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.

What's New

With summer in full swing, we know you are engaged in roster of summertime activities, vacations and time with the family.  It’s not too early to begin thinking about your fall and winter getaways – especially if you want to have the best selection of dates and accommodations.  Whether its close to home or far afield, we can help make the most of your holidays.

We have great new adventures on tap.  Our 14-day Namibia & Botswana takes you into Namibia’s remarkable desert landscapes, the world’s tallest sand dunes and a traditional community of the semi-nomadic Himba. In Botswana, discover the many facets of the fabled Okavango Delta both by land and by water.

Want to head south?  We have a new eight-day journey to Brazil. Vivacious and full of fun, Rio is known the world over as the capital of Carnival!  Did you know that Rio also has the largest urban forest in the world?   Brazil has a rich and colorful history to explore in its old gold mining towns and cities such as Ouro Preto with its well-preserved Portuguese colonial architecture.

For an in-depth adventure into Southeast Asia, Indochina, 20 days, takes you into theremarkable landscapes and amazing cultures to encounter the welcoming people of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.  From a Vietnamese cooking class to Cambodia’s remarkable Angkor Wat to Loas’ rural lifestyles, you will be richly rewarded.

A little closer to home, the 14-day Panama, Costa Rica & Nicaragua journey explores this dynamic trio of Central American countries with their mix of outdoor adventures and distinctive cultural encounters.  Whitewater rafting, including some Class III and IV rapids, treetop adventures and beachcombing are just a few of the options to be found here.

The great East Africa migration season is on!  This exhilarating annual event sees more than a million animals, primarily wildebeest and zebra, move from Tanzania’s Serengeti Plains north into Kenya’s Masai Mara.  This really is a life-enhancing event.  Call us about our 10-day Private Conservancies of Kenya & Tanzania.  Further south, you’ll find an entirely different safari experience with our 12-day Namibia – Desert & Beyond.

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

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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.


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

Namibia & Botswana

Explore the world tallest sand dunes at […]


Spend two days and nights cruising Halong […]


Take a cable car ride up to […]

Panama, Costa Rica & Nicaragua

Explore Panama City, the oldest Spanish settlement […]

Peru Family Adventure

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

Chile & Bolivia

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

Private Conservancies of Kenya & Tanzania

Explore East Africa on guided bush walks […]

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 […]

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 […]


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

Custom New Zealand Tour

About New Zealand Travel Arthur’s Pass: In […]


In the company of a prominent archaeologist, […]


Experience the many faces of China from […]

Panama, Costa Rica & Nicaragua

Explore Panama City, the oldest Spanish settlement […]


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


Take a cable car ride up to […]


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

Custom Panama Tour

About Panama Travel Bocas del Toro: Christopher […]

Northern Kenya & The Masai Mara

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

Ecuador & Luxury Amazon

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


Explore Madagascar’s world of lemurs,  from tiny mouse lemurs […]

South Africa, Botswana & Zambia

Experience one of Africa’s icons, Victoria Falls, […]

Speed Collection Jordan & Oman

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

New Zealand

Discover New Zealand’s welcoming capital city, Auckland, […]

Indonesia In Depth

Explore Indonesia’s lush jungle trails searching for […]

Costa Rica Adventure for All

Thrill to whitewater rafting on one of the […]

Custom Bhutan Tour

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

Lake Hovsgol & Gobi Desert

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

Southern Tanzania

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

Custom Costa Rica Tour

About Costa Rica Travel Arenal: The rainforest […]

Kao Gu Australia

Explore the multi-faceted city of Sydney, with […]

Jordan & Oman: Trails of The Caliphs

“Both Jordan and Oman offer fantastic trekking […]

Custom New Zealand Tour

About New Zealand Travel Arthur’s Pass: In […]

Custom Japan Tour

About Japan Travel Beppu: Founded in 1924, […]

Chile, Argentina & Brazil

Explore one of South America’s peak experiences, […]

Northern Australia

Travel to Australia’s Top End to explore […]

Ecuador Mainland

Explore Quito, at an elevation of 9,000 […]

Travel Blog

5 Reasons You Should Visit Tantalizing Tanzania

In 2012, the New York Times ranked

July 24, 2014

Top Asian Cities For Shopping (Infographic)

There are many, many reasons to visit Asia,

July 23, 2014

Don’t Miss the Great Migration’s Most Thrilling Moments

The words “wonder” and “awesome” have become

July 21, 2014

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