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, sustainable journeys for you and your family. Click on the logo for more about the award and our sustainable initiatives.

 

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.

Some of our most exciting new adventures are crafted for kids by kids at heart. Children are at the center of each adventure in our Precious Journeys collection. These journeys allow our youngest travelers, in an age range of about 5 through 11, to explore a world of incredible animals, amazing landscapes and fun things to do. Our new concept includes educational experiences in culturally rich locations in South America, India and Africa. The programs encompass subjects such as geology, zoology and archaeology set in compelling destinations that demonstrate how fascinating the subjects are in the real world. They offer children opportunities to learn from professionals in each field. Visit Precious Journeys in our Kids section, and read the most recent article about the collection in our Media Center.

 


What's New

 

Discovery Northern Chile
Discover Northern Chile and travel through the unique landscapes and small villages of the Andes in Chile’s northern reaches; encounter ancient indigenous cultures; and take in fascinating ecosystems, from the Salar de Surire Natural Monument salt flat to Lauca National Park with its rich biodiversity.

The Galapagos Islands: Of Fish & Fishermen
This is the newest Precious Journeys adventure and it is geared towards families with young children, and is full of engaging and fun educational experiences for both parents and children. Hand-picked naturalist guides understand the need for flexibility, patience and down time. Experiences include going out with local fishermen to learn about sustainable fishing, snorkeling with some of the marine creatures and spotting wildlife including tortoises, iguanas and blue-footed boobies.  Visit Precious Journeys for more kid-centric journeys.

Chile & Argentina -Nature’s Wonders
This dynamic pair offers a variety of adventures from horseback riding in the Atacama Desert to exploring the magnificent Marble Caves. Discover the bodegas of Cafayate, and sample their wines. Find a wide array of activities to suit every interest.

India – Saving Tigers
Explore India’s natural wonders on this Precious Journeys dynamic family adventure that includes learning to be a junior naturalist with stays in luxury tented camps. Track tigers and sloth bears and so much more.

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


Navigator

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


Awards

In more than 42 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.

Big Five Wins 2014 Virtuoso Sustainable Tourism Award

Two Big Five Destination Specialists on Travel + Leisure’s 2014 A List of top Travel Agents

Condé Nast Traveler’s 2013 World


Our Mission – We Don’t Tell Stories Better, We Tell Better Stories®

Tours at a Glance

Discovering Northern Chile

Explore ruins of former mining towns, Santa Laura […]

The Galapagos Islands: Of Fish & Fishermen

Explore an organic coffee plantation to learn […]

Ecuador: From Machalilla to Zuleta

Discover Quito’s old neighborhoods such as La […]

Chile & Argentina – Nature’s Wonders

Discover colorful Santiago, Chile’s cosmopolitan capital city […]

India – Saving Tigers

Begin this journey with a unique and […]

Private Sanctuaries of Ecuador

Discover the private sanctuaries of Ecuador found […]

Chile & the Culture of the Mapuche

Explore the history of Santiago and the indigenous cultures […]

Namibia Flying Safari

This flying safari makes the most of […]

Thailand & Cambodia

Thailand & Cambodia today offer the unexpected such as a […]

Costa Rica & Nicaragua: Tarzan Swings, Aero Bunks & Monkey Bridges

Learn how to surf, go whitewater rafting, […]

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 […]

South Africa

Discover private wildlife reserves of Sabi Sands, […]

Egypt & Jordan

Begin your Egypt adventure with an exploration of […]

Chile

Discover Santiago distinctive personality via its subway […]

South Africa – Cape Town & Eastern Cape

Explore Cape Town & its famous Table […]

Custom Costa Rica Tour

About Costa Rica Travel Arenal: The rainforest […]

Costa Rica Adventure for All

Thrill to whitewater rafting on one of the […]

Northeast India, Sikkim & Bhutan

Begin your India adventure with an exploration […]

Luxury Ecuador with Silversea Silver Galapagos

Encounter the world-famous Galapagos Islands on a seven-night […]

Custom Brazil Tour

About Brazil Travel Brasilia: The national capital […]

Kenya Highlands

During this rich cultural journey, gain insight […]

Custom Mongolia Tour

About Mongolia Travel Gobi Desert: The Gobi […]

Tanzania & Kenya: The Challenge and the Promise

“My first safari was in the Masai […]

Custom Ecuador & The Galapagos Tour

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

Custom Madagascar Tour

About Madagascar Travel Anakao: The coastal village […]

Private Sanctuaries of Ecuador

Discover the private sanctuaries of Ecuador found […]

Custom India, Nepal & Sri Lanka Tour

About India, Nepal & Sri Lanka Travel […]

Chile

Discover Santiago distinctive personality via its subway […]

Speed Collection New Zealand

Adrenaline Factor:  5 Go jump off a […]

India: A Touch of Adventure

“Since my first trip to India, I […]

South Africa

Discover private wildlife reserves of Sabi Sands, […]

Cambodia, Laos & Vietnam

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

Custom Kenya Tour

About Kenya Travel Amboseli Wildlife Conservancies: Amboseli’s fragile […]

Custom Peru Tour

About Peru Travel Amazon Jungle: This is […]

Custom Morocco Tour

About Morocco Travel Casablanca & Essaouira: The […]

Patagonia, Atacama & Easter Island

Discover the staggering beauty of Torres del […]

Private Conservancies of Kenya & Tanzania

Explore East Africa conservancies on guided bush […]

New Zealand’s Spectacular South Island

Explore pristine lakes and landscapes of New […]

Oman: Caravans of the Bedu

Enjoy a unique experience of Oman on […]


Travel Blog

Migrations your camera was made for

Migration – that spectacle of nature that

April 16, 2015

Tree Houses for the Child in All of Us

There is something about a tree house

April 9, 2015

No Menus Needed Culinary Stories for the Family Chef

We all have our favorite foods –

March 26, 2015

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