Cappadocia Deluxe Balloon Rides
Deluxe Balloon Flight in Cappadocia
We collect our passengers from the hotels roughly one hour before the sunrise and we take them to the take-off site. While you have a light breakfast with coffee, tea, and cookies you are going to see the inflation of the balloon. Following a safety balloon briefing from your pilot which explains the basic rules about balloon rides, we climb into the balloon baskets and the highlight of your Cappadocia vacation will start.
The main difference of this deluxe ride from our standard flight is that instead of a pre-designated take off area, we choose from among the 10 different fields we have all around the Cappadocia region, that will give us the best possible itinerary, depending on the wind conditions of that particular day. To do this, our balloon pilots take a tour of the region way before sunrise time and check the winds. We collect the clients from their hotels roughly one hour before sunrise and we take them to our base and serve coffee, tea, and cookies, as the guests meet. In the meantime we let go several helium test balloons to check the last state of the wind, to make a final decision on the most suitable launching site. Then we climb aboard our vehicles and go to the take-off field. Then you are going to watch the hot air balloon being inflated and heated up, which is quite a sight in itself. In the meantime, your balloon pilot will give you a safety briefing. Once everything is ready, and your balloon pilot tells you to do so, you can get into the basket for taking off.
During the balloon rides, we rise to altitudes of several hundred meters to give you a good view of all that there is around Cappadocia, but what we do mostly is drift through the Cappadocia valleys and canyons and around the fairy chimneys, performing contour flying. This sort of hot air balloon flight is possible only in Cappadocia in the whole world. The actual balloon flight is between one and a half hours to two hours.
At the end of the balloon flight, we land safely in an appropriate field. On balloon landing, we have a traditional celebration party with a champagne cocktail and cakes, and we give every guest a commemorative flight certificate written to their names. Then we take our clients back to their hotels. The whole balloon excursion takes about 3 to 4 hours from pick up to drop off. Therefore if the guests wish to go on sightseeing tours during the day, they are back on time to join the tour.