8 tickets to ride Latin America

Published June 3rd, 2016

Dream up a Latin American holiday self-portrait worthy of the great Frida Kahlo … then let it jump out of the canvas to become your next adventure thanks to Contiki’s surreal Latin America tour sale. (Editor's Note: This sale has since ended - check out our latest offers here.)

Say cheers/salud/saude to discounts of up to $900 when you book your Latin American Contiki tour during sale time. Then get ready for the heat to rise and your hips to swing amidst the ancient ruins, tropical wildlife, urban jungles and muchas fiestas as you bus, hike, boat, zip line, salsa and horse ride through the world’s most colorful region.


Making friends at Machu Picchu.


1. The Latin Quest with Inca Trail, 36 Days, SAVE $893*

Experience the best of Latin America on the ultimate quest spanning four amazing countries. Think bustling streets of Rio, live volcanoes, beautiful beaches and every must-see from Quito to Rio de Janeiro and the Galapagos Islands to the Inca Trail.


2. Sol Seeker, 11 Days, SAVE $299*

Soak up the sol on this 11-day, 3 country sun seeking adventure. Begin your tour in bustling Mexico City and make your way to Antigua by way of bus, boat and horse through beaches including Playa del Carmen and Cancun, Guatemalan rainforests and ancient Mayan ruins.


3. Canopies and Cabanas, 7 Days, SAVE $171*

Discover Costa Rica and eventually find your way to San Jose on a beach bum adventure starting in Playa Tamarindo. It’s not all floating about – the tour includes a hike with monkeys in Santa Elena Cloud Forest, a horse ride through Tacori waterfalls and a coffee making tour.

4. Pura Vida, 9 Days, SAVE $203*

Reverse it. Journey from San Jose through to Playa Tamarindo. There will be plenty of time for spa and mud treatments, chill out at a quirky eco-lodge and many a beach stop along the way. Plus canyoneering, rafting, abseiling and the rest.


Get off the beaten track in Costa Rica.


5. The Lava Line, 7 Days, SAVE $133*

Mad views above Capital Quito will start your week-long journey to Guayaquil by way of bus, jungles, thermal swimming pools, rapids, volcanoes, lava tunnels, waterfalls, hot springs and an evening river cruise along the Guayas River.

6. Ecuador & Galapagos Island Hopper, 12 Days, SAVE $330*

Can’t get enough of giant turtles and nature’s playground that is Galapagos? Have it all and more starting in Ecuador capital Quito followed by jungles, thermal pools, rapids, volcanoes, salsa classes, small town vibes, horseback riding, canyoneering – all this before you hit Isabela, Santa Cruz and San Cristobal islands and their residents from penguins to sharks.   


7. Mexican Fiesta, 8 Days, SAVE $182*

Fancy a fiesta or three south of the border? Party, snorkel, surf, kayak and dive popular beach destination Puerto Vallarta before making your way to Mexico City by way of ancient ruins, floating markets and romance courtesy of Callejon de beso courtesy of this very festive tour.


Uncover Mexico's ancient wonders.


8. Peru Uncovered With Inca Trail, 14 Days, SAVE $321*

There’s more to Peru than the Inca Trail, but why not have your Pisco Sour and drink it to? Get to know Peru by way of Incan culture, Andes and Amazon jungles, floating islands Lake Titicaca, high-up Incan city Cusco, and, trekking (or catching the train) up the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. 

Jolee Wakefield

A seasoned backpacker and travel writer, Jolee has spent the past decade wandering the globe in pursuit of good vibes, unusual conversations and unforgettable adventures like cave diving in Mexico, mountain climbing in Borneo and learning (failing at) local dances in the Pacific nation of Kiribati.

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