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Myanmar Balloon Tour

Our balloon tours will take you to the most interesting places in Myanmar by special way – fly slowly in a balloon. Begin the journey with the very first stop, the former capital, Yangon and visit many pagodas. Then we fly to Heho and Pindaya with the beauty of InleLake before reaching the plain of pagodas, Bagan.

Destinations: Yangon  –>National Museum –>  Sule Pagoda–>  Maha Bandula Park  –>Bogyoke Market  –>Shwedagon Pagoda  –>Heho  –>Pindaya caves  –>Nyaung Shwe  Inle–> Lake  Bagan

Highlights of this tour

  • In Yangon,visiting Golden Pagoda
  • Buy anything you want in Bogyoke Market
  • Exploring the wonderful views of Heho and Pindaya with poetic lakes and floating villages and markets
  • Discovering the temples in Bagan area from the sky
  • Seeing the great IrrawaddyRiver from a colorful balloon

Day 1 : Arrival in Yangon

Activities : Arrive in Yangon, having a delicious welcome dinner

Meal : Dinner

Itinerary : Upon arrival you will be greeted by your guide and transferred to your hotel to enjoy a delicious welcome dinner. Overnight at The Strand Hotel in Yangon

Day 2 : Yangon

Activities : Discovering Yangon, visiting the NationalMuseum, Sule Pagoda, walking around MahabandoolaPark, Bogyoke Market and the Shwedagon Pagoda.

Meal : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Itinerary : Get ready for your city tour today. We will discover the most interesting places in Yangon.
After breakfast, we will begin our journey by visiting the National Museum – a giant collection of cultural, historical… of Burma from 1952. Then we will peek into the 2500-year-old Sule Pagoda located at the centre of Yangon. With the blending of Indian and Burmese style, this pagoda is one of the must-visit places of the capital.
In the afternoon, we will continue the city tour by walking around the Mahabandoola Park near the Sule Pagoda and having lunch. Afterward, discover another part of Yangon with the crowd and bustling atmosphere of the Bogyoke Market where you can find anything you want from foods, clothing to souvenir, jewelry or even a black market for money exchanging. Complete the day in the famous Shwedagon pagoda, also known as the Golden Pagoda – the must-see pagoda in Myanmar. This massive pagoda and its sparkle color have become the religious and cultural symbol of Yangon people from the very first day.
Stay overnight at the Strand Hotel in Yangon.

Day 3 : Yangon – Heho – Pindaya

Activities : Fly to Heho, then drive to Pindaya and enjoy the sightseeing

Meal : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Itinerary : An early morning flight will take you to Heho in the Shan State before driving to Pindaya – a peaceful town located on the banks of the Botoloke Lake. Enjoy the fresh air of the lake as well as the poetic sightseeing.
Stay overnight at the Inle Inn in Pindaya.

Day 4 : Pindaya – Nyaung Shwe – Inle

Activities : Enjoy the whole view of Pindaya from a balloon, visit the Shwe U Min cave, the town of Nyanung Shwe and experience the life on the InleLake

Meal : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Itinerary : In the morning, we will have a great chance to enjoy the whole view of Pindaya and its spectacular Shan hills from a colorful balloon. Then, we will discover the mystic Shwe U Min Cave with thousands of Buddha images.
In the afternoon, having lunch before heading to the town of Nyaung Shwe. Upon arrival, you can hire a motorboat and travel to the hotel on the Inle Lake. On the way, you can see and experience the life of the lake with stilted villages, floating gardens and the unique leg-rower.
Stay overnight at the Inle Princess Resort on the InleLake.

Day 5 : Inle – In Dein – Inle

Activities : Enjoy the lake view from a balloon, visit a floating market, and experience the local cuisine then reaching In Dein

Meal : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Itinerary : After breakfast, a balloon will help you enjoy the whole view of the great Inle Lake – the second largest lake of Myanmar – and the surrounding sightseeing. Afterward, we will fly down and visit a bustling and colorful floating morning market, buy your ingredients for your dishes. Then, with your ingredients, we will visit an Inthar house and experience the local cuisine by cooking and having lunch with the family.
After lunch, continue to In Dein, a peaceful small village on the western bank of the lake and enjoy the poetic views of the site. Stay overnight at the Inle Princess Resort on the InleLake.

Day 6 : Inle – Nyaung Shwe – Bagan

Activities : Enjoy a balloon trip over the InleLake before flying to Bagan

Meal : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Itinerary : Another balloon will help you fly over the Inle Lake and enjoy the whole view of this great lake. From the balloon, everything will become smaller, from the large Inle Lake to the floating villages and gardens, and it’s time for you to take your memorable photos of Myanmar.
In the afternoon, we will fly to Bagan – the plain of pagodas and stupas.
Stay overnight at Thiripyitsaya Sakura Hotel in Bagan.

Day 7 : Bagan

Activities : Explore Bagan and its temples

Meal : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Itinerary : This morning awake early for a sunrise flight over the plains of Bagan. Drift past ancient temples in the serene morning air and enjoy the views on your one hour flight. Continue exploring the temples on land with a picnic lunch at a quiet temple before setting off on a boat cruise along the Irrawaddy River for yet another perspective of the temples. Dine by candlelight this evening at an ancient temple where your farewell dinner is accompanied by a traditional dance performance.
Overnight at Sakura Thiripyitsaya Hotel, Bagan

Day 8 : Bagan – Departure

Activities : Explore the site with temples and the IrrawaddyRiver before departure

Meal : Breakfast, Lunch

Itinerary : This morning embark on another flight over the plains of Bagan. Drift over more magnificent ruins with panoramic views of the planes and the IrrawaddyRiver. Then, visit a lacquer-ware factory where you can observe the entire process of creating this beautiful handicraft from start to finish. After lunch, transfer to the airport for your onward flight.


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Price Inclusions (No Hidden Costs)

  • Accommodation on half twin share with breakfast
  • Meals as mentioned in the program
  • Meals as stated
  • English speaking station guides service
  •  Entrance fees to all places visited (mentioned in the itinerary)
  • Transfer & transportation as indicated Yangon/Heho flight on Air Mandalay, Yangon Airways or Air Bagan including insurance surcharges

Price Exclusions

  • International flight tickets
  • Visa fee
  • Trip insurance
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Others not mentioned above
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