Glamping; all the magic of camping mixed with the finer things in life.
There’s something quite nostalgic about tents – camping in the back garden, making a den under the kitchen table, family staycations. Camping has however evolved considerably since our childhood days; travellers can choose to stay in everything from Yurts and tents to caravans and treehouses!
In its rawest form, camping is a wild adventure, but wouldn’t time in the wilderness be made ever so slightly more comfortable with a few luxurious mod-cons? Firstly, having an expert guide; imagine Bear Grylls meets David Attenborough meets Reginald Jeeves. Waking up immersed in nature to a silver-service Michelin-star breakfast of local flora and fauna. Getting access to remote hiking, biking and climbing trails by private helicopter.
Sound good so far? In addition, the simplicity of glamping means these off-grid adventures leave nothing behind and are one of the most eco-friendly and sustainable ways to travel.
Experience life on a Colombian cattle ranch alongside the local Ilaneros on a glamping adventure to Corocora. Meet giant anteaters, howler monkeys and pumas or go fishing for piranhas on a guided 4×4 wildlife tour, before retiring to your private campsite, fully fitted with solar panels and offering outstanding local cuisine.
Take a tranquil stay in Bali’s spiritual centre of Ubud. Find yourself in a tree top cabin with your very own private plunge pool, completely surrounded by nature, and not another soul in sight.
From your lux safari-style eco-resort explore the Espiritu Santo Island in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico. Turn your phone off, embrace the digital detox and spend your days snorkelling, kayaking, diving, fishing or simply reading a good book, with no disruptions other than the sounds of the local wildlife.