Big Five Tours & Expeditions Offers Varied Luxury Adventure Travel Options

Aug 24, 2010, 17:29 ET from Big Five Tours & Expeditions

STUART, Fla., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Ideas about what makes an adventure have changed dramatically over time.   Adventure was once thought to be the territory of explorers, the wealthy, and the celebrated.   Today, adventure is seen as an individual pursuit, independently defined.   For some, adventure means touring historic wine estates in Argentina or South Africa, while others consider white water rafting in Costa Rica, or climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania to be the pinnacle of adventure.   Then, there are the serious thrill seekers who want to drive a speeding race car, bungee jump over Africa's Victoria Falls, or paraglide in the Sacred Valley of Peru.  

Big Five Tours & Expeditions offers a variety of travel experiences and itineraries that enable the company to meet the wide-ranging adventure options travelers seek.   In East Africa, for example, Big Five has programs that include hot air ballooning over game-filled plains of the Masai Mara, climbing Kilimanjaro and discovering the African bush on foot in the company of Maasai warriors.   Big Five can also take you white-water rafting in Peru, trekking on icebergs in Patagonia as well as on a safari from the back of an elephant in India.  

Big Five's Speed Collection is particularly suited for adventure seekers.  Indeed, each itinerary is ranked with an "Adrenaline Factor" between 1 and 5.  These select journeys encompass elements of land, air and water adventures that explore the worlds of rare vintage cars, classic aircraft and incredibly fast jet boats.  Each trip has been crafted to take advantage of a location's standout experiences as well as the unique attributes of each destination.  For example, you can drive an open-wheel race car and do a cage dive with great white sharks, or paraglide in Peru, or travel in India by private jets and Jaguars.  Speed Collection provides exclusive activities and adventures not found elsewhere.  

With more than 36 years experience in luxury travel, Big Five Tours & Expeditions offers luxury guided travel to Africa, Asia & the Orient, South & Central America, Arctic and the Antarctica.  For more information, contact Big Five, 800-244-3483,

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