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.
Cost of Pamukkale hot air balloon ride is €70 per person in 2023. Price includes hotel pick-up and drop-back, 1 hour flight and champagne toast after the flight.
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.
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 Pamukkale 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 70 € per person in the year 2023.
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.
Hot air ballooning was a bucket list item that I had been wanting to cross off for years. Once the bright idea came to me to do it with my now fiancé at sunset, I knew that Pamukkale, Turkey — home of legendary travertines — was where we would be going. Thank you very much for making our dreams come true!
Great tour! Pamukkale is amazing and the tour was well organized and the information received before the trip was clear. The staff were knowledgeable and passionate.
We woke up at 5:00 AM to board the hot air balloon. Together with my wife in the basket, watching the stars above us disappear, with a smile on our faces, we rode the waves of the wind for an hour before landing with a gentle touch. I’ll never forget my first hot air balloon ride. Thank you!
After our night at the Hierapolis Hotel , we took a hot air balloon ride at sunrise. The staff were friendly, well-informed, and professional. They have provided us a unique experience. The hot air balloon rose quickly into the sky. It hovered over an amazing geographic features. Very thanks to our pilot Hazim.
The balloon ride was comfortable, scenic, and nicely run by Pamukkale Flights. It offered a completely new angle on the awe-inspiring landscape of Pamukkale.