Upon closer inspection, Marrakech’s Agafay Desert is less like a desert and more like a dry, rocky, moon-like expanse. Perched atop one of its rolling dunes,Agafay desert luxury camp affords stunning 360-degree views and glimpses of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains in the distance.

Fifteen cotton tents each offer a traditional Moroccan lounge, wooden writing desk, queen or twin beds, private terrace, ensuite bathroom and heating in the colder months. Guests can feast on flavoursome local cuisine in the communal dining tent or venture into Marrakech to explore its buzzing medina.

Outdoor adventure activities in the “stone desert” include quad biking, camel and donkey rides, trekking, dune buggy tours and horseriding. For those wanting to move at a slower pace, you can stargaze with the help of an astronomy professor, try a yoga class or enjoy a massage onsite.

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