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Balloons over Bagan

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Address: Bagan, Myanmar
Phone Number:
+95 1 371 280
09:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Launched in 1999, the family run Balloons over Bagan provides awe-inspiring...

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 15 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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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... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jonathan A
New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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, and the whole operation is superbly run.

1 Thank Jonathan A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 us was a good back drop and the time just flew by. So much to... More 

Thank RussCanberra
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's expensive but worth any penny! It's my first time flying with Balloon and most amazing experience I have ever had!

Thank Mallat K
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank evansy034
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's so much like we were flying on our own wings with Balloon. We felt fear at first, then fascinating when flying. Bagan was so beautiful, so many temples. It's expensive, but as anyone here, do at least once in your lifetime!

Thank René R
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150 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 a basket. We were picked up around 5:30am in a WWII bus. We asked the... More 

4 Thank nojoNbeans
Fremont, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While expensive, this is a once in a lifetime, must do adventure. It was my favorite experience while in Bagan, and is an excellent way to see the enormity of the Bagan plain. The worst part is being pickup up so early in the morning. It can be cold starting out, so wear a jacket if you have one, or... More 

Thank Ono O
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We started our morning with an incredible hot air balloon flight over Bagan's temple studded plains. Our wakeup call worked perfectly. Shortly after 5.30am we were taken by a 75-year old bus with its Balloons over Bagan logo to the launch site, not far from the river bank near Nyaung-Oo U town and the famous Shwezigon pagoda. When we arrived... More 

Thank Robin_Hitchcock
Scotland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My first hot air Balloon ride. I thought if there was anywhere in the World to try it - then Bagan would be high on the list. Spectacular float over the top of multiple pagodas and temples. The Irrawaddy river in the background. Very well organised company - we felt very safe.

Thank Donald F
Syracuse, New York
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Balloons over Bagan will not disappoint you. Our pilot was Ellie and she was fantastic. She explained everything in detail prior to going up. The crew was friendly and efficient. They helped us getting in and out of the basket. We were picked up at our hotel and stopped at one other hotel to pick up customers and proceeded to... More 

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