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balloon over bagan

Flying above Bagan in hot air Balloon : An unforgettable memory!!!

photo de Bagan depuis ballon à air chaud, Myanmar

Some photos to show you this wonderful moment.

What of more exciting than flying above the majestic site of Bagan in a hot air balloon!!!
The flight last around 45 minutes, and you will fly above the 4 000 pagodas of the plain of Bagan while enjoying the extraordinary serenity of Bagan during the sunrise
Winds are never stronger than 20 Km/hs.
A toast of champagne will wait you at the arrival to celebrate your flight in hot air balloonl.

The company will be able to operate five balloons at any one time. It will also be possible to have an afternoon flight for sunset (will be consider by the company) with a minimum of 6 persons.

There is now there company flying hot air balloon above Bagan :

- Far East (the oldest one) - Balloon Over Bagan - BOB - with 12 hot balloons
- Oriental Ballonning, with 5 hot balloons
- Golden Eagle, the new one operating since December 2014 with 2 hot balloons.

Flying date
For the two company, the flying dates are more or less the same.
From October to end of March every year. This year (2013), Oriental Ballooning did not confirm the flying schedule.

Every year, the hot air ballooning stops from 1st of April to 1st of October, for all compagnies.

Booking : Even with 19 balloon flying, it is very difficult to get a seat in December and January. Please book long time in advance.

Balloon Over Bagan Oriental
(for Bagan, we do not know yet the flying date))

Public fare & Ananda travels yangon for 2013-2014

- Public price: 320 USD + 10 USD during peak season (xmas)
- Stand by price: 320 USD (you can get this price only at Bagan, at the last minute, you have to go to the balloon in the morning + 10 USD for peak period).
- Ananda fares: Contact us by email.

Public fare & Ananda travels yangon for 2013-2014

- Public price: 380 USD
- Ananda prices: contact us, we are cheaper than the public price..

Peak Season Prices

Balloon over Bagan has decided (like hotels) to increase its balloon fares for the "Peak Season" ie from 24 December to 4 January.

If you want to fly in December and January, you should book very very long time in advance.

New Premium Service

Balloon over Bagan is introducing a "premium service" +60 USD / per flight on fares above.

- Small more intimate balloon : 8 pax only and only 2 people per compartment.
- Separate launch and breakfast area.
- Free USB key with photographs of the flight.
- Pre launch interactive tour of the ballon during inflation from the pilot.
- Premium service will operate only during November, December, January, February.


balloon over bagan

Security (infos provide by the ballon company) - same for both company

- The balloon has been constructed by the world leader of the hot air balloon. The pilots and technicians are English and the flight certifications is English. The passengers are assured for 2 milions of dollars.- This is for Balloon Over Bagan company (BOB)

- It is better to wear natural fiber clothes, try to avoid synthetic clothes.
- Pregnant woman can not fly.
- Child below 8 years old can not fly.
- Child below 16 years old can fly only if accompagnied by an adult.
- The bus of the company will pick you up at your hotel between 5h30 and 6h00 (AM)
- The overall experience last 2h30 to 3h00 (balloon preparation, flight, champagne breakfast).
- If the captain has to cancel the flight at the last minute for weather or security reason, your ticket will be refund.
- Any passenger in excess of 125 kg or requires 2 passengers seats in the basket will have to pay two tickets.