Had the most amazing morning this morning. After cancellations two days running we began to doubt it would happen. But today, we got the go ahead and met the driver at 6.30am for the short trip out to the launch site. The pastries and tea/coffee while the balloon was readied were very welcome and then Captain Ahmed had us up in the air and laughing off any nervousness we were feeling.
Floating above the fields and houses was such an amazing experience and when the sun first peeped across the Atlas Mountains in the distance, it was breath-taking. The landing was as gentle as you're ever likely to get and the breakfast which followed really hit the spot. Before long we were travelling back into town for camel riding.
This was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for us as a family of five age range 7yo to adult and one we will never forget. Do yourself a favour. It is worth every cent. Just do it!
Vanessa D. United Kingdom
Me and my wife had a fantastic and very memorable experience! They picked us up from our hotel early morning, arrived at the area and had a very delicious Berber breakfast and then went for the hot air balloon which was so freakin' cool! The pilot was funny and truly entertained all of us passengers. The desert camel experience was also a fun and very interesting experience! In general we would highly recommend this tour! Excellent value for money indeed!
From the beginning this was a trip of a lifetime, our chauffeur was prompt and called ahead when he was on his way to confirm the location of the hotel. The balloon flight was a short drive and the team got the balloon setup really quick and gave us tea at the take off site! We had an absolute blast, the pilot is so professional and a fantastic character! We passed peacefully over villages and even had some music on the decent provided by the support crew. The pilot said if he landed the balloon on the back of the trailer would I give him a review....the fact is I would have rated this 5 star without the precision flying! excellent experience and I would recommend in a heart beat!
Once in a lifetime experience. You MUST do it. Captain Ahmed is amazing. Crew is sweet. Views are incredible.
Your friends and family will be jealous.
Well organised and smooth, a very romantic experience, the pilot was very funny and kept things light with great views. The breakfast was very nice in a traditional hut and the camel ride to finish was great.
Overall a great trip would definitely recommend!
Excellent experience. Fantastic pilot with a great sense of humour. Very smooth take off and landing. Enjoyed the view and food. Learned a about balloon flying and the country also. A must do, even for those who think they are afraid of heights!
Great trip. We were picked up from our hotel early in the morning. Then the ride by 4x4 to a location just out of Marrakech. The Balloon ride was great. Peaceful once you are on it. We went to just below 800m. Hamid was the pilot and very good. He has a jovial manner which is great and always there to help. Once landed we were taken for some breakfast, followed by camel ride. Great trip and highly recommended.
We had an amazing experience after our initial flight was cancelled due to strong winds. Our pilot was very entertaining and complemented the flight. Everything was very professional and we always felt in safe hands. We all thoroughly recommend this experience. Thanks Steve Cann
WOW! WOW! WOW! A trip of a lifetime. This was a Marrakech highlight for me. The pilot made the trip, as he put everyone at ease. We started out at 6:30am and had a quick stop at a Berber settlement. Once our balloon had landed, we made our way to the pick up point. The ride was smooth and beautiful. The day was clear and we could see quite far out. Once we landed, we watched as they deflated the balloon. Then we headed back to the Berber house for breakfast and on our return to Marrakech- there was a 20min Camel ride. All in all, money well spent and incredible memories made.
Fantastic experience!!! The pilot and all the staff that service the experience are incredible. Sunrise over the Atlas mountains is also breathtaking.... you will never feel peace and quiet like you do up there!!!
A very early start in the morning, but your never going to see the sunrise if you stay in bed, so this whole activity was amazing. One basket and balloon, fits about 12 comfortably, 5 in our group and 4 in another, plus the captain. So besides the basics, this was utterly pleasurable, and even my lady saying yes to my proposal, I now have a fiancee, and the whole event was recorded. Fantastic. The crew on the ground and the captain with us was, well, awesome. The other group with us were very friendly too and made it a good time. The Captain, well experienced, nearly 10 years and made the whole event a total bundle of laughs.
The camel riding was extremely great, never done that before, well looked after, it was an experience and the camels, 4 we used, as one of our party didn't want to take part, were relaxed and well behaved.
