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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Peru – Amazon, Andes & the Coast 13 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Safari Tours, Adventure Travel, Family Travel

Starting Price: $9,670

Explore Peru's most remarkable gems - from one of the most important ecosystems in the world - the Amazon Rainforest basin to the ancient Andes Mountains to the Pacific Coast. Discover cultural icons such as Machu Picchu and the mythic Nazca Lines.


Discovering Northern Chile 7 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel, Recommended

Starting Price: $3,900

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 7 Days Precious Journeys Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel, Family Travel

Starting Price: $3,450

The Galapagos Islands: Of Fish & Fishermen 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.


Ecuador: From Machalilla to Zuleta 10 Days Precious Journeys Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel, Family Travel, Recommended

Starting Price: $2,880

This Precious Journeys adventure takes your family into the heart of Ecuador's mainland to experience its landscapes, wildlife and people. Discover the thrill of working with an archeologist on a dig; snorkel and swim in clear waters of Drake’s Bay; and explore Zuleta's culture and search for the endangered Ecuadorian condor.


Private Conservancies in Tanzania 11 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Sustainable Travel, Safari Tours, Adventure Travel, Recommended

Starting Price: $12,825

Discover some of the next generation of private wildlife conservancies in Tanzania, where the wildlife, the local communities and guests all benefit. Go on a “slow safari” - a bush walk with Maasai guides and explore one of the most priceless ecosystems left to us – the Serengeti Plains. Track Africa’s famous five – Big Five – lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo. Stay in exquisite tented camps and enjoy star gazing, cultural visits, sundowners, painted caves and more.


South Africa – Cape Town & Eastern Cape 9 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Sustainable Travel, Safari Tours, Adventure Travel, Family Travel, Recommended

Starting Price: $4,395

This South African adventure features a safari in the private, malaria-free game reserve of Kariega; an exploration of Cape Town, Table Mountain and the lovely Cape Peninsula; and visits to some of the vineyards in the country's famous Winelands.


Chile & Argentina – Nature’s Wonders 17 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel, Family Travel, Recommended

Starting Price: $10,550

Chile & Argentina... 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.


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

Starting Price: $8,865

This Kenya & Tanzania Safari Classic is a perfect adventure for the first-time safari traveler. Explore game-rich private conservancies and national parks in search of the famous big five - lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo. Experience the open plains of the Serengeti and the fabled lands of the Mara. Learn about the traditional Maasai culture.


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

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, Recommended

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, Recommended

Starting Price: $11,350

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


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

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, Recommended

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, Recommended

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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, Recommended

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.


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