Inbound Tours

Oriental Ballooning

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Tour Duration : 45 - 60 minutes

Oriental Ballooning

Oriental Ballooning was founded in 2013 and is a syndicate of leading professionals from the hotel and tourism industry. With the advice of Gone-with-the-Wind ltd. the company purchased brand new balloons from Cameron Balloons, Bristol UK, the world’s largest balloon manufacturer. All pilots have a commercial UK balloon license and many years of flying experience. Some of the pilots have lived and worked in Burma for many years and are happy to share their insight knowledge with you during the flight. Most of our pilots speak at least a couple of foreign languages like French and German but some will also be able to communicate with you in Spanish, Chinese or Japanese. Oriental Ballooning obtained its AOC (Air operators certificate) in November 2013 and has been offering flights in their boutique 4-12 passenger balloons over Bagan, Mandalay, Inle lake, Pindaya and now for this season Ngapali. The company employs over 100 local staff who enjoys their job and will do everything to make your experience as comfortable as possible. They are fully employed – also during the off-season – and the company offers them free English lessons to improve their skills and opportunities for the future.



USD - per person
Validity Period
Bagan384 $15 Oct 2019 - 10 Apr 2020
Inle335 $01 Nov 2019 - 15 Mar 2020
Ngapali (Thandwe)335 $21 Nov 2019 - 15 Mar 2020
Mandalay335 $16 Nov 2019 - 28 Feb 2020

Note: The above rates do not secure if you book the tickets within 48 hours. And mentioned rates are inclusive of tax and service charge.

Cancellation and no-show policy
  • A 30% cancellation charge will apply for cancellations within 7-30 days of the flight date.
  • A 100% cancellation charge will apply for cancellations less than 7 days before the flight date.
  • No-show fees are equivalent to contracted rate for passenger(s) reserved.


    • Passengers who weigh above 125kg/280 pounds will be required to pay 100% surcharge of the ticket price. On the flight day, your weight will be taken, and if it is above 125kg/280 pounds, you will be required to pay the surcharge, or refused the flight (if the total weight for the balloon & passengers exceed the permissible weight for flight), & no refund or alternate flights will be offered.
    • Pregnant women & children under the age of 8 years or smaller than 137 cm in height (4’6”), will not be allowed to fly. Do not make any booking for such passengers, as no refunds will be offered.
    • Children aged between 8 and 16 years must have their own flight ticket. There is no concessionary fare for children. However, in order to fly, they must be over 137cm tall (4 feet 6 inches) and need to be accompanied by a paying adult. When booking for such children, please make sure you also make a corresponding booking for an accompanying adult.
    • Any medical condition such as epilepsy, recent surgery or other condition which can affect your ability to fly or assist the crew must be disclosed to ORIENTAL BALLOONING at the time of booking, and to the pilot on the day of your flight.
    • Passengers should wear long-sleeved shirts and long trousers or skirts, preferably made from natural fibers.
    Private Charter and Premium service includes:

    • Personal pick up and drop off, with small size on and off road vehicles. [Pick up time is around 05:00-05:30 and arrive back to the hotel around 09:30-10:00 am]
    • Full Safety Briefing and viewing of pre-launch inflation from a dedicated viewing area, with hot beverages and light snacks.
    • 45 min – 1 hour balloon flight in a twelve passenger balloon in Bagan & a four or six passenger balloon in Mandalay, Inle Lake & Ngapali Beach, which will experience for a more exclusive, intimate and interactive flight.
    • Sparkling wine and fresh fruit reception after landing, with presentation of personal flight certificate.
    • In-flight photo service 
    • Accommodations
    • Sightseeing tour
    • Private guide service
    • Airport transfers in and out