There are a range of hot air balloon flights available in Myanmar, offering an adventurous way to get a unique perspective on some of the country’s most breath-taking sites. Bagan is where flights first became popular in Myanmar in the 1990’s, a balloon ride simply being one of the best and only ways to get a sense of the absolute scale of the archaeological zone. In addition to rides above the temples of Bagan you can now opt for exciting rides above the ancient cities of Mandalay, the tea plantations of Pindaya, bustling Inle Lake or the coast around Ngapali Bay.
A variety of companies operate the rides and at Experience Travel Group the main company we recommend use British (Bristol) manufactured balloons and baskets. Their pilots are mainly European, they have UK balloon licences and many years of experience. Maintenance, operation and crew training means that hot air balloon rides can be on the pricey side but they are a wonderful way to get a serene once-in-a-lifetime experience of some of Myanmar's most impressive locations.
One of our Myanmar experts, David, was on an inaugural hot air balloon flight over Ngapali Bay (pictured above). Read about his experience here and call us on 020 7924 7133 to discuss how an exciting hot air balloon ride can be incorporated into your own holiday to Myanmar.