We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! You come to us for reviews — now you can book your hotel right here on TripAdvisor.

Balloons over Bagan

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Bagan, Myanmar
Phone Number: +95 1 371 280
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Launched in 1999, the family run Balloons over Bagan provides awe-inspiring...

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 unrivaled 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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 865 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 590
  • 48
    Very good
  • 10
  • 5
  • 19
Must do

It was truly a fantastic experience. It is a bit dear if you are on a budget but it is worth it. Amazing view over Bagan which made the 4am start worthwhile.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Thet A
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

865 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 672: English reviews
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It was truly a fantastic experience. It is a bit dear if you are on a budget but it is worth it. Amazing view over Bagan which made the 4am start worthwhile.

2 Thank Thet A
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
313 reviews
160 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 286 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An intense and new experience as w'd never ballooned before. But of all the places in the world to make a start this had to be the ultimate. Its alms like I don want to write too much to spoil the surprise but I feel certain anyone who opts togo will not be disappointed. A not to be missed opportunity... More 

Thank SeaSailSee
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was an unforgettable experience - the views from the balloon were absolutely stunning; the staff all extremely professional, knowledgeable and great fun; and the champagne on landing a really lovely touch to round off the trip! Thanks so much to the whole team for a wonderful morning - it was the highlight of our time in Myanmar.

Thank Liv-LaVidaLoca
Fort Worth, Texas
Level Contributor
32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The balloon ride over the beautiful Bagan site is not cheap. Darn it. However, I thought it was an exceptional value. I had never been in a balloon that was sailing – or flying if you will –untethered. The balloon ride itself was fantastic! Our pilot was also the group leader and he was very experienced and reassuring. He told... More 

Thank Yale71
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A truly fabulous experience, Balloons over Bagan is worth the cost. Our Belgian pilot gave us 360 degree views of temples, the Irriwaddy River and the city of Bagan for more than an hour as the sun rose. If the weather is good - and it was for us -- this is not to be missed!

1 Thank Risa K
St. Gallen, Switzerland
Level Contributor
292 reviews
144 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Balloons over Bagan were absolutely fantastic. On time collection at the hotel, coffee and tea with bisquits upon arrival, a complimentary cap, a detailed safety briefing, everything was very professional and welcoming. We had qualified and knowledgable European pilot with a lot of balloon experience. Take off and landing was smooth, the flight was unique. One of the best and... More 

3 Thank catztravelling
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
221 reviews
138 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

If you go to Bagan in April, Balloons over Bagan are the only company still working. They were absolutely fantastic and the price was worth every penny. Definitely do it. Smooth take off, smooth landing and very professional European pilots.

Thank Jan O
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
Level Contributor
16 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

So excited to see the artifacts of ancient Bagan from above. Warm breeze carry us back to centuries when those building were built.

2 Thank Ye Yan A
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

My son and I took Ballon over Bagan ride in January 2015. It was a ride of our life because we can see the famous Cultural heritage site from the sky in a very quiet and tranquil floating hot air balloon. As a travel agent ourselves, we asked and came to our knowledge that they insure that for 2 million... More 

2 Thank Visa M
Munich, Germany
Level Contributor
30 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

It was the very best part of our trip, an experience we will never forget! Very early in the morning we were picked up by an old van and off we went across sleepy Bagan to meet our captain Graham. After a hot cup of coffee we got our security instructions and took off into the mist of Bagan. A... More 

1 Thank Barbara M

Travelers who viewed Balloons over Bagan also viewed


Been to Balloons over Bagan? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Balloons over Bagan and other visitors
53 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (53)

Questions? Get answers from Balloons over Bagan staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?