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
from £189.96
A must for Marrakech visitors, this morning tour takes you soaring over the foothills of Morocco’s Atlas Mountains on a sunrise hot air balloon ride. Touch down for a freshly prepared Berber breakfast followed by a camel ride through the palm-scattered desert, and then return to Marrakech by 4x4 vehicle. A flight certificate is included as a souvenir of your experience.
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In Brief

Marrakech, Morocco
5 hours
Important InfoInfo
Start your experience with an early morning pickup by 4x4 vehicle from your Marrakech hotel and travel to the launch spot for your sunrise hot air balloon ride. Enjoy refreshments including pastries, coffee and tea as you watch your expert crew inflate the hot air balloon.

Then, step into the basket and take to the skies! Each basket holds a maximum of 16 people and there’s plenty of room for you to sightsee comfortably as you soar up and away. Soak up the serene desert landscape as your pilot takes you over the foothills of the High Atlas Mountains on a 40-50 minute flight (depending on wind and weather conditions).

After touching down at the base camp, head inside a tent with a view of the mountains to enjoy a freshly prepared Berber breakfast, including pancakes, corn bread, fruit, olives and mint tea. Follow your breakfast with a guided camel ride through the Palmeraie desert village surrounding the camp.

Before leaving, you’ll be presented with a flight certificate to commemorate your Marrakech hot air balloon experience. Then, travel by 4x4 vehicle back to your hotel in the late morning, allowing you to enjoy the rest of the day in Marrakech.


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off by 4x4
  • Hot air balloon ride
  • Pre-flight refreshments
  • Breakfast
  • Camel ride
  • Flight certificate


  • Gratuities

Departure Time

6:00 AM

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Please contact us to reconfirm your pickup time and location.

