Balloons over Bagan
Balloons over Bagan
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Balloon Rides
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Launched in 1999, the 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 21 years safety record, free of accidents or incidents. Our insurance policy provides the most comprehensive cover in the country, reflecting our integrity and reputation for safety.
Bagan, Myanmar

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Julie D
Salobrena, Spain41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
This was my first hot air balloon trip and it was just one of the best experiences of my life. We chose the premium tour which only allows 8 people in the balloon. We were met at 545am by our driver and transported to the take off location on World War II bus which was great. We were treated to tea, coffee and biscuits before meeting our pilot (David Head) and receiving all the instructions that we needed to follow to remain safe during our flight. As the balloon is being inflated you are able to walk around it and view it. When David was ready his crew helped us into the basket and up we went! There are many balloons belonging to about 4 different companies that go up at the same time and it is quite the spectacle.

We were up above the temples of Bagan as the sun rose which was stunning and almost other worldly. David gave us information about some of the key temples and when we had got over the initial excitement and taken many photos it was great just to enjoy the peace and the views! The trip lasts typically around 45 minutes depending on the conditions. We were lucky to spend around 70 minutes in the air and our landing could not have been more perfect.

We were treated to Champagne, coffee and croissants and eggs for breakfast before heading back to our hotels.

In flight photos are taken and the day after we could go to the Balloons over Bagan web site to download them.

A must do tour when in Bagan!!

Written March 23, 2020
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Dear Julied, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us!  We are happy to hear you have enjoyed flying with us and you had such a lovely experience.  We look forward to welcoming you back to enjoy a different experience in Balloons Over Inle and Balloons Over Loikaw. Kind regards,  Your BOB Team
Written March 24, 2020
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275rm20162020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
We booked the premium balloon flight: it was just a great experience! Starting from the pick up in the hotel with the old bus, the explanations of the pilot before departing, the setting in the balloon with only 8 persons so that everybody could see everything at any time. The time in the air was just wonderful, also the explanations of the pilot (Moses) were very interesting. And the breakfast after landing was also perfect! Thank you for the great experience!
Written March 20, 2020
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Mingala Ba from Bagan, Many thanks for your review and your kind words. We hare happy that you enjoyed your flight with Moses and our team. Kind regards, Your Balloons Over Bagan Team
Written March 21, 2020
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HumanRickshaw
Hasliberg Goldern, Switzerland4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Pilot and staff were very friendly and professional. As it was my first time in a balloon, they did a great job with a quick and thorough safety briefing, as well as just generally making everyone feel comfortable.

The ride itself is an amazing experience. Anywhere from 50min - 80min, depending upon the weather conditions (so I hear). I can't imagine a better way to see the historic Bagan, in all its splendor.

This was the most expensive good or service I've ever paid for per its unit time of use. However, it was worth it to me. Highly recommended.
Written March 24, 2020
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Dear HumanRickshaw, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us!  We are happy to hear you have enjoyed flying with us and you had such a lovely experience.  Priority of our pilots and team is to provide you a safe flight as well as give you the best flight possible due to the daily wind and weather conditions.  We look forward to welcoming you back to enjoy a different experience in Balloons Over Inle and Balloons Over Loikaw. Kind regards,  Your Balloons Over Bagan Team.
Written March 25, 2020
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Ivayla S
Portsmouth, UK54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
We booked premium baloon flight with Baloons over Bagan on Valentine's day and it was an amazing experience! This was our second baloon flight, the previous one was in Capadokia but the service we received from the team of Baloons over Bagan was million times better. Everything worked like a clockwork. Prompt pick up with an amazing vintage bus, lovely early morning coffee with biscuits and very professional instructions for safety.
Our pilot Paolo was very professional, knowledgeable and we had a lot of fun. After we landed by the river he organized effortlessly for us to have full English champagne breakfast cooked on the beach by professional cooks. It was great! Highly recommend their service. Thank you guys!
Written March 3, 2020
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Dear Ivaylas, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience with us on TripAdvisor. Thank you for appreciating our long experience in Ballooning and high standards.  We are pleased to know that you had an excellent experience and it is always a pleasure to know that our guests have enjoyed their time with us. Your positive experience will be shared with our team to uphold our highest standards in customer service for all guests.  We look forward to welcoming you back to enjoy a different experience in Balloons Over Inle and Balloons Over Loikaw. Your Balloons Over Bagan Team and Pilot Paolo
Written March 4, 2020
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m888ggg
Sydney, Australia283 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
My ballooning experiences over Bagan was breathtaking. Our pilot Mike was very professional and very experienced, he also provided good knowledge of the area during the flight. The sunrise over the pagodas and temples were beautiful to see. Seems a little costly but a priceless experience.
Written January 17, 2020
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Dear m888ggg, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience with us on TripAdvisor. Thank you for appreciating our long experience in Ballooning and high standards. We are pleased to know that you had an excellent experience and it is always a pleasure to know that our guests have enjoyed their time with us. Your positive experience will be shared with Pilot Mike and the team to uphold our highest standards in customer service for all guests. We look forward to welcoming you back to enjoy a different experience in Balloons Over Inle and Balloons Over Loikaw. Your Balloons Over Bagan Team
Written January 21, 2020
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Jerome P
Levis, Canada121 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
This is an amazing activity and doing it in Bagan is even better !
Balloons Over Bagan company is well organized so every steps, from the pickup till the landing are perfect.
Even if the price is expensive, i think this is something to do in Bagan and in your life. Also, our pilot (Robert from UK) talked about how the company give back to the community as bringing electricity and water to small villages around Bagan or building schools !

