Contiki Launches Alaska & Glamping In New USA & Canada 2019-20 Program

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With the launch of its USA & Canada program for the 2019-20 travel season, Contiki has revealed five brand new adventures in Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, California and the Deep South, as well as 13 improved trips across North America.

These new itineraries join the 32 existing trips that the 18 to 35-year old’s operator offers in North America.

The new program will also include glamping accommodation -- defined as camping meets modern luxury -- on select trips to the U.S. as part of its “Special Stay” offering.

Unique accommodation is a key selling feature for agents looking to talk to their clients about Contiki’s USA & Canada program.

"North America is an incredibly diverse region with countless opportunities for adventure,” says Sheralyn Berry, President of Contiki Canada. “We know young Canadians are increasingly interested in off-the-beaten-track destinations and choosing glamping as their preferred type of accommodation, so it’s exciting to not only be able to offer two brand new and lesser-explored destinations with our Alaska and Pacific Northwest trips, but also our new glamping experiences in the Great Smoky Mountains and Zion National Park."

The new trips also feature an impressive collection of North America’s National Parks, checking off the continent’s six most popular parks including Yellowstone, the Canadian Rockies, and the new additions of Denali and St Elias National Parks in Alaska.

Two brand new dedicated National Park camping adventures give young Canadians the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in nature.

Here's an overview of Contiki's new 2019-2020 USA & Canada itineraries:

  • Grand Alaska - Traverse untouched landscapes and spot roaming wildlife and gorgeous glaciers during this 12-day journey, with adventures that include hiking, camping, canoeing and even ice climbing.
  • Pacific Northwest Trail - This 9-day trip in the laid-back Pacific Northwest starts in San Fran, before heading to Portland, Astoria and Seattle. Expect plenty of craft beer, incredible music, natural beauty and delicious regional food.
  • California Dreamin’ – This week-long trip presents the best of California, travelling through San Francisco, surf hotspot Santa Cruz, Big Sur, Malibu, Santa Monica Pier and LA.
  • Southern Soul - Dallas to New Orleans - This 8-day trek through America's south brings you from Fort Worth through Austin, Houston and New Orleans, taking in music, culture, history and delicious food that the deep south has to offer.
  • Southern Stars - New Orleans to Atlanta - This 10-days trip of the American South includes sultry jazz spots and sumptuous food in New Orleans, travelling down through other musical meccas like Memphis and Nashville before glamping in the Great Smoky Mountains.
  • Mighty Yosemite - This 4-day trip takes you from San Francisco into the heart of Yosemite National Park, where you'll camp under starlit skies, hike through the giant sequoia trees and cycle by the Merced River.
  • Southwest National Parks - This 4-day trip starts and finishes in Las Vegas, but its in-between is all about Mother Nature, as you journey through the Zion canyon, the organic amphitheatre of Bryce, Monument Valley, Lake Powell and the Grand Canyon.



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