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.

In the meantime, we have new adventure for you such as this 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.


Navigator Series™ Edition II

For more travel ideas, 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 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

Indochina

Spend two days and nights cruising Halong […]

Brazil

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 […]

Ecuador’s Classic Cuisine

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

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 […]

Belize

In the company of a prominent archaeologist, […]

Costa Rica

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

Ecuador’s Classic Cuisine

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

Custom South Africa Tour

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

Kao Gu China

Explore one of the most fascinating cities […]

Natural New Zealand

Explore the casual capital city of Auckland […]

Costa Rica Adventure for All

Thrill to whitewater rafting on one of the […]

Private Conservancies of Kenya & Tanzania

Explore East Africa on guided bush walks […]

Custom Australia Tour

About Australia Travel Alice Springs, Uluru & […]

Custom China Including Tibet Tour

About China Including Tibet Travel Beijing: This mammoth […]

Cambodia, Laos & Vietnam

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

Chile & Bolivia

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

Custom Indonesia Tour

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

Custom Cambodia & Laos Tour

About Cambodia & Laos Travel Battambang: Founded in […]

Namibia – Desert & Beyond

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

Chile & Ecuador

Explore sophisticated Santiago, its history, art, culture and  […]

Private Conservancies of Kenya & Tanzania

Explore East Africa on guided bush walks […]

Egypt & Jordan

Begin your Egypt adventure with an exploration of […]

Peru: Walk among the Ancients

“I am from Peru, and there are […]

Custom Ecuador & The Galapagos Tour

About Ecuador & The Galapagos Travel Amazon Rainforest: The […]

Custom United Arab Emirates & Oman Tour

About United Arab Emirates & Oman Travel Abu […]

Zambia & Botswana: Uncharted Footsteps

“When I was asked to create an […]

Gems of Nicaragua

Explore the charming and historic city of Granada […]

Custom Morocco Tour

About Morocco Travel Casablanca & Essaouira: The […]

Ecuador & Galapagos

Explore Ecuador’s colonial capital, Quito, listed by […]

Tanzania

Discover  Tarangire National Park,  known for its wildlife […]

Myanmar

Discover Yangon’s 2,500-year-old Shwedagon Pagoda at sunset, one of the highlights […]

Custom Turkey Tour

About Turkey Travel Ankara: Ankara is the […]


Travel Blog

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Kenya Safaris

Kenyan officials recently passed aggressive legislation, the

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