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

By Marrakech By Air
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If you’re keen to do a hot air balloon ride over the Atlas Mountains while in Marrakech, it seems like a waste not to add the extra touches that will make it a super-memorable experience. On this tour, you get numerous perks, including snacks and coffee as you watch your balloon inflating, plus a post-flight camel ride and Berber-style breakfast that lets you relax and talk about your experience before returning to your hotel.
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Ages 3-99, max of 20 per group
Duration: 5h
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Live guide: Arabic, English, French, Dutch, Spanish
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Highlights
  • All-in-one hot air balloon ride, Berber breakfast, and camel ride from Marrakech
  • Talk about your flight over a traditional Berber breakfast in a tent
  • Snacks and post-flight camel ride are included for a well-rounded experience
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Marrakech for an added convenience

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off by 4x4
  • Hot air balloon ride
  • Pre-flight refreshments
  • Breakfast
  • Camel ride
  • Flight certificate
What's not included
  • Gratuities

Begin early with a 4x4 pickup at your Marrakech hotel, and journey to the balloon launch location. On arrival, refuel with tea, coffee, and pastries, and watch your expert team prepare and inflate your balloon. Then, settle into the sturdy basket for takeoff. Each basket carries up to 16 passengers, and there’s ample space to relish the sights as you fly. Gaze at the desert and admire the sunrise over the craggy valleys and mountains as you float over the Atlas foothills. Touch down and visit a tent to enjoy a Berber-style breakfast of delicacies such as flatbreads, pancakes, fresh fruit, and mint tea. Receive a souvenir flight certificate, and then take a camel ride around the Palmeraie, the palm oasis skirting Marrakech. Your experience then finishes with a drop-off at your hotel.

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    Pickup details
    • Please contact us one day before to reconfirm your pickup time and location. 00212 6 52 12 97 21. By phone or by Whatsupp
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6374BALLOON

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • 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 experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

