The best time to go on a hot air balloon ride over Marrakech is early morning when the air is still and the sun is just starting to peek over the horizon. The pilot will inflate the balloon with hot air and then you will be ready to take flight. As the balloon rises up into the sky, you will be able to take in panoramic views of the city of Marrakech and the surrounding countryside. You will also be able to see the Atlas Mountains in the distance. The ride usually lasts for around an hour, after which you will be brought back down to earth.