Magical experience. Pilot was a character! Very funny and you could tell he was very good at his job.
Our driver Mustafa drove very safely from our hotel in the new town which took approx 1 hour (which we expected) to our traditional berber tent. We were greeted with refreshments and were fortunate to see the balloon being inflated. The views up in the air were fantastic and we managed to see another balloons shadow in the sunlight, we would recommend the tour to anyone. We were also given a berber breakfast to finish off the experience.
very good organisation of the tour, very friendly drivers and persons who recieved us on the spot.
The flight was great and the pilot funny and very professional
the breakfast afterwards was delicious.
After the tour we got pictures and movie from the departure, very nice!! Recommended tour!!!
First time experiencing a hot air balloon ride, and it was amazing! Convenient pick up, comfortable transport, hospitable guide. Excellent breakfast and amazing comfortable ride in the balloon. Had incredible views of Marrakesh and great pictures. I was expecting to catch the sunrise during the ride, which we missed, but the pilot informed us the haze during the sunrise meant a limited and restricted view...So we didnt miss out at all!
The entire experience was amazing.
The people came to pick us up from the hotel, we had a quick snack prior to the flight - Moroccan mint tea and some pastry). The balloon was being prepared for flying while we were inside a tent eating, socialising and instruction being given.
Soon after, snacking, instruction has been done simultaneously to preparing the balloon. We went out and had the opportunity for pictures, then a bit more instruction after getting into the balloon. It was a good ~50 minutes flight. We were there along with other hot air balloons which was very pleasant to see from far along with the bets part being the sunrise. We went at a great time (February) That the sun rises at 8.30 ish therefore we had no need to wake up or leave the Riad/hotel earlier than expected. Which was great.
Once the experience was over, and we landed, we were headed back to the tent via a 4x4 as the landing location depends on the pilot/wind/time/location of flight.
We also received a certificate at the end with our name written in Arabic which was pretty cool.
Once we got back to the tent a full traditional breakfast in a massive plate was shared amongst small group. It was very pleasant to see the way it was presented.
Once the food and some relaxing was done, were dropped back to the Riad. It was an amazing experience I must say, it was quite affordable and good bargain for the service too. I highly recommend !
A well organised and enjoyable experience. The communication, pick up and flight experience were all first class. Ahmed our driver was polite and a credit to the company, and Mahmoud the pilot made us feel in safe hands, even when taking us up to over 5,000 feet. This was a highlight of our trip to Marrakech. It is not a cheap experience, but good value when considering all the equipment and personnel which are required to make this such a safe and enjoyable experience. Recommended.
Good value from Viator and excellent on-air experience
, 1 2020
An excellent on-air experience with very professional pilot supported by similarly sold ground staff. Rashid came to pick us up on time and took us the base arriving plenty of time ahead of sunrise. We were served withe fresh mint tea/coffee, followed with safety briefing from the pilot, Mahmoud (communicated in a humorous manner) then were invited out to watch the setting up of ballon. The ride was very steady and last about 30 minutes, raised to 5800 ft; good view of sun rise from the Atlas Mountains range and Marrakech city. We were then got service with very generous Berber breakfast, cold but nice with plenty of mint tea. The whole crew acted very professionally throughout the trip so I would recommend if you have urge for a hot air ballon ride.
I booked through Viator.com because it was better value and the whole communication process was seamless and efficient.
Excellent experience, the staff are very welcoming and cheerful. We enjoyed every minute from the pickup till the drop off, Mahmoud our pilot was very keen and made the experience more enjoyable. The breakfast layout was 100% Moroccan from the atmosphere to the food. Would definitely recommend !
Communication with company was excellent in advance to keep us updated on weather and to change day to be sure weather would allow balloon trip. The pick up at our hotel was on time and professional. The flight itself was AMAZING! Our pilot was incredible and made it all that much more fun. The views were great. We were up for about an hour followed by a very nice breakfast in their tent. A must-do in Marrakech!