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WOW... so I was debating because of my slight fear of heights. So glad I did it. Everything went... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2018
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Ballooning had been on my to-do list for a long time and now we want to do it again! Fantastic... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2018
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Fly with Oriental Ballooning, the premier, boutique balloon rides company in Myanmar. Float with us over the beautiful hills and valleys of the Rakhine State, with breath-taking views of the crystal-clear waters of the Bay of Bengal!
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Mya Byin Village, Ngapali, Myanmar
+95 43 42 166
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

WOW... so I was debating because of my slight fear of heights. So glad I did it. Everything went smooth as glass. The pickup from the hotel was right on time. Ride through the villages to the balloon takeoff site. Coffee, tea and croissants waiting....More

1  Thank azdemocrat
Reviewed 17 February 2018

Ballooning had been on my to-do list for a long time and now we want to do it again! Fantastic experience. Bill was very nice, knowledgeable and happy to share stories and experiences. Weather (outside their control) was great and we saw a beautiful sunrise.......More

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

If you haven't done an oriental ballooning trip when in Myanmar, it seems like you haven't been in Myanmar. After our ride had been postponed several times due to the nasty weather, we were quite lucky to finally be able to go on board on...More

Thank SylviaVdC_1209
Allie D, pilot at Oriental Ballooning Ngapali, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2018

Dear Sylvia, we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your flight with Oriental Ballooning here in beautiful Ngapali. You certainly deserved it after your long wait and kind patience! We hope to see you again - then come and try maybe Inle Lake...More

Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

If you have made it all the way here and you somehow do not take this trip, I think that your VISA should be revoked. This was very special, very different and in many ways a far superior experience to the balloon trip I took...More

3  Thank oouoo o
Allie D, other at Oriental Ballooning Ngapali, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2018

Dear Oouoo, thank you very much for your kind review! Glad to hear that you enjoyed your balloon fight over Thandwe. Indeed there is an astonishing variety of things to see and experience during our Ngapali fights. Maybe next time you come to visit Myanmar,...More

Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

We are so grateful to Allie for giving us the experience of a lilifetime. She is a delightful person and her passion for Myanmar and ballooning made our flight with her a memory we will never forget. We felt safe at all times and her...More

3  Thank Philip K
Allie D, Pilot at Oriental Ballooning Ngapali, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2018

Dear Philip, I am glad you enjoyed your flight with us over Thandwe. It is indeed the best way to see local village life and meet the local kids who truly loved seeing you and your family! I am glad that we could leave good...More

Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

The Hot air ballon trip was most definitely the highlight of the entire trip to Myanmar ! Started off with the pick up from the hotel and drive towards the site , where we were welcomed by Allie and the crew. Warm pastries, strong coffee,...More

4  Thank EatYourWayThrough
Allie D, Pilot at Oriental Ballooning Ngapali, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2018

Dear Eatyourwaythrough (what an amazing title!), we as the OB Ngapali team are very glad indeed to hear that you enjoyed our on-site breakfast and the sparkling wine celebration with fruit afterwards! It was indeed a rare occasion to go up that high but every...More

Reviewed 7 January 2018

This tour is absolute amazing. The balloon tour itself is breath taking; starting around Sunrise you'll have a good view over the far stretched valley and the fog coming up in between the hills as well as the ocean and the surrounding mountains. But it's...More

3  Thank Lebkuchen_CJ
Reviewed 31 December 2017

This was the highlight of our trip to Ngapali. The morning mist over the hills and rivers was 'otherworldly', the children watching the balloon in awe and people waving from the villages all made it a stunning ride. The expertise and experience of the pilots,...More

3  Thank Paulaf119
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

There are plenty of ballooning companies and, if like me you search TripAdvisor, you’ll come across this one. In short, this is stunningly breath-taking. Don’t miss it - it will be in your top 10 life experiences. Your pilot, Allie, is great - full of...More

2  Thank Dave M
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

We went ballooning with Allie a couple of days ago and it was the BEST thing we did during our stay in Myanmar. We had an awesome flight it couldn’t have been better! Allie the pilot is knowledgeable, highly professional and an amazing and inspiring...More

2  Thank susiki
Piers G, Chief Pilot at Oriental Ballooning Ngapali, responded to this reviewResponded 24 December 2017

Dear Susiki Thank you for your review. We're pleased that you enjoyed your flight on the west coast of Myanmar. Allie is the most experienced pilot in the world when it comes to flying in Ngapali, there's little that she doesn't know. Piers G for...More

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Chithra U
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Response from Paulaf119 | Reviewed this property |
You climb up the side likea ladder as the basket has footholds in. The staff are amazing and will help. The landing was very gentle due to the experience of the pilot. Allie the pilot is so approachable if you still have... More
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Response from wendy b | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest you directly contact Allie Dunnington at Oriental Ballooning, Ngapali