Erg Chigaga, Morocco

Deep in the deserts of southern Morocco, Erg Chigaga, a Brit-owned, Berber-themed cluster of nine tents, welcomes weary, hot travelers. The Berbers are renowned for their sense of hospitality and it's echoed here, with wall-to-wall rugs, double beds, and en suite bathrooms (hot and cold water is available but only in pewter buckets) and a steady supply of cold drinks and fine authentic food. Days are spent taking in the endlessly shifting scenery or out on camelback and nights are spent hanging out by the warmth of a blazing fire. A private camp of just two tents located a brief distance away is available on request. [From $312/night all-inclusive; desertcampmorocco.com]