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.

 

Get lost with…
Navigator Series® Edition III 

Front cover arrivedFocus – 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.  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. 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.

 

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.    

What's New
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 Namibia Desert Quest includes a sunrise balloon flight over the Namib Desert, the world’s oldest desert, a swim in magical desert pools, incredible star gazing on a remarkable sleep out.  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.

 

Navigator Series® Edition III - Order yours today!
For more thrilling travel adventures, order your copy of our hardcover Navigator Series® Edition III.  Be among the first to order your copy. Click Brochure Order Form, or call 800 BIG FIVE (244 3483), or use the Contact Big Five links on this page.

Travel Blog
luxury-travel-100-transparent_medExplore 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 by Feedspot.

Awards
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.

 

Our Mission – We Don’t Tell Stories Better, We Tell Better Stories®

Tours at a Glance

President’s Pick Namibia Desert Quest

Explore the private Neuhof Nature Reserve, where […]

President’s Pick Morocco Mazes & Mysteries

Discover the mysteries of Marrakech, which includes […]

President’s Pick An Adventurer’s Chile

Spend a day discovering Santiago, if vibrant […]

President’s Pick A Grand Safari in Africa

Explore Cape Town, small but sophisticated, the Cape […]

President’s Picks: Australia Down Under Canvas

Discover Australia’s second oldest city, Brisbane, on private bicycle […]

Naturally India

Take the road less traveled on this thrilling safari […]

New Zealand & Australia Land, Sea, Sky

Discover the adventures around Queenstown on a […]

President’s Pick: Historic Routes of Ethiopia

Discover the capital city of Addis Ababa, […]

Cambodia’s Unique Treasures

In Mondulkiri Province, explore the world of the […]

Northern Peru Warriors of the Clouds

Explore the Sacred Valley in depth, with […]

Indonesia’s Forests, Beaches and Traditional Cultures

Travel to two orangutan wildlife centers to spend […]

Guatemala, Colombia & Argentina: Graffiti Art Experience

Explore the fascinating world of graffiti art […]

South Africa Exploration

Begin your South Africa adventure with a zip […]

Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands

Explore the lush cloud forest of Mashpi […]

Luxury Peru Adventure for Hikers

For serious hikers, this high-altitude adventure takes you trekking on […]

Australia’s Abundant Adventures

Explore Freycinet Peninsula on Tasmania’s stunning east […]

Private Conservancies of Kenya & Tanzania

Go on safari in Kenya’s game-rich Amboseli National […]

Northern Kenya & The Masai Mara

Explore Kenya’s  Nairobi National Park, which holds […]

Peru

Explore two of Peru’s most fascinating cities […]

Cambodia, Laos & Vietnam

Begin your journey in Cambodia at Angkor Wat, one of […]

Southern Africa: Teeth of the Crocodile

Walking with local Bushmen, you gain amazing insights into […]

Australia Active

Explore Adelaide’s elegant tree-lined streets, parks and historic stone […]

Sri Lanka Adventure

Explore the ancient culture of this island  nation as witnessed […]

Guatemala, Colombia & Argentina: Graffiti Art Experience

Explore the fascinating world of graffiti art […]

India: Saving Tigers

Begin this journey with a unique and […]

The Galapagos Islands: Of Fish & Fishermen

Explore an organic coffee plantation to learn […]

Kenya: Kids, Cats & A Tree House

Savor the thrill of camping under stars in Kenya with […]

Namibia & Botswana

Namib-Naukluft National Park, and its diversity of different desert […]

Thailand & Cambodia

Thailand & Cambodia today offer the unexpected such as a […]

Classic South Africa

Discover private game reserves, including Singita, which […]

Namibia Flying Safari

This flying safari makes the most of […]

Ecuador Mainland

Explore Quito, at an elevation of 9,000 […]

Botswana & South Africa

Participate in a photographic safari with David Murray, Great […]

Natural Nicaragua

Discover beautiful Apoyo Lagoon with its menu […]

Custom Kenya Tour

About Kenya Travel Amboseli Wildlife Conservancies: Amboseli’s fragile […]

Classic Kenya Flying Safari

This flying safari makes the most of […]

Classic Australia & New Zealand

Discovery Australia’s distinctive cities:  iconic Sydney, with its historic waterfront, famous beaches, […]

Japan

Explore one of the most exciting and […]

Custom New Zealand Tour

About New Zealand Travel Homesteads of New […]

Northern Peru Warriors of the Clouds

Explore the Sacred Valley in depth, with […]

Trekking Tasmania & Maria Island

Explore Melbourne, a city as passionate about […]

Speed Collection South Africa

Adrenaline Factor:  5 From the top of […]

Northern Peru & Lake Titicaca

Discover the ancient world of Lord of […]

Laos & Cambodia Rural Landscapes

Journey through the traditional towns and villages and rural […]

Namibia – Desert & Beyond

Explore one of southern Africa’s largest private nature […]


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