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 […]


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


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

New Zealand’s Spectacular South Island

Explore pristine lakes and landscapes of New […]

Egypt & Jordan

Begin your Egypt adventure with an exploration of […]

Ecuador & Peru Culinary Treasures

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

Kao Gu China

Explore one of the most fascinating cities […]


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


Experience the many faces of China from […]

Custom New Zealand Tour

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

Ecuador & Luxury Amazon

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

South India

Discover Bangalore and its intriguing mix of […]

Speed Collection Peru

Adrenaline Factor:  4 Fly over the ancient […]

Indonesia In Depth

Explore Indonesia’s lush jungle trails searching for […]

Ecuador Mainland

Explore Quito, at an elevation of 9,000 […]

Speed Collection New Zealand

Adrenaline Factor:  5 Go jump off a […]

Myanmar, Cambodia & Laos: Minority Tribes of Indochina

“I created this tour for the true […]


Discover Yangon’s 2,500-year-old Shwedagon Pagoda at sunset, one of the highlights […]

Kenya: Kids, Cats & A Tree House

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

Kao Gu Belize

Savor an extraordinary adventure few other travelers […]

Custom India, Nepal & Sri Lanka Tour

About India, Nepal & Sri Lanka Travel […]

Indonesia In Depth

Explore Indonesia’s lush jungle trails searching for […]

Custom Australia Tour

About Australia Travel Alice Springs, Uluru & […]


In the company of a prominent archaeologist, […]

Custom Argentina Tour

About Argentina Travel Buenos Aires: Like most […]

Custom Bhutan Tour

About Bhutan Travel                                    Bumthang: Bumthang’s temples such […]

Custom Chile Tour

About Chile Travel Atacama Desert: On the […]

India: A Touch of Adventure

“Since my first trip to India, I […]

Northeast India & Bhutan

Begin your India adventure with an exploration […]

Travel Blog

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

5 Unexpected Wine Destinations

Wine enthusiasts are always delighted to discover

October 9, 2014

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