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Trip Type Trip Type Classic Tour Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Small Group Guided Experiences Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
River Cruise These vessels are smaller than most ocean cruisers, limiting which amenties are available. Passenger counts can vary. One of the biggest advantages of a river cruise is the ability to dock at smaller ports and local villages.
Small Ocean Cruise Small ship cruises usually have a max passenger count of 500. The primary purpose of these trips is to spend time off the vessel in local ports (e.g. Mediterranean) or experiencing nature (e.g Galapagos or Antarctica). Cabins can vary from budget to luxury.
Private Tour Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Independent Package A travel company plans your itinerary and arranges all the logistics including lodging, local activities, and transportantion. You have the flexibility of a solo trip while still getting the convience and time savings of expert planning. Get 90% of the benefits of a tour, without a guide.
Vacation / Holiday Package Similar to a self guided tour, this usually involves a home base, such as a hotel or resort, with packaged activities and day tours as a part of the stay.
Large Ocean Cruise This is the "floating city" experience, with multiple ways to enjoy your vacation aboard the ship as much as on land. Ships are multiple floors, provide several activities, culinary, and shopping options. They often make fewer stops and have less time available for shore excursions.

Tour Styles

Lodging Level Lodging Level Camping Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges.
Basic - 2 star You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Value - 3 star Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Premium - 4 star 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Luxury - 5 star The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.

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Physical Level Physical Level Very Easy Minimal walking - motor vehicles available for all major parts of trip.
Easy Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments.
Moderate Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment.
Strenuous All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included.
Extreme Very challenging all day hiking and backpacking carrying significant equipment.

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Big Five Tours & Expeditions

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All Big Five Tours & Expeditions tours, river cruises, expedition cruises, and adventure trips. Find the best guided trips and expert planned vacation and holiday packages. Average rating of 0.0 for all Big Five Tours & Expeditions trips.

 
Ancestor Volcanoes of Guatemala & Galapagos Islands tour
11 days

Ancestor Volcanoes of Guatemala & Galapagos Islands

Type:
Private Guided
Lodging:
Luxury - 5 star
Luxury - 5 star Lodging Level The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.
Physical:
Strenuous
Strenuous Physical Level Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness.
Theme:
Family Friendly, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Eco, Sustainable & Green Travel, High Adventure, Transformative
Visits:
Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Antigua, Galapagos, Giant tortoise reserve, Guayaquil, Isabela Island, Lake Atitlan, Santa Cruz Island
$ 8,650
$ 786per day
Highlights
  • Explore remarkable volcanoes of Guatemala and the volcanic origins of the Galapagos Islands with specialist guides
  • Stroll the charming cobblestone streets of Antigua, a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its Spanish Baroque influenced architecture and spectacular ruins of colonial churches
  • Hike up Volcan Sierra Negra, the second largest active caldera on the planet; and savor an unusual treat – melting marshmallows with volcanic steam from Pacaya Volcano
  • Discover the phenomenal wildlife in Ecuador’s famed Galapagos Islands during a four-night land-based journey
  • Savor amazing aerial views of three volcanoes as your helicopter flies to Lake Atitlan, once called ¨the most beautiful lake in the world¨ by the famous writer Aldous Huxley
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Costa Rica & Nicaragua tour
12 days

Costa Rica & Nicaragua

Type:
Group Tour
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star
Premium - 4 star Lodging Level 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Physical:
Easy
Easy Physical Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
Family Friendly, Hiking & Walking, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, High Adventure
Visits:
Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua
$ 4,820
$ 402per day
Highlights
  • Explore Panama City, the oldest Spanish settlement on the Pacific, and its famous Panama Canal zone
  • Meet members of the traditional Ella Drua Emberá Community, who share customs with you
  • In Costa Rica, savor outstanding whitewater rafting on the Pacuare River, ranked as one of the top five rivers in the world for whitewater rafting with its Class III-IV rapids
  • See the rainforest treetops during the Arenal Ecoglide canopy experience, with its 15 cables and 18 platforms, kayak Lake Arenal or hike a volcano
  • Explore Nicaragua’s Emerald Coast with coastal hikes, stellar sport fishing or beachcombing from a luxury beachfront resort
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