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Standard Balloon Flight

Created with Sketch. Cappadocia, TURKEY


6o minutes

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

28 people




What an exciting start to your day! For the Balloon Tour, you will be picked up from your hotel about an hour before sunrise and taken to a light buffet for breakfast.

While you have a light breakfast, pilots will check the weather conditions and decide the best departure place for their preferred flight route. You will also be held security theft of a full consolidation briefing and you will witness the bubble inflate.

The ground crew will help you climb the basket, and when everyone is happy and comfortable, the moment you dream begins! As you glide peacefully over the Cappadocia valleys with its vineyards and magnificent natural rock formations, a magnificent written landscape will open below you. Your balloon will reach 300 meters (1000 feet) during the flight.

This is truly an amazing sight to behold. Hot air balloons go according to the direction of the wind and you swim wherever the wind takes you… But wherever it takes you in Cappadocia, the view will be magnificent, and the scenery and fairy chimneys will open up before you in space.

Your pilot will take you to the most interesting spots he can reach. On landing, the ruptures will be a Champagne Toast in line with the balloon tradition until the first flight in 1783!

Your souvenir Flight Certificate will be given to your hotel, which is full of wonderful memories with your heart.

We aim to bring you back to your hotel around 8:00 am, giving you plenty of time to participate in a full-day activity if you wish.

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  • Amazing sunrise over the valleys of Cappadocia
  • Admire Cappadocia's magical fairy chimneys from above
  • Experience magnificent views from a hot-air balloon


  • Full insurance
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Light breakfast
  • Champagne toasting after landing
  • Flight certificate
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips

Know Before You Go

  • Children under the age of 5 are not allowed on hot air balloon flights.
  • Child cost is the same as adult cost.
  • Pregnant women cannot participate in hot air balloon flights.
  • An upgrade to smaller basket available subject to availability.

Booking Conditions

  • 30% deposit is required at the time of booking. The balance is required in cash the day before the flight.
  • If you wish to pay the balance by card / bank transfer, there will be an extra 10% charge on the outstanding payment amount.
  • Balance payment accepted in EUR, TRY or USD. Payment will be charged at the current exchange rate on the day of payment.
  • If hot air balloon flights are canceled due to bad weather, you will be given a full refund or you can choose to reschedule your flight to the next day (Subject to availability).

Tour Length

60 minutes

Group Size

Basket up to 28 people

Tour Type

Hot Air Balloon Flight



Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Cappadocia, TURKEY


When does balloon flights operate?
Hot air balloon flights scheduled each morning during sunrise all year round.
Who decides cancellation of the balloon flights?
Balloon flights are depending on weather conditions. Turkish Civil Aviation Authority has a Representation Office in Cappadocia that gives approval of balloon flights if the weather conditions are within limits. This applies to all hot air balloon companies in Cappadocia.
What happens if my balloon flight is cancelled due to bad weather?
If there is a cancellation made by the Turkish Civil Aviation Authority (due to bad weather conditions), you can choose to be rescheduled to next morning subject to availability or get 100% payment refund.
Is there any age limit for hot air balloon flights?
As Hot Air Balloon Göreme we unfortunately do not accept children below age of 5. Because of the height of the basket, they will have difficult time to see anything and enjoy the hot air balloon tour. Children below age of 5 may also have difficulties to proceed with the landing position.
Why Do Flights Take Place So Early In the Morning?
Balloons need stable winds to operate effectively and the hours just following sunrise are the best for finding these winds. Since balloons move with the air, the weather is very important in deciding to whether or not to fly. The pilot chooses a launch site to use the wind currents to fly towards a suitable landing site.
How High Do Balloons Fly?
Most balloonists enjoy low level flight. The typical balloon flight would be anywhere from tree level to about 900 meters (3,000 feet) above the ground. For Cappadocia Balloon flights, it is not really necessary climbing to high altitudes. For a short time, its good to have panoramic view of Cappadocia then it might be boring. Also most of the time, there are strong air currents in higher altitudes to carry the balloon way far from the most significant areas.
What if I'm Afraid of Heights?
Flying in a high sided balloon basket is not like standing in a roof or a high ladder. You don't get that vertigo feeling. It is more like the ground is unfolding beneath you and because you are moving with the wind, there is no wind blowing. The basket does not rock or sway so you can't possibly fall out.
Is it cold in the balloon ?
At high altitude, it is colder than at ground level, generally 3.5°C degrees colder for each 300 meters (1,000 feet) of altitude. But during the flight, the pilot constantly uses burners which spreads heat around itself will make you feel warmer. Especially for winter flights we highly recommended to wear 2 layers of socks and thermal underwears.
Where Will Do We Land?
Good question! The simple answer is that nobody knows, exactly! The pilot will have done flight planning before the launch to ensure that the forecast wind direction does not take the balloon towards an unsuitable area. He will use the different air currents at different altitudes to steer the balloon toward a good landing place. The pilot also closely follows agreements with local landowners. This means that the balloon won't fly too close to livestock or land in areas planted with valuable crops.
How is the Balloon Inflated?
When the time comes to put the balloon up, the envelope is removed from the bag and laid out in a long line. The burners are attached to the uprights, and the basket is attached to the cables on the bottom of the envelope. An engine driven fan is used to inflate the envelope with cold air. When partially inflated, the air is heated by a burner and the envelope rises above the basket. With further heating, there is sufficient “lift” for the balloon to fly.


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