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Marrakech Classic Hot Air Balloon Flight with Berber Breakfast provided by Ciel d'Afrique Hot Air Ballooning

Marrakech Classic Hot Air Balloon Flight with Berber Breakfast

Marrakech Classic Hot Air Balloon Flight with Berber Breakfast
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from RM 967.80 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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Last updated: 20 Jul 2020
A note from Marrakech Classic Hot Air Balloon Flight with Berber Breakfast
- All Balloons have the specific manufacture agreed transparent plastic separation walls agreed by Civil Aviation - A details register is hold by us, meaning we need before the flight all details about each passenger : Copy of passport, place guest is staying, telephone number to be contacted.
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Watch the sunrise over Morocco with a Marrakech hot air balloon flight that’s timed to catch first light on the Jbilet Mountains, the Red City, and the Atlas Mountains. Because the flight path includes high- and low-altitude time, you'll have a beautifully varied experience as you soar with panoramic views of the mountains, drift over Berber villages and farms, and then touch down for a Berber breakfast in a traditional tent.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Arabic, English, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Arabic, English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
See the Marrakech sunrise from a hot air balloon as you fly between two mountain ranges
Touch down for morning tea and a post-flight breakfast
Bring home aerial photographs of Morocco
Convenient pickup and drop-off at Marrakech hotels
What to expect
Meet a driver at your Marrakech hotel for the ride to the hot air balloon launch site, where you’ll be served mint tea while the flight crew prepares the balloons. Board the balloon compartment: there’s a maximum of four passengers per compartment, totaling 16 passengers in the 4-compartment basket. Lift off from the ground, rising along with the sun. Enjoy views to the Jbilet Mountains, Marrakech, and the Atlas Mountains.  Next, drift low over the landscape, watching villages, farms, and schools come to life in the early morning light. After an hour of flight, touch back down and meet the vehicles. Travel through the countryside to a traditional caidal tent for a hearty Berber breakfast. After receiving a flight certificate, conclude your hot air balloon trip with return transfer to your Marrakech hotel.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 46021P1
Call +60 392125427
Important information
Inclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Transport by air-conditioned 4x4 • Welcome tea • 1-hour flight • Berber breakfast in 'caidal' tent • Flight certificate • Entry/Admission - La Palmeraie
Exclusions
Gratuities
Duration
4h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Pick up from all Marrakech Hotels by 4x4 cars. From Riads, nearest point offering car access will be provided the day before the flight, by e-mail or SMS message. Make sure you spotted the exact location as car will wait maximum 10 minutes and then leave.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Transport by air-conditioned 4x4 • Welcome tea • 1-hour flight • Berber breakfast in 'caidal' tent • Flight certificate • Entry/Admission - La Palmeraie
Exclusions
Gratuities
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Pick up from all Marrakech Hotels by 4x4 cars. From Riads, nearest point offering car access will be provided the day before the flight, by e-mail or SMS message. Make sure you spotted the exact location as car will wait maximum 10 minutes and then leave.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Minimum age is 4 years
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    La Palmeraie
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    Morning pick up from Marrakech with 35 minutes drive to Jbilet Old Mountains North Palmeraie. Flight for 40 to 60 minutes, off road drive to camp for berber breakfast at the tent. Flight certificate and drive back to your place
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TT-NomadMan
Bridgnorth, UK2 contributions
Professional Company, Pilot & Ground Support Crew ... And Incredible Experience
Mar 2020
Based on customer reviews AND comparisons with competitors in the Marrakech region, Ciel d'Afrique was our first choice, and what an EXCELLENT choice it was! Okay, the cost did NOT include a camel ride after the balloon ride as some competitors do, but having read all the negative reviews concerning the badly treated camels, who wants a camel ride anyway!!!

Ciel d'Afrique was everything my wife and I had hoped for PLUS much more besides. What a top professional company they are, providing an experience second-to-none, just 45 minutes drive from our hotel in the center of Marrakech. Considering it was 1st March perhaps we were lucky, but the weather was absolutely perfect for our 1-hour balloon ride. Thank you to the entire Ground Support Crew, but most of all thanks to our pilot Pierre Barre. What a professional and interesting guy, and if you have questions, technical or otherwise, ask him - he seems to derive much pleasure in providing answers ...

However ... Having gone through all the safety and landing procedures before the flight with Pierre, perhaps my (not sure about my wife) only disappointment was that our landing did not involve being dragged across the terrain on the side of the basket in a brace position ... whereas, somewhat disappointingly (for me), it was the softest touchdown you could have hoped for :-) You could have drank a glass of wine and not spilled a drop!
