Kapadokya Balloons
Kapadokya Balloons
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Kapadokya Balloons is celebrating 32 successful year! As the people who pioneered ballooning in Cappadocia, we share your love for adventure. It's that passion, tempered with more than twenty five years of experience flying balloons that has helped us become the best ballooning operator in Turkey. Every flight is a fantastic adventure as we float intimately amongst the fairy chimneys and soar over the magnificent Cappadocian landscape. A flight with Kapadokya Balloons is truly "the experience of a lifetime!"
Goreme, Türkiye

Awards
Travelers' Choice
2024

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Elika
Beverly Hills, CA3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Kapadokya Balloons was easily the experience of a lifetime. Not only is it reasonably priced, but the value of the whole experience is just well-worth the money. They pick you up from your hotel in a nice van, give you snacks for the road, and take you to the beautiful balloon site. They are efficient with their time and took 3 minutes maximum to get the balloon up. The staff was incredibly kind and assisted all of us into the balloon and even took photos of us with our own phones. They truly care about service and making sure each guest felt comfortable. The star of the show was not the balloon, but the pilot name Mehmet. He’s been a balloon pilot for years and his level of expertise was quite impressive. He made sure our balloon adventure was safe and special! At the end, we landed safely thanks to Mehmet and were greeted on the ground by a traditional, delicious drink to celebrate the end of an amazing adventure. Thank you so much Kapadokya Balloons, we’ll be back soon!
Written August 11, 2022
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Dear Passenger51382536581, Thank you so much for your comment about your experience with Kapadokya Balloons and recommended us. We would like to thank you for your very nice words and happy to hear you enjoyed the flight with Kapadokya Balloons. It was also great to share this life time experience with you. Can't wait to welcome you again soon. Warm Regards.
Written December 12, 2022
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Susan K
New York City, NY1,032 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Kapadokya Balloon company did a very good job with safety instructions, landing on a truck bed, and producing a video for $20.00 purchase of the experience. We just viewed the video today and were very impressed with the quality.The reason I gave the rating a very good was that we might have been the highest balloon in the air that morning but we really wanted to get closer to the amazing structures. See photo number 4. I would still recommend this cocmpany as we always felt safe and they were very careful with all the passengers that needed a little extra assistance.
Written October 28, 2023
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Mark N
Oxford, UK46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
If I could give 10 stars I would, this experience was incredible and the service was exceptional!! Our pilot, Abdul Kadir, was clearly highly experienced and very skilled and he had us all laughing and made sure that we were all having a great time!

We were picked up from Cavusin at 530am, the driver was on time and drive us to a launch site in Uschicar, picking up another couple on the way. We met other passengers at the launch site and watched loads of balloons inflate, then got in ours and took off...it was magical and so exciting!!

The flight was perfect - we flew over Goreme, towards Cavusin and round to land in Love Valley. He dropped the balloon down into the valley and then rose back out of it before flying over and delivering the smoothest landing ever...the balloon just glided across the ground and stopped near lots of others that had landed....the pilots skills were impressive!
We finished with a toast, were all given a flight certificate, and had a 'breakfast bag' with water, fruit juice, croisssant and chocolate wafer biscuit in before being driven back to our hotel.

We bought the flight videos and pictures that the pilot had taken and at less than £20 are well worth it!

In case you wonder 'what if my flights cancelled' then don't worry!! Our flight was cancelled due to bad weather on the first day, we were told via whatsapp and email around 3pm the day before and were refunded in just 2 days 😀
We rebooked and on the day we flew, we were contacted by WhatsApp, again around 3pm the day before to confirm the flight was going ahead. Then we had the best time!

All in all, this is one not be missed. I'd book with Abdul and his team without hesitation!!
Written March 27, 2024
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Fernando G
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
We had a wonderful flight on June 30, 2022 with Cappadocia Balloon. However, the very talkative and funny pilot Serkan sold us the video of the flight for TL 400 to be delivered to our hotel on a flash drive an hour later. The flight ended around 6:30 am and we left the hotel at 2 pm and he had not arrived. I try to get in touch with pilot Serkan, who said he would not deliver the video or return the money. This immensely denigrates this company as a whole.
Later the pilot Serkan got in direct contact with me and clarified the disagreements. He sent me the file with the videos by email. I thank Serkan for the effort in solving the problem.
Written July 16, 2022
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Fernando G, Thank you for taking the time to write us a Tripadvisor review. Glad to hear also clarified the disagreements. We would like to thank you for your very nice comment and happy to hear you enjoyed the flight with Kapadokya Balloons. We would like to welcome you again in the future. All the Best
Written December 12, 2022
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Roger more
10 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Dangerous, rude, stupid and lack health and safety.

We were recommended this company as the best in Cappadocia.

