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Oriental Ballooning Bagan

Bagan, Myanmar
+95 9 250 505 383
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Unbelievable Experience

The peace and quiet that you experience as you float over the Bagan landscape is difficult to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
dpkuehnen
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New York City, New York
What a way to start the day!

Fantastic experience, my first balloon flight, and to do it over the Temples at Bagan was truly... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Sally F
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Rickmansworth
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Oriental Ballooning offers hot-air balloon flights over the ancient temple zone of Bagan, flying each morning from the start of October until mid April. Our baskets hold a maximum of 12 passengers, with no more than 3 people to a compartment, giving you the very best platform from which to see the awe inspiring temples, stupas and monasteries.
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Bagan, Myanmar
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The peace and quiet that you experience as you float over the Bagan landscape is difficult to describe. It is simply amazing to be able to gain a different perspective of all the temples. You set out with your instructors early in the morning and...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Fantastic experience, my first balloon flight, and to do it over the Temples at Bagan was truly awesome. Something that will live with me forever

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Piers G, Chief Pilot at Oriental Ballooning Bagan, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Dear Sally Thank you for your review, we're glad we were able to start your day with such a memorable experience. Piers G For Oriental Ballooning

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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Unbelievable experience, incredibly professional and great service. Our pilot Rick was a great guy - very informative, fun and interesting. This is a much more end to end service than ballooning in the UK. From pick up to drop off and the wider team packing...More

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Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

It's a good experience but very expensive. It is cheaper; and you have a longer flight in London. The pick up is in a air conditioned people carrier not the World War Two bus. Which is a shame. After seeing that I would have preferred...More

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Piers G, Chief Pilot at Oriental Ballooning Bagan, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Hi Helen Thank you for your rather aimless review. The price is the price, and the fact that over two hundred people are happy to pay it every day without complaint seems to point to the fact that you are somewhat in a minority. I...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

I had had fantastic experience flying over Bagan, Myanmar! Excellent pilot and balloon, very good weather condition...perfect combination! One of the most popular tourist attraction in Myanmar! Worth of seeing! If you have opportunity to visit Burma, you have to try it! Good luck!

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Piers G, Chief Pilot at Oriental Ballooning Bagan, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Hi Go4run Thank you for your lovely review. We're glad that you enjoyed your flight experience with us! Piers G

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Reviewed 25 April 2018

The best part of our trip to Myanmar was our ballooning experience. The crew picked us up at 5:45am and drove us to the spot. There were tables laid out with pastries and cereal, coffee and tea. They gave us a brief rundown of the...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2018

The balloon flight is a top adventure no matter you fly over your local countryside or such a world class site like Bagan. Everybody on board is excited and it's probably a one time or very few times life experience. From my experience, now after...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

We had a wonderful time with Oriental Ballooning, beginning with an on-time pick-up and then a great breakfast of croissants, juice and coffee. Then onto the balloons with our excellent pilot, Roger, who was able to tell us about so many of the temples we...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

What an experience and probably the best way to get a feeling and impression about how beautiful Bagan is. Oriental Ballooning is a very professional company and our pilot Matt did a really great job. Smooth trip and very soft landing. This is something you...More

Thank Joost S
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

We visited Bagan in March with APT river cruise, who booked us on a balloon ride with Oriental. This was our first balloon ride, after all we weren’t too keen on getting up so early on holiday. Well it was totally worth the early morning.....More

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Quan N
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Response from Joost S | Reviewed this property |
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9 May 2018|
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Response from Piers G | Property representative |
No, sorry. Our operating dates are from October until April. We hope that you enjoy your trip.
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sheargeniusD
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Hi. We will stop flying on 10th April. I don't know where you heard about such a no-refund policy. If we cancel the flight for safety reasons, passengers have the choice of a full refund, or rebooking on another flight... More
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