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Pamukkale Hot Air Balloon Flight from Side

Adding the Pamukkale Tour With Hot Air Balloon Flight from Side to your bucket list will elevate your experience in Side. Seize the chance to visit a unique city, embark on an impressive hot air balloon journey, witness a breathtaking sunrise, and explore the essential sights of Pamukkale on an excursion designed to meet the highest expectations.

The journey from Side to Pamukkale, including the Hot Air Balloon Flight, commences in the early hours, prior to sunrise. For your convenience, a pick-up service from your hotel in Side is incorporated into the price. You will be greeted by a professional tour guide aboard a comfortable coach, who will share the day’s detailed schedule with you. The drive takes approximately 3 hours and 45 minutes, offering a perfect moment to relax or enjoy the scenic views pre-dawn. Before proceeding to Pamukkale, a nourishing breakfast is served, ensuring a delightful combination of exploration and adventure. This exceptional tour is available four times a week.

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Your adventure begins as soon as you step off the bus at the launch site, greeted by the welcoming team of pilots and instructors. Rest assured, they’ll walk you through the ins and outs of your hot air balloon journey, ensuring you’re fully briefed before you ascend. Watch as they meticulously prepare the balloon for its ascent.

Once airborne, the flight promises ease and excitement, particularly during takeoff. From a certain elevation, you’re treated to breathtaking views of the famed Cotton Castle and the ancient ruins of Hierapolis below, painting a picture you won’t soon forget. The highlight? Witnessing the sunrise at the peak altitude, where the sun’s first rays bathe the historic landscapes below in golden light, creating an unforgettable spectacle.

Post-flight, celebrate your aerial venture with champagne and receive your flight certificates, marking your accomplishment. The adventure continues on the ground with an exclusive tour of Pamukkale’s wonders, including the gleaming travertines, the thermal hot springs, and the remnants of Hierapolis.

Conclude your exploration with a leisurely lunch at a local eatery, offering a chance to reflect on the day’s experiences in comfort. Finally, the return journey to Side and the drop-off at your hotel bring your full-day excursion to a delightful close, leaving you with cherished memories and a sense of joy.

How much does Pamukkale Hot Air Balloon Flight from Side cost?

Pamukkale Hot Air Balloon Flight from Side costs (price) 140 € for adults, and 130 € for children over 5 years old.

Side Hotels – 01:45


  • Hotel Transfer (Both Ways)
  • Certificate & Champaigne Toast
  • Safety Briefing Before Flight
  • Balloon Fee
  • Pilot Fee
  • Lunch
  • Guide
  • Insurance


  • Personal Expenses
  • Photos & Videos
  • Drinks

“Please note that we have no hidden costs”

What do you need to bring with you?

 Sun cream, Sunglasses, Camera, Comfortable clothing, Comfortable shoes, and extra clothes as it might be cold up there.

Description of Pamukkale Hot Air Balloon Flight from Side

Maximize your holiday experience with a comprehensive day excursion from Side to Pamukkale. Ideal for all visitors, this journey offers a chance to explore captivating sites and includes an unforgettable hot air balloon ride. Witness the stunning scenery of Pamukkale from above, revel in the mesmerizing early morning atmosphere, and forge memories that will last forever.

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Your journey starts with an early morning pick-up from your hotel in Side. Upon booking, you’ll receive all necessary details, including an estimated pick-up time. Prepare for a three-hour drive to Pamukkale, during which you can relax in the comfort of our modern bus or enjoy the passing landscapes. A knowledgeable guide will accompany you throughout the day, ready to answer any questions about Pamukkale or the day’s schedule. A stop for breakfast will give you a moment to stretch and relax along the way.

Impressive views and sunrise

Feel the excitement as the balloon gently lifts off, marking the start of an unforgettable adventure. The ascent offers a tranquil experience, ideal for admiring the vistas below. Look out for the ancient city of Hierapolis, the breathtaking Cotton Castle, and other key sights of Pamukkale from above. The highlight is undoubtedly the sunrise, casting a warm glow over the landscape, creating stunning visuals for your enjoyment.

