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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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australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Our first attempt at ballooning over the temples at dawn was canceled due to safety concerns with high winds. We were very disappointed as it was definitely something we wanted to do and we were rescheduled for our last day in Bagan and wouldn't have another opportunity if it was cancelled again. Luckily, on the second attempt we were able... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

We were scheduled for a balloon ride on Sunday, October 12th. The ride was cancelled due to bad weather (lightening, etc.). A gentleman can on the bus to inform us that it was cancelled and said we would get a refund. Since that time, we have written two emails and called with no response. Very unprofessional.

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Kyaw Kyaw A, Manager at Balloons over Bagan, responded to this review

Dear Mark K, We are very sorry for inconvenience about the refund. We did ask our local bank to reverse the sales transaction to receive the full payment amount on your credit card and we got the email from our bank and confirmed us that they already made the refund since 14th Oct 2014 so please kindly expect the refund... More

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

We got lucky on our second try after our original booking was cancelled due to rain in the morning. And boy... We were in for a real treat! The pilot and the staff of BoB were professional and courteous. But the view of temples at sunrise was simply breathtaking. A must do especially if you are into photography. We flew... More

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Sydney
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We had booked with Ballons over Bagan and confirmed fligth et the day prior.. On morning of the flight, clear skies and light winds, we waited patiently at our hotel. It seems the fligth was cancelled due to adverse weather (???) but we received no advice nor explanation. It was only when we chased them that an explanation was offered.... 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, and sorry for taking some time to get back to you as I wanted to investigate the day in question with our pilots and our ground crew Firstly I fully sympathize with the cancellation, which is always a huge disappointment to our guests when they have traveled so far. When there... More

Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The balloon ride was breath taking and magical when the sun rose and the mist settled over the thousands of pagodas the populated the Bagan landscape. It is a little pricey but totally worth the cost and waking up before dawn.

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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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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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