Our private flight is just for you and the pilot – usually 2 passengers and the pilot, the Private Balloon Flight provides the perfect flight experience for couples, newlyweds, marriage proposals in the air, special anniversaries, photographers and anyone who likes to treat themselves to an amazing adventure.
The Private Flight begins about one hour before sunrise with a private pick-up at your area hotel. We will drive to the take-off location and begin the balloon inflation. Once the balloon is vertical you will receive the full instructions from your pilot including safety briefing and landing instructions…and then you’re off! For one hour and 30 minutes you and your special someone will glide among rock formations, over vineyards, orchards and ancient cities. After the balloon flight ends we will celebrate with champagne, in the tradition of the first balloon flights by the Montgolfier Brothers in France, in 1873.
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Pick-up & Pre-Flight: Pick-up and drop-off from Cappadocia hotels are included in the Hot Air Balloon flights. Pick-up time will depend on at what time the sun rises. For example; you will be picked up from your hotel around 04:30-05:00 at spring and summer times while you will be picked-up around 06:00 in winter…
After pick-up you will arrive to hot air balloon landing site. Here you will have open buffet snacks and tea/coffee service while watching the balloons float. This is a perfect opportunity for those you like to take photos!
Next the flight crew will assist you to get on the hot air balloon basket and your FAA Certified Pilot will give a informative brief about the flight. All of the pilots and balloons we offer; are fully certified by the Federal Aviation Administration.
Take-Off & Flight: The take-off is quite gentle many people don’t realize when it happens exactly. The hot air balloons will take-off at sunrise.
First the balloons will rise approximately 1000 feet so we can witness the beautiful sunrise over the magical valleys of Cappadocia. You will discover the extraordinary views of Cappadocia from a birds eye view. Next the balloon will descend which will give you opportunity to see the beautiful fairy chimneys and valleys from a closer point of view and this is great for photo shoots as well!
The Landing: The landing of a hot air balloon flight is always celebrated with a traditional champagne toast. You will also get a certification for attending the flight. After the celebration you will be dropped off to your hotel around 07:30 – 08:00 according to the flight time.
The rate for the balloon ride is changing depending on how many people you are. So, please advise us how many people you are and we will give you the best quotation.
Please send us an email to get detailed information and make your booking. We will reply in less than 24 hours.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How high do balloons fly? We will fly quite low for a while to show you the rock formations from touching level and also fly around 2000 feet to taste the feeling of being a bird around the entire Cappadocia. You will be able to see more than 80-90 km (40-50 miles) in diameter in a sunny day with the balloon.
Why do we fly in the early morning? We prefer to fly during the first hours after the sunrise because it is the calmest, coolest part of the day. This makes things easier for soft landings and maximum lifting capacity of the balloon. In addition, there is the splendor of a beautiful sunrise.
What do I wear and bring? You should wear jeans or casual trousers and flat heeled shoes in summer. You should definitely wear some warm clothing in winter time. Although we usually land close to a road, you may be walking through fields. It is no colder in the balloon than on the ground, yet you may wish to bring a light jacket. Layered clothing will be the best as sometimes the weather might be different in the air than the ground. It is a must to bring your camera fully charged as you will take many lovely pictures of incredible Cappadocia.
Where do we go? We change our take-off site everyday according to wind speed and direction so that you can see the best valleys of Cappadocia. The sky is layered with air currents, so the pilot heats the air inside the balloon with the burner to rise into currents with different directions.
Where do we land? We land at different locations every day as everything is depending on the weather. Your pilot will begin the gentle descent when he finds an appropriate landing site where we are met by our experienced ground crew who are following us all the time on the ground.
Do you have Insurance? Yes. All passengers are insured up to 1,000,000 EURO.
Can we fly with our children? Children between 7-12 years old can fly with a responsible adult. However, we are not able to fly children under 7 years.
When do you cancel the flight? When the wind is faster than 10 miles per hour, during heavy rain or snow or in a very foggy day, the flight will be canceled. You will receive a full refund if we have to cancel your flight.
Can pregnant women fly? Unfortunately, we are not able to fly with pregnant women incase of a bumpy landing even though it occasionally happens.
Do we see sunrise from the balloon? We usually take-off with the sunrise and fly during the Golden Hour for photography. Sometimes, we might have to take-off later due to weather conditions.