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
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.
Balloon over bagan Service
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
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.
The balloon has room for 8 passengers in four separate compartments plus a
pilot. Our largest balloon can accommodate 12 passengers also in four
compartments. We will continue to operate a maximum of three balloons at any one
time. Total capacity will therefore increase to 28 passengers per flight during
the months of November, January, February and March, and will increase to 20
passengers per flight during October
What do we see?
Bagan as you’ve never seen it before! Like a bird would see and wherever the
wind takes you! The exciting thing about ballooning is that you just don’t know.
You may see Bagan waking up in the morning. You will see many temples in the
distance and get an aerial view of Bagan. Sometimes you may fly over villages
and see people getting up in the morning and feeding their animals; or fly over
fields and see people going to market. It is an amazing experience.
Is it safe?
Very. Commercial passenger ballooning is the safest form of all air transport.
In Bagan we are always very careful. We only fly when there are light winds.
Our pilots and technicians are qualified and registered
in the UK.
Our balloons are built to the highest standards of the
British aerospace industry by Cameron Balloons Ltd, the world’s largest
manufacturer of hot air balloons.
All our crew are trained to the highest international
standards and have all been trained in first aid.
Can our children fly?
For safety reasons there are age and height restrictions. We set a minimum age
of 8 years old, but as a general rule, all passengers must be able to see over
Where do we take off?
The take off site changes with the wind and is decided by the pilot in command
on the day of the flight.
Where do we land?
Wherever the wind takes you! This could be a field by a village, a field in
the middle of nowhere, on a sandbank, or even across the river, which will
involve a rescue by boat – anywhere!!
What time will we be picked up?
For the morning flight, passengers are usually picked up at their hotels by our
Balloons over Bagan bus between 05h30 and 06h00 in the morning depending on the
location of your hotel and the hotels of other passengers. The exact time will
be given to you the evening before after you come to our sales desk at the Bagan
hotel to re-confirm your flight.
Pricing and Rates
Due to a substantial increase in our operating cost, which
are mainly based on UK pounds, the following price increases will take effect
from October 1st 2005 and be valid for two full operating seasons until March
Largest Increase will occur in the standby rate. For our
agent rates, we will revert to a multi tired system, which will provide
incentives for larger group pre booking.
||USD 275 per person
|Standby price in Bagan
||USD 250 per person
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Season Oct 2006 To March 2007