Enjoy bird’s-eye views of Morocco’s deserts and the foothills of the Atlas Mountains on a sunrise hot-air balloon ride from Marrakech. Ride a 4x4 to the launch spot in the early morning and drift through the dawn skies over the desert valleys and hillsides just as the sun casts them in gold, orange and pink. Then, land safely back on ground to enjoy a tasty Berber breakfast and memorable camel ride. A flight certificate to commemorate your balloon ride is also included.
Morocco hot air balloon flight and camel ride
See the Atlas Mountains on a peaceful hot air balloon ride at sunrise
Sit down to a typical Berber breakfast after your flight
Enjoy a camel ride through the Moroccan desert
Take home a flight certificate as a souvenir of your Morocco hot air balloon ride
Make use of a hotel pickup and drop-off service from central Marrakech
Rise early and leave your Marrakech hotel by 4x4 with your guide. Relax inside the air-conditioned vehicle as you travel to the launch site in time for your balloon ride. On arrival, boost your energy with pastries, tea and coffee and look on as your experienced crew prepares your balloon.Climb into the spacious basket for takeoff. Each basket accommodates up to 16 people, and there’s ample room for you to sightsee comfortably as you fly. Thrill as your balloon rises into the skies and ogle the aerial views of the desert as you float through the air. Take photos of the rocky valleys and peaks as your pilot steers your balloon over the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. After around 40 to 50 minutes, (depending on weather conditions), touch down safely back to ground. Then, take a seat in a tent overlooking the mountains and savor a delicious breakfast of Berber staples such as corn bread, pancakes, olives, fresh fruit and mint tea. Having enjoyed breakfast, take a camel ride around the sandy lanes of the Palmeraie desert complex next to the camp. Receive a commemorative flight certificate to mark your balloon ride, and return to your Marrakech hotel by 4x4 to end your trip.
Difficult to know where to start everything about the trip was amazing, the people who picked us up in the morning were lovely and so were all the staff. The pilot was funny and knowledgable we felt safe, the landing was very well executed, very professional ( I have been on a balloon in uk which was not as good a landing) best breakfast cooked fresh, whole experience very good would highly recommend.
This was an excellent excursion! We got picked up near our riad at 5:15 with another group and drove about 40 min to where the hot air balloon and tent were located. There was coffee, juice, and croissants when we arrived. The actual hot air balloon ride was absolutely incredible and the views were just amazing! It was the perfect amount of time, probably around an hour. The breakfast after was very light - different breads, hard boiled eggs, tea - and we went after to the camel ride. This was only about 20 min but that was more than enough time. We got back a little before 10 am. It didn’t drag out too long or include anything unnecessary, which we loved. Overall great!
The crew were very friendly and professional. Driver was on time and everyone looked after us very well. The pilot of our hot air balloon showed us how to fly the balloon and discussed some places we saw from up above.🎈 I felt safe and it wasn't too scary at all. We saw the best sunrise ever.🌞😊
The camel ride was quick though. I think it was just under 10 minutes. However, overall, it was a really good experience. I would recommend the hot air balloon ride more👌🎈
Just double check that your driver is with the correct company when they pick you up at the hotel, as there are other companies that do similar activities that won’t check names. Other than that, a fantastic experience!
Trip was cancelled, having trouble getting a refund!
, May 2019
The night before the trip was to occur, we learned the King was in Marrakech and the balloons were not permitted to fly (oh darn!) I have been trying to contact the company for a refund but haven't been successful. It is a lot of money, please be wary of this company! I will amend my review if I get a refund but otherwise BUYER BEWARE.
Overall it was an experience to go up in a hot air balloon, the guide was fantastic, cracking jokes and keeping us entertained. I was slightly disappointed that the balloon did not drift in any direction except for going up and remaining at that position before descending. Maybe that was just my expectation!!! The breakfast was pretty basic and lacking since we had an early start so was expecting something more substantial. The camel ride was ok, you get on a camel as a group, the owner guides them and you go around an empty arid field, a few pictures and that was it.
For the money I paid for 2 people I do not think it was value for money, but for me Marrakech was a bucket list place I wanted to visit as was the hot air balloon.
we are very happy to have booked this tour via Viator. Everything turned out as per our expectation. The hot air balloon was the highlight of the trip. Maria, our pilot is delightful. Enjoyed the camel ride too. Overall the experience is good!