Things to do in Marrakech : Hot Air Balloon Flight Experience

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Things to do in Marrakech : Hot Air Balloon Flight Experience

Marrakech, one of the most beautiful Tourist Destination in the World and the Top Destination in Morocco. There is edless experiences to discover while visiting Marrakech, from Tours and Excursions to the surroundings and beautiful Landscapes, Visits to the Old Medina, Souks and the monuments, to the adventurous outdoor activities.

Among these, one activity truly stands out : a Hot Air Balloon Ride. You’ll live the best experience floating in the sky of Marrakech watching the enchanting landscape as the sun rises. An experience like no other.

In this Blog, we’ll start with some information about Hot Air Balloon history, a guide to what services you can expect from this adventure.

The History of Hot Air Balloons :

The history of hot air ballooning is a captivating tale of human ingenuity and exploration.

Dating back to the late 18th century, the concept of using hot air to lift a balloon into the sky was first pioneered by the Montgolfier brothers, Joseph-Michel and Jacques-Étienne, in France. In 1783, they successfully launched the first manned hot air balloon flight, carrying passengers for the first time into the heavens above. This historic event marked the birth of modern ballooning and ignited a fervor for aerial exploration that continues to captivate adventurers and enthusiasts to this day.

Since then, hot air balloons have evolved from early experiments to become a beloved pastime and a symbol of freedom, offering riders a serene and breathtaking perspective of the world below.

Today, hot air ballooning remains a cherished activity for travelers seeking a unique and unforgettable experience in the skies.

A guide to a Hot Air Balloon Flight in Marrakech :

Pre-flight :

The Activity typically starts early in the Morning, at 5 AM, as the objective is to witness the beautiful Sunrise. For the Transfer from your Accommodation to the Flight Site (30 km from the city center), your driver with a4x4 vehicle will be waiting at the Pickup point which is fixed before, it’s either straight from the Hotel or the nearest spot to the Riad you booked as Cars can’t enter the narrow alleys of the Medina,

When you arrive, you’re welcomed with a hot Moroccan mint tea, then you'll meet a Professional pilot and the rest of your group. Safety instructions and a brief orientation are provided before the flight.

Flight Over the Beautiful Landscape :

Before the flight, you can closely watch the preparation of the majestic big balloons as you wait for the departure.

After getting in the Basket with the other people of the group, your adventure starts Your flight will last approximately one hour, you’ll feel that your heart’s racing from excitment of being high up in the air floating in the sky and surrounded by the other balloons with the beautiful and mesmerizing view of the spectacular sunrise and the High Atlas Mountains. At this point, one word will be in your Mind : FREEDOM.

Landing :

As your hot air balloon adventure comes to an end, if the Wind was stong the balloon will move far away from the main site, so the drivers will come o get you back to the Base Camp once you'll land down gently in the Moroccan wilderness.

Breakfast and Celebration:

A traditional Berber breakfast is served, complete with mint tea and pastries, Moroccan Msemmen and Baghrir (pancakes with Honey) and other dishes to enjoy in the fresh air surrounded by the mountains. Then you will get a Flight Certificate. It's the perfect way to celebrate your unforgettable journey. Your magical adventure will end with you returning to Marrakech directly to your Hotel or Riad.

PS : As safety of our Clients comes first, There are some conditions for a successful and safe experience on a hot Air Balloon, The flight requires light wind, clear view and no rainfalls. If the weather conditions are not good, your flight might get canceled or postponed as we reschedule again another date, it all depends on what you want.

Ready to embark on a hot air balloon adventure in Marrakech? Don't miss the opportunity to witness this magical city from the sky. Get ready for an adventure that will leave you with lasting memories of Marrakech's stunning landscapes. Join us for a hot air balloon experience like no other!

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