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View from the hot air balloon in Marrakesh
View from the hot air balloon in Marrakesh | © Ciel D'Afrique
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Stunning Views of Morocco from a Hot Air Balloon

Picture of Yasmine Guermoudi
Web Content Writer
Updated: 31 March 2018
Hot air ballooning is a must-do when visiting Morocco, and although only a few cities like Marrakesh and Fez offer such flights, it is an unforgettable and breathtaking experience. The most notable one is arranged by Ciel D’Afrique in Marrakesh.


The hot air balloon flight starts at dawn, so you can enjoy the experience of watching the sunrise.

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Getting the hot air balloon ready | Courtesy of Ciel D’Afrique

The start of the flight

The flight begins slowly but as it flies higher and higher you can slightly see the sun start to rise in the horizon.

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The hot air balloon starts flying over Marralesh | Courtesy of Ciel D’Afrique

Getting higher

By this time, the hot air balloon is at a high altitude and the clouds start disappearing to leave room for the sun.

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View from a hot air balloon in Morocco | Courtesy of Ciel D’Afrique

Sun is up

The sun is fully up by now and you can start watching the Atlas Mountains appear in the background afar.

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View from the hot air balloon in Marrakesh | © Ciel D'Afrique

The flight continues

The silent flight slowly hovers over the many picturesque landscapes of Marrakesh.

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The hot air balloon flight continues | Courtesy of Ciel D’Afrique

Time’s up

After about 1 hour, the hot air balloon starts to descend.

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The hot air balloon descends | Courtesy of Ciel D’Afrique


The landing might be a little scary, as the basket lands horizontally, but Ciel D’Afrique are experienced and have been operating such flights since 1990.

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Landing of a hot air balloon in Marrakesh | Courtesy of Ciel D’Afrique

Watch the balloon

By now, you can watch the balloon deflate and fully take in this spectacular experience.

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The hot air balloon deflates | Courtesy of Ciel D’Afrique

Board the 4×4

Now, it’s time to get on the 4×4 to head over the tribal tent, and enjoy a massive delicious Moroccan breakfast.

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The hot air balloon landing | Courtesy of Ciel D’Afrique

Tribal tent

The breakfast is held in a traditional Moroccan tent, and is made by women from the nearby village.

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Breakfast after the hot air balloon in Marrakesh | Courtesy of Ciel D’Afrique