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.
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Navigator Series® Edition III
Focus – 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.
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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.
Join us in 2017 to celebrate The United Nations Year of Sustainable Tourism
Each year more than one billion people travel abroad. Global tourism is one of the world’s largest industries. We know that the power of travel can serve as a positive force unlike any other to bring people together and help save the planet. The United Nations has declared 2017 The International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. At the end of every month this year, we will show you via our Travel Blog or our Sustainable Tourism page how just by traveling with Big Five you can help to support cultural heritage, protect endangered species and places, deliver local economic benefits, and further cross-cultural understanding and peace in the world.
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.
And the growing interest in family travel shows no signs of slowing down in 2017. Big Five was featured in TheStreet in the article What’s Hot in Family Travel for 2017: Education, Cultural Immersion And Service, (click here).
Our Mission – We Don’t Tell Stories Better, We Tell Better Stories®
Big Five is pleased to announce that three of our talented Destination Specialists are on Travel+Leisure’s The A List 2017.
Big Five’s president Ashish Sanghrajka for India, and Volker Altvater for Kenya, Namibia and South Africa; both of whom have repeatedly been listed. Gisela Polo, for Central and South America, is making her well-earned debut on the A List. Congratulations to you and our entire team. (Click here for more)
Big Five was also noted in Bloomberg Pursuits’ article Where to Go in 2017: The 20 destinations that will be especially hot this year—and the data you need to plan your trip (Click here).
New Worlds to Explore: Explore our President’s Picks, 12 new original and creative adventures in wide ranging regions from Africa to Latin America, to the South Pacific and Asia, that have been selected by Big Five’s president, Ashish Sanghrajka. Our newest journeys are President’s Picks: Peru Sky High & River Deep that includes two special sailing with Jean Michael Cousteau in 2018; Presidents Pick: Bolivia & Argentina Highland Adventure that encompasses the Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flats with vast, flat expanses of glistening white salt; and a new East African safari adventure, President’s Pick: Tanzania & Kenya that offers an in-depth exploration of the wildlife-rich Serengeti Plains.
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.
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
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 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. You can also see Ashish and Mahen Sanghrajka’s acceptance speeches here.
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.
T+L ranks two Big Five specialists as top travel agents for 2015
Condé Nast Traveler’s 2013 World