Let’s face it: camping’s not for everyone. You may relish the excitement of sleeping under the stars and cooking over an open flame . . . or, you may be tormented by childhood memories of sleeping in soggy tents being whipped by harsh winds. Glamping is a fantastic compromise, giving you all the fun, adventure and beautiful surroundings of camping with the warmth, comfort and convenience of a hotel room. We’ve covered the best glamping sites in the Philippines, UK, Australia and New Zealand. Now it’s time to look further afield and discover the top 4 glamping sites in the world!
Sun City Camp, Jordan
Set in the heart of Wadi Rum, Sun City Camp is surrounded by rugged, ochre cliffs and sandy terrain that stretches on for miles. This luxury camp invites you to embrace simple desert life without giving up any of your creature comforts. There are traditional Bedouin tents like those you’ll find scattered throughout Wadi Rum. But what makes this camp stand out as one of the top 4 glamping sites is its signature martian domes boasting private tiled bathrooms and observation decks. They even come with king-size beds facing floor-to-ceiling windows so you can admire the stars without setting foot outside.
Paws Up, USA
Set on a sprawling cattle ranch estate within the Blackfoot River valley in Montana, Paws Up is lodge living at its finest. Their ultra elegant tents contain freestanding roll-top baths, gigantic stone fireplaces and even top-end butler service. You can really leave your hectic life behind and embody the freedom to do as little as absolutely possible. Thanks to its forest setting, guests can enjoy a world of nature-based activities. Depending on the season, there’s everything from wagon team driving and hiking to fly fishing and skiing.
An eco-luxury hotel nestled into the core of the Alps, Whitepod proves hospitality and environmental conservation can exist in harmony. The geodesic pods are themed and decorated to the utmost detail. The sleek and futuristic 007 Pod Suite features black leather furniture, the latest high-tech equipment and a bar with Champagne and a selection of gins. In summer, the domes’ colossal windows treat guests to picturesque views of the lush, green hills. Then, in winter, you can admire a blissfully peaceful snowy wonderland without getting cold.
EcoCamp Patagonia, Chile
Voted the second best hotel in South America by Travel + Leisure, EcoCamp Patagonia is ideal for intrepid explorers. This amazing glamping venue is located in Torres del Paine. It provides many of the same benefits as the neighbouring Hotel Las Torres, but with much better views. Loads of activities are included in the price of your stay. From private guided hikes and horseback riding to cycling and river kayaking, you’ll never be stuck for something to do. You’ll find several different individual and shared domes to choose from. Communal domes offer shared activities like dining and yoga where you can meet like-minded travellers.