Customer Testimonials

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A Taste of Vietnam with the Bangkok extension was a great tour! In Thailand, our guide, Lek, was amazing! She called us her "family," and that's how we felt while in Bangkok. She suggested great tours, fabulous massages, eating experiences (durian, jackfruit), and an overall lovely picture of her country. Thanks, Lek!

Mary Jane Healey, Springfield, VA

Just wanted to let you know the trip was amazing. I already recommended Friendly Planet tours to a couple of friends. I'm very impressed, and I'm so glad I came across your service on Travel Zoo. It was excellent. Thank you so much.

Josephine Castillo, West New York, NJ

I love Friendly Planet.Your employees are so nice and helpful. You know what you are doing, because you always include the must see destinations in in the various countries.

Maria

When we saw the price of this trip I booked it as a joke. My wife and I had never done an organized trip like this. Well, we were blown away by the whole experience. The guide Panu was wonderful and the trip was the best value I have ever had in my many travel experiences. We have two more trips booked with you and are really looking forward to them. Your company is the best kept secret around and we are glad that we tried you.

Brian & Marilyn Goldman, Toronto, Canada

I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for our wonderful trip to Thailand. We had a wonderful time. Everything about the trip exceeded our expectations, including our tour guide Audi. Without a doubt Audi was the most qualified and attentive tour guide we have ever had. He made what would have been a wonderful trip into a spectacular trip. We can't thank Friendly Planet and Audi enough for our trip of a lifetime.

Emily Brown, North Pembroke, MA

Our Cuban trip with Friendly Planet was amazing! Great tour guides.

Ida Mousouris

“We had a wonderful vacation and would book through you again. I really loved that this was an 'at your own pace tour', but all of the details were taken care of…I am over all very pleased. The islands are an amazing place to visit. I would love to go back again. I really enjoyed not having to worry about getting to and from everywhere. Everyone on the front end was also fantastic. “

Sarah J. Payne

This world traveler gives Friendly Planet's Pyramids & Nile Cruise excursion 2 very enthusiastic thumbs up! Truth be told, given the low cost of this tour, we expected a mid-grade vacation. What we received was first class all the way! Every minute was packed with amazing sights, sounds and adventures. We couldn't believe the level of service, the caliber of our tour guides, the variety of activities and the quality of our accommodations. Friendly Planet exceeded our expectations in every way. Since this was our first "group tour," we were concerned being stuck with a group. Again, we were pleasantly surprised. The folks on our tour were fun, friendly and with similar adventurous spirit. With the small group size, we never felt "crowded." Plus, my husband and I received plenty of downtime to feel re-energized and enough "alone time" to still find romance. A big thank you to Friendly Planet for making ours a remarkable experience that will be remembered forever! We look forward to taking another trip with you soon!

Annabel Eyrick, St. Louis, MO

This tour was most enjoyable...you guys have done a wonderful job planning and organizing our China trip.

Matthew & Grace Suen, British Columbia, Canada

We just returned from your Tokyo Express tour of Sept. 11, 2012 and we had the time of our lives. The tour itinerary was good, the hotel was beautiful and the city tour was great. Your guides spoke beautiful english and answered all our questions about Japan. I would like to have added another day or two since a lot of the week was in getting there and back but I want to let you know how much we enjoyed the trip and look forward to booking with you again. Sincerely, George & Laurie Hernandez

George & Laurie Hernandez, Rancho Cucamonga CA

By far this has been the best trip ever!!! Our tour guide Patricio and bus driver Edwin made our stay as pleasant as possible. They were courteous and attentive to everyone's needs and made us feel safe at all times. I highly recommend this trip to anyone who has never dared to venture to South America—you will not be disappointed.!! The canoe ride up the Amazon river and the scenic panoramic view of the mountains will leave you breathless!

Ivonne Davila & Lucia Morales, Brooklyn, NY

Overall experience: excellent. Booking via the Internet was easy and without issues. [Our guide] Jihanna in Egypt [was] most knowledgeable on culture and history. [Petra was] spectacular and enchanting...it is not possible to see even a small portion of this place in the time allocated. My photographs are spectacular.

Lynn Starnes, Albuquerque, NM

The tour was wonderful. We saw a lot of animals and the guides and accommodations were absolutely great.

John & Penny Grunden, Little Torch Key, FL

Very well done - great planning, guides, drivers, even the guy who met us at the airport. We wouldn't think of taking a trip.. without using you again. Excellent.

Mark Womble

To Peggy & Staff, thanks so much for your professional and timely service. We really enjoyed the tour.

Zeke & Gloria Jaquez, Camarillo, CA

Our Taste of China tour was a life changing experience! My daughters ages 12 and 18 were very impressed and loved it. They are now interested in all things Chinese. I thought it was an excellent value. Tony was a great guide. I really liked the city; especially the illuminated downtown area and city walls. The hotel in Beijing was very nice and centrally located. I think Beijing is the cleanest city I have ever been to. Nothing prepared us for the vastness of the Forbidden and Summer Palaces or for the magnificence of the Great Wall. Vivianne was organized and always courteous. She had a good sense of humor and was an excellent ambassador for this magnificent country. I think you do a great job and I would thoroughly recommend you.

Adrian Ashdown

To Peggy & Staff, thanks so much for your professional and timely service. We really enjoyed the tour.

Zeke & Gloria Jaquez, Camarillo, CA

I had a great time. Our tour guide Hassan and driver, Mohammed, were very patient, friendly, and professional. They were flexible, showed us the mosques, how wool is colored, how ceramics are made, the souks, palaces, etc. I have travelled to many countries and the food in Morocco was the best. Accommodations were good and we were busy from morning until late afternoon, touring and seeing the sites. I would definitely recommend the Discover Morocco tour and am considering other tours by the Friendly Planet.

