Welcome to Big Five Tours & Expeditions

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.

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

This is the time of year when East Africa’s annual migration is gearing up for one of the last great annual animal migrations in the world.  More than a million animals – primarily wildebeest and zebra move from Tanzania’s Serengeti Plains north into Kenya’s Masai Mara.  We believe that everyone have this life-changing experience of Africa at least once.  But be warned… if you do, it likely won’t be your last encounter with this magnificent continent. Begin with our 9-day Northern Kenya & The Masia Mara.

Still in Africa, we have two new Namibia adventures.  The 9-day Namibia and the 12-day  Namibia – Desert & Beyond draw you in with a classic safari experiences in the unique Namib Desert as well Darmaland and famous Etosha National Park.  You also visit Okonjima Day Centre to learn about the vital conservation efforts of the AfriCat Foundation, working to save Africa’s great cats.

We are launching an exciting new Central American journeys, beginning with  our new 13-day Guatemala & Colombia that explores the archeological worlds of the Mayans in Guatemala and the Pre-Incan civilization in Colombia. For those passionate about history, archeology and ancient cultures, this is an outstanding adventure.

We also have a new, 12-day journey into high-altitude landscapes of Central Bhutan.  This Buddhist kingdom’s historic monasteries, hidden villages and traditional people welcome you experience their world.

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

Navigator Series™ Edition II

Our new book, Navigator Series™ Edition II, is here. Order your copy today.  You can also review a digital version through this link: www.bigfivenavigator.com.


In 41 years, Big Five has garnered many accolades.  They serve to encourage us to continue to do our very best for our guests and for the people and places they travel.


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

Private Conservancies of Kenya & Tanzania

Explore East Africa through its private conservancies […]

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 […]

Ecuador’s Classic Cuisine

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


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

South Africa

Discover charming Cape Town, Cape Point and […]


Explore one of the most exciting and […]

Chile & Ecuador

Explore sophisticated Santiago, its history, art, culture and  […]

Festivals of Bhutan

Special Festival Departure: Oct 5-16, 2014 Experience Bhutan’s culture at […]

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 […]

Precious Journeys Costa Rica

Explore Arenal’s lush rainforest during an exciting […]


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

Northern Kenya & The Masai Mara

Explore Kenya’s  Nairobi National Park, which holds […]

Northern Australia

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

Custom Panama Tour

About Panama Travel Bocas del Toro: Christopher […]

New Zealand

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

Custom Belize Tour

About Belize Travel Ambergris Caye: This is […]

Northeast India & Bhutan

Begin your India adventure with an exploration […]

Costa Rica

Journey to Arenal Volcano, along with Fortuna, […]


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

Kenya Highlands

During this rich cultural journey, gain insight […]

Colombia, Ecuador & Peru

On this unique journey, you venture into […]

Custom Costa Rica Tour

About Costa Rica Travel Arenal: The rainforest […]

South Africa

Discover private wildlife reserves of Sabi Sands, […]


Enjoy vivacious Buenos Aires, a city with […]

Egypt & Jordan

Begin your Egypt adventure with an exploration of […]

Precious Journeys Brazil

Savor the views from atop Rio’s Corcovado […]

Custom Tanzania Tour

About Tanzania Travel Mt. Kilimanjaro: The “rooftop […]

Southern Australia & Tasmania

Discover Freycinet Peninsula on Tasmania’s wildly beautiful coast […]

Custom Zambia & Zimbabwe Tour

About Zambia & Zimbabwe Travel Kafue National […]

Custom Ecuador & The Galapagos Tour

About Ecuador & The Galapagos Travel Amazon Rainforest: The […]

Kao Gu China

Explore one of the most fascinating cities […]


Explore Madagascar’s world of lemurs,  from tiny mouse lemurs […]

Deserts of North India

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

Precious Journeys Colombia

Explore Colombia’s energetic capital of Bogotá with […]

Custom Myanmar Tour

About Myanmar Travel Ayeyarwady (Irrawaddy) River: One […]

Precious Journeys South Africa

Enjoy one of Africa’s prettiest cities – […]

Cambodia, Laos & Vietnam

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

Custom Panama Tour

About Panama Travel Bocas del Toro: Christopher […]

Travel Blog

Belize – An Ecotourism Destination

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April 22, 2014

Been There…Scene That: Catarata de Pulhapanzak

Fun Fact: Close to Yojoa Lake, the

April 19, 2014

Thursday Traditions: Valet Folklorico en Turi Plaza en Progreso

Fun Fact: Turiplaza is the largest marketplace

April 17, 2014

White Glove Service

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