Tour Type: Private (Personal) Tour or Small Group Tour
Start & End Point: Cappadocia Hotels
Tour Duration: 2.5 Hours (1 Hour Flight + Transfers)
Operates: Everyday – All Year Round
Pick up Points: Cappadocia Hotels
Tour Code: CP 011
Cappadocia from Air, Why Not? Balloon Flight Tour is the best way to see volcanic landscape of Cappadocia from Air
Cappadocia from Air, Why Not?
Every flight is a fantastic adventure as we float intimately amongst the fairy chimneys and soar over the magnificent Cappadocia landscape. Enjoy the miraculous wonders of the Cappadocia region from the sky at sunrise. Complete your memorable flight over the land of the Fairy chimneys with Champaign and a flight certificate. All their pilots are certified professionals who have many years’ experience in aviation. We offer full insurance to all of our customers.
Morning pick up: We will pick you up from your hotel/home and take you our launch site in the early morning. While you have your open buffet breakfast which includes coffee/tea and snacks, we prepare the balloons on the ground. You will have an opportunity to watch. The preparations take just 15 min.
A balloon is an ideal way to see these out-of-the-way villages in Cappadocia, but of course when you set off in the morning, you will never be sure which villages you will be seeing because that all depends on the direction of the wind
Pre-Flight: An informative pre-flight briefing by your FAA Certified Commercial Pilot. All of their pilots and balloons are fully certified by the Federal Aviation Administration.
Inflation: You can actually participate in the exciting inflation process, or just watch the multi-colored balloon unfold a world of color around you. Before you realize it, the pilot stands the balloon up and you board the hand-crafted wicker basket.
Take off: The lift-off and ascent is so gentle many people do not realize they have left the loving arms of mother earth. As you become one with the wind, you lose sensation of motion and perception of heights. You begin to feel the peacefulness and tranquility of ballooning.
Then they descend and float through the valleys, between fairy chimneys and caves which give you excellent views to take pictures or videotape.
Landing: Your pilot will look for a spot near a farm, where there will be thrilled people to help you celebrate your “arrival”. After landing the pilot and crew will pack up the balloon and return to the launch site for the post flight celebration. The tradition of celebrating the flight began in the early 1700’s upon landing, the first balloons were feared as evil spirits, and attacked by the local villagers and farmers. A later balloonist presented a letter from the King and a bottle of champagne as evidence of their Earthly origins, and so continues today, the tradition of champagne as a gesture of friendliness and good times.
Return Transfer: The crew will transfer you back to your accommodation
• Collection & return to Hotel
• Flight approx. 1 hour. Entire adventure lasts about 2.5 hours.
• We use 16-21 person capacity balloons with The Standard tour
• Open buffet breakfast, coffee/tea and snacks before take off
• Drinks and meals which are not listed at the itinerary.
• All personal expenses.
• All customary tips to guide & driver