Formalities For Private Yacht Owners: Yachts require a Transit Log and may remain in Turkish waters for up to two years maintenance or for wintering. There are certain ports licensed by the Ministry of Tourist the storage of yachts for a period of two to five years. For further information and regulations contact the marina concerned. Upon arriving in Turkish waters, yachts should immediately go for control of the ship to the nearest port of entry which are as follows: İskenderun, Botaş (Adana), Mersin, Taşucu, Anamur, Alanya, Antalya, Kemer, Finike, Kaş, Fethiye, Marmaris, Datça, Bodrum, Güllük Didim, Kuşadası, Çeşme, İzmir, Dikili, Ayvalık, Akçay, Çanakkale, Bandırma, Tekirdağ, İstanbul, Zonguldak, Sinop, Samsun, Ordu, Giresun, Trabzon, Rize, Hopa.
General Description: Air adventure in Cappadocia - Turkey, man originally conquered the skies with the hot-air balloon and the principle of lighter-than-air-travel. This sensation in one of the most spectacular and beautiful area in the world comes as one life's unforgettable experiences.
Departure: Sunrise every day wake you up in your hotel room around 05:00am if weather permitting. Previous years have shown a 95% flyability record.
Pick - up and return to Hotels in the area will be arranged for no extra charge. Programme: We collect the passengers at the hotel and arrange them in the ground-support vehicles for transfer to the take-of site (which depends on the wind direction on that day) We have over 30 take - off sites in the area in order to fly over the most interesting landscape. Once airborne the balloon will travel free with the wind. We prepare the balloon for flight which takes about 20 minutes. During which time the passengers are welcome to help or to take photos and we explain some technical information and safety instructions for the flight. The flight lasts from between 1 to 1* hours and includes both low contour flying and also going high enough to view the whole lanscape from above. The pilot has very accurate control of the height and it is often possible to pick the leaves from the trees passing under the basket. Because the balloon is separated from the ground, no sensation of fear or vertigo is experienced by the passengers. And the general impressions are soft and gentle. It is not colder 'up there' than it is on the ground. And it is sometimes warmer as there is no sensation of wind as the balloon is moving with the air during flight. We transfer back to you around 08:00 - 08:30am. to your hotel door.
Conditions: Cancellation by the pilot due to bad weather there will be full refund of monies. In the event of the pilots decision to cancel the flight reasons of security in bad weather, all monies will be reimbursed. Cancelation by the client less than 48 hours before the flight date will be no refund. For charter reservations 25% deposit and full payment minimum one week before the flight date. In the event of cancellation due to bad weather 15% of monies will be retained. Passenger insurange is included price. No age limits for adults and children 6 to 12 years half price. Bring warm clothing for the time of year, sensible walking shoes and plenty film and camera! - Flights every day at sunrise - Capacity in our two balloons is 20 passengers Per day Per flight and there is no minimum reservation - Pilots and equipment are fully certified by the CAA as per regulations for commercial air transport - We offer special charter arrangement for bigger groups upon request - Transfers to and from Balloon - Insurance cover is included as per international regulations - Total excursion takes around four hours - Flight time from one to one and a half hours - Outdoor clothing and comfortable shoes are recommended - Champagne celebration and flight certificate at landing.
Both way transfers with we offer a celebration with the excellent local champagne at the landing place to commemorate the occasion. And after repacking the balloon return the passengers to the hotel, certificate in requested, a mini breakfast on the begining.
Hotel accommodation in the region. However we offer Cave roomed hotel varieties and arrange your cave hotel bookins with discounted prices. We have Group discounts prices for Groups. Please Ask yours!
Low Season: November - March
Summer Season: April to October
4 - 6 Pax
8 - 12 Pax
14 - 16 Pax
OPTIONEL TOURS: (Extra Paying Tours): If requested from us we can arrange extention overstay in your hotel or Cave Hotel and offering extra tours:
THE NEW YORK TIMES (Oct. 22, 2000) An article about us.. Ezop Tour company offering a number of day trips is Ezop Travel, (90-212) 292 81 70, fax (90-212) 292 81 72, www.ezoptravel.com, based in Istanbul. Ezop offers a daily West Antalya tour, which includes a visit to ancient Phaselis, where there is a Roman aqueduct, baths and a theater among pine trees; the ruins of the Lycian city of Olympos; Chimaera; Demre (Kale); and Myra, with its Lycian tombs carved in a rock cliff. Cost depends on the number of visitors taking the tour: $75 for 9 to 16, and up to $192 for one person; lunch included.