Balloons Over Fairy Chimneys

Balloon tours in Cappadocia, one of Turkey’s touristic regions famous with its fairy chimneys, provides the tourists with the ability to observe the natural beauty of the region around the year. Tourists can see historical and touristic centers of the region from the sky with balloon tours at the first light of dawn.

Cappadocia is not only fairy chimneys

20-30 years ago the word Cappadocia would bring to mind only the fairy chimneys… Lately the Cappadocia region has become popular with balloon tours. The region is suitable for balloon flights in every season. The beauty of the region can be observed from the air. Balloons frequently lower in the canyons and at intervals rises to about 1500 m and drift over the unique Cappadocia sky with a wonderful view of fairy chimneys.

Cappadocia is a land of extreme beauty, the deep canyons and lush fertile valleys provide hot air balloons with an ideal playground for a unique and memorable flight. There are different balloon tours: standard (60-75 mins); long (1,5 hours) or VIP tours (around 1,5 hours). Some tours include breakfast in the balloon and some others have VIP services such as anniversary, birthday or wedding.

The spectacular landscape of the area makes this experience even more breath-taking. The balloons pass barely over a tree while touching the leaves or float between the heads of fairy chimneys. If you wish to do a balloon ride one time in your life save it for Cappadocia, you will have an unforgettable experience.

Many pilots consider Cappadocia as the best place to fly with balloons in the world. With the ability of hot air balloon flight round the year and its natural beauty Cappadocia is one of the best places in the world for balloon flights. Balloons carrying tourists fly over Ürgüp, Göreme, Ortahisar, Uçhisar, Avanos and Nevşehir providing panoramic view.

Balloons operate through the basic principles of gravity and heat transfer. As air inside the balloon is heated, it rises. As the air inside the balloon cools, it descends. To make the balloon fly, an inflator fan fills it with air, which is then heated.