Hot air balloon over plain of Bagan in misty morning, Myanmar

Hot air balloon over Bagan in misty morning


Have you ever dreamed of flying via a hot air balloon? This might have been a thing of the past, but it is still exciting to give it a try today. In fact, it has become more secure now than ever. The balloons of Bagan in Myanmar is one of the most popular destinations for those who wish to ride a hot air balloon. As soon as you see the balloons hovering Bagan, you will want to get up there and give it a try.

This trip is exciting as you get the chance to share a wicker basket balloon with anyone you love. You can get in there with your family, friends, special someone, or even alone. As soon as you start flying up there, you will then get a majestic view of Myanmar’s ancient city. The view includes the pagodas that are around the country as well as amazing natural and man-made landscapes.

As soon as you touch down from the flight, the adventure is far from over. The entire flight lasts for about 45 minutes and is usually held during sunrise when the winds are not stronger than 20 km/h.


Advance booking


View from Balloons of Bagan

The landscape with thousands of Pagodas is amazing


If you think that you can just go to Bagan and sign up for a flight, you are wrong. This place is extremely popular and getting a spot to ride the hot air balloon is really difficult. The place is open for flying from October to April (although the schedule might change). If you have successfully made a reservation, then you are in for an experience of a lifetime. You can safely say that it is worth the effort. You just have to choose which one suits your budget and preference.


Other activities


The Temples of Bagan at dawn, Mandalay, Myanmar

The Temples of Bagan at dawn


Once you are done with your hot air balloon experience, there are a lot of other activities that you can do within the area. Bagan is located near 4 Burmese towns, including Nyaung U, Old Bagan, Myinkaba, and New Bagan. Each of these towns has a lot to offer from temples, to markets and even traditional Burmese shows.


Balloon on the ground before take off.

Balloon on the ground before take off.


You definitely have to start making a move now and enjoy the hot air balloon ride in no time.