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hot air balloning in cappadocia

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hot air balloning in cappadocia

hello anyone can recommend a reasonablly priced hot air balloning company as there are 6 of us wanting to do that .

any tips appreciated .

thx in advance

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1. Re: hot air balloning in cappadocia

TO be honest, I would hesitate to recommend any company, although I am sure most are very good. Companies like Butterfly Balloon, which is operated by Turkish Heritage Travel who have long had a good reputation, should be fine, but much though I have tried, I know of no way to check that a balloon company has the proper licenses, insurance and experienced, safe pilots.

Although ballooning is a lovely experience, it is a dangerous sport, and accidents, even deaths do occur. If you read the forum there was a fatal accident only a few weeks ago, and another in Egypt recently. For that reason I can not recommend a company, I would not want that on my conscience if anything went wrong.

If you choose to go ahead, safety should be your deciding factor in choosing a company, not price and you should check your travel insurance. Most policies exclude ballooning from their standard cover, and you will need to buy extra cover for what they term as a hazardous activity. This is the case with UK cover at least.

I do not mean to put you off, thousands of people fly safely, but you must be aware of the facts and make your own choices.

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