I first went to Cappadocia, Turkey in the summer of 2015. The only thing I knew about the region was that it was known for being the best place in the world to take a hot air balloon ride. Other than that, I didn’t know much. We booked a renowned “cave hotel” at the Kelebek Cave Hotel from a friend’s recommendation, and I booked a hot air balloon ride through Tours 4 Turkey (for an awesome price) and other than it, it was a free for all. Little did I know that in four short days I would fall in love with this archeologically stunning, charming and quaint region in the middle of Turkey.
If you find yourself in Turkey, don’t hesitate to book a flight to the Cappadocia region. Like I said, I really had no idea what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised and overwhelmed with how much I loved it. I stayed in the town of Goreme, and could wander into town or get lost in the mountains exploring these rock formations forever. The hot air balloon was probably the most beautiful thing I’ve ever experienced. It might seem pricey at first, but look for deals. My balloon ride was an hour long, included a “champagne breakfast” and transportation. The cost was $105/person. Most of the companies charge at least $150. I did some research and called Tours 4 Turkey who was advertising a special rate on their website. At first they said it was only their winter price so I called them out on it. I asked why it was advertised on their site at this rate if it wasn’t the actual rate? They immediately said they would honor the rate on their website. Sometimes you just have to ask 🙂
Moral of this post: Visit Cappadocia!