Affordable Glamping Experiences in Asia
Glamping opens the door to a new world of luxury outdoor accommodations. A fusion of glamour and camping, it's where stunning nature meets modern luxury. Glamping is becoming popular all over the world, especially in Asia. From incredible destinations to unique adventures and extraordinary accommodations - you'll find everything in this part of the globe.
With the growing number of glamping destinations around the world, you'll never run out of options. Here are 10 of the most popular and best luxury tented camps in Asia.
Damodra Desert Camp
The Damodra Desert Camp offers a secluded campsite for travelers to enjoy an unforgettable and complete desert experience in India. The desert camp is set at 30 km from Jaisalmer en route to Sam Sand Dunes. The luxury Swiss cottage-inspired tents include large comfortable beds, modern bathrooms, airconditioning, and colorful upholstery. Included in your package is an adventurous camel ride away from other tourists to a small pristine area of sand dunes - see unique views of the shimmering sand and watch as the sun sets over the desert. Enjoy a cultural evening with traditional Rajasthani dance and music performance with appetizers and chai followed by freshly prepared Rajasthani cuisine.
One night package for two costs INR 10500 or around $145 USD; includes
- Lodging in a fully-equipped Swiss cottage tent
- Authentic Indian dinner, appetizers, and Indian and continental breakfast, mineral water and Indian chai tea/coffee, soft drinks
- Camel ride to sand dunes to watch the sunset over the desert, and sand sledding
- Live traditional Rajasthani music and folk dancing in the evening
For the best price or to arrange a custom package that suits your needs, book HERE.
Cardamom Tented Camp
Cardamom Tented Camp is an ecolodge located in the Cardamom Mountains in Cambodia. Offering nine luxurious safari-style glamping tents, the lodge aims to minimize the human footprint on the natural world and serve as a role model in promoting sustainable ecotourism practices not only in Cambodia but also throughout the world. Eco-friendly trekking and kayaking packages are available for adventure enthusiasts who are keen to be a part of real conservation work. This protected stretch of land that was once a hotbed of logging and poaching, is now home to numerous wildlife such as Asiatic wild dogs, clouded leopards, mouse deer, sun bears, hog badgers, gibbons, macaques, elephants and more.
They have 2 types of packages: the Trekker Package and the Explorer Package.
- Trekker (3 Days / 2 Nights) - From $259 USD
Join a patrol with the Wildlife Alliance Rangers and go trekking through the dense Cambodian jungle along with abandoned poaching and logging trails. Visit the Ranger Station where the confiscated equipment of poachers and loggers – including traps, improvised hunting rifles, and even chainsaws – is on display. Then kayak down the Preak Tachan River, or take one of the self-guided hikes along our carefully selected trails and discover the rich diversity of flora and fauna and get a glimpse of macaques, gibbons, hornbills and other rare wildlife found in the Cardamom Mountains.
- Explorer (4 Days / 3 Nights) - From $379 USD
As part of this package, you will have the option to accompany Forest Rangers on more adventurous patrols to the most remote parts of the national park. Go trekking through the jungle or kayak along the meandering waterways and get a glimpse of rare birds and other wildlife. You will also have more freedom to explore the surrounding evergreen forests, mangroves and river on your own or with one of our experienced guides.
For complete info on their packages and itineraries, click HERE.
Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge is built on the western periphery of Chitwan National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site in south-central Nepal. It holds twelve lodge rooms and nine luxury safari en-suite tents. The accommodation is centered around its main Ghol Ghar (dining room) and its wonderful gardens. The farm to plate menu showcases the resort's organic farm's freshly harvested produce featuring a South Asian Mediterranean fusion cuisine. For the adventure lover, Tharu Lodge offers a range of outdoor wilderness activities that are both informative and enjoyable. Step onboard a gentle boating safari down the peaceful Narayani River, and keep an eye out for marsh muggers or the endangered gharial crocodile resting on the banks. Try your eye on a bird watching tour – Tharu Lodge naturalists have recorded more than 300 species of birds in the surrounding habitats, stretch your legs on a jungle walk, or relax into the evening with a sunset stroll.
Package rates depend on the season, on a per person per night on twin sharing basis, also include all meals and safari activities.
High season: February-April, October-November
Standard room $200 USD / Safari tent $160 USD
- Low season: December-January, May-September
Standard room $170 USD / Safari tent $130 USD
For more info on package inclusions, click here.
Rosewood Luang Prabang
With its charming colonial architecture, glittering Buddhist temples and memorable mountain scenery, Luang Prabang in Laos is a unique destination that offers a glimpse of another world. The historic old town area sits on a peninsula embraced on two sides by the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers. Its UNESCO-recognized heritage buildings are home to an array of French-style cafés, boutique shopping, fine dining restaurants, lively local markets, and cultural museums. The resort offers 23 spacious accommodations including 4 deluxe rooms, 4 specialty suites, 3 riverside villas, 6 pool villas, and 6 luxury tents. Each of the resort’s guest housing is bordered by the riverbank. The 75-square-meter luxury tented villas include their own private dining areas and wrap-around decks. Lao tradition and French colonial style are sensitively woven throughout the design and architecture, including the use of indigenous materials and locally inspired artwork.
Room rates vary; average rate per night:
- Riverside Room - $820 USD
- Riverside Suites - $895 USD
- Riverside Villas - $980 USD
- Waterfall Pool Villas - $1030 USD
- Waterfall Pool Villa Twin - $1030 USD
- Hilltop Tent - $1345 USD
For more info or to book your stay, visit their website here.
