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Kos > Pamukkale Hot Air Balloon Ride From Kos

Pamukkale Hot Air Balloon Ride From Kos

  Last Updated: July 2, 2024

Pamukkale Hot Air Balloon Ride from Kos is 2-days experience to visit UNESCO world heritage site and fly in a hot air balloon.

Pamukkale is famed for its thermal waters, which range from 36-100°C (97-212°F) and are rich in minerals such as calcium, magnesium, sulfur, fluorides, and bicarbonates.

You will enjoy a high-speed ferry ride across the Aegean Sea, followed by a bus ride to Pamukkale and an overnight stay in a 5-star thermal hotel.

Next day at sunrise, you will fly in a hot air balloon, reaching heights up to 1,000 meters (3,280 ft), and witness the sunrise over the pristine white travertines of Pamukkale.

During this experience, you will also visit Hierapolis, an ancient city dating back to the early 2nd century BC, where you can explore its necropolis, ancient theater, and museum. Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to walk on the travertines of Pamukkale and swim in Cleopatra’s Pool.

This well-organized tour includes comfortable ferry and bus rides, accommodations in one of Pamukkale’s finest hotels, and the guidance of a professional tour guide throughout your journey.

📅 Tour Days:Every Day
⏱️ Tour Hours:9:30 AM – 4:30 PM (Next Day)
✔️ Includes:Transportation, guide, entrance fees, balloon ride, breakfast, dinner
📌 Overview:Visit Pamukkale / Turkey, swim in thermal waters, enjoy hot air balloon ride

Pamukkale Hot Air Balloon Ride From Kos Price

In 2024, price of Pamukkale Hot Air Balloon Ride From Kos is €400 per person. Children under 5 years old are not allowed for the balloon ride.

TypeAgePrice
Adult5 years and older€400

Highlights

  • Enjoy a fast and comfortable catamaran trip across the Aegean Sea from Kos to Bodrum on the Sea Star Samos.
  • Watch the balloon inflate and take off, then enjoy a one-hour flight over Pamukkale's unique landscape.
  • Stay overnight at a 5-star thermal hotel in Karahayit, featuring natural mineral water pools.
  • Explore Pamukkale's famous white terraces created by thermal waters rich in minerals.
  • Experience a thrilling ride over Pamukkale at sunrise, soaring up to 1,000 meters.

Includes / Excludes

  • Fast Catamaran (Return Tickets)
  • Comfortable Vehicle (Full A/C)
  • English Speaking Guide
  • 5-Star Thermal Hotel Accommodation
  • Pamukkale Entrance Fee
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride
  • 1 x Open Buffet Breakfast
  • 1 x Open Buffet Dinner
  • Lunch
  • All Drinks
  • Cleopatra's Pool Tickets

Kos Pamukkale Hot Air Balloon Ride Tour Program

09:15 AM Kos to Bodrum Ferry

Sea Star Samos, a high-speed ferry cruising at 19.4 knots, will transport you from Kos to Bodrum in approximately half an hour. Departure is from Kos ferry port at 9:30 AM; please arrive one hour before departure for customs and passport checks.

10:00 AM Fast Ferry Ride

Upon arrival at Bodrum harbour, your licensed multilingual guide will meet you, and you will commence your journey to Pamukkale. There will be a comfort break on the way.

1:00 PM Comfort Break

In Mugla, you will stop at the CNS BiMoola restaurant, a popular roadside stop for tour buses. The restaurant offers a wide variety of snacks, main courses, desserts, and drinks. You will have one hour to relax before continuing your journey.

During your journey to Pamukkale, your guide will share insights into Turkish culture, customs, history, and of course, information about Pamukkale itself. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have along the way.

4:00 PM Pamukkale

Upon arrival at Pamukkale, you will take a brief walk with your guide to explore some highlights of the ancient city of Hierapolis. Afterward, you will visit the Cleopatra’s Pool complex and enjoy three hours of free time to discover Hierapolis’ ruins, such as the Basilicas, Gates, Agora, Martyrion theater, and necropolis. The Hierapolis museum, home to the city’s finest artifacts, is also open for visits.

For those less interested in history, you can stroll on the Pamukkale travertines and swim in Cleopatra’s Pool. Additionally, weather permitting, you have the option to experience tandem paragliding over Pamukkale.

7:30 PM Hotel Check-In

In Pamukkale, there are several thermal hotels available, and you will stay in a five-star thermal hotel located in Karahayit. Depending on availability, you will be accommodated at one of the following hotels:

Your stay includes half-board, featuring a rich open buffet dinner at the hotel restaurant. These hotels have thermal pools filled with natural thermal water, where you can enjoy swimming.

Please ensure you get a good night’s rest, as you will be waking up before sunrise the next day.

5:00 AM Hot Air Balloon Ride

An hour before sunrise, you will be picked up and transported to the hot air balloon take-off site. Here, you’ll witness the preparation of the balloons. Ground staff will initially fill the balloon with cold air, followed by bursts of flame to heat the air and prepare for take-off.

