This tour is not so much around the world in 80 days as around Pamukkale at sunrise. Most people have wondered what it would be like to travel the skies in a hot air balloon, seeing, with a bird’s eye, the earth below. Here’s your chance to find out yourself what the magic is all about. A balloon ride at dawn over the magnificent terraces of Pamukkale, as you soar you can watch the sun rise over the ancient ruins of the city of Hierapolis, standing sentinel over the ice-like rocks, and marvel at this UNESCO World Heritage Site from the air.
This ancient city was once graced by the feet of Queen Cleopatra, who chose to bathe in the spa waters renowned for their healing powers. Even in these times people still make pilgrimage to this spiritual place, It’s easy to see why. Since the first stone was laid, back in the annals of time, Hierapolis has embraced its spa waters, surfacing from below the earth at a hot 35 degrees centigrade, and forming the calcified rock pools that cascade down its ancient mountain. From the earth to the air, you too can enjoy this incandescent land, if only for the day, it is a once in a lifetime experience you will cherish always.
In 2022, price of Kusadasi Pamukkale Tour With Hot Air Balloon Ride is 150 € per person.
Everyday. all year round at the sunrise.
Pickup from Kusadasi (hotel) will be around 03:00, this is so you will be in Pamukkale in time for the sunrise. Transfer will be via a comfortable Mercedes, with a maximum seating of 6 passengers.
When you arrive at the launch site, just outside Pamukkale, you will be greeted by professional staff who will give you a safety talk as you watch the balloon being prepared for launch.
Take off will be just before dawn and the flight should last around one hour, depending on air conditions. You will fly over Pamukkale terraces and over the ancient city of Hierapolis before landing back at the lakeside.
Then follows a champagne toast and a certificate to say that you completed the balloon flight. With free time to follow, you may continue to explore Pamukkale on foot, or liaise with your driver as to a return time to Kusadasi, and back to your original pickup point.
Cost of Kusadasi Pamukkale Tour With Hot Air Balloon Ride is 150 € for adults.
Every day throughout the year, on request, weather permitting of course.
Your pilot will be a qualified professional and the balloons themselves are regularly maintained by experts. When you see how many balloons go up, you will realise that the safety record is second to none.
It should be noted that children under the age of 5, pregnant women and/or anyone with existing health problems, should not take this tour.
If you are 6 years or over and of good health, then yes it is safe for you and your family.
Your certificate and champagne toast on landing.
Safety brief from pilot and crew.
Balloon ride and pilot fee.
Any food and drink you may purchase while on the tour.
Personal expenses (such as Cleopatra’s Pool).
Entries to Hierapolis and the Terraces.
Your transfer by VIP Mercedes from Kusadasi to Pamukkale and return.
In the unlikely event that the weather becomes inclement, you will receive a refund of any money paid to the Balloon Company and/or offered an alternative date to fly.
Your safety is the first concern of the company and crew, the pilot has the final say regarding the flight.
Most likely yes. Do bring an extra sweater or jacket with you. Of course as you descend it will become warmer. This is a natural occurrence and of course you will begin your flight before the sun comes up.
If you intend to stay a while and explore on foot, do bring your sun creams and sunglasses, and a towel and a bathing suit, you will be able to swim or cool off in the naturally formed rock pools of the terraces, and of course you will have the option to take a dip in Cleopatra’s Pool too!
Bring some money for any extras you may wish to purchase.
Carry a bottle of water for extra rehydration during the summer months.
Even though it is recommended that you wear appropriate footwear, please note that you are not allowed to wear any footwear whatsoever for the terrace climb. The rocks are chalky and not slippery, and are easy to walk upon barefoot, so this should not be a problem.
If you have decided to stay a little while and explore Hierapolis, note that there will be an entry charge for Cleopatra’s Pool. This is only payable locally, and is an area of extreme natural beauty, equating to a hot relaxing bath, it is well worth the attention.
Don’t forget to bring your camera! With too many outstanding photo opportunities, you will be snapping away, quite literally, from dawn til dusk!