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The Friendliest Countries in the World to Travel

Book your place to visit one of the friendliest places in the world with TRIPS by Culture Trip – and you’ll be greeted with smiles wherever you go.
Siobhan Grogan
10 Dec 2021
It’s the people you meet who can make or break a holiday. A warm welcome and locals happy to see you can mean more than discovering the perfect secluded beach or that restaurant you return to night after night. Choose the right destination and you can still have both, plus spectacular mountain ranges, historic monuments, untouched jungle wilderness or even a paradise island. Check out these TRIPS by Culture Trip and experience authentic hospitality around the globe.
1 . Southern Thailand to stay in a floating raft house
Known as one of the friendliest countries in the world, Thailand has plenty to make visitors happy. From staying in a floating raft house on the Khao Sok Lake to dining on the deck of a catamaran at sunset in the Andaman Sea, this 10-day trip through southern Thailand is all about relaxation and indulgence. There’s even a beachfront farewell dinner on the final evening to mark the end of this unforgettable trip.
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Next available from4 Oct 2022
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2 . Jordan to bake bread and make coffee with a Bedouin family
This tour is a dream if you yearn to step off the tourist trail and really get to know the people. From a local guide to show you the best street food in Amman, to a cooking class in an Umm Sayhoun family home, you’ll really get under the skin of this fascinating Middle East country. You’ll even stay the night with a Bedouin family, helping them make Arabic coffee and bake bread in the desert.
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Next available from3 Sep 2022
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3 . Georgia to discover remote villages and hike in the Caucasus Mountains
Georgia is one of the friendliest countries in Europe, with some of the best food, wine and countryside to boot. On this TRIPS by Culture Trip tour, you’ll find people ready to chat wherever you go, including in the local pub and farmers’ market in Tbilisi, the ancient wine region of Kakheti and even remote Juta, one of the highest villages in the region.
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Next available from10 Sep 2022
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4 . Costa Rica for jungle trekking and sunrise yoga
Happiness is guaranteed on this safari trip to the Central American country of Costa Rica. Once you’ve bonded with fellow travellers over a welcome dinner of traditional Costa Rican dishes, you can choose from a range of optional activities to make sure this is your holiday of a lifetime. Think sunrise yoga, nocturnal wildlife hikes, treetop tours, canyoning and surf lessons, all in steamy tropical surroundings.
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Next available from18 Sep 2022
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5 . Japan for making sushi and tasting sake
Boredom is not an option on this 12-day tour across the Land of the Rising Sun, which includes sake tasting at a brewery, a taiko drumming lesson with an expert instructor and even the chance to watch sumo wrestlers at a training session before a sushi-making class. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to chat with friendly locals and experience Japanese culture on this tour that takes you from Osaka to Tokyo.
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Next available from9 Mar 2023
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