Luxury Travel & Tours from Big Five

Welcome to Big Five Tours & Expeditions, and to the adventure of your life! Visit this link – Explore The Big Five Edge – to learn why Big Five is the right choice for you.

 
Since 1973, we have been creating life-affirming, sustainable journeys for you and your family. 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 believe in the power of travel to change the world for the better, and our goal is that you experience the best a destination has to offer.

 

Big Five is honored to be the only 2-time recipient of the Virtuoso Sustainable Tourism Leadership Award. You can also see Ashish and Mahen Sanghrajka’s acceptance speeches here.

 

Get lost with the new…
Navigator Series® Edition III 

Front cover arrivedFocus – what we focus on expands, and that applies to everything from politics to adventure travel. At Big Five, we focus on the space between – between what is expected and what is unknown; between where tourism is and where we want to travel. Each of us needs to explore the space in between all the noise in the world today to find what is most important to us while we also strive to meet the challenge to use travel to better the world, to change others’ lives and redefine preservation and conservation in ways philanthropy alone simply cannot. To begin your personal exploration of the space between, reserve your copy of Navigator Series® Edition III, arriving July, 2016.  To order, use the Contact Big Five links on this page, call us 800 244 3483, or click Brochure Order Form.

 

And get found with…
Your Travel DNA

Discover Your Travel DNA! Our Distinctive Navigator Analyzer or DNA offers a unique twist on the usual vacation planning. We have reversed the process currently accepted in planning a vacation. Instead of fitting the guest into a destination, with DNA you can discover the best destinations for you that speak to your particular interests and passions whether you are an Adrenalin Seeker, a Culture Junky, a Star Gazer or something more. With this simple tool, you open up a world of possible destinations that genuinely excite you with places you may never have considered before. Visit yourtraveldna.com to get your Travel DNA profile.

 

Family Focused Adventures 

We developed adventures crafted with children at the center of each of our premier Precious Journeys® explorations.  And, now we have just launched our newest family-friendly initiative – Precious Journeys® College Edition, which challenges tomorrow’s leaders to make a difference as they prepare for college, careers and future lives.  Visit our Kids section to learn more about the Precious Journeys  series and OMG. To read articles and information, including The Wall Street Journal article featuring Precious Journeys®, visit our Media Center 

What's New
Big Five was featured in the Bloomberg Pursuits article These Are the Most Extreme Scuba Dives in the World.  Click Here.  

New Worlds to Explore:  Explore the new President’s Picks and Precious Journey® College Edition as well as other new adventures, including the 13-day Zambia & Malawi takes you to discover the fabled Zambezi River, go on safari in Zambia and savor an exploration of Malawi’s Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve, the country’s oldest and least-developed reserve; and the 11-day India: A Northern Adventure offers a luxury mobile tented camp experience. Whatever destination calls to your soul, Big Five can take you there.

Navigator Series® Edition III - It's Here!
For more thrilling travel adventures, order your copy of our hardcover Navigator Series® Edition III.  Be among the first to order your copy. Click Brochure Order Form, or call 800 BIG FIVE (244 3483), or use the Contact Big Five links on this page.

Travel Blog
For a glimpse of what we do all day, explore our blog to learn about interesting 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.

Awards
In more than four decades, 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 was honored by Virtuoso, the leading international travel agency network specializing in luxury and experiential travel with the 2016 Virtuoso Sustainable Tourism Leadership Award.  This is the second time that Big Five has received this award, and is the only company to have won this valued award twice.

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Big Five is honored to have been recognized as one of the Best Places To Work in our community for the second time. Click on logo below for more information.

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Tours at a Glance

Trekking Adventure in Ecuador’s Andes

North of Quito, visit a historic hacienda […]

President’s Pick: Ecuador’s Galapagos & Amazon

Discover the eccentric inhabitants of three of the Galapagos extraordinary […]

Australia Active

Explore Adelaide’s elegant tree-lined streets, parks and historic stone […]

President’s Picks: Peru

Explore the Amazon River Basin and learn how centuries […]

President’s Picks: Botswana & South Africa

Participate in a photographic safari with David Murray, Great […]

President’s Pick: Incredible Indochina

Explore Southeast Asian cuisine during culinary experience […]

Adventure Botswana

Discover some of the thrilling activities available at […]

Guatemala, Colombia & Argentina: Graffiti Art Experience

Explore the fascinating world of graffiti art […]

Panama’s Remote Province

Enjoy a scenic flight over Panama City, […]

India: A Northern Adventure

Experience India’s first luxury mobile tented camps […]

Legendary China

Explore Beijing in depth, including touring the Hutong […]

Custom Peru Tour

About Peru Travel Amazon Jungle: The Amazon […]

China’s Canal Cities

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

Peru

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

Cambodia, Laos & Vietnam

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

Australia Active

Explore Adelaide’s elegant tree-lined streets, parks and historic stone […]

Kenya: Kids, Cats & A Tree House

Savor the thrill of camping under stars in Kenya with […]

Guatemala’s Jungles, Jaguars & Peanut Butter

In private workshops, learn to make two […]

India – Saving Tigers

Begin this journey with a unique and […]

The Galapagos Islands: Of Fish & Fishermen

Explore an organic coffee plantation to learn […]

Sri Lanka Adventure

Explore the ancient culture of this island  nation as witnessed […]

Guatemala, Colombia & Argentina: Graffiti Art Experience

Explore the fascinating world of graffiti art […]

Morocco: Splendors of the Berber South

“Not many journeys that offer Morocco focus […]

China’s Captivating Visions & Timeless Horizons

“The sights, sounds, landscapes and people of […]

Custom Argentina & Uruguay Tour

About Argentina  & Uruguay Travel Argentina Buenos […]

Peru

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

Panama’s Remote Province

Enjoy a scenic flight over Panama City, […]

Custom Costa Rica & Nicaragua Tour

About Costa Rica & Nicaragua Travel Costa […]

Custom Indonesia Tour

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

Colombia

Discover the historic heart of Bogotá with […]

Tanzania

Discover  Tarangire National Park,  known for its wildlife […]

Custom Belize Tour

About Belize Travel Ambergris Caye: This is […]

Legendary China

Explore Beijing in depth, including touring the Hutong […]

Kenya Highlands

During this rich cultural journey, gain insight […]

President’s Picks: Peru

Explore the Amazon River Basin and learn how centuries […]

Botswana & Zambia – Three Rivers

Experience a luxury safari in Botswana and […]

Oman: Caravans of the Bedu

Enjoy a unique experience of Oman on […]

Speed Collection Peru

Adrenaline Factor:  4 Fly over the ancient […]

Custom Ecuador & The Galapagos Tour

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

South Africa

Discover charming Cape Town, Cape Point and […]


Travel Blog

It’s what we don’t see

Galapagos Islands were first discovered by Europeans

September 22, 2016

Safari on…

The Swahili word safari means journey, and

September 15, 2016

Paint this

Painting the body and face with natural

September 8, 2016

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