Travel Goreme, Turkey

Hot-air-balloon Flight in Cappadocia

March 7th, 2011

I would like to share a travel experience with you from my latest trip to Cappadocia in Turkey, and in particular Goreme, famous for its Goreme National Park being a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The landscape of Cappadocia is dominated by a skyline of hoodoos, also known as fairy chimneys or earth pyramids. The best way to fully enjoy this gorgeous landscape we found was by going on a Hot-air-balloon flight.

Hot-air-balloon Flight in Cappadocia Goreme Turkey Trip SharingTravel Blog Goreme

We booked an amazing day trip through a website called anatolianballoons.com and found a lot of information on their website, pictures included.

Once in Goreme, located in the heart of Cappadocia, and checked in to our hotel we could actually see the balloons fly over the hotel's terrace! Wow, we had to do that too:)

On the day of our balloon flight we were picked up by our hotel by a representative of the touring agency around an hour before sunrise. The whole thing was really friendly and after drinking some tea and enjoying even a little breakfast we were introduced to our pilot and fellow passengers.

The view from our basket was amazing and I'm pretty sure that other than in Cappadocia you won't be able to find a similar view filled with these gorgeous fairy chimneys. The flight itself lasted over an hour and was breathtaking. I tried to get some clear pictures to add to the gallery below and you can just scroll down or click on them if you're curious.

Hot-air-balloon Flight in Cappadocia Goreme Turkey Travel DiaryTravel Blog Goreme

I would definately go on a balloon flight tour again because it really will give you a birds eye view and an amazing sunrise experience. After the flight we were accompanied by the anatolian balloons staff back to our hotel in Goreme.

Did you enjoy Hot-air-balloon Flight in Cappadocia and have you been on a holiday in Goreme, Turkey?
Add your trip!

Travel Tips for Goreme Turkey:

Where to stay in Goreme: Caravanserai Cave Hotel, beautiful cave rooms and a very friendly staff

What to do in Goreme: Join a Anatolian Balloons tour, they are the biggest hot air balloon company in Turkey and their flights are amazing!

Where to eat in Goreme: At the hotel dining area.

Travel Pictures of Goreme, Turkey

  • Hot-air-balloon Flight in Cappadocia Goreme Turkey Travel Diary Hot-air-balloon Flight in Cappadocia Goreme Turkey Travel Diary
  • Hot-air-balloon Flight in Cappadocia Goreme Turkey Trip Sharing Hot-air-balloon Flight in Cappadocia Goreme Turkey Trip Sharing
  • Hot-air-balloon Flight in Cappadocia Goreme Turkey Blog Adventure Hot-air-balloon Flight in Cappadocia Goreme Turkey Blog Adventure
  • Hot-air-balloon Flight in Cappadocia Goreme Turkey Diary Photos Hot-air-balloon Flight in Cappadocia Goreme Turkey Diary Photos
  • Hot-air-balloon Flight in Cappadocia Goreme Turkey Vacation Adventure Hot-air-balloon Flight in Cappadocia Goreme Turkey Vacation Adventure
  • Hot-air-balloon Flight in Cappadocia Goreme Turkey Travel Adventure Hot-air-balloon Flight in Cappadocia Goreme Turkey Travel Adventure
  • Hot-air-balloon Flight in Cappadocia Goreme Turkey Review Picture Hot-air-balloon Flight in Cappadocia Goreme Turkey Review Picture
  • Hot-air-balloon Flight in Cappadocia Goreme Turkey Travel Information Hot-air-balloon Flight in Cappadocia Goreme Turkey Travel Information
  • Hot-air-balloon Flight in Cappadocia Goreme Turkey Adventure Hot-air-balloon Flight in Cappadocia Goreme Turkey Adventure

Weather

Goreme Weather

Partly Cloudy
31 °C | 87.8 °F

Traveller

Elle-Helene photo
Age: 18-25
Travel type: Family holiday

Travel Blog

Hot-air-balloon Flight in Cappadocia
Continent: Europe
Country: Turkey
City: Goreme
Period: Mar 2011
Lenght of stay: 7 days
Views: 1414

Travel Review

Liked: The Hot-air-balloon flight, the hotel, the landscapes, the weather
Disliked: The price of the balloon flights maybe, otherwise I would have done one every single morning!
Trip Rating: Excellent

Map of Goreme

Map Goreme Turkey