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, sustainable journeys for you and your family. Click on the logo for more about the award and our sustainable initiatives.

 

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.

Some of our most exciting new adventures are crafted for kids by kids at heart. Children are at the center of each adventure in our Precious Journeys collection. These journeys allow our youngest travelers, in an age range of about 5 through 11, to explore a world of incredible animals, amazing landscapes and fun things to do. Our new concept includes educational experiences in culturally rich locations in South America, India and Africa. The programs encompass subjects such as geology, zoology and archaeology set in compelling destinations that demonstrate how fascinating the subjects are in the real world. They offer children opportunities to learn from professionals in each field. Visit Precious Journeys in our Kids section, and read the most recent article about the collection in our Media Center.

 


What's New

 

Discovery Northern Chile
Discover Northern Chile and travel through the unique landscapes and small villages of the Andes in Chile’s northern reaches; encounter ancient indigenous cultures; and take in fascinating ecosystems, from the Salar de Surire Natural Monument salt flat to Lauca National Park with its rich biodiversity.

The Galapagos Islands: Of Fish & Fishermen
This is the newest Precious Journeys adventure and it is geared towards families with young children, and is full of engaging and fun educational experiences for both parents and children. Hand-picked naturalist guides understand the need for flexibility, patience and down time. Experiences include going out with local fishermen to learn about sustainable fishing, snorkeling with some of the marine creatures and spotting wildlife including tortoises, iguanas and blue-footed boobies.  Visit Precious Journeys for more kid-centric journeys.

Chile & Argentina -Nature’s Wonders
This dynamic pair offers a variety of adventures from horseback riding in the Atacama Desert to exploring the magnificent Marble Caves. Discover the bodegas of Cafayate, and sample their wines. Find a wide array of activities to suit every interest.

India – Saving Tigers
Explore India’s natural wonders on this Precious Journeys dynamic family adventure that includes learning to be a junior naturalist with stays in luxury tented camps. Track tigers and sloth bears and so much more.

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


Navigator

For more thrilling travel adventures, 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 more than 42 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

South Africa’s Unique Lodges

Stay in three very distinctive properties that give […]

Australia’s Primeval Landscapes

Discover Ningaloo Reef, an extraordinary yet largely unknown jewel in […]

Tanzania: Into the Wild

Explore Lake Manyara National Park alive with monkeys, […]

Discovering Northern Chile

Explore ruins of former mining towns, Santa Laura […]

The Galapagos Islands: Of Fish & Fishermen

Explore an organic coffee plantation to learn […]

Ecuador: From Machalilla to Zuleta

Discover Quito’s old neighborhoods such as La […]

Chile & Argentina – Nature’s Wonders

Discover colorful Santiago, Chile’s cosmopolitan capital city […]

India – Saving Tigers

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 […]

Legendary China

Explore Beijing in depth, including touring the Hutong […]

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 […]

Custom New Zealand Tour

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

South India

Discover Bangalore and its intriguing mix of […]

Custom Belize Tour

About Belize Travel Ambergris Caye: This is […]

India

Experience the many faces of Delhi, India’s frenetic […]

Peru

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

Custom South Africa Tour

About South Africa Travel Blyde River Canyon: The […]

Kenya: Kids, Cats & A Tree House

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

Northern Kenya & The Masai Mara

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

South Africa – Cape Town & Eastern Cape

Explore Cape Town & its famous Table […]

Natural New Zealand

Explore the casual capital city of Auckland […]

Custom Namibia Tour

About Namibia Travel Damaraland: This UNESCO World […]

South Africa & Zambia

Discover Cape Town, one of the most […]

Custom Costa Rica Tour

About Costa Rica Travel Arenal: The rainforest […]

Deserts of North India

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

Northern Kenya & The Masai Mara

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

Custom Rwanda & Uganda Tour

About Rwanda & Uganda Travel Bwindi Impenetrable National […]

Israel, Turkey & Morocco: Foundations of Faith

This journey, one of National Geographic Traveler’s […]

Namibia & Botswana

Explore the world tallest sand dunes at […]

Custom New Zealand Tour

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

Central Thailand

Explore Thailand’s capital city from the city’s […]

Custom India, Nepal & Sri Lanka Tour

About India, Nepal & Sri Lanka Travel […]

Kao Gu China

Explore one of the most fascinating cities […]

Patagonia, Southern Ice Fields & Northern Chile

Get to know Chile’s charming capital from […]

Custom Brazil Tour

About Brazil Travel Brasilia: The national capital […]

Colombia’s Indigenous Trails

Explore Bogotá, Colombia’s capital city with its […]

Kenya & Tanzania

Experience this grand safari adventure, beginning with […]

Morocco: Splendors of the Berber South

“Not many journeys that offer Morocco focus […]

Custom Belize Tour

About Belize Travel Ambergris Caye: This is […]


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