The Friendly Planet Newsletter

Published Apr 20, 2021
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"In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks."–John Muir
 
Happy Earth Day! Join the world in celebrating Earth Day 2021 and learn how we can help prevent the coming disasters of climate change, environmental destruction, and how together, we can restore our earth.
 
We've always loved exploring this beautiful world and look forward to the day when we can start traveling again. For now, let's take a moment to appreciate the natural wonders our Earth shares with us.
 
Costa Rica
 
 
 
 
Galapagos Islands
 
 
 
 
Nile River, Egypt
 
 
 
 
Lake Titicaca, Peru
 
 
 
 
Plitvice Lakes, Croatia
 
 
 
 
Northern Lights, Alaska
 
 
 
 
Wadi Rum, Jordan
 
 
 
 
Masai Mara, Kenya
 
 
 
 
Our Sustainability Efforts
 
Together with our partners across the globe, we are dedicated to creating exceptional travel experiences that are beneficial to the planet and the local communities we visit. Here are two highlights featuring our most recently added initiatives:
 
Kenya tree planting project
 
 
 
 
In Kenya, a tree planting project aimed at enhancing the health of the animal habitat and recovering the biodiversity of the sanctuary lies in an important migrating corridor for wildlife between the northern and southern sectors of Tsavo West National Park. Here, we have adopted a tree for every traveler on our tour to plant, which not only helps the environment, but also the local communities who grow the seedlings.
 
 
 
Southeast Asia carbon neutral program
 
 
 
 
Friendly Planet contributes to a carbon-neutral program for each traveler we send to Southeast Asia, which supports various initiatives in each country, such as re-forestration, clean water, replenish mangroves, and seed coral reefs, which is equivalent to at least 10 trees producing clean air.
 
 
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