Turquaz Balloons
Turquaz Balloons
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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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
Turquaz Balloons is centered in the heart of Cappadocia and do small basket-comfortable flights. The priority is to give the best possible service with high safety standards. Please contact direct for booking.
Goreme, Türkiye

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2024

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(39 reviews)

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Zubar M
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
What a fantastic team.

The next couple of days were cancelled due to poor weather but I landed on time for the afternoon session they decided to organise as it was lovely weather.

Not only did the pilot and co-pilot do an outstanding job flying us around for the hour, they then attempted to land but due to a sudden change in wind, blew the balloon away from the ground team. They had to adjust to the unpredictable winds and attempt landing again missing obstacles along the way with ease.

Their communication with the ground team were spot on and allowed for an extra hour of flight time due to this. It was thrilling and just utterly breathtaking to watch the scenary in safe hands. Many years of experience lead to our safety and blessed us with champagne to celebrate a long tradition.

Thank you for giving me my first experience with your company and I couldn't recommend them anymore than I have.

Tessekur ederim to the pilots and ground team.
Written January 6, 2020
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Maha A
Beirut, Lebanon18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
I flew with Turquaz with a friend on Oct 3, 2022. The entire experience was very well-organized, from pick-up to breakfast, to take-off area and back to hotel, etc.
Our pilot, Abdullah, was very skilled. The ride was super smooth and he maneuvered in and out of valleys, near rock formation, sometimes flying high and sometimes dipping as though it was the easiest thing in the world!!! And despite him sometimes gaining altitude and other times dipping at 4m/sec, it felt as though we were calmly floating all the time. Abdullah also spoke English and explained things for us and he was funny, too.
I am afraid of heights but the ride felt super safe and super smooth, and I was so comfortable and relaxed, and did not tense up although we were up in the air. The entire support crew did an amazing job. And the guide, Gulsen, was also knowledgeable and friendly and funny. Turquaz only has smaller baskets that fit up to 16 people, and I recommend going on such rides, not on ones with 30 people, as it is easier to take pictures without being blocked. At the end of our ride, we were also given certificates!! It was lots of fun! If you are in Cappadocia, do not even THINK of skipping the hot air balloon experience, no matter what! Definitely worth it!!
Written October 3, 2022
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Dear Guest, We'd like to thank you for your valuable feedback about your hot air balloon experience with Turquaz Balloons. We are happy to see that you have enjoyed it very much. Your positive comments do not only please us but also encourage us to work for even higher standards of all services we offer to our valuable guests. We will be very happy to welcome you and your friends in the future too! Regards, Turquaz Balloons.
Written June 11, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Avinoam
Tel Aviv, Israel6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Couples
Today we started early 5AM to join a balloon trip in Garome , Kapadokia. Was a fantastic experience!
Turquaz, our ballon company, picked us at 5AM from the hotel after having coffee and cookies.
Together with several dozens of other balloons, we took off before sunrise to watch the view of Garome, Utchisar and it’s unique and beautiful nature surroundings.
We were fortunate to have an amazing pilot called Ali Elma, super professional and very nice person. The way he navigated the ballon maximized our experience.
Strongly recommend you all to enjoy this experience in case you arrive to Kapadokia area.
Written September 6, 2020
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Anthony M
West Wittering, UK39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Couples
So glad we decided to go with Turquaz as their service was impeccable with timely collection and professionally operated delivery. A one and a half hour flight with Abdullah as skipper who was excellent with good information and even got us off the ground and landed us safely😀😀 We opted for the 6 person basket and ended up with four of us and Abdullah so very relaxing. Cant recommend them enough 👍👍
Written February 5, 2021
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Dear Anthony, Thanks for flying with us. First of all, we would like to point out that the photos you share are great. We are happy to know that you had such a perfect time flying with Turquaz Balloons and we will be happy to share your valuable comments with Abdullah. We look forward to seeing you on your next Cappadocia trip. Best Regards, Turquaz Balloons Team
Written March 11, 2021
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Hannah
Bristol, UK39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
I went with a group of 3 in the 16 person basket. The company had great communication. I booked 1 week before flight, so it was somewhat expensive, but definitely a once and a lifetime experience and loved it! We stayed at concept cave and were picked up around 510am. Turquaz’s office was a 5 min drive / 10 min walk away. We checked in and had a quick breakfast with coffee, which I forgot was included, so it was much appreciated! Rain was expected in the forecast, and they only flew one day in April because of bad weather (we went on the 11 April). We anticipated our flight would be canceled, but thankfully we were able to take off! Civil Aviation made the call 30 mins after our breakfast, so be-aware everything depends on the weather. After breakfast we took a van to the balloon, where we waited for 10 mins for the balloon to be finished sitting up. It was a great opportunity to take photos! The basket is separated in 4 sections. Since we only had 3 people, we had to share our section with one person from another group. I do wish we could have reserved the whole section instead, since it made it difficult to take photos without others. Other than that it was great! Our pilot, Yahya, was great and provided a safe landing. He was able to gently guide the balloon to give everyone in the basket 360 views. We enjoyed champagne and breakfast pastry after the ride. The certificate and medal/magnet were a nice touch! We took the van home from there.
Written April 11, 2023
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Dear Hannah, We'd like to thank you for your valuable feedback about your hot air balloon experience with Turquaz Balloons. We are happy to see that you have enjoyed it very much. Your positive comments do not only please us but also encourage us to work for even higher standards of all services we offer to our valuable guests. We will be very happy to welcome you and your friends in the future too! Regards, Turquaz Balloons.
Written April 11, 2023
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TravelingNG
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
With unexpected winter weather causing flights to be cancelled for almost a week, we were afraid of missing the experience we had come for to Cappadocia. However, Turquaz Balloons was prompt, very engaging and were constantly connected to ensure they try to arrange a balloon ride for us as soon as possible. The flight was brilliant - our guide Gulsen and pilot Polat were amazing and they showed us stunning views of Cappadocia. The balloon ride ended with a celebration that was very special and this hot air balloon ride and experience with Turquaz Balloons will forever be a memory of a lifetime. When in Cappadocia, always book Turquaz Balloons - they have the best rides and more importantly amazing people who make you feel at home!
Written December 26, 2022
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Dear Guest, We'd like to thank you for your valuable feedback about your hot air balloon experience with Turquaz Balloons. We are happy to see that you have enjoyed it very much. Your positive comments do not only please us but also encourage us to work for even higher standards of all services we offer to our valuable guests. We will be very happy to welcome you and your friends in the future too! Regards, Turquaz Balloons.
Written June 11, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Carr44
Hertfordshire, UK74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
This has been on the bucket list for years and definitely did not disappoint. We booked Turquaz on a recommendation and more than happy we did. We took the Comfort flight which is more expensive but only 16 passengers and a longer flight. Pick up from our hotel at 5 am was on time and all passengers for their 3 flights this morning were dropped at the Turquaz office in Goreme for a light breakfast. The weather was a little touch and go but at 06.30 am the team got the go-ahead from the Civil Aviation Authority to fly and we were transported to the take off site ten minutes away. We were quickly aboard and airborne at 06.50. The whole operation was incredibly efficient and we felt very safe the whole time. We landed at 08.00 direct onto the back of the trailer and enjoyed a glass of very good Turkish sparkling wine with cake and strawberries. We received certificates and very tasteful ceramic medals to commemorate the trip. High praise for our pilot Abdallah, his co-pilot and team along with the other staff for the excellent communications beforehand. This morning all 27 balloon operators licensed to fly here had flights and 160 balloons went up - magical sight.
Written September 29, 2023
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Dear Guest, We'd like to thank you for your valuable feedback about your hot air balloon experience with Turquaz Balloons. We are happy to see that you have enjoyed it very much. Your positive comments do not only please us but also encourage us to work for even higher standards of all services we offer to our valuable guests. We will be very happy to welcome you and your friends in the future too! Regards, Turquaz Balloons.
Written September 30, 2023
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Vikki C
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
We had an unbelievable experience flying with Turquaz balloons. If you’re looking to book a balloon flight while in Cappadocia, book with this company. From start to finish the whole experience was incredible. They kept us informed from the day before about whether the balloons would be flying and what time they would pick us up. We were picked up from our hotel at 4.55am and taken to their base for breakfast. The breakfast was good and included pastries, fruit, juice, tea and coffee. We were then assigned a pilot for our trip and taken out to the site where the balloons take off.

