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Review of Kapadokya Balloons

Kapadokya Balloons
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Owner description: Kapadokya Balloons is celebrating 25 successful year! As the people who pioneered ballooning in Cappadocia, we share your love for adventure. It's that passion, tempered with more than twenty five years of experience flying balloons that has helped us become the best ballooning operator in Turkey. Every flight is a fantastic adventure as we float intimately amongst the fairy chimneys and soar over the magnificent Cappadocian landscape. A flight with Kapadokya Balloons is truly "the experience of a lifetime!"
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

Firstly, as to the question of going on a balloon ride when in the region, it is simple - DO.

I am so glad I went for this company (being very scared about the idea of a hot air balloon ride, I made sure to spend a little extra to go for the company with the best reputation).

Many of the balloon companies take off and land in the same place. Kapadokya will take you to one of many different spots depending on the wind to ensure you get the best journey. While other balloons appeared to just go up and down again, we got a fantastic journey across the landscape. This also means you can get a breathtaking sight of all the other balloons all together.

The pilots were brilliant and knew all the little things of how to make this amazing experience even better, like allowing people to help deflate the balloon (more fun than it sounds).

A full breakfast buffet was included, which was nice as we weren't expecting it. I would say the value option if fine in comparison to their luxury offer, we still only had 2 people per compartment (though this was out of tourist season).

Thank Beccy O
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

I needed to be talked into this experience and was reassured by our guide that this company was the oldest ballooning company in the region. (True or not, it did convince me). I wouldn't normally choose to be collected at 5 am but obviously you need a very early start. I was impressed by the waiting lounge and the standard of the bathrooms, and by the breakfast provided; also by the very friendly and helpful staff who kept us informed of progress on a wet and overcast morning. Our pilot stayed relatively low because of the overcast and his skill in manoeuvring the balloon was impressive! It was an amazing experience and should not be missed!!

1  Thank doloresbaby
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

We had this ballon company recommended to us and were impressed with the organization and professionalism of each staff member. We took the deluxe ride and were not disappointed. Our pilot Serhan Leki was very experienced and made sure we had the best possible balloon ride. We highly recommend this company!

1  Thank grandhelen
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

It was my first balloon ride so I was a bit nervous at first, but the ride was ultra smooth and more importantly, the landing was perfect. We actually landed exactly on top of the trailer truck platform! Our pilot, Mustafa Aga, was professional and fun. The trip ended with champagne and a variety of breads.

The operations were flawless, in terms of picking us up, being right there when we landed, dropping us off at various hotels in the same area, etc. The only thing that worried us at first was that many balloons were up already when we were just setting up, but turns out Mustafa wanted us to start in a different area to get a better view. Highly recommended for safety, operations and fun!

Thank AFHamm
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

It was quite overwhelming to decide in advance which hot air balloon company to book with in Cappadocia. We made the right choice. Although it is an early start in the morning, they pick you up at your hotel and transport you to the office to have breakfast, hear a safety briefing and then get into a mini-van according to your pilot for the day. We were lucky enough to be on board with Serhan. He absolutely made our experience amazing. It was obvious he was an experienced pilot and he mixed in some history about the valley but not too much. The views were stunning and he did a nice mix of taking us low to the ground and then very high up for some amazing photos. We were lucky enough to be on the deluxe flight, which is a bit longer and has a few extra perks that were well worth it. I would highly recommend Kapadokya Balloons to anyone trying to figure which company to book with.

Thank Carolyn H
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