Imagine floating over thousand years old pagodas and the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River, watching the sun sinks slowly behind distant mountains. This sunrise or sunset champagne flights last just under 1hr and take off daily from October through to the end of March. There are no age restrictions on who can fly. Passengers should be fit enough to climb in and out of the basket and be able to stand for about 1hr. Young children, the disabled and pregnant women many have to be restricted to very calm weather conditions.
There are three companies offering hot air balloon rides in Myanmar.
Balloons Over Bagan, since 1999 with 15 years’ experience and a fleet of eleven balloons, which fits for 8, 12 and 16 passengers.
The Oriental Ballooning, since 2013 with a fleet of three balloons each fits for 8 passengers.
Golden Eagle Ballooning, since 2014 with a fleet of three balloons each fits for 4, 8 and 12 passengers.