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.


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Precious Journeys: India – Saving Tigers
Explore India’s natural wonders on this 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.

Discover the legendary Victoria Falls and Zambezi River. Go on safari in Hwange National Park to track wildlife including large herds of elephant as well as buffalo, leopard, white rhino, spotted hyena, southern giraffe, sable, blue wildebeest, impala, common waterbuck and reedbuck. Try bird watching at Lake Kariba where more than 350 species have been recorded. Travel to Mana Pools National Park in the heart of the Zambezi Valley.

Namibia Flying Safari
Go 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.

Lush Landscapes of Guatemala, Colombia & Ecuador
Explore the fascinating landscapes born of volcanoes, and cultures that flourish in these three dynamic destinations.

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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

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 […]

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 in Kenya with […]

Namibia & Botswana

Explore the world tallest sand dunes at […]


Spend two days and nights cruising Halong […]

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 […]

Kenya & Tanzania Safari Classic

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

South Africa & Zimbabwe

Enjoy a scenic ride around the cape […]


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

Ecuador’s Classic Cuisine

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


Discover the historic heart of Bogotá with […]

Private Sanctuaries of Ecuador

Discover the private sanctuaries of Ecuador found […]

Rural Landscapes of Laos & Cambodia

Journey through the traditional towns and villages and […]

Ecuador & Peru Culinary Treasures

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

Custom South Africa Tour

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

Peru Family Adventure

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

Custom Indonesia Tour

About Indonesia Travel Borneo (Indonesian: Kalimantan): The […]


Experience the many faces of China from […]

Ancestor Volcanoes of Guatemala & Galapagos Islands

“I and my family love to participate […]

Lake Hovsgol & Gobi Desert

MONGOLIA: THE PRIVATE COLLECTION Discover Mongolia’s 17th-century […]


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

Southern Australia & Tasmania

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

New Zealand’s Spectacular South Island

Explore pristine lakes and landscapes of New […]

Turkey & Morocco

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


In the company of a prominent archaeologist, […]

Costa Rica

Journey to Arenal Volcano, along with Fortuna, […]

Custom Panama Tour

About Panama Travel Bocas del Toro: Christopher […]

Namibia – Desert & Beyond

Explore one of southern Africa’s largest private nature […]

Ecuador & Peru Culinary Treasures

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

Custom Kenya Tour

About Kenya Travel Amboseli Wildlife Conservancies: Amboseli’s fragile […]

Custom United Arab Emirates & Oman Tour

About United Arab Emirates & Oman Travel Abu […]

Ecuador: Flavors of Ecuador

Enjoy the sights, sounds and flavors of […]

Custom Guatemala, Honduras & Nicaragua

About Guatemala, Honduras & Nicaragua Travel Antigua: A UNESCO […]

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