Pamukkale is one of those places with deep-rooted history, tradition and interesting sights to explore during holidays there. Despite the variety of ways that exist in exploring the area, there is one particular way that ensures excitement, flawless romance, imposing views and many more. Pamukkale Hot Air Balloon Tour is a great opportunity to unfold the secrets and admire the beauty of the infamous Cotton Castle and of the ancient city of Hierapolis from above.
This tour starts early in the morning as one of the most exciting features is that participants are able to enjoy the majestic sunrise. A comfortable and fully air-conditioned vehicle will pick you up from your hotel on a pre-scheduled time and drive you towards the hot air balloon station. Upon arrival, a small briefing follows during which professional pilot and instructors will let you know interesting and important facts about this tour. Then, the fully licensed and experienced professionals will prepare the hot air balloon for the ride by filling it with air. During this time, participants have the chance to enjoy some complimentary snacks and a cup of tea or coffee. In addition, during this time participants may take some pictures of the preparatory stage.
It is important to mention that, hot air balloon tour is a completely safe activity as it has the necessary licenses and safety equipment as required by the law. The tour is ideal for families with children above six years old. In addition, a hot air balloon tour in Pamukkale is available throughout the year but, it is subject to the weather conditions.
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Once the hot air balloon is ready, participants will enter the basket and enjoy the take-off process. The hot air balloon will gradually reach an altitude of 1000 meters above the ground level which is the maximum altitude allowed for this activity. During your time in the air, you will be able to enjoy imposing views over the area and admire the beauty of nature. In addition, the color of the clouds and the sky when the sun rises will take your breath away and offer you unique emotions.
Among the most important moments of this ride will be the time when participants will be able to observe Pamukkale’s Cotton Castle and the ancient city of Hierapolis. More precisely, the white terraces of the mountain are filled with thermal water which is considered to be therapeutic and offer relaxation as a natural spa. The sight is characterized as a UNESCO’s cultural heritage site and attracts thousands of visitors every year. In addition to that, participants will also be able to observe Hierapolis. This particular ancient city was known back then as a spiritual and healing place due to the thermal springs of the area. Participants can observe the ruins of the city from above as well as the ancient necropolis.
At a certain point, the hot air balloon will start following a mode for landing by reducing altitude. It has to be noted that the flight time is approximately one hour. However, this is subject to the weather conditions and to the flow of the wind.
At the ground, experienced flight assistants will help you enjoy a smooth and safe landing. Upon landing, participants will enjoy refreshing drinks and take some time to celebrate and feel the joy of their special accomplishment. During this small celebration, flight certificates will be an offer to all of the participants. These certificates will be great souvenirs to take back home and are able to make the memories from this tour long-lasting. After that, modern and comfortable vehicles will drive you back to your hotel full of excitement and great memories.