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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Tour Length

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Sustainable Travel Tours

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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 Navigator Series Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Sustainable Travel, Safari Tours, 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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Discover the magnificent Bay of Islands and delve into all that nature has to offer in this island nation. Hike the dramatic coastlines, swim with dolphins, golf at championship courses, sky dive, fly high in a hot air balloon, heli-surf, and more.


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.


New Zealand’s Spectacular South Island 8 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel, Family Travel

Starting Price: $9,190

Adventures abound on New Zealand's South Island, where you explore pristine lakes and the spectacular landscapes of Milford Sound, one of New Zealand’s premier attractions. Go trekking, mountain biking and enjoy dolphin encounters.


Wild Australia 14 Days New Reality Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Safari Tours, 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 Australia's cityscapes and landscapes - Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane contrast with the iconic natural sites such as Uluru (Ayes Rock) and the towering granite outcrops of the Flinders Ranges. Savor wine touring in the Barossa Valley.


Luxury Ecuador with Silversea Silver Galapagos 13 Days New Reality Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Safari Tours, 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 & Coast 16 Days New Reality Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel

Starting Price: $5,620

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 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.


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

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


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

Starting Price: $9,450

Explore Uganda with its amazing habitats, including Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Kibale Forest. Search for Uganda's highly endangered highland gorillas and other endemic wildlife. Meet members of the Batwa, traditional people of the forest, and learn something of their struggle to save their culture.


South Africa & Zimbabwe 13 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Safari Tours, 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

This luxury tented camp adventure in the spectacular desert was ranked among National Geographic Traveler’s 2013 “50 Tours of a Lifetime.”


Ulaanbaatar, Gobi Desert & Gorkhi Terelj National Park 7 Days New Reality Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Safari Tours, Adventure Travel, Recommended

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Explore a world of tradition and cultural encounters.


Khuisiin Naiman Nuur Natural Reserve & Gobi Desert 9 Days New Reality Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Safari Tours, Adventure Travel, Recommended

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Discover Mongolia, a mix of modern and ancient traditions.


Custom New Zealand Tour Varied Days Navigator Series Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel, Family Travel

Starting Price: $9,100

Customize your perfect journey - from heli skiing to vineyard tastings to sailing.


Custom Bhutan Tour Varied Days Navigator Series Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel

Starting Price: $6,600

Incredible Himalayan landscapes, rich traditions and welcoming people await.


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