10 Places For Magical Views of Hot Air Balloon in Cappadocia
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Best Hot Air Balloon Rides In Cappadocia

Where to See Hot Air Balloons in Cappadocia?

1. The Hill Above Göreme
2. Love Valley
3. Sunset Viewpoint in Rose Valley
4. Pigeon Valley
5. Sultan Cave Suite Goreme
6. Koza Cave Hotel
7. Mithra Cave Hotel
8. Sword Valley
9. Red Valley
10. Rose Valley and Akdag Summit

Are you fascinated by the stunning photos of hot air balloons rising in the air and want to know about the places for an incredible hot air balloon view in Cappadocia? There are numerous locations from where you can enjoy the best hot air balloon view in Cappadocia, including Sword Valley, Love Valley, Mithra Hotel and more. Catch the colorful balloons floating in the sky with a lovely sunset viewpoint in Rose Valley which is quite popular among tourists. Embark on a magical journey with Turkey trip packages and catch the colorful balloons floating in the sky with a lovely sunset viewpoint in Rose Valley, quite popular among tourists.

You can also head to Koza Cave Hotel or Pigeon Valley to have the best hot air balloon view. The photos from here look extremely amazing, and the best thing is that you get to capture the beautiful landscape of Cappadocia in the shot.Red Valley is also one of the best place to watch hot air balloons in Cappadocia, especially when the balloons here will get closer. So stop searching for where to see hot air balloons in Cappadocia and head to these magical hot air balloon viewpoints to have the best experience of your lifetime. 

Here is the list of best places to watch hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia:

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The Hill Above Göreme

The hill above Göreme is a relatively quiet area which offers the best hot air balloon view in Cappadocia as the balloons fly extremely close to you over here. This hill can be seen from almost every nook and cranny of the city and can be recognized by the red Turkish flag on the top. It has a great vantage point where the balloons launch and take a flight over Göreme, making it ideal for taking stunning photos.

Tips: It is recommended to use Maps Me app in place of Google Maps. All the hiking trails and viewpoints are clearly showcased in the Maps Me app which on the other hand you won't find in Google Maps.

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Love Valley

Love Valley is one of the few spots where you can witness the hot air balloons landing and taking off. You'll find a beautiful and large viewpoint in this valley from where you can have the best hot air balloon view in Cappadocia. What makes the entire experience even more amazing is that you'll find very few people here, giving you a chance to enjoy the wonderful scenery in peace.

Depending on the wind, you can see herds of hot air balloons taking flight over the hills. It's extremely hard to get to this location by car, so you'll have to hike for around thirty minutes to get here. Capture and post some viral pictures of the hot air balloons amidst beautiful sunrise. 

Tips: Come during the sunrise to see the hot air balloons filling the sky with different colors against the golden hues of the sun.

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Sunset Viewpoint in Rose Valley

This viewpoint in Rose Valley is one of the best place to watch hot air balloons in Cappadocia as it gives you a glimpse of the sunset. This location provides a landscape view of hot air balloons illuminated with fire in the sky. It is also an amazing take-off point for the hot air balloons, and during sunset, you're guaranteed to get Instagram-worthy shots.

The sun usually rises on your back here, so the valley is illuminated beautifully and you'll find lots of people on an excursion here.

Tips: Visit this place only during the sunset to witness the glimpse of the sunset landscape view of hot air balloons illuminated with sun rays.

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Pigeon Valley

If you're searching where to see hot air balloons in Cappadocia, then Pigeon Valley can be the perfect choice. Settled between the Uchisar districts and Goreme, this valley  is considered the longest valley that reflects its beautiful and distinctive formations. Tourists flock here to capture the amazing views of the hot air balloons flying high in the sky.

The shining sun, picturesque coasts, and deep forest valleys make the hot air balloon-watching experience even more special. Thermal conditions and winds are so favorable here that on most days, you can see hot air balloons flying over the photogenic landscapes.

Tips:
Not many hot air balloons come close, so take the photographs with the use of suitable telephoto lens

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Sultan Cave Suite Goreme

If you're wondering from where to see hot air balloons in Cappadocia, then Sultan Cave Suites – Goreme can be your ideal choice. This is one of the best cave hotels in Goreme, with the nicest roof terrace from where you can have a view of the hot air balloons along with a view of the entire city.

To enhance the balloon-watching experience, the Sultan Cave Suites serves its guests a spectacular breakfast during sunrise. During the sunrise, just head over to the roof terrace of this hotel and see hundreds of hot air balloons flying over the valleys and Goreme Village. Marvel at the beautiful sight of hot air balloons filling the blue sky as well as the breathtaking view overlooking the village.

Tips
: You probably have to book a room as only hotel guests are allowed to get to the terrace to enjoy the hot air balloon view.

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Koza Cave Hotel

Those on the lookout for the best hot air balloon view in Cappadocia will be amazed to see what Koza Cave Hotel has to offer. As one of the highest and super luxury hotels in Göreme, Koza Cave Hotel’s rooftop displays splendid views of hot air balloons flying in the sky.

You can also smoke shisha or have a tasty breakfast while enjoying this experience. Get your cameras ready to capture the most fascinating views of the hot air balloons filling the sky with different colors. While sitting on the terrace, you can also enjoy beautiful views of the valleys, rock formations, the fairytale chimneys, and the beautiful landscape of Cappadocia.