Once the balloons are ready, the pilot will invite you to board. After everyone is settled, the balloon will gently ascend. From heights of 1000 meters, you’ll witness the sunrise over the white travertines of Pamukkale. Feel free to capture this breathtaking experience with photos and videos.

The balloon ride lasts approximately an hour, after which you’ll descend back to the ground. Ground staff will stabilize the balloon, and you’ll disembark for a celebratory non-alcoholic champagne toast, a tradition following successful balloon rides. You’ll also receive flight certificates.

Following the balloon ride, you’ll return to the hotel for breakfast.

7:00 AM Return to Hotel

Back at the hotel, you can enjoy a rich open-buffet breakfast, take some time to relax, swim in the hotel’s thermal pools, and prepare for check-out.

10:00 AM Leaving Pamukkale

After checking out from the hotel, you will be escorted to the vehicle for your journey back to Bodrum. Along the way, there will be two comfort breaks. You will pass through traditional villages and towns in the countryside, where your guide will provide insights into Turkey’s culture and history.

11:30 AM Comfort Break

One of the comfort breaks will be at the Soyluer roadside restaurant in Kale. Here, you can sample traditional Turkish foods such as pide, lahmacun, and shish kebab, or opt for international dishes like soups and toasts. The restaurant is renowned for its dessert known as honey tahini, which you should definitely try while there.

2:30 PM Bodrum to Kos Ferry

Between 2:00 – 3:00 PM, you will arrive at Bodrum harbor and board the same catamaran you arrived on to return to Kos. Known for its speed on this route, the catamaran minimizes the time spent on customs and passport control. The catamaran departs from Bodrum at 4:00 PM and reaches Kos at 4:30 PM.

Q&A

How much is Kos Pamukkale Hot Air Balloon Ride?

Kos Pamukkale Hot Air Balloon Ride costs 400 EUR per person. Children under 5 years old are not allowed to fly with the balloon.

I have seasickness. Are there many waves on the catamaran journey?

The catamaran generally provides a smooth ride, but if you’re prone to seasickness, it’s advisable to take pills from a pharmacy before boarding.

What languages does the guide speak?

The guide primarily speaks English. For other languages, please contact us in advance for availability.

What happens if the balloon ride is canceled?

Hot air balloon rides are rarely canceled due to weather conditions. If this occurs, you will be refunded the balloon ride fee.

You’ll return to Bodrum earlier than planned and enjoy a complimentary guided tour of Bodrum with your guide.

What should I bring with me?

Since this is a two-day trip, consider bringing extra clothes. At the beginning and end of the summer season, it can be chilly, especially during the balloon ride, so warm clothes are recommended.

Bring swimwear, a hat, towels, sunscreen, sunglasses, and some money for additional expenses.

Some thermal hotels require wearing a swimming cap in their pools, so don’t forget to bring one.

Is it a tiring excursion?

No, this excursion is designed to be comfortable and leisurely. There are multiple comfort breaks, vehicles with full air conditioning, and a well-organized team.

It’s not rushed tour, allowing you to thoroughly enjoy every aspect of the trip, including the breathtaking sights of Pamukkale, the tranquility of the thermal pools, and the exhilarating hot air balloon ride.

What is the minimum age to join the hot air balloon ride?

The minimum age to participate in the hot air balloon ride is 5 years old.

What are the extra fees on this tour?

Extra fees on this tour include lunches on both the first and second days. These meals are provided at reasonably priced restaurants.

Additionally:

Video of your hot air balloon ride experience in Pamukkale. (You can take your own photos and videos)

Swimming in Cleopatra’s Pool (tickets can be purchased at the pool complex reception).

All drinks are also considered additional expenses.

What happens if the ferry does not sail due to wind?

We organize our excursions during the summer when ferry cancellations due to weather are rare. The Sea Star Samos ferry is equipped to sail in various weather conditions.

However, we recommend booking the experience early in your holiday to avoid last-minute complications. In the event of a ferry cancellation, we will reschedule your ferry ride for the following day.

Is there a minimum number of participants required for this tour?

Yes, this tour requires a minimum of 5 participants to proceed. If fewer than 5 people are booked for that day, we will refund your deposit in full.

Is the experience worth it?

Yes, this experience is definitely worth it. We meticulously design each aspect of the journey with your comfort in mind:

  • Fast ferry rides are chosen to minimize waiting times at customs.
  • Brand new vehicles are equipped with full air conditioning for a comfortable journey.
  • Experienced local guides ensure you get the most out of your experience.
  • You’ll stay in luxurious five-star thermal hotels, perfect for evening relaxation and swimming.
  • The highlight of the trip includes a breathtaking sunrise hot air balloon ride over Pamukkale.

While each step may add to the overall cost, we believe the exceptional quality and unforgettable moments make it a worthwhile investment.

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