Balloon Over Bagan

bagan-05Floating over thousand year old pagodas and the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River, as the sun sinks slowly behind distant mountains.

The magic of Bagan has inspired visitors to Myanmar for centuries. One of the most remarkable sights in Asia, ancient temples dot the landscape as far as the eye can see. Now "Balloons over Bagan" affords visitors a unique opportunity to see this ancient kingdom, as it never has been seen before.

Our sunrise and sunset champagne flights take off daily from October through to the end of March.

 The balloon is guided by gentle winds not exceeding 15mph, allowing passengers a serene and peaceful bird's-eye view of ancient temples drifting by. Using his skill the pilot is able to guide the balloon to a gentle landing where our friendly crew and celebratory glass of champagne will be on hand.

Commercial passenger ballooning has the best safety record of all forms of air transport. "Balloons over Bagan's" pilots and technicians are qualified and registered in the UK. Our balloons, which are built to the highest standards of the British aerospace industry, are provided by Cameron Balloons Limited, the world's largest manufacturer of high quality balloons.

Each balloon is insured for  three millions dollars, third party, and passenger liability. "Balloons over Bagan" is a private Myanmar Company that is committed to the preservation of Bagan and its environment. A small contribution from each flight will be donated to community programs that directly benefit the local population.
bagan-06The town of Bagan (formerly spelled as "Pagan"), central Myanmar (Burma), situated on the east bank of the Irrawaddy River and approximately 90 miles (145 km) southwest of Mandalay. The site of an old capital city of Myanmar, Pagan is a pilgrimage centre and contains ancient Buddhist shrines that have been restored and renovated and are in current use. Ruins of other shrines and pagodas cover a wide area. An earthquake on July 8, 1975, severely damaged more than half of the important structures and destroyed many of them. The village also has a school for lacquer ware, for which the region is noted. Pagan's importance lies in its heritage rather than its present. It was first built probably in AD 849 and, from the 11th century to the end of the 13th, was the capital of a region roughly the  size of modern Myanmar. In 1287,Bagan was overrun by the Mongols during their wide-ranging conquests, and it never recovered its position, though a little building continued on Buddhist shrines.

 

Price in US$ per person in a group of;

Standard service Pre booking 350 Xmas 360
Premium service Pre booking 410 Xmas 430

Premium service will operate from the 20th October through to the 20th March only. These prices are valid from 20th October 2012 until 20th March 2013.

Prices include transfers from your hotel, balloon flight and a light champagne breakfast.

From the 20th December through until the 5th January we will charge an additional USD 10 per person during the peak Christmas and New Year Period to reflect the very heavy demand at this time.

Standby tickets at the standby rate can only be purchased 48 hours or two full days in advance at our Sales desk at the Balloons over Bagan office in Wet-Kyi-Inn village.

 

 

MT & K Tourism Company Limited

Building (15/B), Room (202), Shwe Kabar Housing, MinDhama Road, 3 Quarter, Mayangone Township, Yangon, Myanmar.

Tour Operator
+95 9 795514475 (Ms. Thazin)
Tel-Fax :
+95 1 666220
Tel :
+95 1 656597 , 9669526
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