The flight itself was an unbelievable experience, we flew over love valley and the views were amazing. Our pilot was so skilled, flying the balloon so low at points that you could touch the leaves on some of the trees. He provided some interesting commentary throughout and was happy to answer any questions. We also had a lot of room in our basket as we booked the 20 person flight, so you could move about and take lots of photos.

Finally, when we landed we enjoyed a lovely champagne breakfast with cake and strawberries. Before each being given a small evil eye charm, a flower, a certificate and a ceramic medal. The ceramic medal is a great souvenir from the trip.
Written September 24, 2023
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Dear Guest, We'd like to thank you for your valuable feedback about your hot air balloon experience with Turquaz Balloons. We are happy to see that you have enjoyed it very much. Your positive comments do not only please us but also encourage us to work for even higher standards of all services we offer to our valuable guests. We will be very happy to welcome you and your friends in the future too! Regards, Turquaz Balloons.
Written September 24, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Nikola B
Bodrum City, Türkiye50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
It was AMAZING! We had problem with confirmed reservation from another baloon company in Urgup which was cancelled without letting us know. Turkuaz was the only company which not only returned the phone all and answered emails. They did impeccable job in organizing the flignt and fulfilling the dream of my daughter who had a birthday and the flight was her surprise present. Special THANKS to Ozlem(co-pilot) and Ali Elma(pilot) and the entire team of Turkuaz! We would
definitely come again for this amazing
experience. We were flying above Goreme
and Uchisar for about 65-70 minutes.
Everything was so smooth and great!!!
Thanks Turkuaz! Thanks Ozlem! Thanks Ali
Elma!
Written August 16, 2022
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Dear Guest, We'd like to thank you for your valuable feedback about your hot air balloon experience with Turquaz Balloons. We are happy to see that you have enjoyed it very much. Your positive comments do not only please us but also encourage us to work for even higher standards of all services we offer to our valuable guests. We will be very happy to welcome you and your friends in the future too! Regards, Turquaz Balloons.
Written June 11, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Nilar
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
What an amazing experience - even more magical in person than over Instagram. Absolutely wowed by the scenery - a hot air balloon trip like no other. Abdullah, our pilot, was simply incredible. Not only was he a skilled pilot, taking us up and down, and up close and personal within the valleys with such ease, he gave such an insightful narrative on the Cappadocia area and how hot air balloons operate. Lovely end to the experience as well popping sparkling wine accompanied by lovely cake and mimosas! Everyone else working at the company were super lovely and friendly also, always wanting to take care of you and making sure you have the most memorable experience. 110% would recommend Turquaz Balloons.
Written November 27, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Dear Guest, We'd like to thank you for your valuable feedback about your hot air balloon experience with Turquaz Balloons. We are happy to see that you have enjoyed it very much. Your positive comments do not only please us but also encourage us to work for even higher standards of all services we offer to our valuable guests. We will be very happy to welcome you and your friends in the future too! Regards, Turquaz Balloons.
Written June 11, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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