Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Cappadocia, Turkey
Our day started at 4:40am. We peeled ourselves out of bed and into the chilled rainy darkness to wait for our ride.
When we arrived, the office was busy and buzzing with excitement.
Once it was time, we were alerted to hop into a van and we were on our way to Cappadocia.
We could see the many hot air balloons in the distance being prepped for their flights.
Suddenly we were prompted to board the basket as we were ready for take off. The burner was ignited blasting fire and hot air into the balloon and propelling it up in the air.
Twelve of us plus the pilots hopped in and we were quickly taught what to do when ready to land…….
…….And then we were off!
Gently floating higher and higher in the air, as the people on the ground became smaller and smaller.
It was magical watching all of the other hot air balloons hover up and down and all around at their own pace and at different levels.
Taking a hot air balloon ride is a must if you are visiting Cappadocia and we highly recommend Voyager Balloons. It was one of the most memorable experiences during all of our travels.
A special thanks to M. Halis Aydogan of Voyager Balloons for hosting us on a hot air balloon ride.