Cappadocia Sunrise Hot Air Balloon with Flight from Istanbul

Duration: 3 hours
Destination: Turkey, Turkey, Istanbul
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  • 3 hours
  • Istanbul
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Non-Cancellable

Overview

Cappadocia hot air balloon tour from Istanbul. Watch daylight appear above the Cappadocia during a sunrise hot air balloon ride and see the first rays illuminate the rugged fairy chimneys. And optional: Cappadocia full-day tour with lunch.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Goreme National Park, Goreme 50180 Turkey

Your flight: Istanbul Airport or Sabiha Gokcen Airport 01:05 am - Kayseri airport (ASR) 02:40 am  

You will receive your PNR code after reservation.

You will be met at the Kayseri airport with your name written on a paper.

You will enjoy the breakfast when the balloon is being inflated which takes 20 minute then take off for the breathtaking balloon ride.

It is a privilege to witness the sunrise in the air in Cappadocia. Pass through the most beautiful valleys of Cappadocia just like a bird. Fly over the fairy chimneys as your pilot is informing you about the region. The tour route covers the most spectacular views of Cappadocia.

After this approx. 60 min. tour, your professional pilot, with the help of the ground team, will land.

And finally, after the landing, a celebration with refreshing drinks (non-alcoholic) is waiting for you. On the spot where you land we deliver your flight certificate specially made for your name and continue to celebrate our successful flight.

Then finish your tour at 8:00 am with a transfer to your Cappadocia hotel, Kayseri airport or Nevsehir airport

Optional: Full-Day tour with lunch in Cappadocia after balloon flight.

Start the day visiting Devrent Valley, also known as “Imagination Valley”, this is the most surreal-looking landscape. Your next stop will be Pashabagi also called the Monks Valley because Christian hermits chose to locate hermit cells and churches in these three-headed pinnacles symbolic of the Holy Trinity, it is possible to see all the stages in the formation of fairy chimneys at this spot.

Proceed to Avanos (Venessa) the pottery centre of Cappadocia, this village is set on the banks of the Kizilirmak/Red River. The river gets its name from the red clay it deposits. You can watch the potters at work using kick wheels, the technique which has remained unchanged for generations.

You will have lunch in a local restaurant before continuing to Goreme Open Air Museum. The world’s most important Byzantine cave churches are found in these once remote valleys where monks and nuns pursued monastic life from the 3rd century on. Here you can see the best preserved Byzantine cave wall paintings and frescos from the Iconoclastic period through to the end of Seljuk rule. Icons with scenes from the Old Testament and the New Testament above portraits of Church Fathers and saints depict the structure of the Byzantine universe.

Panoramic view point Esentepe. With a spectacular view over Goreme, see the complete view of Goreme valley and Goreme village: fairy chimneys, rock formations and cave houses. End your day with Uchisar Castle. This tall rock, the highest point of the Goreme region.

Then finish your tour at 16:30 pm with a transfer to your Cappadocia hotel, Kayseri airport or Nevsehir airport

Inclusions
  • One way flight from Istanbul to Cappadocia
  • Pre-sunrise 60-minute hot air balloon
  • Flight certificate
  • Includes all ground transport
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Optional: Cappadocia Full-Day Tour: Visit the Goreme Open-Air Museum and try making your own pottery in Avanos Discover this spectacular UNESCO-listed region of rock formations and cave villages Open Buffet Lunch National Park fees Professional art historian local guide Small-group tour with luxury vehicle (Max 15 person) All taxes, fees and handling charges

Exclusions
  • Flash Disk (available to purchase)
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 3 years
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered


Departure Time

1:05 AM

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

3 hours

Package is not cancellable.

User's Reviews

jsuavit

25 Mar, 2019

Although due to climatic reasons, it was not possible to take the hot air balloon flight, my overall experience was excellent! The cave boutique hotel was unexpectedly pleasant, the enchanting assistance from their personal, and the dedication of the tourist guide made us to feel an unforgettable trip to Capadoccia.

mortinilaura

08 Apr, 2018

Avesome experience!
Flight Istanbul 11:30 pm to Kaysery arriving time 1:30am
Transfer to Goreme with a comfy minibus 1 hour drive and 3 hours relax at Cappadocia ballons station, the will provide to give you nice sofas, food and drink and wifi connection.
The hot air ballon flight is 90min and I was back at Goreme at 9am.
Unfortunately I didnt get time to add more activities but if you want you can add tours in Cappadocia after your Hot Ballon Experience.
Well organized, book and don't ask unfortunately few people speak in english... they will provide do manage your day per minute.

Heather C

17 Jul, 2019

Whilst the tour itself was 4 stars in my opinion, this company deserves less than 1 star for the service and also the description provided for this tour.

Following booking this tour we received the flight confirmation details from Enka Travel. Our flight time was 00:10 departing from Istanbul Airport. The fare had been booked by them through a third party website.

On the afternoon of our flight I received a message from the tour operator stating that our flight had changed and was now at 21:20. We had already made plans for that evening which now clashed with this booking time. I asked why we had only just been notified the flight had been changed. They told me that she had only been notified by the airline that morning the flight had been cancelled and had rebooked on our behalf. I contacted Turkish Airlines who informed me that the flight had actually been cancelled a month earlier. When I raised this with Enka they told me that it was my responsibility to ensure my flight hadn't been cancelled. They hadn't provided my contact details on the original flight booking. Had this been the case I would've received a notification when it was cancelled and could've made other arrangements. Enka then continued to blame me and made out like they'd done me a favour and weren't liable to rebook the fare according to La Vacanza Travel rules (even though it was provided as part of the package they'd sold). They even told me how lucky I was to even be going on the balloon tour as spots that day had been selling or over 400 euros on the 'black market'.

The manner this was handled was very unprofessional and I did appreciate being blamed for something which was largely out of my control and should be included in the list of services a travel company provides.

Due to our flight being 3 hours earlier than scheduled we were dropped off at a hotel and allowed to stay in their reception area for 5 hours until our pickup. I felt this was very unprofessional. Upon speaking to another couple on our tour it came to light that they had in fact realised the flight had been cancelled and notified Enka, Enka had not even realised prior to that.

In addition to this the following are incorrect about the description:
Lunch was not a buffet and the restaurant tried to charge us for lunch.
Breakfast is crackers and tea/coffee.
Return airport transfer had not been organised.
The pottery is a demonstration and you don't get to try it yourself.
Balloon ride was 45 minutes.

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