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First-time Friendly Planet traveler reviews our Best of Turkey tour

It’s been almost a year since we introduced Friendly Planet Travel’s Best of Turkey tour.¬†And every Friendly Planeteer I’ve spoken to who has taken this tour tells me how much they loved exploring the country known as the crossroads of Asia and Europe.

I wanted to share with you what Ann Ott from Cedar City, Utah had to say about her trip to Turkey. She sent me an e-mail that I’ve pasted below verbatim.

“Just returned from my first trip with Friendly Planet and was so impressed that I had to write this note. You have a lot of choices in travel and I have found my tour company at last. Everything about my trip was amazing- our guide, Ibrahim, was not only extremely knowledgeable, but also patient and very funny.

Hotels, transportation, meals, added excursions were all superb. Everything went off without a hitch- I felt safe and cared for every minute and could spend ALL of my time enjoying the trip instead of worrying about the travel details. Turkey, its people, scenery, food, monuments and parks are just wonderful. I can’t wait for my next trip. So little time, so much to see.” — Ann Ott, Cedar City, Utah

Ann, it brightens my day to find out how pleased you were with your first Friendly Planet Travel tour! Let us know which tour you pick as your second trip. And thanks again for your note!


  1. Lynn Medini

    I just read the comment on Best of Turkey tour. I took the tour with three others in March of 2011 and I totally agree about everything. It was such a fabulous tour that I just finished signing up today for Exotic Ecuador in Sept of this year! The tour guide Ibrahim in Turkey was my guide also and every one of us was absolutely thrilled with his knowledge and love of his country, as well as how he made every person on that tour love his country.

  2. Thanks for your post, Lynn. I’m really happy to know you’ll be going to Ecuador with us in September. It’s another one of those amazing destinations that offers plenty to see, do and enjoy. I hope you’ll write and let us know about your Ecuador experience, and don’t forget to send us some photos you’re willing to share with us.

    Buen Viaje,


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