Enrichment Series

Enrichment Series – Travel feeds the soul, nurtures the spirit and invigorates the mind.  As travelers ourselves, we at Big Five Tours & Expeditions understand the powerful urge to explore and experience worlds outside our own.  From the earliest explorers to the first lunar landing, we humans seem called by our very nature to discover new horizons.   The Enrichment Series reaches beyond the premier, luxury journeys our guests have come to expect from us.  We have carefully considered every component, and constructed each itinerary to give you the opportunity to make your own personal discoveries.

We have sought to provide you with well-paced day-to-day activities, classic accommodations, distinctive cuisine, and that something extra that crosses the bridge from good to extraordinary.  For example, during out Cleopatra’s Palaces program, you savor an experience the pharaohs could not dreamed of – watching the sun rise over ancient Luxor as your hot air balloon floats peacefully above the majestic city.  Our Land of Kings program in India includes dining at the home of our Country Manager and his family for a taste of traditional Indian hospitality and a sampling of regional foods.

We believe passionately in the power of authentic human interconnections to enrich lives and to bring new understandings.


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Enrichment Series Tours

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Chile by Nature 11 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Adventure Travel

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Nature lovers and hikers love this adventure into some of Chile's most spectacular wilderness areas including the Northern Ice Field and Northern Patagonia.


Adventure Trio South Africa, Zimbabwe & Botswana 12 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Safari Tours, Adventure Travel

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Set out on an adventure through Southern Africa's bush for some of the best game viewing -- especially elephant viewing -- in Africa. Experience the Zimbabwe side of legendary Victoria Falls by microlight, canoe, bungee jump or on foot. Discover South Africa's exceptional Cape Winelands vineyards. Sample the extraordinary variety of what Southern Africa has to offer.


The Land, The People of Vietnam & Cambodia 15 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Adventure Travel

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This journey explores some of the most fascinating places and cultures of Southeast Asia. From Hanoi to Phnom Penh, discover the cuisine, people, and historic places. Cruise the placid Halong Bay with its towering limestone karst formations shooting out of the sea. Experience the nightlife frenetic nightlife of Saigon the way locals do, from the back of a vintage Vespa scooter. Explore Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital, by foot and tuk tuk as you sample the street foods, explore the colonial French Quarter with Belle Epoque and Art Deco buildings. Take in one of Southeast Asia’s most enduring cultural symbols, the fabled temple complex at Angkor Wat, the crowning jewel of Khmer architecture.


Brazil Life between Sao Paulo & Rio 14 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Adventure Travel

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This journey in Brazil serves as a perfect introduction to this massive nation. It encompasses two of Brazil's stunning cities and colonial jewels such as Ouro Preto, a UNESCO declared the city center a World Heritage Site, Brazil's first, Discover Reserva do Ibitipoca, inside the Atlantic Forest, with its more than 200 km/124 miles of hiking trails that lead to stunning landscapes and pristine waterfalls.


Guatemala Treasures 13 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Adventure Travel

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Discover a wealth of some of the most impressive ceremonial sites of the ancient Mayan world from Yaxha, to El Mirador, to fabled Tikal,. Learn about the country's artistic traditions from graffiti to murals to canvas. Explore the classic colonial city of Antigua. Travel by vehicle, boar and helicopter is this exciting adventure.


Lemurs, Baobabs and Octopus Trees 11 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Safari Tours, Adventure Travel

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Explore in depth the fascinating world of lemurs, native only to Madagascar. Journey to a traditional community of Andasibe to discover the rural life with rice fields, red brick houses and roadside fruit stalls. Travel to Morondava in the west of the country, the center of the historic Sakalava Kingdom, to visit elaborately sculpted wooden royal tombs, frequently decorated with well-executed, often erotic, funerary carvings representing life and fertility. Visit the stunning Avenue of the Baobabs, where the elegant tall giants and the setting sun are among island's most iconic images.


Peru Adventure Trek 12 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel

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Take the road less traveled - hike the less known route to Machu Picchu along the Salkantay Trail, spending nights glamping in luxury dome tents. Discover the legendary Machu Picchu. Go on a walking tour of colonial Cusco and savor a culinary adventure in Lima.


Naturally India 15 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Safari Tours, Adventure Travel

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This adventure takes you off the tourist routes of India and into the woods and jungles to explore the rich wildlife and landscapes that are the home of endangered species such as royal Bengal tiger, Asian elephant and sloth bear. It takes you into rural villages and communities for rewarding encounters. You will long remember this journey into India's wild places.


Ecuador & Colombia Exploration 22 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel

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Travel by dugout canoe into Ecuador’s Yasuni National Park to encounter extraordinary wildlife and vibrant local culture. Explore Cotopaxi, the highest active volcano in the world due to its location and its continuous activity. Visit an Inca archeological site that represents the largest known Inca ruins in Ecuador. Take in Bogota the capital city and home to exciting graffiti artists, and Cartagena, where you take an unusual food tour based on the life and work of writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Learn about coffee from the experts in the coffee country around Armenia, traditional. Enjoy Medellin and the lovely coastal area of Nuqui, perfect for walks, relaxing on the beaches or soaking in the warm thermal springs as well as whale watching, surfing and kayaking.


