Hot Air Balloon Ride in Cappadocia, Turkey | Turkey Travel Blog

Updated: Jun 21, 2020

People all over the Globe are coming to Cappadocia to fulfil their wish of floating over the Magical valleys of Cappadocia. It's a dream of everybody, especially couples. Every year, millions of people are visiting Cappadocia to mark a tick in their Bucket list.

Cappadocia, Turkey

The Hot Air balloon ride experience in Cappadocia is truly breathtaking and beyond words to describe. We had reserved 2 days for our trip to Cappadocia, but it was not enough time to explore this wanderlust.

We were lucky that the weather was perfect for the flight. Sometimes, the flight also gets cancelled due to weather and air pressure conditions.

Cappadocia, Turkey
Hot Air balloon Ride in Valleys of Cappadocia

Our Experience of Hot Air Balloon Ride:

We had booked our Hot Air balloon ride with our Hotel. We woke up around 4 AM, waking up so early in the morning in our honeymoon days was totally worth for this experience of Hot Air balloon Ride over Cappadocia.

Hot Air balloon Ride Cappadocia

The Tour company had arranged the pick up and the Minivan picked us up from our Hotel around 4:30 AM. It was still dark with a starry sky.

There were already a few people in the van and we stopped in another hotel and pick-up the people from there. The Minivan dropped us to the Restaurant where Tour operators had arranged the Breakfast buffet for the Guests.

Bird Eye View of Cappadocia from Hot Air balloon Ride

Firstly, we had checked-in at the reception and started our Breakfast. Meanwhile, the Pilots were checking the air pressure and weather condition and making a decision about the flight of the Balloons. We were waiting anxiously for their decision as we didn’t want to miss the life experience.

Everything was favorable for the flights- So it was a YES from the Pilots.

Hot Air balloon Ride in Valleys of Cappadocia

There are different options if you are going in a big group then the Price is cheaper. The maximum 24 people can ride in the basket of each Balloon. The Price of the Tour starts from €150 per person to €500+ depending on the selection of the package.

After the breakfast, the company rearranged the guest according to the package and we set off in the van to Hot Air balloon Launch point. It was almost 5:30 AM and still a bit dark. There were lots of people gathered over there with excitement on their faces and looking at their balloons.

Magical View of Cappadocia

The pilots were preparing their balloons for the flights. They were filling it with hot air and it was taking the shape of giant balloons.