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TRAVEL FOR 18 - 35 YEAR OLDS

STREET FOOD MARKET, PENAN G, MAL AYSIA

INCLUDING AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST


When infinity pool

takes on a new meaning

JUMP STRAIGHT INTO THE RIVER KWAI AT OUR SPECIAL STAY FLOATING RAFT HOTEL, KANCHANABURI @JAKERICHTRAVELS


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TRAVEL ASIA WITH CONTIKI

NEW TRIPS

4 REASONS T O T R AV E L

JAPAN IN A WEEK P.50

DELHI TO KATHMANDU

Journey to 3 Japanese hotspots in just a week

QUEST P.58

ASIA WITH

NEPAL TREK & TEMPLES P.60

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NEPAL TREK C HALLENGE P.61

An accessible trek up the stunning Kathmandu Valley

Visit India & Nepal’s spiritual destinations and national parks NORTHERN VIETNAM ESCAPE P.44

Uncover Vietnam’s natural beauty, from Hanoi to the hills

An epic trek up the unforgettable Pokhara Valley

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UNIQUE PLACES TO STAY From hillside homestays to floating raft hotels, & a Buddhist guest house, they’re called Special Stays for a reason, see p.12

SPECIAL STAY GL AMPING, UDAWAL AWE, SRI L ANKA

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SOMETIMES BIG ADVENTURES NEED SMALL GROUPS

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UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCES Over 100 experiences hand selected by our expert team that focus on conscious travel & the local, cultural, wellness & foodie sides of Asia, see p.15

VISIT ERAWAN FALLS, THAIL AND

Our groups in Asia have an average of 20-25 people, and never more than 34. See trip pages for group sizes.

JUNKBOAT SPECIAL STAY, HA LONG BAY, VIETNAM @BROOKLYNLESLEYY

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DREAMY NEW DESTINATIONS VARANASI, INDIA VISIT ANGKOR WAT, CAMBODIA @IJAAE_

Uncover the rolling hills of Sapa, lush Kathmandu, & the sacred north of India, see p.44 & p.58


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XI’AN HIROSHIMA

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DELHI JAIPUR

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KATHMANDU KATHMANDU VALLEY

RANTHAMBHORE NATIONAL PARK

YANGSHUO

INDIA

VIETNAM

SAPA

HANOI NINH BINH HALONG BAY LUANG PRABANG

PAKBENG PAI

MUMBAI

VANG VIENG CHIANG MAI

GOA

VIENTIANE

HUE

LAOS

THAILAND

HOI AN

KANCHANABURI PONDICHERRY

SIEM REAP

KUMBAKONAM MADURAI

KERALA BACKWATERS KUMARAKOM

CAMBODIA

HO CHI MINH CITY

KOH PHA NGAN KHAO SOK KOH SAMUI PHUKET

KANDY COLOMBO

MEKONG DELTA

KOH PHI PHI KRABI

SRI LANKA

UNAWATUNA

NHA TRANG

PHNOM PENH

KOH TAO

PERIYAR

NEGOMBO

THERE'S A SIDE OF ASIA YO U ' L L O N LY SEE WITH US.

BANGKOK

CHENNAI COCHIN

MT KOYA

CHINA

CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK

POKHARA VALLEY AGRA LUCKNOW VARANASI

TOKYO KYOTO HAKONE OSAKA

SHANGHAI

CHENGDU

HAKUBA

LANGKAWI

ELLA UDAWALAWE NATIONAL PARK

PENANG CAMERON HIGHLANDS

MALAYSIA KUALA LUMPUR

SINGAPORE

INDONESIA

CONSCIOUS TRAVEL VISIT THE DHONK CENTRE, RAJASTHAN , INDIA

WELLNESS & ACTIVE

FOOD

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PRACTICE MUAY THAI, PAI, THAIL AND @LEXISHANSON

LEARN TO MAKE PAD THAI, CHIANG MAI, THAIL AND

BE BLESSED BY BUDDHIST MONKS, CHIANG MAI, THAIL AND @THE.METCALF

VISIT THE TEMPLES AT ANGKOR WAT, CAMBODIA @_CHARLES.SALMON_

ASK FOR DIRECTIONS TRAVEL WITH US

WHY CONTIKI?

THE DETAILS SORTED

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THE CONTIKI DIFFERENCE

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES CONTIKI CARES

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TRAVEL TOGETHER

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FIND YOUR TRAVEL STYLE

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CONTIKI VALUE & DEALS

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AFRICA: ADVENTURE UNFILTERED

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TRAVEL BROUGHT TO LIFE BY YOU

T R AV E L W I T H U S

T R AV E L W I T H U S

Contiki exists to bring travelers together to experience the world

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Contiki brings together travelers from all corners of the globe to discover new cultures and a little part of themselves along the way. Over the years we’ve learnt about all the ingredients that make up the perfect trip. That’s why we focus on the things that matter - unique accommodation, tasty food, unforgettable experiences, seamless transportation, and an absolutely unrivaled

on-the-road team. And then there’s you guys. We give you all the tools you need to make lifelong memories (and friends), but without you, these Contiki moments couldn’t come to life. We’ve put this brochure together to show you all the adventures that await you in Asia - you just need to show up and write the next chapter of the story.

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Best month of my life! Everything exceeded my expectations and I honestly could not pin point a favorite place or activity, every day was a wow moment. So much value for money and the places you visit ensure you have a unique experience, still in awe of the most perfect month!

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THE CONTIKI DIFFERENCE

WALK THROUGH TORII GATES, FUSHIMI INARI SHRINE, JAPAN @AARONKAWAZAKI

How it works So you’re ready to have the adventure of a lifetime? Here’s how we make it easier for you, in 4 simple ways.

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T R AV E L TOGETHER Travel is better together. Our trips are exclusively for 18-35s, and whether you join us solo or in a group, they’re designed so you can share incredible experiences with travelers just like you from all over the world. See p.10.

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D E TA I L S SORTED We make travel easier. You get transportation, accommodation and a bunch of delicious meals all included in your trip, so you never have to worry about the details. Our expert Trip Managers & Local Guides sort out the logistics so you can travel hassle-free. See p.12.

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UNIQUE EXPERIENCES You want to see spectacular destinations, but it’s the things you do there that make your trip unforgettable. That’s why we hand-pick the best experiences and include them in your trip. We also have a menu of Free Time Add-Ons you can do in your free time and pay for as you travel. See p.15.


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WHY CONTIKI? Our trips include more (much more)

BAC K I N G O F T H E T T C F A M I LY

C U R AT E D ITINERARIES

We’re backed by The Travel Corporation, giving you peace of mind when you book & travel with us.

Our trips are designed so you can see and do the things you want, but also encounter unexpected experiences you’ll remember forever.

EXPERT TRIP MAN AGER

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AN INCREDIBLE SUPPORT TEAM As well as your Trip Manager, our incredible team extends far beyond your trip. Our travel specialists are always on hand to answer your questions & provide the support you need. LOC AL GUIDES Local Guides uncover the fascinating stories and hidden histories of the places you visit.

4 Travel is an amazing gift, but it comes with responsibilities. Contiki Cares is our commitment to protect the communities we visit, the wildlife we interact with and the planet we all share. Because we only get one planet, and together we can make travel matter. See p.22.

Want to avoid the tourist traps & find the best pad Thai or sushi around ? Our Trip Managers & Local Guides know Asia better than anyone & will always point you in the right direction. EASY T R A N S P O R TAT I O N ALL SORTED We get you across Asia with comfy private coaches, speedy internal flights and fun local transportation - hello tuk-tuks. I N S TA N T FRIENDSHIPS

B R E A K FA S T INCLUDED MOST D AY S

Join us on your own or with a friend or two - you’ll leave as part of a family. The gang will be your always-ready camera crew, dinner buddies and dance partners everywhere you go.

Your mornings will begin the right way, with a cup of coffee & a full stomach, so you’ll be ready for the adventures ahead.

FREE TIME TO DO YO U R OW N T H I N G

INCLUDED MEALS We include a bunch of delicious meals that reflect the culture. S T AY C O N N E C T E D You’ll get free WiFi at most hotels across Asia. Then there’s our unique Special Stays, where a digital detox is part of the fun.

To get lost, wander beautiful streets & mingle with locals going about their daily lives. SWEET SLEEPS Comfy & cool places to rest your head that are all right in the action, included in the price & all sorted for you, by us.

WHY CONTIKI

Immense trip, amazing places and people! All organized, didn’t have to worr y about a single thing!

They’re experts in each destination & how to make travel a good time.

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What’s shared travel, and why is it the most important part of your trip? Shared travel is central to your Contiki experience. Traveling with a group of other people is about inspiring each other, growing together, being part of something

incredible and leaving with lifelong friends. Join us solo, with some pals, or in a couple - whichever way, long after your trip is over, you’ll still feel part of a global family.

Extraordinary friendships in the words of our travelers

Things you can only do when you share travel Inspire a new friend to push themselves & conquer a new trick on the slopes of Japan.

Have someone to watch your stuff when you take a dip in the crystal clear waters of Koh Tao.

Dare a new friend to eat deep fried scorpion on Khao San Road.

Make friends from cities all over the world you’ll always have a place to crash when you travel.

Learn a Bollywood routine in Mumbai with a group of new dancing buddies from across the world.

Have a crew of personal photographers on hand. (Never awkwardly ask a stranger again).

Turn a corner in an unfamiliar city and see a familiar face. STAY ON A JUNKBOAT, HA LONG BAY, VIETNAM @DR_CHEDDA GET TO KNOW YOUR NEW FRIENDS, FLOATING RAFTS, KANCHANABURI

Caroline Spinek on Asian Adventure

Amazing first experience traveling in South East Asia. Every location we went to was unique: from the jungle, to the islands, to the rooftop bars in the heart of the city. All of the details and logistics were handled with ease by our Trip Manager, Jess, allowing us to fully maximize our time in each place. I would recommend this trip to anyone!

Joshua Weedon on Vietnam Experience

The itinerary was amazing as I never would have been able to organize half of the activities we did on my own. Made some lifelong friendships and have never laughed so hard in my life, Highly recommend, honestly the best thing I have ever done.

Caitlynn Stone on Bangkok to Singapore Adventure

From the temples and busy streets of Bangkok to the beautiful sky bars in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore everything was amazing. If you want to step outside your comfort zone, be humbled and appreciate a simpler way of life go to Asia with Contiki!


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I made so many lifelong friends across the globe and I cannot wait to book my next trip with Contiki! Josan Gulliab, Big Indochina Adventure

6JGPRCEěKECĚSěTė We’re exclusively for 18-35 year olds. Meet like-minded people from Australia, New Zealand, the USA & Canada, & all over Asia, Africa, Latin America & Europe. Enjoy unforgettable experiences you can only have through shared travel. TRAIN STREET, HANOI, VIETNAM @ALYSSAAMONTE

Join us solo, with friends or with a partner, you’ll leave part of the Contiki Family. Our groups in Asia are perfect for getting to know a place, with new friends, with an average of 20-25 people.


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T H E D E TA I L S S O R T E D

We take the hassle out of travel Booking your own sprawling adventure across Asia - that’s a lot of logistics. That’s why so many travelers buy our trips. We’re experts in making travel hassle-free, taking out all the dullness and leaving you with all the best parts. Here’s what we sort out for you, so you can kick back & enjoy your vacation.

Our accommodation: from boutique to unique Sorting out accommodation can be a pain. That’s why we do the legwork for you, so you can relax and focus on the day ahead. We put a lot of thought into accommodation, so you get the most out of Asia, and we’re always on the hunt for the coolest places

to stay in every destination we visit. From comfy hotels with swimming pools to floating river raft hotels and authentic homestays in the rolling hills of Northern Vietnam, we make sure the places you stay always perfectly reflect the destinations you visit.

HOTELS

B E AC H R E S O R T S

Comfy & right in the action.

Wake up to the sound of the ocean.

Neo+ Hotel Penang, Malaysia

Charm Churee Koh Tao, Thailand

This modern and chic hotel gives you gorgeous panoramas of Georgetown as you take a dip in its rooftop pool. Stay here on: Bangkok to Singapore Adventure p.28

On a glorious private beach, watch enchanting sunsets from Thai style bungalows built into the jungle. Stay here on: Thai Island Hopper East p.39

S P E C I A L S TAYS

AQUEEN JALAN BESAR, SINGAPORE

FLOATING RAFT HUTS, KHAO SOK, THAILAND @MEGAN_SCHARFE

JUNGLE TREE HOUSE, KHAO SOK, THAILAND @MCDONALDMEE

JUNKBOAT SPECIAL STAY, HA LONG BAY, VIETNAM

CHARM CHUREE RESORT, KOH TAO, THAILAND

NEO + HOTEL, PENANG MALAYSIA

Exclusive or unique accommodations, that reflect the history or culture of the places we visit. Home-stay Special Stay Sapa, Vietnam Nestled in the terraced hills of Sapa, stay in the homes of the locals and glimpse their way of life as you share tasty Vietnamese food and rice wine. Stay here on: Northern Vietnam Escape p.44

Buddhist Guest House Special Stay, Mount Koya, Japan

Floating Rafts Hotel Special Stay Kanchanaburi, Thailand

In the shadow of Mount Koya, you’ll be hosted and fed in these beautifully decorated guest rooms by the monks who live here. Stay here on: Japan Unrivaled, p.54

One of the most unique hotel experiences in the world, these floating huts are woven from bamboo, and float gently on the River Kwai Stay here on: Total Thailand p.42

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Thailand has everything, I fell in love. The night in the jungle rafts forces you to disconnect from everything, we spent the night at the bar singing songs with this man playing the guitar, it was a beautiful experience. Leslie Figueroa, Northern Thai Highlights on

6JGPRCEěKECĚSěTė Accommodation is included every night of your trip. WiFi available at most of our Asia accommodation. Special Stays – Much more than just a place to sleep, our Special Stays are carefully curated unique accommodations that reflect the destinations and cultures we visit.

Stay Longer – We offer special deals to stay longer before or after your trip. Visit contiki.com/staylonger for more. 3 & 4 star hotels – Our hotels across Asia are comfy, conveniently located and packed with quality facilities. You won’t want to leave. Beach Resorts for a taste of that luxury life, Wake up next to crystal clear waters.


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HOSTS, EXPERTS, EXPLORERS, GUIDES Meet your crew Our team are the absolute best in the business. Fun, friendly and brainy, they make everyone feel connected and bring a different side of Asia to life before your eyes.

Our Trip Manager Shannon was the best! She made the experience what it was that much more with her knowledge and energetic positive vibes.

T H E D E TA I L S S O R T E D

Patrick Hughes, Northern Thai Highlights TRIP MANAGER SHANNON GIVES A TOUR OF AGRA FORT, JAIPUR, INDIA

REBECCA TRIP MANAGER

T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

I used to be a vegetarian but when I came to Asia I tried guinea pigs, spiders & snails and actually really enjoyed them!

How we get you from A to B In Asia, getting around is half the fun. Here’s how we take you around the continent, hassle-free

NUT TRIP MANAGER Molly Kristic on Thai Island Hopper West I am so forever grateful that Nut was our Trip Manager for the week. He truly cared about each and every one of us in the group. He put all of his energy and time into every little detail of the trip, he was very easy going and SO MUCH FUN!!

JASMINE TRIP MANAGER Chelsea, on Cambodia & Laos Uncovered My tour guide Jazz was the most AMAZING tour guide in the world! She brought so much energy and positivity in our group. I made some really close new friendships and experienced amazing things with amazing people! Thank you again Jazz and Contiki!!

6JGPRCEěKECĚSěTė Air-conditioned private coaches Ferries between paradise islands Local transportation like tuk-tuks to zip around cities

Overnight trains to ensure you never miss a second of travel time Internal flights to get you speedily from A to B


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UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

SEE ELEPHANTS ON SAFARI, SRI LANKA @BELLA_IANTHE

Sure, we visit some incredible and iconic destinations, but it’s the things that you do in a place that make it memorable. When you travel with us there are 3 ways to experience Asia.

IN CLUDED EX PER IEN CES

FREE TIME A DD-ONS

FREE TIME

From the iconic to the unexpected, the experiences included in the price of your trip always make the most out of the places you visit.

These are the optional experiences you can choose to fill your day with. Hand-picked by our travel experts, they help you build the trip you want with the budget you’ve got.

Scheduled into every trip, this is your chance to taste snacks on the streets like a local, swim in the sea in Thailand or visit those Japanese hotspots you’ve gazed at longingly on Insta.

See • on trip pages for the included experiences on each trip.

Look out for these icons on trip pages to see the types of experiences each trip will have:

C U LTU R A L EXPERIEN CES

See F on trip pages for the Free Time Add-Ons available on each trip.

LOC A L EXPERIEN CES

FOOD EXPERIEN CES

WELLNESS & AC TIVE EXPERIEN CES

CONSC I OU S TRAVEL EXPERIEN CES

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, travelers 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.


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C U LT U R A L EXPERIENCES Taking you to the timeless & the trendy

PLAY SOCCER WITH LOCALS, KOH PANYEE, THAILAND @DONPATERSON24

See the timeless Asia is pretty big on history, but there’s so many cool things happening in the here and now. That’s why on our trips we take you from the timeless to the trendy in the blink of an eye, showcasing the best of a destination’s historical depth and hipster hangouts.

Visit the iconic Taj Mahal, Agra, India Do them on: Eternal India p.62 Experience the energy of Phuket’s famed Bangla Road, Thailand Do them on: Total Thailand p.42

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

Explore the ancient temples of Miyajima, Japan Do them on: Japan Unrivaled p.54

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Learn to dance Bollywood-style in a Mumbai studio, India

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Zip around Chiang Mai’s street food scene on a Vespa, Thailand

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Experience the famous Robot Restaurant show, Tokyo, Japan

LOCAL EXPERIENCES Glimpse the life of a local Edited by Contiki Trip Manager Rhiannon

M E KO N G D E LTA F I S H I N G & H O M E S TAY Mekong Delta, Vietnam

I know my travelers want to do more than scratch the surface of a destination. They love our local experiences as they get fascinating insights into the lives of real locals while supporting the communities we visit.

When we come here it always feels authentic. We check out the floating markets and get a feel for the way of life along the river. Then we stay at a Mekong guesthouse where the family who live there serve us local food. Do it on: Vietnam Experience p.48

U N S E E N AGRA Agra, India This is a great way to see the city. We jump on bikes and cycle past colorful temples, bustling markets & even the dohbi ghat (laundry district). I love how much more you can see on the bikes, while still feeling among it all. Plus, it’s an eco-friendly way to get around. Do it on: Delhi to Kathmandu Quest p.58


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WELLNESS & ACTIVE EXPERIENCES How to feel good on the road

Whether you want to get your good vibes from thrill seeking adventures or restorative yoga, here are just a few of the wellness and active experiences you can do with us.

SWIM IN ERAWAN FALLS, THAILAND

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M UAY T H A I CL ASS Chiang Mai There’s no better place to learn ‘the art of 8 limbs’ than in the rolling hills of Chiang Mai. Meeting the local, expert Thai boxers, you’ll get a rigorous - but beginnerfriendly - intro to the sport, focusing on fitness, strength and self-defense skills. Do it on: Asian Adventure p.32

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Go for mother nature’s premium spa experience at Nha Trang’s world-famous mud baths. With a combination of geothermal heat and volcanic mud, they relieve muscle pains, soften your skin and improve circulation. Do it on: Big Indochina Adventure p.34

Nothing compliments yoga more than tranquility of overlooking a majestic lake stretching out into the horizon. A yoga class in Udaipur, India, allows you to soak up all that scenery while discovering your inner nirvana the perfect way to feel good inside and out. Do it on: Eternal India p.62

TAKE A MUD BATH Nha Trang, Vietnam

ROOFTOP YOGA Udaipur, India

MEET LOCAL MONKS, LAOS @JENROSEPHOTOS

GI VI N G A L M S Luang Prabang, Laos The UNESCO listed Luang Prabang has an alms-giving ceremony that’s a longstanding tradition. As the sun rises we sit and offer fruit and traditional snacks to the local monks as they depart the beautiful temples. Do it on: Cambodia & Laos Uncovered p.30

MUAY THAI CLASS, CHIANG MAI, THAILAND @TOURSWITHMATT

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FOOD EXPERIENCES To travel is to eat When you travel, food isn’t just fuel - it’s an experience, a memory and something that tastes better with friends. That’s our Munch food philosophy, and it informs all of the incredible foodie experiences you can do with us. THE C OOKI N G CL A SS Create your own Okonomiyaki in Hiroshima, Japan Watch the masters make this savoury pancake fried with noodles, egg, vegetables & a whole bunch of other fillings. Then it’s your turn to concoct this crazy fusion of ingredients, & put your teppan skills to the test.

MARKET LUNCH, PENANG, MAL AYSIA

Do it on: Japan Unrivaled p.54 C U LT U R A L F E A S T S NOODLES, SINGAPORE

Indulge in a Chinese dumpling banquet Discover the delicate art of the perfect dumpling as you try 16 different types at the Xi-an Tang Dynasty Dumpling Banquet and show. They say you are what you eat, and it’s likely you’ll leave this banquet at least feeling as plump and stuffed as the dumplings themselves. Do it on: China Adventure p.56

STREET FOOD, BANGKOK, THAIL AND

EAT WI TH LOC A L S Cooking demonstration & local family dinner, Jaipur, India See exactly what goes into making all of your Indian faves, as a local family prepares our dinner. Count the piles of colorful spices as they’re added into the mix & let the smell of them frying whet your appetite for dinner, when we’ll all sit down together & tuck in. Do it on: Eternal India p.62

Talia Trip Manager @taliajane FREE TIME TIP

If you’re a caffeine fiend like me, you’ll adore Vietnam. Vietnamese coffee is found on almost every street corner & uses a dollop of sweet condensed milk that makes it go really well with a fresh pastry.

The best thing about India has to be those little moments - the taste of a warm fresh chai at dawn in a bustling Mumbai newspaper alley and the welcoming smiles of the Sikh community as you sit to eat with them in their temple. Sonia Diab, Eternal India on


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Eat like a local with Contiki Trip Manager Eleanor’s guide to what to order across Asia

ICECREAM SANDWICH, SINGAPORE

LOCAL LUNCHES, HOI AN , VIETNAM

Vietnam: Pho, Bun Bo Hue, Rice Paper Rolls India: Masala Dosa, Chicken Biryani, Chaat, Chai Japan: Sushi, Sashimi, Ramen, Miso Soup Nepal: Dal Bhat, Sel Roti, Samosas, Momos

I live in Thailand full time, & absolutely live for food. So much so, I have tattoos of chilli & Pho. Here’s my guide to what you have to try when you visit Asia.

Cambodia: Fish Amok, Banana Blossom Salad, Kampot Crab Thailand: Pad Thai, Papaya Salad, Tom Yum Soup Malaysia: Nasi Kerabu, Curry Laksa, Chee Cheong Fun

The practical stuff The most important meal of the day: breakfast is included, most days. We include local dinners so you can taste the delicious variety of Asian food, from dumplings to curries and everything in between. You’ll have free time to explore a destination’s local eats, with expert tips from our Trip Managers.

With our optional foodie Free Time Add-Ons, you’ll dine in the homes of locals & have cultural feasts with your Contiki fam. Take a cooking class and learn how to make Pad Thai in Chiang Mai or roll your own sushi in Japan.

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C ON SC I O U S T RAV E L EX PE R I E N C E S A fresh perspective on travel Traveling consciously is about treading lightly, giving something back to the communities you visit and gaining a fresh perspective. Here are some of the conscious travel experiences you can do with us.

MEET ELEPHANTS AT A SANCTUARY, THAIL AND @ELL A_DOYLE

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

PANDA BREEDING CENTRE, CHENGDU, CHINA @JVANSCHOON

The care for animals, people and the environment Contiki encourages is amazing! Rhys Taylor, Northern Thai Highlights

TURTLE CONSERVATION IN KOSGODA, SRI LANKA @LASH2LASHES

OC K POP TOC K Luang Prabang, Laos

E L E P H A N T N AT U R E PA R K C h i a n g Ma i , T h a i l a n d

D H O N K C E N T RE Ra j a s t h a n , I n d i a

This growing community supports the artisans of Laos. Founded in 2000 by 5 female weavers, the project is founded on the principles of fair trade and sustainable business practices, leading the way in ethical fashion. Now, we visit and support these remarkable women as they create vibrant textiles using traditional methods.

The Elephant Nature Park is constantly rescuing and rehabilitating elephants, allowing you to meet, greet, feed and bathe with these aweinspiring animals. This is your best opportunity to interact with elephants without exploiting them.

The craft center of Dhonk makes the link between poaching and a lack of economic opportunities for the local people. By hiring and giving skills training to the wives of ex-poachers, it supports families who have been removed from the park, while helping you to do your part to save Indiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s magnificent national animal.

