Stunning Views of Morocco from a Hot Air Balloon
View from the hot air balloon in Marrakesh | © Ciel D'Afrique
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.
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.
The hot air balloon starts flying over Marralesh Courtesy of Ciel D’Afrique
By this time, the hot air balloon is at a high altitude and the clouds start disappearing to leave room for the sun.
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.
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.
The hot air balloon flight continues Courtesy of Ciel D’Afrique
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.
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.
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.
The hot air balloon landing Courtesy of Ciel D’Afrique
The breakfast is held in a traditional Moroccan tent, and is made by women from the nearby village.
Breakfast after the hot air balloon in Marrakesh Courtesy of Ciel D’Afrique