oct 19

A$5995

A$5995 End Oct 31

Start Oct 26

Start May18 Jun 1 Jun 15 Jun 29 Jul 13

#

End Start May30 Jul 27 Jun 13 Jun 27 Jul 11 Jul 25

#

End Aug 8

Start Aug 10

A$5995

End Aug 22

2019

End May16

2019

Start May4

2019

End May2

A$6239

# End Oct 3

Start Apr 20

2019

2019

End Apr 25

2019

End Sep 19

Start Apr 13

2019

Start Sep 7

A$6239

End Apr 18

A$5995

2019

2019

A$6239

Start Apr 6

2019

End Mar 28 Apr 4 Apr 11

2019

Start Mar 16 Mar 23 Mar 30

2019

2019

2019| CODE:JAPN | START TOKYO & FINISH OSAKA Start Aug 24

End Sep 5

#

End Nov 7

A$6435

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement is available from A$1399 (only applicable in hotels). Triple-share reduction of A$90 available. A copy of your valid passport is required at time of booking. Trip starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 9:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. Insurance & visas: For important information please see p.82.


ASIA 2019/20

CONTIKI.COM/JAPAN-WINTER-WONDER

THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

10

1

DAYS

9 nights in twin-share hotels

FROM

A$3829 A$295 *

COUNTRY

9 NIGHTS

NEW TRIP

FROM

9 INCLUDED MEALS 9 breakfasts (B)

#CONTIKIWINTERWONDER

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

JAPAN WINTER WONDER

*

PER DAY

ESSENTIALS An experienced Trip Manager & English speaking Local Guides, Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations, All private coach transport & bullet trains

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Tokyo Sightseeing tour • Ferry to Miyajima Island & visit the Peace Memorial Museum in Hiroshima • Travel by Bullet Train • Day trip to Hakone

4.6 OVERALL RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Okonomiyaki Lunch, Hiroshima F Onsen Experience, Tokyo F Nara Half Day Trip, Kyoto

KYOTO, JAPAN

KYOTO, JAPAN @contiki

TOKYO, JAPAN @borderlinesunshine

NARA, KYOTO @ashnmuir

HAKUBA, JAPAN @contiki


CONTIKI.COM/JAPAN-WINTER-WONDER

ASIA 2019/20

046 047

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

The one that fuses the best of ancient and modern Japan in 10 magical days.

&#;Ă&#x152;15#-# Konnichiwa friends: welcome to the land of the rising sun, famed for its beauty, culture, cuisine & just a touch of crazy. Get settled into your hotel before joining forces with your Trip Manager & travel crew, then we'll head out to explore the local area. Hotel &#;Ă&#x152;15#-# Universal Studios, Osaka Castle, iconic DĹ?tonbori today is yours to take on Osaka as your heart desires. This evening, why not get to know your new travel friends over our Free Time Add-On foodie experience, a traditional Izakaya? Hotel (B) F Izakaya Welcome Dinner

#CONTIKIWINTERWONDER

START 6:00PM OSAKA

see miniature deer & the Itsukushima Shrine. Hotel (B)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Peace Park & Peace Memorial Museum â&#x20AC;˘ Itsukushima Shrine & Miyajima Island F Okonomiyaki Lunch F Hiroshima Dinner Cruise

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;-;161 After breakfast in Osaka we head to Kyoto. We'll kick things off with a guided tour of this beautiful city: get your camera ready for temples, gardens, colourful shrines & famous geisha girls. On Day 4Â you'll have a full free day to explore Kyoto your way. Hotel (B)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Guided sightseeing in Kyoto F Half day trip to Nara

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;61-;1 From Hiroshima we travel to the bright lights of Tokyo. A sightseeing tour shows us the best bits, like the Harajuku district & Shibuya crossing. We've GOT MORE TIME? also included a day trip to Hakone. With another Got More Time? full free day to explore, Why not add-on do Tokyo your way: just the 4 or 6 day Ski remember to check out the package, see p.70 Onsen hot spring baths & for more details. Robot restaurant. Hotel (B)(B)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Sightseeing tour including Imperial Palace, Asakusa Senso-ji Temple, Nakamise Street, Meji Jingu Shrine & Shibuya Crossing â&#x20AC;˘ Hakone day trip with Hakone ropeway â&#x20AC;˘ Ashinoko Lake Cruise F Onsen Experience F MariCar Tokyo HIROSHIMA 2 Go-Cart Experience (International Driver's Miyajima Island License required) F Robot Restaurant Show

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; HIROSHIMA All aboard! A bullet train shoots us over to historic Hiroshima for 2Â nights. We'll learn about the past & present of this noble city on a sightseeing tour & we'll take a ferry to Miyajima island to

KYOTO

JAPAN END

KYOTO

3

2 START

2

Hakone

OSAKA

Places visited 1

&#;Ă&#x152;61-;1 And just like that, it's all over. Your trip comes to an end in Tokyo, but you'll keep the memories (& photos) forever. (B)

KYOTO

Nightstops Coach or Train

'0&#/61-;1

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Start Mar 23 Apr 06

#

Start Apr 20

#

#

Start Jan 19 Jan 26 Feb 02

#

End Jan 28 Feb 04 Feb 11

Start Feb 09 Feb 16

#

End Feb 18 Feb 25

Start Feb 23 Mar 02

#

End Mar 04 Mar 11

2019

End Jan 21

2019

Start Jan 12

Jan 14

2019

End

2019

Start 2019 Jan 05

2019

End Dec 31 Jan 07

# End Apr 01 Apr 15

2019

2019

#

Start Dec 22 Q Dec 29 V

2019

End Dec 24

2018

2018

| CODE:JAPF | START OSAKA & FINISH TOKYO Start Dec 15

TOKYO

Start Mar 09

End Mar 18

#

End Apr 29

#

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplements available from A$1155. A copy of your valid passport is required at time of booking. Trip starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 9:00am. Q This trip will spend Xmas in Kyoto V This trip will spend NYE in Kyoto. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. Insurance & visas: For important information please see p.82.


ASIA 2019/20

CONTIKI.COM/CHINA-ADVENTURE

THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

#CHINAADVENTURE

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

CHINA ADVENTURE 12

FROM

1

DAYS

COUNTRY

11 NIGHTS 10 nights in 3 star hotels 1 overnight train

FROM

A$4225 A$353 *

17 INCLUDED MEALS 11 breakfasts (B) 3 lunches (L) 3 dinners (D)

*

PER DAY

ESSENTIALS An experienced Trip Manager & English speaking Local Guides, Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations, All private coach transport, 2 internal flights

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Lunch with a local family in a Beijing hutong • Entry & guided visit of the Forbidden City • Visit a Panda Sanctuary

4.8 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Tang dynasty show & dinner in Xi’an F Cooking class in Chengdu

FORBIDDEN CITY, BEIJING @mr.jakerich

SHANGHAI, CHINA @angiedienstfuchs

GREAT WALL OF CHINA, BEIJING @contiki

CHENGDU, CHINA @contiki

YANGSHUO, CHINA @contiki


CONTIKI.COM/CHINA-ADVENTURE

ASIA 2019/20

048 049

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

The one that hits up Great Walls, Terracotta Warriors, a Panda Sanctuary & so much moreâ&#x20AC;Ś

#CHINAADVENTURE

Great Wall of China

Easiest way to experience China, good guides and fantastic Trip Manager

56#46

3

$'Ä?+0)

Ashlea Waight

XIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;AN, CHINA

1

:+ÂĽ#0

1

CHINA '0&

%*'0)&7

5*#0)*#+

2

2

Guilin

2

;#0)5*71

Places visited 1

Nightstops Coach or Train Plane

56#462/$'Ä?+0)

&#;Ă&#x152;#44+8' $'Ä?+0) Arriving in Beijing you'll be welcomed into China's epicentre of politics, education & culture. You can settle into the hotel before our first team catch up by night, at which time we'll get to know each other over the bright lights & bustling streets of the capital. Hotel

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;$'Ä?+0) Prepare to have your mind boggled by the lands of Beijing, as we visit an art precinct built into decommissioned military factories, the ancient tombs of 13 Ming Dynasty Emperors & not least of all, the Great Wall of China. Hotel (B,L)(D,B) â&#x20AC;˘ Peking Duck dinner â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Tiananmen Square â&#x20AC;˘ Tour the Forbidden City â&#x20AC;˘ Visit the 798 Art Precinct

â&#x20AC;˘ Visit the 2008Â Olympic Village â&#x20AC;˘ Visit the Sacred Way â&#x20AC;˘ Visit a cloisonnĂŠ factory â&#x20AC;˘ Visit the Great Wall (Mutianyu section) &#;Ă&#x152;18'40+)*6 TRAIN Feeling plump on Peking duck & in awe of Beijing, we'll move on to our next destination. Taking it local on the overnight train, we'll

drift through countryside en route to Xi'an. (B,L,D) Â? Overnight Train Special Stay â&#x20AC;˘ Visit a hutong â&#x20AC;˘ Lunch with a local family â&#x20AC;˘ Ride in a rickshaw â&#x20AC;˘ Visit the Beijing Summer Palace &#;Ă&#x152;:+ÂĽ#0 Xi'an will continue in the theme of history, as we visit the UNESCO listed site of

the Terracotta Army & stroll the Shaanxi folk & ancient Chinese art of TangBo museum. We'll also take a cycle on the old city walls. Hotel (B,L) â&#x20AC;˘ Tour the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Terracotta Warriors' complex â&#x20AC;˘ Visit the TangBo Art Museum â&#x20AC;˘ Bike Ride on the Xi'an City Walls F Spectacular Tang Dynasty show & dinner &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; %*'0)&7 A high speed train will take us out of Xi'an, & land us in a city dotted with teahouses & livened by an expanding student culture. Our highlight here in Chengdu will be visiting a panda sanctuary, an endlessly cute half day experience that will stay with us forever. Hotel (B)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Visit a Panda Sanctuary F Sichuan Cooking Class &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; ;#0)5*71 Out of Chengdu we'll take flight to Guilin, before a scenic drive sees us in Yangshuo. Here we'll get acquainted with China's traditional way of life, sipping Tsingtao & shopping the late night markets. With the quaint

setting of this village & surrounding limestone karsts, we may never want to leave. Hotel (B,D)(B) F Tai Chi Class D#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; 5*#0)*#+ Flying into Shanghai we'll experience the ultimate scene change, as the neon lights & urban energy become our reality. We'll take to the dizzying heights of the Shanghai Tower, hit up the Chengheng Miao for some shopping bargains, & learn about the ancient silk trade at a silk factory. Hotel (B)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Visit the City God Temple Complex â&#x20AC;˘ Entrance to Shanghai Tower â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Shanghai's Bund area â&#x20AC;˘ Visit a Shanghai Silk Factory F Acrobat Show F Huangpu Cruise &#;Ă&#x152;5*#0)*#+ Our trip will wrap up amidst the bustle of Shanghai, shortly after a final team breakfast. We'll say heartfelt goodbyes before going our separate ways, now armed with a deep affection for this country. (B) '0&#/5*#0)*#+

HOW MUCH & WHEN 2019

Ă&#x152;| CODE:CHNA | START$'Ä?+0)& FINISH5*#0)*#+ Start Apr 7 May5

A$4225

End Start Apr 18 Jun 23 May16 Jul 14

A$4225

End Start Jul 4 Sep 15 Jul 25 Oct 6

End Sep 26 Oct 17

A$4225

* Prices above are based on twin-share (multi-share on train). If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement is available for A$789 (only applicable in hotels). Included ďŹ&#x201A;ights: This trip includes flights, as specified on the map as part of the trip price. Please see â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Included flightsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; on p.82 for important info. A copy of your valid passport is required at time of booking. Trip starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 9:00am. Arrival transfers to your hotel are available. To purchase, speak to your travel agent or visit contiki.com/transfers. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. Insurance & visas: For important information please see p.82.


ASIA 2019/20

CONTIKI.COM/ETERNAL-INDIA

THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

#ETERNALINDIA

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

ETERNAL INDIA 12

FROM

1

DAYS

COUNTRY

11 NIGHTS 11 nights in 3 star twin-share hotels

FROM

A$3199 A$267 *

13 INCLUDED MEALS 11 breakfasts (B) 1 lunch (L) 1 dinner (D)

*

PER DAY

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

ESSENTIALS An experienced Trip Manager & English speaking Local Guides, Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations, All private coach transport, 2 internal flights

4.0 RATING

• Locally guided sightseeing tour in Delhi, Jaipur, Udaipur & Mumbai • Entrance into the Taj Mahal • Visit a Sikh Kitchen in Delhi

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Ranthambhore Safari F Mumbai Bollywood Dance Class F Cooking demo & dinner with local family in Jaipur

JAIPUR, INDIA

AGRA, INDIA @_shann.

JAIPUR, INDIA @contiki

RANTHAMBHORE, INDIA @cooprod

JAIPUR, INDIA @martin.shakir


CONTIKI.COM/ETERNAL-INDIA

ASIA 2019/20

050 051

The one that gives you a fusion of colour, culture, spirituality & spice over 12 days

&#;Ă&#x152;&'.*+ Arriving in the motherlandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s capital of Delhi, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll join forces for a pow wow after settling into our hotel. Wasting no time getting acquainted with India, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll take to the streets for dinner & our first bout of exploring. Hotel &#;Ă&#x152;&'.*+ Before the first morningâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s out, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have seen a kaleidoscope of sights & explored Old Delhi, in part on the thrilling wheels of a rickshaw. Our senses will be delighting in colourful sarees, a commotion of noises, & a hearty serve of street food. Hotel (B) â&#x20AC;˘ Locally guided sightseeing tour &#;Ă&#x152;#)4# After a scenic drive overland out of Delhi, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll arrive in the city of Agra. Here weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have time to get comfortable & eat some lunch before our soul stirring step into the almighty Taj Mahal & Agra Fort. Hotel (B) â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Agra Fort â&#x20AC;˘ Visit the Taj Mahal &#;Ă&#x152; RANTHAMBHORE Swapping out of the bustling city scene, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll arrive in Ranthambhore National Park. By afternoon weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll visit Dhonk, a centre for the empowerment of local women & artisans, before arriving at our hotel where we can lounge poolside & enjoy an included dinner. Make sure youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve pre-booked your

Contiki Sunrise Safari for tomorrow â&#x20AC;&#x201C; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an absolute must do! Hotel (B,D) â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Dhonk centre &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;,#+274 The pink city of Jaipur will offer another window into the architectural & spiritual beauty of India. We'll see the City Palace, explore markets of treasures & flowers, & enjoy leisurely evenings in the comfort of our hotel. Hotel (B)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Locally guided sightseeing tour of Jaipur F Sunrise Safari Ranthanbhore NP F Amer Fort trek F Cooking demonstration & local family dinner &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;7&#+274 The narrow lanes & marble monuments of romantic Udaipur will be ours after a drive out of Jaipur through the state of Rajasthan. Lush green hills, temples & creamy curries will delight us for two days in this city. Hotel (B,L)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Locally guided sightseeing tour

you through the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s greatest charms â&#x20AC;&#x201C; including the Dobhi Ghat & India Gate â&#x20AC;&#x201C; then leave you to make some discoveries of your own. Hotel (B) â&#x20AC;˘ Locally guided sightseeing tour of Mumbai F Bollywood Dance Class

#ETERNALINDIA

START 6:00PM DELHI

Looking to give back on your travels? After finishing your Eternal India adventure in Goa, you could be spending 4Â unforgettable days deep in rural & utterly beautiful Rajasthan, working alongside ME to WE. Available on 10 departures listed in the panel below with 'O'. See p.20 for more details. Visit contiki.com/metowe for more departure dates. #indiametowe

A great way to see the must see's in India. Having the whole trip planned out was well worth the $$$$$$$$$$ Stu

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;)1# After conquering Mumbai weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll board a flight in search of the palm lined beaches of Goa. This tiny west coast oasis will offer us breathtaking sunsets, a banquet of international food, & the chance to slip into the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inhibition free energy. Hotel (B)(B) F Mumbai at Dawn Tour F Yoga on the beach

START

DELHI 2

JAIPUR

1 2

AGRA

1

UDAIPUR

RANTHAMBHORE NATIONAL PARK

2

INDIA

&#;Ă&#x152;)1# Our trip will come to an end amidst the kingfisher beers & good times of Goa. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll say heartfelt goodbyes before going our separate ways (unless weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve all decided to keep the dream alive by joining the Southern Spice trip!). (B)

1

MUMBAI

END

GOA

2

'0&#/)1#

1

Nightstops Coach Plane

&#;Ă&#x152;/7/$#+ Leaving the white city behind us, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll take flight to Mumbai â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the birthplace of Bollywood & Indiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s capital of cool. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll guide

GOA

MIX & MATCH

Got more time? Combine this trip with Southern Spice & see even more of India. See p.54 for more info, departure dates & prices. Visit contiki. com/eternal-india-southern-spice

Dehli, @sophiedeering

HOW MUCH & WHEN

A$3199

Start Feb 10 Feb 17 O Feb 24 Mar 3 O Mar 13 V

A$3199

End Feb 21 Feb 28 Mar 7 Mar 14 Mar 24

Start End Start Mar 17 VO Mar 28 Nov 10 Mar 24 Apr 4 Apr 7 O Apr 18 Oct 6 Oct 17 Oct 20 X Oct 31

A$3199

A$3199

End Nov 21

Start End Dec 22 WO Jan 2

A$3825

Start Dec 29 +

A$3415

End Jan 9

2020

17 24 31 7 14

2019

End Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb

2019

2019

Ă&#x152;| CODE:INDI | START DELHI & FINISH)1# Start Jan 6 Jan 13 Jan 20 Jan 27 Feb 3 O

Start 2020 Jan 12 O Jan 26 Feb 9 Feb 23 O Mar 1 V

A$3199

End Start Mar 8 V Jan 23 Mar 15 O Feb 6 Mar 22 Feb 20 Apr 5 O Mar 5 Mar 12

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

ME TO WE EXTENSION

End Mar 19 Mar 26 Apr 2 Apr 16

A$3199

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you're travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement is available for A$979. Included ďŹ&#x201A;ights: This trip includes flights, as specified on the map as part of the trip price. Please see â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Included flights' on p.82 for important info. A copy of your valid passport is required at time of booking. Trip starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 9:00am. V This trip will be in India for the Holi Festival. X This trip will be in India for the Diwali. W This trip spends Xmas in Ranthambhore & NYE in Goa. +This trip spends NYE in Agra. O These departures have the option for Me to We extension.Arrival & departure transfers to your hotel are available. To purchase speak to your travel agent or visit contiki.com/transfers. Please note: The Sunrise Safari must be booked at the same time as your Eternal India trip. Make sure you ask your Travel Agent or Contiki for details as late bookings cannot be accepted. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. Insurance & visas: For important information please see p.82.


ASIA 2019/20

CONTIKI.COM/SOUTHERN-SPICE

#CONTIKISOUTHERNSPICE

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

SOUTHERN SPICE THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

11

FROM

1

DAYS

COUNTRY

10 NIGHTS Unique Special Stays: 1 night on a Houseboat & 9 nights in 3 star twin-share hotels

FROM

A$3065 A$279 *

16 INCLUDED MEALS 10 breakfasts (B) 4 lunches (L) 2 dinners (D)

*

PER DAY

ESSENTIALS An experienced Trip Manager & English speaking Local Guides, Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations, All private coach transport, Local taxes, payments & service charges

4.0 RATING

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Rickshaw ride to Meenakshi Temple in Madurai • Kalaripayattu Martial Arts Performance • Periyar Wildlife Boat Safari

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Hertiage Walking Tour in Pondicherry F Local family cooking demonstration and dinner in Periyar

KERALA BACKWATERS, INDIA

KERALA BACKWATERS, INDIA @contiki

KERALA BACKWATERS, INDIA @contiki

PERIYAR, INDIA @contiki

KERALA, INDIA @contiki


CONTIKI.COM/SOUTHERN-SPICE

ASIA 2019/20

052 053

START 6:00PM CHENNAI

&#;Ă&#x152;%*'00#+ A hub of South Indian arts & traditions, Chennai will be the perfect host for our trip's introduction. We'll unite with the team for a 6pm pow wow before having a free evening to unwind in our hotel. Hotel

My perfect southern spice trip. The people that I met were lovely, friends for life. Isabella Knightley

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; PONDICHERRY After taking in the sights of Chennai, we'll move on to Pondicherry where we'll find a delicious fusion of French beauty & Indian soul. Here we'll devour cake & coffee at a cafĂŠ run by local widows, & visit the progressive experimental township of Auroville. Hotel (B)(B,L) â&#x20AC;˘ Sightseeing tour of Chennai with local guide â&#x20AC;˘ See Mahabalipuram Shore Temple & Krishna's Butterball â&#x20AC;˘ 'Eat my Cake' visit â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Auroville township F Heritage Walking Tour

START

CHENNAI INDIA

1 Mahabalipuram

Auroville

END

COCHIN

1

2

KERALA BACKWATERS

1

2 PONDICHERRY KUMBAKONAM

Tanjore

MADURAI PERIYAR 1

1 1

KUMARAKOM

Places visited 1

Nightstops

1

Special Stay

&#;Ă&#x152; KUMBAKONAM Arriving in Kumbakonam in the bounds of two rivers, we'll begin uncovering South India's artisans by visiting a bronze casting & silk weaver's home. By night you can dress to the inspiration of our Dharasuram temple visit, wearing a Saree or Dhotti to our included dinner. Hotel (B,L,D) â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Silk Weavers home & Bronze casting school â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Dharasuram Temple

Coach

&#;Ă&#x152;/#&74#+ One of the oldest cities in India, Madurai is the

KERALA BACKWATERS

Got more time? Combine this trip with Eternal India & see even more of India. See p.54 for more info, departure dates & prices. Visit contiki.com/eternal-indiasouthern-spice

pride & soul of Tamil Nadu. Here we'll see a palace of great pillars, ride a rickshaw, & witness an evening procession at the awe-inspiring Meenakshi Amman Hindu Temple. Hotel (B) â&#x20AC;˘ Sightseeing tour of Madurai with local guide â&#x20AC;˘ Rickshaw Ride â&#x20AC;˘ Experience a night time procession at Meenakshi Temple &#;Ă&#x152;2'4+;#4 Crossing out of the state of Tamil Nadu we'll arrive in Kerala, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;the land of coconuts'. We'll pull up by the elephant & tiger reserve of Periyar National Park where we can explore a spice plantation & watch an ancient style of Martial Arts called Kalaripayattu. Hotel (B) â&#x20AC;˘ Visit a Spice Plantation â&#x20AC;˘ Kalaripayattul Martial Arts performance F Local family cooking demonstration & dinner &#;Ă&#x152; KUMARAKOM After a wildlife boat safari along the Periyar River, we'll make our way to the lake region of Kumarakom. En route we'll frolic through a tea factory & plantation, enjoying one of Kerala's proudest exports. Hotel (B,L) â&#x20AC;˘ Wildlife boat safari along the Periyar River

â&#x20AC;˘ Visit to Connemara Tea Factory & Plantation &#;Ă&#x152;-'4#.# BACKWATERS Arriving in the tranquil backwaters of Kerala, we'll board a traditional houseboat made of wood, bamboo & palm leaves. Drifting past slow grazing cows, we'll see kingfishers darting through the forests & season our sightings with many spicy fish curries. (B,L,D) Â? Houseboat Special Stay &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;%1%*+0 Back on solid ground we'll find ourselves amidst the bustling spice markets & fort lands of Cochin. Here we can eat Keralan delicacies, marvel at palaces & watch the golden sun drop behind the Chinese fishing nets known as Cheena vala. Hotel (B)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Sightseeing tour of Cochin with local guide F Sunset Boat Cruise &#;Ă&#x152;%1%*+0 Our time on trip will end in the Southern spice lands of Cochin. Having bonded deeply in these spiritual lands, we'll say heartfelt goodbyes before going our separate ways. (B) END 9:00AM COCHIN

ME TO WE EXTENSION

Looking to give back on your travels? After finishing your Southern Spice adventure, you could be spending 4Â unforgettable days deep in rural & utterly beautiful Rajasthan, working alongside ME to WE. See p.20 for details. Visit contiki.com/metowe for more departure dates.

