Cappadocia Balloon Flight


The first commercial passenger balloon in Turkey was operated by Lars-Eric Möre and Kaili Kidner in 1991. Since then, more than 25 companies and 200 hot air balloons have been registered for flight in the Cappadocia region. The hot air balloon industry in Cappadocia has only truly blossomed in recent years thanks to the extremely favorable conditions in the region, the proliferation of instant media and increased accessibility of travel.



Hot air ballooning in Cappadocia is incredible not only because of the unique and rugged landscape, but also because the balloons fly approximately 250 days of the year, compared to about 60 days elsewhere in Europe. Not only can you soar above the terrain in summer and spring, you can explore the winter wonderland from above.


The best time of year to go hot air ballooning in Cappadocia is from April to November as the most favorable weather conditions are during these months; because of strong winds most of the flight cancellations take place from December to March.




Cappadocia might be the only place in the world where hundreds of balloons fly nearly every single morning, giving over 2000 people a day the experience of a lifetime.


Hot air ballooning is the most popular thing to do in Cappadocia, so you absolutely must book as early as possible, because balloons fill up months in advance. Just because 100-or so balloons fly every morning does not mean that you are guaranteed a spot. One of our biggest tips for traveling to Cappadocia is to stay at least two to three nights to maximize your chances of getting on a flight.


Balloons, like airplanes, are registered with the aviation authority and subject to regular safety checks to ensure airworthiness. Pilots must also undergo examinations, have a prescribed number of flight hours under his or her belt, pass flight tests as well as medical checks.



If you are scared of heights, you need to know that the balloons can fly anywhere from about tree level to 3,000 feet above ground. Experienced pilots can even take you right down into valleys full of “fairy chimney” rock formations and Goreme town. The balloons can also travel very fast depending on the wind, reaching speeds of anywhere from 2-22 KM per hour.


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