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Cappadocia Balloon Ride and Champagne Breakfast
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Cappadocia Balloon Ride and Champagne Breakfast

By Royal Balloon - Cappadocia
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Rising from the plains of Anatolia, Cappadocia is an ancient, fairytale landscape famous for its honeycombed underground cities and towering, chimney-shaped rocks. Get a bird’s-eye view of the unforgettable scenery from the region’s best vantage point: by hot-air balloon. You enjoy a light breakfast and a glass of bubbles and can choose from two different flight durations and basket sizes.
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Ages 6-99, max of 20 per group
Duration: 3h 30m
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • A hot-air balloon ride over Cappadocia, with breakfast and bubbles
  • Enjoy round-trip hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Get a bird's-eye view of the scenery with informative pilot commentary
  • Upgrade to a longer and more intimate balloon ride, capped at 12 people 
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2023

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Live commentary on board
  • Snack Breakfast
  • Flight medal
  • Champagne ceremony after balloon ride.
What's not included
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities

Your Cappadocia tour begins with a front-door pickup at your hotel. Settle back for a scenic and comfortable ride through the Turkish countryside as you head to the hot-air balloon office, where you enjoy a light but satisfying breakfast of fruit, a sandwich, and hot and cold drinks. From there, move to the nearby launch field to watch your 100-foot-tall balloon fill with air. Board the basket and feel the balloon lift as the distance between you and the Earth increases. If you’ve opted for the shorter queen flight, there’ll be up to 20 travelers in your basket; if you’ve selected the longer king option, numbers will be capped at 12. Soon, you have a bird’s-eye view of the incredible lunar landscapes, volcanic spires, and multicolored “fairy chimneys” that make Cappadocia so special. As you rise to a height of up to 1,000 feet (300 meters), your pilot gives you information on the unique geological history of the region, which has been inhabited since ancient times. On landing, receive a silver or gold medal as a souvenir of your flight and enjoy a glass of bubbles.

Start:
    Pickup details
    • 4:30 to 5am; you must contact the local supplier after booking to verify your exact pickup time (contact details will be provided on your confirmation voucher)
    Additional pickup options
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included pickup points.
    • Cappadocia, Türkiye
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5645CAPPADOCIA

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Comfortable clothing and footwear; a light jacket, hat and sunglasses are highly recommended
      • Not recommended for child aged under 6 years old
      • Not recommended for participants with back problems or pregnant women
      • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
      • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers

      • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

      How much is Cappadocia Balloon Ride and Champagne Breakfast?
      Cappadocia Balloon Ride and Champagne Breakfast price starts from R 3 366,08. Discover and book Cappadocia Balloon Ride and Champagne Breakfast on Tripadvisor
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      Cappadocia Balloon Ride and Champagne Breakfast cancellation policy: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. Discover and book Cappadocia Balloon Ride and Champagne Breakfast on Tripadvisor
      Which company provides Cappadocia Balloon Ride and Champagne Breakfast?
      Cappadocia Balloon Ride and Champagne Breakfast is hosted by Royal Balloon - Cappadocia. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Royal Balloon - Cappadocia on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Cappadocia Balloon Ride and Champagne Breakfast on Tripadvisor
      How much time do I need for Cappadocia Balloon Ride and Champagne Breakfast?
      On average, this experience will take approximately 3h 30m. Discover and book Cappadocia Balloon Ride and Champagne Breakfast on Tripadvisor

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5645CAPPADOCIA

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        The Best Balloon experience ever !!!!!!
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        Absolutely the BEST!!! I did my research before choosing Royal and picked them because of their safety record and pilot training requirements. We did the private ride and the whole experience was 5 stars beginning to end. Pilot Tolga was a gem, absolutely wonderful!! So skilled and friendly and really put us at ease. I would 100% choose Royal balloons again!!
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      jeffjohnson335
      Chicago, IL12 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sept 2021 • Couples
      The highlight of Cappadocia was our Royal Balloon hot air balloon ride!

      We booked our Royal King Flight in early June for our September 3rd flight as we had read online that Royal sells out very quickly. Although our initial Flight was cancelled due to bad weather, Royal was able to re-accommodate us the next day. Our flight was incredible. We floated above the city caves and chimneys with 110 other balloons, which was magical. Our handsome pilot, Umit Ertosun, was awesome and very skilled. We highly recommend Umit and Royal Balloon as everyone was so accommodating and professional during the booking, transportation, breakfast and entire flight experience. We also loved the Champagne toast at landing!

