To experience Selangor’s natural splendour in style, glamping (glamorous camping) is an excellent idea! Selangor is a place known for its ecotourism destinations and stunning natural scenery. This makes it perfect for outdoor trips and campers. Tourism Selangor has listed 8 ideas for great glamping spots for you to try out.
If you disagree with the idea that sleeping in a normal camping canvas on the ground is pleasant, you should try ‘glamping’. By glamping, you may enjoy the outdoors in luxury and it’s all in your backyard.
Imagine spending the day swimming in a pool while the sun sets, relaxing with a cup of tea, and climbing and trekking through the lush greenery. Glamping provides that, and it’s one of the best ways to view and take in Selangor’s stunning landscapes.
1. Resort Taman Eko Rimba Komanwel, Rawang
There are extensive forests around Resort Taman Eko Rimba Komanwel, making it a beautiful park to explore. It’s the perfect getaway for a relaxing weekend in the great outdoors. If you’re travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Rawang, make a pit stop at the Commonwealth Forest Park, which is located just next to the trunk route. As the name suggests, Taman Eko Rimba Komanwel mixes a dense jungle with beautiful gardens, a lake and a variety of other features to provide tourists with an exquisite setting for a retreat in the woods.
If you want to go camping on the weekends, you should book the campsite at least two weeks in advance to avoid disappointment. Trekking trails are accessible for people of all abilities and ages. More info here on their FB page.
2. River & Glamp, Batu Caves
You have come to the right location if you are looking for a beautiful area to go glamping by the river in Selangor. The River & Glamp site is located about 45 minutes from Kuala Lumpur and 15 minutes from Batu Caves, Selangor. This beautiful location will definitely highlight the best features of nature.
To whet your appetite, the River & Glamp package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, all served in a glamping-style atmosphere. Glamping gives you the best of both worlds: a comfortable place to sleep, stunning scenery, the opportunity to be in nature and a once-in-a-lifetime experience. More info here on their FB page.
3. Dusun Bonda, Batang Kali
Dusun Bonda all started with the owner’s passion for nature, which led to the creation of a family shelter, a great place to spend quality time with loved ones while surrounded by tropical scenery. Dusun Bonda is a small privately owned villa and the site of the Glamping Bell Tents within a fruit orchard, providing relaxed accommodation in a beautiful setting. It is located at Ulu Tamu, Batang Kali, Selangor. It has child-friendly facilities, as well as beautiful calm river views with waterfalls and man-made pools.
More info in our Happy Go KL review here.
4. Skycamp By Rimba Segara, Hulu Langat
This new glamping site is located in the cool and hilly neighbourhood of Hulu Langat. Go back in time to a beautiful rural setting with rivers and waterfalls amidst tropical gardens and lush forests with a leisurely drive through the small town of Hulu Langat.
You can bring your own food to cook in the kitchen, which includes a refrigerator and cooking utensils, and gas. The park is run with environmental sensitivity, particularly on the use of disposable plastic and styrofoam. More info here on their FB page.
5. The Sticks, Kuala Kubu Bharu
The Sticks is a charming eco-resort tucked away in the dense jungle of Kuala Kubu Bharu in Hulu Selangor. It was constructed on a former tin mine site. Built with environmental sustainability in mind, the resort generates electricity via solar power, obtains water from a local stream, and was developed with little land impact. Spend time in a space to call your own within the jungle furnished with cosy beds, plush duvets, ceiling fans and water heaters with spring water.
All 12 of the unique houses, or ‘tendoks’, as they fondly call them, a cross between a tent and a pondok (or hut in Malay), at The Sticks were designed to ensure an accommodation experience authentic to nature without sacrificing comfort.
Guests can relax and enjoy moments spent lounging on a hammock under the sky, floating along the river, or dining on delicious home-cooked meals ensuring comfort during their stay. Have a look at the Happy Go KL review here.
6. The Hid3out, Batu Caves
The Hid3out is located in Sungai Tua, Batu Caves Selangor. Glamping at The Hid3out is a great way to take camping to the next level. Essential amenities such as mattresses, toilets and more are supplied. Glampers can also use the BBQ pit to prepare meals. More info here.
7. Alpine Camp, Hulu Langat
Who says you can’t enjoy the beauty of nature while still being close to the city? Alpine provides a natural glamping experience with the backdrop of the Lui River and Black Mountain (Gunung Hitam). There are five glamping tents available, each of which can accommodate up to four people. Alpine Camp has a surau and a dining hall for the convenience of visitors. Visitors can also enjoy the small river, as it is safe for children. More info here.
8. Camp Out! @ Sunway Lagoon
“Camp Out!” is the first camping experience at Sunway Lagoon and is located in the theme park. Camp Out is an improved version of your regular camping trip, complete with a barbecue dinner, private pool and a chance to sleep in the middle of Sunway Lagoon! The campsite is located in the heart of Sunway Lagoon, where you will be able to spend your night under the clear sky, while the surrounding dunes complete the timeless beautiful backdrop. Definitely it will be the best night of your life! More info here.
Written by Ahmad Nazri Tashriq Bin Rahmat and Syed Haziq Iqbal Bin Wan Kassim