Elephant Hills is a pioneer in Thailand's luxury tented camps. Travelers will experience a complete tropical jungle experience in and around the breathtakingly beautiful nature area of Khao Sok National Park. Activities include: uncovering the secrets of Takuapa’s mangrove swamps, canoeing on the Sok River, exploring Rainforest Camp on Cheow Larn Lake - one of the only floating luxury tented camps on this planet! And of course, you get to participate in their unique, international award-winning, ethical Elephant Experience - see the largest land animal in Asia, get up close, wash and feed these gentle giants.
All Elephant Hills tour packages are fully inclusive of accommodation, full board, activities as per chosen itinerary, a fully trained, TAT-licensed English speaking Thai tour guide as well as joint transfers to and from Elephant Hills as per their transfer options. Tour packages:
- Jungle Safari (2 Days / 1 Night) - From 12,580 THB (around $384 USD)
- Jungle Safari (3 Days / 2 Nights) - From 18,572 THB (around $567 USD)
- Jungle Lake Safari (3 Days / 2 Nights) - From 20,372 THB (around $622 USD)
- Rainforest Nature Safari (4 Days / 3 Nights) - From 23,368 THB (around $713 USD)
They also have recommended tours for families, seniors, couples and solo explorers. See more info on their website here.
A stay at Norden Camp is an extraordinary way to experience the magnificence of Tibetan culture and the astounding natural beauty of the Tibetan Plateau in style and comfort. Situated just twenty minutes outside of Labrang, the famous Tibetan monastic town in the Tibetan Autonomous Kanlho Prefecture, Gansu Province, China, Norden Camp is a place where awe-inspiring memories are made. A typical 6-day immersion they call the Timeless Tibet: A Digital Detox includes activities such as Labrang Monastery Tour, Yoga & Meditation, visit with Local Nomadic Cooperative, Yak & Horseback Riding, visit Local Tibetan Village, Norlha Textiles Tour, Cultural Exchange Activities, Hiking, Sauna, and Massage. Per person costs
- $1500 USD for shared tent
- $1800 USD for a shared family cabin
- $2100 USD for a shared cabin
- $2900 USD for a single cabin
They have more immersion packages that suit your needs, check out details and pricing on their website here.
Shinta Mani Wild - The Bensley Collection
The stunning Shinta Mani Wild is a luxury tented camp set amongst 400 acres of lush forest overlapping three national parks. This is the first private wildlife and nature reserve in Cambodia, located around three hours from Phnom Penh or Sihanoukville. Due to open on November 2018, Shinta Mani Wild boasts a spectacular location, tucked into the wildlife corridor which runs between Bokor and Kirirom national parks. Famed hotel designer and architect Bill Bensley has teamed-up with the local government and conservation organizations to protect this area from poaching and logging, whilst also providing a superb site for one of Cambodia's most hotly anticipated properties.
Rates will start from USD1900 per night, inclusive of all food and beverage, activities, spa treatments and land transfers from Phnom Penh or Sihanoukville airports. Helicopter transfers are additional. A minimum 3-night stay is required and a minimum age of 13 years. For more info, visit their website.
Sandat Glamping Tents
Just a 10-minute drive from central Ubud in Bali, Indonesia and surrounded by jungle and rice fields, Sandat Glamping offers a twist on the usual boutique hotel. They offer 5 magnificent luxury safari-style tents each with a private pool overlooking the forest surrounded by tropical gardens, and with a spectacular indoor bathroom. They also have 3 luxurious Lumbung - inspired by traditional Bali barns with a characteristic thatched roof that touches almost the ground, converted into evocative and romantic rooms on two floors. There is plenty to do in this part of Bali. Spend a day touring local temples, beautiful surrounding countryside, fruit and coffee plantations, or biking through rice paddies. See a traditional dance performance, or if you've got the energy, fit in some white-water rafting. At the end of the day cool off in your private plunge pool.
- 13 years old and above - 890,000 IDR or around $59 USD
- Children 7-12 years old - 445,000 IDR or around $29 USD
- Children 6 years old and under - Free
For updated rates and accommodation packages, be sure to check their website.
Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle
The setting of Four Seasons Golden Triangle - where northern Thailand, Myanmar, and Laos intersect - combines dense bamboo jungles, grasslands, mountain trails, rivers, and a camp for rescued elephants. There are 15 luxury tents scattered amidst the jungle with the handiwork of resort designer Bill Bensley such as wooden hot tub, elephant tusk styled door and bedpost, tree-fringed infinity pool, and more rustic wooden furnishings. Activities include personalized expeditions and guided activities, foraging walk, temple, and golden triangle excursion, elephant-mahout training, and spa treatments.
Average rate per night for 3 guests:
- Deluxe Tent - from $3,198 USD
- Superior Tent - from $2,583 USD
- Superior River-View Tent - from $2,891 USD
- Two-Bedroom Explorer's Lodge - call to book
They also have Glamping Packages that suit every traveler's needs - check them out here.
Meaning 'peaceful forest', romantic Amanwana is the only resort on the island of Moyo, pristine nature and marine reserve off the east coast of Bali. Backed by the lush jungle foliage of a nature reserve on the shores of the Flores Sea, Amanwana’s permanent tented suites pair wilderness experience with modern luxury. Enjoy wildlife encounters on land and in the Flores Sea - Macaque monkeys and Rusa deer make morning appearances outside the large windows of the tented suites. They also have luxury tours they call Aman Voyages - includes venturing into the Indonesian archipelago and experiencing an adventure through one of the world’s most exceptional marine areas aboard an extraordinary Phinisi cruiser. Witness the Komodo dragon in its natural habitat and dive the pristine waters of the Flores Sea. The standard daily rate starts from $900 USD per night. For the latest rates and room availability, call or book through their website.
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