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“A must-do when in Cappadocia”
Review of Royal Balloon

Royal Balloon
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Cappadocia Balloon Ride and Champagne Breakfast
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Royal Balloon - Cappadocia; We offer Luxury & Exclusive Hot Air Balloon Flights in the spectacular and extraordinary landscape of Cappadocia / Turkey.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed March 17, 2014

We were very pleased with our choice of ballooning company. Royal Balloons was recommended to us by our hotel and we felt very safe in their professional hands. Our female pilot Şeniz Hoca is an expert at what she is doing and and she was also very friendly. She answered all of our questions with pleasure and kept us good company throughout the flight and after. She explained that she has been flying balloons for 18 years and she has actually taught at Turkish Aviation Institute, here you acquire these liscences (hence the term Hoca they call after her name).The ground crew was also very professional. They were constantly in touch with our pilot over the walkie talkies. They followed our every move from the ground and helped us in and out of the basket, they steered the basket securely right onto the trailer where we landed. The breakfast before flight and the landing ceremony with champagne, orange juice and cookies were all up to our expectations and more. We thank them for this fun and beautiful morning that we will not forget. No need to hesitate. Just book a flight and go!

Thank Pinar K
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Reviewed March 6, 2014

Outstanding, breathtaking, amazing! Excellent service, very professional! We felt totally comfortable and safe flying over the stunning landscapes.

They pick you up at the hotel and drive you to have breakast at a cafe. After breakast they drive a few kilometers to the general departure site. Every company uses the same site and when you arrive there, there are already some ballons inflating and the picture is spectacular.

The launching is gentle and no one seemed to affraid or not comfortable. Nigel was the pilot, who seems to be very experienced and skilled. He frequently rotated the baloon 360 degrees to everyone in the basket could have the same view. There are sometimes the baloon goes very high, to have an overview of the landscape, sometimes go very low, almost touching the leaves of the trees.
The baloon control is brilliant. It is like they have hidden thrusters! The landing was so soft and controlled that they landed on the truck trailer with incredible precision, thanks to the land crew.

After the landing, they open a local champaign bottle to celebrate the flight and then drive you back to the hotel.

Thank Rafael P
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Reviewed February 28, 2014

Royal Balloons was recommended because of their attention to safety requirements and their professional approach. It was my first balloon flight and my husbands second. We were picked up early from our hotel and whisked away to have breakfast at a cafe at their headquarters. After breakfast we were driven to a location about 5 kms further on from what appeared to be the general launch site. it was a spectacular drive as some of the other companies were already inflating their balloons. We arrived at our launch site on the edge of a valley. The Royal Balloon Team already had launch procedures underway. After the balloon was finally inflated we climbed aboard the basket and photos were taken before launch.
It was an exhilarating feeling to gently lift off and float across the valley. There were about 70 to 80 balloons in the air but at no time did we feel in any danger. Our pilot Nigel was a very experienced pilot from the UK. He did a wonderful job of flying the balloon. We did 360 degree turns as we drifted through/ across the valley. We climbed up to get a birds eye view of the area and went down low to see the sights of Cappadocia.
The landing was incredibly gentle and the local champagne delicious. After more photos the Royal Balloon crew packed up and drove us back to our hotel. It was a wonderful way to start the day and a fantastic experience which I would repeat if I am ever in that part of the world again.

1  Thank BendigoJandK
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Reviewed February 24, 2014

We chose Royal for their safety reviews, plus their "royal" touch.
And we did right.
First day, windy conditions kept us down, what means safety first. We had breakfast and came back the next day (don't leave the balloon flight for the last day...).
Even with cloudy conditions (winter...) they managed to find the best time spot to depart and keep the ride in the nice places (valleys, etc.).
After landing, champagne, medal, etc., all very nicely done by the hole staff.
We had the flight with Suat Ulusot, the flight boss, and it was very nice. If you feel uncomfortable about the flight, go for it, and, with Royal, when you least expect, you're on the sky.
Great experience. A must. My wife said "this was THE most exciting experience in my life".
We had the 1h30 hour flight, cause when you're up, you won't feel like landing...
Go for it!

1  Thank TozinhoDias
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Reviewed February 23, 2014

we enjoyed a wonderful thrilling flight with a very experienced female pilot the views were spectacular with heaps of other balloons scattered throughout the valley giving endless photo shots which ended with glass of local champagne . we couldn't recommend it more highly

Thank peter g
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