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Hot Air Ballooning

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Hot Air Ballooning in Turkey

Turkey's Cappadocia region is the best place on the earth for hot air ballooning, where nature and history come together most beautifully within the world.

Ballooning in Cappadocia

Hot air ballooning is the best way to view the amazing landscape of Cappadocia. While geographic events are forming strange rock formations, during the historical period, humans had carried the signs of thousand years old civilizations with carving houses and churches within these earth pillars and decorating them with frescoes.

There are many places that are must see in Cappadocia;

Fairy Chimneys, Goreme Valley, Goreme National Park, Rock Churches, Underground Cities of Kaymakli, Derinkuyu, Zelve Valley, Avanos with its pottery, Uchisar and Ortahisar Rock Fortress, Ihlara Valley, Red Valley, Soganli.

Hot Air Balloon Safety

Hot air balloons in Turkey are licensed, regulated aircraft. Pilots must meet certain standards of training and experience to be licensed. Hot air balloon companies must carry insurance coverage.

In Turkey, the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communication, Directorate General of Civil Aviation, is the licensing authority for hot air ballooning companies, just as it is for airlines.

Ideal Time for Ballooning

Early mornings are the best time for taking off in a hot air balloon.

Hot air ballooning usually takes place at wind speeds of up to 10 miles an hour. Also the winds have to be stable, otherwise you will end up feeling giddy in a balloon swaying to and fro like a pendulum.

Hot Air Ballooning in Turkey

Goreme Valley, Cappadocia, Nevsehir