Building on the success of its inaugural South America programme, Contiki has announced the addition of Costa Rica and Ecuador to its 2012/13 Latin America brochure, bringing the total number of itineraries featured to 11 across six countries.
New to the brochure is an 11-day Galapagos & Ecuador tour from £1,799 per person, based on twin share. Highlights include visiting the waters of the Galapagos and taking part in a range of activities, such as snorkelling amongst sea turtles, a ‘Panga’ boat ride to spot the famous Galapagos penguin and taking in views of the Ecuadorian Andes from the Devil’s Nose Train. The itinerary includes internal flights and transfers.
Also new is a 12-day Costa Rica Unplugged tour, which costs from £1,259 per person, based on two sharing. The itinerary takes in jungles, rainforests, beaches and coffee plantations and features two overnight stays at a Jungle Lodge in Tortuguero and a Rainforest Lodge in Sarapiqui. Highlights include a sunset cruise in Tortugero and rafting or abseiling in Sarapiqui while with the operator's Explore More optional activities, travellers can also opt to try canyoneering, coastal kayaking or zip-lining through the rainforests.