Dramatic deserts make natural backdrops for Aman hotels and resorts with adventure waiting to be unearthed in the red-stained rocks and mounted dunes of these sparse, secluded landscapes.
Enter into the expanse of Utah’s red-rock country to understand the true meaning of wilderness, exploring canyons, mesas, ridges and gorges, in the pindrop-quiet pause between Bryce Canyon and Zion national parks. Thousands of square miles stretch out on either side, leading to canyoning routes, horseback rides and hiking trails in the distant folds of the Colorado Plateau. Climb the Cave Peak Stairway, explore slot canyons and tread the timeless shoreline of Lake Powell, before sinking into the spacious pavilions of Camp Sarika at Amangiri.
At the top of Africa, the globe spins towards the Atlas Mountains, where nearby Amanjena stands at the threshold between the city of Marrakech and the silence of the Agafay desert. Disappear into the parched dunes, exploring Morocco’s lunar-landscape on camel rides and off-road quad bike adventures.
As night falls, step inside a private Amanjena tent to savour a Berber dinner under the stars, gazing up at constellations used for storytelling over the centuries.