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Every Glamping Spot That Needs to Be on Your Radar for 2019

If you’ve ever spent much time camping, you know it’s all about the gear. You have to have the right size tent that’s light and easy to pack down, a portable stovetop for cooking meals and getting that essential morning coffee ready, comfy sleeping bags and so much more. We say leave the fuss for someone else to handle and book into a place that does it all for you instead! Opt for a glamping trip and you can still enjoy all the perks of camping - like fireside chats and time spent under the stars - with none of the hassle. Best of all, this is the easiest way to bring a whole bunch of friends along for the ride.

We’re excited about a lot of tented campsites this summer, from a luxurious bubble tent in the Maldives to a Bedouin safari camp in Wadi Rum. There are Airstreams throughout America that can be rented for special gatherings or just to sleep in for a night or two, as well as tiny cabins in the countryside that have all the Hygge you could possibly desire. So, grab your crew and get on out there under the stars.

Reporter: Alyssa Brown

Wild Coast Tented Lodge - Relais & Chateaux

Yala, Sri Lanka
These luxury tents are uniquely shaped like cocoons, allowing spacious suites with top-of-the-line amenities. Wild Coast Tented Lodge is set just beside Yala National Park, which is known for its dense leopard population. A visit here is like a safari that spans both jungle and sea, with no shortage of amazing wildlife to spot.
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Finolhulearn more

Finolhu offers guests plenty of villa options for their stay, but there’s one that’s extra special in our books. Set on its own secluded stretch of beach, the bubble tent suite is one of those once-in-a-lifetime stays that allows complete privacy and luxury right on the edge of the water. Talk about a primo sunrise spot!
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Valley Views Glamping

Otiake, New Zealand
The rolling hills, pastures and mountains of the Waitaki Valley are on stunning display from the comfort of this glamping spot in New Zealand. Valley Views Glamping offers geodesic domes, bell tents and a cabin, all with home-cooked meals and locally produced wines on the menu as well as easy access to a few hot tubs in the forest.
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Bad Moon Glamping + Event Tentslearn more

Check out Bad Moon’s wolfpack tents next time you’re planning an adventure with friends and want to make it into a glamping experience. These bad boys fit four campers per tent and you can spring for adding a lounge of luxury to have a hangout space in addition to your cozy sleeping arrangements.
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Terre Des Etoiles

Marrakech, Morocco
Camping out in the Moroccan desert is made a thing of luxury at this ecolodge set beside the Atlas Mountains. Terre Des Etoiles offers beautifully furnished safari tent suites, a dining space that serves Berber fare with fresh veggies from the desert garden and massage treatments too. A group getaway to this retreat might include days spent riding camels through the desert and nights spent enjoying extravagant dinners under the stars.
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Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel

Beverly Hills, California
A glamping tent and sprawling private rooftop terrace sit at the top of the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Here, you can gather your squad for an evening of sunset cocktails overlooking the cityscape. Later in the night, you and a couple of your best pals can nosh on the fanciest s’mores - made of smoked Valrhona chocolate, Tahitian vanilla bean marshmallow and dusted in 24k gold leaf - before dozing off in your tent of luxury.
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Whispering Springs Wilderness Retreatlearn more

Nestled deep in the rolling hills of Northumberland County, about an hour and a half east of Toronto, Whispering Springs is a boutique wilderness retreat with safari tents, bell tents and a log-framed safari tent that serves as a watering hole. Group excursions here might include hikes through the forests, paddle boating through the ponds or simply lounging by the saltwater pool.
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Ventana Big Surlearn more

Can you really call it glamping when it’s so luxurious you’re pinching yourself to see if it’s reality? One of Big Sur’s most pampering resorts, Ventana is in on the glamping action with beautifully appointed safari-style tents tucked between the redwood trees. Your stay here might include a private guided hike to see the local flora and fauna, a sommelier-led wine and cheese hour, meditation classes or glass house telescopic viewings.
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Panorama Glass Lodge

Iceland
Get ready for an escape to complete seclusion in the rugged, beautiful landscape of western Iceland, just a half hour’s drive from Reykjavik. Panorama Glass Lodge is a glass cabin that sits alone beside the sea, surrounding guests with panoramic views of mountains, water and rugged fields. There’s a hot tub outside that makes an epic Northern Lights viewing spot if you’re lucky enough to witness the magic.
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Gypsy Canyon Baja

Todos Santos, Baja California, Mexico
Gypsy Canyon offers a collection of eight comfortably furnished bell tents in the middle of a cactus grove, just near Todos Santos. A group getaway here might include mornings of yoga and beach walks, afternoons snorkeling with the whale sharks and coral fish, and evenings spent dining under the stars.

