10 Things to Wear While Hot Air Ballooning in Cappadocia
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Things to Wear in Hot Air Balloon in Cappadocia

1. Comfortable Shoes
2. Loose Trousers
3. Jackets and Coats
4. Headwear
5. Sunglasses
6. Camera
7. Accesserios
8. Blankets
9. Top

As kids, we have all wondered if it’s possible to fly and sail through the air whilst not being limited to the compartments of an airplane.  Our childhood dreams finally come true with the commercialisation of hot air balloon rides.

The vibrancy of colors, the sun setting or rising, the neighboring balloons and the awe-worthy views from a few meters up in the air make up for a rejuvenating experience that last for a lifetime. When everything is this perfect, you would want to look your utmost level best too and so it’s natural to wonder what things to wear on a hot air balloon ride.

This would definitely vary upon where you’re taking the ride and in which season as that impacts the clothing options the most. We have helped you curate a guide on what to wear on a hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia, the fairy-chimney’s land due to its cone-shaped mountains and world’s most famous destination for hot air ballooning.

Here is the list of what to wear while hot air ballooning in Cappadocia:

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Comfortable Shoes are a Must

Everyone struggles with the question of which footwear to wear on a hot air balloon ride and to them we scream ‘Shoes’. Remember to leave your heels, designer shoes, stilettos back at your place and come out in your sneakers, tennis shoes, athletic wear, wellies or even some walking boots.

These shoes would not only help you during your hour-long ride but also act as your best friends when you’re climbing on and off the ride. Moreover, the balloon would land and take off from a field which could be muddy, grassy or even sandy.

Thus, these strong and sturdy sets come in handy throughout all seasons as they keep your feet dry even when walking through a wet field or with the dew in the morning. Lastly, shoes are one of the things to wear on a hot air balloon as they also offer coverage by protecting you from other people stepping onto your feet as the space inside the hot air balloon is pretty limited for  moving around.

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Trousers Are the Way Forward

Avoid wearing dresses, skirts, shorts or overly tight clothing as you  can be subjected to somewhat of a rough landing where it's important to be on your toes and getting out of the basket asap. Thereby, trousers would help you to be at ease and should unquestionably be on your list of things to wear on a hot air balloon.

 Not only that, as we go up in the air during mornings or evenings and you feel wind all around you, it’d be better to have worn something that covers your skin instead of shivering for 60 minutes straight.

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Take an Extra Layer Just in Case

We can’t trust the weather, in any season. Thus, in your list of what to wear on a hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia; do include an extra layer which most people forget. If you’re going in the winters, then obviously you will be wearing a t-shirt and a jacket, blazer or a hoodie over it.

Similarly, during other seasons too, wear a shrug over a basic t-shirt or just add a layer over whatever you’re sporting. Of course, it goes without saying that you can remove it if you find it unnecessary.

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Sport Some Headwear

Keep updating your list of what to wear on a hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia and add a hat there. A hat can protect your head and your face from the sun and it might also protect you from the heat that you’re exposed to in the hot air balloon.

Although these balloons are fitted with special heat shields to prevent passengers from getting too hot. Your head might get a little warm particularly when the balloon launches especially if you’re tall. Hence, resorting to any form of headwear, from a beanie, to a hat or even a Yankee would work. A hat is also recommended as one of the things to wear on a hot air balloon is to keep your hair from flowing in your face on the ride. 

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Sunglasses

Don’t forget to include your sunglasses or glares in your list of what to wear on a hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia. You’ll be missing out on a lot of the scenery around bright sunlight. These stunning views can rather be enjoyed with sunglasses on and help you be on track with everything without squinting your eyes. Depending on whether you remember to carry them or leave them, it could either become a wholesome experience or a blinding experience. Shades are those things to wear on a hot air balloon that are so obvious that most people end up forgetting it, don’t be people.

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Camera

It’s impossible to think of drool-worthy views and not bring your camera along to capture those. You don’t go so high up in the air along with other hot air balloons in Cappadocia on a daily basis, hence it only makes sense in carrying your go-pros’ and small digital cameras along.

Though, if you still feel your camera might be at risk from such a height, then attach a strap to it and wear it over your neck. This would help you not only in having hands-free moments but will also aid you with the fear of losing your gear and equipment.

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Accessories

Some things are better left unsaid and some things are better left undone. Don’t accessorize with your precious jewelry for one reason primarily and that is, you might lose it. Your bracelets, earrings, watches, anklets all might be of some possessional or monetarily value to you and losing them would certainly be a huge loss.

There are several ways where you could have lost them , from landing on or off, to trekking or even mid-air. Hence, it's better to give them some rest and enjoy your day without them.
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Blanket

Before onboarding, consider the things that are really necessary or just extra baggage to carry. Most pilots don’t agree with people carrying blankets as they never come in service and just take up way more space in an already enclosed area.

Add layers if you must but avoid this unless you’re planning a picnic before or after your ride and need something as a spread.
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A lot of your clothing would depend upon the sort of season you opt in for the ride. Winters would definitely require you to wear overcoats, jackets or blazers. Similarly, in summers and other seasons too it's vital to be layered.

The intensity of winds might increase up in the air and bearing it for an hour or more is undoubtedly cumbersome. Therefore, it's better to be safe than sorry and wear something full sleeves rather than half or none.

People Also Ask About Cappadocia

  1. What is the best time to go for hot air balloon rides in Cappadocia?

    The best time to go for a hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia usually is either in the spring season, i.e., April to June or the fall season, i.e. the months of September and October. The other months become difficult because of Cappadocia’s dry summers and sometimes, snowy winters.

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  2. How many hours is enough for a hot air ballooning ride in Cappadocia?

    Anything that ranges from a duration of 45 minutes to 1.5 hours is a good enough time for hot air ballooning in Cappadocia.

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  3. Do and don'ts in a hot air balloon?

    Do these two things before going on a hot air balloon; one: inform the pilot if you’re afraid of heights; he/she might have some answers to calm you down. Second, pitch in and help in the setting up and breaking down of the balloon which will help you feel more involved in the entire process. Don’ts : one, don’t fly if you have limited mobility or if you are pregnant. Second, don’t drink too much before the ride as there aren’t any washroom break up in the air. And third, ensure your gadgets- camera straps, memory cards, are in order before boarding.

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  4. What is the maximum capacity of people in the hot air balloon basket ?

    Different sizes of balloons have different capacities to carry the passengers. However, the maximum a balloon of the largest size can hold so far is 32 passengers. In Cappadocia though, you might find 16-20 passengers in one balloon, and if you opt for premium services, then, 10-14 people, maximum.

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  5. Is it cold up in a hot air balloon?

    No, it’s not colder up in the hot air balloon as much as it’s on the ground-level because the heat from the balloon’s burner warms it up entirely. Thus, one of the things to wear in a hot air balloon are definitely full sleeved garments to keep yourself warm and protected, if there are cold winds.
  6. What do you wear in a hot air balloon in the summer?

    Things to wear on a hot air balloon ride in the summers are unfailingly sunglasses to view the breathtaking views from around you and sunscreens, to avoid any form of allergic reactions. Most important, what to wear on a hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia would be comfortable clothing and athletic shoes that help you move around freely.

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  7. Can you sit down in a hot air balloon?

    Unfortunately, there is no seating arrangement in a hot air balloon ride. Unless, you go for a premium ride which offers a banquette seating arrangement with built-in-benches.
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