Hot Air Balloons in Bagan Myanmar 2024

Hot Air Balloons in Bagan Myanmar 2024

In 2024, amidst the political conflict, the enchanting allure of hot air balloon rides beckons travelers to experience Myanmar's beauty firsthand. Despite the challenges, Golden Eagle Ballooning, Balloons Over Bagan, and Oriental Ballooning stand as the top companies continuing to operate this memorable trip. The feeling of soaring above Bagan's vast field of ancient temples, the unique landscape adorned with mystical pagodas, makes a hot air balloon ride in Bagan a must-do when visiting Myanmar.

What Companies Are Operating Balloon Rides in Myanmar?

While Mandalay, Inle Lake, and Yangon have ceased their balloon operations, Bagan remains a hub of hot air ballooning activity. Here are the top companies running hot air balloon rides in Bagan:

Golden Eagle Ballooning:

  • Type: Classic, Premium
  • Basket Size: 12, 8
  • Includes: Transport, Light Breakfast, Inflight Photos
  • Public price: $170 (for discount, keep rolling down)

Balloons Over Bagan:

  • Type: Classic, Premium
  • Basket Size: 14-16, 8
  • Includes: Transport, Breakfast, Inflight Photos
  • Public Price: $360 - $390 (for discount, keep rolling down)

Oriental Ballooning:

  • Type: Premium
  • Basket Size: 12
  • Includes: Transport, Light Breakfast, Inflight Photos
  • Public Price: $399 (for discount, keep rolling down)

What Is Hot Air Ballooning in Bagan Like?

Imagine embarking on a journey that transcends time, offering a bird's-eye view of one of the world's most captivating landscapes. Drawing from a traveler's firsthand experience in early 2024, let's paint a picture of the magic awaiting you on a hot air balloon ride over Bagan:

Your adventure begins at the crack of dawn, with a hotel pickup at 5 am. Arriving at the launch site, you're greeted with a light breakfast, setting the stage for an unforgettable experience ahead. After a comprehensive safety briefing, you step into the wicker basket and ascend into the sky, just as the sun begins its ascent.

As you drift effortlessly above the ancient temples and local villages of Bagan, a sense of awe washes over you. The pilot, a master of the skies, shares fascinating insights into Bagan's rich history, enriching your journey with tales of the past.

With each passing moment, the serene beauty of the landscape unfolds beneath you, offering panoramic views that seem to stretch into eternity. As the morning light bathes the temples in a golden glow, you can't help but feel a profound connection to this ancient land.

As the balloon gently descends around 7:30 am, you're welcomed back to earth with a glass of champagne, a fitting end to an extraordinary adventure. And as you indulge in a full continental breakfast, surrounded by newfound friends and memories to last a lifetime, you can't help but marvel at the magic of hot air ballooning in Bagan.

By 9 am, you're back at your hotel, but the experience lingers on, etched in your heart forever.

What's included in a Balloon Ride Ticket ?

  • Personal pick up and drop off, with small size on and off road vehicles.
  • Full Safety Briefing and viewing of pre-launch inflation from a dedicated viewing area, with hot beverages and light snacks.
  • 45 min – 1 hour balloon flight in a twelve passenger balloon in Bagan & a four or six passenger balloon in Mandalay, Inle Lake & Ngapali Beach, which will experience for a more exclusive, intimate and interactive flight.
  • Sparkling wine and fresh fruit reception after landing, with presentation of personal flight certificate and souvenir
  • Inflight photo service
  • 30% discount for foods at Amata Hotels -Bagan, Inle, Ngapali except promotional items and beverages
  • 25% discount for Nibbana Spa at Amata Hotels- Bagan, Inle, Ngapali

Balloon Operating Time in a Year

Please note that hot air balloon operations in Bagan are seasonal, running from April 10th to March 25th the following year due to the monsoon season. Be sure to plan your visit accordingly to make the most of this extraordinary experience.

Why would you book Bagan balloon ride with Authentic Asia Tours ?

Unlock the enchanting experience of a hot air balloon ride with Authentic Asia Tours Myanmar and indulge in exclusive deals crafted just for you. Immerse yourself in the magic of soaring above Bagan's ancient temples and picturesque landscapes while enjoying premium service tailored to your every need.

For a limited time, book your hot air balloon adventure at a special contractual rate of :
- $215 per person (Premium ticket from Oriental Ballooning).
- $150 per person (Balloon Over Bagan and Golden Eagle)
Thess exclusive offer includes a host of benefits, from personalized pickup and a thorough safety briefing to complimentary inflight photos capturing every memorable moment.
But the perks don't end there. As our valued guest, you'll also enjoy discounts on dining and spa services at select hotels, allowing you to extend the luxury of your experience beyond the skies.

Don't miss this opportunity to elevate your journey through Myanmar with Authentic Asia Tours Myanmar. Book your hot air balloon ride today and let the adventure begin!


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