The Inle Lake region is one of Myanmar’s most anticipated destinations and all the hype is justified. Picture a vast, serene lake – 13.5 miles long and seven miles wide – fringed by marshes and floating gardens, where stilt-house villages and Buddhist temples rise above the water, and Intha fisherfolk propel their boats along via their unique technique of leg-rowing. Surrounding the lake are hills that are home to myriad minorities: Shan, Pa-O, Taung Yo, Danu, Kayah and Danaw, who descend from their villages for markets that hopscotch around the towns of the region on a five-day cycle.
Take to the skies of Myanmar in our small, exclusive balloons and experience the true flavour of this astonishing country from a different perspective! Feel at ease in our traditional wicker basket compartments, which you will share with only one or two other people.
During our bespoke flights, your professional and knowledgeable pilot will open up a new horizon of tales and discoveries before you. Drifting on the gentle breeze, fly low over villages to hear local people greeting you with waving hands and a friendly ‘Mingalabar’. Climbing high, you can take in the 360 degree panoramic view of the entire region. The Oriental Ballooning team would like to make your visit truly memorable by taking you into the skies on one of our exclusive balloon rides. Enjoy a viewpoint that no other form of transport can offer. Our UK commercially licensed pilots are skilled at giving you the experience of a lifetime.
As you eventually drift back to earth, you will be greeted by our dedicated crew, and can celebrate your flight with a glass of chilled sparkling wine, in true aeronautical tradition. Please accept, with our compliments, your own Oriental Ballooning cap and personally-signed flight certificate before we return you to your hotel or guest house.
***This product is available only during dry season (01 November to 15 March 2019)
Cancellation and no-show policy
- A 20% cancellation charge will apply for cancellations within 35 days of the flight date.
- A 100% cancellation charge will apply for cancellations within 10 days of the flight date.
- No-show fees are equivalent to selling rate for passenger(s) reserved.
- Flights cancelled by ORIENTAL BALLOONING for safety reasons, inclement or unfavorable weather conditions, or operational difficulties will be refunded in full.