For anyone who has ever wished to fly in the style of Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days, here is your chance to take the flight of a lifetime. Not so much around the world though, as over the amazing white terraces of Pamukkale and its sentinel city of Hierapolis. This flight taken at first light is an unforgettable adventure of sunrise and magical scenery that can only be found in the Pamukkale area. Pamukkale, transferred into English, means Cotton Castle and this aptly named hillside will be yours for the viewing, when you step aboard the hot air balloon.
It would be impossible to fully describe the elation of the balloon ascent, as you flow where the thermals ask you to go; no two balloon flights are the same. Your qualified pilot will guide you through the air and over the amazing landscape below. Each flight lasts around one hour then you slowly begin to descend, seeing at closer contact the white terraces with their sky blue watered pools. Here is your invitation to land and you will surely want to see this amazing area close up, when your balloon lands and your feet touch terra firma once again.
In 2023, price of Bodrum Pamukkale Tour With Hot Air Balloon Ride is 220 € per person. 210 € for children between age 3 and 7.
The tour begins just before sunrise when you will be picked up from your Bodrum hotel and taken, by air conditioned coach, to the town of Pamukkale and the flight base for your hot air balloon ride.
On arrival, you may partake of a breakfast or drink at the restaurant while you watch your balloon being filled and are given a safety briefing by your pilot.
When the balloon is ready and you have received all instruction from your pilot you will be helped aboard and ready to ascend. The adrenalin rush you will feel as you begin take off will stay with you long after your flight has landed.
As you travel the thermals you will see below the town of Pamukkale and its famous landmarks. Have your cameras ready for a viewing platform like no other you will have experienced.
The flight will last approximately one hour, viewing not only the white travertines but also the hidden city of ancient Hierapolis. This once famous healing centre of ancient times, known for its hot springs and the pool where Cleopatra loved to bathe, will appear below you in all its glory.
As your flight begins to descend, you will be proud of your sense of achievement and ready to begin your day, with the most glorious of beginnings. You will have some free time in Pamukkale, where the best gift you can give to yourself is a continuation on foot of this spectacular area.
Cost of Bodrum Pamukkale Tour With Hot Air Balloon Ride is 220 € for adults, 210 € for children between age 3 and 7.
The air inside the balloon is heated which cause the balloon to rise. Your pilot will be a professional pilot with many hours of experience to make sure that you have a safe and enjoyable flight.
The basket beneath the balloon can safely accommodate around 20 people.
Every day with an early morning pickup, time confirmed to you the evening before you travel.
Transfer to and from the flight base in Pamukkale, from your Bodrum hotel and return to the same is included along with your safety briefing and pilot fee. Of course the balloon ride and insurance is also covered. You will receive a complimentary Champagne toast and flight certificate on landing.
Your personal expenditure throughout this tour.
You will need your swimsuit and loose clothing after the balloon ride and it is a good idea to come prepared. After landing you will also need a towel and sunglasses, together with sun cream.
Wear comfortable shoes and do bring a shawl or jacket for early cooler mornings.
Some money for personal extras you may wish to purchase.
Unfortunately no, anyone with a pre existing health condition should consider carefully before purchase. This tour is not for pregnant women nor is it for children under the age of 6. 12 years and under must be accompanied by an adult throughout the tour.
You will be allowed some free time after your flight has landed, and before you return to Bodrum. You may utilise this time by climbing the terraces or exploring the ancient city of Hierapolis.
If you have chosen to swim in Cleopatra’s Pool (a thermal pool known for its healing properties) be aware that there is an extra payment for this utility.
There will be photographs of your flight taken by professionals and these (and/or accompanying DVD) will be available for you to view and/or purchase, before your return journey to Bodrum.