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Cappadocia: Hot Air Balloon Flight and Göreme Museum Tour

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Activity provider: enkatravel.com

Cappadocia: Hot Air Balloon Flight and Göreme Museum Tour

Activity provider: enkatravel.com
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Watch the sunrise over the amazing rock formations of Cappadocia on an early morning hot air balloon flight. Then, explore the region to see the cave houses and churches of Göreme Open Air Museum.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Japanese
Pickup included
Be picked up from your hotel in Göreme, Urgup, Avanos, Uchisar, Ortahisar, Nevsehir, Cavusin, Mustafapasa or other nearby towns.
Small group
Limited to 15 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Watch an amazing sunrise on a hot air balloon flight over Cappadocia
  • See all stages of the famous fairy chimneys of the Monks Valley
  • Visit the most important Byzantine cave churches at Göreme Open Air Museum
  • Savor a delicious Turkish lunch at a local restaurant after your balloon flight
  • Go up to the imposing Uchisar Castle located at the region's highest point
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Gilde over Cappadocia on a hot air balloon flight and watch the sunrise over the incredible landscapes and fairy chimneys. Have a traditional lunch and explore the cave churches of Göreme.

Be picked up at your hotel before sunrise, and journey to the launch site of your hot air balloon flight. Watch the sunrise over Cappadocia as you glide over settlements depending on the conditions. Float back to the ground for a post-flight celebration and collect your flight certificate. Then, marvel at the rock formations of the Devrent Valley before going to Monks Valley (Pashabagi), where the hermits built their cave dwellings and churches. Try your hand at pottery in Avanos and watch the potters at work using a technique that has remained unchanged for generations. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, and explore the cave churches of Göreme Open Air Museum. Marvel at the Byzantine wall paintings depicting biblical scenes, and get a panoramic view of the valley and its fairy chimneys before visiting Uchisar Castle at the region's highest point.

Includes
  • Access to Goreme National Park
  • Live tour guide
  • Transport for activity duration: Balloon, van
  • Lunch
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All required protective equipment is provided
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    4.8 /5

    based on 34 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.9/5
    • Transportation
      4.6/5
    • Value for money
      4.6/5
    • Safety
      4.8/5

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    This tour is organized in two parts: 1. We were picked up for the hot air balloon around 04:20 and driven over to the take-off site. We started our ascension around 05:00, with the flight lasting around an hour. The pilot was skillful and guided us through a couple of valleys as well as over different towns. He ultimately landed the balloon directly onto the trailer. We were then dropped back off to our hotel around 06:45 – in time to grab breakfast. 2. The full-day tour started at 10:00. We jumped from one historical/scenic site to another, with plenty of time given to take pictures and/or visit the local stores. Each stop was carefully planned and timed to stick the schedule. The guide (Aygul) was very knowledgeable and friendly, which contributed in making this tour an amazing and enriching experience.

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    July 14, 2022

    What a wonderful day! Just be aware- it is a long hard day, so if you don’t want to wake up early and be out all day, don’t book this tour. We had an incredible time- honestly one of the best days of our life! Our tour guide Augyl was so kind and accommodating - clearly well respected by the owners of the places we went. We have been in Turkey for over a week and a half and this was hands down the best lunch that we have had- they treated us like royalty! Augyl communicated quickly and answered all our questions prior to leaving on the tour and was very well informed about the history of the area. She even asked us where we wanted to go/see and adjusted our day to meet our desires. This truly was a once in a lifetime experience and I highly recommend!!

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    April 28, 2022

    The hot air balloon ride was phenomenal! The driver picked us up on time and the ride went smoothly. The tour was phenomenal. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and patient and walked us through all the points. During the tour we experienced the carpet making process and the pottery making process. Lunch was at a great restaurant. Food tasted amazing! The whole tour was wonderful.

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    July 31, 2021

    Product ID: 135567