Do it on: Northern Thai Highlights p.40

Do it on: Cambodia & Laos Uncovered p.30

And some more experiences youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll do with us:

Eat at the Tree Alliance Restaurant, Cambodia Teaching valuable skills to former street kids Visit Panda Breeding Centre, China Protecting and preserving the lives of pandas Visit Lanta Animal Welfare & Rescue centre, Koh Lanta And meet the dogs & cats for adoption at this non-profit animal home

Do it on: Eternal India p.62

Visit Kosgoda Turtle Conservation Centre, Sri Lanka Helping to prevent poaching of turtle eggs Visit Wildlife SOS Elephant Rescue Centre in India A TreadRight & Contiki Caressupported project, where travelers can meet over 20 rescued elephants Visit Hong Ngoc Fine Arts Company, Vietnam Providing artistic training & jobs to local people with disabilities

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LOCAL WOMEN , ARAVELLI, INDIA @HEYNADINE

Trip Spotlight ME to WE India An unforgettable volunteering experience in Rajasthan’s rural countryside, where you gain rare insights into India’s culture, communities and natural beauty while supporting a sustainable international development project. DAYS 4 LEARN ABOUT PRINTING TECHNIQUES AT DHONK CENTRE, RAJASTHAN , INDIA

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ACC OM M ODATION 3 NIGHTS

What you’ll do RE L A X W I T H S O M E M O RN I N G YO GA

TREE ALLI A N CE F OUNDAT I ON Cambo di a This not-for-profit organization helps young people out of poverty through the power of food. They educate at-risk young people and give them hands-on training and skills to thrive in the tourism and hospitality industry. The food at their Cambodian restaurant is delicious, and the staff are the friendliest you’ll ever meet.

M A K E YO U R M ARK

To focus the mind before a day of rewarding work.

From helping to build schools to repairing wells, this trip helps you truly have a positive impact on local communities.

SIT WITH THE WO M E N ’ S C I RC LE

WITNESS TRADITIONAL PERFORMAN CES

And trade stories with the inspirational local women who are working hard for their community.

In the evenings you’ll enjoy dinner all together as you watch local dancers and musicians.

Do it on: Big Indochina Adventure p.34

The Practical stuff You’ll use eDocs for all your travel documents, & then we plant a tree in your name to fight against deforestation.

When you travel by train, you’ll be on one of the most sustainable forms of transportation on the continent.

With a Contiki water bottle, tap water is safe to drink all around the world - so there’s no need for single use plastics.

You’ll support the communities you visit during your trip, as we work with local suppliers.

Recycle your waste by using the collection bags on all our coaches.

MEET LOCALS, @HEYNADINE

ARAVELLI LODGE, @HEYNADINE

HELP TO BUILD LOCAL PL ACES, LIKE SCHOOLS @HEYNADINE

MEET THE KIDS WHO ATTEND SCHOOLS BUILT BY METOWE, @HEYNADINE

Our Contiki tote bags, available on trip, are made locally, so you can reduce your plastic consumption, and support local makers.


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TreadRight Ambassador Celine Cousteau’s tips for sustainable travel

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Keep up the good work

You say no to straws and use a waterbottle at home, so keep doing what you do at home, abroad. 2.

Make travel matter. Not just on your trip; we believe sustainable travel matters all year round. With the help of our parent company, The Travel Corporation, we work with the TreadRight Foundation to support key projects globally. Our mission is to do our part in three key ways, protecting people, wildlife and the planet we share. See all of TreadRight’s projects at treadright.org

Spend your travel money wisely

Do what you can to spend your money with sustainable & ethical suppliers. Or consider donating to a charity that‘s local to the places you visit. 3.

Keep traveling & tread lightly

Travel is the best thing any of us can do. It opens our eyes to new cultures & builds shared respect, so tread lightly & keep traveling. Hear all her tips on the Contiki Podcast, Out Of Office

We respect local cultures and champion traditional heritage, working together with the local communities and artisans we visit.

We support and educate on ethical animal experiences and protect the world’s most at-risk wildlife from extinction.

In our offices and on the road, we think green with our policies, products and practices, committed to keeping our planet safe.

I RAQ AL - A M I R WOM E N’ S C OOPERAT I V E

W I LD LI F E S O S E L E P H A N T H O S P I TA L

TAKE 3 FOR THE SEA I N I T I AT I V E , AU S T R A L I A

This cooperative helps women become financially independent while preserving local heritage and handicraft skills, such as pottery and weaving. Managed and run by local women, it has provided training for more than 150 women from all the villages of Wadi Seer on traditional handicrafts, which are then sold in the cooperative’s gift shop.

Located in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, the Wildlife SOS centre is the only elephant hospital in India. It helps elephants living in urban environments that are wounded, malnourished and dehydrated, or those being used illegally and commercially under deprived conditions, offering medical services to elephants in need, and training their handlers on humane treatment and management.

#Take3fortheSea is a movement with one clear objective: to reduce and eventually eliminate plastic pollution. Founded in Bondi (around the corner from Contiki Australia’s HQ), the movement has grown in momentum and inspired beach clean ups in 125+ countries. The idea is simple - whenever you leave the beach or a waterway, take 3 pieces of trash with you to save them from ending up in our oceans. We aim to collect 23,000 pieces of plastic this year. Who’s with us?

L - R: CELINE COUSTEAU VISITS THE IRAQ AL AMIR WOMEN’S COOPERATIVE, JORDAN , @CELINECOUSTEAU; C HRISTIE BRINKLEY VISITS THE WILDLIFE SOS CENTRE, INDIA @C HRISTIEBRINKLEY; TAKE 3 FOR THE SEA COLLECTION @TAKE3FORTHESEA


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C O N T I K I VA L U E You could do it yourself, but it’d be less fun (and more expensive) Thanks to Contiki my Asia trip was one of the best vacations I have ever been on. Got to meet so many great people and everything is run so smoothly and well thought out. <ZgmpZbmmhmkZo^epbmama^fZ`Zbg Cathryn, Asian Adventure

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The facts: All discounts are subject to availability & may be withdrawn at any point without notice, see contiki.com/deals for the most up-to-date terms and conditions. All these discounts apply to the land portion of your trip price only (this excludes taxes, included flight costs, National Park fees, trek permits, extra accommodation, festival tickets, any optional activities). Your trip price does not include the costs of international flights that start or end your trip. New Release Deals do not apply to bookings within 45 days of departure. See contiki.com/deals for full terms and conditions. Your first trip must be 7 days or longer in order to be eligible for a $50 second-trip deposit. With FlexDeposit, the value of the original deposit can be used towards booking a new trip. The original deposit refers to the trip deposit only and excludes any additional deposits such as the Gorilla Trek permits or flights. FlexDeposit only applies to full priced deposits (not second trip deposits of $50 or promotional low deposits). See full terms and conditions for FlexDeposit on p.83. It is possible to use a Loyalty Discount with a Multi-trip Discount on the same booking, however only one 5% discount will be applied per trip. You can combine the New Release Deals, Loyalty Discount and the Multi-Trip Discount on trips of 7 days or longer. Multiple discounts are added incrementally and not as a total amount off the gross price. The Multi-Trip Discount will be applied to the lower priced of your two (or more) trips, please contact Contiki or your travel agent to apply relevant discounts when booking your trip.


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T R AV E L S T Y L E S Find your travel style Travel means lots of different things to different people. That’s why we’ve split our trips into three distinct travel styles. These help you to find the right trip for you, with flexibility around the places

you’ll go, the amount of free time you’ll have, the number of Included Experiences, the type of accommodation, range of budgets, and even group size.

Here are our three main travel styles for exploring Asia:

D I S C OV E R E R

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

See it all, do it all

Go local

• •

Experience many countries and cultures on one trip • Loads of unique travel experiences included in the cost of your trip • Local and central 3 & 4 star hotels, Special Stays & beach resorts See Discoverer trips from p.26

Explore one country or region in-depth Lots of included travel experiences centred around cultural immersion • Local and central 3 & 4 star hotels, Special Stays & beach resorts See In-Depth Trips from p.36

MEET A D I S C OV E R E R T R AV E L E R

MEET AN IN-DEPTH EXPLORER T R AV E L E R

Name: James Age: 23

Name: Amy

Trip: Asian Adventure p.32

Trip: Pure Sri Lanka p.64

Reason for doing the trip? I backpacked around Europe but wasn’t sure about my solo skills in Asia. That’s why this trip was perfect. Everything was sorted and I made instant friends.

Reason for doing the trip? I’ve wanted to go for ages, but was daunted about exploring on my own. This trip seemed like really good value and I felt I really knew the country well by the time I left, plus I made loads of new friends.

Highlights of the trip? Bathing with elephants in Kanchanaburi! It was nice to know that it was a sanctuary and the animals weren’t being exploited.

Age: 29

Highlights of the trip? I had seen the classic hang-out-of-the-train shot and loved being able to recreate it myself - the scenery was absolutely beautiful!


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GARDENS BY THE BAY, SINGAPORE KOH SAMUI, THAIL AND @BRONTE_BARRATT VISIT HA LONG BAY, VIETNAM @JT_JENKINS

S K I & S N O W B OA R D Snow. Sleep. Repeat •

Hit the world famous slopes of Hakuba with your Contiki pals • Stay in a cozy chalet on the mountain village, with its own Onsen spring • Choose from 4 day or 6 day Ski options • Ski runs for every level of experience See Ski & Snowboard Trips from p.66

MEET A SKI & S N O W B OA R D T R AV E L E R WANDER STREETS OF HOI AN , VIETNAM @NIKKISTUART_

Name: Luke

Age: 26

Trip: Japan Winter Wonder PLUS 4 day ski p.68 Reason for doing the trip? I’ve always wanted to explore Japan in general, but as a snowboarder the fact that I could add a ski section to my trip made this a no brainer! Highlights of the trip? Tokyo was incredible but the highlight has to be Hakuba. I’d heard it was one of the best ski spots in the world but it blew me away. I even got to chill out in an Onsen hot spring after a session.

WALK THE WALLS OF THE AMBER FORT, JAIPUR, INDIA


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HANG OUT ON LOCAL STREET ART, PENANG, MAL AYSIA


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SEE IT ALL, DO IT ALL

HAVE FOODIE EXPERIEN CES L I K E

If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re equal parts cultural explorer and bucket-list checker, our Discoverer trips are for you. The perfect travel style for those looking for both iconic sights and local experiences, these trips will take you across Asia from the paradise islands of South Thailand to the temples of Cambodia, with quality hotels and tons of incredible experiences included in the cost of your trip.

S L E E P I N P L AC ES LI K E:

HAWKER HALL LUNCH, SINGAPORE

STREET FOOD, PENANG, MALAYSIA

COOKING CLASS, CHIANG MAI, THAILAND

FLOATING RAFT HOTEL, KANCHANABURI, THAILAND @TRAVELWITHGRACES

DO TH IN GS LIKE:

FLOATING RAFT HUTS, KHAO SOK, THAILAND @MARLENSHIS

QUAD BIKING, CAMBODIA @SINEADMURRAY_

DRINK TEA, CAMERON HIGHLANDS, MALAYSIA @GABBIBROWN

NOUVO CITY HOTEL, BANGKOK

VISIT TEMPLES, VIETNAM @TAYLHA__ROESLER

These are the best Discoverer trips for: ON A BUDGET

MOST POPULAR

3+ COUNTRIES

Cambodia & Laos Uncovered

p.30

Asian Adventure

p.32

Big Indochina Adventure

p.34

Asian Adventure

p.32

Bangkok to Singapore Adventure

p.28

Bangkok to Singapore Adventure

p.28


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BANGKOK TO SINGAPORE ADVENTURE THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

14

3

DAYS

COUNTRIES

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

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

4.8 RATING

TRANSPORTATION All private coach transportation, 1 internal flight, ferry & an overnight train

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GROUP SIZE 24 average group size

TEAM Trip Manager & Englishspeaking Local Guides

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

Walk the colorful streets of Georgetown, Penang

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

LOCAL

• Stay in a jungle tree house surrounded by the tropical gardens & lush lakeside forest of Khao Sok • Visit Kuala Lumpur’s hotspots including the Petronas Towers on a guided city tour

CULTURAL

FOOD

WELLNESS & ACTIVE

F Take a guided tour of Bangkok’s Royal Palace & feed the fish in the local klongs (canals) • Tour the temples & check out the famous street art in Georgetown, Penang • Take a tour of Malaysia’s lush tea plantations in the Cameron Highlands

• Taste a selection of traditionally steamed dishes at a ‘Steamboat’ dinner in the Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

• Paddle past the limestone karsts of Khao Sok National Park on a canoe tour F Sunset Dinner Cruise F Half Day Islands Cruise

CONSCIOUS TRAVEL • Want to avoid buying plastic bottles in Asia? Before you set off from Bangkok, pick up our travel-friendly Contiki water bottle with advanced filtration system for unlimited clean, safe drinking water on your trip


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GET DECOR INSPO IN SINGAPORE

START 6PM BANGKOK

Amazing trip! Excellent destinations, Special Stays & activities, with a fairly chilled out pace. The trip has a good mix of beautiful scenery, outdoor time & urban exploration. The river & lake accommodations were so unique & special, & the hotel at Krabi was a highlight.

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) +Overnight Train Special Stay F Grand Palace Guided Tour

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DAYS 5 - 6 KRABI (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 – you may never want to leave. Hotel (B)(B) F Half Day Islands Cruise DAYS 7 - 8 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

DAY 3 KHAO SOK Soon 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) +Jungle Tree House Special Stay • Entrance to Khao Sok National Park • Canoe Tour of Khao Sok National Park

Coach or Train

KHAO SOK

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) +Floating Raft Huts Special Stay • Day Cruise on Lake Cheow Larn

DAY 1 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 9 PENANG 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)

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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 &

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DAY 10 CAMERON HIGHLANDS Moving on from Penang we'll arrive amidst the wild

guava & chirping birds of Malaysia's Cameron Highlands. Here we'll indulge in a traditional 'Steamboat' dinner using the unique steam cooking method famous in the area. Hotel (B,D) • Tour of Temples & street art in Georgetown • Included 'Steamboat' dinner in the Cameron Highlands DAYS 11 - 12 KUALA LUMPUR This morning we'll be frolicking about with a tea plantation tour & sightseeing of the local area, before breathing in our final gulps of fresh highland air, it's then onto the city vibes of Kuala Lumpur, where we'll spend the next 2 nights exploring the city. Hotel (B)(B) • Tea Plantation Tour • City sightseeing of Kuala Lumpur F Visit Batu Caves DAY 13 SINGAPORE 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) DAY 14 SINGAPORE 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) END 9AM SINGAPORE

WHEN CAN I GO?

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Jan 16 Feb 13 Mar 13

Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge. Single room supplements are available (only applicable in hotels). A copy of your valid passport is required at time of booking. Trip starts 6:00pm in Bangkok & ends approx. 9:00am in Singapore. O These trips will be in Thailand for Songkran (Thai New Year & water festival). Q Trip spends Xmas in Krabi & NYE in Kuala Lumpur. 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.

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FLOATING RAFT HUTS SPECIAL STAY, KHAO SOK For your 2 nights in the spellbinding Khao Sok National Park, you’ll stay in Floating Raft Huts along with Jungle Treehouses. The perfect launching pads to swim, explore and relax, you’ll be nestled between forests and tropical gardens, as well as the beautiful lake.


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CAMBODIA & LAOS UNCOVERED THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

9

2

DAYS

COUNTRIES

8 NIGHTS 8 nights in 3-4 star hotels

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

4.8 RATING

TRANSPORTATION All private coach transportation & 2 internal flights

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GROUP SIZE 24 average group size

TEAM Trip Manager & Englishspeaking Local Guides

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

Get face-to-face with history at Angkor Wat, Siem Reap @amberbayani

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

LOCAL

• Take a scenic drive to Vang Vieng • Take part in a ritual morning ceremony offering alms (food) to Buddhist Monks in Luang Prabang, Laos

CULTURAL

• Marvel at the cascading beauty of Kuang Si Waterfall • Go temple hopping at the majestic Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom & Ta Prohm at Siem Reap

FOOD

• Dinner at the Friends TREE Alliance Restaurant in Phnom Penh, a social enterprise serving up delicious local cuisine

WELLNESS & ACTIVE F Explore Vang Vieng by river with a kayaking & caving experience F Take a sunset Quad Biking adventure through the Cambodian countryside in Siem Reap • Explore the French colonial influences of UNESCO-listed Luang Prabang on two wheels with a bicycle ride

CONSCIOUS TRAVEL • Visit the COPE Support Centre in Vientiane, Laos, providing prosthetic limbs & support for local people with disabilities • Visit the Ock Pop Tok Centre, supporting local female textile artisans in Laos


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OFFER ALMS (FOOD) TO THE LOC AL MONKS, LUANG PRABANG @RHIKB This trip is a section of our larger trip 27-day Big Indochina Adventure (see p.34.) This means you’ll join a group who have already been traveling together.

Nightstops Coach or Train Ì

Plane

FLIGHTS INCLUDED

START 6PM LUANG PRABANG

START

2

DAY 1 LUANG 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

LUANG PRABANG

LAOS

VANG VIENG

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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) • Visit Wat Xieng Thong Temple • Bike ride around Luang Prabang • Visit Ock Pop Tock Centre for Local Artisans (TreadRight partner) • Witness a Buddhist Alms Giving F Kuang Si Waterfall Visit

CAMBODIA 2

1

PHNOM PENH

DAYS 3 - 4 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)

The places you visit & travel to & the experiences that you get along the way on this trip are just mind blowing, from bike riding the street in Luang Prabang to sipping Angkor beer on pub street. Teagan Zwynenberg on

• Scenic drive to Vang Vieng F Kayaking & Caving Experience DAY 5 VIENTIANE 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 – a local charity working with land mine victims. Hotel (B) • Visit Luang Stupa & Patuxi • Visit to COPE Support Centre

• Visit Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom & Ta Prohm F Quad Biking at sunset DAY 9 SIEM REAP 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 9AM SIEM REAP

DAY 6 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 ‘Killing Fields' & Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, before having the mood lightened by a life changing TREE Alliance restaurant. Hotel (B,D) • Visit the "Killing Fields" & Genocide Museum • Dinner at a Tree Alliance Restaurant DAYS 7 - 8 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-8 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)

WHEN CAN I GO?

Start Feb 29 Mar 07 Mar 14 Mar 21 Mar 28 Apr 04 Apr 11 O Apr 18 Apr 25

End Mar 08 Mar 15 Mar 22 Mar 29 Apr 05 Apr 12 Apr 19 Apr 26 May03

Start May02 May16 May30 Jun 13 Jun 20 Jun 27 Jul 04 Jul 11 Jul 18

End May10 May24 Jun 07 Jun 21 Jun 28 Jul 05 Jul 12 Jul 19 Jul 26

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End Aug 02 Aug 09 Aug 23 Sep 06 Sep 20 Sep 27 Oct 04 Oct 11 Oct 18

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Q V X 4 

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2021

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2020

2020

2020/21 | CODE:LAKH | START LUANG PRABANG & FINISH SIEM REAP Start Jan 12 Jan 16 Jan 23 Jan 30 Feb 06 Feb 13 Feb 20 Feb 27 Mar 06

Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge. Single room supplements are available. A copy of your valid passport is required at time of booking. Trip starts 6:00pm in Luang Prabang & ends approx. 9:00am in Siem Reap. O These trips will be in Laos for Pi-Mai Lao (Laos New Year & water festival). Q Trip spends Xmas in Siem Reap. V Trip spends Xmas in Vang Vieng. X Trip spends Xmas in Pakbeng & NYE in Phnom Penh. 4 Trip spends NYE in Vang Vieng. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

End Jan 20 Jan 24 Jan 31 Feb 07 Feb 14 Feb 21 Feb 28 Mar 07 Mar 14

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End Mar 21 Mar 28 Apr 04 Apr 11

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JOURNEY THROUGH THE CRAGGED CAVES OF VANG VIENG, LAOS @JAKERICHTRAVELS

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SEE THE SUNRISE AT ANGKOR WAT, CAMBODIA Seeing Angkor Wat lit up with a golden sunrise is an unforgettable sight. Make everyone on your feed jealous as you capture this monumental labyrinth at its most stunning. Then grab a coffee - you've got a full day of temple-hopping ahead of you.


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ASIAN ADVENTURE THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

16

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 3-4 star hotels

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

4.7 RATING

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TRANSPORTATION

GROUP SIZE

All private coach transportation, 2 internal flights, an overnight train & slow boat

24 average group size

TEAM Trip Manager & Englishspeaking Local Guides

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

Meet the locals at the Grand Palace, Bangkok

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

LOCAL

• Guesthouse Special stay in Pakbeng • Take part in a ritual morning ceremony offering alms (food) to Buddhist Monks in Luang Prabang, Laos • Swim in the breathtaking Erawan waterfalls in Thailand

CULTURAL

• Visit infamous Death Railway & the Bridge on the beautiful River Kwai, Kanchanaburi • Go temple hopping at the majestic Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom & Ta Prohm at Siem Reap

FOOD

F Zip around Chiang Mai’s street food scene on an evening vespa food tour F Learn the secrets of Thai cooking at Chiang Mai • Enjoy an authentic familystyle dinner at Jungle Rafts

WELLNESS & ACTIVE F Explore Vang Vieng by river with a kayaking & caving experience F Take a sunset Quad Biking adventure through the Cambodian countryside in Siem Reap F Practice ‘the art of eight limbs’ in a Muay Thai class in Chiang Mai

CONSCIOUS TRAVEL • Visit the COPE Support Centre in Vientiane, Laos • Play with elephants at the Sai Yok Elephant Haven in Kanchanaburi • Dinner at the Friends TREE Alliance Restaurant in Phnom Penh, a social enterprise serving up delicious local cuisine


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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 flavors of northern Thai food, inhaling an abundance of lemongrass, chili & coconut. Hotel (B)(B) • Visit Doi Su Thep Temple F Thai Cooking Class & Market Visit F Muay Thai class F After dark vespa tour

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As a first visit to Thailand, Laos & Cambodia, the Asian Adventure allowed me to visit all the major sites I wanted to see & also have some experiences I didn't even know existed. The Jungle Raft Hotel on the River Kwai was probably my most memorable stay, & eating a Tarantula definitely ranks number 1 on my exotic food experiences! Hanna on This trip is a section of our larger trip 27-day Big Indochina Adventure (see p.34.) This means some of the group will continue once your trip ĂNKSJGS START 6PM BANGKOK

DAY 1 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) +Floating Raft Special Stay • Royal Palace guided tour & Khlong tour with fish 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) • Death Railway Museum, Second World War Cemetery & the Bridge on the River Kwai • Visit Sai Yok Elephant Sanctuary

DAY 7 PAKBENG 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 traveler's dream. (B,L,D) +Guest house Special Stay • River cruise on a local boat

DAYS 8 - 9 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) • Bike ride around Luang Prabang • Visit Ock Pop Tock Centre for Local Artisans (TreadRight partner) • Visit Wat Xieng Thong Temple • Visit Pak Ou Caves • Witness a Buddhist Alms Giving F Kuang Si waterfall visit DAYS 10 - 11 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) • Scenic drive to Vang Vieng F Kayaking & Caving Experience DAY 12 VIENTIANE The quaint capital of Laos will greet us with warmth & Mekong charm. Here in Vientiane we'll see sights like Pha That Luang stupa, & lend a hand at the COPE centre – a local charity working with land mine victims. Hotel (B) • Visit Luang Stupa & Patuxi • Visit to COPE Support Centre

DAY 13 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 ‘Killing Fields' & Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, before having the mood lightened by a life changing TREE Alliance restaurant. Hotel (B,D) • Visit the ‘Killing Fields' & Genocide Museum • Dinner at a TREE Alliance restaurant DAYS 14 - 15 SIEM REAP Flying out of Phnom Penh we'll arrive in Siem Reap, home of Angkor Wat, the bustling Pub Street & traditional markets. On day15 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) • Visit Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom & Ta Prohm F Quad Biking at Sunset DAY 16 SIEM REAP 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 organize a reunion tour. (B) END 9AM SIEM REAP

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Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge. Single room supplements are available (only applicable in hotels). A copy of your valid passport is required at time of booking. Trip starts 6:00pm in Bangkok & ends approx. 9:00am in Siem Reap. 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). Q Trip spends Xmas in Siem Reap. V Trip spends Xmas in Vang Vieng. X Trip spends Xmas in Pakbeng & NYE in Phnom Penh. 4 Trip spends Xmas on Overnight Train & NYE in Vang Vieng. Trip spends NYE in Chiang Mai. ' Trip spends NYE in Kanchanaburi. 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

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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) +Overnight Train Special Stay • Visit Erawan Waterfalls • Bike tour in Ayutthaya

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26 NIGHTS Unique Special Stays: 1 overnight train, 1 night in a floating raft, 2 nights in a Guesthouse, 1 night on a Chinese style Junk Boat in Halong Bay & 21 nights in 3-4 star hotels

26 breakfasts (B) 7 lunches (L) 5 dinners (D)

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TRANSPORTATION All private coach transportation, 1 overnight train, 6 internal flights & slow boat

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• Experience a slice of local life staying at a riverside Mekong Delta homestay • Take a leisurely cruise by local boat from Pakbeng along the Mekong river

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• Take a guided tour of Bangkok’s Royal Palace & feed the fish in the local klongs (canals) • Discover an immense underground world at the Cu Chi war tunnels in Vietnam

FOOD

F Get a taste of authentic Vietnam with a delicious Hue street food tour F Learn how to whip up fresh Vietnamese food with a Hoi An cooking class

WELLNESS & ACTIVE • Explore the French colonial influences of UNESCOlisted Luang Prabang on two wheels with a bicycle ride F Paddle over the emerald waters of Halong Bay by kayak

CONSCIOUS TRAVEL • Spend half a day with playful rescue elephants at the Sai Yok Elephant Haven in Kanchanaburi • Dinner at the Friends TREE Alliance Restaurant in Phnom Penh, a social enterprise serving up delicious local cuisine


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FLOATING JUNGLE RAFT HOTEL SPECIAL STAY, RIVER KWAI, KANCHANABURI This Special Stay along the River Kwai is a traveler's favorite & sees you staying in candlelit rooms on floating raft hotel rooms. Desire a dip? Just jump from your balcony into the river below! TRY THE PAD THAI, BANGKOK

