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Marrakech Hot Air Balloon Flight

Enjoy the pure African light and the music of silence as you drift gently over the fantastic desert landscape with views of secluded berber villages and the snow-capped Atlas Mountains on this magical balloon flight.

You will be collected from your Marrakech hotel or Riad just before sunrise in order to take advantage of the best part of the day and driven to the launch site about 30 kilometres to the west of Marrakech.

Here you will receive a full pre-flight safety briefing and whilst the launch team prepare the balloon for departure. Guests are welcome to join the inflation process and soon your balloon will be gently floating into the early morning sky.

Your expert pilot will use his local knowledge of the area and prevailing wind currents to steer an approximate one hour course over the stunning desert landscape.

As your gondola rises slowly and majestically towards the heavens, the unfolding views run for miles and miles framed by the awesome Western High Atlas Mountains to the South.

See oases and secluded Berber villages, the terraced irrigated fields of the Oueds Tinsift and Nfis of the Al Hawuz Plain. Once you are back on the ground, enjoy a traditional breakfast in a tent in the front of the Atlas Mountains including a glass or two of mint tea, some Moroccan pastries or fresh bread dipped in Olive Oil.

After breakfast, your adventure continues as you head to the famous Palmeraie of Marrakech for a short camel ride. La Palmeraie is a true oasis with a hundred thousand trees providing shade from the hot African sun and a camel ride is a great way to experience the natural beauty of the area.

Experience Includes

  • Shared hot air balloon flight in front of the Atlas Mountains
  • Roundtrip transfers from Marrakech hotels and riads by 4 x 4 vehicle
  • Croissants and coffee while the balloon is inflated
  • Full traditional breakfast in a Berber tent with views across the High Atlas Mountains
  • Camel ride in the Palmeraie of Marrakech
  • Services of an experienced, qualified pilot (accredited with the Moroccan and European Civil Aviation Authority.)
  • Ground support crew
  • Souvenir flight certificate

Experience Excludes

  • Gratuities

Departs

Flights operate year round except 10 July to 30 August due to the heat.

Departure location

You will be collected from your Marrakech hotel or Riad.

Start times

You will be collected just before Sunrise. The exact pick-up time will be confirmed locally.

Duration

Around 5 hours in total. Flights normally last around 60 minutes, but this is dependant on the wind and weather conditions.

Terms & Conditions

  • The hot air balloons accommodate up to 8 persons. All hot air balloon flights are shared balloon flights.
  • If your flight is cancelled due to weather and you are unable to reschedule to another date you will be refunded in full for this experience.