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Oriental Ballooning - Mandalay

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16 Jan 2017
“An amazing, priceless adventure”
14 Jan 2017
“If you do nothing else, do this!”
Boutique Balloon Flights over the ancient city of Mandalay, flying each morning from the start of November until the end of January. Our Mandalay balloon can carry up to four passengers, with no more than 2 people to a compartment, giving you the...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
C1, Corner of 35th Street & 71st Street | Chan Aye Tharzan Township, Mandalay 11201, Myanmar
+95 9 256 224 976
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

Wow, wow, wow! Bill was incredible. He took us on a marvelous adventure flying high, then low to say good morning to the Mandalay residents — they shouted “Mingalabar” as we passed overhead and we responded in kind with a wave. We saw the palace...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Bill, our pilot, was knowledgable and educated us all through our lengthy trip over Mandalay. I felt like I was in good hands, and it was my first venture like this. We went low enough to wave at the people as they came out of...More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank Christie W
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Candle light breakfast and champagne refreshments to start and end the ride are just part of the premium service provided by the ground support crew. The exhileration from the first flight on a hot air balloon at Mandalay comes from taking off from an airport...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Dreamtogothere
Reviewed 4 April 2016

As a commercial pilot myself with more hours as pilot in command than many jetliner pilots, I know a good pilot when I see one. The pilot in our balloon, Nicholas Bates, who piloted our balloon is a top-notch pilot. His ground crew was similarly...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Michael C
Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

I can whole heartedly say that if you're even thinking about doing this - just go for it ! We had such an excellent time with Ravi and his team ! He's a legend ! Everyone was so nice , so professional and above all...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank eimur
Reviewed 5 March 2016

Others have written about the balloon ride differences in Bagan, Mandalay and Inle. I don't know how many have really done all three like I have. Each city has its own ambience. However, what I really enjoyed the most about Mandalay was the ease of...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank alicerabbit
Reviewed 25 February 2016

A wonderful trip and should not be missed when visiting Bagan. Well worth the early morning and the pennies! Couldn't fault the organisation with everyone's safety being paramount. Our pilot, Ravi, was excellent and very knowledgeable about the area and the temples we were flying...More

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank 38JulieG
Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

We wanted Bagan of course which was fully booked but was amazingly surprised by the Mandalay balloon ride which was expertly piloted by Richard. The reason it was special was that we flew low over the waking city and all the monks, school kids, families...More

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank dandidlios
Reviewed 16 December 2015

It was an incredible experience. From getting up before dawn, coffee and rolls in a field with your fellow balloonists, your briefing, meeting your Captain. But nothing will get you ready for the rush as you lift off right after sunrise. 90 minutes in the...More

Date of experience: February 2015
1  Thank GeneB49
Reviewed 23 November 2015 via mobile

They pick me up at my place at 5:15 am with mini van. Then, all welcoming staffs are waiting us to say Hi and lovely part which is breakfast ( tea, coffee, pastries) . The whole team is super Supportive and explain you about your...More

Date of experience: October 2015
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Phyu P
18 March 2017|
Response from Bill M | Property representative |
Hi. Thank you for your question. The price of the balloon flights vary depending on where you would like to fly. Oriental Ballooning offers flights over Inle Lake, Ngapali and Bagan. The prices vary between $330 and $395... More
24 November 2016|
Response from Bill M | Property representative |
Hi. Thank you for your question. You can fly with Oriental Ballooning in Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake and Ngapali. In the unlikely event your planned flight isn't possible due to weather related safety issues you can switch to... More
22 August 2015|
Response from Bill M | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Thank you for your enquiry. The price per person in high season from 1st October is $380. In low season it is $320. We accept credit card payments or cash. I hope this helps. Please feel free to look at our website... More