Day Trip: 4 hours
Marrakech Insiders
base price per person

Breakfast With a View on a Hot Air Balloon and Sidecar Ride

Discover the beautiful northern plains of Marrakech from both sky and ground. After watching the sun rise over the Atlas from a hot air balloon with Ciel d’Afrique, enjoy a traditional breakfast and hop aboard our sidecars and explore the region from ground level.

Our insiders will take you off the beaten path into the rocky hills, through villages, and across the mythical palm grove. Please note that your hot air balloon is a shared-ride.

Your ride is tailor-made, off the beaten path and designed according to your level of knowledge of the area and your centers of interests, respectful of the local culture and all inclusive to offer you a memorable experience.

As this is a private ride, you set the pace. Your insider will accompany you based upon what you want to see and how long you want to stop. And if you see something you like along the route, just yell STOP!

Your wish is our command. Expect to spend about 70% of the time driving and 30% exploring on foot. Our rides can accommodate up to 2 passengers by sidecar from 2 to 99 years old.

Meeting Point

A chauffeur from “Ciel d’Afrique” will come and pick you up at your hotel at 5.30am sharp on the day of your ride. Start with a hot-air balloon ride and enjoy a traditional breakfast on the grounds before hitting the road by sidecar. At the end of your ride, we will drop you off wherever you like in downtown Marrakech free of charge.


Availability Available all year round Monday to Sunday
Departure Time  7:30 – 11:30 am
Included Knowledgeable insiders immersed in local culture
Characterful vintage vehicles
Waterproof gear
Site entrances
Traditional breakfast
Not Included Rides exclude meals unless specifically mentioned

Please note: For legal and safety reasons, you are not allowed to drive our sidecar


Price is $212 per Sidecar (up to 2 passengers) plus $216 per person for the Hot Air Ballooning activity


French champagne, Action camera renting or professional photographer…we do offer a wide array of options to make your ride truly comfortable and memorable.


We offer rides in different languages. When you send your booking, you can ask for an insider who speaks a language other than English.

Refund Policy

In case of no-show or if you cancel within 48 hours of your ride you will be responsible for the total amount of your ride

About Marrakech Insiders

Marrakech Insiders is a slow travel company. Off the beaten path and tailor-made, they turn your trip into a unique journey. Push doors to secret riads and gardens, ride on long-forgotten tracks and live unique encounters.

Founded in October of 2008 in Shanghai, China, Insiders Experience offers slow travel experiences for people to enjoy both an intense destination experience and a unique motor adventure. A private access to a 1920s villa, a friend’s rooftop to enjoy the view from, a secret craft workshop, a tea break in a historical house or a detour on long-forgotten tracks, they thrive at pushing closed doors in order to create genuine travel experiences by vintage vehicles.

The journeys they offer are tailor-made according to your centers of interest and always off the beaten path. Spontaneous and independent, their insiders keep exploring on the way, so be on the lookout for a fortunate stroke of serendipity.

The Insiders

Their insiders are long-term expats working as architects, designers or science teachers. On their free time, they take the handlebar to lead you to remote and unfrequented places they love via small paths and winding detours in this region they know like the palm of their hand.

They are seasoned drivers and very agile in the road traffic of Morocco. Speaking French, English, Spanish, Arabic or Chinese, specialized in good restaurants or shopping addresses, they are happy to go the extra mile for you.

Why TOV loves Marrakech Insiders

Marrakech Insiders helps fund some incredible projects in environmental protection, renewable energy or access to education while getting to better understand a culture and its inhabitants. They feel that giving back to these generous people and fertile lands is the least they can do to thank them for their warm welcome.

Compensation for co2 emissions – Fondation Goodplanet

Petrol engines are a known source of pollution, however, the Insiders always drive slowly, keep the bikes well maintained, and are currently in the process of converting their fleet to more eco-friendly engines plus, they buy back their carbon emissions.

Ride to raise funds for men’s health – The Distinguished Gentlemen Ride

Every year, riders from 79 countries don their cravats, tweak their mustaches, and sit astride their classic motorcycles to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer research and suicide prevention. Insiders launched it in Marrakech in 2016.

Check Availabilities

Price starts at $428 per person for Hot Air Ballooning and Side Car ride. Check the details tab and use the form below to send us an email to help you make the booking!