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. We are happy to note that two members of the Big Five Team are among the 133 Top Travel Specialists in the current issue of Travel + Leisure magazine.  Congratulations to Ashish Sanghrajka and Volker Altvater!  Be sure to check out the links below for more exciting news!

What's New

We are honored to have been recognized by Virtuoso®, an international luxury travel network, with an award for 2014 Sustainable Tourism Leadership. Follow this link for more information.

In the what’s really new department, we have launched a much anticipated new collection, Precious Journeys, that proves we are still just kids at heart. These adventures focus on children, specifically those between the ages 5-11, and their travel needs. Everything from the style of their documents to the activities are tailored to them.  We looked at a wide range of topics and included more things that children will find fun.   The first adventure is Kenya: Kids, Cats & A Treehouse. We will with two more coming online very soon.

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.

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:


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.

 Big Five Wins 2014 Virtuoso Sustainable Tourism Award

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

Peru’s Amazing Amazon

Explore Lima, the center of Spanish power […]

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 […]

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 […]

Custom Belize Tour

About Belize Travel Ambergris Caye: This is […]

Custom New Zealand Tour

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

Ecuador & Luxury Amazon

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


Discover the historic heart of Bogotá with […]

Egypt & Jordan

Begin your Egypt adventure with an exploration of […]

Custom Panama Tour

About Panama Travel Bocas del Toro: Christopher […]

Kao Gu China

Explore one of the most fascinating cities […]

Northern Australia

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


Take a cable car ride up to […]

Northern Peru & Lake Titicaca

Discover the ancient world of Lord of […]

Festivals of Bhutan

Special Festival Departure: Oct 5-16, 2014 Experience Bhutan’s culture at […]

Peru – Culinary Roots of the Inca

Explore the  culinary roots of Peru with a […]

Ecuador: Flavors of Ecuador

Enjoy the sights, sounds and flavors of […]

Chile & Bolivia

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

Morocco: Splendors of the Berber South

“Not many journeys that offer Morocco focus […]

Custom Chile Tour

About Chile Travel Atacama Desert: On the […]

Custom Turkey Tour

About Turkey Travel Ankara: Ankara is the […]

Custom Guatemala, Honduras & Nicaragua

About Guatemala, Honduras & Nicaragua Travel Antigua: A UNESCO […]

Antarctica & Chile including remote Patagonia

Discover Chile’s charming and historic capital city, Santiago, […]

Jordan & Oman: Trails of The Caliphs

“Both Jordan and Oman offer fantastic trekking […]

Ecuador: Flavors of Ecuador

Enjoy the sights, sounds and flavors of […]

Oman: Caravans of the Bedu

Enjoy a unique experience of Oman on […]

Ecuador Highlands

Join renowned chef, Esteban Tapia, who is part […]

South Africa

Discover charming Cape Town, Cape Point and […]

New Zealand’s Spectacular South Island

Explore pristine lakes and landscapes of New […]

Kenya: Kids, Cats & A Tree House

Explore Kenya’s Nairobi National Park, unique in […]


Savor one of the most thrilling wildlife […]

Custom Thailand Tour

About Thailand Travel Bangkok: Bangkok has been […]

Travel Blog

The Pinnacles Desert – A Different Kind of Travel Experience in Australia

When people think of traveling to Australia

August 28, 2014


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August 22, 2014

Egyptian Luxury in Luxor

In Egyptian lore, Amun-Ra was the father

August 5, 2014

White Glove Service

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