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Fasano Rio de Janeiro

Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro is the first building in Brazil designed by Philippe Starck. It’s location across Avenida Vieira Souto from Ipanema Beach is within easy reach of sand, surf, and many of Rio’s best restaurants.

Lifeguard Post 7—a landmark meeting point for the see-and-be-seen crowd—is steps from the front door.

Accommodations 

The 89 sleek guest rooms feature natural wood, luxury linens, contemporary wood and leather furnishings, original artwork, and innovative graphic panels.

Some upper category rooms have private balconies overlooking Avenida Vieira Souto and Ipanema Beach.

Each guest room is furnished with security box, television, minibar, bathrobes, beach sandals, and hairdryer. Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.


Deluxe Sea Front Suites

The king-bedded Deluxe Sea Front Suites at Hotel Fasano Rio measure roughly 1,400 square feet. They feature a balcony, spacious living room, private bar, marble bathrooms, high-pressure shower, and views of Ipanema Beach.


Deluxe Sea Front Rooms

The Deluxe Sea Front Rooms at Hotel Fasano Rio average 430 square feet and are furnished with a king bed or two twin beds. Other features include a balcony, marble bathroom, high-pressure shower, and views of Ipanema Beach.


Sea Front Suite 

The king-bedded Sea Front Suite measures 753 square feet and features a spacious living room, private bar, panoramic sea view, and sea front balcony with chairs.


Superior Internal View Suites

The Sea Front Internal View Suites measure 322 square feet and are furnished with a king-size bed or two twin beds. Other features: a private balcony, original artwork, and a marble bathroom.


Superior Sea Front 1st Floor Rooms

The Sea Front 1st Floor Rooms at Hotel Fasano Rio measure 430 square feet and are furnished with a king-size bed or two twin beds. Other features include a private balcony, sea view, and a marble bathroom.

Amenities

The hotel’s rooftop is topped by an infinity pool and sundeck with postcard-perfect views of the coast and Morro Dois Irmaos.

Among the other amenities are two bars, a full-service spa, two restaurants, a surf shop, a nightclub, and fitness center. Beach service (lounge chairs, umbrellas, bottled water) is provided.

Surfboard and bicycle rental can be arranged.

Rio de Janeiro

Since 2006, LANDED has arranged these signature experiences for clients in Rio de Janeiro:

  • Market visits, cooking classes, and chef’s table experiences
  • Sunset visits to Sugarloaf Mountain
  • Street-art explorations with graphic designers and graffiti artists
  • Photo workshops with master photographers
  • Surfing lessons and surf day trips
  • Accompanied visits to samba clubs and live music venues in the Lapa neighborhood
  • Samba school visits (seasonally available)
  • Explorations of the city’s street food culture
  • Jewish cultural explorations
  • Accompanied visits to soccer matches (January to December)

ARE YOU CONSIDERING A STAY AT FASANO RIO DE JANEIRO? LANDED PROVIDES PERSONALIZED, CUSTOM TRAVEL WITHIN CENTRAL AMERICA, SOUTH AMERICA, AND THE ANTARCTIC. WE’LL CREATE A UNIQUE ITINERARY PLAN TAILORED TO YOUR INTERESTS AND DREAMS. EXPERIENCE THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME. SPEAK WITH ONE OF OUR EXPERT TRAVEL PLANNERS TODAY AT 801.582.2100.

Belmond Hiram Bingham Train

The Belmond Hiram Bingham Train winds through the Peruvian Highlands from the Cusco area, into the Sacred Valley, and onward to the base of Machu Picchu. Passage on the train can be booked one-way or round-trip.

Train Interior

Evoking the classic style of Europe’s great railways from the 1920’s, the train is furnished with luxury armchairs, elegant table settings, and brass & hardwood accents.


Lounge Car

The lounge offers cocktails, local beers, light beverages, and canapés.  During the journey, traditional music from the Peruvian Highlands is performed.


Dining Cars

The Hiram Bingham Train’s dining cars offer assigned arm-chair and booth seating.

Multi-course meals — brunch en route to Machu Picchu and dinner on the return — are served on white tablecloths, with china and crystal. The menus offer a choice for each course. Vegetarian options are available.


Observation Car

The open-air Observation Car allows guests unobstructed views from the back of the train.

Journeys 

The Belmond Hiram Bingham train operates daily, except for the last Sunday of each month.

Passage is available as a round trip or one-way. For the trip to Machu Picchu, guests can board near Cusco or in the Sacred Valley. On the return journey, guests can disembark in the Sacred Valley or travel to the Cusco area.

