If you’re looking to travel the world with a group of like-minded young travellers, Contiki is a fantastic option. However, the age limit for Contiki is 18-35 years old.
Tours offered by Contiki are fast-paced and intense, which is why they cater primarily to young people who enjoy partying, nightlife, and socialising.
The age limit for Contiki tours is there to ensure that all travellers are of a similar age and have similar interests.
It also allows Contiki to use social travel planning for more enjoyable groups trips for everyone involved.
There will be a lot to fit into each day, with late nights and early mornings. While not everyone on your trip will be drinking, many will, and we all know that the older we get, the more difficult it is to bounce back early in the morning.
Should you be concerned about doing a Contiki tour if you’re over 30 years of age?
Contiki claim that the average age of passengers on their tours is 26. But this age will vary significantly depending on which country you’re travelling in and which Contiki trip you are booked on.
There are many stories online about people who have traveled with Contiki after the age of 30, and they all explain that they were initially concerned about being an “old” person on tour or not making friends.
The good news is that everyone who is 30 years of age or older on a Contiki has had a wonderful time and even made new friends with people of a similar age.
|Australia & NZ||
One Life Adventures and Under30Experiences solely cater for 18-35s, where tour operators Topdeck, Travel Talk, G Adventures, TruTravels and Busabout all welcome travellers aged over 35.
Take a look at our list of the top alternatives to Contiki that are all suitable for people aged 35 and older.
Read our in-depth guide to Contiki alternatives.
|Logo||Operator||Age Limit||Tours||Destinations||Price Range|
|One Life Adventures||18-35||8||Asia||$$$|
|TruTravels||18-40||37||Asia & Europe||$$|
|Travendly||18-45||18||Asia, Europe, Central & South America||$$|