Cappadocia Balloons FlightProbably you will be captivated by the natural landscape of Cappadocia after you get Hot Air Balloon Ride. There is no other Fairy Land all around the world. Not only with the landscape but also with 150 Hot Air Balloons there will be very colorful and unique moments will entwining of you. Yes, that is true there are 150 Hot Air Balloons that will be on the air at the same time. This is the biggest organization on earth. It is like a Hot Air Balloons Festival in Cappadocia almost every day. While you are flying you will have a chance to take photos of several valleys, ancient towns. Besides that, you will see the highest point of central Anatolia (Mt. Argeus) and the longest river of Turkey (Red River – Halys). Well, you may book your reservation 24/7 with a single mail to us. Without any doubt, the most exciting way to view the dramatic scenery of this unique area is from a hot air balloon. This is truly the experience of a lifetime. We are able to arrange for you, this exciting activity every day. Of course when air condition is fine. These amazing experiences start at sunrise, with a pick up from your hotel, and last about 3½ - 4 hours. The actual flight time is 1 hour. It could be changed according to wind conditions. It could be more than one hour or less than one hour. During this 1 hour, you will fly at varying heights allowing you a panoramic view of the landscape spread out beneath you, as well as a close-up view of the area from above. After landing you can celebrate this unique experience with a drink before returning to your hotel for a late breakfast! This unique celebration comes from the 17th century. After the first hot air flight, the aeronauts landed vineyards. Surprisingly owner of the land serves the pilot's champagne. The price for this excellent flight is just 160 Euro per person. Couples have a 10% discount!
Deluxe Balloon Tours (1,45 hour)The main difference between the second tour is the flight duration. Balloon tour 2 flies a minimum of 1,5 hours, usually up to 2 hours. The main purpose of the Deluxe flight is those who are really eager to feel higher than any others. This flight schedule will serve you until fuel finish on the cylinder. Long term experience, after landing better service and a whole day with the impact of hot air balloon feeling. As the meaning of deluxe, you will feel the being of deluxe.
General DescriptionHot Air Ballooning of Cappadocia top ten things to do before you died. This is official information. It will be a memorable, amazing experience to flying over the fairy chimneys and to see the sunrise on your balloon ride over the unique landscape of Cappadocia that you will never forget. Could you imagine that you will take off at sunrise in Central Anatolia and you will have the most magnificent view over valleys and other 155 colorful balloons will surround you and they will fly at the same time? Just like balloons festival every day. This is the priceless and the only way to see the landscape of Cappadocia. Where amazing happens. Imagine this wonderful view is preparing for you for 9 million years. We are sure that you will feel like that you are in a fairy-tale or another planet. Hot Air Ballooning is listed as one of "100 things to do before you die" So let's have a look at what we prepare for you. If you would like to get VIP transportation for Hot Air Balloons from your hotel and back to your hotel.
- The bus will pick you up from your hotel and will drop you off at your hotel back.
- You will have a light breakfast or you could get a cup of coffee.
- You will get the chance to see how we prepare the balloons before the flight.
- Your pilot will keep you informed of the high levels and locations and also your pilot will give a briefing about the landing position. (Ps. Listen to your pilot carefully, no objections during the landing positions) There is a strict process that is designed for your safety.
- So we recommend you take a look at the balloon safety instructions before the flight.
- Full insurance coverage for passenger and third-party liability.
- Champagne certificate ceremony after balloon landing. As following traditions.
- We recommend to you wear clothes and shoes that will allow you to stride over the an edge so you can feel better.
- During the winter the weather is extremely cold in the morning. So please make sure you get dressed well.
- Please, be careful with your camera, mobile phone, or any accessory. Please do not drop it. 🙂
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Balloons operate through the basic principles of gravity and heat inside the envelope. When balloons are heated, it rises vertically. As the hot air inside the balloon reaches saturation point and it rising up. Then 5000 kg is becoming lighter than air. After all your journey is starting among the capital city of the Hot Air Balloons.
A hot air balloon has three major parts: the envelope, the burner, and the basket (or gondola). The basket is where passengers ride. Usually made of wicker, baskets protect the occupants and are lightweight and flexible. The burner is positioned above the passengers' heads and produces a huge flame to heat the air inside the envelope. The envelope is the colorful fabric bag that holds the hot air. When the air inside the envelope is heated, the balloon rises. To descend, the pilot allows the air to cool and the balloon becomes heavier than air. The pilot has complete control of the up-and-down movements by controlling the heat in the envelope.
