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Dear travelers,

What a turbulent time! I hope that you and your families are safe and well.

Like many of you, our team is cloistered in our homes in Pennsylvania, Colorado & California, working tirelessly to get travelers home who were stranded abroad, and assisting hundreds of others who were set to travel this spring, but will now have to put off their dream trips a little longer.

If you're booked to travel with us in the next few months, we're reaching out to you individually about your trip. If you haven't yet heard from us, please be patient. You may also review our coronavirus update page.

Meanwhile, we're doing our part to slow the spread of this virus, keeping our distance, checking in on our neighbors, and finding ways to help one another through this time.

I've been in constant contact with our partners around the globe. Like us, they're waiting it out at home with their loved ones, their livelihoods temporarily on hold. My heart goes out to them—as unsettling as the situation may be here in the U.S., I know that this global health crisis may wreak even more havoc in countries that have fewer resources than we do. I can't help but reflect on and be grateful for the many privileges we enjoy.

And now we wait. For the day when we can get back out in the world again, to our jobs, to our friends and families, and to exploring the world once more. While we can't head out now, it won't stop us from daydreaming of future adventures!

At the end of the day, I believe this crisis will bring us together and make us stronger as a global community. Because we're all in this together.

Stay safe and healthy,

Peggy M. Goldman
President, Friendly Planet Travel

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Small Group Tour Best of Egypt & Nile Cruise
Timeless Cairo & the Pyramids, plus a Nile cruise through the temples & history of Luxor, Esna, Edfu, Kom Ombo & Aswan; optional extension to Petra
from $2749 w/ Flights 11 days
per person, double occupancy*
Small Group Tour Galapagos Islands Adventure
Explore the flora, fauna & spectacular scenery of two biodiverse Galapagos Islands: Santa Cruz & Isabela, with an extra night on Isabela! Optional extension to Quito
from $2999 w/ Flights 7 days
per person, double occupancy*
New Small Group Tour Highlights of Central Europe
Dive into the history & culture of Central Europe: charming Budapest, Austria’s imperial capital of Vienna & Prague, the Heart of Europe
from $3399 w/ Flights from $2799 Tour Only 11 days
per person, double occupancy*
Small Group Tour Kenya Safari Express
The perfect taste of Kenya: Nairobi, plus a boat safari on Lake Naivasha, a game drive in Hell's Gate & 3 game drives in Masai Mara
from $2299 w/ Flights from $1699 Tour Only 7 days
per person, double occupancy*
Value Vacation Best of Ireland
Tour both Ireland & Northern Ireland: Dublin, Ring of Kerry, Cliffs of Moher, Limerick, Killarney, Connemara, Galway, Lough Corrib Cruise & Belfast
from $2699 w/ Flights from $2299 Tour Only 14 days
per person, double occupancy*
Small Group Tour Best of India
Delhi, Agra & the Taj Mahal, the pink city of Jaipur, two jungle safaris in Ranthambore & Varanasi; optional extension to Nepal
from $2599 w/ Flights 12 days
per person, double occupancy*
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