Traveler Reviews

Below are just a few testimonials from our previous passengers.

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

Zeke & Gloria Jaquez, Camarillo, CA

I was on the Beijing and Tokyo tour which was truly a trip of a lifetime! Our guide in Beijing, Peter, was simply amazing! He was extremely helpful, patient, humorous and knowledgeable. He really made the trip special. Also, I loved our accommodations at the Kempinski Hotel. It was truly 5-star. I certainly look forward to traveling with Friendly Planet very soon! I had a truly memorable time.

Kimberly Ghorm, Hillside, NJ

China was so great and such a super bargain I went again 2 yrs later. Friendly Planet is the best way to travel especially if on a budget and want to get the most for the $. They do take care of you and traveling alone is not a problem. ..In fact meeting new friends is a plus. Thanks F. P. for the lovely experiences!

Jan Riske, Chehalis, WA

This is my third trip with Friendly Planet and I love this company. Everything goes along as planned without any problems, the tours are great, including the optional tours, hotels are good, airlines chosen are fine, and it is a well planned trip for the money. I will continue to travel with Friendly Planet and I do recommend them to my friends and family.

Marie Pennachio

My husband and I recently returned from our first Friendly Planet trip (Budapest, Vienna and Prague by Rail). We had a great experience! We are independent travelers and like to be on our own without much planning beforehand. Friendly Planet gave us the convenience of a travel agency for all the logistics, but still maintained the freedom to spend our time abroad as we pleased. All our accommodations were above our expectations. We very much look forward to taking more of these trips in the future, including some guided tours. Thank you so much, Friendly Planet!

Angela Griffith, Reading, PA

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

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

Steve Sulligan, Travelers Rest, SC

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

From a Friendly Planet post tour survey: 'Is there anything that we could do to make our service better?' How does one improve perfection? Friendly Planet is # 1 in my book.

John P. Ostrica

This was our first tour with Friendly Planet and we highly recommend it. We not only saw the highlights of China but also enjoyed exceptional accommodations and meals, and all for a reasonable cost. Everything was well organized, the guides were very knowledgeable and friendly and we feel like we learned so much. Thank you Friendly Planet.

Gary Wright, Fresno, CA

I'm a seasoned traveler having visited 80 countries and still counting. I'm usually a solo traveler, or travel with my brother or sister. The last trip I booked with a company was over 30 years ago. I just returned from Friendly Planet's The Best of South Africa tour and I have only the highest praise for EVERY aspect of the trip. I don't remember ever being so well-tended to. In fact I'm seriously considering doing the same tour all over again next year which should give you a pretty good idea of how much I enjoyed it. There is so much more I could say, but I'm still a bit jet lagged. Did want to get these positive words off to you while every thing is fresh in my mind. Massive gratitude coming your way

Lani Tierney, Junction City, WI

We just returned from our China Delight tour. I have to say I'm surprising happy with the trip. We do not use tour companies. We like to plan our own trips. So my expectations were not very high for having a good time. But, I'm happy to say our trip went with out a hitch! From the time Vivian ( Who was wonderful the whole time) picked us up at the airport until we said our good byes. China was amazing and the people were very friendly. We will definitly use Friendly Planet again. Thanks again!

Dorie Bailey, Bakersfield, CA

Just returned from the Highlights of Havana and Varadero trip. It was fantastic. Absolutely perfect. The itinerary was complete with fascinating and well chosen things to see and experience. Our guide Sarah Parker was wonderful, very talented and such fun to be around. Everyone loved her. Thank you so much!

Nancy Koritz, Ladera Ranch CA

Thank you for the absolutely fantastic experience that we had recently in Kenya & Tanzania!! We thoroughly enjoyed all of the lodges as well as the wonderful parks and reserves in both countries!! Our guide, James Njungo, was the best guide we have ever had on any trip. He was always accommodating to our needs (with lots of patience for all of our picture-taking). He was extremely knowledgeable (we were never able to stump him with any of our questions) and he has a terrific sense of humor. He made the trip very enjoyable. I highly recommend your organization for anyone who is planning a trip to Kenya and Tanzania—great job!

Gary Walden

We recently completed the South African Explorer tour with the Victoria Falls Extension. It was my first time with Friendly Planet and will not be my last. In fact, I believe everyone on this tour had traveled with FP previously. This was a fantastic trip...from the perfect travel arrangements, to the wonderful accommodations, to the fabulous food. There wasn't ONE hiccup! If that wasn't enough, our tour guide, Pieter van Kraayenburg in Johannesburg, was absolutely terrific! He also accompanied us to the Shiduli Private Reserve and Kruger. Being a native South African, he knew first-hand the history of the country and was clearly well prepared with facts, dates, etc. to answer a myriad of questions from the group. I only wish he could have gone with us to Cape Town too! You guys are awesome!!

