Pamukkale is spectacular seen from the ground – but even better with bird’s eye views. See one of Turkey’s top natural treasures from above with this hot air balloon experience. You’ll need to rise and shine well before sunrise, but it’s all worth it as you soar over the cotton-white calcium terraces, making memories that’ll last long after you leave.
Important to remember:
Attention! Children under 3 years of age do not have a separate seat on the bus. If you would like your child to occupy their own seat on the bus, please register them when you order excursions.
Cancellation & Refund Policy
All sales of next day tour packages are final*.
For all tour bookings made in advance, we require that you cancel at least 24 hours before your scheduled tour departure time. This gives us the opportunity to fill your seat if you’re unable to participate. If you choose to cancel before the 24-hour deadline, we can offer a full refund or a voucher of equal value. If you do not cancel prior to the 24-hour deadline, you will not receive a refund or voucher*. All refunds must be collected in person, with original receipt as proof of purchase.
*We understand that unexpected changes can occur due to weather conditions. If your tour is canceled by the operator due to weather or other, unforeseen events, you will receive a full refund or a tour voucher of equal value for a future experience with us.
Pick up: You will be picked up by bus from your hotel in Antalya, early in the morning. Approximate pick-up time and further details are given upon booking.
Road trip to Pamukkale: The road trip takes around three hours and a half, take your time to relax in the comfortable bus or observe the views. A professional tour guide will be with you during the day, so feel free to ask anything you might want to know about the schedule or Pamukkale in general. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to enjoy breakfast and relax in comfort.
After arriving in Pamukkale, you will first enjoy a hot air balloon flight. An experienced pilot will explain every aspect of this experience. During the process, you can also watch them fill the balloon with hot air and take some pictures.
Exceptional sunrise and views: As the balloon starts rising above the ground, you can expect to feel the first adrenaline boosts. The flight is slow and smooth, allowing you to get the best views. More precisely, during the flight, you can spot the main sites in Pamukkale, the Cotton Castle and the ancient city of Hierapolis. The most breath-taking moment, however, is the sunrise. It is truly a once in a lifetime experience to see the sunrise, while perched high above the ground. The flight finishes with a short celebration during which you will toast with a glass of champagne and relive what you have just experienced.
Sightseeing in Pamukkale: After the flight, you will have some time to visit the infamous Cotton Castle, the antique thermal pool, famously referred to as Cleopatra’s pool, and the ancient city of Hierapolis. Your tour guide will provide interesting and important information about the sites.
Lunch and Return: After your exploration, and before leaving Pamukkale, the guide will take you to a local restaurant, where you will have a delicious lunch. The lunch is included in the price of this tour. This full-day tour finishes during the afternoon, when the bus drops you off at your hotel in Antalya.
The world beneath you transforms into a patchwork of vivid splendors. All at once, you feel the thrill of soaring high above the landscape and the calm of soft breeze carrying you. You’re in a hot air balloon—a ride that’s peaceful, picturesque, and just a little hair-raising.
Often, the adventure begins with you lending a hand during inflation! With the balloon envelope spread on the ground and the attached basket tipped on the side, a large portable fan is used to blow cold air into the opening. You’ll help the nylon keep its shape as cool air fills it. Next, the air is heated up with a propane burner. The basket turns upright, everyone gets in, and off it goes!
Total weightlessness among the clouds! No confining windows—it’s just you and the open air and your lens stretching over the basket to capture extraordinary photos. Moving at the pace of the wind, you’ll have ample time to frame every shot.
And unlike a helicopter flight or airplane ride, there’s zero turbulence (the balloon follows the wind, never fighting it). The only time you’ll ever feel the breeze is when the hot air balloon changes altitudes. But even then, it’s very minor. Motion sickness is never a concern. It’s also quiet—almost silent, except for periodical blasts from the propane burner.
You might expect a bit of a jolt or tumble right before take-off but in fact, the sensation is quite smooth. Landing, on the other hand, can be a tad choppier. Normally, the pilot lands the balloon gradually with a few small bumps. A ground crew is often present to hold the balloon in place once it touches down.
Balloons rides begin either before sunrise or sunset when wind conditions are at their most stable and scenery is at its most beautiful. Morning rides meet up usually 30-60 minutes before sunrise. These tours take off between 5:30 and 6:30 am. Sunset flights are generally available from November through March, usually two hours before dawn.
The balloon ride itself lasts about an hour, but the entire experience—which often includes traveling to and from the launch destination, setting up the balloon, and a customary champagne toast—can last anywhere from 2 to 3 hours.
Hot air ballooning is regarded as the safest sport in aviation. All pilots are FAA-certified, flights never occur in unsuitable weather conditions, extra equipment is always on board, and a thorough safety briefing is provided before every flight.
No, we only accept advanced payment.
You will be notified prior to the tour and offered the tour on another day or you will get a full refund.
An air-conditioned minibus will come to your hotel and the driver will look for you in the lobby. Should he not find you, he will ask for you at the reception desk. After the tour you will be dropped off outside your hotel.
Just call our hotline number specified on the tour voucher if the pick-up bus has not arrived 15 minutes after the specified pick-up time on the tour voucher and we will sort it out with the tour operator and call you back. This may happen when the tour operator is picking up other customers before you.
That is not a problem but the tour operator would like to have the tour voucher to facilitate their administration. You can show the voucher on your smartphone or just note down the tour voucher number.
Should the customer not be present for pick-up at the place and time specified on the tour voucher, or does not go on the tour for other reasons, no refund is applicable no matter the reason (including medical reasons) and any claims need to be submitted by the customer to the customer's travel insurance company.
Should the tour operator fail to pick-up the customer, the customer (or the hotel reception) must call our hotline telephone number specified on the tour voucher 15 minutes after the specified pick-up time. Any other means of communication (e-mail etc) is strictly not accepted. Should the tour operator claim that they were at the place and time specified on the tour voucher and we have not received such a telephone call from the customer no refund is applicable. To prove the case request may be made to tour operator for GPS tracker log, photos etc and to customer for contact details of hotel staff witness, photos, hotel CCTV footage etc.
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