Luxury Travel & Tours from Big Five
Welcome to Big Five Tours & Expeditions, and to the adventure of your life! Visit this link – Explore The Big Five Edge – to learn why Big Five is the right choice for you. Since 1973, we have been creating life-affirming, sustainable journeys for you and your family. You can depend on our knowledgeable Destination Specialists, award-winning adventures and industry-leading 24-hour White Glove Service® guest assistance to create the journey of a lifetime… every time. We believe in the power of travel to change the world for the better, and our goal is that you experience the best a destination has to offer.
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Navigator Series® Edition III
Focus – what we focus on expands, and that applies to everything from politics to adventure travel. At Big Five, we focus on the space between – between what is expected and what is unknown; between where tourism is and where we want to travel. Each of us needs to explore the space in between all the noise in the world today to find what is most important to us while we also strive to meet the challenge to use travel to better the world, to change others’ lives and redefine preservation and conservation in ways philanthropy alone simply cannot. To begin your personal exploration, order your copy today Brochure Order Form.
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Your Travel DNA
Discover Your Travel DNA! Our Distinctive Navigator Analyzer or DNA offers a unique twist on the usual vacation planning. We have reversed the process currently accepted in planning a vacation. Instead of fitting the guest into a destination, with DNA you can discover the best destinations for you that speak to your particular interests and passions whether you are an Adrenalin Seeker, a Culture Junky or something more. With this simple tool, you open up a world of possible destinations that genuinely excite you. Visit yourtraveldna.com to get your Travel DNA profile.
Map your travels differently – This Trio of Sustainable Tourism Websites can help
We believe the power of travel can serve as a positive force unlike any other to bring people together and help save the planet. They are designed for travelers and travel advisors with simple rankings that tell you how destinations in Latin America are doing regarding sustainable tourism based upon the globally recognized three pillars of sustainable tourism: environmentally friendly practices; support for the protection of natural and cultural heritage; and contributing to the social and economic well-being of local communities.
Galapagos.com This sustainable travel website is designed for travelers and travel advisors with simple rankings that tell you how destinations in Latin America are doing regarding sustainable tourism based upon the three pillars of sustainable tourism mentioned above. We selected one of Darwin’s finches as the symbol and call the blog Wandering Finch, which will cover topics related to the region and sustainability.
Safaritours.com deals with our Africa destinations, which face entirely different problems and require unique and innovative ideas and solutions. The African elephant is the obvious symbol, and the blog for this site is the World of Ellie. Over time, their numbers have diminished dramatically due to changes in habitat, loss of migration routes, increased human settlements, ivory hunting and poaching.
Visibleasia.com encompasses the broad sweep of Asia and the South Pacific with topics related to these regions and how sustainability is bein envisioned there. Like the elephant, the tiger, sadly, was the easy choice of a symbol for Asia. Once roaming across Asia, elephants have lost a startling 93% of their historic range in only a century. There is hope on the horizon for the regal tiger as conservation projects are being carried out across the tiger’s kingdom. Visible Pause is the blog for this region.
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Family Focused Adventures
We developed adventures crafted with children at the center of each of our premier Precious Journeys® explorations. And, now we have just launched our newest family-friendly initiative – Precious Journeys® College Edition, which challenges tomorrow’s leaders to make a difference as they prepare for college, careers and future lives. Visit our Kids section to learn more about the Precious Journeys®series. To read related articles and information, visit our Media Center.
Our Mission – We Don’t Tell Stories Better, We Tell Better Stories®
Big Five is pleased to announce that three of our talented Destination Specialists are on Travel+Leisure’s The A List 2017.
Big Five’s president Ashish Sanghrajka for India, and Volker Altvater for Kenya, Namibia and South Africa; both of whom have repeatedly been listed. Gisela Polo, for Central and South America, is making her well-earned debut on the A List. Congratulations to you and our entire team. (Click here for more)
New Worlds to Explore
Explore our President’s Picks, a dozen revolving original and creative adventures in wide ranging regions from Africa to Latin America, to the South Pacific and Asia, that have been hand selected by Big Five’s president, Ashish Sanghrajka. Three new additions to our collection that reach beyond the expected. An Adventurer’s Chile, 13 days, that includes explorations from rafting on one of the premier whitewater rafting rivers in the world to discovering the culture and unique architecture of Chloe Island’s 18th and 19th century churches built as a fusion of Spanish Jesuit culture and native population’s skill and traditions. In Colorful Japan, 13 days, discover one of the best-preserved cities in Japan, Kyoto, by bike; set out to go to Naoshima, aka Art Island, home to the Art Project, a collection of abandoned houses, workshops, a temple and a shrine converted into art installation; take in Hiroshima with its touching Peace Memorial Park,t 1945; and ravel to the forest island, Yakushima, a UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Reserve. A Grand Safari in Africa, 24 days, allows enough time for travelers who want an in-depth experience of Africa and encompasses notable areas in Botswana, Kenya, South Africa and Tanzania, including an island stay in Zanzibar.
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Explore our blog to learn about interesting new places, some offbeat like a graffiti tour of Buenos Aires; others unusual like an underground cathedral in Colombia; and still others that introduce you to great finds like an off-the-grid restaurant in Bangkok. We post new blog entries weekly, so please stop by. You can select Blog
on the menu item at the top of the page, or click here
. We are pleased to have been selected as one of the Top 100 Luxury Travel Blogs
In more than four decades, Big Five has garnered many accolades. They serve to encourage us to continue doing our very best for you and for the destinations we explore. For more information, click here
Big Five was honored by Virtuoso, the leading international travel agency network specializing in luxury and experiential travel with the Virtuoso Sustainable Tourism Leadership Award. This is the second time that Big Five has received this award, and is the only company to have won this valued award twice. You can also see Ashish and Mahen Sanghrajka’s acceptance speeches here.