Ballooning in Myanmar

Once, there was only one color of Bagan balloon: the dark red of the Balloons over Bagan company. Today, when travelers look up, they’ll find the yellow of Golden Eagle, the green of Oriental Balloon and multi color of STT Balloon in the skies as well.

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Some may wonder why hot air ballooning is the method of choice for seeing Bagan and the answer is pretty simple:  Imagine . . . floating over thousand year old more than 2,000 temples and the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River as the sun rise. You will witness quite possibly the best panoramic views of Bagan and its surrounds.

Balloons begin in the morning, as the winds pick up during the day. When leaving one’s hotel early in the morning the fog can seem imposing at first, but that dissipates as the sun rises. But, perhaps even more impressive than the ride itself is the sight of a dozen balloons on the ground being blown up to their full height. There’s something so very otherworldly about it. Flights last around 45 minutes but the entire experience lasts about two and a half hours.

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Now Oriental Ballooning is expanding to Mandalay, Inle Lake, Ngapali and Pindaya.  Balloons over Bagan company also set sail for new horizons with the launch of a new hot-air balloon flight in the remote ethnic region of Kayah State, Loikaw.

Myanmar Shalom Travels work with all 4 Balloon Companies in Myanmar

Any of our tour programs – Balloon Experience over Bagan can be added during your stay in these destinations.