      Great experience and highly recommend Royal Balloon.
      Written 12 September 2021
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      K. Tee
      2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2021 • Couples
      I would highly recommend Royal Ballon to anyone who plans to take flight in Cappadocia. I was looking for a special way to propose to my now fiancé. And I could not be luckier that I found Royal Ballon.

      My story with Royal Balloon started more than a year before my flight. In Jan 2020 I messaged a few Hot Air Balloon operators in Cappadocia. Out of all the balloon operators Royal was the one with the best rate and the operator that replied the fastest. The whole time I was in communication with Mr. Adem Paltaci. Since it was going to be a special occasion for us I asked him hundreds of questions. From the size of the basket (so I can make sure I can get down on one knee), to the more basic questions like the view we will see and cancelation policy in the event I could not make it to Turkey. And unfortunately, we did have to cancel our flight due to the covid-19 pandemic. I wasn't charged anything and Mr. Adem was still helpful with any and all questions.

      Fast forward 2021 I decided to carry out my proposal plan and emailed Mr. Adem & Royal Ballon again. He was more than helpful and accommodating with my many requests. I even ended up asking him for airport transfer recommendations, car & driver rental recommendations , and even restaurant recommendations. He answered all of them and pretty much helped us plan our whole Cappadocia trip. Mr. Adem went further and beyond!

      For our flight Mr. Adem paired us with Mr. Tolga who turns out was also the flight manager of Royal Ballon. He was witty, chatty, and funny which was great because I was so nervous with my proposal. But Mr. Tolga helped calmed my nerves, and even went a step further and told me the most romantic moment to propose. He started by playing a Sam Smith song, and then actually nudging me to tell me that now is the moment to ask. And everything went perfectly. The sun was just peeking over the hills, the other balloons were a distance away and it felt as if it was just us in the air. Perfect moment with the perfect operator and team.

      My only tiny disappointment after the whole flight was that I could not meet Mr. Adem personally and thank him for making one of my most nervous moments simple, easy, and worry-free. I truly am thankful to Mr. Adem & Mr. Tolga.

