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Traveler Reviews

Below are just a few testimonials from our previous passengers.

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It was a very good trip! I came to see the beauty of the world around me. I love Kuching. Bako was such a gem. I would have loved to have stayed longer. The hotel in Batang Ai was nice. I took the Phuket Island extension and all I can say is wow, wow, wow! I am trying to figure out how I can move and live there. It was more than a perfect way to end a perfect trip. I have recommended your company to friends and family. I will always treasure the memories. Thank you.

Mary Jo Riley

It was great! Thank you very much. I will refer many friends to you.

Davis & Thais Lerner, Los Altos, CA

Just returned today. Oue national guide, David, was knowledgeable, friendly, warm and dedicated to teaching our group about the culture and politics of his fascinating country. Local guides for Shanghai and Xi'An were superb. Hotels and meals were excellent. Fast paced, but this is how my husband and I like to travel. Yes, we did have some rest periods and free time. Have traveled with Friendly Planet before. Much bang for your buck.

Rita Schlansky, Carlisle PA

It's not very often these days that you get more than promised but that's what we got from Treasures of Thailand. The whole trip including hotels, the tour guide, the food, and the sights seen exceeded our expectations. The days were planned out very well; even the longer travel days included plenty of interesting stops to break up the trip. Others in our group who had toured elsewhere were very impressed with the quality compared to much more expensive tours. I was a little worried about doing a tour bus trip based on stories I heard about them being rigid and too touristy, but this trip included great flexibility, wonderful optional add-ons, and focused on both highlight sights and everyday, local culture. I can't imagine a better way to see so much of Thailand in such an enjoyable way. We loved out tour guide Lucky (Ms. Pensri). She was very knowledgeable, funny, kind, well-organized, and went out of her way to ensure we saw and experienced as much as possible. She was always looking out for us, to the point of going into one hotel's kitchen to get the chef to cook faster and hitching a ride on a local salesman's motorcycle to find a wayward tourer lost at a temple ruins. She was frequently buying local foods for us to sample and making sure we got good deals on local products and services. The second we looked like we had lost something, or we starting looking around for a bathroom, or we looked like we needed second helpings at a dinner, she'd run over to us to see how she could help. I am about to book my next Friendly Planet tour. Thanks for a great trip.

Karen Nelson, St. Paul, MN

We had the time of our lives on your September Taj Mahal + Mumbai Trip. No other place in the world can you see such a combination of beauty, history & diversity! From the elephant ride up to the Jaipur fortress, dawn at the Taj Mahal, visiting Gandhi's Memorial in Delhi, to the throbbing inner-city of Mumbai, it was a joy each & every moment! We are searching for our next Friendly Planet holiday right now - Thanks again for a great tour at a super price.

Thomas Fuller, Lake Worth, FL

Thank you guys for allowing us to spend a nice Thanksgiving on the Concordia. It was a great trip and cruise and you did a fantastic job.

Carlos & Gloria Vargas, Chicago, IL

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

Just to let you know, we had the time of our life on our recent trip. The hotels looked great and very clean, the guides we had at every location, couldn't have been better. Great trip at a great price. Thank you again and keep the bargains coming.

Barbara Zwirner-Winbush, Harbor City, CA

The booking process was very easy. Friendly Planet provided many useful documents and information that made me feel at ease with booking the tour. The response time to emails was fast and the replies were helpful. Our tour guide, Gokhan Baydur, was beyond excellent. He was genuinely enthusiastic and passionate about his work and his country. He loved showing his country to us, which made us want to know more about it. He was very knowledgeable and presented the information very well during all of our tours. If we had any questions or wanted to know more about a specific topic, he was extremely approachable and informative. He also did his best in accommodating everyone's needs whether it was a dietary restriction or a physical restriction. In the end, he was not only a great tour guide, but someone I would truly consider a friend and hope to stay in touch with.

Nicole Chiu

Egypt was amazing. Our group was small which made it very easy to get acquainted with fellow travelers. Our host/guides, Mostafa and Haytham, were great and hospitable. They went above and beyond their call of duty. There was a lot to see within this short period of time. I highly recommend visiting Egypt especially with this company.

Samantha Robinson, Newark, NJ

Again you have surpassed our expectations with the perfect trip. All of our hotels were top of the line. They alone are worth the price of the trip but you threw in the airfare and two experienced guides to make the perfect vacation. Nok and Mona were really wonderful. They made sure that we were able to learn about the Thai people and culture. I still do not know how you offer such great packages at so low of a price.

Laura & Cory Jurica, Florida

Just returned from Authentic Havana, my 7th trip with Friendly Planet and another perfect travel experience. Gary, Mily, and Otto were a great team and looked after us exceptionally well! They laughed, we laughed, and that laughter, combined with the perfect casa, paladares and tours, made this trip educational, eye opening and FUN!!!

Mary Jane Healey, Oaklyn NJ

Once again Friendly Planet has given us unbelievable great Value.

Kevin

I wanted to let you know that my sister and I really enjoyed our Friendly Planet Taj Mahal Express tour. Our guide, Madan Vishwakarma was excellent...probably the best tour leader I have ever encountered. He tried to accommodate everyone's needs and helped people get to other shopping areas after the daily tour ended. He is proud of his homeland and shows it. Friendly Planet is very lucky to use his services. My sister and I were glad that we purchased the optional tour while in India because Madan showed us places we would not have seen on our own, and he provided lots of information.

