Cappadocia is one of the most perfect places on earth, not only for its beautiful landscape, but also for soaring peacefully in hot air balloons. The sensation of ballooning is very gentle and its calming effect seems to put the world below into perspective. Rock formations and world-famous fairy chimneys drift into view, giving you an unmatched feeling of being above it all.
When do we fly?
We schedule flights morning and evening, seven days a week, year-round. Our each flight is custom tailored to the weather conditions of the day by our experienced pilot
When don't we fly?
Sometimes flights have to be cancelled because of adverse weather conditions such as high winds speeds, poor visibility, low cloud or rain. Our pilots base their decisions on the latest forecasts from the office and local airports and they will always call flights on if it is possible to do so
Why do you fly so early?
Hot air balloons are completely dependant on the wind. In other words we do exactly what the wind does. As the sun heats the earth the air begins to boil just like a pot of water. Early morning air is best for your safety. The first hour of light in the morning is the safest time of the day
Who can fly in a balloon?
To fly in a balloon you must be at least 6 years of age, and we ask that our younger passengers (under 16 years of age) are accompanied by a responsible adult of 18 years or over. Passengers should be at least 4'6" tall, so they can see over the edge of the basket and are able to adopt the landing position. There is no upper age limit.
How long is the flight?
About an hour, depending on prevailing weather conditions and suitability of landing sites, but you should allow at least four hours for the whole experience
We are commercially insured for flight, ground transportation, and chase crew operations. Our balloons are fuly insured by Allianz and fully covered al our operation at international standard.
Voyager Balloon Flights is insured for third party and passenger liability. We are licensed by the Civil Aviation Authority and all our pilots hold full commercial balloon pilot's licence
Can we get a balloon just for our family or couple?
Yes we call that a private balloon. Our balloons come in several sizes. We will use the sizes or combination of sizes that best suits the number of people who are scheduled for that day
What type of clothing should i wear?
Wear something warm as it will probably be cold when we start out. It might be a good idea to bring a hat of some kind as the heat from the burner flame can sometimes be quite noticeable. Also, you will need a pair of good, sturdy shoes
Will we be cold up there?
Actually you will be WARMER in the balloon. HOT air balloons (note the clue HOT) float with the wind so there is no wind chill. Generally in the morning as we climb the air actually gets warmer by a few degree
Where do we fly?
We have about 18 different launch and landing sites in Capadocia. Each day is different. What launch and landing sites we will use on any day is determined by the speed and direction of the wind that day. Today's launch site might be tomorrows landing site or we might not go back to that site for week
How far will we fly?
We will go as far as the wind will take us. Remember balloons float with the wind. We have seen days where we flew for one hour and 15 minutes and went one mile! We have also seen days where we flew for 45 minutes and went 27 miles