The Uchisar Castle is a natural rock formation that has been carved out over thousands of years, and it has been used as a fortress by many civilizations throughout history. In addition to its historical significance, the Uchisar Castle is also renowned for its stunning natural beauty. The rock formations that make up the castle are unique and otherworldly, and they have been eroded by wind and water over millions of years to form intricate shapes and patterns.
The valley is known for its otherworldly rock formations, which resemble tall, cone-shaped mushrooms or fairy chimneys. In addition to its natural beauty, Paşabağları also has an interesting cultural history. The valley was once home to a community of Christian monks, who used the caves and rock formations as a place of worship and meditation.
Devrent (Imagination Valley)
Devrent Valley is a unique geological formation of Cappadocia, known for its unusual rock formations that resemble various shapes and objects, including animals, people, and mythical creatures. The valley, also known as “Imagination Valley”, is located between the towns of Avanos and Ürgüp, and is easily accessible by car or on a guided tour. The rocks in the valley have been eroded by wind and water over millions of years, resulting in a landscape of whimsical and otherworldly shapes and forms.
Avanos Pottery Demonstration
Avanos is a town in the Cappadocia that is known for its rich tradition of pottery-making. The town is situated on the banks of the Kızılırmak River, which provides the clay that is used to create the distinctive red pottery for which Avanos is famous. Pottery-making has been a part of Avanos’ cultural heritage for thousands of years, and the town is home to numerous pottery workshops and studios where visitors can see the process of creating pottery firsthand. The traditional technique involves shaping the clay on a potter’s wheel, and then firing it in a kiln at high temperatures to harden and strengthen the clay.
Love Valley is a popular attraction in the Cappadocia, known for its unique rock formations that resemble phallic shapes. The name “Love Valley” comes from the suggestive shape of the rocks, which have been naturally eroded over millions of years to form tall, cone-shaped columns that resemble mushrooms or pillars. The phallic shape of the rocks has led some visitors to see them as a symbol of fertility and love.
In Cappadocia, hot-air-balloons mostly fly shortly before and after sunrise. Take-off times vary between 5:00 - 7:00 AM depending on the season. We rarely organise afternoon flights in winter season depending on the suitability of weather conditions.
We have more than ten balloon launch sites located alongside the Rose Valley, SwordsValley, Kizilcukur Vadi in the centre of Cappadocia. Your air balloon flight path will be determined by the wind direction.
Hot air ballooning is an incredibly safe activity. Unlike other types of aircraft (helicopter, plane, gliders), hot air balloons have significantly less mechanical components, therefore, involve a minimum level of risk from its equipment. Furthermore, hot air ballooning is strictly regulated in Turkey by the Civil Aviation Authority.
Some Cappadocia-specific features make hot air ballooning even safer. Ever wonder why Cappadocia has become the hub of hot air balloons? The answer lies in the ideal geographical features of Cappadocia for ballooning. It offers the most suitable weather conditions (light winds, dry, blue skies) and topographic characteristics (large plains over valleys for safe landing) for ballooning in the world, permitting to fly approximately 220 days over a year.
The wind speed sometimes can vary significantly at low altitudes, which cause bumpy landings. Passengers may experience a bump when landing if the speed of the wind suddenly increases at the altitude of 1-2 metres. However, this does not concern a safety risk for passengers on condition that they abide by the safety rules and.
In Turkey, hot air balloon firms are required by the Turkish Civil Aviation Laws to provide insurance for their passengers. Travel Cappadocia and the whole fleet are insured by the largest insurance firm of Turkey, Eureko (Achmea). This insurance protection provides comprehensive coverage for the whole feet, valued at €30.000 for each passenger.
You can change your pickup location prior to your scheduled flight by emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that the new address should be located in the towns of Cappadocia (Urgup, Goreme, Uchisar, Ortahisar, Mustafapasa, Avanos, Cavusin, Ibrahimpasa, Derinkuyu, Kaymakli and Ozkonak, Nevsehir).
In the event of cancellation due to unsafe weather conditions, we will provide a full refund for your cancelled flight. Alternatively, depending on the seat availability of the next day, we might be able to reschedule your cancelled flight. In the off-season, we mostly can offer an alternative flight for our unlucky customers while in the peak season, we’re less likely to be able to reschedule cancelled flights.
Differing fees may apply depending on the reservation and cancellation period. In the event of voluntary cancellation within 2 days to the departure time, you will be charged at 100% of the cancelled reservation value. To be eligible for a full refund, you must have sent your cancellation request with the details of your booking to email@example.com at least 7 days before the departure time.
The table below shows the refund fees for different cancellation periods.