Tips: Sometimes, the hot air balloons even come very close to you at this site, so be ready to capture close shots of this amazing scene.

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Mithra Cave Hotel

End your search for the best place to watch hot air balloons in Cappadocia with Mithra Cave Hotel which has small terraces each located at different heights. From their terrace, you can have the splendid view of the hot air balloons flooding the sky with a rainbow of different colors. Be sure to click Instagram-worthy photos to make your friends jealous and increase your fan following on social media.

This hotel which is situated close to Sultan Cave also offers champagne or shisha to its customers. To have the best views of the hot air balloons floating in the sky, head to their terrace during the sunrise. With cozy weather, serene views, and splendid sceneries, you will surely have the best time of your visit.

Tips: Only hotel guests have access to the terrace, so book a stay at the hotel and enjoy the view of this picturesque location.

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08

Sword Valley

Sword Valley, which has the largest rock-cut castles and some of the most beautiful cone-shaped dwellings, offers the best hot air balloon view in Cappadocia.

The scenery is quite different from the other valleys in Cappadocia, which is majorly because of its ochre, grey, and brown colored thinner and shorter rock formations. You can also enjoy a splendid view of the Göreme village and Uchisar in the background from Sword Valley.

Tips: The scenery looks more impressive when the sun has risen, hot air balloons are hovering in the sky, and the valleys are beautifully lit by the morning lights. 
09

Red Valley

The Red Valley which is located between Ortahisar and Cavusin Village is considered one of the best place to watch hot air balloons in Cappadocia. This location is ideal because it offers a stunning view of the sky during both sunrise and sunset. Balloons taking off in the sky from Göreme valley fly over the Red valley giving you a chance to capture the incredible views.

The balloons here seem like they are getting closer to you and move away gradually as they continue on their flight path. Red Valley is perfect for beautiful landscape shots that feature the balloons as a magical accompaniment and the Goreme landscape as the highlight. 

Tips: The top of Red Valley offers the best hot air balloon view in Cappadocia, along with serving some yummy snacks and lunch

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10

Rose Valley and Akdag Summit

If you're searching where to see hot air balloons in Cappadocia then the Rose valley and Akdag summit which are located close to each other should be your ideal choice. You can see hundreds of hot air balloons floating beautifully in the morning stillness above the rock formations here.

One of the best things about this place is that balloons are allowed to descend low to the ground during flight because of the lack of wildlife. There is a good chance that you can catch the magnificent balloons from close. Balloon flight paths are dependent on the wind direction, so you'll have to roam around a bit to get to the best viewpoint. 

Tips: As Rose valley and Akdag summit are situated quite far from Göreme, it's better to leave in the morning and come to the car park of the rose valley

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People Also Ask About Cappadocia

  1. Why are balloons so popular in Cappadocia?

    Unlike others, The Hot Air Balloons in Cappadocia can get very low in terms of height which will give you panoramic views of the city. Cappadocia doesn't have any wildlife, meaning you can go low with your balloon and get close to amazing buildings and structures you wouldn't have seen otherwise.
  2. What is the best time to visit Cappadocia hot air ballooning?

    The best time to visit Cappadocia for hot air ballooning is spring and fall. September to October is the time of fall whereas the spring time is between April to June. During these months, you'll experience perfect weather conditions to participate in a hot air balloon flight. Additionally, sunrise and sunset are the perfect time to have the best hot air balloon view in Cappadocia amidst the golden hues of the sun.
  3. Which are the best places for the photoshoot with hot air ballooning?

    1. Love Valley:
    If you are curious to know where to see hot air balloons in Cappadocia, Love Valley can be an ideal option to choose. You'll find a large viewpoint from where you can see hot air balloons taking off and landing. Since it is not so crowded and has amazing scenery, it is considered the best place for the photoshoot with hot air ballooning.

    2. Pigeon Valley:
    Pigeon Valley is an absolute dream for those looking for a location to have a photoshoot with hot air ballooning. The shining sun, deep forest valleys, and incredible scenery make the hot air balloon-watching experience even more special.

    3. The hill above Göreme:

    The hill above Göreme is the best place to watch hot air balloons in Cappadocia because the balloons fly extremely close to you over here. It has a beautiful vantage point where the balloons launch, making it ideal for photoshoots with hot air ballooning.
  4. How long is a hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia?

    The hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia takes around 45 mins to one hour in the air. Many flights can also go for one and half an hour depending on the fuel on board, the weather condition, and the combined weight of the passengers.
  5. How to get to Cappadocia?

    1. By Air: Nev?ehir Kapadokya Airport is the nearest airport to Cappadocia. It is well connected to nearby cities like Antalya and Istanbul via service providers such as Turkish Airlines and Pegasus Airlines. The Kayseri Erkilet Airport is around an hour away from Cappadocia; it is served by Turkish Airlines, which operates many flights from the Istanbul Atatürk Airport. This airline also runs daily flights to Kayseri from Izmir via Istanbul. Other airlines operating here are AtlasGlobal, Pegasus Airlines, Borajet, Corendon Airlines, SunExpress, and Onur Air.

    2. By Bus: Buses regularly connect Cappadocia to nearby cities such as Ankara, Antalya, Istanbul, Izmir, Bursa, Çanakkale, and Konya. Many service providers operate direct buses to Nevsehir and Göreme. A ride to Cappadocia from Antalya will take around 9 hours.
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