Oriental Ballooning Bagan, Bagan

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Balloon Ride · Outdoor Activity
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  • I booked this trip through myanmarvels tours and travel which is cheaper than booking direct. Although I'd always wanted to go in a hot air balloon I was nervous at the same time. I needn't have...  more »
  • Wow, what a breathtaking experience. The sun was rising as we took off from the Irrawaddy River flood plain, quickly above the trees you can see the fast area of Bagan and the hundreds of Pagodas...  more »
  • Fantastic experience. Very well organized, nearly militarily. It gives confidence. We were 8 in the balloon. We flew for nearly 1 hour and a half We flew just over the tempels. Unbelievable views...  more »
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  • Fantastic and well worth the cost. They pick you up from your hotel and bring you to the launch site where they give you pastries and coffee/tea. Then they thoroughly go over some instructions prior to the launch. I'm terrified of heights, but felt perfectly safe the entire time which is probably partly due to the complete professionalism of the Oriental Ballooning team. They also provide some fruit and drinks at the end of the ride as well, which was nice. Awesome, awesome experience and a really fun way to check out Bagan! Thank you Richard and crew!
  • an amazing experience, no doubt you will have the morning of your dreams! Aside from the obvious side, which is an incredible and unique view, the staff is super well trained and prepared. The greeting breakfast was great and popping a champagne was a special way to finish the experience.
  • Best experience ever! Awesome team, awesome balloon driver, had the most incredible time! Worth every dollar spent! I don’t have enough words to describe the whole experience! And can’t thank the enough the team for making it unforgettable!
  • Wonderful experiences and good pilots are there
  • Amazing experience! Out of this world! Expensive but worth it. We felt very safe the entire time, they pick you up at the hotel at around 5.15am, take you to a field where you can have some pastries, tea, coffee and yogurt for breakfast, they start inflating the balloons, they go through a 5'-10' briefing and you are on your way! The people that were hired to do the prepping were locals, who looked very professional wearing a uniform , they were very friendly and offered to take our picture once we got inside the basket. The pilot was from the UK, he turned the balloon around so we could all get the different views. There were 2 baskets, each divided in half, so there were 2 people per corner, for a total of 8 people plus the pilot in the middle. You take off at the same time and right next to the other company, I preferred this one because the baskets were smaller so less people and the ride was longer, I could see the other balloons landing sooner than us. The ride felt very long, probably 1 hour total. Once you land they give you champagne, a free hat, a big magnet, a certificate and then they drive you back to your hotel. We were back by 8.15am. They drop you off in the reverse order from pickup, which is fair, so if you were picked up first, you get dropped off first.

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