Excellent - just wished the weather had have been better so we could have seen the sunrise which I'm sure would have been amazing. Definitely recommend this.
It was great - the pilot was hilarious and we were well looked after!
Thoroughly enjoyable! Our first ever hot air balloon trip and definitely a big tick off the bucket list. We enjoyed the entire experience, from collection to drop off. Thanks team for making one of our dreams a reality.
This experience was definitely one to tick off the bucket list! The pilot was absolutely hilarious!! - he literally made the whole ride truly unforgettable! The only slight let down was we didn and #39;t quite make it in time to have our hot air balloon ride at sunrise as we and #39;d expected! Still- 5*!
An amazing experience. Special mention for Hamid our pilot. He was so funny we all relaxed and enjoyed the experience of floating silently,watching the sunrise. Very generous berber breakfast. Camel ride really enjoyable too. My brother and I are in our late sixties and enjoyed every moment.
Great trip. We got picked up at our hotel and driven to the site. Driver was great as was all the crew members. Balloon ride was wonderfu. Even better than I anticipated. Pilot did a great job and was entertaining as well. The breakfast was a nice touch. The camel ride was a great ending. Would do it again.
The balloon ride was amazing and we were looked after from start to finish fantastic breakfast so much food !! landing was amazing! ! Would recommend it 100% !!
One of the best thing I have ever done. The ballon ride was amazing. The pilot fantastic, funny but professional. I could have skipped the breakfast and camel ride but it didn't matter the balloon ride was incredible.
This tour was one of the greatest experience in our lives me and my family, two adults and two kids. The tour itself was organized just perfect, everything was on time with very professional staff both on the ground and the agency and on the air.
The content of the tour is also to recommend to everyone hot air balloon flight, breakfast in the Berbers village and camel ride. It was 4-5 hours of pure excitement and enjoying.
The tour is not cheap, especially when you have to pay for 4 full ticket for one family, but it is worth each penny.
And lastly, but not least, our greatest applause goes to our pilot, who has relaxed us before taking off, who made jokes during the flight, and who safely landed the balloon to the ground. Very professionally.
Punctual -wonderful driver. Amazing pilot - very funny, entertaining and clearly very skilled at his job. Nothing is too much for this guy! Enjoyable camel ride and lovely food. A well put together trip which felt like value for money. Thank you! Emma and Laura
It was a unique experience. My children enjoyed every minute of it.
Amazing experience! Early start but the views are well worth it and the pilot is actually hilarious and puts you totally at ease. Breakfast was also great! camel ride was a bonus. Well worth it!
I had booked this trip as a surprise gift for my wife for our forthcoming wedding anniversary. It most definitely didn't dissapoint!
From the moment we were collected from our Riad in the 4x4 we were both extremely excited.
The car was clean and the rest of the passengers seemed as excited if not a little tired as we were.
We drove for approximately 45 minutes, the drive itself was nice, pretty comfortable, considering there were 6 plus a driver. We had only booked for a 4 night stay in Marrakesh. So the drive meant we got to see outside the city of so much hustle and bustle.
We turned off of the main road and into a rocky desert, drove a little further and ended up at a berber house.
We were welcomed with Berber tea and coffee and various breakfast pastries. The guys then started work on erecting the balloon. Our excitement was looming. We were called across to the magnificent balloon and asked to jump in at various entry points, we were introduced to our pilot who was a cheeky Morrocan chap. His english was good, the group we were with were all english speaking, so i couldn't say if he spoke other languages, apart from arabic.
The pilot asked us all to dip down within the basket, as he fired off the above head burner.
We were dipped down for less than 30 seconds, he then said ok stand up. As if by magic, we were about 30ft from the ground.
I think everyone's elation was apparent, the pilot then cracked many jokes to settle everyone and to build a rapport with the group.
The views were amazing, peacefully rising higher and higher. It was everything I had hoped it would be.
The pilot then landed the balloon into the trailer of a jeep. The landing was textbook. We hopped out and were driven back to the berber house, this time to a full berber breakfast.
After about 45 minutes we were taken to what i could only describe as a camel park. We were all asked to put on some traditional Berber clothes... then hopped on board our camels.
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