Luxury Travel & Tours from Big Five

AUGUSTFavorite Five5 copyWelcome to Big Five Tours & Expeditions, and welcome to the adventure of your life! Visit the link below to learn why Big Five is the right choice for you.

Explore The Big Five Edge

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. Our sincere goal is that you return home with that sense of knowing; of having experienced the best a destination has to offer.

Big Five is the only 2-time recipient of the Virtuoso Sustainable Tourism Leadership Award. For more information, click on logo below. You can also see Ashish and Mahen Sanghrajka’s acceptance speeches here.

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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
Precious Journeys™ & Precious JourneysCollege Edition

PrintWe 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
New Worlds to Explore:  Explore the new President’s Picks and Precious Journeys™ 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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T+L ranks two Big Five specialists as top travel agents for 2015

Condé Nast Traveler’s 2013 World

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Tours at a Glance

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 […]

Classic Egypt Exploration

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

President’s Picks: South Africa

Begin your South Africa adventure with a zip […]

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 […]

Guatemala’s Jungles, Jaguars & Peanut Butter

In private workshops, learn to make two […]

Amazon Rainforest of Ecuador & Peru

Take in Quito, Ecuador’s capital city, and […]

India – Saving Tigers

Begin this journey with a unique and […]

The Galapagos Islands: Of Fish & Fishermen

Explore an organic coffee plantation to learn […]

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 […]

Kenya: Kids, Cats & A Tree House

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

Sri Lanka Adventure

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

Ecuador: From Machalilla to Zuleta

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

Guatemala

Enjoy a rare opportunity to spend the […]

Luxury Peru Adventure for Hikers

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

Tanzania: Into the Wild

Explore Lake Manyara National Park alive with monkeys, […]

Legendary China

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

Kao Gu Egypt

Set sail on a phenomenal five-night Nile […]

Indonesia In Depth

Explore Indonesia’s lush jungle trails searching for […]

Classic Australia & New Zealand

Discovery Australia’s distinctive cities:  iconic Sydney, with its historic waterfront, famous beaches, […]

Northern Australia

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

Colombia, Ecuador & Peru

On this unique journey, you venture into […]

President’s Picks: Botswana & South Africa

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

Classic Australia & New Zealand

Discovery Australia’s distinctive cities:  iconic Sydney, with its historic waterfront, famous beaches, […]

Uganda

Trek into Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for the […]

Chile & Bolivia

Explore Chile’s remarkable Torres Del Paine National Park […]

Australia’s Abundant Adventures

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

Peru Adventure

Fly over Peru’s famous and still mysterious Nasca […]

Northern Peru & Lake Titicaca

Discover the ancient world of Lord of […]

Gems of Nicaragua

Explore the charming and historic city of Granada […]

President’s Picks: Peru

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


Travel Blog

The Great Travel Transformation

When it comes to sustainability, we have

August 18, 2016

What a collection of spots

It was once thought that there were

August 11, 2016

Discover your Travel DNA

We came upon the unique idea for Distinctive Navigator Analyzer –

August 4, 2016

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