There are several popular locations for hot air balloon rides in Turkey, but the most famous one is Cappadocia. Cappadocia is a region in central Turkey known for its unique landscapes, including fairy chimneys, valleys, and rock formations. Hot air balloon rides in Cappadocia offer breathtaking views of the region’s unusual geological features and can be enjoyed year-round, weather permitting. Other locations for hot air balloon rides in Turkey include Pamukkale, Ephesus, and Göreme National Park.
Cappadocia Hot air balloon tours in Turkey is one of the major attractions and it is the best thing to do and the most common activity in Cappadocia actually. Turkey hot air balloon rides also considered as one of the most interesting and exciting attractions in the world.
Air Adventure in Cappadocia with Hot Air Balloon Tour
Hot Air Balloon Cappadocia Rides allows you to enjoy the flight with intimacy, with your family, pair or friends with a maximum of 20-30 people in the hot-air balloon. The basket is big enough and totally safe. It is the ideal affordable option for a first hot-air balloon flight.
What to Expect - Balloon Tour Overview
Transfer From Hotel/Hostel Etc.
Hot air balloon company staff will transfer you from your hostel/hotel at the time that was agreed on a day before (They inform you via phone, mail or hotel reception).
You’ll begin your adventure just about 60 minutes before sunrise at their meeting spot where they’ll check you in and get you warmed up with coffee and tea from our favourite local roaster at Flight Center or Take Off-Site (Most companies has light breakfast or snacks).
Take Off Site
Hot air balloon companies at Cappadocia choose the most suitable take-off site for the day’s flight, depending on the direction and the strength of winds around Göreme, Ortahisar, Zelve and Ürgüp.
Inflating The Balloons And Safety Briefing
You will be able to watch pilots and crew inflating the balloons and preparing for take-off. When you are comfortably in the basket, your pilot will give a full flight safety briefing, explaining the landing procedures. Weather is normally very calm in this region but we always prepare passengers on safe landing positions.
Fly Over Cappadocia , The Valleys And Fairy Chimneys (1 hour)
Cappadocia has one of the most famous and photographed landscapes in the world. Wind and water have eroded the soft volcanic rock formations of the region into the fantastic valleys, formations and columns of stone known as ‘fairy chimneys’. From the air, the view is matchless, revealing itself as your balloon ascends to up to approximately 3000ft. After approximately one hour your pilot will determine a suitable landing site – one with easy access for the crew and your minibus. The pilot will remind you of the landing procedure, and then bring the balloon back down to earth, gently…
Landing and Cappadocia Traditional Post Flight Ceronomy
Traditional Post Flight Ceronomy with Local Champagne Cocktail,Treats and free time for take a photos. Afterwards, Shuttle service back to your hotel at around 09:00 am. (Time is changing depend upon season)
Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Ride Includes
Hot Air Balloon Tour Prices
While looking for a flight you can see different prices for different companies. There are few factors that affect Cappadocia hot air balloon prices. Some of them that duration of the flight, quality and experience of the pilot, credit card payment or cash number of the people in the basket, sortie (First sortie has more chance to see sunrise on board. Second sortie takes e off after sunrise.), Request (If the seasons is busy and there are many people to book cappadocia hot air balloon tour. Prices can increase.)
Standart Hot Air Balloon Ride is most common option that chosen tourist and provides by all hot air balloon companies. Average Flight Duration: 60min
Price: €140-€170 (winter season) €230-€300 (summer season)
How far in advance to book a hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia?
When you are planning to a travel to Cappadocia, it is very important that you book a place for hot air ballon flight. A specially during the busy season, earlier you book for ballon flight more you will have chance to fly.
This depends on the wind speed and direction. In Cappadocia, morning winds are light and variable, so you are just as likely to go around in a circle as fly in a straight line.
Again, this depends on the wind speed and direction. Morning winds in Cappadocia are normally light and variable, so you are just as likely to go around in a circle as fly in a straight line. You may not fly very far, but it will be fun getting there!
Fairy chimneys, valleys, panoramic view of the landscape below. Cappadocia region was formed, and nearer the ground, you will get a close-up of the ‘fairy chimneys and the cave dwellings many of them contain around Göreme, Çavuşin. Also some underground cities
The Balloons will not come back to the same take-off area! Pilot will brief the passengers and point out the likely landing site during landing time. There are many good landing sites that close to a road or track accessible to your minibuses and cars.
Yes, definitely! You will be amazed at the number of photo opportunities during your flight.
We recommend you to wear long sleeves, trousers and flat shoes (trainers or walking boots are ideal). T-shirts, shorts, skirts and dresses are not recommended.
Please read our blog about seasons of Cappadocia >>> Read article Cappadocia Seasons
If in any doubt, you should contact a doctor as we are not qualified to assess your condition. If you are pregnant or you are in doubt also you can not fly.
There are 6 age limits, but children under 7 and adults over 70 will only be flown at the discretion of the Pilot.
Balloon companies choose the most suitable take-off site for the day’s flight at the morning of the flight day and take off-site is depending on the direction and the strength of winds.
In Cappadocia, there are hot air balloons ride 12 months in year but Civil Aviation can cancel flights some days depending upon windy or foggy forecasts.