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.

 


What's New

Namibia Flying Safari takes you on safari in the remarkable landscapes of Namibia, from Etosha National Park to Damaraland. Visit a traditional community of one of the last nomadic people in Africa. Discover the 2,500-year-old prehistoric rock engravings of Twyfelfontein.

Costa Rica & Nicaragua: Tarzan Swings, Aero Bunks & Monkey Bridges
This is the second adventure in our Precious Journeys collection for children and their families. It takes in the rainforest of Costa Rica and the Pacific Coast of Nicaragua for an exceptional adventure full of learning opportunities and nature activities for a wonderful family vacation – from a rainforest project to surfing.

Sri Lanka Adventure offers an action-packed journey that includes climbing 750 steps up a 12th-century rock fortress, snorkeling, whitewater rafting, cannoning, whale watching and a cycling trek some 37 miles through villages and lush landscapes.

Lush Landscapes of Guatemala, Colombia & Ecuador
Explore the fascinating landscapes born of volcanoes, and cultures that flourish in these three dynamic destinations.

Visit our What’s New section for more New Adventures.


Navigator Series™ Edition II

For more travel ideas, order your copy of our hardcover Navigator Series™ Edition II.  You can also review a digital version through this link: www.bigfivenavigator.com.


Awards

In 41 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

India – World of the Tiger

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, […]

Peru’s Amazing Amazon

Explore Lima, the center of Spanish power […]

Kenya: Kids, Cats & A Tree House

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

Namibia & Botswana

Explore the world tallest sand dunes at […]

Indochina

Spend two days and nights cruising Halong […]

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 […]

Ecuador & Peru Culinary Treasures

In Quito, go shopping in the colorful market […]

Chile & the Culture of the Mapuche

Explore the history of Santiago and the indigenous cultures […]

Custom Brazil Tour

About Brazil Travel Brasilia: The national capital […]

Peru’s Amazing Amazon

Explore Lima, the center of Spanish power […]

South India

Discover Bangalore and its intriguing mix of […]

South Africa

Discover charming Cape Town, Cape Point and […]

Private Conservancies of Kenya & Tanzania

Explore East Africa conservancies on guided bush […]

China’s Canal Cities

Discover China’s Grand Canal, which originates in […]

Luxury Ecuador with Silversea Silver Galapagos

Encounter the world-famous Galapagos Islands on a seven-night […]

Custom Panama Tour

About Panama Travel Bocas del Toro: Christopher […]

Cambodia, Laos & Vietnam

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

Kenya: Kids, Cats & A Tree House

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

Zambia & Botswana: Uncharted Footsteps

“When I was asked to create an […]

Ulaanbaatar, Gobi Desert & Gorkhi Terelj National Park

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

Wild Australia

Discover the Ningaloo Reef, an extraordinary but […]

Tibet: Legends of Shiva

“Most people who travel to Tibet do […]

China

Experience the many faces of China from […]

Custom Turkey Tour

About Turkey Travel Ankara: Ankara is the […]

Custom Australia Tour

About Australia Travel Alice Springs, Uluru & […]

Volcanos of Latin America

Board a helicopter for an overflight of six […]

Speed Collection South Africa

Adrenaline Factor:  5 From the top of […]

Custom Jordan Tour

About Jordan Travel Ajlun: A hilly town […]

Custom Argentina Tour

About Argentina Travel Buenos Aires: Like most […]

Southern Tanzania

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

Colombia

Discover the historic heart of Bogotá with […]

Peru: A Spiritual Journey

“Whether I am at home or traveling […]

Custom Madagascar Tour

About Madagascar Travel Anakao: The coastal village […]

Indochina

Spend two days and nights cruising Halong […]


Travel Blog

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