Upscale glamorous camping, also know as glamping, is the perfect way to escape into the wilderness in style. Living temporarily under the stars while roasting marshmallows and catching wild rainbow trout is refreshingly simple, but when it comes to pitching a tent and making a fire after sunset, many used to find themselves in the dark. With glamping, you?ll have everything set up for you ? a tent or yurt, a fishing rod, a skillet, even a bed (though you may want to bring your own sheets). Think of glamping as luxuriously getting back in touch with nature on your own urbane terms, it?s an opportunity to be fabulously down to earth. We picked the top 5 places in the world to glamp in style.
Remember the dreamy tree houses you played in as a kid? Those days aren?t over just yet. At Bandhavgarh National Park you can settle down in stunning tree houses in the middle of a 21-acre jungle. With exotic forests and tropical woodlands, steep rocky hills and lush grassland valleys, this National Park has an impressive variety of wildlife ? you?ll surely stumble across a Bengal tiger (from the comfort of your contemporary tree house, of course). All glamping accommodations ? which have been constructed with natural material -- have furnished bedrooms, air conditioning, en-suite beautiful bathrooms, living rooms, and antique writing tables to boot. Fit everything you need for a daytime adventure in this Adele Dejak Vanilla Kitenge Tassel Crossbody Bag and walk with comfort in these Casa Hernanz Flat Camping Espadrilles.
Yes, this can be interpreted exactly how it sounds. This glamping site, just 30 minutes outside the South Island?s largest city of Christchurch, offers luxurious wagons for your home away from home. Their tagline sums it up perfectly: ?All the authenticity and atmosphere from 1870, but with the comfort and luxury of home.? As this Wagonstay is based in Selwyn, one of the earliest settled districts in Canterbury, you?ll feel heirloom-chic in your unique wagon. With a bed, dresser, antique stove, loveseat and coffee table, these wagons are set in the middle of a breathtaking 90-acre farm setting and have amazing breakfast options to leisurely enjoy in the privacy of your wagon. This Banjanan, Red Poppy Sofia Maxi Dress paired with this beautifully classic Daniela Bustos Maya Petite Anillo ?guila Signet Ring makes the perfect casual-chic wagon-lounging look.
This festival of 20 luxury tents located in a remote eco-safari destination on Vancouver Island is just about as ?Glamp-y? as they come. You?ve got the exclusively remote setting without the fear of boredom ? from horseback riding on forest trails to surfing lessons on a secluded beach, this resort offers everything. The spacious tents that can host a family of five are the ideal retreat after an adventure-filled day; they have king-size beds, ensuite bathrooms with indoor/outdoor showers, heated floors, and antique furniture. You can kiss your Spaghettios and flimsy beef patties goodbye because at this oasis you?ll dine on local gourmet specialties -- prosciutto-wrapped halibut or grilled oyster chowder surely exceeds typical camping meals. Celebrate the setting with this nature-chic Haremlique Black Toile Hasbahce Tunic and this Black Kara Bag.
With six safari tents, two wooden cabins, a pool-side restaurant, breathtaking cascades, and a 13-mile-long lagoon, this glamping retreat is far from home in an amazing way. A picture-perfect island with white, sandy beaches and turquoise water in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is the home of this eco-friendly lodge that boasts a carbon footprint of zero. When building the retreat, only wood and recycled materials were and still are used, and this getaway uses photovoltaic panels and solar water heaters to produce its own energy. With only a single piece of wood, experts carved the bath sinks that sit on old wooden doors. You?ll find yourself environmentally inspired in this one-of-a-kind glamping experience. Try this Indian Gold Manon Tunic and this simple Muzungu Sisters Vera Clutch for a great eco-chic look.
Sit in Mother Nature?s lap in one of the most stunning settings in the world: The Sea of Galilea. At Camp-dlx, Israel?s largest fresh water lake is right outside your door, the Negev Desert which covers half of Israel?s landmass is your stomping grounds, and The Ramon Crater at the peak of Mount Negev -- the world's largest makhtesh ? is your ultimate picturesque opportunity to marvel. At this glamp site, you can have your choice at where you want to ?set up camp?, and you can choose to be left completely alone for your entire stay. Should you prefer to be pampered, the staff will stick around for desert yoga sessions, massages, stargazing with electric telescopes, jeep tours, a hike, hot air balloon rides, and more. The site is equipped with under-the-star open-air dining venues, outdoor bathouses, a cozy campfire with chopped wood, and anything else you can imagine to sit back, relax, and enjoy the desert in style. It?s hot out there in the desert, so slip on this light and airy Bungalow 8, Sarah Dress and these festive Kiini Red Kiini Earrings for fun in the sun.