Dr. Kathleen Kalil, Dearborn, MI

It has been six months since our Pyramids and Petra tour, and we keep getting more and more impressed, as we speak to people and watch TV, with just how comprehensive our trip with Friendly Planet was. Sometimes it seems as if we have seen everything there is to see and done everything there is to do; and we can't wait to go back and do it all again!

John DiGiorgio, Denville, NJ

Great destinations. Outstanding guide. Beautiful hotels. Variety of wonderful side tours. Would not think twice about using Friendly Planet on another tour.

Roger Spadafora

Discover Havana was our first vacation with Friendly Planet, and we were extremely impressed from beginning to end. Prior to our departure, the personnel in the Pennsylvania office provided us with efficient and courteous assistance. We were so pleased to receive an email from our tour director, Trish Oliveira, before we left, introducing herself and encouraging us to reach out to her with any questions. Trish was one of the best tour directors we have had in our twenty years of international travel. We felt completely safe and well cared for in her hands. She made wonderful recommendations throughout the tour about restaurants, entertainment venues, and attractions. Her love of Cuba rubbed off on the entire group. We will not hesitate to use Friendly Planet again. We received five star treatment for a very reasonable price.

Ed Marcantonio and Brent DiGiorgio, Westport, CT

Simply put, Outstanding. Far exceeded our expectations on every level. The staff, accommodations and most of all the game drives, were terrific. Couldn't recommend it more.

Bill B, Seattle, WA

We just returned from Japan Panorama and can't say enough good things about Friendly Planet Tours. We had never used them. This whole tour was A+ from pick up at Tokyo airport to drop off at the end of the tour. The drivers and guides were all first rate. The guides at each city gave good instructions on using the subways and offered great suggestions on where to eat and things to do on our free time. The guides also did a great job with dispensing pertinent info on the daily agenda and they were very knowledgeable at the sites we visited. The 3 hotels we stayed at were very upscale and all the included breakfasts were excellent. We felt very well taken care of which is what you want when you do a group tour. We highly recommend Friendly Planet!

Neal R., Winchester, VA

Two months ago, we took the Taste of Turkey tour, which we still enthusiastically talk about. It was truly spectacular thanks in great measure to our wonderful tour guide, Hakim. He was so thoroughly knowledgeable about both the ancient sites and modern Turkey that he kept us keenly interested in all we saw. We would be lucky to have him as our guide on any future tours.

Fred and Marion Richman, Clinton, CT

My husband and I just returned from our amazing tour of India and Nepal. We have taken many tours, but what made this trip even more special was our fantastic tour director, Shanker Bhattacharya. He was always so organized and a great problem solver when needed. Plus, he was lots of fun. Shanker is a genuine good person and an asset to your company. Thank you!

Kathy and Pat Fitzgerald, Battle Ground, WA

My wife and I just returned from your great Morocco tour. We found the entire tour very well planned and executed. We simply loved our guide Hassan. His English was excellent, he was extremely knowledgeable and very willing to share his knowledge and generously answered all of our questions. Quite simply, he was excellent in every way and made our visit to this fascinating country a vastly richer experience. I would recommend your Morroco trip to anyone.

Fred Murman, Wheaton, IL

I've been on six tours with Friendly Planet so far, and I have to say that those tours have opened up my understanding of the world. The thing about travel to foreign countries is that it changes you, leaving you with a much better understanding of the world, long after you've returned. Each tour I've been on has been exciting and different, even repeat tours to the same destination. One of the great things about the FP tours has been the amazing diversity of people on each tour; I've met everyone from newlyweds to retirees, all looking for adventure. Most of my fellow travelers on FP tours have tended to be well-read, well-traveled, and not fussy at all. They've come to taste the amazing foods and walk the amazing streets, not to buy trinkets and eat at McDonalds. Not surprisingly, many of us keep in touch long after the tours are over, and I've met more than one "repeater" on the trips to China. And I'm always surprised to find how nice the hotels are. One more thing is that going on these tours is really a good use of your time overseas, since you don't have to waste time with paperwork, check-ins, deposits, etc. You just go have a drink or walk around the block and come back to pick up your room key. The guides are always funny, helpful, and go out of their way to make sure you have a good time. And there's always plenty of time to explore on your own. Thanks again for the great experiences. I'll be back in April to re-visit Thailand!

Jeff Jenkins, Boca Raton, FL

We really had a marvelous time in Egypt. I have told everyone about this tour. I kept thinking that there must be a catch for you to offer this package at such a wonderful price. There was no catch and I can't believe it! I have no idea how you are able to afford to offer such inexpensive packages. The food was great, the accommodations terrific and the sights amazing.

Laura & Cory Jurica, Florida

Everything was easy, user friendly and we were even reimbursed for savings Friendly Planet discovered! I completely enjoyed my experience in China. I thought Friendly Planet's prices were extremely reasonable [and] I really was very happy with the hotels. All the people on my tour found out about Friendly Planet through friends, and relatives that recommended Friendly Planet because they had been so pleased with the tours they had taken. Word of mouth is working very well for you.

Agnes Schuppel

Just a note to thank you for the wonderful tour we took to China. ...You even remembered my birthday, which our group celebrated on our last night over a Peking Duck dinner. I have recommended you to all my friends and co-workers. As an airline employee myself, I know a good thing when I see it. Many thanks to your staff for putting together such an excellent package.

Angel Murray, Kissimmee, FL

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