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Up up and away: Drift over the mountains and dunes of Morocco in a romantic hot air balloon

Updated: Apr 7, 2023

Have you ever wanted to float above the desert in a hot air balloon? If so, Morocco is the perfect place to do it! The country is home to some of the most beautiful desert landscapes in the world. Taking a hot air balloon ride over the desert is an experience you will never forget.


There's something special about floating above the sand dunes, watching the sun rise or set, and taking in the vastness of the desert landscape.


We believe that a hot air balloon ride over the desert in Morocco should be on your bucket list -- Journey Morocco is an exclusive provider of prestige experiences throughout Morocco, and we assure you, that a trip through the clouds with our expert pilots will delight your senses like nothing else.

Ballooning over the magnificent Atlas mountains


Have you ever wondered what it would be like to take a hot air balloon ride over the Atlas Mountains? Well, I can tell you from experience that it is an experience you will never forget! The Atlas Mountains are one of the most beautiful places on earth, and from up in a hot air balloon, you can see them in all their glory.


The ride itself is very smooth and peaceful, and you can take in the stunning scenery at your leisure. If you're looking for an unforgettable experience, then a hot air balloon ride over the Atlas Mountains is definitely for you!


A hot air balloon ride over the Atlas Mountains is an unforgettable experience. The mountains provide a stunning backdrop for the balloon as it floats over them. You'll feel a sense of tranquility as you drift above Morocco's rainbow of green, red and snow-capped mountain ranges. The views are simply breathtaking.


Top ten reasons to enjoy a hot air balloon ride over the Moroccan wilderness:


  1. The vistas are breathtaking. There will be miles of visibility in all directions.

  2. The Sahara desert is home to some of the most amazing wildlife on the planet, and you can view a lot of desert wildlife this way. You could even see a few camels!

  3. You'll get literal sense of being on top of the world. Nothing compares to the sensation of floating very high above the ground.

  4. You won't forget this adventure. A trip in a hot air balloon is the ideal way to create lifelong memories.

  5. The Sahara desert is one of the most beautiful and unique places on Earth. You will experience a rarely-viewed perspective of this incredible terrain.

  6. A hot air balloon ride over the Sahara desert is an once-in-a-lifetime experience.

  7. The Sahara desert is a photographer's dream come true.

  8. Floating through the clouds in Morocco is the perfect way to relax and unwind.

  9. The Sahara desert is a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

  10. A hot air balloon ride over the Sahara desert is an adventure you'll never forget.

  11. The Sahara desert is a place of magic and mystery. You will experience the pink and orange African sunrise in a way few others ever have.

  12. A hot air balloon ride over the Sahara desert is an experience you'll treasure forever.

  13. The views are incredible. You'll get to see the Sahara Desert in all its glory, from a unique perspective.

  14. A private hot air balloon is the perfect opportunity to propose, or to steal a magical kiss from your paramour.

  15. If you select a group flight, you'll get to meet some interesting people. Hot air ballooning attracts all sorts of people from all over the world, so you're sure to meet some interesting characters on your ride.

  16. You'll learn a lot about the Sahara. Your knowledgeable Diamond Guide will be full of knowledge about the desert and its people, wildlife, landscape, and history.

Insider secrets for enjoying the best ride of your life in Morroco



In order to have a successful and safe trip while ballooning in Morocco, there are some pro tips you should follow.


First, make sure to check the weather conditions prior to your trip. It is important to have a day with little to no wind in order to avoid being blown off course.


No need to fret or sweat the details: Diamond Transfers and Tours will coordinate everything with your balloon pilot to ensure optimal f conditions on the day of your flight.


When ballooning above the Atlas Mountains, select the optimal time of year to go. The ideal time to balloon over the Atlas Mountains is in the spring or fall, when the weather is mild and the days are long. By wearing layers, and taking advantage of Morocco's year-round temperate climate, you can enjoy a hot air balloon flight in any season.


Second, pack light and only bring what you will need for the trip. This includes bringing a first aid kit and plenty of water.


Lastly, be sure to follow the guidance of your pilot and listen to any safety instructions they may have. By following these tips, you can ensure you have a fun and safe experience ballooning over the Atlas Mountains or Sahara Desert.


Photo Gallery: Ballooning over the Atlas Mountains and Sahara Desert




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