An adventure of a lifetime awaits as Uber introduces its latest travel product, Uber Balloon, offering breathtaking hot air balloon rides in the stunning UNESCO World Heritage Göreme National Park in Cappadocia, Turkey. Starting this week, riders can book this extraordinary experience directly through the Uber app using Uber Reserve.
The hot air balloon rides, which kick off with a picturesque sunrise departure from Göreme, Cappadocia, offer passengers a 1.5-hour flight through the UNESCO World Heritage site. This region is renowned for its captivating ‘fairy chimneys’ and magnificent limestone architecture carved into the landscape. As the balloons ascend, passengers will be treated to awe-inspiring dawn views from an altitude of 3,000 feet.
This exceptional journey not only offers passengers the chance to experience the natural beauty of Cappadocia but also provides the convenience of door-to-door service, with transportation from the hotel lobby to the sky. The cost of this bucket-list adventure is €150 per person, and to celebrate the launch, 100 free flights will be made available.
Over the past year, Turkey has witnessed a surge in popularity among Uber riders, with international trips increasing by more than 30%. Notably, nearly 26 million people have used the Uber app to request rides this year alone. Uber’s presence in Turkey extends to over 38,000 taxi drivers, serving nine cities, including Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, and the popular tourist destination, Antalya. The app has witnessed a surge in trips, with numbers increasing by over 50% since 2022.
The inclusion of hot air balloon rides in the Uber app is part of the ‘Go Anywhere’ travel series, which aims to provide passengers with diverse and unforgettable travel experiences. This series includes multimodal transportation options and bucket-list adventures, such as Uber Boat in Mykonos and Uber Sleigh in Lapland. Moreover, travelers can now use the Uber app to book flights, trains, coaches, and hotels.
It’s important to note that the availability of Uber Balloon rides is subject to weather conditions and is expected to be limited. To secure a spot on this unique journey, riders are encouraged to book in advance using the Uber Reserve feature on the app, at least 12 hours before departure. For those eager to experience the thrill of a hot air balloon ride, Uber is offering 100 free flights, limited to four passengers per day, until the promotion concludes on November 19.
Uber’s foray into the world of hot air ballooning in Cappadocia is set to redefine travel experiences, offering a seamless and memorable way to explore this mesmerizing landscape from the skies. Don’t miss your chance to embark on this remarkable adventure with Uber Balloon.