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.
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.
Zambia 16 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s):
Starting Price: $13,790
Experience Zambia's legendary wildlife places, stunning Victoria Falls, and experience the African bush on walking safaris.
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.
Thailand 12 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Adventure Travel
Starting Price: $6,430
Visit this land of natural beauty, renowned hospitality, robust cuisine and amazing ruins of ancient kingdoms. Explore the intricacies of Thai cooking during a day-long cooking class and savor two relaxing days on the lovely island of Phuket.
China’s Canal Cities 12 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Family Travel
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Discover the historic Grand Canal, which originates in Beijing and is the longest canal, or artificial river, in the world. Enjoy authentic encounters as you explore a portion of the Great Wall first built in Northern Qi Dynasty (550-557DC) and take train journey to Zhanjiang on the lower Yangtze River in Jiangsu Province.
Ecuador & Galapagos 11 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Safari Tours, Adventure Travel
Starting Price: $4,998
The breathtaking Andean scenery of mainland Ecuador encompasses lakes, Indian villages and dramatic mountain landscapes. Experience Otavalo and its market, the biggest Indian handicraft market in South America. Take in the famous islands of the Galapagos in the relaxed atmosphere of a luxury tented camp in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island.
Chile, Argentina & Brazil 13 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Adventure Travel
Starting Price: $9,250
Experience the distinctive world cities of Santiago, Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro. Discover Iguassu Falls as well as Argentina's wine regions and more.
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.
Argentina 11 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Adventure Travel, Family Travel
Starting Price: $6,790
Buenos Aires, Iguassu Falls, and Bariloche's beautiful Lake District are all on the menu on dynamic journey.
Costa Rica 8 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Safari Tours, Adventure Travel, Family Travel
Starting Price: $3,450
Sample Costa Rica's rich menu of adventure offerings from whitewater rafting and canyoning to nature hikes, kayaking and thermal hot springs. Glide through the rainforest canopy in Manuel Antonio National Park and take a guided horseback trip through the Pacific Lowland Rainforest Reserves. All this and more make Costa Rica a stellar destination.
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.
Patagonia, Atacama & Easter Island 16 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Adventure Travel
Starting Price: $9,490
This adventure takes in some of the most iconic sights in South America, from the staggering Atacama Desert, to Patagonia's ice fields, to one of the world's most mysterious islands.
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.
Chile 11 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Adventure Travel, Family Travel
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Chile guarantees adventure from its sophisticated cities such as Santiago to the breathtaking landscapes of Patagonia. Enjoy all manner of outdoor activities - hiking, horseback riding, penguin, sea lion and whale watching, heli-fishing, whitewater rafting and more.
Colombia 13 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Adventure Travel, Family Travel
Starting Price: $5,510
Turkey & Morocco 20 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Adventure Travel, Recommended
Starting Price: $16,390
Explore Turkey's ancient and exotic Istanbul, the city known as the place where Europe and Asia meet . Investigate intriguing Cappadocia with its estimated 3,000 rock churches. Encounter the Ionian city of Ephesus, which dates from the 1st century B.C. Here, find the to the ruins of the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Discover the ancient Imperial cities and Berber culture of Morocco – Rabat, Meknes, Fes and Marrakesh.
Egypt 9 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s):
Starting Price: $4,990
Revel in the glories of ancient Egypt, stroll the Khan El Khalili's bustling shops, and take in the remarkable pyramids.
Israel, Jordan & Egypt 18 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Adventure Travel, Recommended
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Jerusalem, Mount of Olives, Sea of Galilee, Egypt's pyramids and the fabled Nile River are all on the menu. In addition, discover the stunning rock city of Petra by day, and you will have a rare opportunity to experience this ethereal Rose City at night lit by candle light!