Luxury Travel & Tours from Big Five
Welcome to Big Five Tours & Expeditions, and welcome to the adventure of your life! We create life-affirming, sustainable journeys for you and your family. Whether this is your first or 21st 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.
The Leading Custom Luxury Travel Company
For more than four decades, Big Five has met and exceeded your expectations by providing authentic journeys that explore the essence of a place while honoring what is most important to you. We believe in the power of travel, especially international travel, to change the world for the better. Our sincere goal is that, at the end of your journey, you return home with that sense of knowing; of having really experienced the best of what a destination has to offer.
For a glimpse at what we do all day
Learn about interesting ideas, people and adventures. Discover 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.
Where to next?
We challenged our ever-on-the-road president, Ashish Sanghrajka, to come up with some of his favorite journeys and destinations. The result is the new 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; and to spend a night stargazing from a hammock on a pontoon on the outer Great Barrier Reef. Visit President’s Picks to see where he takes us next.
If you’d like to read more about our president, check out the recent profile in Travel Pulse by David Cogswell: “Ashish Sanghrajka: Sharing a Life of Travel”
Family Focused Adventures
Your alternative to family tolerant travel
We developed journeys specifically crafted with children at the center of each of our ground-breaking Precious Journeys adventures. 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 – and all with a huge dose of fun!
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, Carter Ries, who was then 8 and his then 7-year-old sister Olivia Ries, learned about endangered animals when they ‘adopted’ a cheetah in South Africa, and that was the beginning of OMG.
We have also partnered with Family Travel Association, and support its mission: “To inspire families to travel – and to travel more – 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.
Our Mission – We Don’t Tell Stories Better, We Tell Better Stories®
New Worlds to Explore
Check out some of our newest adventures; especially in our new collection – President’s Picks
, which are journeys Big Five president, Ashish Sanghrajka, has created aroudn soem of his own travel passions. Adventure Australia
on the Great Barrier Reef and climbing the Sydney Harbor Bridge. Morocco
includes a mobile tented camp experience in the Agafay Desert with its lunar-like landscapes and hikes in the rugged Atlas Mountains. India
encompasses a variety of unique experiences such as visiting the sacred Har-Ki-Pauri Ghat to savor a rare experience – the golden reflection of flowers floating in the sacred Ganges during a twilight Ganga aarti ceremony. For more President’s Picks adventure, click on the link above. Visit our New Adventures
for more adventure ideas.
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.