Read about what our customers have to say
about their Golden Eagle Ballooning experience!
If you have always wanted to go in a hot air balloon but concerned about safety then this is the team to go with. I delayed making a booking whilst I considered doing an activity like this in a remote part of a third world country. But I bit the bullet & we did the balloon ride on the last day of their season. It would have been a shame to come all the way to Bagan & not see the temples from the sky. The pick-up from our hotel went smoothly. (One of the other balloon companies used an older bus for pick-ups & when it was at our resort their bus wouldn't start.) Our pilot Pep, informative & knowledgeable, pointed out the stories of the temples below. He spoke english & spanish which helped the spanish speaking people. Chosing the premium basket meant there were less people in the basket. Later that day at our resort we were delivered a video made from a go-pro of the balloon ride.
So professional! Picked us up at our guest house and brought us to the field where tables were set up with lanterns for fruit and juice/coffee before take off. Gave us some training on how to position ourselves for landing. Divided us up so the balloon was even on both sides (total of 12 people). Take off was so smooth, we felt nothing. The beauty and calm of being up in the air at 6 am overlooking the temple ruins of Bagan, and seeing farmers working their land with their oxen, was joyful. The morning we went, it was overcast, so we didn't get to see the sunrise, but the experience was still amazing. Highly recommend!
I can't really add anything original to any of the reviews. Yes it's expensive but it's a unique place so worth it in my opinion. It's a great experience, the whole set up is well organised, very professional and our pilot Pep was also great fun. We had arrived in Bagan in the dark so seeing Bagan reveals itself at Sunrise was truly breathtaking. All the operators looked equally professional but I liked the fact that this was a smaller company. Thanks to everyone at Golden Eagle
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
This was an experience that is memorable, incredible, spectacular and all amazing! Totally enjoyed the ride, especially since I took the premium version - pay a little more, but this ensures that you're not jostling for space when you need to take that one amazing shot! The whole experience - from pick-up to the balloon ride to the after ride champagne breakfast was just memorable! A must go when you're in Bagan!
I was nervous to spend this much money, but it was totally worth it! We had a wonderful guide, who kept us in the air as long as possible (over an hour!) Some of the other companies have a reputation for only staying out the minimum time, but that is not the case here. Its a newer, smaller company and we loved it!
Jeju, South Korea
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