START 6PM BANGKOK

DAY 1 BANGKOK Hello Bangkok! You’ll have time to unwind & enjoy the hotel before we all get acquainted. Hotel

DAYS 5 - 6 CHIANG MAI Our last destination in Thailand will entertain us with buzzing night markets, a charming Old Quarter, & temples. Hotel (B)(B) • Visit Doi Su Thep Temple F Thai Cooking Class & Market Visit F Muay Thai Class F After dark vespa tour

DAY 2 KANCHANABURI After a visit to the Grand Palace & a long tail boat ride, we’ll move to our floating Special Stay on the River Kwai. (B,D) +Floating Raft Special Stay • Grand Palace guided tour & Khlong tour

DAY 7 PAKBENG We’ll cross into Laos & on to Pakbeng, taking part of the trip by river cruise on a local boat. (B,L,D) +Guest house Special Stay • River cruise on a local boat

DAY 3 KANCHANABURI Our highlight today is a visit to the Sai Yok Elephant Haven. Cameras ready! Hotel (B,L) • See Death Railway Museum, Second World War Cemetery & the Bridge on the River Kwai • Visit Sai Yok Elephant Haven

DAYS 8 - 9 LUANG PRABANG We’ll be charmed by spiritual Luang Prabang. Hotel (B,L)(B) • Bike ride around Luang Prabang • Visit Ock Pop Tock Centre for Local Artisans (TreadRight Partner) • Visit Wat Xieng Thong Temple • Visit Pak Ou Caves • Witness a Buddhist Alms Giving F Kuang Si waterfall visit

DAY 4 OVERNIGHT TRAIN (AYUTTHAYA - CHIANG MAI) Today we’ll visit Erawan Falls before we board our overnight train to Chiang Mai. (B) +Overnight Train Special Stay • Visit Erawan Waterfalls • Bike tour in Ayutthaya

DAY 12 VIENTIANE The quaint capital of Laos will greet us with warmth & Mekong charm. Hotel (B) • Visit Luang Stupa & Patuxi • Visit COPE support centre

DAYS 19 - 20 NHA TRANG A flight takes us to the coastal resort town of Nha Trang. Hotel (B)(B) • View the Notre Dame Cathedral, General Post Office & the Presidential Palace • Visit the War Remnants Museum F Cruise & swimming day trip F Mud Bath & Hot Springs Experience

DAY 13 PHNOM PENH A short flight will land us in Phnom Penh. Hotel (B,D) • Visit the ‘Killing Fields’ & Genocide Museum • Dinner at a TREE Alliance restaurant

GOT MORE TIME? Got more time? Why not add the Northern Vietnam Escape trip p.44

DAY 26 HANOI After a last bout of swimming & monkey spotting, we’ll head back to Hanoi for our final night. Hotel (B,L) F Kayaking on Halong Bay

DAYS 21 - 22 HOI AN We’ll arrive today in dreamy Hoi An. Hotel (B)(B) • Visit the town’s Old Quarter & Japanese covered bridge • Guided bike ride through Hoi An’s UNESCO listed Ancient Town F Tasty Vietnamese cooking class F Marble Mountains Tour

DAYS 14 - 15 SIEM REAP We’ll fly to Siem Reap, home of Angkor Wat. Hotel (B)(B) • Visit Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom & Ta Prohm F Quad Biking at Sunset DAY 16 HO CHI MINH We’ll explore Vietnam’s buzzing capital Hotel (B)

DAYS 10 - 11 VANG VIENG Limestone karsts & delicious Lao pancakes will be waiting in Vang Vieng. Hotel (B,L)(B) • Scenic drive to Vang Vieng F Kayaking & Caving Experience

DAY 25 HALONG BAY A Chinese style ‘junk boat’ will drift us around the limestone island setting of the Gulf of Tonkin. (B,L,D) +Junk Boat Special Stay • Visit the Sung Sot Caves

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DAY 17 MEKONG DELTA Rise & shine for a journey to the Mekong Delta (B,L,D) +Guest house Special Stay • Mekong Delta fishing experience • See local industry demonstrations • Mekong Delta cruise

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DAY 18 HO CHI MINH Leaving the Mekong after breakfast, we’ll journey back to Ho Chi Minh via the Cu Chi tunnels. Hotel (B) • Visit to the Cu Chi tunnels

DAY 24 HANOI Flying into Hanoi, we’ll settle into the Old Quarter. Hotel (B) • Visit the Temple of Literature

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Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge. Single room supplements are available (only applicable in hotels). 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 in Bangkok & ends approx. 9:00am in Hanoi. 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 Hoi An & NYE in Hanoi (final day). V Trip spends Xmas in Ho Chi Minh & NYE in Hanoi. X Trip spends Xmas in Siem Reap & NYE in Nha Trang. 4 Trip spends Xmas in Vang Vieng & NYE in Mekong Delta. Trip spends Xmas in Pakbeng & NYE in Phnom Penh. ' Trip spends Xmas on Overnight Train & NYE in Vang Vieng. W Trip spends NYE in Chiang Mai. + Trip spends NYE in Kanchanaburi. 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.

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• Experience the colorful energy of Phuket’s famed Bangla Road • See the iconic limestone karsts of the Thai islands

F Scale the beachside cliffs of Krabi with a half day rock climbing experience F Day Snorkeling on the Bay, Phi Phi

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your time bathing in the sun, checking out the shopping, or marvelling at Chinese architecture in Phuket Town, the choice is yours! Hotel (B)

DAY 1 PHUKET 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

DAYS 3 - 4 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 Day on the Bay

DAY 2 PHUKET When we're not bouncing through the neon light & energetic dance floors of Bangla Road, we'll be getting lost in the amazing sights & beautiful beaches lining the shores. Spend

DAYS 5 - 7 KRABI (AO NANG) Back on the Thai mainland we'll take in the island vistas from the charming setting of Krabi. Maybe opt to go rock climbing or out on a speed boat cruise. Local markets, cheap massages & sunset cocktails can reward us from all these adventurous activities. Hotel (B,D)(B)(B) F Phang Nga Bay day cruise F Half Day Rock Climbing

Phuket shortly after arriving back from Krabi. We'll cheers our final coconuts & go our separate ways, making sincere plans to organize a reunion tour. (B) END 1PM PHUKET

Such a fun-filled experience. Being my first Contiki, I wasn't sure what to expect, but I had one of the most amazing weeks! This trip is perfect for a short but enjoyable getaway, lots of nights out but also plenty of downtime. Would 100% do again. Kimblerley Scholar on

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Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge. Single room supplements are available. Trip starts 6:00pm in Phuket & ends approx. 1:00pm in Phuket. Please book flights out of Phuket after 2:30pm. OThis trip will be in Thailand for Songkran (Thai New Year & water festival). QThis trip will spend Xmas in Krabi. VThis trip will spend Xmas in Phi Phi. XThis trip will spend NYE in Krabi. 4This trip will spend NYE in Phuket

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

10 INCLUDED MEALS 8 breakfasts (B) 2 dinners (D)

Private mini-coach & local ferries

F Explore the wonders of Koh Samui with a Jeep Safari

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F Grab a snorkel & hit the seas on an island cruise & snorkeling adventure, Koh Phangan F Scuba dive in the crystal clear waters of Koh Tao

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The one that delivers a tropical blend of heavenly beaches, divine food & full moon fun

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Hang out in Koh Samui, Thailand @_shann._

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DAY 1 KOH SAMUI 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 DAYS 2 - 3 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-meter golden Buddha statue & sampling local delicacies like coconut Penang curry & fresh mangosteen. Hotel (B)(B) F Highlights of Samui Tour DAYS 4 - 5 KOH TAO Though we can spot sea turtles in the waters of Koh Tao, hiking trails, seasonal waterfalls, & luscious mountains will encourage us to explore the land too. An

orientation walk & included beachside dinner will perfect our time on the island. Hotel (B,D)(B) F Half-Day Island Cruise & Snorkeling Adventure F Koh Tao Diving - Intro or Certified DAYS 6 - 8 KOH 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 most of our last few days on island time. (B,D)(B)(B) + Bungalow Special Stay F Day Cruise to Ang Thong Marine Park

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This trip was a perfect example of what Contiki is all about! It was the most enjoyable way of exploring the East islands of Thailand stress free. Would definitely recommend!

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Start Sep 5 Sep 12 Sep 19 Sep 26 Dec 5 Dec 12

End Sep Sep Sep Oct Dec Dec

13 20 27 4 13 20

Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge. Single room supplements are available. Trip starts 6:00pm in Koh Samui & ends approx. 1:00pm in Koh Samui. It is suggested to book flights after 2:30pm. V These trips will be in Koh Pha Ngan for Full Moon Parties. O These trips will be in Thailand for Songkran (Thai New Year & water festival). X Trip spends Xmas in Koh Phangan. Q Trip spends Xmas in Koh Tao. Trip spends NYE in Koh Samui. 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 vacations. Arrival transfers to your hotel are available. To purchase, speak to your travel agent or visit contiki.com/transfers.

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2021

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2020

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Start Jan 16 Jan 23 V

End Jan 24 Jan 31

Jan 10 Jan 17

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NORTHERN THAI HIGHLIGHTS 8

1

DAYS

COUNTRY

7 NIGHTS Unique Special Stays: 1 night overnight train, 1 night floating hotel & 5 nights in 3-4 star hotels

#NORTHERNTHAIHIGHLIGHTS

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8 INCLUDED MEALS

GROUP SIZE & TEAM

TRANSPORTATION

6 breakfasts (B) 1 lunch (L) 1 dinner (D)

All private coach transportation & 1 overnight train

24 average group size, an experienced Trip Manager & English-speaking Local Guides

CULTURAL

FOOD

• Take a guided tour of Bangkok’s Royal Palace & feed the fish in the local klongs (canals) • Visit infamous Death Railway & the Bridge on the beautiful River Kwai, Kanchanaburi

F Learn how to cook Pad Thai & more with a cooking class in the rolling hills of Chiang Mai F Zip around Chiang Mai’s street food scene in an evening vespa food tour

The one that takes you from bustling Bangkok to the rolling hills of Northern Thailand

PAI 2

END

2

CHIANG MAI

Elephant Nature Park THAILAND

1

KANCHANABURI Ayutthaya

1 START

1

BANGKOK

See the temples of Aytthaya, Thailand

Places visited This trip is a section of our larger trip Total Thailand, (see p.42.) This means some of the group will continue ONEGXOTRěRKPĂNKSJGS. START 6PM BANGKOK

DAY 1 BANGKOK 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 DAY 2 BANGKOK TO KANCHANABURI This morning enjoy a locally guided visit to Bangkok's

glittering Grand Palace. After a tour of the Klongs (canals), we'll depart Bangkok for Kanchanaburi, visiting the WWII Cemetery & the famed Bridge on the River Kwai en route. Later this afternoon take a peaceful boat ride along the River Kwai to reach our mesmerising Special Stay for tonight - the Jungle Raft Hotel. (B,D) + Floating Raft Hotel Special Stay • Locally guided Tour of the Grand Palace with a tour of the Klongs (canals) • See the Bridge on the River Kwai DAY 3 OVERNIGHT 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) + Overnight Train Special Stay • Visit Erawan Falls • Bike Ride in Ayutthaya DAYS 4 - 5 PAI 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 traveler'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 DAYS 6 - 7 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 7 is a free day to explore the city on foot, or treat yourself to an authentic Thai massage. For our final night, you have the chance to dabble in the art of authentic Thai cooking. Hotel (B,L)(B) • Elephant Nature Park F After dark vespa tour F Thai Cooking Class

1

Nightstops

1

Special Stay Coach or Train

Northern Thailand has everything - culture, great food, nightlife, great waterfalls - & the day with the elephants was magical. The night in the jungle rafts forces you to disconnect from everything, we spend the night at the bar singing songs with this man playing the guitar, it was a beautiful experience. Leslie Figueroa on

DAY 8 CHIANG MAI 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) END 9AM CHIANG MAI

WHEN CAN I GO?

End Apr 13 Apr 27 May11 May25 Jun 8

Start Jun 15 Jun 29 Jul 13 Jul 27 Aug 10

End Jun 22 Jul 6 Jul 20 Aug 3 Aug 17

Start Aug 24 Sep 7 Sep 21 Oct 5 Oct 19

End Aug 31 Sep 14 Sep 28 Oct 12 Oct 26

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End Nov 9 Nov 23 Dec 7 Dec 21 Jan 4

2021

Start Apr 6 Apr 20 May4 May18 Jun 1

2020

2020

2020/21 | CODE:THNO | START BANGKOK & FINISH CHIANG MAI Start 2021 Jan 11 Jan 25 Feb 08 Feb 22

End Start Mar 08 Jan 18 Mar 22 Feb 01 Feb 15 Mar 01

End Mar 15 Mar 29

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COUNTRY

7 NIGHTS 5 nights in 3-4 star hotels, 2 nights Riverside Cottage Special Stay

8 INCLUDED MEALS

GROUP SIZE & TEAM

TRANSPORTATION

7 breakfasts (B) 1 lunch (L)

All private coach transportation 1 ferry transfer

WELLNESS & ACTIVE

LOCAL

• Drift along the emerald waters of Cheow Larn Lake on a longtail boat cruise

F Dive into the crystal clear waters of Phi Phi on a snorkeling day trip

24 average group size, an experienced Trip Manager & English-speaking Local Guides

THAILAND

Places visited 1

Nightstops

1

Special Stay Coach Boat

KHAO SOK

2

Lake Cheow Larn

Float on Lake Cheow Larn, Khao Sok National Park, Thailand

PHUKET 1 2

KOH LANTA

2

KOH PHI PHI This trip is a section of our larger trip, Total Thailand (see p.42.) This means you’ll join a group who have already been traveling together. START 6PM PHUKET

DAY 1 PHUKET We'll meet up with our Contiki fam in sun-kissed Phuket, Thailand's largest island, & its most dizzyingly diverse. White & gold sands, cragged karst islands, azure waters & delicious food make this the perfect launchpad for our Thai adventure. Hotel DAYS 2 - 3 KHAO SOK After breakfast we'll make our way to the beautiful Khao Sok. This afternoon explore the lush Khao Sok National Park, swim, go

Swim in turquoise waters of Koh Phi Phi, Thailand @haleystravel

WHEN CAN I GO?

tubing in the river, or simply relax. (B)(B,L) + Riverside Cottage Special Stay • Canoe or raft ride on Sok river • Cruise on Lake Cheow Larn DAYS 4 - 5 KOH LANTA The beach is calling & we know you're ready! Ultimate relaxation awaits us with 2 days on the island of Koh Lanta. Jump off the ferry & slip into island life with unlimited sun & swimming, or opt for a snorkeling cruise exploring the crystal clear water of the coast. Hotel (B)(B) DAYS 6 - 7 PHI PHI

Today we'll head to Koh Phi Phi, with its world-famous beaches, crystal clear waters & jaw-dropping rock formations. For 2 nights you're free to swim, snorkel, do watersports or simply kick back with a cocktail & a book & soak up the unique beauty of these buzzing islands. Hotel (B)(B) F Snorkeling day trip DAY 8 PHUKET Our trip will wrap up shortly after our last team breakfast and ferry back to Phuket. Time to say fond farewells to your new BFFs & leave with a new place in your heart for the Land of Smiles. (B) END 1PM PHUKET

2020/21 | CODE:THSO | START PHUKET & FINISH PHUKET

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End Jun 29 Jul 13 Jul 27 Aug 10 Aug 24

Start Aug 31 Sep 14 Sep 28 Oct 12 Oct 26

End Sep 7 Sep 21 Oct 5 Oct 19 Nov 2

Start Nov 9 Nov 23 Dec 7 Dec 21

End Nov 16 Nov 30 Dec 14 Dec 28

Start 2021 Jan 04 Jan 18 Feb 01 Feb 15

2021

End Apr 20 May4 May18 Jun 1 Jun 15

2021

Start Apr 13 Apr 27 May11 May25 Jun 8

2020

2020

TRAVELLING BETWEEN 13 APR & 28 SEPT? THE BELOW TRIPS (THSO 2020) FEATURE A SLIGHTLY MODIFIED ITINERARY. SEE BELOW FOR START & END TIMES & VISIT CONTIKI.COM/SOUTHERN-THAI-HIGHLIGHTS FOR FULL DETAILS. End Jan Jan Feb Feb

11 25 08 22

Start Mar 01 Mar 15 Mar 29

End Mar 08 Mar 22 Apr 05

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

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TOTAL THAILAND THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

15

1

DAYS

COUNTRY

14 NIGHTS Unique Special Stays: 1 overnight train, 1 night in a floating hotel, 2 nights in a Riverside Cottage & 10 nights in 3 star hotels

16 INCLUDED MEALS 13 breakfasts (B) 2 lunches (L) 1 dinner (D)

4.6 RATING

TRANSPORTATION Private mini-coach, 1 internal flight & 1 overnight train

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GROUP SIZE 24 average group size

TEAM An experienced Trip Manager & Englishspeaking Local Guides

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

Local lunches, Chiang Mai, Thailand

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

LOCAL

• Glide through limestone karsts on a Cheow Larn Lake Cruise • Take an overnight train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai • Swim in the breathtaking Erawan waterfalls

CULTURAL

• Take a guided tour of Bangkok’s Royal Palace & feed the fish in the local klongs (canals) • Visit infamous Death Railway & the Bridge on the beautiful River Kwai, Kanchanaburi

FOOD

F Learn how to cook pad thai & more with a cooking class in the rolling hills of Chiang Mai F Zip around Chiang Mai’s street food scene in an evening vespa food tour

WELLNESS & ACTIVE F Practice ‘the art of eight limbs’ in a Muay Thai class in Pai F Dive into the crystal clear waters of Phi Phi on a snorkeling day trip • Take a scenic bike ride around Ayutthaya

CONSCIOUS TRAVEL • Spend half a day with playful rescue elephants at the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai


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On this trip you'll have the chance to visit the Chiang Mai Elephant Nature Park. A traveler's favorite, you'll spend half a day here with the chance to to watch the elephants play in the river & learn about the ways the park cares for these beautiful animals. KOH PHI PHI, THAILAND @JULIA_THWAITES

GRAND PAL ACE, BANGKOK, THAIL AND @KATHERYNEHOFF

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) +Overnight Train Special Stay • Visit Erawan Falls • Bike Ride in Ayutthaya

START 6PM BANGKOK

DAY 1 BANGKOK 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

DAYS 4 - 5 PAI 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 traveler's paradise. There's time to try a Muay Thai skills class on Day 5 before we head out for the evening to experience Pai as it comes alive by night. Hotel (B) F Muay Thai Class

DAY 2 BANGKOK TO KANCHANABURI This morning enjoy a locally guided visit to Bangkok's glittering Grand Palace. After a tour of the Klongs (canals), we'll depart Bangkok for Kanchanaburi, visiting the WWII Cemetery & the famed Bridge on the River Kwai en route. Later this afternoon take a peaceful boat ride along the River Kwai to reach our mesmerising Special Stay for tonight - the Jungle Raft Hotel. (B,D) +Floating Raft Hotel Special Stay • Locally guided Tour of the Grand Palace with a tour of the Klongs (canals) • See the Bridge on the River Kwai

DAYS 6 - 7 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 7 is a free day to explore the city on foot, or treat yourself to an authentic Thai massage. For our final night in Chiang Mai, you can dabble in the art of authentic Thai cooking. Hotel (B,L)(B) • Elephant Nature Park F After dark vespa tour F Thai Cooking Class

DAY 3 OVERNIGHT 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.

DAYS 9 - 10 KHAO SOK After breakfast we drive to Khao Sok. Soon after 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. Our riverside accommodation awaits us for the two nights we spend in the Khao Sok jungle. (B,L)(B) +Riverside Cottage Special Stay • Canoe or raft ride on Sok river • Cruise on Lake Cheow Larn

#TOTALTHAILAND

This trip does it all, but some travelers will only do a section of it & will come & go depending on their booking. (See p.40, p.41.)

1 FLIGHT INCLUDED

PAI 2

CHIANG MAI 2 Elephant Nature Park

THAILAND

1

KANCHANABURI 1

Ayutthaya

START

1

BANGKOK

DAYS 11 - 12 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. Hotel (B)(B)

Places visited

KHAO SOK 2

DAYS 13 - 14 PHI PHI Today we'll head to Koh Phi Phi, with its world-famous beaches, crystal clear waters & jaw-dropping rock formations. These next 2 days are yours to swim, snorkel, do water sports or simply kick back with a cocktail & a book & soak up the unique beauty of the Thai islands. (B)(B) F Day on the Bay

Lake Cheow Larn

END

PHUKET 1

2

1

Nightstops

1

Special Stay Coach or Train Plane or boat

KOH LANTA

2

KOH PHI PHI

DAY 15 PHUKET Our trip will wrap up in Phuket shortly after arriving back from Phi Phi. We'll cheers our final coconuts & go our separate ways, making sincere plans to organize a reunion tour. (B)

DAY 8 PHUKET We fly to our next 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. Hotel (B)

END 1PM PHUKET

WHEN CAN I GO?

Start Jun 1 Jun 15 Jun 29 Jul 13

End Jun Jun Jul Jul

15 29 13 27

Start Jul 27 Aug 10 Aug 24 Sep 7

End Aug 10 Aug 24 Sep 7 Sep 21

Start Sep 21 Oct 5 Oct 19 Nov 2

End Oct 5 Oct 19 Nov 2 Nov 16

Start Nov 16 Nov 30 Dec 14 Dec 28

End Nov 30 Dec 14 Dec 28 Jan 11

2021

End Apr 20 May4 May18 Jun 1

2020

2020

2020/21 | CODE:THNS | START BANGKOK & FINISH PHUKET TRAVELLING BETWEEN 06 APR & 21 SEPT? THE BELOW TRIPS (THNS 2020) FEATURE A SLIGHTLY MODIFIED ITINERARY. SEE BELOW FOR START & END TIMES & VISIT CONTIKI/COM/TOTAL-THAILAND FOR FULL DETAILS. Start Apr 6 Apr 20 May4 May18

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Start 2021 Jan 11 Jan 25 Feb 8

End

Start Feb 22 Jan 25 Mar 8 Feb 8 Mar 22 Feb 22

End Mar 8 Mar 22 Apr 5

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NORTHERN VIETNAM ESCAPE THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

5

1

DAYS

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COUNTRY

4 NIGHTS Unique Special Stays: 2 nights overnight train, 1 night homestay & 1 night in a 3 star hotel

8 INCLUDED MEALS 3 breakfasts (B) 4 lunches (L) 1 dinner (D)

TRANSPORTATION Private mini-coach & 2 overnight trains

GROUP SIZE 20 maximum group size

TEAM An experienced Trip Manager & Local Guides

The one that takes you from Hanoi to the hills, uncovering the dazzling greenery of North Vietnam's World Heritage Sites

See the terraced hills of Sapa Vietnam

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

LOCAL

• Take a slow boat journey & admire the scenery of Tam Coc • Try your hand at agricultural activities like crab-fishing & transplanting vegetables in Ninh Binh

CULTURAL

• Visit the 10th century Temples of the Dinh & Le dynasties

FOOD

• Savor a traditional Vietnamese lunch at a local restaurant • Learn to prepare family recipes from locally sourced ingredients in a family-run cooking class, Ninh Binh

WELLNESS & ACTIVE • Take a bike ride through the romantic scenery of Tho Ha Village • Trek toward the terraced rice paddies of Ta Phin Village in Sapa

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Up in the vibrant green hills of Sapa, Vietnam, you'll fall in love with the terraced rice fields & charming villages. The best way to get a taste of the local way of life is in our homestay, where you'll get to meet the locals, taste delicious local food & maybe try some rice wine. EAT LOCAL IN HANOI, VIETNAM @JT_JENKINS

DAY 1 HANOI TO NINH BINH We'll meet in the eroded & elegant capital Hanoi today before leaving for the UNESCO World Heritage of Trang An in the Ninh Binh province. Our jaws will drop at the spectacular limestone karst peaks soaring from valleys - it's like walking through prehistory. Next, we'll visit the Ancient Capital Hoa Lu & the temples of the Dinh & Le dynasties nestled among the rice paddies. After lunch, a skilled rower will take us through the winding rivers, canals & natural caves of Tam Coc trust us when we say you've never experienced such tranquil beauty. Hotel (L) • Visit Temples of the Dinh & Le dynasties • Lunch at a local restaurant • Slow boat journey in Tam Coc DAY 2 OVERNIGHT TRAIN (HANOI TO LAO CAI) This morning we'll take a bike ride through Tho Ha village, enjoying the dazzling greenery of the rural landscapes. Later today is your chance to try your hand at some agricultural activities like catching crabs, fishing & transplanting vegetables, before we return to the hamlet for a cooking class & lunch with a local family. Full, content & schooled in the arts of Vietnamese cuisine, we'll then board an overnight train to Lao Cai in the Sapa Valley. (B,L)

HANOI, VIETNAM @C HARLOTTE_BRIDGET

+Overnight Train Special Stay • Bike ride through Tho Ha Village • Cooking class • Lunch with a local family DAY 3 SAPA After breakfast it's on to Cat Cat Village. Today is about enjoying the spectacular surroundings - discover cascading waterfalls & have your breath taken away by the terraced fields, vegetable patches & verdant hills. Continue to explore the breathtaking scenery by hiking to Muong Hoa Valley, home to the largest terraced rice fields in Sapa. Tonight, you'll get a real overview of the traditional customs & way of life with a local homestay. (B,L,D) +Homestay • Visit the Black H'moug Village • Hike to Muong Hoa Valley & see the Largest terraced rice fields in Sapa

• Trek toward Ta Phin Village • Visit the homes of the Red Dzao & Black H'moug

LAO CAI SAPA 1

DAY 5 HANOI Our trip ends early this morning as we arrive at Hanoi station, a sharp jolt to the senses after all that serene nature. But this grand old capital has its own charms, & is just begging to be explored.

