Golden Eagle Ballooning in Bagan

4.9 / 5

481 Reviews

Golden Eagle Ballooning in Bagan

From US$ 325 per person

The best way by far to take in the vast array of temples in Bagan is on a hot-air balloon ride. Head to the skies and float over thousand-year-old pagodas and the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River, as the sun rises slowly from behind distant mountains.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 1 hour
Starting time 5:00 AM
Instant confirmation
Pickup included
You will be picked up at your hotel and transferred to the launch site in the comfort of a private vehicle.


  • Admire the ancient temples of Bagan during sunrise from above
  • Enjoy fantastic views of some of Bagan's most majestic sites
  • End your adventure with a celebratory glass of sparkling wine
  • Receive a photo of your magical experience (if premium option selected)
Full description
More than just a hot-air balloon ride, this program is a special experience you won’t soon forget! Experience the magic of Bagan and a thousand years of history from a hot-air balloon. You’ll get a special look at some of Bagan’s vast array of pagodas. The program begins with a pick-up at your hotel at around 05:00-05:30 and a ride to the launch site. On arrival, you’ll be served a light breakfast while watching as the hot-air balloon is inflated and prepared for flight. Once airborne, you’ll have mesmerizing views of majestic Bagan as you fly from treetop level up to several thousand feet, moving wherever the wind takes you. During the flight, your pilot will tell you about the history of ballooning and point out prominent pagodas. Enjoy a sparkling wine toast upon your safe landing and receive a flight certificate from the pilot. There will be a shuttle bus for the ride back to your hotel.
  • Pick-up and drop off at your hotel
  • Pre-flight tea, coffee and biscuits
  • Full safety briefing
  • Sparkling wine and snacks after landing
  • In-flight photo and video (if premium option selected)
  • Optional gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
  • Pregnant women

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Prepare for the activity

Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Long pants
  • Closed-toe shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Golden Eagle Ballooning will not be liable for illness or injury due to any undisclosed condition or failure to comply with any reasonable instructions given by the pilot, crew or company representatives
  • Passengers who weigh above 125kg/280 pounds will be required to pay 100% surcharge of the ticket price
  • 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.
  • Pregnant women are not allowed to fly
  • Children under 8 years old and under 137 cm tall are not allowed to fly
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 481 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    4.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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My mom and I absolutely loved our experience with Golden Eagle Ballooning! We were the first group to take flight and got to enjoy the sun rise and saw all of the other balloons rise. Pick up is early with this company but it’s worth it for sure to get the best view for this incredible spectacle. Jason our pilot was also super knowledgeable about the area and gave detailed explanations about the main sites we overflew. We are so glad we picked this company and I can only recommend them! Such a fantastic experience all around and great banana bread at the end!!

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February 21, 2020

Excellent and well planned from start to finish. So much staff working behind the scene to make your experience perfect. You even get a cute certificate, souvenir hat, and a cute handmade hot air balloon. I left my hot air balloon behind in the car, and the company actually came back to my hotel at the end of the day to drop it off to me even though I offered to stop by their office! So nice! I normally don’t write reviews but this is the best customer service ever and they really care about you!

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February 6, 2020

A great experience! Very professionally organized, the locals even friendlier than usual. The pilots are international and very experienced. Greetings to Ronny.CH and thanks for the Bubbels The balloon ride is amazing with the backdrop and with sunrise! getting up early is worth it. Was our first day in Bagan so the information from pilots about the "most interesting" pagodas was great.

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February 3, 2020

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