During the wet season months (usually December to March) a bi-modal service (train+charter bus) may be used to supplement part of the train journey.

Fare includes the bus ticket from Aguas Calientes Town to Machu Picchu aboard a bus chartered exclusively for Hiram Bingham guests.

As part of the journey to Machu Picchu, a group-basis tour of Machu Picchu (in the company of other Hiram Bingham guests) is included.

For the return trip, afternoon tea is served at the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge. Passengers also have access to the Aguas Caliente Train Station’s VIP Lounge.

Aboard the train to Machu Picchu, passengers can relax in the observation car and take in the landscapes. Brunch and beverages are served on this leg of the journey.

Upon arrival in the town of Aguas Calientes, guests will exit the train, walk through the market, and take a specially chartered bus to Machu Picchu and receive an entrance ticket.

A tour guide (bi-lingual in Spanish or English) will offer Hiram Bingham Train guests (usually up to 14 passengers per guide) a group-basis tour.

In the afternoon, passengers enjoy afternoon tea time at the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge, located just outside the national park’s gate.

Once back on the train, live music welcomes guests back in as they prepare for a multi-course dinner in the dining car.

Dinner includes local products like fresh trout, Peruvian sauce, salmon and wines. Vegetarian options are available.

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Luna Salada Hotel & Spa

Luna Salada is located on a low hill, at the edge of the Salar de Uyuni—the world’s largest salt flat—at 11,995 feet above sea level.

The hotel is constructed largely of rectangular salt blocks harvested from the salar. The block construction is surprisingly soundproof and well insulated.

To assuage the effects of high altitude, oxygen service is available at the reception desk. Loaner bicycles are available.

Accommodations 

Each of the 49 rustic guest rooms is equipped with air conditioning, en suite bathroom, telephone, safety box, electrical outlet, electric blanket, down comforters, and central heating.

Most rooms have wood plank flooring, and either one queen or two twin beds. Wi-Fi is available in the hotel’s common areas.

Amenities

The hotel’s spa offers massages and is equipped with a whirlpool and steam room. Among the hotel’s other amenities are a restaurant, bar, library, game room, lounge with television, fireplace, and boutique.

Salar de Uyuni 

High in the Altiplano of southwestern Bolivia, the Salar de Uyuni covers more than 4,000 square miles. This is the world’s largest salt flat—a barren pavement of white infinity.
The salar is the evaporated remnant of two enormous prehistoric lakes (Minchín and Tauca), once covering thousands of square miles.

The average altitude at Salar de Uyuni is approximately 11,980 feet above sea level. During the November to March wet season, the salt pan is flooded by overflow from the north.

A thin layer of water covers the salty plain, reflecting the sky with astonishing clarity. Passengers in off-road vehicles crossing the flooded flats often enjoy the sensation of floating.

November is also breeding season for the three species of flamingo that inhabit Salar de Uyuni. Two notable islands rise from the center of the salar, Isla Pescador and Isla Incahuasi—red volcanic oases covered in towering cacti.

Other attractions include a small museum in Coquesa Village, the Tunupa Volcano Trail, and a petrified forest.

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Uyuni Airstreams

These custom 25-foot caravans were brought to Uyuni in 2012. They offer unmatched freedom and comfort for visiting the salar’s islands, archeological sites, and villages.

Accommodations 

Each classic aluminum Airstream is furnished with private bathroom (shower, sink, WC), one queen-sized or two twin beds, mini-bar, dining table, heating, electric blankets, and power outlets.

You won’t find Wi-Fi or televisions here; instead, turn your eyes to the brilliant sunrises, sunsets, and southern night sky.

Amenities

Meals and beverages can be served inside the Uyuni Airstreams, in a dining tent, or under the night sky.

Lounge chairs, blankets, hot beverages, and a fire pit add to the comfort of sundowners. Bicycles are provided, in case you’d like to explore the salar on your own power.

Supplemental oxygen is available to assuage the effects of high altitude.

Throughout your stay, you’ll be accompanied by a driver / guide and driver / cook, with four-wheel-drive vehicles and a mobile kitchen trailer. They retire early in the evenings to give guests total privacy.

The Uyuni Airstream experience is available for up to 6 guests. The programs begin at 2 nights, with most guests staying 3 nights.

The Uyuni Airstream stays are available year-round, but they have limited access to the salt flats during the wettest months (late December to February). Still, they are in high demand for these “mirror effect” months (November to March/April).

Salar de Uyuni 

The salar is the evaporated remnant of two enormous prehistoric lakes (Minchín and Tauca), once covering thousands of square miles. The average altitude at Salar de Uyuni is approximately 11,980 feet above sea level.

