Standard Hot Air Balloon Tours
Enjoy the miraculous wonders of the Cappadocia region from the sky at sunrise for 55-60 minutes of blissful splendor. Complete your memorable flight over the land of the Fairy chimneys with Champagne and a flight certificate. All our pilots are certified professionals who have many years experience in aviation. We offer full insurance to all of our customers.
Complete your memorable flight over the land of the Fairy chimneys with Champagne and a flight certificate. All our pilots are certified professionals who have many years experience in aviation.
Flights are scheduled daily (weather permitting) for sunrise (approximately 5:30 am pick up from your hotel ) and return to your hotel by 8:30 am . Hotel pick-up & drop-off are included in the service.
Pre-Flight: An informative pre-flight briefing by your FAA Certified Commercial Pilot. All of our pilots and balloons are fully certified by the Federal Aviation Administration.
Inflation: You can actually participate in the exciting inflation process, or just watch the multi-coloured balloon unfold a world of color around you. Before you realize it, the pilot stands the balloon up and you board the hand-crafted wicker basket.
Takeoff: The lift-off and ascent is so gentle many people do not realize they have left the loving arms of mother earth. As you become one with the wind, you lose any sensation of motion and perception of height. You begin to feel the peacefulness and tranquility of ballooning.
Landing: Your pilot will look for a spot near a farm, where there will be thrilled people to help you celebrate your “arrival”. After landing the pilot and crew will pack up the balloon and return to the launch site for the post flight celebration. The tradition of celebrating the flight began in the early 1700's. Upon landing, the first balloons were feared as evil spirits, and attacked by the local villagers and farmers. A later balloonist presented a letter from the King and a bottle of champagne as evidence of their Earthly origins, and so continues today, the tradition of champagne as a gesture of friendliness and good times.
Transfer: Our crew will transfer you back to your accommodation.