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“A wonderful experience”
Review of Istanbul Balloons

Istanbul Balloons
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Owner description: Hot air ballooning is the best way of exploring Cappadocia. Our pilots so called " wind talkers " will take you off smoothly and fly you alone the spectacular rock formations known as " fairy chimneys ". You will feel Cappadocia at your fingertips and see feats of color of the sun rise with your eyes. All Istanbul Balloon Flight Crew are trained to the highest standard and all our pilots hold full TR commercial ballooning pilot licences, so you are in the safest hands. You will feel the art of flying.
Reviewed October 15, 2013

It was a pleasant experience.
If the opportunity presents itself again, I would like to enjoy.

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oznkrkc, Manager at Istanbul Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2013

Dear Guest
Thank you for choosing İstanbul Balloons and sharing your experience …
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We wish you many happy returns …. And all the best in life …
Ozan KÖRÜKCÜ

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Reviewed October 8, 2013

Our first contact with Istanbul Balloons was with Hussein, a tall guy, very friendly and helpful. He explained everything to us, the price was fair, so we decided to take off with them.
Flight morning was windy but we took off eventually. Pilot Vural Gul was quite worried due to weather conditions so he didnt' enjoy that much as we did - had a beautiful sceneries below, surfed over two valleys and finally landed somewhere over Goreme. Experience worth every euro spent. Check that excellent picture I put on you'll know what I'm talking about :)

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oznkrkc, Manager at Istanbul Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2013

Dear Guest
Thank you for choosing İstanbul Balloons and sharing your experience …
We appreciate your opinion and your comments are very valuable for us … I have shared your
comments with our crew and they are also very happy to hear them …
We wish you many happy returns …. And all the best in life …
Ozan KÖRÜKCÜ

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Reviewed October 7, 2013

First I should say a trip to Cappadocia without a hot-balloon experience is not complete. You should see all those fairy chimneys while you are on a balloon and during sunrise. They pick you up from your hotel around 5 am to have a small snack as breakfast at their facility. After that they take you to your balloon. You are up in the sky before sunrise and the view is amazing. You stay up in the air around 1 hour. Our pilot was Ali who is a real professional.The trip was a present from my husband for our 2nd anniversary which was sooo romantic.

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oznkrkc, Manager at Istanbul Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2013

Dear Guest
Thank you for choosing İstanbul Balloons and sharing your experience …
We appreciate your opinion and your comments are very valuable for us … I have shared your
comments with our crew and they are also very happy to hear them …
We wish you many happy returns …. And all the best in life …
Ozan KÖRÜKCÜ

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Reviewed October 2, 2013

I went on a balloon flight with Istanbul Balloons on September 2013 with 3 more friends. I booked the flight with Mehmet via email and he was always helpful and friendly in his messages. He even volunteered himself to give me and my friends a ride from the Nevsehir airport to Goreme for free.

In the flight day, the company driver picked us on our hotel in the early morning for a breakfast before our flight.

The flight itself was amazing -- it's an impressive landscape, with many balloons flying together during the sunrise. The trip was totally safe and the company had a good ground staff for putting everything up. The pilot was very skillful and precise in his manoeuvres, which allowed us to get close to the fairy chimneys in the capadocian valleys. In my opinion, this is much better than other companies that only flight the balloon on higher altitudes without showing this 'close-up' of the valleys.

At the end, we landed perfectly, celebrated with champagne and received a personal flight certificate as souvenir.

In short, we had a great experience and the company service was pretty good with fair price.

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oznkrkc, Manager at Istanbul Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2013

Dear Guest
Thank you for choosing İstanbul Balloons and sharing your experience …
We appreciate your opinion and your comments are very valuable for us … I have shared your
comments with our crew and they are also very happy to hear them …
We wish you many happy returns …. And all the best in life …
Ozan KÖRÜKCÜ

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Reviewed October 1, 2013

Everything is super :) Was the highlight of our trip to Cappadocia.We had an amazing morning flight with istanbul balloons. Our pilot was Ozan one of the partners of the company was so friendly and helpful.

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oznkrkc, Manager at Istanbul Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2013

Dear Guest
Thank you for choosing İstanbul Balloons and sharing your experience …
We appreciate your opinion and your comments are very valuable for us … I have shared your
comments with our crew and they are also very happy to hear them …
We wish you many happy returns …. And all the best in life …
Ozan KÖRÜKCÜ

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This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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