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

      How much is Atlas Mountains Hot Air Balloon Ride from Marrakech with Berber Breakfast and Desert Camel Experience?
      Atlas Mountains Hot Air Balloon Ride from Marrakech with Berber Breakfast and Desert Camel Experience price starts from $165.45. Discover and book Atlas Mountains Hot Air Balloon Ride from Marrakech with Berber Breakfast and Desert Camel Experience on Tripadvisor
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      Atlas Mountains Hot Air Balloon Ride from Marrakech with Berber Breakfast and Desert Camel Experience cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Atlas Mountains Hot Air Balloon Ride from Marrakech with Berber Breakfast and Desert Camel Experience on Tripadvisor
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        A big thank you to captain Wafi and Captain Hamid to make the experience so beautiful for my disabled daughter, they accommodated her so well. She had a beautiful experience. We as a family had a great time so secure and well organised. Thank you everyone for making our beautiful experience.
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        Omar is the greatest and will make sure you will have a wonderful time during your experience with him. I will always say that he is a guarantee.
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      • LornaM747
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        Brilliant
        Wonderful experience, very well organised with friendly people. From pick up to drop off all run smoothly. We'll worth doing.
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      • 104hamzae
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        Most amazing experience
        I don’t write often a review but for this I do so with great pleasure! This was really an amazing activity, it brought our holiday to a next level. We started with a great traditional breakfast at sunrise in a magical setting. We were received by wonderful people. What a team!!! We flew above a beautiful landscape and had a fantastic time. The pilote was so friendly. In short, it is definitely worth booking a flight with this organization. Thx Marrakech By Air
        Written January 30, 2024
      • Gillzer94
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        Absolutely phenomenal experience
        This trip was a real bucket list item and it didn’t disappoint. Our cheerful pilot was amazing and provided us with a safe, serene and pleasant journey. She went above and beyond by providing us with chocolates, blowing bubbles, as well as taking numerous photos and videos for everyone, all whilst safely navigating our route. We enjoyed the playlist chosen for our flight too. Our safety was of paramount importance, which was very reassuring. The views were spectacular - too beautiful to fully capture on camera. You have to experience it yourself to truly appreciate the natural beauty. The landing was excellent. Once the pilot found out it was my birthday, she played a song and got everyone to sing Happy Birthday to me. It was a very special occasion made all the more remarkable by the kindness shown by all staff.
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      • hananes902
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        Amazing experience !!
        Great way to start a day in Marrakesh! Arriving at the departure place, we could enjoy coffee, tea, juice and pastries and watch how they make all the balloons ready. The pilot was super friendly, take off and landing was very smooth. She took the time to explain, took pictures off us, we had relaxing music in the background while watching the sun go up from our balloon. After landing we went back to the Bedouin tents where a big Moroccan breakfast was waiting for us. Especially the sfenj (a kind of Moroccan donut) was amazing.
        Written January 26, 2024
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        Beautiful experience with a perfect sunrise to start a good day as a couple
        The views were amazing ! We took so many photos ! We had a wonderful morning with a beautiful sunrise. Perfect experience to start the day as a couple. We also had a perfect breakfast and the staff was amazing !
        Written January 11, 2024
      • katiemQ4969MM
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        Unforgettable sunrise experience !
        Amazing pilot with great chat and great music. I think I would have loved to be in the air for the pre-sunrise gorgeous skies, but we saw the sun come up from up in the air and it was magical. Lovely breakfast too. Unforgettable experience. We were also able to change our flight up to 24 hours before which meant we could keep an eye on weather forecast. I really appreciated that flexibility <3
        Written January 10, 2024
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        Hot air ballooning in the Atlas mountains
        Amazing experience watching the Atlas Mountains wake up with a beautiful sunrise. Stunning views and a huge shout out to Elena our pilot who made our flight fun and exciting. The Berber breakfast was delicious too. Highly recommend this experience with this very professional and safe team. Thank you.
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        Amazing
        It was wonderful and highly recommended. Our Captain Elena was wonderful. And very beautiful! Wear warm clothes and bring sunglasses
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        One Off The bucket list
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        Amazing hot air balloon experience
        +++++++ Fantastic +++++++ I really had an amazing experience with Marrakech by air with my friend. The location is really Charming, the 2 breakfasts are so delicious, and the hot air balloon was just incredible. The landscapes make me speechless and they knows how to take care of the guests. The hot air balloon is very stable and you feel very safe in! In addition, the communication was really smooth with the manager and the drivers/employees on site are really kind! I strongly recommend Marrakech by air if you want the best experience in Morroco! Thank you again
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      • Escape825216
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        Unforgettable memories!
        I don’t know where to start ! I would never know such an amazing heartwarming experience that started in a desert full of stars ( one of the pilot explained me all the constellations in the sky while I had breakfast and mysterious fire places ) . My pilot was Elena and I can’t highly recommend her enough, such a nice , kind and professional woman who really takes care about you . She put a romantic music and she brought me above the clouds to meet the sunrise. It was so incredibly beautiful that I shed few tears ! Please do yourself a favor and just book it ! It will stay forever in your memory ❤️ Thank you again and again !!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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      therealmeercha
      25 contributions
      Nov 2022
      I won't lie - it was ***early*** but definitely worth it. Had never done this before so I was apprehensive about the whole "up in a balloon" situation but the captain made the whole trip brilliant, literally (as the sun came up over the Atlas) and figuratively (as she started playing "here comes the sun" just as the sun crested the mountains. She also made for a very smooth ride and a very smooth landing, and yes, *she* which made it even more awesome and i think made my daughter really take notice. Way to go Captain Wafia!! <3 The coffee and pastries before was a bit chaotic (but it might have been just the ridiculously early morning) and the breakfast after seemed rushed, but it didn't detract. Transport to and from the ride was smooth and comfortable and the guys at Marrakesh by Air were on organizing the pickup and drop off.

      My only quibble was that we were supposed to go into one balloon (one with a smaller basket) only to be pulled out and moved to one with more people at the very last minute and with no explanation which was somewhat annoying. The camel ride was... it was a camel ride in what amounted to a suburban field of palm trees pretty much in a circle on the side of the road. On the other hand, we paid for the balloon ride, the "camel ride" was mostly a very cheap addon and if you don't have another chance to get close to camels, this is as good an opportunity as any.

