What is Glamping (With Pictures)

What is Glamping? The full guide

glamping tents with lights and a yurt

Glamping is a modern camping term that means to camp in a luxurious way. This type of camping is getting very popular and is drawing a lot of people to the concept. If you have a glamping site with a few amenities, it still almost always beat camping in a sleeping bag on the cold ground. If you are planning a family camping weekend and need to do it in luxury, then maybe it’s time for a glamping trip.

Glamping offers many ways of enjoying your time. These ways of glamping include glamping in tree houses, safari tents, yurts, teepees, or any place with creature comforts. This has become one of my favorite types of camping as it has made packing up less stressful after a vacation. Below is a list of the different types of glamping.

Different types of glamping

  1. Tree house glamping
  2. two separate treehouses that are used for glamping

    This type of glamping appeals to kids and the kid at heart. These are usually modern treehouses with all the bells and whistles to keep you happy. A treehouse camp is a perfect getaway for the whole family. Just like when we were all kids and loved having tree houses, these types of getaways will appeal to all who want to remember their younger days.

  3. Camping Cabin glamping
  4. cabin glamping with trees around

    If you want a regular roof over your head, then this is the type of glamping for you. There will be a bed to sleep in and a wall on all sides. This type of glamping gets rid of the need to pack a tent or any type of mattress to sleep on. Amenities are plenty, electricity, water, and many other things to make you as comfortable as when you were at home.

  5. Deluxe Cabin glamping
  6. deluxe camping site in Asia

    Deluxe cabin glamping offers the comfort of having a working bathroom and the luxury of the camping cabin. Some amenities in certain deluxe cabins can include other amenities such as bed linens, kitchenettes, and more. Be prepared to pay more to stay at one of the cabins as they are built with luxury in mind.

  7. Safari Tents
  8. safari glamping tent with lights

    These have been in so many different movies where they have to show some type of luxurious lifestyle. These usually come with furniture, fully functioning kitchens, electricity, and some sort of storage.

  9. Teepees
  10. simple teepee

    Also known as a "Tipi", these are small tents usually used by North American Indians that live in the Plains and Great Lakes regions. These are close to regular tents except they are built in an upside-down cone shape with stretched-out buffalo skin and usually have a smoke flag at the top.

Why choose Glamping or Camping

Both types of experiencing the outdoors have their pros and cons. If you are the type of person who wants to take on nature without all the luxuries of a traditional home, then camping is for you. With traditional camping, you can pack light and spend a couple of nights in nature then pack up in a short amount of time and head home.

When it comes to camping in luxury, the option of glamping will always be mentioned. If you are the type of individual who needs modern amenities while camping then glamping will the best choice. However, packing up after a glamping trip will be more tedious than the traditional camping trip.

What is a glamping trip?

For many in Europe, a glamping trip is a vacation in a fully furnished bed-and-breakfast. Many glampers take to the outdoors. They enjoy their holidays in nature, surrounded by the spectacular scenery found in the U.S. and Europe. In England, glamping is just a fancy term, and many English people use it as shorthand to talk about all sorts of places. More glamping trips happening per in the Us than anywhere else on the planet. That's because the U.S. is a huge market for all types of camping.

What is glamping tents?

Glamping is camping in a tent designed to be a more personal residence, especially for an individual seeking a more nomadic lifestyle, with fewer ties and obligations. This type of tenting usually combines features from both the tent and the camper — a design that creates a unique experience. There are many different types, but each has several advantages for those seeking the more relaxing and enjoyable atmosphere that glamping provides. Most of these tents are modular, which can make the most of your space, and give you the freedom to decorate to your preferences.

The way we travel has actually changed. We no longer desire a generic, one rv fits all type of vacation. We intend to always want to submerge ourselves in the surrounding culture, and also we now would rather experience nature rather than see it on our many different types of screens. A combination of camping and glamour, glamping is a great way to experience the most awe-inspiring locations around the globe.

Do glamping tents have toilets?

For your and my convenience, glamping tents do have a loo. This means we do not have to go running across the field to get to a toilet.

How do you turn camping into glamping?

To transform an outdoor camping trip right into a glamping trip, all you need is some type of remarkable lodging, those luxuries and fundamentals you just cannot live without, plus, just a little bit of creative thinking.

You will find that the main difference between a regular camping experience and a glamping experience are those rewarding amenities that make your stay even comfier and all the things that you bring along with you will make you feel quite at home or in a fancy hotel.

Glamping is all about making your outdoor camping experience comfy and extravagant. Power, deluxe blankets, running water, state of mind lighting, delightful meals, all these creature conveniences and even more are what really makes glamping an ideal getaway for us all.

Do you have to worry about critters or bugs?

With any type of camping, there will always be some sort of bugs in the area. Nevertheless, glamping offers the comfort of being outdoors while enjoying the protection that most homes have to offer. You simply need to treat glamping like you are at home by not keeping food out.

Things to do while you glamp

Many glamping sites are located near areas of amazing, all-natural charm where you can remain very active every day. There are lots of experiences for you to have. Trekking/hiking, cycling, rafting, kayaking, wildlife watching, canyoneering, horseback riding, and a whole lot more.

What do i need for glamping?

Fortunately, a simple bag packed with your personal belongings without the hassle of a fully-loaded vehicle will be adequate for most glamping trips. However, some glamping accommodations do not offer all the amenities you might need.

The first thing you should do when you are planning your glamping trip is to find out what your glamping location offers. This will give you an idea of all the items you should bring to make your stay more enjoyable.

Here are some items you should bring glamping.

Things to help with packing
  • Backpack
  • Storage Boxes
  • Bags (All types)
  • Tent Bag
Things you need for bedding
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Pillows
  • Sheets
  • Air Pump (If you have an Air Mattress)
Furniture (If Possible)
  • Folding Chairs
  • Folding Tables
  • Mats (Doorway)
Lighting Items
  • Head Torch
  • Torches
  • Lantern
  • Matches or Lighter
  • Candles
Drink and Food
  • Pepper, Salt, Sugar
  • Butter
  • Cooking Oil
  • Milk
  • Juice
  • Bread
  • Fruit
  • Food (For Cooking)
Personal and Hygienic Items
  • Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Comb
  • Brush
  • Shaving Cream and Razor
  • Toothpaste/Tooth Brush
  • Soap
Tools To Bring Other important items to bring
  • Sunscreen
  • First Aid Kit
  • Travel Clock
  • Rope
  • Bug Repellant

So what exactly is included in glamping?

Individuals typically describe glamping as'classy outdoor camping' as well as'comfy camping'. Because of its fast growth in popularity, glamping covers a substantial variety of lodging alternatives consisting of yurts, Shepheard huts, treehouses, teepees and many more.


Glamping is the luxury of not needing to give up our everyday conveniences. It allows you to enjoy peace of mind and to enjoy nature at its best. Glamping is very popular nowadays and it would be a shame to not experience one of the many types offered. I have experienced Teepee glamping and the Safari Tents and would like to experience the others soon. The great outdoors is waiting for you, go enjoy it.

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