The Cappadocia International Hot Air Balloon Festival
Wake up early if you want to see hundreds of colorful, hot air balloons fill the sky over the rugged landscape of Cappadocia. The festival events start at sunrise when balloons from dozens of countries take off to begin the festivities. The real-life version of this experience is even more spectacular than any photos you’ve ever seen.
If your trip to Turkey wasn’t scheduled during the festival...no problem. This is the only place in the world that has year round weather for flying hot air balloons. Every morning before sunrise, you can watch 100 balloons take off and float through the sky. If you aren’t afraid of heights, schedule a ride aboard one of man’s earliest forms of air travel.