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Travel is better with friends. Expand your horizons on upscale journeys around the world at amazing value for money. Experience meaningful cultural encounters with carefully-crafted itineraries that include the most popular and fascinating sites. Enjoy the comfort of great hotels, the convenience of included airfare, plus many extras you won't find elsewhere. All delivered with the same warm, caring personal attention we've offered for 35 years. It's what we do for our friends...because we look forward to seeing them again.

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Fantastic is an understatement! The experience was a dream come true and Cape Horn lived up to its reputation. We are impressed with [your] service and will certainly use Friendly Planet for upcoming trips.

Karen & William Rankin
Patagonian Explorer by Sea

We just returned from our incredible trip to Thailand with our guide Patty. She made our trip a wonderful experience taking each person’s interests into account when making suggestions for our free time. Patty is so proud of her country and shares her knowledge and love so freely that I feel we all received a special gift in having her for a guide. We took the extension to Siem Reap to see Angkor Wat. All our hotels on this trip were very enjoyable but the Borei Angkor in Siem Reap was unforgettable. The hotel itself is remarkable but the staff is incomparable and the food a wonderful experience. I would take this trip again just to have another day at Angkor Wat and stay at this wonderful hotel once again.

Pamela Yoder, Bay St Louis, MS

Featured tours & packages

Discover Spain
Madrid, Cordoba, Seville & Granada plus Barcelona optional extension
8 days from $2599 $2299
per person, double occupancy*
group tour + flights
Tokyo Express
Tokyo city tour, Tokyo Tower, Sensoji Temple & Imperial Gardens
7 days from $1799 $1499
per person, double occupancy*
independent stay + flights
Mystical Myanmar
Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay & Inle Lake plus Bangkok optional extension
13 days from $3699 $3399
per person, double occupancy*
small group tour + flights
Costa Rica Pura Vida
San José, Tortuguero, Arenal & Monteverde plus Manuel Antonio optional extension
9 days from $1999 $1699
per person, double occupancy*
independent stay + flights
Best of Kenya & Tanzania Safari
Nairobi, Ol Pejeta, Samburu, Masai Mara, Tarangire & Ngorongoro
14 days from $5299 $4799
per person, double occupancy*
small group tour + flights
Borneo Adventure
Kuala Lumpur, Kuching, Batang Ai, Miri & Kota Kinabalu plus Penang Island optional extension
14 days from $3699 $3299
per person, double occupancy*
small group tour + flights
Best of South Africa
Cape Town, Kruger, Elephant Whispers, Karongwe & Johannesburg plus Victoria Falls optional extension
13 days from $4099 $3699
per person, double occupancy*
small group tour + flights
Dazzling Dubai & Kenya Safari
Dubai, Nairobi, Lake Naivasha & Masai Mara National Game Reserve
10 days from $2899 $2599
per person, double occupancy*
small group tour + flights
Kenya Wildlife Safari
Nairobi, Samburu, Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru & Aberdare
10 days from $3299 $2899
per person, double occupancy*
small group tour + flights
Best of South America
Rio de Janeiro, Iguazu Falls, & Buenos Aires
11 days from $3399 $3099
per person, double occupancy*
small group tour + flights
A Taste of South Africa
Cape Town & Safari in Entabeni Safari Conservancy plus Victoria Falls optional extension
9 days from $2499 $2199
per person, double occupancy*
small group tour + flights
Captivating Cuba
Havana, Cojimar, Las Terrazas, Varadero, Cardenas, Coliseo, Matanzas, Trinidad, Cienfuegos, Santa Clara & Sancti Spiritus
9 days from $4399 $3999
per person, double occupancy*
small group tour + flights
Best of China & Yangtze Cruise
Shanghai, Three Gorges, Guilin, Xi'an & Beijing plus Hong Kong or Tibet optional extensions
16 days from $3899 $3499
per person, double occupancy*
small group tour + cruise + flights
Kenya Safari Express
Nairobi, Lake Naivasha & Masai Mara
8 days from $2299 $1999
per person, double occupancy*
small group tour + flights
Sensational South America
Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu & Iguazu Falls plus Rio de Janeiro optional extension
11 days from $3199 $2899
per person, double occupancy*
small group tour + flights

Why travel with us?

  • Easy: Let us do the work! We bundle everything together, including flights, hotels, and most taxes and fees into one simple price. Pay a deposit to reserve your spot and pay the rest later.
  • Great value: We negotiate special wholesale rates and volume purchases, at prices far better than you could get on your own. Carefully compare our prices and inclusions—you won't find packages that include so much for so little.
  • Legendary service: Call us to experience it! We're passionate about travel, and we love helping you put together a journey you'll remember for a lifetime.
  • Thoughtful itineraries: We've spent years crafting and refining tour itineraries full of the must-see sites, but at a comfortable pace. We also include unique cultural and off-the-beaten-path experiences you won't find on other tours.
  • Great guides: On our tours, enjoy talented English-speaking guides who will make each destination come alive, often adding unexpected adventures. And our local tour managers are there to answer all your questions.
  • Freedom to roam: Our tour itineraries always include time to explore on your own. Customize your trip with optional activities and excursions at fair prices.

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