Glamping–the posh term that refers to glamour meets camping–has changed the trend for luxury travellers over the last few years, and it is here to stay. A glamping experience truly changes the rules of outdoor adventures for nature lovers. Most of these glamping sites are in rural, off-the-beaten path areas surrounded by tall mountains to barren deserts to dense rainforest and lakes. While glamping allows travellers to rough it in the woods to hike, bike, kayak, horseback ride, fish, or whatever your heart desires in the most exotic and breathtaking natural places on earth, these camps are equipped with all the luxury modern accommodations to come home to, and prepared gourmet meals in front of a roaring campfire. Who says you have to rough it to enjoy the great outdoors? These are some of the best glamping destinations to look into.
THE RESORT AT PAWS UP BY RELAIS CHATEAUX (USA)
At the crossroads of incomparable luxury and unspoiled wilderness between the Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park lies The Resort at Paws Up, consisting of six luxury campsites situated on a sprawling 37,000 acres. Whether you choose a stunning river, cliff or bankside glamping option, each tent is furnished with luxurious wooden furniture, colourful linens and a personal butler.
The resort at Paws Up is listed among the luxury travellers bucket list because it offers an experience beyond glamping and outdoor activities. An authentic cowboy experience is curated for each guest as you cattle drive, have dinner in a chuck wagon, team penning, or learn to fly fish, and all guided by experts who are bona fide Montana wranglers. It is easy to onclude that a stay at Paws Up is indeed a once in a lifetime experience. Imagine waking every morning to the sounds of the water rushing by – while your camping butler stokes the fire and makes your breakfast at the outdoor terrace of your camp, that sits either by the river bank or above it.
LONGITUDE 131 (AUSTRALIA)
Moving across the world and closer to home, a glamping experience at Australia’s spiritual World Heritage-listed outback heightened by the living presence of one of the world’s largest monoliths, Uluru, is a must for those who love to plunge themselves into the wild and to live in untamed nature first-hand.
The glamping signature is the view: the red dust and spinifex of Uluru stares back at you in your tent during the day, and night caps are left by the outdoor fire and a swag is rolled out on the day bed set up for your perfect stargazing. With a reputation for being the finest accommodation in outback glamping, Longitude 131 is made up of 15 luxury tents that are each named after an explorer or pioneer in Australia.
Hanging out in the wilderness has never been so easy and luxurious as today. For people who are looking for a unique outdoor experience that they can share, glamping allows anyone to be up close and personal with any kind of nature you want to experience: ice, forest, desert, river, cliff or mountains. Which form of nature calls your soul? Lets glamp!
SHORTBREAK WITH DISCOVER INDONESIA 1. Capella Ubud, Bali 2. Amanwana, Sumbawa
ONE-OF-A-KIND BUCKETLIST GLAMPING
1. Singita Sabora Tented Camp
2. Patagonia Camp
3. Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, Canada
4. Whichaway Camp Antartica
Fitri Tresnawida is the Chief Travel Designer and Managing Director of dREAMSCAPE Luxury Travel Network & Club and Discover Indonesia. The company has offices in Singapore and Indonesia and specializes in providing luxury and experiential journeys for Asian high-networth and ultra-high-networth travellers. With 13 years of hands on and on the ground research as an Asia-based luxury travel operator, dREAMSCAPE is designed to understand the minds and habits of Asian experienced and luxury travellers.