"Glamping"—a mash-up of "glamorous" and "camping"—describes a camping style with luxury amenities and, in some cases, resort-style services not usually associated with traditional camping.
Whether for a last fling before the ring, a relaxing getaway with your best pals or a dream fishing excursion, these global glamping accommodations won't cease to amaze.
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Fireside Resort | Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Combining luxury boutique hotel amenities with a wooded campground atmosphere, Fireside Resort offers groups Wyoming's best glamping experience. Lodging options reflect the heritage of the valley's original homesteader cabins, with cozy fireplaces, full kitchens, private furnished decks and outdoor fire pits. Situated on wildlife-filled acres where moose, elk, red-tailed hawks, bald eagles and deer roam, Fireside Resort is a mere seven miles from Jackson's bustling town square.
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Kachi Lodge | Jirira, Bolivia
Groups could explore the extreme geography of Lake Titicaca, mountains, canyons, lagoons and the largest salt desert in the world, Salar de Uyuni. They could even stay in a Kachi Lodge dome, offering the comfort of a luxury hotel room and authentic, inventive dining on the salt flats at the foot of Tunupa Volcano, at an altitude of 11,800 feet.
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Ryabaga Camp | Ponoi river, Gorod Murmansk, Murmansk Oblast, Russia
The Ponoi River in Russia offers some the world's best Atlantic salmon fishing. At Ryabaga Camp, guests enjoy their own cabin with queen beds and en suite bathroom with hot water, electricity and internet for email access. Gourmet chef-prepared meals are served in the "Big Tent," the camp's social hub. For a true wilderness location, Ryabaga Camp stands alone with its level of service and accommodations.
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Kestrel Camp | Bozeman, Montana
The American Prairie Reserve (APR) in Montana is piecing together what will be the largest nature reserve in the lower 48 states, totaling 3.5 million acres. Restoring habitats and species in the process, APR's Kestrel Camp offers five yurt-style luxury suites set around a central lounge and dining room serving chef-prepared meals, as well as a safari-style experience with special access to touring the reserve's ecosystem with personal naturalists.
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Sossus Under Canvas | Namibia, Southwest Africa
On Adventure Life's Namibia Under Canvas tour, groups could climb the sand dunes of Sossusvlei, explore the coastal city of Swakopmund, marvel at the natural wonders of Damaraland and search for wildlife in Etosha National Park. Return each night to a camp like Sossus Under Canvas, where tents are protected from the elements by natural stone walls and roofs built from recycled oil drums, and furnishings are made of recycled metal and wood. The camp is virtually invisible from any distance has a low environmental footprint.
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