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Flight Programs

We transfer our guests from their respective hotels to our office.

While our pilots pick the best take-off spots with regard to weather conditions, our guests finish the check-in formalities and enjoy their hot drinks and cookies.

We transfer our guests to the selected take-off place. Our team encourages guests to take part in all steps of the flight preparation in order to maximise their sense of adventure. The pilots deliver detailed information on technical details of the flight, conditions and safety measures before take-off.

The balloons rise between 5-1000 meters above the ground depending on flight conditions. Guests will fly gracefully above beautiful valleys and spectacular fairy chimneys. No flights are identical as balloons follow the course of the wind.

The flight takes approximately 1.5 hours. In order to maximise flight pleasure, smaller baskets are used whıch carry 10-14 passengers.

Guests will enjoy a traditional ceremony after landing. They can drink a champagne cocktail or fresh juice, eat cake, chat with pilots or take pictures next to the basket, which is decorated with fresh flowers. We also provide each guest a flight certificate that is issued in their name as a reminder of this unmatched adventure.

The cost of the Deluxe Program is 250 Euro per passenger. A cash discount of 20 Euro per passenger is offered.


Services included are;

  • Full passenger insurance
  • Transfers
  • Snacks and beverage service before the flight
  • Minimum flıght time of 1.5 hours.
  • Champagne party after the flight
  • Flight certificate

Reservation & Cancellation:

  • Our prices include VAT.
  • Children between the ages of 6 and12 receive a 50 percent discount.
  • Payments with Visa/MasterCard/Amex and cash in foreign currency are accepted.
  • As the availability of flights are totally dependent on weather conditions, your credit card information is recorded to reserve your place, but the due amount is not charged to your card.
  • In case flights are cancelled, guests will receive a full refund.
  • If you would like to cancel your flight you will need to inform us 48 hours before the flight. Otherwise, the full flight cost will be charged.
ONLINE BOOKING
We transfer our guests from their respective hotels to our office.

While our pilots pick the best take-off spots with regard to weather conditions, our guests finish the check-in formalities and enjoy their hot drinks and cookies.

We transfer our guests to the selected take-off place. The pilots deliver detailed information on technical details of the flight, conditions and safety measures before take-off.

The balloons rise between 5-1000 meters above the ground depending on flight conditions. Guests will fly gracefully above beautiful valleys and spectacular fairy chimneys. No flights are identical as balloons follow the course of the wind.

The flight takes between 45-65 minutes. Larger baskets are used which carry 16-20 passengers.

Guests will enjoy a traditional ceremony after landing. They can drink a champagne cocktail or fresh juice, eat cake, chat with pilots or take pictures next to the basket, which is decorated with fresh flowers. We also provide each guest a flight certificate that is issued in their name as a reminder of this unmatched adventure.

The cost of the Standard Program is 175 Euro per passenger. A cash discount of 10 Euro per passenger is offered.


Services included are;

  • Full passenger insurance
  • Transfers
  • Snacks and beverage service before the flight
  • Minimum flıght time of 45 to 65 minutes
  • Champagne party after the flight
  • Flight certificate

Reservation & Cancellation:

  • Our prices include VAT.
  • Children between the ages of 6 and12 receive a 50 percent discount.
  • Payments with Visa/MasterCard/Amex and cash in foreign currency are accepted.
  • As the availability of flights are totally dependent on weather conditions, your credit card information is recorded to reserve your place, but the due amount is not charged to your card.
  • In case flights are cancelled, guests will receive a full refund.
  • If you would like to cancel your flight you will need to inform us 48 hours before the flight. Otherwise, the full flight cost will be charged.
ONLINE BOOKING
Special Occasions

You can turn your special occasion, such as a birthday, anniversary, marriage proposal or ceremony, into a truly unforgettable experience with a flight over the beautiful valleys of Cappadocia.

Our guests can have their breakfast in the flight area or in a special lodge according to their preference.

In case you like a hands-on experience, you can take part in the preparation process.

During the flight, you can enjoy the unmatched beauty of Cappadocia, while indulging yourselves with a champagne and fruit basket service, (up to a maximum of 10 people).

Guests will enjoy a traditional ceremony after landing. You can drink a champagne cocktail or fresh juice, and eat cake, take pictures next to the basket that is decorated according to the occasion. We also provide each guest with a flight certificate issued in their name as a reminder of this unmatched adventure.

Please contact us to make your dreams come true!


FAQ

How big are the balloons?

There are balloons of several sizes that range from small baskets for one person up to baskets with 20 passengers. Some balloons are up to 30 metres high.

Which materials are used in balloons?

Balloons are produced of durable nylon. Baskets are traditionally produced with cane.

How do you inflate the balloon?

First the crew attaches the balloons (envelope) to the basket and burner. It is then laid out on the ground and the crew begins inflating it with a powerful fan that is placed at the base of the envelope until it reaches a certain level. Then the pilot starts the burner to heat the air. As the air inside the envelope gets warmer, the balloon becomes upright. The balloon is almost ready for lıft-off.

How do you steer a balloon?

The wind directs them. On the other hand the pilots utilize different wind layers by changing the balloon's height. The direction a balloon takes is not defined in a two-dimensional route, but in a three-dimensional space. Pilots change height by changing the heat of the air inside the envelope.

