For many, the hotel is one of the most important elements of a trip but choosing one can often be overwhelming. In Asia, there is so much choice at every different level of luxury and we have undertaken the task of finding the crème de la crème so you don’t have to spend hours scouring the web. Read about our favourite heritage hotels here and Asia’s best eco-resorts here.
This month we’re showcasing some really unique properties in this list of the best tented camps in Asia. With a large dose of luxury and only the fun elements of the camping experience, these are our top pick for glamping in Asia.
Lala Mukha Tented Camp
Khao Yai, Thailand
A quick 2 and half hour drive from central Bangkok, Khao Yai National Park and its surrounding areas are one the most accessible wild places from the bustling capital. And just 3km from the National Park gates, where Thailand’s largest population of wild elephants reside, you’ll find the glamping paradise of Lala Mukha Tented Camp.
Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle
Chiang Rai, Thailand
Probably one of Four Seasons most unique offerings, the Golden Triangle Tented Camp is a stunning selection of tents and lodges in the jungles looking over the Mekong River. Guests can choose multi-day packages that are inclusive of meals and activities that take in the beautiful natural landscape, the history of the Golden Triangle location and the local cultures of this remote area.
You’ll also share the camp with resident elephants, who you can interact with beside an expert mahout safe in the knowledge that these rehabilitated elephants are well cared for in their natural environment.
Four Rivers Floating Lodge
Koh Kong, Cambodia
There may be no camp closer to nature than Four Rivers, with its floating tented camp. Atop the tranquil Tatai River, amidst the beautiful Cardamom Mountains, Four Rivers is a place to truly get back to nature in the comfort of 4 star luxury.
Committed to sustainable tourism, Four Rivers’ aim to have ‘a high impact on people…while having the lowest impact on the environment’.
Siem Reap, Cambodia
The Beige in Cambodia is an intimate resort of only 6 beautifully appointed tented camps amid 10 hectares of land, with thoughtful common areas and its own farm. In the truly unique ‘floating’ forest pool, you can enjoy the beautiful natural surrounds of rural Siem Reap and relax after a day of sightseeing in nearby Angkor Wat.
Luang Prabang, Laos
Kamu Lodge is located in a rural Laotian village and aims to integrate guests into the slow and simple way of life in this part of the world. With a focus on community based tourism and solar power as an energy source, Kamu offer a low impact/ high inspiration experience with their all inclusive package.
With village activities ranging from learning about rice harvest from local farmers to trekking to gold panning, a stay at Kamu is a truly unique experience!
Menjangan Dynasty Resort
Located in the remote Northwest corner of Bali, Menjangan Dynasty Resort combines luxury glamping with a high-end dive resort. Right beside West Bali National Park and on the shores of calm Banyuwedang Bay, there couldn’t be a better location for the relaxation and adventure on offer at this beautiful camp.
Offering diving as well as snorkelling, kayaking and land adventures like biking and horse-riding, there is plenty to keep you entertained between relaxing in your luxury tent.
Founded upon the Tibetan love for social gatherings in nature, Norden Camp aims to bring the nomad experience to travellers along with a large dose of luxury. Located on the edge of Tibet, in the Chinese province of Gansu, this is one of the more remote camps on this list but the journey is all part of the experience.
Owned and operated by local Tibetans, this is a truly unique cultural experience in one of the most beautiful natural places on earth.
We love unique accommodation options and glamping in Asia is one of those experiences that can make a trip that extra bit special. We hope we inspired you to seek out different places to stay on your next trip to Asia.