Luxury Travel & Tours from Big Five

Welcome to Big Five Tours & Expeditions, and to the adventure of your life! Visit this link – Explore The Big Five Edge – to learn why Big Five is the right choice for you. 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, and our goal is that you experience the best a destination has to offer.


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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, order your copy today. You can use the Contact Big Five links on this page, call us 800 244 3483, or click Brochure Order Form.


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Your Travel DNA

Discover Your Travel DNA! Our Distinctive Navigator Analyzer or DNA offers a unique twist on the usual vacation planning. We have reversed the process currently accepted in planning a vacation. Instead of fitting the guest into a destination, with DNA you can discover the best destinations for you that speak to your particular interests and passions whether you are an Adrenalin Seeker, a Culture Junky, a Star Gazer or something more. With this simple tool, you open up a world of possible destinations that genuinely excite you with places you may never have considered before. Visit to get your Travel DNA profile.


Research Sustainable Tourism in Latin America at the new

We believe the power of travel can serve as a positive force unlike any other to bring people together and help save the planet. Big Five has launched the new, a sustainable travel website named after the fragile Galapagos Islands, home to some of the rarest species on Earth and birthplace of Darwin’s theory of evolution. This new website is designed for travelers and travel advisors in search of world class holiday destinations in Latin America that also benefit local people and the planet. Here, you can embark on the great new world of sustainable tourism based upon the globally recognized three pillars of sustainable tourism:

• Environmentally-friendly Practices
• Support for the Protection of Natural and Cultural Heritage
• Contributing to the Social and Economic Well-being of Local Communities

The goal of goes far beyond the fabled Islands as a travel destination in and of itself. Rather, we see this as a platform for better understanding the global sustainable tourism transformation underway, and how you as a fellow traveler can be part of this worthy effort.  Visit to learn more.


Family Focused Adventures 

We developed adventures crafted with children at the center of each of our premier Precious Journeys® explorations.  And, now we have just launched our newest family-friendly initiative – Precious Journeys® College Edition, which challenges tomorrow’s leaders to make a difference as they prepare for college, careers and future lives.  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®, visit our Media Center.    

And the growing interest in family travel shows no signs of slowing down in 2017.  Big Five was featured in TheStreet in the article What’s Hot in Family Travel for 2017: Education, Cultural Immersion And Service, (click here).

What's New
Big Five is pleased to announce that three of our talented Destination Specialists are on Travel+Leisure’s  The A List 2017.  Big Five’s president Ashish Sanghrajka for India, and Volker Altvater for Kenya, Namibia and South Africa; both of whom have repeatedly been listed. Gisela Polo, for Central and South America, is making her well-earned debut on the A List. Congratulations to you and our entire team. (Click here for more)

Big Five was also noted in Bloomberg Pursuits’ article Where to Go in 2017: The 20 destinations that will be especially hot this year—and the data you need to plan your trip (Click here).


New Worlds to Explore

Continue to explore our  President’s Picks, a dozen revolving original and creative adventures in wide ranging regions from Africa to Latin America, to the South Pacific and Asia, that have been hand selected by Big Five’s president, Ashish Sanghrajka.

One of our most recent journeys in the collection represents a new destination for Big Five, or rather more accurately, a return to Ethiopia. We are pleased to present the first of our new Ethiopian journeys – Historic Routes of Ethiopia.

Another re-emerging destination that we are excited about is Sri Lanka. and we have added a new President’s Picks Sri Lanka A Natural Adventure.  We have one more new adventure in the series that offers a new look at Cambodia in President’s Picks: Cambodia’s Unique Treasures.

Navigator Series® Edition III - Order yours today!
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
luxury-travel-100-transparent_medExplore 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.  We are pleased to have been selected as one of the Top 100 Luxury Travel Blogs by Feedspot.

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. For more information, click here.

Big Five was honored by Virtuoso, the leading international travel agency network specializing in luxury and experiential travel with the Virtuoso Sustainable Tourism Leadership Award. This is the second time that Big Five has received this award, and is the only company to have won this valued award twice.  You can also see Ashish and Mahen Sanghrajka’s acceptance speeches here.


