Cappadochia is a mysterious place which looks like a different planet. The rock formation are unique and the landscapes are fairy tale like. One of the main activities here is a hot air balloon tour. These tours are provided by many different companies and take place at sunrise. Right before sunrise dozens of balloons slowly float up into the skies. While a flight on a balloon is a very exciting activity many people wake up in the morning to watch the sunrise and huge amount of balloons from the hills above Goreme village. The view of the balloons dotting the horizon and the mountains, or even eclipsing the rising sun is breathtaking. We were among other 30-40 people who made an effort to wake up early to experience this air show. The pictures were taken on 2 subsequent mornings.
We highly recommend you to wake up and experience this air performance. Even if you plan to take a hot air balloon flight, watching all the balloons from the gorund will enhance your experience of magnificent Cappadochia. You just need to wake up at 5am, to be on the hills by 5:30am latest. And don’t forget to charge your camera, you are sure to make some great pictures.