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Cappadocia is one of the best place on the earth for hot air balloon rides. If you want to take a balloon flight one time in your life, save it for Cappadocia, you will have an unforgettable experience. Cappadocia is the land with sensational sunrises and sunsets. Kilometres of panoramic vistas and breathtaking nature can pass under you while you are suspended in an open basket. Serenity in the skies. This is more than just a balloon ride - it's a ballooning experience you'll never forget..
On my first visit to Cappadocia, I didn't take the option of a hot air balloon flight and I really regretted it when I met people over breakfast who chattered excitedly about the wonderful time they had had and showed their photos. I promised myself I would not let the chance slip by me the next time! And I was not disappointed, there is something quite special about gliding over these weird landscapes that makes you forget that you are up at the crack of dawn. For those who aren't early birds, there is even the option of taking a later morning flight, but for me, watching the rocks light up with the sun's rays was part of the magic.
There are many ballooning companies in Cappadocia - here are some of the most reputable ones.
Butterfly Balloons is a boutique company which aims to stay small and friendly and to provide safe and quality hot air balloon flights as well as personalised service. Everything in this cottage industry is organised seamlessly, from the pick-up from hotel to the welcome at the breakfast room to the ground crews setting out to the launch pad with military precision! I flew with Chief Pilot Mike Green, who is English and one of the most experienced pilots in the region. One of the main advantages of flying with an English-speaking pilot is that Mike made sure everyone in the basket understood the safety and landing instructions, gave interesting explanations about the places we flew over and generally ensured that everyone was relaxed and enjoying themselves. With more than ample room in the basket on a regular flight, this was definitely a highly recommended experience.Website
There is magic in the air in Cappadocia, and no better way to see our beautiful region than by joining an early morning hot air balloon flight as the sun rises over Central Anatolia. Sultan Balloons offers first class hot air balloon rides all year round in the Cappadocia region of Turkey. We look forward to the opportunity to fly you, your friends and your family. Climb on board and get to know us: it is a privilege to meet you and share this amazing ballooning experience. Here at Sultan Balloons, we offer you an exclusive dedicated balloon flight for two. It is the best way to celebrate a special occasion or express your feelings. Share the intimate experience in a basket custom-made for two passengers and pilot, a tailored flight just for you.Website
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