Cappadocia Balloon Tours
Cappadocia is known around the world as one of the best places to fly with hot air balloons. The spectacular surrealistic landscapes combined with excellent flying conditions allow the balloons to gently drift over and between fairy chimneys, pigeon houses hewn into the unique rock formations, orchards and vineyards – through impressive valleys, each with distinctive rock formations, colors and features – and then float up over rippled ravines for breathtaking views over the region.
We offer 3 different types of balloon flights in Cappadocia – according to flight duration and services.
STANDARD BALLOON TOURS (1 HOUR)
The Standard Balloon Tour offers a minimum one-hour flight time in the air. You will be collected from your hotel early in the morning, usually before sunrise and driven to the take-off site.While you are having a light breakfast, you will watch the inflation of the balloon then get a passenger briefing which explains basic rules & safety measures for the balloon flight. Then it's time to climb into the basket and highlight of your Turkey trip begins! The take off is gentle – soon you'll be taking hundreds of pictures over the valleys of Cappadocia. After the flight lands, there is a small celebration with champagne and you will receive your flight certificate. You will be driven back to your hotel around 08:30am just in time for breakfast, going on a daily tour or a nap.
The Standard balloon flight is 130 Euro per person including transfers from/to hotel, a light breakfast, champagne celebration, insurance and flight certificates. We offer 20 Euro discount on cash payments so the rate becomes 110 Euro per person. There will be maximum 24people in the baskets.
DELUXE (LONG) BALLOON TOURS (1,5 HOURS)
By joining the Deluxe Balloon Tours you will have minimum 1.5 hours flight. For people who are interested in photography and aviation, the deluxe tour is the perfect choice. The main difference between the deluxe flights, is the longer flight time but you will also fly in smaller baskets, usually between 12and 16 people.
The Deluxe balloon flight is 240 Euro per person including transfers from/to hotel, a light breakfast, champagne celebration and flight certificates. We offer 10 Euro discount on cash payments so the rate becomes 230 Euro per person.
VIP BALLOON TOURS (1,5 HOURS)
What better way to celebrate that special occasion, be it an anniversary, birthday, wedding any other important event, than by taking a balloon flight just for two in a small balloon. Our VIP balloons are different from the other passenger balloons flying in Cappadocia. It only has room for the pilot and two passengers in the basket, so your flight is a very personal experience which can be tailored for you and your partner.
The VIP flight offers all services VIP, like private transfer from your hotel to the launch site, special drinks and refreshments on the launch site whilst the balloon is being inflated, a gentle balloon flight for two people lasting around 1 hour 30 minutes, champagne and refreshments after landing, then transfer from the landing site back to your hotel in your personal transport. You will also receive souvenirs of the flight and personalized Flight Certificates.
During the flight you will, if you wish, have an opportunity of trying your hand at flying the balloon with hands on experience under the guidance of your pilot.
The cost of this unique experience is 600 Euro per person including all above services.
General Guideline About Balloon Flights
Where do we fly: We change our take-off site everyday according to wind speed and direction. So, we can show you the most charming valleys and hills of Cappadocia.
What should I wear: You should wear long trousers and tops with long sleeves, preferably made from natural fibres and suitable footwear for an outdoor oursuit. Having layers is a good idea as it is cold at the beginning and warmer later.
How high up do we go: Even though we will be flying very low for a while and pick fruits from the trees sometimes, we always go up-to 500 meters from the ground. When the wind is calm, we go higher than 1.000 meters.
Can children fly: Children not younger than 7 years old can fly with a responsible adult. They will have 50% discount up-to 12 years old. However, we are unable to fly children under 7 years.
Can I fly any time of the year: Yes, we fly 12 months. However, from October to March, there will be more cancelations due to weather conditions.
When do you cancel the flight: When the ground wind is faster than 10 knots, during heavy rain or fog, the flight will be canceled. You will receive a full refund if we have to cancel your flight.
How far do we travel: It can be between 4 to 20 km depending on the speed of the wind on the flight day.
Can pregnant women fly: No. If you are pregnant or think that you might be pregnant, you shouldn’t fly with ballons due to possible bumpy landings.
Is the landing bumpy: Occassionally. We usually land very calmly but if the wind increases on landing there will be a bump and the basket will drag on the landing field until it comes to a halt.
When do we meet for the flight: We will pick you up from your hotel about 45 minutes before sunrise and drive to our office for check-in and breakfast.
Do we see sunrise from the balloon: We usually take-off with the sunrise and fly during the Golden Hour for photography. Sometimes, we might have to take-off later due to weather conditions.
Why do you fly so early in the morning: The wind is not very fast, there are no thermals yet and it is not too hot.
How do I go back to my hotel: Our minibuses will be following the balloon during the flight and will drive you back to your hotels after the landing party.
Howbig are the baskets: We use linstrad and Cameron TT baskests with different sizes. They have 4 compartements for the passengers. There will be maximum 4 people (3 people on Beyond Flight) in your compartment. The height of the baskets are 120cm.