Cappadocia’s hot air ballooning is so popular due to the lack of wildlife, which allows balloons to descend considerably lower during flight. This means you get to explore the full range of this area’s strange and unusual landscape both up close and from a distance.

During flight, you’ll climb to a maximum altitude of approximately 3,000 feet, offering spectacular bird’s-eye views of the sinewy valley systems.

When you’re going down, you’ll frequently fly over the orchards and into the valleys themselves. Balloons may skim near to the tops of Cappadocia’s “fairy chimney” rock formations in winds if they are able, from just above, to view these geological anomalies, carved during millennia of wind and water action.