Hot Air Balloon Flight – 05:00AM to 08:00AM

There is a reason Cappadocia is famous for its hot air balloons. Every morning just after dawn the sky is filled with balloons of all colours floating dreamily across the valleys. The feeling of being up in the air is incredible and every journey is guaranteed to be unique and magical. Each balloon flight relies on an unrepeatable pattern of wind conditions and is therefore an experience to cherish forever.

We welcome our visitors in style by picking them up dirctly from their accommodations in service mini-vans and bringing them to the main office of the company they are flying with. Visitors are then checked off the guest list and given a balloon pass/safety information card, before being registered for the flight. After registration, visitors are welcome to enjoy a full buffet breakfast with fruit, cereal, cakes and wide selection of drinks. Later, visitors are invited back to the mini-vans and transported to the balloon launch site, which is usually a short 10-minute drive.

Visitors arrive at the launch site in time to see the balloon itself being inflated with large industrial-sized fans. The sky is dark at this point, providing the first photographic opportunity – the chance to capture the balloons spread out in the valley,  sporadically illuminating with the light of powerful orange flames as they steadily inflate.

The standard balloon basket is divided into four sections, with five visitors per each section. This is the optimal layout that ensures the weight the basket will carry is evenly spread out and balanced. Flight crew members are on hand at all times to answer questions and to assist visitors into the basket once the balloon is fully prepared for its voyage. And then at last the balloon takes off and the adventure begins!

Take-off in a hot air balloon in Cappadocia is so smooth that visitors will not feel the moment the balloon leaves the ground and enters the air. The ascent is steady and dreamlike and the wind determines the direction of travel. Fellow balloons fill the sky above, below and around, creating the sea of hot air balloons suspended over the volcanic valleys of Cappadocia.

Flight durations may vary but most of them last approximately one hour. Over the course of the flight, the sun climbs higher and higher, slowly filling the landscape with an incredibşe warm glow that has to be seen to be believed. Balloon captains in Cappadocia are among the most experienced ballooning practitioners in the world. We ask our visitors to watch out for the way that captains are frequantly able to land the balloon basket directly on the truck trailer bed. Landings are one of the most exciting moments and handlers are fixed inside the baske for visitors to steady themselves (though they are more of a precaution than necessity).

After disembarking, visitors are again met by crew members who help them to go our of the basket, pour out champagne and give our certificates memorialising the flight. From ground transportation, breakfast, safety instructions, champage and certificates, not to mention the experience of a lifetime in the skies of Cappadocia, a balloon flight with us is invaluable!

In our offer you may find:

  • Standard Balloon Flight

– duration of approximately 60 minutes

– basket size between 20 and 28 people

– Please ask for prices.

  • Comfort Balloon Flight

– duration of approximately 60 minutes

– basket size up to 16 people

– Please ask for prices.

  • Deluxe Balloon Flight

– duration of approximately 90 minutes

– basket size up to 12 people

– Please ask for prices.

For all the flights explained above – children under 6 cannot fly.

ATTENTION! Prices of balloon flights depend on the season. Please ask for exact prices for the time of your stay in Cappadocia 🙂

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