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Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Ride

  Last Updated: April 2, 2024

Cappadocia hot air balloon ride is a 1-hour flight to 1000 meters, offering breathtaking views of the fairy chimneys and valleys during the stunning sunrise. As you fly through the air, enjoy the beautiful views and awe-inspiring landscapes that Cappadocia has to offer.

As dawn approaches, a Mercedes Sprinter minibus (16 people capacity) will transfer you from your hotel to the launch site. Approximately 30 minutes before flight, you will reach to the take-off site where you can witness the preparation and inflation of the balloons, using a combination of cold and hot air.

After receiving a detailed safety briefing in English, you will board the hot air balloon with an experienced, licensed pilot and embark on your journey. As the first rays of sunlight peek over the horizon, the sky comes alive with the sights and sounds of hot air balloons preparing for take-off. Imagine the feeling of excitement and wonder as you board your own balloon, surrounded by a sea of vibrant colors, as over 100 balloons lift off into the sky together.

Beautiful sights

Riding in a hot air balloon, you’ll feel like you’re on top of the world, surrounded by the picturesque landscapes of Cappadocia. You’ll see the stunning Pigeon Valley, the peaceful Zemi Valley, the romantic Love Valley and the mystical Paşabağ Monks Valley. As the balloon gently drifts with the wind, the experienced ground crew will make sure you have a safe and smooth landing.

After your hot air balloon ride, the ground staff will set up a table for you, where you’ll raise a glass of non-alcoholic champagne in a celebratory toast and hand over your flight certificates. The toast is an age-old tradition that dates back to the 18th century, marking the achievement of flying in a hot air balloon, which at the time was considered a remarkable technological feat.

Hotel transfer, balloon ride, after flight celebration, flight certificates pilot fee and all taxes are included in the price of your ticket. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience this age-old tradition of a hot air balloon ride over the beautiful region of Cappadocia, and see it from a whole new perspective.

Which company will I fly with?

It is typical for hot air balloon companies in Cappadocia to collaborate with each other. When a particular company’s balloon baskets are fully reserved, they refer passengers to other companies that still have availability.

Our organization partners are major companies in this industry, and they compile the flight lists one day before the scheduled flights.

As a result, we can provide you with the name of the company that will be operating your flight one day before your scheduled departure.

📅 Tour Days:Every day
⏱️ Tour Hours:At the sunrise, 1 hour duration
✔️ Includes:Transfer, all fees & taxes, snacks, champagne toast
📌 Highlights:Reach 1.000 meters, experience sunrise, small baskets

Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Price

Until May 2024, Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon price is 170 € for adults. This rate includes both way transfer from your hotel, snacks before the flight, the balloon flight itself, champagne toast and flight certificates. The flight will last anything in between 50 and 70 minutes.

Below, you can find Cappadocia hot air balloon ride prices for all months of 2024:

MonthTime*Price
January06:50 – 09:35100 €
February06:25 – 09:1060 €
March05:45 – 08:3090 €
April04:55 – 07:40170 €
May04:20 – 07:05200 €
June04:05 – 06:50200 €
July04:20 – 07:05200 €
August04:45 – 07:30250 €
September05:15 – 08:00250 €
October05:40 – 08:25250 €
November06:15 – 09:00250 €
December06:40 – 09:25250 €

*These are the planned pick-up & drop-back timings. Due to weather conditions of the day, actual timings may differ.

Includes / Excludes

  • Hotel Transfer (Both Ways)
  • Snacks Before The Flight (Juice, Cake, Fruits)
  • Balloon Ride (1 Hour)
  • Champagne Toast
  • Pilot Fee
  • All Taxes
  • Insurance
  • Photos & Videos

Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Ride Program

The expertly crafted itinerary of the hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia guides you through an extraordinary and enchanting journey, offering an unforgettable experience from the moment of pick-up to drop-off.

Pick-up

You’ll be picked up by an 16-people capacity Mercedes Sprinter from your hotel or accommodation in Cappadocia, approximately half an hour before sunrise.

By scheduling the pickup at this time, we’ll be able to take advantage of the cool morning air and the breathtaking views at sunrise. Friendly and professional staff will greet you upon arrival, and will prepare the balloon for the flight, ensuring that you have a safe and memorable experience.

Light Breakfast

As you arrive at the launch site, you’ll be served a light breakfast consisting of fresh juice, cakes and fruits, before the flight. As you enjoy the breakfast, you’ll watch the preparation of the hot air balloons, getting excited for your upcoming adventure.

