Who We Support

We’re about oceans, but we’re also about people.

Over the past few years Contiki has been channelling a sizeable portion of its energy into supporting and sustaining the world’s oceans. Why oceans? Simple – because protecting them has a domino effect on the entire eco-system of the planet. Now, working together with Treadright, Contiki are expanding their focus, working to give back to the communities we visit, and seeking to protect the animals who make our travel experiences so extraordinary.







Storytellers: Australia

In late 2015 Contiki took 9 Storytellers to the East Coast of Australia to learn first-hand about the dangers of plastic pollution in our oceans. The Storytellers, comprised of surfers, photographers and musicians who each have their own personal connection to the ocean, weaved together a story of conservation and adventure, ultimately learning why it’s so important to tread lightly when travelling and to realise how our actions can directly impact the ocean.

Alli Speed & Celine Cousteau Talk Sustainability

To raise awareness for Earth Day 2015, we brought together two incredible women, YouTuber Alli Speed and legendary documentarian Celine Cousteau, to discuss two fundamental issues that play a pivotal role in the health of our environment – what we eat, and where we travel.

Storytellers: Costa Rica

A good storyteller can help save the planet. During Earth Month 2014, Contiki sent 12 storytellers to Costa Rica to visit our Contiki Cares partner, The Sea Turtle Conservancy, to share the important work researchers are doing there to protect our planet's biodiversity.

Earth Month: Galapagos

To celebrate Earth Month 2013, Contiki sent 2 fearless, iconic Australian women to The Galapagos Islands. Billabong Junior Pro Surfer Felicity Palmateer and television personality Jesinta Campbell we’re joined on the trip by our sustainability partner Céline Cousteau. Their mission? To learn about what makes the Galapagos islands one of the most bio-diverse regions in the world, and discover what we can do to support and preserve its future.

Challenge for change: 2014

486 kilometres, 12 riders, 1 challenge – to cycle from Paris to Contiki’s Chateau de Cruix located just outside of Lyon. Covering a gruelling 486 kilometres in just 4 days, 12 dedicated, passionate and inspiring Contiki staff members from around the world managed to raise an incredible £7780.50 for the Rainbow Trust and a further US$2,940 for the Thirst Project.

The big beach clean up: surfrider

The end of 2014 saw Contiki Australia kickstart the Surfrider Foundation Beach Clean Up Tour. Staff from Contiki’s Australian office took part in the Ocean Care Day Festival, gathering at Manly beach on Sydney’s Northern Beaches to collect rubbish and raise awareness about the dangers of plastic pollution to our oceans. Sponsored by Contiki, the clean up tour will run until the end of April 2015.

Contiki cares archive

Since the birth of Contiki Cares, we’ve worked with some awe inspiring organisations. Check out who they are and the incredible projects Contiki have been involved in below.