F.A.Qs Of The Balloon Flight in Cappadocia

We are glad to inform you all about Hot Air Balloon Ride in Cappadocia. We answer some F.A.Qs as below. If you could not find your question, please contact us for your questions.

How long is the Balloon Tour in Cappadocia?
Cappadocia Balloon Tour experience takes about 3-4 hours from start to finish. The Balloon inflation and preparations take about 30 munites. To watch it is a quite interesting. The standard Hot Air Balloon Rides take between 45 munites and 60 munites. Deluxe Hot Air Balloon Flights takes between 75 munites and 90 munites. At the end of the flight, we celebrate our Balloon adventure with champagne and certificate presentation that takes about 30 minutes. Then transfer back to your hotel takes about 30 munites.

When and Where do we meet for the balloon flight?
Our staff will come to your hotel for picking you up.
We will inform you a day before Balloon Flight via e-mail or call your hotel for exactly pickup time. Then you will be picked up from your hotel 30 munites to 1 hour before Balloon Ride and be transferred to launch area for pre-flight snacks, drinks and watch the inflation and preperations.

How long before Balloon Flight do I need to book?
We highly recommend you to book your Hot Air Balloon Flight in Cappadocia in advance. Balloon Ride in Cappadocia is very popular and can be fully booked up at the date of your inquiry. There are limited seats available and it can be full on your certain flight date. Also, there are special prices offer for early bookings.

How many people fly in one Balloon basket?
There are different sizes of Hot Air Balloon’s baskets.
Standard Balloon Flight Basket with a capacity of between 16 and 28 people and duration is between 45 munites and 1 hour.
Comfort Balloon Flight Basket with a capacity of between 10 and 16 people and duration is between 45 munites and 1 hour.
Deluxe Balloon Flight Basket with a capacity of between 8 and 16 people and duration is between 75 munites and 1,5 hours.
Prices vary depending on the type of Balloon Ride, the capacity of the basket and durations.

How do I pay for my Balloon Ride in Cappadocia?
Once you book your Cappadocia Balloon Tour, we will charge 30% deposit of the total price by our online system and the balance will be paid in cash directly to the Balloon Tour Operator at the time of Balloon Ride. Also, you are able to pay the full amount of Balloon Flight. If you would like to pay the balance by visa or master card, 10 Euros will be charged as an extra handling fee. We are able to accept US dollars, Euro, lira, pound sterling for cash payments. We only accept Euro and USD for online credit card payment.

What is the precoder if my flight is canceled because of bad weather conditions?
If your Balloon flights canceled because of bad weather conditions, we will transfer your booking to the following morning according to availability. That’s why highly recommend all of our guests to book Balloon Ride for the first available morning in Cappadocia. By this way, you will be able to join the following morning and you will not miss out this experience.
If your Balloon flight is canceled and you are not able to stay longer all your Money that you paid will be refunded.
It is possible to keep your Money for using the tickets for alternative dates and are valid for one year, subject to our cancellation policy. Also, you are able to pass your ticket to your friend or others.

Which hotels/hostels and places do you pick up from?
Hotels Pick ups and Drop offs are included from all hotels which are located in Cappadocia such as Goreme, Urgup, Uchisar, Avanos, Ortahisar, Mustafapasa, and Nevsehir.
Also, we are able to pick up from other hotels which are located in Kayseri and other locations outside of the above-mentioned with an extra transfer coast.
Please contact us via info@allcappadociaballoontours.com or +90 212 518 6821.

When will you let us know the exactly pickup time?
Once you make Balloon Flight reservation and inform us your hotel location or name, we will let you know the pickup time a day before the flight date.
We will contact you from your hotel or e-mail you to inform you of exactly pickup time. If you did not book your hotel and would like to book your Balloon flight, you can inform us your hotel minimum a day prior to your Balloon Ride date.

Where is the take off point in Cappadocia?
According to wind’s speed and direction, we use different take off point every day. This gives us a chance to see the most valleys and peaks of Cappadocia.

How high up do we go?
Normally Balloon will fly up and down according to the wind speed and directions. Balloon Ride in Cappadocia can be anywhere up to 1,000 feet. Most of the Balloon Ride adventurers enjoy low level to see amazing rock formations and fairy chimneys.

Do we take off before sunrise?
Yes. We usually take off before the sunrise. Because it is the perfect time of the day to take some great photos and videos of the valleys and the lunar landscape, and a great view of other balloons in the air. Sometimes, we may have to wait to take off until the sun rises because of the weather conditions.

Do we land the same point where the balloon launches?
Because of the winds, it is not possible to land the same point where we launched. According to winds, we land in a large open area where is easily accessible for our ground crew. Because we will celebrate Balloon Flight and you will be transferred back to the hotel from the landing area.

What should I wear for the Balloon Flight?
The temperature in the air is considerably colder than on the ground. That’s why we highly recommend you to wear long trousers and tops with long sleeves or a jacket. Also, do not forget to wear comfortable shoes because you will stand in the balloon for at least an hour.

Can pregnant women fly?
Due to the possibility of a bumpy landing, we do not recommend Balloon Flight for pregnant or if you think that you might be pregnant. If you have friends or family going to take a flight, we are glad to take you with your friends or family to the launch site then you will be able to see balloon preparations and take-off then to meet them at the landing point.

Can children fly?
Children aged between 0 and 5 are not allowed to fly. Our pilots accept to fly with children who are old enough to understand all the information about Balloon flight that given before take off and children have to be tall enough for maximum safety and enjoyment. Parents should be mindful of flight duration because children can get bored and restless standing in the balloon for an hour.

How Balloon Flights are controlled and ensure safety standards?
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) control all the Balloon Flights in Cappadocia with the same strict regulations that also applied to airplanes.