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Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Tour (Sunrise)
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Type: Activity
Operated: Everyday
Guided in: English & Spanish
Meeting Point: Hotel Lobby
Starting Time: 05:30 (approx.)
Duration: 1 Hour
Starting Location: Cappadocia
Tour Code: TUR0003
Highlights

The tour begins before day break so we recommend you arrive in Cappadocia the night before to be ready for your adventure. After an amazing flight and a champagne celebration you will still have plenty of time to join one of the many days tours around the region. All balloon tours are subject to the weather conditions and generally are not available between December and March. If you are in Cappadocia always book your balloon adventure for the first morning just in case the weather does not permit take-off that day and you can reschedule for the next (Note:Generally Cappadocia has around 300 days a year suitable for flights).

There are many companies to choose from but we only suggest highly experienced and qualified companies which offer the best standards and value, including pre and post flight transfers and snacks. All our companies are fully compliant with Turkish Civil Aviation rules and regulations.

Tour Details


 

Prices

Basket Size

Durations

Standart Tours

150

20-22

1 hour

Deluxe Tours

170

12-16

1 hour


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.

Tour itinerary 

  • Pre-dawn pick up from your HOTEL/or HOSTEL  in our minibus and drop-off at launch site.
  • Free tea/coffee and snacks are provided while we prepare to launch the balloons.
  • (Enjoy watching the balloons fill with air ready for take-off). 
  • At sunrise we will begin to take-off and head up to around 1000 feet to enjoy the early morning view over Cappadocia.
  • We will then drop to around 500 feet and float through the valleys enjoying the fairy chimneys and magical landscape. There is plenty of time to take memorable photographs and soak in the scenery. 
  • We will celebrate with a glass of champagne on landing.
  • All passengers will receive a commemorative flight certificate.
  • You will be then be transferred back to your HOTEL/HOSTEL. by minibus.
  • Your entire balloon adventure lasts about 3 hours.

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.

Some FAQS

Why do we fly in the morning?​
Weather and wind conditions are more stable in the morning guaranteeing a more pleasant and safe flight.

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 6 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.

Please Note

  • by Cash(TL, EUR, USD OR GBP) during the tour.
  • by Credit Card during the tour  (10€ Extra)
  • Available Cards: Visa, Master, Amerikan Exspress.

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • All admission fee
  • English speaking guide
  • Air-conditioned transportation by Disinfected Tour Bus
  • Snacks
  • V.A.T. 

Exclusions

  • International airfare
  • Drinks and meals which are not listed at the itinerary
  • All personal expenses
  • All customary tips to drivers, guides and escorts are made at the travelers’ discreation
  • Turkish Visa Free

Booking Terms and Conditions

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 30 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Cancellations will be accepted in writing up to 48 hours before the tour departure with no charge,but last minute cancelations or no shows will be charged in full.Alternatively for any other services or for tailor-made itineraries and quotations, without obligation, just complete the Request Form or email us: info@travelinturkey.com - now for a fast response