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Marrakech: Classic Balloon Flight

Marrakech: Classic Balloon Flight

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Take a relaxing flight through the Moroccan sky in a hot air balloon with Ciel d'Afrique. Enjoy breathtaking views of Marrakesh and the beautiful nearby countryside.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Arabic, Spanish
Pickup included
Be picked up from your accommodation in Marrakech. Pickup times vary depending on the season. Please be ready 10 minutes prior to the arranged time. If you are late and miss your hotel transfer, it will be considered a no-show You will be contacted by SMS and/or email the day before with your exact pickup details. If you do not have a phone or internet access, please contact the activity provider the day before your activity to confirm your pickup.

Experience

Highlights
  • Feel the breeze in your hair as you soar high above the Palm Grove
  • Take in picturesque views of the striking Moroccan countryside
  • Taste mint tea and fresh baked bread with a local Berber family
  • Enjoy a unique hot-air balloon ride over Marrakech's landscape
  • Feel safe with an experienced pilot and a sturdy hot air balloon
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • One-hour hot air balloon flight
  • Tea at local Berber house
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 4 years
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You must fill out a travel information form
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Oversize luggage
    • Smoking
    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • This is a shared flight with other tour guests
    • This flight is not suitable for children under 4 years old
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 436 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.8/5
    • Transportation
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.4/5
    • Safety
      4.8/5

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    Booking this trip was really simple from point of first contact. Everyone in Morocco uses WhatsApp for communication and we received the confirmation for the trip soon after booking. Staying in a riad in Marrakech we were told that we would be picked up at a central location. The driver was really friendly, spoke French and got us to the balloon with no issues. Once at the station we were directed to a tent and told that we would be waiting about 30 minutes. They provided Moroccan tea, cinnamon coffee and a croissant. Once on the balloon the captain introduced himself and talked us through everything that would happen on the flight. The flight was amazing, the views of the Atlas Mountains are outstanding so early in the morning. We had the later 6 am pickup so missed sunrise. On landing in the car park we had a larger second breakfast of fruit, pastries and more tea and coffee. It was a great experience and would recommend it.

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    July 28, 2022

    What an amazing experience! Everything was so organized and professional. The ride itself was beautiful and breakfast was great too. Our driver, Ashaf, was also amazing - super friendly, knowledgeable, and helped ease any nerves before the flight. We had the best time thanks to Ashaf, our pilot, and the rest of the crew. Can’t think of a better way to see Marrakech and the surrounding desert and mountains!

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    June 29, 2022

    Amazing experience. Arrived just as balloons being inflated. Just time for a coffee and off we went. Pierre put us at ease. All but one of our group had flown before but we were talked through everything that was about to happen. No rush getting in and out of balloon basket - the ground crew were also amazing. It was a new experience for me to fly amongst other balloons and views were lovely. No actual sunrise on our flight but the calmness was very relaxing. Nice gentle landing followed by a generous breakfast of tea, juice, bread, eggs, pancakes and yoghurt. All in all a lovely way to start the day. X

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    June 15, 2022

    Product ID: 11596