Written 12 March 2020
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SkyDaniel
Thanks for such a nice feed-back and so humor included ! Only about 2% of our landings are ''sporty'' meaning the basket is going on the side (it is made for it) and possibly being a little bit dragged by the wind. You have to come back to try again ... Thanks for your post !
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Yuri S
Oslo, Norway2 contributions
Fun!
Feb 2020
Very fun experience. You'll have to wake up early, but the sun rise experience is like no other. The communication was excellent from pickup to travel destination and the transportation. The communication was clear and precise. The breakfast was simple, but special. The special part of the experience was meeting new people that were just excited to try this for the very first time. Highly recommended.
Written 10 February 2020
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R1759WQdanielp
Thanks for your nice recommandation ! It is making the best choice clear for future guests
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Thurston H
1 contribution
Unbelievable Experience
This was the highlight of my trip to Morocco and will be recommending this to everyone. Specially to use Ciel d'Afrique Hot Air Ballooning as they were friendly, informative and made the whole experience very enjoyable, taking use on a very comfortable flight with unparalleled views.
Written 16 January 2020
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l_k_scotty
2 contributions
Breathtaking!
Jan 2020
This was my first time in a hot air balloon & it was absolutely amazing. It was so easy, the company WhatsApped and emailed me the day before with the pick-up time. They were on time to pick us up. The pilot was French and very knowledgeable with a great sense of humour. The people I was with had done a hot air balloon ride before and said it was great value for money.
Written 13 January 2020
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Daniel P
Thanks for your Breathtaking feed-back ! Great Value for money, live the experience once of a lifetime with Ciel d'Afrique in Marrakech, operating now for 30 years here
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richard c
Milton Keynes, UK49 contributions
Totally amazing
Dec 2019
If your going to do a balloon flight - these are the people to do it with !
Amazing- so professional- they have been doing it longer than anyone else and it shows !
Fantastic
Written 10 January 2020
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Daniel P
Many thanks for your feed-back Richard C, Yes we do it in Marrakech for 30 years, we are the first one here and were alone for 20 years ... Still the best up to date, we think serious job is even better to keep it magical on air !
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Michele H
Carrickfergus, UK263 contributions
Awesome!!!!
Did this yesterday and was not disappointed! What a fabulous experience to have and what great people running this business! Pick up in time and a little off road driving to get there 😊 hop up warm as it's cold at early morning! Watched the balloons being set up and had breakfast and then off for the ride.
Raphael was our pilot and was great and very informative
Highly recommend this tour and well worth the money
Written 8 January 2020
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Daniel P
Thanks Michele, Great review for starting this new Year, best regards from All Team ... And Rafael !
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Byron G
6 contributions
Balloon ride Ciel D’Afrique
Dec 2019 • Couples
My sister and I decided to do our first ever balloon ride at the same time together. Best activity we’ve ever done together and on par with any of my adventures I’ve taken around the world. So glad we chose Ciel D’Aftique to make this journey up to the heavens. They were so professional from my first encounter through the sales point talking to Abdelillah to the pilot flying the balloon. Abdellilah assured my sister of a timely pick up and a prompt take off time to benefit the beauty of sunrise and kindly asked us about our trip after. Wonderful customer service skills. The flight was magical, incredible views, perfect flying conditions and a charming french pilot.cant thank you enough guys
Written 6 January 2020
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Daniel P
Thanks to your Sister and Yourself for naming our adventure ''best activity you've ever done around the world''. Wow ! Now we have a problem : is the ''charming french Pilot'' Raphael, or Jacques or Daniel ?? These guys are now claiming for your compliments ... Many thanks, we will share between 3 of us !
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safia k
3 contributions
Incredible experience!
Dec 2019 • Friends
Stunning and so professional. I had a first experience with another company 4 years ago and the landing has been a catastrophee. With Ciel d'Afrique, it went smoothly and incredibly well! No wonder when we learn they have 30 years of experience!! Totally secure and absolutely fantastic. A unique experience that I would love to renew with them and I recommend them to everyone 😊
Written 19 December 2019
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Daniel P
Dear 142safiak, Great Review ! Thanks, this was a pleasure to welcome you for these last days of 2019 ... and be ready for an even more exciting year 2020, with all brand new balloons arriving soon. We love what we do ... and happy you love it too !
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Clare B
St Albans, UK31 contributions
Fantastic experience!
Nov 2019
We had a fantastic experience on our sunrise hot air balloon ride. There was a slight issue with the morning pick up for both us and the other couple, but we all got there in the end and drove out for about 35 minutes to the base camp. When we got there we signed in, went through some quick paperwork and had a short wait in a comfortable and warm Berber tent whilst waiting for everyone to arrive.
