Cappadocia is famous in the world for many things, but a hot air balloon ride is its top attraction. Every year hundreds of thousands of tourists take a hot air balloon ride and almost all the time the sky is filled with hundreds of balloons flying at the same time.
The views it has to offer are incredible and unmatched by any place in the world. A ride lets you enjoy the magical landscape, fly over the fairy chimneys and cave houses and get the experience of a lifetime. You can take a ride almost any time of the year.
Some tourists think it might be unsafe to take a ride when there are hundreds of balloons already in the air. So, be careful about it. You can research some accidents about it.
Even though more than 100 balloons fly every day serving around 2000 tourists, there is no guarantee that you would get a spot. It’s a very famous attraction for visitors, so you need to book a ride as early as possible.
One thing you need to know is that a hot air balloon ride won’t be cheap. There are different companies that provide this service, but all would cost you good money. Every company charges differently for a ride and if you want a luxury flight with fewer people in the basket you would have to pay more money.
On the flight day, you would be taken from your hotel to the company’s office. The company waits for a green signal from the Civil Aviation Authority on whether it is safe to fly or not. When they get the green signal you will be taken to the balloon take-off zone. To begin the ride you need to get into the basket.
Different baskets have different sections with one section designated for the pilot. When you are in the air not only you can see the spectacular views, you can chat with other people and listen to their stories. When you get to the maximum height of 800m, the views from there are breathtaking and when the tour is done you would land on a balloon’s trailer.