Pamukkale Hot Air Balloon is a one-hour magical flight over some of the most spectacular scenery you will ever witness anywhere in the world. You ascend from the take-off point on the local sedimentary rock formations, floating silently upwards to several thousand feet, hovering under the multi-colored balloon, in a basket that holds a maximum of 20 people.
Only the occasional burst from the hot air unit breaks the silence as you behold the sunrise proclaiming the birth of a brand new day. It will take your breath away with the sheer beauty and magnificence of the occasion.
As you float along, your professional pilot will point out the most impressive sights around Pamukkale, which translates as ‘cotton castle.’ It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site of spectacular significance and beauty.
Free Transfer from Pamukkale & Karahayit
Extra Transfer from Denizli & Cardak Airport
Summer: 05:30 – 07:30
Winter: 07:00 – 09:00
From the white limestone travertines to the ancient city of Hierapolis and Ancient Theater, to Cleopatra’s Pool, the splendor of the historical setting complements the stunning natural beauty of the area. Your flying area has so many magnificent things to see. Hot-air ballooning is becoming very popular in Pamukkale, balloons flying over sedimentary rock formations at the sunrise provide beautiful views.
Your sortie will last at least 60 minutes, and your whole Pamukkale balloon experience will be around 120 minutes in total. You will be unaware of time passing as you float silently across the beautiful landscape as the sun comes up, lighting up a brand new day. It will seem like time has stood still just for you.
Your Pamukkale Balloon Tour begins with a pre-dawn pick up from your hotel in Pamukkale or Karahayit. We will then drive you the short distance to the take-off point, just outside Pamukkale Town.
As soon as we arrive, our professional team will begin their preparations for the balloon flight. It is always exciting to watch the balloons fill with hot air and gently expand to their full colorful, magnificent splendor. While you watch your balloon fill, you will have many photo opportunities.
When the balloon is fully inflated, our staff will escort you to the basket, and once aboard, you’re ready to take off and rise gently upwards to welcome the new dawn.
The balloon will reach 1.000 meters, and you’ll experience the most gratifying and priceless moments as you watch Pamukkale, Hierapolis, Karahayit, and Denizli all drift beneath you as you float slowly along. You’ll experience the most remarkable scenes, so please make sure you bring your camera for this amazing experience. While you fly over Pamukkale, our professional pilots will update you on the flight and provide insights and information about Pamukkale.
Before you land, your balloon will soar over the white travertine terraces of Pamukkale and the magnificent ancient structures of Hierapolis Ancient City for you to photograph and video for your friends and family at home, making them wish they were there with you.
Once back to earth, we will serve a chilled glass of champagne to toast the extraordinary experience you have just had, and you will receive your flight certificate to commemorate your unforgettable experience. We will then return you safely to your hotel.
Pamukkale hot air balloon price is 60 € per person in the year 2020. This price includes full insurance, balloon fee and pilot fee, your commemorative certificate & champagne toast, plus both way Hotel Transfers.
This magnificent experience takes roughly 2 hours from picking you up until dropping you back at your hotel.
Pamukkale Hot Air Balloon Ride starts about 30 minutes before sunrise with a free pickup from your hotel at 05:30 in summer and 07:00 in winter session.
If you are staying in Denizli city center or have an arrival at Cardak Airport, you can get in contact with us and we can arrange your transfer.
When you arrive at the take-off point, our guides and pilots will brief you fully on the safety details for your flight. You will have the opportunity to watch our staff filling the balloons and watch them expand and grow to their magnificent full size in preparation for your sortie.
We accept bookings to our first sortie because we know all visitors to Pamuklale want to watch the sunrise. We guarantee you will fly within our first flight in the morning. When everything is checked and ready, our pilots will invite you to the basket, and once aboard, you will take off to greet the new dawn. On your Pamukkale Hot Air Balloon Ride, you will view the impressive scenery of the famous ‘Cotton Castle’ white cliffs, Denizli, and the Meander Valley. You’ll drift over the spectacular remains of the ancient city of Hierapolis and the necropolis. Total flight time is between 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes, depends on the weather conditions.
Your hot air balloon flight experience will last inbetween 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes depending on the weather conditions of the day. Just before the landing everyone in the basket takes their landing positions and we land softly. Our ground staff is already ready at the landing point to celebrate the flight with champagne toast.
After the champagne toast and recieving your flight certificates, it’s time for us to drop you back to your accomodation. If you would like to be transferred to anywhere else after the flight, our staff will handle your transfer.
Flights can last anywhere between 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes. Duration of the hot air balloon ride depends on the weather conditions in Pamukkale.
Pamukkale hot air balloon ride is in the price range between €60 and €80 per person in the year 2020. Price difference is due to busyness of the selected day and the peak season.
Hotel Hal Tur, Hotel Sahin and Ozbay Hotel provide best views to see hot air balloons in Pamukkale. Guests staying in these hotels can see balloons from the balcony of their rooms.
Take off point for pamukkale hot air balloons are either the northern or the southern side of the travertines. Depending on the wind direction on the flight morning, pilots are choosing where balloon ride will take place.
Turkish civil aviation academy allows hot air balloons in Pamukkale to rise up to 3000 feet above the ground. If weather conditions allow, it’s the limit for the pilots.
Hot air balloons in Pamukkale are flown by pilots licensed by civil aviation academy and the pilots are allowed to fly with passengers on board only after hundreds of flight hours. No fatal accidents have ever been reported within the flights.
Flying with a hot air balloon is one of the prestigious thing to do in the world. If you want it to worth more, fly within the first sortie of the day to experience sunrise.
Hot air balloon flights are happening before the sunrise which is the coldest time of the day. It is better to wear long sleeves with trousers and bring some extra clothes with you.
The price is nothing compared with memories and views that you are lucky to observe. Safe and joyful flight as well as excellent service. Highly recommended.
This balloon flight over Pamukkale was a birthday present for my wife. I am very happy that the team prepared a small cake after the flight and we all were singing “Happy Birthday” for her. It was really thoughtful of you. it was really worth it. Special thanking goes to our pilot Mustapha for his really great sense of humor and safety. He is a genuine professional.
I didn’t have any criteria for choosing a balloon company. But my friend flied with them a few months ago and I trusted him. They really did a great job. They had a few people who our basket super team was dealing with. Hazim pilot, Yeksan driver, and other crew members (sorry I didn’t remember all your names but you are also cool). They were so kind holding everyone when we got inside and outside the balloon. Then onboard a pilot was mentioning some famous places plus a little bit of history. His English was very good. I am very impressed and totally satisfied. All money was worth it.
Enjoyable and interesting experience. It was my first time flying on the balloon, and simply flying without any protection. It can be scary for some people if they are afraid of height, but I can assure you that the basket walls are high enough and you cannot fall out. Moreover, the pilot gives instructions in English how to behave on balloons. So I am highly satisfied with everything.
A top ride! Much cheaper than in Cappadocia that was very surprising for me. But the same level flights. 15-20 people in one balloon, we had 18 people, there was enough space for everyone. The pilot was maneuvering the balloon in such a way that everything was seen. At one moment we were so close to the land and water. Amazing!