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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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I just returned from Friendly Planet's Best of South Africa tour and still cannot believe the high level of service provided. Everything was so well coordinated from the time we checked into the airport at JFK to the time we returned. Our tour guides were exceptional, Pieter , our guide in Johannesburg cared for us like a family member. Our lodging arrangements were nothing but exceptional. I cannot say enough about my experience and I greatly recommend Friendly Planet. Thanks for making my journey enjoyable and affordable.

Marie Jean-Pierre, Weston, FL

Have been on 3 trips with Friendly Planet and would highly recommend them to anyone. We especially enjoyed Kenya and have been there 3 times. It is magical and once you have been that is the only vacation for you. Excellent food, first class lodgings , fantastic scenery like no where else on earth, and a sense of adventure that I have never felt on any of our travels. It beat China, Thailand and all the other countries that we have visited. You won't regret the trip.

Carolyn Hofacket, Napa, CA

Featured tours & packages

Exotic Ecuador
Quito, Cotopaxi, Patate, Amazon & Otavalo
8 days from $1799 $1499
per person, double occupancy*
small group tour + flights
Iceland Adventure
Reykjavik city sightseeing
5 days from $1299 $999
per person, double occupancy*
independent stay + flights
Captivating Costa Rica
San José, Arenal & Monteverde plus Manuel Antonio optional extension
7 days from $1749 $1449
per person, double occupancy*
independent stay + flights
A Taste of China
Beijing, Xi'an & Shanghai, plus Hong Kong & Chengdu optional extensions
10 days from $1999 $1699
per person, double occupancy*
small group tour + flights
Athens & 3 Day Greek Isles Cruise
Mykonos, Kusadasi, Patmos, Crete & Santorini plus Classical Greece optional extension
8 days from $2399 $2099
per person, double occupancy*
independent stay + cruise + flights
Borneo Adventure
Kuala Lumpur, Kuching, Batang Ai, Mulu & Kota Kinabalu plus Penang Island optional extension
15 days from $3699 $3299
per person, double occupancy*
small group tour + flights
Dazzling Dubai
6 days from $1999 $1499
per person, double occupancy*
independent stay + flights
A Taste of Thailand
Bangkok, Kanchanaburi, the River Kwai & Ayutthaya with Angkor Wat & Phuket Island optional extensions
9 days from $1799 $1499
per person, double occupancy*
small group tour + flights
Kenya Safari Express
Nairobi, Lake Naivasha & Masai Mara
8 days from $2599 $2299
per person, double occupancy*
small group tour + flights
Discover Havana
Havana, Cojimar & Las Terrazas
6 days from $2999 $2699
per person, double occupancy*
small group tour + flights
Italy by Rail
Venice, Florence & Rome
8 days from $2049 $1749
per person, double occupancy*
independent stay + flights
Patagonian Explorer by Sea
Buenos Aires, Santiago, Ushuaia & Valparaiso plus Iguazu Falls optional extension
12 days from $5499 $4899
per person, double occupancy*
small group tour + cruise + flights
Discover Spain
Madrid, Cordoba, Seville & Granada plus Barcelona optional extension
8 days from $2599 $2299
per person, double occupancy*
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
Best of New Zealand
Auckland, Rotorua, Queenstown, Dunedin, Christchurch & Tahiti optional extension
12 days from $5199 $4699
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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