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Atlas Mountains Hot Air Balloon Ride from Marrakech with Berber Breakfast and Desert Camel Experience

Marrakech, Morocco

From $202.57

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  • 5 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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.
  • 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

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off by 4x4
  • Hot air balloon ride
  • Pre-flight refreshments
  • Breakfast
  • Camel ride
  • Flight certificate
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

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Start time

06:00 AM

Pickup details

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What To Expect

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.

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 cornbread, 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.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 3 years
  • The hot air balloon ride will usually last 40-50 minutes depending on wind and weather conditions, but could be up to 1 hour
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

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.
Be prepared to get up early, but was definitely worth it.
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Balloon, Breakfast and a Camel
Alan_M, Mar 2023
Great organisation - we were called the evening before and the 4x4 arrived at pick up and within 25 minutes we were at the launch site. Lots of other 4x4s and tourists on the same tour but don’t let that worry you. We were meeted with a croissant and tea as the four balloons were inflated. The flight was gentle and the Capt and his daughter flew brilliantly. Very safety conscious and keen to make the trip a great experience for everyone. They played music throughout and sang happy birthday to an unsuspecting guest! There were five of us our compartment (four compartments in total in the basket) but that was almost irrelevant as there is plenty of space. Sunrise over the mountain range was spectacular and plenty of opportunity for everyone to take photos of the other 15-20 balloons from other launch sites. The Landing was by far the easiest and gentlest I have done in 6 balloon trips. Skilled following team guided us back with barely a bump. The Capt signed our flight certificates and chatted to all the passengers. After the 10 minute drive back to the launch site (where there are toilets/hand washing facilities) we then had a lovely breakfast, comprosing of tea that was constantly refilled and boiled eggs, various local pastries and honey. We left around 45 minutes later for a drive towards town and the camel experience. The handlers looked after everyone for a gentle, tethered stroll through the scrub. We departed and were dropped at the hotel by 1030hrs. A truly wonderfully organised and safe trip by well trained professionals. Highly recommended!
11 out of 10!!
Zoe_G, Mar 2023
Amazing, 11 out of 10!! Super well organised and everything was perfect (despite the clouds) - the service, the pick-up, breakfast, camel ride and of course the balloon. Highly recommend this company :)
Out of this world trip
Jodie_B, Mar 2023
Absolutely perfect trip, felt like we really was in heaven. We had an excellent pilot in Elina. We flew on International women’s day and they gave all female passengers a red rose, which was such a lovely touch. Breakfast was lovely in a beautiful environment and the camel ride was a nice little extra. Definitely recommend and would love to do it all again 😊
Nervous passenger highly recommends this tour
Janet_L, Mar 2023
OK, I admit it. I was the woman on the tour that was terrified and tried to drop out. Thanks to the crew and the group for the encouragement and support and for getting me in and out of the basket when my knees were shaking so much that i could not move. The kindness of strangers to a solo traveller is immeasurable. The flight itself was smooth as anything and the views were spectacular. It was well out of my comfort zone but I am so glad I did it. Thank you!
Lifetime experience Balloon flight
Liezel_S, Mar 2023
Amazing balloon flight and lovely breakfast over desert with Atlas Mountains in distance. Spectacular views
Romantic hot air balloon 🎈 flight .
Clare_H, Mar 2023
Amazing trip. Well organised. The ballon ride was perfect. Very smooth flight and peaceful music. Berber breakfast was a great touch 👏
Once in a lifetime experience
Elpida_P, Mar 2023
The experience of the hot air balloon was unbelievable I would surely recommend it! The organizers were very professional and I felt safe all the time also our pilot was unbelievably funny and made the experience so much better 😀
Brilliant experience
stevecatterall, Mar 2023
Everything was really good, from hotel pick through to return to hotel, an excellent trip thoroughly enjoyed
Amazing balloon ride!!!
Eric_W, Mar 2023
The balloon ride was an amazing experience! The pick up was well organized, arrival at the base camp was really nice with coffee and tea together with cookies. Breakfast was served in a nice tent, and the food was fantastic. I booked the optional camel ride, which, in my opinion was not worth doing as that location was not desirable and the camels don’t live a free life style.
Amazing safe experience.
Vivienne_W, Mar 2023
