The advantage of flying a balloon as opposed to other types of aircraft is simply its diverse ability to literally skim over desert and attain a height of more than 1000 metres whilst providing panoramic landscape views! essentially, the flights depend upon the climatic conditions at the given time as well as the disposition of the passengers.
The flying time is early in the morning when the weather conditions are most favorable.
The balloon flight itself lasts for about an hour depending on the region whilst the whole excursion takes about 5 hours. this includes the continental breakfast by the preparation and inflation of the +/- one hour balloon in the open air and afterwards, the traditional breakfast in the tent and the return journey by 4x4 and of course our camel ride in the famous palmeraie of Marrakesh with berber dress.
Approximately the same as on the ground! the fact that the balloon flies in the air mass means there is no air current aboard the basket.
The fantastic landscape of desert, the atlas mountains covered with snow and the overview of the berber villages. and don’t forget that each flight is unique in that a balloon cannot be steered... it is always the wind which decides how the true beauty of nature will be revealed to you.
No, because there is no physical link between the balloon and the ground (like a scale or a bridge!) there is no feeling of dizziness or vertigo. during the flight the basket remains stable and there is a feeling of incredible ease whilst taking-off.
If you have a cardiac problem and you’re planning to fly with us, it is better to ask your doctor.
This is due to the strength of the wind – which isn’t at the same strength on the ground as higher up. our pilots have to take into consideration the conditions at altitude.
Balloons go with the wind, the pilot can only control the altitude of the balloon by heating the inside of the envelope with the burners. stability in the air is necessary as well as a slight wind and a mild temperature. the only way to get all these conditions is to take off just after sunrise. happily dawn is one of the most beautiful moments of the day!
the pilot chooses the take off point according to the direction of the wind (e.g. to avoid flying over forests and to ensure the flights so interesting as possible!) as a general rule the take off place is located north of marrakesh, between the wadi of tensift and jbilet mountains where the magnificent view over the desert and the mountains of the atlas.
no, all passengers should stand for the duration of the flight and have bent knees for the landing.
we have baskets from 4 till 16 passengers.
all our pilots are highly qualified and accredited with the moroccan and european civil aviation authority. they have thousands of hours of experience in different countries in their charts.