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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, Adventure
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Owner description: 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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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

You can temple yourself out if you try to do them from the ground - just do a balloon ride. It's amazing, worth. every. penny. Company is professional, well organized, punctual and doesn't try to up-sell you on everything, we were simply offered photos at the end. Excellent experience.

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Williamsville, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Want to really see Bagan?? Get yourself on a hot air balloon from Balloons over Bagan. This is a top notch professional company, well organized, with great and experienced staff. You're picked up quite early because you want to up in the sky when the sun rises. You get to see and hear all about the balloons while they are... More

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Fountain Hills, Arizona
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

This balloon ride was the highlight of an already memorable visit to Old Bagan. The pilot was so informative and the views tremendous. If you are going to Bagan, be sure to sign up well in advance -- you won't regret it.

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Gili Trawangan, Indonesia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

After 2 days of Ebiking the temple area, we were thrilled to get on a Balloon flight with BOB. FYI book ahead as they are very busy during the season. We were extremely lucky to get a spot! Very professional from crew to captain. Top notch!! Gentle take off and landing. Not scary at all even for by boyfriend who... More

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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

The Red Balloons over Bagan is a must experience if visiting this part of Myanmar and don't think this will be a risky experience. The British company is a slick operation with plenty of experience so don't be put off by the old bus that collects you at the hotel. This is all part of the atmosphere and is intended... More

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Shanghai, China
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

My previous balloon rides in Cappadoccia, Turkey and Maasai Mara, Kenya were amazing, but Bagan has proven to be the best so far. Soaring above a landscape dotted with innumerable temples and pagodas was absolutely magical. Our pilot Ian was fantastic, explaining not just the standard procedures, but also all the parts and mechanics of balloon. The explanation and demonstration... More

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Caboolture, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Did the ballon flight first morning in bagan and wow what an introduction. Dont think about missing out on this. Truely amazing and worth every cent.

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Vancouver, BC
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

It was one if those times where I couldn't believe I was actually going to spend that much for a 45 minute experience but was glad I did. The whole experience from pick up to drop off was first rate. Our captain, Ian was charming, knowledgable and made us all feel totally safe. The views of the temples are breath-taking.... More

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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Our ride was cancelled due to bad weather. That's fine, I'd rather get a refund than die in a crash. The company said they would try to schedule people in for the following day - unfortunately, it was our last day in Bagan. Lucky, we knew about a pagoda close to our hotel that we could climb. We were able... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

Pricey as it may seem but it is all worth it! The experience was really one of a kind and view from 400+ feet above ground just gives you the stunning view to see Bagan at its best. From pick up and drop off at hotel was well organized. Excellent service by all staff and pilots. Superb experience overall!

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