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Cappadocia: Goreme Sunrise Balloon Official Flight

1. Cappadocia: Goreme Sunrise Balloon Official Flight

Glide serenely above the unique rocks and valleys of Cappadocia on a shared hot air balloon flight. Have the choice of colorful balloons and get a flight completion certificate and champagne at the end of the experience. Your adventure begins with a transfer from all hotels in the Cappadocia area 1 hour before sunrise. Upon arrival at the take-off site, fill up on complimentary light snacks, while the ground team finalizes their safety procedures. Once inflated, and following a safety briefing about your flight, your breathtaking tour begins as you rise to an altitude of up to 2,000 feet (600 meters). Propelled by the breeze, drift over the valleys and iconic fairy chimneys of Cappadocia, enjoying breathtaking panoramic vistas and descents that almost allow you to touch the rocks. Let the wind and fire float you gently back to earth. Back on the ground, toast the day with a glass of complimentary champagne, and collect your personal flight certificate, before the transfer back to your hotel.

Cappadocia: Royal Queen Hot Air Balloon Tour at Sunrise

2. Cappadocia: Royal Queen Hot Air Balloon Tour at Sunrise

Enjoy Cappadocia from above on a thrilling hot air balloon tour complete with a light breakfast and champagne celebration upon landing. Start your tour with a luxury mini-bus transfer from your hotel to the local partner's headquarters. Here you can relax and enjoy a light breakfast while the pilots choose a launch site. Then get ready to watch the crew assemble and inflate the balloon. It's the only balloon variety in the region that is silver-coated, a hallmark of quality and safety. Following a brief introduction, you'll be off to see Cappadocia from high in the air. Climb approximately 300 meters and take in panoramic views as you drift above the valleys and between rock formations. Balloons move by the wind and you'll float wherever the breeze takes you. Once back on the ground, celebrate your flight with a champagne toast and receive a commemorative flight medallion.

Cappadocia: Hot Air Balloon Tour with Light Breakfast

3. Cappadocia: Hot Air Balloon Tour with Light Breakfast

Experience flying in a hot air balloon and take in the rugged and rocky terrain below. Enjoy the comfort of a small basket with this balloon experience. Begin your trip by being picked up from your hotel before sunrise. Arrive at the balloon site and meet your pilot. Have a small breakfast and watch the balloon fill up with hot air. Ascend into the air and float over the dramatic landscape featuring volcanic rock shaped into towers by erosion. Watch as the sun rises over the peaks and into the valley. Experience feeling weightless as you smoothly glide through the air. See how a hot air balloon works as your instructors steer it. Finally, land in a safe spot and celebrate with a glass of champagne before returning to your hotel.

Cappadocia: Sunrise Hot-Air Balloon Flight with Champagne

4. Cappadocia: Sunrise Hot-Air Balloon Flight with Champagne

Take to the skies on this private or group hot-air balloon experience over Cappadocia. Awe at the spectacular views and see the sun rising as you take the most memorable photos from the balloon basket. Choose between a standard, comfort, or private flight. Fly in a hot-air balloon above Cappadocia and discover the best way to view this land of rocky valleys, underground cities, and legendary landscapes. Begin your experience very early in the morning with pickup from your hotel followed by transportation to a secret location via minibus. Once there, meet the rest of your group (if choosing a group flight). Follow your licensed crew on board the balloon basket as it bloats with hot air and becomes very big. Listen to your pilot who will share safety measures and the dos and don’ts during your flight. Hold on as your balloon rises between 500 and 1000 meters above the ground. Fly smoothly above valleys and spectacular geographical formations that you can only see from the sky. Make sure to snap some photos of your own balloon and the dozens of others nearby that will be starting to go up in the air. At the end of the flight, land somewhere safe where the ground crew will be waiting for you with a commemorative flight certificate and a light drink to celebrate.

Cappadocia: Mount Erciyes Skiing and Snowboarding Tour

5. Cappadocia: Mount Erciyes Skiing and Snowboarding Tour

Summer may be gone, but winter offers no less of an opportunity to get outside and be active. Join a skiing and snowboarding excursion on the Erciyes Volcanic Mountain for an unforgettable adventure. Enrich your trip with an optional 1-hour lesson with a professional teacher. In order to make most of the daylight, the tour starts bright and early. Get picked up directly from your hotel, then head to the local office for a cup of morning coffee or tea before driving to Mount Erciyes in the Kayseri Province. Upon arrival, your driver will help you to get the equipment you need for skiing or snowboarding. Then it’s time to set out on your adventure through the snow. You’ll be able to choose between different tracks based on your interests and skill level. The first track is for beginners; it’s 500-meters long with a flat escalator. At this track, you can get a lesson for 1-hour from a professional instructor to learn how to ski or snowboard (optional). If you want, you can pass to the second part of the tracks, which is for professionals. The professional area has 2 tracks which are 1500-meters long with a cable car to reach high levels. After some free time, you’ll receive lunch and drinks. At the end of your adventure, the driver will take you back to your hotel in the evening. 

Cappadocia: Camel Safari

6. Cappadocia: Camel Safari

Enjoy a fun and traditional trekking experience as you ride on a camel caravan to see unique views of Cappadocia. Choose from sunrise, midday, or sunset camel rides. After your hotel pickup, join your guides during the safety briefing. Get to know your new camel friends and start the safari journey. Admire the stunning landscapes of Cappadocia as you ride into the Red and Rose Valleys. Capture incredible picture moments with breathtaking valleys in the background. Enhance your experience by donning a traditional cap, which will available for you to wear during the ride. After your camel trek, you will be driven back to your hotel.

