Cappadocia

Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon and Green Tour

Experience stunning views of Cappadocia on a hot balloon ride
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About Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon and Green Tour

The Cappadocia Hot air balloon and Green Tour deal package is your best bet if you want to see both the South part of Cappadocia. Go on a Hot Air Balloon ride in Cappadocia, two of the most popular tourist attractions in the region. Cappadocia's top attractions are yours to explore for an entire day, both from the air and on the ground. You may also witness the simultaneous inflation of hundreds of balloons. Our flights last for 60 minutes total, the first 30 of which give you a close-up look at the fairy chimneys and the second 30 giving you a bird's-eye view of the entire area. You'll be having a champagne toast and a certification party after we safely touch down to celebrate our fantastic flight. After making your way through the valley fed by Melendiz River from Belisirma, you'll reach Selime, a town with a hollowed-out citadel and churches where fairy chimneys rest atop the steep hillside. Make a photo stop in Yaprakhisar, a nearby village, and after lunch, you'll explore Derinkuyu Underground Village, a network of tunnels that once housed Christian communities seeking safety from the Ottoman Empire.

Tentative Itinerary of Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon and Green Tour

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  • Flying over a stunning environment that gives you the impression that you are on the moon or another planet is one of the best experiences of a lifetime.
  • A perfect complement to the company's great and competent service is the combination of colors, the dawn's first rays, and the beauty of nature.
  • You will have a wonderful day flying over Cappadocia from the time you are picked up from your hotel till you return.
  • After an exciting hot air balloon trip, you'll go to Kaymakli Underground City to see how Christians have defended themselves against attacks and persecution over the years.
  • After some additional driving, you will arrive at Ihlara Canyon, where you can hike for 3.8 km alongside the river and stunning scenery. It will take two hours to travel to Ihlara Valley.
  • Your next stop as per the Cappadocia Hot air balloon and Green Tour, after visiting Ihlara Valley is Selime Monastery, which has a cathedral-sized church and is the largest religious structure in Cappadocia.
  • Following your exploration of Selime Monastery, you will travel to Sarihan Caravanserai to see the 13th-century home of the merchants and their camels.
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Places to Explore in the Tour

Meskendir Valley
Meskendir Valley

Meskendir Valley is your first stop, and there you can expect a short hike through some truly breathtaking scenery. The valley, which is located close to Ortahisar, spans for around 440 meters and is home to the well-known Meskendir Church. In the interior, visitors can admire the huge cross etching on the chapel ceiling and the magnificent geometric red ornaments.

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Rose Valley
Rose Valley

There are some fantastic rock-carved churches nestled among the stunning rock formations. The area's greatest charm lies in the web of trails that crisscross vineyards and gardens to link the various hamlets and towns. Behind Urgup is a secluded valley known as the Rose Valley.

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Red Valley
Red Valley

Magnificent rock formations and underground chapels make the Rose Valley an essential stop on the Cappadocia Hot air balloon and Green Tour. Behind Urgup is a secluded valley. Small settlements are linked by a spider web of rails that wind through vineyards and gardens. Villagers toiling away in the neighborhood might even offer you grapes, apples, or apricots.

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Cavusin Valley
Cavusin Valley

On a Cappadocia Hot air balloon and Green Tour you'll check out Cavusin Village, one of the region's oldest settlements, famous for its cave dwellings that wind through the rock like a maze of ruins. A large cave church dating back to the fifth century, the Church of John the Baptist may be found in this settlement.

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Underground City
Underground City

The Christian subterranean city you explore is the largest and most well-known of the 36 such communities created by the persecuted faith. There is no way to do a proper tour of Cappadocia without stopping by these amazing underground cities. There are a total of eight floors, although only four are open to the public. These floors house an unique network of wine cellars, kitchens, and residential quarters.

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Pigeon Valley
Pigeon Valley

You will take a break on the outskirts of Goreme to look out over Pigeon Valley, so named for the centuries-old pigeon houses carved into the cliff walls below. Once upon a time, pigeon excrement was widely employed as a high-quality fertilizer by farmers all across the area.

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Uchisar Castle
Uchisar Castle Panorama

Uchisar, a troglodyte settlement deep within Cappadocia, is your last visit. The massive outcropping of rock in the middle of Uchisar previously served as a castle, hence the name. As the highest point in the region, it provides stunning panoramas over Erciyes Mountain and the surrounding area, including Cappadocia.

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Love Valley
Love Valley

Natural weathering of the volcanic rock roughly 9 to 3 million years ago generated the enormous phallic structures of Love Valley. Some of the structures can reach heights of 40 meters! Cones, mushrooms, pinnacles, pillars, and "fairy tale chimneys" are just some of the odd geological formations that greet visitors to Love Valley.

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Know Before You Go For Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon and Green Tour

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  • Location South Cappadocia

  • Best Time to Visit The months of April and May, as well as September and October, are ideal for a trip to Cappadocia. Spring and fall are ideal for visiting Cappadocia because of the region's varied temperatures (both hot in the summer and frigid in the winter). You can't pick a better time to go on a hike and discover the wonders of the Rose and Red Valleys. Springtime in the kingdom of fairy chimneys is brightened by the blooming of countless varieties of flowers. Cappadocia's stunning landscapes are best appreciated from above, and luckily hot air balloon rides are accessible year-round.

  • Inclusions

  • Tour of Cappadocia via hot air balloon ( 1 Hour )

  • Any and all museum and attraction entry costs

  • Local levies

  • Guide fluent in French for Private Groups

  • Lunch

  • Private air conditioned Mercedes-Benz Sprinter with private air conditioning for all trips and transfers.

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FAQ's of Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon and Green Tour

Can I book Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon and Green Tour online?

Yes, you can book Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon and Green Tour online. In fact, purchasing tickets online is your best bet, especially if you want to beat the crowds and guarantee a spot for yourself.

How much does a hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia cost?

Hot air balloon rides typically cost between 2602.60 TL to 4647.50 TL per person. The price ranges widely due to factors including flight duration, time of day, and high/low season. In most cases, a flight will last at least an hour and can go on for as long as three.

Which tour is better green or red in Cappadocia?

You should definitely look at the locations included in the Red and Green Tour and make your decision based on that. You can choose the Green Tour if you're more interested in exploring nature and seeing the underground city, or the Red Tour if you'd rather see central Cappadocia and spend time in Love Valley with your significant other.

How many days are enough for Cappadocia?

The optimal amount of time to spend in Cappadocia is three days. With only three days, you may visit all the major attractions, go hiking, spelunk in caverns, and even take a hot air balloon ride if you so choose.

Do and don'ts in a hot air balloon?

Dos

  • Do follow the safety warnings.
  • Be sure to let the pilot know if you have a fear of heights; he will be pleased to answer any inquiries and calm any nerves.
  • Feel free to bring a camera along in case you want to snap some pictures from the balloon, but please put it away before departure and after landing.
  • Tickets for the popular Cappadocia Hot air balloon and Green Tour sell out quickly, so be sure to book your trip in advance. Don’ts
  • Avoid flying if you are pregnant or have severe mobility issues.
  • Don't overdo it on the coffee or water before your trip because there will be no stops for you to use the restroom.
  • Do not wear shoes that are too tight or too loose can make getting out of the balloon difficult.
  • Do not wear clothes that are uncomfortable.

How long is the balloon ride in Cappadocia?

The duration of a standard balloon ride is 60 minutes, whereas the duration of a deluxe balloon ride is 90 minutes.

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