One of the indispensable activities of Cappadocia is hot air balloon tours that most of the tourists want to do. Hot air balloon tours, which are an important tourism-oriented activity among Cappadocia activities, ensure that Cappadocia remains a pleasant and unforgettable memory like seeing extraordinary formations up close.
The starting point of hot air balloons in Cappadocia starts from Göreme valley about at 05.00 in the morning provided that the weather conditions are suitable, and these trips lie under your feet in Cappadocia for 1 hour. It is a great feeling to see the magnificent formations of Cappadocia from above. If you are fond of nature, you should definitely get on the Cappadocia hot air balloons.
Hot air balloon tour is the best activity in Cappadocia. We strongly recommend you to join the early morning balloon tour. However, the most ideal way to participate in balloon tours is to book early. There are more than twenty balloon companies in the Cappadocia region, but the most preferred one among the balloons is the famous Ürgüp Balloon in yellow color. It is one of the oldest hot air balloon companies.
When you book a balloon, they pick you up from your hotel in the early hours of the day and take them to the flight area. You are waiting for the balloons to be ready at a time when the weather is not yet enlightened. You are having breakfast while you wait. You get a light breakfast with tea, coffee, fruit juice, cake, etc.
While the hot air balloons are being prepared, we start in the right way where the balloon is. The sun is slowly starting to show itself, illuminating the lands on earth. The weather conditions required for the aeration of balloons are suitable for approximately 230 days a year. Learning the balloons and their stages after reaching the take-off area.
In Cappadocia, the capacities of the standards specific to tourists are 16 - 20 - 24 - 28 people. However, it may offer some offers that make it more comfortable. As soon as you get on your basket, the area divided into 4 sections becomes a suitable place for you, remember that the corners of the basket are the most suitable places. You cannot pass through there while in the air. Your captain gives you the necessary information about your safety and what needs to be done within the scope of the flight before the flight. If so, you can easily ask. These people, who are experts in their field, answer all kinds of questions with a smile. Hot Air Balloons start to take off in a certain discipline according to the application. Radios that communicate with everyone. Finally, it's our turn, and the ropes loosen and we start flying.
While we witness the sunrise for an average of 1 hour, we also enjoy photographing the balloon landscapes of Cappadocia. During your balloon ride, the ground will rise very high and sometimes you will fly close enough to touch the fairy chimney. Depending on the weather conditions, balloons can pass a distance of 10-20 km and rise up to 800 meters.
It is the information that vehicles called hot air balloons fly by creating an air lighter than the air in the environment. This is possible by heating the bubble inside. As the air inside gets warmer, the balloon rises and descends as it cools. To guide the balloons, the pilots need to get through the air layers because the balloons have no left and right sides, but it is possible with the correct airflow. Although there is a route in balloon flights, wind can also be a factor that will determine your route. During the trip, you have the chance to watch famous places such as Göreme, Uçhisar, Güvercinlik, Kızılçukur, Love Valley, Devrent, Zelve from above.
Towards the end of the hot air balloon tour, a vehicle will follow you and your captain tries to land on the balloon. After making contact with the vehicle, the stake is hammered and the balloon begins to descend. After the balloon tours, champagne celebration is held under the name of safe landing celebration and a special medal is given for the flight. You will then be taken back to your hotel. The organization takes about 3 hours in total.
Cappadocia balloon tours can show prices according to the company. These differences may vary depending on the summer, winter season, the duration of the flight, the type and size of breakfast. The standard balloon tour price is between 80 - 90 euro in winter and 150 - 200 euro in summer. Luxury balloon tours or VIP balloon tours are among the options you can buy, of course, the prices will be higher.
For those who want to experience these fantastic beauties and experience, feel free to contact us to experience this adventure by giving the best price to your budget. Fly Cappadocia Balloon will be glad to help you for Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon tours.