Bagan Temple Marathon

Balloons over Bagan 2021

The hot air balloons in Bagan have become nearly as famous as the temples themselves. Join us up in the air and see what the fuss is all about!
28 Nov | 3 hours | 350 USD

Our day will begin with a very early pick-up from our hotels in romantic vintage buses. Upon arrival to the location, snacks, coffee, and tea will be waiting for us. As you enjoy the refreshments, you will be able to witness the preparation process of the balloons being inflated. This is followed by a safety briefing and then, at dawn, it is time for take off!

The balloons are piloted at no more than 15mph by skilled professionals with years of experience, who also enjoy narrating the speed/direction strategies of steering the balloon if you are interested. The experience provides an ever-changing perspective of the immense archeological site and the beauty of Bagan that you won’t be able to see any other way. Please note that due to the limited space in the basket, there are weight, age, and height requirements*. After a graceful landing of the balloons, staff will be waiting for you with fresh pastries, fruits, and a glass or two of sparkling wine to conclude this excursion with a celebration of your flight. 

We'll be back at our hotels in time for breakfast, and it is possible to join the Mount Popa excursion that leaves shortly after. 

  • About the Tour

    Duration: 3 Hours 


    - Roundtrip transfer from hotels to balloon launch location in vintage converted buses

    - Balloon flight: on average, flights last 45 minutes to an hour, depending on wind. 

    - Pre- and post-flight snacks and refreshments 

  • *Weight, height, and age restrictions:

    Minimum height is 4'6"/137 cm. No children under 8. Children under 16 must be accompanied by adult.
    We require the height and weight of each passenger when booking. There is an additional ticket surcharge for passengers whose weight exceeds 125 kg / 280 pounds, due to the weight and volume requirements of the balloon baskets. Please contact us for details.