Inspired Expeditions

Inspired Expeditions - “To inspire is to imbue with the spirit to do something by or as if by supernatural or divine influence; to breathe life into; to stimulate energies and ideas.”

At Big Five, we have some of the most creative and talented individuals in our industry.  Our Destination Specialists receive hundreds of hours of training annually.  They are part of a diverse team assembled from 11 countries over 5 continents speaking a combined 10 different languages.  Our Destination Specialists have been recognized for their expertise, including several who have been on Travel + Leisure magazine’s 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013  “A-List: World’s Top Travel Agents.”

We have asked our Destination Specialists to share journeys with you that they themselves are passionate about; an adventure that speaks to their hearts and enthusiasms.  This collection is designed to be organic and to grow, so check back often.


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Inspired Expeditions Tours

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Rural Landscapes of Laos & Cambodia 12 Days Inspired Expeditions Interest(s): Adventure Travel, Family Travel

Starting Price: $4,860

This journey takes you into the traditional villages and through rural landscapes of Laos and Cambodia. Go on an elephant back ride into the teak forest; hike a trail that crosses bamboo bridges, past waterfalls, fantastic limestone formations and pools in the dense jungle. Raft down Nam Khan River. Visit fascinating temples and colorful markets. Marvel at the mythic, 12th century site of Angkor Wat, Cambodia's jewel of Khmer architecture. Ride a quad bike into the forest to reach a temple that few travelers visit.


Ancestor Volcanoes of Guatemala & Galapagos Islands 11 Days Inspired Expeditions Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel

Starting Price: $8,650

Explore the dramatic volcanic landscapes of these two dynamic destinations and the people and wildlife that inhabit them.


Tibet: Legends of Shiva 21 Days Inspired Expeditions Interest(s): Adventure Travel, Recommended

Starting Price: $19,000

Explore the fabled city of Lhasa and mythic Mt. Kailash, holy to three great world religions.


Peru: The Flavors of Peru 9 Days Inspired Expeditions Interest(s): Recommended

Starting Price: $7,500

Explore some of Peru's culinary traditions as you explore Lima, Peru’s capital city. Then travel to Pisaq in the fertile Sacred Valley of the Incas and discover the ruins of MorayTake in the mythic Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu!


India: A Touch of Adventure 16 Days Inspired Expeditions Interest(s): Adventure Travel

Starting Price: $11,200


Ecuador: Flavors of Ecuador 13 Days Inspired Expeditions Interest(s): Adventure Travel

Starting Price: $7,664

Discover the sights, sounds and flavors of Quito, founded in the 16th century as you explore the historic city center, and take a private cooking class. Meet farmers and fishermen. Enjoy a four-night, land-based exploration of the amazing Galapagos Islands. Snorkel, dive, hike and kayak in these fabled islands.


China: Legacy of the Uyghur 15 Days Inspired Expeditions Interest(s): Adventure Travel, Recommended

Starting Price: $8,950

Journey off the tourist track to the last station in China on the ancient Silk Road.


Egypt: Nubian Treasures and Pharaohic Legacies 15 Days Inspired Expeditions Interest(s): Recommended

Starting Price: $8,790

This in-depth adventure includes a classic Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor, and a Lake Nasser cruise to the Nubian temples.


Israel, Turkey & Morocco: Foundations of Faith 19 Days Inspired Expeditions Interest(s): Adventure Travel, Recommended

Starting Price: $11,990

This fascinating journey was one of a National Geographic Traveler's 2012 “50 Tours of a Lifetime”


Jordan & Oman: Trails of The Caliphs 16 Days Inspired Expeditions Interest(s): Adventure Travel, Recommended

Starting Price: $9,390

From trekkers to history buffs, this journey presents unique opportunities, viewpoints and cultural encounters.


Jordan: A Journey Back in Time 7 Days Inspired Expeditions Interest(s): Recommended

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Take in history, desert kingdoms and dramatic landscapes from Wadi Rum to the Dead Sea.


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.


Morocco: Splendors of the Berber South 12 Days Inspired Expeditions Interest(s): Adventure Travel, Recommended

Starting Price: $8,250

Discover the wealth of Berber culture found in the towns and villages of Morocco's far south, which have survived for thousands of years.


Myanmar, Cambodia & Laos: Minority Tribes of Indochina 21 Days Inspired Expeditions Interest(s): Adventure Travel, Recommended

Starting Price: $10,000

Experience Myanmar’s spectacular Bagan dotted with thousands of 800-year-old temple ruins; and explore Cambodia’s fabled Angkor Wat and Koh Ker sites; and discover Loas’ rural towns and villages, home to some of the region's last traditional cultures.


Peru: A Spiritual Journey 9 Days Inspired Expeditions Interest(s): Recommended

Starting Price: $5,550

Highlights include Machu Picchu, Urubamba Valley (Sacred Valley of the Incas) and colonial Cusco.


Peru: Family Adventure in the Andes 13 Days Inspired Expeditions Interest(s): Adventure Travel, Family Travel, Recommended

Starting Price: $9,400

Peru offers an array of adventure activities and ancient Inca and colonial cities.


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!


Southern Africa: A Connoisseur’s Ultimate Journey 17 Days Inspired Expeditions Interest(s): Recommended

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Experience some of the best the region has to offer, from classic private luxury lodges to cage diving with great white sharks.


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.


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.


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