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Balloons over Bagan

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Address: Bagan, Myanmar
Phone Number: +95 1 248 907
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 am
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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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Spectacular experience

Taking a sunrise balloon ride was just spectacular. We were low enough to see the pagodas and high enough to get a sense of the expanse of this treasured area. We watched the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Taking a sunrise balloon ride was just spectacular. We were low enough to see the pagodas and high enough to get a sense of the expanse of this treasured area. We watched the balloons be prepared for us. The sun reflected off many structures as it rose. We landed on a beach, on the Irrawaddy River, which was low in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We flew with Balloons over Bagan and although we enjoyed the service. I felt that there were too many of us in the balloon carriage. When taking photos we were often obscured the other people in the basket and it was difficult to be seen in all the go pro shots we paid for because the people in the front... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This is the must do when visiting Bagan, its a great way to see all the amazing temples. It is an expensive outing but how often are you going to be visiting such an historic place like Bagan and get the chance to ride in a hot air balloon. Just bite the bullet and go for it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I was a little worried that I would be disappointed with this service since I read some reviews of people complaining about the price vs. the value. (I must add that compared to balloon excursions in other countries, BB is an excellent deal) Those people have some serious issues. This was one of the most miraculous things that I have... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The promotional stuff makes it look fantastic, flying close to pagodas as the sun rises across Bagan. Not quite so great in reality. We only flew over one major pagoda, however our hotel was pointed out to us ! Its very expensive for what it is, and I acually had a better view of the pagoda field from a viewing... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The chance of a disappointing experience outweighs the cost, in my opinion. We so looked forward to this trip and were heartbroken by the outcome. Our pilot, Barry, spent 20 minutes of the trip 3 meters from the ground and never got higher then 20 meters. The trip itself only lasted 36 minutes according to his own computer that I... More 

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

Dear Duncan Many thanks for your review of Ballooms over Bagan. We are sorry that your flight did not match your expectations. There are unfortunately times when due to adverse wind directions or instructions from air traffic control we have to remain low during flight. These occasions are fortunately very rare, and would apply to all balloons flying on that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I were so looking forward to this trip of a life time. We had not taken a balloon flight before so the anticipation was immense. We were due to be picked up at 5 30am and I woke at 4.00am with severe stomach cramps and realised very soon that I would be unable to go. However, Balloons... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Certain a "bucket list" quality experience. It is not cheap but I think that it is worth the money. We loved it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

These guys are very professional and the whole experience from start to finish ran very smoothly. It was my first time ballooning and I would definately do it again. It was amazing seeing the temples from a birdseye view. Yes it's expensive but when you see the hard work and organisation that goes into putting 12 balloons in the sky... More 

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Vilanova i la Geltru, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I can't imagine a better way to spend Xmas Eve than starting the day with a flight in a hotair balloon over the temples of Bagan, and that is what we did. Yes, it is a quite expensive tour (about $300 per person) but it worths the price you pay as this will be a fantastic experience. There are several... More 

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