CAPPADOCIA HOT AIR BALLOON DAILY TOUR (GROUP TOUR)

Cappadocia
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Duration

1 Day

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

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Experience the thrill and excitement of a hot air balloon ride with views of vistas and valleys as you climb one mile above the Cappadocia skyline.

Hot Air Ballooning is an exhilarating and unique adventure where you float with the breeze several hundred feet in the air. There is no sensation of movement, as you travel with the wind.

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.

About Hot Air Balloon Ride in Cappadocia:

Cappadocia is a semi-arid region in central Turkey, that is known for its distinctive fairy chimneys – a group of tall, cone-shaped rock formations in Monks Valley, Göreme. Take the hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia during the early morning hours to witness a beautiful sunrise view along the city horizon. Bring your friends along and feel accomplished as you receive the certificate of flight attendance at the end.

Cappadocia is an absolute highlight of any visit to Turkey. And the effort to get to this remote part of the country to experience the incredible beauty, fascinating history and hospitable people, will be rewarded with unforgettable memories of one of the most unique places we’ve ever seen. Trust us, Cappadocia, Turkey is worth the hype!

NOTE!

  • In case of bad weather, balloon rides may be canceled.

Important to remember:

  • Clothing and shoes that are comfortable, headgear, sunglasses, sunscreen, a warm blouse/jacket, especially for Turkish Night and balloon flights. Cappadocia mornings and evenings can be cold no matter the season.
  • Children under 6 are not allowed on hot air balloons in Cappadocia. So if you are traveling with children, just leave them in bed while you go and check this off your bucket list. You will be back at your hotel around 10 am, just in time for breakfast.
  • Children will be asked to present their valid passports at the entrance of the museums in order to validate their age.

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.

Highlights

  • Learn about the history of Cappadocia through your guide's commentary
  • Embark on a Cappadocia hot air balloon ride and witness a spectacular sunrise view like never before
  • Fly over the major landmarks of the city, including the famous Fairy Chimneys of Cappadocia
  • Sunrise hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia is not included in the price
  • See fairy chimneys, ancient Christian sites, and traditional villages
  • Visit Göreme Open-Air Museum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • A certificate commemorating your flight
  • Full Insurance
  • Landing champagne toast
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks

Tour's Location

Cappadocia

What to Expect on a Hot Air Balloon Ride

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.

What’s the Experience Like?

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!

What Does it Feel Like to Drift Around in a Hot air Balloon?

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.

What does it Feel Like to Take off and Land in a Hot Air Balloon?

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.

When Do Hot Air Balloon Rides Take Place?

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.

How Long Do Hot Air Balloon Rides Last?

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.

Are Hot Air Balloons Safe?

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.

Can I book a tour with you and pay for the tour when I get picked-up?

No, we only accept advanced payment.

What happens if the tour is cancelled by the tour operator?

You will be notified prior to the tour and offered the tour on another day or you will get a full refund.

How will I be picked-up for the tour?

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.

What if the bus is not coming to pick us up?

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.

What if I cannot print or forget to bring the tour voucher to the tour?

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.

No Show

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.

from €220

Owner

Rateb Kanso

Member Since 2023

Information Contact

Email

[email protected]

Phone

+90 538 052 02 20

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