Between heaven and earth with Balloons over Bagan
Already at 5.30 am, just before sun is rising, the adventure with Balloons over Bagan begins in a classic Vintage-bus, picking guests up to drive them to the launch site. Once arrived, there is enough time for a cup of coffee or tea and of course for the all important safety briefing with the qualified pilot. Then it is time for the passengers to climb into the balloon and rise heavenwards. During the flight, the sun paves its way through the morning mist, flooding the land with mystic light. Besides thousand of temples, passengers watch the country arising, children going to school and monks keeping their morning rituals. The temperatures in the morning are pleasant and cool, allowing guests to enjoy the flight and the peaceful nature.
Actually designed to hold twelve passengers, the extra large baskets from Balloons over Bagan hold just four couples that means eight persons, allowing an even more intimate experience. The balloon lands wherever the wind takes it, which could be anywhere. After landing, the experienced crew will be on hand to serve some fruits, fresh pastries and a glass of champagne.
Besides hot air ballooning over Bagan and its bright temples, the company offers also flights over the Inle Lake and Pindaya with Balloons over Inle. The impressive view of the wafts of mist lying on the Inle Lake and the floating villages and gardens are a must see during each flight. The peaceful surrounding and the shallow waters in the morning are only crossed by a few fishermen. Afterwards the balloon is flying over the city of Pindaya, which is worth visiting by foot. Because besides experiencing Pindaya from the air, visitors find thousands of Buddha figures from the 11th century in different sizes and shapes deep down in the Pindaya caves.
Since the late 1990s Balloons over Bagan, pioneer of ballooning, offers visitors of Myanmar the possibility to discover the country and its culture up in the air. Balloons over Bagan was established by the couple and owners Brett Melzer and Khin Omar Win, who also own the Gangtey Goenpa Lodge, a Bhutanese country house with only twelve suites.
Balloons over Bagan | FMI Centre (Parkson Shopping Mall) | Room No. 806 & 807, Level 8, No. 380 | Bogyoke Aung San Road, Pabedan Township | Yangon, Myanmar | Tel : (+95) 01 248 907 | E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org | www.easternsafaris.com/balloonsoverbagan_home.html