Luxury Travel & Tours from Big Five

jan-2017-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.

 

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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 Feedspot.com. We invite you to visit our Blog (from the menu bar at the top of the page, or click here).

 

Get lost with…
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 yourtraveldna.com 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.    

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).

What's New
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 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, and 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.

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

Southern Africa: Teeth of the Crocodile

Walking with local Bushmen, you gain amazing insights into […]

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 […]

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 […]

Peru

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

Cambodia, Laos & Vietnam

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

India: Saving Tigers

Begin this journey with a unique and […]

Sri Lanka Adventure

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

Southern Africa: Teeth of the Crocodile

Walking with local Bushmen, you gain amazing insights into […]

Kenya: Kids, Cats & A Tree House

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

Guatemala’s Jungles, Jaguars & Peanut Butter

In private workshops, learn to make two […]

Australia Active

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

Guatemala, Colombia & Argentina: Graffiti Art Experience

Explore the fascinating world of graffiti art […]

The Galapagos Islands: Of Fish & Fishermen

Explore an organic coffee plantation to learn […]

Ecuador: Flavors of Ecuador

Enjoy the sights, sounds and flavors of […]

Cleopatra’s Palaces

Take advantage of an extraordinary visual feast […]

The Galapagos Islands: Of Fish & Fishermen

Explore an organic coffee plantation to learn […]

Indonesia in Depth

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

China

Experience the many faces of China from […]

Patagonia, Southern Ice Fields & Northern Chile

Get to know Chile’s charming capital from […]

Wild Australia

Discover the Ningaloo Reef, an extraordinary but […]

Panama

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

Namibia Flying Safari

This flying safari makes the most of […]

Custom Indonesia Tour

About Indonesia Travel Bali, including Ubud: Bali […]

President’s Pick: Chile’s Patagonia & Mapuche Culture

Enjoy a three-night cruise aboard the M/V Stella […]

Custom India Luxury Tour

About India Agra: Begun in 1633, it […]

North India

Explore the classic ancient cities of India […]

Wild Australia

Discover the Ningaloo Reef, an extraordinary but […]

Custom Cambodia & Laos Tour

About Cambodia & Laos Travel Battambang: Founded in […]

Chile & Argentina

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

South Africa Exploration

Begin your South Africa adventure with a zip […]

New Zealand’s Spectacular South Island

Explore pristine lakes and landscapes of New […]


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