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Kinkáralearn more

Set on a stretch of Costa Rican farmland, Kinkára offers luxury camping for groups that are looking to connect with nature as well as with each other. The property offers luxury camping in bell tents with mandala gardens just outside your door. Chase waterfalls, hike along the river, zip line through the jungles or spend your days focused on yoga and meditation with your friends.
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Sun City Camp

Jordan
The majestic landscape of Wadi Rum sets the scene for this Bedouin desert glampsite that includes safari tents, geodesic domes and family-sized tents. Adventure options are aplenty around here, but taking a hot air balloon to get a totally different perspective of the region is highly encouraged.
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Mountain View Glamping

Mojstrana, Slovenia
The bucolic, wildflower-filled Slovenian countryside is the backdrop of this glampsite. Wood cabins with glass walls dot the hillside overlooking the mountains, which can be traversed on foot, skis or bike.
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Under Canvas Grand Canyonlearn more

A trip to Grand Canyon should be on every bucket list, and the best way to experience the beauty of the area is by glamping and really soaking up the air, sun and surrounds. Under Canvas makes a camping trip here easy, luxurious and adventurous too. Bring along some friends though, because every memorable experience in the wild should be shared with people you love.
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Gather Greenelearn more

Set between the Berkshires and the Catskills, this summer camp-style getaway is an easy go-to for New Yorkers looking to get out of the city for a long weekend with friends. Gather Greene offers glamping in the form of cozy wood-and-glass cabins tucked between the trees.
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Faraway Domes

Warialda, NSW, Australia
Set way out in the Australian bush, this secluded property is completely off-the-grid and feels absolutely luxurious. The accommodations here are cool geodesic domes with plenty of modern amenities. This could be a great spot to visit with friends who love exploring, as nearby rivers, waterfalls and rocky nature reserves are major highlights.

Hoanib Valley Camp

Namibia
Six luxurious safari tents make up this eco-friendly Namibian wilderness retreat, setting an ideal scene for a group safari trip. Visitors to Hoanib Valley Camp can expect to spot zebras, elephants, desert lions, giraffes and all kinds of local wildlife, enjoying morning and afternoon drives to search for rare animals.
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Erg Chigaga Luxury Desert Camp

Morocco
Camping in the Sahara Desert is the kind of thing you want to experience in a glamorous way, which is exactly what Erg Chigaga offers. This desert camp is located nine hours from Marrakech and is completely off-the-grid. Yet, it offers guests a stay with all the comforts of a high-end hotel.

Kachi Lodge

Uyuni Salt Flats, Bolivia
This set of geodesic domes just popped up on the Uyuni salt flats, at the foot of Bolivia’s Tunupa Volcano. The salt flats offer a lunar-like landscape with plenty of hiking, biking and adventuring to do nearby. There’s a restaurant housed in the oversized dome that serves local fare with a fine dining approach.
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The Birdhouse El Nido

El Nido, Palawan, Philippines
Your own private tropical paradise awaits on the beaches of Palawan, where this collection of nest-like tents are set into the trees. Head here with a crew and plan to spend your days exploring some of the 45 nearby islands.

72 Hour Cabin

Dals Långed, Sweden
Looking for a way to slow down, reduce your stress levels and reconnect with nature? These glass cabins in Sweden promise that kind of experience during a 72-hour stay in the woodsy, lakeside retreats.
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Oyster Ridgelearn more

Oyster Ridge hosts private events, retreats and gatherings on a California ranch between mountains and vineyards. The property offers plenty of space for parties, workshops and more, and overnighters can stay in glamping tents.
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Aman-i-Khaslearn more

This wilderness camp is set right along the edge of Ranthambore National Park, an Indian sanctuary of wildlife where tigers are known to roam. At Aman-i-Khas you’ll find all the amenities of a luxury resort, including a dining tent, a spa tent and a lounge tent in addition to ten exquisitely designed modern tent suites.
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Amilla Fushilearn more

If you’re ready for something extremely luxurious, this Maldives resort is just waiting to pamper you with spa treatments, delicious food and a whole lot of water activities. Set to open this year, a bubble accommodation has been added to the Skyhouse, suspended high in the treetops.
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Anywhere Outpostlearn more

If California glamping is on your 2019 agenda, Anywhere Outpost can provide the goods. This luxury camping company brings all the tents, beds, bedding and cooking supplies you’ll need for a weekend at the campsite of your choice. Rolling with a crew? This team can get your whole squad overnight-ready.
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Dreamsea Surf Camp

Alentejo, Portugal
If ever you’ve dreamed of a surf-cation with your closest friends, now’s the time and this is the place to do it. Set right along the beautiful Praia de Galé beach, this Portuguese resort offers overnight stays in comfy bell tents set on wooden decks.
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Lan Na Wild

Chiang Mai, Thailand
If full forest immersion is the number one thing on deck at Lan Na Wild, treetop hot tub soaking must be number two. This Chiang Mai nature escape is a collection of tents and decks built right into the treetops.
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West Fulton, New York
Tucked away in the forests of the Catskills, this upstate New York getaway combines the best elements of summer camp and glamping. There’s a mess hall, a collection of heated canvas tent cabins and easy access to swimming holes, waterfalls and hiking trails nearby.

