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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 upscale small group escorted tours & independent packages, as well as custom tour packages for groups large and small.

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.

We are members of the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) and International Airlines Travel Agent Network (IATAN). We are proud of our excellent Dunn & Bradstreet and Better Business Bureau ratings.


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Customer Testimonials

Below are just a few rave reviews from our customers. See more testimonials.

You folks do an outstanding job. We appreciated how you used local guides. We were VERY happy with this trip to Spain and would love to do more and we will. We have also recommended you to our friends and others. Lorena was completely professional and kind. She went out of her way to make the trip precious for us. She arranged for "extras" ie the dancers and side trips that made the trip very special. We were very happy with the time that we had on our own. Lorena is a gem. We always felt comfortable with her and her knowledge of Spain and her love for her country was apparent. We have recommended your tours to others.

Jenaro & Christine Rodrigues

I am still in awe of the Best of Kenya and Tanzania Safari experience. All accommodations, staff, food, and guides were outstanding. We saw the big five within the first two days and continued to see them as well as other animals and birds wherever we traveled. The safari vehicles were roomy and comfortable. Having traveled all over the world, this is a trip I would like to do again in the future. Look at the itinerary and the price and I think you will be convinced that this tour by Friendly Planet is worthy of consideration.

Carol Phillips, Springfield IL

I have just returned from a great trip to Shanghai and Beijing. Our local Shanghai guide, Tracy, was so gracious, charming and knowledgeable about everything. Our national guide, Peter, was very organized and efficient. He was able to adjust elements of the trip according to weather and traffic changes without missing anything. He kept a running commentary on all aspects of Chinese history and current life. We were very impressed with his ability to make us welcome and informed. He is the best I have encountered anywhere. I highly recommend this trip.

Ron Alexander, Beaumont, TX

Best bang for the buck! New buses, great (and safe) driver. This was the first tour we've been on that actually stopped the bus for unplanned but interesting sights along the road.

Paul & Audrey Belleci, Antioch, CA

I enjoyed an excellent trip to South Africa. The scenery, food, accommodations, bus transportation, guide service and schedule were all outstanding. I would certainly recommend this tour to anyone.

Robert Johnson, Seattle, WA