Myanmar Hot Air Balloons


Balloons Over Bagan


The Balloon flights on average last 45 minutes to one hour depending on the wind. Flights over 25 minutes are deemed completed. The whole experience including hotel pickups and light champagne breakfast lasts between 2 ½ to 3 hours. Ballooning is also about watching the set up of the balloon, and being “rescued” at the end too, not just the flight itself. Not knowing where you are going to land is always exciting and part of the adventure!

The exciting thing about ballooning is that you just don’t know. You will see Bagan waking up in the morning. You will see many temples in the distance and get a spectacular aerial view of Bagan. Sometimes you may fly over villages and see people on their early morning rounds, feeding their animals; or going to market. It is an amazing and interactive experience.


Private Balloon Safaris over Inle and Pindaya

An incredible 2 day adventure through Southern Shan State seen from a hot air balloon


Shan state is one of Myanmar’s most beautiful and culturally diverse areas. Our exclusive balloon safari takes you to the most stunning sites of Inle Lake and Pindaya in a style and manner reminiscent of the great days of luxury travel. Site seeing by balloon is a truly remarkable experience, allowing you to venture off the beaten path and gain a unique perspective of the country and its people.


Inle Lake – Shan State’s famed Inle Lake is home to the Inthar people, who live on and around the lake. To fly over the lake in a balloon, has to be one of the most beautiful ways to see this wonder. Our skilled pilots carefully use their knowledge of the winds to steer the balloon over the floating villages and water gardens. You will see the morning fishermen looking for the first catch of the day, and boats laden full of produce on their way to the market by the immense labyrinth of canals. At higher altitude you will be amazed to see thousands of village houses seemingly floating on the lake.


Pindaya – Reminiscent of the rolling hills of Tuscany, Pindaya is set against some of the highest Shan Mountains and is a delight to see from the air. We will fly along the mountain valley, passing tiny Shan hamlets and hill top pagodas occasionally swooping down to the delight of villagers who have never seen a hot air balloon before. We fly at a time when the fields are awash with colour, with swathes of green and yellow against brilliant blue skies.


Please email us for your inquiry and further information.


Golden Eagle Ballooning


Golden Eagle Ballooning, is a subsidiary of Golden Express Tours, which is the first balloon tour operator in Myanmar since 1999.

Golden Express Tours has organized numerous international balloon meetings in Myanmar flying over Bagan, Mandalay, Inle, Yangon and other major cities like Myitkyina, Loikaw, Monywa and Magway.

Golden Eagle Ballooning intends to fill the needs of demand for hot air balloon operation in Bagan with highest safety standards and services.GEB’s balloons are manufactured by Ultramagic from Spain – one of the best and well-known balloon manufacturers in the world and approved by European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The insurance is comprehensively covered by Lloyd from United Kingdom for both third parties and the passengers.

The company has three Swiss pilots and one Chief pilot from Barcelona, one Spanish examiner and inspector, one Swiss maintenance manager, two local operation managers, and 35 local ground crews for the operations.

Golden Eagle Ballooning operates three balloons with a total capacity of 24 passengers with one Sunrise flight every morning of 35 minutes to one hour duration, depending on the wind speed and weather condition on that day.


 As we rise to altitudes and drift with the breeze, you will witness quite possibly the best panoramic views of Bagan and its surrounds. One of the most important archaeological sites in Asia and arguably the world, the thousands of temples at Bagan sit on a dry agricultural plain wedged in a bend of the imperious Irrawaddy River. 

Here is your opportunity to get some of the most stunning photographs you will ever take.


Enjoy an unique opportunity of taking some of the most stunning photosand selfies up in the air!

If you have any further enquiries about Golden Eagle Ballooning, please contact


Oriental Ballooning


Oriental Ballooning was founded in 2013 and is a syndicate of leading professionals from the hotel and tourism industry.With the advice of Gone-with-the-Wind ltd. the company purchased brand new balloons from Cameron Balloons, Bristol UK, the world’s largest balloon manufacturer.All pilots have a commercial UK balloon licence and many years of flying experience. Some of the pilots have lived and worked in Burma for many years and are happy to share their insight knowledge with you during the flight.Most of our pilots speak at least a couple of foreign languages like French and German but some will also be able to communicate with you in Spanish, Chinese or Japanese.

Oriental Ballooning obtained its AOC (Air operators certificate) in November 2013 and has been offering flights in their boutique 4-8 passenger balloons over Bagan, Mandalay, Inle lake and Pindaya with more new destinations to follow soon.

The company employs over 100 local staff who enjoy their job and will do everything to make your experience as comfortable as possible. They are fully employed – also during the off-season – and the company offers them free English lessons to improve their skills and opportunities for the future.


If you have any further enquires Oriental Ballooning, please contact