FAQ | Fauna Travel

FAQ

How much do your services cost?

After a free initial consultation, we charge a nonrefundable $250 planning fee if you decide to move forward with planning an itinerary. If you already know exactly what you want, we can book hotels and air for free. We can give you a custom quote for trips longer than two weeks, groups of more than 6 travelers, and last-minute holiday travel.

How do you get paid?

We are paid a commission by hotels and tour operators for booking. This doesn’t sway our decisions in selecting accommodation, because a repeat customer is more valuable than a slightly more expensive room.

How much do the hotels you book typically cost per night?

We book predominantly 4 and 5-star hotels. There is a wide price range, depending on the destination. The best hotel in some countries is under $500 per night, while some luxury safaris cost over $2000 per person, per night.

Can you only book the hotels on this website?

No, we can book anything! These hotels are just a selection of our favorites in Africa and North America to inspire your travels. We have already cataloged a worldwide hotel list, and we will slowly roll it out online as production time allows.

How do you decide what hotels to feature on the website?

The selection on the website is a mix of places we’ve stayed, colleagues have stayed, or have been well-researched and have a solid reputation. Some properties have been selected to enable specific itineraries. We ultimately aim to have hotel coverage of most of the world on the website.

Do you book cruises?

Yes, but honestly, we aren’t experts on large ships. Still, we do know quite a bit about smaller boats that cruise in wild places like Alaska, the Amazon, and Africa. They are really fun to work into an itinerary.

Should I get travel insurance?

Like most people, we have mixed feelings about insurance–you don’t need it until you really need it! However, with the turbulence the travel industry has seen from the pandemic and the large financial investment a luxury vacation is, we recommend purchasing it. We are happy to share some of our favorite providers.

How sustainable are these hotels?

Sustainability is hard. All of these hotels are doing something, but there is a spectrum of commitment to change. All are taking the basic steps of waste reduction and community engagement. Many–especially in wild places–are completely solar-powered and have wildlife conservation programs. Carbon offsets are a complicated topic, but some of our travel providers sell them for your trip as well. That can be discussed at the time of purchase, along with insurance.

Moving forward we will highlight best practices on our blog and engage our travelers in these programs when possible. Also, to help compensate for the footprint of international travel, we set aside 10% of our profits for conservation organizations.

Contact us to start planning your journey into the wild.

You have a plethora of choices when booking an epic luxury trip, and we have the expert knowlege to make your travel dreams a reality. Contact us for a free consultation to discuss your options.

Why book with Fauna Travel?

  • Less Stress: A personal travel advisor to save you time, plan your ideal vacation, and help with any issues that may arise during your trip.
  • Better Experience: We know the luxury adventure travel landscape and design creative itineraries to maximize your travel experience.
  • Travel Perks: Free upgrades, breakfasts, and special amenities at 1,200+ five-star hotels and resorts – plus complimentary books and music playlists.
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