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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Interest Type

Series

Tour Length

Price

Sustainable Travel Tours

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Custom Mongolia Tour Varied Days Custom Mongolia Tour Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel

Starting Price: $6,500

Discover the country of Genghis Khan, the last wild horses and the Gobi Desert.


Antarctica & Chile including remote Patagonia 16 Days New Reality Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel

Starting Price: $16,663

Explore dramatic ecosystems: Patagonia's remote Aysén Region and the Antarctic.


Custom Belize Tour Varied Days Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel, Family Travel

Starting Price: $2,400

Explore Mayan temples, traditional villages, and over 100 islands off the coast.


Custom South Africa Tour Varied Days Custom South Africa Tour Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Sustainable Travel, Safaris, Adventure Travel, Family Travel

Starting Price: $9,800

Explore a wealth of activities tailored to your interests in a family-friendly environment.


Natural New Zealand 16 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel, Family Travel

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Helicopter excursions and swimming with dolphins are only the start of this adventure.


New Zealand 16 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel, Family Travel

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An exploration of landscapes and ecosystems from the island's north to south.


Precious Journeys New Zealand 8 Days New Reality Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Family Travel

Starting Price: $9,190

Adventures range from trekking to mountain biking to dolphin encounters.


Wild Australia 14 Days New Reality Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Safaris, Adventure Travel

Starting Price: $19,590

Travel off the well trod path to explore the wilderness character of Northern Australia - from horseback riding in the Kimberely, to diving Ningaloo Reef, to exploring Bamurru Plains.


Southern Australia & Tasmania 12 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel, Recommended

Starting Price: $12,950

Enjoy a roster of adventures from hikes on Tasmania’s beautiful coast, to a twilight climb up Sydney’s Habour Bridge, to mountain biking on Kangaroo Island.


Australia 18 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Sustainable Travel

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Discover the many gems of Australia - Sydney, the Outback and Great Barrier Reef.


Luxury Ecuador with Silversea Silver Galapagos 13 Days New Reality Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Safaris, Adventure Travel, Family Travel

Starting Price: $11,134

Experience Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands on a fascinating journey that includes a 7-night cruise aboard the luxurious Silversea Silver® Galapagos.


Patagonia, Southern Ice Fields & Northern Chile 13 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel

Starting Price: $7,295

Diverse environments offer adventures from ice fields to deserts, to one of the world's highest lakes.


Colombia’s Colonial Cities, Coffee Culture & the Coast 16 Days New Reality Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel

Starting Price: $5,320

Discover Bogota's colonial architecture and museums such as the Museo del Oro with displays that include some 32,000 pieces of gold. Visit the 16th-century Villa de Leyva, one of the area’s most beautiful towns. Tour the savory world of Colombia’s famed coffee region. Take in the enchanting old Walled City of Cartagena. Go whale watching, kayaking or surfing on Colombia’s Pacific Coast.


Colombia’s Indigenous Trails 16 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel

Starting Price: $6,950

Historic Spanish colonial cities and local mountain villages are cultural gems to explore.


Precious Journeys Chile 10 Days Precious Journeys Chile Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel, Family Travel

Starting Price: $4,989

Pick your adventure - horseback riding in the Atacama Desert, or trekking in famed Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia. Chile - the way you like it.


Lake Hovsgol & Gobi Desert 10 Days New Reality Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Safaris, Adventure Travel, Recommended

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Kayak, hike, and visit historic sites in the country of nomads and the sweeping steppes.


Precious Journeys Botswana 8 Days New Reality Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Safaris, Adventure Travel

Starting Price: $6,690

Botswana captivates and inspires with glimpses of old Africa and its wildness. Enjoy a private tour of Victoria Falls. Go on safari in Botswana’s Linyanti Wildlife Reserve. Game viewing can be done day or night, by canoe, on foot, or in a safari vehicle.


Uganda 11 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Safaris, Adventure Travel

Starting Price: $9,450

Explore Uganda's amazing habitats including Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.


South Africa & Zimbabwe 13 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Safaris, Adventure Travel, Family Travel

Starting Price: $13,950

Discover South Africa's cosmopolitan cities and rugged coast and go on safari in Zimbabwe.


Oman: Caravans of the Bedu 9 Days New Reality Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel

Starting Price: $15,000

An adventure ranked among National Geographic Traveler’s 2013 “50 Tours of a Lifetime.”


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