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Marrakech: Classic Balloon Flight

1. Marrakech: Classic Balloon Flight

Discover Morocco from the perspective of a hot air balloon. Embark on this thrilling ride above the Palm Grove of Marrakech and its surrounding landscape to see a bird's eye view of the area. Round off your experience with a cup of fresh mint tea and visit to a local Berber house. Just one hour away from the legendary Jemaa El Fna Square, fly in a hot-air balloon over the beautiful countryside, seeing the amazing contrast between Morocco’s urban and rural areas. After an early morning pickup from your hotel in Marrakech, sit back and relax on the 45-minute drive out of the city to the balloon launch site. Here, receive a full pre-flight safety briefing and have a chance to watch the launch team prepare the balloon for departure. Once in the air, cover a distance between 9 and 15 miles (15 to 25 kilometers), depending on the wind speed, taking you over a local village and the picturesque surrounding areas. The flight will last one hour, and after a gradual descent back to land, head to a local village for mint tea and home-baked bread in a local Berber household. Following tea and bread, head back to Marrakech.

Marrakech Royal Ballooning Private Flight Experience

2. Marrakech Royal Ballooning Private Flight Experience

Travel just 1 hour from Marrakech's legendary Jemaa el-Fnaa Square and take a hot air balloon ride that shows you the contrast between the bustling city life and its surrounding countryside. On this private flight, you will see the beautiful yet quiet landscapes below as you enjoy breakfast from your vantage point in the sky. After an early morning pick-up, drive to the countryside to the launch site. Here, while the balloon is being prepared for departure, you will undergo a safety briefing. Then board your balloon and set off on a ride that covers anywhere between 9 and 16 miles (15-25 kilometers). You will travel over the countryside and over a local village as you enjoy breakfast and fruit juice, along with a Moroccan pastry. Then being your gradual descent, where you will be taken into the village you passed. Stop off for mint tea and home-baked bread before beginning the trip back to Marrakech.

From Marrakech to Zagora & Merzouga: 4-Day Desert Tour

3. From Marrakech to Zagora & Merzouga: 4-Day Desert Tour

Cross the High Atlas Mountains to Morocco’s Sahara Desert on this 4-day tour. Visit Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, a World Heritage Site, and make stops to explore lush green oases, canyons, and gorges. Enjoy camel rides and spend a night under the stars at a desert camp. Day 1: Marrakech - Zagora ( D ) Your 4 days Morocco desert tour from Marrakech will start with an early pick up from your hotel or riad and drive across the High Atlas Mountains past Berber villages in the middle of nowhere. Upon arrival at the UNESCO world heritage site of Ait Benhaddou, you will have some time at leisure to explore the Kasbah before we continue to Ouarzazate for lunch. Early in the afternoon, you will proceed to the oasis of Agdez,, from where you will start driving along Draa River dotted with hundreds of thousands of date palm trees and fortified Kasbahs. Upon arrival at Zagora, meet your camels caravan for an hour camel trek on the desert while enjoying a spectacular sunset. Dinner will be served under the stars while entertained by the local nomads around the camp fire. Day 2: Zagora - Merzouga ( B, D ) After breakfast at your Sahara desert camp, and an hour camel trek back to your drop off point to meet your driver, you will cross the volcanic peaks of the Anti Atlas Mountains past lost oases to the village of Alnif, where we will stop for lunch. Early in the afternoon, you will continue to Merzouga, where your camel caravan will be waiting for us to ride across Erg Chebbi sand dunes while admiring a dramatic sunset over the color changing sand dunes. You will reach your Sahara desert camp hidden between the sand dunes just before it gets dark. After some time at leisure to settle in your desert camp, a Moroccan dinner will be served under the stars, next to a camp fire while entertained by your noomad cam hosts playing their Tam Tam drums. Day 3: Merzouga - Boumalne Dades ( B, D ) If you wish, your Sahara desert camp hosts will wake you up to watch the surise in the middle of nowhere. Ride your camels back to Merzouga. After breakfast, we will drive to the holly town of Rissani, the birth place of the Alaouite Dynasty who are ruling Morocco since early 16th century. From here, you will proceed to Tinghir, one of the largest oases in the region, from where you will diviate into a secondary road along Todgha river to the spectacular canyons of Todgha. After some time at leisure to adimire the views and have lunch at one of the local cafés, continue to Boumalne Dades. Dinner and overnight at your Dades hotel. Day 4: Boumalne Dades - Marrakech (B, D ) After breakfast, you will drive up to the Dades canyons enjoying some spectacular views of fortified Kasbahs and amazing rock formations before we continue to Ouarzazate via Klaa Mgouna, known for its Damascus roses plantation. Upon arrival at Ouarzazate, you will have some time at leisure for lunch at a local café before you continue to Marrakech crossing the High Atlas Mountains. Your budget shared 4 days desert tour from Marrakech will end with a drop off at your hotel or the nearest point to your riad.

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An experience not to be missed. To float silently over the desert and see the sun rise through the mists sourounding the mountains is a memory for life. The event was well organized and the pilot was safe but entertaining. Equipment was in excellent condition. The pilot told me the company never buys second hand equipment. Be ready for an early start with an hotel pickup around 5am. On landing at you will be treated to a light breakfast in a traditional tent. It's not particularly cheap but do it if you can afford it, you won't regret the experience. Ian

We LOVED it! Just don’t look directly down from the edge of the balloon if you’re scared of heights, Look at the sky! The whole team was amazing that day. 10/10.

I really enjoyed the overall experience. We got to see the magnificent sunrise from up there. The driver Mr.Hamada was very professional and kept time.

Everything was wonderful on that Balloon flight, the reception, the balloon flight, the pilot, the breakfast. I highly recommend!!

Very well organized service. Pierre was super professional and friendly. I highly recommend