Nearly 25 years ago, the hot air balloon tour took off with an experimental flight by American balloonist Buddy Bombard. Over time, balloon travel evolved into a thriving industry, introducing people to the tourism of exploring the skies. This form of tourism has influenced many destinations, including the enchanting region of Cappadocia.
Cappadocia is one of the most visited regions in the world, famous for its unique fairy chimneys, valleys, churches, monasteries, and delicious cuisine. It is truly a marvel on Earth. However, a hot air balloon tour over Cappadocia is an absolute must-do to fully experience its unparalleled beauty. If you haven't yet explored Cappadocia from the vantage point of a hot air balloon, we highly recommend you do so at your earliest opportunity.
Each year, we anticipate that around 4,000 people will participate in these balloon tours. Starting from April and continuing until December, these tours typically last anywhere between 45 minutes to 1 hour and 15 minutes. During this unforgettable journey, you will gaze upon Cappadocia from the sky, witnessing locations that are unreachable on foot.
Safety measures are diligently checked and confirmed in every detail before permitting these flights. Only when all conditions are optimal are the flights allowed. To be part of these magical tours, you need to rise early in the morning. After being transported to the launch sites, you will board the baskets, and once all preparations are complete, your adventure will begin.
Baskets come in various sizes, accommodating 8, 10, 12, or 20 people, and can even be arranged for private occasions. At the end of your soaring journey, a tradition dating back to the 18th century awaits – a champagne toast to celebrate your extraordinary experience. Don't wait to explore the skies in Cappadocia with these incredible balloon tours. Embark on a journey to witness the mesmerizing fairy chimneys and enchanting landscapes from a different perspective. Cappadocia awaits you with its unparalleled experience – hop on a basket and savor the magic!