Photographing Cappadocia atop a hot air balloon

Cappadocia is an ancient district in Anatolia, the Asia part of Turkey. Situated on the rugged plateau north of the Taurus Mountain in the centre of Turkey, the region is full of exceptional natural wonders. It’s unique fairly chimneys (rock formations), history and heritage make it a popular destination in international tourism. To gain a good look of the Cappadocia’s natural beauty, the best way to do it is to take the hot air balloon ride offered by the local Turkish tour operators. The ride gives you a commanding view of the marvellous rock formations of Cappadocia and the parallel views of hundreds of colourful balloons rising and floating alongside you. No wonder, Cappadocia’s hot air balloon ride is hailed by many as one of the best hot air balloon rides in the world. Prices for a 45- to 60-minute ride ranges from about 175 euros/person upward.

There are about 3 to 6 hot air balloon operators in Cappadocia at any time, among which Anatolian balloons is the largest. Anatolian balloons official website: