Balloons Over Bagan -Photo credit Ken Spence
Balloons Over Bagan -Photo credit Ken Spence

Ballooning over ancient Burma

In Travel News by The H4C Team

Romantic travel calls for incredible experiences — so we’ve found a South-East Asian adventure that will have you literally floating on air. Combine hot air ballooning and the spectacular scenery of Burma/Myanmar with a romantic ride over the ancient Buddhist kingdom of Bagan. Home to over 2,000 temples and pagodas (some dating back to the 11th and 12th century) this region has recently been awarded UNESCO status and is breathtaking from the air!

Balloons Over Bagan - Photo credit Ken Spence
Balloons Over Bagan – Photo credit Ken Spence

The magic begins before dawn, sipping coffee and taking in the mist-shrouded scenery after transfers to the launch site in a charming vintage bus. Enjoy a guided tour from the pilot as the ground crew busy themselves inflating your beautiful balloon. Then, as the first rays of sun illuminate the landscape, step into your private basket compartment and begin the peaceful ascent over Bagan. Goosebumps all round! A Premium Balloon Flight package from the Myanmar-based Memories Group is an intimate and luxurious experience with a full continental breakfast and sparkling wine upon landing together with free inflight photos.

Bertrand Piccard enjoys the view over Bagan during a stop in his 2015 round-the-world voyage the first ever in a solar-powere
Bertrand Piccard enjoys the view over Bagan during a stop in his 2015 round-the-world voyage the first ever in a solar-powere
Balloons Over Bagan - Photo credit Ken Spence
Balloons Over Bagan – Photo credit Ken Spence

Available from October 2019 – March 2020. Find out more at balloonsoverbagan.com