1

HANOI

Muong Hoa Valley

Temples of the Dinh & Le dynasties Tam Coc

1

1 Tho Ha Village

NINH BINH

VIETNAM

END 6AM HANOI

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DAY 4 OVERNIGHT TRAIN (SAPA - HANOI) Rise & shine - you won't want to miss a thing today as we hike through the mountains & terraced rice fields. Upon arrival in Ta Phin village we'll meet the Red Dzao & Black H'moug indigenous groups living peacefully together here & learn about their distinctive cultures & dress. Then it's another overnight train back to bustling Hanoi. (B,L) +Overnight Train Special Stay

Places visited 1

Nightstops

1

Special Stay Coach, mini-coach or van Train

WHEN CAN I GO?

Start Apr 30 May07 May14 May21 Jun 04 Jun 18 Jul 02 Jul 09

End May04 May11 May18 May25 Jun 08 Jun 22 Jul 06 Jul 13

Start Jul 16 Jul 23 Jul 30 Aug 06 Aug 13 Aug 20 Sep 03 Sep 17

End Jul 20 Jul 27 Aug 03 Aug 10 Aug 17 Aug 24 Sep 07 Sep 21

Start Oct 01 Oct 08 Oct 15 Oct 22 Oct 29 Nov 05 Nov 12 Nov 19

End Oct 05 Oct 12 Oct 19 Oct 26 Nov 02 Nov 09 Nov 16 Nov 23

2020/21

2020

2020/21 | CODE:SAPA | START HANOI & FINISH HANOI Start Nov 26 Dec 03 Dec 10 Dec 17 Dec 24 Dec 31  2021 Jan 03

End Nov 30 Dec 07 Dec 14 Dec 21 Dec 28 Jan 04

Start Jan 07 Jan 10 Jan 14 Jan 17 Jan 21 Jan 24 Jan 28 Jan 07 Jan 31

End Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb

11 14 18 21 25 28 01 04

Start Feb 04 Feb 11 Feb 18 Feb 25 Mar 04 Mar 11 Mar 18 Mar 25

End Feb 08 Feb 15 Feb 22 Mar 01 Mar 08 Mar 15 Mar 22 Mar 29

Start Apr 01 Apr 08 Apr 15 Apr 22

End Apr Apr Apr Apr

05 12 19 26

Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge. Single room supplements are available (only applicable in hotels). A copy of your valid passport is required at time of booking. Trip starts 9:00am in Hanoi & ends approx. 6:00am upon arrival into Hanoi Railway Station. 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.

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#VIETNAMHIGHLIGHTS

FROM

THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

10

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

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

4.6 RATING

TRANSPORTATION All private coach transportation, 3 internal flights & a Junk Boat

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GROUP SIZE 24 average group size

TEAM An experienced Trip Manager & Englishspeaking Local Guides

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

See the Imperial Citadel, Hue @charlotte_bridget

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

LOCAL

• Discover the hidden charm of Hue on a local cyclo (rickshaw) ride • Drift off to sleep on a traditional Chinese Junk Boat in Halong Bay

CULTURAL

• See the Notre Dame Cathedral, General Post Office & Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh F Take a tour of the breathtaking Marble Mountains, Da Nang • Visit the wild grottos of the Sung Sot Caves in Halong Bay

FOOD

F Learn how to whip up fresh Vietnamese food with a Hoi An cooking class F Get a taste of authentic Vietnam with a delicious Hue street food tour • Enjoy lunch as you cruise through Halong Bay on a traditional Chinese Junk Boat

WELLNESS & ACTIVE • Bike ride through Hoi An’s Ancient Town F Relax with a warm mineral mud bath & hot spring experience in Vietnam’s resort town of Nha Trang F Paddle over the emerald waters of Halong Bay by kayak

CONSCIOUS TRAVEL • Visit the Hong Ngoc Fine Arts Company, providing artistic training & jobs to local people with disabilities


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Feel the serenity as you drift past the limestone island seas of the Gulf of Tonkin. You'll pass hidden lagoons, thick forests & dreamy grottos, & stop to explore the Sung Sot Caves, before stargazing & sleeping in your cabin. CYCLO RIDE, HUE, VIETNAM

START 6PM HO CHI MINH CITY

DAY 1 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. Hotel DAYS 2 - 3 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) • View the Notre Dame Cathedral, General Post Office & Presidential Palace • Visit to the War Remnants Museum F Relaxing cruise with swim stops & snorkeling F Mud bath & Hot Springs experience DAYS 4 - 5 HOI AN 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

BIKE RIDE IN HOI AN , VIETNAM @C ARLYWHY TEE

the UNESCO Old Quarter, cycle past rice fields, & see traditional pottery & silk weaving at the local markets. Hotel (B)(B) • Visit the town's Old Quarter & Japanese covered bridge • Guided bike ride through Hoi An's UNESCO listed Ancient Town F Tasty Vietnamese cooking class F Marble Mountains Tour DAY 6 HUE 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) • Cross the Hai Van Pass • Visit the Thien Mu Pagoda & the Imperial Citadel • Cyclo ride F Group photo at Hue's Imperial Citadel F Hue Street food walking tour DAY 7 HANOI 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 & 36 trading

streets offering an array of local goods. Hotel (B) • Visit the Temple of Literature

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DAY 8 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) +Junk Boat Special Stay • Visit the Sung Sot Caves

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Exceeded all expectations. Accommodation was fabulous, plenty of activities to keep you busy & there was so much time to do your own thing if that's what you prefer. Serena Ferrari on

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Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge. Single room supplements are available (only applicable in hotels). A copy of your valid passport is required at time of booking. Trip starts 6:00pm in Ho Chi Minh City & ends approx. 9:00am in Hanoi. OThese trips will be in Vietnam for Tet (Vietnamese New Year). Q Trip spends Xmas in Hoi An & NYE in Hanoi (final day). V Trip spends Xmas in Ho Chi Minh & NYE in Hanoi. X Trip spends NYE in Nha Trang. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

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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

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

4.7 RATING

TRANSPORTATION Private mini-coach & 3 internal flights

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GROUP SIZE 24 average group size

TEAM An experienced Trip Manager & Englishspeaking Local Guides

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

See the Imperial Citadel, Hue @sineadseestheworld

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

LOCAL

• Experience a slice of local life staying at a riverside Mekong Delta homestay • Learn to fish like a local in the Mekong Delta • Discover the hidden charm of Hue on a local cyclo (rickshaw) ride

CULTURAL

• Discover an immense underground world at the Cu Chi war tunnels • Visit the ancient Temple of Literature, Hanoi • Learn of the tragically fascinating Vietnam war at the War Remnants Museum, Ho Chi Minh

FOOD

• Dinner with a local Vietnamese Family in the Mekong Delta F Learn how to whip up fresh Vietnamese food with a Hoi An cooking class F Get a taste of authentic Vietnam with a delicious Hue street food tour

WELLNESS & ACTIVE F Relax with a warm mineral mud bath & hot spring experience in Vietnam’s resort town of Nha Trang F Paddle over the emerald waters of Halong Bay by kayak

CONSCIOUS TRAVEL • Visit the Hong Ngoc Fine Arts Company, providing artistic training & jobs to local people with disabilities


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Traveling down the Mekong Delta on local sampans, you'll learn about the industries along the river & top off your authentic experience dining & staying with locals at our riverside Mekong Guesthouse Special Stay.

GOT MORE TIME? Why not add on the Northern Vietnam Escape trip see p.44 This trip is a section of our larger trip, 27-day Big Indochina Adventure, (see p.34.) This means you’ll join a group who have already been traveling together. START 6PM HO CHI MINH CITY

DAY 1 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 DAY 2 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) +Guest house Special Stay • Mekong Delta cruise • Mekong Delta fishing experience • See local industry demonstrations

HA LONG BAY JUNK BOAT SPECIAL S TAY, VIETNAM @GLITTER_SWEAT

DAY 3 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) • Visit to the Cu Chi tunnels DAYS 4 - 5 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) • View the Notre Dame Cathedral, General Post Office & Presidential Palace • Visit to the War Remnants Museum F Mud bath & Hot Springs experience F Cruise & swimming day trip DAYS 6 - 7 HOI AN 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) • Visit the town's Old Quarter & Japanese covered bridge

• Guided bike ride through Hoi An's UNESCO listed Ancient Town F Tasty Vietnamese cooking class F Marble Mountains Tour DAY 8 HUE 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) • Cross the Hai Van Pass • Visit the Thien Mu Pagoda & the Imperial Citadel • Cyclo ride F Group photo at Hue's Imperial Citadel F Hue Street food walking tour DAY 9 HANOI 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 & 36 trading streets offering an array of local goods. Hotel (B) • Visit the Temple of Literature DAY 10 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) +Junk Boat Special Stay • Visit the Sung Sot Caves DAY 11 HANOI After a last bout of grotto swimming & monkey spotting in Halong Bay, we'll head back to Hanoi for our final night. Those who want to opt for a quirky water puppet performance in Red River Delta will have the perfect warm up to our final evening together. Hotel (B,L) F Kayaking on Halong Bay DAY 12 HANOI 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 organize a reunion tour. (B)

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We explored Vietnam in depth, saw landmarks without feeling rushed, & the Trip Manager made life so easy. The itinerary was amazing as I never would have been able to organize half of the activities we did on my own. Made some lifelong friendships & have never laughed so hard in my life.

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Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge. Single room supplements are available (only applicable in hotels). A copy of your valid passport is required at time of booking. Trip starts 6:00pm in Ho Chi Minh City & ends approx. 9:00am in Hanoi. O These trips will be in Vietnam for Tet (Vietnamese New Year). Q Trip spends Xmas in Hoi An & NYE in Hanoi (final day). V Trip spends Xmas in Ho Chi Minh & NYE in Hanoi. X Trip spends NYE in Nha Trang. 4 Trip spends NYE in Mekong Delta. 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.

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COUNTRY

7 NIGHTS 7 nights in 3 star twin-share hotels

7 INCLUDED MEALS 7 breakfasts (B)

TRANSPORTATION Bullet train & Local train

TEAM

GROUP SIZE 20 maximum group size

An Experienced Trip Manager & Local Guides

The one that takes you from shrines to robot shows for an enchanting fusion of modern & ancient Japan

Try on a traditional Kimono, Kyoto, Japan @gemzy167 Xxxxxx

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

LOCAL

• Visit Tokyo’s Meiji Jingu Shinto Shrine, quirky Harajuku District & famous Shibuya Street Crossing • Visit Asakusa Sensoji Temple & the connecting Nakamise Shopping Street in Tokyo

CULTURAL

• Spend half a day uncovering Tokyo on a sightseeing tour with a Local Guide • See the Imperial Palace, Tokyo • See the zen gardens & geishas of Kyoto with a Local Guide

FOOD

F Enjoy a leaving dinner at a Izakaya, a Japanese pub in Osaka

WELLNESS & ACTIVE F Unwind like the locals with a rejuvenating Onsen hot spring experience

CONSCIOUS TRAVEL • Want to avoid buying plastic bottles in Asia? Before you set off, order our travel-friendly Contiki water bottle from contiki. com/waterbottle, with advanced filtration system for unlimited clean, safe drinking water on your trip


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START 3PM TOKYO

DAYS 1 - 3 TOKYO Konnichiwa Tokyo! This is the city where the future fuses with the past in the most fascinating way possible, & over the next few days we'll get our teeth stuck in with a locally guided sightseeing tour that showcases the old & new Japan. We'll also have a chance to visit the world famous Robot Restaurant show & soak in a traditional Onsen, with plenty of free time to visit cat cafes or walk the beautiful pathways of Ueno Park. (B)(B) • Half day Tokyo Sightseeing with local guide • Visit Asakusa Sensoji Temple & Nakamise Street • See the Imperial Palace • Visit Meiji Jingu Shrine, the Harajuku District & Shibuya Street Crossing F Soak in the Odaiba Onsen F Robot Restaurant

MARIC AR TOUR, TOKYO, JAPAN @MITC HC205

DAYS 4 - 6 KYOTO After taking the aptly named bullet train to Kyoto, we'll have a sightseeing tour to get acquainted with all the zen gardens, temples & shrines. In Kyoto we'll have plenty of time to walk into ancient Japan, with the opportunity for a half day trip to Nara, with its towering 8th century buddah & roaming deer, & plenty of free time to check out the bamboo forest or spot geishas in the Gion district. (B)(B)(B) • Kyoto Sightseeing with a Local Guide • Visit Kinkakuji Golden pavillion, Nijo Castle & Gion • Visit Fushimi Inari shrine F Half Day Trip to Nara

TAS TE TRADITIONAL RAMEN , TOKYO, JAPAN @C AROLINEELIZABETHHHH

EXPLORE QUAINT S TREETS OF OSAKA , JAPAN @VISUALSBYDAVIDS

down Dontonburi tasting all of the delicious street food. Opt for the Izakaya dinner tonight for one last family meal before our sad goodbyes tomorrow. (B) F Izakaya Dinner DAY 8 OSAKA Our trip ends after breakfast in Osaka today. We'll say farewell to Japan & our new friends, but the memories we made here will stick with us forever. (B) END 9AM OSAKA

Try delicious market foods, Tokyo, Japan @Molliemunches

DAY 7 OSAKA It's just a short trip to Osaka this morning before having the whole day to explore. There's plenty of time to fit in Universal Studios, Osaka castle or simply wander

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Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge. Single room supplements are available. A copy of your valid passport is required at time of booking. Trip starts 3:00pm in Tokyo & ends approx. 9:00am in Osaka. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

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9 NIGHTS 9 nights in twin-share hotels

9 INCLUDED MEALS 9 breakfasts (B)

4.4 RATING

TRANSPORTATION All private coach transportation & bullet trains

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GROUP SIZE 20 maximum group size

TEAM An experienced Trip Manager & Englishspeaking Local Guides

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

Walk through the streets of Osaka, Japan @trixie_mari

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

LOCAL

• Witness the ordered chaos of Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo, rumoured to be the busiest intersection in the world F Take a half day trip to Japan’s 8th century capital of Nara & see the giant bronze Buddha

CULTURAL

• Visit Peace Park & the Memorial museum in Hiroshima F Check out the world famous Robot Restaurant Show, Tokyo for a display of robotics, dancing & pyrotechnics

FOOD

F Enjoy a welcome dinner at an Izakaya, a Japanese pub in Osaka F Taste delicate savoury pancakes with an Okonomiyaki lunch

WELLNESS & ACTIVE F Unwind like the locals with a rejuvenating Onsen hot spring experience F Maricar Tokyo Go-Cart experience

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Miyajima Island is one of the most scenic places in the world. As well as the cute local deer, this ferry trip lets you see the Itsukushima Shrine, a World Heritage site, as well as multiple preserved temples & historical monuments. SHIBUYA CROSSING, TOKYO, JAPAN @RAJMAHENDRA

Got More Time? Why not add-on the 4 or 6 day Ski package, see p.68 for more details. START 6PM OSAKA

DAY 1 OSAKA 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 DAY 2 OSAKA Universal Studios, Osaka Castle, iconic Dōtonbori 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

DELICIOUS RAMEN , TOKYO, JAPAN @POURLESFILLLES

DAYS 3 - 4 KYOTO 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, colorful shrines & famous geisha girls. On Day 4 you'll have a full free day to explore Kyoto your way. Hotel (B)(B) • Guided sightseeing in Kyoto F Half day trip to Nara DAYS 5 - 6 HIROSHIMA All aboard! A bullet train shoots us over to historic Hiroshima for 2 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 see miniature deer & the Itsukushima Shrine. Hotel (B)(B) • Peace Park & Peace Memorial Museum • Itsukushima Shrine & Miyajima Island F Okonomiyaki Lunch DAYS 7 - 9 TOKYO From Hiroshima we travel

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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) • Sightseeing tour including Imperial Palace, Asakusa Senso-ji Temple, Nakamise Street, Meji Jingu Shrine & Shibuya Crossing • Hakone day trip with Hakone ropeway • Ashinoko Lake Cruise F Onsen Experience F MariCar Tokyo Go-Cart Experience (International Driver's License required) F Robot Restaurant Show

Meet the locals of Miyajima Island, Japan @_shann._

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DAY 10 TOKYO 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)

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HIROSHIMA Cannot recommend Contiki for Japan more! The accommodation was amazing & in central locations. This trip was long enough to check off all the major boxes with some spare time to do a few more things off the beaten track. 100% would do again.

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Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge. Single room supplements are available. O Trip spends Xmas in Hiroshima Q Trip spends NYE in Kyoto. A copy of your valid passport is required at time of booking. Trip starts 6:00pm in Osaka & ends approx. 9:00am in Tokyo. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

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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

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

4.7 RATING

TRANSPORTATION All private coach transportation & bullet trains

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GROUP SIZE 24 average group size

TEAM An experienced Trip Manager & Englishspeaking Local Guides

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

See the temples of Miyajima Island, Japan @Sunnysharkeyy

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

LOCAL

• Grab some sushi at the world-famous Tsukiji fish market • Sleep in a traditional Ryokan at our Special Stay in Hakone • See Kamisan Town & visit the Takayama morning markets

CULTURAL

FOOD

WELLNESS & ACTIVE

• See the grand Imperial Palace & the buzzy neighborhood of Shibuya • Visit the Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima Island • Travel on the Hakone Ropeway & see Mt Fuji (weather dependent)

F Feast on a melt-in-your mouth Hida Beef dinner F Drink in tradition with some Sake tasting F Taste the delicate Okonomiyaki pancake F Master the art of sushimaking at a lunchtime class in Tokyo

F Unwind like the locals with a rejuvenating Onsen hot spring experience • Witness a spiritual morning Buddhist service at your Shibuya Special Stay in Mount Koya F Make your childhood Mario Kart dreams a reality as you zoom through Tokyo in a MariCAR

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Experience staying at a Ryokan a traditional Japanese guesthouse nestled in the haven of mountain vistas that is Hakone. Here we’ll enjoy a dip at the Ryokan’s private hot spring & discover true Japanese hospitality. SAKE BARRELS AT MEIJI JINGU SHRINE, TOKYO, JAPAN

DAY 1 TOKYO 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) • See the Imperial Palace, Asakusa Sensoji Temple, Nakamise Street, Shibuya, Meiji Jingu Shrine & Harajuku F Show at the Robot Restaurant F Onsen experience DAY 4 HAKONE This morning, see the wonder that is the Tsukiji Fish markets before our 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) +Contiki Special Stay Ryokan • Tsukiji fish market • See the Hakone Ropeway F Sushi-making

MARIC AR TOUR OF TOKYO, JAPAN @TRIXIE_MARI

DAYS 5 - 6 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) • See Kamisan no machi (Kamisan Town) & Takayama morning markets • See Matsumoto Castle F Hida beef dinner F Sake Tasting

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DAY 11 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 savor mindfulness, the pristine natural setting, & not least of all, traditional Buddhist food. (B,D) +Contiki Special Stay Shukubo • Visit to Kongobuji Temple

This trip has everything you could want - exciting cities, beautiful mountain retreats, & tasty food. The Maricar was a must do, & after a long day sightseeing, going to a Onsen hot spring is the perfect relaxing cure, which thankfully this trip offers multiple times. All this plus making friends with people all over the world, making great memories together!

DAY 12 OSAKA 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) • Morning Buddhist service F Izakaya dinner F MariCar ** Must have an International Driving License **

DAYS 7 - 8 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) • See Itsukushima Shrine • Visit the Peace Memorial Museum F Okonomiyaki Lunch

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DAYS 9 - 10 KYOTO A golden castle, manicured gardens… 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) • Nijo Castle • See Fushimi Inari Shrine • See Kinkakuji Golden Pavilion & Gion Area

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Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge. Single room supplements are available (only applicable in hotels). Triple-share reduction of 5% is also available based on twin-share trip price. A copy of your valid passport is required at time of booking. Trip starts 6:00pm in Tokyo & ends approx. 9:00am in Osaka. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

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

4.8 RATING

TRANSPORTATION All private coach transportation, 2 internal flights & overnight train & Bullet train

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GROUP SIZE 24 average group size

TEAM An experienced Trip Manager & Englishspeaking Local Guides

The one that hits up Great Walls, Terracotta Warriors, a Panda Sanctuary & so much more…

Hike the Great Wall of China, @_kris.topher.b

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

LOCAL

• Visit the huddled ancient hutongs (local backstreets) of Beijing • Eat an authentic lunch in the home of a local family in Beijing

CULTURAL

• Visit Tiananmen Square, site of the ‘89 Democracy Movement in Beijing • Witness one of the wonders of the world: the Great Wall of China • See the ancient Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an, depicting the armies of the first Emperor of China

FOOD

• Dine on crispy Peking Duck at an authentic Chinese dinner F Learn the secrets of Chinese cuisine at a Sichuan Cooking Class F Travel to ancient China at a Tang Dynasty Show & Dinner

WELLNESS & ACTIVE F Take a invigorating Tai Chi class surrounded by the limestone karsts of Yangshuo • Cycle along the ancient city walls of Xi’an

CONSCIOUS TRAVEL • Meet cute giant pandas in their natural habitat-like setting at the Chengdu Panda Breeding Sanctuary • Visit the TangBo Art Museum in Xi’an, full of traditional, folk, ancient & modern Chinese artifacts


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DAY 1 ARRIVE $'Ä?+0) Arriving in Beijing you'll be welcomed into China's epicenter 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

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 Sacred Way â&#x20AC;˘ Visit a cloisonnĂŠ factory â&#x20AC;˘ Visit the Great Wall (Mutianyu section)

&#;5$'Ä?+0) Prepare to have your mind boggled by the lands of Beijing, as we visit an art precinct built into

&#;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) +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 DAY 5 XIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;AN 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 DAYS 6 - 7 %*'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

limestone karsts, we may never want to leave. Hotel (B,D)(B) F Tai Chi Class DAYS 10 - 11 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 Farewell Dinner &#;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)*#+

DAYS 8 - 9 ;#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

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Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge. Single room supplements are available (only applicable in hotels). A copy of your valid passport is required at time of booking. Trip starts 6:00pm in Beijing & ends approx. 9:00am in Shanghai. 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.

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

TRANSPORTATION Private air-conditioned coach & 1 internal flight

GROUP SIZE 24 average group size

TEAM Trip Manager & Englishspeaking Local Guides

Taj Mahal @jessparker72

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LOCAL

• Jeep Safari in Chitwan National Park • Glimpse slices of local life in Varanasi as you cruise the River Ganges on a sunrise boat ride • Witness the ancient evening ghat rituals & puja (prayers) from one of Varanasi’s oldest & holiest ghats

CULTURAL

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F Visit the Agra Fort & see the most beautiful building in the world: the Taj Mahal • Explore the mazy streets of Lucknow with a Local Guide • Explore the ruins of Sarnath, the birthplace of Buddhism

F Get a taste of Indian cuisine with a culinary walking tour of Lucknow

• Jungle Walk in Chitwan National Park F Discover unseen Agra on a locally-guided bicycle tour of the city famous for the Taj Mahal

CONSCIOUS TRAVEL • Visit India’s first elephant hospital at the Treadrightsupported Wildlife SOS Elephant Rescue Centre in Uttar Pradesh


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DAY 1 DELHI Welcome to the intoxicating cacophony of colors, smells, spices, culture & chaos that is Delhi. We'll bond with our Contiki fam today before kick starting our adventure. Hotel DAY 2 AGRA Today we'll drive to Agra, visiting the Elephant Rescue Centre en-route, where we'll meet over 20 rescued elephants & witness the only elephant hospital in Asia. Then, we'll have a chance to get your bucket list ticked today at one of mankind's masterpieces: the majestic Taj Mahal, as well as an opportunity to visit the 17th century Agra Fort. Hotel (B) • Visit Wildlife SOS Elephant Rescue F Taj Mahal & Agra Fort DAYS 3 - 4 LUCKNOW An optional locally guided bike tour through Agra this morning will allow us to explore the mausoleums, tombs & heaving marketplaces. Then we're headed to Lucknow, regarded as India's centre for culture & art. We won't waste any time, kicking off with a locally guided sightseeing tour, coming up close to La Martiniere building & the Asafi Imambara, one of the most regal architectural complexes in the world. The city is also famous for its Awadhi cuisine, so we recommend taking a culinary walk of the city, hopping in & out of roadside eateries & getting a complete taste of the local culture. Hotel (B)(B)

• Locally guided sightseeing tour of Lucknow F Cycle tour of unseen Agra F Culinary walk DAYS 5 - 6 VARANASI Nestled alongside the Ganges, Varanasi is one of the holiest Hindu sites in the world. We're headed to the river to watch the Ghat in front of us slowly come to life with the dawn, as pilgrims bathe in the holy river. Later on we'll head to explore the ruins of Sarnath, the birthplace of Buddhism. In the evening we'll witness the Aarti Ceremony, an fascinating ritual performed on the steps of the Dashashwamedh Ghat. Hotel (B)(B) • Sunrise boat ride on River Ganges • Explore the ruins of Sarnath • Witness evening Ghat rituals DAYS 7 - 8 CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK A speedy flight will take us towards a world heritage reserve teeming with rhinos, deer, monkeys, elephants, sloth bears, & even the majestic Bengal Tiger. We'll take a jungle walk to soak in the spectacular beauty of the national park, before heading out on our once-in-a-lifetime jeep safari. One of the last safe havens for the one-horned rhino, Chitwan offers one of the best wildlife spotting experiences on the planet. Hotel (B,D)(B,L,D) • Jeep Safari • Jungle Walk

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DAY 9 KATHMANDU Today we're headed back to Nepal's bustling capital, uncovering Kathmandu on a locally guided tour of its UNESCO World Heritage Site, marvelling at the medieval temples & general mayhem. Hotel (B) • Local guided sightseeing of Kathmandu DAY 10 KATHMANDU Our adventure ends today in Kathmandu, but our hearts will remain among the hills, jungles & sacred sites of India & Nepal, and there's always a new trek around the corner. (B) END 9AM KATHMANDU

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CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK, NEPAL Famous for being one of the last safe havens for the one-horned rhino & Royal Bengal tiger, plus Asian elephants, leopards & sloth bears, Chitwan offers the perfect Nepal wildlife experience. You’ll enjoy both an included Jeep Safari & Jungle Walk on this trip.