HOW MUCH & WHEN

#

End Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb

13 20 27 3 10

Start Feb 7 Feb 14 Feb 21 Feb 28 Mar 7

#

End Feb 17 Feb 24 Mar 3 Mar 10 Mar 17

Start Mar 14 Mar 24 Mar 28 Apr 4 Apr 18

#

End Mar 24 Apr 3 Apr 7 Apr 14 Apr 28

Start Oct 17 Oct 31 Nov 21

#

End Oct 27 Nov 10 Dec 1

Start Dec 23 X

#

End Jan 2

2020

Start Jan 3 Jan 10 Jan 17 Jan 24 Jan 31

2019

2019

Ă&#x152;| CODE:INSO | START CHENNAI & FINISH COCHIN Start 2020 Jan 16 Feb 6 Feb 20 Mar 12 Mar 19

#

End

Start Apr 2

End Apr 12

Jan 26 Feb 16 Mar 1 Mar 22 Mar 29

#

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement is available from A$1095. A copy of your valid passport is required at time of booking. Trip starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 9:00am. X This trip will spend Xmas in Pondicherry & NYE in Cochin. Arrival & departure transfers to your hotel are available. To purchase speak to your travel agent or visit contiki.com/ transfers. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. Insurance & visas: For important information please see p.82.

#CONTIKISOUTHERNSPICE

The one that journeys through Kerala backwaters & beyond, discovering elephants, temples & a different side of India

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

MIX & MATCH


ASIA 2019/20

CONTIKI.COM/ETERNAL-INDIA-SOUTHERN-SPICE

THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

22

FROM

1

DAYS

21NIGHTS 20 nights in 3 star hotels, 1 night houseboat

FROM

A$6659 A$303 *

COUNTRY

29 INCLUDED MEALS 21 breakfasts (B) 5 lunches (L) 3 dinners (D)

NEW TRIP

*

PER DAY

ESSENTIALS An experienced Trip Manager & English speaking Local Guides, Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations, All private coach transport, 3 internal flights

4.6 OVERALL RATING

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Locally guided sightseeing tour in Delhi, Jaipur, Udaipur & Mumbai • Entrance into the Taj Mahal • Visit a Sikh Kitchen in Delhi • Rickshaw ride to Meenakshi Temple in Madurai

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Ranthambhore Safari F Mumbai Bollywood Dance Class F Cooking demo & dinner with local family in Jaipur F Hertiage Walking Tour in Pondicherry

#ETERNALINDIA

#CONTIKISOUTHERNSPICE

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

ETERNAL INDIA PLUS SOUTHERN SPICE

AGRA, INDIA

GOA, INDIA @_shann.

KERALA BACKWATERS, INDIA @ebonyhooper

AMBER FORT, INDIA @rhiannonmatravers

MUMBAI, INDIA @contiki


CONTIKI.COM/ETERNAL-INDIA-SOUTHERN-SPICE

ASIA 2019/20

054 055

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

The one that combines scenery, spices and spiritual splendour on an epic 22-day Indian Odyssey. Nightstops

1

Special Stay Coach Plane or boat

START

Taj Mahal

JAIPUR

2

Dhonk Centre

1

UDAIPUR

AGRA

1

RANTHAMBHORE NATIONAL PARK

2

INDIA

1

GOA

MUMBAI

2

1

END

COCHIN

1

2

KERALA BACKWATERS

1

CHENNAI 2 PONDICHERRY KUMBAKONAM

Tanjore

MADURAI PERIYAR 1

1 1

KUMARAKOM START 6:00PM DELHI

&#;Ă&#x152;&'.*+ Arriving in the motherland's capital of Delhi, we'll join forces for a pow wow after settling into our hotel. Wasting no time getting acquainted with India, we'll take to the streets for dinner & our first bout of exploring. Hotel &#;Ă&#x152;&'.*+ Before the first morning's out, we'll have seen a kaleidoscope of sights & explored Old Delhi, in part

on the thrilling wheels of a rickshaw. Our senses will be delighting in colourful sarees, a commotion of noises, & a hearty serve of street food. Hotel (B) â&#x20AC;˘ Locally guided sightseeing tour &#;Ă&#x152;#)4# After a scenic drive overland out of Delhi, we'll arrive in the city of Agra. Here we'll have time to get comfortable & eat some lunch before our soul stirring step into the

&#;Ă&#x152; RANTHAMBHORE Swapping out of the bustling city scene, we'll arrive in Ranthambhore National Park. By afternoon we'll visit Dhonk, a centre for the empowerment of local women & artisans, before arriving at our hotel where we can lounge poolside & enjoy an included dinner. Make sure you've pre-booked your Contiki Sunrise Safari for tomorrow â&#x20AC;&#x201C; it's an absolute must do! Hotel (B,D) â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Dhonk centre &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;,#+274 The pink city of Jaipur will offer another window into the architectural & spiritual beauty of India. We'll see the City Palace, explore markets of treasures & flowers, & enjoy leisurely evenings in the comfort of our hotel. Hotel (B)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Locally guided sightseeing tour of Jaipur F Sunrise Safari Ranthanbhore NP F Amer Fort trek F Cooking demonstration & local family dinner &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;7&#+274 The narrow lanes & marble monuments of romantic Udaipur will be ours after a drive out of Jaipur through the state of Rajasthan. Lush green hills, temples & creamy curries will delight us for two days in this city. Hotel (B,L)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Locally guided sightseeing tour &#;Ă&#x152;/7/$#+ Leaving the white city behind us, we'll take flight to Mumbai â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the birthplace of Bollywood & India's

capital of cool. We'll guide you through the city's greatest charms â&#x20AC;&#x201C; including the Dobhi Ghat & India Gate â&#x20AC;&#x201C; then leave you to make some discoveries of your own. Hotel (B) â&#x20AC;˘ Locally guided sightseeing tour of Mumbai F Bollywood Dance Class &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;)1# After conquering Mumbai we'll board a flight in search of the palm lined beaches of Goa. This tiny west coast oasis will offer us breathtaking sunsets, a banquet of international food, & the chance to slip into the state's inhibition free energy. Hotel (B)(B) F Yoga on the beach F Mumbai at Dawn Tour &#;Ă&#x152;%*'00#+ We may be parting ways with some of the group today but there's so much more to look forward to. After breakfast, take a flight to Chennai & keep this adventure going. Hotel (B) &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; 210&+%*'44; After taking in the sights of Chennai, we'll move on to Pondicherry where we'll find a delicious fusion of French beauty & Indian soul. Here we'll devour cake & coffee at a cafĂŠ run by local widows, & visit the progressive experimental township of Auroville. Hotel (B,L)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Sightseeing tour of Chennai with local guide â&#x20AC;˘ See Mahabalipuram Shore Temple & Krishna's Butterball â&#x20AC;˘ 'Eat my Cake' visit â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Auroville township F Heritage Walking Tour &#;Ă&#x152; -7/$#-10#/ Arriving in Kumbakonam

in the bounds of two rivers, we'll begin uncovering South India's artisans by visiting a bronze casting & silk weaver's home. By night you can dress to the inspiration of our Dharasuram temple visit, wearing a Saree or Dhotti to our included dinner. Hotel (B,L,D) â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Silk Weavers home & Bronze casting school â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Dharasuram Temple &#;Ă&#x152;/#&74#+ One of the oldest cities in India, Madurai is the pride & soul of Tamil Nadu. Here we'll see a palace of great pillars, ride a rickshaw, & witness an evening procession at the awe-inspiring Meenakshi Amman Hindu Temple. Hotel (B) â&#x20AC;˘ Sightseeing tour of Madurai with local guide â&#x20AC;˘ Rickshaw Ride â&#x20AC;˘ Experience a night time procession at Meenakshi Temple &#;Ă&#x152;2'4+;#4 Crossing out of the state of Tamil Nadu we'll arrive in Kerala, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;the land of coconuts'. We'll pull up by the elephant & tiger reserve of Periyar National Park where we can explore a spice plantation & watch an ancient style of Martial Arts called Kalaripayattu. Hotel (B) â&#x20AC;˘ Visit a Spice Plantation â&#x20AC;˘ Kalaripayattul Martial Arts performance F Local family cooking demonstration & dinner &#;Ă&#x152; -7/#4#-1/ After a wildlife boat safari along the Periyar River, we'll make our way to the lake region of Kumarakom. En route we'll frolic through a tea factory & plantation, enjoying one of Kerala's proudest exports. Hotel (B,L)

â&#x20AC;˘ Wildlife boat safari along the Periyar River â&#x20AC;˘ Visit to Connemara Tea Factory & Plantation &#;Ă&#x152;-'4#.# $#%-9#6'45 Arriving in the tranquil backwaters of Kerala, we'll board a traditional houseboat made of wood, bamboo & palm leaves. Drifting past slow grazing cows, we'll see kingfishers darting through the forests & season our sightings with many spicy fish curries. (B,L,D) Â? Houseboat Special Stay &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; %1%*+0 Back on solid ground we'll find ourselves amidst the bustling spice markets & fort lands of Cochin. Here we can eat Keralan delicacies, marvel at palaces & watch the golden sun drop behind the Chinese fishing nets known as Cheena vala. Hotel (B)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Sightseeing tour of Cochin with local guide F Sunset Boat Cruise &#;Ă&#x152;%1%*+0 Our time on trip will end in the Southern spice lands of Cochin. Having bonded deeply in these spiritual lands, we'll say heartfelt goodbyes before going our separate ways. (B) '0&#/%1%*+0

JAIPUR, INDIA

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Start Oct 6 Oct 20 Nov 10

A$6659

End Oct 27 Nov 10 Dec 1

2020

2019

Ă&#x152;| CODE:INTP | START DELHI & FINISH%1%*+0 Start  2020 Jan 26 Feb 9

A$6659

End

Start Mar 1 Feb 16 Mar 8 Mar 1 Mar 22

End Mar 22 Mar 29 Apr 12

A$6659

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you're travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement is available for A$2070. Included ďŹ&#x201A;ights: This trip includes flights, as specified on the map as part of the trip price. Please see â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Included flights' on p.82 for important info. A copy of your valid passport is required at time of booking. Trip starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 9:00am. Arrival & departure transfers to your hotel are available. To purchase speak to your travel agent or visit contiki.com/transfers. Please note: The Sunrise Safari must be booked at the same time as your trip. Make sure you ask your Travel Agent or Contiki for details as late bookings cannot be accepted. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. Insurance & visas: For important information please see p.82.

#CONTIKISOUTHERNSPICE

DELHI 2

almighty Taj Mahal & Agra Fort. Hotel (B) â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Agra Fort â&#x20AC;˘ Visit the Taj Mahal

#ETERNALINDIA

Places visited 1


ASIA 2019/20

CONTIKI.COM/PURE-SRI-LANKA

#PURESRILANKA

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

PURE SRI LANKA THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

10

NEW TRIP

FROM

1

DAYS

COUNTRY

9 NIGHTS Unique Special Stays: 2 nights Glamping & 7 nights in 3 star hotels

FROM

A$2099 A$210 *

12 INCLUDED MEALS 9 breakfasts (B) 1 lunch (L) 2 dinners (D)

*

PER DAY

ESSENTIALS An experienced Trip Manager & English speaking Local Guides, Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations, All private coach transport

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Locally guided tour of the Temple of the Tooth • Morning safari in Udawalawe National Park • Visit UNESCO listed city of Galle

4.6 OVERALL RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Street Food Tour, Kandy F Surf Lesson, Weligama F Whale watching, Mirissa (seasonal)

ELLA, SRI LANKA

UDAWALAWE NATIONAL PARK, SRI LANKA @contiki

KANDY, SRI LANKA @contiki

UNAWATUNA, SRI LANKA @contiki

ELLA, SRI LANKA @contiki


CONTIKI.COM/PURE-SRI-LANKA

ASIA 2019/20

056 057

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER #PURESRILANKA

The one that gives you the true taste of Sri Lanka, from cascading waterfalls Zg]\hZlmZe[^Z\a^lmhenlam^Z&Ă&#x203A;^e]l and ancient temples F Half day afternoon safari at Udawalawe National Park

ELLA, SRI LANKA

START 6PM NEGOMBO

&#;Ă&#x152;0')1/$1 Our Sri Lankan adventure begins in Negombo. Find your feet in this diverse & laid-back town with coastal beaches, local fish markets & Dutch-style canal system. This evening you'll meet up with your Trip Manager & your team for a full brief of the travels about to unfold, before heading out for the first taste of some local delicacies. Hotel &#;Ă&#x152;-#0&; This morning we head inland to what was once the last imperial city of Sri Lanka, Kandy. Home to the most important of Buddhist relics - the tooth of Lord Buddha - we have a locally guided tour of the Temple of the Tooth awaiting us. Tonight, watch traditional Kandyan Folk Dance explode into rhythm & colour, before opting to tuck into some local street food for dinner. Hotel (B) â&#x20AC;˘ Spice Garden visit â&#x20AC;˘ Locally guided tour of the Temple of the Tooth â&#x20AC;˘ Kandayan Cultural dance performance F Kandy Street Food Tour &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;'..# Today we head further into the hill country on the

train, passing lush green hills & waterfalls en route to Nuwara Eliya. This small town is found in the heart of Sri Lanka's famous Ceylon tea industry, so it'd be rude not to visit a tea plantation (& sample some of the best) before continuing on to our next destination of Ella. Hotel (B)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Local train journey from Kandy to Nanuoya â&#x20AC;˘ Visit a Tea Plantation F Horton Plains National Park & hike to World's End

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; UNAWATUNA Say goodbye to the wilderness as we head along the South West coast to Unawatuna, here we'll take a trip to explore the UNESCO-listed fort city of Galle & in the evening you can learn the ways of Sri Lankan cooking with locals. At Mirissa, why not head out whale watching for an unmissable up-close encounter. The afternoon is yours to unwind on the beach or opt in for a surf lesson at nearby Weligama Bay. Hotel (B)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Visit the UNESCO listed port city of Galle F Cooking demonstration & dinner F Mirissa Whale watching (seasonal) F Weligama Surf School

INDIA

SRI LANKA

1

NEGOMBO 1

2

Places visited

END

1

Nightstops

COLOMBO

1

Special Stay Coach or Train

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; UDAWALAWE 0#6+10#.2#4As our journey continues south towards lush jungle & rich wildlife, we'll stop en route at the Udawalawe Elephant Transit Home before heading to our accommodation for the night: riverside glamping at The Udawalawe National Park. Next morning we'll jump aboard our Safari Jeep to explore the park's wildlife. You're free to spend the afternoon relaxing by the pool, or hire a bike for your own cycle adventure. (B,D)(B,L,D) Â? Glamping Special Stay â&#x20AC;˘ Visit an Elephant transit home â&#x20AC;˘ Morning Safari in Udawalawe National Park

KANDY

START

1

Galle

2 2

ELLA UDAWALAWE NATIONAL PARK

UNAWATUNA

COLOMBO, SRI LANKA

&#;Ă&#x152;%1.1/$1 After a stop to learn about the traditional art of mask painting followed by a visit to the Kosgoda Turtle Conservation centre, we'll reach our final destination of Colombo. Jumping straight on a sightseeing tour of the city, we'll check out temples & mosques, colonial buildings &, if you're feeling brave, the famous (& chaotic) Pettah Bazaar. Tonight, we're

going out in style to the best roof-top bars - the perfect way to cap off the last incredible 9Â days. Hotel (B) â&#x20AC;˘ Visit a Traditional Mask Painting Centre â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Kosgoda Turtle Conservation centre â&#x20AC;˘ City Sightseeing &#;Ă&#x152;%1.1/$1 Your Contiki trip finishes this morning in Colombo. Hold back the happy tears as you say goodbye to your newest life-long friends & plan a meet up somewhere in the world soon. (B)

UDAWALAWE, SRI LANKA

'0&#/%1.1/$1

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Start Jan 28 Feb 11 Mar 4

A$2099

End Feb 6 Feb 20 Mar 13

Start Oct 7 Oct 21 Nov 4

A$2099

End Oct 16 Oct 30 Nov 13

Start Nov 18 Dec 2 Dec 30 O

A$2099

End Nov 27 Dec 11 Jan 8

2020

2019

Ă&#x152;| CODE:5.%1[START NEGOMBO & FINISH%1.1/$1 Start  2020 Jan 13 Jan 27

A$2099

End

Start Feb 10 Jan 22 Feb 24 Feb 5 Mar 9

A$2099

End Start Feb 19 Mar 23 Mar 4 Mar 18

End Apr 1

A$2099

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement is available for A$835. A copy of your valid passport is required at time of booking. Trip starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 9:00am. O This trip will spend NYE in Kandy. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. Insurance & visas: For important information please see p.82.


ASIA 2019/20

CONTIKI.COM/TOTAL-THAILAND

#TOTALTHAILAND

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

TOTAL THAILAND THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

16

NEW TRIP

FROM

1

DAYS

COUNTRY

15 NIGHTS Unique Special Stays: 1 overnight train, 1 night in a floating hotel, 2 nights in a Riverside Cottage & 11 nights in 3 star hotels

FROM

A$4025 A$252 *

18 INCLUDED MEALS 14 breakfasts (B) 3 lunches (L) 1 dinner (D)

*

PER DAY

ESSENTIALS Trip Manager & English speaking Local Guides, Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations, All private coach transport, 2 internal flights

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Visit to Elephant Nature Park, Chiang Mai • Sightseeing tour of the Grand Palace Bangkok • Cheow Lam Lake Cruise

4.6 OVERALL RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Flight of the Gibbon Zipling, Chiang Mai F Cooking class, Chiang Mai F Muay Thai Class, Pai

ERAWAN FALLS, THAILAND

CHIANG MAI, THAILAND 9[XÛkma

CHIANG MAI, THAILAND 9fbll`^hk`bgZ\a^el^Z

CHIANG MAI, THAILAND 9[XÛkma

BANGKOK, THAILAND 9erg]sbb


CONTIKI.COM/TOTAL-THAILAND

ASIA 2019/20

058 059

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

The one that covers the North & South for the ultimate Thai experience

&#;Ă&#x152;$#0)-1Touch down in Thailand's capital. After checking into our hotel there'll be time for DIY exploring, a massage or lying by the pool to catch the first of that sweet tropical sunshine. Later we'll rendezvous back at base so you can hear what's in store for the trip, then the night is yours to enjoy authentic Pad Thai & the Khao San road nightlife. Hotel

PAI 2 CHIANG MAI 2 Elephant Nature Park

THAILAND

1

KANCHANABURI 1

Ayutthaya

START

3 BANGKOK

Places visited 1

Nightstops

1

Special Stay Coach or Train

2 KHAO SOK Lake Cheow Larn

END

PHUKET 2

Plane or Boat

2 KOH LANTA

CHIANG MAI, THAILAND

&#;Ă&#x152;$#0)-1After a quick breakfast we'll set out on a locally guided visit to Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) then jump on a local ferry to visit the Grand Palace. Finish up our morning with a tour of the Klongs (canals) & watching life along the river. This afternoon you're free to head to a local rooftop bar to toast the beginning of your trip with your new Contiki fam. Hotel (B) â&#x20AC;˘ Guided Tour of Wat Arun & the Royal Grand Palace F Bangkok street food tour by Tuk Tuk &#;Ă&#x152; KANCHANABURI Today we swap the heat & hustle of the city for the sleepy town of Kanchanaburi. We'll start with visits to the WWII Cemetery & the famed Bridge on the River Kwai before catching a local boat to our home for the night: The Jungle Raft Hotel. Not only will you be greeted with candlelit rooms & a delicious dinner at dusk, you can even jump into

#TOTALTHAILAND

START 6PM BANGKOK

the river directly from your room. (B,D) Â? Floating Raft Hotel Special Stay â&#x20AC;˘ See the Bridge on the River Kwai BANGKOK, THAILAND

&#;Ă&#x152;18'40+)*6 TRAIN (AYUTTHAYA CHIANG MAI) We're starting our day with a visit to the breathtaking Erawan Falls. Here you can take a quick dip in the emerald-hued ponds & get an unreal FOMO Insta shot. Next stop is the UNESCOlisted city of Ayutthaya, where we'll grab bikes to cycle past ornate temples & quaint villages to see the once-capital of the Kingdom of Siam. Tonight we board our overnight sleeper train to Chiang Mai. (B,L) Â? Overnight Train Special Stay â&#x20AC;˘ Guided Tour of the Erawan National Park â&#x20AC;˘ Bike Ride in Ayutthaya &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;2#+ Rise & shine as we roll through Chiang Mai & pull into the picturesque mountain town of Pai. Head out by foot or by bike & explore the little streets & countryside of this traveller's paradise. There's time to try a Muay Thai skills class on Day 6Â before we head out for the evening to experience Pai as it comes alive by night. Hotel (B) F Muay Thai Class &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; CHIANG MAI En route to Chiang Mai we'll squeeze in a visit to the Elephant Nature Park.

