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

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 […]

Namibia Flying Safari

This flying safari makes the most of […]

Thailand & Cambodia

Thailand & Cambodia today offer the unexpected such as a […]

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 […]

Private Sanctuaries of Ecuador

Discover the private sanctuaries of Ecuador found […]

Namibia & Botswana

Explore the world tallest sand dunes at […]

Thailand – A Natural Adventure

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

China

Experience the many faces of China from […]

Costa Rica

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

Southern Tanzania

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

Northern Peru & Lake Titicaca

Discover the ancient world of Lord of […]

Northern Kenya & The Masai Mara

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

Peru: Adventure in the Andes

“I am from Chiclayo, Peru so Peru […]

South Africa

Discover private wildlife reserves of Sabi Sands, […]

Patagonia, Southern Ice Fields & Northern Chile

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

Peru: Adventure in the Andes

“I am from Chiclayo, Peru so Peru […]

Ulaanbaatar, Gobi Desert & Gorkhi Terelj National Park

MONGOLIA: THE PRIVATE  COLLECTION Discover Mongolia’s fascinating […]

Argentina

Enjoy vivacious Buenos Aires, a city with […]

Colombia’s Colonial Cities, Coffee Culture & Coast

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

Kao Gu Belize

Savor an extraordinary adventure few other travelers […]

China’s Captivating Visions & Timeless Horizons

“The sights, sounds, landscapes and people of […]

Peru: Walk among the Ancients

“I am from Peru, and there are […]

Kenya: Kids, Cats & A Tree House

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

Indochina

Spend two days and nights cruising Halong […]

New Zealand’s Spectacular South Island

Explore pristine lakes and landscapes of New […]

Panama, Costa Rica & Nicaragua

Explore Panama City, the oldest Spanish settlement […]

Custom Malaysia & Singapore Tour

About Malaysia & Singapore Travel Cameron Highlands: Cameron Highlands is […]

Turkey & Morocco

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

Custom Tanzania Tour

About Tanzania Travel Mt. Kilimanjaro: The “rooftop […]

Custom United Arab Emirates & Oman Tour

About United Arab Emirates & Oman Travel Abu […]

Lake Hovsgol & Gobi Desert

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

Custom Thailand Tour

About Thailand Travel Bangkok: Bangkok has been […]


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