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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Custom Ecuador & The Galapagos Tour Varied Days Navigator Series Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel

Starting Price: $8,450


Kenya Highlands 11 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Safari Tours, Adventure Travel, Family Travel

Starting Price: $8,450

Experience Maasai and Samburu cultures and safaris in private conservancies.


South India 17 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Safari Tours, Adventure Travel, Family Travel

Starting Price: $8,350

Enjoy the rich variety South India has to offer from high-tech Bangalore, to the wildlife haven of Nagarhole National Park. Take in Chikmagalur, an important Jain pilgrimage center with its colossal, 10th-century statue of Gomateshwara. Experience the quiet charm of Mysore’s verdant gardens, tree-lined boulevards and sacred temples, and savor an overnight river cruise on the backwaters of Kerala on your own private, traditional houseboat.


Northern Australia 10 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Safari Tours, Adventure Travel, Family Travel

Starting Price: $13,290

Australia’s Top End offers unique landscapes and cultures to discover.


Tanzania & Kenya: The Challenge and the Promise 15 Days Inspired Expeditions Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Safari Tours, Adventure Travel, Recommended

Starting Price: $19,890

Climbing MT. Kili, encounters with Maasai tribes, safaris in private conservancies, this journey just may change your life.


South Africa, Botswana & Zambia 17 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Safari Tours, Adventure Travel

Starting Price: $20,250

Victoria Falls, the Zambezi River and the big five (leopard, lion, rhino, buffalo and elephant) make this a stellar journey.


Peru 9 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel, Family Travel, Recommended

Starting Price: $5,190

Peru is rich in art and architecture of both the Inca and Spanish Colonial. Explore two of Peru’s most fascinating cities; Lima and Cusco. Travel to the Andean village of Pisaq in the fertile Urubamba (Sacred Valley). Then enjoy a train journey to Machu Picchu, rolling through spectacular, evolving landscapes. Venture into the sanctuary fortress of Machu Picchu and discover the ruins of Moray.


Tanzania 10 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Safari Tours, Adventure Travel, Family Travel

Starting Price: $11,300

This classic safari ventures into the magnificent Serengeti Plains, the site of one of the last great animal migrations on earth. Stay in classic tented camps and search for the big five - lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo as well as wildebeest, zebra and so much more. A safari is a life-enhancing adventure.


South Africa & Zambia 12 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Safari Tours, Adventure Travel

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Charming Cape Town, the Winelands and safari lodges make this an almost irresistible combination.


Kenya & Tanzania 15 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Safari Tours, Adventure Travel

Starting Price: $12,350

Every person should experience East Africa at least once in a lifetime. It is a remarkable adventure.


Kao Gu Belize 8 Days New Reality Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel

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Savor an extraordinary adventure few travelers will experience – a private helicopter transfer to an ancient Mayan temple, to enjoy a private tented overnight stay at the foot of a temple. Explore ancient caves. Meet a Mayan chiclero, who shares stories and chronicles life working in the jungles of old Belize, harvesting chicle. Relax, scuba dive, fish, or sit in a sidewalk café and watch the world pass by on the island of San Pedro.


Peru: Walk among the Ancients 14 Days Inspired Expeditions Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel, Recommended

Starting Price: $6,890

Trek along the old route of the Inca Trail, and discover White City of Arequipa and Colca Canyon. Explore the fascinating colonial city of Cusco, at 11,200 feet above sea level. Along the way, enjoy comfortable lodges, watch Andean condors soar, visit small villages and Incan ruins on this thrilling adventure!


Kenya & Tanzania: View from Here, East Africa by Horseback 15 Days Inspired Expeditions Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Safari Tours, Adventure Travel

Starting Price: $16,250

Opt for the unique experience of exploring Africa by horseback as well as on foot and on night game drives.


Ecuador Mainland 10 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel

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Explore the Ecuador mainland, a region that most visitors never experience dor. Visit Indian weavers, savor a thrilling train ride through remote highlands, past Indian communities; and encounter the traditional Cañari Indians and Ecuador's largest and most important archaeological site at Ingapirca.


Zambia & Botswana: Uncharted Footsteps 15 Days Inspired Expeditions Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Safari Tours, Adventure Travel, Recommended

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This walking safari is the essence of sustainable travel and offers a wonderful way to engage the African bush. Enjoy a private tour of Victoria Falls followed by a visit to Chief Mukuni’s village. Take an elephant-back safari that winds through riverine bush.


Kao Gu Australia 12 Days New Reality Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel

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Explore Arnhemland's ancient culture, Ayers Rock, and the site of Jurassic-era dinosaur tracks.


Belize 11 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel, Family Travel

Starting Price: $4,286

Visit ancient Mayan sites, hike rainforest trails, scuba dive - set your own pace.


Classic Kenya Flying Safari 9 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Sustainable Travel, Safari Tours, Adventure Travel

Starting Price: $8,999

Experience the famed Masai Mara Game Reserve, noted for large lion prides, rhino, giraffe, cheetah; and experience a classic safari on a private conservancy.


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