Tonight, we'll explore the buzzy night markets that make Chiang Mai so legendary. Day 8Â is a free day to explore the city, or jump on an adventurous zipline through the treetops. For our final night in Chiang Mai, you can dabble in the art of authentic Thai cooking. Hotel (B,L)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Elephant Nature Park F Flight of the Gibbon, Ziplining F Thai Cooking Class

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; KOH LANTA The beach is calling & we know you're ready! Ultimate relaxation awaits us on the island of Koh Lanta. Jump off the ferry & slip into island life with unlimited sun & swimming. On Day 13, opt for a snorkelling cruise exploring the crystal clear water of the coast. Hotel (B)(B) F Snorkelling Day Trip

&#;Ă&#x152;$#0)-1Hot, hustling, manic & magical - welcome back to Bangkok. Your night is wide open in this vibrant city & how you fill your time is up to you. Catch a tuk-tuk to hit the Patpong Night Markets, or make your way to one of the many lively rooftop bars, buzzy nightclubs or cocktail lounges to toast the halfway point in your Thai adventure. Hotel (B)

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; PHUKET Back on the boat for our last stop, Phuket. Treat yourself to a traditional massage in the afternoon before we kick things off with the bright lights of Bangla Road this evening. On Day 15, there's a chance to explore coastal caves & limestone karsts, with time to squeeze in some shopping amongst Chinese architecture in Phuket Town. Hotel (B)(B) F Pum's Cooking Class

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; KHAO SOK After breakfast we board a plane down to Khao Sok. Soon after we land we'll head to Cheow Larn lake for a day trip, starting with a cruise on the lake & including time for kayaking, swimming & soaking up the sun. (B,L)(B) Â? Riverside Cottage Special Stay â&#x20AC;˘ Cruise on Lake Cheow Larn

&#;Ă&#x152;2*7-'6 Our trip will wrap up shortly after our last team breakfast. Time to say fond farewells to your new BFFs & leave with a new place in your heart for the Land of Smiles. (B) END 9AM PHUKET

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Start Apr 8 O Apr 22 May6 May20 Jun 3

A$4025

End Apr 23 May7 May21 Jun 4 Jun 18

Start Jun 17 Jul 1 Jul 15 Jul 29 Aug 12

A$4025

End Jul 2 Jul 16 Jul 30 Aug 13 Aug 27

Start Aug 26 Sep 9 Sep 23 Oct 7 Oct 21

A$4025

End Sep 10 Sep 24 Oct 8 Oct 22 Nov 5

Start Nov 4 Nov 18 Dec 2 Dec 16 Q Dec 30 V

A$4025

End Nov 19 Dec 3 Dec 17 Dec 31 Jan 14

2020

2019

2019/20 | CODE:THNS | START BANGKOK & FINISH PHUKET Start  2020 Jan 13 Jan 27 Feb 10 Feb 24

A$4025

End

Start Mar 9 Jan 28 Mar 23 Feb 11 Feb 25 Mar 10

End Mar 24 Apr 7

A$4025

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement is available for A$769 (only applicable in hotels). A copy of your valid passport is required at time of booking. Trip starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 9:00am. O This trip will be in Thailand for Songkran (Thai New Year & water festival). Q Trip spends Xmas in Khao Sok. V Trip spends NYE in Bangkok. Arrival & departure transfers to your hotel are available. To purchase, speak to your travel agent or visit contiki.com/transfers. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. Insurance & visas: For important information please see p.82.


ASIA 2019/20

CONTIKI.COM/THAI-TRIPPER-NORTH

+0&'26*':2.14'4

THAI TRIPPER NORTH 9

1

DAYS

Unique Special Stays: 1 night overnight train, 1 night floating hotel & 6 nights in 3 star hotels

FROM

A$1745 A$194 *

*

PER DAY

COUNTRY

10 INCLUDED MEALS

8 NIGHTS

#THAITRIPPERNORTH

FROM

0'964+2

ESSENTIALS

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

An experienced Trip Manager & English speaking Local Guides, Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations, All private coach transport

7 breakfasts (B) 2 lunch (L) 1 dinner (D)

â&#x20AC;˘ Sightseeing Tour of the Grand Palace Bangkok â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Erawan Waterfalls â&#x20AC;˘ Ayutthaya bike tour â&#x20AC;˘ Elephant Nature Park

4.6 OVERALL RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Flight of the Gibbons Zipling, Chiang Mai F Thai Cooking Class, Chiang Mai F Muay Thai Class, Pai

The one that takes you from bustling Bangkok to the tranquil temples of Northern Thailand PAI 2

END

AYUTTHAYA, THAILAND

2

CHIANG MAI

Elephant Nature Park

THAILAND

1

KANCHANABURI Ayutthaya

1 START

Places visited 1

Nightstops

1

Special Stay

2

BANGKOK

Coach or Train

START 6PM BANGKOK

&#;Ă&#x152;$#0)-1- Touch down in Thailand's capital. After checking into our hotel there'll be time for DIY exploring, a massage or lying by the pool to catch the first of that sweet tropical sunshine. Later we'll rendezvous back at base so you can hear what's in store for the trip, then the night is yours to enjoy authentic pad Thai & the Khao San road nightlife. Hotel &#;Ă&#x152;$#0)-1- After a quick breakfast we'll set out on a locally guided visit to Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) then jump on

a local ferry to visit the Grand Palace. Finish up our morning with a tour of the Klongs (canals) & watching life along the river. This afternoon you're free to head to a local rooftop bar to toast the beginning of your trip with your new Contiki fam. Hotel (B) â&#x20AC;˘ Guided tour of Wat Arun & the Royal Grand Palace F Bangkok street food tour by Tuk Tuk &#;Ă&#x152; KANCHANABURI Today we swap the heat & hustle of the city for the sleepy town of Kanchanaburi. We'll start

with visits to the WWII Cemetery & the famed Bridge on the River Kwai before catching a local boat to our home for the night: The Jungle Raft Hotel. Not only will you be greeted with candlelit rooms & a delicious dinner at dusk, you can even jump into the river directly from your room. (B,D) Â? Floating Raft Hotel Special Stay â&#x20AC;˘ See the Bridge on the River Kwai &#;Ă&#x152;18'40+)*6 TRAIN (AYUTTHAYA CHIANG MAI) We're starting our day with

a visit to the breathtaking Erawan Falls. Here you can take a quick dip in the emerald-hued ponds & get an unreal FOMO Insta shot. Next stop is the UNESCO-listed city of Ayutthaya, where we'll grab bikes to cycle past ornate temples & quaint villages to see the oncecapital of the Kingdom of Siam. Tonight we board our overnight sleeper train to Chiang Mai. (B,L) Â? Overnight Train Special Stay â&#x20AC;˘ Guided Tour of the Erawan National Park â&#x20AC;˘ Bike Ride in Ayutthaya

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;2  #+ Rise & shine as we roll through Chiang Mai & pull into the picturesque mountain town of Pai. This first day is all yours to head out by foot or by bike & explore the little streets here that pack some punch. With another full day in this traveller's paradise, try a Muay Thai class on our second day before we head out for our final evening in Pai. Hotel (B) F Muay Thai Class &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; CHIANG MAI This morning we're Chiang Mai bound, but we're treating ourselves on the way with a visit to the Elephant Nature Park. This sanctuary will give you a once in a lifetime chance to feed the elephants & watch them splash around on the riverbank. Tonight, we'll explore the buzzy night markets that make Chiang Mai so legendary.

Day 8Â is a free day to explore the city, or if you're feeling adventurous, you can sign up for a zipline through the treetops. For our final night, you have the chance to dabble in the art of authentic Thai cooking. Hotel (B,L)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Elephant Nature Park F Flight of the Gibbons, Ziplining F Thai Cooking Class &#;Ă&#x152;%*+#0)/#+ This morning we say fond farewells before going our separate ways. Dry those tears, because no doubt we'll make big plans to reunite somewhere special soon. (B) '0&#/%*+#0)/#+

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Start Apr 8 O Apr 22 May6 May20 Jun 3

A$1745

End Apr 16 Apr 30 May14 May28 Jun 11

Start Jun 17 Jul 1 Jul 15 Jul 29 Aug 12

A$1745

End Jun 25 Jul 9 Jul 23 Aug 6 Aug 20

Start Aug 26 Sep 9 Sep 23 Oct 7 Oct 21

A$1745

End Sep Sep Oct Oct Oct

3 17 1 15 29

Start Nov 4 Nov 18 Dec 2 Dec 16 Dec 30 Q

A$1745

End Nov 12 Nov 26 Dec 10 Dec 24 Jan 7

2020

2019

Ă&#x152;|  CODE:THNO | START BANGKOK & FINISH CHIANG MAI Start  2020 Jan 13 Jan 27 Feb 10 Feb 24

A$1745

End Start Mar 9 Jan 21 Mar 23 Feb 4 Feb 18 Mar 3

End Mar 17 Mar 31

A$1745

* Prices above are based on twin-share (multi-share on train). If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement is available for A$395 (only applicable in hotels). A copy of your valid passport is required at time of booking. Trip starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 9:00am. O This trip will be in Thailand for Songkran (Thai New Year & water festival). Q Trip spends NYE in Bangkok. Arrival transfers to your hotel are available. To purchase, speak to your travel agent or visit contiki.com/transfers. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. Insurance & visas: For important information please see p.82. Note: This trip is part of a wider adventure. Some travellers will be continuing their Contiki journey on the Total Thailand trip. Why not join them if you have time? See p.58.


ASIA 2019/20

CONTIKI.COM/THAI-TRIPPER-SOUTH

060 061

THAI TRIPPER SOUTH

THE DETAILS

8

FROM

1

DAYS

A$2235 A$280

8 INCLUDED MEALS 7 breakfasts (B) 1 lunch (L)

ESSENTIALS An experienced Trip Manager & English speaking Local Guides, Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations, All private coach transport, 1Â internal flight

4.6 OVERALL RATING

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Snorkelling Day Trip, Koh Lanta F Pumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cooking Class, Phuket

â&#x20AC;˘ Cruise on Lake Cheow Larn â&#x20AC;˘ Orientation tour of Koh Lanta â&#x20AC;˘ Visit the famous Bangla Road in Phuket

The one that takes you from bustling Bangkok to blissed out beaches in Southern Thailand BANGKOK, THAILAND

LAKE CHEOW LARN @jamescastell

THAILAND

START 6PM BANGKOK

&#;Ă&#x152;$#0)-1- Touch down in Thailand's capital. After checking into our hotel there'll be time for DIY exploring, a massage or lying by the pool to catch the first of that sweet tropical sunshine. Later we'll rendezvous back at base so you can hear what's in store for the trip, then the night is yours to enjoy authentic pad Thai & the nightlife on Khao San road. Hotel &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; KHAO SOK After breakfast we board a plane down to Khao Sok. Soon after we land we'll head

to Cheow Larn lake for a day trip starting with a cruise, get ready to be amazed at the high rising limestone cliffs & green-shining rainforest. Our riverside accommodation awaits in the Khao Sok jungle. Hotel (B,L)(B) Â? Riverside Cottage Special Stay â&#x20AC;˘ Cruise on Lake Cheow Larn

unlimited sun & swimming, or opt for a snorkelling cruise exploring the crystal clear water of the coast. Hotel (B)(B) F Snorkelling Day Trip &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;2*7-'6 Back on the boat for our last stop, Phuket. You're free to treat yourself to a traditional massage in the afternoon before we kick things up a level on Bangla Road this evening. On Day 7, choose to explore coastal caves & limestone karsts, & find time to squeeze in some shopping in Phuket Town. Hotel (B)(B) F Pum's Cooking Class

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;-1* LANTA The beach is calling & we know you're ready! Ultimate relaxation awaits us with 2Â days on the island of Koh Lanta. Jump off the ferry & slip into island life with

&#;Ă&#x152;2*7-'6 Our trip will wrap up shortly after our last team breakfast. Time to say fond farewells to your new BFFs & leave with a new place in your heart for the Land of Smiles. (B) '0&#/2*7-'6

START

BANGKOK

Places visited 1

Nightstops

1

Special Stay

1

Coach Plane or Boat

END

PHUKET 2

2 KHAO SOK Lake Cheow Larn 2 KOH LANTA

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Start Apr 16 Apr 30 May14 May28 Jun 11

A$2235

End Apr 23 May7 May21 Jun 4 Jun 18

Start Jun 25 Jul 9 Jul 23 Aug 6 Aug 20

A$2235

End Jul 2 Jul 16 Jul 30 Aug 13 Aug 27

Start Sep 3 Sep 17 Oct 1 Oct 15 Oct 29

A$2235

End Sep 10 Sep 24 Oct 8 Oct 22 Nov 5

Start Nov 12 Nov 26 Dec 10 Dec 24 Q 

A$2235

End Nov 19 Dec 3 Dec 17 Dec 31

2020

2019

Ă&#x152;|  CODE:THSO | START BANGKOK & FINISH2*7-'6 Start 2020 Jan 7 Jan 21 Feb 4 Feb 18 Mar 3

A$2235

End Start Mar 17 Jan 14 Mar 31 Jan 28 Feb 11 Feb 25 Mar 10

End Mar 24 Apr 7

A$2235

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement is available for A$375. A copy of your valid passport is required at time of booking. Trip starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 9:00am. Q Trip spends Xmas in Khao Sok. Arrival & departure transfers to your hotel are available. To purchase, speak to your travel agent or visit contiki.com/transfers. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. Insurance & visas: For important information please see p.82. Note: This trip is part of our epic Total Thailand trip, so when you start your trip, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be meeting travellers who have already had a taste of what itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like to explore Asia with Contiki, & whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be excited to have new friends for the adventure.

#THAITRIPPERSOUTH

5 nights in 3 star hotels, 2 nights Riverside Cottage Special Stay

*

PER DAY

COUNTRY

7 NIGHTS

FROM

*

+0&'26*':2.14'4

THE NUMBERS

0'964+2


ASIA 2019/20

CONTIKI.COM/TOTAL-THAI-HOPPER-WEST

NEW TRIP

THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

24

FROM

1

DAYS

COUNTRY

23 NIGHTS Unique Special Stays: 1 overnight train, 1 night in a Floating Raft Hotel, 2 nights Riverside Cottage & 19 nights in 3 star hotels

FROM

A$5299 A$221 *

29 INCLUDED MEALS 23 breakfasts (B) 3 lunches (L) 3 dinners (D)

*

PER DAY

ESSENTIALS Trip Manager & English speaking Local Guides, Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations, All private coach transport, 2 internal flights

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Sightseeing tour of the Grand Palace Bangkok • Visit Erawan Waterfalls • Ayutthaya bike tour • Watch the sunset over the Andaman Sea from the highest viewpoint on Koh Phi Phi

4.6 OVERALL RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Flight of the Gibbon Zipling, Chiang Mai F Cooking class, Chiang Mai F Muay Thai Class, Pai F Day trip to ‘James Bond Island’

#TOTALTHAILAND

#THAIWEST

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

TOTAL THAILAND PLUS THAI ISLAND HOPPER WEST

AYUTTHAYA, THAILAND

KHAO SOK, THAILAND @joliendevulder

KOH PHI PHI, THAILAND @krystijaims

KOH PHI PHI, THAILAND @sophiretheadmirer

KHAO SOK, THAILAND @gabroye


CONTIKI.COM/TOTAL-THAI-HOPPER-WEST

ASIA 2019/20

062 063

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

Ma^hg^maZm`^mlng]^kMaZbeZg]l skin, from lush jungles to idyllic islands, in the ultimate 24-day adventure.

BANGKOK, THAILAND

CHIANG MAI 2

&#;Ă&#x152; KANCHANABURI Today we swap the heat & hustle of the city for living la vida local in the sleepy town of Kanchanaburi. We'll start with visits to the WWII Cemetery & the famed Bridge on the River Kwai before catching a local boat to our home for the night: The Jungle Raft Hotel. Not only will you be greeted with candlelit rooms & a delicious dinner at dusk, you can even jump into the river directly from your room. (B,D) Â? Floating hotel Special Stay â&#x20AC;˘ See the Bridge on the River Kwai

1 THAILAND

KANCHANABURI 1

Ayutthaya

START

3 BANGKOK

Places visited Nightstops

1

Special Stay Coach or train

2 KHAO SOK

END

1

Plane or boat

PHUKET 5

3 KRABI (AO NANG) 2 KOH LANTA 2

KOH PHI PHI

START 6PM BANGKOK

&#;Ă&#x152;$#0)-1Touch down in Thailand's capital. After checking into our hotel there'll be time for DIY exploring, a massage or lying by the pool to catch the first of that sweet tropical sunshine. Later we'll rendezvous back at base so you can hear what's in store for the trip, then the night is yours to enjoy authentic pad Thai & the Khao San road nightlife. Hotel &#;Ă&#x152;$#0)-1After a quick breakfast

we'll set out on a locally guided visit to Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) then jump on a local ferry to visit the Grand Palace. Finish up our morning with a tour of the Klongs (canals) & watching life along the river. This afternoon you're free to head to a local rooftop bar to toast the beginning of your trip with your new Contiki fam. Hotel (B) â&#x20AC;˘ Guided Tour of Wat Arun & the Royal Grand Palace F Bangkok Street Food tour by Tuk Tuk

&#;Ă&#x152;18'40+)*6 TRAIN (AYUTTHAYA CHIANG MAI) We're starting our day with a visit to the breathtaking Erawan Falls. Here you can take a quick dip in the emerald-hued ponds & get an unreal FOMO Insta shot. Next stop is the UNESCOlisted city of Ayutthaya, where we'll grab bikes to cycle past ornate temples & quaint villages to see the once-capital of the Kingdom of Siam. Tonight we board our overnight sleeper train to Chiang Mai. (B,L) Â? Overnight Train â&#x20AC;˘ Guided Tour of the Erawan National Park â&#x20AC;˘ Bike Ride in Ayutthaya &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;2#+ Rise & shine as we roll through Chiang Mai & pull into the picturesque mountain town of Pai.

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; CHIANG MAI En route to Chiang Mai we'll squeeze in a visit to the Elephant Nature Park. Tonight, we'll explore the buzzy night markets that make Chiang Mai so legendary. Day 8Â is a free day to explore the city, or jump on an adventurous zipline through the treetops. For our final night in Chiang Mai, you can dabble in the art of authentic Thai cooking. Hotel (B,L)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Elephant Nature Park F Flight of the Gibbon, Ziplining F Thai Cooking Class

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; KOH LANTA The beach is calling & we know you're ready! Ultimate relaxation awaits us on the island of Koh Lanta. Jump off the ferry & slip into island life with unlimited sun & swimming. On Day 13, opt for a snorkelling cruise exploring the crystal clear water of the coast. Hotel (B)(B) F Snorkelling Day Trip

KOH PHI PHI

&#;Ă&#x152;$#0)-1Hot, hustling, manic & magical - welcome back to Bangkok. Your night is wide open in this vibrant city & how you fill your time is up to you. Catch a tuk-tuk to hit the Patpong Night Markets, or make your way to one of the many lively rooftop bars, buzzy nightclubs or cocktail lounges to toast the halfway point in your Thai adventure. Hotel (B) &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; KHAO SOK After breakfast we board a plane down to Khao Sok. Soon after we land we'll head to Cheow Larn lake for a day trip, starting with a cruise on the lake & including time for kayaking,

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; PHUKET Back on the boat for our last stop, Phuket. Treat yourself to a traditional massage in the afternoon before we kick things off with the bright lights of Bangla Road this evening. On Day 15, there's a chance to explore coastal caves & limestone karsts, with time to squeeze in some shopping amongst Chinese architecture in Phuket Town. Hotel (B)(B) F Pum's Cooking Class &#;Ă&#x152;2*7-'6 This morning we say farewell to some of our Contiki fam while the rest of us continue on our trip.

