Adventure Travel

Luxury, Custom Adventure Tours

Adventure… This simple word conjures up a world of possibilities. Each of us defines it on our own terms. Big Five’s talented team of Destination Specialists has created exceptional opportunities for you to indulge your spirit of adventure. Each element of our adventure tours has been honed and polished to a high sheen to insure that your custom journey surpasses expectations. Don’t see your ultimate tour here? Our specialists have the imagination and resources to help you define your own definition of adventure travel and make it a reality. Challenge us to create and customize your adventure. Let us show you how we don’t tell stories better; we tell better stories.


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President’s Picks: Cambodia’s Unique Treasures 17 Days President’s Picks Interest(s): Adventure Travel

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“When you mention Cambodia, what is the first thing you almost always hear? Angkor Wat! What if you heard something different? That is what this program is about – a different Cambodia. My first visit to Cambodia was as a college student with my family. I left curious, curious about what more there was. I am always looking at the possibilities of place. Travelers too often overlook Cambodia as stand-alone itinerary. This journey is proof that Cambodia can, indeed, stand on its own two legs as a unique and fascinating destination. I am proud to present you with this vision all these years later.”


Galapagos Islands Land Adventure 9 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Safari Tours, Adventure Travel

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Enjoy this land-based exploration of the Galapagos Islands. Stay in luxury tented camp and a delightful island lodge. Swim, snorkel, and spend time on stunning beaches with a host of wildlife that are nearby and unafraid of your presence. Savor this extraordinary wildlife experience.


President’s Pick: Northern Peru Warriors of the Clouds 11 Days President’s Picks Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel

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"Most countries feel lucky to have an iconic sight or two. Peru is one of the few locations with so many that it transcends empires. This journey is about getting past the Incas and seeing the ancient empires of Peru that shaped the future. This journey is about changing how you see Peru through new concepts and access to new areas."


President’s Pick: Adventure Guatemala & Panama 19 Days President’s Picks Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel

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“The prefix “UN” connotes the opposite or the undoing of something. That is exactly what this journey is about. When I look at how travel in Central America is offered; frankly, I get bored! The same hotels, the same locations, the same activities consistently show up. What is missing is a sense of imagination and creativity. You should expect more – to see more, to feel more, to do more than the ordinary. This journey allows you to engage with the indigenous tribes of Panama, explore rural Guatemala by glamping in a remote luxury Airstream trailer, and discover the region’s rich ecosystems during hikes and rafting adventures. I promise you will not be bored.”


Andean Adventure by Train 11 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Adventure Travel

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Combine three distinctive train journeys with classic Peruvian sights such as stunning Incan sites from Machu Picchu to Puno, and you have the adventure of a lifetime. Explore the mountain fortress of Machu Picchu and discover the Sumbay Caves, with its paintings dating back 6,000 to 8,000 years. Go paddle boarding on Lake Huaypo, and hike to Inti Punku, the “Sun Gate” at Machu Picchu. This is an unforgettable adventure as you travel aboard three distinctive trains through the Andes.


Peru Sky High & River Deep 18 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel

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This Peru journey takes you beyond the conventional to explore new territories. Set sail with Jean Michael Cousteau and his team to experience the Amazon from the perspective of a conservationist: discover this fascinating destination as you learn about the challenges we face to preserve wildlife habitats, delicate ecosystems and evolving cultural traditions and economic pressures which threaten the environment.


Presidents Pick: Bolivia & Argentina Highland Adventure 14 Days President’s Picks Interest(s): Adventure Travel

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“I have always been fascinated with Bolivia, and for the longest time, kept trying to figure out just how to integrate it into the perfect Latin America itinerary without settling for the over-visited tourist islands on Lake Titicaca. We found the solution in Salta. This is the ideal access road into Bolivia that presents the perfect logistical order to manage these highland altitudes. At the same time, you explore the famous Inca culture in Bolivia as well as the lesser known Aymara culture of Argentina. This is the Latin America of tomorrow, where conventional itineraries and thinking are dispelled.”


President’s Pick: Tanzania & Kenya 17 Days President’s Picks Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Safari Tours, Adventure Travel

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“Over the last decade, the resistance to poaching and the need to preserve indigenous cultures became so strong that the notion of community-based conservancies was born. It was pioneered in countries like Namibia and parts of Kenya. That same idea spread like wildfire into Tanzania and now even further into northern Kenya, where the commitment to the conservancy model of safaris is now thriving. The experience is now more hands on than ever before, from tracking rhino on foot in Kenya's Northern Rangelands Trust to staying in a conservancy just outside Tarangire National Park. Private conservancies offer some of the best solutions for both traditional cultures and the wildlife that they live among.”


Trekking Tasmania & Maria Island 13 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel

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This Tasmania-focused adventure offers a variety of settings from a four-day trek through the unspoiled natural beauty of Maria Island, off the coast of Tasmania, to a thrilling climb up Sydney’s iconic Harbour Bridge for unparalleled views of the surroundings. This journey also explores the beautiful coast along the Great Ocean Road and stunning Freycinet Peninsula. It is a hallmark exploration of Tasmania.


