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Loikaw is a scenic and relatively virgin destination in Kayah. Accessible by road from Yangon and Mandalay and Inle Lake or an hour flight from Yangon, our pilots will take you and your guests over the beautiful Kayah hill, tribal cultures including the long-necked womenfolk known for the coils around their necks. We offer daily early morning flights over the beautiful city of Loikaw. Our season starts from 15th December onwards and our boutique balloons carry 6 up to 12 passengers.
Duration : 45 to 60 minutes (approx)
An Amazing Balloon Flight Over Beautiful Loikaw
Loikaw is a remote and sleepy capital of Kayah - Myanmar’s beautiful but one of most untouched states. It is over half a day's travel by bus from Yangon and Mandalay and one hour flight from Yangon and also possible to travel overland from one of the famous Inle Lake. You will discover beautiful Kayah hill scenery and a large number of distinctive tribal cultures, the most internationally famous of which are the Kayan, whose ‘long-necked’ womenfolk have a tradition of sporting coils around their necks. We offer daily early morning flights over the beautiful city of Loikaw. Our season starts from 15th of December onwards and our boutique balloons carry 6 up to 12 passengers.
Your whole experience will include a full morning of excitement. If you are staying in the wonderful town of Loikaw, you will be picked up by car at around 0530 or 0600 am (approx) where you will be taken to our launch site. At the launch site, we will provide you with tea or coffee and some lovely locally made cookies before all important safety briefing from the pilot, after which it is time to climb on board. The balloon is guided by gentle winds not exceeding 15 mph, allowing passengers a serene and peaceful bird's eye view over the beautiful city Loikaw, its surrounding countryside, villages and pagodas and extended amazing views of Kayah hills. Using his skill and years of local knowledge your pilot will guide the balloon at heights of upto 5000' feet above the Loikaw to a gentle landing, where our friendly and experienced crew will be on hand with fruits, fresh pastries and a glass of sparkling wine.
Safety & Insurance
Balloons Over Loikaw is a commercial balloon operation of the highest international standard. All our pilots and technicians are U.K trained, qualified and licensed and our balloons are manufactured in the UK and shipped to us here in Myanmar. We place the highest possible emphasis on our safety and maintenance. Under the strict rules imposed by the Myanmar Air Authorities the DCA, we have a team of UK trained public transportation inspectors who are responsible for carrying out all repairs and maintenance works of our aircraft. This is backed up with our comprehensive insurance policy placed directly through Lloyds of London. Our cover of USD 10 millions per balloon for passenger and third party liability comes WITHOUT any limitations.
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❝ To the great staff. Thank you for the time we have been with you on air ❞
❝ This flight with it's marvelous pictures will be in my mind a life long. Thank you very much for this experience ❞
❝ Esturo increible! ❞
❝ One of my best experiences I've ever had....Thank you very much ! ❞
❝ Dies war unser 2 Ballonflug uber Bagan! ...es var einfach fantastisch! Herzlichen Dank ❞
❝ Enjoyed every minute of the flight. The whole world should know about this! ❞
❝ Thank you so much - we had an incredible flight. Can't imagine a better place than over Bagan ❞
❝ Thank you so much for the most beautiful flight I've ever done. I can't just find other words for that great feeling ❞
❝ Vraiment incroyable! La journée ne pouvait commencer mieux!! ❞
❝ The greatest way to begin a day. A world-class experience ❞
❝ Outstanding experience for a guy from Nebraska who never gets higher than the football stadium. ❞
❝ I haven’t had such a grand birthday celebration in all my 44 years! thank you, thank you, thank you! ❞
❝ A once in a life time experience. This balloon trip is poetry in early morning over past and present. ❞
❝ The tour book says you have to see Bagan on a hot air balloon or you have not seen Bagan and its temples at all. We agree wholeheartedly. Keep it up - the good work - the balloon. ❞
❝ On our third trip to Bagan, this was the most fantastic experience yet. The views at sunrise today were truely spectacular. ❞
❝ Of all the terrific experiences you can have in Myanmar, Ballooning over Bagan is the BEST! ❞
❝ After all, it isn't always an advantage to fly non-stop. I'm really glad to have stopped in Bagan to see this beautiful region from your balloon! ❞
❝ Another wonderful flight! My 2nd time! ❞
❝ Amazing experience to flight balloon. Nice view in the air. This is the first time i fly and i will do again when i travel to this country. So wonderful. ❞
❝ The highlight of our trip to Myanmar was our Balloons over Bagan hot air balloon ride. We took our first balloon ride over Bagan in 2015 and loved it so much we returned to Myanmar in March 2016 and took our second thrilling ride. What a wonderful way to see the majestic sites of Bagan. This is an extremely professionally run tour company with knowledgeable flight captains. ❞
❝ The highlight of our Myanmar trip was for sure the “ Balloons over Bagan flight “. All was organized by a very professional team, they gave us the best temple views ever over Bagan with a soft landing and real Champagne at the end. Muchas gracias! ❞
❝ This is truly a one life experience we will never forget or regret! Thank you so much david and the professional team! Meet you in the la bamba again! ❞
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