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Fasano Rio de Janeiro

Fasano Rio de Janeiro is a design icon with a superb position right by one of the world’s most desirable beaches. There’s no need to pinch yourself, the views are real. Fasano Rio de Janeiro is a design icon with a superb position right by one of the world’s most desirable beaches. There’s no need to pinch yourself, the views are real.
Fasano Rio de Janeiro is a design icon with a superb position right by one of the world’s most desirable beaches. There’s no need to pinch yourself, the views are real. Fasano Rio de Janeiro is a design icon with a superb position right by one of the world’s most desirable beaches. There’s no need to pinch yourself, the views are real.
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Location
Right on the waterfront, overlooking glorious Ipanema Beach, Fasano almost certainly has the best location of Rio’s 5-star hotels.

Cleverly designed in the shape of a diamond to maximise views from the rooms, the hotel lets guests gaze out over the beach, the Irmãos Mountains and the Corcovado.
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Accommodation
Fasano Rio de Janeiro is one of the Leading Hotels of the World and was the first building in Brazil to be designed by Philippe Starck. Its architecture pays homage to 1950s Rio and the rhythms of Bossa Nova.

The hotel has 79 rooms and 10 suites, all with balconies and marble ensuite bathrooms. They’re elegantly decorated with hardwood floors, opulent furnishings, and artistic flourishes such as Starck’s Dalie-esque mirrors. The chairs are by Sergio Rodrigues, and you’ll get a stylish pair of flip flops by Oskar Metsavaht that you will love wearing as you sip your coffee on the balcony.
If you opt for a suite at Fasano Rio de Janeiro, you’ll be following in the footsteps of recent A-listers such as Beyonce and the Beckhams.

We think the most impressive feature of this hotel is to be found on the 8th floor: the rooftop infinity pool. From here and from the adjacent pool bar you’ll revel in the staggering views, particularly as the sun sinks towards the horizon. For further body-based indulgence, head to the spa or the high-tech fitness room.

The Gero Rio restaurant, which specialises in mouthwatering Italian dishes, is a place of lush plants and exposed brick, along with a charming balcony area. For breakfast, the place to go is Fasano Caffe, with its sumptuous spread that you can enjoy indoors or outdoors.
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Fasano Rio De Janeiro Experiences
Experiences
  • Enjoy a drink or two in Rogerio Fasano’s take on an English pub, Baretto-Londra, found on the ground floor of the hotel. An Italian interpretation of a British cultural icon, yards away from a Brazilian beach, has resulted in something rather memorable. Wallpaper magazine called Baretto-Londra their favourite hotel bar in the world.
  • Have you always fancied surfing? There’s no excuse not to now, because the hotel lends complimentary surfing equipment and can arrange a lesson.
  • No doubt you will enjoy watching beach volleyball in Rio, but there’s a chance to give it a go. The hotel arranges beach volleyball coaching.

  • Visit the Ipanema Hippie Market, which has been taking place each Sunday since 1969. Perhaps return via the Girl of Ipanema Bar.
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Where to track rhino

A sighting of any one of the Big Five is a cause for great excitement. But spotting a rhino in the wild? It is one of those things that dreams are made of. At around a tonne in weight, and generally considered to be the second largest land mammal, they shouldn’t be hard to see, but poaching has devastated population numbers. Park authorities have to be very cautious with any information they share about rhino numbers and regarding their whereabouts. An encounter, therefore, truly is a privilege.

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Stargazing Astronomer Telescope Andbeyond Sossusvlei1
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Stargazing on safari

A safari in the wilds of Africa allows you space to pause and wonder – to gaze and reflect. Epic landscapes, the balanced beauty of creation, the absence of hurry. You would imagine that the day’s adventures end with the setting sun. But as one star disappears and the heavens turn indigo to black, millions more appear, filling the unpolluted skies. We’ve chosen a few of our favourite spots for safari stargazing.

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Maasai Women Istock 821161558 Credit Hadynyah
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Meet The Maasai In Kenya and Tanzania

A safari holiday gives your family a wonderful chance to meet local communities and experience their culture.

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New Slide Chiawacamp Canoe Safari Copyright Scott Ramsay
New Slide Chiawacamp Canoe Safari Copyright Scott Ramsay
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Walking, Canoeing and Open Vehicles

Zambia is the perfect place for a real family safari adventure. You can track elephants and giraffe on foot with an expert guide. You can paddle a stable Canadian canoe down the Zambezi watching zebra and antelope drinking at the water’s edge.

