Long Balloon Tour (Flight)
1,5 Hours Flight Time
12 to 16 People in Basket
240 € Per Person
The main difference between this kind of Cappadocia Balloon Tour from our Standard Balloon Tour is that instead of a pre designated take off area, we choose from among 10 different fields we have all around the region. This will give us the best possible itinerary, depending on the wind conditions of that particular day.
To do this, our pilots take a tour of the region way before sunrise time, and check the winds.
We collect our passengers from their hotels roughly one hour before sunrise,we will bring you to our base, and serve tea, coffee and snacks, as the passengers meet before their Cappadocia Balloon Tour.
In the meantime, we let go several helium test-balloons to check the state of the wind, to make a final decision on the most suitable launching site. Then we climb aboard our vehicles and go to the take-off field. You will then watch the balloon being inflated and heated up, which is quite a sight in itself. In the meantime your pilot will give you a safety briefing before your Balloon Tour . Once everything is ready, and your pilot tells you to do so, you can get into the basket to start your Cappadocia Balloon Tour.
During the Balloon Tour we rise to altitudes of several hundred meters to give you a good view of all that is around, but what we do mostly is drift through the valleys and canyons and around the fairy chimneys, performing contour flying. This is the only area in the world where this sort of balloon tour is possible. The actual flight is 1,5 hours. At the end of the Cappadocia Balloon Tour we land safely in an appropriate field. On landing, we have a traditional celebration party with a champagne cocktail and cakes, and we give every passenger a commemorative flight certificate written in their names. Then we bring our guests back to their hotels. The whole excursion takes about 3 to 4 hours from pick up to drop off. Therefore if the passengers wish to go on a sightseeing tour during the day, they are back in time to join the tour.
• There is a discount of 50% for children between 6 and 12. We are not eager to accept children younger than 6 for the Cappadocia Balloon Tour, because they have a tendency to get scared or bored once airborne which makes things very uncomfortable for everyone.