Hot Air Balloon Over Inle, Lake Inle Myanmar, Lake Inle
This extraordinary region of Myanmar (Burma) deserves to be explored from every angle, and what better way to take it all in than from a hot air balloon? Travel by boat across silvery Inle Lake and watch the morning mists rise off the water. Once you reach the balloon site, enjoy a leisurely breakfast of coffee, tea, and pastries before you take off. You’ll spend about an hour above the earth, your flight mastered by a licensed and experienced balloon pilot. See the incredible lake with its vibrant longboat traffic and busy Intha fishermen casting their nets. Take in the mountainous surroundings dotted with monasteries and traditional villages with stilted houses. If the conditions are right, you’ll go right over the vibrant floating markets, traverse the bird sanctuary or swoop over the Kaung Daing hot springs. Upon landing, you’ll be presented with a platter of seasonal fruit and some celebratory refreshments.
Our guide Vivienne told us the stories behind things, rather than reeling of facts and figures. brought inle lake and surrounding cultures to life for us. And on the last day she organised a free late check out for us on account of me being pregnant, which I really appreciated. We felt she had really done her homework on us and also all the places we visited.