Definitely worth it !!
Written January 29, 2020
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Dear Jeromep, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us! We are happy to hear you have enjoyed flying with Pilot Robert and you had such a lovely experience. Thank you for appreciating our charity projects as it is very important for our company to give back part of our profits to the Bagan community. We look forward to welcoming you back to enjoy a different experience in Balloons Over Inle and Balloons Over Loikaw. Kind regards, Your Balloons Over Bagan Team.
Written February 2, 2020
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Sue L
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Its hard to explain how amazing this experience is, from the very professional pilots (yes I did it more than once it was so awesome) to the view, set up, organising transport to and from the balloon. Not only did I love it so much my husband and I flew with the same company at Lake Inle. This is a must for anyone who might be apprehensive about experiencing a balloon flight. So safe and the pilots are very experienced and knowledgeable. Elly and Milton you are the best. Thankyou
Written February 28, 2020
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Dear Sueguzz, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us!  We are happy to hear you have enjoyed flying with us and you had such a lovely experience with BOB and BOI in Bagan and Inle.  Priority of our pilots and team is to provide you a safe flight as well as give you the best flight possible due to the daily wind and weather conditions.  We are happy to share your feedback with Elly and Milton and the rest of the team.  Kind regards,  Your Balloons Over Bagan Team.
Written February 29, 2020
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Vera
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
We loved experience from the very beginning till the last moment.
The atmosphere was almost magical and it felt like we were back in time to the old times of colonial period. Meeting sunrise on ballon, seeing all the pagodas from the top and witnessing morning routine of some villages and field workers... Breathtaking... Unforgettable... Highly recommended
Written June 17, 2020
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Dear Veritas-Time, , Thank you for your 5 star review. We are happy to hear you have enjoyed flying with us and you had such a lovely experience. Kind regards, Your BOB Team
Written June 17, 2020
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Claire E
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Ballooning over the ancient ruins of Bagan is an absolutely unforgettable experience. I would highly recommend Balloons Over Bagan if you're interested in this experience. The company works closely with the local communities, employing local workers and investing money into the communities that you fly over during your trip. Our pilot was incredibly knowledgeable about the local area, friendly, and funny. From pick up, to pre-flight coffee, through the entire flight, to champagne and breakfast after landing - the whole experience was wonderful.
Written July 7, 2020
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Dear Claire, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us! We are happy to hear you have enjoyed flying with us and you had such a lovely experience. We will share your kind words with our team. We look forward to welcome you back to enjoy a different experience in Balloons Over Inle and Balloons Over Loikaw. Kind regards, Your Balloons Over Bagan Team.
Written July 8, 2020
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Elizabeth N
Lower Sackville, Canada55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The company was very organized and professional. Everything went smooth from beginning to end. You felt safe at all times. The pilot was experienced, all the equipment was very well maintained and state of the art. I would recommend and would definitely fly with them again.
Written March 31, 2020
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Dear Elizabeth, , Thank you for sharing your feedback with us! We are happy to hear you have enjoyed flying with us and you had such a lovely experience. Priority of our pilots and team is to provide you a safe flight as well as give you the best flight possible due to the daily wind and weather conditions. We look forward to welcoming you back to enjoy a different experience in Balloons Over Inle and Balloons Over Loikaw. Kind regards, Your Balloons Over Bagan Team.
Written April 1, 2020
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