Luxury Travel & Tours from Big Five

Welcome to Big Five Tours & Expeditions, and to the adventure of your life! Visit this link – Explore The Big Five Edge – to learn why Big Five is the right choice for you.

Since 1973, we have been creating life-affirming, sustainable journeys for you and your family. 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 believe in the power of travel to change the world for the better, and our goal is that you experience the best a destination has to offer.


Big Five is honored to be the only 2-time recipient of the Virtuoso Sustainable Tourism Leadership Award. You can also see Ashish and Mahen Sanghrajka’s acceptance speeches here.


Get lost with the new…
Navigator Series® Edition III 

Front cover arrivedFocus – what we focus on expands, and that applies to everything from politics to adventure travel. At Big Five, we focus on the space between – between what is expected and what is unknown; between where tourism is and where we want to travel. Each of us needs to explore the space in between all the noise in the world today to find what is most important to us while we also strive to meet the challenge to use travel to better the world, to change others’ lives and redefine preservation and conservation in ways philanthropy alone simply cannot. To begin your personal exploration of the space between, reserve your copy of Navigator Series® Edition III, arriving July, 2016.  To order, use the Contact Big Five links on this page, call us 800 244 3483, or click Brochure Order Form.


And get found with…
Your Travel DNA

Discover Your Travel DNA! Our Distinctive Navigator Analyzer or DNA offers a unique twist on the usual vacation planning. We have reversed the process currently accepted in planning a vacation. Instead of fitting the guest into a destination, with DNA you can discover the best destinations for you that speak to your particular interests and passions whether you are an Adrenalin Seeker, a Culture Junky, a Star Gazer or something more. With this simple tool, you open up a world of possible destinations that genuinely excite you with places you may never have considered before. Visit to get your Travel DNA profile.


Family Focused Adventures 

We developed adventures crafted with children at the center of each of our premier Precious Journeys® explorations.  And, now we have just launched our newest family-friendly initiative – Precious Journeys® College Edition, which challenges tomorrow’s leaders to make a difference as they prepare for college, careers and future lives.  Visit our Kids section to learn more about the Precious Journeys  series and OMG. To read articles and information, including The Wall Street Journal article featuring Precious Journeys®, visit our Media Center 

What's New
Big Five was featured in the Bloomberg Pursuits article These Are the Most Extreme Scuba Dives in the World.  Click Here.  

New Worlds to Explore:  Explore the new President’s Picks and Precious Journey® College Edition as well as other new adventures, including Trekking Adventure in Ecuador’s Andes, a high-altitude adventure; Indonesia’s forests, beaches and traditional cultures explores the world of orangutans as well as the rich cultural tapestry and important historic Hindu temples of Bali and Ubud; and Natural Nicaragua, which has only recently come on the radar as an emerging destination for a wealth of nature-based activities from forest hikes to ash boarding and paragliding.

Navigator Series® Edition III - It's Here!
For more thrilling travel adventures, order your copy of our hardcover Navigator Series® Edition III.  Be among the first to order your copy. Click Brochure Order Form, or call 800 BIG FIVE (244 3483), or use the Contact Big Five links on this page.

Travel Blog
For a glimpse of what we do all day, explore our blog to learn about interesting new places, some offbeat like a graffiti tour of Buenos Aires; others unusual like an underground cathedral in Colombia; and still others that introduce you to great finds like an off-the-grid restaurant in Bangkok. We post new blog entries weekly, so please stop by. You can select Blog on the menu item at the top of the page, or click here.

In more than four decades, 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 was honored by Virtuoso, the leading international travel agency network specializing in luxury and experiential travel with the 2016 Virtuoso Sustainable Tourism Leadership Award.  This is the second time that Big Five has received this award, and is the only company to have won this valued award twice.








Big Five is honored to have been recognized as one of the Best Places To Work in our community for the second time. Click on logo below for more information.

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T+L ranks two Big Five specialists as top travel agents for 2015

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Tours at a Glance

Indonesia’s Forests, Beaches and Traditional Cultures

Travel to two orangutan wildlife centers to spend […]

Trekking Adventure in Ecuador’s Andes

North of Quito, visit a historic hacienda […]

President’s Pick: Ecuador’s Galapagos & Amazon

Discover the eccentric inhabitants of three of the Galapagos extraordinary […]

Australia Active

Explore Adelaide’s elegant tree-lined streets, parks and historic stone […]

President’s Picks: Peru

Explore the Amazon River Basin and learn how centuries […]

President’s Picks: Botswana & South Africa

Participate in a photographic safari with David Murray, Great […]

President’s Pick: Incredible Indochina

Explore Southeast Asian cuisine during culinary experience […]

Adventure Botswana & Victoria Falls

Discover some of the thrilling activities available at […]

Guatemala, Colombia & Argentina: Graffiti Art Experience

Explore the fascinating world of graffiti art […]

Panama’s Remote Province

Enjoy a scenic flight over Panama City, […]

Legendary China

Explore Beijing in depth, including touring the Hutong […]

Custom Peru Tour

About Peru Travel Amazon Jungle: The Amazon […]


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

Cambodia, Laos & Vietnam

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

Australia Active

Explore Adelaide’s elegant tree-lined streets, parks and historic stone […]

India: Saving Tigers

Begin this journey with a unique and […]

Guatemala, Colombia & Argentina: Graffiti Art Experience

Explore the fascinating world of graffiti art […]

Guatemala’s Jungles, Jaguars & Peanut Butter

In private workshops, learn to make two […]

The Galapagos Islands: Of Fish & Fishermen

Explore an organic coffee plantation to learn […]

Sri Lanka Adventure

Explore the ancient culture of this island  nation as witnessed […]

Kenya: Kids, Cats & A Tree House

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

Discovering Northern Chile

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

Custom Jordan Tour

About Jordan Travel Ajlun: A hilly town […]

President’s Pick: Chile’s Patagonia & Mapuche Culture

Enjoy a three-night cruise aboard the M/V Stella […]

China’s Captivating Visions & Timeless Horizons

Relish a pleasant Li River cruise through […]

Australia’s Abundant Adventures

Explore Freycinet Peninsula on Tasmania’s stunning east […]

Ecuador & Luxury Amazon

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

Ulaanbaatar, Gobi Desert & Gorkhi Terelj National Park

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

Custom Bhutan Tour

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

Northern Australia

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

South Africa & Zambia

Discover Cape Town, one of the most […]

Custom Indonesia Tour

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

Guatemala & Colombia

Savor the unique opportunity to watch the […]

Northern Australia

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

Custom Zambia, Zimbabwe & Malawi Tour

About Zambia, Zimbabwe & Malawi Travel Zambia Kafue […]

Peru: Walk among the Ancients

“I am from Peru, and there are […]

Sri Lanka Adventure

Explore the ancient culture of this island  nation as witnessed […]

Brazil’s Amazing Amazon & Cultured Coast

Explore in-depth the magnificent Amazon Rainforest, the […]

Custom Japan Tour

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

Travel Blog

Five things to top your “to do” list for the day after elections

After such a nerve-wracking presidential election cycle,

October 20, 2016

Drawing on walls

Caves are mysterious, sometimes other worldly, landforms

October 13, 2016

Looking for a dry spot to land

There are many delightful advantages to living

October 5, 2016

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