Overview

Flight Itinerary Morning Take off: one sunrise flight per day. (Subject to change in the case of unsuitable weather) Flight time: 45 minutes to 1 hour, depending on wind direction and speed. Every day is different when it comes to ballooning. The winds change daily and the weather is affected by the seasons. The sun rises later in December than in October or March. The following itinerary is an example of what you may experience with Oriental Ballooning, but times and locations will be confirmed the night before your flight. 0530 – 0600: We’ll collect you from your hotel in a comfortable car or minibus 0600 – 0630: You’ll meet your pilot, and enjoy pre-flight tea, coffee and pastries. You’ll also be given a safety briefing. 0630 – 0645: Watch as the balloons are prepared by the trained crew and inflated by the experienced British pilots 0645 – 0700: All aboard! Climb into the basket and prepare for take off! 0700 – 0800: Enjoy the amazing experience of floating over this beautiful, busy city as it comes to life. Land on the riverbank, in the rice fields, or maybe even on an island in the middle of the river! 0800 – 0830: Celebrate your safe return to earth with a drink of chilled sparkling wine, served with fruit. Receive your personal flight certificate, signed by your pilot 0830 – 0900: Return to your hotel in time for breakfast or more sightseeing.



Includes

Transport
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Inclusion

• Personal pick up and drop off, with small size on and off road vehicles • Full safety briefing and viewing of per-launch inflation from a dedicated viewing area, with hot beverages and light breakfast snacks • 1 hour – 1.5 hour flight in a four passenger balloon in Mandalay which will experience for a more exclusive, intimate and interactive flight • Sparkling wine and fresh fruit reception after landing, with presentation of personal flight certificate

Child Policy

• Children under the age of 8 years and pregnant women are not allowed to book or fly for safety reasons. Children under the age of 16 years must be accompanied by a responsible adult, and only if the child is over 4’6” or 137cm in height.

Exclusion

• Meals other than mentioned • Zone and entrance fees for visits • Drinks, tips and personal expenses • Any other items not mentioned

Things To Prepare

Duration: 1 or 1.5 hours Availability: Daily upon request, start from November • We recommend to book one month in advance to get more confirmation Meet Location: at your hotel Max # of people allowed: Maximum of 4 persons Transportation: Pick-up coach for transfer What to Bring: Towel, waterproof sunscreen, hat, glasses, camera What to Wear: Passengers are advised to wear 100% natural fiber clothing, with long trousers and long sleeved shirts or tops and suitable outdoor footwear. Please be aware that it can also be cool on the launch field before sunrise.

Highlight

The City of Mandalay is the capital of Upper Myanmar, and considered to be the centre of Burmese culture. Its universities are amongst the best in Myanmar and the city is a vital trade and social hub. With a population of over 1 million, it is a vibrant, exciting, busy place to spend some time. Founded over 155 years ago by King Mindon, the city has the remains of the old Palace at its centre, surrounded by an extensive moat and city wall. There is no better way to see Mandalay, than flying with Ballooning! You will discover hidden sights and treasures of this historic area which can only be seen from the elegant luxury of a balloon basket. The only balloon company offering flights over and around Mandalay. Northwards, Mandalay Hill towers over the city, to the west flows the wide Irrawaddy with its frenetic river traffic and to the south, the U Bein Bridge appears eerily out of the morning mist. On the flights you will have the unique opportunity to see this expanding city from a totally different perspective, and experience the busy life on the streets. With monks walking in long lines, barefoot on their morning alms round, people flocking to the central market to buy their groceries, and the river bank’s busy life where herds of water buffalo bathe in the stream and riverboats of all shapes and sizes load up their goods and passengers, there is never a minute when life stands still in Mandalay. Balloons provide the best filming and photographic platform for capturing the pulsating life of this city and to appreciate that Mandalay is one of Myanmar’s most rapidly developing towns. Winds permitting, your pilot can navigate the balloon low over the lake, creating mesmerizing views and reflections on the calm surface before bringing you back to land nearby. You will of course be served tea, coffee and pastries before your flight and fresh fruit and a celebratory chilled sparkling wine afterwards. Do not miss this outstanding experience!

Cancellation

20 % will be charged within 7-30 days of the flight date 100% will be charged less than 7 days before the flight date. No-show fees are equivalent to rate for passenger(s) reserved.

Balloon Experience Over Mandalay

Morning Take off: one sunrise flight per day. (Subject to change in the case of unsuitable weather) Flight time: 45 minutes to 1 hour, depending on wind direction and speed. Every day is different when it comes to ballooning. The winds change daily and the weather is affected by the seasons. The sun rises later in December than in October or March. The following itinerary is an example of what you may experience with Oriental Ballooning, but times and locations will be confirmed the night before your flight. 0530 – 0600: We’ll collect you from your hotel in a comfortable car or minibus 0600 – 0630: You’ll meet your pilot, and enjoy pre-flight tea, coffee and pastries. You’ll also be given a safety briefing. 0630 – 0645: Watch as the balloons are prepared by the trained crew and inflated by the experienced British pilots 0645 – 0700: All aboard! Climb into the basket and prepare for take off! 0700 – 0800: Enjoy the amazing experience of floating over this beautiful, busy city as it comes to life. Land on the riverbank, in the rice fields, or maybe even on an island in the middle of the river! 0800 – 0830: Celebrate your safe return to earth with a drink of chilled sparkling wine, served with fruit. Receive your personal flight certificate, signed by your pilot 0830 – 0900: Return to your hotel in time for breakfast or more sightseeing.