Additional Information

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

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

The whole experience was great. On time pickup, good food, great attitude from all staff. Highly recommend!
• Submitted 25 Nov 2019
What a fantastic flight. Even witnessed an engagement. She said yes Loved every moment. Thank you to all. Camel ride was sweet breakfast fun. Thank you
• Submitted 30 Oct 2019
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. Other than that, a fantastic experience!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
We loved this experience- watching the sunrise over the Atlas Mountains was just magical, it was very well organised from the moment we arranged where to be picked up. Highly recommend!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Amazing way to see this beautiful city and great alternative to a camel ride. Only criticism would be that the breakfast wasn't up to much so perhaps eat something beforehand.
• Submitted 29 Apr 2019
I'm somewhat afraid of heights but this was amazing! The guides and the drivers were super professional and old time for pickup from Riad. The balloon guy, who I believe may have been the manager owner of the company, was funny but a bit crass. It was an amazing and beautiful experience. I would totally do it again.
• Submitted 06 Mar 2019
What an amazing experience, from start to finish this trip will give you a lifetime of memories. From being picked up to being dropped off you will not be disappointed, the staff are funny and friendly, the balloon is magnificent, and the camels were clean, well looked after and loved selfies. Highly recommended.
• Submitted 06 Dec 2018
Brilliant experience! Should definitely be on your to-do list in Marrakech!
• Submitted 15 Aug 2018
Great morning out! Pick-up was easy and we were taken straight to camp where breakfast was provided. As the sun rises, you get to see the balloon inflated before jumping in for some break taking views over Marrakech. The camel ride was a great addition as well through the palm grove.
• Submitted 08 May 2018
I thoroughly enjoyed the hot air balloon ride and the Berber breakfast. This was an unforgettable experience.
• Submitted 12 Apr 2018
Everything worked out exactly as promised, from real early pickup, to refreshments, the flight and also the landing -, breakfast and camel ride. It was really nice to do the sunrise flight we were prepared, but some fellow passengers were not really: people: you need warm clothes for the early morning....very funny pilot,...
• Submitted 27 Mar 2018
Great experience from beginning to end! Early morning pick-up on time, great reception at the departure point and beautiful and smooth flight! Great Berber style breakfast after an early morning start! Camel ride was fun and all staff were friendly and made sure we were always looked after and having a good time! Highly recommended experience if you are in Marrakech.
• Submitted 23 Mar 2018
This experience is definitely worth every cent! Marrakech By Air did a fabulous job making sure everyone had an awesome time from pick up to drop off. The balloon ride was like a comedy show in the sky and breakfast and the camel ride were delightful as well. I loved every second of it!
• Submitted 11 Feb 2018
This tour was amazing! Fantastic service, very knowledgeable pilot and team. Unfortunately the sky was cloudy but even then we were able to see the Atlas Mountains and have a great experience.
• Submitted 18 Dec 2017
They pick up at my hotel at 5.45 it was not in the centre, but close take a a 30 minutes ride into the desert. Its quiet cold, so take a jacket and a hat! They waited for us with some croissaint and hot tea and coffee. After they blow up the balloon, we were flying for about 45 minutes. After we ate a breakfast jam, honey, olives, breads, eggs and went to the camel ride place. thi sis really touristic and I felt sorry for the animals We arrived back to the hotel around 11.00 a.m.
• Submitted 10 Dec 2017
Fantastic experience. Do not expect much instruction starting with the pick up. The driver never spoke to us but to try a make a joke about being held up for our money. In general the Pilot was good, landed on the gondalia on the trailer, but offered only bad jokes, nothing about what we were seeing. All in all though I would recommend as the overall experience is memorable.
• Submitted 09 Dec 2017
This was was first balloon ride. Pickup from hotel was on time arrived at departure point just before dawn. What an experience. Tea, coffee and croissants next to bonfires as balloon was inflated. Amazing views and very humerous pilot. Landed to breakfast in tent. Well worth it.
• Submitted 01 Dec 2017
This experience was amazing! We were collected from our Riad at the correct time and taken to a lovely setting to await departure. The drivers were friendly and our hot air balloon pilot/guide was absolutely hilarious but also informative making the ride so much more enjoyable. The views were lovely and there were plenty of photo opportunities. I think it was a good length of time not too long or short. The breakfast was nice served in a stunning Moroccan style outdoor tent followed by camel rides closer to the medina. The camel ride staff were friendly and funny, offering to take photos and cracking lots of jokes. We were back at our riad by 11am so plenty of time for more activities in the afternoon. Highly recommend!
• Submitted 10 Nov 2017
Everything about this experience was wonderful!! So peaceful floating in the air with extraordinary views and photo opps! The pilot and his crew were superb!! Smooth landing! And the breakfast in the middle of the desert in a beautifully decorated tent was a lovely treat!
• Submitted 07 Nov 2017
Excellent trip. All of the guides and assistants were great fun. My mother struggled to climb in and out of the balloon basket and they simply carried her out! The breakfast was great and even the camels were friendly!
• Submitted 16 Oct 2017
Excellent - a ride with a bunch of young back packers and a very funny balloon driver.
• Submitted 12 Oct 2017
I went with my mother to the Hot Air Ballon Ride, and it was one of the best moments in Marrakesh for both of us, our guide was a blast, really funny guy, telling jokes each five minutes and completing the awesome experience of riding a balloon during the sunrise in the outer part of Marrakesh. The breakfast was a plus, and the camel ride was ok, not great but ok. I really recommend anyone there to try the trip if you have the time and the money, it is definitely a must!.
• Submitted 20 Sep 2017
Amazing Experience! Tour Guide was very friendly, funny, and a great company over all. Food served was also very good. Highly recommend - if you book it when you get to Marrakesh it will be cheaper but I would still recommend it despite the price
• Submitted 17 Sep 2017
The owner of the balloon was a hoot and very professional! I loved the hot air balloon ride but could have lived without the camel ride :. I also think that there also should be an age factor when booking the hot air balloon. Children under 10 should not be allowed because they get scarred. I felt bad for this 4yr old that joined us but it made the ride uncomfortable as the child kept yelling no. The owner of the balloon really tried hard to make the child comfortable but it was really frustrating to listen to how scarred the child was. This was my first balloon ride and was disrupted... But this is not the fault of the company. He was great! I would recommend this company.
• Submitted 10 Sep 2017