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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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A fantastic experience not to be missed in Bagan Myanmar

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

It was a once in a lifetime experience and we celebrated with champaign. Do it. 110% safe. These guys are professionals.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We went for the special package with 8 guests in the basket and getting a walk-through of the setting up process and then watching while the balloon was being prepared and thought it was really worth it. The scenery was magical. We were lucky with the wind and got to see almost all the temples and our flying time lasted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We enjoyed a fascinating & wonderful journey through Myanmar (beautifully organised by Columbus Travels & Tours, Yangon) which included the Balloons over Bagan option. Although not cheap, it was worth every penny and has to be the outstanding highlight of our trip (and many other travels as well). It really is a must-do event. Everything was very well organised from... More 

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Mauritius
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Dear Vicky, I will be in Bagan in 2 days. Is it still possible to do a balloon ride. I've been seeing that the balloon are not flying at the moment. Please admise. Thanks in advance. J

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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

Hi Vicky Many thanks for your feedback on your flight with us last month. Firstly we are sorry that your expereince and enjoyment of your flight was compromised in this way. Just to clarify we do offer two services at Balloons over Bagan. Our cheapest flight is with our larger 16 passenger baskets which are intended for the larger tour... 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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