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

Tours at a Glance

President’s Pick: Sri Lanka A Natural Adventure

Wilpattu National Park, the largest and one […]

President’s Pick: Historic Routes of Ethiopia

Discover the capital city of Addis Ababa, […]

President’s Picks: Cambodia’s Unique Treasures

In Mondulkiri Province, explore the world of the […]

President’s Pick: Northern Peru Warriors of the Clouds

Explore the Sacred Valley in depth, with […]

President’s Pick: Adventure Guatemala & Panama

Savor this outdoor enthusiast’s dream adventure, offering a […]

Andean Adventure by Train

Train lovers enjoy three different train experiences: […]

Peru Sky High & River Deep

Two Special Amazon River Sailings with Jean […]

President’s Pick: Crystal Canyons of Colombia

Explore two of Colombia’s dynamic and historic cities – Bogota […]

Southern Africa: Teeth of the Crocodile

Walking with local Bushmen, you gain amazing insights into […]

President’s Pick: Australia Unbound

Discover Australia on this in-depth exploration that ranges […]

Indonesia’s Forests, Beaches and Traditional Cultures

Travel to two orangutan wildlife centers to spend […]

Guatemala, Colombia & Argentina: Graffiti Art Experience

Explore the fascinating world of graffiti art […]

South Africa Exploration

Begin your South Africa adventure with a zip […]

Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands

Explore the lush cloud forest of Mashpi […]

Luxury Peru Adventure for Hikers

For serious hikers, this high-altitude adventure takes you trekking on […]

Australia’s Abundant Adventures

Explore Freycinet Peninsula on Tasmania’s stunning east […]

Private Conservancies of Kenya & Tanzania

Go on safari in Kenya’s game-rich Amboseli National […]

Northern Kenya & The Masai Mara

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


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

Cambodia, Laos & Vietnam

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

Guatemala, Colombia & Argentina: Graffiti Art Experience

Explore the fascinating world of graffiti art […]

Sri Lanka Adventure

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

Australia Active

Explore Adelaide’s elegant tree-lined streets, parks and historic stone […]

Kenya: Kids, Cats & A Tree House

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

Southern Africa: Teeth of the Crocodile

Walking with local Bushmen, you gain amazing insights into […]

India: Saving Tigers

Begin this journey with a unique and […]

The Galapagos Islands: Of Fish & Fishermen

Explore an organic coffee plantation to learn […]

Silken Thread – India’s Tribal Connections

Explore in depth Northeast India’s amazing tribal […]

Custom Namibia Tour

About Namibia Travel Damaraland: This UNESCO World […]

Khuisiin Naiman Nuur Natural Reserve & Gobi Desert

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

Costa Rica Authentic

Explore the world of coffee on an exclusive […]

Custom Costa Rica & Nicaragua Tour

About Costa Rica & Nicaragua Travel Costa […]

Tanzania & Kenya: The Challenge and the Promise

“My first safari was in the Masai […]

Classic South Africa

Discover private game reserves, including Singita, which […]


Enjoy a rare opportunity to spend the […]

Peru Adventure in the Andes

Zipline into the Sacred Valley before spending […]


Savor one of the most thrilling wildlife […]

Custom Belize Tour

About Belize Travel Ambergris Caye: This is […]

Botswana & Zambia – Three Rivers

Experience a luxury safari in Botswana and […]


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


Experience the many faces of China from […]

Custom Guatemala Tour

About Guatemala Antigua: Antigua is a UNESCO World […]

South Africa & Zimbabwe

Enjoy a scenic ride around the cape […]


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

The Flavors of Peru

Explore Peru’s culinary traditions in the capital city, […]

Travel Blog

Gratefulness Out of Despair

The U.S. is celebrating Thanksgiving this week,

November 21, 2017

Coming back to you

Just how many of the same island

November 16, 2017

Supporting Living Cultural Heritage

Show Support for Living Cultural Heritage Ancient

November 2, 2017

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