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Atlas Mountains Hot Air Balloon Ride from Marrakech with Berber Breakfast and Desert Camel Experience

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Marrakech, Morocco
Atlas Mountains Hot Air Balloon Ride from Marrakech with Berber Breakfast and Desert Camel Experience

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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
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iconOffered in: English and 4 more
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Enjoy bird’s-eye views of Morocco’s deserts and the foothills of the Atlas Mountains on a sunrise hot-air balloon ride from Marrakech. Ride a 4x4 to the launch spot in the early morning and drift through the dawn skies over the desert valleys and hillsides just as the sun casts them in gold, orange and pink. Then, land safely back on ground to enjoy a tasty Berber breakfast and memorable camel ride. A flight certificate to commemorate your balloon ride is also included.
  • Sit down to a typical Berber breakfast after your flight
  • Enjoy a camel ride through the Moroccan desert
  • Take home a flight certificate as a souvenir of your Morocco hot air balloon ride
  • Make use of a hotel pickup and drop-off service from central Marrakech
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Hotel pickup and drop-off by 4x4
Hot air balloon ride
Pre-flight refreshments
Camel ride
Flight certificate

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
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Departure Time

6:00 AM
Rise early and leave your Marrakech hotel by 4x4 with your guide. Relax inside the air-conditioned vehicle as you travel to the launch site in time for your balloon ride.

On arrival, boost your energy with pastries, tea, and coffee and look on as your experienced crew prepares your balloon. Climb into the spacious basket for takeoff. Each basket accommodates up to 16 people, and there’s ample room for you to sightsee comfortably as you fly.

Thrill as your balloon rises into the skies and ogle the aerial views of the desert as you float through the air. Take photos of the rocky valleys and peaks as your pilot steers your balloon over the foothills of the Atlas Mountains.

Touch down safely back to ground then, take a seat in a tent overlooking the mountains and savor a delicious breakfast of Berber staples such as cornbread, pancakes, olives, fresh fruit, and mint tea.

Having enjoyed breakfast, take a camel ride around the sandy lanes of the Palmeraie desert complex next to the camp.

Receive a commemorative flight certificate to mark your balloon ride, and return to your Marrakech hotel by 4x4 to end your trip.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 3 years
  • The hot air balloon ride will usually last 40-50 minutes depending on wind and weather conditions, but could be up to 1 hour
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Marrakech By Air

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the maximum group size during Atlas Mountains Hot Air Balloon Ride from Marrakech with Berber Breakfast and Desert Camel Experience?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "Just double check that your driver is with the correct company when they pick you up at the hotel, as there are other companies that do similar activities that won’t check names." See review
  • "Be prepared to get up early, but was definitely worth it." See review


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Wonderful Experince- a Must!
, Sep 2021
Such an amazing, once in a lifetime experince. Our pilot was absolutely hilarious the whole time and full of jokes (unfortunately we didn’t catch his name but really appreciated the joke he made about losing his hair from the balloon flame!) Loved every single part. Even saw the stars and constellations in the night when we arrived. Would highly recommend this experince. Very friendly, professional and helpful staff. We even got two breakfasts (a special mention to the delicious croissants we got before the ride, we especially loved them!) Was definitely worth the very early start. Overall, one of the best experiences we had on the trip.
, Jul 2021
The experience was just AMaZINg!! From The pick up time( ON TIME), to the air balloon ride, to the Berber breakfast and the camel ride. The staff was absolutely GREaT and so accommodating!! The pilot Yahya was outstanding. His humor, knowledge and DJ skills made the experience even mote fun. I HIGHLY recommend this expedition, a MUST!!!
A trio of adventure
, Mar 2020
LOVED this experience from start to finish. The balloon ride was great. The breakfast was enjoyable. And the camels were lovely.
Wonderful experience!
, Mar 2020
Good handling and nice team. Professionel pilot that was also funny and informative. Thank you very much!
Great experience!
, Feb 2020
The trip was well organized, with a fun team, providing incredible views of the sunrise, serving a delicious breakfast... I would definitely recommend!
A ‘must do’ in Marrakech
, Feb 2020
Experience of a lifetime. Very well organised, all involved were polite and friendly. Great service. Berber breakfast was delicious, very generous amounts of food. Hotel pick up was great, convenient and in time/ would recommend this trip to anyone.
Just do it
, Jan 2020
Wow... absolutely recommended. I was a little nervous but from start to finish this was a great experience. I sent an iMessage to the local operator using hotel WiFi the day before and received a prompt response confirming pick up time. We were first to be picked up and the driver of our comfy 4x4 was on time. We stopped to pick up 4 other people then a short drive out of Marrakech to the balloon take off location. Coffee, a warm fire and pastries provided. It was a bit chilly as still dark so wear something warm. Met up with around 14 others for the flight which was amazing. No need for nerves the pilot was so relaxed and there’s a team there on take off and landing to help. Make sure you wear jeans or leggings - a skirt isn’t such a good idea for climbing into the basket - but don’t worry - I took my mum who is In her 70s and she managed just fine. You are in flight in time to see the sun rise over the Atlas Mountains which is just stunning. Landing was so gentle and smooth... and then a short drive by 4x4 back for breakfast. Stopped for Camel ride on the way back to Marrakech - I’ve been on a camel a few times but it was new to my mum - she was apprehensive but after a couple of minutes relaxed into it. A fantastic and really memorable experience- take a fully charged camera and enjoy 😀
Perfect experience
, Jan 2020
Loved my hot air balloon experience! Was a perfect day! From beginning to end. Very professional! Maria was the best pilot ever!
Air ballon ride great but skip the ”camel” experience
, Jan 2020
The air ballon ride was great, pilot Maria very experienced (and funny). The ”camel” experience was a joke. 10 min on a dromedar, animals not well treated. Avoid
What an experience !!!!
, Dec 2019
From the collection by Reda (my driver) to the ballooning by yaya (pilot) everything was perfect! I was so apprehensive about booking this trip solo but am so so glad I did - it was exceptional - the team were absolutely fab! To Reda, Yaya and the team - thank you

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