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Fantastic experience! Evening before flight you receive more details. You will be picked up at your hotel 30-60 minutes before sunrise, in a van. You will sign a waiver contract. The van will bring you to the place where that day the balloons will take off. This place differs depending on weather conditions. The take-off location will have lots of balloons, probably 50-100. Most balloons have 24 places, divided in 8 areas of the basket. The balloons will take off when it is still a bit dark. Once the balloon has been inflated you can enter the balloon. Most balloons will stay low for a while, so you can watch the Göreme area from low altitude. After that the balloon will rise up to 1,000 meters, offering a wide view of Cappadocia and the sunrise. After that the balloon will land on the trailer. The balloon flight is already a great experience, but the beautiful environment and the presence of many other balloons make it a fantastic experience which you will remember for a long time.
The tour was very nice and it's completely worth the price. Faruk was an incredible guide, very knowledgeable and friendly. We visited some pretty nice places, and we felt like the time in each stop was more than enough (Faruk always asked the group how long we wanted to stay in each stop). The lunch was very good, also. Faruk chose a restaurant off the beaten track so we wouln't be in a crowded touristic place and it was delicious.
Great time. Good support staff on the ride. Suggest taking a mask or something to cover your nose and face. The trail is dusty. Dress can be for the weather. Shorts are fine for the ride. We had last ride of the night and it was a bit cold at the end. Crew was very attentive to everyone. My cell phone strap broke and my phone dropped to the ground. They fetched it for me. Last time I will rely on cheap strap
We highly recommend this experience. Our driver Atakan was very friendly and knowledgeable about Cappadocia since he grew up here. We had a loose itinerary in mind and Atakan suggested things to make it better. I think it was the perfect mix of making recommendations based on his experience, but also letting us do our own thing. It was probably the best experience we have ever had with a tour.
The hot air balloon experience was great, as the other reviews have said! However, we were charged full price but the morning breakfast and champagne were canceled due to COVID-19, and there was no money return for those canceled items. We should have been informed beforehand, or full price should not have been charged.