Your fortune lies in Asia, come find it with Contiki

Youth travel leader invites travelers to start exploring new 2014-2015 Asia program

Nov 26, 2013, 10:54 ET from Contiki Vacations

ANAHEIM, Calif., Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Everyone knows Asia as the World's largest continent. At Contiki ( we know it's where adventure begins. There's no other place on earth that holds such diverse cultures, people, places, environments, history and sheer amazement. Asia is an experience like no other and it's what Contiki is all about - a world of discovery and adventure is waiting to be uncovered with experiences you wouldn't find traveling solo.


Transport yourself to the movie set of The Beach and daydream about your holiday romance with Leonardo DiCaprio in Thailand; float past traditional junk boats and locals while you venture through the legendary limestone karsts in Vietnam; or work on your masterchef skills with hands-on authentic cooking classes in China.

Massages on the beach on the Thai Island Hopper, snorkeling through crystal blue waters on the Vietnam Highlights tour or cocktails and fresh seafood at sunset on the Asian Adventure will be ticked off the travel bucket list.  Dare to explore China and be fascinated by not only the iconic Great Wall but some of Contiki's favorite Chinese must-see and do's on the China Adventure:

  • The 798 Art Precinct in Beijing should be on everyone's must-see list and as a solo traveler has proven to be a challenge to find. This avant-garde and trendy space hosts high level cultural artistic and commercial activities. Designed in the 1950's through reconstruction and redesigning with the contemporary aesthetics by artists, the space combines the past, present and future of the 'New China' and the unique meaning of the socialistic culture. From Christian Dior fashion runways to parties for Omega, this trans-functional space is a once-in-a-lifetime must see!
  • Night markets... and we aren't talking about fake designer handbags and knock-off Nikes. The night markets in Beijing are all about the weird and wonderful Chinese cuisine.  Play it safe as you explore the fascinating laneways with San Choy Bow or mouth-watering Peking duck or brave some of the bizarre traditions such as fried scorpions, stinky tofu or pidan, which is a preserved egg.
  • Hong Kong. Bursting with excitement Hong Kong offers the best of both worlds, built on an ancient civilization this modern city has something for everyone. Make your way up to Victoria Peak and create social media jealousy with the picture perfect view, let your inner child loose in Hong Kong Disneyland, fill up your suitcase as you barter your way around the Stanley Markets and experience the atmosphere at the vibrant Happy Valley Races.

Book with Contiki and pay in full before January 30, 2014, to save up to $240 off your tour. For more information on Contiki's 2014-15 Asia brochure, visit

Media Contact: Vy Truong, Contiki Vacations, 714-935-0808,

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