Cappadocia has one of the coolest and unique landscapes we’ve ever seen, so we were pumped to get to see it from the SKY, even at sunrise! We cannot imagine a better place to ride in a hot air balloon!
Cappadocia is almost like visting another planet!
Cappadocia…the land of whimsical fairy chimneys and peculiar rock formations. Coming to Cappadocia is almost like visiting another planet. The landforms are so unique that it’s hard to believe they really exist until you see them with your own eyes. With 3 days in Cappadocia, you have the perfect amount of time to visit the main sites.
If you want to visit a place that is like stepping into another world, then put Cappadocia on your list of places to visit.
Cappadocia in central Turkey is perhaps most well-known for the panoramic view of hundreds of hot air balloons ebbing and flowing above valleys and volcanic “fairy chimney” formations. Though it is but one of the many things to do in Cappadocia, hot air ballooning is one of the most popular activities in the region for a number of reasons.Read more about what to do in Cappadocia on Yogawinetravel
3 days in Cappadocia is the perfect amount of time. Three days allows you to see all of the big sites, do a little hiking, explore some caves, and even go on a hot air balloon ride, if your heart desires.
One of the most incredible sights on Earth can be found in Cappadocia, Turkey. Hundreds of balloons take to the skies at the same time in a mesmerising display. But this isn’t a one off festival; the balloons here operate all year. Cappadocia is a hotspot for balloon enthusiasts who dream of flying above beautiful volcanic landscapes, and also attracts those captured by the area’s rich history. The region is also a world heritage site rich with Byzantine art, underground towns & troglodyte villages of the Göreme Valley; all visible from the comfort of a balloon. It’s a site that’s just as spectacular from the air as on the ground and an amazing place to get high on life.
Where is Cappadocia?
Cappadocia, ancient district in east-central Anatolia, situated on the rugged plateau north of the Taurus Mountains, in the centre of present-day Turkey. The boundaries of the region have varied throughout history. Cappadocia’s landscape includes dramatic expanses of soft volcanic rock, shaped by erosion into towers, cones, valleys, and caves. Rock-cut churches and underground tunnel complexes from the Byzantine and Islamic eras are scattered throughout the countryside, according to Britannica.
The rock castle at Uchisar is the highest point in Cappadocia, giving visitors the best views over the area. Climbing up through the castle gives you your first chance of many to explore the many caves in the area. This is great for kids; immediately Tyler and Kara knew that Cappadocia was going to be an adventure and not some boring museum-hopping vacation. Our photos don’t give the views justice as we were here when it was raining.
Goreme Open Air Museum
Just a short drive away is the Goreme Open Air Museum. This is a series of Catholic churches carved into the side of a mountain dating from 1000 years ago. Paintings in the churches were preserved by the splattering of pigeon poop that accumulated on the walls. Gross, huh? Well, the pigeon poop is all gone but the artwork remains.
Hot Air Baloon Ride
Experience the magic of a balloon ride while floating over beautiful Cappadocia. We fly throughout Cappadocia and our personal touch and professional experience will make your flight a memorable event.Voyagerbaloons about how Cappadocia hot air balloon ride: “Once in a lifetime flying adventure”
Seeing the unique scenery of Cappadocia from the vantage point of a hot air balloon is an unforgettable experience. If you do one thing while in Cappadocia, a hot air balloon ride gets my vote. It may be painful paying the fee, but the memories and photos you will have make it worthwhile.
Your day will start very early. We were picked up at 5 am at our hotel by Royal Balloon and at 6:30 am we were floating up into the air.
During the flight you will ascend 300 meters into the air (that is REALLY high!!) and then down into Love Valley. We got so close to the ground that our basket almost brushed the treetops.