Hot Air Balloons in Cappadocia, Turkey
As if the other-worldly rock formations and peculiar fairy chimneys weren’t enough, add 30 bright and colourful balloons to the mix and Cappadocia becomes a magical land worthy of fairy tales.
The hot air balloons leisurely float across the eroded volcanic valley, each taking a turn dipping deep into the gorge below. It’s quite remarkable watching the balloon pilots gracefully weave around one another. As the morning sun begins to rise, the landscape gradually changes colour and comes to life.
If you look in the distance, you can see a cave town literally growing out of the base of the towering castle, with a lone minaret pointing up to the left. Having never been on a hot air balloon before, and not being the biggest fan of heights, it was surprising how calm and peaceful the trip was.
There are few places on earth that can compete with the rugged beauty of Cappadocia, amplified by a brilliant sky that is littered with massive colourful balloons.
Did you get a chance to see our other posts on Cappadocia?
- Video – Hot Air Balloon Tour in Cappadocia
- Video – Hiking the Goreme Valley in Cappadocia
- Photo Essay – The Magical Landscapes of the Goreme Valley
- The World’s Most Unusual City
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