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Black Rhino In Masai Mara Istock 168250093 By Seppfriedhuber
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Exclusive Rhino Relocation

The only travel company to have access to a huge moment in conservation history, our Kenya Conservation safari group got to watch a rhino release!

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Fam
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What Really Matters to Young Children on a Kenya Safari

An Exploration of Unforgettable Experiences at My Favourite Camps in Kenya

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Banner Images
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Meet Laura Burdett-Munns

It’s Laura’s deeply-rooted enthusiasm for exploration, combined with her desire to protect the world’s wild places through meaningful connections with local communities, that is the driving force of Journeysmiths’ vision.

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Gorilla Family Ss
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Meet the Relatives

Coming face to face with a quarter ton silverback is something you just have to do sometime in your life. This is one of the single most emotional animal encounters that you can have and is something you’ll never forget.

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Meerkat Experience Family Kids Natural Selection
Meerkat Experience Family Kids Natural Selection
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Meet The Meerkats on a Kalahari Adventure

The Kalahari is a fascinating place for a family safari. The children can sit by a meerkat den watching these curious little creatures foraging and playing as one stands guard on its hind legs looking out for eagles. They can watch enthralled as a San Bushman reveals hidden secrets that have enabled them to survive here for thousands of years.

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Morukuru Family Madikwe Family Safari
Morukuru Family Madikwe Family Safari
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Why Choose Safari for Your Multigenerational Holiday?

Are you celebrating a big birthday, a retirement or special anniversary? Maybe you have a plan to take your whole family, children and grandchildren on a trip that will delight and inspire them. Any reason will do!

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Lauras Photos 001
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Travel Q & A with Laura Burdett-Munns

Laura is an encyclopedia of all things Journeysmiths travel, so who better to quiz on her hidden gems and most memorable wildlife encounters.

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Awamaki 3 3
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Empowering Women Through Travel

In celebration of International Women’s Day, we wanted to spotlight travel experiences that empower women in the world’s wild places. When we create journeys, supporting local communities is of paramount importance - this is especially true of women and girls who across the globe face many gender-related obstacles.

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Horse Back Riding In Pantanal Istock 480245249 By Filipefrazao
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Latin America Travel Trends 2024 & 2025

We may use the term ‘travel trends’ but these destinations won't be crowded. Here we're showcasing the most stunning experiences to ignite your next Latin America holiday.

Each offers a unique blend of adventure and indulgence, so whether you're seeking a multi generational trip, a romantic couples getaway or a unique solo adventure, we have something special in store for everyone.

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Safari Photography 254405
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The Ultimate Photographic Safari

Perfect your photography skills with Emmy award-nominee and Big Cat Diaries cameraman and naturalist guide, Warren Samuels.

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Plane Guests Vehicle Khwai River Lodge 32807
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You Enquire?
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Samba Dancer Carnival Brazil Istock 1997768066
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Top 10 Brazil Activities

We’ve created an exciting list of the most memorable things to do in Brazil.

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Brazil Faq Header
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Brazil FAQ

Brazil is vast, known for its lively cities, heavenly beaches and glorious wildlife areas. We’ve put together a set of FAQs that cover the basic need-to-know tips when starting to plan your holiday. If you’d like more tailored advice, contact our Journeysmiths today and we’ll be happy to help.

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Icebergs Ss
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Explore Antarctica: The World’s Final Frontier

Antarctica is so far removed from our everyday landscapes it feels as though you could be on another planet entirely - the epitome of wild. Read on for our top tips to help you develop a deep connection to the white wilderness.

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Jaguar And Cub In Water Pantanal Brazil Istock 1441581202
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Best Wildlife in Brazil

Discover a trio of biodiverse and gloriously beautiful wilderness areas to encounter wildlife in Brazil.

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Woman Guide Walking Safari Tanzania Landscape Nomad Expeditionary Walking
Woman Guide Walking Safari Tanzania Landscape Nomad Expeditionary Walking
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Top 10 Walking Safaris in Africa

From the classic walking safaris, spotting wildlife on Africa’s iconic plains, to hiking dense forests in search of gorilla families or meeting people who call these wild landscapes home, a walking safari is the best way to experience the call of the wild. Explore our top 10 walking experiences in Africa.

