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.

What's New

With summer in full swing, we know you are engaged in roster of summertime activities, vacations and time with the family.  It’s not too early to begin thinking about your fall and winter getaways – especially if you want to have the best selection of dates and accommodations.  Whether its close to home or far afield, we can help make the most of your holidays.

We have great new adventures on tap.  Our 14-day Namibia & Botswana takes you into Namibia’s remarkable desert landscapes, the world’s tallest sand dunes and a traditional community of the semi-nomadic Himba. In Botswana, discover the many facets of the fabled Okavango Delta both by land and by water.

Want to head south?  We have a new eight-day journey to Brazil. Vivacious and full of fun, Rio is known the world over as the capital of Carnival!  Did you know that Rio also has the largest urban forest in the world?   Brazil has a rich and colorful history to explore in its old gold mining towns and cities such as Ouro Preto with its well-preserved Portuguese colonial architecture.

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.

The great East Africa migration season is on!  This exhilarating annual event sees more than a million animals, primarily wildebeest and zebra, move from Tanzania’s Serengeti Plains north into Kenya’s Masai Mara.  This really is a life-enhancing event.  Call us about our 10-day Private Conservancies of Kenya & Tanzania.  Further south, you’ll find an entirely different safari experience with our 12-day Namibia – Desert & Beyond.

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

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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.


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 […]

Egypt & Jordan

Begin your Egypt adventure with an exploration of […]


Experience the many faces of Delhi, India’s frenetic […]

Northern Peru & Lake Titicaca

Discover the ancient world of Lord of […]


Experience the many faces of China from […]

Ecuador’s Classic Cuisine

Explore local markets, including Sangolqui food market and the famous Otavalo […]

New Zealand’s Spectacular South Island

Explore pristine lakes and landscapes of New […]

Custom New Zealand Tour

About New Zealand Travel Arthur’s Pass: In […]

Namibia & Botswana

Explore the world tallest sand dunes at […]

Kenya Highlands

During this rich cultural journey, gain insight […]

New Zealand

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

Wild Australia

Discover the Ningaloo Reef, an extraordinary but […]

Custom Rwanda & Uganda Tour

About Rwanda & Uganda Travel Bwindi Impenetrable National […]

Ecuador’s Classic Cuisine

Explore local markets, including Sangolqui food market and the famous Otavalo […]

Central Thailand

Explore Thailand’s capital city from the city’s […]


Explore one of the most exciting and […]

Custom Peru Tour

About Peru Travel Amazon Jungle: This is […]

Ecuador: Flavors of Ecuador

Enjoy the sights, sounds and flavors of […]

Custom Madagascar Tour

About Madagascar Travel Anakao: The coastal village […]

Ancestor Volcanoes of Guatemala & Galapagos Islands

“I and my family love to participate […]

North India

Explore the classic ancient cities of India […]

Natural New Zealand

Explore the casual capital city of Auckland […]

New Zealand

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

Custom South Africa Tour

About South Africa Travel Blyde River Canyon: The […]

Kao Gu Belize

Savor an extraordinary adventure few other travelers […]

Custom Chile Tour

About Chile Travel Atacama Desert: On the […]


In the company of a prominent archaeologist, […]

Custom Indonesia Tour

About Indonesia Travel Borneo (Indonesian: Kalimantan): The […]


Enjoy vivacious Buenos Aires, a city with […]

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