Royal Balloon
Royal Balloon
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Royal Balloon - Cappadocia; We offer Luxury & Exclusive Hot Air Balloon Flights in the spectacular and extraordinary landscape of Cappadocia / Turkey.
Goreme, Türkiye

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Travelers' Choice
2022

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Tara S
4 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
Book it! Royal balloons has fantastic customer service even before we booked. I reached out via email and they were very responsive. We got picked up from our hotel and went to a central location where we had breakfast and then got into our cars again to head to the balloon. Ahmet was a fantastic pilot! He was very calm, collective and made the hour voyage so fun and we even went into the valley which only experienced pilots can do. He was very informative. Fun fact: they had WiFi on board of ours too! They even had a 360 degree camera that captured the fun and we could buy the video. Then we had some mimosas and champagne. We go a tote bag, beanie (which my mom loved) and even a metal at the end.
I do wish they gave an itinerary on what to expect but otherwise great! It is a pricier option but how often do we go in a hot air balloon so I think it’s worth going with a safe and professional company
Written December 5, 2022
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praiseGodalways
Mount Laurel, NJ129 contributions
Sep 2022 • Friends
If you don’t have time to read this whole review, here’s the punch line- just do it!
I reached out to Royal balloon via the form on the website while planning the trip. I got a prompt response within 24 hours that gave details on what to expect along with their pricing options and what each entailed. Booking was easy and I got a free upgrade with booking direct. They communicated the pickup time the day before via email. We were picked up promptly at 4:30 am. Taken to their office where we checked in and were assigned at tables based on group. They provide a Turkish continental breakfast. Then it was time to go to the balloon site. You watch as they begin filling the ballon with the hot air. Our balloon held 16 people with 8 on each side. We didn’t feel cramped. Our pilot was Umit and he was wonderful! He got us up early and we were able to see the other balloons ascending. He varied the height of the flight throughout the hour tour so we were able to get close to the buildings. Umit talked even talked to a few of the people watching on the ground. He made jokes and it created a cheerful atmosphere. We were prepped before takeoff for emergency landing, but we didn’t need it. We landed on the truck smoothly. After the ride was the champagne toast and medals. They offer the video of the flight, so come with extra money. Would I do the hot air balloon again! Absolutely. Would I use Royal Balloon? Absolutely!
You should too. You won’t be disappointed.
Written December 26, 2022
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Caroline T
7 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
We booked last minute because we had been very badly let down the night before by a company claiming to be 'Cappadocia's top balloon company' and Royal Balloon could not have been more helpful. And much better value for money too as it turned out...

The Royal crew were all extremely efficient, calm, friendly and confident which instilled lots of confidence in us for starters.

Our pilot Ahmet explained everything before we started, gave us a landing safety briefing and explained they were making a 360° video recording of our flight, which we could buy if we wished , so we could enjoy the experience and not have to worry about spending too much time on our own cameras and just enjoy the sensation. And it WAS sensational !

Pilot Ahmet skilfully took us deep down into the valleys and navigated to all the best viewpoints and features of the fairy chimneys and rock formations , it was amaaaziing how expertly he manoeuvred our balloon to the best spots for truly incredible views

By chance we were just 12 people in our balloon, which made it very comfortable and personal indeed. We had chosen not the sunrise flight, but the one which launched just after that - and this worked really well as we still had early morning colours in the sky, however also the benefit of sunlight illuminating the balloons against a bluer sky, meaning our photos were absolutely fantastic !! There were lots more balloons ahead of us which made the scene even more stunning and dramatic

We had the most amaaziing experience, much better even than we had anticipated and especially after the big let-down and dismissive customer service of the other company it came as a huge, welcome special experience we will never forget!

All topped off with a champagne reception and a medal to commemorate this wonderful experience

We cannot recommend Royal Balloon, their crew and their pilot Ahmed Basyigit highly enough - HIGHLY recommended !
Written October 26, 2022
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Ssafdar
Calgary, Canada1 contribution
Sep 2022 • Family
We took the queen tour which takes off 30-45 mins after sunrise. It was an amazing experience and our pilot Kemal was great, great at narrating the journey and making jokes too. Highly recommend Royal Balloon- service is great. We booked in person but I would recommend booking online a few weeks before arriving in the Cappadocia.
Written September 23, 2022
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EscapeTravelLive1
Toronto, Canada122 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
Our flight with Royal Balloons was amazing! Ümit was our pilot, and was very friendly, funny and most importantly, skilled at what he does. He was able to fly the balloon up high and down low throughout the region of Cappadocia - it almost felt like we could high five people viewing from their balconies!
Prior to departure, Ümit and team ensured to brief us on the safe landing position. Landing was smooth, and we were warmly welcomed back by the Royal Balloon crew with a champagne breakfast & gifts.

