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 honored to have been recognized by Virtuoso®, an international luxury travel network, with an award for 2014 Sustainable Tourism Leadership. Click on logo for more information.

 


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 […]

Custom Costa Rica Tour

About Costa Rica Travel Arenal: The rainforest […]

Colombia

Discover the historic heart of Bogotá with […]

South Africa – Cape Town & Eastern Cape

Explore Cape Town & its famous Table […]

Natural New Zealand

Explore the casual capital city of Auckland […]

Southern Tanzania

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

Peru: Family Adventure in the Andes

“I am from Chiclayo, Peru so Peru […]

Japan

Explore one of the most exciting and […]

The Galapagos Islands: Of Fish & Fishermen

Explore an organic coffee plantation to learn […]

New Zealand’s Spectacular South Island

Explore pristine lakes and landscapes of New […]

Custom Peru Tour

About Peru Travel Amazon Jungle: This is […]

Namibia & Botswana

Explore the world tallest sand dunes at […]

Colombia’s Colonial Cities, Coffee Culture & Coast

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

Gems of Nicaragua

Explore the charming and historic city of Granada […]

Private Sanctuaries of Ecuador

Discover the private sanctuaries of Ecuador found […]

Tanzania

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

Peru – Culinary Roots of the Inca

Explore the  culinary roots of Peru with a […]

Costa Rica

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

Kenya: Kids, Cats & A Tree House

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

Jordan & Oman: Trails of The Caliphs

“Both Jordan and Oman offer fantastic trekking […]

Botswana & Zambia – Three Rivers

Experience a luxury safari in Botswana and […]

South India

Discover Bangalore and its intriguing mix of […]

Custom Namibia Tour

About Namibia Travel Damaraland: This UNESCO World […]

Jordan: A Journey Back in Time

“I am fascinated by Jordan.  It has […]

Egypt: Nubian Treasures and Pharaohic Legacies

“This is an extremely in-depth program covering […]

Ecuador & Peru Culinary Treasures

In Quito, go shopping in the colorful market […]

Custom Vietnam Tour

About Vietnam Travel Dalat: At an elevation […]

Custom New Zealand Tour

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

Israel, Jordan & Egypt

Explore Jerusalem, both old and new, from […]


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