A Guide To Plan Your Cappadocia Hot Air Ballooning in Winter
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How to Plan Cappadocia Hot Air Ballooning in Winters?

Cappadocia is a reality that’s made up of your dreams. No exaggeration here, but this destination, with its film-like experience that cannot be offered anywhere else, adds a magical touch to your Turkey tour packages from India. The rock structures here are in the shape of fairy-chimneys’ or, to put it simply, they are turned upside down like ice-cream cones. This place outshines all other places in the winter season when the snow falls on the rocks, making them look marvelous.

The hot air balloons dotting the sky from mornings to evenings makes the entire landscape look like a very cheerful painting in an animated film. You must spend at least one of their winters hot air ballooning in Cappadocia as this experience will not only leave them mesmerized by the beauty offered by this landscape but would also help them in viewing the world from a different lens.

Here is the list to plan your hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia during Winters:

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Winter Tips for Hot Air Balloon Ride in Cappadocia

There are several things you must keep in mind while going for a ride, especially in Winters hot air ballooning in Cappadocia as the temperatures can be frigid.  This leads to smaller crowds which further brings down the costs too and makes your experience amazing. Here’s all that you should do:

- Use your camera strap - You must, without fail use your camera strap so that when you’re clicking pictures from up in the air your camera doesn’t fall off the ride and cost you a fortune.

- Book your ride in advance - It’s a bad idea if you are thinking of reaching there and then booking a ride as mostly preference is given to people who make advance bookings, and thus that would be a wiser step to take.

- Dress up - When people go up in the air, sometimes the winds start blowing very strongly making you feel extremely cold. Hence, it’s better to take precautions and wear layers that protect from the cold winds than getting goosebumps and shivering throughout the ride.

- Comfortable footwear - This cannot be emphasized enough; footwear should be comfortable, it should be something that makes your journey from taking off to landing smoother. Comfortable and preferably covered footwearalso can also aid you when standing for an hour in the air along with a possibility of a trek around.

- Tactile gloves - These are better in terms of their utility as they help us in not only protecting us from the cold but also help in holding the camera making it less slippery in comparison to woolen gloves.

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Fly Over the Winter Landscapes in Cappadocia during Winters

Despite the shivering cold in the city of Cappadocia during the winter season; the serenity of its streets make you feel relaxed in its calm and its stone-structured beauty.

This most visited destination all over the world known for its hot air balloon rides is no less than a dream come true with those multi-colored balloons going over upside down cones or fairy chimney like structures making it a surreal experience that you must definitely opt for. 

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Visiting Cappadocia in Winter

Enjoy your Winters hot air ballooning in Cappadocia and live the thrill of looking at the world from another perspective. Book your ride in Cappadocia in advance considering the weather as  the snow , the rain and the wind can make or break your trip. The temperature starts dropping around 0 and even goes negative but viewing it during winters is what makes this an exception that you would surely cherish for an infinite number of years. 
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Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride in Cappadocia

Over 2000 to 3000 people go for a sunrise hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia on a daily basis where the pick-up is at about 6:00 A.M. in the morning which is followed by breakfast and being taken to the launch site where the balloons keep getting inflated and the ride begins at about 8:00 A.M. before which the practice of a safe landing position is taught by the pilot or the crew members.

Each member in the vicinity enjoys the changing colors of those Purple-hued shades to pink, red and then orange in color.

Most hot air balloon rides either take place during sunset or sunrise and during winters, the evening time shifts towards that of the afternoon. This is an experience that people don’t forget throughout their lives as it requires a lot of pre-preparation, going on the ride and finally rejoicing in the moment.

 As the balloon soars up in the air, you jolt for once and then feel light for being able to fly in the air.

Landscapes coming closer and ground becoming further with the snow on the ground makes Winters hot air ballooning in Cappadocia a cherish-worthy experience.

What to Pack for Cappadocia in Winter?

As mentioned earlier, Winters hot air ballooning in Cappadocia requires a lot of pre-preparation. This part of your life requires that !

- Boots
Shoes must be replaced with boots in this activity  as the temperature loves being uncertain and snow can fall out of the sky at any given minute making it a possibility of your landing being in a snow-covered area. These boots then would help you in walking over the snow.

- Layering
In order to avoid falling sick in this season, add layers of good woolen clothing that can save from those freezing winters with coats or jackets made of fur or woolen materials that offer you protection.

- Accessorize
Mufflers, scarves, wool socks, winter hats and ear caps. All these things might seem a tad bit obvious to carry during this season but are also often forgotten. These little things offer protection on areas which we might have neglected during our packing for this season

- Moisturize
Lastly, so many of us tend to forget that the winter winds soak up moisture from our skin and end up making it dryer. Thus, it's vital for us to moisturize it from time to time so that it doesn’t become dry, red or itchy.