Flight Preparation

As you arrive at the launch site, you’ll be greeted with an amazing experience of watching the hot air balloons rise up into the sky. The experienced crew will prepare the hot air balloon for flight, ensuring that everything is in order for a safe and enjoyable ride.

They will give you a detailed explanation of the balloon’s equipment and safety features and also guide you through the process of inflation of the balloon. You’ll also have the opportunity to take photos of the process, capturing the memories of this unique experience.

Information

Before the flight, the pilot will give a safety briefing in English. They will explain what actions to take and what to avoid during the flight and landing.

Next, the pilot will also provide you with detailed information about the weather conditions, wind speed, direction, and the expected flight path, ensuring that you have a safe and enjoyable experience. This is an important step that the pilot will take to ensure your safety and enjoyment throughout the flight.

Flight

As the hot air balloon rises up into the sky, you’ll have the opportunity to see the stunning valleys of Cappadocia from a whole new perspective. The views are truly breathtaking and you’ll reach a maximum altitude of 1000 meters at sunrise.

The flight usually lasts for about an hour, during which time you can take photos and enjoy the peacefulness of the ride. Soaring through the sky, you’ll be able to take in the beauty of Cappadocia from above and create unforgettable memories.

After Flight Celebration

After the flight, you’ll join the pilot and crew in a toast to your adventure with non-alcoholic champagnes, as they give you a flight certificate to commemorate the experience.

Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to take photos with the pilot and the crew and ask any questions you may have about the flight or the area. This is a great way to end the flight, by sharing the memories with the people who made the experience possible.

Drop-back

After the celebration, minibus driver will ensure that you arrive safely and on time, by dropping you off back to your hotel or accommodation in Cappadocia. The journey back will give you an opportunity to reflect on the amazing experience you just had, as you take one last look at the stunning landscapes of Cappadocia.

Q&A

How much is Hot Air Balloon Ride in Cappadocia?

Until May 1st, cost of Hot Air Balloon Ride In Cappadocia is 170 € for adults. Children under 6 years old and pregnant women are not allowed to fly.

How high do the balloons rise in Cappadocia?

Cappadocia hot air balloons can reach up to 1000 meters (3280 feet) depending on the direction and speed of the wind, as the actual altitude may vary day to day.

What time do the Hot Air Balloons In Cappadocia flies?

In Cappadocia, hot air balloon rides take place just before sunrise as the early morning provides the ideal weather conditions for ballooning, making this the perfect time for the adventure.

Do Hot Air Balloons In Cappadocia fly all year round?

Yes, hot air balloons in Cappadocia are flying all year round. In winter, flight cancellations are more often due to bad weather conditions.

Is there a money-back guarantee for canceled Hot Air Balloon Flights In Cappadocia?

Yes. If your hot air balloon flight is canceled due to weather conditions, flight may be rescheduled to the next morning. If you do not have time or do not want to reschedule your flight, you are refunded in full.

What are the restrictions for hot air balloon passengers in Cappadocia?

  • Children under the age of 6 are not allowed to fly.
  • The balloon flight is not allowed for anyone who has had surgery in recent months.
  • Not recommended for anyone with severe pain in the waist or hip area.
  • Not recommended for anyone wıth a fragile bone structure.
  • Not allowed in first three months of pregnancy.
  • Lastly, and quite obviously, not recommended for anyone wıith a fear of heights.

What do I bring with me?

Comfortable clothing and sensible flat shoes. Your sun cream, sun glasses and a sun hat would be advisable in the summer.

Depending on the time of year you should bring with you a jacket of some sort that can be removed once the day is warmer.

Some money, as you may wish to purchase sundries or memorabilia of your day in the skies above Cappadocia.

Also your camera or mobile phone to capture your own amazing pictures! Please note that no large bags or luggage are allowed on the balloon flight.

Operated by: Cappadocia Balloons

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Natasha Singh

Solo Traveller

Company communicate via whatsapp. They receive 20% prepayment. Flight was completely smooth. A soft landing. All pilots there are experienced. Great experience.

Peter Otto

Solo Traveller

Transportation to and from my hotel was on time and efficient. Balloon ride was pleasant, and I appreciated pilot.

Amanda Moorhouse

Couple Traveller

We booked through friends .Pilot was very professional and very kind. Rest of crew on ground are perfect people. We received a photo, champagne and certificates. Highly recommended!!!

Chaif Zarkouni

Solo Traveller

I had a fantastic experience with book from locals for my hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia. Erdinc was incredibly responsive and helpful throughout entire planning process, and even accommodated a last minute addition of red tour. I highly recommend this company.

Carolina Lally

Solo Traveller

Views were breathtaking and ride was smooth. I highly recommend this company.

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