“It’s not down in any map; the true places never are.”
These are immortal words by Moby Dick author, Herman Melville. There are plenty of reasons to travel: to learn new cultures and see the world, to gain inspiration or take a break from your regular life. The adventures can be something, and those memories last forever.
There are so many different ways to sate your wanderlust if your soul longs for the road. If you’ve mentioned your desire to travel to some people, they’ve probably asked whether you’ve thought about doing Contiki.
Contiki has become a popular travel option for millennials (18-35 years), and not without good reason. If you’re wondering why you should do Contiki at least once (after which you’ll be hooked!), read on to learn why it’s so popular.
1. An Unmatched Itinerary
Contiki is well known for its fantastic trip itineraries. Sometimes you’re reluctant to book a trip because no provider can fit in that many things on such a budget. If you’re booking with Contiki, you’ll get everything promised and even more.
Contiki itineraries consider the amount of travel, allowing for the maximum travel time between destinations. This is particularly essential because of all the country hopping these trips have.
To make the most out of your trip, plan for one significant activity per destination, and make everything else a bonus. Time flies when you’re having fun, and you can’t relax if you’re jumping from place to place.
You will enjoy some “Only with Contiki” offers that will give you a VIP experience for the price of a regular trip. Because of their reputation and numbers, they can negotiate with vendors to get offers you’d never get travelling with anyone else.
2. Adventure Meets Quiet
Contiki trips can allow you to do much in a little time. Short trips are great for checking off bucket list items, like seeing the Seven Wonders of the World. Long holidays are ideal if you want to immerse yourself in the culture and experience of a destination.
You can start with a short trip and plan for an extended trip a little later. Alternatively, you can combine both and whizz by cities you’re not interested in while spending more time in the places that draw you in.
The other thing about Contiki is that they factor in time to allow for your own adventures or winding down. For portions of the trip, you’ll have you-time for personal exploration.
You can shop for trinkets, do personal sightseeing, relax in your room with a book or go on a date – wink! You can also fit the extras like white water rafting, Cabaret shows, and paragliding into you-time portions.
3. Good Food and Accommodation
Many travel organizers offer cheap trips by skimping out on your boarding experience – food and sleeping. Contiki hooks you up with 3-star-or-higher hotels, with comfortable rooms in central locations.
The hotel may be away from the City Centre, but their bus can get you where you want to go. You can choose to wander off on your own and catch a cab back to the hotel if the bus’s schedule doesn’t suit your itinerary.
Because affordability is critical, you may not have continental breakfasts and sprawling buffet dinners, but the food is decent, nonetheless. For included dinners, you’ll be shown the best local places to give you a taste of local cuisine.
Contiki also takes care of any dietary restrictions you have: Gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, allergies – they’ll cater for you. Just remember to mention any dietary restrictions when you book the trip.
4. Value for Money
Contiki is popular with millennials, and they have one thing in common: they don’t have a lot of money. If you’re looking to go everywhere and see everything without selling a kidney, Contiki trips are the best bet. Some trips include discounts on shows and entrance fees to reduce the dent on your pocket.
In addition, because they plan dozens of trips to different places, they have negotiating power that helps them get the best deals for you. Trips come with local guides, trip managers, and transportation to get you everywhere you need to go. This is the value you’ll not get anywhere, and without any hassle for you!
Many people think it’s easier to travel on your own, but is it? Sorting out the logistics of timings, accommodation, meals, and sightseeing is a lot harder than it looks. Especially if you’re going to a strange city where you don’t speak the local language.
You can use Contiki networks in all places to help you get by with ease. The tour managers know the best places to go and things to do, and at what times. There’s transportation to get you from one place to another. No need for maps, or dictionaries of easy phrases to ask your way around if you’re lost.
Contiki brings you the best sights to help you make lasting memories without worrying about logistics. Where else can you get the best for so much less?
6. Meeting New People
The final and best reason to take a Contiki holiday is the people you’ll meet on your journey. Part of travelling is socialising with people you wouldn’t have met ordinarily. Some people have made new friends and even found love from Contiki trips.
No matter how different you are, for a few days or weeks, you can share your love for adventure and travel, and gain a new family on the road. You’ll become close with some of them, so much so it will be hard to say goodbye.
Given the majority of travellers are around the same age, your Contiki experience will be enriched by these like-minded yet diverse groups of people. Get ready to win a bunch of international friends by the end of your trip. With social media, who’s to say where such friendships might lead?
Contiki – Conclusion
There’s a reason Contiki is made for when you’re young. When else will you be able to take two months off and go across Asia or Europe?
If you’re looking for something to help you escape your reality and figure life out, why not start with Contiki? Even if you do nothing else, you’ll make new friends and bag a lifetime of memories.
As you grow older, it becomes harder to just up and leave. Yet we always postpone experiences like these for when we’re older. Whether you’re a travel guru or just starting out, you’ll find something with Contiki, guaranteed.
Any plans for a holiday? If so, reach out to us with your questions for help.