Glamping is one of the hottest current travel trends, with luxury campsites popping up all over the world. Glamping is a fantastic option for those who want to experience the best that the great outdoors has to offer, without sacrificing comfort. Here are just a few unforgettable glamping experiences.
Adventur Camp, Atacama Desert – Chile
Adventur Camp, in the heart of Chile’s vast Atacama Desert, is the perfect glamping destination. Each of the ten tents that makes up the camp is heated, to protected against the cold of the surrounding desert at night. The luxury tents offer complete privacy, and feature interiors that utilise the natural elements of wicker and wood, and are decorated with native crafts. There’s also a dedicated massage tent, and a huge bonfire each night, where you can unwind, chat to your fellow glampers, and stare up at the endless starry night sky.
Longtitude 131, Northern Territory – Australia
Glamping doesn’t get any more spectacular than with a stay at Longtitude 131 in the heart of the Red Centre in the Northern Territory. The 15 luxury tents that encompass Longtitude 131 boast perfect, uninterrupted views of Uluru, one of the world’s most iconic and recognisable natural landmarks. Cool off with a swim in the icy waters of the pool on site, providing a sharp contrast with the deep red-orange hues of the sparse surrounding landscape. Other luxurious facilities at Longtitude 131 to complete the glamping experience include state-of-the-art entertainment systems in each tent, a library, and a restaurant offering the very best in fine dining. You can even enjoy dinner from atop a dune and watch the sun set over the desert – just ensure you book well in advance. Explore the nearby area with a three day tour provided by the resort, or if you prefer, have a custom-made tour around Uluru designed to your exact personal wishes.
4 Rivers Floating Lodge, Tatai – Cambodia
4 Rivers Floating Lodge in Cambodia brings glamping to the water. This eco-friendly resort was built using only sustainable materials, and each tent is part of a large pontoon that sits on the waters of the river. It’s a quiet spot, surrounded by the Cardamom mountains. Far from the tourist trail, it’s perfect for those who want to get away from it all for a while. Each of the floating villas is filled with luxury furnishings and an extensive balcony, perfect for relaxing away the afternoon hours.
Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, British Columbia – Canada
The remote Clayoquot Wildnernes Resort is a great wilderness escape, nestled in the Canadian forest off Vancouver Island, accessible only by seaplane. The tents at the Clayoquot Wildnerness Resort are so lavish, you’ll be forgiven for thinking you’re actually staying in a five star hotel – with floor heating, indoor/outdoor shower, and heirloom china and silver table settings. Clayoquot is also an excellent option for families, as each of the ensuite tents is able to sleep up to five people. Outside the luxurious accommodation, there’s also plenty to enjoy, including personally guided hikes, horse riding and wildlife viewing – you may even spot a black bear wandering through the trees.
Paws Up Ranch, Montana – United States
Paws Up Ranch in Montana is the perfect destination for those seeking to unleash their inner cowboy, all while living in the lap of luxury. Go glamping by the banks of the Blackfoot River, and enjoy all the creature comforts such as an ensuite bathroom, twice daily camping, and best of all, you’ll even have a camp butler. Paws Up is the postcard perfect image of the classic American ranch, brought to life. Each tent is furnished with rustic wood finishings, with hues of brown and orange, set against a backdrop of towering pine trees against a perfect blue sky. By night, sit around the campfire and enjoy a gourmet meal cooked by the camp’s very own private chef.
Whitepod, Swiss Alps – Switzerland
The amazing Whitepod village, resting deep in the thick snow of the Swiss Alps, just goes to show that glamping can be enjoyed virtually anywhere in the world. The 15 ‘pods’ that make up Whitepod are rather akin to a giant snowball from the outside, blending seamlessly into the surroundings, and their anchorage on tall wooden platforms ensures protection from the snow and cold. Each pod is furnished carefully with antiques sourced from the local region, and feature organic, soft luxury bedding. Completing the alpine experience, there is also a communal chalet for guests, overlooking the still waters of Lake Geneva. Built in the rustic style of the early 1800s, it’s the perfect spot to gather over a roaring fire and sip hot chocolate.
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