      We did very much enjoy our experience and would do it again in a second.
      Written December 1, 2022
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      Lidia S
      Jersey, UK19 contributions
      Perfect from start to finish.
      We received phone call day before to confirm pick up time. Driver was on time, very polite, well mannered, funny and professional (would recommend for other trips as well)
      When we get to the balloon start point we had amazing coffee with cardamom and chocolate croissant.
      Hot air balloon flight was breath taking. Totally worth the money, take a minute put your phone down and enjoy the view, it’s so peaceful and relaxing, music was matching the filling for sure. Our pilot was so nice, answered every question, he just knew what he is doing.
      Breakfast was simple with tasty Moroccan mint tea.
      Camel ride was so funny,
      This camels know what they are doing ;)
      All trip was just great
      Truly recommended ❤️
      Written December 4, 2022
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      terryohara2015
      Liverpool, UK95 contributions
      This was the highlight of our trip to Marrakech. This was not a cheap outing but every element was well organised starting with a very early pick up, transport out to the desert and coffee, juice and pastries. Then a transfer to the take off point. There are numerous companies using the same location so don't expect a private experience but it is none the worse for that. The flight was spectacular and, notwithstanding the vagaries of the wind, our pilot manouvered us into amazing spots for a good picture of the sunrise. We landed and transferred back to a lovely Berber breakfast of pastries, olives and mint tea. Then on to the camel ride! This was pretty much as you might expect, basically a donkey ride on camels but with dressing up thrown in! but still fun!
      Written October 25, 2022
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      Sultan H
      18 contributions
      The ticket says 0600 but depending on how many people have booked they may tell you earlier so that you carpool with other groups.

      They take you to the dessert and you get to experience a bedouin looking tent with coffee etc.

      Then you have the balloon ride which fits 12 people. It's a bit snug so you'll need to bear that in mind. The pilot was a Swiss lady who was excellent. Got a good view of the sunrise but no atlas mountain view due to wind movements. You're in the air for about 30 mins. You get a certificate at the end. The team members are very enthusiastic and take great imagery on your behalf.

      Then they bring you back for a breakfast of various breads and Moroccan tea.

      They then take you camel riding. It can be a bit scary but overall pretty relaxed. Just don't kick the camel when you get on it. Lasts approximately 10 mins.

      They then take you home in the order that you arrived. Whole thing finished around 9:30am. Long time considering I was made to be ready at my resort at 04:50 for their carpooling thing.

      Overall, it was a great romantic experience. Don't expect too much and it is a bit pricey. I would recommend booking directly with companies rather than on this site. Go to your hotel and organise it.
      Written August 22, 2022
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      Jukka L
      2 contributions
      Dec 2019
      This 5 hour trip run by a very efficient team, offers an experience beyond expectation. Although very cold this time of year, soon after arriving we forgot about that! I had no idea there would be another 11 balloons setting off at the same time. This was absolutely amazing seeing them all around the sky set against the Atlas Mountains and the sunrise. Very well mannered staff and brilliant humor along the way....highlight of our vacation for sure! Well done and thank you!
      Written January 1, 2020
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      Thank you very much for your nice feedback! We are so proud to read it! Kind regards, Marrakech by air staff
      Written January 2, 2020
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Charlie A
      11 contributions
      Oct 2022
      We arose at the early hours of 6:30 for a 7am pickup for our ‘sunrise’ hot air balloon journey. The car arrived on time but to our surprise there was already people occupying the front two rows. This meant that I, a 6’3” individual was forced into the very tight back seats for about 45 minutes. By the time we arrived the sun had already risen and we were rather surprised to see about 40 fellow people there.

      After making use of the toilet facilities and having a croissant (unfortunately all of the orange juice had run out by the time we arrived) we were ready to take off. The atmosphere of the ‘camp’ was very much starting to die down as we reached almost 2 hours of waiting for the balloon with no communication, causing us to question by we were up quite so early!

      Then we were forced to climb into the balloon at just over 1m high where 6 of us (strangers) were crammed into a small quarter of the basket like sardines. The flight, accompanied by the lovely Adele, was about 20 mins and was fine, allbeit very confined.

