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

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 […]

Costa Rica & Nicaragua: Tarzan Swings, Aero Bunks & Monkey Bridges

Learn how to surf, go whitewater rafting, […]

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 […]

Natural New Zealand

Explore the casual capital city of Auckland […]

Costa Rica

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

The Galapagos Islands: Of Fish & Fishermen

Explore an organic coffee plantation to learn […]

Private Conservancies of Kenya & Tanzania

Explore East Africa conservancies on guided bush […]

Thailand – A Natural Adventure

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

Ecuador & Luxury Amazon

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

Belize

In the company of a prominent archaeologist, […]

Rural Landscapes of Laos & Cambodia

Journey through the traditional towns and villages and […]

India – Saving Tigers

Begin this journey with a unique and […]

Kenya & Tanzania Safari Classic

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

Discovering Northern Chile

Explore ruins of former mining towns, Santa Laura […]

Colombia’s Colonial Cities, Coffee Culture & Coast

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

Madagascar

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

Speed Collection New Zealand

Adrenaline Factor:  5 Go jump off a […]

Custom Turkey Tour

About Turkey Travel Ankara: Ankara is the […]

Gems of Nicaragua

Explore the charming and historic city of Granada […]

Myanmar, Cambodia & Laos: Minority Tribes of Indochina

“I created this tour for the true […]

South Africa

Discover private wildlife reserves of Sabi Sands, […]

Zambia & Botswana: Uncharted Footsteps

“When I was asked to create an […]

Cambodia, Laos & Vietnam

Begin your journey in Cambodia at Angkor Wat, one of […]

Egypt & Jordan

Begin your Egypt adventure with an exploration of […]

Custom Egypt Tour

About Egypt Travel Abu Simbel: The Abu […]

Custom South Africa Tour

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

Namibia Flying Safari

This flying safari makes the most of […]

Botswana & Zambia

Experience one of the natural wonders of […]

Private Sanctuaries of Ecuador

Discover the private sanctuaries of Ecuador found […]

Gems of Nicaragua

Explore the charming and historic city of Granada […]

Tanzania & Kenya: The Challenge and the Promise

“My first safari was in the Masai […]


Travel Blog

Migrations your camera was made for

Migration – that spectacle of nature that

April 16, 2015

Tree Houses for the Child in All of Us

There is something about a tree house

April 9, 2015

No Menus Needed Culinary Stories for the Family Chef

We all have our favorite foods –

March 26, 2015

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