There are three different fabric on the Hot Air Balloons. The main one nylon hyperlast or ultralast fabrics. Hyperlast fabric coated with silicone so it has less air permibility. It is strong against to UV. Rip-stop fabric is unusial, that is designed for advertisement ballons. Nomex fabric is covered around the fire. This fabric is around the burner so it will keep the balloon against to fire.
Woven wicker is used because it is lightweight, flexible and easily repaired. It also looks nice!
All hot air balloons consist of a burner system, a basket and an envelope. The differences are in the shape and size of the envelope, the deflation system, the basket shape and design and the configuration, design, and number of burners.
Depending on the care given, a balloon envelope may last 500 or more flying hours. The basket will last much longer, perhaps thousands of flight hours with proper care.
Winds determine a balloon’s direction. The pilot can steer a balloon, to a limited extent, by adjusting the balloon’s altitude to make use of different wind speeds and directions
Our balloons' capacities range from a minimum of 10 to a maximum of 21 passengers
This depends on the type of flight. The standard flight lasts approx. 1 hour and the deluxe flight lasts approx. 1 hour 30 min.
Our hot air balloons carry up 80 litres of propane in stainless steel fuel tanks.
Balloons normally fly below 2000 feet, all within Federal Aviation Regulations. At these altitudes you will be able to observe people and animals as time appears to stand still for awhile.
Hot air ballooning is considered one of the safest forms of flying. Serious accidents are rare.
If the burner goes out, the first burner would be reignited. If that did not work, there is Fire Two that can be relied on to fly the balloon. If that fails, there is a third burner! If there were no burners, the balloon would land at about the same rate as a parachute.
Balloons are so large that most birds avoid them. The envelope fabric is much tougher than it might appear and a bird would likely bounce off if there were a collision! Balloon manufacturers have performed tests, and it is possible to fly a balloon with a hole large enough for a man to go through as long as the hole is not at the top of the envelope.
Our ground crew can inflate and launch a balloon in fifteen minutes or less. It takes about the same amount of time to deflate and pack up the balloon after the flight.
Yes. All our pilots have official licenses from the Turkish Civil Aviation and international civil aviation authorities.
We fly during the first few hours after sunrise because this is the calmest, coolest part of the day. This allows for soft landings and maximum lifting capacity of the balloon. In addition, there is the splendor of a beautiful sunrise. The whole experience lasts 3 to 4 hours, so you will have the rest of the day to enjoy the many attractions of Cappadocia.
Depends on the season. We fly in the winter too! For summer: jeans or casual trousers and flat heeled shoes. For winter: Layer warm clothing, winter jacket etc Although we usually land close to a road, you may be walking through fields. It is no colder in the balloon than on the ground, yet you may wish to bring a light jacket. Layered clothing is best. Bring your camera and lots of film. Our crew will be happy to take pictures of you in the balloon.
Passengers normally stand in the basket during the flight. But don't worry, the basket is chest high!
We go where the wind takes us. The sky is layered with air currents, so the pilot heats the air inside the balloon with the burner to rise into currents with different directions.
We are welcome to land in the many open fields in the area we fly over. Your pilot will begin the gentle descent when he finds an appropriate landing site where we are met by our experienced ground crew.
Before we fly, we check the wind speed. Generally, we fly when there are wind speeds of less than 10 miles per hour.
Our flight is not recommended for children under 6 or adults approaching 80.
Once aloft you will notice no turbulence or wind movement as you become one with the air currents. Much more subtle than an elevator ride, the feeling is one of peace as you drift over treetops and float over the countryside in gentle, panoramic harmony with nature. Some passengers describe the feeling as "romantic" while others tell us it's "gentle and calm."
Yes. All passengers are insured up to 1,000,000 EURO by the world-wide insurance company, Allianz, in Turkey.
Our deluxe tour offers a comfortable and intimate setting in which to enjoy the fairy chimneys. The balloons used for the deluxe tours hold bet ween 10 to 12 passengers giving you more room to enjoy your flight. This flight lasts approximately 1 hour 30 min. ensuring that you see all this incredible area has to offer. Our standard tour uses our larger balloons. This means your flight will have any where from 16 to 21passengers. This flight lasts approximately 1 hour. Although shorter than our Deluxe Tour, the standard tour still offers you enough time to see the unique beauty of this area.