Big Five Tours & Expeditions' Special Collections for 2010 Luxury Travel

Jun 21, 2010, 19:52 ET from Big Five Tours & Expeditions

STUART, Fla., June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Big Five Tours & Expeditions' newest brochure, the Navigator Series, a hardcover, 146-page book, is designed to be whatever the reader wants it to be – a reference guide of the possible, an educational tool, or a beautiful coffee-table centerpiece.  It features all distinctive destinations that Big Five travels to in Africa, Central and South America, Asia, the Orient and the South Pacific.  

An important addition to the Navigator Series is Big Five's New Reality section in the back of the book.  What is this new reality?  It is an attitude and enthusiasm that centers around one simple idea – your determination to experience life, not merely pass through it.  Big Five has embraced this ideal by creating five separate collections – Speed Collection, Trendsetter Collection, Precious Journeys Collection, Kao Gu Collection and Coveted Collection.  These luxury tours are centered around the basic principal of personal discovery.   While these journeys share an attitude of adventure, each group has a general theme or idea that informs and infuses it.  

Each collection consists of exciting itineraries that span the globe.  For example, in Big Five's Kao Gu Collection, the focus is on special access for travelers who have the opportunity for a first-hand look at some of the most exciting archeological work being done today.  In Xi'an, China, home to the famed terra cotta warriors, guests will have special permission to enter one of the active pits where archeologists are currently making new discoveries. Other locales for the collection may range from Roman ruins in Morocco, to new tombs in Egypt, to archeological sites in Ecuador, Tanzania, Cambodia and Laos.  

Trendsetter Collection offers Big Five's most loyal guests the opportunity to lead the way; to help us redefine what comes next.  The connoisseur of fast machines will find Speed Collection most rewarding with journeys that explore the worlds of rare vintage cars, classic aircraft and incredibly fast jet boats.  Precious Journeys Collection programs are geared toward introducing affordable luxury travel to the next generation, who are beginning to broaden the scope and definition of their travel dreams.  Coveted Collection is for all those who want to indulge in that extra touch of luxury along the way, and features some of the most wonderfully luxurious accommodations.  Each of these exquisite properties is an experience unto itself, offering the epitome of lavish lodgings, where distinguished personalized service meets uncompromising comfort and cuisine.  

Several are available on an exclusive basis only, which insures that an authentic experience, with activities tailored to each guest's needs and interests.

"These collections really grew from the interests and enthusiasm of our guests as well as our staff," said Ashish Sanghrajka, president of Big Five. "They were developed as a way to further empower people to follow their passions."

Big Five Tours & Expeditions is a luxury, soft adventure tour operator offering guided luxury travel to Africa, Asia and South Pacific, Orient, South and Central America, Arctic and Antarctica.  One of Big Five's tours was listed among Outside magazine's "2010 Trips of the Year" in April 2010.  The company was also named by National Geographic Adventure among the top ten "Best Luxury Adventure Travel Companies on Earth" for 2008 & 2009, and was one of three honored by Travel+Leisure as "World's Best Value." It has consistently ranked on their list of "World's Best Tour Operator & Safari Outfitters" since 1999; and was twice featured in National Geographic Traveler's "50 Trips of a Lifetime."

Contact to order your copy: 800.244.3483,  

SOURCE Big Five Tours & Expeditions