Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Tours
Everything starts before dawn, when experienced Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon companies -there are almost 20 companies that offer this adventure – collecting the passengers from their cave hotels and take them by minibuses to a meeting point and then to launch area during preparations for Cappadocia Balloon Tour. There, a light breakfast with some hot beverages are offered and when all the participants are present, the groups moves to the baskets. One of the wonders of travel in Cappadocia is definitely ride in Hot Air balloons Cappadocia with the absence of noises once the burner goes off. You then have the feeling of floating and flying by feeling the air on your face and arms, of experiencing what is never within reach.
The extraordinary thing about flying in Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Tour is the possibility of doing it on a unique landscape, the result of a long process of erosion over millions of years. From anywhere in Cappadocia, the silhouette of the volcano Erciyes [3,916 m] is the highest mountain in Asia Minor, a volcano currently dormant but which is the origin of this tortured and beautiful landscape. In its times of activity, its ashes covered the whole region with a thick mantle of tens of meters of thickness. The erosion on these layers of petrified ashes has created unusual shapes in the stone, which has generated a capricious and surprising landscape. To visit this region is, sometimes, to enter into a dreamlike space.
Another detail comes from the history itself. Cappadocia has been inhabited since thousands of years. It has been a place of passage of different routes of caravans and refuge for some of the first Christians who looked for the solitude. In this way they began to carve dwellings and hermitages in the cliffs and in the stone cones. Later they undertook larger and more complex structures, and the churches of these Christian communities are one of the artistic treasures of all of Turkey. This form of architecture has survived until a few decades ago. Ballooning near Uchisar offers one of the best panoramas of this type of housings.
Once in the Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon, the pilot gives some instructions for landing. The rest is to start enjoying. Little by little, with blows of fire, the balloon takes air and one sees how it moves away from the ground without being aware of the movement. It is important to clarify this point for those who think they will be afraid: the basket does not move, it is like going in an elevator calmly. Of course, it is obvious that this is gaining height in Cappadocia hot air balloons and that it can even pass above the clouds, so it is not advisable for those who have a fear of heights. In cold months it is advisable to wrap up warm and wear good shoes, with several socks if necessary. It is the only thing that can make the walk uncomfortable. Anyway, the beauty of the landscape and the incredible sensation of crossing the skies and touching the clouds (literally), makes one forget any inconvenience. It is simply wonderful. The flight usually lasts 1 hour and upon landing you can contemplate the spectacle of seeing a balloon fold, enjoy a toast with the pilot and the rest of the passengers and collect your accrediting diploma. No need to delve into descriptions about the flight much because a picture is worth a thousand words, but let’s me say it one more time: it is worth it! Until now, we have not heard anybody has regretted doing this excursion, although its a bit costly for 1 hour excursion. The decision is very personal. If you are ready, you can book by filling in below form