How high do the balloons fly?

Guests are keen to enjoy the panorama without missing the delightful details. Thus the flights usually don't take place very high above the ground. Balloons can fly at the height of a tree, but they can also rise up to a few thousand feet if necessary. Pilots pick the best height depending on weather conditions. The limit set by the Civil Aviation Authority is 6000 feet during weekdays and 8000 feet at the weekend.

How big is the flight area?

Flights take place within an area that ranges between 5 - 25 square kilometers. The range is wide, as the speed and direction of the balloon is dependent on the wind. Sometimes the wind can even turn 360 degrees. As a general rule; the higher you fly, the stronger the wind.

How long is the flight?

An average flight takes approximately one hour. However the real time is dependent on the weather conditions and the availability of landing areas. Our experienced pilots define the place and time of landing by checking existing environmental conditions.

What do we see or hear during the flight?

A balloon trip is the most blissful flight experience and one of the best ways to sight-see. You will feel totally comfortable and enjoy each spectacular detail. The differences between the levels of the land and textures are pleasantly visible. There is no other vehicle which enables the traveler to feel so united with the earth and the sky. You may hear the barking of dogs below and the chirping of the birds above… you may even talk to people walking on the road. The perfect silence only breaks off, when the burner is turned on.

How do we feel during the flight?

You will not feel any disturbance after take-off. The basket remains motionless in the air, while the wind carries you. As we only make our trips in good weather, the motion you feel is not more than what you would normally feel in an elevator. While you float over tree tops and valleys, the only feeling that will arouse in your heart will be an unmatched sense of bliss. A balloon minimizes the vertigo effect, and if it is our guests' wish we will keep our level as low as possible. Most of our guests defined their experience as romantic, while others found it gentle and peaceful.

What should we bring along with us?

We strongly advise you to bring your camera. Our crew will also help you to record your special moments. You may also bring your binoculars. Please note that you may need sunglasses as well as a hat during the flight. Do not also to forget to keep an extra jacket or sweater in your pack, as it may be colder up in the air, particularly during the spring and winter.

When do we fly?

We prefer morning hours, as at this time of the day provides the required calm weather conditions for an easy take-off and landing as well as a smooth flight. The sunshine is not too strong to bother guests and the light is perfect for capturing wonderful photos and videos. You will be amazed by the spectacular colors and contrasts of the Cappadocia sunrise.

How long does the flight take?

The flying time of the Deluxe Program usually is around 1.5 hours, while the Standard Program takes approximately 1 hour. However, please consider that – starting from the moment we take you from the hotel till the time we bring you back - this program will require a total of 3-4 hours. An early start is also necessary to leave you enough time for other programs for the rest of the day.

What if the flight is cancelled due to inclement weather conditions?

Please note that flight availability is totally dependent on weather conditions. A sunny and bright sky is not enough for a flight to take place. We will do our best to realize the trip on the day of your reservation. However, if the weather is bad, we will ask for your understanding and cooperation if we have to cancel a flight. Please be sure that it is the the best choice for your safety and comfort. The final decision for take-off or cancellation is up to the Slot Service Center of the Civil Aviation Authority. They officially announce the daily schedule changes on shm.kapadokya.edu.tr web page.

Is it cold up there?

Balloons do not climb to great heights where you will feel a large change of climate. Besides, the heat coming from the burner generally keeps guests warm. Even the cold winds, which would normally affect you when you are standing on the ground, lose their influence because the balloon becomes a part of the wind.

What are the legal procedures of Civil Aviation?

All checks and audits related to hot air balloon flights, including flight licenses, are initiated by the officials of the Civil Aviation Authorıty of Turkey. All commercial hot air balloon service providers are listed under aviation companies and are certified by the Authority.

Who Can Fly?

We can accommodate almost all persons aged between 6 and 90 who are capable to stand up during the course of the flight, can climb into and out of the basket, and understand and apply safety instructions.

Who cannot fly?

- Persons, who had a recent operation
- Persons with severe pain around the middle parts of their body
- Women who are pregnant
- Persons with fragile bones
- Children aged under 6 years old
- Persons who require a stick to walk
- Persons with mental illnesses
- Persons who are not able-bodied
- Persons with broken bones
- In case you have any hesitations, please consult your doctor

What Should I Wear?

Consider the existing weather conditions. Comfortable shoes with low heels are recommended. Sun glasses, hats and cameras (a must-have) are useful to have during a flight that will be remembered with laughter for a life-time.

What if I have vertigo?

Flying inside a basket is much different than standing at the side of a skyscraper's balcony. There is no solid line for you to take as a reference to check the height, which is the main psychological factor that triggers vertigo. The basket is stable and does not swing. According to our years of experience; even guests with severe vertigo felt comfortable following take-off and experienced no anxiety during the whole flight.

Why are the flights expensive?

- Hot-air balloons are imported products. The materials used in the production have a short life-span. Balloons require continuous maintenance and replacement is a must after a certain period.
- Hot-air balloons use propane as fuel. Propane is priced according to changes in gas prices.
- Legal licenses require high fees. In order to adhere to Civil Aviation rules, we have to continuously budget for audits, certified equipment, certified maintenance and additional licenses.