The Kipling Collection

The Kipling Collection – Rudyard Kipling, English writer and poet, traveled the world, but he was forever mesmerized by the animal stories he heard as a child in India.  Later, he would write the classic ‘Jungle Book’ based on those tales.  We, too, are enthralled by legends and mysteries of Asia and the South Pacific, from the tribal villages of India’s Rajasthan, to the boiling mud pools of New Zealand’s Rotorua.  We are inspired by the ancient elegance of the Khmer temples of Cambodia while we enjoy the contemporary arts of New Zealand.  On the southern rim of Asia, India calls us from the sacred Ganges to the imperial Himalayas to the mesmerizing markets of Old Delhi. Its many festivals, heritage properties, tiger reserves, historic temples, spa resorts are just some of the facets that comprise the jewel of India.  Thailand’s floating markets and hill tribe villages put us in touch with the workers, the farmers, and the everyday life of Asia.  Cambodia’s Angkor Wat compels us to touch the textures of the past, and connect with the spirit of its original Khmer carvers.  The Maori of New Zealand and the Aborigines of Australia remind us to renew our relationship with the natural world in the striking caves of Waitomo and the red dust of the Outback. We invite you to select your own storybook destination from the classic itineraries we have gathered here.  Welcome to Big Five’s Kipling Collection.


Country

Interest Type

Series

Tour Length

Price

The Kipling Collection Tours

Page 1 of 2

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.


Indonesia In Depth 22 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Adventure Travel

Starting Price: $10,470

Explore Indonesia, a country of islands… more than 17,000 islands that encompass a world of cultures, pristine islands, unique and rare wildlife, and adventure activities from exploring cave systems to spectacular diving.


Japan 8 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Adventure Travel, Family Travel

Starting Price: $6,070

Discover multi-faceted Japan, from ancient temples to high energy cities such as Tokyo.


Myanmar 10 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Adventure Travel

Starting Price: $4,270

Explore Myanmar's rich tapestry of ancient temples, villages and cultural traditions.


Festivals of Bhutan 12 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Adventure Travel

Starting Price: $7,470

This special departure - Oct 5-16, 2014 - explores the culture of Bhutan and the legendary Himalayas, including two festival celebrations. Explore Bhutan’s fortress monasteries such as the 17th-century Simtokha Dzong.


India 12 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Adventure Travel, Family Travel

Call for Rates

Explore the desert kingdoms and historic cultures of India's Rajasthan


Northeast India & Bhutan 14 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Adventure Travel, Family Travel

Starting Price: $8,695

Discover the famous tea plantations of Darjeeling and Glenburn, and the historic monasteries and fortresses of Bhutan.


Deserts of North India 17 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Safari Tours, Adventure Travel

Call for Rates

Discover North India's desert and its cultures, wildlife and powerful Mughal architecture.


Sri Lanka 16 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Adventure Travel, Recommended

Starting Price: $5,680

Sri Lanka is multi-faceted destination with historic cultures and adventures from whitewater rafting to forest trekking.


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

Call for Rates

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

Call for Rates

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


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

Call for Rates

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


China’s Canal Cities 12 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Family Travel

Call for Rates

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.


Central Thailand 14 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Adventure Travel

Starting Price: $5,620

Discover ruins of Siam’s splendid past, travel to one of the greatest Khmer sights in Thailand, and savor a tented camp in the rainforest.


Cambodia, Laos & Vietnam 15 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Adventure Travel

Starting Price: $5,950

Experience traditional lifestyles and exquisite natural attractions of Southeast Asia.


China 13 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Adventure Travel, Family Travel, Recommended

Starting Price: $7,430

Explore vivacious Shanghai, heritage rich Beijing, and traditional villages of Longsheng and Guilin.


North India 13 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Adventure Travel

Starting Price: $6,690

North India presents a remarkable wealth of culture, history, heritage and majestic architecture to explore.


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

Starting Price: $8,350

Enjoy the variety South India has to offer from high-tech Bangalore to the wildlife haven of Nagarhole National Park to Mysore’s sacred temples.


Page 1 of 212