Funded by one of Cappadocia's
most prominent tourism companies, Royal
is the deluxe Cappadocia hot air balloon
company, boasting the best equipment,
experienced pilots, and a higher level
of service than normal.
Royal Balloon's new base facility features
a cafeteria serving full
breakfast at no additional
charge, so you can get ready for your
flight with a hot meal, coffee and
Royal Balloon Headquarters, Göreme
Royal's pilots and
ground crews are among the most experienced
in Cappadocia, which is an important
factor both for safety and a satisfying
This may be why Royal Balloon was
chosen to fly American television star
her visit to Cappadocia. Video...
Chief Pilot Suat Ulusoy, Pilots David
Stanley Parkes, Seniz Tuzcu, İbrahim Özertuğral, Nigel Tovey, Murat Özertuğral and Göksel Öner make up one of the most experienced
captains' teams in Cappadocia ballooning,
having worked with other prominent
balloon companies before the foundation
of Royal Balloon.
You are met at your hotel before dawn,
driven to the headquarters building
for a hearty breakfast, a hot beverage
and a chance to meet your fellow aeronauts.
Then it's off to the launch site, which
varies according to the weather and
the winds so as to take best advantage
A check of the safety procedures and
it's off you go, soaring above Cappadocia's
moonscape valleys and plateaus, villages
and vineyards, with your pilot pointing
out natural features andwildlife, and
keeping up a lively, sometimes humorous
commentary. It's a totally satisfying
David Parkes pours some bubbly for
the post-flight toast.
After landing, it's time for the traditional
champagne toast, prepared by your pilot
and ground crew. Then it's back to
your hotel in time for your tour or
other daily activities.
If you're looking for the premier
Cappadocia hot air ballooning experience,
this is it: Royal Balloon.
It's easy to reserve your flight directly
with Royal Balloon. Mention
you do. Here's why.
Avcılar Mahallesi, Eski Bağ Yolu Sokak
Göreme, Nevşehir, Turkey
Tel: +90 (384) 271 3300
Fax: +90 (384) 271 3303
Mobile: +90 (549) 271 3300
—by Tom Brosnahan
|Above, three Royal
seen between fairy chimneys.
Balloon Pilot David
has more than
25 years' experience
pilot will take you right down
in the valleys so you can see everything...and
get the photos you want!
Below, Cappadocian mountains