We also found the booking experience to be easy, as the company was very responsive and informative. They answered all of our questions promptly and clearly.

We would fly again with Royal Balloons & highly recommend them to anyone in search of hot air balloon rides while in Cappadocia.

Thanks again!

Jewella & friends
Written October 27, 2022
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@toj_4a
14 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
Royal balloons were very good, they kept us posted on each and every step, made sure we knew what were the next steps, they picked us up on time, in the morning on the day of the flight, we were driven to their main office and were offered complimentary breakfast which was quite good, thereafter we were driven to the take off site. They even offered us a complimentary hat to everyone to ensure we weren't feeling cold mid air.
On the day the weather wasn't great so we had to wait for the weather to clear up but luckily we made the trip.
Ahmet was our pilot for the day, he was very friendly, welcomed us onboard , walked us through the safety instructions and also kept us informed throughout the flight. He was very experienced and was our flight guide as well, explaining where we were flying and answered all our questions. Very pleasant and a nice guy.
Once the trip finished we were offered some champagne to mark the end of the flight along with a medal. Overall it was good fun and we enjoyed the overall experience.
Written November 17, 2022
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CaliMasai
Anaheim, CA32 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
This is a must-do activity in Capadoccia. Royal Balloons was professional, safe, and incredibly organized! It can be tough trying to choose a balloon company for this once in a lifetime experience, but I am so happy we chose Royal!

The booking process was extremely easy with frequent and prompt communication from the company. The flight itself was smooth and Umit, the well-trained pilot, was extremely nice and funny. Our entire group, including the kids (ranging in age from 6 to 16), had a great time.

Royal Balloons picked us up from our hotel at the scheduled time in a comfortable luxury van. We then drove to a nice indoor meeting place, where there was a light buffet breakfast, tables to sit and relax, and bathrooms. After a short time, they drove us to the parachute site and got us situated in the balloon. We didn’t have to do anything- the tour company did it all.

During the flight, the instructor Umit talked to us and answered all of our questions while expertly handling the balloon. He was very experienced and we felt perfectly safe throughout the flight. He also made us laugh (a lot.) Our whole group is still in awe of Umit’s wonderful personality, commitment to safety, and professionalism.

Of course, the view was absolutely gorgeous. One of the most stunning views I’ve ever seen.

At the end of the flight, we landed in a grassy field, where staff members were waiting to receive us and help us out of the balloon. They had set up a cute table with drinks, medals, and chocolate covered strawberries! They were such a great crew and overall it was an amazing experience. Would 100% do this again. Thank you Umit, and thank you Royal Balloon!
Written June 19, 2022
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Dawn
1 contribution
Dec 2022 • Family
It was a extraordinary experience where excitement bursted out limitlessly. We flew along the sky, floated across the horizon as if we were in a fantasy world. Captain Tank also told us about the history and stories of each area. He works dedicatedly and he tried his best to make the customer enjoy the journey. The weather was irresistibly cold, it gave my backbone a shiver. However, Sir Tank managed to make us forgot the pain and enjoy the flight perfectly!
Written December 28, 2022
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Esra Ibish
1 contribution
Oct 2022 • Couples
Amazing flight with an amazing pilot. We were really scared when we reached a high point in the sky but our pilot Ahmet Basyigit knew how to calm us down and make us laugh and enjoy the flight. He is really experienced. The landing was soo amazing, cause we landed perfectly. After our landing we saw the landing of the balloon of a different company - awful. Ours was perfect with one word. Ahmed is the best pilot!! I will recommend flying with him wherever I go.
Written October 24, 2022
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Max M
1 contribution
Jan 2023 • Family
Our pilot Tankut (Tank) is a true professional, he skillfully piloted the hot air balloon to show us the amazing views of Cappadocia’s terrains. More importantly, he also gave us an overview of the history of the Cappadocia region. If you're looking for a comprehensive hot air balloon experience in Cappadocia, look for the pilot “Tank” at Royal Balloon!
Written January 16, 2023
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