Welcome to Butterfly Balloons

After piloting Cappadocia Balloon flights for many years with different operators, we decided to set up our own 'dream' boutique company and began flying as Butterfly in May 2010. Since then we have flown thousands of guests and made many good friends – thank you to all of those who have helped make our adventure a great success, and what fun we have had!


In less than 2 years Butterfly became number 1 on numerous travel forums, recommended by many guide books including Lonely Planet and, the first choice of Rick Steves in the USA. Thank you to all our new-found friends on whose praise we are riding high. We focus on your individuality and our exclusiveness, mix it with fun and adventure and, we give you the flight of a lifetime over the stunning landscape of Cappadocia.


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What does Rick Steves say about us

"With a dozen people in our basket and the capable captain Mustafa at the helm, we enjoy a dreamy glide. Halfway through, our captain tosses Super Ted from the balloon. Mustafa learned to fly a balloon in 2005 in Albuquerque and I felt perfectly safe with Butterfly Balloons."


Click here for videos of Rick's Cappadocia Balloon Flight.


Rick Steves
Rick Steves

Why Butterfly Balloons?

  • We care about personal space and comfort; flying below full capacity in our baskets, we take a maximum of 10, 12, or 16 guests.
  • All our equipment is new and custom-made for us at Cameron Balloons in the UK and Ultramagic in Spain; Butterfly Balloons do not fly second hand or sponsored balloons.
  • Each day we choose the take-off site dependant on the wind direction to ensure the best and most enjoyable flight path for us all.
  • We fly once a day; around sunrise which offers the most favourable weather.
  • We guarantee minimums of one hour + of flying time for the Butterfly Flight and one and a half hours + for the Beyond Flight. We do not land early unless your pilot believes there to be deterioration in the weather.
  • new: Wifi on board.

We have no association with any agencies in Istanbul. Please make all bookings online or within Goreme.

Butterfly Balloons

Balloon Flight

How can I book a Cappadocia Balloon flight? We offer two types of flight; Butterfly Flight and Butterfly Beyond. The main differences are the duration of the flight and the number of people in the basket.

We do not operate the Beyond Flight from 1st November and 31st of March due to unsuitable weather conditions

  Butterfly Flight Butterfly Beyond Flight
Flight Duration Minimum 1 hour Minimum 1,5 hour
Number of People 8 to 16 people 6 to 12 people
Ground Transportation Included with private minibuses Included with private minibuses
Insurance 30+ Million Euro 30+ Million Euro
Breakfast Included before the flight Included before the flight
Landing Party After the flight with champagne After the flight with champagne
Flight Certificate Included Included
Rate Ask for special rates