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.

What's New

With summer in full swing, we know you are engaged in roster of summertime activities, vacations and time with the family.  It’s not too early to begin thinking about your fall and winter getaways – especially if you want to have the best selection of dates and accommodations.  Whether its close to home or far afield, we can help make the most of your holidays.

We have great new adventures on tap.  Our 14-day Namibia & Botswana takes you into Namibia’s remarkable desert landscapes, the world’s tallest sand dunes and a traditional community of the semi-nomadic Himba. In Botswana, discover the many facets of the fabled Okavango Delta both by land and by water.

Want to head south?  We have a new eight-day journey to Brazil. Vivacious and full of fun, Rio is known the world over as the capital of Carnival!  Did you know that Rio also has the largest urban forest in the world?   Brazil has a rich and colorful history to explore in its old gold mining towns and cities such as Ouro Preto with its well-preserved Portuguese colonial architecture.

For an in-depth adventure into Southeast Asia, Indochina, 20 days, takes you into theremarkable landscapes and amazing cultures to encounter the welcoming people of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.  From a Vietnamese cooking class to Cambodia’s remarkable Angkor Wat to Loas’ rural lifestyles, you will be richly rewarded.

A little closer to home, the 14-day Panama, Costa Rica & Nicaragua journey explores this dynamic trio of Central American countries with their mix of outdoor adventures and distinctive cultural encounters.  Whitewater rafting, including some Class III and IV rapids, treetop adventures and beachcombing are just a few of the options to be found here.

The great East Africa migration season is on!  This exhilarating annual event sees more than a million animals, primarily wildebeest and zebra, move from Tanzania’s Serengeti Plains north into Kenya’s Masai Mara.  This really is a life-enhancing event.  Call us about our 10-day Private Conservancies of Kenya & Tanzania.  Further south, you’ll find an entirely different safari experience with our 12-day Namibia – Desert & Beyond.

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

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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.


Condé Nast Traveler’s 2013 World

Savers Award Three Big Five  Destination Specialists on 2013 A-List 


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

Tours at a Glance

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 […]

Peru Family Adventure

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

Chile & Bolivia

Explore Chile’s remarkable Torres Del Paine National Park […]

Private Conservancies of Kenya & Tanzania

Explore East Africa on guided bush walks […]

Costa Rica Adventure for All

Thrill to whitewater rafting on one of the […]

Guatemala & Colombia

Savor the unique opportunity to watch the […]

Central Bhutan

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

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 […]


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


In the company of a prominent archaeologist, […]

Custom Australia Tour

About Australia Travel Alice Springs, Uluru & […]

South Africa

Discover charming Cape Town, Cape Point and […]


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


Discover the historic heart of Bogotá with […]

Northern Australia

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

New Zealand

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

China’s Canal Cities

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

Natural New Zealand

Explore the casual capital city of Auckland […]

China: Captivating Visions & Timeless Horizons

“The sights, sounds, landscapes and people of […]

Southern Tanzania

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


Take a cable car ride up to […]

Custom Australia Tour

About Australia Travel Alice Springs, Uluru & […]

Patagonia, Atacama & Easter Island

Discover the staggering beauty of Torres del […]

Southern Australia & Tasmania

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

Ecuador: Flavors of Ecuador

Enjoy the sights, sounds and flavors of […]

Custom Namibia Tour

About Namibia Travel Damaraland: This UNESCO World […]

Ecuador Highlands

Join renowned chef, Esteban Tapia, who is part […]

Antarctica & Chile including remote Patagonia

Discover Chile’s charming and historic capital city, Santiago, […]

Kao Gu Egypt

Set sail on a phenomenal five-night Nile […]

Southern Tanzania

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


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

Deserts of North India

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

Custom Panama Tour

About Panama Travel Bocas del Toro: Christopher […]


Explore one of the most exciting and […]

Egypt: Nubian Treasures and Pharaohic Legacies

“This is an extremely in-depth program covering […]

Custom Costa Rica Tour

About Costa Rica Travel Arenal: The rainforest […]

Travel Blog

5 Reasons You Should Visit Tantalizing Tanzania

In 2012, the New York Times ranked

July 24, 2014

Top Asian Cities For Shopping (Infographic)

There are many, many reasons to visit Asia,

July 23, 2014

Don’t Miss the Great Migration’s Most Thrilling Moments

The words “wonder” and “awesome” have become

July 21, 2014

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