President’s Pick: Crystal Canyons of Colombia 13 Days President’s Picks Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Adventure Travel

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“Being one of the first companies to operate in Colombia has its challenges. It also has its benefits – chiefly, you are able to get the unique, quality experience down to a science, and your journeys are at the cutting edge. This latest adventure is one of my favorites. It exposes you to areas that just a decade ago were thought to be inaccessible. This journey will bring out your inner Indiana Jones. Explore, and get drawn in the way I have been for the last ten years.”


Sri Lanka Of Teas & Temples 14 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Adventure Travel

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The northern part of Sri Lanka has been off limits for decades and the infrastructure hasn’t been ready for tourism. Recently, however, much has changed. This program takes you to the known areas such as the Cultural Triangle and blends that with the untouched north and adds in special inclusions along the way that really show you why this is a trending destination for the future.


Southern Africa: Teeth of the Crocodile 10 Days Precious Journeys® College Edition Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Safari Tours, Adventure Travel, Family Travel

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In this Precious Journeys College Edition adventure, you travel with guides who have extensive knowledge of the bush, the animals and the cultures. You walk with the fabled Bushmen of the Kalahari, who share their knowledge and understanding of man's relationship to the environment. There are opportunities throughout this journey to explore what Africa has to teach all of us. Witness a little known zebra migration; and meet rescued, orphaned elephants plus take time to savor a range of activities at dramatic Victoria Falls.


President’s Pick: Australia Unbound 32 Days President’s Picks Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel

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"I am always amazed at how much of Australia is still undiscovered. When you look at where the largest cluster of hotels are, it represents less than half the territory. This itinerary is designed to remove you from those clusters, taking you to the frontiers where mass settlement has not yet happened. This is the real outback. Don’t go down under, go walk about."


President’s Pick: Zimbabwe’s Wild Landscapes 11 Days President’s Picks Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Safari Tours, Adventure Travel

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“Like the rising sun, Zimbabwe is re-emerging as the safari destination for the ultimate bucket list. Its rich wildlife areas and incredible landscapes are irresistible. Like many other African countries, Zimbabwe has its share of economic problems, yet tourism married with conservation is proving to be the central solution that will help this country continue to emerge."


Costa Rica Authentic 9 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel

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Costa Rica offers opportunities for hiking, horseback riding, ziplining through the rainforest and river rafting adventures over Class II, III and IV rapids. Encounter the Cabecar Indians, the largest indigenous group in Costa Rica, and spend time learning about their traditions, customs and beliefs. Savor an ultra light flight above breath-taking landscapes and waterfalls.


Custom Sri Lanka Luxury Tour Varied Days Navigator Series Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Adventure Travel

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Sri Lanka offers the traveler so much more than just a day at the beach with its rich cultural history, wealth of temples, tea plantations, rubber tree forests and rice paddy fields as well as unique endemic wildlife.


President’s Pick: Southern India’s Vijaynagar Empire 14 Days President’s Picks Interest(s): Adventure Travel

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"I have always been fascinated with the southern part of India, especially the heritage that dates back to the 6th and 7th century. When I use the phrase ‘the space between’, I am often talking about India and about the locations in this itinerary. They represent India beyond the Maharajas, they represent a different segment of Hinduism and Buddhism. This region of India also represents the best example of sustainable tourism, offering you a window into what India could become."


Indonesia’s Forests, Beaches and Traditional Cultures 16 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Safari Tours, Adventure Travel

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Indonesia's Forests, Beaches and Traditional Cultures explores the world of orangutans and allows you to spend some time in the company of these extraordinary animals. Discover the rich cultural tapestry and important historic Hindu temples of Bali and Ubud. Venture out on a thrilling helicopter exploration over villages, deep river valleys, beautiful picturesque rice fields and the volcanic Kintamani Caldera. This is a spectacular Indonesian experience.


Ecuador’s Interiors: Volcano to Rainforest 10 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel

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Explore some of the fascinating variety Ecuador has to offer, including its distinctive cuisine - from the food markets in Quito and Otavalo to a culinary lesson in Quito, to sampling gourmet Ecuadorean fusion cuisine with a chef, who shares his secrets and famous recipes. Encounter some of Ecuador's amazing wildlife such as the high-flying condor of the Andes and the fabled pink dolphins of the Amazon. Delve into the Amazon rainforest during a three-night river cruise, and meet with Kichwa women as they share their customs, cuisine and everyday life in the jungles. Go horseback riding in the Andes past Caranqui pyramids, the largest and best-preserved archeological sites of the ancient Caranqui culture with 132 small earth mounds dating as far back as 700 CE.


President’s Pick: Natural Nicaragua 10 Days President’s Picks Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel

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“Nicaragua has only recently come on the radar as an emerging destination for its wealth of nature-based activities. I am an avid outdoor enthusiast so hiking forests, swimming, kayaking, ash boarding and paragliding are all activities that I and my family enjoy. Add to this culturally and historically vibrant cities such as Leon and Granada, and the thriving coffee plantations, and Nicaragua is a fun and rewarding destination.”


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