Luxury Travel & Tours from Big Five

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Welcome to Big Five Tours & Expeditions, and welcome to the adventure of your life! Visit the link below to learn why Big Five is the right choice for you.

Explore The Big Five Edge

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. Our sincere goal is that you return home with that sense of knowing; of having experienced the best a destination has to offer.

 

Get lost with the new…
Navigator Series® Edition III 

Focus – 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, reserve your copy of Navigator Series® Edition III, arriving July, 2016.  To order, use the Contact Big Five links on this page, call us 800 244 3483, or click Brochure Order Form.

 

President’s Picks

dk Hanoi grandfather and granddaughter cropWe challenged our ever-on-the-road president, Ashish Sanghrajka, to come up with some of his favorite journeys and destinations. The result is the President’s Picks collection. We told him that he had to reach outside the box and consider places, experiences and adventures that we didn’t already have in our itineraries. So far, he had taken us way off the beaten trails to Haridwar, India to witness a twilight Ganga aarti ceremony; to a mobile tented camp experience in the Agafay Desert in southern Morocco; digging for emeralds in Colombia; and Mainland Ecuador.

Two new journeys explores Indochina and Botswana & South Africa.  Incredible Indochina offers an in-depth sojourn that encompasses a cruise in the Mekong Delta between Cambodia and Vietnam. Botswana & South Africa feature a thrilling safari that includes a photographic safari with David Murray, Great Plains Wild Studio, and a unique project – Facial Recognition Research Project – using cutting edge technology for animal tracking and conservation. Visit President’s Picks to see where he takes us.

 

Family Focused Adventures
Your alternative to family tolerant travel

Gauchos 3smWe developed adventures crafted with children at the center of each of our ground-breaking Precious Journeys.  These journeys allow our youngest travelers, in an age range of about 5 through 11, to explore the world and learn about subjects ranging from archaeology to zoology. They discover varied cultures and meet other children. They learn about sustainability in wildlife conservation, historic preservation and community development – all with a huge dose of fun!Print

In line with our commitment to kids and to sustainability, we have formed an alliance with the nonprofit One More Generation (OMG), founded by two remarkable children. In 2009, 8-year-old Carter Ries and his then 7-year-old sister Olivia Ries, learned about endangered animals when they ‘adopted’ a cheetah in South Africa. They started asking questions and that was the beginning of OMG. FTA member logo

We have also partnered with Family Travel Association, and support its mission of inspiring families to travel while advocating for travel as an essential part of every child’s education.”  We couldn’t agree more.

Visit our Kids section to learn more about both Precious Journeys™ and One More Generation. To read articles and information, including The Wall Street Journal article featuring Precious Journeys, go over to our Media Center 

 

What's New
New Worlds to Explore Check out some of our newest adventures, including a new 11-day Adventure Botswana that explore the varied landscapes and environments of Botswana including Savuti Channel, the Okavango Delta and the dramatic Makgadikgadi Salt Pans. The 13-day Zambia & Malawi takes you to discover the fabled Zambezi River, go on safari in Zambia and savor an exploration of Malawi’s Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve, the country’s oldest and least-developed reserve. The 11-day India: A Northern Adventure offers a luxury mobile tented camp experience. Whatever destination calls to your soul, Big Five can take you there.

Navigator Series® Edition III - It's Here!
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
For a glimpse of what we do all day, explore 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.

Awards
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.

T+L ranks two Big Five specialists as top travel agents for 2015

Big Five Wins 2014 Virtuoso Sustainable Tourism Award

Condé Nast Traveler’s 2013 World

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

Tours at a Glance

President’s Picks: Peru

Explore the Amazon River Basin and learn how centuries […]

President’s Picks: Botswana & South Africa

Participate in a photographic safari with David Murray, Great […]

President’s Pick: Incredible Indochina

Explore Southeast Asian cuisine during culinary experience […]

Adventure Botswana

Discover some of the thrilling activities available at […]

Panama’s Remote Province

Enjoy a scenic flight over Panama City, […]

President’s Pick: Mainland Ecuador

Explore two of Ecuador’s amazing ecosystems — the […]

India: A Northern Adventure

Experience India’s first luxury mobile tented camps […]

Classic Egypt Exploration

With your specialist Egyptologist guide, explore the desert antiquities […]

President’s Picks: South Africa

Begin your South Africa adventure with a zip […]

President’s Picks: Adventure Australia

Explore the desert Outback of the Gawler […]

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 […]

Kenya: Kids, Cats & A Tree House

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

Belize

In the company of a prominent archaeologist, […]

Thailand – A Natural Adventure

Explore exotic Bangkok, once known as ‘Venice of the […]

President’s Pick: Chile’s Patagonia & Mapuche Culture

Discover the epicenter of the arts scene in […]

Kao Gu China

Explore one of the most fascinating cities […]

Panama

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

South India

Discover Bangalore and its intriguing mix of […]

South Africa, Zimbabwe & Botswana

Experience magnificent Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, and enjoy […]

President’s Picks: Peru

Explore the Amazon River Basin and learn how centuries […]

Ecuador & Luxury Amazon

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

Custom Bhutan Tour

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

Peru Adventure

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

Chile & Argentina

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

Peru’s Amazon, Andes & the Coast

Explore the Amazon Rainforest while you stay […]

Southern Tanzania

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

Antarctica & Chile including remote Patagonia

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

South Africa’s Unique Lodges

Stay in three very distinctive properties that give […]

Custom Cambodia & Laos Tour

About Cambodia & Laos Travel Battambang: Founded in […]

South Africa & Zimbabwe

Enjoy a scenic ride around the cape […]

Custom South Africa Tour

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

Luxury Ecuador with Silversea Silver Galapagos

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

Speed Collection Jordan & Oman

Adrenaline Factor:  3 Experience the unique check-in […]

Custom Egypt Tour

About Egypt Travel Abu Simbel: The Abu […]

Custom China Including Tibet Tour

About China Including Tibet Travel Beijing: This mammoth […]

Custom Israel Tour

About Israel Travel Beit Shean & Jezreel […]

Custom United Arab Emirates & Oman Tour

About United Arab Emirates & Oman Travel Abu […]

The Silken Thread – Tribal Connections

Explore a far off place few travelers […]

Chile & Bolivia

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


Travel Blog

That Face

The first photograph ever taken is said

June 23, 2016

Night Lights

Stroll through the charming old town of

June 16, 2016

The Power of Three

The world, it seems, happens in threes…

June 9, 2016

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