Activity C1, Corner of 35th Street & 71st Street, Chan Aye Tharzan Township, Mandalay Published on: 13-11-2015
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The Oriental Ballooning team would like to make your visit truly unforgettable by taking you into the skies on one of our exclusive balloon rides. Enjoy a viewpoint that no other form of transport can offer you.Come and fly with us in our small, private balloons, and experience the true Burma from a different perspective! We have no more than two occupants in any of our traditional wicker basket compartments.During our bespoke flights, your professional and knowledgeable pilot will open up a new horizon of tales and discoveries before you. Drifting with the winds, you will fly low over villages to hear the local people greeting you with waving hands and a friendly 'Mingalabar', or climbing high you'll get an birds-eye view over the entire region.Our UK-qualified pilots are skilled at giving you the experience of a lifetime. As you finally come to land, you will be greeted by our dedicated crew, and will celebrate your flight with a glass of chilled Champagne, in true ballooning tradition. You pilot will present you with your personally-signed flight certificate before you'll be returned to your hotel or guest house
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- Amazing views from Mandalay and it's surroundings
- Best Balloon Experience in Myanma
- Just amazing to see Mandalay from above
- Amazing Adventure with the Oriental Ballooning
C1, Corner of 35th Street & 71st Street, Chan Aye Tharzan Township, Mandalay
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I was very lucky enough to experience a flight over Mandalay. We flew from the south, to the north of the city, over the busy streets and markets. Allie was very knowledgeable about the area, pointing out lots of notable landmarks. Champagne celebration at the end of the flight rounded off a memorable morning. It was a great experience and I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a different activity to do in Mandalay.
Really fanastic, couldnt recommend it enough. Mandalay in winter at dawn has some of the best light conditions, and viewing the city, mandalay hill, the temples and the river from 3000 feet allowed me to take some stunning photos. Allie was very knowledgable about Myanmar and it was a pleasure to get to know her.Champagne breakfast with croissant was the icing on the cake.
I loved every minute of it! It was absolutely a memorable and surreal experience. It was my first balloon ride and certainly won't be my last. It feels like you are floating and the scenery is just breathtaking from up above. There were views that you can only experience by balloon. All the activity on street level seems so peaceful from above. It is so quiet up there with the occasional balloon firing which I liked because it warmed me up a bit. I thought it would be really hot in the basket, but that is not the case. I am afraid of heights to some degree but I didn't feel any fears when I was up high. I felt very safe and comfortable with the pilot's expertise and the balloon. It was a very gradual and smooth ascend, ride and descent.Allie was our pilot. She was very knowledgeable and professional. She tells you what to expect for takeoff and landing. She was also an excellent tour guide pointing out all the interesting landmarks and telling us the history about them. Trust me - she is the best balloon pilot that you could have. Everything was perfect.It was a smooth landing in a small village in a small field. We we greeted by the villagers who were very curious about the balloon. It probably was their first time seeing a balloon up close. We waved and said "Mingalabar" and they warmed up to us and surrounded us. It was a very interesting experience. I ended up taking a photo with the villagers and it was fun.I highly recommend Oriental Ballooning in Mandalay. You won't be disappointed. Don't forget to bring your camera!
We were surprised. We went up so smoothly and it was so quiet. I am not sure what I was expecting. I remember hearing about Gordon-Bennett competition over the radio when I was 9 or 10 years old. Ballooning is a wonderful experience for everybody. For small and for big ones. For the old and the young. You stand comfortably and look around and you feel great. Local people greet you from beneath. As you prepare to land it seems that the whole village close to the place you are supposed to land - all people from there want to welcome you back on the ground. They are excited, but... wouldn't I have been excited the same if I had seen a balloon over the skies of my hometown long long time ago? I definitely would! Thank you Oriental Ballooning and Tour Mandalay for the experience of my life. Gesube!