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Welcome 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.

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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.

 

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.

 

President’s Picks

dk Hanoi grandfather and granddaughter cropWe challenged our ever-on-the-road president, Ashish Sanghrajka, to come up with some of his favorite journeys, destinations and activities and the result is the President’s Picks collection. So far, he had taken us way off the beaten trails to Haridwar, India to witness a twilight Ganga aarti ceremony; to a mobile tented camp experience in the Agafay Desert in southern Morocco; and digging for emeralds in Colombia.

The new Incredible Indochina offers an in-depth sojourn that encompasses a cruise in the Mekong Delta between Cambodia and Vietnam. Botswana & South Africa features a photographic safari with David Murray, Great Plains Wild Studio, and a unique project – Facial Recognition Research Project – using cutting edge technology for animal tracking and conservation. Visit President’s Picks.

 

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.  These journeys allow our youngest travelers, in an age range of about 5 through 11, to explore and learn about subjects ranging from archaeology to zoology. They discover varied cultures and meet other children. They learn about sustainability in wildlife conservation, historic preservation and community development – all with a huge dose of fun!

New copyAnd, we have just launched our newest family-friendly initiative – Precious JourneysCollege Edition, which challenges tomorrow’s leaders to make a difference as they prepare for college, careers and future lives. We begin with three journeys that encompass a fascinating range of adventures, activities and locations, with more coming soon.  Take time to explore these dynamic itineraries.

 

In line with our commitment to the future generations and to sustainability, we support the nonprofit One More Generation (OMG), founded by two remarkable children. Click on the OMG logo to learn more.

 

FTA member logoWe have also partnered with Family Travel Association, and support its mission of inspiring families to travel while advocating for travel as an essential part of every child’s education.”  We couldn’t agree more.

 

 

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™, go over to our Media Center 

 

What's New
New Worlds to Explore:  In addition to the new President’s Picks, check out some of other new adventures, including an 11-day Adventure Botswana that explores Botswana’s Savuti Channel, the Okavango Delta and the dramatic Makgadikgadi Salt Pans. 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. 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 is pleased to announce that the company is one of the top five finalists nominated for the 2016 Virtuoso Sustainable Tourism Leadership Award – Supplier. Click on logo for more.

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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

Big Five Wins 2014 Virtuoso Sustainable Tourism Award

Condé Nast Traveler’s 2013 World

Our Mission – We Don’t Tell Stories Better, We Tell Better Stories®

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, […]

President’s Pick: Mainland Ecuador

Explore two of Ecuador’s amazing ecosystems — the […]

India: A Northern Adventure

Experience India’s first luxury mobile tented camps […]

Classic Egypt Exploration

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

Legendary China

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

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 […]

South India

Discover Bangalore and its intriguing mix of […]

Custom Japan Tour

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

The Galapagos Islands: Of Fish & Fishermen

Explore an organic coffee plantation to learn […]

Custom Panama Tour

About Panama Travel Bocas del Toro: Christopher […]

Custom New Zealand Tour

About New Zealand Travel Arthur’s Pass: In […]

Northern Kenya & The Masai Mara

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

Custom China Including Tibet Tour

About China Including Tibet Travel Beijing: This mammoth […]

Peru

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

Argentina

Enjoy vivacious Buenos Aires, a city with […]

Southern Tanzania

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

Northern Peru & Lake Titicaca

Discover the ancient world of Lord of […]

Patagonia, Atacama & Easter Island

Discover the staggering beauty of Torres del […]

Speed Collection New Zealand

Adrenaline Factor:  5 Go jump off a […]

Argentina

Enjoy vivacious Buenos Aires, a city with […]

Kenya & Tanzania

Experience this grand safari adventure, beginning with […]

Southern Australia & Tasmania

Discover Freycinet Peninsula on Tasmania’s wildly beautiful coast […]

Namibia – Desert & Beyond

Explore one of southern Africa’s largest private nature […]

The Silken Thread – Tribal Connections

Explore a far off place few travelers […]

Sri Lanka Adventure

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

Tanzania

Discover  Tarangire National Park,  known for its wildlife […]

Peru: Walk among the Ancients

“I am from Peru, and there are […]

Zambia

Discover Zambia’s best kept secrets – the […]

Custom Argentina & Uruguay Tour

About Argentina  & Uruguay Travel Argentina Buenos […]

South Africa, Botswana & Zambia

Experience one of Africa’s icons, Victoria Falls, […]

Myanmar, Cambodia & Laos: Minority Tribes of Indochina

“I created this tour for the true […]

Namibia & Botswana

Namib-Naukluft National Park, and its diversity of different desert […]

Cambodia & Laos

Explore Cambodia’s crown jewel of Khmer art […]

Custom Argentina Tour

About Argentina Travel Buenos Aires: Like most […]


Travel Blog

It’s in your DNA

The Navigator Series® Edition III is a reference book

July 21, 2016

The answer has always been right in front of us

I have brown skin. I am from

July 19, 2016

Sacred Valley – 13°20.30’S – 72°02.52’W

Tucked away on an old corn plantation

July 14, 2016

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