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“Awesome!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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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Tokyo, Japan
1 review
“Awesome!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013

It was such a amazing flight!~
Many many thanks to Fatos & Deniz.
I hope to seen you again soon !

Visited September 2013
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“Deb and Jenny”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013

Fabulous experience! Amazing landscape! We were never afraid and we were confident in our pilot's driving " ability. Our pilot Bekir Dursun was fun and made the ride exceptional and he was easy on the eye too!!!!! Sunrise over Cappadocia... can it get any better???

Visited October 2013
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“An amazing experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013

We had a good choice of companies to choose from and chose Kapadokya Balloons because they have been around the longest and their safety record is excellent. You don't want to cut corners in what can be a dangerous event - only last year a whole basket of tourists was killed.
This company is extremely professional and we had no qualms at all.
We were picked up at exactly the time they said from our hotel (5 30 am) and taken to a nice lounge for snacks and a safety briefing. The whole event ran like clockwork and was most impressive. They drive you quite a way out of town to avoid the dozens of other balloons setting off and for the whole journey our pilot, Bashir, was in radio contact.
Our ride should have lasted one hour but lasted one hour 45 minutes by the time we'd landed and although it was a bit more expensive than other companies, was worth every lira. (You can pay in other currencies like euros, dollars).

We'd wondered if seeing all the other balloons would detract from what we were flying over but in fact it made the event even more magical.

Advice? if you do decide to do this, go on the first morning you can. The weather and conditions can change suddenly. We were in Goreme for just two mornings and went up on the first day. An Australian couple we were travelling with had booked from home for the second morning - and their trip was cancelled the night before because of strong winds. So grab the chance as soon as you can! Perhaps it isn't a good idea to book in advance of arriving in Goreme.

Visited September 2013
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Rijeka, Croatia
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“Experience of a lifetime”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2013

All about this balloon ride was absolutely impeccable! First we were collected at our hotel, than we had a little refreshment while waiting to be taken to the take-off point. My fear of flying the hot air balloon disappeared the moment the balloon set off. It was an amazing ride at the sunrise. Our pilot was Mustafa and I really thank him and all his crew to make this experience unforgettable!

Visited October 2013
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Pleasant Hill, California
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“The best flight ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2013

My very first time in a hot air balloon and I had mixed feelings however it turned out to be fantastic. A group and I were traveling through Cappadocia and our guide recommended this company to us. They picked us up at our hotel and off we went! They served us champagne at the end as well. What could be better?

Visited October 2013
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