Luxury Tours from Big Five


Welcome to Big Five Tours & Expeditions and welcome to the adventure of your life!  Our goal is simple… to make your travel dreams a reality.  We create life-affirming  journeys for you and your family.

The Leading Custom Luxury Travel Company

Whether this is your first or 12th journey with us, you can depend on our knowledgeable Destination Specialists, award-winning adventures and industry-leading 24-hour White Glove Service® guest assistance to create the journey of a lifetime… every time. We are happy to note that two members of the Big Five Team are among the 133 Top Travel Specialists in the current issue of Travel + Leisure magazine.  Congratulations to Ashish Sanghrajka and Volker Altvater!  Be sure to check out the links below for more exciting news!

What's New

We are honored to have been recognized by Virtuoso®, an international luxury travel network, with an award for 2014 Sustainable Tourism Leadership. Follow this link for more information.

In the what’s really new department, we have launched a much anticipated new collection, Precious Journeys, that proves we are still just kids at heart. These adventures focus on children, specifically those between the ages 5-11, and their travel needs. Everything from the style of their documents to the activities are tailored to them.  We looked at a wide range of topics and included more things that children will find fun.   The first adventure is Kenya: Kids, Cats & A Treehouse. We will with two more coming online very soon.

For an in-depth adventure into Southeast Asia, Indochina, 20 days, takes you into theremarkable landscapes and amazing cultures to encounter the welcoming people of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.  From a Vietnamese cooking class to Cambodia’s remarkable Angkor Wat to Loas’ rural lifestyles, you will be richly rewarded.

A little closer to home, the 14-day Panama, Costa Rica & Nicaragua journey explores this dynamic trio of Central American countries with their mix of outdoor adventures and distinctive cultural encounters.  Whitewater rafting, including some Class III and IV rapids, treetop adventures and beachcombing are just a few of the options to be found here.

Visit our What’s New section for more New Adventures.

Navigator Series™ Edition II

For more travel ideas, order your copy of our hardcover Navigator Series™ Edition II.  You can also review a digital version through this link:


In 41 years, Big Five has garnered many accolades.  They serve to encourage us to continue doing our very best for you and for the destinations we explore.

 Big Five Wins 2014 Virtuoso Sustainable Tourism Award

Condé Nast Traveler’s 2013 World

Savers Award Three Big Five  Destination Specialists on 2013 A-List 


Our Mission - We Don’t Tell Stories Better, We Tell Better Stories®

Tours at a Glance

Namibia & Botswana

Explore the world tallest sand dunes at […]


Spend two days and nights cruising Halong […]


Take a cable car ride up to […]

Panama, Costa Rica & Nicaragua

Explore Panama City, the oldest Spanish settlement […]

Peru Family Adventure

Fly over Peru’s famous and still mysterious Nasca […]

Chile & Bolivia

Explore Chile’s remarkable Torres Del Paine National Park […]

Private Conservancies of Kenya & Tanzania

Explore East Africa on guided bush walks […]

Costa Rica Adventure for All

Thrill to whitewater rafting on one of the […]

Guatemala & Colombia

Savor the unique opportunity to watch the […]

Central Bhutan

Experience Bhutan’s dramatic and stunning Himalayan landscapes Discover how this […]

China’s Canal Cities

Discover China’s Grand Canal, which originates in […]


Explore two of Peru’s most fascinating cities […]

Cambodia, Laos & Vietnam

Begin your journey in Cambodia at Angkor Wat, one of […]

Panama, Costa Rica & Nicaragua

Explore Panama City, the oldest Spanish settlement […]


Explore two of Peru’s most fascinating cities […]

Kao Gu China

Explore one of the most fascinating cities […]


Explore Panama City’s 17th-century Casco Viejo and […]

Custom Japan Tour

About Japan Travel Beppu: Founded in 1924, […]


Savor one of the most thrilling wildlife […]

Natural New Zealand

Explore the casual capital city of Auckland […]

Custom Costa Rica Tour

About Costa Rica Travel Arenal: The rainforest […]

Custom China Including Tibet Tour

About China Including Tibet Travel Beijing: This mammoth […]


Discover Santiago distinctive personality via its subway […]

New Zealand

Discover New Zealand’s welcoming capital city, Auckland, […]

Northern Australia

Travel to Australia’s Top End to explore […]

Custom Madagascar Tour

About Madagascar Travel Anakao: The coastal village […]


Take a cable car ride up to […]

South Africa, Botswana & Zambia

Experience one of Africa’s icons, Victoria Falls, […]

Lake Hovsgol & Gobi Desert

MONGOLIA: THE PRIVATE COLLECTION Discover Mongolia’s 17th-century […]

Deserts of North India

Learn about the lifestyles of North India’s […]

Custom China Including Tibet Tour

About China Including Tibet Travel Beijing: This mammoth […]

India: A Touch of Adventure

“Since my first trip to India, I […]

Turkey & Morocco

Explore ancient Istanbul, known as the place where […]

Custom Panama Tour

About Panama Travel Bocas del Toro: Christopher […]

Speed Collection New Zealand

Adrenaline Factor:  5 Go jump off a […]

Ecuador & Galapagos

Explore Ecuador’s colonial capital, Quito, listed by […]


Revel in the to the glories of […]

Tibet: Legends of Shiva

“Most people who travel to Tibet do […]


Enjoy a rare opportunity to spend the […]

Custom India, Nepal & Sri Lanka Tour

About India, Nepal & Sri Lanka Travel […]


Discover the historic heart of Bogotá with […]

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August 22, 2014

Egyptian Luxury in Luxor

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Singapore Food Festival: Explore the Vibrant Culture

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July 30, 2014

White Glove Service

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