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Balloons Over Bagan
Take-in enchanting panoramic view as you float over the ancient city of Bagan at sunrise, gaining an unforgettable birds-eye view of the ancient pagodas, stupas and beautiful surrounding villages.
In the early morning hours, you will be transferred to your balloon launch site. Whilst you watch the balloons inflate, enjoy a light snack and coffee before boarding the balloon. You’ll rise above the trees and be enchanted by the landscape as you view thousands of pagodas and temples from above, illuminated by the morning sun. As you float in the sky for approximately 45 minutes to one hour, enjoy the 360 degree views over the surrounding landscape whilst listening to your pilot describe stories of the temples. Upon landing, enjoy breakfast before you are transferred back to your hotel.
Please note, this experience is only available from late October to mid-March subject to cancellation due to weather conditions. The balloon is shared with a small number of other passengers and the pilot.
Please note due to strict rules imposed by the Ministry of Culture in Myanmar on all balloon companies flying in the Bagan area, balloons must now stay at a minimum of 300ft in altitude above the temples and except for reasons of safety it is not possible to land within the Central Monument Zone. To comply with these rules, balloons are sometimes unable to fly directly over the temples and pagodas in the Monument Zone as the flight path and landing site is determined by the wind direction and weather conditions on the day.
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This active itinerary is a great option for those looking to explore Burma’s culture rich cities alongside its rural treasures. Roam Bagan’s temple strewn plains by mountain bike, trek from Kalaw to Inle Lake, and cycle the streets of Yangon and Mandalay.