Contiki Introduces New Island Hopping Trip to the Philippines

Contiki, the sustainable tour operator for travellers aged 18 to 35, has announced its first trip to the Philippines, a nine-day or 13-day island-hopping itinerary. The trip will take travellers to some of the most beautiful and diverse islands in the country, with activities such as boat rides, off-roading, camping, and snorkelling.

The Philippines: A Paradise for Island Lovers

The Philippines is a country of over 7,000 islands, each with its own charm and character. The country boasts of stunning natural scenery, rich cultural heritage, friendly locals, and delicious cuisine. The country is also home to some of the world’s best beaches, coral reefs, and marine life, making it a paradise for island lovers.

Contiki’s new trip to the Philippines will allow travellers to explore some of the most popular and picturesque islands in the country, such as Puerto Princesa, El Nido, Coron, and Cullion. The trip will also include a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experience at Darocotan Island, where travellers will learn about the local community and their efforts to protect the environment.


The Trip: A Nine-Day or 13-Day Adventure

Contiki’s new trip to the Philippines is available in two options: a nine-day or a 13-day adventure. The nine-day option will start in Manila, the capital city of the Philippines, and end in El Nido, a coastal town known for its limestone cliffs and turquoise waters. The 13-day option will extend the trip to Coron, an island famous for its shipwrecks and lakes, and Cullion, a former leper colony with a fascinating history.

The trip will include various experiences and activities, such as:

  • A boat ride through the Subterranean River National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that features a spectacular underground river and cave system.
  • A Jeepney ride to Nacpan Beach, a four-kilometre stretch of white sand and palm trees, where travellers can relax, swim, or surf.
  • A visit to Isla Experience, a social enterprise that empowers the local community through education, conservation, and tourism. This is a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experience, which is a Contiki initiative that supports projects that have a positive impact on people and the planet.
  • A boat excursion to the Calamian Islands, a group of islands that offer stunning views, pristine beaches, and diverse wildlife. Travellers can camp by the beach in Coron, snorkel in Coral Garden, and visit the Turtle Islands.
  • A tour of Cullion, a former leper colony that was once isolated from the rest of the world. Travellers can learn about the history and culture of the island, and visit the Culion Museum and Archives, the Culion Church, and the Culion Sanitarium and General Hospital.

The trip will also include accommodation, meals, transportation, and a professional trip manager and local guides. The trip is now available to book for travel in 2024 and 2025, with prices starting from $2,099 for the nine-day option and $2,699 for the 13-day option.

The Tour Operator: A Leader in Sustainable Travel

Contiki is a tour operator that specializes in travel for young people aged 18 to 35. Contiki offers over 300 trips across six continents, covering various themes, such as adventure, culture, wellness, and festivals. Contiki’s trips are designed to be fun, flexible, and social, allowing travellers to meet new people, discover new places, and create unforgettable memories.

Contiki is also a leader in sustainable travel, as it is committed to reducing its environmental impact and supporting local communities. Contiki is a carbon-neutral company, which means that it offsets all of its carbon emissions by investing in renewable energy projects. Contiki also partners with various organizations, such as the TreadRight Foundation, the World Wildlife Fund, and the UN Global Compact, to support projects that protect the environment and promote human rights.

Contiki’s new trip to the Philippines is a testament to its vision of providing travellers with amazing experiences that also make a positive difference in the world. By offering a trip that showcases the beauty and diversity of the Philippines, Contiki hopes to inspire travellers to appreciate and respect the country’s natural and cultural heritage.

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