No continent stirs the soul like South America. It dances to the rhythm of the samba and the grace of the tango, and offers astonishing wildlife, the splendour of the Andes and the stark beauty of high-altitude deserts. It is home to the world’s largest rainforest, its biggest waterfalls, its wildest glaciers and fjords, great modern cities and ancient sites alive with the ghosts of the Incas.
Contours Travel has distilled 35 years of experience into these small group itineraries that allow you to travel in leisurely comfort, escorted by an English-speaking expert who will lead you to the major sites and off-the-beaten-track experiences.
Ted Dziadkiewicz, managing director of Contours Travel, and John Anderson, founder of Contiki Tours, who boast 70 years of combined travel experience, have teamed up to run a series of small group tours in South America.
These are designed exclusively for mature travellers who still have a sense of fun and adventure, with itineraries created to include unique sights and experiences and allow for travel in comfort, at a leisurely pace. All tours are escorted throughout. Contours has focused on small group tours and tailor made itineraries in Latin America and the Caribbean since 1975. We are the specialists in South America.
Benefits of Travelling With Us
- 4 and 5 star hotels, with character, stunning locations and great service
- Fully escorted from day one in South America until the final day of the tour by a Contours Travel Tour Director
- Guaranteed departure with a minimum group size of 4 and a maximum of 18
- Itineraries designed with as much time as possible in each location
- Free time to explore by yourself
- Tours, visits and activities that provide unique experiences
- Visits to Contours Community Projects, and accommodation that is eco-friendly and sustainable
Ted & Judith Dziadkiewicz
After driving for Contiki in 1969, Ted started Bus Trek in the early 1970’s running camping tours around South America when no one else was doing it. By 1975 This venture graduated into Contours Travel and operating conventional tours. Today, after all these years of operating tours to Latin America, he is delighted to team up with John Anderson again to offer a series of small group journeys around South America based on the same ideals as those in the early days around Europe and with the same sense of fun.
At 23, John left New Zealand for a one-year trip to Europe. After extensively travelling through the East he arrived in London without the funds to tour Europe, but John not only found a way to see the continent, but to create his own business, Contiki Tours. When he sold the company it was firmly established as an international brand, and more than two million people have had the Contiki experience. All the elements that made Contiki so successful have been introduced into the Contours Collection, but adapted for mature travellers.