Hot air balloon tours in Cappadocia, Turkey, has been one of the most memorable moments in my guest holidays in Cappadocia, Turkey. Baloon rides started in Cappadocia around twenty years ago and there is a great safety record with high customer satisfaction thanks to two decades-long experiences.
Balloons start their flight early morning and mostly before the sunrise. Hotel pick up times can be as early as four am in the wintertime. We go to watch balloons rising while the sun rises behind the hills. Following the sunrise, we start ascending on the moonlike landscape of Cappadocia. A standard flight is about one hour but some balloon companies offer ”deluxe” services which can take more than one hour. I strongly recommend having a jacket or some thick sweaters even in the summertime since balloons are having some high altitude flight. Also, there are no toilet or drink services during the flight so I recommend my guests to take this into consideration. Most of the balloon operators use baskets with a capacity of twenty and these baskets are mostly divided into four equal pieces.
Balloons, in general, can climb up to 3000 feet (900 meters) higher than the ground level. All balloons are restricted by civil aviation and cannot climb more than 6000 feet (1800 meters). Baloon ride is one the ”must-dos” in a person’s lifetime and I strongly recommend balloon flight to everyone coming to my county. Contact me to get yourself a spot in one of the highest quality serving and one of the safest balloon operators. I hope to see you up in the skies, Hasan Gülday.