Sunrise Ballooning in Bagan
BALLOONS OVER BAGAN
Since 1999, visitors have been privileged to enjoy this unique spectacle from the enchanting platform of a hot air balloon basket.
Balloons Over Bagan takes you in complete comfort high above the region for 45 minutes at sunrise to see the majesty of the ancient temples that dot the landscape in all their splendor and safety.
All equipment is manufactured in the UK and all pilots and technicians are well experienced commercial balloon pilots and inspectors from UK, Belgium, Canada and Australia. Taking off each morning just before sunrise, we offer a choice of Premium or Classic service flights.
You just have to make your choice
Numbers of Classic Service Balloon Flights:
- 10 balloons or 160 passengers
- 14 to 16 people max (per balloon)
Classic Service Flight Inclusive:
- Complimentary pick up from your hotel or guest house in one of our converted antique buses.
- Pre-flight coffee tea and refreshments while our dedicated crew inflate your balloon
- Detailed passenger safety briefing by your pilot
- Light sparkling wine breakfast, fruits and pastries upon landing
- Flight certificate award before we return you to your hotel or guest house
- Free inflight photos, downloadable from our photo website:
Numbers of Premium Service Balloon Flights:
- 2 balloons or 16 passengers
- 8 people max (per balloon)
Premium Service Flight Inclusive:
- Complimentary pick up with Colonial bus from your hotel or guest house
- Pre-launch interactive tour of the balloon during inflation from the pilot
- Separate continental full breakfast at the landing area, with sparkling wine
- Use of our 8 pax balloon, with no more than 2 passengers per compartment
- Personalised flight certificate award before we return you to your hotel or guest house
- Free inflight photos, downloadable from our photo website :
Oriental Ballooning is a 100% privately owned Myanmar Company, set up and run by reputable persons from the hotel & tourism industry in Myanmar, who run the Amata Hotel Group. For our first operating season, our capacity is 40 passengers per day in six balloons (two balloons with four passengers and four balloons with eight passengers).
Take to the skies of Myanmar in our small, exclusive balloons and experience the true flavour of this astonishing country from a different perspective! Feel at ease in our traditional wicker basket compartments, which you will share with only one or two other people.
During our bespoke flights, your professional and knowledgeable pilot will open up a new horizon of tales and discoveries before you. Drifting on the gentle breeze, fly low over villages to hear local people greeting you with waving hands and a friendly ‘Mingalabar’. Climbing high, you can take in the 360 degree panoramic view of the entire region. The Oriental Ballooning team would like to make your visit truly memorable by taking you into the skies on one of our exclusive balloon rides. Enjoy a viewpoint that no other form of transport can offer. Our UK commercially licensed pilots are skilled at giving you the experience of a lifetime.
As you eventually drift back to earth, you will be greeted by our dedicated crew, and can celebrate your flight with a glass of chilled sparkling wine, in true aeronautical tradition. Please accept, with our compliments, your own Oriental Ballooning cap and personally-signed flight certificate before we return you to your hotel or guest house.
Golden Eagle Ballooning
Golden Eagle Ballooning is a boutique hot air balloon company, started from 23 November 2014 offers the commercial ballooning in Bagan to fill the needs of high demand for ballooning in our tourism industry. It is operating 3 types of Boutique Flights for you to choose from Classic, Premium & VIP, 5 balloons with a total capacity of 56 passengers with one sunrise flight per day of 45 minutes to 1-hour duration, depending on the wind speed and weather condition on that day.
Start flying early in the morning when the first gleams of the sunshine skims over the breath-taking landscape of Bagan. The whole region suddenly turns into a magical paradise for photographers to enjoy the experience of a life time over Bagan - home to the largest concentration of Buddhist temples, pagodas, stupas and ruins in the world with many dating from the 11th and 12th centuries.
5:00 AM to 5:30AM - The Anticipation
You will be picked up from your hotel, by our friendly staff, and brought to the launch site, in the comfort of our private air conditioned and well-maintained vehicle.
Around 5:30 AM - Meet Your Pilot & Balloon
Upon arrival at the launch site, you will be welcomed by your pilot in command and will be served with light breakfast. Your pilot in command will give you full safety briefing and flight instructions. Then, you can enjoy another round of coffee or tea while watching in awe as your balloon is inflated and prepared for flight. After the balloon is fully inflated and ready to fly, your pilot in command will invite you to board the balloon
Around 6:15 AM to 6:30 AM - Take-off!
And before you know it, you lift effortlessly into the air and begin your awesome journey. The air is cool and the view from above is simply magnificent.
Flying For About An Hour - Travelling With The Wind
You will take in mesmerizing view of majestic Bagan as you fly from just above treetop level and then up to higher levels, while travelling where the wind takes you. During the flight, your pilot will provide information on the history and significant temples of Bagan as well as explaining about ballooning. We aim to fly for about an hour (Depending on wind speed and direction on that day, 35mins to 1hr 20mins is possible).
Once in a Lifetime Photography!
Enjoy a unique opportunity of taking some of the most stunning photos and selfies up in the air!
Around 7:30 AM – The Return & Champagne Celebration
It is time to return to the loving arms of Mother Earth. Next, it's time to pack up and you will be presented a flight certificate by the pilot. At the conclusion of your once in a life time adventure, you will be presented with a commemorative champagne toast to cherish for years to come.
Sunrise Balloon in Inle
Balloons Over Inle
Inle lake is one of the top tourist destinations in Myanmar, it is famous for its floating gardens and stilt houses. The local Intha people have a unique way of life, their entire communities are based on the lake. Balloons over Inle offer daily early morning flights over the lake, in view of the Shan Yoma mountains and pagodas. Our season starts on 5th of November and runs until 15th of March, our balloons carry 6 up to 8 passengers. Flying over Inle lake in a balloon for around an hour really is a unique way of experiencing one of Myanmar’s most scenic and cultural attractions.
Numbers of Balloons Over Inle
Classic Service Balloon Flights:
2 balloons or 14 passengers
6 to 8 people max (per balloon)
Classic Service Flight Inclusive:
Complimentary pick up from your hotel or guest house
Pre-flight coffee tea and refreshments while our dedicated crew inflate your balloon
Detailed passenger safety briefing by your pilot
Light sparkling wine breakfast, fruits and pastries upon landing
Free inflight photos, downloadable from our photo website:
Operating with maximum 4-6 passengers per balloons for the sunrise flight in Inle Lake.
The Inle Lake region is one of Myanmar\'s most anticipated destinations and all the hype is justified. Picture a vast, serene lake – 13.5 miles long and seven miles wide – fringed by marshes and floating gardens, where stilt-house villages and Buddhist temples rise above the water, and Intha fisherfolk propel their boats along via their unique technique of leg-rowing. Surrounding the lake are hills that are home to myriad minorities: Shan, Pa-O, Taung Yo, Danu, Kayah and Danaw, who descend from their villages for markets that hopscotch around the towns of the region on a five-day cycle.