Mary Ewing, Dallas, Texas

[Italian Treasures] was wonderful and we are very pleased that we chose Friendly Planet as our tour provider. Our tour director, Flavio Nicoletti, was top-notch in every way. He was professional, knowledgeable, friendly and fun-loving. He went out of his way on many occasions to ensure that our group had the best possible experience. He arranged wonderful excursions, including an evening at a Tuscan Farmstead which my travel mates and I will always remember as a highlight of our trip. I co-host a radio Morning Show in North Carolina. During the trip I called into the show to report on the trip. Flavio even agreed to join me during the call and go on the air with us! He did a great job! My friends and I now feel that we have a friend in Rome. We are so thankful to Flavio and to Friendly Planet for making our once-in-a-lifetime trip so special and memorable.

Tamera Rumfelt, Kernersville, NC

Just got back from your Thailand trip. The four of us had a marvelous time, and your arrangements were wonderful. I was impressed by the organization throughout. We all learned a lot and really enjoyed the experience.

Andy Tsoi, Tacoma, WA

This was my first time with Friendly Planet and I would recommend them to all my friends...it was a pleasurable experience. I would use them again.

Esther

I just returned today from the Taste of Thailand tour with Lek and it was exceptional! Lek, Mike and Go did an excellent job. The value was great. The accommodations were great and we had a very fun time. Thank you for taking such good care of us during our adventures!

Emily Bridson, Lansing, MI

Had a wonderful time in India. Our tour guide was excellent and even paid for a few incidentals to entertain the tour group that were not included on the tour. The elephant and rickshaw rides were worth the price of the tour!

Camille Lauer, New York, NY

Many will tell you I am not an easy person to please. I have been so thrilled with Friendly Planet ever since Egypt 2 years ago (and now cant wait for Kenya!). With great deals, exceptional customer service, and top destinations, what more could you ask for! So excited to be a part of the FB fan page :-)

Mona Sethi, Clifton, NJ

I loved that I wasn't just a number and my questions were answered by personal e-mail not a standard electronic response...I was extremely surprised that I could afford this kind of vacation for my family. I still glow when I think about it.

Karen

This was the first tour of this nature I have ever taken and it far exceeded my expectations. Everything was punctual, safe and clean. Our guide David Bai was exceptionally good. I simply cannot say enough good things about David. He was just stellar. And a hilarious comic! And informative! The hotels were first class, buses clean and modern, food adequate, and the entertainment and tours were immeasurably good. I would love to go back and am seriously thinking about doing it again.

Mark Dumas, Smyrna, GA

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

I took the "Best of China" trip with an extension to Tibet with Friendly Planet. The tour was awesome, not to mention the very best accommodations. The tour guides were well prepared and friendly. I had such a wonderful time that I am now planning a trip with Friendly Planet to "Classical Greece by Sea" with the extension to Istanbul. I give Friendly Planet the very highest recommendation.

Jacqueline Ledbetter, Topsail Beach, NC

Friendly Planet probably has the best customer service I've ever encountered of all travel sites/agents. The trip itself was planned thoroughly and was totally a great value.

Cindy Lee

Tour guide was wonderful, hotels were great, transportation and coordination of the entire trip was without doubt, a fantastic experience.

James Kretschmar

Accommodations were better quality than other tour companies I've traveled with in the past and your price was a far better value. You also include more meals... Great customer service.

Nina Thrower

I wanted to take a moment to thank you for an exceptional time on my recent trip to Egypt with you. It was a trip I've always wanted to take so it was important to me and you didn't let me down. We covered the best in our days together, the accommodations were great and the staff we dealt with throughout was superior. In the hotel, on the boat, our bus driver and our security. A+ customer service and beyond that, they were great people I enjoyed getting to know. Our Director kept everything running flawlessly and our guide was the best. He spent the most time with us and showed us an Egypt we won't ever forget. His knowledge and passion were a capstone to an incredible trip and I looked forward to what he would share with us each day. That is something I'm missing already. My thanks to all of you.

Lana Tannozzini

I can't say enough about our driver/guide. He has an in-depth knowledge of the history of Ireland. He's well informed on current events. He has the ability to converse with a wide variety of people from a variety of backgrounds. His smile and good humor made even the overcast days seem sunny.

Alice Matson