Welcome to Big Five Tours & Expeditions

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.

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

This is the time of year when East Africa’s annual migration is gearing up for one of the last great annual animal migrations in the world.  More than a million animals – primarily wildebeest and zebra move from Tanzania’s Serengeti Plains north into Kenya’s Masai Mara.  We believe that everyone have this life-changing experience of Africa at least once.  But be warned… if you do, it likely won’t be your last encounter with this magnificent continent. Begin with our 9-day Northern Kenya & The Masia Mara.

Still in Africa, we have two new Namibia adventures.  The 9-day Namibia and the 12-day  Namibia – Desert & Beyond draw you in with a classic safari experiences in the unique Namib Desert as well Darmaland and famous Etosha National Park.  You also visit Okonjima Day Centre to learn about the vital conservation efforts of the AfriCat Foundation, working to save Africa’s great cats.

We are launching an exciting new Central American journeys, beginning with  our new 13-day Guatemala & Colombia that explores the archeological worlds of the Mayans in Guatemala and the Pre-Incan civilization in Colombia. For those passionate about history, archeology and ancient cultures, this is an outstanding adventure.

We also have a new, 12-day journey into high-altitude landscapes of Central Bhutan.  This Buddhist kingdom’s historic monasteries, hidden villages and traditional people welcome you experience their world.

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

Navigator Series™ Edition II

Our new book, Navigator Series™ Edition II, is here. Order your copy today.  You can also review a digital version through this link: www.bigfivenavigator.com.


In 41 years, Big Five has garnered many accolades.  They serve to encourage us to continue to do our very best for our guests and for the people and places they travel.


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

Private Conservancies of Kenya & Tanzania

Explore East Africa through its private conservancies […]

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 […]

Ecuador’s Classic Cuisine

Explore local markets, including Sangolqui food market and the famous Otavalo […]


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

South Africa

Discover charming Cape Town, Cape Point and […]


Explore one of the most exciting and […]

Chile & Ecuador

Explore sophisticated Santiago, its history, art, culture and  […]

Festivals of Bhutan

Special Festival Departure: Oct 5-16, 2014 Experience Bhutan’s culture at […]

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 […]

Precious Journeys Costa Rica

Explore Arenal’s lush rainforest during an exciting […]

Precious Journeys Brazil

Savor the views from atop Rio’s Corcovado […]

Ecuador & Peru Culinary Treasures

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

Kenya Highlands

During this rich cultural journey, gain insight […]

Custom Costa Rica Tour

About Costa Rica Travel Arenal: The rainforest […]

Ecuador & Luxury Amazon

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


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

Luxury Ecuador with Silversea Silver Galapagos

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


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

Egypt & Jordan

Begin your Egypt adventure with an exploration of […]


Explore one of the most exciting and […]


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

Custom Costa Rica Tour

About Costa Rica Travel Arenal: The rainforest […]

Wild Australia

Discover the Ningaloo Reef, an extraordinary but […]

Southern Australia & Tasmania

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

Cambodia & Laos

Explore Cambodia’s crown jewel of Khmer art […]

Patagonia, Atacama & Easter Island

Discover the staggering beauty of Torres del […]

Antarctica & Chile including remote Patagonia

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

Custom Australia Tour

About Australia Travel Alice Springs, Uluru & […]


Explore one of the most exciting and […]

Deserts of North India

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

Precious Journeys Peru

Retrace the tracks of ancient Incas on […]


Enjoy vivacious Buenos Aires, a city with […]

Israel, Turkey & Morocco: Foundations of Faith

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

Israel, Jordan & Egypt

Explore Jerusalem, both old and new, from […]

Turkey & Morocco

Explore ancient Istanbul, known as the place where […]

Panama’s Cultural Treasures

Explore and interact with the traditional community […]

Kenya Highlands

During this rich cultural journey, gain insight […]

Custom South Africa Tour

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

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