Atlas Balon is a new Cappadocian hot-air balloon company with some of the most experienced staff and pilots in the business. Atlas offers one flight package, the standard flight, which can be purchased for 150 euros but mention that Turkey Travel Planner sent you and receive a 10 euro discount. Limited seats are available, so book ahead!
Founded by the owners of Cappadocia Voyager Balloons, Atlas Balon operates under a simple formula:
—One type of flight
—One high level of service & satisfaction
—One booking method: online
They make it simple, which also makes it thrifty. Making it all simple saves you time and saves them money, so they pass the savings on to you. Booking online—and only online—also saves them—and you—money. It can also be a safer way for you to book.
But there's nothing simple about the company's quality or commitment to customer satisfaction. The two chief pilots, my friend Mr Halis Aydoğan, a founder of Cappadocia Voyager Balloons, and his associate Mr Hakan Zengin, have years of hot-air balloon piloting experience. Hakan Bey holds a Guinness World Record for paragliding, and holds a Paul Tissandier Diploma (2004) from the Fédération Internationale Aéronautique.
Lots of people in Cappadocia, and indeed all over Turkey, will offer to make hot-air balloon reservations for you. If the offer comes from a reputable, licensed travel agency, you're in good hands.
But all sorts of people, even guys who com up to you on the street, will offer to sell you a balloon flight. Accepting their offer is not a good idea.
But if you book an Atlas Balon flight online, you'll know what you're getting: highly experienced pilots; first-rate, well-maintained aircraft and equipment up to international standards; full insurance for passengers, aviation hull, and third parties. It's all on the Atlas Balon website.
—by Tom Brosnahan
|Cappadocia Voyager Balloons|