Maple Grove Hot Springs

Thatcher, Idaho
Maple Grove Hot Springs offers an off-grid oasis of yurts, bell tents and wood cabins in Idaho’s Bear River Valley. Visit with a group and you’ll have a whole weekend to Goldilocks your way through the hot pools and ponds, discovering which is just to your liking.
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Soultribe Beach Retreat

Surigao del Norte, Philippines
Surf, sun and yoga are all you need to have on your agenda during a trip to this island resort. Here, you and your friends can glamp in bell tents with outdoor showers and wooden decks set just beside the tropical, white sandy beaches of Surigao.
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Four beautifully constructed treetop huts offer an escape when you want to feel completely immersed in the rugged beauty of Cornwall. The Kudhva grounds sit along a quarry and include various gathering spaces as well as an additional six treetop tents designed to feel like human nests.
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Blue Sky Centerlearn more

A unique combination of Shelton huts, artist dorms, camp sites, a bell tent and an Airstream make up this California desert camp. Located a couple hours from LA, Blue Sky Center is nestled between the Sierras and Caliente Mountain ranges. The location makes a rad party spot and there’s plenty of beds and cozy digs for your overnight guests.
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Singita Sabora Tented Camplearn more

We often think of Tanzanian safari camps as honeymoon or anniversary options because they just seem so exciting and romantic, especially in a setting like Singita Sabora. This place is next-level glamorous as far as the accommodations go, and the untouched wilderness of the Serengeti provides a backdrop unlike any other.
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Peru Ecocamplearn more

For those considering traversing Machu Picchu as a group, this accommodation option could be right up your alley. Peru Ecocamp is a collection of heated geodesic domes that allow guests easy access to the Salkantay Trek, from the Mollepata Valley around Mount Salkantay to famous Machu Picchu. A stay here includes gourmet Peruvian dining and cozy warmth on chilly nights in the cloud forest.
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Campera Hotellearn more

Ten giant bubbles set out in the Valle de Guadalupe wine country make up Campera Hotel. Each bubble is furnished just as a hotel might be, with a cozy bed and en-suite bathroom, but the clear ceiling allows you to fall asleep staring at the stars.  
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Wild Havens Luxury Campinglearn more

For those looking to escape to BC, this pop-up luxury camping company has you covered. You pick the place and the guest list and let Wild Havens do the rest of the setup.
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Mendocino Grovelearn more

Tucked along the beautiful Mendocino Coast, Mendocino Grove offers glamping accommodations with nice restrooms and showers, firepits, game zones and more. The property has various tent styles, including some larger tents that cater specifically to groups.
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Under Canvas Smoky Mountains

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
There are many reasons Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited in the country, and the boundless beauty is at the top of that list. Set just minutes from the park’s entrance, this glamping outpost is a wonderful basecamp for groups looking to explore the park with a cozy spot to return to every evening.

Mornington Peninsula Glamping

Mornington Peninsula, VIC, Australia
Australia’s Mornington Peninsula is best known for its wineries and cellar doors, but the outdoor hot springs overlooking rolling pastures are another compelling reason to visit. Book an overnight trip to stay in one of these luxe bell tents after your hot springs visit and you’ll feel as relaxed as ever. Just walk down the road to the Blue Range Estate winery and pick up a bottle or two to round out the Mornington experience.
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Stolen Pony Loungelearn more

An Airstream from 1974, this 31-foot trailer is an awesome addition for events that need indoor hangout space. The lounge area seats 15 people and works well for a green room, cocktail party zone or VIP lounge.
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Sal Salis Ningaloo Reeflearn more

This luxury camp outpost sits in Western Australia’s Cape Range National Park, right in the heart of wildlife territory. During a retreat here, you’ll spot red kangaroos, echidnas and many, many colorful birds. If you head down to Ningaloo Reef during the day, you’ll witness a habitat that’s home to over 500 species of fish and 250 coral species too.
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Clifton Glampinglearn more

Set on a working farm with sheep and cattle, overlooking a river, Clifton Glamping provides campers a glimpse at the slow life in New Zealand’s stunning Hawke’s Bay. This small safari-style campsite includes a luxury tent with an outdoor kitchen, a large deck, an outdoor shower and a bath under the poplar trees.
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Serenity Camp Riviera Maya, Mexicolearn more

If you want to be close to Tulum but not in the middle of it, this Riviera Maya glamping spot could be your best accommodation option. Head to Serenity Camp with friends and enjoy days of yoga, pool swims and beach life followed by evenings in the beach club’s lounge area before resting in a super cozy safari tent.
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