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Balloons over Bagan

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Address: Bagan, Myanmar
Phone Number: +95 9 44804 5716
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8:00 am - 11:00 am
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 am
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Highlight of our trip

As someone who does suffer from vertigo, I wasn't quite sure how I ended up booking this experience. Suffice to say, I wouldn't have missed it for the world. Pick up from the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Ashtead, United Kingdom
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Ashtead, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

As someone who does suffer from vertigo, I wasn't quite sure how I ended up booking this experience. Suffice to say, I wouldn't have missed it for the world. Pick up from the hotel was around 5:30am, and then we found ourselves huddled in an ex army truck (which was fun in itself), and then transported the shortish distance to... More 

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Rio Verde, Arizona
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The balloon ride over Bagan seems extremely expensive until you experience it. Peter of Balloons over Bagan did an a top job of providing a very safe, smooth, and dramatic ride. Get the pictures they take. Well worth it. Lots of advice is given over where to stand- it makes no difference. The views are startling from everywhere. I thought... More 

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Thank MGB999
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We've always wanted to fly in a balloon and it was a cracking place to do it, over the temples and with the sun rising. We were well looked after by our pilot with early morning tea then champagne and cakes afterwards. It was pretty expensive but we didn't realise how many people were needed to get the balloon up... More 

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Thank John F
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What an experience seeing the birds eye view of Bagan! And Balloons over Bagan is the way to go. Top notch from start to finish. Also the premium option is worth the few extra bucks - extra space, premium champagne and the best pilots. Special thanks to Nobby for making it an awesome flight. He made our experience that much... More 

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Thank nmc2409
Hong Kong, China
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83 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Until the magic carpet ride becomes a reality, riding a hot air balloon over Bagan's temple zone as dawn breaks is something no visitor to this country should miss if they can afford it. All the seats face backwards so take the back seats for a better view.

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Thank Letranger90
Siem Reap, Cambodia
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Although quite pricy - I found this experience to be once in a lifetime. We did the classic balloon ride and although there were a couple more people in our balloon basket - it was a great (slightly more affordable option). The balloonists were lovely, the views were spectacular and we had great service the whole time!! Nothing beats A... More 

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had high hopes but alas it just wasn't that good. The flight path took us over the fields next to New Bagan. hint: the temples are in old Bagan. Flight was only about 40 minutes and we stayed between 20-200 feet in the air. The operation was very professional but unless you've never gone ballooning before, you'll walk away... More 

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Brett M, Owner at Balloons over Bagan, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of Balloons over Bagan. We are of course very sorry that our flight did not reach your expectations. Although we crossed the temple zone, it is sadly true that we are now operating under some new restrictions imposed upon us by the Ministry of Culture which sometimes mean that our flight path does not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything was awesome Staff very friendly Nice coffee and cookies before starting David head was very friendly serious and funny. He knows a lot about bagan and flew the balloon perfectly We really enjoyed the ride Felt perfectly safe Worth every penny

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Georgia
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156 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Balloons over Bagan was an excellent company with which to experience the balloon flight. Our entire experience was seamless - professional and friendly pilot, professional and efficient ground crew, and great champagne at the end of the flight. At all times throughout the flight and briefing, we felt completely safe. I would highly recommend this company.

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Thank Luxury1Georgia
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It exeded every expectation i had! This is truely one of the most beautifull experiences i have ever done in my life. I was kinda affraid before we left (the hight/ small basket/ the huge balloon), but the beautifull view combined with the quiet flow of the balloon took all my fear away! The guide was super professional, eye for... More 

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