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Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge. Single room supplements are available. A copy of your valid passport is required at time of booking. Trip starts 6:00pm in Delhi & ends approx. 9:00am in Kathmandu. 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.

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3 nights in Lodges & 1 night in a twin-share hotel

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4 breakfasts (B) 4 lunches (L) 3 dinners (D)

GROUP SIZE & TEAM

TRANSPORTATION Private mini vans

20 maximum group size Local Guides & Porters

WELLNESS & ACTIVE

CULTURAL

• See the Kali Mandir, a temple dedicated to the fiery Hindu Goddess Kali • Visit Namobuddha & see the Buddhist Pilgrimage shrines at the site of the fabled sacrifice of Mahasattva

• Trek from Sundarijal to Chisapani through the oak forest of Shivapuri National Park • Trek from Chisapani to Nagarkot through villages & terraced farmlands (3 hours)

The one that takes an accessible trek up the Kathmandu Valley uncovering Nepalese culture & holy sites DAY 2 NAGARKOT There's nothing like some mountain views & the sounds of birdsong to get you out of bed in the morning. Our trek commences today as we head to Nagarkot from Chisapani which takes around 3 hours. Nagarkot is probably the most popular hill station around Kathmandu Valley, offering unique views of the majestic Himalayas, deep valleys, & lush pine forests. Lodge (B,L,D) • Trek from Chisapani to Nagarkot • Nagarkot Hill Station

See the sacred men of Kathamandu, Nepal @fares-nimri

START 9AM KATHMANDU

DAY 1 CHISAPANI Rise & shine, our adventure begins today! After breakfast in Kathmandu we'll drive to Sundarijal where our trek starts. Our trail climbs continuously through forest to a medieval reservoir & a dam, before we reach the top of the Shivpuri ridge, the first village on the trail with the sprawling Tamang settlement of Milkshake. Then it's through the oak forest of Shivpuri National Park & our destination for the night, our lodge in Chisapani. Lodge (L,D) • Trek from Sundarijal to Chisapani through the oak forest of Shivpuri National Park • See the sprawling Tamang settlement of Milkshake

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DAY 3 DHULIKHEL We recommend rising before dawn today to absorb that magical sunrise from Nagarkot. Thousands of visitors throng to Nagarkot every year to witness this spectacle so it'd be shame to miss out on the golden sun stretching over the Himalayas. After breakfast, our trek resumes, along an easy trail that penetrates through dense community forests & small mid-hill settlements to Dhulikhel, after 6 hours of fairly leisurely hiking. Lodge (B,L,D) • View the sunrise over the majestic Himalayas • Trek from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel • Discover the traditional Newari culture of Dhulikhel

to the Kali Mandir - a temple dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Kali - & finally the hill of Namobuddha, a sacred Buddhist Pilgrimage site. After paying homage to Mahasattva, a legendary prince, it's time to finish our trek & drive back to Kathmandu. Hotel (B,L) • See the Kali Mandir Temple • Trek from Dhulikhel to Namobuddha • Visit Namobuddha & see the Buddhist Pilgrimage shrines DAY 5 KATHMANDU Our adventure ends today back where we started. But won't forget those Himalayan sunrises in a hurry. (B) END 9AM KATHMANDU

GOT MORE TIME? Nepal Treks are ideally added to the end of Delhi to Kathmandu Quest see p.58.

DAY 4 KATHMANDU Our last day of hiking starts with another stunning sunrise view from Dhulikhel & breakfast at our lodge. Our trail today climbs past the pine woods of Phulbari

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Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. If you are traveling solo we can set you up with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge. Trip starts 9:00am in Kathmandu & ends approx. 9:00am in Kathmandu. Additional notes – hikes are designed for average fitness, easy walk for up to 6-7hours per day. There will be 1 porter for every 2 participants to carry the luggage. Accommodation – all lodges have shared facilities.

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5 NIGHTS 3 nights in Lodges & 2 nights in a twin-share hotel

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

GROUP SIZE & TEAM

TRANSPORTATION Private mini-coaches

20 maximum group size Local Guides & Porters

WELLNESS & ACTIVE

LOCAL

• Views of Annapurna Range & Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) • Stop at peaceful Pothana Village • Watch a once-in-a-lifetime sunset over the Himalayas

• Trek from Phedi to Dhampus through rhododendron forest (2-3 hours) • Trek from Dhampus Village to Australian Camp through oak forests (4 hours)

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START 9AM KATHMANDU

DAY 1 POKHARA Our adventure begins today as we meet among the charming chaos of Kathmandu, before driving to Pokhara. This beautiful lakeside settlement is framed by the spectacular Himalayas, with plenty of delicious food options. We'll check into our hotel tonight ready for a day of trekking tomorrow. Hotel DAY 2 PHEDI After fueling up with an included breakfast this morning, we'll jump in our van up to Phedi, where steep stone staircases snake their way up the hillsides. We'll start our 2-3 hour ascent through Dhampus, then take a more gentle

climb through terraced fields, small houses & rhododendron forests. From here we'll be able to spot the spectacular Annapurna Range & Machhapuchhre (Fishtail). Lodge (B,L,D) • Trek from Phedi to Dhampus • Views of Annapurna Range & Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) DAY 3 AUSTRALIAN CAMP Sip your tea this morning with your breakfast as you watch the sun illuminate the mountains ahead. A short trek today brings us to our lunch stop, after which we'll climb up through the beautiful oak forests, reaching Pothana. We'll stop here for a brief recharge before we climb

the stone staircases up towards the Australian Camp. Enjoy another magical sunset as it alights the Himalayas this evening. Lodge (B,L,D) • Trek from Dhampus Village to Australian Camp • Stop at peaceful Pothana Village • View the sunrise over the majestic Himalayas DAY 4 SARANGKOT After breakfast in Australian Camp this morning we'll resume our hike through the dense forests, on a slight descent towards Naudanda (Nine hill). After a stop for lunch we'll continue hiking to Sarangkot. The trail here is fairly relaxed, as we ease along a ridge to a dense settlement with

lots of mixed indigenous groups. Sarangkot offers spectacular mountain scenery of Mt. Dhaulagri, Annapurna, Machhapuchre, Nilgiri & more. As the night draws in, you can see lights illuminating the beautiful Pokhara Valley below. Lodge (B,L,D) • Trek from Australian Camp to Sarangkot • View the spectacular mountain scenery • View the Pokhara Valley & Phewa Lake DAY 5 POKHARA After breakfast this morning we'll make our way to the legendary viewpoint at Sarangkot. Through terraced farms & villages we'll finally reach the summit, offering spectacular Himalayan

panoramas that are simply unforgettable. This is what we came for, & it makes the hard work so worth it. After posing for some photos we'll make the hike back to Pokhara. Upon arrival we'll have a free afternoon to chill by the lake & try the local foodie delights. Hotel (B) • Trek from Sarangkot to Pokhara

GOT MORE TIME? Nepal Treks are ideally added to the end of Delhi to Kathmandu Quest see p.58

DAY 6 KATHMANDU After a heavenly sleep & breakfast we'll make our way back to Kathmandu this morning. Our trip finishes back where we started. But those mountains, forests & streams will stick with us forever. (B) END 3PM KATHMANDU

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Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. If you are traveling solo we can set you up with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge. Trip starts 9:00am Kathmandu & ends approx. 3:00pm Kathmandu. Additional notes – hikes are designed for average fitness, easy walk for up to 6-7hours per day. There will be 1 porter for every 2 participants to carry the luggage. Accommodation – all lodges have shared facilities.

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

4.7 RATING

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TRANSPORTATION All private coach transportation & 2 internal flights

GROUP SIZE 24 average group size

TEAM An experienced Trip Manager & Englishspeaking Local Guides

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

Take in the spectacular Taj Mahal, Agra

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

LOCAL

• Visit a bustling Sikh temple kitchen in Delhi • See Jaipur’s topsites on a locally guided sightseeing tour F Keep your eyes peeled for tigers on a sunrise safari through Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan

CULTURAL

FOOD

WELLNESS & ACTIVE

• Visit the Agra Fort & see the most beautiful building in the world: the Taj Mahal F Take a morning tour of Mumbai & see the city as the sun rises

F Get a curry cooking demonstration followed by a local family dinner in Jaipur • Get a Locally Guided tour of colorful Delhi followed by a Chapati demonstration

F Find your zen & soak up beautiful views of Udaipur with some rooftop Yoga F Move like the movies with a Bollywood dance class at a studio in Mumbai F Explore the treasures of Jaipur with a Amer Fort trek

CONSCIOUS TRAVEL • Visit the Dhonk handicraft centre in Rajasthan, supporting local women & families of ex-tiger poachers


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Get your bucket list checked with a visit to one of mankind's masterpieces: the majestic Taj Mahal, the 17th century memorial building considered by many to be the most beautiful building in the world. MEET THE LOCALS AT THE WIND PALACE, JAIPUR

S TRIKE A POSE AT THE CIT Y PAL ACE, JAIPUR @JESSPARKER72

DAY 1 DELHI 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

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DAY 2 DELHI 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 colorful sarees, a commotion of noises, & a hearty serve of street food. Hotel (B) • Locally guided sightseeing tour

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RANTHAMBHORE NATIONAL PARK

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DAY 3 AGRA 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 almighty Taj Mahal & Agra Fort. Hotel (B) • Visit Agra Fort • Visit the Taj Mahal

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DAY 4 RANTHAMBHORE Swapping out of the bustling city scene, we'll arrive in Ranthambhore National Park. By afternoon

The Eternal India trip was unlike any trip I have been on before! The itinerary is jam packed full of amazing sights & delicious foods. We had the best Trip Manager ever & our Local Guide was fantastic - they worked together as a perfect team.

we'll visit Dhonk, a center 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 prebooked your Contiki Sunrise Safari for tomorrow – it's an absolute must do! Hotel (B,D) • Visit Dhonk centre DAYS 5 - 6 JAIPUR 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) • Locally guided sightseeing tour of Jaipur F Sunrise Safari Ranthanbhore NP F Amer Fort trek F Cooking demonstration & local family dinner DAYS 7 - 8 UDAIPUR 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) • Locally guided sightseeing tour F Rooftop Yoga

DAY 9 MUMBAI Leaving the white city behind us, we'll take flight to Mumbai – the birthplace of Bollywood & India's capital of cool. We'll guide you through the city's greatest charms – including the Dobhi Ghat & India Gate – then leave you to make some discoveries of your own. Hotel (B) • Locally guided sightseeing tour of Mumbai F Bollywood Dance Class DAYS 10 - 11 GOA 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 Mumbai at Dawn Tour DAY 12 GOA Our trip will come to an end amidst the kingfisher beers & good times of Goa. We'll say heartfelt goodbyes before going our separate ways (unless we've all decided to keep the dream alive by joining the Southern Spice trip!). (B) END 9AM GOA

ME TO WE

Looking to give back on your travels? After finishing your Eternal India adventure in Goa, you could be spending 4 unforgettable days deep in rural & utterly beautiful Rajasthan, working alongside ME to WE. Visit contiki. com/metowe for more departure dates. #indiametowe

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WHEN CAN I GO?

Start Mar 08 Q Mar 15 Mar 22 Apr 05

End Mar 19 Mar 26 Apr 02 Apr 16

Start Oct 04 Oct 18 Nov 01 Nov 08 V Nov 29

End Oct 15 Oct 29 Nov 12 Nov 19 Dec 10

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2021

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2020

2020

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End Start Feb 18 Apr 04 Mar 04 Mar 18 Apr 02 Apr 08

End Apr 15

Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge. Single room supplements are available. A copy of your valid passport is required at time of booking. Trip starts 6:00pm in Delhi & ends approx. 9:00am in Goa. O Trip will be in Goa for the Holi Festival. Q Trip will be in Agra for the Holi Festival. V Trip will be in Udaipur for Diwali Festival. X Trip spends NYE in Jaipur. 4 Trip will be in Udaipur for the Holi Festival. Trip will be in Delhi for the Holi Festival. 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.

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#ETERNALINDIA

START 6PM DELHI

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IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

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PURE SRI LANKA

#PURESRILANKA

FROM

THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

10

1

DAYS

COUNTRY

9 NIGHTS Unique Special Stays: 2 nights Glamping & 7 nights in 3-4 star hotels

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

5.0 RATING

TRANSPORTATION All private coach transportation & local train

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GROUP SIZE 24 maximum group size

TEAM An experienced Trip Manager & Englishspeaking Local Guides

The one that gives you the true taste of Sri Lanka, from waterfalls & beaches to tea fields & temples

Admire the views at the Nine Arch Bridge @trixie_mari

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

LOCAL

F Taste all the flavors of Kandy on a tuk-tuk street food tour • Learn the traditional art of balsa-wood mask painting in Unawatuna • Spot wildlife on a morning safari in Udawalawe National Park

CULTURAL

• Witness a spectacular Kandyan cultural dance performance • Tour the Buddhist Temple of the Tooth • Visit the UNESCO listed city of Galle

FOOD

• Visit a serene spice garden in the spiritual city of Kandy F Take part in a cooking demonstration & local dinner in Unawatuna • Sip some Ceylon at a lush tea plantation in Nuwara Eliya

WELLNESS & ACTIVE F Learn to master the waves at the Weligama Surf school F Hike to World’s End in the Horton Plains National Park • Glamp in nature at our Udawalawe National Park Special Stay

CONSCIOUS TRAVEL • Visit orphaned baby elephants & learn about their rehabilitation into the wild at the Udawalawe Elephant Transit Home • Visit the locally-operated Kosgoda Turtle Conservation center & project, protecting turtle nesting sites


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On this trip you'll experience being fully immersed in nature at Udawalawe National Park, with 2 nights spent glamping alongside the Walawe River in full Safari style, surrounded by the vibrant Sri Lankan jungle. SOAK UP THE SCENERY, ELLA @REBECCA_S_CUNNINGHAM

DAY 1 NEGOMBO 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 DAY 2 KANDY 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 & color, before opting to tuck into some local street food for dinner. Hotel (B) • Spice Garden visit • Locally guided tour of the Temple of the Tooth • Kandayan Cultural dance performance F Kandy Street Food Tour DAYS 3 - 4 ELLA 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) • Local train journey from Kandy to Nanuoya • Visit a Tea Plantation

MEET SOME ELEPHANTS, UDAWAL AWE @BELL A_IANTHE

F Horton Plains National Park & hike to World's End DAYS 5 - 6 UDAWALAWE NATIONAL PARK As 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) +Glamping Special Stay • Visit an Elephant transit home • Morning Safari in Udawalawe National Park F Half day afternoon safari at Udawalawe National Park DAYS 7 - 8 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) • Visit the UNESCO listed port city of Galle

#PURESRILANKA

START 6PM NEGOMBO

F Cooking demonstration & dinner F Mirissa Whale watching (seasonal) F Weligama Surf School DAY 9 COLOMBO After a stop to learn about the traditional art of mask painting followed by a visit to the Kosgoda Turtle Conservation center, 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 9 days. Hotel (B) • Visit a Traditional Mask Painting Center • Visit Kosgoda Turtle Conservation center • City Sightseeing

Places visited

INDIA 1

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DAY 10 COLOMBO 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)

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2 2

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This was the perfect taste tester of the beauty & culture that Sri Lanka has to offer! From beautiful train rides, to safaris, glamping, surfing, learning how tea is made, riding tuktuks, eating authentic food, elephant & turtle sanctuaries, lounging by the pool... this trip has a little bit of everything. Alycia Chapman on

WHEN CAN I GO?

End Mar 18 Apr 1 Oct 14 Oct 28

Start Nov 2 Nov 16 Nov 23 Nov 30

End Nov 11 Nov 25 Dec 2 Dec 9

Start Dec 7 Dec 14 Dec 21 Dec 28

End Dec Dec Dec Jan

16 23 30 6

Start 2021 Jan 4 Jan 11 Jan 25

End Jan 13 Jan 20 Feb 3

2021

Start Mar 9 Mar 23 Oct 5 Oct 19

2021

End Jan 22 Feb 5 Feb 19 Mar 4

2020

2020

2020/21 | CODE:SLCO | START NEGOMBO & FINISH COLOMBO Start Jan 13 Jan 27 Feb 10 Feb 24

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

UDAWALAWE GLAMPING SPECIAL STAY

Start Feb 8 Feb 22 Mar 8 Mar 22

End Feb 17 Mar 3 Mar 17 Mar 31

Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge. Single room supplements are available. A copy of your valid passport is required at time of booking. Trip starts 6:00pm in Negombo & ends approx. 9:00am in Colombo. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

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I C O N I C SKI & ESSENTIALS

SNOWBOARD

HIT THE SLOPES OF HAKUBA , JAPAN @_SHANN._


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HAVE FOODIE EXPERIEN CES L I K E

Love to ski or snowboard? In the colder months, Japan becomes a glorious winter wonderland, with some of the best ski spots in the world - perfect for hitting the slopes during the day, and relaxing with some sake and an Onsen Hot Spring bath in the evening.

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LEARN TO MAKE SUSHI, TOKYO

SHINGAWA HOTEL, TOKYO

HAKUBA ROYAL HOTEL, HAKUBA

EAT MARKET FOOD, OSAKA @MORETHEMOLLIER

TRY AUTHENTIC GYOZA, TOKYO @OYASUMILINK

DO TH IN GS LIKE:

VISIT TEMPLES, JAPAN @JASBRIELLECOO

MONTEREY GRASMERE HOTEL, OSAKA

SKI THE SLOPES OF HAKUBA

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#CONTIKIWINTERWONDERSKI

SKI & SNOWBOARD

FROM

THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

13

1

DAYS

COUNTRY

12 NIGHTS 12 nights in 3 & 4 star hotels

12 INCLUDED MEALS 12 breakfasts (B)

4.6 RATING

TRANSPORTATION All private coach transportation & bullet trains

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GROUP SIZE 20 max group size

TEAM An experienced Trip Manager & Englishspeaking Local Guides, Ski package will be unescorted.

The one that discovers Japan's iconic cities where ancient & modern collide including 4 days to hit the ski fields

Hakuba

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

LOCAL

• Witness the ordered chaos of Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo, rumoured the busiest intersection in the world F Take a half day trip to Japan’s 8th century capital of Nara & see the giant bronze Buddha

CULTURAL

• Visit Peace Park & the Memorial museum in Hiroshima F Check out the world famous Robot Restaurant Show, Tokyo for a display of robotics, dancing & pyrotechnics

FOOD

F Enjoy a welcome dinner at a Izakaya, a Japanese pub in Osaka F Taste delicate savoury pancakes with an Okonomiyaki lunch

WELLNESS & ACTIVE • Hit the world-class ski & snowboard slopes of Hakuba F Unwind like the locals with a rejuvenating Onsen hot spring experience


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SKI & SNOWBOARD

ASAKUSA TEMPLE, TOKYO

DAY 1 OSAKA 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 DAY 2 OSAKA Universal Studios, Osaka Castle, iconic Dōtonbori 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 DAYS 3 - 4 KYOTO 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, colorful shrines & famous geisha girls. On Day 4 you'll have a full free day to explore Kyoto your way. Hotel (B)(B) • Guided sightseeing in Kyoto F Half day trip to Nara

HAKUBA @_EMMAPULLEN11

DAYS 5 - 6 HIROSHIMA All aboard! A bullet train shoots us over to historic Hiroshima for 2 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) • Peace Park & Peace Memorial Museum • Itsukushima Shrine & Miyajima Island F Okonomiyaki Lunch

F MariCar Tokyo Go-Cart Experience (International Driver's License required) F Robot Restaurant Show

DAYS 7 - 9 TOKYO 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) • Sightseeing tour including Imperial Palace, Asakusa Senso-ji Temple, Nakamise Street, Meji Jingu Shrine & Shibuya Crossing • Hakone day trip with Hakone ropeway • Ashinoko Lake Cruise F Onsen Experience

DAY 13 TOKYO 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)

DAYS 10 - 12 HAKUBA An included train takes us to Hakuba. Widely recognized 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)

FRESH SUSHI

#CONTIKIWINTERWONDERSKI

START 6PM OSAKA

MEIJI JINGU SHRINE

GOT MORE TIME? Why not upgrade to our 6-day ski version for even more fun! Visit contiki.com/ japan-winter-wonder-ski-6. See below for dates.

Team Lab Museum, Tokyo @trixie_mari

Places visited

END 12PM TOKYO

1

Nightstops

HAKUBA

Coach

3 JAPAN

KYOTO

END

3

TOKYO

2 START

HIROSHIMA

2

2

Hakone

OSAKA

Miyajima Island

WHEN CAN I GO?

End Dec 5

Start Mar 7

End Start Mar 19 Mar 21

Start Dec 7

End Start Dec 19 Dec 14 O End Apr 2

End Start Dec 26 Dec 21 Q

End Jan 2

Start Dec 28 V

End Jan 9

2020

2019

Start Nov 23

2020

2019/20 | CODE:JAPF4 | START OSAKA & FINISH TOKYO Start Jan 4

End Start Jan 16 Jan 11

End Start Jan 23 Jan 25

End Feb 6

Start Feb 8

End Start Feb 20 Feb 22

End Mar 5

Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge. Single room supplements are available. O Trip spends Xmas in Hakuba. Q Trip spends Xmas in Hiroshima & NYE in Hakuba. V Trip spends NYE in Kyoto. A copy of your valid passport is required at time of booking. Trip starts 6:00pm in Osaka & ends approx. 12:00pm in Tokyo. Note: You will need to make your own way to Tokyo Station on Day 10 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.

End Dec 7

Start Mar 7

End Start Mar 21 Mar 21

Start Dec 7

End Start Dec 21 Dec 14 O

End Start Dec 28 Dec 21 Q

End Jan 4

Start Dec 28 V

End Jan 11

2020

2019

Start Nov 23

2020

2019/20 | CODE:JAPF6 | START OSAKA & FINISH TOKYO Start Jan 4

End Start Jan 18 Jan 11

End Start Jan 25 Jan 25

End Feb 8

Start Feb 8

End Start Feb 22 Feb 22

End Mar 7

End Apr 4

Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge. Single room supplements are available. O Trip spends Xmas in Hakuba. Q Trip spends Xmas in Hiroshima & NYE in Hakuba. V Trip spends NYE in Kyoto. A copy of your valid passport is required at time of booking. Trip starts 6:00pm in Osaka & ends approx. 12:00pm in Tokyo. Note: You will need to make your own way to Tokyo Station on Day 10 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.

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AFRICA

ADVENTURE UNFILTERED There’s adventure, and then there’s Africa.

OKAVANGO DELTA , BOTSWANA

And we sort all the details

TRAVELER PIC K :

5 STARS ON

EAST AFRICA SAFARI Since launch, our East Africa Safari trip has had exclusively 5* ratings from our travelers on Feefo

OPEN-TOP VEHICLES, TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK @COLW_O

SAFARI, CHOBE NATIONAL PARK @JESSENGLUND

GIRAFFE SANCTUARY, NAMIBIA

T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

GA M E D RI V E S

TEAM

Always tailored to the location. Think speedy internal flights, poptop safari vehicles in East Africa, open sided game-viewers in South Africa & cruising the Makgadikgadi Salt Plains in a 4x4 so you’ve always got the best view.

All park fees and game drives are included in your trip, so there’s no hidden costs or surprises - just the majestic wildlife you came for, plus expert Local Guides to show you around.

Our expert Trip Managers and Local Guides are experienced in traveling through this vast and wild continent, supporting you every step of the way and showing you an authentic side of Africa.


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THE MIDDLE EAST Israel & Jordan

LUXURY SAFARI TENTS, MAASAI MARA @SHELBYYGRACE

PRIVATE SAFARI CAMP, CHOBE

SAFARI CAMPING TENTS, SERENGETI

AFRICAN LODGE, L AKE ELEMENTAITA

ACC O M M ODAT I ON

Discover mystical ancient monuments, gilded cities that sparkle with history and ETÄ&#x161;Ä&#x203A;TRGOUGRÄ?OVKNIVKÄ&#x203A;JMTSKEHOOFCNF spirituality. These regions stir the soul like NOVJGRGGÄ&#x161;SGPRGPCRGÄ&#x203A;ODGSVGPÄ&#x203A;OÄ&#x2014; XOTRHGGÄ&#x203A;

IRAQ- AL AMIR, JORDAN @CHELSEAKAUAI

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL @MORGAN.YATES

WADI RUM, JORDAN , @MORGAN.YATES

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL @MORGAN.YATES

Luxury safari tents with proper linen, exclusive lodges with swimming pools, tree-houses overlooking rivers teeming with wildlife - our accommodation in Africa always makes the most out of this beautiful continent.