The most incredible experience ever. I highly recommend doing the sunrise hot air balloon ride it was so beautiful. If you're visiting Marrakesh this is a must do activity.
Great trip, amazing experience
Justine_H, Mar 2023
Great tour! The air balloon ride was magical, our pilot was very funny and made a great atmosphere with music. We were literally in the clouds, it was unforgettable. Breakfast was simple but tasty and traditional. The camel ride was only about 20 minutes but that was plenty. Overall a great day and well worth the price and early start
Mixed Review
Lisa_K, Mar 2023
The actual hot air balloon ride was 5 stars. Great pilot and organizing before the ride and breakfast after was delicious. The 1 star experience was the driver who was unsafe. Had no sign or verified our tickets. We felt unsafe and not sure if we were supposed to even go with this driver. He stopped every 15 minutes in parking lots with other cars for a smoke break. Didn’t know any English so we didn’t know what was going on. Due to the weather his car couldn’t pick us up in the landing field so we had to wait 30 min and squish in a worker car randomly. There wasn’t a quad 4x4 experience but rather a van that drove crazily through the mud to get it the launching site. We loved the air balloon but the transport was an uncomfortable experience. If they had a sign in the front window and checked my tickets somewhere along the way it would have been nice. The camel ride was in the Palm tree area. It was fine. I gave it an overall 3 star review. I would do the hot air balloon ride and hope for a non cloudy day for best views. I would think about going with a company that verified the experience and safe driver.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Best experience ever
Queen_L, Mar 2023
I booked this for my birthday and I don't regret it. Our driver was on time and I was picked in a very comfortable classy vehicle. When we got to the site we were received with a yummy breakfast while waiting for the balloon to be set. Our pilot Elena was just the best, it was like we were floating. She did a great job guiding us through the journey. I had a last minute request for the organisers and it was accorded. I highly recommend, it was the best experience ever for my bday.
Worth it!
Sinead_N, Feb 2023
Great experience overall. But I would say that you should be aware that they will not pick you up at your hotel even when it is specified. They will make you walk to a pick up location near by so just be aware. Also once you are picked up you wait another 25 mins on the highway for the rest of the cars which was a bit bizarre. Don't know why we have to meet at 6am to wait. But overall it was a fun time!
Amazing experience!.....
sapphirewendy, Feb 2023
Amazing experience!.. would reccommend to anyone.. Expert lady pilot. Very organized excursion. Friendly staffs.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Hot air balloon experience
We were picked up at 6:10 and driven to a meeting point where we waited for around 30 minutes for all drivers with the different tours to arrive. Finally after very little communication we were driven to the desert where coffee awaited. Again communication was poor but after some time we were ushered to the baskets and Captain Elena more than made up for the experience up to that point. She was magnificent. She was very clear about safety instructions and then took us to 1100 meters as the conditions allowed it, and it was worth every single meter. The sunrise, the mountains, the desert, it was all unbelievable. We loved the ride and while we had a great breakfast afterwards and the tour continued with a camel ride, none of it mattered, the hot air balloon ride was the tip of the iceberg and worth every cent.
Book it!
Shalita_S, Feb 2023
One of the most unique things about our time in Marrakech. We had to reschedule for the next day due to weather conditions (too windy) but I’m grateful that the pilots were looking out for our safety. The day we did the tour was beautiful, we got amazing pictures and the pilots are so fun. Antoine landed the hot air balloon on the trailer attached to the truck; skillz!!
Incredible experience
Carrie_L, Feb 2023
Overall great experience! Pick up was on time and we arrived at the location. Our pilot was fantastic and the balloon ride was incredible. The basket fits about 16 passengers and the balloon os huge! The tour finished with a great breakfast.
An experience full of ‘firsts’
Stuart_H, Feb 2023
Fabulous first time flight in a hot air balloon, and on Valentine’s Day as well. What could be better. Pilot Wafia was great, she gave clear instructions and made the experience all the more enjoyable by playing music and offering to take photos for everyone. Landing was bumpy due to strong winds but Wafia kept us upright. We were met at the landing site by our driver who took us back to a Berber breakfast, high in carbs but great food. Then off to a short camel ride. Enjoyed this as well, although you need to hold on tight when they stand up and sit down.
Spectacular views
Sarah_R, Feb 2023
The balloon ride was amazing, the view of the sunrise over the mountains was spectacular. The pilot, Wafia, was really lovely. The breakfast was really tasty and the camel ride was lots of fun. A good way to finish off the morning.


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