Book your hot air balloon flight to Bagan in Burma

You want to fly a hot air balloon to Bagan and you don’t know where or how to book? You are on the right page because I am telling you how to do it. In this article, you will discover which are the current agencies that offer hot air balloon flights to Bagan, I will also tell you how to book your flight to Bagan.

The various agencies that offer hot air balloon flights in Bagan

There are a few agencies offering hot air balloon flights in Bagan, there are four of them. I only had one experience with one of them so I can tell you about it in a future article, but that doesn’t prevent me from introducing the others. You will choose the one that suits you best to book your balloon flight to Bagan.

Balloon over Bagan

Ballon over Bagan seems to be a serious agency that has pilots with extensive experience in balloon flight (many flights abroad). It offers two offers of hot air balloon flights in Bagan. Balloon Over Bagan has been touring since 1999. 

Classic hot air balloon flight with Balloon over Bagan

The price includes:

  • snacks, coffee, fruit, toast champagne on landing
  • hotel transfer
  • nacelle: 16 people
  • assurance
  • flight certificate
  • free photos
  • price: $320/person ($370 from December 18 to January 10, 2019)

Premium flight with full breakfast in a hot air balloon with Balloon Over Bagan

The price includes:

  • snacks, coffee, fruit
  • hotel transfer
  • nacelle: 8 people
  • insurance
  • flight certificate
  • free photos
  • full breakfast after landing
  • price: $450/person ($470 from December 18 to January 10, 2019)

Book on their website:

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Hot Air Balloon Bagan

This agency is run by Turks if I am not mistaken, but nothing more is known about their site. As for the previous agency, it offers two hot air balloon flights to Bagan.

Classic hot air balloon flight with Hot Air Balloon Bagan

The price includes:

  • hotel transfers
  • champagne breakfast, fruit
  • nacelle: 12-16 people
  • insurance up to 10 million US dollars per hot air balloon
  • champagne ceremony
  • a flight certificate
  • free photos
  • price: $335/person ($355 from December 18 to January 10)

Flight with full breakfast in a hot air balloon with Hot Air Ballon Bagan

  • hotel transfers
  • continental breakfast
  • basket: 8 people maximum
  • champagne ceremony
  • a commemorative flight certificate
  • free photos
  • price: $435/person ($460 from December 18 to January 10)

Children under 8 years old are not accepted in the basket and it is necessary to weigh less than 125kgs/person. Payment in US dollars, euros, pound and Turkish lyre are accepted but I don’t know if there are any online booking fees for payment. Book on their website:

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Oriental Ballooning

This agency has pilots who all have a commercial balloon license in the United Kingdom and many years of flight experience. It offers only one type of hot air balloon flight in Bagan: the “premium”.

Premium hot air balloon flight with Oriental Ballooning

The Premium package includes:

  • hotel transfers
  • continental breakfast
  • nacelle: 12 people maximum
  • price: 315$/person

There is not much information about their balloon flight service in Bagan and the booking is not direct (slower) than Golden Eagle Bagan (immediate booking). Book with GetYourguide

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What I recommend: Golden Eagle Ballooning Bagan

It is with her that I do my hot air balloon flight. Balloons (hot air balloons) are manufactured by Ultramagic of Spain, one of the best hot air balloon manufacturers in the world and approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The agency offers standard and premium flights

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Standard hot air balloon flight with Golden Eagle Ballooning Bagan

The price includes:

  • hotel transfers
  • continental breakfast
  • basket: 8 people maximum
  • champagne celebration after landing
  • flight certificate
  • price: 319$/person

Premium hot air balloon flight with Golden Eagle Bagan

The price includes:

  • hotel transfers
  • continental breakfast
  • basket: 8 people maximum
  • champagne celebration after landing
  • flight certificate
  • free photos
  • Exclusive Golden Eagle Bagan souvenir gift
  • price: $380/person

Golden Eagle Ballooning Bagan has very good reviews on the internet. I recommend it for its age and price-quality ratio. With a standard flight at $319 (about €278) you are in a basket of 12 people. I book with the GetYourGuide platform which is easy to use and book. Book with GetYourGuide:

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When to book a hot air balloon flight to Bagan?

If you have read my article on sunrises and sunsets in Bagan, you will know that there are not many places left to see the sun on the Bagan site. Flying a hot air balloon to Bagan is a solution and a good alternative for anyone who would like to see the site from above. The Burmese authorities only allow 22 hot air balloons to fly per day for a few minutes. Visitors “compete” for the cheapest seats by booking weeks in advance. For my part, I had to book 2 months in advance and the date I wanted was no longer available. To see the number of available seats left, you can easily see it for Golden Eagle Ballooning Bagan. The price of a flight is not given to everyone but if it is very popular with tourists it is because it is well worth it:) and unique in the world!

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How to book a hot air balloon flight to Bagan?

There are several agencies that offer hot air balloon flights to Bagan that I mentioned in the first paragraph. Some offer to book on their site directly with a confirmation within 72 hours, others offer the reservation by email and only one offers the reservation through a reservation platform with immediate validation called GetYourGuide, where I am used to book my activities (because written in French, reservation on the application without need of Internet, immediate confirmation, possible cancellation, without bank charges) Summary table “how to book a balloon flight to Bagan?”  

        By email       By website   GetYourGuide
Balloon Over Bagan No     Book here           No
Hot Air Balloon Bagan            No     Book here           No
Oriental Ballooning Book here            No Book here
Golden Eagle Ballooning Bagan            No     Book here    Book here

Here is my experience of flying a hot air balloon in Bagan which includes:

  • preparation of the hot air balloon
  • flight over the plain of Bagan
  • landing
  • after the hot air balloon flight, what should I do? itinerary of my hot air balloon flight to Bagan

So who are you going to book your hot air balloon flight to Bagan with? Feel free to comment and/or share your experience.

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