      After the balloon ride, at around 11 am, we returned to the ‘camp’ area for breakfast which was delightful however once again in the company of strangers. From there we headed to our camel ride experience, we got into the car and drove to what seemed less like a dessert and more like a dirt track for camel riding, however this was fine for a quick 10 minute saunter.

      My grandmother decided not to partake in the camel riding and instead befriended our lovely driver, Ali, who I must say went absolutely above and beyond by remaining in contact throughout and after our holiday, THANK YOU ALI! We then returned to our beautiful hotel and called it a day.

      In conclusion, whilst tour expectations could be better managed, we did feel we had a wonderful day, to which would I do it again now knowing what I went through, yes. But hopefully with a few tweaks.

      Thank you to Ali and the whole team
      Written December 9, 2022
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      Emma B
      18 contributions
      Mar 2023 • Friends
      Best experience we could ever imagined. We booked the day prior and got a message regarding pick up - we asked our hotel to call to double confirm and we recommend this as it was earlier than we realised. The drive there was interesting as it’s through the desert in the pitch black with a driver that doesn’t speak much English - so we were a bit clueless as to what was going on. When we arrived we had pastries, orange juice & coffee laid out for us help yourself kind of thing. There are like 100 people there by the way but still feels cool everyone is buzzing and energy bouncing. Then we are directed to our balloon and helped in. The actual flying was incredible there were around 8 other balloons up so it was just amazing watching the sun come up as wel from the sky. The ride lasted probably 45 mins and then we landed were picked up and taken back to the main tent where we had more breakfast items and got to chat with other people which was nice. Then we went to the camel which we didn’t participate in, it was the only negative to the experience, it felt very staged / in authentic and the camels looked a little distressed so we waited whilst the rest of the group went for a 20 min ride, then we went back to the pick up point. I would 100000% recommend though it was an amazing experience and a beautiful place to do it.
      Written April 5, 2023
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      Ana Beatriz C
      40 contributions
      Aug 2022 • Friends
      The experience of flying a hot air balloon was amazing, a bucket list unavoidable! Apart from the floating feeling of the flight, our pilot Hamid was very funny and an excellent DJ. We had a real good time, enjoying the incredible mountains view by sunrise listening to a perfect music selection! Marrakech by air is a very profissional company: the driver arrived ten minutes before time schedule for departure from our hotel (5:00 am), the camping was romantically decorated with lots of candles and fires since it was still dark when we arrived. We had a cup of coffee and juice while following the procedures to prepare the balloons (3 in total). Lots of security measures both by departure and arrival and it was perfect!!! By landing, we were served a delicious freshly made Moroccan breakfast!Thank you a lot Hamid and all your group for this unforgettable experience!
      Written August 20, 2022
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      jlwilliams0n
      Brighton and Hove, UK8 contributions
      Sep 2022 • Couples
      The early start was worth it. The cinnamon coffee and croissants on arrival were a nice touch. Watching the balloons inflate as the day started to light was magical and really built on the excitement.
      Our pilot was very skilled in flight and had a great sense of humour and a good taste in music. We had the most perfect flight. (At the end of our flight another bunch of guests got in when the sun was already up therefore not really getting the same experience - it’s worth the early start).

      Moroccan Berber breakfasts are very carbohydrate heavy so the mint tea was very much appreciated. Very good service by the team.

      A short camel ‘train’ ride through a little oasis of palms was a nice way to end the trip; the camels appeared well looked after but it did feel rather touristy.
      Written October 9, 2022
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      Pat E
      Wakefield, UK30 contributions
      Booked as part of an anniversary trip, wonderful trip with friendly staff, the pilot was extremely funny and friendly and played a great set of music
      The sunrise was jaw dropping floating in the air with crystal clear views all around. The Berber breakfast was nice with the mint tea very sweet along with the Moroccan doughnuts. The camel ride was good with a very nice knowledgeable guide who was happy to answer any questions put to him. Transfers were seamless
      Would recommend highly
      Written September 25, 2023
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