It's time to experience the picture perfect Thai beaches - they're hyped up for good reason! Hotel (B) &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; PHUKET Uniting in idyllic Phuket, we'll settle in to our hotel before having our team pow wow. Wasting no time soaking up what this paradise has to offer, we'll get acquainted over the world famous nightlife of the area. Hotel (B) &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; KOH PHI PHI After breakfast we'll hit the Andaman Sea, taking a ferry to Koh Phi Phi. We'll get orientated & settle in to our hotel before watching sunset from the island's highest vantage point. After two days of salt water & sunshine here, we'll be feeling downright glorious. Hotel (B,D)(B) F The Beach Experience &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; KRABI (AO NANG) Back on the Thai mainland we'll take in the island vistas from the charming setting of Krabi. Local markets, cheap massages & sunset cocktails can reward us from more adventurous activities like the 1260Â step march to the Buddhist Tiger Cave Temple. Hotel (B,D)(B)(B) F Day trip to 'James Bond Island' &#;Ă&#x152;-4#$+ TO PHUKET Our trip will wrap up in Phuket shortly after arriving back from Krabi. We'll cheers our final coconuts & go our separate ways, making sincere plans to organise a reunion tour. (B) END 1PM PHUKET

HOW MUCH & WHEN

A$5299

A$5299

A$5355

End Start Nov 27 Dec 16 O Dec 11 Dec 25

A$5355

End Jan 08

Start Dec 30 Q

A$5395

End Jan 22

Start 2020 Jan 13

A$5355

End

Start Jan 27

Feb 05

A$5395

End Feb 19

2020

Start Nov 04 Nov 18 Dec 02

2020

End Nov 13

2020

End Start Oct 02 Oct 21 Oct 16 Oct 30

2019

Start Sep 09 Sep 23 Oct 07

2019

2019

Ă&#x152;| CODE:THTP | START BANGKOK & FINISH PHUKET Start Feb 10 Feb 24 Mar 09

A$5355

End Start Mar 04 Mar 23 V Mar 18 Apr 01

End Apr 15

A$5355

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement is available from A$1619 (only applicable in hotels). A copy of your valid passport is required at time of booking. Trip starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 1:00pm. O Trip spends Xmas in Khao Sok. Q Trip spends NYE in Bangkok.V This trip will be in Thailand for Songkran (Thai New Year). Arrival transfers to your hotel are available. To purchase, speak to your travel agent or visit contiki.com/transfers. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. Insurance & visas: For important information please see p.82.

#THAIWEST

Elephant Nature Park

swimming & soaking up the sun. Our riverside accommodation awaits us for the two nights we spend in the Khao Sok jungle. (B,L)(B) Â? Riverside Cottage Special Stay â&#x20AC;˘ Cruise on Lake Cheow Larn

#TOTALTHAILAND

PAI 2

Head out by foot or by bike & explore the little streets & countryside of this traveller's paradise. There's time to try a Muay Thai skills class on Day 6Â before we head out for the evening to experience Pai as it comes alive by night. Hotel (B) F Muay Thai Class


ASIA 2019/20

CONTIKI.COM/THAI-HOPPER-WEST

+0&'26*':2.14'4

THAI ISLAND HOPPER WEST 8

1

DAYS

7 nights in 3 & 4 star hotels

FROM

A$1239 A$155 *

*

PER DAY

COUNTRY

7 NIGHTS

#THAIWEST

FROM

9 INCLUDED MEALS

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

ESSENTIALS

7 breakfasts (B) 2 dinners (D)

4.7 RATING

An experienced Trip Manager, All private minivan transport, Local ferry transport

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Phang Nga Bay day cruise F â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Beachâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; experience, Koh Phi Phi F Half Day Rock Climbing, Krabi

â&#x20AC;¢ Watch the sunset over the Andaman Sea from the highest viewpoint on Koh Phi Phi â&#x20AC;¢ Visit the well known beach of Ao Nang

Go West, visiting long time island faves, like Koh Phi Phi & Krabi. KOH PHI PHI, THAILAND

THAILAND

3

KRABI

(AO NANG)

ANDAMAN SEA

2

PHUKET 2

KOH PHI PHI 1

START 6:00PM PHUKET

&#;Ã&#x152;2*7-'6 Uniting in idyllic Phuket, we'll settle in to our hotel before having our first team pow wow. Wasting no time soaking up what this paradise has to offer, we'll get acquainted over the world famous nightlife of the area. Hotel

PHUKET, THAILAND

&#;Ã&#x152;2*7-'6 When we're not bouncing through the neon lights & energetic dance floors of Bangla Road, we'll be exploring coastal caves & limestone karsts. If time on the sand manages to get old, you can do some shopping whilst marveling at Chinese architecture in Phuket Town. Hotel (B) F Pum's Cooking Class &#;5Ã&#x152;Ã&#x152; KOH PHI PHI After breakfast we'll hit the Andaman Sea, taking a ferry to Koh Phi Phi. We'll

Nightstops Boat Coach

KRABI, THAILAND @cecilebalmer

&#;5Ã&#x152;Ã&#x152; 4#$+ (AO NANG) Back on the Thai mainland we'll take in the island vistas from the charming setting of Krabi. Local markets, cheap massages & sunset cocktails can reward us from more adventurous activities like the 1260Â step march to the Buddhist Tiger Cave Temple. Hotel (B,D)(B)(B) F Phang Nga Bay day cruise F Half Day Rock Climbing

get orientated & settle in to our hotel before watching sunset from the island's highest vantage point. After two days of salt water & sunshine here, we'll be feeling downright glorious. Hotel (B,D)(B) F The Beach Experience

&#;Ã&#x152; -4#$+612*7-'6 Our trip will wrap up in Phuket shortly after arriving back from Krabi. We'll cheers our final coconuts & go our separate ways, making sincere plans to organise a reunion tour. (B) END 1:00PM PHUKET

HOW MUCH & WHEN

A$1255

9 12 14 16 19 21 23 26 28 30 2 4

Start Jan 30 Feb 2 Feb 6 Feb 9 Feb 13 Feb 16 Feb 20 Feb 23 Feb 27 Mar 2 Mar 6 Mar 9

A$1255

End Feb 6 Feb 9 Feb 13 Feb 16 Feb 20 Feb 23 Feb 27 Mar 2 Mar 6 Mar 9 Mar 13 Mar 16

Start Mar 13 Mar 16 Mar 20 Mar 23 Mar 27 Mar 31 Apr 3 Apr 7 O Apr 10 O Apr 14 O

A$1255

End Mar 20 Mar 23 Mar 27 Mar 30 Apr 3 Apr 7 Apr 10 Apr 14 Apr 17 Apr 21

Start Sep 21 Sep 25 Sep 28 Oct 2 Oct 5 Oct 9 Oct 12 Oct 16 Oct 19 Oct 23 Oct 26 Oct 30

A$1239

End Sep 28 Oct 2 Oct 5 Oct 9 Oct 12 Oct 16 Oct 19 Oct 23 Oct 26 Oct 30 Nov 2 Nov 6

Start Nov 2 Nov 6 Nov 9 Nov 13 Nov 16 Nov 20 Nov 23 Nov 27 Nov 30 Dec 2 Dec 4 Dec 7

A$1239

End Nov 9 Nov 13 Nov 16 Nov 20 Nov 23 Nov 27 Nov 30 Dec 4 Dec 7 Dec 9 Dec 11 Dec 14

Start Dec 9 Dec 11 Dec 14 Dec 16 Dec 18 Dec 21 Dec 23 Dec 25 Dec 28 Dec 30

Q V X 4

A$1239

End Dec 16 Dec 18 Dec 21 Dec 23 Dec 25 Dec 28 Dec 30 Jan 1 Jan 4 Jan 6

Start 2020 Jan 1 Jan 4 Jan 6 Jan 8 Jan 11 Jan 13 Jan 15 Jan 18 Jan 22 Jan 25 Jan 29

A$1239

End Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb

8 11 13 15 18 20 22 25 29 1 5

Start Feb 1 Feb 5 Feb 8 Feb 12 Feb 15 Feb 19 Feb 22 Feb 26 Feb 29 Mar 4 Mar 7 Mar 11

A$1239

End Feb 8 Feb 12 Feb 15 Feb 19 Feb 22 Feb 26 Feb 29 Mar 4 Mar 7 Mar 11 Mar 14 Mar 18

2020

End Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb

2020

Start Jan 2 Jan 5 Jan 7 Jan 9 Jan 12 Jan 14 Jan 16 Jan 19 Jan 21 Jan 23 Jan 26 Jan 28

2019

2019

Ã&#x152;|  CODE:TIPH | START PHUKET & FINISH PHUKET Start Mar 14 Mar 18 Mar 21 Mar 25 Mar 28 Apr 1 Apr 4 Apr 8 O Apr 11 O Apr 15 O

End Mar 21 Mar 25 Mar 28 Apr 1 Apr 4 Apr 8 Apr 11 Apr 15 Apr 18 Apr 22

A$1239

* Prices above are per person based on twin-share. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement is available for A$809. Trip starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 1:00pm. Please book flights out of Phuket after 2:30pm. O These trips will be in Thailand for Songkran (Thai New Year & water festival). QTrip spends Xmas in Krabi. VTrip spends Xmas in Koh Phi Phi. X Trip spends Xmas in Phuket & NYE in Krabi. 4 Trip spends NYE in Koh Phi Phi. Trip spends NYE in Phuket. Insurance & visas: For important information please see p.82.


ASIA 2019/20

CONTIKI.COM/THAI-HOPPER-EAST

064 065

THAI ISLAND HOPPER EAST

THE DETAILS

9

1

DAYS

A$1275 A$142

10 INCLUDED MEALS

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

ESSENTIALS

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

â&#x20AC;˘ Spend time on Koh Samui, Thailandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s third largest island â&#x20AC;˘ Get an orientation walk of Koh Tao island

An experienced Trip Manager & Local Guide, Local ferry transport

8 breakfasts (B) 2 dinners (D)

4.6 RATING

F Ang Thong National Marine Park cruise & snorkel day trip F Half day snorkelling trip, Koh Tao

A tropical blend of heavenly beaches, divine food & full moon fun KOH TAO

KOH TAO, THAILAND

2

3

3

1

Nightstops

1

Special Stay

KOH PHA NGAN

KOH SAMUI

Boat START 6:00PM KOH SAMUI KOH SAMUI, THAILAND @inlove_with_wanderlust

&#;Ă&#x152;-1*5#/7+ Tropical, buzzing, & completely luxurious, Koh Samui will pull us in & wind us down without delay. After checking in to our hotel & having time to settle in, we'll get acquainted over the nightlife of Chaweng Beach. Hotel &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; KOH SAMUI Slipping contently into island life, we'll have

time to snorkel, swim & bathe in the sun without interruption. Those keen for more can go explore, seeing a 15-metre golden Buddha statue & sampling local delicacies like coconut Penang curry & fresh mangosteen. Hotel (B)(B) F Highlights of Samui Tour

An orientation walk & included beachside dinner will perfect our time on the island. Hotel (B,D)(B) F Half-Day Island Cruise & Snorkelling Adventure &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;-1* PHA NGAN From Koh Tao we'll journey to the home of the untameable full moon parties & the flawless paradise of sloping palm trees that is Koh Pha Ngan. Take a few more traditional Thai massages & lounge at the beach, making the

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;-1*6#1 Though we will spot sea turtles in the waters of Koh Tao, hiking trails, seasonal waterfalls, & luscious mountains will encourage us to explore the land too.

most of our last few days on island time. (B,D)(B)(B) Â? Bungalow Special Stay F Day Cruise to Ang Thong Marine Park F Koh Tao Diving - Intro or CertiďŹ ed &#;Ă&#x152;-1*5#/7+ Our trip will wrap up in Koh Samui shortly after our last team breakfast. We'll cheers our final coconuts & go our separate ways, making sincere plans to organise a reunion tour. (B) END 1:00PM KOH SAMUI

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Start Dec 29 V 2019  Jan 2 Jan 5 Jan 9 Jan 14 Q Jan 17 Jan 19 Jan 23

#

End Jan 6 Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan

10 13 17 22 25 27 31

Start Jan 26 Jan 30 Feb 2 Feb 6 Feb 9 Feb 13 Q Feb 16 Feb 20 Feb 23

#

End Feb 3 Feb 7 Feb 10 Feb 14 Feb 17 Feb 21 Feb 24 Feb 28 Mar 3

Start End Feb 27 Mar 7 Mar 30 Apr 7 Apr 6 O Apr 14 Apr 13 OQ Apr 21 Apr 20 Apr 28 Apr 27 May5 May 4 May12 May 12 Q May20 May 18 May26

Start May 25 Jun 1 Jun 5 Jun 10 Q Jun 12 Jun 15 Jun 19 Jun 22 Jun 26

#

#

End Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul

2 9 13 18 20 23 27 30 4

Start Jun 29 Jul 6 Jul 12 Q Jul 20 Jul 27 Aug 3 Aug 9 Q Aug 17 Aug 24

#

End Jul 7 Jul 14 Jul 20 Jul 28 Aug 4 Aug 11 Aug 17 Aug 25 Sep 1

Start Aug 31 Sep 7 Sep 14 Sep 21 Sep 28 Dec 5 Dec 21 Dec 25 Dec 28

Q

Q X 4

#

End Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Dec Dec Jan Jan

8 15 22 29 6 13 29 2 5

2020

2018/19

Ă&#x152;| CODE:TIKS | START KOH SAMUI & FINISH KOH SAMUI Start  2020 Jan 1 Jan 4 Q Jan 8 Jan 11 Jan 15 Jan 18 Jan 22 Jan 25

#

End Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb

Start Jan 29

End Feb 6

9 12 16 19 23 26 30 2

#

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement is available for A$619. Trip starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 1:00pm. It is suggested to book flights after 2:30pm. O These trips will be in Thailand for Songkran (Thai New Year & water festival). Q These trips will be in Koh Pha Ngan for Full Moon Parties. Although every effort has been made to ensure that trip dates above coincide with Full Moon Parties, dates may occasionally change at short notice due to Buddhist holidays. V This trip will spend NYE in Koh Samui. X This trip will spend Xmas in Koh Tao. 4 This trip will spend Xmas in Koh Samui & NYE in Koh Pha Ngan. This trip will spend NYE in Koh Tao. Arrival transfers to your hotel are available. To purchase, speak to your travel agent or visit contiki.com/transfers. Insurance & visas: For important information please see p.82

#THAIEAST

Unique Special Stay: 3 nights in a bungalow in Koh Pha Ngan & 5 nights in 3 star hotels/resorts

*

PER DAY

COUNTRY

8 NIGHTS

FROM

*

+0&'26*':2.14'4

THE NUMBERS

FROM


ASIA 2019/20

CONTIKI.COM/CAMBODIAN-MAGIC

THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

#CAMBODIANMAGIC

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

CAMBODIAN MAGIC 8

FROM

1

DAYS

Unique Special Stays: 5 nights in 3 star hotels & 2 nights Beachside Resort

FROM

A$1299 A$163 *

COUNTRY

7 NIGHTS

NEW TRIP

7 INCLUDED MEALS 7 breakfasts (B)

*

PER DAY

ESSENTIALS Trip Manager & English speaking Local Guides, All private mini-van transport, Local ferry transport

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Day trip to Koh Tonsay • Visit a Kampot Pepper Plantation • Visit the famous Kep Crab Market

4.6 OVERALL RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Trip to Bokor National Park F Cambodian Cooking Class

KOH RONG, CAMBODIA

KEP, CAMBODIA @contiki

KAMPOT, CAMBODIA @contiki

KEP, CAMBODIA @contiki

LA PLANTATION, CAMBODIA @contiki


CONTIKI.COM/CAMBODIAN-MAGIC

ASIA 2019/20

066 067

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

The one that uncovers the Cambodian Riviera from tranquil beaches to bustling markets

rendezvous at base tonight to get the trip download & celebrate our first evening. Hotel

&#;Ă&#x152; SIHANOUKVILLE Welcome to the perfect gateway for our Cambodian adventure, where beach bliss & crystal clear water awaits. After settling into our hotel you're free to explore this colourful historical town, or just lie by the pool & soak up the sun. We'll

evening it's your chance to explore the small town area, mingle with the locals & get a feel for life outside of the hustle & bustle. Hotel (B) â&#x20AC;˘ Visit the famous Kep Crab Market

&#;Ă&#x152;-'2 Today we make our way to the small fishing village of Kep to check out the French colonial architecture & get acquainted with one of Cambodia's many beautiful beaches. This

&#;Ă&#x152;-'2 &#; TRIP TO KOH TONSAY) After a short boat ride, you'll spend the day on the palm-fringed island paradise of Koh Tonsay (Rabbit Island). You're free to swim in the balmy sea, taste the local seafood or just park yourself in a hammock with cold drink in hand. Hotel (B) â&#x20AC;˘ Day trip to Koh Tonsay &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;-#/216 After breakfast we head towards Kampot, stopping at the La Plantation Pepper Farm & Secret Lake en

KEP, CAMBODIA

route. Our hotel is centrally located so we can check out the lively, small market town & the many bars, restaurants & shops that line the promenade. Your next day is free for an optional hike into the Bokor National Park. Hotel (B)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Visit a Kampot Pepper Plantation â&#x20AC;˘ Dip in the waters of the Secret Lake F Trip to Bokor National Park F Cambodian Cooking Class &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;-1* 410) 8+# SIHANOUKVILLE) Island life awaits us again on Koh Rong, an idyllic jungle hideaway with clear turquoise water & sparkling white sands. This tropical island is all yours to explore for two nights. Check out the nearby port of White Beach, play a

game of volleyball, or lay in a hammock overlooking the sea. (B)(B) Â? Beachside Resort Special Stay &#;Ă&#x152; SIHANOUKVILLE After breakfast we bid farewell to our island paradise as we board a boat for Sihanoukville & the mainland. Our trip will

wrap up upon arrival in Sihanoukville. (B) END 12PM SIHANOUKVILLE

SIHANOUKVILLE, CAMBODIA

KOH RONG, CAMBODIA

CAMBODIA

2

KAMPOT

La Plantation

SIHANOUKVILLE 1

2

2

KOH RONG

Places visited

KEP

Koh Tonsay

1

Nightstops

1

Special Stay Boat KOH RONG, CAMBODIA

Coach

HOW MUCH & WHEN

#

End Jan 14

Start Jan 21 Feb 4 Feb 18 Mar 4 Mar 18

A$1299

End Jan 28 Feb 11 Feb 25 Mar 11 Mar 25

Start Apr 1 Apr 15 Apr 29 Oct 7 Oct 21

A$1299

End Apr 8 Apr 22 May6 Oct 14 Oct 28

Start Nov 4 Nov 18 Dec 2 Dec 9 Dec 30 O

A$1299

End Nov 11 Nov 25 Dec 9 Dec 16 Jan 6

2020

Start Jan 7

2019

2019

2019/20 | CODE:KHSI | START SIHANOUKVILLE & FINISH SIHANOUKVILLE Start  2020 Jan 13 Jan 27 Feb 10 Feb 24

A$1299

End

Start Mar 9 Jan 20 Mar 23 Feb 3 Apr 6 Feb 17 Apr 20 Mar 2

End Mar 16 Mar 30 Apr 13 Apr 27

A$1299

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement is available for A$575. A copy of your valid passport is required at time of booking. Trip starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 12:00pm. O This trip spends NYE in Kep. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. Insurance & visas: For important information please see p.82.

#CAMBODIANMAGIC

START 6PM SIHANOUKVILLE


ASIA 2019/20

SKI \ SNOWBOARD. KEEP IT COSY Japan? Snow? You betcha, Japan has some of the best powder in the world. With pistes for total beginners through to seasoned pros, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a slope ready and waiting for you to shred.

FROM

2

TRIPS

13 DAYS

FROM

15 $353 AUD PER DAY

JAPAN @AIDALYN


CONTIKI.COM/ASIA/SKI-SNOWBOARD

ASIA 2019/20

068 069

see more Bring together the best of both worlds, combining perfect powder-fresh slopes with a chance to experience the utterly unique Japanese culture. Snap the instaworthy fashion of the Harajuku district in Tokyo, ride the bullet train, watch geishas walk the streets in Kyoto, and of course, hit the slopes in Hakuba.

Make friends with teeny spotted deer on Miyajima island, Hiroshima Ride up a cable car on a day trip to Mount Hakone Prove your MarioKart skills in real life on the streets of Tokyo or Osaka

MEET A HARAJUKU GIRL, TOKYO, @WILLWKS

SNOWBOARDING, HAKUBA, @EMMAPULLEN11

MARICAR EXPERIENCE, TOKYO, @MITCH.FILOCAMO

SHINAGAWA PRINCE HOTEL, TOKYO

sleep in comfort You’ll snooze in comfy 3 and 4 star hotels, conveniently close to the action, from the streets of Osaka, to the fresh powder of Hakuba.

MONTEREY GRASMERE HOTEL, OSAKA

CURRY WITH PUPPY DOG RICE, TOKYO

eat local Arguably one of the best parts of choosing to ski & snowboard in Japan is being able to taste all of the local flavours on offer while you’re there. Think authentic ramen and a whole restaurant precinct dedicated to okonomiyaki.

SUSHI MAKING

OKONOMIYAKI LUNCH

TOKYO

HIROSHIMA

Pick your fillings, prepare your rice, and roll up your very own delicious sushi like a local.

Taste all the different types of this delicious japanese pancake, at a restaurant precinct dedicated to the stuff.


ASIA 2019/20

CONTIKI.COM/JAPAN-WINTER-WONDER-SKI-4

THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

13

FROM

1

DAYS

12 NIGHTS IN HOTELS 12 nights in 3 & 4 star hotels

12 INCLUDED MEALS 12 breakfasts (B)

NEW TRIP

FROM

A$4589 A$353 *

COUNTRY

#CONTIKIWINTERWONDERSKI

SKI & SNOWBOARD

JAPAN WINTER WONDER PLUS 4 DAY SKI *

PER DAY

ESSENTIALS An experienced Trip Manager & English speaking Local Guides, Ski package will be unescorted. Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations, All private coach transport, Local taxes, payments & service charges

4.6 OVERALL RATING

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Sightseeing tours in Kyoto & Tokyo • Ferry to Miyajima Island & visit the Peace Memorial Museum in Hiroshima • Travel by Bullet Train

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Okonomiyaki Lunch, Hiroshima F Onsen Experience, Tokyo F Nara Half Day Trip, Kyoto

HAKUBA, JAPAN

KYOTO, JAPAN @ryan_starkey

OSAKA, JAPAN @loracaronna

KYOTO, JAPAN @contiki

OSAKA, JAPAN @loracaronna


CONTIKI.COM/JAPAN-WINTER-WONDER-SKI-4

ASIA 2019/20

070 071

GOT MORE TIME

&#;Ă&#x152;15#-# Konnichiwa friends: welcome to the land of the rising sun, famed for its beauty, culture, cuisine & just a touch of crazy. Get settled into your hotel before joining forces with your Trip Manager & travel crew, then we'll head out to explore the local area. Hotel &#;Ă&#x152;15#-# Universal Studios, Osaka Castle, iconic DĹ?tonbori today is yours to take on Osaka as your heart desires.

