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.

In the meantime, we have new adventure for you such as this 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 […]

Cambodia, Laos & Vietnam

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


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


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

Ecuador’s Classic Cuisine

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

Namibia & Botswana

Explore the world tallest sand dunes at […]


In the company of a prominent archaeologist, […]

Ecuador & Peru Culinary Treasures

In Quito, go shopping in the colorful market […]

South Africa & Zimbabwe

Enjoy a scenic ride around the cape […]


Take a cable car ride up to […]

New Zealand

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

New Zealand’s Spectacular South Island

Explore pristine lakes and landscapes of New […]

Egypt & Jordan

Begin your Egypt adventure with an exploration of […]

Peru – Culinary Roots of the Inca

Explore the  culinary roots of Peru with a […]

Deserts of North India

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

Northern Australia

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

Cambodia & Laos

Explore Cambodia’s crown jewel of Khmer art […]

Zambia & Botswana: Uncharted Footsteps

“When I was asked to create an […]

Custom Brazil Tour

About Brazil Travel Brasilia: The national capital […]

Costa Rica

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

Custom New Zealand Tour

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

Kao Gu Belize

Savor an extraordinary adventure few other travelers […]

Colombia’s Indigenous Trails

Explore Bogotá, Colombia’s capital city with its […]

Kao Gu Australia

Explore the multi-faceted city of Sydney, with […]

Speed Collection South Africa

Adrenaline Factor:  5 From the top of […]

Private Conservancies of Kenya & Tanzania

Explore East Africa on guided bush walks […]


Discover Yangon’s 2,500-year-old Shwedagon Pagoda at sunset, one of the highlights […]

Custom Brazil Tour

About Brazil Travel Brasilia: The national capital […]

Custom Turkey Tour

About Turkey Travel Ankara: Ankara is the […]

Colombia, Ecuador & Peru

On this unique journey, you venture into […]

Tanzania & Kenya: The Challenge and the Promise

“My first safari was in the Masai […]

Travel Blog

5 Reasons You Should Visit Tantalizing Tanzania

In 2012, the New York Times ranked

July 24, 2014

Top Asian Cities For Shopping (Infographic)

There are many, many reasons to visit Asia,

July 23, 2014

Don’t Miss the Great Migration’s Most Thrilling Moments

The words “wonder” and “awesome” have become

July 21, 2014

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