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Marrakech: Classic Balloon Flight

Marrakech: Classic Balloon Flight

From US$ 189.85 per person

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 472 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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    What a fantastic experience. Our guide Saber picked us up at the meeting point and drove us to the balloon site. He explained everything to us and looked after us brilliantly throughout the whole experience. The ballooning was amazing, Jacques our pilot was a real character, see if you can ask to be in his basket, although he only speaks French. Breakfast after the flight was delicious. Saber then dropped us back to where we had met him. A great adventure, highly recommended.

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    September 12, 2022

    A great experience to discover and then repeat! The Ciel d'Afrique teams, locals & experienced pilots, give you a professional experience, adapting the activity to the conditions. Our departure was not on the 5 a.m. slot but was picked up at 6:30 a.m. Due to the wind, we had breakfast before our departure for the start of the flight around 9am. At first disappointed not to have the sunrise, in the end we had more visibility over the valleys in the second session, so the view was great! All the teams are very friendly, from the service, to the technicians, drivers, photographers and an excellent Daniel at the piloting & explanations. Brilliant first in a hot air balloon.

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    September 4, 2022

    The most special experience with the help of all of the Ciel D’Afrique Hot Air Balloon team. We were picked up by our driver Nabil, who was very helpful and offered to take pictures of our experience. We arrived and were offered a small selection of pastries, to quell our early morning hunger. We then were taken to watch the balloon be prepared before setting off on a gorgeous ride of a life time. After the hot air balloon ride, we were taken back to the site to sit in a beautiful tent and eat a lovely breakfast. Everyone was lovely and made the experience a 10/10.

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    August 19, 2022

    Product ID: 11596