5 Most Distinctive Glamping Spots

5 Most Distinctive Glamping Spots

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Glamping is THE new trendy term in the outdoor world. Contraction of "glamour-ous" and "camping", it is a new type of tourist accommodation, close to camping, but in unusual places, offering a certain quality and comfort.

It originates from countries such as New Zealand, the United States and the United Kingdom.

The success of the concept is mainly based on the "out of the ordinary" aspect of the sites but also on the commitment of the owners.

Indeed, many of them are involved in an ecotourism approach, in order to offer their visitors an original stay, while protecting the environment.

In these original places, you can sleep for exemple in a :

  • caravan
  • domes
  • tree house
  • Saharan nomad tent
  • yurt
  • cave

Let's take a look at the 5 most unusual places for your next glamping expedition!

What is Glamping?

Glamping, short for "glamorous camping," is a form of outdoor accommodation that combines the luxury and amenities of a hotel with the rustic, natural experience of camping. Instead of sleeping in a traditional tent on the ground, glampers have the option to stay in a variety of unique and comfortable structures such as yurts, tiny houses, tree houses, and converted buses or trailers. These structures are often equipped with comfortable beds, electricity, heating and air conditioning, and sometimes even private bathrooms and kitchens.

One of the main appeals of glamping is that it allows people to enjoy the beauty and serenity of the great outdoors without having to rough it too much. For those who love the idea of camping but are not so keen on sleeping on the ground or using a shared bathroom, glamping offers a more comfortable and convenient alternative. It's also a great option for people who want to try out camping but don't have the necessary gear or experience.

Glamping is also often more environmentally friendly than traditional camping, as the structures used are usually more energy efficient and have a smaller carbon footprint. Many glamping sites also offer activities such as hiking, kayaking, and birdwatching, allowing guests to connect with nature in a meaningful way.

There are glamping options available for all budgets, from luxury tents with en-suite bathrooms and private hot tubs to more basic structures that offer the essentials. Some glamping sites also offer the added convenience of meals and other amenities such as yoga classes and massages.

Overall, glamping is a great way for people to enjoy the beauty and peacefulness of the great outdoors without sacrificing the comforts of home. It's a great option for a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or a solo adventure, and it allows people to disconnect from their daily lives and reconnect with nature in a unique and luxurious way.

When was "Glamping" invented and Why it is so trendy?

The concept of glamping has been around for centuries, with some of the first known examples being the tents used by European nobility for hunting trips in the late 19th century. However, it was not until the 21st century that glamping began to gain widespread popularity.

One factor that contributed to the rise of glamping was the increasing popularity of eco-tourism, as people became more interested in experiencing nature without causing harm to the environment. Glamping allows people to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors while still having access to modern amenities such as electricity, running water, and comfortable beds.

Another factor was the growth of the travel and tourism industry, as more people began to seek out unique and memorable vacation experiences. Glamping offers a way for people to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors in a more comfortable setting, while still feeling like they are roughing it in nature.

Today, glamping is a popular vacation option for people of all ages and interests, with a variety of glamping accommodations available, ranging from luxury tents and yurts to tiny homes and treehouses. Whether you are seeking a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or a solo adventure, there is a glamping option that is sure to suit your needs and preferences.

Discover 5 Perfect Glamping Sites

1. ChaltenCamp, Argentina

If you love the breathtaking landscapes of Patagonia and are a mountaineering enthusiast, ChaltenCamp offers a magnificent site at the foot of Mount Fitz Roy.

You will enjoy their geodesic domes, built in the heart of a primary forest to recharge your batteries and enjoy the delights of nature.

They have been designed to be a perfect balance between comfort and low environmental impact.

You can enjoy their majestic panoramic windows to admire Mount Fitz Roy and the surrounding nature. A change of scenery guaranteed.

You can enjoy the many outdoor activities that surround the camp such as mountaineering, fishing, climbing, kayaking and hiking.

patagonia glamping spot
Image credit: ChaltenCamp

2. Nomade Tulum, Mexico

Tulum is a popular destination for the general public.

But this little corner of paradise still has some quiet and adventure spots, well hidden from mass tourism. Nomade Tulum is located on a white sandy beach, south of the Mayan River, on the edge of the Yucatan jungle.

The complex offers visitors the possibility to stay in sumptuous tents or tree-houses. It also has more classic rooms to satisfy all tastes.

Nomade Deluxe Tent Tulum
Image credit: Nomade Tulum

3. Scarabeo Camp, Morocco

The Scarabeo Camp is the call of the desert and the arid lands of Morocco.

A camp in the heart of a mineral land with lunar scenery at the foot of the Atlas Mountains. 

If you want to go back in time to relive the expeditions of the golden age of explorers, this camp is for you.

You will have the chance to sleep in a real Bedouin tent, in the heart of the desert, with your eyes riveted on the stars.

Little more, the site offers customized trips, so you can imagine your own adventure!

the stone camp scarabeo camp
Image credit: Scarabeo Camp

4. The Yellowstone Collective Retreat, United States

If you love starry skies and sleeping in a tent, this is the experience for you.

Nestled in the heart of the Moonlight Basin in Big Sky, Montana, the Yellowstone Collective Retreat offers a breathtaking experience in the heart of an extraordinary place.

The resort offers luxury tents with king-size beds, private baths, fireplaces and high-quality bedding to lounge or rest after hiking one of the many trails that border the area.

yellowstone collective retreat
Image credit: Yellowstone Collective Retreat

5. Paperbark Camp, Australia

Paperbark Camp is definitely a place to visit if you're planning a vacation in Australia.

With a focus on tranquility and hospitality, the resort offers a journey through the eucalyptus and paperbarks in their luxury tents and cabins.

Located in the heart of the Wandra Wandian county, the hotel is committed to the protection of the arboreal communities, and to the economic and social development of the ancestral peoples, while respecting their traditions and customs. 

Paperbark Camp

Image credit: Paperbark Camp

Wrapping Up

Glamping is a great opportunity to discover camping with all the comforts of modern life and more.

You will have the chance to sleep in exceptional sites while enjoying the virtues of the surrounding nature.

Often nestled in the heart of sites of rare beauty, the majority of establishments take numerous measures to protect but also enhance the flora and fauna and to participate in the fairest way possible in the economic and social development of local communities. 

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Baptiste is an adventurer with a passion for urban and wilderness exploration and adventure, and a lover of vintage objects with timeless charm. As a Founding member of the Eiken team, he tries to share his passion and expertise for travel and vintage fashion through his articles.

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