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Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon, Turkey

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Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon highlights

  • Float above the enchanting landscapes of Cappadocia, renowned for its fairy chimneys, surreal rock formations, and ancient cave dwellings.

  • Fly with experienced and knowledgeable pilots and get insightful commentary about the region's history, geology, and cultural significance.

  • Look at Cappadocia's top attractions from a unique perspective, including the Goreme Open-Air Museum, Uchisar Castle, and Love Valley.

  • Conclude your balloon flight with a traditional champagne toast upon landing, celebrating your safe journey.

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Mezar Cd., 50180 Göreme/Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Turkey

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  • If cancellation are made 60 days before the date of travel then 10.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • If cancellation are made 30 days to 60 days before the date of travel then 25.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • If cancellation are made 15 days to 30 days before the date of travel then 50.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • If cancellation are made 7 days to 15 days before the date of travel then 75.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • If cancellation are made 0 days to 7 days before the date of travel then 100.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • In the event of unforeseen weather conditions, union issues, government restrictions, or any other circumstances beyond human control, certain trips or activities may be cancelled. In such cases, alternate feasible options will be provided. However, a cash refund will not be available.
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Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon overview

About Cappadocia Hot Air Ballon:

Cappadocia is a semi-arid region in central Turkey, that is known for its distinctive fairy chimneys - a group of tall, cone-shaped rock formations in Monks Valley, Göreme. Take the hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia during the early morning hours to witness a beautiful sunrise view along the city horizon. The flight offers unmatched views of UNESCO World Heritage sites, including Göreme National Park.

About the Activity:

  • Arrive at your hotel lobby at least 15 minutes before your scheduled time for a convenient pick-up.
  • Upon reaching the Cappadocia hot air balloon launching point, enjoy a safety briefing by the on-ground expert pilot.
  • Marvel at the beautiful sight as several balloons are lit up by the pilots at the same time.
  • Hop on the balloon as instructed by your pilot and float in the sky around the rocky valleys and legendary landscapes of Cappadocia.
  • Witness a picturesque sunrise over the Cappadocia horizon and feel refreshed as you soak in the fresh morning air.
  • Enjoy your smooth-sailing flight as your pilot shows you the notable landmarks and points of interest like the Fairy Chimneys.
  • After the flight is completed, celebrate the moment with your companions as you are served champagne (non-alcoholic) and a light breakfast.
  • You will also be awarded a certificate of flight attendance at the end to cherish the moment. Make sure to capture all these little moments of joy.
  • Get dropped off conveniently at your hotel lobby after the eventful experience.
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Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon faqs

Why are hot air balloons so popular in Cappadocia?

One of the many reasons hot air balloons are so popular in Cappadocia is that the balloons can descend very low, and you can get panoramic views of the entire place. Other places offer hot air ballooning, but you cannot descend close to the ground as wild animals are lurking in the savannahs and grasslands. So, you get to witness the undulating landscape from close quarters. And, when you ascend to around 900 m, you can get a bird’s eye view of the entire place. You can also catch glimpses of the ‘Fairy Chimney’ rock formations.

What is the best time to visit Cappadocia for hot air ballooning?

You can visit Cappadocia for hot air ballooning any time throughout the year. However, you must remember the hot and sultry summers and snowy winters. The ideal time to visit the location for hot air ballooning activity is spring and fall. Spring lasts from April to June. Moreover, fall lasts from September to October.

Which are the best places to view hot air ballooning in Cappadocia?

  • Goreme – This is one of the first places that comes to mind when viewing hot air ballooning in Cappadocia. You can also see the entire city from the hilltop. 
  • Love Valley is another spot in Cappadocia which is apt for hot air balloon viewing. The hot air balloons also take off and land from this point. 
  • Rose Valley – You can head to the sunset viewpoint in Rose Valley to catch glimpses of the activity. This location is very popular during sunset. The place is around 30 minutes away from Göreme. 
  • Pigeon Valley is also one of the best hot air balloon viewing spots. Numerous artificial dove houses carved on the soft volcanic rocks act as a visual spectacle today. The place is also quite good for photography. This is usually deserted, so you do not have to face the crowds.

How long is the hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia?

A standard hot air balloon ride lasts for 45 minutes to 1.5 hours. The activity is an early morning activity, which generally starts at 4 am.

How to get to Cappadocia?

Flight: Cappadocia is in Turkey. You may find numerous flights to Turkey from countries all over the world. The two main airports near Cappadocia are Kayseri & Nevşehir. Cappadocia is located in Central Anatolia. Turkish Airlines has numerous flights from Istanbul. 

Train: You can also avail yourself of high-speed train services from Istanbul. Before reaching Cappadocia, the train line passes through Istanbul, Ankara, and Konya.

Bus: In Istanbul, you can take a trip by bus, which usually takes 10 hours. Many bus companies have services from Istanbul to Nevsehir Otogar. It is a short ride from there to Cappadocia. 

You can also book a car transfer while booking the trip.

How many passengers does a hot air balloon carry?

The hot air balloons in Cappadocia can carry 16, 20, or 24 passengers along with the flight captain.

Which are the best things to keep in mind while going hot air ballooning in Cappadocia?

You must remember a few things while going to Cappadocia for a hot air balloon ride. They are:

  • Use the camera strap while enjoying hot air ballooning. You will be floating at around 700 m, and your camera might slip out of your hands. You can be relaxed if you strap it up.
  • You should not book the activity in advance, as the weather may change at any moment. You should always reach the spot at least 30 minutes in advance to learn the instructions. If the weather plays spoilsport, you will be moved to the next day’s slot, and if the operators think the weather will be bad for the next few days, they will issue a refund. 
  • You should carry a sweater or hooded jacket for your hot air balloon ride, as it can get chilly up there. 
  • You should follow all the instructions properly.

How many hours is enough for a hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia?

On the hot air balloon ride, you can catch glimpses of fairy chimney rock formations, orchards, and valleys from the sky, lasting 45 minutes to 1.5 hours or more.

What are the inclusions of the Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon?

The Cappadocia hot air balloon ride includes a thrilling journey in mid-air, but you will also get breakfast beforehand. The breakfast includes local food, tea, coffee, and snacks. You also get a glass of champagne on landing. The transfers from the hotel are also included in the package. You are insured for the journey.

Moreover, you also get a certificate of participation after the ride. A professional guide is also included in the cost. So, it is an inclusive package for you.