They turned out be the worst.
We were the first on the site and last to take off!!
Now the baskets can hold 20 people. The pilots who can't speak English, pick and choose who they want to go in first. The weight isn't evenly distributed either.
Our guide when we reached optimum height, started to play Titanic music and laughed that his balloons name was indeed Titanic. Imagine the horror of everyone on board.

He also played tunes on the gas thrust, just being an absolute idiot with 20 people on board, that he could've killed with his antics.

The landing was terrible as he missed the trailer twice and had to be assisted.

They spray you with energy drink at the end as a token of their appreciation.

A very poor and dangerous experience one that we paid for too.

AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE!!!
Written October 31, 2021
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Mia
Mugla, Türkiye28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
We traveled 13 hours by bus from Fethiye and this was a definite must! What you see online is literally what you get. The crew all wore masks and the minibus that took us to the balloon was clean and warm. The flight was so much better than I was expecting, we didn't bump around or jolt at any point! Views were incredible and through the adrenaline we didn't feel cold once. They landed the balloon on the back of a van tow which was pretty amazing too! Just an incredible experience, even if you're nervous you can't miss it!
Written November 22, 2020
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Ghina Kanawati
Beirut, Lebanon16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Family
I remember the hot air balloon ride like a beautiful dream. Our pilots were Deniz and Ataberk. They were very confident and worked as a great team. They took us on a captivating adventure and showed us the magical landscape of Cappadocia at different altitudes. It felt like we were sailing into the most beautiful sunrise I had ever seen. We were also fortunate that the passengers sharing our basket were very friendly, adding a great vibe to the ride. I can't wait to go back and fly again. Towards the end, they landed right on the trailer! We had the best landing among the other balloons that landed near the same spot we were. When you plan to go on a hot air balloon ride, book Kapadokya balloons and ask for pilots Deniz and Ataberk for a safe and enjoyable ride!
Written June 11, 2022
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Dear ghinakanawati, Thank you so much for your comment about your experience with Kapadokya Balloons and recommended us. We would like to thank you for your very nice words and happy to hear you enjoyed the flight with Kapadokya Balloons. We will pass your lovely words to Deniz and Ataberk. It was also great to share this life time experience with you. Hope to see you again in the future. Best Regards.
Written December 12, 2022
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Angel M
28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Our family took a flight in August. Kapadokya Balloons. They responded to emails very promptly. Came to pick us up at our hotel on time. Our pilot was great. (Sorry we couldn't remember his name.) He was funny and skillful. With the near perfect weather condition, we were able to go up to 8,000 ft as well as down to almost touching the rocks. The flight was as smooth as could be. The scenery (sunrise and landscape) was breathtaking. When it came to the landing, we didn't even have to be in true "landing position", our pilot was able to land the basket right onto the trailer. It was absolutely the smoothest landing one could hope for. Highly recommend the Kapadokya Balloons for hot air balloon ride in the area. In my opinion, there is no need to pay extra for a deluxe ride with fewer people. The basket was not crowded, everyone got a clear view.
Written September 6, 2023
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Veronika K
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
I had a magnificent flight with this company. At the end of the flight the proficient pilot landed the balloon on the trailer car which impressed all the passengers.

The only thing that could seem uncomfortable is the number of people in the basket, it’s 28. I found a way out for myself: I stayed in the corner of the basket that allowed me to overlook the beautiful sceneries from two different sides. It’s a once in a lifetime experience that will stay with you forever and the certificate provided by the company proves it.
Written October 7, 2020
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Helen2619
Canberra, Australia18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Fantastic team of dedicated people who do their utmost to ensure you are well looked after, safe and comfortable. From the on time pick up at 3.30am to the goodie bag with water, juice and snacks, to the off road adventure to get to our launch site, the ladder to help you get in the basket, to the banter from the balloon pilot as he guided us into the sky. We had perfect weather for our flight. I was a first time nervous flyer but my experience was great. The flight was magical, and should be considered a MUST DO for anyone visiting the region. The landscape and number of other balloons flying (more than 70) made it spectacular. As the sun came up we drifted gently and quietly over the ground. The landing was great, with our pilot landing the balloon basket right into the trailer. The land crew then went to work ensuring that the basket was safely secured to the trailer, and the balloon was deflating before they helped us out of the basket and off the trailer. We were treated to a drink and good cheer by all the crew once the balloon was all packed away. All in all, a great adventure.
Written June 2, 2023
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Dear Helen2619, Thank you so much for your comment about your experience with Kapadokya Balloons and recommended us. We would like to thank you for your very nice words and happy to hear you enjoyed the flight with Kapadokya Balloons. It was also great to share this life time experience with you. Hope to see you again in the future. Best Regards.
Written March 8, 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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