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Either you are a solo traveller on your own or a member of a guided tour staying in a hotel near Pamukkale or Karahayit, Pamukkale Balloon Tour is something you shouldn’t miss. Being in a basket which floats 3.000 feets from the ground and experiencing sun rise over purely white cliffs is once in a lifetime opportunity.
Pamukkale Balloon Tour begins with picking you up from your hotel in Pamukkale or Karahayit and we drive to our take off point just outside Pamukkale Town. As soon as we reach the take off site we wil begin to prepare our balloons and within this time you can see hot air filling the balloon, take pictures of it and enjoy our snacks served with tea, coffee which is included in the price.
Just after balloon is filled with hot air, our staff will invite you to the basket and we are ready to rise. Eventually balloon will reach 1.000 meters and you’ll have priceless moments by seeing Pamukkale, Hierapolis, Karahayit and Denizli at the same time. You’ll have amazing sceneries so don’t forget to bring your cameras. While flying over Pamukkale, our kind pilots will be informing you about the flight and Pamukkale. Before landing, our balloon will levitate over white terraces of Pamukkale and ancient structures of Hierapolis Ancient City for your picture and video footage.
After landing a glass of champagne will be served to toast the extraordinary experience you had and you’ll recieve your certificates. Afterwards we’re ready to take you back to your hotel. This magnificent experience takes roughly 2 hours from picking you up until dropping you back.
If you are in a guided tour staying overnight in Pamukkale and want to be sure about your drop back time to catch your group you can calculate it by adding 2 hours to local sunrise time.
Pamukkale Balloon Tour Price is 120 € Per Person. This price covers Certificate & Champaigne Toast, Hotel Transfer (Both Ways), Full Insurance, Balloon Fee and Pilot Fee.
Pamukkale Hot Air Balloon Tour starts around 30 minutes before the sunrise. You will be picked up from your hotel at 07:00 if you are staying in Pamukkale Hotels and 06:45 if you are staying in Karahayit Hotels.
Hot Air Balloon Ride in Pamukkale starts with a free pickup service from Karahayıt and Pamukkale hotels for our guests. If you are staying in Denizli city center or have an arrival from Cardak Airport, please note that you can book an extra transfer service.
Information & Instructions
When you reach the departure runways, our instructors and pilots will inform you about the details. Our guests will have the chance to watch our staff filing the balloons with hot air and preparting them ready for the flight.
When everything is ready, our pilots will invite you to the basket and then we will take off. On our Pamukkale balloon tour, the scenery of the famous white cliffs (Cotton Castle) Denizli, Meander Valley, the famous remains of the ancient city of Hierapolis and necropolis will be right in front of you. Pamukkale is a very special natural and historical site with rich history and beautiful white Travertines. Pamukkale is also listed as a World Heritage by Unesco.
As Excursion Mania we have the best price offer for a hot air balloon ride in Pamukkale comparison to the other travel agents in the region.
Our flights are safe, licensed by the Turkish Government and run by the professional licensed pilots and staff. As Excursion Mania we use the best quality equipment with 15-20 person capacity balloons. Your safety is our first and top most priority.
After landing, you will be served a drink and you will also have a certificate attendance of the flight. This is a life time experience with a lifetime memory that you keep forever. At around 10:00 our driver will take you back to your hotel.
Here you can find everything you need to know about the hot air balloon experience with Excursion Mania. In this section, you can find answers on what to expect before, during and after your flight in order to enhance and make your experience joyful. If you are still having questions, you can always contact us. Our professional and experienced staff will be happy to assist you.
HOW HOT AIR BALLOONS WORK?
The basic principle behind hot air balloons can be found in physics: hot air rises in a cooler atmosphere. This is happening due to the fact that hot air is lighter than the cool one and has less mass per unit of volume. Mass is defined by the measure of how much matter something contains. The balloon has to be large enough in order to receive a large amount of heated air in an effort to be lifted and take-off.