This evening, why not get to know your new travel friends over our Free Time Add-On foodie experience, a traditional Izakaya? Hotel (B) F Izakaya Welcome Dinnder

girls. On day 4Â you'll have a full free day to explore Kyoto your way. Hotel (B)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Guided sightseeing in Kyoto F Half day trip to Nara

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;-;161 After breakfast in Osaka we head to Kyoto. We'll kick things off with a guided tour of this beautiful city: get your camera ready for temples, gardens, colourful shrines & famous geisha

&#;5Ă&#x152; HIROSHIMA All aboard! A bullet train shoots us over to historic Hiroshima for 2Â nights. We'll learn about the past & present of this noble city on a sightseeing tour, & we take a ferry to Miyajima island to see miniature deer & the Itsukushima Shrine. Hotel (B)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Peace Park & Peace Memorial Museum â&#x20AC;˘ Itsukushima Shrine & Miyajima Island F Okonomiyaki Lunch F Hiroshima Dinner Cruise

HAKUBA

TOKYO, JAPAN

3 JAPAN

END

KYOTO

3

TOKYO

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;61-;1 From Hiroshima we travel to the bright lights of Tokyo. A sightseeing tour shows us the best bits, like the Harajuku district & Shibuya crossing. We've also included a day trip to Hakone. With another full free day to explore, do Tokyo your way: just remember to check out the Onsen hot spring baths & Robot restaurant. Hotel (B)(B)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Sightseeing tour including Imperial Palace, Asakusa Senso-ji Temple, Nakamise

2 START

HIROSHIMA

2

2

Hakone

OSAKA

Places visited 1

Miyajima Island

Nightstops Coach

Street, Meji Jingu Shrine & Shibuya Crossing â&#x20AC;˘ Hakone day trip with Hakone ropeway â&#x20AC;˘ Ashinoko Lake Cruise F Onsen Experience F MariCar Tokyo Go-Cart Experience (International Driver's License required) F Robot Restaurant Show &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; HAKUBA An included train takes us to Hakuba. Widely recognised as one of the world's best skiing spots, this winter paradise boasts 9 resorts, 135 lifts & over 200 runs. You have 3 nights to hit the slopes & live your best snow life. Hotel (B)(B)(B) Note: Ski package unescorted

&#;Ă&#x152;61-;1 And just like that, it's all over. Waving goodbye to Hakuba this morning, we'll trace our steps back to Tokyo, by jumping on the train. Your trip comes to an end in Tokyo, but you'll keep the memories (& photos) forever. (B) END 12PM TOKYO

SENSOJI TEMPLE, TOKYO

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Start Mar 23 Apr 06

A$5185

Start Apr 20

A$5185 End May02

Start Jan 12

End Jan 24

A$4589

A$4815

Start Jan 19 Jan 26 Feb 02

End Jan 31 Feb 7 Feb 14

A$4589

Start Feb 09 Feb 16

End Feb 21 Feb 28

A$4815

Start Feb 23 Mar 02

End Mar 07 Mar 14

2019

End Jan 17

2019

Start 2019 Jan 05

2019

End Jan 10

2019

Start Dec 29 V

2019

End Jan 03

A$5465 End Apr 04 Apr 18

2019

2019

A$4869

Start Dec 22 Q

2019

End Dec 27

2018

Start Dec 15

2018

2018

Ă&#x152;| CODE:,#2(Ă&#x152;[START OSAKA & FINISH TOKYO JAPAN WINTER WONDER PLUS 4 DAY SKI OPTION

A$4589

Start Mar 09

End Mar 21

A$4815

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplements available from A$1435. A copy of your valid passport is required at time of booking. Trip starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 12pm. Q This trip will spend Xmas in Kyoto V This trip will spend NYE in Kyoto. Note: You will need to make your own way to Tokyo Station on Day 10Â to catch an included train to Nagano Station, you will also need to catch a local bus to Hakuba Station this is not included. For more information speak to your travel agent or visit Contiki.com/transfers. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/ staylonger. Insurance & visas: For important information please see p.82

A$5165

Start Mar 23 Apr 06

A$5575

Start Apr 20

A$5735

A$5575 End May04

A$4979

Start Jan 12

A$5205

End Jan 26

Start Jan 19 Jan 26 Feb 02

A$4979

End Feb 02 Feb 09 Feb 16

Start Feb 09 Feb 16

A$5205

End Feb 23 Mar 02

Start Feb 23 Mar 02

A$4979

End Mar 09 Mar 16

2019

End Jan 19

2019

Start 2019 Jan 05

2019

End Jan 12

2019

Start Dec 29 V

2019

End Jan 05

A$6035 End Apr 06 Apr 20

2019

2019

A$5439

Start Dec 22 Q

2019

End Dec 29

2018

Start Dec 15

2018

2018

Ă&#x152;| CODE:,#2(Ă&#x152;[START OSAKA & FINISH TOKYO JAPAN WINTER WONDER PLUS 6 DAY SKI OPTION Start Mar 09

End Mar 23

A$5205

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplements available from A$1625. A copy of your valid passport is required at time of booking. Trip starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 12:00pm. Q This trip will spend Xmas in Kyoto V This trip will spend NYE in Kyoto. Note: You will need to make your own way to Tokyo Station on Day 10Â to catch an included train to Nagano Station, you will also need to catch a local bus to Hakuba Station this is not included. For more information speak to your travel agent or visit Contiki.com/transfers. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/ staylonger. Insurance & visas: For important information please see p.82.

#CONTIKIWINTERWONDERSKI

START 6:00PM OSAKA

Why not upgrade to our 6-day ski version for even more fun! Visit contiki.com/japan-winter-wonderski-6. See below for dates & prices.

SKI & SNOWBOARD

The one that discovers Japan's iconic cities where ancient & modern collide bg\en]bg`-]Zrlmhabmma^ldbĂ&#x203A;^e]l


ASIA 2019/20

CONTIKI.COM/AFRICA

AFRICA. ADVENTURE, UNFILTERED

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

ZANZIBAR, TANZANIA

PAY EARLY

A$545 Just pay for your Africa trip in full by 31 Jan 2019 and you can save up to 10% CHOBE NATIONAL PARK, BOTSWANA


SEE OUR TRIP TO THE MIDDLE EAST AS WELL AT CONTIKI.COM/ISRAEL-JORDAN

ASIA 2019/20

072 073

Southern Africa, Kenya, Uganda & Tanzania. If you’ve never walked her sweeping plains, explored her ancient cultures or slept beneath her star-swept skies, Africa is difficult to understand. This is travel that will change you forever.

9

FROM

4

TRIPS

13

DAYS IN LENGTH

SMALL GROUP SIZES & SUPERIOR SAFARI VEHICLES

:<<HFFH=:MBHGMA:ML MORE THAN A PLACE TO SLEEP

GAME PARK FEES & INTERNAL FLIGHTS ALL INCLUDED

HANDPICKED EXPERIENCES FROM OUR LOCAL EXPERTS

Our small group sizes mean intimate trips, roomy accommodation and smaller safari vehicles (from mini coaches to 7-seater pop-up roof 4WDs), so you’re always guaranteed the best view in the house.

Luxury safari tents with proper beds, en-suites and exclusive lodges with swimming pools – a lot of thought goes into our accommodation, so you can get the most out of Africa.

We don’t believe in nasty surprises. With us, all game drives and park fees are included in the price, as well as speedy internal flights in southern Africa so you spend more time in the heart of adventure.

Our dedicated team of experts have scoped out the most authentic African experiences, from iconic sights to secluded favourites.

A C C O M M O D AT I O N

EXPERIENCES

Every night will be one to remember with our unique and quirky sleeping experiences.

Safari game drives, incredible wildlife, river cruises, UNESCO heritage sights, we include it all and more.

AFRICAN LODGE, LAKE ELEMENTAITA

LUXURY SAFARI TENTS

Go wildlife-spotting and tick off the ‘Big Five’ in Kruger National Park, South Africa

Experience the magic of a Balloon Safari in the Serengeti, Tanzania

Stroll along one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World: Victoria Falls, South Africa

Visit a penguin colony and sip fine wine in Cape Town, South Africa

Hang out with a gorilla family in their natural habitat at Bwindi Forest Reserve, Uganda

Explore the cobbled streets and crumbling colonial facades of UNESCO-listed Stone Town, Zanzibar

Take a sunset cruise surrounded by pods of hippos and crocs on the Chobe River, Botswana

CAMPING, CHOBE

LUXURY SAFARI TENTS

Raft the whitewaters of the mighty Zambezi River, Zimbabwe

Go snorkelling in the clear turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, Zanzibar Check out the resident giant tortoises on Prison Island, Zanzibar

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, SOUTH AFRICA

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, SOUTH AFRICA


ASIA 2019/20

CONTIKI.COM/CAPE-SAFARI-FALLS

AFRICA

CAPE, SAFARI & FALLS THE NUMBERS

#CAPESAFARIFALLS

THE DETAILS

11

FROM

3

DAYS

4 nights in hotels, 5 nights in African Lodges and 1 night Contiki Special Stay - luxury camping (twinshare dome tents) in the Chobe National Park

FROM

A$3185 A$290 *

COUNTRIES

10 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION

NEW TRIP

15 INCLUDED MEALS 10 breakfasts (B) 1 lunch (L) 4 dinners (D)

*

PER DAY

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

ESSENTIALS An experienced Trip Manger & Local Guides. Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations. All private transport, from coaches to safari vehicles, 2 internal flights. Local taxes, payments, service charges

• Table Mountain Cable Car • Wildlife spotting in National Parks • Walk along Victoria Falls

4.6 OVERALL RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Visit a Penguin Colony, Cape Town F Bungee Jumping, Victoria Falls F Sunset Cruise, Chobe River

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

CHOBE NATIONAL PARK, BOTSWANA

ZAMBEZI RIVER, VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE


CONTIKI.COM/CAPE-SAFARI-FALLS

ASIA 2019/20

074 075

)16/14'6+/'!

Why not add on KilimanjaroMarangu, Kilimanjaro - Rongai or Zanzibar p.80

1

Nightstops

1

Special Stay

ZAMBIA

CHOBE

2

2

END

VICTORIA FALLS ZIMBABWE

BOTSWANA 3

Johannesburg ATLANTIC OCEAN

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

SOUTH AFRICA

INDIAN OCEAN

START

CAPE TOWN

CAPE TOWN

START 6PM CAPE TOWN

&#;Ă&#x152;%#2'6190 The adventure begins! Drop off your bags at the hotel & meet your Trip Manager & new Contiki fam in the lobby. We'll all walk across to the food market next door for your choice of dinner along with some drinks to get to know each other. Hotel (D)

3

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;%#2' TOWN Our time here is dedicated to sightseeing, starting with a cable car ride up Table Mountain & a city tour of Cape Town. You have free time to explore the city or relax on the beach. On Day 3, take advantage of excursions to Cape Point & Boulders Beach or treat yourself to a local wine tour. (B)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Table Mountain â&#x20AC;˘ City Tour â&#x20AC;˘ Visit the Water Front F Cape Point & Boulders Beach Tour F Wine Tour

CAPE TOWN

CHOBE

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;-47)'4 0#6+10#.2#4After a short flight to Johannesburg, we'll drive along the famed Panorama Route to Kruger National Park. The next 2Â days will be dedicated to venturing through this game-dense Park from sunrise to sunset with breaks in the midday heat, to capture glimpses of Africa's Big Five while the air is cooler. African Lodge Hotel (B,D)(B)(B,D) â&#x20AC;˘ Full day game drives in Kruger National Park

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; VICTORIA FALLS After a flight from Johannesburg, we'll arrive at Victoria Falls to explore one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world. Opt for a bungee jump, river swing or zipline over the Zambezi river. On Day 8 you can sign up for white water rafting or a scenic helicopter flight. African Lodge (B)(L)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Tour of one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World F Bungee Jump F Gorge Swing F Zip line over the mighty Zambezi River F River raft the Zambezi River (rated no.2 in the world) F Scenic Helicopter ďŹ&#x201A;ight over the falls & neighbouring Game Reserve F Tribal Trap Escape room F The Boma - African Dinner & Drum Show

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

D#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;%*1$' We leave the Falls behind & cross the border to Botswana & the Chobe National Park. Today is a non-stop action adventure spotting wildlife as we drive along the Chobe river, surrounded by wilderness that houses the largest density of elephants in the world. Our evening is topped off by a night sleeping under the African stars in our very own private Contiki site in the middle of Chobe National Park. (B,D)(B)(B) Â? Luxury Safari Camping Special Stay â&#x20AC;˘ Game Drive in Chobe National Park F Sunset game viewing Cruise

&#;Ă&#x152;%*1$' It's time for our last breakfast together this morning then get ready for sad farewells at Kasane Airport or take a complimentary transfer back to Victoria Falls ready for your next adventure. (B) '0&#/-#5#0' AIRPORT OR 1PM VICTORIA FALLS

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Q Q Q

#

Q

#

End Jun 19 Jul 03

Start Jul 07 Jul 21 Aug 04 Aug 18

#

End Jul 17 Jul 31 Aug 14 Aug 28

Start Sep 01 Sep 15 Sep 29

#

End Sep 11 Sep 25 Oct 09

Start Oct 13 Oct 27 Nov 10

O O

#

End Oct 23 Nov 06 Nov 20

Start Nov 24 Dec 08 Dec 22

O O O

#

End Dec 04 Dec 18 Jan 01

2020

End Start Apr 17 Jun 09 May08 Jun 23 May22 Jun 05

2019

Q

2019

Start Apr 07 Apr 28 May12 May26

2019

2019

| CODE:$$5#[START CAPE TOWN & FINISH-#5#0'8+%(#..5 Start 2020 Jan 5

End O

Jan 15

#

* Prices above are per person based on twin-share. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost. Single room supplement of A$695. Trip starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 10:00am. O These trips will stay only in lodge accommodation during the 2 night stay in Chobe. There is no camping due to the rainy season. Q Accommodation for these departures will be based on the Zambian side of Victoria Falls, the remaining departures will be based on the Zimbabwean side. For more ways to save see p.23. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.82.

#CAPESAFARIFALLS

VICTORIA FALLS

Places visited

AFRICA

The one that combines Cape Town, Kruger National Park & Victoria Falls


ASIA 2019/20

CONTIKI.COM/EAST-AFRICA-SAFARI

AFRICA

EAST AFRICA SAFARI THE NUMBERS

#EASTAFRICASAFARI

THE DETAILS

13

FROM

2

DAYS

2 nights in twin-share hotels, 2 nights in African Lodges & nights in Luxury Safari Tents including 8 nights in a Contiki Special Stay inside the Serengeti National Park

FROM

A$5615 A$432 *

COUNTRIES

32 INCLUDED MEALS

12 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION

NEW TRIP

12 breakfasts (B) 10 lunches (L) 10 dinners (D)

*

PER DAY

ESSENTIALS An experienced Trip Manager & Driver/Guide team will take you around East Africa in 7 seater poptop safari vehicles & all local taxes & service charges

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Morning & afternoon Game drives in all National Parks in 7-seater pop-top safari vehicles • Elephant Orphanage Sanctuary Visit • Visit the Giraffe Centre

4.6 OVERALL RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Balloon Safari F Maasai Village Tour

TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK

SERENGETI, TANZANIA

TARANGIRE, TANZANIA

MASAI MARA, KENYA

LAKE ELEMENTAITA, KENYA


CONTIKI.COM/EAST-AFRICA-SAFARI

ASIA 2019/20

076 077

5'''8'0/14'

&#;Ă&#x152;0#+41$+ Touch down in Nairobi. You'll be greeted by a transfer rep & taken through the city in private transportation to your accommodation for the night. Set your bags down at the hotel & feel the excitement build as your Trip Manager runs through the itinerary. This evening, head out for a local dinner with your new Contiki fam. Hotel

&#;Ă&#x152;.#-' '.'/'06#+6# We'll treat ourselves to one last morning drive in the Masai Mara before we head north, passing through Lake Naivasha where some scenes from the epic film â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Out of Africaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; were shot. We wind up on the shores of Lake Elementaita for a buffet dinner & accommodation this evening. African Lodge (B,L,D) â&#x20AC;˘ See Lake Naivasha, ďŹ lm set for "Out of Africa"

1

Nightstops

1

Special Stay

#EASTAFRICASAFARI

START 6PM NAIROBI

Want to explore even more of Africa? Combine with Cape, Safari & Falls p.74 & save up to 5% with our multi-trip discount on selected departures.

LAKE ELEMENTAITA 1

UGANDA

KENYA

MASAI MARA SERENGETI

2

1 2

2 1

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; #/$15'.+ Today we are lucky enough to get up & close to some of Africa's biggest animals at the giraffe centre & elephant orphanage sanctuary, on our way to tonight's lodge at the edge of the Amboseli National Park. Next morning we'll set out for iconic shots of wildlife to a backdrop of Mt Kilimanjaro. You'll have the chance to do a Maasai village tour before tonight, when we enjoy a final Kenyan Bush Dinner. Luxury Safari Tents (B,L,D)(B,L,D) â&#x20AC;˘ Visit The Giraffe Centre â&#x20AC;˘ Elephant orphanage sanctuary visit F Maasai Village Tour

TARANGIRE

&#;Ă&#x152;#475*# Tanzania is calling & we're ready to explore! When we arrive in Arusha, you'll be delivered to the hotel to drop off your bags. Find yourself some local dinner before turning in for an early night. Part Two of our African Adventure starts tomorrow! Hotel (B) &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; 6#4#0)+4' Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll meet our Local Guides & jump into the safari vehicles. After we reach our lodge, we depart for an afternoon game drive in Tarangire National Park, famous for its giant Baobab trees & herds of elephant. Next morning,

MASAI MARA

AMBOSELI

END

ARUSHA

2

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;/#5#+ MARA Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll start with breakfast before meeting our Local Guides & loading up in the safari vehicles for the start of our great Masai Mara trip. We'll pass through the Great Rift Valley as we arrive at our lodge, with your first game drive in the afternoon. Day 3Â is dedicated to a search for Africa's elusive big cats, with both a morning & evening game drive in the reserve famous for the Great Migration. Luxury Safari Tents (B,L,D)(B,L,D) â&#x20AC;˘ Afternoon Game Drive in the Masai Mara F Morning Balloon Safari

START

NAIROBI

1

NGOROGORO CRATER

MASAI MARA

INDIAN OCEAN

TANZANIA

an early start will give us a full day back in the park, in the hopes for a glimpse of its elusive predators & beautiful landscapes. African Lodge Luxury Safari Tents (B,L,D)(B,L,D) â&#x20AC;˘ Game Drive in Tarangire National Park &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; 5'4'0)'6+ After breakfast we'll enjoy incredible valley & crater views as we drive toward & through the endless vast plains of the Serengeti. Tonight our accommodation is luxury Safari tents surrounded by wildlife under the stars of the African sky. On Day 5Â we spend a full day seeking out the wildlife of Africa's plains, including wildebeest, zebra

& their pursuing predators. (B,L,D)(B,L,D) Â? Game Drive in the

Serengeti National Park â&#x20AC;˘ Mto Wa Mbu Village Tour & local market visit F Balloon Safari &#;Ă&#x152; NGOROGORO %4#6'4 Enjoy some breakfast before we depart the Serengeti with a morning game drive on our way back to Ngorongoro Crater: an ancient volcano, boasting one of the highest densities of predators stalking the abundant wildlife enclosed inside the volcano's centre. A true natural wonder, only found in Africa. African lodge (B,L,D) Â? Game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater

&#;Ă&#x152;#475*# It's your last chance to do some souvenir shopping this morning, before we enjoy a final spectacular view of the Rift Valley on our way back to Arusha. With full hearts & memories made, it's time to say fond farewells to your new lifelong friends & to our African adventure. (B) â&#x20AC;˘ Rift Valley View â&#x20AC;˘ Africa Galeria Souvenir Shop visit '0&2/#475*#

)16/14'6+/'!

Why not add on KilimanjaroMarangu, Kilimanjaro - Rongai or Zanzibar p.80

HOW MUCH & WHEN

A$5615

A$5845

A$6075

Start Sep 01 Sep 15 Sep 29 Oct 13

A$6075

End Sep Sep Oct Oct

13 27 11 25

Start Oct 27

#

End Nov 08

Start Nov 10 Nov 24 Dec 08

#

End Nov 22 Dec 06 Dec 20

Start Dec 22

#

End Jan 03

2020

End Jul 19 Aug 02 Aug 16 Aug 30

2019

Start Jul 07 Jul 21 Aug 04 Aug 18

2019

End Jun 21

2019

Start Jun 09

2019

End May24

2019

2019

57//'4Ă&#x152;| CODE:$$'#/[START NAIROBI & FINISH#475*# Start May12

AFRICA

The one that combines the lush Kenyan plains & abundant Tanzanian wildlife in one, packed with all the essentials included

Start 2020 Jan 05

End Jan 17

#

* Prices above are per person based on twin-share. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost. Single room supplement of A$1105. Trip starts 6:00pm in Nairobi & ends approx. 1:00pm in Arusha. For more ways to save see p.23.For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.82.


