Guided tour

Marrakech: Classic Ballooning Flight

Marrakech: Classic Ballooning Flight

From US$ 208.68 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. If you choose to follow your flight by a camel ride.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Arabic
Pickup included
Hotel pickup. Please inquire prior to your flight.

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a hot-air balloon trip over the Palm Grove of Marrakesh on this exciting tour
  • Take in picturesque views of Marrakesh and the beautiful countryside from high up in the sky
  • Have mint tea and fresh baked bread with a local Berber family after the flight
Full description
Just one hour away from the legendary Jemaa El Fna Square, your hot-air balloon will fly over the beautiful countryside, letting you see the amazing contrast between Morocco’s urban and rural areas. After an early morning pick-up from your hotel in Marrakech, you will drive 45 minute out of the city to the balloon launch site. Here you will 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, you journey will cover a distance between 9 and 15 miles (15-25 km), 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, you will be able to ride a camel around the Palmeraie.   Afterwards, you will be taken to the village for mint tea and home baked bread at a local Berber household. Following tea and bread, you will be taken back to Marrakesh and dropped off at your hotel. See a new side of Morocco on this exciting trip, and see how a travelling a few kilometers outside of Marrakesh can take you back in time more than 2,000 years!
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • One-hour hot air balloon flight
  • Tea at local Berber house
  • Camel ride, if option selected
    Not suitable for
    • 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

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    • This is a shared flight with other tour guests.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 314 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.8/5
    • Transportation
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.3/5
    • Safety
      4.8/5

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    This is a bucketlist ✅! The driver, Abdullah picked us on time. He speaks some english - enough to understand each other. He is very funny and made us feel comfortable and most of all safe. The experience was amazing - definitely, one of the best in my book. It was a bit rushed when we have to be in the basket for the air balloon. I was surprised everyone were already there and we were the last one. We were a bit less prepared but everyone made looks so calm and excited so we were also excited then anxious. Surprisingly, riding the hot air balloon balloon is not scary at all. I was calm and not even a moment of anxiety which is very unusual because I had been dealing with my fear of heights. Everything was smooth & done professionally. Even the landing was perfect!!! I can do this over and over as long as I will use this same company. I highly recommend it. Do it and at the end of the day, you’ll say, “well done, I did something good for myself conquering my fear”.

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    August 9, 2021

    It should be noted that I believe whether or not you get on the 6am flight is a first-come-first-serve basis. I booked late so got the 8:30 flight, which was after sunrise. No difference to the actual experience though - the flight was great, the pilot was friendly and had some interesting information for while we were up there. Great views and a lovely, comfortable ride. The advert page should really make it clear that a 6am, flight is not guaranteed, though.

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    March 1, 2020

    Fantastic experience. I have some mobility issues, often using my wheelchair and all the staff were amazingly helpful and accommodating, they went over and above for the whole time I was with them. I cannot praise them more, the day was well planned and timed, the staff were friendly and always at hand, our pilot was friendly and funny. Great company for great service! Highly recommend them.

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    February 2, 2020

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