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Hot Air Balloon 

Turkey's Cappadocia and Pamukkale regions are the best places for hot air balloon ride, where nature and history come together most beautifully within the world.
History of hot air ballooning in Cappadocia goes back to the 1980s. In 1984, the first hot air balloon was brought to Turkey by Raks (Cassette Tape Company) for a marketing project. From 1985 to 1986, the Turkish Aeronautical Association (THK) ordered the first commercial balloon and started training pilots and performing commercial flights. As the first balloon company was established legally in 1991, balloon flights started as a tourism activity.


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How high and how far can hot air balloons go?

There are about 2,000 people rise up over Cappadocia, the most popular spot for hot air balloons ride, every day! Balloon trips are not for those with a strong fear of heights, since baskets can rise as high as 3,000 metres. In addition, they may travel at speeds of up to 13 miles per hour.

Sources: Go Turkey Tourism, Urgup Balloons & Start Travel