ASIA 2019/20

CONTIKI.COM/KENYAN-HIGHLIGHTS

KENYAN HIGHLIGHTS AFRICA AFRICA & THE

7

1

DAYS

Unique Special Stays: 1 night in a twin-share hotel, 1 night in an African Lodge, & 4 nights in Luxury Safari twin-share tents

SEE EVEN MORE

FROM

A$2375 A$340 *

*

PER DAY

COUNTRY

6 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION

#KENYANHIGHLIGHTS

FROM

NEW TRIP

16 INCLUDED MEALS

ESSENTIALS

6 breakfasts (B) 5 lunches (L) 5 dinners (D)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

An experienced Trip Manager & Driver/Guide team will take you around East Africa in 7Â seater poptop safari vehicles & all Local taxes & service charges

Want to explore even more of Africa? Combine with Cape, Safari & Falls p.74 & save up to 5% with our multi-trip discount on selected departures.

4.6 OVERALL RATING

â&#x20AC;˘ Every Game Drive and all park fees to ensure you have the best chance of seeing Africaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s iconic wildlife â&#x20AC;˘ Visit The Giraffe Centre

F Balloon Safari F Maasai Village Tour

The one that gives you a week of pure Masai magic in picturesque Kenya Caption

KENYA

LAKE ELEMENTAITA 1

2

1

NAIROBI

MASAI MARA 2 1

Nightstops

MASAI MARA

START 6PM NAIROBI

&#;Ă&#x152;0#+41$+ Touch down in Nairobi! You'll be greeted by a transfer rep & taken through the city in private transportation to your accommodation for the night. Set your bags down at the hotel & feel the excitement build as your Trip Manager runs through the itinerary. This evening, head out for a local dinner with your new Contiki fam. Hotel

NAIROBI

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; MASAI MARA Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll start with breakfast before meeting our Local Guides & loading up in the safari vehicles for the start of our great Masai Mara trip. We'll pass through

the Great Rift Valley as we arrive at our lodge, with your first game drive in the afternoon. Day 3Â is dedicated to a search for Africa's elusive big cats, with both a morning & evening game drive in the reserve famous for the Great Migration. Luxury Safari Tents (B,L,D)(B,L,D) â&#x20AC;˘ Morning & afternoon game drives with a chance of seeing Lion & Cheetah F Balloon Safari Experience &#;Ă&#x152;.#-' '.'/'06#+6# We'll treat ourselves to one last morning drive in the Masai Mara before we head north, passing

AMBOSELI

AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK

through Lake Naivasha where some scenes from the epic film 'Out of Africa' were shot. We wind up on the shores of Lake Elementaita for a buffet dinner & accommodation this evening. African Lodge (B,L,D) â&#x20AC;˘ See Lake Naivasha, ďŹ lm setting for "Out of Africa" &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; #/$15'.+ Today we are lucky enough to get up close & personal with some of Africa's biggest animals at the giraffe centre & elephant orphanage sanctuary, on our way to tonight's lodge at the edge of the Amboseli National Park. Next morning we'll set out for iconic shots of

wildlife to a backdrop of Mt Kilimanjaro, before we drive back to Nairobi. Luxury Safari Tents (B,L,D)(B,L,D) â&#x20AC;˘ Visit The Giraffe Centre â&#x20AC;˘ Visit the orphaned baby elephants rehabilitation centre â&#x20AC;˘ Game drives in Amboseli National Park F Maasai Village Tour &#;Ă&#x152;0#+41$+ After a final breakfast, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have one last opportunity of game viewing as we drive through Amboseli & then back up to Nairobi where the trip will end. (B) â&#x20AC;˘ Morning Game drive in Amboseli NP END 1PM NAIROBI

HOW MUCH & WHEN

#

#

End Jul 13 Jul 27 Aug 10 Aug 24

Start Sep 01 Sep 15 Sep 29 Oct 13

#

End Sep Sep Oct Oct

Start 07 Oct 27 21 05 19

#

End Nov 02

Start Nov 10 Nov 24 Dec 08

#

End Nov 16 Nov 30 Dec 14

Start Dec 22

#

End Dec 28

2020

Start Jul 07 Jul 21 Aug 04 Aug 18

2019

End May18 Jun 15

2019

Start May12 Jun 09

2019

2019

57//'4Ă&#x152;| CODE:$$-*/[START NAIROBI & FINISH NAIROBI Start 2020 Jan 05

End Jan 11

#

* Prices above are per person based on twin-share. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost. Single room supplement of A$515. Trip starts 6:00pm & ends at 1:00pm. Note: This trip is part of a wider adventure. Some travellers will be continuing their Contiki journey on the East Africa Safari trip. Why not join them if you have time. See p.76. For more ways to save see p.23. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.82.


ASIA 2019/20

CONTIKI.COM/TASTE-TANZANIA

078 079

TASTE OF TANZANIA 1

DAYS

THE DETAILS

FROM

A$3179 A$455

16 INCLUDED MEALS 6 breakfasts (B) 5 lunches (L) 5 dinners (D)

ESSENTIALS

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

An experienced Trip Manager & Driver/Guide team will take you around East Africa in 7Â seater poptop safari vehicles & all local taxes & service charges

â&#x20AC;˘ Every Game Drive and all park fees to ensure you have the best chance of seeing Africaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s iconic wildlife

4.6 OVERALL RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Balloon Safari F Game Drive in Tarangire National Park

The one that will see you safari your way around Tanzania's wondrous wildlife SERENGETI, TANZANIA

SERENGETI

START 6PM ARUSHA

SERENGETI 2

NGOROGORO CRATER

1 1

ARUSHA

2

TARANGIRE

&#;Ă&#x152;#475*# Touch down in Africa at Kilimanjaro Airport & jump straight on the transfer to Arusha. You'll be greeted by a transfer rep who will deliver you to your hotel to drop off your bags & meet your crew. Your Trip Manager will run through the plan for the ultimate 7Â days of African adventure ahead of you. Hotel (B)

TANZANIA

1

Nightstops

1

Special Stay

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; TARANGIRE Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll meet our Local Guides & jump into the safari vehicles. After we reach our lodge, we depart for an afternoon game drive in Tarangire National Park, famous for its giant Baobab trees & herds of

elephants. Next morning, an early start will give us a full day back in the park, in the hopes for a glimpse of its elusive predators & beautiful landscapes. (B,L)(D) F Game Drive in Tarangire National Park &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; SERENGETI After breakfast we'll enjoy incredible valley & crater views as we drive toward & through the endless vast plains of the Serengeti. Tonight our accommodation is luxury Safari tents surrounded by wildlife under the stars of the African sky. On Day 5Â we spend a full day seeking out the wildlife of Africa's plains, including wildebeest, zebra & their

pursuing predators. (B,L,D)(B,L,D) Â? Luxury Safari Tents Special Stay â&#x20AC;˘ Serengeti Game Drives â&#x20AC;˘ Mto Wa Mbu Village Tour & local market F Balloon Safari DAY 6 NOROGORO CRATER Enjoy some breakfast before we depart the Serengeti with a morning game drive on our way back to Ngorongoro Crater: an ancient volcano, boasting one of the highest densities of predators stalking the abundant wildlife enclosed inside the volcano's centre. A true natural wonder, only found in Africa. African Lodge (B,L,D) â&#x20AC;˘ Game Drive

&#;Ă&#x152;#475*# It's our last chance to do some souvenir shopping this morning, before we enjoy a final spectacular view of the Rift Valley on our way back to Arusha. With full hearts & memories made, it's time to say fond farewells to your new lifelong friends & to our African adventure. (B) â&#x20AC;˘ Africa Galeria Souvenir Shop visit END 1PM ARUSHA

SEE EVEN MORE

Want to explore even more of Africa? Check out Cape, Safari & Falls & discover the wonders of Kenya too.

HOW MUCH & WHEN

#

#

Start Jul 13 Jul 27 Aug 10 Aug 24

#

End Jul 19 Aug 02 Aug 16 Aug 30

Start Sep 07 Sep 21 Oct 05 Oct 19

#

End Sep Sep Oct Oct

13 27 11 25

Start Nov 02 Nov 16 Nov 30 Dec 14

#

End Nov 08 Nov 22 Dec 06 Dec 20

Start Dec 28

#

End Jan 03

2020

End Jun 21

2019

Start Jun 15

2019

End May24

2019

Start May18

2019

2019

57//'4Ă&#x152;| CODE:BBTTM | START ARUSHA & FINISH ARUSHA Start 2020 Jan 11

End Jan 17

#

* Prices above are per person based on twin-share. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost. Single room supplement of A$590. Trip starts 6:00pm & ends at 1:00pm. Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture - our 13Â day East Africa Safari. When you jump aboard this trip, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be joining a group of other travellers who have been travelling on this trip. Wait until you see the warm welcome youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll receive as a new addition to the group. For more ways to save see p.23. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.82.

#TASTEOFTANZANIA

1 night in twin-share hotels, 1 night in an African Lodge & 4 nights in Luxury Safari tents including a two night Special Stay in the middle of the Serengeti

*

PER DAY

COUNTRY

6 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION

FROM

*

AFRICA AFRICA & THE

7

THE NUMBERS

NEW TRIP


ASIA 2019/20

CONTIKI.COM

2 nights in hotels, 5 nights in twin-share tents set up & carried by Porters 18 INCLUDED MEALS 7 breakfasts (B) 6 lunches (L) 5 dinners (D) ESSENTIALS

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS â&#x20AC;¢ All meals, accommodation & guides

)16/14'6+/' Rongai & Managu climbs are ideally added to the end of Taste of Tanzania & East Africa Safari.

1

DAYS

56#462/-+.+/#0,#41 #+42146

&#;Ã&#x152;/15*+6190 You'll be collected from Kilimanjaro airport & taken to Our Hotel. Here youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have a climb briefing plus dinner. Hotel (D) &#;Ã&#x152;5+/$# We'll drive through villages & coffee plantations to Nale Muru (1,950 m/6,398 ft). The hike begins! We'll climb from wide fields to a pine forest surrounded by wildlife until we reach Simba Camp (2,600 m/8,530 ft), with extensive views over the Kenyan plains. Tent (B,L,D)

0'964+2

6 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION 2 nights in hotels, 4 nights in multi-share mountain huts 15 INCLUDED MEALS 6 breakfasts (B) 5 lunches (L) 4 dinners (D) ESSENTIALS An experienced Englishspeaking Local Guide with a team of Porters & Cooks. See p.82. for more info on our essentials NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS â&#x20AC;¢ All meals, accommodation & guides

)16/14'6+/' Rongai & Managu climbs are ideally added to the end of Taste of Tanzania & East Africa Safari.

SEE CONTIKI.COM/KILIMANJARO-RONGAI FOR PRICING.

COUNTRY

&#;Ã&#x152;-+-'.'9# Load up on breakfast because today's hike will be approximately 6-7 hours walking. We spend the night resting up at camp at an altitude of 3600m. Tent (B,L,D) &#;Ã&#x152; /#9'0<+6#40 We'll take a short & steep morning climb of 3-4 hours, with the afternoon to acclimatise & time to explore. Tent (B,L,D) &#;Ã&#x152;-+$1*76 Today we cross the incredible lunar desert, approx 5-6 hours walking, to reach Kibo hut. Tent

57//'4Ã&#x152;|  CODE:$$-4[ START-+.+/#0,#41#+42146& FINISH-+.+/#0,#41#+42146 deps all year between Apr 01 Dec 31

deps all year between Jan 1 Apr 30

&#;Ã&#x152;*141/$1

7*7472'#-  The peak is calling! Rise & shine at midnight & prepare for departure before dawn. We'll reach Gilman's Point early morning for views of the crater & icecaps. Another 2Â hours of hiking takes us to Kilimanjaro's true summit & Africa's highest point, Uhuru Peak, by 9 AM. Success! We descend back to the Horombo Huts for dinner & sleep. Tent (B,L,D)

Places visited 1

KENYA

Nightstops SIMB MBA BA

1

1 Uhuru Peak

1

1

HOROMBO HUT

&#;Ã&#x152;/15*+6190 Wake up, pack, & descend through moorland & lush forests. Once weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re back to our hotel in Moshi, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s definitely time for celebration! Hotel (B)

KIK KELEWA E A

MAWENZI TARN KIBO HUT 1

2 TANZANIA

MOSHI TOWN

&#;Ã&#x152;/15*+6190 The morning transfer takes you to Kilimanjaro International Airport for a final goodbye. (B) '0&#(6'4$4'#-(#56 -+.+/#0,#41#+42146

016' THIS TRIP DEPARTS FREQUENTLY WITH MULTIPLE DEPARTURES PER WEEK IN HIGH SEASON AND REQUIRES A MINIMUM OF TWO PEOPLE ON THE TRIP TO OPERATE- PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY FOR AVAILABILITY OR REFER TO CONTIKI.COM/KILIMANJARO-RONGAI

KILIMANJARO

* Prices are per person based on multi-share, for more information see p.82. If you are travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Start 6:00pm at Kilimanjaro Airport & end after breakfast at Kilimanjaro Airport. These are small group tours & will not have a Contiki Trip Manager but a Local Guide. Note: This trip is not a Contiki exclusive product. Trips are subject to availability & are on request basis only. For travel insurance see p.82.

MARANGU KILI CLIMB THE DETAILS

CONTIKI.COM/KILIMANJARO-RONGAI

HOW MUCH & WHEN

7

1

DAYS

56#462/-+.+/#0,#41 #+42146

&#;Ã&#x152;/15*+6190 You'll be collected from Kilimanjaro airport & taken to Our Hotel. Here youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have a climb briefing, dinner, & time to prepare before bunking down for the night. Hotel (D) &#;Ã&#x152; /#4#0)7*76 We set off from the National Park Gate at Marangu with 3-4 hours climbing altitude. Mountain Hut (B,L,D) &#;Ã&#x152;*141/$1 We start with a steep ascent through the forest, opening out to grassy moorland. If we're lucky we'll get a good view of Kibo & Mawenzi peaks. After 4-6 hours of climbing

0'964+2

COUNTRY

SEE CONTIKI.COM/KILIMANJARO-MARANGU FOR PRICING.

we'll reach Horombo, our hut accommodation for tonight. Mountain Hut (B,L,D)

back to the Horombo Huts for dinner & sleep. Mountain Hut (B,L,D)

&#;Ã&#x152;-+$1 Today we climb gradually towards the lunar desert of the Saddle between Mawenzi & Kibo. After 4-5 hours, we reach Kibo Hut (4,700 m.) Mountain Hut

&#;Ã&#x152; /15*+6190 We re-trace our steps with a 5-6Â hour walk through moorlands & through lush forest back to the National Park Gate. Once back to the hotel, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s defintely time for a celebration. Hotel (B,L,D)

&#;Ã&#x152;*141/$1

7*7472'#-  Rise & shine! Prepare for departure with flashlights & warm layers before dawn. Our aim is to reach Gilman's Point, 5-6 hours away, by sunrise. Another 2 hours of hiking past glaciers will take you to Kilimanjaro's true summit & Africa's highest point, Uhuru Peak. Success! We descend

CONTIKI.COM/KILIMANJARO-MARANGU

&#;Ã&#x152;/15*+6190 Say goodbye to your trip mates & give yourself a huge pat on the back. The morning transfer takes you to Kilimanjaro International Airport for a final goodbye. (B)

Places visited 1

KENYA

Nightstops

Uhuru Peak

1

HOROMBO HUT

TANZANIA

KIBO HUT 2 1

MARANGU HUT

2

MOSHI TOWN

'0&#(6'4$4'#-(#56 -+.+/#0,#41#+42146

HOW MUCH & WHEN  7//'4Ã&#x152;| CODE:$$-/[ 5 START -+.+/#0,#41#+42146& FINISH -+.+/#0,#41#+42146 deps all year between Apr 01 Dec 30

2020

#CONTIKIKILIMANJARO

#CONTIKIKILIMANJARO

An experienced Englishspeaking Local Guide with a team of Porters & Cooks. See p.82. for more info on our essentials

8

2020

7 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION

2019

THE DETAILS

2019

#(4+%#

RONGAI KILI CLIMB

deps all year between Jan 1 Apr 30

016' THIS TRIP DEPARTS FREQUENTLY WITH MULTIPLE DEPARTURES PER WEEK IN HIGH SEASON AND REQUIRES A MINIMUM OF TWO PEOPLE ON THE TRIP TO OPERATE- PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY FOR AVAILABILITY OR REFER TO CONTIKI.COM/KILIMANJARO-MARANGU

KILIMANJARO

* Prices are per person based on multi-share, for more information see p.82. If you are travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Start 6:00pm & end after breakfast. These are small group tours & will not have a Contiki Trip Manager but a Local Guide. Note: This trip is not a Contiki exclusive product. Trips are subject to availability & are on request basis only.


ASIA 2019/20

CONTIKI.COM/ZANZIBAR-BEACH

080 081

ZANZIBAR BEACH ESCAPE FROM

0'964+2

*

FROM

DAYS

COUNTRY

3 NIGHTS IN BEACH BUNGALOWS 3Â nights in twin share beach bungalows

3 INCLUDED MEALS

ESSENTIALS

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

3Â breakfasts (B)

Airport transfers are both included. See p.82. for more info on our essentials

F Spice tour/ Stone town by night

*

A$500 A$125 PER DAY

D#;Ã&#x152;<#0<+$#4 And...relax! Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be picked up from Zanzibar Airport and transferred to your rustic bungalow, nestled up against the perfect white sands and unbelievable jewel-hued waters that make Zanzibar look like paradise. The next 3 nights are yours to get away from it all, with the only agenda item being beachside chill. Hotel &#;5Ã&#x152;Ã&#x152;<#0<+$#4 The next couple of days are yours to spend living your best island

ZANZIBAR

life. Try exploring this chilled-out fishing village & sip a fresh coconut in the sun, sign up for a diving trip or swim in the clear turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. Hotel (B)(B)

&#;Ã&#x152;<#0<+$#4 Enjoy your last breakfast in this island paradise before check out at 10am. You'll be transferred to Zanzibar Airport for your departure flight. (B)

HOW MUCH & WHEN

#

#

#

#

deps all year between Dec 21 Jan 08

#

deps all year between Jan 09 Jan 31

#

2020

deps all year between Nov 01 Dec 20

2020

deps all year between Oct 01 Oct 31

2019

deps all year between Sep 01 Sep 30

2019

deps all year between Jun 28 Aug 31

2019/20

#

2019

deps all year between Apr 01 Jun 27

2019

2019

57//'4Ã&#x152;| CODE:$$<8[START#$'+&#/#0+-#47/'+06'40#6+10#.#+42146& FINISH#$'+&#/#0+-#47/'+06'40#6+10#.#+42146 deps all year between Feb 01 Apr 30

#

016' THE ABOVE TRIP DEPARTS DAILY 1ST APRIL, 2019 - 30TH APRIL, 2020. * Prices above are per person based on twin-share, if you are travelling solo we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement from A$150. Note: This trip is not a Contiki exclusive product. Got More time? Why not combine this trip with one of our other Africa trips, See p.72. For travel insurance see p.82.

#CONTIKIZANZIBAR

1

#(4+%#

4

CONTIKI.COM/ZANZIBAR-RESORT

ZANZIBAR RESORT ESCAPE FROM

4

1

DAYS

COUNTRY

*

0'964+2

FROM

*

A$450 A$113 PER DAY

3 NIGHTS IN HOTELS

3 INCLUDED MEALS

ESSENTIALS

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

3Â nights twinshare luxurious resort style hotel accommodation

3Â breakfasts (B)

Airport transfers are both included. See p.82. for more info on our essentials

F Spice tour/ Stone town by night

HOW MUCH & WHEN

ZANZIBAR

&#;5Ã&#x152;Ã&#x152;<  #0<+$#4 The next couple of days are yours to spend living your best island life. Try exploring Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site or swim in the clear turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. Hotel (B)(B)

&#;Ã&#x152;<#0<+$#4

Enjoy your last breakfast in this island paradise before check out at 10am. You'll be transferred to Zanzibar Airport for your departure flight. (B)

#CONTIKIZANZIBAR

D#;Ã&#x152;<#0<+$#4 Ready for total bliss? Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve arrived in the home of white sand beaches, sparkling turquoise waters and the ancient seat of Sultans. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be picked up from Zanzibar Airport and transferred to your luxurious resort-style hotel, equipped with all the essentials for spending your next 3 nights at leisure. Hotel

deps all year between Apr 01 O Jan 31

2020

2019/20

57//'4Ã&#x152;| CODE:$$<4[START#$'+&#/#0+-#47/'+06'40#6+10#.#+42146& FINISH#$'+&#/#0+-#47/'+06'40#6+10#.#+42146

#

deps all year between Feb 01 O Apr 30

#

016' THE ABOVE TRIP DEPARTS DAILY 1ST APRIL, 2019 - 30TH APRIL, 2020. O Easter supplements apply 17th - 21st April 2019 and 8th - 12th April 2020. * Prices above are per person based on twin-share, if you are travelling solo we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement from A$200. Note: This trip is not a Contiki exclusive product. Got More time? Why not combine this trip with one of our other Africa trips, See p.72. For travel insurance see p.82.

CONTIKI.COM/GORILLA-TREK

56#46#/'06'$$'#+42146 7)#0&#

4

1

DAYS

COUNTRY

3 NIGHTS IN AFRICAN LODGES 3Â nights in African Lodges

9 INCLUDED MEALS

ESSENTIALS

3 breakfasts (B) 3 lunches (L) 3 dinners (D)

An experienced Driver/Guide & safari included

SEE CONTIKI.COM/GORILLA-TREK FOR PRICING.

