Enjoy this Cappadocia pre-sunrise hot air balloon Deluxe flight after enjoying a complimentary hotel pickup. After your balloon ride, enjoy breakfast at your hotel and take off on your full day tour of this beautiful land. Learn about Goreme Open Air Museum and Red River and so much more.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||All Cappadocia hotels|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Balloon Tour: 05.15 am. Red Tour: 9.45 am. (depending on hotel’s location)|
Pre-Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight:
You are picked up from your hotel one hour before the sunrise (around 06:30 during winter and 04:15 during summer) in our VIP vehicles and taken to the take off area. While we complete the final preparations for your flight, you are served breakfast. Your pilot will show you all the unique beauties of Cappadocia from Red Valley to Goreme. While witnessing an amazing sunrise up in the air, you will get to see the perfect panoramic views of Urgup, Goreme, Ortahisar,Uchisar, Avanos and Nevsehir.
After this approx. 70 min. Deluxe Flight, our professional pilot is landing with the help of the ground team.
And finally, after the landing a celebration with refreshing drinks (non-alcoholic) is waiting for you. On the spot where we land we deliver your flight certificate specially made for your name and we celebrate our sucessfull flight.
Then we take you back to your hotel. (8.30am)
9.45 am Pick up at your hotel. Start the day visiting Devrent Valley, also known as “Imagination Valley”, this is the most surreal-looking landscape. Your next stop will be Pashabagi also called the Monks Valley because Christian hermits chose to locate hermit cells and churches in these three-headed pinnacles symbolic of the Holy Trinity, it is possible to see all the stages in the formation of fairy chimneys at this spot.
Proceed to Avanos (Venessa) the pottery centre of Cappadocia, this village is set on the banks of the Kizilirmak/Red River. The river gets its name from the red clay it deposits. You can watch the potters at work using kick wheels, the technique which has remained unchanged for generations.
You will have lunch in a local restaurant before continuing to Goreme Open Air Museum. The world’s most important Byzantine cave churches are found in these once remote valleys where monks and nuns pursued monastic life from the 3rd century on. Here you can see the best preserved Byzantine cave wall paintings and frescos from the Iconoclastic period through to the end of Seljuk rule. Icons with scenes from the Old Testament and the New Testament above portraits of Church Fathers and saints depict the structure of the Byzantine universe.
Panoramic view point Esentepe. With a spectacular view over Goreme, see the complete view of Goreme valley and Goreme village: fairy chimneys, rock formations and cave houses. End your day with Uchisar Castle. This tall rock, the highest point of the Goreme region.
After the tour, you will be returned to your hotel. (16.30 pm)