We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Balloons over Bagan

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Bagan, Myanmar
Phone Number: +95 1 248 907
Website
Today
8:00 am - 11:00 am
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 am
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Description: Launched in 1999, the family run Balloons over Bagan provides...
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 unrivalled 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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 407 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 359
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Most recent review
Must Do This!

This was one of the most peaceful, serene experiences I have ever had, despite being in a balloon with a bunch of other people. The views are unbelievable--the sunrise over the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Kathie799
,
New York City, New York
Add Photo Write a Review

407 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
New York City, New York
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

This was one of the most peaceful, serene experiences I have ever had, despite being in a balloon with a bunch of other people. The views are unbelievable--the sunrise over the stupas, seeing stupas from a unique angle . It is impossible to take a bad picture. I have heard many people don't do it because of cost or fear--nothing... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
london
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

I did not image such a beautiful experience in Myanmar. From the first step when we picked at hotel till the glass of champagne, the ride was fantasic. It is absolutely safe and enjoyable superb view of Bagan. This Bagan trip inspires me much for next flight in Turkey.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bunbury, Australia
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
45 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

This was our one extravagance of our 3-week trip to Myanmar, and we are very glad we did it. We were picked up in one of the old Chevvy buses at our hotel and driven to the airstrip where the balloons were lined up ready for take-off. We were provided with coffee and biscuits before our safety briefing by our... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Winchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
21 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Balloons over Bagan is a superb trip, in excess of an hour, over the plain of Bagan. The magical trip includes passing low over the Irrawaddy, then travelling past hundreds of stupas which appear through the morning mist.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Shanghai
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

A trip to Bagan just isn't complete without a hot-air balloon ride. The entire experience was impeccable, from pick up in the oldtimer bus to breakfast and Champagne and certificates after the ride. Our pilot was well experienced and entertained the entire group. The local staff were so friendly and just happy to run after our balloon to help us... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The balloon ride at dawn was fantastic.The temples emerged golden, out of the mists and our pilot guided us expertly across the landscape. Being picked up, given a brief breakfast, and ending with champagne in the chilly dawn light all, added to the exciting experience. Although expensive, it was totally worth it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I have wanted to go up in a hot air balloon since I was a child, but wanted to do it somewhere special. It could not have been better than Balloons Over Bagan. It was an incredibly professional operation from start to finish. Our pilot Milton kept us entertained with information and answering all sorts of questions. They were quite... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brisbane
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

There is a well-known saying, "Bagan is spirit of history of Myanmar". and to fully understand the complexity of the Buddhist influence over Myanmar then you really should treat yourself to a hot air balloon flight over Bagan. The listing description was as accurate as you could get with text and photos, but Balloons over Bagan is so much more... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Alta, Norway
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
17 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Booked our trip with BOB in November 2014 through their webside - and I am really glad we did, the baskets fill up early! Everything work out fine with our booking - we went for the 380$ trip - 8 persons in the basket. It is expensive - but worth every penny, it is not something you will do every... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful experience and a fantastic way to see the temples of Bagan. The whole experience was a joy from the moment we were picked up from our hotel in the vintage bus to the final glass of champagne and tropical fruit breakfast. The 05.30 start was well worth the effort and essential in order to enjoy the sunrise... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Balloons over Bagan also viewed

Bagan, Mandalay Region
Bagan, Mandalay Region
 
Bagan, Mandalay Region
 

Been to Balloons over Bagan? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Balloons over Bagan and other visitors
9 questions
Ask a question
London, United Kingdom
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

See all questions (9)

Questions? Get answers from Balloons over Bagan staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?