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About Urgup Balloons
Urgup Balloons is Cappadocia's leading balloon operator with more than 10 years of experience in delivering excellent flight service.
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Leo C wrote a review Jun 2022
Sydney, Australia3 contributions
We had a great experience in Cappadocia. Thanks to the excellent pilot, the flight was amazing. A must try experience!
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Diane E wrote a review Jun 2022
Market Harborough, United Kingdom39 contributions27 helpful votes
The balloon trip was sold to us by out tour company rep so we approached the experience with a bit of trepidation as until we arrived at the site, we had no idea which company we'd be flying with. However, Urgup Balloons whole operation was very professionally run from the moment we were collected from our hotel at the appointed time to being dropped back off and all that came in between. We were given a bag of snacks before take-off but these were completely forgotten because we were so in awe of the spectacular views we experienced. The basket was pretty big and divided into smaller compartments, each for 3-4 people so plenty of room for all in a safe, contained space. We've been on balloon flights before but never with such an accomplished pilot who had precise control of his balloon and took us right down low to get a close-up view from between the fairy chimneys and then rising right up so we could see the magnitude of the surreal landscape from high above. Seeing the sunrise was a particularly special experience and the It became obvious just how accomplished Mehmet, our pilot was, when he held the balloon at a precise height just above the ground before landing the basket directly onto the trailer at the end of the flight with not even a bump. The only minor downsides to the trip were the incredibly bumpy approach road on the last part of the ride to the balloon inflation site and the dreadful sickly sweet fizzy pink fruit juice served after the flight that most of the recipients emptied onto the ground because it definitely wasn't champagne. Our balloon flight was the real highlight of this trip to Turkey and something that everyone who visits Cappadocia should experience.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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John A wrote a review Jun 2022
Las Vegas, Nevada203 contributions88 helpful votes
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We stayed at Sorek Stone House hotel and it’s right across from the fields where all the ballon’s take off. Pick up was at 4:20am and they showed up at 4:25 am. They give a bag with a light snack which included an apple, chocolate croissant, bottle of water, and some crackers. Very nice company, very professional and the captain has been flying for 12 years. If you afraid of heights like the wife and I you have nothing to worry about, it’s so smooth and safe and if you get a little on edge just look at the mountains in the distance. You will be how surprised you feel as it’s one of the smoothest rides as you sail into the sky’s. One passenger was afraid and stayed behind but I’m sure we were all a little afraid and I’m terrified of heights but there was no worries in this basket as it was the smoothest most controlled flight ever. Highly recommended to everyone even those who are terrified of heights. You start out very slow and low to the ground to adjust to the feeling and before you know it your 3000 feet up in the air feeling safe and sound.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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JOSEP MARIA (El Maresme) wrote a review Jun 2022
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excellent circuit, the captain very skillful and precise, sensational landing ...... the wine was very very bad, recommended tour
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Dani S wrote a review May 2022
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They were very unprofessional, unsafe and unfriendly. We paid a lot for a sunrise hot air balloon ride and they left after sunrise when a bunch of balloons were already in the air. They also harassed us three times for money when we already paid. They didn’t explain what we were seeing and were not friendly. We also had a sketchy way of disembarking the balloon that felt unsafe. Do not go with this company!
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Date of experience: May 2022
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