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“Ballooning over fantasy land”

Hot Air Ballooning Cappadocia
Ranked #18 of 85 Outdoor Activities in Goreme
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Cappadocia has unreal amazing landscape which makes Balloon flights one of worlds the top 3. The spectacular surrealistic landscapes combined with excellent flying conditions allow the balloons to gently drift over and between fairy chimneys, pigeon houses hewn into the unique rock formations, orchards and vineyards through impressive valleys, each with distinctive rock formations, colors and features and then float up over rippled ravines for breathtaking views over the region.
Reviewed May 28, 2013

No words can describe the beauty, the magic of this experience. Everything was well organized from the pick-up at the hotel at 4:30 AM and the return around 7:30 AM, the offering of tea, coffee and snacks before the flight, and bubbly after. The landscape is beautiful from the ground but from the air it becomes magical. You expect to see some little magical creature come out of the Troglodytic houses in the rocks below. A once in a lifetime experience!

3  Thank Catherine802
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

If you are in Capadoccia you simply can’t afford to miss this one. Even if you find it expensive, you should do it, as it is worth each penny. As a child each one of us must have wished to fly and so this is the opportunity to make that dream come true. You are in open air, going up and up, smoothly and slowly. A beautiful view over the world heritage village and volcanic Gerome Mountains as you go up. The huge volcanic mountains and rocks start looking tiny and soon you are in sky from ground. And now when you look around, at a time you see at least 50 colorful Balloons of different sizes (as they are at different levels).All the Pilot are professional and so you feel very safe. The staffs are friendly and the atmosphere in the drop zone is always amazing. After every ride you celebrate with a glass of red wine. There is a free insurance provided by the Balloons Company for all the riders.

We love travelling and have been to many places but this has been the most scenic and breathtaking experience till date.

Certainly the most exhilarating thing I have ever done.

1  Thank Tulika S
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

You must do this it is so wonderful! We were picked up early from our hotel and taken to the balloon which was perched on the edge of a cliff! We gingerly climbed into the balloon and as a beautiful golden dawn broke we drifted to the edge of the cliff then off we went ! It was magic, very quiet just the sound of the hot air being blasted into the balloon by the only female balloon pilot in Turkey (we were told) We quietly drifted over wonderful rock formations, tiny houses and farms. Just as I thought we would hit a tree or a cliff we glided gently over. There were many other balloons of all different shapes and colours up that morning and it was a wonderful sight! It was over all too soon, our pilot landed us gently to the ground, we climbed out and were treated to a glass of bubbly and a certificate! I had been scared to do this trip but it was so magical! Worth every penny!

2  Thank 2gnomesinparis
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

An amazing experience with Ballooon trip over the Cappadocia village, it's once in a life time experince with beautiful view over the world heritage village. I can assure that it will be an experience you will never forget.
However, some tips:
1) do book in advance.
2) book early trip like 5am-ish to 6am in order to see the first sun
3) wear warm cloth, it will be cold in the morning
4) wear comfy shies and pants and u will need to claim up and down from the balloon
5) wear your hat, there's a lot of dust from the balloon when it starts to go up
6) prepare enough battery for your camera/ phone, there will be nothing to do up there but taking pictures
7) pick the standing spot to be outter edge of balloon, so u can take photo without others heads in yr photo.

13  Thank Polkadot77
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

While ballooning is fabulous to begin with, the magnificent and unique terrain of Cappadocia raises the experience to a fascinating new level. I spent 29 years as a military aviator, and have to say that this is among the most scenic experiences I have enjoyed. Our pilot (Sky Way Balloons) was very professional, and gave us a thorough safety briefing before we climbed into the gondola. Dipping down into the valleys was terrific. We were with a group of fun loving neighbors, and this was the "icing on our cake". A must do on any trip to Cappadocia. Don't let the fee deter you.

6  Thank Al F
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