On our flights, well travel anywhere from 2 to 15 miles depending on the wind speed and directions we encounter flying at various altitudes. During the flight the pilot will vary the balloons altitude from tree top level, a height that allows one to reach out and commune with nature, to heights of several thousand feet, where one may look out in a visual sweep, and see much of Cappadocia. Whatever the altitude, lighter-than-air-flight offers a truly unique flying experience.
The main difference of this flight from our standard flight is that instead of a pre designated take off area, we choose from among the 10 different fields we have all around the region, that will give us the best possible itinerary, depending on the wind conditions of that particular day. To do this, our pilots take a tour of the region way before sunrise time, and check the winds. We collect our passengers from their hotels roughly one hour before sunrise and we bring them to our base, and serve tea, coffee and cookies, as the passengers meet. In the meantime we let go several helium test-balloons to check the last state of the wind, to make a final decision on the most suitable launching site. Then we climb aboard our vehicles and go to the take-off field. Then you will watch the balloon being inflated and heated up, which is quite a sight in itself. In the meantime your pilot will give you a safety briefing. Once everything is ready, and your pilot tells you to do so, you can get into the basket for take off.
During the flight we rise to altitudes of several hundred meters to give you a good view of all that there is around, but what we do mostly is drift through the valleys and canyons and around the fairy chimneys, performing contour flying. This sort of balloon flight is possible only in Cappadocia in the whole world. The actual flight is between one and a half hours to two hours. At the end of the flight we land safely in an appropriate field. On landing, we have a traditional celebration party with a champagne cocktail and cakes, and we give every passenger a commemorative flight certificate written to their names. Then we bring our guests back to their hotels. The whole excursion takes about 3 to 4 hours from pick up to drop off. Therefore if the passengers wish to go on a sightseeing tour during the day, they are back in time to join the tour.
Deluxe balloon tour rates pp 425 $
- Between 8 to 10 passengers in the basket.
- Minimum 1,5 hours flight on the air.
- Transfer from hotel & back with high luxury vehicles.
- Passanger insurance up to 1.000.000 Euro.
- Upon landing champagne toast service.
- Commemorative flight certificates written to your name.
- All taxes.