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Friendly Planet Travel, Inc., is a wholesale tour operator and travel company offering high quality, full-service international travel arrangements at affordable prices. We specialize in all-inclusive tour & cruise packages, as well as custom tour packages for groups. We also offer cruises and other individual travel components.
In business since 1981, we've grown into a leading Internet travel company with a staff of dozens of dedicated professionals, based in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania. Read more about us and our founder, Peggy Goldman.
Our travel deals have been covered in the New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, ABC News, National Geographic Traveler, Frommers, Budget Travel, TravelZoo and many more.
Recent press releases from Friendly Planet Travel.
Below is just a sample of Friendly Planet's many appearances in the media. See more coverage.
Today I’d Go To…Kenya
I love this affordable Kenyan safari from Friendly Planet Travel. It's an 8-day trip that is just $2,199, a reasonable price for African safaris. Read more
5 Deals: Dazzling Dubai
Friendly Planet Travel’s Dazzling Dubai package includes accommodations at the Hyatt Regency, a five-star property located near sights, shopping malls, beaches, museums, golf facilities, and restaurants. Read more
Friendly Planet Travel Offers Nine-Day India Package from $1,699
Travelers can visit and get a taste of two distinct and fascinating cultures with Friendly Planet Travel’s India and Nepal tour packages. The nine-day Taste of India tour starts at $1,699 and the 13-day Taste of India and Nepal tour starts at $2,199. Read more
Friendly Planet Travel Announces a 10-day Tour to Discover Croatia
A country untouched by mass tourism, Croatia is a destination for travelers seeking a European vacation with a twist. Friendly Planet Travel is now offering travelers the chance to explore this majestic country on the Discover Croatia tour.
"Win the World" Sweepstakes
Friendly Planet Travel's "Win the World" Sweepstakes is Giving Away 6 Exotic Getaways for 2 Read more
Below are just a few rave reviews from our customers. See more testimonials.
We just came back from your tour to Athens and the Greek Islands cruise, where we had an absolutely wonderful time. We didn't know what to expect since we had never used Friendly Planet before and didn't know anyone who did, but we were very pleasantly surprised. The tour was very well organized, everything was covered, the hotel in Athens was beautiful and centrally located, the guides were very knowledgeable and friendly, and the food was incredibly delicious. We will certainly book our future trips with Friendly Planet again.
Lewis Saltiel, New York, NY
Many Thanks for your wonderful Tours! I can say I can't imagine better trips for the money. Such an awesome experience each time. I tell everyone who plans to travel about Friendly Planet. Keep up the good work!
Jan Riske, Chehalis, WA
I was a little unsure about booking a vacation with a bunch of strangers worried that I might be stuck with a group of people with whom I had no common interests or who wouldn't be interesting...wow was I ever wrong. The people I was with were all like old friends and we had a fantastic time in our travels through Thailand. Many of the people I was with will surely be lifelong friends. Friendly Planet did a great job of designing the trip and our guide Lhing did an incredible job of making sure we all got to see the things we wanted to see. I can’t say enough good things about the trip and I will definitely be booking more trips with Friendly Planet hopefully with some of the people from this trip.
Paul Macy, Rochester, WA
The "Colors of Cuba" is my fourth adventure with Friendly Planet! I have NEVER been dissapointed in the wonders of each country and the travel packages that Friendly Planet arranges, nor the cost of each travel adventure. This trip was especially wonderful thanks to our FP guide Gary! Gary met us in the Miami airport and remained with us the entire trip. He provided information important to our visit in Cuba, explained the money exchange requirements and was always available to answer any question. Not only is Gary professional, but it was obvious to me that he enjoys his work and wanted to provide each traveler with the best experiences in Cuba that Friendly Planet could offer. Our national guide, Arianna, was a joy! She was enthusiastic, knowledgeable, professional, open to all questions, and had a great sense of humor! The people of Cuba are very gracious. I enjoyed the happiness and laughter from the children we visited in schools, the warm and welcoming smiles from the seniors while visiting a senior center, the beautiful voices of the youth choir, laughing at young, talented circus performers and watching the grace of the students at Prodanza, and dancing Salsa! This was a wonderful and incredible opportunity that I will never forget! My THANKS to Friendly Planet Travel!!! AND....see you in a few months on my next trip!
Nikky Chahon, Sacramento, CA
My friend and I just returned from your Taste of China tour. This was the first time we have ever been on a tour. We generally head off by ourselves but thought that China would be best seen on a tour. We were not disappointed. Your guides in China were great, especially Zhu in Beijing, who stayed with us throughout our 10 days in Beijing, Xian and Shanghai. Everything was on time and well organized. Each guide was extremely well versed in the history of the country and in the specifics of the area we were visiting. The hotels were great and Air China was excellent. All in all, a memorable experience and one made more so but your excellent organization and planning. We will highly recommend you to our friends and associates.
Paul Caouette & Sergio Mares, Dana Point, California
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