Luxury Travel & Tours from Big Five
Welcome to Big Five Tours & Expeditions! Visit this link – Explore The Big Five Edge – to learn why Big Five is the right choice for you. Since 1973, we have created life-affirming, sustainable journeys for you and your family. You can depend on our knowledgeable Destination Specialists, award-winning journeys of a lifetime enhanced with our industry-leading 24-hour White Glove Service® guest assistance. We believe in the power of travel to change lives and, indeed, the world for the better. Our goal is that you experience the best a destination has to offer.
Get lost with… Navigator Series® Edition IV
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.
And get found with… 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. DNA For Kids is another aspect that involves kids finding their own Travel DNA, by picking the statements that best describe them. And they end up with their own personal Travel DNA Profile, a list of countries that we think will match their style and interests. These can be printed out for emailed to parents. This can help is starting a family conversation.
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. We developed three easy, user-friendly websites designed for travelers and travel advisors with simple rankings that tell you how the destinations we travel to are doing regarding sustainable tourism. The rankings are based on 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.
We hope you will join us in the conversation.
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®
New Worlds to Explore in our President’s Picks, a dozen evolving
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. The 11-day Presidents Pick Peru Northern Climes & Cultures
includes opportunities to hike spectacular mountains, and discover archeological sites like Kuelap. It’s like walking straight into the past in one of the largest ancient stone complexes in the western hemisphere.
The new President’s Pick Vietnam Private Exploration is “beyond the beyond,” says Ashish. “This journey is so outrageous in activity and special inclusions that I just had to share it. Never before has Vietnam been seen like this. It will get you out of your comfort zone and really questions what we have all assumed about Vietnam as a travel destination.”
In the President’s Pick On the Trail of Primates you can explore the dynamics of ever-changing Africa. are always changing, evolving, and never more than in 2019. The concept of the safari is expanding far beyond classic routes and activities to more authentic, personal and closer encounters. This program was designed with one of our best travel advisor partners and represents the exciting new frontiers to be experienced in Africa.
In Colombia A Natural enjoy a private catamaran excursion to the Rosario Islands and the coastal lagoons, mangroves and tropical forests, fly through the air on a steel zipline downstream along the canyon walls, navigate down river in inflatable rafts, take a mud bath in a volcano. Morocco Mazes & Mysteries explores the mysteries of Marrakech in a vintage Russian made motorcycle and sidecar, see the 16th-century Djemâa el Fna Square to the labyrinth of souks, alleys and small squares on Souk Smarine, savor a magical night in a tented camp in the middle of nowhere and go on an evening camel ride into the dunes, wander the alleyways and busy souks of Kasbahs from Marrakech to the most exotic and best-preserved Kasbah in the whole of the Atlas region in the village of Ait Benhaddou.
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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.