Read This Before Hot Air Ballooning in Cappadocia!!

A rocky landscape of natural wonders and human aptitude, Cappadocia is Turkey’s very own wonderland. Its rich and diverse cultural and political history is enough to attract anyone to the place— but what brings tourists to Cappadocia these days is the chance to see it from a hot air balloon!! Some beautiful and intoxicating photos you usually see on Instagram or other social media come from here.

How to Get There

  • Bus

Goreme is the most concentrated area in Cappadocia for tourists. If your ideal destination is Istanbul or Pamukkale, then you can choose to take the bus to Goreme. Taking a bus will add a lot of fun to your trip, but if you are taking at night, be sure to keep warm!!

  • Flight

There are two airports near Goreme, Nevşehir and Kayseri, which are 20 minutes apart. You can choose the appropriate airport based on price and flight.


Where to Book

Hot air balloon tour is the most popular way of travel in recent years. But if you can’t fly because of the bad weather, then you need to rebook. If the weather is not good in the near future, the reserved location will become very hard-to-get. Therefore, it’s recommended that travelers should book in advance. Here are a few official booking sites for you guys.


4 Tips for You

  • Time

You can go hot air ballooning any time of year!! We recommend that you experience a hot air balloon tour in the summer. Because the sunny weather is good for flying! Remember to choose the Express Flight in the morning, you can enjoy the gorgeous sunrise!!

  • Keep Warm

Turkey has a great temperature difference between day and night. Please pay attention to keep warm!!

  • Safety

If conditions permit, it is best to choose a large company that you can trust, and a qualified company can ensure security. Regular large companies will send a safety guide to everyone, there will be pictures and explanations, and the name of the pilot will be printed on the safety guide. Visitors only need to find the corresponding hot air balloon. Be sure to listen to the pilot’s command and keep the correct landing posture, otherwise, it will be dangerous.

  • Where to Stay

Many people tend to live in star hotels, but I recommend that travelers try homestay. You may need help from locals when traveling abroad. Booking through locals is more guaranteed, and the owner of the hotel tends to value their reputation. They will help you book a reasonably priced car, tour group and hot air balloon tour.


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