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Balloons over Bagan

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Address: Bagan, Myanmar
Phone Number: +95 1 248 907
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8:00 am - 11:00 am
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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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Balloons over Bagan pick up at your hotel and transport you to the hot air balloons. There are some simple snacks while you wait for the balloons to be prepared and receive your... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Balloons over Bagan pick up at your hotel and transport you to the hot air balloons. There are some simple snacks while you wait for the balloons to be prepared and receive your safety orientation / instructions before sunrise. Everyone has a good view so don't be worried about the number of people in the balloons. Have your camera equipment... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We took this marvellous trip in January 2015 and it was perfect. Everything went off without a hitch. Our captain was knowledgeable and entertaining and was an accomplished pourer of champagne at the end of our trip :) The sunrise over Bagan was breathtaking - a sight I will never forget. As the morning fog slipped away and the sky... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I don't think I've ever spent $300 for an hour of anything. Yet this was worth it. The temples are cool enough from the ground but don't compare to the views above. Could not imagine a trip to northern Myanmar without experiencing this at sunrise. When I went I was afforded postcard-perfect views.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

From all the different tour companies, this one is the most experienced, the best and also, the cheapest. They know what they are doing and they have all the best landing and take off sites. Book in advance and don't book the deluxe tour (same thing with more space). They even give champagne!

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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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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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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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Additional Information about Balloons over Bagan

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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