What Is The Difference Between Camping And Glamping?

Some vacationers are allergic to camping because they are put off by the idea of sleeping in a tent, with only the thickness of their sleeping pad for comfort. Fortunately for those who don't want to compromise on their comfort, there is now a new and much more enjoyable way to spend their holidays close to nature: glamping! Here is a summary of the similarities and differences between these two forms of outdoor accommodation.

Glamping is for everyone.

Unlike camping, which sometimes requires sleeping in Spartan conditions, on the verge of survivalism or forest adventure, glamping is an outdoor accommodation suitable for all audiences.

It is aimed at all vacationers, even the most comfort-loving, and offers them the joys of a night under the stars and waking up to the sound of birdsong! This concept was actually invented by tourism professionals to attract a new type of clientele to campsites, those who are looking for a certain level of comfort and services.

Thanks to this more comfortable and luxurious formula, it is possible to combine the beauty and tranquility of the natural surroundings with a real bed, private hot showers, and cozy accommodation.

In summary, this formula offers all the good aspects of camping (proximity to nature, peace and change of scenery), without the downsides (makeshift shelter getting wet, uncomfortable sleeping bag and resulting backaches!).

Glamping costs more.

You will have understood that glamping (a name invented in the mid-2000s from the words "glamour" and "camping") is a more luxurious form of outdoor accommodation.

In exchange for the comfort and services offered, this type of accommodation is more expensive than a simple pitch in a campsite for your tent or camper van...

The accommodations offered, which are always located as close to nature as possible, can be luxurious like a lodge or unusual, like a yurt, a treehouse, or a transparent bubble.

There are all kinds of them, but they have in common to offer better comfort to vacationers, especially comfortable bedding, running water, and private sanitary facilities.

The price per night varies depending on the type of accommodation, the geographical location, and the extent of the services offered. In any case, the rate is closer to that of a night in a hotel than to a simple camping pitch.

Glamping is no less eco-friendly.

Even though it offers more comfortable conditions than camping in the great outdoors, glamping remains a form of eco-responsible tourism.

These outdoor accommodations are usually located in a green setting, amidst trees or by the water, and the owners are committed to preserving this privileged environment on their own scale. More and more outdoor hoteliers strive to reconcile comfort and ecology by opting for facilities such as dry toilets and solar showers.

In unique accommodations, electricity is not always available and neither is wifi, allowing overworked vacationers to enjoy a well-deserved digital detox, completely disconnected from their work and email!

By choosing this growing trend in recent years, you limit your ecological impact and enjoy outdoor vacations and contact with nature, without having to endure the vagaries of the weather and the discomfort of minimalist camping... What more could you ask for?

Author: Audrey
Copyright image: Aldeen Li on Unsplash
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