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Balloons over Bagan

Bagan, Myanmar
+95 1 248 907
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Ranked #1 of 4 Activities in Bagan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Since 1999, pioneers of one of the worlds most spectacular hot air balloon flights over the ancient city of Bagan. Experience the unrivaled majesty of... more » Owner description: Since 1999, pioneers of one of the worlds most spectacular hot air balloon flights over the ancient city of Bagan. Experience the unrivaled majesty of thousands of ancient temples drifting below you in style comfort and safety. « less
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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I was debating doing this balloon ride as it is on the expensive side but I read the reviews and I knew that I wanted to do it. We got picked up in an older bus and driven to the site where we had a coffee and biscuit and watched them getting the balloons ready. The sun was just rising... More

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Queensland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Fantastic, my first time in a hot air balloon, very early morning start, hot coffee or tea before takeoff, very professional team, the best way to appreciate the many stupas and temples. After landing we were treated to champas and juice. A wonderful end to a beautiful experience.

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Walla Walla, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a great way, albeit expensive, to see the amazing temples of Bagan from the sky. The view of the temples, the river, the slight fog and mist of early morning make this experience magical. The croissants and the bubbly at the end of the trip are a nice addition. Defitinely worth doing it.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The early morning balloon ride is far and away the best way to appreciate the beauty and expanse of the temple area in this part of Myanmar. It is expensive, but what a wonderful experience. Please don't miss this once a lifetime opportunity. The balloon pilots all seem to be British and are all very experienced at their trade. This... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I have never been in a hot air balloon before, and this has to be the best place to experience. Firstly the location is stunning. You take off as dawn breaks over the nearby mountains. The town is enveloped in mist and smoke from the locals cooking fires. The sight of the pagodas and temples rising above the mist as... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We did this right at the start of our 3 months in SE asia, and its still the top highlight. We booked from home, which is easy to do by email. We paid in cash when we arrived in Bagan, again very easy and $180 less than the travel company wanted to charge us. The flight was perfect, and this... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We booked pre holiday which is not easy. Other than that it's such a memorable way to see bagan. We booked the premier trip which I recommend . Our pilot helped make it a highlight with his knowledge and wit. The sights and experience are well worth the cost. You can't go to mynamar and not do the ballooning .

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

We booked our flight for late March. We were collected as advised from our hotel in the classic bus and taken to the launch site. Our Captain explained the safety procedures after we had been given tea & coffee. We took off and were treated to amazing vistas of the temples across Bagan. It was also great to see the... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I know many others have said the same thing but Balloon Over Bagan will definitely be a highlight we remember for our lifetime. It was worth every penny! Save money and GO! My husband and I took 3 of our kids for the sunrise excursion and our 16 year-old loved it so much he started researching what it takes to... More

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Cambridge UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This trip is expensive, you have to get up at 5 o'clock in the morning, the whole thing only lasts one hour, and sometimes after all that it has to be cancelled because of high winds or other weather conditions. And do you know what - it is still a totally unforgettable and an absolute MUST experience! Bagan is a... More

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