      So in conclusion, Royal Ballon not only met my expectations, it exceeded it by miles! Thank you once again Mr. Adem, Mr. Tolga, and Royal Balloon for an experience I will cherish forever. Hope to fly with you again in the future Royal Ballon
      Written 27 February 2021
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      Rachel AJ Lee
      Singapore, Singapore59 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2020
      I had a great experience with Royal Balloon, from the ease of making a booking where a consultant answered my queries promptly, to the actual flying day itself. We had a quick bite at the restaurant after being picked up from the hotel in the wee hours of the morning, and promptly flew after that. Flying time was definitely past one hour, and it was beautiful to see other balloons in the air, and the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia. The experience was great. A thing to note, prices vary across the different ballooons, so you might want to do your homework - I found Royal's service fantastic, but felt it was much more pricey than their competitors. A friend who did the exact same ride with Royal last year also paid a substantial 70 euros less.
      Written 12 March 2020
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      Ivana R
      Zagreb, Croatia7 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Oct 2021
      Seven days ago my dream came true and I'm still floating in in my mind on this perfect balloon ride. We got picked up from our hotel in a private van around 5 a.m. and went to Royal Balloon headquarters for breakfast where we met other excited passengers. From the pick-up to drop off Royal Balloon was professional, well organized kind and friendly but one person stranded out and made my experience unique and once in a lifetime experience , he is Kemal Kaya the most amazing pilot you will ever had. Kemal gave us the ride of a lifetime, floating securely through that seemed a balloon festival ,catching a breathtaking sunrise. We had picture perfect sky without any clouds so Kemal took through the valley to show us lunar landscapes, stone-cut churches and magical fairy chimneys. Personally I have fear of heights and a balloon ride was my way of beating that fear and I couldn't have done it without him because he made me feel very safe. He was fun and caring and thrilled all of us when after an one hour of magic ride we landed gently on the trailed hooked to the the back of the truck. Yes, you've read it correctly, all because of our amazing pilot. After our landing we had a chance to hang around our balloon, cheered with champagne and I got my first gold medal for courage  I highly recommend Royal Balloon and Kemal Kaya as the pilot because as they say it we flown Royal and felt Royal.
      Written 5 November 2021
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      Nicholas N
      60 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Aug 2021
      First rate operation. Our early King Flight was cancelled twice because of wind, after we rescheduled once, and the staff was extremely accomodating and professional. The pilot (Mr. Ertolsun) handled the ballon expertely, and chose what appeared to be a more interesting initerary than the other baloons we saw, with great variation in elevation from 2,500 meters to 10 meters, and two close to the ground tours of the beautiful canyons around Goreme (we landed in Love Valley - what an amaing sight!). We ended up with a later flight, because of lack of space on the early flight, which we actually found to be preferrable, because it allows both sunrise photos and photos in the bright daylight, when you can see the land features in color. And the numerous other baloons already in flight help make beautiful photos. Would strongly recommend scheduling on a day when it is not expected to be cloudy.
      Written 16 August 2021
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      Amanda
      8 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dec 2021 • Friends
      This was such a wonderful experience! I definitely recommend booking it the first morning you’re in town because of weather. We felt safe the entire time, Abdullah our chief pilot was fantastic and his 19 years of experience put me at ease. Everything from takeoff to the landing was smooth. The whole experience was super organized, we got picked up at our hotel, we were served a light breakfast, and then headed off to the balloons. They did a wonderful job communicating updates on the flying conditions.
      Written 18 December 2021
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      Bogdan P
      Bucharest, Romania36 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Oct 2020
      Well, that was one of the most beautiful things that we have ever seen. The sunrise from the balloon, on a crystal clear morning, while at 3000 feet above the ground and amongst another 70-80 balloons was the highlight of our trip to Turkey.
      Although neither of us was nervous before the flight, our captain Vu was extraordinary. He was the definition of calmness, while at the same time being available for every kind of question that he was asked. He also provided us some information about the area below us, about the art of flying a balloon, even about him (how he started this job). Thank you Vu!
      Also, about Royal Balloons, everything was perfectly organized, it is clear that they are 100% professional about what they do. We opted for the King flight, which was probably our best decision (less people in the basket - we were 11 + Vu, more time up in the air).
      We can't wait to come back in the future, because we would like to re-do this experience, maybe in the winter!
      Written 21 October 2020
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      Daniel M
      12 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dec 2021 • Solo
      I spent many hours looking at reviews to try and find the best company to do a hot air balloon flight with and I’m happy I spent that time researching because my flight with Royal far exceeded my expectations! I opted to go for the King flight (more expensive, but you get a smaller basket - I had around 6 people in mine - and you have a longer flight duration. I would recommend spending the extra money on the King flight as its a once in a lifetime opportunity and you actually have space to move around and take pictures. Whereas I saw other company’s packed in their clients like sardines in massive baskets.

      Our captain Ahmet was extremely friendly and was helpful in answering any questions we had during the flight.

      The breakfast before the flight was a buffet of snacks and a wide arrange of coffees and teas, I opted to only eat a little bit since I knew I had a full buffet at my hotel after.

      Overall, this was a 10/10 experience and Royal Balloon was extremely helpful answering all of my questions before and during the flight.
      Written 4 December 2021
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      Patrick C
      5 contributions
      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      Oct 2020
      My wife and I booked Royal balloon flight in October 2020. We selected the most expensive package and it ended up being over $200USD per person. When we got into the balloon, we ended up having to share our small compartment with another guy and my wife and I were pushed to the center of the balloon. We ended up not getting a lot of great pictures.

      To compare, we were so unhappy with this that we booked Turquaz ballons for two days later. We had the same size group (11 people) but Turquaz put us in a 20 person balloon (instead of the smaller balloon that Royal used) so there was a lot more room for us and we ended up having a much better experience. I would recommend you save your money and just book Turquaz instead of Royal, we wouldnt have booked a second flight if we had flown with Turquaz fitst.
      Written 31 October 2020
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      Ahmed Elkastawy
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      My experience with royal balloon was different
      I booked and make a full payment 2 days before traveling. but for some reasons I & my fiancée couldn’t make it to cappadocia as we missed our flight from Istanbul.
      I reported this incident at 2am on the day of the balloon trip.
      By 6am management replied to me that they understand incident and a full payment will be made back to me.

      Yes I didn’t experience the balloon ride with royal balloon for sure I’m recommending this company to everyone for there professional behavior and for myself next time we visit turkey , making it to cappadocia is on our first priority.

      Thanks to Royal Balloon management for your fast response , understanding of situation and for your professionalism.
      Written 27 July 2021
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