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All the local Detour accommodation we’re lusting after

Contiki Château de Cruix

From Sri Lanka to Uganda, there’s a lot to love about Contiki’s new Detour Mini Adventure trips. With unique experiences and authentic encounters that take you off the tourist trail, they’re the perfect mini-getaways. You can add one to longer trips, or simply take one on its own. After a day of cooking classes, winery hopping or learning to be a safari guide – yep, you can do that – you’ll get to relax and rest in some seriously cool Special Stays. Scroll through to see some of the Contiki Detour accommodation we’ve been dreaming about…

Glamping, Kruger National Park

On Contiki’s new Learn to be a Safari Guide in Kruger National Park trip, you’ll spend six incredible nights swapping stories around campfires and glamping within the park, living amongst the Big 5. Waking up surrounded by nature, you’ll spend your days on guided game drives and walks, learn the secrets to wildlife tracking, ecology and conservation.

Villa Clodia, Italy

On the new Truffle Hunting in Italy trip, you’ll be blown away by the dreamy Villa Clodia in Bracciano. The Italian Villa boasts a stunning pool and garden with classic Italian interiors that will have you living la dolce vita. In the day, you’ll be learning the secrets to sourcing and cooking truffles, and exploring the gorgeous local town.

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Château De Cruix, France

If you’ve been keeping tabs on Contiki’s coolest trips for a while, you’ll have likely heard us mention our Château once or twice. Okay – all the time. But why wouldn’t we? It’s a French Château. Nestled in the rolling green hills of the Beaujolais Wine Region, Contiki’s newly renovated 16th century Château De Cruix is a must-visit special stay. When you’re not hanging in the pool or grabbing a cocktail in the bar, you’ll be exploring the vineyard and taking in the incredible views. On this Food & Wine in a French Château trip, you’ll spend your days exploring wineries of Beaujolais and the foodie scene of nearby Lyon.

Contiki Chateau in France
Pangolin Chobe Hotel, Botswana

On the Wildlife Photo Safari in Botswana trip, you’ll enjoy the professionally-led boat and vehicle safari in Chobe National Park and learn to edit your snaps. In the evenings, you’ll kick back at the luxurious Pangolin Chobe Hotel with sweeping views of the Caprivi floodplain.


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Jungle Beach Ahungalla, Sri Lanka

Waking up just a few short footsteps from the beach? Now that’s what we call dream accommodation. On the Ayurvedic Wellness Retreat in Sri Lanka you’ll spend your days in an idyllic resort, with morning yoga classes, wellness treatment packages and cooking classes to enjoy.


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Wildekrans Wine Estate, South Africa

Ever spent the night in a winery before? Well, now’s your chance! On the incredible Wine, Dine and Zipline trip in Botrivier, South Africa, we stay in the Wildekrans Wine Estate. Enjoy gourmet foodie experiences, sample local wines and embrace adventurous activities in the Elgin Valley.


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Luxe Bell Tents, Wales 

Settle in for a few glamorous nights under the stars on the new Wilderness Glamping in Wales trip. In beautiful Corwen, we spend four days connecting with nature and enjoying the delights of Welsh culture and cuisine. Learn to forage on a guided nature walk, listen to folktales around the evening campfire, take a yoga class in the log cabin and explore the scenic town of Llangollen on this chilled-out trip.

Glamping in Wales detour trip

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