About the tour Hot Air Balloon Cappadocia from Istanbul
Cappadocia is located in the very center of Turkey near the cities of Nevsehir and Kayseri. This area is characterized by a unique geology, formed as a result of volcanic eruptions and subsequent soil erosion. Over time, the frozen lava and the cones of extinct volcanoes have undergone significant changes, rains and winds have carved bizarre figures from the rocks, and created an unrealistic alien landscape.
Giant mushroom-shaped rocks, ancient cave cities and monasteries carved into the mountain slopes, characteristic only for Cappadocia, attract tourists, historians and archaeologists from all over the world. There are several ways to explore Cappadocia, but the most magical and romantic is undoubtedly a hot air balloon ride.
From a bird’s eye view, you can see all the sun-drenched valleys, gorges and rock structures of ancient times, and the feeling of flying is incomparable.
Program of Hot Air Balloon Cappadocia from Istanbul
By choosing a hot air balloon flight in Cappadocia from Istanbul, you will not only recharge your batteries and get an unforgettable experience, but also spend the day comfortably and safely. You will be met at your hotel and transferred to Istanbul Airport, from where you will fly to Cappadocia. From the airport you will go directly to the airstrip as dawn is the best time for a magical hot air balloon ride.
Before the flight, you will have a hearty breakfast and a detailed briefing. An experienced pilot will accompany you on your air tour, taking care of your safety and comfort. The entire flight will take about an hour and is guaranteed to be the best hour of your life.
Luxurious Turkish breakfasts are known all over the world. Traditional fragrant pastries, a huge selection of local olives, locally produced cheeses, homemade jams – every day of an ordinary Turkish family begins with this.
While your aircraft is preparing for departure, you are invited to taste the culinary delights typical of the central region of the country. Breakfast is buffet style and includes dishes for all tastes. Well, what would breakfast be without a cup of fragrant Turkish coffee or Turkish tea!
Safety is the main rule of flight, therefore all aircraft are in excellent condition and undergo rigorous testing, and only experienced certified professionals fly. Before take-off, you will be briefed, learn about safety precautions and rules of conduct during the flight, as well as get acquainted with the basic principles of the structure.
Hot Air Balloon Cappadocia from Istanbul is smooth and comfortable, the only caveat is the air temperature – at a height it is somewhat lower, so it is recommended to take warm clothes. A pilot-controlled balloon will rise to a height of more than a kilometer and descend, giving an opportunity to view gorges, rock cities and ancient buildings.
From the balloon basket you will see magnificent landscapes, futuristic rocks, famous stones – giants. The mountain landscapes flooded with sun and playing with different colors will amaze with the richness of shades, and the legendary valleys will appear in all their extraordinary beauty.
The landing place of the aircraft is not known in advance and depends on weather conditions, but this only adds romance and the spirit of travel. You don’t have to worry, because the organizers of the Hot Air Balloon Cappadocia from Istanbul have thought of everything to the smallest detail – a car will follow the balloon, and on the ground you will already have an official flight certificate and a glass of champagne waiting for you.
Tours in the valleys of Cappadocia
At the end of the Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon tour, you will be able to explore your favorite valleys and centuries-old monuments of architecture. The most popular and visited local places are the Valley of Love, the Goreme National Park, the Selime Monastery, the ancient cave city of Cavusin, the Imagination Valley, the mysterious underground city of Derinkuyu.
You can go on a trip through the gorges and valleys in jeeps and quad bikes, on horseback or camels, and walking is also possible. Tour organizers Hot Air Balloon Cappadocia from Istanbul will select a tour according to your individual wishes and interests.
After a busy and interesting day, you will go to Istanbul, and for a long time you will remember the hot air balloon flight in Cappadocia as one of the brightest and most magical events in your life.
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Prices for hot air balloon flights in Turkey are quite high, but at the same time volatile. On average, the cost of such an excursion is per person 100€ to 300€.
From Istanbul to Cappadocia, it is preferable to take a direct bus to Cappadocia. It takes 8 hours to drive from Istanbul to Cappadocia. The fastest and easiest way to get from Istanbul to Cappadocia is by plane.
Hot air balloons usually take off early in the morning – around 5:00 am to 5:30 am, depending on the season, because wind conditions are at their best at dawn.
Distance from Istanbul to Cappadocia is 352 miles.
Peak season for Cappadocia is July and August when temperatures can easily rise to 32°C. Visit either side for cooler weather and clearer trails and skies.
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