BALLOON TOUR in Cappadocia

Hot air ballooning is one of the most unique and popular attractions in Cappadocia.

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Imagine floating as gently as a cloud above the glorious vistas of beautiful valleys in Cappadocia!

Hot air ballooning is one of the most unique and popular attractions in Cappadocia. You can experience the magic of a balloon flight over Cappadocia and let the world below drift away.

There is no better way to see the Cappadocia than by a gentle, free-floating balloon flight over the unique rock formations (called as fairy chimneys), valleys and vineyards. We schedule flights twice a day, every day, all year round.

Inflating the balloon in the crisp pre-dawn air.
Launching at sunrise when the winds are soft and light.
Reveling in the fascination of flight and majestic views.
Celebrating your journey with a Champagne Brunch Celebration!

Receiving your certificate of ascension.

Pre-Flight: An informative pre-flight briefing by your Pilot. All of the pilots and balloons are fully certified by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Inflation: You can actually participate in the exciting inflation process, or just watch the multi-colored balloon unfold a world of color around you. Before you realize it, the pilot stands the balloon up and you board the hand-crafted wicker basket.

Takeoff: The lift-off and ascent is so gentle many people do not realize they have left the loving arms of mother earth. As you become one with the wind, you lose sensation of motion and perception of heights. You begin to feel the peacefulness and tranquillity of ballooning.

Flight: There are 2 flights. The short flight lasts about 40-50 minutes, while the long one lasts about 1 and half hour, more or less and will be full of wonderful discoveries. The memory lasts for a lifetime.

Landing: Your pilot will look for a spot near a farm, where there will be thrilled people to help you celebrate your “arrival”. After landing the pilot and crew will pack up the balloon and return to the launch site for the post flight celebration. The tradition of celebrating the flight began in the early 1700’s upon landing, the first balloons were feared as evil spirits, and attacked by the local villagers and farmers. And later balloonist presented a letter from the King and a bottle of champagne as evidence of their Earthly origins, and so continues today, the tradition of champagne as a gesture of friendliness and good times.

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