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Review of Istanbul Balloons

Istanbul Balloons
Ranked #10 of 82 Outdoor Activities in Goreme
Certificate of Excellence
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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 January 24, 2014

I had never been in a hot air balloon before, but I doubt any other ride could match the experience I had with Istanbul Balloons.

Aside from the fact that the ride was over gorgeous, unique, fascinating terrain -- the Cappadocia region of Turkey -- the pilot (if that's what he's called) gave a running commentary, at times humorous, always informative. He maneuvered the balloon in such a way that everyone in the basket got a view of the scenery, and of the sunrise, soaring up, and down to brush treetops.

Most impressive was the landing: he put the basket down right on the trailer -- not a flatbed, a trailer that just fit the basket.

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Reviewed December 31, 2013

This people know what they are doing. Ahmed the pilot was in total control and provided a unique experience high in the air and down in the canyon. The diversity of views enhanced this unforgettable experience. Istanbul Balloons were very professional and well organized from the beginning to the end of this journey.

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Reviewed November 5, 2013

This trip was a great experience for us.Our pilot Mr.Vural was great.The view was fascinating.The whole staff helped us a lot. Thank you all very much and all the best success to Mr.Ozan!!!!!!! :)

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oznkrkc, Manager at Istanbul Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 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 November 5, 2013

This was my first balloon flight, and having seen the unique Cappadocian landscape from ground level, this literally added another dimension.
Our pilot, Vural Gul, was an expert, took us right down into the valleys, and at the end of our trip landed us straight onto the trailer with hardly a bump.
If you visit this part of the world, don't miss it

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oznkrkc, Manager at Istanbul Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 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 30, 2013

it was such an amazing experience that I had with Istanbul baloons. our pilot was very experianced and he gave us information about the view. it was safe and pleasant air tour. we have seen marvelous sunrise and and we had wonderful view. people should spend time to this attraction :)

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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

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

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