Glamping in South America
Move over camping, the concept of glamping – that combines the idea of getting you closer to the beauty that nature has to offer with a more grown up style and in comfortable digs has arrived.
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Glamping (which is actually short for Glamorous camping) combines sought-after destinations with the escape of camping and the distinction of luxury travel. But if you think glamorous camping is simply about having posh camping gear, from tents to sleeping bags to outdoor equipment, think again. Glamping offers you the chance to immerse yourself in a remote and unique place, perfect for discerning travelers who like their adventure ‘soft.’
Where can I go glamping in South America?
Even though glamping is a recent concept, because of the wealth of environments and natural wonders has meant that there are some great options available in some of the most remote and unlikely places.
Glamorous camping in South America, especially, will give discerning travellers like you access to camp resorts that boast of world-class service and opulent accommodations. Here are some great glamping experiences you can choose from.
Located in the remote beauty of Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park lies another stellar glamourous camp, Patagonia Camp. The luxury tents here are called yurts, there are 18 of them which all feature a private terrace with views to Lake Toro or the famous Paine Massif, private bathroom, double bed, stylish interiors and furniture and most importantly, a clear capula on the roof so you can truly ‘sleep under the stars.’ The yurts are all connect to the main dining room and the programs are inclusive of daily excursions to explore the pristine national park as well as your meals for a relaxed experience of Patagonia.
Glamping in Galapagos
Although cruising the Galapagos Islands is one of the most popular ways to explore it, this land based program which uses day trips to nearby islands is a unique experience entirely. The Galapagos Safari Camp, which offers elevated panoramic views of arid landscapes and pristine beaches, features nine eco-luxury tents, plush bedding, hot showers with great water pressure, and large balconies with hammocks and chairs to take in those marvelous views. And what sort of camp inspired by a traditional African safari camps wouldn’t have a gorgeous infinity pool?
Glamping in the Amazon
Another recommended glamping adventure is possible onboard the luxury Amazon cruise, the Anakonda in Ecuador. Whilst on this stylish and tasteful cruise that explores the Amazon River Basin, you have the chance to camp overnight in the jungle. Don’t worry, this option is not only entirely safe, you will have a deluxe tent waiting for you to sleep overnight and a butler on hand to serve you your dinner for the evening.
High-end accommodations. The ultimate in comfort. The most spectacular sceneries. Experience what the rough outdoors has to offer, but with with an element of refined luxury when glamping in South America.
Want to know more about travelling in South America? Check out our special Go To Guide featuring a brief summary of 32 of the most popular destinations.