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Care For Wild Rhino Up Close
Care For Wild Rhino Up Close
Curated Conservation Experience
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Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary

Working in partnership with globally recognised conservation organisation; Care for Wild, the world’s largest rhino orphanage, we have curated a truly unique and exclusive experience giving a privileged few behind-the-scenes access to this otherwise incredibly private sanctuary.

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Guest Tent Duba Plains Camp
Guest Tent Duba Plains Camp
Explore Desert and Delta
Ultimate Luxury Botswana Safari

From the pristine wilderness of Linyanti, to the glistening floodplains of the Okavango Delta, and beyond to the shimmering salt flats of Makgadikgadi - this Botswana safari will leave you with incredible memories from beginning to end. Experience the diverse ecosystems and wildlife Botswana has to offer in this epic journey from plains, to delta to desert.

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5 Jul Horse Riding Hippo
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Botswana and Victoria Falls

This memorable safari combines a journey through one of Africa’s most game rich areas, with a visit to one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Experience Botswana’s abundant wildlife in the spectacular Okavango Delta and Linyanti, before heading to the winding Zambezi River to see the astonishing Victoria Falls.

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Old Mondoro Lower Zambezi Zambia
Old Mondoro Lower Zambezi Zambia
Zambia Trip Idea
Take The Path Less Travelled

Embark on an extraordinary safari journey through Zambia's remote wilderness. Discover luxurious accommodation amid untouched landscapes. Traverse untamed plains, witness incredible wildlife, and unwind in exclusive camps offering unparalleled luxury amidst the raw beauty of remote Zambia.

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Mokoro Exporation From Xigera Safari Lodge
Mokoro Exporation From Xigera Safari Lodge
Botswana and Cape Town Trip Idea
Safari and City in Ultimate Luxury

Travel across Southern Africa in complete luxury, staying at some of the most exclusive properties on the continent. With every single detail taken care of by exceptional guides and staff at each location, you can concentrate on what really matters - immersing yourself in an exclusive African safari experience.

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Livingstone Island Devils Pool
Livingstone Island Devils Pool
Tanzania Trip Idea
Victoria Falls and Safari

Indulge in a luxurious Zambian getaway. Start with the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls, then venture into the wilderness for an exclusive safari, encountering Zambia's diverse wildlife while unwinding in stunning accommodations, creating an unforgettable African adventure.

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Walking Up The Dunes In Sossusvlei
Walking Up The Dunes In Sossusvlei
Namibia and Botswana Trip Idea
Adventure in Namibia and Botswana

Embark on a journey through the wild terrains of Botswana and Namibia, experiencing the epitome of a luxury safari. Encounter majestic wildlife in the Okavango Delta, traverse the surreal landscapes of Namibia's deserts, and unwind in opulent lodges amidst nature's grandeur.

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Main Lodge Pool With Elephant Mhondoro Safari Lodge The Waterberg
Main Lodge Pool With Elephant Mhondoro Safari Lodge The Waterberg
South Africa Trip Idea
Malaria Free Safari in South Africa

The only country able to offer malaria-free safaris, South Africa is a wonderful choice for many looking for a luxury safari experience. Enjoy the abundance of wildlife on offer in some of the most exclusive private reserves, before exploring cosmopolitan Cape Town, where the glamour of the city meets the rugged outdoors.

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Kenya Migration River Crossing Istock 637041774 By Vlapaev
Kenya Trip Idea
The Great Migration

An expedition that marries the awe-inspiring spectacle of the Great Migration with lesser-known treasures. Explore iconic wonders and uncover hidden gems, blending bucket list adventures with thrilling discoveries for an unforgettable journey of contrasts.

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Infinity Pool Lodo Springs Laikipia
Infinity Pool Lodo Springs Laikipia
Kenya Trip Idea
Kenya Safari and Beach Adventure

Merge thrilling safari experiences amid iconic wildlife-rich landscapes with tranquil beachfront relaxation along the pristine shores of the Indian Ocean, creating an unforgettable journey of contrasts and indulgence.

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Mountain Gorilla In Rwanda Istock 154952227
Rwanda Trip Idea
Rwanda and Tanzania

Experience a safari holiday like no other, with a journey across the remarkable landscapes of Rwanda and Tanzania. Be captivated by big game, search for primates in the rainforest, enjoy spectacular birdwatching and see the epic migration of wildebeest and plains game - all in one unforgettable trip you will regale for a lifetime.

