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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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That the was the best trip/vacation my wife and I have ever had. We really enjoyed Thailand, but I have to thank you for providing us with our tour guide, Chai. He was very pleasant, funny, and extremely knowledgeable. Chai was very attentive to everyone's needs and was very accessible. At one point in the tour, my wife became ill and needed medical care. Chai (providing his cell number earlier to everyone) was available for our needs. He located the nearest hospital for us and assured us that we would not be left alone informing us how we would catch up with the rest of the tour if needed. Needless to say we were surprised by the exceptional medical care at the local hospital and we were able to return to the group prior to the next departure. Additionally, on the day of the final tour at BKK, there were four separate groups: one group returning to US; one group to Phuket; one group to Cambodia; and us going to Chaing Rai. I watched Chai orchestrate the four groups in the very busy BKK airport personally escorting each group in order of priority to each airline. That was very impressive, removing so much stress and putting an exclamation point on excellent service. Thank you for such a great tour plan. The accommodations were excellent. We will definitely be referring your agency to our family and friends. khob kuhn krab (thank you),

Richard and Emelyne Sablan
A Taste of Thailand

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

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  • 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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