Sustainable Travel

One of the most important developments in tourism over the last decade has been the slow but inevitable movement towards sustainable travel practices.  Sustainable tourism best practices forms the core value of Big Five.   We believe in and are committed to nurturing that code of responsibility by developing sustainable itineraries and working with partners who share our corporate philosophy.  Beyond the hyperbole, there are real issues that have to be addressed if we are to insure that future generations will have the same opportunities to explore this remarkable planet.  The essential goals of sustainable tourism are:


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Sustainable Travel Tours

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Private Sanctuaries of Ecuador 14 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel, Family Travel

Starting Price: $9,580

Explore the old-world city of Quito. Enjoy the peaceful sanctuary of Ecuador's private reserves of Mashpi, Zuleta and the Galapagos Safari Camp. Go bird watching for the endangered condor in the Andean Condor Reserve; and learn about the traditional Zuleta community. Discover the Galapagos Islands on a five-night cruise as well as in the relaxed atmosphere of a luxury tented camp.


Namibia Flying Safari 11 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Sustainable Travel, Safari Tours, Adventure Travel, Family Travel

Starting Price: $15,450

Go on safari in the remarkable landscapes of Namibia, from Etosha National Park to Damaraland. Visit a traditional community of one of the last nomadic people in Africa. Discover the 2,500-year-old prehistoric rock engravings of Twyfelfontein.


Thailand & Cambodia 17 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel, Family Travel

Starting Price: $11,350

This extraordinary Southeast Asia adventure explores new territory from a new cutting-edge winery, to quad biking in the rainforest, to exploring ancient Khmer temples, to a luxurious private island stay.


Costa Rica & Nicaragua: Tarzan Swings, Aero Bunks & Monkey Bridges 12 Days Precious Journeys Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel, Family Travel

Starting Price: $5,390

This journey takes you into the rainforest of Costa Rica and the Pacific Coast of Nicaragua for an exceptional adventure full of learning opportunities and nature activities for a wonderful family vacation.


Peru’s Amazing Amazon 7 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel, Family Travel

Starting Price: $5,100

Explore the Amazon, one of the oldest and largest remaining rainforests in the world, on a 4-night river cruise on the fabled river and its tributaries. Learn about the people and wildlife that inhabit this region.


Kenya: Kids, Cats & A Tree House 11 Days Precious Journeys Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Safari Tours, Adventure Travel, Family Travel

Starting Price: $14,490

Explore Kenya and share a life-enhancing experience with your family. Explore the African bush for elephant, lion, buffalo and so much more. Walk with your Maasai guide in the bushveld. Share a journey with African elephants in an extraordinary encounter.


Namibia & Botswana 14 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Safari Tours, Adventure Travel, Family Travel

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Explore Namibia's remarkable desert landscapes, the world's tallest sand dunes and a traditional community of the semi-nomadic Himba. In Botswana, discover the many facets of the fabled Okavango Delta both by land and by water.


Panama, Costa Rica & Nicaragua 14 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel, Family Travel

Starting Price: $4,820

Explore this dynamic trio of Central American countries with their range of outdoor adventures, from whitewater rafting to treetop adventures, as well as distinctive cultural encounters.


Chile & Bolivia 16 Days New Reality Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel

Starting Price: $11,300

Discover some of the most dramatic and largely untouched landscapes in Latin America, including Patagonia, Atacama Desert and the Bolivian Antiplano.


Private Conservancies of Kenya & Tanzania 10 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Sustainable Travel, Safari Tours, Adventure Travel, Family Travel

Starting Price: $9,990

Explore the private conservancies of East Africa that offer bush walks guided by Maasai warriors, day and night game-viewing drives, visits to partner villages in authentic settings, and activities including horseback riding amid herds of plains animals.


Costa Rica Adventure for All 8 Days Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel, Family Travel

Starting Price: $1,940

Whitewater rafting, forest hiking, horseback riding, exploring caves and rappelling through waterfalls are just the beginning of this rainforest journey. Enjoy stays in the premier eco-lodge in Costa Rica and in the quirky airplane-turned-hotel nestled in the trees. This adventure has something for everyone in the family!


Ecuador’s Classic Cuisine 6 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel, Family Travel

Starting Price: $6,350

From colonial capital of Quito to the highland countryside, discover Ecuador's culinary traditions.


South Africa 11 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Sustainable Travel, Safari Tours, Family Travel

Starting Price: $6,850

Combine extraordinary wildlife, noted wine estates and coastal stays for an ideal vacation.


Namibia – Desert & Beyond 12 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Safari Tours, Adventure Travel

Starting Price: $12,910

Namibia offers classic safari experiences in the Namib Desert, Damaraland and Etosha National Park.


Ecuador Highlands 6 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel

Starting Price: $6,350

Explore Ecuador's culinary traditions in this journey to Quito and the highlands.


Namibia 9 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Safari Tours, Adventure Travel

Starting Price: $7,598

Discover the dramatic landscapes, unique wildlife and welcoming people of Namibia.


Peru – Culinary Roots of the Inca 11 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel

Starting Price: $8,750

Explore Incan culinary traditions through their use of quinoa, a grain developed more than 5,000 years ago in Peru. Travel into the Andes to the remarkable mountain Incan fortress of Machu Picchu.


Southern Tanzania 11 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Safari Tours, Adventure Travel

Starting Price: $7,450

Explore Southern Tanzania's remarkable wildlife by vehicle, on foot and by boat.


South Africa 13 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Sustainable Travel, Safari Tours, Adventure Travel, Family Travel

Starting Price: $16,599

The best of South Africa from Cape Town, to award-winning Winelands, to private game reserves


Northern Kenya & The Masai Mara 9 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Sustainable Travel, Safari Tours, Adventure Travel, Family Travel

Starting Price: $8,995

Kenya is the classic safari destination with remarkable opportunities for life-enhancing experiences


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