Hot Air Ballooning, one of the top tour activities, is the best way to enjoy the beauty of Myanmar. It is now available in 5 main destinations; Bagan, Mandalay, Inle, Pindaya and Ngapali, operating by 3 Balloon Companies named Oriental Ballooning, Golden Eagle Ballooning and Balloons over Bagan. They are flying in different operation times and services. And, the latest one, Mingalarbar Balloon is a Helium Balloon which provides an amazing panoramic view over Yangon.
Take to the skies of Myanmar in our small, exclusive balloons and experience the true flavor of this astonishing country from a different perspective!
Ballooning in Bagan
Early in the morning, before sunrise, you will be collected from your hotel and taken to one of our carefully selected launch sites, which will give you the very best views of the thousands of temples and stupas that litter the plains of Bagan. As you arrive on the site, our dedicated team welcomes you with freshly brewed coffee or tea, croissants and pastries.
You will be escorted to your balloon basket where your pilot gives you a thorough safety briefing before commencing to inflate the balloon. Very soon it’s time to climb on board, rise gently into the morning skies, and greet the sunrise. Slowly and magnificently Bagan reveals its secrets. The breathtaking site of stupa after stupa, in their hundreds, appearing through the delicate mist is quite unforgettable. Local children wave excitedly as you pass overhead and the traditional lifestyle and housing of the friendly and hospitable Myanmar people are revealed.
After a safe landing, you are invited to celebrate, with your fellow passengers, as your pilot pops open a bottle of chilled sparkling wine and personally signs your flight certificates.
The flight takes about 45-mins to one hour and Oriental Balloon provides premium service with max 12 passengers which offer an experience for a more exclusive, intimate and interactive flight.
The operating season is from 15th Oct 2018 to 10th Apr 2019.
Ballooning in Inle
Discover the beauty of spectacular Lake Inle :
The Inle Lake region is one of Myanmar’s most anticipated destinations and all the hype is justified. Picture a vast, serene lake – 13.5 miles long and seven miles wide – fringed by marshes and floating gardens, where stilt-house villages and Buddhist temples rise above the water, and In-that fisher folk propel their boats along via their unique technique of leg-rowing.
The flight takes about 45mins to an hour and the Balloon provides premium service with 4 or 6 or 8 passengers which will experience a more exclusive, intimate and interactive flight.
The operating season is from 01st Nov 2018 to 15th Mar 2019.
Ballooning in Mandalay
The new capital city site was 66 km2 (25.5 sq mi) in an area, surrounded by four rivers. The plan called for a 144-square block grid patterned citadel, anchored by a 16 square block royal palace compound at the center by Mandalay Hill.The 1020-acre (413-hectare) citadel was surrounded by four 2,032 m (6,666 ft) long walls and a moat 64 m (210 ft) wide, 4.6 m (15 ft) deep. At intervals of 169 m (555 ft) along the wall, were turrets with gold-tipped spires for watchmen. The walls had three gates on each side, and five bridges to cross the moat.
The Balloon will fly over Mandalay low enough to wave to the locals while they come out of their houses to greet you and high enough to see the palace and pagodas that you wouldn’t have seen from the ground.
Oriental Balloon Mandalay provide you premium service with 4 or 6 or 8 passengers which offer an experience for a more exclusive, intimate and interactive flight.
The operating season is from 16th Nov 2018 to 15th Mar 2019.
Ballooning in Ngapali
Ngapali offers a genuinely new and unique ballooning experience. For the first time in Asia, your balloon flight will allow you views to the unspoiled coastline of the Bay of Bengal drifting gently over untouched jungles and hills. With its incredible natural diversity, this location offers amazing glimpses of bustling markets with friendly villagers, golden temples and pagodas and the graceful Kissapanadi river which meanders through the old colonial town of Thandwe.
Bird watchers will have a good chance of spotting some rare and exotic birds as the balloon drifts low at treetop level over pristine jungle but likewise, you will be astounded as you rise high above the hills and see the coastline of Ngapali bay with its fishermen and sandy beaches. Ngapali offers a truly exclusive and unusual experience. Don’t miss this exceptional opportunity!
The flight takes about 45 mins to an hour and Oriental Balloon Ngapali provides premium service with 4 or 6 or 8 passengers which offer an experience for a more exclusive, intimate and interactive flight.
The operating season is from 21st Nov 2018 to 15th Mar 2019.
Ballooning in Pindaya
Located next to the town of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar) are a Buddhist pilgrimage site and a tourist attraction located on a limestone ridge in the Myelat region ( the border region between Shan highlands and Ayyerwaddy plains ). There are three caves on the ridge which runs north-south, but only the southern cave can be entered and explored. It is not known whether the other two penetrate for any extended distance into the hillside.
A Standard Balloon ride is the most affordable option to enjoy the amazing panoramic view around Pindaya.
Oriental Balloon Pindaya only available for chartered flight with max 4 to 6 passengers.
Operates from 01st Nov 2018 to 15th Mar 2019.