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Difference

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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Amazing

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

SAFETY

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 views, pilot, crew, experience!

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!!

xeniacs1
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Date of experience: February 2020

Incredible Experience!

Our pilot Jason expertly navigated the balloon over many of the key temples, giving us background about them during the flight. Top guy. Exceeded my high expectations, all four of us were smiling from the breakfast briefing, through the hour flight and finished off with a couple of glasses of champagne after landing. Plus the company is owned by a local. Thanks to all for this fabulous experience.

dee_lw_36
Manchester, United Kingdom
Date of experience: February 2020

Absolutely Amazing!

Exceptional experience, especially thanks to Blake, our captain on the flight (7th feb 2020) ! Obviously a very skilled flyer but also awesome at explaining and showing us around the most gorgeous temples of Bagan, seen from the sky ! Thank you Blake, you are the best.

The local staff was also absolutely amazing to us, given that we had a surprise birthday planned that day and everybody made sure that our group member had the most fantastic celebration.

Thank you guys ❤️

dg_swisstraveler
Geneva, Switzerland
Date of experience: February 2020

Best Experience with Golden Balloons!

It was the best experience so far in whole Myanmar for us. We flew with our golden balloon through the sky and like eagles we spotted the great temples and pagodas. Our pilot Jean-Pascal (JP) showed us with great passion the beautiful scenery around Bagan. We always felt safe and can definitely recommend this company and especially JP!

MarcelloPaulino
Khao Lak, Thailand
Date of experience: February 2020

I would do it again and again!

I am hooked! This was my first balloon flight and it was so amazing I am sure nothing can really top this! The whole experience was great, from pick up over breakfast and the wonderful flight with our pilot Jason! Thank you so much for this wonderful experience ❤️

NiciSeelig
Potsdam, Germany
Date of experience: February 2020

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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INTERNATIONAL & EXPERIENCED PILOTS

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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