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We had an amazing experience with golden eagle! They pick you up at your hotel in the morning and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Passenger38915792679
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Very special views, an amazing flight and excellent service

Golden Eagle Ballooning were fantastic at every step of the way. We were picked up from our hotel... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
jameswhitaker89
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything went perfect!! It completely changes the experience of Bagan. We booked the premium package so we were only 6 (max 8). Blake is the perfect pilot, super efficient and friendly, very smooth landing. Good breakfast before and after the trip, a toast, a lacquer gift, and even flowers for our wedding anniversary!! Totally recommend them!!!

Date of experience: January 2020
Thank Guillermina M
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Bill M, Manager at Golden Eagle Ballooning Myanmar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Guillermina M

Many thanks for your review and letting us know you were happy with our Premium package and your pilot Blake.

Safe onward travels.

Best wishes,
Golden Eagle Ballooning,
Bagan, Myanmar

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Grateful for JP and Golden Eagle for a most memorable balloon adventure in Bagan. From pick-up to drop-off, pre-flight snack, the ride itself, and champagne brunch afterwards, a class act. No balloon tour is cheap, and you honestly wouldn’t want it to be. This company and it’s team is good quality and value. It’s a must when touring Myanmar!

Date of experience: January 2020
Thank JohnTheOx
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Bill M, Manager at Golden Eagle Ballooning Myanmar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi JohnTheOx

Thank you for your review! We are happy to know that JP and Golden Eagle gave you a memorable balloon adventure. We work hard to make sure our guests get the best possible experience from start to finish. It's nice to know you thought we managed to do that, with a 'class act'!

Safe travels.

Best wishes,
Golden Eagle Ballooning
Bagan, Myanmar

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The best ever. Very safe and pilot Fred created a really comfortable place for us all. You get a high quality experience and it’s first class. Don’t go with any company. The premier flight with 8 was well worth it.

Date of experience: January 2020
Thank Julie K
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Bill M, Manager at Golden Eagle Ballooning Myanmar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Julie K

Many thanks for your review! Fred will be happy to know that he created a comfortable atmosphere for you.

At Golden Eagle Ballooning we work hard to give all our guests the highest quality experience. It;s wonderful for us to know that you thought the experience to be First Class!

Safe travels.

Best wishes,
Golden Eagle Ballooning
Bagan, Myanmar

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful experience! Don't come to Bagan without doing this. From the moment guests arrive the lovely staff were welcoming with high energy, and the pilot Jason put everybody at ease.

The flight itself was very peaceful & smooth, and so beautiful. Jason, the pilot, made the trip super fun and was really knowledgeable on the landscape, and of course the temples!

Perfect landing, followed by champagne and good chats with the lovely ground staff who met us at the landing site.

Highly recommended!

Date of experience: January 2020
Thank Amanda F
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Bill M, Manager at Golden Eagle Ballooning Myanmar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Amanda F

Many thanks for the great review of your flight over the temples of Bagan with Golden Eagle Ballooning and your pilot Jason. He will be happy to know that you were happy with his performance and the energetic crew.

At Golden Eagle Ballooning we work hard to provide our guests with the best possible service available in Bagan, from pick-up to departure.

Safe travels!

Best wishes,
Golden Eagle Ballooning
Bagan, Myanmar

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Reviewed January 12, 2020

I went back and forth on whether to spend the money. 2mins in the air and that was forgotten. It is a great experience and the staff move heaven and earth to ensure you enjoy every minute. I think this is one of the smaller companies offering this experience, but it is no less enjoyable and they all follow the same path; our balloon actually led the procession.

Our pilot was Markham, who couldn’t be more friendly and pleasant. Very patient, personable and answered all questions whilst ensuring every passenger gets a great view of the vast expanse, landscape and of course the temples.

In terms of the price, well when you see the number of staff it takes to give you this experience, and you also consider they work 12months of the year, not just tourist season, you do understand.

It was worth every penny.

The start of the day could be a little quicker, but that’s just me nit-picking, and managing your expectations.

Date of experience: January 2020
Thank Lanre F
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Bill M, Manager at Golden Eagle Ballooning Myanmar, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2020

Hi Lanre F

Many thanks for your great review! Markham will be very happy to know that you thought him friendly and pleasant, patient and personable. It's also good for us to know that you appreciated the way he regularly rotated the balloon to give all the guests the same great views!

Thank you for your comment about the start of the day. We very much appreciate that occasionally our guests have to wait a few minutes before the flying begins. We begin checking the weather at about 3.30 am every morning and leave the passenger pick up as late as possible, once we are happy with the wind direction. Balloons fly with the wind, and of course occasionally the wind changes. If this happens before take-off we have to change the place we start in order to give you the best flight. If we picked you up too late we'd not be able to move take off site, so may not fly, or may not give you the best flight path. I hope this helps explain your short wait.

Safe travels.

Best wishes,
Golden Eagle Ballooning,
Bagan, Myanmar.

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