Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Cappadocia

Everyone has dreamed of softly flying over cityscapes and rolling fields — seeing the world from a different vantage point, from above.  But few places on earth provide such a spectacular view as Cappadocia, Turkey, known for its underground cities and abodes which burst from the very rock faces which cover the land.

These intriguing formations are the result of thousands of years of rain and a flowing river which masterly carved every curve and element with the care of an artist. The view from above in a balloon at dawn is even more magical: watch the valleys sweep into cave churches and tunnels peeking up from underground. The sunrise has never seemed more stunning — watching the golden glow of the day wash over this city’s fascinating and beautiful natural developments. And if you can peel your eyes off of the ground of this World Heritage Site, you’ll look around to see you’re surrounded by other hot air balloons, floating weightlessly in the pink morning sky. It’s no wonder this is a bucket list item for people all over the globe. 

Getting There

Travelers will get to Cappadocia and its enchanting hot air balloon rides by flying into one of two airports: the Erkilet International Airport, a major transportation hub, or the Nevşehir Kapadokya Airport in Turkey. Both international airports are located near the city, though, the Erkilet is the main choice for travel into Cappadocia. You can get direct flights from Saudi Arabia, Greece, Egypt, Oman, Iran, Italy, and Afghanistan. Private transfers from the airport to your next destination, whether that is hotel, city wandering, or directly to the balloon rides, is the quickest option. Using flight network you can find best prices and best time to book your tickets from Sydney, Darwin, Canberra, Melbourne, Gold Coast and Townsville. Shuttle transfers present another option for travelers for door-to-door service. Particular hot air balloon tours will offer direct service from airport to balloon adventure.

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