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Morning In Machu Picchu Istock 682040222 By Dimarik
Peru Trip Idea
Luxury Peru

Embark on an opulent Peruvian odyssey, indulging in breath taking landscapes, exclusive accommodations, and culturally immersive experiences.

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Istock 172738343 Walking In The Andes Peru
Peru Trip Idea
Active Peru

Peru is the perfect place for an exhilarating adventure. Immerse yourself in thrilling activities, from trekking majestic peaks to exploring ancient ruins, for an adrenaline-fuelled experience.

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Lake View Torres Del Paine Patagonia Chile Istock 700100238 Large
Chile Trip Idea
Luxury Patagonia

Explore uncrowded, beautiful landscapes on a luxury holiday, journeying through Chile. The perfect destination for an unforgettable adventure, this volcano dotted country promises astounding wildlife, incredible scenery and memories lasting a lifetime.

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Atacama Chile Ss
Atacama Chile Ss
Chile Trip Idea
Epic Chile Adventure

Experience the unbelievable diversity of Chile, on an epic one month long adventure. From shimmering glaciers and aquamarine lakes, to jagged mountain peaks and mars-like deserts - immerse yourself in countless spectacular vistas, while enjoying the rich wildlife on offer.

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Aerial View Jao Camp Okavango Delta
Aerial View Jao Camp Okavango Delta
Family Trip Idea
Family Safari in Botswana

From the glistening floodplains of the Okavango Delta, to the pristine wilderness of Linyanti, and beyond to the shimmering salt flats of Makgadikgadi - this family friendly safari will leave you all with lifelong memories. Experience the diverse ecosystems and wildlife Botswana has to offer in this spectacular journey from Delta to Desert.

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Table Mountan Hike Cape Town Istock 1216765189
Family Trip Idea
South Africa Family Safari

See the splendour of South Africa as a family on this exclusive safari. Spend your days exploring captivating Cape Town, enjoying the delights of the Winelands and on safari, seeking out the abundant wildlife that roams the wilderness. No matter your age, this iconic safari will leave you with memories for a lifetime.

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Lion Mother Of Notches Rongai Pride With Cub In Masai Mara Kenya Ss Maggy Meyer
Lion Mother Of Notches Rongai Pride With Cub In Masai Mara Kenya Ss Maggy Meyer
Family Trip Idea
Family Safari in Kenya

From the iconic Masai Mara to the awe-inspiring Laikipia, explore Kenya as a family. Witness breathtaking wildlife and immerse yourselves in rich traditions for an unforgettable adventure in a land where the untamed wilderness thrives alongside vibrant cultures.

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Elephants In Tanzania Ss
Elephants In Tanzania Ss
Family Trip Idea
Tanzania Family Safari

Create memories of a lifetime together on an epic family safari in Tanzania. Witness the endless, game-filled plains of the Serengeti, explore the natural wonder of the Ngorongoro Crater and experience the magnificent wildlife in Tarangire.

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Istock 187572264
Peru Trip Idea for Families
Family Adventure in Peru

Set off on a captivating family adventure in Peru, where ancient wonders and vibrant culture await. From exploring the mystical Machu Picchu to navigating the Amazon rainforest, this itinerary promises unforgettable moments that will weave the rich tapestry of Peru into the fabric of your family's cherished memories.

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Pool Ol Lentille Laikipia
Pool Ol Lentille Laikipia
In the press: Chloe Berge in Vogue
Under-the-radar in Northern Kenya

Chloe’s trip took her off well-trodden paths and into the remote corners of Northern Kenya. Staying in Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy and Laikipia, the trip’s slow pace allows time to forge deep connections with the remote, wild landscapes and its people.

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Macaws In Peruvian Amazon Istock 534034923 By Ostill
Macaws In Peruvian Amazon Istock 534034923 By Ostill
Costa Rica Trip Idea
Luxury and Conservation In Costa Rica

This experiential itinerary allows you to go deeper in some of Costa Rica's most spectacular regions. Embark on a hands-on conservation adventure, take to the ocean for a private yacht adventure, explore wildlife filled forests and contribute to the future of Costa Rica's sea turtle population.

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