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Balloons over Bagan

Bagan, Myanmar
+95 9 42431 3404
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An amazing experience

I highly recommend a balloon ride whilst you are in Bagan. It's an incredible opportunity to see... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Backpacker_Bill
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Expensive but worth paying!

We paid over $300/person for 1 hour over Bagan, and did the premium opion. It's pricy but similar... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2017
mikemadsen63
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Launched in 1999, the family run Balloons over Bagan provides awe-inspiring flights over the ancient temples of Bagan. From our intimate Premium Service 8 passenger balloons with a maximum of 2 people in each compartment for that special occasion, to our 16 passenger balloons ideal for families or larger groups with only 4 in each compartment, all our balloons provide a spacious platform for unrivaled views. We are the only company in the industry with full time, on-site, maintenance engineers and inspectors, reflected in our 17 year safety record, free of accidents or incidents. Our insurance policy placed directly with Lloyds of London, provides the most comprehensive cover in the country, reflecting our integrity and reputation for safety.
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 20:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Bagan, Myanmar
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I highly recommend a balloon ride whilst you are in Bagan. It's an incredible opportunity to see the place from an elevated position.

Thank Backpacker_Bill
Reviewed 28 June 2017

We paid over $300/person for 1 hour over Bagan, and did the premium opion. It's pricy but similar price other balloon services. It's my first time flying with Balloon. A very strange experience that I have never had. Bagan at sunset was amazing with thousand...More

1  Thank mikemadsen63
Reviewed 30 May 2017

50 minute trip a MUST when in Bagan between October and March depending on the weather. It will allow you to see from the top thousands of temples Bagan has to offer.

Thank Bonita B
Reviewed 22 May 2017

This is a very professional group. We have ballooned in Turkey, Egypt and Africa but felt this was the best. Of course you do have to get up early but once you get to the launch you find many others. There are quite a few...More

4  Thank thedoll1
Reviewed 7 May 2017

I have traveled the world and saw wonderful places but this was by far the best experience I have ever had. The flight in the hot air balloon over Bagan's temples and pagodas was absolutely breathtaking. The company is very well organised from picking up...More

3  Thank Gaby W
Reviewed 5 May 2017

I want to clarify that this is a top-notch operation, with western pilots and modern equipment. I have no complaints about the balloon ride itself. Where it's a letdown is that recently the Myanmar government severely restricted where the balloons can fly. You will NOT...More

8  Thank Maxsm2014
Andrea D, Social Media at Balloons over Bagan, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2017

Dear Sir, We are sorry to hear that your flight didn't reach your expectations. Unfortunately we now have restrictions in Bagan for two years, and we find it a bit unfair to give us a bad review for things that are out of our control....More

Reviewed 25 April 2017

There are places in the world where ballooning makes sense, and places where it seems like a gimmick. It makes sense in Bagan, and is basically the only way to experience the breathtaking scale of the Bagan historical district. The pilots are all exceptionally qualified,...More

3  Thank Jonathan A
Reviewed 19 April 2017

I can't believe we did this. 3 of the 4 were afraid of heights but from the moment we go into the basket, all was forgotten as we lifted off and drifted over the amazing temples of Bagan. The river just to the right of...More

1  Thank RussCanberra
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Best experience I had ever.Must do adventure and my favorite experience while in Bagan.It will not disappoint you!

Thank evansy034
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Our family of four opted for the premium flight, which was about USD60pp more than the regular flight, but we had only eight people in our basket, so it was quite roomy. I believe that in a regular flight, there are up to 16 in...More

10  Thank nojoNbeans
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sepitch
22 April 2017|
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Response from Andrea D | Property representative |
Hi, The balloon season in Bagan is October to March. There will be no flights during the other months Unfortunately the hot and rainy season is not suitable and safe for ballooning. Enjoy your stay in Myanmar Kind... More
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Shantel P
8 March 2017|
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Response from Andrea D | Property representative |
Hi, The balloons in Bagan are operating from October to end of March The hot and rainy season is unfortunately not suitable and safe for ballooning.
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adenoz
5 March 2017|
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Yes of course
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