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“A great day! We even got a free balloon ride!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Marrakech By Air

Marrakech By Air
351 Av. de l'Agdal | Targa, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
+212 652 129721
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Ranked #17 of 453 activities in Marrakech
Type: Tours
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: We had an amazing time! An absolute must do for those visiting Marrakech. The whole trip was managed perfectly and we were so well looked after. The pilot is fantastic and has a great sense of humour! We loved the berber breakfast and camel ride too. Worth every penny :)
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“A great day! We even got a free balloon ride!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Marrakech by Air was a great way to break up our trip after we'd experienced the hustle and bustle of the square for a few days. We were picked up promptly by the friendly Mustafa and driven to watch the balloon being set up. A nice breakfast of croissants, pastries and coffee was ready upon our arrival and we tucked in as the sun started to come up. The balloon ride itself was very relaxing and a lot steadier than I expected! Hamid the pilot was as friendly as the other reviews suggest - he does a lot to make the flight fun and memorable. Unfortunately there was a fair bit of rain on the day, so the balloon couldn't go as high as Hamid wanted it too, meaning although the experience was fun...it could have been better.

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After we had landed another group was ready to take the trip. Luckily for us the group were 2 short and we got selected at random (eenie meanie minie mo I believe was the strategy) to go up again for a free flight! The rain stopped and all turned out well :)

After the flight the berber breakfast is plentiful, the people really can't do enough for you. We finished off the tour with a camel ride through a nice little stretch of land and were then taken back to our hotel. Excellent service and a very professional team.

Visited February 2013
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“Ticked off the bucket list”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Overall we all really enjoyed the experience. We saved the trip for our last day of the family holiday and it was a good way to finish on a high ( sorry for the pun ).
The only negative we had was the trip in the vehicle to the balloon location, the driver drove very erratically and at very high speeds, having two young children with us, it felt unsafe..
Everything else was perfect, the basket was't oversubscribed, and the pilot gave us confidence. After the balloon ride you have a pleasant local breakfast and a camel ride ( kids loved this )..
Is slightly expensive for a family of four, but when else do you get the chance to fly along the Atlas Mountains in a balloon ?

Visited February 2013
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“Beautiful way to see Morocco!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

We can't imagine a better way to start off our first trip to Morocco. Mustafa picked us up bright and early, but it was totally worth it! We all gathered for some pre-flight coffee and croissants, while watching Hamid and his crew set up our balloon. Soon we all hopped into the basket and we were off! Hamid was the utmost professional but could easily be a stand-up comedian. In between the in-flight entertainment, we had a great time learning about the local Berber communities and the city of Marrakech, the technical details of how hot air ballooning works, and all the while enjoying the gorgeous sunrise over the Atlas mountains. After a fabulous breakfast we stopped off for a quick camel ride and were back to our hotel before lunch. We highly recommend Marrakech by Air as a great way to see the beautiful country of Morocco.

Visited March 2013
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“Amazing Breathtaking Must Try”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Definitely the highlight of my trip with my girlfriends. It is a must. Hamid is amazing and knows what he is doing. We shot great photos, had a lovely breakfast in a Berber home, our host was Malika Yummy food after the flight which took about an hour. You can not imagine the silence and stillness and the beauty unless you give it a shot. Mostafa who picked us up from the hotel and dropped us off is friendly. The camel ride was great. Bottom line... Friendly and courteous staff, thrilling experience...go for it. Ps. We even go a cd copy of the beautiful African music we listened to during the drive.

Visited March 2013
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“A Must!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

A definite highlight of our trip and I'd highly recommend to anyone.
Hamid, the pilot is every bit the professional, and while he makes you feel safe and cared for, he is comical and highly entertaining -- as is the the host, Mustafa. Mustafa picked us up in Marrakech in the morning regaled us with humor and played great music in the car to and from the site (apparently his playlist is so popular that he's prepared to give you a CD of the music at the end!). Breakfast at a Berber with your fellow riders is served, and it's a great way to get to know them before you lift off. After the ride, which looks over authentic Berber villages, we received a tour of a Berber home. Then another entertaining ride by Mustafa back to Marrakech, along the way a stop to ride camels. Again, we'd recommend to anyone.

Visited March 2013
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