How To Plan a Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Ride in Turkey

Right in the heart of Turkey is a place with the most unreal landscape. It is a place where towers of rock jut out from the desert and transport you straight into a fairy tale or mystical movie set.

This is Cappadocia – a geological oddity with an abundance of history. The best way to experience it is by taking a Cappadocia hot air balloon ride.

The two ways to get to Goreme are either by land (rent a car or bus) or by air. Domestic flights leave Istanbul daily and take approximately one hour.

How to Get to Cappadocia

How Did Cappadocia Come to Be?

This obscure but rare landscape was created millions of years ago when volcanic eruptions blanketed the earth with thick ash.

What to Expect From a Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Ride

The flight itself lasts anywhere between 1 to 1.5 hours depending on which package you choose.

With the sun rising as you float above the ground I can best describe the experience as being utterly peaceful.

The rhythmic hum of the balloon’s fire is so melodic that it makes the experience even more mesmerizing.

Once in the air, your balloon will hover as high as 1000 feet and then gracefully maneuver up and down through the pinnacles.

Best Time to Take a Hot Air Balloon Ride in Cappadocia

Flights will go in the heat of the summer as well as in the snowy winter season.

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