Enrichment Series – Travel feeds the soul, nurtures the spirit and invigorates the mind. As travelers ourselves, we at Big Five Tours & Expeditions understand the powerful urge to explore and experience worlds outside our own. From the earliest explorers to the first lunar landing, we humans seem called by our very nature to discover new horizons. The Enrichment Series reaches beyond the premier, luxury journeys our guests have come to expect from us. We have carefully considered every component, and constructed each itinerary to give you the opportunity to make your own personal discoveries.
We have sought to provide you with well-paced day-to-day activities, classic accommodations, distinctive cuisine, and that something extra that crosses the bridge from good to extraordinary. For example, during out Cleopatra’s Palaces program, you savor an experience the pharaohs could not dreamed of – watching the sun rise over ancient Luxor as your hot air balloon floats peacefully above the majestic city. Our Land of Kings program in India includes dining at the home of our Country Manager and his family for a taste of traditional Indian hospitality and a sampling of regional foods.
We believe passionately in the power of authentic human interconnections to enrich lives and to bring new understandings.
Discovering Northern Chile 7 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel
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.
Chile & Argentina 17 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel
Starting Price: $11,900
Explore some of the natural features and lesser known cultures in Chile and Argentina from Chile's engaging traditional Mapuche community to Argentina's Aymara culture in Salta. In Atacama, experience more ancient cultures including the Incas, reaching back in time like no other location in Chile. End your journey at the cultural epicenter of the Aymara culture Argentina, a location where everything can be found in place – Salta. Explore the wines of Cafayate, and explore on horseback or on foot, go skiing in winter or sailing in summer. Savor this well-rounded journey into two dynamic countries.
Laos & Cambodia Rural Landscapes 12 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Adventure Travel
Starting Price: $4,200
Journey through the traditional towns and villages and rural landscapes of Laos and Cambodia. Experience a personal encounter with Asia elephants at elephant camp, where you interact with these gentle animals as you help feed and bathe them, learn how to handle them, and take an elephant- back excursion into the teak forest. Hike across bamboo bridges, past waterfalls, and fantastic limestone formations; raft down Nam Khan River; and take a quad bike into the forest to reach a nearly forgotten temple. Visit organic farms and rice fields in the heart of Cambodia and learn from local farmers. Discover Laos' relaxed capital of Vientiane and the temple-rich city of Luang Prabang. Experience Cambodia's staggering 12th century site of Angkor Wat, the crown jewel of Khmer architecture.
Thailand – A Natural Adventure 20 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Adventure Travel
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Thailand offers adventures from the newest craze - wine tasting at a boutique vineyard, to canoeing mangrove swamps. Explore rainforest canopies by zipline and encounter the some of Asia's traditional Hill Tribe villages.
Private Conservancies of Kenya & Tanzania 10 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Sustainable Travel, Safari Tours, Adventure Travel
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
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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
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
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. Learn about Asian elephants and the mahouts that work with them at a training school. Discover the art of Thai cooking. Spend a day experiencing a tropical rainforest canopy on zip lines, across sky bridges, and abseiling from towering trees. Set out on quad bikes to encounter Banteay Ampeul Temple, nearly lost in time.
Volcanoes of Latin America 19 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Adventure Travel
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Born of volcanoes, Guatemala, Ecuador and Colombia feature fascinating landscapes and flourishing cultures to discover. Board a helicopter for an overflight of six different volcanoes en route to Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. Savor a rare experience… glamping at Uaxactun Mayan ruins - an overnight stay in the ruins in the comfort of your own private camp with candle-lit dinner. Explore Colombia's Popayan, known for its beautiful colonial architecture and nearby Purace National Park. Visit the Totumo Mud Volcano, northeast of Cartagena, for a thermal mud bath, both restoring and fun. Take in Ecuador's fabled volcanoes, escorted by a volcanologist, who will help you explore the geology, history and legends of these ancient landscapes
Peru’s Amazing Amazon 7 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Adventure 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.
Namibia & Botswana 14 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Safari Tours, Adventure 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.
Indochina 19 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Adventure Travel
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Discover Indochina with its remarkable landscapes, amazing cultures and welcoming people as you experience a Vietnamese cooking class, Cambodia's remarkable Angkor Wat and Loas' rural lifestyles.
Brazil 8 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Adventure Travel
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Discover Brazil's exciting Rio De Janeiro, and take a cable car ride up to Brazil's world-renowned Sugar Loaf. Hike in Rio’s Tijuca Forest, the largest urban forest in the world. Explore Ouro Preto’s well-preserved Portuguese colonial architecture, its 18th- and 19th-century churches decorated with gold and the sculptured works of Aleijadinho, and visit some of the gold towns including Marina and Sabará, founded in 1711, which was one of the most productive gold mines at the time.
Panama, Costa Rica & Nicaragua 14 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Sustainable Travel, Adventure 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.
Peru Adventure 17 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Adventure Travel
Starting Price: $8,900
Take your family on a rich exploration of some of the most fascinating aspects of Peru, and savor opportunities for river rafting through Class II and III rapids, ziplining, trekking, camping, and canoeing.
Northern Peru & Lake Titicaca 10 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Adventure Travel
Starting Price: $4,100
For those returning to Peru or those looking to go off the most popular routes, this adventure presents new experiences and challenges to explore a fascinating region of Peru. It takes in important archaeological sites such as Chan Chan and the Royal Tombs of Sipan, shows you the remarkable Nazca Lines and the people of Lake Titicaca.
Gems of Nicaragua 8 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Adventure Travel
Starting Price: $2,999
Discover Nicaragua's charming colonial Granada, hike trails along the top of Mombacho Volcano with its breathtaking views, and relish a stay at a boutique resort on a private stretch of crescent-shaped beach. Explore nearby rainforest on hikes and while horseback riding. Other activities encompass snorkeling, diving, sailing and whale watching.
Costa Rica Adventure for All 8 Days Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Sustainable Travel, Adventure 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!
Guatemala & Colombia 13 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Adventure Travel
Starting Price: $10,360
Delve into the ancient cultures of these two countries, from staying overnight at Guatemala's Maya Uaxactun Archeological Site, to exploring the pyramids of Tikal, to examining some of the 500 millennia-old stone statues of Colombia's Pre-Inca San Agustin Archeological Site.
Central Bhutan 12 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Adventure Travel
Starting Price: $10,450
Bhutan is the only country in the world that supports a policy of “Gross National Happiness”. Experience the dramatic, high-altitude landscapes, the kingdom's historic monasteries, hidden villages and welcoming people.