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Balloons Over Bagan

Myanmar (Burma)

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  • Overview
  • Amenities
  • Activities
  • Balloons Over Inle
  • Location

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Since 1999, Balloons Over Bagan has lifted the spirits – quite literally – of hundreds of fortunate and adventurous world travelers, and in 2014 were named by Travel & Leisure as the purveyor of the “World’s Best Balloon Rides.”

Founders Brett Melzer and Khin Omar Win provide a unique bird’s eye view of the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River, ancient temples and archaeological treasures dotted amongst fields of palm trees, that bring to light the Bagan of a thousand years ago, when it was an ancient capital city in the Kingdom of Pagan.

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Amenities

From coffee and cookies at the balloon launch site, as the sunrise casts a dreamy light across the Bagan landscape, to highly qualified – and charmingly friendly – commercial hot-air balloon pilots, to a team of skilled workers who inflate and prepare the balloons for launch, every detail is attended to with expert precision. Each balloon holds either 8 or 16 passengers, all of whom are briefed with safety information before lift off and a peaceful flight of 45 minutes to an hour. Each pilot also acts as an expert tour guide once aloft, pointing out the temples, stupas and medieval monuments that dot the landscape below. Back on the ground, croissants and champagne await, the perfect topper to a true bucket-list achievement.

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Activities

Those who take to the skies with Balloons Over Bagan are in for dreamlike moments as they glide in pristine silence above centuries-old temples and catch glimpses of the vast Ayeyarwaddy River. Beyond ballooning, guests are invited to check out the local lacquerware industry, producers of beautiful vases, bowls and tableware. Sunset cruises visit remote sandbanks and horse-cart rides along dusty tracks lead to some of Bagan’s more isolated, and equally intriguing, temples and villages.

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Balloons Over Inle

Balloons Over Inle – a more personalized service and private experience – operates daily flights to Inle Lake. Carrying up to 6 and 8 passengers, guests will take in stunning views of the floating gardens and villages on the lake. This is truly one of the most beautiful ways to experience one of Myanmar’s most scenic and cultural attractions.

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Location

Balloons Over Bagan can be contacted through their main sales office in Yangon on the first floor of Swiss Business Office Center – Address: Building No. (36-38) A, First floor, Room (203), Grand Myay Nu Condo, Myay Nu Street, Sanchaung Township, Yangon – or through their website.