We were then led in groups to the balloons, helped in and given a safety briefing by the pilot. After that we lifted off and started rising up over the desert with a great view of the landscape below and the other balloons around us. We were very fortunate to experience cloud cover below 2000 feet, which was apparently a very rare occurrence and meant we got to rise up through the clouds and come out the other side to a stunning view of the sun rising up over the Atlas Mountains and reflecting on the top of the clouds.
Our pilot was very informative and had a good sense of hunour. He kindly took photos of anyone who wanted them and tried to rotate the balloon to give the best backdrop for everyone. In our section of the basket there were 5 of us, so it was slightly cramped but still fine for taking photos. The flight was over an hour long and we had an extremely smooth landing at the end.
Afterwards we were driven back to the base camp for a Berber breakfast in the tent and were each given a personalised certificate, which was a very nice touch. The whole trip was very well organised and professional and we would thoroughly recommend.
Written 7 December 2019
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Daniel P
Thanks : you had a fantastic experience and we have now a fantastic review thanks to you ! You want same experience for end of year or begging of 2020 : book it as soon as possible as it is going to be busy as always around Christmas and New Year's Eve. Celebrate high !
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Traveling_Jeannie
Tampa, FL143 contributions
What an experience!
First time in a balloon ride and what a way to do it! Our driver was right on time to pick us up at 6:30am and we drove for approx. 40 minutes outside of Marrakech, where we were received by coffee or tea while all the passengers were been brought to the tents. You can see this is a professional company, very well organized, as there were almost 100 people to ride today. It was exciting to see how the balloons are prepped before the flight, and we left right on time before sunrise! It was a smooth ride, and while on top of the clouds you couldn't even tell we were moving! The view is absolutely gorgeous, more so with other ballons around us. Landing was smoother than what I was afraid of and after, we were taken to the tents to get our certificates and enjoy a typical berber breakfast. After that, we were taken back to the Medina right on time at 11:00am. It was an amazing experience and recommend it 100%.
Written 24 November 2019
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Fra1579
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Great Flight
What a majestic way to admire the Moroccan landscape!! Everything is very well organised and the pilot was also ext
EricS3076
EricS3076
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Super professional and a great experience
We wanted to try a hot air balloon on our recent visit to Marrakech. While there appears to be several operators i
Aloofbob
Aloofbob
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Unforgettable and expertly done
The pilot Raphael was very friendly, very informative, and outstanding at his job. There's luck involved, but plent
B_Andrei1983
B_Andrei1983
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Amazing sunrise
Brilliant experience, is a must. May sound a bit expensive but once you are there, you have a very exciting experie
DONALETRIP
DONALETRIP
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MAGICAL
Magical flight @ sunrise , stunning energies, great organization,, thanks to make us a magic memory ❤️❤️❤️
Arizonagrandma240
Arizonagrandma240
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Sunrise with Ciel d'Afrique was exquisite
Pickup at my Riad was on time. Breakfast was waiting on site. Staff was well organized and the process was flawless
benwQ6982XS
benwQ6982XS
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Well worth the effort
Went with our 3 children and really enjoyed the whole experience. Our driver was new and we had a prob getting ther
constantinos_ph
constantinos_ph
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Not to be missed
Booked the sunrise flight for 2 persons. The whole process from booking to tha actual flight was very smooth. Ci
Y4448IMnicolea
Y4448IMnicolea
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Breakfast on a hot air balloon
It was my cousin’s birthday and we decided to go all out. Who gets to eat breakfast on a hot air balloon? Pick up
sarahgrunnybunny13
sarahgrunnybunny13
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Breathtaking and perfect!
If you're on the fence about doing a hot air balloon ride in Morocco, I'm here to tell you that it is worth every p
David W
David W
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Up, up and away!
We had a great time hot air ballooning with this company. I had pre-booked the trip through a third-party company (
JulianaKaye
JulianaKaye
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What an experience with Hot Air balloon
Loved everything about it just only on ething not - its super tiny space and couldn't really actually move around t
allyzaah
allyzaah
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Ballooning above the clouds to view the amazing sunrise
We were informed of our pick up time and location on the eve. We were the first to climb into the balloon while the
Gary S
Gary S
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wow wow wow
you just have to do this whilst here. this comapany are amazing from pick up (early in morning) to flight , to brea
Davos8n8
Davos8n8
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Super experience
Book it - the views are simply stunning. Worth the 4.30am wake up!!! The team were very professional and had everyt
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