Oriental Ballooning In Myanmar

03/03/2017Myanmar News

The image of a hot-air balloon gliding majestically past the temples of Bagan has become one of the most iconic images of travelling in Myanmar in recent years. However, this is not the only way to experience an airborne adventure in this fascinating country.

Oriental Ballooning have been expanding their range of locations, and now offer flights in 5 separate destinations within Myanmar. As well as the classic Bagan flight, you can now go up in a hot-air balloon over Mandalay, Inle Lake, Pindaya, and most recently, Ngapali Beach.

For the first time in Asia you can experience a truly unique flying experience, as you marvel at panoramic views over the Bay of Bengal as you drift across the jungle and hills of its untouched coastline. The area around Ngapali is graced with unspoilt beaches and incredible natural diversity. This flight offers outstanding glimpses of bustling markets with their friendly villagers, golden temples, beautiful pagodas and meandering rivers. Look out for rare and exotic birds and monkeys as you drift low over the tree canopy.

With smaller balloons, Oriental Ballooning pride themselves on offering a more exclusive flight experience. With all their balloons divided into 4 sections and the largest holding a total of just 12 people, you are guaranteed to never be sharing your personal experience with more than 2 other people at a time, making your once-in-a-lifetime adventure that bit more special.

To make your trip to Myanmar truly memorable, a hot-air balloon flight is hard to better: whether you are looking for the classic experience in Bagan; to see Myanmar’s cultural heart from the sky at Mandalay; an exciting adventure as you rise above the clouds at Inle Lake; a privately chartered flight over the rural region of Pindaya; or the new and unique experience drifting over the untouched coastline at Ngapali.

Get in touch with one of our experts to see how you can fit any of these experiences into your tailor-made tour of Myanmar.