Pamukkale sightseeing

Following the balloon ride, celebrate with a glass of champagne, a fitting end to a memorable flight. You’ll then explore the wonders of Hierapolis, marvel at the Cotton Castle, and possibly dip into the legendary Cleopatra’s Pool. Your guide will enlighten you with important and intriguing information about these historic sites.

Lunch and Return

Post-tour, enjoy a local culinary experience with a lunch included in your package. Once you’ve had your fill, we’ll head back to Side, ensuring you’re comfortably returned to your hotel by late afternoon, filled with lasting memories of Pamukkale.


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Questions & Answers

I'm frightened of heights. Is the Hot Air Balloon Flight from Side to Pamukkale suitable for me?

Of course, you’ll be seeing the sights from a great height, so bear that in mind while booking your appointment. Please remember that all balloons have a professional pilot on board and have been safety checked for your safety.

How much money should I bring with me for the Side to Pamukkale Hot Air Balloon Flight?

Bring enough money for extras like food, beverages, and souvenirs. Keeping a bottle of water on hand at all times is strongly advised throughout the hot months. Remember to remain hydrated!

Is there a money-back guarantee for the Pamukkale With Hot Air Balloon Flight?

Yes. If your hot air balloon trip is cancelled due to weather, it may be rescheduled for the following morning. If you do not have time or do not wish to reschedule your flight, you will be fully reimbursed.

What should I pack for my Side to Pamukkale Hot Air Balloon Flight?

The early morning air may be a little cool, so pack a jacket or sweater just in case. Appropriate footwear for the day is strongly advised. It should be noted that no footwear is permitted for strolling on the travertines, although you are permitted to wander barefoot through the pools and on the calcified rocks.

Can anyone do this Hot Air Balloon Flight in Pamukkale?

This Pamukkale Hot Air Balloon Flight is not suggested for anyone who has a heart ailment or significant mobility issues. When booking, please take caution. Pregnant women and children under the age of six are not permitted to board the aircraft.

Is it difficult to walk on the Pamukkale travertines?

No, despite their chilly look, they have a soft chalk feel and are readily discoloured, which is why you can only walk on them barefoot. The only time you’re likely to tread on something slick is when green algae blooms on the pool’s borders. You should be cautious with them.

Is it safe to do a Pamukkale Hot Air Balloon Flight?

The Turkish Civil Aviation Academy trains all pilots and they all have complete pilot certificates. With hundreds of hours of flying experience and over ten years of flying hot air balloons above Pamukkale, you will be in the greatest hands and company!

Are there many flight cancellations in Pamukkale?

Weather conditions may cause hot air balloon flights in Pamukkale to be cancelled. Flights may be cancelled if there is thick fog or rain. From November to March, flight cancellations are more frequent.

When do the Pamukkale Hot Air Balloons fly?

Pamukkale hot air ballooning takes place shortly before daybreak because early morning weather conditions are optimal for ballooning.

Reviews of Pamukkale Hot Air Balloon Flight from Side

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Helen Buckley
Helen Buckley

Outstanding service, a smooth ride and a truly unforgettable experience. Captain Kaan was amazing; intelligent, friendly and funny. Choose this company for a unique experience.


The best balloon ride ever. This was the best hot air balloon experience I have ever had. Takeoff and landing were the smoothest. The pilot, Mert, was amazing. He made the experience feel safe. The flight saw the best views and was breathtaking. Would 10/10 recommend working with this company. If you don’t use them in Pamukkale, you’re missing out.

Keith Merrill
Keith Merrill

Turkey was a unique trip and this was a highlight and a day not to be missed. Great operator, logistics.

As described. We were with a very experienced operator and the organization and communication was perfect. Picked up from the hotel, and then a perfect drive. The basket was comfortable as we were only 18 on the ride. We have many ways to get a 360 degree view. Thank you very much.