The bagan balloon ride is the most popular activity in Bagan, Myanmar. First image when you search google with the word Bagan is an image with the balloons over Bagan. And the balloon ride is becoming more and more popular among the tourists traveling to Myanmar and then heading for a few days tour to Bagan. It’s important to know when does the Bagan Hot Air Balloon starts!
Despite of the higher price which is more expensive for other similar balloon ride around the world, the ballooning over bagan ride is almost fully booked weeks before the date. The number of the balloons permitted by the Ministry of Tourism is limited to 26 per day.
Bagan Hot Air Balloon Season 2020/2021
Why the hot air balloon bagan season in Bagan and Myanmar is so short? Only 6 month? Weather plays a major role in the decision of the balloons over bagan in Myanmar.
The Bagan Hot Air Balloon in 2020 will start on 7th October 2020 with Balloons Over Bagan and on 7th of October and Oriental Ballooning (from 1st to 15th October only with 2 balloons operating) will end on 10th of April 2021.
Compared with last year myanmar hot air balloon season, this year the bagan balloon will start 3 weeks later. Reason: weather and the ending of the monsoon season which end later in Myanmar. Based on the previous years data, there are many cancelation of the balloon over bagan and it does not worth the effort.
Bagan Hot air Balloon Season begins on October and it would end of 10th of April 2021. Why do early do you ask taking into consideration that the monsoon season starts in Myanmar in June. They can still do the balloon ride in Myanmar at least 2 more months – April and May.
Weather the again the answer. Starting from beginning of April, weather in Myanmar is getting hotter and hotter. Temperature will end in the afternoon around 37 degrees and the weather in Bagan which is located in a semi-arid climate is even hotter. In the morning the balloon are hitted by the hot sun and damages might occur and safety is number one priority of the balloons over Bagan pilots.
As we mentioned the pilots of the balloons over Bagan, there are mainly from US, Australia and New Zealand. The balloon season in UK starts in April and they do have to work round year in this vertical. So the hot air balloon bagan season has to end in April in order for them to catch with the UK Balloon ride season.
There are no balloon rides in Myanmar during the months of May, June, July, August and September. Sorry folks – if the balloons over Bagan is on your bucket list your have to plan your tour to Myanmar accordingly to the Bagan Hot Air Balloon Season.
Hot air balloon Bagan Price – Normal Season vs Peak Season
Normal Season – from 1st October 2020 to 15th December 2020 and 10th January to 10th April 2021.
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Peak Season – from 15th of December 2020 to 10th of January 2021. A 20$ surge applies for the Balloons Over Bagan rides operated by this company.
Oriental Ballooning Bagan – Prices & 2020/2021 Season
The balloon ride in Bagan with Oriental Ballooning which are focusing on Premium ( 12 person in the basket) will start on 1st of October 2020 and will end of 10th of April 2021. So plenty of seats & dates available if you book the balloon ride in Bagan in time! For the Oriental Ballooning prices check here the prices.
Balloons Over Bagan – Prices & 2020/2021 Season
The hot air balloon ride in Bagan with Balloons Over Bagan, the oldest company which operates in Bagan and with the largest fleet ( 14 balloons in Bagan are in the sky every day) will start later than last year due to the rainy season which got cancelled in many days of October. The first day of the balloon ride in Bagan with Balloons Over Bagan in the 2020-2021 season is 7th of October 2020 and the last day of the hot air balloon in Bagan will be on 10th of April 2021. For the Balloons Over Bagan prices & booking click here.
Golden Eagle Ballooning – Prices & 2020/2021 Season
Golden Eagle, the third company which operates the balloon ride in Bagan with only 3 but very colourful balloons (yellow) will begin the 2020 balloon season in Bagan on 10th of October 2020 and will end 10th of April 2021, the same date will all the others 3 companies in Bagan.
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