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.

We are honored to have been recognized by Virtuoso®, an international luxury travel network, with an award for 2014 Sustainable Tourism Leadership. Click on logo for more information.

What's New

Sri Lanka Adventure offers an action-packed journey that includes climbing 750 steps up a 12th-century rock fortress, snorkeling, whitewater rafting, cannoning, whale watching and a cycling trek some 37 miles through villages and lush landscapes.

Lush Landscapes of Guatemala, Colombia & Ecuador
Explore the fascinating landscapes born of volcanoes, and cultures that flourish in these three dynamic destinations.

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

Navigator Series™ Edition II

For more travel ideas, order your copy of our hardcover Navigator Series™ Edition II.  You can also review a digital version through this link:


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.

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

Peru’s Amazing Amazon

Explore Lima, the center of Spanish power […]

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 […]

China’s Canal Cities

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


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

Cambodia, Laos & Vietnam

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

Kenya Highlands

During this rich cultural journey, gain insight […]

Northern Kenya & The Masai Mara

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

Ecuador & Peru Culinary Treasures

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

Custom Japan Tour

About Japan Travel Beppu: Founded in 1924, […]


Experience the many faces of China from […]

Custom Peru Tour

About Peru Travel Amazon Jungle: This is […]


Savor one of the most thrilling wildlife […]

Custom Brazil Tour

About Brazil Travel Brasilia: The national capital […]


In the company of a prominent archaeologist, […]


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

Lush Landscapes of Guatemala, Colombia & Ecuador

Board a helicopter for an overflight of six […]

South Africa & Zimbabwe

Enjoy a scenic ride around the cape […]

Custom Botswana Tour

About Botswana Travel Chobe National Park/Linyanti Wildlife […]


Take a cable car ride up to […]

Peru’s Amazing Amazon

Explore Lima, the center of Spanish power […]

Central Thailand

Explore Thailand’s capital city from the city’s […]

Chile & Ecuador

Explore sophisticated Santiago, its history, art, culture and  […]

Zambia & Botswana: Uncharted Footsteps

“When I was asked to create an […]

Tibet: Legends of Shiva

“Most people who travel to Tibet do […]


Spend two days and nights cruising Halong […]

South Africa

Discover private wildlife reserves of Sabi Sands, […]

Israel, Turkey & Morocco: Foundations of Faith

This journey, one of National Geographic Traveler’s […]

Peru: The Flavors of Peru

“As a Peruvian, one of the many […]

South Africa & Zambia

Discover Cape Town, one of the most […]

Custom Australia Tour

About Australia Travel Alice Springs, Uluru & […]

Khuisiin Naiman Nuur Natural Reserve & Gobi Desert

MONGOLIA: THE PRIVATE COLLECTION Discover Mongolia’s fascinating […]

Wild Australia

Discover the Ningaloo Reef, an extraordinary but […]

Custom Rwanda & Uganda Tour

About Rwanda & Uganda Travel Bwindi Impenetrable National […]

Travel Blog

9/11… On This Day

Today marks the 13th anniversary of the

September 11, 2014

The Pinnacles Desert – A Different Kind of Travel Experience in Australia

When people think of traveling to Australia

August 28, 2014


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August 22, 2014

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