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Spice tour/ Stone town by night

HOW MUCH & WHEN deps all year between Apr 1 Dec 31

2020

2019

57//'4Ã&#x152;|  CODE:$$)6[START'06'$$'& FINISH'06'$$' deps all year between Jan 1 Apr 30

016' THIS TRIP DEPARTS FREQUENTLY WITH MULTIPLE DEPARTURES PER WEEK IN HIGH SEASON AND REQUIRES A MINIMUM OF TWO PEOPLE ON THE TRIP TO OPERATE- PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY FOR AVAILABILITY OR REFER TO CONTIKI.COM/GORILLA-TREK.

&#;Ã&#x152;$9+0&+ +/2'0'64#$.'(14'56 4'5'48'7)#0&# Upon arrival at Entebbe airport, you'll be met by a rep who will introduce you to your team & driver guide. Today is spent driving from the Lake Victoria Basin to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, passing Ugandan villages & beautiful countryside before the Kigezui mountains. African Lodge (L,D) &#;Ã&#x152;$9+0&+ +/2'0'64#$.' (14'564'5'48' This is the day you've been waiting for! After an early breakfast, we'll drive to the nearby park offices to attend a Gorilla briefing. Our incredible gorilla trek

begins. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll spend an enchanting and unforgettable hour with a mountain gorilla family here in the wilderness of their natural habitat. African Lodge (B,L,D) â&#x20AC;¢ Gorilla Trek, Incl up to 1Â hour with Gorilla group F Community village visit (time permitting) F Batwa cultural experience (time permitting)

&#;Ã&#x152;'06'$$' Rise & shine for a final morning game drive followed by breakfast at the camp. After breakfast you'll get driven back to Entebbe & dropped at the airport for your onward flight. It's goodbye for now but you'll leave with plenty of photos & memories to revisit this adventure for a long time to come. (B) '0&2/'06'$$'#+42146

&#;Ã&#x152;.#-'/$741 After breakfast, we take a morning drive through terraced evergreen mountains & stop at Mantana Lake Tented Camp for lunch. A late afternoon game drive takes you wildlife-spotting, this time for Zebra, Impala, Topi, Cape Buffalo & other plains game. African Lodge (B,L,D) â&#x20AC;¢ Afternoon game drive

UGANDA

* See contiki.com/gorilla-trek for pricing. Prices are per person, if you are travelling solo we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Trip starts 7:00am & ends approx 1:00pm. There needs to be a minimum of 2Â travellers for the trip to run. Subject to Gorilla permit availability. Permits need to be purchased up front & are not refundable. If permits can only be acquired in the Ruhija sector then an additional fee will be charged. Note: This trip is not a Contiki exclusive product. Got More time? Why not combine this trip with one of our other Africa trips, See p.72. For travel insurance see p.82.

#CONTIKIGORILLATREK

GORILLA TREK

0'964+2


ASIA 2019/20

BEFORE YOU BOOK WHAT’S INCLUDED THE ESSENTIALS All accommodation, transport, and a good handful of meals are included in the cost of your Contiki trip (in most regions we offer breakfast every day, plus a cherry-picked selection of authentic and tasty meals). We also include our No Regrets Inclusions, which are basically the sights and activities we think you just can’t afford to miss. And then of course you also get our expert and highly trained team of Contiki staff; our Trip Managers, and English speaking Local Guides. Plus we include all private coach transport and internal flights (check your itinerary). We also include sightseeing tours of all major cities and orientations in all other destinations, and Hotel tips, local taxes and service charges.

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED Flights and airport transfers to and from your start and end destination are not included in the cost of your trip. We also keep a number of meal times free for you to explore a region and its foodie offerings in greater detail, so budgeting for non-catered meals is important. In terms of activities, we also offer Free Time Add-Ons, which are not included in the overall price. If you’re hitting the slopes with us in Japan, we can point you in the right direction for ski & snowboard hire or lessons if you need to brush up on your skills. If you have your own kit, you’ll also need to budget any excess baggage fees, or additional transfer charges, and any tips for porters. Travel insurance and visas are also not included in the cost of your trip, and need to be booked separately.

AIRFARES Flights as specified on individual trip itineraries are included as part of the price. As detailed within our Booking Conditions (p.83) under ‘General’ we rely on international conventions regarding air travel & other transportation as specified. Through enrolment & payment for your trip you acknowledge & accept such. Individual electronic tickets may not be issued to you prior to travel due to the group nature of the air/flight booking. In such circumstances you acknowledge that by receipt of any applicable boarding pass &/ or by boarding the aircraft you have accepted the airline’s terms & conditions of travel & the application of all relevant International Conventions & applicable national & international law governing air transportation.

VISA REQUIREMENTS Visas are super important and are essential for entering certain countries. You are responsible for obtaining all necessary visas prior to the departure of your trip. Sometimes the requirements and cost of entering and leaving a country can change. In Asia & Africa, you might be able to purchase your visa at the border. At contiki.com/travel-resources we have info on all of the countries that we visit in Asia and you can learn about the specific requirements for each place. Contact your travel agent (if applicable) or visit www.visalink.com.au to determine which visas you require and how to get them. Your passport will need to be valid for at least six months after your arrival. Without enough validity, authorities may deny your entry into a country, even if you’re only staying for a short while.

IMPORTANT

• On some overnight Special Stays you may have to store your main luggage and utilise your smaller bag. On trips with included flights, your luggage should not exceed the weight restrictions imposed by airlines. Contiki reserves the right to refuse to accept larger & heavier suitcases on trip. We suggest that you use a backpack/rucksack but it’s not required. Wheeled suitcases can be used on Contiki trips in Asia. • On East Africa, Kenyan Highlights, Taste of Tanzania, Zanzibar Resort Escape, Zanzibar Beach Escape & Gorilla Trek you can bring one soft-sided bag (duffle bag or similar) with a maximum weight of 15kg (30lbs) plus one small day pack per person. No hard-sided suitcases are permitted & weight is strictly enforced. • On Rongai & Marangu Kili Climbs baggage is strictly limited to 15kgs per person (including hand luggage). Any excess baggage will be charged by the airline at check-in. • On trips with included flights as part of the itinerary, your luggage should not exceed the weight restrictions imposed by airlines. Contiki is not responsible for any costs incurred for overweight luggage. You are responsible for carrying your own luggage. Luggage is at the owner’s risk and insurance is strongly recommended.

TRAVEL INSURANCE DO I NEED TRAVEL INSURANCE? A simple one - yes. It’s essential that you take out travel insurance to cover the likes of cancellation, personal injury, medical expenses and loss of personal property. It’s also super important to check that your insurance covers all of the activities you’ll be partaking in, particularly any adventure activities for all you adrenaline junkies. Visit contiki.com/insurance for more information on this.

SLEEPING WHERE WILL I STAY? ASIA: Our hotel accommodation is always twin-share (except in some Unique Special Stays and on overnight trains), staying in superior tourist class hotels, many of which are centrally located, with great facilities. Twin-share is 2 people sharing, either travelling together or as a same-sex room match. We also offer upgrades to single rooms for a supplement and savings on triple room options on Japan Unrivalled. Please note that on rare occasions the availability of single rooms at some hotels can be limited. There is WiFi at almost all hotel accommodation so you can gram/snap/chat to your heart’s content. Note: On occasion, due to reasons outside our control, alternative hotels may be used. Whilst it is always our intention to use hotels of a similar standard & location, no liability can be accepted for any variation of either. WiFi is not available at remote Special Stays.

AFRICA:

FLEXDEPOSIT FlexDeposit is a policy you automatically get once you’ve paid a deposit on any Contiki trip, and works as credit towards a future Contiki adventure, ensuring your deposit money isn’t lost if you can’t travel on your original trip as intended. FlexDeposit can be used up until your 36th birthday, after which time it can then be transferred for use with any other travel brand within The Travel Corporation family of brands. It can also be gifted to a friend within 5 years of the original booking date. * You can find out more about both policies in the T&C’s on p.83 & by visiting: contiki.com/freedomguarantee contiki.com/flexdeposit

NOW THAT YOU’VE BOOKED REGISTER AT MY CONTIKI Just like you, we want your trip to run as smoothly as possible, so before you travel, make sure you register your details online at My Contiki. This only takes a few minutes and means we’ll have info on: • Your personal details, including your email address and phone number. Your emergency contact info and travel insurance details, just in case we need it. • Any dietary requirements you may have. • You’ll also need to make sure your trip is paid in full 45 days prior to departure. You’ll also find out where your Contiki Trip will start and exactly what accommodation you’ll be staying in. Plus you will be able to see & download your docs approx. 21 days before your trip departure. Visit contiki.com/mycontiki now

FREE TIME ADD-ONS ARE FREE TIME ADD-ON ACTIVITIES INCLUDED IN THE COST OF MY TRIP? No, these experiences are an additional cost and are not included in the price of your Contiki trip. However, thanks to our long-standing relationships with suppliers, you can be safe in the knowledge that you are getting the best deal when booking one of our Add-Ons. Look out for the F symbol on our trip pages for the Add-Ons available on each trip. These will also be listed in your travel documents.

HOW DO I PAY FOR FREE TIME ADD-ONS? Payment for your Free Time Add-Ons is made direct to your Trip Manager on your trip. You can choose to pay in cash (local currency) or on some trips USD cash. Note: It’s a good idea to let your bank know you’re travelling & check if there is a daily transaction limit, so you always have access to money when you need it. Note: Ask your Trip Manager for details when you start your trip.

HEALTH DO I NEED VACCINATIONS FOR ASIA? At the time this brochure went to press (September, 2018), the following immunisations are recommended for travellers in Southeast Asia by the CDC (US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention): • Diphtheria & tetanus • Typhoid • Hepatitis A • Rabies • Japanese Encephalitis • Hepatitis B Zika, Malaria & Dengue Fever may also be present within this region. You should consult a travel doctor who specialises in travel medicines or your local doctor to advise on what vaccinations and/or preventative medicines would be required. Don’t forget to bring with you any medication that you may require en route such as antihistamines, antibiotics, etc.

DO I NEED VACCINATIONS FOR AFRICA? In general when travelling in Africa we recommend you consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information, necessary vaccinations and anti-malarial requirements before departure. Yellow Fever: A valid international certificate of vaccination against Yellow Fever is required in many countries. It may be requested on arrival but when crossing between Kenya and Tanzania (land or air) you WILL have to present it and may even be asked for it to re-enter your home country. A Yellow Fever certificate is therefore NECESSARY to acquire prior to departing your home country. Malaria: Preventative and anti-malarial medication is highly advised.

SAFETY INFORMATION Security is a major concern to all of us and the situation globally is constantly changing. Events around the world, coupled with the “Travel Advisories” put out by various governments, may at times necessitate changes to the accommodations and itinerary or even trip cancellation. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for further information in this regard. You must accept these risks involved in travel to any country that may experience security difficulties and accept responsibility for your own travel decisions.

BOOKING SECURITY Contiki has been running trips for young people since 1962 & is a member of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA). The members include all the major tour operators who are financially bonded for your security & who maintain the highest standards. With the guarantees of these organisations, you know your holiday & money are secure with Contiki.

+\A

1. Visas can take up to six weeks & a fee is normally charged. 2. Failure to obtain all necessary visas could cause you to miss part of your trip & will result in you incurring considerable expense & inconvenience. 3. It is better to apply for all visas through your travel agent or local consular services before you leave home. Be aware that some visas can be purchased & arranged on arrival. 4. It is very important that the entry & exit dates are correct on the visa. Your travel agent will contact Contiki for full details.

PACKING HOW MUCH LUGGAGE CAN I BRING?

• For our Asian trips, luggage is restricted to one decent sized, non-expanding suitcase, approximately 29” × 20” × 10” (73cm x 50cm x 25cm) with a maximum weight of 20 kilos (44lbs.) plus one small hand/day bag. For the Japan Winter Wonder trip, one set of skis or snowboard and boots is permitted. Charges may apply for additional equipment.

Our African trips stay in a variety of accomodation styles including Hotels, Safari Lodges and Luxury Safari Tents. All of which are of a very high standard within the countries you are travelling. The Kili Climb trips and our one night in Chobe on the Cape, Safari & Falls trip will be very basic camping fitting to the location, however, these locations will be some of the most spectacular of the trip.

TRIPS WITHIN TRIPS

You may notice on some of our trips that some groups join and leave at different stages. That’s because we offer shorter trips within a larger itinerary, giving greater choice & flexibility so our travellers can choose when they start their trip and how long they travel for. You can check what trips are part of a bigger trip in the fine print on the actual trip page.

MAKING YOUR BOOKING

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

We get that sometimes plans change unexpectedly, so our cancellation policy offers you absolute flexibility and comes in two parts: The Freedom Guarantee policy ensures that even if your travel plans change, you’ll never miss out or be charged fees for changing your booking. If you want to change the dates of your trip, swap onto another trip or even change your trip for a different region entirely, that’s all possible, without incurring fees*.

MONEY WHAT WILL I NEED MONEY FOR ON TRIP?

In terms of spending money, you’ll need to budget for the following: • Any meals (normally lunches and dinners) that are not included. If you search for your trip at contiki.com, you’ll be able to see the total number of meals included in the cost of your trip. • Any Free Time Add-Ons you would like to do on your trip. • Any additional sightseeing you plan on doing in your Free Time, that is not covered either by our No Regrets Inclusions or Free Time Add-Ons. • Any additional personal expenses. This includes alcohol, shopping, and any evening entertainment not included.

CONTIKI+

We’re massive fans of our Contiki Travellers, particularly those that love us so much they come back for more. That’s why when you travel with us we’ll offer you up to 5% discount on the land portion of selected trips from then on. And we’ve even wrestled our TTC sister brands (found here - ttc.com) into offering exclusive offers.

NO COMPULSORY TIPPING REWARD ONLY EXCELLENCE!

Within Asia, in service industries tipping is common practice. All other tipping is entirely optional, and not an expectation. If you feel your Contiki Team has delivered an outstanding level of service throughout your trip you may wish to tip them, but this is at your discretion, no one else’s.

BROCHURE AUTHENTICITY We have put a great deal of effort into producing this brochure. The information given & literature produced by Contiki has been compiled with care & is published in good faith (this includes contiki.com & our ebrochures). Sometimes, because of circumstances outside our control, we have to alter some activities due to seasonal closing or repairs to buildings, etc., especially early or late in the season. If this happens, alternatives will be arranged.

PHOTOGRAPHY CREDITS Photos courtesy of © Bay View Resort, Koh Phi Phi p.14 Hotel Pool. Photos courtesy of © Calamander Unwatuna Beach Resort, Sri Lanka p.15 Hotel Pool. Photos courtesy of © Long Set Resort, Koh Rong p.15 Twin Room. Photos courtesy of © Lanta Casuarina Beach Resort, Koh Lanta p.15 Twin Room. Photos courtesy of © Charm Churee Resort, Koh Tao p.15 Beach. Photos courtesy of © Nuo City Hotel, Bangkok p.15 Hotel Room. Photos courtesy of © Neo+ Hotel, Penang p.15 & p.27 Hotel Room. Photos courtesy of © Aqueen Hotel, Singapore p.15 Hotel Room. Photos courtesy of © Vietnam Experience Halong Sails p.15 Twin Room. Photos courtesy of © AO Nang Hotel, Krabi p.27 Hotel Infinity Pool. Photos courtesy of © Nuovo City Hotel, Bangkok p.27 Lounge Area. Photos courtesy of © Charm Churee Beach Resort, Thailand p.39 Beach. Photos courtesy of © Athgira River, Sri Lanka p.39 Camping Room. Photos courtesy of © Shinagawa Prince Hotel, Tokyo p.69 Twin Room. Photos courtesy of © Monterey Grasmere Hotel, Osaka p.69 Twin Room.


BOOKING CONDITIONS

082 083

Hg\^<hgmbdbZ\\^imlrhnk[hhdbg`[r\hgÛkfZmbhgma^k^h_Z\hgmkZ\mblfZ]^[^mp^^g<hgmbdbrhnnihgma^m^kfl\hg]bmbhgll^mhnm[^ehp'

OUR RESPONSIBILITIES

1. YOUR HOLIDAY RESERVATION On receipt of your deposit, subject to availability & at our discretion, Contiki will reserve your place on your selected holiday. A contract is only made between you & us upon your booking being confirmed & accepted by us & our confirmation thereof to either you or your travel agent. 2. PRICE GUARANTEE Prices in this brochure are based on costs & exchange rates as at 18th July, 2018. Should these costs change, it may be necessary to make a surcharge on the price of your holiday. If a booking is made and confirmed at a price which is erroneous we may correct our error by notifying you. Unless we agree to honour the erroneous price, you will have the right to cancel within 7 days of notification without penalty. Should the total trip price increase by more than 10% you will have the right to cancel within 7 days of notification without penalty. No surcharge in respect of cost or currency fluctuations will be made once payment of the deposit for your land trip has been received. This guarantee excludes fuel surcharges & does not apply to any taxes, charges or levies imposed by any government or their agencies. In exchange for these guarantees, no refund will be made if costs are reduced. 3. IF WE CANCEL OR CHANGE YOUR HOLIDAY 3.1 Contiki reserves the right to change or cancel your booking in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. 3.2 Should change or cancellation prove necessary we will give you reasonable notice thereof, in the circumstances, & where available, offer you a comparable alternative. 3.3 If an alternative is not available or acceptable you will be entitled to either a full refund of monies paid by you to us or transfer to another Contiki holiday without payment of any transfer fee. 3.4 If the change or cancellation is due to force majeure (i.e. circumstances like political unrest, war or threat of war, riots, civil strife, closure of airports or ports, industrial disputes, terrorist activity, natural & nuclear disasters, fire, epidemic or health risk, Acts of God, adverse weather conditions or other similar events beyond Contiki’s control) we will give a full refund of any monies paid to us less reasonable expenses incurred by us in respect of your booking. 3.5 Contiki is not responsible for the costs of any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations or rescheduling of any trip departure. 4. HOLIDAY DETAILS & CONDITIONS 4.1 The information in our brochure is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of going to print (September, 2018) but we cannot guarantee that any item or amenity mentioned will be available especially where we have no direct control over it. 4.2 Contiki will do their best, at their discretion, to select accommodation, sightseeing trips & transportation to give you good value for money. 4.3 Contiki will guarantee to match you up with someone of the same sex when booked in a share room configuration. 4.4 Contiki constantly strives to improve trip itineraries & features. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary, we reserve the right to vary itineraries & to substitute hotels. Contiki is not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected due to our changes or cancellations. 4.5 We reserve the right to alter or substitute the type, size of vehicle and/ or the style of transport mentioned in the brochure, resulting in occasionally having to utilise transport without some of the features promoted including WiFi & power outlets. 5. LIABILITY 5.1 Your travel agent or Contiki Specialist shall, on the receipt of any monies, hold such monies for you until the booking is confirmed at which time those monies shall be remitted promptly by your travel agent or Contiki Specialist to us. All such monies received by us will be deposited as required by law. 5.2 We will be entitled to keep for our account any interest earned on such monies. 5.3 All monies paid by you to us through your travel agent or otherwise, whether in respect of the deposit or full payment, may be disbursed by us as & when we see fit, in respect of the services to be provided &/or fees payable under the trip programme. The payment of a deposit or any other monies in respect of your trip shall be deemed to be an authorisation for disbursement thereof as aforesaid. 6. AIR ARRANGEMENTS 6.1 Reservations/Ticketing: If an air reservation is made by Contiki payment in full may be required for your airfare at the time of booking your flights in relation to your Contiki holiday to get you to the starting point of your holiday and from the ending point of your holiday. On receipt of full air payment your airfare, taxes and fuel surcharges are final. This will be regardless of future price fluctuations up or down. When booking a trip including flights, you will be required, at the time of booking, to provide us the full name as detailed on the passport. Changes to flight itineraries and name changes and/or corrections may either not be allowed or may result in penalties charged by the airline. These are the guest’s responsibility. Airlines (and other travel providers including Contiki) change prices and routes from time to time. All air routings are in the sole control of the airline and are subject to change at any time. Contiki reserves the right to offer alternative schedules for itineraries affected by airline schedule changes and equipment. Flight delays, flight cancellation and schedule changes are the responsibility of the airline. Contiki will not be responsible or liable for such delays or rescheduling. 6.2 Air Cancellation: Cancellations incur a service fee of A$35 per person, plus any airline penalties. Airline imposed penalties may be up to 100% of the air ticket price. Published Fares, Priced Match Fares, Promo Fares and some other airfares booked are non-refundable. 6.3 Airline Availability: Seats are limited in our contracted class of service and may not be available on every flight. Contiki does not hold block space on any airline and does not assure seat availability for every single trip departure date.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

