Luxury Travel & Tours from Big Five
Welcome to Big Five Tours & Expeditions, and welcome to the adventure of your life! We create life-affirming, sustainable journeys for you and your family. Whether this is your first or 21st 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.
The Leading Custom Luxury Travel Company
For more than four decades, Big Five has met and exceeded your expectations by providing authentic journeys that explore the essence of a place while honoring what is most important to you. We believe in the power of travel, especially international travel, to change the world for the better. Our sincere goal is that, at the end of your journey, you return home with that sense of knowing; of having really experienced the best of what a destination has to offer.
For a glimpse at what we do all day
Learn about interesting ideas, people and adventures. Discover new places, some offbeat like a graffiti tour of Buenos Aires, others unusual like an underground cathedral in Colombia; and still others that introduce you to great finds like an off-the-grid restaurant in Bangkok. We post new blog entries weekly, so please stop by. You can select Blog on the menu item at the top of the page, or click here.
We challenged our ever-on-the-road president, Ashish Sanghrajka, to come up with some of his favorite journeys and destinations. The result is the President’s Picks collection. We told him that he had to reach outside the box and consider places, experiences and adventures that we didn’t already have in our itineraries. So far, he had taken us way off the beaten trails to Haridwar, India to witness a twilight Ganga aarti ceremony; to a mobile tented camp experience in the Agafay Desert in southern Morocco; and digging for emeralds in Colombia.
Now he presents Mainland Ecuador. As a result of the recent earthquakes, we present this journey in support of Ecuador and understanding fully that some areas of the itinerary may have been affected by the recent quakes and aftershocks.
“We launch this program knowing that Ecuador will rebuild and that these areas will emerge better than before,” Ashish states.
Visit President’s Picks to see where he takes us next.
Family Focused Adventures
Your alternative to family tolerant travel
We developed journeys specifically crafted with children at the center of each of our ground-breaking Precious Journeys™ adventures. These journeys allow our youngest travelers, in an age range of about 5 through 11, to explore the world and learn about subjects ranging from archaeology to zoology. They discover varied cultures and meet other children. They learn about sustainability in wildlife conservation, historic preservation and community development – and all with a huge dose of fun!
In line with our commitment to kids and to sustainability, we have formed an alliance with the nonprofit One More Generation (OMG), founded by two remarkable children. In 2009, Carter Ries, who was then 8 and his then 7-year-old sister Olivia Ries, learned about endangered animals when they ‘adopted’ a cheetah in South Africa, and that was the beginning of OMG.
We have also partnered with Family Travel Association, and support its mission: “To inspire families to travel – and to travel more – while advocating for travel as an essential part of every child’s education.” We couldn’t agree more.
Visit our Kids section to learn more about both Precious Journeys™ and One More Generation.
To read articles and information, including The Wall Street Journal article featuring Precious Journeys, go over to our Media Center.
Our Mission – We Don’t Tell Stories Better, We Tell Better Stories®
New Worlds to Explore
Check out some of our newest adventures, including a new Zambia & Malawi
in our Enrichment Series
that takes you to discover the wealth of natural adventures such as a cruise on the fabled Zambezi River, safari in Zambia and an exploration of Malawi’s Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve, the country’s oldest and least-developed protected and home to a rich diversity of flora and fauna. Fro more of Southern Africa, we offer a 10-day South Africa, Zimbabwe & Botswana
that takes in stunning safari locations as well as legendary Victoria Falls. Or consider a luxury mobile tented camp experience in India on our India: A Northern Adventure
. Whatever destination calls to your soul, Big Five can take you there.
For more thrilling travel adventures, order your copy of our hardcover Navigator Series®
Edition II. You can also review a digital version through this link: www.bigfivenavigator.com.