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February 11, 2019 Tour Operator No Comments Email Email

On average people will remain long-term friends with only 1 out of every 12 people that they consider their friend at this exact moment in time. That is a staggering drop off rate…

Today, February 11th is National Make A Friend Day. Although an unofficial holiday it is a fantastic reminder to appreciate the friends you have and step out of your comfort zone to meet new people and make new friends!

New friends broaden your horizons by helping you to look at things with new perspectives, challenging you to try something different or connecting you to new and exciting opportunities.

Most of all humans are social being’s and we need friends to feel fulfilled and happy. Unfortunately, sometimes the daily rush of everyday lives results in us to ignoring our old friends and forgetting to try to make new friends.

Below are 6 trips that are perfect for making new – and hopefully life-long, friends!

Asia

Sharpen your chopstick skills & clear 16 days of your calendar because Contiki’s Asian Adventure is so much more than a holiday! This small group adventure takes a maximum of 30 travellers, through Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia and gives you the perfect balance of new friends to travel with and access to even more authentic experiences. This experience is one for the foodies with an exclusive Thai Cooking Class in Chang Mai, Thailand where you will learn the secrets to a punchy Pad Thai & Green Curry.

United States of America

Create your own perfect itinerary on Busabout’s USA Hop-on Hop-off itinerary. This adventure includes private, door to door coach service and connects 8 of the best destinations on the West Coast; San Francisco, Yosemite National Park, Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas, Santa Barbara, Mammoth Lakes and South Lake Tahoe. This is the perfect, relaxed travel style to make lifelong friends as you travel in style along the West Coast with fun, like minded travellers at whatever pace you choose.

Africa

This is a trip for the animal lover in all of us. On Contiki’s Gorilla Trek you get up-close-and-personal, trekking deep into the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Reserve to meet the elusive East African Gorilla. Majestic, mountain-dwelling and pretty darn massive, these magnificent creatures are worth every second of the journey through the Kigezi mountains to find them. In the company of an expert team of gorilla trackers, local guides and new animal obsessed friends spend up to an hour with a gorilla family, and take a game drive at Lake Mburo for wildlife spotting. Prepare yourself for the most unforgettable wildlife encounter and once-in-a-lifetime gorilla experience that’ll stay with you and your new friends for years to come!

South America

Take the trip of a lifetime whilst making friends for life as you explore Benos Aires, Cusco, Iguassu Falls, Lima, Machu Picchu, Rio de Janeiro and Sacred Valley onCostsaver’s South America Discovery. This itinerary across South America’s most influential and intoxicating countries – Peru, Brazil and Argentina will have guestsdiscovering both new friends and amazing locations.

U by Uniworld

Cruise along the Danube through Germany, Hungry and Austria with no worries at all on U by Uniworld’s Danube Flow. Check in and unpack once as you travel through Regensburg, Passau, Linz, Melk, Machau Valley, Dürnstein, Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest! One stop on this cruisey itinerary is Regensburg. Fun fact about Regensburg is that its Old Town has the highest density of pubs and bars in Germany… which is no mean feat. And who hasn’t made new friends at the pub?

Europe

This year bid sayonara to the family traditions and the Monopoly fallouts of Christmas time as you escape to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland on Busabout’s 12 day Alpine Festival Trek. Replace the family drama with dramatic alpine landscapes and a new family of ski bunnies as you spend New Year in the rave capital of Berlin, eat traditional Christmas dinner surrounded by alpine mountains in Grunau, and ski some of the best slopes in Europe’s!

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