Go on a Brisk Winter Hike in Cappadocia

Winters hot air ballooning in Cappadocia is incomplete if you don’t take a walk in one of these below mentioned spots which people come looking after:

- Red Valley
- This valley must be viewed during sunset as its vibrant red color blazes in sunlight, and people drive straight up till the sunset viewpoint sometimes just to chill at a cafe located there. It’s also connected with Rose Valley from one of its inside routes and takes about 15 to 20 minutes by car.

- Rose Valley
- This is an incredibly unique area where there are sharp ridges which form a corrugated landscape. When one ridge is in the sun, the other one is in shadows accentuating its sharpness and scale with sandstones gleaming pink with each sunset. This one takes over an hour but if you’re also going for Red Valley that is conjoined with this one then, do have 3 hours on your plate, bare minimum.

- Red Valley Flag Viewpoint
- This spot is a hike up the hill behind the viewpoint, located behind cafes and is a hill with a flag on top. This would take a bit more time as you’re crossing over the Red Valley and then reaching there which will take more than 20 mins even by a car.
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When Is the Best Time to Fly in a Balloon in Cappadocia?

Cappadocia in Turkey is known all over the world for its fairy-chimney-like rock formations and tourists flock to this destination all year round due to the magnificent views it offers. An average of 2000 to 3000 rides are taking place on a daily basis along with at least 300 days of activity in a year.

Most tourists prefer the season of either Summers that goes on from the months of April to June or the Fall season that goes on from the months of September to October. But, Winters hot air ballooning in Cappadocia is no less than a fairytale coming true.

Advantages to Book Hot Air Balloon in Winters in Cappadocia

Winters hot air ballooning in Cappadocia is filled with unlimited advantages:

- Cheaper rates
Since winters come with shorter breaks than summers, this season sees a less footfall of tourists making it ideal for people to try their hands-on different activities and events.

-Snowy mountains
It’s only during this season that you can see snow covered mountains that cover the top and make the peaks seem like a smooth white surface or a brownie from up in the air with a few parts uncovered.

- Enough rest
Thank God for Winters, unlike in summers when you have to get up very early in the morning and rush off by 4:00 or 5:00 A.M. In this season, you can get up a little later by 6:00 A.M. and enjoy the ride after  a good night’s sleep.

People Also Ask About Cappadocia

  1. Which are the best places to see hot air ballooning in Cappadocia?

    There are innumerable places to go and see but winters hot air ballooning in Cappadocia make these destinations worth splurging money over and over. Here are a few places you must go ahead and see:

    1. The Hill Above Goreme: 
    This renowned sunrise and sunset spot attracts tourists from all over and is also visible by a flag waving on the top. It makes the entire city look like an architectural model that is being decorated by colorful decor with the help of those balloons.

    2. Love valley: 
    Most hot air balloons take off and land here and it’s also an extremely famous spot for a proposal. It has about 5km of hiking trail which is dotted with long perpendicular structures that make it an interesting trail.

    3. Rose valley or Red valley :
    This stunning masterpiece has earned a name for itself as the ‘Sunset Viewpoint’.
    It offers the closest shot of balloons themed with those red stones that look like crimson pink with the sun shining on them making for the most picturesque destinations all over.
  2. Which are the best things to do in Cappadocia?

    Winters hot air ballooning in Cappadocia is to die for despite the fact that hot air balloons run almost 300 days a year there. The glow on those fairy-chimneys with a little snow on top make them seem like toppled ice-cream cones with a topping. Here is a list to help you sort out your itinerary for Cappadocia:

    1. Soar over valleys in hot air balloons: 
    This exclusive experience shouldn’t be left out at any cost and you must opt for a hot air balloon ride and see the world become minimal as you keep soaring up in the air.

    2. Goreme Open-Air Museum: This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a cluster of rock cut churches and monk cells making it look like a set from an animated movie. Little carved openings in cone-shaped structures inhabited by people isn't something you’d ever see anywhere else.

    3. Goreme village visit:
    This village has been voted as one of the most beautiful villages by several travel magazines and rightly so and those little stone structures look like openings in caves and make for a breathtaking view that’s unimaginable in reality.
  3. How to get to Cappadocia?

    Cappadocia can be reached easily by plane and has two major airports: Kayseri Erkilet Airport (ASR) which is an hour’s drive away. Another one is Nevsehir Kapadokya Airport (NAV) in the town of Gulsehir and offers about a 40 mins drive. A bus or a private vehicle can also be opted for with the former taking about 12 hours and the latter 8 hours.
  4. What is the maximum capacity of people in the hot air balloon basket?

    A standard balloon can carry about 6 to 8 people including the pilot but the capacity of course varies from balloon to balloon. Some companies do offer the options of private rides as well where a single person can sit in a balloon, you have to get this checked beforehand with your company.
  5. What is the best time to go for a Hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia?

    The Winters hot air ballooning in Cappadocia offers an outworldly and unmissable experience. That being said, some tourists prefer to visit during the spring season that runs from April to June and the fall season that runs from September to October.
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