Side Balloon Tour

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Side Balloon Tour

Side Balloon Tour is organized regularly through all year long. Excursion Mania is running these regular balloon flights at Pamukkale through year in good weather conditions.

You can join this tour from Side as well, we will transfer you from Side to Pamukkale with VIP Mercedes minibuses (Mercedes Vito – 6 Seats). The drive from Side to Pamukkale takes around 4 hours. We will pick you up from your hotel early in the morning (around 03:00 in the morning) to be at Pamukkale before the sunrise. The price for this transfer is 250 €. This is the price that we will charge for the vehicle. Even you are a single person or six people the price will be the same.


Upon your arrival, our crew will welcome you and take you to the flight take off point, just outside Pamukkale. You will watch our crew preparing the balloons and take as many pictures as you as you like.

The Hot Air Balloon flight will take around 1 hour and you will witness the beautiful sceneries of Pamukkale and the remains of the ancient city of  Hierapolis. Please remember that this is a balloon and the flight time depends on many different elements. Please make sure  you read this article before you make your booking – #EVERYTHING ABOUT BALLOONS

The rest of the tour itinerary is exactly the same, you can read more about our Pamukkale hot air balloon flight program here. #PAMUKKALE BALLOON FLIGHT

At the end of the flight , according to the package you booked, you can pay a visit to Pamukkale or drive straight back to Side / Turkey. Please note that your friends or family can even join this experience even if they will not participate in balloon flight.


  • Enjoy the scenic forests and country villages on the journey to Pamukkale from Side
  • After the flight you will have free time at Pamukkale to explore the site on your own
  • Fly in a hot air balloon over the world-famous Unesco site of Pamukkale
  • Enjoy the magnificent view over Pamukkale landscapes during sunrise

Meeting Point

What's Included

  • Certificate & Champaigne Toast
  • Safety Briefing Before Flight
  • Free Time in Pamukkale
  • Both Way Transfers
  • Full Insurance
  • Balloon Fee
  • Pilot Fee

What's Excluded

  • Food & Drinks
  • Personal Spendings
  • Mercedes Vito Transfer Fee - 250 €

Don't Forget

  • If there is a last minute cancellation on the day (due to weather conditions), the balloon fee will be fully refunded. Please remember that the cash payment you will make for the transfer is not refundable.
  • Very seldom but there can be sudden flight cancellations due to the wind, fog or some other reasons. Our pilots and local authorities are making the final decisions. Your safety is our first priority.
  • Please remember that we pay here only for the ballon flight, transfer fee 250 € will be charged on the transfer day.
  • Children under 5 years old are not allowed to participate on Pamukkale Hot Air Balloon.
  • If you are pregnant you shouldn't fly due to possible bumpy landings.
  • Extra clothes as it might be cold up there.

 You can also join Pamukkale Paragliding Tour at the same day.

Excursion Mania

Tour Program

Anyone can discover the magical experience of flying in a hot air balloon when you’re on holiday in Side Turkey. There a lot of landmarks in Turkey you must have seen at least once in your life and the natural hot springs in Pamukkale are one of them. The best way to see Pamukkale’s white fairytale-like landscape from a different perspective is from the air. Whether you give a hot air balloon ride as a present to celebrate someone’s birthday or you just want to tick the box on your bucket list this is a great opportunity to add some adrenaline to your life.

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Pamukkale Hot Air Ballon Tour From Side

Pick up Service: Our driver will pick you up from your hotel in Side early in the morning with a Mercedes Vito minibus. You will reach the destination at dawn because the sky has the most beautiful colors at sunrise. The drive from Side to Pamukkale will take around 3 hours.

Flight Briefing: Our crew will give you more information about your balloon ride before you climb into the basket. Every day is a good day to fly in a hot air balloon as long as the weather allows it! Balloon rides are safe, and our licensed operators have years of experience in flying hot air balloons.

Take-Off & Flight: It is still dark, and you’re together with your friends or family and waiting to have an experience you will never forget. Watch the crew fill up the balloon with air until it’s completely inflated. After everybody has found a comfortable place in the basket, your pilot will blast the burner flame so that the balloon lifts off the ground. You’ll fly through the sky where it’s completely silent and enjoy a unique sense of freedom.

Landing and Champagne: After approximately 60 minutes up in the air, it’s time to land. The pilot will land the balloon gradually on the ground where the crew is ready to deflate and re-pack the balloon. The crew will hand you a delicious glass of champagne to celebrate, and you will receive a certificate of your gorgeous hot air balloon ride.

Free Time: After our traditional champagne toast, we still have a few hours left for sightseeing in Pamukkale. You can swim in the pools of mineral water or visit the ancient city of Hierapolis. Your driver could also drive you back to your hotel in Side straight after the balloon ride.

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Nikolay Haliyevskiy

Couple Traveller

This is one of the things one should experience at least once! 100% unique and special!! Views from the balloon are STUNNING. I never thought Pamukkale would be that beautiful from above. Took several pictures during the flight. Right after you get to cheer up ourselves with a mini celebration let’s say. After this lifetime experience we definitely deserved a glass of champagne. Friendly team, very professional. They even gave us a certificate which is a brilliant idea for a souvenir. Absolutely incredible. You should try it when you are in Side.

Chloe Aspey

Couple Traveller

For sure it has the wow factor!! We booked this activity while in Side and no words can describe how we felt. It was very early in the morning so we saw the sun rising over the amazing Pamukkale. The basket of the balloon was big so all of us felt comfortable in it. The pilot was a friendly guy and explained to us everything. The whole experience gives you a sense of freedom, we felt stunned. Wow! The only thing is that you have to wake up really early but after experiencing this it is worthy.


Family Traveller

Once we found out that we can join a balloon experience from Side we immediately started searching for the best provider. We chose this company based on the reviews coz we were a bit suspicious. All these people were right, the agency is just perfect. On time transfers-keep in mind it’s early in the morning. The balloon ride is exceptional, an experience we all must try at least once! My partner and I really liked the sunrise, it was simply magical. The pilot assured us about every step of the process, we felt confident and safe. 5 starts, highly recommended.