Frequently Asking Questions
1)There are regular flights from Istanbul airport to the city of Nevsehir or Kayseri then you can reach the Cappadocia by shuttle bus or taxi in 1 hour 2)There also public buses between cities,from Istanbul to City of Nevsehir.After you reach the Nevsehir you can take a taxi to Goreme Town which is themost popular destination in Cappadocia or directly to your hotel.
Cappadocia is located at the middle of Central Anatolian and elevation is 1200 meters. So that region is living with continental climate conditions.In summer it may rise up to 35-40 celsius degrees and in winter you can see even 10-12degrees under zero and it takes several times snow!
General information about hot air balloon flights in Cappadocia Take off points of balloons : every day we change the place of take-off depending on the speed and direction of the wind so we can show you the most charming and beautiful valleys and hills of Cappadocia to make you have an unforgottable experience. What we need wear : you shoul put on long pants and tops with long sleeves,preferably made of natural fibers and suitable shoes for outdoor suit and also to have quite warm coat with is not a bad idea as it is cold at first and warmer later. How high the balloons rise : Generally we will fly over valleys very low sometimes you will be able to collect even fruit from trees,but sometimes depends on request from the guests we may go up to 500 meters from the Ground.When the wind is calm, officially we have right to rise up to 800 meters above the ground level. Can the children fly : child must be at least 6 years old to join this activity.According to the new regulations implied by civil air foundation, children from 6 years old are also considered as an adult.That's why there is no discount for children. Yearly flying periods of Balloons: hot air balloons in Cappadocia fly 12 months depending on weather condition.In practice from October to March there will be more cancellations due to weather conditions and from april to october almosr everyday you see the beautiful dances of tha balloons in Cappadocia When the balloon flights are cancelled: when the wind speed is above 10 km and not stabilised for long time ,during heavy rain or foggy weather conditions,cause the flights be cancelled.In case of cancellation due to weather condition you will receive the full refund of the payment for balloon flight. Flight area and distance of balloons: hot air balloons take off near Goreme town and they can go from 4 to 20 km depending on the wind speed on the day of the flight,sometimes even 30 km flights are possible. Can pregnant women fly: Unfortunately not,if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant, you should not join hot air balloon activity, due to possible bumpy landings it is not recommended for pregnant women and is also quite prohibited by law. What about bad landing: it does not happen often but sometimes we might have a bad landing.Usually we land very calmly, but if the wind increases while we are landing unexpected bumpy landings may happen.If you obey the landing position and rules told by your pilot you land quite safely. When we meet you: we come for you to your hotel about 45 minutes before sunrise and take you to our office for check-in and Breakfast. Do we see the sunrise from the hot air balloon: we usually take off with the sunrise and fly during the Golden hour - the best time for photography but sometimes due to weather conditions we may take off later for your safety. Why hot air balloon flights are organized so early: because it is the best time of the day when the wind is not very fast, there are no thermoses and not too hot,the perfect time for balloon flight. Return to the hotel: our drivers will take you back to your hotel after a balloon ride by a car or a minibus. The size of the baskets: we use CameronTT basket with different sizes. They have 4 cabins for passengers. There will be a maximum of 4-5 people in each part of the basket and the height of the baskets is 120cm. Where our balloons were made : all the balloons we have were made in England in 2014 and 2015
Co-vid 19 effected all the world and our beautiful Cappadocia as well, in 2019 we met in Cappadocia 4 million tourists from all around the world but this year so far it is even not % 5 of last years numbers.We had very bring days from March till july 2020 and just after that we again see tourists in Cappadocia from some of the Countries where the virus comparetively under control, Hot air balloon flights had been cancelled Du to virus but from 22nd of august 2020 we have again hot air balloon flight organizations in Cappadocia! Once balloon rides came back then we started to see more and more customers every New week.From local people there is not many effected people with the virus and we can proudly say that Cappadocia is very safe against the co-vid 19 as the territory is really a large open air museum and we have dry and hot weather conditions under which virus is not spread rapidly and can't effect seriously.Here in Cappadocia already daily small group tours and activities şike hot air balloon rides, safari tours and events started to be organized since august 2020.So you can make your travel plan bravely to Come to Cappadocia 😀! See you soon