Oriental Ballooning

Enjoy a first class flight with us over the awe inspiring temples and stupas of Bagan, themystical landscape of Mandalay or enchanting Inle Lake, in our boutique style 4 or 8 person balloons. Get an exclusive panoramic view of some of the most exotic and mysterious sights Myanmar has to offer.

Drifting on the gentle winds you will float over thousand year old temoles and monasteries, beautiful lakes and busy villages.

Local children chase after your balloon and wave an enthusiastic “Mingalarbar”. Climbing high you get a breathtaking view of the entire region, with the mighty Ayeyarwaddyriver at your feet and mysterious mountains looming on the horizon.

Take to the skies of Myanmar in our small, exclusive balloons and experience the true flavour of this astonishing country from a different perspective! Feel at ease in our traditional wicker basket compartments, which you will share with only one or two other people.

During our bespoke flights, your professional and knowledgeable pilot will open up a new horizon of tales and discoveries before you. Drifting on the gentle breeze, fly low over villages to hear local people greeting you with waving hands and a friendly ‘Mingalabar’. Climbing high, you can take in the 360 degree panoramic view of the entire region. The Oriental Ballooning team would like to make your visit truly memorable by taking you into the skies on one of our exclusive balloon rides. Enjoy a viewpoint that no other form of transport can offer. Our UK commercially licensed pilots are skilled at giving you the experience of a lifetime.

As you eventually drift back to earth, you will be greeted by our dedicated crew, and can celebrate your flight with a glass of chilled sparkling wine, in true aeronautical tradition. Please accept, with our compliments, your own Oriental Ballooning cap and personally-signed flight certificate before we return you to your hotel or guest house.


Balloon OverBagan, Mandalay, Inle&Ngapali


All our UK commercial pilots have a wealth of experience flying in the UK Europe and America, and of course Bagan!. Many of our pilots come back to Bagan year after year, which allows us to maintain our highest possible attention to safety and provide our clients with a professional and beautiful experience. Each year new pilots are introduced to the line up as we continue to expand our services. All our pilots are selected on the basis of their extensive flying experience and clean safety records.


Above all it is our dedicated and professional team on the ground in Bagan and Yangon that makes Balloons over Bagan tick so smoothly. Many of our crew managers and their assistants have been with us since our very first flights more than a decade ago. As we have expanded, opportunities for advancement into administration and more senior management have allowed our most able crew to move on and upwards. In Yangon, our Reservations and operation team has grown from one assistant to a team of ten, working tirelessly and often behind the scenes.