New Zealand & Australia Land, Sea, Sky 21 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel

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This journey features Australia's Whitsundays along with some of the prettiest parts of New Zealand including the top golf courses on both islands. This is the Australia and New Zealand that reaches past the rock, the reef and commercialism.


Sri Lanka A Natural Adventure 12 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Adventure Travel

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On this adventure, you explore Sri Lanka's natural and cultural history that rediscovers areas of the islands such as Jaffna that have been seldom visited for decades. Savor home-cooked meals in private homes, tour Jaffna by bicycle, look for leopards in Wilpattu National Park, and climb the fabled rock fortress of Sigiriya, Discover the culture, religious traditions, history, nature and the welcoming people of Sri Lanka.


Historic Routes of Ethiopia 10 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Safari Tours, Adventure Travel

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Travel to the magnificent Simien Mountain National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for distinctive wildlife including Gelada or bleeding-heart baboon, the lion monkey, the Walia ibex, rock hyrax, and the rarest wolf in the world - Semein wolf, as well as endemic birds such as the thick billed raven, black headed siskin, and white collared pigeon. Visit Axum, renowned for its cathedral of St. Mary Zion, where legend has it the original Ark of Covenant is housed; several standing monolithic stelae; and the ruins of Queen of Sheba’s palace. Explore Lalibela, famous for its rock-hewn churches dating from the seventh to 13th centuries; and known as the "New Jerusalem.” Ethiopia is a rare gem on the international stage with enduring culture and singular wildlife and historic sites.


Cambodia’s Unique Treasures 17 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Adventure Travel

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This journey takes you into the world of Angkor Wat and beyond to explore more Angkor sites and the rural villages nearby as well as taking you on a walk in the company of elephants.


Galapagos Islands Land Adventure 9 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Safari Tours, Adventure Travel

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Enjoy this land-based exploration of the Galapagos Islands. Stay in luxury tented camp and a delightful island lodge. Swim, snorkel, and spend time on stunning beaches with a host of wildlife that are nearby and unafraid of your presence. Savor this extraordinary wildlife experience.


Northern Peru Warriors of the Clouds 11 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel

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This journey is about getting past the Incas, and seeing the ancient empires of Peru that shaped the future. It will change how you see Peru through new concepts and access to new areas such as Kuelap, one of the largest ancient stone complexes in the western hemisphere. It has been referred to as the Machu Picchu of the north, even though it is rarely visited by travelers.


Peru Andes Adventure by Train 11 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Adventure Travel

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This journey combines three distinctive train journeys with classic Peruvian sights. See the stunning Incan sites from Machu Picchu to Puno. Travel to the Andean community of Awamaki, a woman's textile cooperative and interact with these artisan weavers. Discover the Sumbay Caves, with paintings dating back 6,000 to 8,000 years. Go paddle boarding on Lake Huaypo, and hike to Inti Punku, the “Sun Gate” at Machu Picchu.


Peru Sky High & River Deep 18 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel

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This Peru journey takes you beyond the conventional to explore new territories. Set sail with Jean Michael Cousteau and his team to experience the Amazon from the perspective of a conservationist: discover this fascinating destination as you learn about the challenges we face to preserve wildlife habitats, delicate ecosystems and evolving cultural traditions and economic pressures which threaten the environment.


Bolivia & Argentina Highland Adventure 14 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Adventure Travel

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On this high adventure, explore La Paz, both ancient and modern, from the Church of San Francisco, circa 1549, one of the finest examples of colonial religious architecture in South America, to the Indian Market and the Witch Market. Lake Titicaca encompasses villages along the shore such as Copacabana, once an outpost of Inca occupation, and Isla del Sol, with its Temple Pilkokaina Holy Steps. The Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flats with flat expanses of glistening white salt. The city of Salta is one of the oldest in Argentina, founded in 1582 by the Spanish, who intended the settlement to be an outpost between Lima, Peru and Buenos Aires Cafayate is an unexpected treasure for wine lovers with some of the world’s highest vineyards.


Tanzania & Kenya Safari Adventure 17 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Safari Tours, Adventure Travel

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Community-based conservancies were born in response to the need to resist poaching and to preserve indigenous cultures. Explore these locally run conservancies to experience the forefront of conservation for both wildlife and traditional cultures in East Africa, and at the same time savor a once-in-a-lifetime safari adventure.


Trekking Tasmania & Maria Island 13 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel

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This Tasmania-focused adventure offers a variety of settings from a four-day trek through the unspoiled natural beauty of Maria Island, off the coast of Tasmania, to a thrilling climb up Sydney’s iconic Harbour Bridge for unparalleled views of the surroundings. This journey also explores the beautiful coast along the Great Ocean Road and stunning Freycinet Peninsula. It is a hallmark exploration of Tasmania.


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