1. BOOKING YOUR HOLIDAY 1.1 In order to reserve your holiday, a deposit of A$200, per person per trip, or the full amount payable if the booking is made within 45 days of your departure from Australia, must be submitted to Contiki by you in respect of that holiday. This payment is in addition to any deposit required by your travel agent. The deposit is accepted as a first instalment of the holiday price by Contiki only once the booking has been confirmed in writing by Contiki or your travel agent. 1.2 Your land reservation will be confirmed on receipt of a non-refundable deposit of A$200 per person per trip which must be within 7 days of booking or the reservation will automatically be cancelled. 1.3 Any special meal requirements will be made on a request basis only. Contiki cannot guarantee special meal requests nor will it assume any responsibility or liability if travellers’ special meal requirements are not fulfilled. 1.4 Gorilla Trek. If you wish to book a trip including the Gorilla Trek you will be required to make an additional non-refundable deposit at the time of booking. Your reservations agent will advise you of the additional amount required. 2. PAYING THE BALANCE 2.1 Credit Card Bookings: Contiki should be advised of your credit card number when making your reservation directly with us. For security purposes, we are required to collect the card expiration date and the customer verification code. A surcharge of 1% will be applied at the time of payment. 2.2 The balance of the holiday must be paid no later than 45 days prior to your departure date from Australia which shall be by the due date stated on the confirmation issued to you by Contiki. When making multi-trip bookings,

full payment is due no later than 45 days prior to your departure date from Australia. 2.3 If payment isn’t made by the due date, Contiki may assume that you have cancelled & cancellation charges in accordance with clause 3 below will be levied by Contiki. 2.4 Tickets & other documents won’t be forwarded until full payment has been received by us. The documentation will be sent approximately 21 days prior to your departure from Australia. 2.5 In the case of Late Bookings made within 45 days of your departure date from Australia, the full cost of the holiday will be payable immediately on booking & we reserve the right to provide all travel documents at the holiday departure point. 2.6 Contiki reserves the right to cancel the booking & apply cancellation charges should payments not be received within the above specified periods. 3. IF YOU CANCEL 3.1 Freedom Guarantee/FlexDeposit : We know that travel plans can change. If you need to cancel for any reason, your deposit will remain secure until you’re ready to use it. Or if you can’t go, your deposit value is also transferable, so you can gift your deposit at no extra cost. The value of the original deposit can be used as credit towards booking a new trip. The original deposit refers to the trip deposit only and excludes any additional deposits such as a Gorilla Trek permit or flights. Any monies already refunded are not applicable. The FlexDeposit will be applied as a discount on the final payment of your new trip. The amount allowed to be redeemed is equal to the original deposit amount paid. In the case of multiple deposits due to back to back trips, only one deposit amount can be credited per trip, they cannot be combined. However multiple trips can be booked using multiple FlexDeposits. Valid on all Contiki trips 7 days or longer. Credit is valid until the client turns 36. i.e fitting within Contiki’s age limit as per Contiki’s booking conditions. After turning 36 years of age, the FlexDeposit can be used with one of our sister brands, get inspired here ttc.com/brands. Credit can also be gifted to family or friends. To gift to family or friend the customer must email confirmation to Contiki stating the nominated name. Gifting only valid within 5 calendar years of the original booking. (eg cancelled in 2014, valid on trips up to end of 2019). FlexDeposit is not valid on existing bookings. FlexDeposit has no cash value and is non-refundable. FlexDeposit is not combinable with Early Payment Discounts or Last Minute Deals within 120 days of original travel date. 3.2 If you cancel more than 45 days before departure, your A$200 deposit will not be refunded. 3.3 Upon cancellation you will be liable to pay a fee to cover the estimate of cost & expenses incurred by us in the terms of the schedule set out hereunder. This is expressed as a percentage of the holiday price & is calculated as below: KENYA & TANZANIA TRIPS: PERIOD OF NOTICE CANCELLATION FEE 45 days & over: ...................................................................... Deposit is forfeited 44-31 days: .................................................................................50% of trip fare 30-16 days: .................................................................................75% of trip fare 15 days to day of departure: ....................................................100% of trip fare UGANDA TRIPS: PERIOD OF NOTICE CANCELLATION FEE 45 days & over: ...................................................................... Deposit is forfeited 44-31 days: .................................................................................50% of trip fare 30 days to day of departure: ....................................................100% of trip fare SOUTHERN AFRICA TRIPS: PERIOD OF NOTICE CANCELLATION FEE 45 days & over: ...................................................................... Deposit is forfeited 44-31 days: .................................................................................50% of trip fare 30-16 days: .................................................................................75% of trip fare 15 days to day of departure: ....................................................100% of trip fare SOUTH AFRICA FLIGHTS: PERIOD OF NOTICE CANCELLATION FEE 46 days & over: ..........................................................................................No Fee 45-29 days: ............................................................................50% of flight ticket 28 days to day of departure: ...............................................100% of flight ticket ASIA TRIPS: PERIOD OF NOTICE CANCELLATION FEE Over 45 days notice:.............................................................. Deposit is forfeited 45-31 days: .................................................................................25% of trip fare 30-8 days: ...................................................................................50% of trip fare 7-1 days:......................................................................................75% of trip fare Day of departure: ......................................................................100% of trip fare NB: Please note, Contiki’s cancellation policy is different in Asia due to internal flight ticketing timeframes & ground transport confirmations. These must be booked well in advance in order to secure high quality services that adhere to our strict safety standards. Where the percentage cancellation fee is less than the trip deposit, the cancellation fee will equal loss of deposit. If the reason for cancellation falls within the terms of any holiday insurance policy which you hold, then any such charges may, subject to the terms of your insurance policy, be refunded to you by the insurance company. All Cancellation policies valid as at 13th September, 2018, and are subject to change. Final policy will be confirmed at time of booking. 3.4 Any cancellation of additional services booked prior to & after your trip booking, such as pre & post accommodation & transfers, that are cancelled within 14 days of the trip departure incur a 100% cancellation fee. 3.5 These cancellation fees are in addition to any cancellation fees that may be levied by your travel agent. 3.6 GOLD SEAL PROTECTION Contiki’s Gold Seal Additional Protection plan costs only A$99 per person (payable with your deposit only & non refundable) and includes: On Your Holiday – Should you, or your travel companion, leave at any time during the trip for personal sickness reasons or be required to return to Australia due to injury, illness or death of an immediate family member, you and your companion will be refunded up to A$90 per person per day for the unused portion of the itinerary (in some cases hotels require a one-night cancellation fee). A medical certificate is required. Return Flight Security – If you or a member of your direct family in Australia should fall sick* while you are on your Contiki guided holiday, we will take care of the additional cost of tickets for your earlier or later return home in the same class of air travel on the first available flight, provided you hold round-trip tickets on Contiki’s recommended airline(s) booked through Contiki from Australia. *Medical certificates as proof of all illness claims must be supplied Pre-Paid Cancellation Option – Your deposit and/or payment to Contiki will be refunded in full or you will have the option to carry it over to another Contiki or TTC holiday should you cancel your holiday for any reason prior to 30 days from departure date from Australia (or 30 days prior to your trip departure if travelling in Australia). This cancellation option covers land arrangements made by Contiki only. If the Australian Government DFAT advice for the destination changes to “Reconsider the need to travel” or “Do not travel” you may have your deposit and / or payment refunded at any time or you will have the option to carry it over to another TTC holiday. Prior to departure from Australia your airfares are not covered by Gold Seal. We recommend you take out Covermore Travel Insurance specifically covering the value of your airfares should you cancel your holiday (Please review Covermore terms and conditions around cancellation cover). We are happy to help you with arranging that travel insurance. Any rebooking costs of airfares prior to departure are not covered by Gold Seal. 4. IF YOU CHANGE YOUR BOOKING 4.1 If after your booking has been confirmed, you wish to change to an alternate departure date of any available trip, you may do so subject to availability. 4.2 If the change is requested 45 days before the original trip departure no fee will be charged. 4.3 A change of booking within 45 days of original trip departure will be treated as a cancellation and normal cancellation fees will apply (as detailed in section

3). However trip deposits can be used as credit to a new trip, see FlexDeposit. 4.4 The new departure price would not be eligible for early payment discounts (EPD) if within 45 days before departure 4.5 A name change to a different person will be treated as a cancellation. 4.6 A fee will be charged for any alteration to airline arrangements made by Contiki as per clause 3. 5. HOLIDAY DETAILS & CONDITIONS 5.1 Please read the brochure carefully for those items included in the price. No allowance or refund can be made for meals, accommodation, excursions, etc. that you elect not to take, or when museums, shops, etc. are closed. Hotel facilities may vary from place to place. Meals may vary in style. 5.2 Clients must be aged between 18 & 35 inclusive to travel on Contiki trips. Legislation in various states in Australia has highlighted the issue of Age Discrimination. In terms of style & content, all of Contiki’s worldwide holidays are specifically designed for a particular age group. This fact should be recognised when you book one of our holidays. 5.3 Contiki strives to provide a safe, enjoyable & memorable travel experience for all travellers. Contiki welcomes travellers with special needs or disabilities. However, please note the following: • Travellers are required to advise Contiki, at time of booking, of any physical, medical or other special needs that require accommodation. • All travellers must ensure they are medically & physically fit for travel. Contiki may impose safety requirements necessary for the safe operation of the trip. Contiki may also exclude an individual from participating in a trip or an activity if that individual’s participation poses a direct threat to health or safety. • Contiki does not provide personal devices (such as wheelchairs, hearing aids or prescription eye glasses) or services of a personal nature (such as pushing a wheelchair or assistance in eating, toileting or dressing). A companion capable of providing such assistance must accompany any traveller who requires services of a personal nature. • Contiki does not employ medical personnel. Any necessary medical attention will be provided by a local facility at the traveller’s expense. Contiki is not responsible or liable for any losses or costs incurred as a result of medical services obtained while on trip, or for the quality of the care or services received. • Travellers should be aware some trips include rough terrain, extensive walking over uneven pavement, steps & locations which may not be easily accessible or accessible by wheelchair. During the trip, Contiki may make arrangements with carriers, hotels & other independent suppliers to provide travel services. These parties are independent entities over which Contiki has no control. Accommodation on international trips may differ from those in Australia. Contiki cannot guarantee disability access or accommodation for travellers travelling on international trips. • Contiki may, at its sole discretion, decline the booking of any traveller or remove any traveller who cannot comply or refuses to comply with Contiki’s terms & conditions. Contiki is not responsible for any costs incurred in the event a traveller is removed from a trip. Travellers agree not to hold Contiki or any of its related entities liable for any actions taken under these booking conditions. 5.4 You are responsible for all travel arrangements & costs to/from the point of commencement/conclusion of the holiday. 5.5 There may be times when the Contiki representative has to make a decision in your best interests or the best interests of their group. You agree to comply with the authority & decisions of the appointed Contiki Representative & the laws of the country in which you are travelling. If you do not so comply or if, in the Contiki Representative’s opinion, you are not compatible with the general enjoyment & well being of other members on the holiday or smooth operation of the holiday itself, we reserve the right to refuse to let you continue with the holiday. We do not tolerate the possession or carriage of illegal or restricted substances (drugs). Furthermore, you agree that your fellow travellers & any Contiki Representative has the right to travel/work in a safe environment. Any threats to their safety, well being or inappropriate behaviour by you, whether verbal or physical, will be taken extremely seriously & may result in the immediate termination of your holiday. In either event, you will be responsible for your own repatriation & related costs & have no claims against us. 5.5.1 You are responsible for any costs incurred as a result of damage or excess cleaning fees related to your accommodation. You are advised to immediately report any pre-existing damage in your room to hotel staff &/or a Contiki Trip Manager as soon as it is discovered. 5.6 Where the traveller occupies a motorcoach seat fitted with a safety belt, neither the operator or service providers, agents or co-operating organisations shall be liable for any illness, injury or death or any loss or damages or claims whatsoever arising from any accident or incident, if the safety belt is not being worn at the time of the accident or incident. 5.7 It is your responsibility to have a valid passport and all visas, permits and certificates required for your selected holiday before your departure as well as any necessary vaccinations and to comply with all applicable laws. Contiki is not responsible for any costs incurred as a result of failing to obtain necessary visas. Any costs whatsoever regarding obtaining, replacing or changing visas whilst on trip (including accommodation, meals, flights and transfers incurred due to associated delays) are at your own expense. 5.8 You agree that our Contiki Trip Managers or representatives may take photographs & films of you while you are on holiday & that these may be used in our brochures &/or advertising or publicity material without obtaining any further consent or payment in respect of such photographs &/or films. 5.9 Should you have a complaint in respect of the holiday, you should inform the Contiki Trip Manager or Contiki Representative during the course of the holiday & if the matter cannot be resolved after the representative’s best endeavours to do so during the holiday, your complaint should be made in writing to Contiki as soon as is reasonably possible after the holiday but within 42 days thereof so that your complaint can be investigated. Any claims made after the 42 day period will not be considered by Contiki. If you choose to write to Contiki via the Internet, please provide your home address so that we are able to reply to you in writing. 5.10 The contract & all matters arising in respect hereof shall be subject to Australian Law, unless we agree otherwise in writing. 5.10.1 If any provision of this contract is held invalid or unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction, that provision shall be deemed to be re-written to give effect to the same purpose within the permitted limits of the law. The validity & enforceability of the other provisions shall not be affected. 5.10.2 If you are unsuccessful in any legal action instituted against us, you agree to pay all our costs, including but not limited to, attorney/traveller costs. 6. COMPULSORY INSURANCE Travel insurance is compulsory on our trips, and we have some of the best deals on rates. Visit contiki.com/insurance. It is compulsory that you take out comprehensive insurance cover for cancellation, personal injury, death, medical expenses, repatriation expenses and evacuation expenses before you travel on a Contiki holiday. We strongly recommend your insurance also covers cancellation, personal liability and loss of personal property. Please check that the insurance covers all of the activities that you are going to be participating in. Some policies exclude certain adventure activities. This should be arranged at the time of payment of the deposit and will, in certain circumstances, cover you against loss of deposit or cancellation fees from the date of confirmation of your booking, as shown in the insurance policy. Contiki cannot be held responsible for your failure to take out appropriate insurance and we recommend you purchase your insurance at or soon after booking your trip. You also agree to indemnify us against all third-party claims, actions, damages and remedies which may be brought against us in respect of your participation in the holiday.

7. ILLNESS OR ABSENTEEISM In the event of your withdrawal from a holiday after the commencement as a result of illness, you must obtain a medical certificate in support of any insurance claim. No refunds will be made for any absence from the trip. 8. WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED IN THE HOLIDAY PRICE Airfares to & from your holiday destination, airport taxes, passport & visa fees, insurance, laundry, phone calls, beverages, personal expense money, medical fees, sightseeing, visits & entrance fees, meals not detailed in the itinerary, tips to Trip Managers, Drivers & Local Guides, items of a personal nature, excess baggage, Free Time options & anything else not listed in the ‘snapshot’ section of the itinerary pages within this brochure. 9. WEATHER CONDITIONS Under no circumstances can we be held responsible for snow or weather conditions, nor can any holiday be cancelled or amended by you at any time on the basis of snow or weather conditions. 10. LUGGAGE RESTRICTIONS Asia trips: Luggage is restricted to one reasonable sized, non-expanding suitcase size up to 29” x 20” x 10” (73cm x 50cm x 25cm) and the maximum weight of 20 kilos (44lbs.) plus one small hand/day bag that can go on the coach with you. No metal frame backpacks are allowed. Contiki reserves the right to refuse to accept larger suitcases on trip. On trips with included flights, your luggage should not exceed the weight restrictions imposed by the airlines. Cape Safari Falls trip: Baggage restrictions of one medium sized bag (ideally soft-sided) with a maximum weight of 20kg (44lbs) plus one piece of hand luggage per person. It is advised that this piece of hand luggage should be used as an “overnight bag” for the one night of camping in the Chobe National Park. East Africa inc Kenya/Tanzania/Gorilla Trek/Zanzibar trips: Baggage restrictions of one soft-sided bag (duffle bag or similar) with a maximum weight of 15kg (30lbs) plus one piece of small day pack per person. No hard-sided suitcases are permitted, and weight is strictly enforced. Day bag for sunblock, water, camera and binoculars while on safari drives. Kilimanjaro Climb trips: Baggage is strictly limited to 15kgs per person (including hand luggage). Any excess baggage will be charged by the airline at check-in.

GENERAL

1. CONTRACTING PARTIES 1.1 The Booking Conditions detailed herein contain the entire contract between you & Contiki. No representation, term, warranty or condition can be expressed or implied by reference to any other writing, advertisement or conversation. This contract may only be varied in writing by a duly authorised officer or director of Contiki. 1.2 Your contract is with us as the trip operating company. At any time & at our complete discretion we may nominate to you in writing any other company or person to have the benefit of some or all of those provisions of this contract, which we may then specify, as if you had agreed the provisions concerned directly with that company or person in the first place as well as agreeing them with us. We may at our complete discretion assign all or any rights & liabilities arising under or by virtue of this or any other contract with you. 1.3 Transportation companies, airlines etc. are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time travellers are not on board planes, transportation or conveyances. We rely on international conventions, national and international law, which may apply to the services provided by us, our suppliers or agents with respect to any claim of any nature brought by you against us as a result of the provision of those services. International conventions which apply may include: Warsaw Convention 1929, (as amended by Hague Protocol & Montreal Protocol) in relation to air travel, or Montreal Convention; the Berne Convention for rail travel; Athens Convention 1974 for carriage by sea; the Geneva Convention for carriage by road & the Paris Convention 1962 for Hotels. We are to be regarded as having all benefit of these conventions on limiting our liability in relation to any claim for death, injury, loss, damage & delay to travellers & luggage. Enrolment in & payment for a trip shall constitute agreement & acceptance by the traveller of the terms & conditions set forth in this brochure which cannot be varied except in writing by an officer of the Company. 1.4 Contiki is not a carrier or hotelier nor does it own aircraft, hotels or coaches. All bookings with carriers, hoteliers & other service providers are subject to the terms & conditions and limitations of liability imposed by those carriers, hoteliers, & other service providers. Please note that some of these limit or exclude liability in respect of death, personal injury, delay & loss or damage to baggage. Whilst we cannot accept any responsibility for any loss as a result of such actions or as a result of any act or omission of any such third-parties, we will give every reasonable assistance in helping to resolve any reasonable dispute. Please also note that Contiki cannot be held responsible for the failure of any of these parties to provide facilities or services for disabled travellers (see also 5.3 under Holiday Details & Conditions). 1.5 Please note that no airline or carrier depicted or recommended in this brochure by virtue of their endorsement of this brochure represent themselves either as contracting with any purchaser of a holiday from Contiki or as having any other legal relationship with any such purchaser. 1.6 Every effort is made to ensure brochure accuracy at the time of going to print, however Contiki cannot be held responsible for printing or typographical errors, or errors arising from unforeseen circumstances. 2. VALIDITY The programmes advertised in this brochure are valid from January 2019 to April 2020. 3. OPERATING COMPANIES Contiki’s Asia & Africa programmes are operated by Contiki Holidays Asia Ltd., Travel House, Rue du Manoir, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 2JH, Channel Islands. Please note that Contiki utilises ground handlers to assist with the operation of our products. These ground handlers include: ARP for Eastern Africa (Kenya, Tanzania including Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar, Uganda). Springbok Atlas for South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana. 4. CONTIKI IS REPRESENTED IN: Australia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom and USA. Contiki is a registered trademark of Contiki Tours International Ltd, Guernsey. DATA PROTECTION STATEMENT Please be assured that we have measures in place to protect the personal booking information held by us. This information will be passed on to the principal and to the relevant suppliers of your travel arrangements. The information may also be provided to public authorities such as customs or immigration if required by them, or as required by law. Certain information may also be passed on to security or credit checking companies. We will only pass your information on to persons responsible for your travel arrangements. This applies to any sensitive information that you give to us such as details of any disabilities, or dietary/religious requirements. (If we cannot pass this information to the relevant suppliers we will be unable to provide your booking. In making this booking, you consent to this information being passed on to the relevant persons.). Where the data might be passed on for marketing purposes, you have the right to opt out of future marketing. You also have a right of access to data held which can be obtained by writing to Contiki Holidays Ltd, Travel House, Rue du Manoir, St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands, GY1 2JH. This brochure was published in September 2018 and supersedes any other current brochure in the market. Please see contiki.com for complete & up to date terms & conditions.


@ C ON TI K I

/CO NTI K I

TO BO O K CALL 1300CONTIKI Up late? Us too! Call us when it suits you with our extended customer service hours. Mon to Fri: 9am-Midnight AEST Sat: 9am-9pm AEST

VISIT CONTIKI.COM

/CO NTI K I

@CONTIKI

@CONTIKIAUS

CONTIKI HOLIDAYS (AUSTRALIA) PTY LTD

TRAVEL AGENT RESERVATIONS

1300 CONTIKI (1300 266 845) www.contiki.com.au hello@contiki.com.au

Sydney metro - 02 9511 2222 Other areas - 1300 301 835 Fax - 02 9511 2210

35 Grafton Street, Bondi Junction, NSW, 2022

www.contiki.com.au/agents reservations@contiki.com.au

Licence number 2TA00 1868 ABN - 18 002 525 340 IATA - 023 06496

Or visit your local travel agent

SEE MORE OF THE WORLD WITH CONTIKI TRAVEL WITH NO REGRETS

TRAVEL WITH NO REGRETS

EUROPE 18 / 19 AUTUMN WINTER SPRING

L AT I N A M E R I C A 2018 - 2020

AUS & NZ 18 / 19

USA & CANADA 2018 - 2020

TRAVEL WITH NO REGRETS

TRAVEL WITH NO REGRETS

W

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND 18 / 19

& IMPRO

3 NEW & IMPROVED TRIPS

LATIN AMERICA 2018 - 20

6 NEW & IMPROVED TRIPS

EUROPE 18 / 19

AUTUMN, WINTER, SPRING

6 NEW & IMPROVED TRIPS

VE

USA & CANADA 2018 - 20

D TRIP

PLUS AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST

8 NE

TRAVEL WITH NO REGRETS

EUROPE SUMMER 2019 – 20

S

TRIPS FOR 18 – 35 YEAR OLDS

EUROPE SUMMER

USA & CANADA

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

LATIN AMERICA

EUROPE WINTER

Contiki is a member of the family-owned The Travel Corporation (TTC) and is renowned and trusted for its outstanding quality, service, value, reliability and financial stability.

a f a m i ly o f br a n d s

ttc.com

Contiki is proud to be using 100% recycled LEIPA paper for the body of our brochures. It is just part of The Travel Corporation way.

YO UR CO NTI KI T R A VEL EXPER T I S :

1st Edition

© Copyright 2018. All rights reserved. Printed in Australia. Contiki provides you with holidays & experiences of a lifetime.

Save a tree, pass this to your friend

Profile for BS&T

Contiki Holidays Asia eBrochure 2019/20 (AUD)  

Contiki Holidays Asia eBrochure 2019/20 (AUD)