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.


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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.

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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 […]


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

Cambodia, Laos & Vietnam

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

Costa Rica Adventure for All

Thrill to whitewater rafting on one of the […]

Southern Tanzania

Explore the ecosystems and animals of Tanzania’s largest park, Ruaha National […]

Private Conservancies of Kenya & Tanzania

Explore East Africa conservancies on guided bush […]

Northern Australia

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

Custom Japan Tour

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

South Africa & Zimbabwe

Enjoy a scenic ride around the cape […]

Custom Australia Tour

About Australia Travel Alice Springs, Uluru & […]

Panama, Costa Rica & Nicaragua

Explore Panama City, the oldest Spanish settlement […]


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


Discover the historic heart of Bogotá with […]

Israel, Turkey & Morocco: Foundations of Faith

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


Trek into Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for the […]

Ecuador & Luxury Amazon

Enjoy a wonderful evening tour of Quito, founded in […]

Private Conservancies of Kenya & Tanzania

Explore East Africa conservancies on guided bush […]

South Africa – Cape Town & Eastern Cape

Explore Cape Town & its famous Table […]

New Zealand

Discover New Zealand’s welcoming capital city, Auckland, […]

Custom Belize Tour

About Belize Travel Ambergris Caye: This is […]

Central Bhutan

Experience Bhutan’s dramatic and stunning Himalayan landscapes Discover how this […]


Experience the many faces of Delhi, India’s frenetic […]

Cleopatra’s Palaces

Take advantage of an extraordinary visual feast […]

India – Saving Tigers

Begin this journey with a unique and […]

Private Conservancies of Kenya & Tanzania

Explore East Africa conservancies on guided bush […]

Costa Rica

Journey to Arenal Volcano, along with Fortuna, […]

Khuisiin Naiman Nuur Natural Reserve & Gobi Desert

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


Trek into Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for the […]


Spend two days and nights cruising Halong […]


Discover some of Australia’s distinctive cities – […]

Jordan: A Journey Back in Time

“I am fascinated by Jordan.  It has […]

Travel Blog

No Menus Needed Culinary Stories for the Family Chef

We all have our favorite foods –

March 26, 2015

5 Off the Grid Places in Chile

Chile has a wealth of well-established attractions

March 19, 2015

5 China Incredibles Missing From Your Bucket List

We call these the “Incredibles” because that most

March 12, 2015

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