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Cappadocia

Checking out the itinerary for Turkey Tour. Previously, there was always an opportunity to do a hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia during a RS tour. Did not see it mentioned on current Turkey tours.

I know this was extra but itinerary did not mention it.

Any help is appreciated.

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The hot air balloons are set up by the RS tour guide as an additional activity. You pay the balloon operator directly. It can be cancelled the day of due to weather. Make sure your trip insurance covers this high risk activity.

EDITED: Instead of High Risk, people call this High Adventure. Here is a link to CWsocial comprehensive guide of the Best of Turkey Tour: https://community.ricksteves.com/travel-forum/tours/so-you-re-going-on-the-best-of-turkey-or-best-of-istanbul-tour The question is answered on the 03/31/2023 entry.

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If you take a balloon ride it will be in the pre-dawn hours before breakfast, so it's not part of the tour itinerary.