Unique Experiences

ZAMBEZI RIVER RAFTING

BALLOON SAFARI, MAASAI MARA

Hop in a 4x4 for a ride through the pastel desert of Wadi Rum, Petra, Jordan

Visit the Iraq Al-Amir Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cooperative Society, Jordan

Float in the eerie stillness of the Dead Sea, Israel

Take a boat cruise with lunch at the Red Sea resort of Eilat, Israel

Peruse Corinthian columns and ancient ruins in the old Greco-Roman city, of Jerash, Jordan

MAASAI MARA COMMUNIT Y VISIT, KENYA @SHELBYYGRACE

Explore the famous city of Petra, Jordan

GIRAFFE SANCTUARY, NAIROBI, KENYA @YEPIMBROOKE

EXPER I E N CE S When it comes to unique experiences youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re spoiled for choice in Africa - from Natural Wonders of the World like Victoria Falls & Table Mountain to included safari drives in Africaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top National Parks and getting up close to elephants and giraffes in wildlife sanctuaries, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be able to do it all.

SWIM IN THE DEAD SEA , ISRAEL @MORGAN.YATES


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ISRAEL & JORDAN UNCOVERED AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST

11

2

DAYS

COUNTRIES

10 NIGHTS

14 INCLUDED MEALS

10 nights twin or twin-share hotel accommodation

#ISRAELANDJORDAN

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10 breakfasts (B) 1 lunch (L) 3 dinners (D)

TRANSPORTATION Airport transfers & air-conditioned coach, 1 internal flight

GROUP SIZE & TEAM 30 maximum group size An experienced Trip Manager, Driver & Local Guides

FOOD

LOCAL

• Visit Wadi Rum & take a 4x4 tour across the desert F Boat Cruise & Lunch on the Red Sea • Visit Church of Holy Sepulchre, Arab Market, Jewish Quarter & Western Wall

• Visit ‘The Shuk,’ aka Mahane Yehuda Market & have yourself a fully immersive foodie experience with a huge array of Israeli specialty delights F Tel Aviv Final Dinner

The one that explores the birthplace of civilization in 11 days, from vibrant culture to ancient relics mountains & carved out by the Nabateans, we’ll discover the Pharaoh’s Castle, the Triumphal Arch & the Treasury with a Local Guide. After a full day of ooh-ing and aah-ing, we’ll head back to our hotel for an included dinner. (B,D) • Visit of Petra & see main monuments including Pharaohs Castle, The Triumphal Arch, the Amphitheater & the Treasury

Petra, Jordan @morgan.yates

START 7PM JERUSALEM

DAY 1 JERUSALEM Welcome to Israel, where we’ll kick off our tour in the City of Gold. Check-in to your hotel this afternoon, before meeting the rest of your fellow Contiki travelers. (D) DAYS 2 - 4 JERUSALEM Rise & shine, travelers Jerusalem isn’t going to discover itself! A full day tour will get us up to speed with this ancient city, which dates back thousands of years. A visit to the Mount of Olives, a religious center for Christianity, Islam & Judaism, will give us a breathtaking

view over the city. The next day we’ll discover Jerusalem’s distinctly modern flair: a few museum trips will show us how this city has developed to become a metropolis of vibrant culture. On Day 4 you have a full free day, with the opportunity to head out and experience the ancient allure of the Dead Sea and King Herod’s palace fortress of Masada, overlooking the Jordanian desert. (B)(B)(B) • Visit Lions Gate • Visit Dolorosa • Visit Church of Holy Sepulchre via Dolorosa • Visit Arab Market • Visit Jewish Quarter

• Visit Western Wall • Visit Vad Yashem Museum & Memorial • Visit Israel Museum Dead Sea Scrolls & Second Temple Model F Visit the ancient fortress of King Herod’s Palace in Masada F Experience the surreal stillness of floating in the Dead Sea DAY 5 AMMAN This morning we’ll cross the border into Jordan and pay a visit to the inspiring Iraq AlAmir Women’s Co-operative before reaching the ancient Greco-Roman city of

Jerash with its Corinthian columns & ancient ruins. Later, we’ll head to the capital of Amman for a little sightseeing. A city tour will show us Amman’s highlights, including the amphitheatre & the citadel. (B,L) • Tour of the ancient city of Jerash • Visit Iraq Al-Amir women’s co-operative & enjoy an included lunch • City tour of Amman DAY 6 PETRA If you weren’t already in love with Jordan, you will be when we visit the Red Rose City of Petra. Framed by

DAYS 7 - 8 EILAT On the road again, this time driving to the gorgeous desert vistas of Wadi Rum, where you’ll be intoxicated by ancient riverbeds & pastel colors. We’ll hop in a 4x4 for a desert tour before returning to Israel & the Red Sea resort of Eilat for some beachside chills. With a full next day to enjoy this coastal town, you’ll have the opportunity to join a relaxing boat cruise with lunch, or make the most of your free time to explore the Aquarium, hit the beach or laze by the pool. (B,D)(B) F Eilat Boat Cruise • Visit Wadi Rum & take a 4x4 tour across the desert

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DAY 11 TEL AVIV After a filling Israeli breakfast, we’ll wrap up our Middle Eastern escapade with sorrow. Don’t forget to swap deets, we sense new adventures on the horizon… (B) • Included transfers arranged to Ben Gurion Airport

Dead Sea

WHEN CAN I GO?

Start Apr 26 May03 May17

DAYS 9 - 10 TEL AVIV Today, we’ll swap ancient for modern as we take a speedy flight to the cosmopolitan city of Tel Aviv. This afternoon and all of tomorrow is ours to explore Tel Aviv at our own pace. In a city inundated with beaches, parks, museums, shopping centres & historical sites, boredom just simply isn’t an option. (B)(B) F Tel Aviv Final Dinner

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CONTIKI.COM/CAPE-TOWN-EXPLORER

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COUNTRY

2 NIGHTS 2 nights hotel

2 INCLUDED MEALS

TRANSPORTATION

2 breakfasts (B)

2 day Hop-on hop-off bus pass, with access to over 50 of Cape Town’s top attractions

FOOD

LOCAL

GROUP SIZE & TEAM This is a solo adventure & is therefore unescorted

• Drop-off at Waterfront for Robben Island Tour • Drop-off at Cape Town Beaches • Drop-off at the Waterfront • Drop-off at Wine Estates

• Included Breakfast every morning

Table Mountain, South Africa

START 2PM CAPE TOWN

DAY 1 CAPE TOWN Welcome to Cape Town! From sea to sky, this magnificent city will steal your heart. Upon arrival you'll check into the Mojo Hotel, just 50m from the promenade, & receive your hop on/hop off bus pass for the next few days. This is an unguided trip, but with your pass you have a whole city to explore. Make use of the food market attached to the hotel for dinner tonight. Hotel

See penguins, Cape Town, South Africa @amymurts

DAY 2 CAPE TOWN After an included breakfast it's time to uncover everything Cape town has to offer! Today we strongly recommend a tour of Robben Island where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years in prison - book tickets in advance! Your hop-on/ hop-off pass will take you directly to the ferry port. Spend the rest of the day taking in the views along the promenade or for the athletic - a hike up Lion's Head. Hotel (B) • Drop at Waterfront for Robben Island Tour

DAY 3 CAPE TOWN Another day, another included breakfast & another opportunity to explore. Use this day to explore the magnificent Kirstenbosch Gardens, Monkey Jungle, World of Birds or relax on some of Cape Town's famed beaches. Your trip ends at 6pm this evening, but you'll never forget the views & adventures of Cape Town. (B)

ZIMBABWE

NAMIBIA

ATLANTIC OCEAN

BOTSWANA

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MOZAMBIQUE

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Nightstops

Kirstenbosch Gardens

WHEN CAN I GO?

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End Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb

17 24 31 07 14

Start Jul 31 Aug 07 Aug 14 Aug 21 Aug 28

End Aug 02 Aug 09 Aug 16 Aug 23 Aug 30

Start Feb 19 Feb 26 Mar 05 Mar 12 Mar 19

End Feb 21 Feb 28 Mar 07 Mar 14 Mar 21

Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. If you are traveling solo, we can set you up with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge. Start 2:00pm in Cape Town & end 6:00pm in Cape Town.

SEE EVEN MORE! Combine this trip with Cape, Safari & Falls p.76 or South African Safari p.79

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The one that puts you in beachside Cape Town digs, with a hop-on hop-off pass to take you from wineries to Robben Island

AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST

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CONTIKI.COM/KENYAN-HIGHLIGHTS

KENYAN HIGHLIGHTS AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST

7

1

DAYS

COUNTRY

6 NIGHTS

16 INCLUDED MEALS

1 night in a hotel, 1 night in an African Lodge & 4 nights in twin-share Luxury Safari Tents

#KENYANHIGHLIGHTS

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TRANSPORTATION

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

Guaranteed window seat in open-top Safari Vehicles

FOOD

LOCAL

F Balloon Safari F Maasai Village Tour • See Lake Naivasha, the film setting for Out Of Africa • Get close to giraffes at the Giraffe Centre

GROUP SIZE & TEAM 20 maximum group size An experienced Trip Manager, Driver & Local Guides

• Taste local cuisines in buffet meals at the Safari Lodges • Picnic lunches while on Game Drives

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

KENYA

LAKE ELEMENTAITA 1

2

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NAIROBI

MAASAI MARA 2

AMBOSELI

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Balloon Safari, Maasai Mara

This trip is a section of our larger trip, East Africa Safari (See p.78). This means some of the group will continue to Arusha. START 6PM NAIROBI

DAY 1 NAIROBI Touch down in Nairobi! You'll be greeted by a transfer rep & taken 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 DAYS 2 - 3 MAASAI MARA We start with breakfast before meeting our Local

Nightstops

SEE EVEN MORE Combine with Cape, Safari & Falls p.76 & save up to 5% with our multi-trip discount on selected departures.

Guides & loading up in the safari vehicles for the start of our great Maasai Mara trip. We'll pass through the Great Rift Valley before we arrive at our lodge, with your first game drive in the afternoon. Day 3 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. Lodge (B,L,D)(B,L,D) • Game drives in the Maasai Mara F Morning Balloon Safari

up on the shores of Lake Elementatita for a buffet dinner & accommodation this evening. Hotel (B,L,D) • Morning Game Drive in the Maasai Mara • See Lake Naivasha, film setting for "Out of Africa" DAYS 5 - 6 AMBOSELI 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 Kenyan dinner. Lodge (B,L,D)(B,L,D)

DAY 4 LAKE ELEMENTAITA We'll treat ourselves to a spectacular morning drive in the Maasai Mara before we head north, passing through Lake Naivasha & Africa's Great Rift Valley. We wind

• Get close to giraffes at the Giraffe Centre • Elephant Orphanage Sanctuary visit • Game drives in Amboseli National Park F Maasai Village Tour DAY 7 NAIROBI Our last day of this incredible trip will send us off with a bang after breakfast, including one last morning drive through the Amboseli to the Tanzania border, & then back up to Nairobi. With full hearts & memories, here is where we'll say fond farewells to our adventures in Africa & our new Contiki family. (B) • Morning drive through Amboseli • Included transfer to the airport or our hotel in Nairobi

Morning Drive through Amoseli National Park

END 1PM NAIROBI

WHEN CAN I GO?

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End May30 Jun 13 Jun 27 Jul 11 Jul 25

Start Aug 2 Aug 16 Aug 30 Sep 13 Sep 27

End Aug 08 Aug 22 Sep 05 Sep 19 Oct 03

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2021

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2020/21

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2020

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2020

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2020

2020

SUMMER 2020/21 | CODE:BBKHM | START NAIROBI & FINISH NAIROBI

Jan 09 Jan 23 Feb 06

Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost. Single room supplements are available upon request. Trip starts 6:00pm in Nairobi & ends at 1:00pm in Nairobi. All Local taxes & service charges included. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

Start Feb 14 Feb 28 Mar 14 Mar 28

End Feb 20 Mar 06 Mar 20 Apr 03

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CONTIKI.COM/TASTE-TANZANIA

ASIA 2020 - 21

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TASTE OF TANZANIA 1

DAYS

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COUNTRY

5 NIGHTS

15 INCLUDED MEALS

1 night in an African Lodge, 2 nights in Luxury Safari Tents & 2 nights in a Contiki Special Stay inside the Serengeti National Park

Open-top Safari Vehicles with Guaranteed window seat

WELLNESS & ACTIVE

• View the wildlife hotspot of the Great Rift Valley • Visit a local market near Tarangire • African Galeria shopping visit

GROUP SIZE & TEAM

TRANSPORTATION

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

LOCAL

20 average group size An experienced Trip Manager, Driver & Local Guides

F Soar over the plains on a spectacular balloon safari in the Serengeti

#TASTEOFTANZANIA

The one that will see you safari your way around Tanzania’s wondrous wildlife SERENGETI 2

NGOROGORO CRATER

1

ARUSHA Shanga Community Project

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Mto Wa Mbu

2

TARANGIRE

TANZANIA

Places visited Game drive through Serengeti National park

This trip is part of a larger trip, East African Safari (See p.78). This means you’ll join a group who have been traveling from Nairobi. START 12 MIDDAY ARUSHA

DAY 1 ARUSHA TO TARANGIRE Touch down in Africa at Kilimanjaro Airport & jump straight on the transfer to the start hotel. Your Trip Manager will meet you & your dventure will begin at the Shanga community project in Arusha followed by the drive to our first national park - Tarangire, home of elephants & Baobabs. Lodge (D) • Shanga Community Project

DAY 2 TARANGIRE Today we’ll jump into the safari vehicles & depart for your first game drive and be on the lookout for wildlife like giraffes, antelope and hopefully some big cats in the beautiful Tarangire National Park. Lodge (B,L,D) • Game drives in Tarangire National Park

spend a full day seeking out the wildlife of Africa’s plains, including wildebeest, zebra & hopefully the predators pursuing them. (B,L,D) (B,L,D) + Luxury Safari Camping Special Stay • Game drives in the Serengeti National Park • Visit a local market F Balloon Safari

DAYS 3 - 4 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 camping under the stars of the African sky. On Day 5 we

DAY 5 NGOROGOROCRATER 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 center. A true natural wonder, only found in Africa. African Lodge (B,L,D) • Morning Game Drive in the Serengeti • Game drive in Ngorogoro Crater DAY 6 ARUSHA It’s our last chance to do some souvenir shopping this morning, before we enjoy a final spectacular view of the Great 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,L)

1

Nightstops

1

Special Stay

• Africa Galeria Souvenir Shop visit END 12PM ARUSHA

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Hippo Pool Game drive, Serengeti @jodiewischnevsky

WHEN CAN I GO?

End Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul

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End Aug 13 Aug 27 Sep 10 Sep 24 Oct 08

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End Oct 22 Nov 05 Nov 19 Dec 03 Dec 17

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2021

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2020/21

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2020

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2020

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2020

2020

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Jan 14 Jan 28 Feb 11

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Start Feb 20 Mar 06 Mar 20 Apr 03

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ASIA 2020 - 21

CONTIKI.COM/CAPE-SAFARI-FALLS

11

3

DAYS

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COUNTRIES

10 NIGHTS

15 INCLUDED MEALS

4 nights in hotels, 5 nights in African Lodges & 1 night Contiki Special Stay - luxury camping in Chobe National Park

GROUP SIZE & TEAM

TRANSPORTATION

10 breakfasts (B) 1 lunch (L) 4 dinners (D)

Private mini-coaches, open safari vehicles & 2 internal flights

26 maximum group size An experienced Trip Manager, Driver & Local Guides

LOCAL

FOOD

F Taste some of the world’s best wine in the vineyards of Cape Point F Chobe River sunset cruise • See local villages & townships on drive days

• Enjoy an authentic South African feast at a local food market • Campfire dinners in National Parks F Cape Town Dinner

The one that combines the city of Cape Town, the wildlife of Kruger National Park & adrenaline-rush activities in Victoria Falls F Scenic Helicopter flight over the falls

at Victoria Falls to explore one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Opt for the sunset cruise, try a bungee jump, swing or zip line over the Zambezi River, or sign up for white water rafting. Hotel (B,L)(B) • Walk along Victoria Falls F Sunset Boat Cruise F Bungee Jump F Bridge Swing F Zip line F Zambezi River Rafting

get to know each other over your choice of dinner at the food market next door. Hotel (D) GOT MORE TIME?

DAYS 2 - 3 CAPE TOWN Our time here is dedicated to sightseeing, starting with a cable car ride up Table Mountain & a city tour of Cape Town. On Day 3, take advantage of excursions to Cape Point, Boulders Beach & vineyards. Hotel (B)(B) • Visit Table Mountain • Cape Town City Tour • Cape Town Waterfront • Cape Town Dinner F Marine Safari Cruise

Why not add on KilimanjaroMarangu p.81, Zanzibar p.80 or Cape Town Explorer p.73 This trip is a section of our larger trip, Southern Africa Safari (see p.79.) This means some of the group will continue to Makgadikgadi after Chobe. START 6PM CAPE TOWN

DAY 1 CAPE TOWN The adventure begins! We’ll

DAY 10 CHOBE We’ll have breakfast at sunrise & depart on a morning game drive. Lodge (B) • Morning Game Drive in the Chobe National Park F Wildlife Cruise & Dinner DAY 11 CHOBE It’s time for our last breakfast together this morning before you’re dropped off at Kasane Airport or make the journey back to Victoria Falls. (B)

DAY 9 CHOBE Today is non-stop action adventure as we drive along the Chobe River, surrounded by wilderness that houses the largest density of elephants in the world. (B,D) + Special Stay Contiki Safari Camp • Afternoon Game Drive in Chobe National Park

Game drives, Kruger national park South Africa

F Peninsula & Penguins F Vineyards & Views F Township Tour DAYS 4 - 5 KRUGER NATIONAL PARK After a short flight to Johannesburg we’ll drive to Kruger National Park. Tomorrow will be dedicated to venturing through this game-dense park. Lodge (B,D)(B,D) • Game drives in Kruger National Park

hyena, antelope or cheetah lurking deep in the bush. Hotel (B) • Anti-poaching Experience • Morning Game Drive in the Kruger National Park

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CHOBE

DAY 6 EMALAHLENI Keep your eyes peeled for any movement of giraffe,

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BOTSWANA

DAYS 7 - 8 VICTORIA FALLS After a flight from Johannesburg, we’ll arrive

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK EMALAHLENI 2

Johannesburg

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INDIAN OCEAN

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WHEN CAN I GO?

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Nightstops

1

Special Stay Plane

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Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a samesex roommate at no extra cost. Single room supplements are available upon request. Trip starts 6:00pm in Cape Town & ends 7:30am in Kasane Airport or 10pm Victoria Falls. Local taxes, payments & service charges included. O Accommodation for these departures will be based on the Zambian side of Victoria Falls - Livingstone, Zambia. Q Accommodation for these departures will be based on the Zimbabwean side of Victoria Falls. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki. com/staylonger.

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AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST

CAPE, SAFARI & FALLS

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CONTIKI.COM/OKAVANGO-DELTA-DESERTS

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OKAVANGO DELTA & DESERTS 2

DAYS

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COUNTRIES

12 NIGHTS

17 INCLUDED MEALS

7 nights in lodges, 3 nights in hotels & 2 nights in Special Stay Contiki Safari Camp

12 breakfasts (B) 2 lunches (L) 3 dinners (D)

Private mini-coach & open Safari Vehicles in Game Reserves & Free Time Add-Ons

F Get some photos at Botswana’s Salt Pans before visiting a wild meerkat colony F Spot wildlife on the waterways of the Okavango Delta on a Mokoro Boat Ride • Visit Sossusvlei, home to the spectacular Namibian dunes

GROUP SIZE & TEAM

TRANSPORTATION

FOOD

LOCAL

17 maximum group size An experienced Trip Manager, Driver & Local Guides

• Eat deliciously prepared dinners around the campfire F Eat an African feast with some steins at Joe’s Beerhouse, Windhoek F Eat a German inspired meal in Swakopmund

DAYS 7 - 8 ETOSHA After breakfast we’ll visit an indigenous village to immerse ourselves in their cultures & way of living, before reaching our accommodation outside Etosha, relaxing by the pool & enjoying a buffet dinner. The next day we’ll explore Etosha National Park with its huge Salt Pan & waterholes filled with wildlife. Lodge (B,D)(B) • Ju/Hoansi Living Museum Indigenous Village Visit • Morning Etosha Game Drive F Afternoon Etosha Game Drive

Camp, where we’ll enjoy a campfire dinner beneath a starswept sky. The next day is all about game drives in the Okavango Delta with an optional Mokoro Boat Trip, and an incredible night drive in the bush. (B,D)(B,L,D) +Special Stay Contiki Safari Camp • Morning, Afternoon & Night Game Drives of the Okavango Delta in Game-Viewer Vehicles F Mokoro Boat Trip

START 8:30AM KASANE

DAY 1 MAKGADIKGADI Dumela Botswana! We’ll head south today from Kasane to Gweta Lodge, where on route you can opt to cruise the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans in our open top safari jeeps, stopping off at a wild meerkat colony. End the day around the bar for our first night in Africa together. Lodge F Makgadikgadi Salt Pans & Meerkat visit

DAY 4 MAUN After a morning game drive, we’ll head to Maun & our lodge for the night. This afternoon opt to soar over the delta on a helicopter, or relax by the lodge pool. This evening you can choose a dinner & show, with young people from the local community performing on

DAYS 2 - 3 OKAVANGO DELTA Today we’re headed to Contiki’s exclusive Safari

the theme of conservation. Lodge (B) • Morning Game Drive of the Okavango Delta in Game-Viewer Vehicles F Delta Helicopter Flights F Magic Beans Dinner & Show DAY 5 CAPRIVI STRIP After a hot breakfast we’re headed to the Namibian border. From here we’ll reach the Mahango Game Reserve for yet another eye-widening game drive, before kicking back at our unique accommodation for the night: treehouses overlooking the rushing Kavango River. Special Stay (B,L) +Special Stay Ngepi Lodge Treehouses • Game Drive in Mahango Game Reserve

DAY 6 GROOTFONTEIN This morning will be a relaxed one as you can opt for a sleep in or one of the activities around our treehouses. We’ll depart in the late morning for Roy’s Camp, located on one of the oldest farms in the area. Lodge (B)

Nightstops

1

Special Stay

DAY 12 WINDHOEK Up bright & early, we’ll head to Sossusvlei to explore. After hiking up Big Daddy & gawking the petrified trees in Death Valley, we’ll take the drive up to Windhoek, with an optional final dinner at the legendary Joe’s Beerhouse. Cheers! Hotel (B) F Joe’s Beerhouse Final Dinner • Explore Sossusvlei DAY 13 WINDHOEK A cooked breakfast at the hotel will mark the end of the trip. It’s time to say our sad farewells, but we’ll never forget the times we shared under African skies. (B) END 10AM WINDHOEK

ANGOLA

Places visited 1

DAY 11 SOSSUSVLEI Following breakfast we’ll take a scenic drive to our desert accommodation. Arriving late evening, we’ll find our own dinner & tuck in early. Hotel (B)

DAYS 9 - 10 SWAKOPMUND It’s time to head to coastal Swakopmund where you can opt for a dinner of German & local cuisine. The next day we’ll drive past Dune 7, the tallest dune in Namibia, and choose from an afternoon of optional activities. Hotel (B)(B) • See Dune 7 - the Tallest Dune in Namibia

Mokoro Boat Ride, Okavango Delta @captures.by.danny

This trip is a section of our larger trip, Southern Africa Safari (See p.79). This means you’ll join a group who have been traveling from Cape Town.

F Sandboarding F Ocean Activities

MALAWI ZAMBIA

CAPRIVI STRIP GROOTFONTEIN ETOSHA 2 1

NAMIBIA

SWAKOPMUND

1

Walvis Bay

SOSSUSVLEI

Ju/Hoansi Living Museum

END

2

Mahango Game Reserve

1

2 1

ZIMBABWE

OKAVANGO DELTA KASAN

MAUN BOTSWANA

MOZAMBIQUE START

1

MAKGADIKGADI PANS

WINDHOEK

1

SOUTH AFRICA

INDIAN OCEAN

ATLANTIC OCEAN

WHEN CAN I GO?

Start Jun 03 Jun 17 Jul 01 Jul 15

End Jun Jun Jul Jul

15 29 13 27

Start Jul 29 Aug 12 Aug 26 Sep 09

End Aug 10 Aug 24 Sep 07 Sep 21

Start Sep 23 Oct 07 Oct 21 Nov 04

End Oct 05 Oct 19 Nov 02 Nov 16

Start Nov 18 Dec 02 Dec 16 Dec 30

End Nov 30 Dec 14 Dec 28 Jan 11

2021

End Apr 20 May04 May18 Jun 01

2020

Start Apr 08 Apr 22 May06 May20

2020

2020

SUMMER 2020/21 | CODE:BBDD | START MAKGADIKGADI PANS & FINISH WINDHOEK Start 2021 Jan 13 Jan 27 Feb 10

End Start Feb 24 Jan 25 Mar 10 Feb 08 Mar 24 Feb 22

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EAST AFRICA SAFARI AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST

12

2

DAYS

COUNTRIES

30 INCLUDED MEALS

11 NIGHTS 1 night in a twin-share hotel, 2 nights in African Lodges, 6 nights in Luxury Safari Tents & 2 nights in a Contiki Special Stay inside Serengeti National Park

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11 breakfasts (B) 9 lunches (L) 10 dinners (D)

Private mini-coach & opentop safari vehicles

• View the wildlife hotspot of the Great Rift Valley F Visit a Maasai Village on a locally guided tour • Visit a local market near Tarangire

GROUP SIZE & TEAM

TRANSPORTATION

FOOD

LOCAL

20 maximum group size An experienced Trip Manager, Driver & Local Guides

• Picnic Lunches while on Game Drives • Taste local cuisines in buffet meals at Safari Lodges

The one that combines the lush Kenyan plains & abundant Tanzanian wildlife in one, packed with all the essentials included Places visited 1

Nightstops

1

Special Stay

LAKE ELEMENTAITA 1

UGANDA

KENYA

MAASAI MARA SERENGETI

2

1 2

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NAIROBI

1 2

NGOROGORO CRATER

AMBOSELI

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ARUSHA

2

TARANGIRE TANZANIA

SEE EVEN MORE!

