Adventure Travel Ratings: Big Five Tours & Expeditions - National Geographic Adventure Magazine

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Overall Score

Rating Criteria Scores

Quality of Service98.00
Spirit of Adventure94.00
Client Satisfaction80.00

Outfitter's Primary Activity

  • Luxury Adventures

Outfitter's Other Activities

  • Nature and Wildlife
  • Adventure Cruises
  • African Safari
  • Cultural Encounters
  • Family Adventures
  • Luxury Adventures

Big Five Tours & Expeditions


Big Five walks the line between the popular and the unexplored by giving clients what they want (snorkeling with penguins in the Galapagos, hiking through Costa Rican rain forest) paired with things they didn't know they wanted (a cameo appearance by the top expert on Galapagos ecotourism, a private tour of a fresh Costa Rican archaeological dig).

Signature Trip: Cultural Journey; small-boat cruising, kayaking, walking; 17 days; Vietnam, Cambodia

New in 2009

  • Name:Call of the Wild
  • Destination:India
  • Duration:18 days
  • Price:$10,995


Countries Visited

  • Africa:Botswana, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Morocco, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia
  • Asia:United Arab Emirates, Bhutan, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, Jordan, Japan, Cambodia, Laos, Sri Lanka, Myanmar (Burma), Maldives, Malaysia, Nepal, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
  • Latin America:Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Belize, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Uruguay
  • Oceania:Australia, Fiji, New Zealand
Photograph courtesy of Big Five Tours & Expeditions
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