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We are a boutique hot air balloon company – well known for our warm, friendly & personalised attention to the needs of all our guests. We have 3 types of boutique flights: Classic, Premium & VIP – to match the once-in-a lifetime experience you are looking for. Fly with us and experience the magic of floating over Bagan, with a personal touch.

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from Start to Finish

We are highly rated by most of our balloon guests – consistently achieving a 5-star rating for traveller reviews in TripAdvisor. That is why, we have been awarded the prestigious Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor for the last 4 consecutive years (2016 – 2019) – a recognition of our consistent professionalism & excellence.

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Top Class Balloons + Experienced Pilots


Over 2,000 flights made for more than 20,000 passengers, all of them conducted safely.

Your safety is our top priority. Our balloons are bought brand new, manufactured by the world renowned Ultramagic from Spain & approved by European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), and also fully US FAA type certified. We have been issued the Certificate of Approval for Balloons by the Department of Civil Aviation, Myanmar.

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Breathtaking Experience

On 6 July 2019, BAGAN has been named as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Fly with us and enjoy the experience of a life time over Bagan - home to the largest concentration of Buddhist temples, pagodas, stupas and ruins in the world with many dating from the 11th and 12th centuries.

Golden Eagle Ballooning is a boutique hot air balloon company. That is why we can only accept limited reservations per day. We have 3 types of boutique flights: Classic, Premium & VIP.

We start flying early in the morning when the first gleams of the sunshine skims over the breath-taking landscape of Bagan. The whole region suddenly turns into a magical paradise for photographers.

Rave Reviews

Amazing from start to finish

After doing a lot of research regarding the safety of ballooning in Bagan we decided to go with this company-thank god we did. From the minute we arrived at the launch site everything was perfect. Bill, the pilot of our balloon was a true professional...

Date of experience: April 2019

Golden Eagle Balloon Flight To Remember

Did a Golden Eagle Balloon Flight this morning 9/4/19 over Bagan Myanmar. What a stunning flight. Pilot Bill McKinnon and his crew of locals did an amazing job from pickup on time at 5am from our hotel to a light breakfast at launch site -...

PieterS648 - Melbourne, Australia
Date of experience: April 2019

Worth the price

I wasn't sure if it would be worth spending so much money for something like this (it seemed gimmicky to me), but in the end I decided I would regret it more if I didn't do it. I can safely say it is worth every...

Ro D - Rome, Italy
Date of experience: April 2019

Bucket list adventure

We booked with Golden Eagle after a recommendation from a colleague and are so glad we did. After being collected from our hotel on time we travelled to the launch site for a candlelit breakfast which was a great way to meet our flying companions....

KerryMig - Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
Date of experience: April 2019

Outstanding experience above Bagan.

Golden Eagle Ballooning provides an outstanding ballooning experience over the temples of Bagan. Their planning, support , logistics and piloting are first class. Their safety and communication is very professional. Our pilot, Markum is excellent and provided a wonderful flight above the temples of Bagan. He has substantial experience in Myanmar, Africa and Australia. Highly recommended.

Con_Thai - New York City, New York
Date of experience: March 2019

Your Safety – Our Top Priority

Over 2,000 flights made for more than 20,000 passengers, all of them conducted safely.

  • Our balloons are bought brand new - manufactured by the world renowned Ultramagic from Spain (www.ultramagic.com).
  • Ultramagic has the highest levels of aviation quality control. Balloons are approved by European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), and also fully US FAA type certified:
    • EASA Aviation Design Organisation Approval EASA.21J.351
    • EASA Aviation Production Organisation Approval ES.21G.0007
    • EASA Aviation Maintenance Organisation Approval ES.MF.002
    • EASA Aviation Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation Approval ES.MG.107
    • EASA Approved Training Organisation E-ATOB-0001
  • We have been issued the Certificate of Approval for Balloons by the Department of Civil Aviation, Myanmar. Our pilots are highly experienced and hold full commercial balloon pilot’s licences.
  • Insurance is comprehensively covered by Lloyds of London, United Kingdom for all our passengers.
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Bill MacKinnon

Nationality: British

Language: English

Experience: Bill has been flying balloons for 20 years. He has flown in many European countries, India, Sri Lanka, Dubai, Syria, Mongolia, Australia and New Zealand, to name but a few.  He is Chief Pilot for Golden Eagle Ballooning and has been flying in Myanmar since 2012, in Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake, Pindaya and Ngapali.

Bagan is now a UNESCO world heritage site. After so many years flying balloons here I still don’t know of a better way to see this amazing landscape than by hot air balloon!

Urs Meyer

Nationality: Swiss

Language: Swiss German, German and English

Experience: Urs has been ballooning for 8 years and has flown in Switzerland and Myanmar. He has been flying in Bagan, Myanmar since 2013. He is Chief Engineer for Golden Eagle Ballooning, with responsibility for maintaining the balloons and equipment to the highest standard required by the European manufacturer and the Myanmar DCA.

When I’m not working in Bagan I enjoy travelling by motorcycle in Myanmar, enjoying the amazing variety of cultures, scenery and generous friendly people.

Rene Ramel

Nationality: Swiss (French)

Language: French, German, English

Experience: Coming from Château-d’Oex, Switzerland (a spot known worldwide for ballooning in the Swiss Alps) Rene became involved very young in the ballooning world. He started by building paper balloons, then radio-controlled balloons and replicas of real size hot-air balloons. At 16 years he started his official training and got his license when he was 17. Rene has flown in his beautiful Swiss Alps as well as France, England, Morocco and Canada. Rene made a national altitude record in May 1998, reaching 11’440 m.(38’133 ft). He also loves night flying…which gives another dimension to it all!!!

Flying in Bagan, Myanmar is also something very particular with all these amazing Buddhist temples, unique sunrises and this lovely people. Definitely something to put on the “to do list” of anyone’s lifetime.

Nick Dunnington

Nationality: British

Language: English

Experience: Nick is a second generation pilot from Bristol, England. Ballooning has been part of his life ever since his Dad took him on a flight at 6 weeks old. Flying being his hobby as well as his job, Nick has been lucky enough to fly all over the world. Amongst his favourite places are the Swiss Alps, his home city of Bristol and of course over the beautiful temples of Bagan.

My favourite things about Bagan are flying our guests side by side with my pilot friends, the fantastically friendly locals and the beautiful sunsets.

Jason Adams

Nationality: Canadian

Language: English

Experience: Jason is a Canadian pilot with extensive flying experience, both in competitions and commercially. His first balloon flight was as a two-year-old with his father. Jason became a commercial pilot in 1993 and today he has flown over 3100 hours. In addition Jason is a balloon flight instructor and the current Canadian Balloon Champion. He holds 8 licenses and validations from around the world. This will be his 5th season flying in Myanmar. He has also flown in countries such as Kenya, Tanzania, Canada, USA, Japan, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Brazil, Spain, UK, Slovenia and the UAE.

I’m happy to tell stories to my passengers, not only of my knowledge on Bagan, but of my experiences around the world. You will be well entertained!

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