Hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia is one of the major attractions best things to do in Cappadocia. The Cappadocia hot air balloon tour also considered as one of the most interesting and exciting attractions in the world.
As Cappadocia is famous for its natural beauties, fairy chimneys, rock-cut houses, open air museum and historical sites, the hot air balloon rides also give an important popularity to the region. The hot air balloon rides in Cappadocia is considered to be one of the best routes and also the busiest rides in the world.
How it is like?
The hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia is a really a fantastic and thrilling experience that while you glide over the fairy chimneys and rock-cut houses along Cappadocia, you can enjoy the privileged views of the unique landscape of the region from air.
You may watch the sun rise over the beautiful valleys and enjoy a Champagne toast upon your safe landing.
Best Season, Balloon Flights & Prices
You may easily find a hot air balloon ride tour agent in Cappadocia. On a busy day, about more than 100 balloons rise to the sky in Cappadocia.
Autumn and Spring are the best seasons for hot air balloon riding in Cappadocia. Balloon tours are mostly made by 10-12 people with an average fee of 140-200 EUR for one person.
The wind rules the balloon so that you go where the wind blows and also the landing location of the balloon is not known. Participants are rewarded with drinks after the tour and also get a certificate.
When it takes off?
Typical Cappadocia hot air balloon ride start very early in the morning like about 05:00 am. and goes for about 1 hour. Travelers are taken from their hotels and transferred to the flight area.
As you wake up very early in the morning and when you get to the flight area, you’ll feel like you won’t believe your eyes with the extraordinary landscape is real or a dream.
The very big balloons’ are getting blown and taking their shapes and the dawn’s getting illuminated with the lights of the burning helium gas used for blowing the balloons look like surrealistic.
How much does it costs a hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia?
Average cost of hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia is about between 140-200 EUR for one person.
And that price for hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia mostly includes light breakfast, hotel pick-up and drop-off, minimum of 1 hour in the air, champagne toast on landing, personalized commemorative flight certificate and full passenger insurance.
If you take hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia combined with the other Cappadocia day tours, than the cost is about between 200-300 EUR for one person.
Typical Cappadocia hot air balloon ride Itinerary
You’ll be picked up from your hotel in Cappadocia at about 04:00 am. and you’ll be transferred to the launch site.
Warm up from the early morning chill with coffee and tea. You may watch the balloons as they are prepared and inflated while you enjoy your breakfast.
And then float to an altitude of about 1,000 feet (300 meters) for extraordinary 360-degree panoramic views of Cappadocia as the sun begins to rise. The wind will take you across the beautiful valleys and mountains for about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Marvel at the unique rocks and caves of the region from a bird’s eye perspective.
Toast your landing with a glass of Champagne and get your personal flight certificate before the transfer back to your hotel at about 07:00 and the start of the rest of your day.
Highlights of hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia
- Watch the sunrise over the valleys and mountains of Cappadocia
- Float over the fairy chimneys in hot air balloons
- Enjoy a champagne toast on landing
- Get a pre-flight breakfast with hot coffee and tea
- Leave with lasting memories and a souvenir flight certificate
Hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia includes
- Hotel pick-up and drop off by luxury vehicle (from Urgup, Goreme, Uchisar, Avanos, Cavusin, Mustafapasa and Nevsehir only)
- Breakfast (coffee/tea and snacks) before the flight
- 1 hour balloon flight
- Insurance in accordance with the requirements of the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization)
- Commemorative flight certificate
- Glass of champagne on landing
- Full passenger insurance