Dennis Setlock

Just returned from a wonderful vacation with Friendly Planet through Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand. Wonderful accommodations, non-stop touring, friendly people were noted through all countries. Thank you for making this a smooth and memorable vacation. Never have I gone on a group trip with such kind people and intense sightseeing.

Patrick Rommel, Philadelphia, PA

Been back a week and ready to go back! The Kenya Safari Express was amazing! So much was packed into this short trip, but we never felt rushed. The lodges are wonderful and the game drives were everything and more than imagined. This trip is a wonderful value.

Sharon Hall, Mount Pleasant, SC

With the help of Friendly Planet, my wife and I had a memorable week in Barcelona. I can't thank you enough for modifying the Breathtaking Barcelona tour to fit our needs. The bane of all travel is arriving in a city at 9:00 AM and being told you cannot check into your hotel until 3:00PM. We were met at the airport and arranged an early check-in. This went above and beyond your responsibilities to us as clients. Thank you again! We will certainly check with Friendly Planet first for all our future travel plans.

Bill Schmidlin

My safari to Kenya [was] a dream come true...absolutely wonderful. We saw all the animals & birds to see thanks to our guide and driver... I loved the way [Friendly Planet] organized this tour from Mt. Kenya, Samburu, Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara, and Nairobi, I enjoyed it all... A trip of a lifetime to remember forever. Thank you all.

Jenny-Rose Klasner

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

Outstanding tour. From beginning to end, everything went according to plan.

Steve Sulligan, Travelers Rest, SC

The China Delight tour was wonderful, fantastic, great and superb. Our national tour guide, Peter, was the best host and representative Friendly Planet could hope for. He was the best guide we have had on any tour we have ever been on. He was extremely attentive, knowledgeable, funny, and made the trip completely effortless on our part. The trip was a great experience for my wife and me as it covered enough of the major highlights with just the right amount of time at every attraction. Aside from Peter, who stayed with us the entire trip, we had local guides in every city for additional local knowledge. The food and the shows (circus, opera, music) were also great.

Richard Argeroplos, Kings Park, NY

Everything was perfectly arranged. All transportation to and from different places was punctual, comfortable and efficient. Thank you for making our vacation so easy and so smooth. It was our best trip ever!

Jeff & Sandi Horton, Waco, TX

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

The Galapagos stand alone in natural wonders. We had plenty of opportunity to see the Galapagos Tortoises, boobies, sea lions, lava lizards, marine iguanas, etc. The naturalist guide (George) was very well informed on all animal and plant life as well as the history of the islands. The guide (Rafael) was very consciences of my needs and was always helping when I needed it. Our tours on the islands were excellent.

Susan Sonsini

My trip to Cuba introduced me to the people of Cuba. I loved being exposed to their everyday lives and being made to feel welcome by everyone! I hope I get the opportunity to visit again.

Stephanie Hayes

Our outstanding guide, Dina, combined every trait beloved by travelers: she spoke perfect English, provided just the right amount of fascinating Egyptology, swept us away from pressing crowds and into quiet corners of the sites for explanations, offered optional talks on life in contemporary Egypt, helped us to understand and embrace the culture of this amazing destination, and warmed us with her enthusiasm and smiles.

Suzanne Ahlberg, Orrtanna, PA

We have just completed editing the 1,577 pictures we took on this tour and are overwhelmed still by the trip. We have traveled extensively and have enjoyed many tours before, but this was so special. Your tour guide was by far the best we have ever had. His job, someone said, was to make "the past come alive." He made the past dance for us and we joined in without hesitation. He made the trip effortless and took the worry totally out of the trip. It looks so easy when someone is passionate about what they do. We were pleasantly surprised by the efficiency of your office staff, the information provided us about the tour, and the ease with which the arrangements were made. If this trip is any indication of what we can expect from you on future trips, you have our complete loyalty.

Jack Aizenman, Springfield, NJ

My tour of India was truly an interesting trip with so much to see. I will not forget the people on the tour as they were very friendly and easy to get along with. The Taj Mahal was just beautiful. The guides were great. I caught a bad cold and they were very concerned about how I was feeling. I want to thank your staff for helping me get my visa completed. I am looking forward to my next trip.

Agnes Buchanan

This was the best vacation I have ever had! My boyfriend and I take yearly trips and this outshined all the rest! This package offered so much to do and so much to experience. The game drives were amazing and the places we stayed were amazing. The animals that we encountered were absolutely breathtaking. All the staff and local people that we met were friendly and helpful. Our tour guide Peter was extremely nice, funny, friendly, and highly knowledgeable. He made our experience even more prefect. I would highly recommend this trip!

Terri Cox, Philadelphia, PA

I just returned from the Best of India and Nepal tour with Friendly Planet. This is the seventh and one of the best trips I have taken with Friendly Planet. Our tour director, Kishor, did an outstanding job of introducing our group to the wonders of India. Kishor treated every member of the group like family. He knew everyone's name by the first day and catered to our every request. Kishor was a wealth of knowledge and made us feel like welcome guests in his country. Kudos to Friendly Planet for hiring such a wonderful tour director! Kishor's professionalism is reflective of what I have come to expect from Friendly Planet. I am already planning my next Friendly Planet trip.

Connie Case, Verona, WI