The Friendly Planet Newsletter

Published May 22, 2021
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Must-see Landscapes
Our world is full of post-card worthy, diverse landscapes just waiting to be explored. Seek out stealthy lions and majestic elephants throughout Kenya's grassy plains. Explore the remote, unspoiled islands of the Galapagos, where cactus forests, lumbering turtles, playful sea lions and blue footed boobies co-exist in an ancient ecosystem. Experience the otherworldly landscape of Cappadocia, an ancient terrain formed from volcanic activity into thousands of towering fairy chimneys scattered across Turkey’s plateau. Adventure through Alaska's wilderness at Denali National Park, or spot feluccas traveling down the winding Nile River. Experience these once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to see some of the world's greatest landscapes, all with an expert Friendly Planet tour guide showing you the way.

Masai Mara
This expansive area of preserved savannah wilderness is just as memorable (and photogenic!) as the wildlife that call it home, including lions, cheetahs, elephants, zebras and hippos. Admire the grassy plains, rolling hills, and the Mara and Talek rivers as you listen to the authentic, polyphonic-like chants of the Maasai people.
Experience Kenya from $2599*
Galapagos Islands
The Galapagos Islands feature breathtaking natural terrain that is just as picturesque as the wildlife that call it home. Some islands include cloud forests and lush tropical vegetation while others feel as though they are from an alien planet, formed by volcanic activity and home to strange desert vegetation that is seemingly out of place. Experience this one-of-a-kind place for yourself!
Visit the Galapagos from $3099*
Cappadocia Fairy Chimney
Explore Cappadocia's fairy tale-like landscape, situated on a high, dry plateau in central Turkey. The "fairy chimneys" that are scattered throughout the semi-arid region are towering, cone-shaped rock structures that were formed from volcanic eruptions. Wander through this magical land, or gain an even better view from flying above via hot air balloon!
Discover Turkey from $2499*
Denali National Park encompasses 6 million acres of Alaska's breathtaking wilderness. Admire Mount McKinley, the tallest peak in North America, and the surrounding terrain comprised of lush forests, icy glaciers, and tundra that is home to grizzly bears, moose, caribou, Dall sheep and more!
Explore Alaska from $4099*
Nile River
Witness the Nile River, the world's longest river that flows through and borders 10 other countries. Thousands of years ago, the Nile River was a source of irrigation for the surrounding dry area, transforming the desert land into lush greenery. Although the Nile still serves as a source of irrigation today, it is also a means of transportation for trade.
Experience Egypt from $2449*
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