Stay in luxury safari tents, Maasai Mara, Kenya

Want to explore even more of Africa? Combine with Cape, Safari & Falls p.76 & save up to 5% with our multi-trip discount on selected departures. This trip does it all, but some travelers will only do a section of it ending in Amboseli. START 6PM NAIROBI

DAY 1 NAIROBI In Nairobi a private transfer will whisk you to your accommodation for the night. Then you’ll head out for a local dinner with your new Contiki crew. Hotel DAYS 2 - 3 MAASAI MARA We start with breakfast before meeting our Local Guides & jumping in safari vehicles for the start of our Maasai Mara adventure. The next 2 days are dedicated to a search for Africa’s elusive big cats, with game drives in the reserve famous for the Great Migration. Lodge (B,L,D)(B,L,D)

• Game drives in the Maasai Mara F Morning Balloon Safari

Sanctuary. You’ll have the chance to do a Maasai village tour before a final Kenyan dinner tonight. Lodge (B,L,D)(B,L,D) • Get close to giraffes at the Giraffe Centre • Elephant Orphanage Sanctuary visit • Game drives in Amboseli National Park F Maasai Village Tour

DAY 4 LAKE ELEMENTAITA We’ll treat ourselves to a morning drive in the Maasai Mara before heading north, passing through Lake Naivasha & winding up on the shores of Lake Elementatita. Hotel (B,L,D) • Morning Game Drive in the Maasai Mara • See Lake Naivasha, film setting for ‘Out of Africa’

DAY 7 ARUSHA TO TARANGIRE After a game drive in Amboseli we’ll cross the border into Tanzania & head to Arusha. Here we’ll visit the Shanga community project, supporting local people with disabilities to make arts & crafts. Lodge (B,D) F Morning Game Drive in Amboseli F Visit Shanga Community Project

DAYS 5 - 6 AMBOSELI Today we’re lucky enough to get up close to some of Africa’s biggest animals at the Giraffe Centre & Elephant Orphanage

DAY 8 TARANGIRE Today we’ll jump into the safari vehicles & depart for a game drive in Tarangire National Park, famous for its giant baobab trees, herds of elephants & beautiful landscapes. Lodge (B,L,D) • Game drives in Tarangire National Park

• Visit a local market F Balloon Safari

final spectacular view of the Rift Valley on our way back to Arusha. Then it’s time to say fond farewells to your new lifelong friends, & to our African adventure. (B) • Africa Galeria Souvenir Shop visit

DAY 11 NGOROGORO CRATER Enjoy some breakfast before we depart the Serengeti with a morning game drive on our way back to Ngorogoro Crater: an ancient volcano, boasting one of the highest densities of predators & abundant wildlife enclosed inside the volcano’s center Hotel (B,L,D) • Morning Game Drive in the Serengeti • Game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater

DAYS 9 - 10 SERENGETI After breakfast we’ll drive toward & through the vast plains of the Serengeti. Tonight our accommodation is luxury camping under the stars of the African sky. On Day 5 we spend a full day seeking out the wildlife of Africa’s plains. (B,L,D)(B,L,D) +Luxury Safari Camping Special Stay • Game drives in the Serengeti National Park

END 12PM ARUSHA

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DAY 12 ARUSHA It’s your last chance to do some souvenir shopping this morning, before we enjoy a

WHEN CAN I GO?

End May07 May21 Jun 04 Jun 18

Start Jun 21 Jul 05 Jul 19 Aug 02

End Jul 02 Jul 16 Jul 30 Aug 13

Start Aug 16 Aug 30 Sep 13 Sep 27

End Aug 27 Sep 10 Sep 24 Oct 08

Start Oct 11 Oct 25 Nov 08 Nov 22

End Oct 22 Nov 05 Nov 19 Dec 03

Start Dec 06 Dec 20

Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost. Single room supplements are available upon request. Trip starts 6:00pm in Nairobi & ends at 12:00pm in Arusha. All local taxes & service charges included. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

End Dec 17 Dec 31

Start 2021 Jan 03 Jan 17 Jan 31

End Jan 14 Jan 28 Feb 11

2021

Start Apr 26 May10 May24 Jun 07

2021

End Mar 12 Mar 26 Apr 09 Apr 23

2020

Start Mar 01 Mar 15 Mar 29 Apr 12

2020

16 30 13 27

2020

End Jan Jan Feb Feb

2020

Start Jan 05 Jan 19 Feb 02 Feb 16

2020

2020

SUMMER 2020/21 | CODE:BBEAM | START NAIROBI & FINISH ARUSHA Start Feb 14 Feb 28 Mar 14 Mar 28

End Feb 25 Mar 11 Mar 25 Apr 08

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SOUTHERN AFRICA SAFARI 4

DAYS

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COUNTRIES

22 NIGHTS

32 INCLUDED MEALS

10 nights in hotels, 9 nights in lodges, 3 nights in exclusive Contiki Safari Camps

TRANSPORTATION

22 breakfasts (B) 3 lunches (L) 7 dinners (D)

Private mini-coaches open safari vehicles & 2 included flights

FOOD

LOCAL

• Explore Sossusvlei F Cruise across Botswana’s Salt Pans in a 4x4 before visiting a meerkat colony F Take a Mokoro boat trip in the Okavango Delta F Take a boat cruise down the Chobe River

GROUP SIZE & TEAM 26 maximum group size An experienced Trip Manager, Driver & Local Guides

F Joe’s Beerhouse Final Dinner F Cape Town Dinner • Enjoy included campfire meals in National Parks F German - inspired dinner in Swakopmund

• Morning, Afternoon & Night Game Drives of the Okavango Delta F Mokoro Boat Trip

F Morning & Afternoon Etosha Game Drives DAYS 19 - 20 SWAKOPMUND Hotel (B)(B) • See Dune 7 - the Tallest Dune in Namibia F Sandboarding F Ocean Activities

DAY 14 MAUN Lodge (B) • Morning Game Drive of the Okavango Delta F Delta Helicopter Flights F Magic Beans Dinner & Show

DAY 21 SOSSUSVLEI Hotel (B)

DAY 15 CAPRIVI STRIP Special Stay (B,L) • Game Drive in Mahango Game Reserve +Special Stay Ngepi Lodge Treehouses

This trip does it all, but some travelers will only do a section of it and will come and go depending on their booking.

DAY 23 WINDHOEK (B)

DAY 16 GROOTFONTEIN Lodge (B)

Take a snap of the stunning Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

This one doesn’t just explore the gorgeous city of Cape Town and thundering might of Victoria Falls - it also takes a wild safari through Kruger, before exploring the breathtaking landscapes of Botswana and Namibia, with heaps of included game drives, luxe lodges with swimming pools and interactions with indigenous communities. This is the ultimate African adventure, unfiltered.

DAY 22 WINDHOEK Hotel (B) F Joe’s Beerhouse Final Dinner F Explore Sossusvlei

START 6PM CAPE TOWN

DAY 1 CAPE TOWN The adventure begins in Cape Town. Hotel (D) DAYS 2 - 3 CAPE TOWN Hotel (B)(B) • Visit Table Mountain • Cape Town City Tour • Cape Town Waterfront F Marine Safari Cruise F Peninsula & Penguins F Township Tour

DAYS 7 - 8 VICTORIA FALLS Hotel (B,L)(B) • Walk along Victoria Falls F Sunset Boat Cruise F Bungee Jump F Bridge Swing F Zip line F Zambezi River Rafting

END 10AM WINDHOEK

DAYS 17 - 18 ETOSHA Lodge (B,D)(B) • Ju/Hoansi Living Museum Indigenous Village Visit

DAY 12-13 OKAVANGO DELTA Lodge (B,D) Special Stay (B,D)(B,L,D) F Makgadikgadi Salt Pans & Meerkat visit +Special Stay Contiki Safari Camp

GOT MORE TIME? Why not add on the Cape Town Explorer? see p.73

MALAWI

DAYS 4 - 5 KRUGER NATIONAL PARK Lodge (B,D)(B,D) • Game drives in Kruger DAY 6 EMALAHLENI Hotel (B) • Anti-poaching Experience • Morning Game Drive in Kruger

DAY 9 CHOBE (B,D) + Special Stay Contiki Safari Camp • Afternoon Game Drive in Chobe National Park F Scenic Helicopter flight

ZAMBIA

Ì FLIGHTS INCLUDED

CAPRIVI STRIP 1

GROOTFONTEIN ETOSHA

2

Ju/Hoansi Living Museum

DAY 10 CHOBE Lodge (B) • Morning Game Drive in Chobe F Wildlife Cruise & Dinner

END

2

1

1

MAUN

MAKGADIKGADI PANS

BOTSWANA

WINDHOEK

1

Walvis Bay

SOSSUSVLEI

OKAVANGO DELTA ZIMBABWE MOZAMBIQUE 2 VICTORIA FALLS 2 CHOBE INDIAN OCEAN

2

1 NAMIBIA

SWAKOPMUND

Mahango Game Reserve

2

Johannesburg

1

1

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

EMALAHLENI

SOUTH AFRICA

Places visited

ATLANTIC OCEAN

DAY 11 MAKGADIKGADI See the salt pans. (B)

START

CAPE TOWN

3

1

Nightstops

1

Special Stay Coach, mini-coach or van

WHEN CAN I GO?

Plane

Start May10 O May24 O Jun 07 O

End Start Jun 01 Jun 21 O Jun 15 Jul 05 Q Jun 29 Jul 19 Q

End Jul 13 Jul 27 Aug 10

Start Aug 02 Q Aug 16 Q Aug 30 Q

End Aug 24 Sep 07 Sep 21

Start Sep 13 Q Sep 27 Q Oct 11 Q

End Oct 05 Oct 19 Nov 02

Start Oct 25 Q Nov 08 Q Nov 22 Q

End Start Nov 16 Dec 06 Q Nov 30 Dec 20 Q Dec 14

End Dec 28 Jan 11

Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost. Single room supplements are available upon request. Trip starts 6:00pm in Cape Town & ends approx. 10:00am in Windhoek. O Accommodation for these departures will be based on the Zambian side of Victoria Falls. Q Accommodation for these departures will be based on the Zimbabwean side of Victoria Falls. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

2021

End Apr 20 May04 May18

2020

Start Mar 29 O Apr 12 O Apr 26 O

2020

2020

SUMMER 2020/21 | CODE:BBKJ | START CAPE TOWN & FINISH WINDHOEK Start 2021 Jan 03 O Jan 17 O

End Start Jan 31 O Jan 25 Feb 14 O Feb 08 Feb 28 O

End Start Feb 22 Mar 14 O Mar 08 Mar 22

End Apr 05

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3 nights twin-share in Zanzibar Beach Resort Hotel

3 INCLUDED MEALS 3 breakfasts (B)

TRANSPORTATION

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES F Day-trip to Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site F Visit Prison Island & see giant tortoises F Feast on delicious local seafood

COUNTRY

DAY 1 ZANZIBAR And...relax! You've arrived in the home of white sand beaches, sparkling turquoise waters, & the ancient seat of Sultans. You'll be picked up from Zanzibar Airport & transferred to the Zanzibar Beach Resort to spend the next few days at leisure. Hotel

DAY 3 ZANZIBAR Today is another free day to explore more of the island. Or maybe you want to feast on seafood and kick back poolside, working on your tan. That's fine too... Hotel (B)

DAY 2 ZANZIBAR The days are yours to spend living your best island life. Today you could take a trip to one of Zanzibar's white-sand beaches, or head down to the nearby UNESCO World Heritage Site of Stone Town to explore the cobbled streets and crumbling colonial facades. Hotel (B)

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Zanzibar, Tanzania

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SUMMER 2020/21 | CODE:BBZR | START ABEID AMANI KARUME INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT & FINISH ABEID AMANI KARUME INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT deps all year between Jan 13 OQ Dec 31

deps all year between Jan 01 Mar 31

Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. Note: The above trip departs daily 13th January 2020 - 31st March 2021. O Easter supplements apply 10th - 13th April 2020 Q Xmas & NYE supplements apply 24th - 26th December & 31st December 2020. If you are traveling solo we can set you up with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge. Single room supplements are available upon request. Note: This trip is not a Contiki exclusive product or a group tour.

ZANZIBAR BEACH ESCAPE THE DETAILS 3 NIGHTS 3 nights in double share at the Kendwa Rocks Hotel

3 INCLUDED MEALS 3 breakfasts (B)

TRANSPORTATION Arrival transfer to the hotel & departure transfer to the airport are both included. See p.82 for more info

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

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DAY 4 ZANZIBAR 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)

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DAY 1 ZANZIBAR Ready for bliss? You've arrived in the home of white sand beaches, sparkling turquoise waters, & the ancient seat of Sultans. You'll be picked up from Zanzibar Airport & transferred to the Kwenda Rocks Beach Hotel to spend your next few days at leisure. Hotel

swim in the clear turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. If you're up for making a night of it, head to the beach for some moonlit nightlife. Hotel (B)(B)

DAY 4 ZANZIBAR 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)

DAYS 2 - 3 ZANZIBAR The next two days are yours to spend living your best island life. Try sunbathing with fresh coconut in hand, check out the hotel's beachfront spa for a soothing massage, sign up for a diving trip or

Kwenda Hotel, Zanzibar, Tanzania

Zanzibar, Tanzania @med j y9kidtfevkg

WHEN CAN I GO? SUMMER 2020/21 | CODE:BBZV | START ABEID AMANI KARUME INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT & FINISH ABEID AMANI KARUME INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

F Day-trip to Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site F Visit Prison Island & see giant tortoises F Feast on delicious local seafood F Diving F Snorkeling

deps all year between Jan 13 OQ Jan 07

2021

#CONTIKIZANZIBAR

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Arrival transfer to the hotel & departure transfer to the airport are both included. See p.82 for more info

1

DAYS

2021

3 NIGHTS

4

2020

THE DETAILS

2020

AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST

ZANZIBAR RESORT ESCAPE

deps all year between Jan 08 Q Mar 31

Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. Note: The above trip departs daily 13th January 2020 - 31st March 2021. If you are traveling solo we can set you up with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge. O Full Moon supplements apply 8th February 2020, 7th March 2020, 11th April 2020, 9th May 2020, 6th June 2020, 4th July 2020, 1st August 2020, 5th September 2020, 3rd October 2020, 31st October 2020, 28th November 2020, 31st December 2020, 30th January 2021, 27th February 2021 & 27th March 2021 Q Xmas & NYE supplements apply 25th 26th December 2020 & 2nd - 6th January 2021. Single room supplements are available upon request. Note: This trip is not a Contiki exclusive product or a group tour.

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MARANGU KILI CLIMB 1

7

An expert Local Guide & Porters

• Train your eyes for monkey-spotting at Mandara Huts • Enjoy views of Kibo & Mawenzi peaks, Kilimanjaro

START 6PM KILIMANJARO AIRPORT

DAY 1 MOSHI TOWN From Kilimanjaro airport you'll be picked up & dropped in Moshi Town, where you'll

DAY 2 MARANGU HUT We set off from the National Park Gate at Marangu with 3-4 hours climbing ahead of us. Mountain Hut (B,L,D)

DAY 5 HOROMBO (UHURU PEAK) Rise & shine! 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 Africa's highest point, Uhuru Peak. Success! Mountain Hut (B,L,D)

DAY 3 HOROMBO We start with a steep ascent through the forest, opening out to grassy moorland. Mountain Hut (B,L,D)

DAY 7 MOSHI TOWN The morning transfer takes you to Kilimanjaro International Airport for a final goodbye. (B) END AFTER BREAKFAST KILIMANJARO AIRPORT

WHEN CAN I GO? SUMMER 2020/21 | CODE:BBKM | START KILIMANJARO AIRPORT & FINISH KILIMANJARO AIRPORT Start Jan 25 Jan 30 Feb 8 Feb 13 Feb 22 Feb 27 Mar 7 Mar 12 Mar 21 Mar 26

End Jan 31 Feb 05 Feb 14 Feb 19 Feb 28 Mar 04 Mar 13 Mar 18 Mar 27 Apr 01

Start Apr 4 Apr 9 Apr 18 Apr 23 May 2 May 7 May 16 May 21 May 30 Jun 04

End Apr 10 Apr 15 Apr 24 Apr 29 May08 May13 May22 May27 Jun 05 Jun 10

Start Jun 13 Jun 18 Jun 27 Jul 02 Jul 11 Jul 16 Jul 25 Jul 30 Aug 08 Aug 13

End Jun 19 Jun 24 Jul 03 Jul 08 Jul 17 Jul 22 Jul 31 Aug 05 Aug 14 Aug 19

Start Aug 22 Aug 27 Sep 05 Sep 10 Sep 19 Sep 24 Oct 03 Oct 08 Oct 17 Oct 22

End Aug 28 Sep 02 Sep 11 Sep 16 Sep 25 Sep 30 Oct 09 Oct 14 Oct 23 Oct 28

Start Oct 31 Nov 05 Nov 14 Nov 19 Nov 28 Dec 03 Dec 12 Dec 17 Dec 26 Dec 31

End Nov 06 Nov 11 Nov 20 Nov 25 Dec 04 Dec 09 Dec 18 Dec 23 Jan 01 Jan 06

Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. If you are traveling solo, we can set you up with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge. Start 6:00pm & end after breakfast. Note: This trip departs frequently with multiple departures per week in high season & requires a minimum of two people on the trip to operate - please contact us directly for availability or refer to contiki.com/kilimanjaro-marangu. 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.

Start 2021 Jan 09 Jan 14 Jan 23 Jan 28 Feb 06 Feb 11 Feb 20 Feb 25 Mar 06

End Jan 15 Jan 20 Jan 29 Feb 03 Feb 12 Feb 17 Feb 26 Mar 03 Mar 12

Start Mar 11 Mar 20 Mar 25 Apr 03 Apr 08

3 nights in African Lodges

9 INCLUDED MEALS 3 breakfasts (B) 3 lunches (L) 3 dinners (D)

TEAM

CONTIKI.COM/GORILLA-TREK

4

1

DAYS

COUNTRY

START 7AM ENTEBBE AIRPORT

DAY 2 BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST RESERVE 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 gorilla trek begins! Once we find the gorilla family, you'll get to spend up to an hour with them. Return to the park for a gorilla trekking certificate. African Lodge (B,L,D) • Gorilla Trek, Incl up to 1 hour with Gorilla group F Community village visit (time permitting)

DAY 1 BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST RESERVE 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)

An expert Local Guide & Driver team, plus Porters

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F Batwa cultural experience (time permitting) DAY 3 LAKE MBURO 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) • Afternoon Game Drive

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Reserve, Uganda

DAY 4 ENTEBBE 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) END 1PM ENTEBBE AIRPORT

WHEN CAN I GO?

End Jan 19 Feb 02 Feb 16 Mar 01 Mar 15 Mar 29

Start Apr 9 Apr 23 May 7 May 21 Jun 4 Jun 18

End Apr 12 Apr 26 May10 May24 Jun 07 Jun 21

Start Jul 2 Jul 16 Jul 30 Aug 13 Aug 27 Sep 10

End Jul 05 Jul 19 Aug 02 Aug 16 Aug 30 Sep 13

Start Sep 24 Oct 08 Oct 22 Nov 05 Nov 19 Dec 03

End Sep 27 Oct 11 Oct 25 Nov 08 Nov 22 Dec 06

Start Dec 17 Dec 31 2021 Jan 14 Jan 28 Feb 11

End Dec 20 Jan 03

2021

Start Jan 16 Jan 30 Feb 13 Feb 27 Mar 12 Mar 26

2020/21

• See Ugandan villages & beautiful agricultural countryside F Visit a Ugandan Community village F Discover the Batwa culture & traditions in a locally hosted experience

SUMMER 2020/21 | CODE:BBGT | START ENTEBBE & FINISH ENTEBBE

2020

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

Start Feb 25 Mar 11 Mar 25

End Feb 28 Mar 14 Mar 28

Jan 17 Jan 31 Feb 14

Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. If you are traveling solo we can set you up with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge. Trip starts 7:00am & ends approx. 1:00pm. Note: This trip departs frequently with multiple per week in high season & requires a minimum of two people on the trip to operate - please contact us directly for availability or refer to contiki.com/gorilla-trek. Gorilla permits are US$683, there needs to be a minimum of 2 travelers 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.

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3 NIGHTS

End Mar 17 Mar 26 Mar 31 Apr 09 Apr 14

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GORILLA TREK THE DETAILS

Marangu Kili Climb, Tanzania @tom-cleary

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UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

Marangu climbs are ideally added to the end of Taste of Tanzania (See p.75) & East Africa Safari (See p.78).

DAY 6 MOSHI TOWN Remember to say goodbye to your guides, cooks, & porters since you will be leaving them in Moshi Town. Hotel (B,L,D)

2021

TEAM

GOT MORE TIME?

2020

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

DAY 4 KIBO Today we climb gradually towards the lunar desert of the Saddle between Mawenzi & Kibo. Mountain Hut (B,L,D)

have a climb briefing, dinner, & time to prepare before bunking down. Hotel (D)

6 NIGHTS 2 nights in hotels, 4 nights in multi-share mountain huts

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BEFORE YOU BOOK

OVERLAPPING TRIPS

WHAT’S INCLUDED THE ESSENTIALS All accommodation, transportation, 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). Also our Included Experiences, 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 transportation 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 check out a visa service well in advance 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.

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CONTIKI GLOSSARY VISIT Your trip includes a stop and you’ll get the opportunity to visit a specific site. SEE/VIEW You will drive/pass by the site so that you can see it. SIGHTSEEING TOUR A guided tour of a city or site. ORIENTATION TOUR Places of interest are pointed out, allowing you to go and explore them in your own time.

MAKING YOUR BOOKING LOYALTY DISCOUNT Been on a Contiki before? Welcome back! You’re part of our Contiki family, and that means you’re eligible for up to 5%* off trips around the world! We’ve even wrangled deals for you across all our TTC sister brands (ttc.com). Be sure to give our team a call to check what discount you can get before you book. *Check out contiki.com/deals for all the details.

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*.

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

NOW THAT YOU’VE BOOKED REGISTER AT MYCONTIKI my.contiki.com 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 MyContiki. Look out for this icon at contiki. com to sign up. 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, medical or other special requirements you may have. You’ll also find out where your Contiki Trip will start and exactly what accommodation you’ll be staying in. You’ll be able to see & download your docs approx. 21 days before your trip departure, saving time & trees (we even plant one for every traveler that selects eDocs!).

Waiver offers guests the opportunity to receive a refund from Contiki for the otherwise non-refundable trip costs prepaid to Contiki if you need to cancel due to illness, injury, death, subpoena, jury duty, job transfer and more. * For Minnesota, Missouri and New York residents, Trip Cancelation benefits are underwritten by Arch Insurance Company. “Any Reason” Cancelation Waiver – non-insurance feature provided by Contiki If you purchase Travel Protection you will receive the “Any Reason” Cancelation Waiver allows you to cancel your trip 24 hours or more before your scheduled departure for any reason that is not eligible under the Trip Cancelation Waiver provisions. When a cancelation that is not eligible under the Trip Cancelation Waiver provisions occurs during a penalty period, your cancelation penalty will be refunded in Contiki Travel Certificates, with the balance of the refund made either in cash or by credit card credit. Notice to Minnesota, Missouri and New York residents: The “Any Reason” Cancelation Waiver may be purchased separately from the Travel Insurance Benefits. Contact 1-888-722-2195 for details. TRAVEL INSURANCE BENEFITS - Underwritten by Arch Insurance Company** Trip Interruption: Up to Total Trip Cost. Trip Delay: Up to $1,000 ($150/day). Baggage Protection: Up to $2,500. Baggage Delay: Up to $500. Medical Expense: Up to $100,000. Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation: Up to $50,000. Accidental Death and Dismemberment: $25,000. Air Flight Accidental Death and Dismemberment: $100,000 ** Travel Insurance Benefits are underwritten by Arch Insurance Company, with administrative offices in Jersey City, NJ (NAIC #11150) under Policy Form series LTP 2013 and applicable amendatory endorsements. This is a brief overview of the coverages. Subject to terms, conditions and exclusions. This is a general overview of insurance benefits available. Coverages may vary in certain states and not all benefits are available in all jurisdictions. Please refer to your certificate of benefits or policy of insurance for detailed terms, conditions and exclusions that apply. WORLDWIDE EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE - noninsurance services provided by On Call International CareFree™ Travel Assistance, Medical Assistance, and Emergency Services – services available 24/7. This plan provides insurance coverage that applies only during the covered trip. You may have coverage from other sources that provides you with similar benefits but may be subject to different restrictions depending upon your other coverages. You may wish to compare the terms of this policy with your existing life, health, home and automobile policies. If you have any questions about your current coverage, call your insurer, insurance agent or broker. The above information is a summary –– we have highlighted just a few of the plan benefits. If you have any Travel Protection questions, please call our plan administrator at 1-866-580-4871. You may also view your policy details online at https:// affinitytravelcert.com/docs/ctp TPR_041718p

PACKING HOW MUCH LUGGAGE CAN I BRING? • For our Asian trips, you can bring one decent sized suitcase, approximately 73cm x 50cm x 25cm (29” × 20” × 10”) up to 44lbs (20 kilos.) plus one small day bag that can go on the coach with you. Please don’t bring metal frame backpacks they are hard to pack & damage other luggage. For the Japan Winter Wonder trip, one set of skis or snowboard and boots is permitted. Charges may apply for additional equipment. • 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. • Some Africa trips have strict 30lbs (15kg) max limitations, & you may be charged a fee for any excess weight, see Booking Conditions (p.83). • 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.

