Cappadocia is famous world-wide as a perfect destination for hot air ballooning. Wake before sunset and experience the day breaking over the spectacular Cappadocian landscape studded with rugged canyons, castles, distinctive rock formations and the famous fairy chimneys. Float gently across the sky and take your time to appreciate a unique experience filled with color, dramatic natural beauty and plenty of photo opportunities.
CAPPADOCIA BALLOON TOUR PRICES
The rates include all government charges and are valid for online bookings with advance payment.
Please refer to individual company websites for further terms and conditions.
General Information about Standard Balloon Tours (slight variations between companies may occur)
The Standard tour is the best option for those on a budget using 20-22 person capacity balloons. The duration of this tour is approx. 1 hour. All passengers are insured.
General Information about Deluxe Balloon Tours (may have minor differences between the companies)
This deluxe tour uses smaller baskets designed for between 12-16 people which allows greater comfort and better viewing and photographic options. All passengers are insured.
Why do we fly in the morning?
Weather and wind conditions are more stable in the morning guaranteeing a more pleasant and safe flight.
How do Hot Air Balloons work?
The simple answer is propane gas heater is used to heat the air inside the balloon causing it to inflate and rise up. If we want to go up we add more heat and if we want to go down we take the heat away.
What is the balloon made of?
The balloons are made with a nylon/polyester material very similar to the material used in parachutes.
What to wear?
Please wear comfortable clothing. As we ascend the air will become colder so we recommend you bring a light jacket or coat in cooler months. We also recommend you wear flat shoes and pants or jeans.
What about my camera?
You camera will be perfectly safe however we recommend you bring a soft case you can use for the landing.
Can we bring children?
Children must be over 5 to travel with us.
I get motion sickness will this be a problem?
The balloon rides are very smooth and because there is no turbulence motion sickness is not an issue.
I am pregnant is this a problem?
We advise pregnant women not to travel in case of a rough landing. Our insurance will not cover this type of medical situation.
Where Will We Land ?
Good question! The simple answer is that nobody knows, exactly! The pilot will have done flight planning before the launch to ensure that the forecast wind direction does not take the balloon towards an unsuitable area. He will use the different air currents at different altitudes to steer the balloon toward a good landing place. The pilot also closely follows agreements with local landowners. This means that the balloon won't fly too close to livestock or land in areas planted with valuable crops.
What if I'm Afraid of Heights ?
Flying in a high sided balloon basket is not like standing in a roof or a high ladder. You don't get that vertigo feeling. It is more like the ground is unfolding beneath you and because you are moving with the wind, there is no wind blowing. The basket does not rock or sway so you can't possibly fall out.
I Sometimes Get Airsick in Airplanes. Is a Balloon the Same ?
No it is not. The turbulence which usually causes motion sickness is completely absent in a balloon ride. The flight of a balloon is almost too smooth to describe.