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Balloons Over Vang Vieng

Vang Vieng, Laos
00856 20 96918111
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Ranked #6 of 17 attractions in Vang Vieng
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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Melbourne, Australia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
52 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

One of the best experiences I have had whilst being abroad. The views of Vang Vieng are amazing, with the river and mountain back drop. Definitely worth the $70-$80. Ran safe and an exceptional pilot

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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This was an amazing experience for my partner & I who had never flown in a balloon before. I understand what the bad reviews are talking about, the safety regulations are very minimal, and I understand people have crash landed in trees, etc. In our case we actually landed in a school yard just before class. Read the bad reviews,... More

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Penticton, Canada
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98 reviews 98 reviews
5 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This was one of the highlights of our trip. We had done it before in Christchurch but this was way nicer. We paid $80 each and felt that it was totally worth it. We were able to pay with credit card but were charged a 3% fee. There were 4 other people in the balloon with us and they picked... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We were picked up from our backpackers on time and driven in the back of a ute to where the balloons were being inflated which was all fine. 3 balloons were to take off ours being the last to leave. At no point were any of the passengers in any of the balloons given any safety information, or told what... More

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Santiago, Chile
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

I got a very good experience, they picked me up at my guest house, on time to see the sunshine, everything was nice, I loved the view from the ballon. Very recommended experience and I just paid 75 USD, I think this is the cheapest placet to fly in the world

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

Paid 75 dollars for the sunrise flight. Picked up on time at 6am. The flight was great, really good views and nice sunrise despite the mist. Good value with a 40 minute flight. There was no introduction or safety brief by any staff or the driver but didn't expect that in Laos. The landing was quite bad, we came down... More

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

Having always wanted to ride in a hot air balloon and seeing how cheap it was in comparison to other countries my friend and I booked on arrival into Vang Vieng for the sunrise flight the following morning. The driver arrived bang on time to pick us and the other 2 couples up and drove the short distance to where... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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242 reviews 242 reviews
154 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014 via mobile

We thought that the views from our hotel room were good, but they could not compare with those from the ballon, although it is a relatively short trip it felt vfm. We also picked the evening trip as we did not want to get up early, either one should be good. As far as we could see the price is... More

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Thekkady, India
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We went on the evening trip and thoroughly enjoyed every minute from start to finish. When we arrived at the starting point we saw the balloons being inflated which was fascinating in itself. We were put in to groups and our group was the first to get into the basket and to be set on our way. There was 7... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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36 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We went for the morning trip as we heard that normally evening is foggy. However, on the morning that we went, it was foggy. So I guess it's all about luck. We paid US $78 for adults and US$40 for child. You have to shop around the agencies as some quote us US $ 80 and same price for child.... More

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