Luxury Travel & Tours from Big Five

favorite-five-nov-copyWelcome 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.



Top 100 Luxury Travel Blogs

We are pleased that Big Five’s blog was selected as one of the  Top 100 Luxury Travel Blogs by We invite you to visit our Blog (from the menu bar at the top of the page, or click 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, order your copy today. You can 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 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 some of the our  President’s Picks, which includes creative new adventures in wide ranging regions from Africa to Latin America to Asia, including  Zimbabwe’s Wild LandscapesCosta Rica Authentic, Southern India’s Vijaynagar Empire and the newest, Australia Unbound.

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
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.  We are pleased to have been selected as one of the Top 100 Luxury Travel Blogs by Feedspot.

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.








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

President’s Picks: Australia Unbound

Discover Australia on this in-depth exploration that ranges […]

President’s Picks: Zimbabwe’s Wild Landscapes

Travel to the Zimbabwe side of Victoria […]

President’s Pick: Costa Rica Authentic

Explore the world of coffee on an exclusive […]

President’s Pick: Southern India’s Vijaynagar Empire

Discover the city of Bangalore with its […]

President’s Pick: Natural Nicaragua

Discover beautiful Apoyo Lagoon with its menu […]

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 […]

Indonesia’s Forests, Beaches and Traditional Cultures

Travel to two orangutan wildlife centers to spend […]

Guatemala, Colombia & Argentina: Graffiti Art Experience

Explore the fascinating world of graffiti art […]

South Africa Exploration

Begin your South Africa adventure with a zip […]

Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands

Explore the lush cloud forest of Mashpi […]

Luxury Peru Adventure for Hikers

For serious hikers, this high-altitude adventure takes you trekking on […]

Australia’s Abundant Adventures

Explore Freycinet Peninsula on Tasmania’s stunning east […]

Private Conservancies of Kenya & Tanzania

Go on safari in Kenya’s game-rich Amboseli National […]

Northern Kenya & The Masai Mara

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


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

Cambodia, Laos & Vietnam

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

Guatemala, Colombia & Argentina: Graffiti Art Experience

Explore the fascinating world of graffiti art […]

Australia Active

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

Sri Lanka Adventure

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

The Galapagos Islands: Of Fish & Fishermen

Explore an organic coffee plantation to learn […]

Guatemala’s Jungles, Jaguars & Peanut Butter

In private workshops, learn to make two […]

Kenya: Kids, Cats & A Tree House

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

India: Saving Tigers

Begin this journey with a unique and […]

Antarctica & Chile including remote Patagonia

Discover Chile’s charming and historic capital city, Santiago, […]


Embark on exciting game drives in Etosha National […]

Southern Tanzania

Explore the ecosystems and animals of Tanzania’s largest park, Ruaha National […]

Egypt & Jordan

Begin your Egypt adventure with an exploration of […]

Custom Namibia Tour

About Namibia Travel Damaraland: This UNESCO World […]

Classic Egypt Exploration

With your specialist Egyptologist guide, explore the desert antiquities […]

Silken Thread – India’s Tribal Connections

Explore in depth Northeast India’s amazing tribal […]

Northern Australia

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

India: Saving Tigers

Begin this journey with a unique and […]


Explore one of the most exciting and […]

Australia Active

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

Panama’s Cultural Treasures

Explore and interact with Panama’s traditional community of Ella […]

Namibia & Botswana

Namib-Naukluft National Park, and its diversity of different desert […]

Custom Chile & Bolivia Tour

About Chile & Bolivia Travel Chile Atacama […]

Zambia & Botswana: Uncharted Footsteps

“When I was asked to create an […]

Kenya & Tanzania

Experience this grand safari adventure, beginning with […]


Enjoy a rare opportunity to spend the […]

Authentic India

Venture out to discover Old Delhi on […]

Travel Blog

15 for 15

Nikki Visootha Lohitnavy is the first and only

December 1, 2016


In Colombia, people begin putting up holiday

November 17, 2016

Now breathe…

Relax, it’s over for now. Time to

November 10, 2016

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