Bagan: Premium Service
Mandalay: Premium Service
Inle and Pindaya: Premium Service
Oriental Ballooning was founded in 2013Â 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 worldâ€™s largest balloon manufacturer.All pilots have a commercial UK balloon licence 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 4-8 passenger balloons over Bagan, Mandalay, Inle lake and Pindaya with more new destinations to follow soon.
The company employs over 100 local staff who enjoy their job and will do everything to make your experience as comfortable as possible. They are fully employed â€“ also during the off-season â€“ and the company offers them free English lessons to improve their skills and opportunities for the future.
2015 Summer Season
Over the summer of 2015, we will be operating flights as follows:
We are taking bookings from 21st June until 18th July, and 24th July until 30th September. Spaces are limited. Please note that due to the hotter temperatures experienced during the summer, there may be a higher chance of flights having to be cancelled for safety reasons.
We are not accepting any bookings for flights over Mandalay
Inle and Pindaya
We are not accepting any bookings for flights over Inle
2015-2016 Winter Season
Bagan: We are taking bookings from 1st October 2015 until 15th April 2016
Mandalay: We are accepting advanced bookings for flights in Mandalay from 16th November 2015 until 15th February 2016
Inle: We are accepting advanced bookings for flights in Inle from 16th November 2015 until 28th February 2016.
Bagan: Advanced booking, Premium Service: US$380 per person
Mandalay: Advanced booking, Premium Service: US$380 per person
Inle and Pindaya: Advanced booking, Premium Service: US$420 per person
Sunrise is around 6.15am in October and November, 6.30am in December, 6.45am in January, 6.30am in February and 6.15am in March.