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Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Ride

One of the first things you think of when you hear of Cappadocia is the amazing balloon rides over the fairy chimneys.  This is your opportunity to ride high, taking in the vibrant landscape below you, in an unforgettable chance of a lifetime.

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On a busy day over 100 balloons can go up so the sight of the balloons preparing in the light of dawn is an unforgettable experience.  Soon, with a 360 degree vista of the dawn, you will be soaring up and over  the magical landscape that is Cappadocia, taking in views of Pigeon Valley, Zemi Valley and the Pasabag Monks Valley in one breathtaking adventure.

The surreal atmosphere becomes evermore real as you watch your balloon being fired for you and the lightening skyline. Perhaps something that you won’t read in a travel blog is that there is an earthly silence that washes over the fairy chimneys as you soar above the volcanic deposits, puncuated only by the whoosh of hot air filling the ballons as you rise ever higher.

The balloons travel with the atmosphere, so no one can be sure of their exact landing spot, wherever the wind blows you will be, but it should be noted that all balloons are covered by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation and only allowed to fly when the weather conditions are right.  This rule applies to all balloon companies without exception, so you can rest assured, if you are flying, you are safe and the conditions are right.  And its not over when you land…

Cappadocia is truly one of the most beautiful landscapes on Earth.  The sheer magnitude of the magic is almost hard to believe.

Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Price

In 2022, price of Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Ride is 200 € for adults. Children under 8 years old and pregnant women are not allowed to fly.

Includes / Excludes

  • Hotel transfer (both ways)
  • Balloon Ride (1 Hour)
  • Champagne Toast
  • Insurance
  • Photos & Videos

Days & Time

Everyday, all year round at the sunrise. 1 hour flight time.

Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Ride

You will be picked up at your hotel or apartment at 04:00 (yes you read that right) and transferred to the launch site in Goreme.  Back at the launch site once more you will be greeted with a celebratory glass of Champagne and a flight certificate, to say that you have partaken in one of the amazing balloon flights over Cappadocia.

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The balloon ride lasts for about an hour and, after your complimentary Champagne toast on landing and receipt of your flight certificate, you will be returned at approximately 07:00 to your original point of pickup. 

Flights go out all year round and every day, weather permitting, between 04:00 and 05:00 from April to October, and 05:00 and 06:00 between November and March.

The time taken in total will be around 3 hours which includes your pickup and return times from your Cappadocia hotel.

Q&A

How much is Hot Air Balloon Ride In Cappadocia?

Cost of Hot Air Balloon Ride In Cappadocia is 200 € for adults in 2022. Children under 8 years old and pregnant women are not allowed to fly.

How high do the balloons rise in Cappadocia?

Hot air balloons in Cappadocia can rise up to 1000 meters (3280 feet). Actual altitute differs day to day and depends on the direction and speed of the wind.

What time do the Hot Air Balloons In Cappadocia flies?

Hot air ballooning in Cappadocia takes place just before the sunrise as early morning provides ideal weather conditions for ballooning.

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.

Are flight cancellations are common in Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Rides?

Cancellations of hot air balloon flights in Cappadocia are possible due to weather conditions. Flight can be canceled due to heavy fog or heavy rain. Flight cancellations are more likely from October to March.

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.

Are there any restrictions for balloon passengers?

Firstly 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.

Also not recommended for anyone wıth a fragile bone structure.

Nor for anyone in the first three months of pregnancy.

And 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.

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