Cappadocia: Pigeon Valley Sunset or Sunrise Camel Ride

7. Cappadocia: Pigeon Valley Sunset or Sunrise Camel Ride

Cappadocia is the point of the Silk Road, used for thousands of years, joining the east and the west. Caravansaries located in all parts of Cappadocia are historical structures that tell about the intensity of trade. The most popular helpers of caravans are camels. The camel is a calm animal resistant to hot and cold weather and suitable for carrying heavy loads. These animals, which once served cultures and civilizations, now serve for tourism. We offer our guests a safe and authentic travel in a unique view of Cappadocia. You can be a piece of history with the possibilities of ancient times. You can join sunrise and sunset private tours with us, and you can also participate in camel safaris at different times during the day. We will pick you up from your hotel in these locations; Göreme, Uchisar, Ortahisar, Urgup, Avanos, Çavuşin and İbrahimpaşa and head to pigeon valley viewpoint to start riding. You will amaze by the view of pigeon valley and ride to an outstanding spot of view for Uchisar Castle, We will have photo break here and enjoy the mesmerizing sun going down from the back of magnificent Uchisar Castle.

From Istanbul: Cappadocia Highlights 2-Day Tour with Balloon

8. From Istanbul: Cappadocia Highlights 2-Day Tour with Balloon

Discover Cappadocia on a 2-day tour from Istanbul that includes round-trip flights and an overnight stay at a boutique hotel. See the fascinating Göreme Open Air Museum, watch a pottery demonstration, and marvel at the dainty Urgup fairy chimneys. Day 1Begin with a pre-dawn pickup at your Istanbul hotel and head to the airport for an early flight to Cappadocia. After landing in Cappadocia, drive to your boutique hotel before beginning your tour of Cappadocia. First, stop at the Uçhisar Castle viewpoint for 360-degree views of the valleys below. Spot Mt. Erciyes and the eerie cave dwellings in Uchisar Valley. Continue to the famous Göreme Open Air Museum to visit the ancient villages and monasteries cut into the rock itself. Next, head to the rock city of Love Valley, and explore the fascinating buildings built into the rock. Stop in Avonos for lunch (included) before watching the experts at work at a pottery demonstration. Drive by the delicate fairy chimneys made of rock in PaşabağıValley before turning into Devrent Valley. Finish your day with a visit to Urgup to see its fairy chimneys and to visit a carpet factory before spending the night in your hotel. Day 2 Start your day before dawn with a pickup from your hotel to your hot-air balloon experience. Board a hot-air balloon and marvel at the valleys and rock formations below as the sun rises. Around 8:00 A.M., return to your hotel for a break before heading out for your day tour. Begin with a panoramic view of Göreme, followed by a visit to the mysterious Derinkugu Underground City, constructed as a temporary shelter against invasions and raids. Next, enjoy a short hike in the picturesque Ihlara Valley, followed by a lunch break (included) in Belisirma village. After lunch, stop at the Yaprakhisar viewpoint for a stunning view of Selime Monastery before heading to Pigeon Valley for an onyx demonstration. In the evening, return to Kayseri Airport for your return flight back to Istanbul and your hotel there.

Cappadocia: Fairy Chimneys Balloon Flight with Breakfast

9. Cappadocia: Fairy Chimneys Balloon Flight with Breakfast

Enjoy a thrilling hot air balloon flight over the fairy chimneys and rock-cut churches and houses of Cappadocia, with transfers from your hotel and a pre-flight breakfast on arrival at the launch site. You will be picked up from your accommodation in Cappadocia for the transfer to the launch site. Warm up from the early morning chill with complimentary coffee and tea. While you enjoy breakfast, watch the balloons as they are prepared and inflated. Then, as the sun begins to rise, float to an altitude of about 1,000 feet (300 meters) for extraordinary 360-degree views of Cappadocia. The wind will transport you across the valleys and mountains for about 45 minutes to 1-hour, depending on the weather. Marvel at the unique rocks and caves of the region from a bird’s eye perspective. Toast your landing with a glass of sparkling Champagne, and get your personal flight certificate before the transfer back to your hotel and the start of the rest of your day.

Cappadocia: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight Experience

10. Cappadocia: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight Experience

Experience the best way to view the rocky valleys, underground cities, and legendary landscapes with a Hot Air Balloon flight at sunrise. See the sun rising as you take the most memorable photos from the balloon basket. Choose between a standard, luxury, or private flight to enhance your experience. Begin very early in the morning with a pickup from your hotel and a transfer by minibus to a secret location. Meet the rest of your small group with whom you will fly in the balloon. The licensed crew will help you board the balloon basket as you see it bloat with hot air and increase in size. Receive a short safety briefing, see dozens of other balloons nearby begin to bloat and go up in the air, and take some amazing pictures of the spectacle. Rise between 500 and 1000 meters above the ground and experience a smooth flight high above valleys and spectacular geographical formations that you can only see from the sky. At the end of the flight, land somewhere safe where the ground crew will be waiting with a commemorative flight paper and a light drink to celebrate.

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It was a unique experience, everything was excellent, punctuality, everything included in the plan was fulfilled, all you have to do is buy the ticket to the cable car; but don't worry it costs less than a dollar! Do it, you won't regret it, it's something incredible

Have you even explored Turkey, if you haven't taken a hot air balloon flight in Cappadocia? NO, not at all. This is definitely a MUST EXPERIENCE activity on your trip to Turkey.

It is without a doubt one of the best activities you can do in this place! We learned to ski without a doubt thanks to the excellent instructor, highly recommended

fantastic experience, super friendly and kind staff and the guys were very good

Very nice experience, everything is included and suitable for ski beginners.