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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 Included Experiences or Free Time Add-Ons. • Any additional personal expenses. This includes alcohol, shopping, and any evening entertainment not included.

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.

HEALTH DO I NEED VACCINATIONS FOR ASIA? At the time this brochure went to press (October, 2019), the following immunisations are recommended for travelers in Southeast Asia by the CDC (US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention): • Diphtheria & tetanus • Typhoid • Hepatitis A • Rabies • Japanese Encephalitis • Hepatitis B • Measles (MMR) 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 traveling 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.

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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.

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 traveling 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. While 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:

To offer our travelers more flexibility around when they start and how long they travel for, some of our trips are sections of larger itineraries. This means that some of them overlap - for example, some of your group may have already been traveling before you join them, and may continue traveling after your adventure has come to an end. You can see if your trip is part of a larger itinerary on the trip page.

Our African trips stay in a variety of accommodation styles including Hotels, Safari Lodges and Luxury Safari Tents. All of which are of a very high standard within the countries you are traveling. 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.

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 and medical expenses before you travel with Contiki. We advise you to get travel insurance that covers cancellation, personal liability 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.

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PROVIDING YOU WITH “ANY REASON” CANCELATION FLEXIBILITY: Contiki Travel Protection designed with the following: PRICED AT: TRIPS UP TO $2,000 - $129 PER PERSON. PRICED AT: TRIPS UP TO $2,001 - $3,500: $169 PER PERSON. PRICED AT: TRIPS UP TO $3,501 - $5,000: $179 PER PERSON. PRICED AT: TRIPS UP TO $5,001 OR GREATER: $199 PER PERSON. NOTE: Prices are subject to change without notice. TRIP CANCELATION WAIVER - non-insurance feature provided by Contiki * The Trip Cancelation

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 traveling & check if there is a daily transaction limit, so you always have

BOOKING SECURITY

Contiki has been running trips for young people since 1962 & is a member of the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA). USTOA includes all the major tour operators who are financially bonded for your security & who maintain the highest standards. Contiki is also a member of the National Tour Association (NTA) & the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA). With the guarantees of these organizations, you know your vacation & money are secure with Contiki. 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 © Aqueen Jalan Besar, Singapore p.12, Hotel Room. Photos courtesy of © Aqueen Jalan Besar, Singapore p.12, Hotel Room. Photos courtesy of © Charm Churee Resort, Koh Tao, Thailand, p.12, Beach View. Photos courtesy of © Neo + Hotel, Penang Malaysia, p.12 Hotel Room. Photos courtesy of © Nouvo City Hotel, Bangkok, p.27 Hotel Room. Photos courtesy of © Udalawawe River Glamping, Sri Lanka, p.37 Glamping. Photos courtesy of © Hakuba Royal Hotel, Hakuba, p.67 Hotel Exterior. Photos courtesy of © Shingawa Hotel, Japan, p.67 Hotel Room. Photos courtesy of © Monterey Grasmere Hotel, Osaka, p.67 Hotel Room. Photos courtesy of © Zanzibar Beach Resort Hotel, Zanzibar, Tanzania, p.80 Hotel Pool.


BOOKING CONDITIONS

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Once Contiki accepts your booking by confirmation thereof a contract is made between Contiki & you upon the terms & conditions set out below. OUR RESPONSIBILITIES

1. YOUR TRIP RESERVATION On receipt of your deposit, subject to availability and at our discretion, Contiki will reserve your place on your selected trip. A contract is only made between you and us upon your booking being confirmed and accepted by us and our communication thereof to either you or your travel agent. 2. PRICE GUARANTEE a) Trip Prices: Are based on costs, tariffs, taxes, charges, levies and exchange rates as of July 16th, 2019. Should these change, the price of your trip may increase. If the total price increases by more than 10%, you may cancel, without penalty, within 3 DAYS after we notify you of the increase. Except as explained below, we will not increase the price of your land trip after we receive your full deposit for your land trip. In exchange for this guarantee, no refund will be made if the cost factors described above are reduced. We reserve the right to recoverage from any increases in cruise line imposed fuel surcharges and in taxes, charges or levies imposed by any government or its agencies. b) Airline Fuel Surcharges, Air-related Taxes, Fees & Restrictions, & Levies Imposed by any Government or its Agencies: As noted above, all quoted land and air prices include airline fuel surcharges and AirRelated Taxes and Fees, applicable as of July 16th, 2019. However, if you are notified of the potential for a price increase and we have received your written or verbal consent prior to accepting any payment, we reserve the right to recover from any increases in those surcharges. Any additional fees charged by the airlines, such as baggage handling, seat selections, and/or any other services are the sole responsibility of the passenger(s). Additional air-related restrictions apply. See section 4.3 for details. 3. IF WE CANCEL OR CHANGE YOUR TRIP 3.1 Contiki reserves the right to change or cancel any trip departure in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. 3.2 If a cancelation is made any time prior to the trip departure*, Contiki’s only liability will be to refund you the amount it has received for the booking. Contiki will try and re-book the same or a similar trip and, where flights have been confirmed by Contiki, will attempt to confirm air seats for the new date selected, subject to availability. Contiki is not liable for any changes, amendment or cancelation penalties incurred on any other travel arrangements purchased separately. 3.3 If an alternative trip 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 trip without payment of any transfer fee. *Please Note: The start date constitutes the date indicated on Contiki’s invoice. If you do not join the trip on the start date then cancelation fees will be 100%. 3.4 If the change or cancelation 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 and nuclear disasters, fire, epidemic 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 to your booking. 3.5 Contiki is not responsible for the costs of any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancelations or rescheduling of any trip departure. 4. TRIP DETAILS AND CONDITIONS 4.1 The information in our brochure is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of going to print October, 2019) but we cannot guarantee that any item or amenity mentioned will be available, especially where we have no direct control over it. 4.2 With respect to Contiki’s touring program Contiki will do our best, at our discretion, to select accommodations, sightseeing trips and transportation to give you good value for your money. 4.3 Contiki constantly strives to improve trip itineraries and features. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary, we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. Contiki is not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancelations. 4.4 Any special meal requirements will be made on a request basis only. Contiki cannot guarantee special meal requests nor will assume any responsibility or liability if travelers special meal requests are not fulfilled. 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 utilize transport without some of the features promoted including WiFi & electrical outlets. 5. LIABILITY 5.1 Contiki is responsible for properly arranging and conducting your trip. 5.2 As a Trip Operator, Contiki makes arrangements with carriers, hoteliers and other independent suppliers to provide you with some or all of the travel services you purchase. These parties are independent suppliers over whom Contiki has no direct control. Unless caused by its own negligence, Contiki is not responsible for and accepts no liability in respect to any claims, losses, damages, costs or expenses arising out of: a) personal injury, sickness, disease, accident or death, however caused, including without limitation, where same results from your conduct on trip. b) loss or damage to or delay of baggage or other property unless resulting from Contiki’s negligence in which case Contiki’s liability shall be limited to the actual loss but in no event would exceed the total trip cost. c) delays and loss as a result of government action, weather, mechanical breakdown, equipment failure, labor disputes, sickness, acts of war, insurrection, terrorism, Acts of God or any other causes beyond Contiki’s direct control. Contiki cannot be responsible for interruption of air carrier service due to airline default. d) acts or omissions, whether negligent or otherwise, of suppliers of services or their personnel (including, without limitation, transportation and accommodation services) or of any other person or body unless such a person or body is employed by us, or is an agent of ours, and is acting within the scope of his or her authority. In no event is Contiki liable for the acts or omissions of independent third party contractors or of its own employees or agents acting outside the scope of their duties. e) loss of enjoyment, upset, disappointment, distress or frustration, whether physical or mental, resulting from any of the following: (i) any matter or topic described in sub-paragraphs (a) to (d) inclusive above. (ii) your failure to obtain the necessary documentation to travel. (iii) your failure to arrive on time for initial departure or for connections within the trip or to stay within or join your trip at any time after initial departure. (iv) your leaving the trip prior to its completion. (v) the need for Contiki to change itineraries or substitute accommodations or services, provided that Contiki makes every effort to supply the most comparable services and accommodations available. (vi) cancelation of the trip by Contiki provided that a full refund of all monies paid is made to you. (vii) Many of our activities are action and adventure orientated. Sports and similar activities inherently involve risks of injury greater than those that would be encountered if you were not participating in such, and therefore, by voluntarily taking part in any sports or other such activities, you thereby acknowledge and assume any of the risks inherent therein. In the absence of negligence on our part, or on the part of our agents and representatives, neither we nor they accept any responsibility for, and shall not be liable for, any injury, illness, damage, loss, accident, expense, delay or any other irregularity resulting from your participation in any of the activities made available to you. (viii) We take every reasonable precaution possible to assure your comfort, safety, and enjoyment while you are taking part in a Contiki trip. Contiki trips are for young 18-35 year old travelers who are in good health. A change of climate, food, time and varied cultural habits often affects travelers differently. We therefore recommend that you advise your doctor that you are taking one of our trips and ask if he or she recommends anything for your trip, even for something as seemingly benign as an upset stomach. Since the brands of any medication to which you are accustomed may be unavailable in places to which you are traveling, we recommend you bring your own supply of any medication you will require and carry such medication in your hand luggage. Prescription drugs should be carried in the original labeled bottles. Should you fall ill during your Contiki trip, we will make every reasonable effort to make prompt, sanitary, safe and proper medical care available to you. However, if at anytime or anywhere treatments of any sort are suggested to you that do not meet your needs or expectations, you should not hesitate to contact your own doctor. Also, please note that the same sorts of activities that can expose you to certain types of diseases at home can just as easily expose you to those same diseases abroad. This information is provided only for your convenience and we are not responsible or liable for any damages resulting from your failure to confirm or ascertain health information or medical precaution, if any, for the places which you will be visiting. (ix) Contiki is responsible for taking care to arrange and conduct your trip properly. With you in mind, we have accepted applications from and interviewed numerous potential employees, and then we select only those people whom we believe in our best judgement would be responsible and congenial, Trip Managers, Representatives and Drivers. Although we firmly believe, based on personal interviews and certain disclosures made to us by our employees, that all of our employees enjoy excellent health, we, like other trip operators, are legally unable to confirm this in most, if not all, instances.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

1. BOOKING YOUR TRIP 1.1 All travelers must provide their name exactly as it appears on their passport or travel id. If airfare is purchased with Contiki and a name change is necessary due to not matching the travelers passport or travel id, this will be considered a cancellation and normal cancellation fees will be applied. 1.2 In order to reserve your trip, a deposit of US$200, per person per trip, or the full amount payable if booking is made within 45 days of departure, must be submitted to Contiki by you in respect of that trip. This payment is in addition to any deposit required by your travel agent. The deposit is accepted as a first installment of the trip price by Contiki only once the booking has been confirmed in writing by Contiki or your travel agent. If paying by a third-party credit card your Contiki specialist will provide you a third-party authorization form that must be completely filled out and received by Contiki before payment can be received. 1.3 Your land reservation will be confirmed on receipt of a deposit of US$200 per person for the first trip booked and then a deposit of US$200 for second and subsequent trips booked at the time of booking or the reservation will automatically be canceled. 1.4 To reserve your airfare, a non-refundable and non-transferable deposit of US$350 per person is required at time of booking. Once your airfare is confirmed and Contiki has received your air and land deposit, your air-inclusive price is guaranteed. Contiki reserves the right to issue your ticket based upon receipt of your land and air deposit. Any subsequent changes and/or revisions to your airline reservation after receipt of your deposit is subject to revision fees and/or airline-imposed change or cancelation fees. These fees are a minimum of $350, and in some instances may be up to 100% of the ticket price. 1.5 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 The balance of the trip price must be paid by no later than 46 days before your scheduled trip departure date which shall be by the due date stated on the confirmation issued to you by Contiki. 2.2 Air Payment: Payment in full for your airfare booked in conjunction with your Contiki trip may be required at time of booking. The Department of Transportation now requires Contiki to inform you of the following conditions. The package price is subject to change until it has been paid in full. When this happens, it is usually the result of increases in fuel surcharges and or government taxes. You must consent to the possibility that, until you pay for your package in full, your price could go up. Once you have paid in full we would only pass along increases in government taxes if applicable at that time. Bookings made directly with Contiki have 7 days from when the first invoice is sent to cancel the booking and request a refund, provided that the booking is still 45 days before trip start date. Bookings made through a travel agent are subject to standard booking conditions and do not qualify for a refund. 2.3 If payment isn’t made by the due date, Contiki may assume that you have canceled and cancelation charges in accordance with clause 3 below will be levied by Contiki. 2.4 Tickets and other documents won’t be forwarded until full payment and required information are received by Contiki. 2.5 In the case of bookings made within 45 days of start date, full payment is due at the time of booking. 2.6 Contiki reserves the right to cancel the booking and apply cancelation charges should payments not be received within the above specified periods. It is your responsibility to ensure you meet your payment deadlines. 2.7 Travel documents will be emailed to you approximately 21 days prior to trip start date* (providing full payment has been received). 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 original deposit refers to the trip deposit only and excludes any additional deposits such as the Gorilla Trek, or flights. Any monies already refunded are not applicable. The FlexDeposit will be applied as a discount towards 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. Offer is valid until the traveler 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 at ttc. com/brands. Credit can also be gifted to family or friends. To gift to family or friends you must email confirmation to Contiki stating the nominated name. Gifting only valid within 5 calendar years of the original booking. (eg canceled in 2015, valid on trips up to end of 2020). FlexDeposit is not valid on existing bookings, has no cash value, and is non-refundable. FlexDeposit is not combinable with New Release Deals or Last Minute Deals within 120 days of original departure date. FlexDeposit only applies to full priced deposits (not promotional low deposits). 3.2 Notice of cancelation must be made verbally and will not be accepted via email or fax so that we can verify traveler identity. 3.3 Each traveler must call to cancel their own portion and cannot cancel another traveler on their behalf even if booked on the same reservation. Refunds will only be issued to the credit card holder(s) that made the payment(s). 3.4 The following scale of charges will apply when notice of cancelation, is given after booking is confirmed: ASIA TRIPS: PERIOD OF NOTICE CANCELLATION FEE 45 days & over: ................... Transfer your deposit to another trip for free with Flexdeposit 44-22 days: ....................................................................................................25% of trip fare 21-8 days:.......................................................................................................50% of trip fare 7-1 days:.........................................................................................................75% of trip fare Day of departure:..........................................................................................100% of trip fare AFRICA TRIPS: PERIOD OF NOTICE CANCELLATION FEE 45 days & over: ................... Transfer your deposit to another trip for free with Flexdeposit 44-31 days: ....................................................................................................50% of trip fare 30-16 days: ....................................................................................................75% of trip fare 15 days to day of departure:........................................................................100% of trip fare 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 travel 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 October 10th, 2019, and are subject to change. Final policy will be confirmed at time of booking. AIR ARRANGEMENTS These cancelation charges apply for airline arrangements made by Contiki: Prior to ticketing a service fee of $50 per person plus any airline imposed penalties. After ticketing a service fee of $75 per person plus any airline imposed penalties which may be up to 100% of the air ticket value. 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. 3.6 These cancelation fees are in addition to any cancelation fees that may be levied by your Travel Agent. All cancelation policies valid as at October 10th, 2019 and are subject to change. Final policy will be confirmed at time of booking. 3.7 Please note that Contiki is not liable for any cancelation penalties incurred on any other travel arrangements including air tickets purchased separately from the air and land included package. *Please note: the trip start date constitutes the date indicated on Contiki’s confirmation. 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 outside of 46 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 cancelation and normal cancelation fees will apply (as detailed in section 3). However trip deposits can be used as credit to a new trip, see FlexDeposit. 4.4 A name change to a different person will be treated as a cancelation. 4.5 A fee will be charged for any alteration to airline arrangements made by Contiki as per clause 3 5. TRIP DETAILS AND CONDITIONS 5.1 Please read the brochure carefully for those items included in the price. No allowance or refund can be made for meals, accommodations, 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 You must be aged between 18 & 35 inclusive to travel on Contiki trips. Contiki’s trips are specifically planned for those in the 18-35 age group. Consequently the facilities and activities on a Contiki trip are not appropriate to persons outside this age bracket. If you have a question regarding the age groups, you should discuss this thoroughly with Contiki staff personnel. 5.3 Contiki strives to provide a safe, enjoyable and memorable travel experience for all travelers. Contiki welcomes travelers with disabilities. However, please note the following: • Travelers are required to advise Contiki, in advance, of any physical, medical or other needs that require accommodation. A traveler information form must be completed prior to final payment. • You must ensure you are medically and 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, within the age range of 18-35, capable of providing such assistance must accompany any traveler 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 your expense. Contiki is not responsible or liable for any losses or costs incurred as a result of medical services obtained while on the trip, or for the quality of the care or services received. • You should be aware some trips include rough terrain, extensive walking over cobblestone streets, uneven pavement, steps and locations which may not be easily accessible or accessible by wheelchair. During the trip, Contiki may make arrangements with carriers, hotels and other independent suppliers to provide travel services. These parties are independent entities over which Contiki has no control. Accommodations on international trips may differ from those in the United States. Contiki cannot guarantee disability access or accommodations for travelers traveling on international trips. • Contiki may, in its sole discretion, decline the booking of any traveler or remove any traveler who cannot comply or refuses to comply with Contiki’s terms and conditions. Contiki is not responsible for any costs incurred in the event a traveler is removed from a trip. Travelers agree not to hold Contiki or any of its related entities liable for any actions taken under these terms and conditions. 5.4 You are responsible for all travel arrangements and costs to/from the point of commencement/conclusion of the trip. 5.5 There may be times when the Contiki Trip Manager or Representative has to make a decision in your best interest or the best interests of their group. You agree to comply with the authority and decisions of the appointed Contiki Trip Manager or Representative and the laws of the country in which you are traveling. If you do not so comply or if, in the Contiki Trip Manager’s or Representative’s opinion, you are not compatible with the general enjoyment and well-being of other members on the trip or the smooth operation of the trip itself, we reserve the right to refuse to let you continue with the trip. We do not tolerate the possession or carriage of illegal or restricted substances (drugs). Furthermore, you agree that your fellow travelers and any Contiki Representatives have the right to travel/work in a safe environment. Any threats to their safety, well-being or inappropriate behavior by you, whether verbal or physical, will be taken extremely seriously and may result in the immediate termination of your trip. In either event, you will be responsible for your own repatriation and related costs and 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 accommodations. You are advised to immediately report any pre-existing damage in your room to hotel staff and/or a Contiki Trip Manager as soon as it is discovered. 5.6 Where you occupy a motorcoach seat fitted with a safety belt, neither the operator or service providers, agents or co-operating organizations 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 Travel times on our trips vary from day to day depending on the destination. For your comfort we make regular stops and try to keep each section no longer than 3 hours. However, depending on your medical history, some people may be at risk of discomfort or deep vein thrombosis (DVT) if they remain immobile for a long period on a journey. If you have ever had DVT, pulmonary embolism, a family history of clotting conditions, cancer, or treatment for cancer, stroke, heart or lung disease, or if you have had major surgery in the past three months we recommend you consult your doctor before traveling. 5.8 It is your responsibility to have a valid passport and all visas, permits and certificates required for your selected trip 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 while on the trip (including accommodations, meals, flights and transfers incurred due to associated delays) are at your own expense. 5.9 You agree that our Contiki Trip Managers or Representatives may take photographs and films of you while you are on trip and that these may be used in our Group brochures and/or advertising or publicity material without obtaining any further consent or payment in respect of such photographs and/or films. 5.10 Should you have a complaint in respect to the trip, you should inform the Contiki Representative during the course of the trip and if the matter cannot be resolved after the representative’s best endeavors to do so during the trip, your complaint should be made in writing to Contiki as soon as is reasonably possible after the trip but within 42 days thereof so that your complaint can be investigated. Email complaints to help@contiki. com. 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. 5.11.1 The agreement arising between the traveler and the Operators under this brochure and the booking made by the traveler shall be governed by the law of the State of California, County of Orange, which shall have exclusive jurisdiction in the case of any dispute between the parties. 5.11.2 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 and enforceability of the other provisions shall not be affected. 5.11.3 If you are unsuccessful in any legal action instituted against us, you agree to pay all our costs, including but not limited to, attorney/traveler costs. 6. TRAVEL INSURANCE Travel insurance is strongly recommended on our trips & we have some of the best deals on rates. Visit contiki.com/insurance. It is strongly recommended that you take out comprehensive insurance coverage for cancelation, personal injury, death, medical expenses, repatriation expenses and evacuation expenses before you travel on a Contiki trip. We strongly recommend your insurance also covers cancelation, 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 cancelation 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. 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 trip. With the insurance of Aon Affinity we are able to offer comprehensive travel insurance at group discount rates (see details on p.82). If you wish to have this valuable protection, please advise your Travel Agent to request the insurance and to include the cost of insurance within 14 days of making reservation or before final payment is made, whichever comes first. Please note there will be no travel insurance provided unless you request it from your Travel Agent and the payment is forwarded to Contiki. Complete details of the coverage limitations and exclusions are included with your trip invoice. 7. ILLNESS OR ABSENTEEISM In the event of your withdrawal from a trip 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 TRIP PRICE Airfares (unless you purchase a land+air package), air-related taxes and fees passport and visa fees, insurance, laundry, phone calls, beverages, meals not detailed in the itinerary, tips to Trip Managers, representatives, drivers and local guides, items of a personal nature, excess baggage, and optional excursions. For more go to https://www. contiki.com/faq-luggage 9. WEATHER CONDITIONS Under no circumstances can we be held responsible for snow or weather conditions, nor can any trip be canceled 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. Cape Safari Falls & Southern Africa Safari trips: 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 nights camping in the Chobe National Park and Okavango Delta. 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. On trips with included flights, your luggage should not exceed the weight restrictions imposed by the airlines. We recommend you pack light, with luggage that you are comfortable carrying or wheeling for at least 10 minutes. Contiki is not responsible for any costs incurred for overweight luggage.

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1. CONTRACTING PARTIES 1.1 The Booking Conditions detailed herein contain the entire contract between you and 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 authorized officer or director of Contiki. 1.2 Your contract is with us as the trip operating company. At any time and 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 and 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 travelers 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 travelers & luggage. Enrollment in & payment for a trip shall constitute agreement & acceptance by the traveler 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 aircrafts, hotels or coaches. All bookings with carriers, hoteliers and other service providers are subject to the terms and conditions and limitations of liability imposed by those carriers, hoteliers, and other service providers. Please note that some of these limit or exclude liability in respect of death, personal injury, delay and loss or damage to baggage. While 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 handicapped travelers (see also 5.3 under Trip 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 trip 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. 1.7 This Agreement arising between the traveler and the operators under this brochure and the booking made by the traveler is deemed to be entered into in Orange County, California. The exclusive venue for any action concerning the interpretation, enforcement, or breach of any term, obligation, or duty as contained or related to these Terms and Conditions or any grievance relating to the tour shall be solely in the Superior Court of California in or for Orange County or the United States District Court for the Central District of California. This Agreement shall be construed according to the internal laws of California without regard to conflicts of law principles. All traveler claims must be submitted in writing and received by Contiki no later than 60 days after completion of the Contiki vacation. Traveler claims not submitted and received within this time shall be deemed to be waived and barred. In any legal action, arbitration, or other proceeding to enforce, interpret or construe the terms of this Agreement, or concerning any grievance relating to the tour, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover actual reasonable attorneys’ fees, costs and expenses. 1.8 In the case of computer or human billing error we reserve the right to reinvoice the traveler with correct billings. 2. The USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program. Contiki Vacations shares the coverage available under the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program with affiliates of The Travel Corporation who, as an Active Member of the USTOA, is required to post $1 Million with USTOA to be used to reimburse, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program, the advance payments of Contiki Vacations customers in the unlikely event of Contiki Vacations bankruptcy, insolvency or cessation of business. Further, you should understand that the $1 Million posted by The Travel Corporation and shared among its affiliates may be sufficient to provide only a partial recovery of the advance payments received by Contiki Vacations. More details of the USTOA Travelers Assistance Program and a list of affiliates may be obtained by writing to USTOA at 345 Seventh Avenue, Suite 1801, New York, New York 10001, or by email to information@ustoa.com or by visiting their website at www.USTOA.com. 3. VALIDITY The programmes advertised in this brochure are valid from January 2020 to April 2021. 4. OPERATING COMPANIES Contiki’s Asia programmes are operated by Contiki Holidays Asia Ltd., Travel House, Rue du Manoir, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 2JH, Channel Islands. Contiki’s Africa programmes are operated by Contiki Holidays Ltd, Travel House, Rue du Manoir, St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands, GY1 2JH. 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, Botswana & Namibia. Diesenhaus Unitours for Israel & Jordan. 5. 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 October, 2019 and supersedes any other current brochure in the market.


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