The spots on the following list have been selected based on many reviews on TripAdvisor, Glamping.com and GlampingHub.com. In no specific order, locations from all continents, with varying prices, services and activities have been picked to fit every camper.
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Glamorous camping doesn’t have to be all about luxury and high-tech design and it can still be rejuvenating and relaxing. Go on an eco-friendly vacation in Cornwall and stay in your own round grass-covered Hobbit House. There is a wood-burning shower, skylight roof and a sauna.
This treehouse hotel is among the most famous in the world because of it futuristic and high-tech design. One of the houses, the Mirror Cube, reflects the surrounding trees; it kind of looks like a spaceship. You may be under it and not actually notice a tree house above your head. Talking about blending…Another tree house is a cabin and a third looks like a huge bird’s nest.
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You will be staying at a Mongolian-style yurt. Consider this glamping spot for a honeymoon as the beautiful Scottish countryside, in the middle of which you’ll be staying, makes for the perfect romantic retreat. The yurts have wooden stoves and thick carpets, making you feel cozy and warm, double beds and futons.
Staying in this secluded caravan is like having the best of two worlds – privacy in the countryside and French wine. Its location is ideal because it’s surrounded by vineyards. The fully-furnished caravan, including the kitchen, has been designed in Bohemian style. Enjoy sightseeing, wine tasting, biking, the electric grill outside, and the sun loungers. (Why You Should Start Mountain Biking)
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The treehouses and bungalows here are the only lodge of its kind in the Amazon rainforest. This all-inclusive and luxurious lodge is near the Pacaya Samiria Reserve. Glamping here is great for people who like to explore the jungle, forests, woods, like to go on safaris and excursions. You’ll see monkeys and many other animals up close.
Colibri Camping is recommended for couples, families and small groups in general. You can choose to stay in a cabin, tent or a tepee. The camp is in the middle of a stunning mountainside high above the Valley of Flowers, just 30 minutes from La Paz. Go on animal rides, hiking, biking and take special classes in Bolivian cooking. Bonus: Book 4 nights there and you get the fifth for free.
Two of the tree houses in the resort are a set of a thatch roofed huts with an open-air wall so you can wake up with the beauty of the morning sunrise. You can also catch it just outside the room in your bed, if you prefer, since they have wheels and can be rolled out (which mean you can literally sleep under the stars at night). To add to the excitement, one of the tree houses is literally above a river and the other next to a water hole. Safaris on camel backs are among the most popular activities for guests at the resort.
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A safari experience will rarely get more authentic than this. You’ll be staying at a tented camp in the beautiful Addo National Park while seeing elephants walking by outside. One person wrote on TripAdvisor: “We have just spent 4 nights at Gorah Elephant Camp in Addo, we have stayed in tents before but these are completely unfenced & therefore very authentic, wild life comes right into the camp at will & there are always animals drinking at the waterhole in front of the lodge.”
If you’re looking for peace and serenity, these tenthouse suites may be right for you. You’ll be among arbutus trees overlooking Secret Cove. Each suite has a private veranda that provides some amazing views of the Pacific Ocean. Each tent also has a heated slate floor, fireplace and a hydrotherapy bathtub. The windows are huge so it will feel like you’re sleeping outside in nature.
This is the inexpensive way to go glamping while enjoying the sight of the Smoky Mountains, the most visited national park in the country for two years in a row. You’ll be staying in a round yurt, just above a beautiful lake, with queen or king-size bed. Outside adventure activities include zip-lining, whitewater rafting, Jeep tours and mountain biking.
Paws Up's Moonlight Camp sits at the foot of Lewis & Clark's famous Lookout Rock and just next to the Blackfoot River. You can stay in a tent or ranch-style houses with heated floors and even butlers. This family-friendly vacation spot has six two-bedroom glamping tents. Guests can rent mountain bikes, play tetherball or use the local soccer fields. If you want something more unusual, go horseback riding, fly fishing or cattle herding.
This glamping spot is luxurious, chic and lavish. The camp has 133 white-topped tents on a wood platform located in the Al Wadi Nature Reserve. You’ll feel like you’re staying at a Nomadic dwelling. Each tent is between 1,700 and 2,700 feet. You get a private deck with beds and a pool. Go on an excursion and ride a horse or a camel in the desert.
You don’t have to choose between glamping in the mountain or the desert, you get both. The location is ideal for family camping. Favorite activities include stargazing, guided and off-road tours, as well as animal rides and camel treks for an hour in the desert. This luxurious camp has not gotten a single review with fewer than 5 stars on Trip Advisor.
You will be “floating on river of tranquility,” as the Eco Lodges Asia says. The strip of bungalows above the water offer a different view of Cambodia and the popular ancient civilization monuments tourists usually go to see. Wake up to the sight of mountains and mist of clear water. Cushioned in comfort and including luxurious furniture and decoration, each villa has flat-screen TV, DVD player, and mini-bar.
You can stay in huts, cottages, villas or tents. Some are made entirely out of areca palm timber. The camp is ideal if you want to relax in the middle of a jungle and a forest. Boating, fishing and kayaking are popular activities. “The route to reach the homestay is lush green with trees and only nature around you. The rooms are very spacious and comfortable. It’s the perfect place for camping as well,” one review read.
Watch the sunrise over Ayers Rock, a Unesco World Heritage Site, in one of Longitude 131°'s 15 air-conditioned tents located at the gateway of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. With just the flick of a switch near your bed, you can soak in the sights of the Australian Outback. During the day, you can relax, enjoy a spa service, or take a tour—just make sure you return in time for your three-course dinner served under the stars.
The Dominical Republic is popular for its beaches and climate but why stay at an all-inclusive conventional resort when you can stay in huts and cottages in the gorgeous Cordillera Septentrional mountain range, surrounded by nature and stunning shores. You can stay in a private cottage, a Robinson Crusoe-style palapas or in the Long House separated by a private wooden bridge. Activities include hiking, swimming and wildlife watching.
Each yurt has a lush king size bed, full-service bathroom and plenty of space to stretch out. The camp is on an edge overlooking the Ballena river and jungle mountaintops. The views of wildlife and nature are absolutely magnificent. You have access to a pool and many hiking trails to see monkeys hanging from trees. Surfing, scuba diving and off-road tours are also very popular.