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Address: Bagan, Myanmar
Phone Number: +95 1 248 907
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8:00 am - 11:00 am
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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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.
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Outrageously Expensive But Oh What An Experience!

We simply knew we had to do the balloon here. We have long regretted not doing the balloon ride over the Nile when we were in Egypt and said that we couldn't make the same mistake... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We simply knew we had to do the balloon here. We have long regretted not doing the balloon ride over the Nile when we were in Egypt and said that we couldn't make the same mistake here. Bagan is consistently ranked among the top 5 places to balloon over in the world so we knew it must be done. But... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I've visited Bagan a few times but visiting with a trip with Balloons over Bagan is completely a different experience. it's quite simply magical. I'm so touched by the journey! There are a few other balloons operators. Balloons over Bagan was extremely professional and excellent service. It's the iconic red balloons that appear in many of the guidebooks and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We spent 30 days in Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos. This was the highlight of the entire trip. Do not miss this trip of a lifetime.

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Santos, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The service pf this company are just amazing. The ballon flyghts are an experience that you must try once before you die. Your soul will thank you

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Makati
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Thank you ellie (our pilot) for the awesome balloon ride!!! We were picked up from the hotel with cute old buses . The briefing was fast and the balloon ride was trully an unforgettable experience! After yhe ride we had a picnic where we landed! awesome!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

It was barely 20 minutes in the air and most of the time lower than the tallest temple, so why pay for a cheap ride experience when you can get a nicer view from the top of a temple, or the observation tower. When asked about the time and height, the balloon company will tell you all kinds of stories... More 

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

Thank you for your recent review on trip advisor. Firstly we are sorry that your flight obviously did not match your expectations. All our flights are officially logged and in the event of any flight less than 30 minutes we are informed and a partial refund offered. In these cases we take great pains to talk to our clients after... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

A lot of places look magical on photographs but somehow always disappoint in person. This is NOT of one those places. Despite the hefty admission price, watching the sun rise over thousands of ancient Bagan pagodas is something I will remember for the rest of my life. Dress warmly because the bus ride can get quite chilly in the morning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Wow - mind boggling. Slowly drifting at sunrise over 2,000 temples with 20 other balloons (each holds about 12 people) is heavenly. Serene drifting, an experienced pilot explaining what we are seeing below. It is not cheap (US$ 400), but oh so very well worth it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

prompt pickup service....loves the coffee and muffins before and the champagne after....the balloon ride was more than spectacular.....morning ride was clear...pilot andy very informative and professional.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This was a highlight of our Myanmar trip. The operators were all from Europe, UK or USA. I felt very safe as our operator was in contact first with the Airport the with the other balloons. The views were spectacular you couldn't appreciate how many Temples and the beauty from the ground. I would ordinarily not go in a hot... More 

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Additional Information about Balloons over Bagan

Address: Address: Bagan, Myanmar
Phone Number: +95 1 248 907
Location: Asia  >  Myanmar  >  Mandalay Region  >  Bagan
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 11:00 am  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 11:00 am  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 11:00 am  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 11:00 am  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 11:00 am  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 11:00 am  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 11:00 am  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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