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

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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

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 with the voices […]

Namibia & Botswana

Explore the world tallest sand dunes at […]


Spend two days and nights cruising Halong […]


Take a cable car ride up to […]

Panama, Costa Rica & Nicaragua

Explore Panama City, the oldest Spanish settlement […]

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 […]

Namibia Flying Safari

This flying safari makes the most of […]

Kao Gu China

Explore one of the most fascinating cities […]

Northern Kenya & The Masai Mara

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

Natural New Zealand

Explore the casual capital city of Auckland […]

Peru Family Adventure

Fly over Peru’s famous and still mysterious Nasca […]

Costa Rica

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


Savor one of the most thrilling wildlife […]

Custom New Zealand Tour

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

Peru: Family Adventure in the Andes

“I am from Chiclayo, Peru so Peru […]

Kenya: Kids, Cats & A Tree House

Savor the thrill of camping under stars with the voices […]

Wild Australia

Discover the Ningaloo Reef, an extraordinary but […]

Custom Australia Tour

About Australia Travel Alice Springs, Uluru & […]

Northern Kenya & The Masai Mara

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


Discover Santiago distinctive personality via its subway […]

South Africa & Zambia

Discover Cape Town, one of the most […]

Deserts of North India

Learn about the lifestyles of North India’s […]

Southern Tanzania

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


Discover Bangkok, from its temples to its […]

South India

Discover Bangalore and its intriguing mix of […]

New Zealand’s Spectacular South Island

Explore pristine lakes and landscapes of New […]


Discover the historic heart of Bogotá with […]

Custom Malaysia & Singapore Tour

About Malaysia & Singapore Travel Cameron Highlands: Cameron Highlands is […]

Northern Australia

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

Kenya Highlands

During this rich cultural journey, gain insight […]


Savor one of the most thrilling wildlife […]

Private Conservancies of Kenya & Tanzania

Explore East Africa on guided bush walks […]

Custom Zambia & Zimbabwe Tour

About Zambia & Zimbabwe Travel Kafue National […]

Luxury Ecuador with Silversea Silver Galapagos

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

Travel Blog

5 Remote Cultures You May Not Know Exist

Traditional communities around the globe are disappearing

October 30, 2014

5 Wildlife Sanctuaries Worth the Trip

Did you know that the first wildlife

October 23, 2014

5 Breathtaking Biking Experiences

Bicycles were introduced in the mid-19th Century

October 14, 2014

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