Inflating the balloon with hot air makes it lighter than the outside atmosphere and allows the balloon to be lifted. In what regards landing, the air inside the balloon starts to become cool allowing the balloon to start descending. The professional pilot is able to operate the control the balloon by using three instruments: an altimeter, a rate-of-climb meter and a temperature gauge for the balloon. The pilot moves the hot air balloon by ascending and descending at the appropriate level. However, this is subject to the direction and strength of the wind.
The balloon is made of reinforced nylon, known as hyperlast. The fabric is really light but extremely strong. It is treated with a polyurethane coating in order to become more airtight and to help the fabric withstand the ultraviolet rays of the sun. The passengers enjoy the flight in a woven wicker basket which is strong, safe and flexible. The two parts of the hot air balloon are connected with stainless steel suspension cables.
Our company makes available different types of flights in order to meet your expectations. More precisely, Standard Flights are 120 €. You can also contact us for other flight options.
How do I make a reservation?
If you wish to make a reservation you can use our “Book Now” link or directly call us at +90 535 6187131. You are strongly advice to make a booking before coming to Pamukkale as there is an increased demand and flights are limited by the Turkish Civil Aviation department. Thus, if you want to be sure about your participation, you are advised to book in advance.
How do I cancel my reservation?
Booking does not mean pre-payment. Thus, if you wish to cancel your flight you are able to do it without any charge given that the cancellation takes place at least 1 week before the scheduled flight. If you cancel in a period less than a week, a 20% of the total amount will be charged. Finally, in case you cancel your reservation 48 hours prior the flight, you will be charged with the total amount. It must be noted that, if we are forced to cancel the flight due to weather conditions, you will receive a refund.
When do we fly?
Our company makes flights available early in the morning on a daily and year-round basis. Each flight is subject to weather and wind conditions and our professional pilots choose the take-off location for every flight.
As wind direction and strength influences the hot air balloon rides, we do follow the direction of the wind for your own safety. In line with this statement, the best flight in term of safety is the one that takes place early in the morning.
Who can fly in a balloon?
According to the regulations governing hot air balloon flights, participants should be above 6 years old. In case of a non-adult participant, parents should also participate to accompany the child. In addition, participants should be at least 4’6¨ tall so as they can adopt the landing position.
There is absolutely nothing to worry about! Hot air balloon flights are completely safe as they follow all of the relevant regulations. Our company is fully covered with insurance in relation to flight operations and ground transportations. In addition, Voyager Balloon Flights is insured for 3rd party and passenger liability. Generally speaking, the activity is characterised as safe due to the high level of standards and the experience of the pilots. The fleet is well maintained and all of the hot air balloons pass all the necessary FAA inspections on a yearly basis.
What time does the balloon take off?
According to the regulation of the Turkish Civil Aviation department, there are only two flights available in Pamukkale. The first one takes place prior sunrise and the second one takes place after the sunrise.
Can we get a balloon just for our family?
Our company is able to personalize and adjust this experience based on your needs and expectations. Thus, private hot air balloon flights are available for those who are interested. We do have several sized of balloons and in this case, we will adjust the size or combine sizes in order to accommodate the people in your group. For more information you can check out our Exclusive Flights.
What type of clothing should I wear?
In order to enjoy the maximum of your flight experience, you are instructed to wear comfortable clothes and shoes. In addition, you may wear something warm and bring a hat with you in case you need it.
Is there a pick-up service from the hotel?
Yes, we pick you from your place of accommodation in Pamukkale & Karahayıt.
We make use of 8 different take-off and landing locations in the area of Pamukkale and every day we might use a different one. The hot air balloon flight is heavily influenced by the weather conditions. A great amount of emphasis is placed on the direction and strength of the wind. Therefore, depending on the above mentioned factors the locations may change every day.
How long is the flight?
