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Top TRIPS by Culture Trip for Camping Under the Stars

Pack a thermos of hot cocoa and snuggle up under the stars on these TRIPS by Culture Trip and other small-group adventures.
Nick Dauk
14 Mar 2022
From the seafaring explorers of bygone eras to the nomadic tribes of millennia past, the stars above have watched travellers uncover the world’s wonders. On your hike through the mountains of Morocco or while sailing to the Galápagos Islands, you’ll rest under starry skies older than wanderlust itself. Camp beneath endless stars in some of the world’s most beautiful places on these trips, bookable with Culture Trip.
1 . Himalayan Escapades and Wildlife Encounters in Nepal
Wild camping on the Seti River is an experience you need to notch into your travel belt. It’s the inviting sand of the river’s beach, the warmth of a wood fire and a blanket full of stars beneath the canopy that’ll steal your heart. Your breath won’t be spared – you’ll have trouble catching it as you white-water raft down the river’s churning rapids. Just don’t forget the insect repellent; there are no bellboys at this Nepalese beach to fetch you some.
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2 . Morocco: From the Atlas Mountains to the Atlantic Surf
After a day spent trekking through the Sahara on a camel, the stars will be a welcome sight. One of the most enchanting experiences on this 13-day trip through Morocco is one of the purest. As you sleep off-the-grid in the luxurious tents of the Kam Kam Dunes, a celebrity astrologer will pull bedtime stories from the night sky. Astro Hamid will tell you everything you need to know about the sky watching over the Sahara, dazzling you with the rich history that connects local culture with the heavens above.
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3 . Animal Kingdom: Walk With Wildlife on the Galápagos Islands
There’s no place on the planet quite like the Galápagos Islands, which is why this five-day small-group tour offers accommodations like no other. You’ll rest your head in the Galápagos Magic Camp, a retreat within the Santa Cruz highlands. Nod off in a safari-style tent after snorkelling with penguins all day. You should have no trouble catching winks, as the giant tortoises that roam around your camp do so on soft, slow tiptoes.
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4 . Beyond Petra: Discovering Jordan’s Rugged Side
As well as boasting world-renowned archaeological monuments and stunning natural landscapes, there’s also a lesser-known side of Jordan waiting to be explored. Avid adventurers will love this nine-day trip starting in the capital, Amman, including a street food tour and craft beer tasting. Taking the “back door” route to avoid the crowds, you’ll explore the ancient city of Petra, trek through the Wadi Ghurab sandstone mountains and camp under the stars in the wilderness. Stay with a Bedouin family in the lunar-like Wadi Rum Desert and learn how to bake traditional Jordanian bread, before wrapping your trip up in Aqaba, by the Red Sea.
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5 . Head off into the Patagonia wilderness – by Intrepid Travel
Replace the glow of your phone screen with the twinkle of the star-lit sky during this adventure amongst the peaks of Chilean Patagonia. Three nights are yours to camp out, giving you a chance to pen your Argentina-to-Chile journal by the fire. Let the starlight illuminate the page as you write about your visit to the Perito Moreno Glacier. Though your night at El Calafate’s ice bar was a mere two days prior, you’ll be happy that you logged what memories of Argentinian food you could before the details dissolved into the drink.
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Elle Redman contributed additional reporting to this article.