Hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia

Cappadocia is located in Central Turkey, blessed with out-of-the-world rock formations and beautiful valleys which would send your camera flashing incessantly.

If you’re up for an unforgettable experience in the air, go for the popular hot air balloon flights to get a bird’s-eye view of the Anatolian plains.


Gigantic balloons picking up passengers for the flight of their life. Strong flames was heating up this giant. It was an early-morning-ride in time to catch the sunrise.


The moment when the balloon took off- Hurray!


Up, up and away! These limestone formations appeared like the fluffy sundae ice-cream on cone- lovely!


A sea of amazing terrains unfolded before our eyes as we floated higher and higher. Cones, pillars, mushroom and fairy chimneys populated the landscape.


The doors/openings carved on these rock formations served as an entrance to shelter in the caves by the locals since the 4th century.



Ancient conical limestone coexisting with modern architecture.




The golden sun breaking on the horizon somnolently.


The sky was alive with cheery balloons.


Hot air balloons from up above the sky touching down on the plain reminded me of babies-delivering-storks. Both are like precious gifts from heaven. I felt like I’ve returned from heaven when the balloon landed.

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