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“Ticked off the bucket list”
Review of Marrakech By Air

Marrakech By Air
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Atlas Mountains Hot Air Balloon Ride from Marrakech with Berber Breakfast and...
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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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Scunthorpe, N Lincs
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Ticked off the bucket list”
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!”
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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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Amazing Breathtaking Must Try”
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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Fort Lee
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3 reviews
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“A Must!”
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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 27, 2013

Our first holiday to Marrakech was made all the more wonderful with our Marrakech by Air adventure. We were collected promptly at the agreed time by Mustapha who set the tone for the trip perfectly with lots of fun and humour even at 6am. Once at the take off area, hot drinks and pastries were available in a Berber tent followed by introductions to our pilot Hamid. It was great to be involved in getting ready for take off and the actual lift off was so smooth we didn't know we were off the ground. The views were breathtaking and Hamid was great fun as well as being very informative describing the Berber villages way of life. After a smooth landing were taken back to our tent for lunch served by local Berber women, again very tasty, and then a tour of their property which was interesting. It was then on to the camel ride which was fun, before returning to our pick up point. At all times safety was paramount and the attention to detail was very professional. Our hot air balloon ride was the highlight of our holiday, it was great value and worth every Dirham! We would thoroughly recommend this trip to everyone.

Visited March 2013
2 Thank PaulandAudrey
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