During the November to March wet season, the salt pan is flooded by overflow from the north. A thin layer of water covers the salty plain, reflecting the sky with astonishing clarity.

Passengers in off-road vehicles crossing the flooded flats often enjoy the sensation of floating.

November is also breeding season for the three species of flamingo that inhabit Salar de Uyuni. Two notable islands rise from the center of the salar, Isla Pescador and Isla Incahuasi—red volcanic oases covered in towering cacti.

Other attractions include a small museum in Coquesa Village, the Tunupa Volcano Trail, and a petrified forest.

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Blue Apple Beach House

Blue Apple Beach House is a boutique hotel and beach club located on the southwestern shore of Tierra Bomba Island, approximately 30 minutes from the Santa Cruz Marina in Cartagena by speedboat.

Blue Apple’s owner and founder, a UK expat with years of experience working on yachts in the French Riviera, opened her first restaurant on Isla Baru in October 2015.  It was an immediate hit, and diners kept asking to spend the night rather than make the return journey by boat to Cartagena. Blue Apple opened in July 2016 in response to that demand. The hotel now has 10 guest rooms, as well as one of the best beach club in Colombia.

The beach club is open to day trippers, and private groups as large as 200.  It’s a popular venue on weekends and holidays.

Accommodations 

Blue Apple Beach House is a converted private home, constructed with local architectural techniques and materials–thatch, stone, and rattan. Each room is unique in terms of colors, layout, and furnishings. You’ll find custom-crafted textiles; handwoven hammocks; and pieces created by local carpenters, artists, and artisans.

Each of the ten rooms has a private, ensuite bathroom, hot water, air conditioning, balcony or terrace, mini-bar, cable television, and Wi-Fi.

Nota bene: Blue Apple’s beach club guests love to dance and enjoy the music. Do not ask or expect Blue Apple to turn down the music or dampen the party.

Children under age 12 are not permitted to stay at Blue Apple Beach House on weekends.

Cuisine

The beachfront restaurant offers a seasonal menu featuring mediterranian classics and Colombian-Caribbean specialties–think mussles, coconut rice, seabass, shrimp, fresh vegetables, and chocolate churros. Food is made to order from locally and sustainably-sourced ingredients. Guests have access to vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. Hotel guests can even enjoy kosher-style meals.

The wine list is eclectic, with favorites from the new and old worlds. Cocktails are prepared with fresh herbs and juices.

Amenities

Among the shared amenities at Blue Apple Beach House are two open-air swimming pools, a large restaurant, beach club, and dive center.

Hotel guests receive VIP status at the beach club, with complimentary access to specially reserved sun-beds. 

Massage treatments are available for an additional fee.

Shuttle boat service is offered for hotel guests, with service 4x daily.

Mobile phone signal does not currently reach Blue Apple.

Activities

Guests can paddle board, kayak, snorkel, SCUBA dive, swim, and enjoy the beach club. Horseback tours of the island can be arranged, with helmets and chaps provided.

Bilingual dive instructors are available on site, offering guided snorkeling, diving, and PADI certification courses. The area’s top sites for diving and snorkeling–Rosario Islands and Baru Island–can be accessed in under an hour by speed boat.

If you can spend more time in the Cartagena area, LANDED can also arrange special experiences during an extended stay in the Old City:

  • Visits to the sprawling, ever-changing Bazurto Market
  • Rum tastings led by a master mixologist
  • Sunset cruises in the Bay of Cartagena
  • Private day trips by yacht to the Rosario Islands (snorkeling and beaches)
  • Visits with sculptors and painters
  • Walking or driving explorations of the old city with architects and historians
  • Cooking classes and chef’s table experiences
  • Coffee tastings guided by master baristas
  • Visits to handmade candy and ice cream shops
  • Helicopter overflights of the Caribbean Coast and The Lost City
  • Day trips by helicopter to coastal Tayrona National Park or sleepy, historic Mompox
  • Salsa lessons and accompanied visits to salsa clubs
  • Drumming workshops (seasonally available)
  • Boxing sessions (no prior experience necessary)

ARE YOU CONSIDERING A STAY AT BLUE APPLE? LANDED PROVIDES PERSONALIZED, CUSTOM TRAVEL WITHIN CENTRAL AMERICA, SOUTH AMERICA, AND THE ANTARCTIC. WE’LL CREATE A UNIQUE ITINERARY PLAN TAILORED TO YOUR INTERESTS AND DREAMS. EXPERIENCE THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME. SPEAK WITH ONE OF OUR EXPERT TRAVEL PLANNERS TODAY AT 801.582.2100.