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About Us

More than 40 years of creating journeys to Latin America

Contours Travel is Australia’s longest running and most experienced South American travel specialists. Since 1975, we have been creating seamless itineraries, authentic experiences and lasting memories for our clients. Ted Dziadkiewicz (Managing Director) and our expert consultants have travelled to every corner of this incredibly diverse region. From Mexico’s Copper Canyon to the cobbled streets of Havana. From the lush forests of Costa Rica to the spectacular Atacama Desert. From Colombia’s coffee region to the untouched wilderness of Antarctica and everywhere in between.

Why choose Contours Travel?

  • Inspiration: We know Latin America by heart and want to share our passion for this fascinating continent! We have plenty of creative ideas to inspire your next Latin American adventure. Talk to our expert consultants about making your dream holiday a reality. Careful, our passion is contagious!
  • Expert knowledge: The world is a big place, but we focus exclusively on Latin America and Antarctica, allowing our consultants to develop unsurpassed destination knowledge. We’ve travelled it, lived it, worked it and still, we long for it. What can we say? We’ve been Latin lovers since 1975 – let us share our passion and specialist knowledge with you!
  • Value: We are committed to providing the best value for money, regardless of whether you are on a budget or looking to splurge. Why are there no prices in our brochure and website? Because things change fast in Latin America! We want to ensure you’re getting the best advice and most competitive price at the moment you make the enquiry. Please contact our expert consultants for a personalised holiday and quotation today.
  • Confidence: We have been working with many of our in-country partners for over 40 years and confidently guarantee the services they provide. They will reconfirm your onwards flight, make adjustments if delays do occur and provide you with 24/7 service, allowing you to relax and enjoy the trip of a lifetime.

So what are you waiting for? Experience the true essence of Latin America by booking with us today.

Contours Travel through the years

  • 1975 – Beginning of Bustrek-Camping tours
  • 1980 – Bustrek took the new name Contours Travel and became established specialist South America wholesaler for the Australian market
  • 1981 – Contours Travel’s first South America Brochure
  • 1982 – Diversifying and growing- selling Central America, Mexico and Caribbean
  • 1986 – Creating unique itineraries to suit the Australian market
  • 1999 – Organising International Cricket tour to the Caribbean- Australia vs. West Indies 1999
  • 2010 – Established Contours Collection Escorted Small Group Tours
  • 2011 – Ted Dziadkiewicz leading the first Treasures of South America Small Group Tour with Tim
  • 2013 – Agua Pura Project is founded Contours Travel joins forces with Rotary Club of North Melbourne to create Agua Pura. Ted Dziadkiewicz takes first water filters to Paru Paru in Sacred Valley, Peru