Frequently Asked Questions about Hot Air Balloon Tours
Welcome to Butterfly Balloons
Where do you fly?
We change our take-off site everyday acording to wind speed and direction. So we can show you the most charming valleys and hills of Cappadocia.
What should I wear?
You should wear long trousers and tops with long sleeves, preferably made from natural fibres and suitable footwear for an outdoor pursuit.
How high up do you go?
Even though we will be flying very low for a while and pick some fruits sometimes, we always go up-to 500 meters from the ground. When the conditions are calm, we go higher than 1,000 meters from the ground..
Can children fly?
Children between 6 and 12 years old can fly with a responsible adult. They will have 50% discount. However, younger children become a bit bored and uncomfortable due to having to stand for an hour in the same place and we can't accept them.
Can I fly any time of the year?
Yes, we fly 12 months. However, from October to March, there will be many cancelations due to weather conditions.
When do you cancel the flight?
When the ground wind is faster than 10 knots, during heavy rain or fog, the flight will be canceled. You will get full refund if we have to cancel your flight.
How far do we travel?
It can be between 4 and 20 km depending on the speed of the wind on the flight day.
Can pregnant women fly?
No. If you are pregnant or think that you might be pregnant, you shouldn’t fly with balloons due to possible bumpy landings. However, we would love to take you for a ride to the launch and landing if you have family members flying with balloon
Is the landing bumpy?
Very rarely. We usually land very calmly but if the wind picks-up on landing there will be a bump and the basket will drag on the landing field until it comes to a halt.
When do we meet for the flight?
We will pick you up from your hotel about 45 minutes before the sunrise and drive to our office for check-in and breakfast.
Do we see the sunrise from the balloon?
We usually take-off with the sunrise, at the golden hour for photography. Sometimes, we might have to wait until the sun rises due to weather conditions.
Why do you fly so early in the morning?
The wind is not very fast, there are no thermals yet and it is not too hot.
Do we land at the same place as we took-off?
No. The balloons move with the wind to a direction and they usually can't come back. We land to a different spot than our take-off site.
How do I go back to my hotel?
Our vans will be chasing the balloon during the flight and will drive you back to your hotels after the landing party.
How big are the baskets?
We use Cameron TT baskets with different sizes. They all have 4 divisions on the 4 corners for the passengers and a central division for the pilot. There will be maximum 4 people (3 people on Beyond Flight) at your division. The height of the baskets are 120 cm.
Where are your balloons made?
All our balloons are made in England by Cameron Balloons in 2010 and 2011.