The total duration of the flight is about one hour for our Standard Flights. Due to the weather conditions and wind the suitability of the landing location, please allow at least two hours for the whole experience.
How high does the balloon fly?
In general, hot air balloons can fly at an altitude of 3000 feet above the ground level and the altitude is always subject to the direction and speed of the wind. According to the Turkish Civil Aviation department, the maximum allowed altitude in Pamukkale is 6000 feet.
Will it be cold up there?
In fact, during the flight you might be able to enjoy a warmer atmosphere. In general, during the morning, the temperature gets warmer by a few degrees.
Is it quiet in the balloon?
When the burner is off you can enjoy the absolute silence. In fact, this is one of the most thrilling aspects when participating in this flight.
Does the basket sway when flying?
The basket does not sway during the flight. There is nothing to worry about in relation to motion sickness.
How far will we fly?
The balloon follows the direction of the wind as it floats with the wind. For instance, you can fly for 1 hour and 15 minutes and cover 1 mile, or you can fly for 45 minutes and cover 27 miles.
Our fleet has balloons that can accommodate the pilot plus two passengers and up to 12 – 18 passengers at the maximum size of balloons. If you wish to participate in a Standard Flight, you will join a group of other participants and share this experience all together. All of the balloons have foot-holes so you can climb in and out of the balloon. In case you need some more help, our crew will be happy to assist you. For your safety and comfort, the hot air balloons are divided in compartments with the maximum being four.
Where will the balloon land?
The flight is heavily influenced by the direction and the speed of the wind. Therefore, every flight requires a different landing location.
What is a chase crew?
The chase crew of the Cappadocia Voyager Balloons are the people in charge to track the balloon’s route and maintain a radio contact with the pilot. They will also be in charge to assist you with the landing process, to pack up the balloon and transfer you back to your hotel.
Will there be anything to eat or drink?
Upon landing, a small celebration will take place in order to congratulate you for this experience. The celebration includes a champagne toast.
How will we get back after our flight?
After landing and once the celebration is over, the chase crew will assist participants in boarding our luxurious mini buses. They will safely transfer you back to your hotel.
Should we tip our balloon pilot and chase crew?
Although not forming a written law, tipping is always perceived as an act of appreciation. Therefore, in case you wish to tip the pilot and the crew, your gratuity will be appreciated and respected.
We decided to take our 78 year old mother on holiday in Turkey that she wouldn’t forget. Pamukkale hot air balloon was definitely a highlight of our holidays! This was my mom’s favorite experience out of our 5 day trip.
Pamukkale Hot Air Balloon ride isn’t alike any other flight experience. It’s quiet, smooth, out in the air, flying just like birds. My wife said she felt more safe in the balloon than in an airplane! You have to do this balloon tour. You will not regret it and will remember it for the rest of your life!!!
Excursion Mania is a very professional team at Pamukkale from start to finish. I was in Pamukkale for two days on the first day the weather didn’t cooperate with us. The pilot and the team take safety very seriously , which is very important. Finally, on the second day we flew and it was totally worth the wait.
I’d recommend you to book your Pamukkale Hot Air Balloon with Excursion. They are simply the best in town. The balloon offers the best views of Pamukkale and her white cliffs. Our pilot Mehmet Ali was very friendly, personable, and reassuring. I highly recommend!
We booked our flight 4 weeks prior online and made a deposit payment. Immediate confirmation and tickets. On the day of the tour everything was on time, Mehmet Ali was our pilot and was great. There were 16 people in the basket and at first it looks like it may be cramped but wasn’t. We had plenty of room to move. This was a lucky day and we had great visibility and saw the white cliffs of Pamukkale and other balloons at the sunrise. AWESOME!!!
The landing was safe and comfortable. Champagne and certificates were provided after the landing. The price is much cheaper then Cappadocia. Total professionalism of the Excursion Mania Team and couldn’t recommend highly enough. It is always better to book in advance so if you can be sure that you will be in the basket that day.