Balloon Over Bagan
Now visitors to Myanmar can view what Marco Polo described as 'one of the finest sights in the world' - from the unique and enchanting platform of a hot air balloon basket.
The magic of Bagan has inspired visitors for many centuries. One of the most remarkable sights in Asia, ancient temples dot the landscape as far as the eye can see. Now 'Balloons over Bagan' affords visitors a unique opportunity to see this ancient kingdom as it has never been seen before.
Our champagne flights take place early in the morning, at sunrise or an hour or so before sunset. Light winds and stable weather conditions are needed, the speed of the balloon and the length of the flight are governed by the strength and velocity of the wind.
Ordinarily an average of 45 mins of flight duration is expected. However, the entire experience will last about 2 1/2 hours. On landing, our fully trained Myanmar ground crew will pack the balloon whilst passengers enjoy a glass or two of celebratory champagne.
Balloons over Bagan is a private Myanmar company that is committed to the preservation of Bagan and its environment. A contribution from each flight will be donated to community programmes that directly benefit the local population.
.....drifting over a panorama of a thousand ancient pagodas, silent in the shadow of low-slung mountains and against the banks of the mighty Irrawaddy river. Scattered beneath you, these fabulous spires start to glow with the dawn, and then blaze with vibrant colour as the sun climbs over the far horizon.
From this unique platform the landscape slowly comes alive; with the lazy smoke of cooking fires drifting between the stupas; with crocodile lines of red-robed monks collecting alms, and with the delighted cries of children who wave in excitement at your passage overhead.
Truly the adventure of a lifetime, no visit to Myanmar could be complete without a balloon flight over the fabulous jewel that is Bagan.