Contiki Storytellers: Costa Rica

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Mikhael is enjoying the sea while on his way to Storytellers’ next destination

Contiki invites Storytellers to Costa Rica during Earth Month for Contiki Cares latest project and Mikhael Daez is the first ever Contiki Storyteller from Asia.Mikael Daez and11 social influencers fromaround the world join Contiki in Costa Rica and gives followers the chance to win a trip.

As a continuation of the Earth Month initiatives from last year in the Galapagos Islands, Contiki Holidays has invited Mikae Daez and a selection of 11 inspiring storytellers from around the world to travel to Costa Rica for their newest Contiki Cares partnership (www.contiki.com/contikicares) with The Sea Turtle Conservancy (STC). “I am extremely excited for the trip to Costa Rica and to be part of the Contiki Cares program. It’s great that I’m able to travel with a great purpose and share the experience with everyone else, most especially the Filipinos. I’m also looking forward to meeting the other Contiki  Storytellers along with Céline Cousteau during the Sea Turtle Conservancy project. I’m sure we will all be learning a lot from the trip as well as one another. Let’s do this!!!! Woohoo!” said Mikael Daez, the 26 year old heartthrob host of GMA Network’s “Midnight!Snack”.

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Mikhael Daez with a huge Costa Rican bug

Coach travel company Contiki Holidays for 18-35’s brought the wildlife to the city on Wednesday, June 25, as it gave us a peek into adventurer and TV host Mikael Daez’s recent journey to Costa Rica.

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Mikhael is taking a selfie while rappeling

Last April, Contiki Tours, the world leader in youth travel experience, took 12 Storytellers and major influencers from around the world to a VIP conservation trip based on Contiki’s Costa Rica Unplugged itinerary. Among the storytellers were Mikael Daez, who came with his brother and videographer Nicky Daez.
With the help of host and Contiki Asia PR specialist Choy Teh, Contiki Asia Head of Sales and Marketing Kevin Khor opened the event with a spellbinding video of how the 12 Storytellers came together and had the most memorable trip of their lives in Costa Rica.
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The video showed the Central American country in a whole new perspective, showing that despite Costa Rica covering only 1% of the world’s land mass, a great chunk of it is strongly protected. This is due to its people’s great respect for the environment, a fact strongly promoted in their culture.

The highlight of the video was the Storytellers’ one-of-a-kind experience watching a turtle lay its eggs in the middle of the night. Mikael says this was his most memorable experience of the trip, if only for its surreal beauty. He even shared how they all had to watch quietly from behind the turtle as to not alert the animal of their presence.

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Bridge crossing: more fun in the middle of a forest

Mikael went on to show a series of Instagram videos care of his brother Nicky, showing the highlights of their trip to Costa Rica.

Mikael says he was inspired by the Costa Rican’s great passion for caring for their environment, with everyone making an effort to preserve their natural wonders.

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Living with #noregrets is every Contiki Storyteller’s mantra

He adds this trip was, without a doubt, the best adventure he has ever had. He says the best thing about it was that he was able to travel with a group of people who have the same passion for travel and adventure as him. Mikael says this is what he likes most about Contiki, it’s great ability to allow the youth to interact. He adds that what’s important in every travel is not the place, but the people you meet throughout the journey – a job that Contiki does best.

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Mikael Daez takes best boat seat with a good view of the sea and surrounding islands

Contiki is a worldwide leader in tours for travelers who are 18 to 35 years old, something of an issue for some professionals who choose to put career over exploring the world. To these people, Mikael says that traveling actually makes a person fresher. It might require people to spend money, but one thing’s for sure, they will always come back with more – more experience, more knowledge, and more strength to face the world.

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The Travel Corporation Public Relations Specialist Choy Teh, Contiki Storyteller Mikael Daez, Contiki Asia Head of Sales and Marketing Kevin Khor

Mikael is the first Contiki Storyteller from Asia. Khor says he was undoubtedly the best choice, what with his unbelievable passion for travel, adventure, and food. Also, mainly because his life alone is already one big adventure.

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Carlson Wagonlit Travel General Manager for Energy Services Alberto Santos Jr., Contiki Storyteller Mikael Daez, Rajah Travel Corporation General Manager Melma Sayson

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