Balloons Over Inle: Group Adventure

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day tour

Tour Level: Moderate

Tour Comfort: Luxury

Tour Period: Morning

tour highlights

  • Balloons over in Inle Lake
  • Admire the stunning scenery from your hot air balloon
  • Celebrate your safe return with a glass of sparkling wine

tour details

Your journey commences with an early morning flight over Inle Lake, home to the Inthar people. The pilots carefully
use their knowledge of the winds to steer the balloon over the floating villages and water gardens.

tour description

Between 0445/0545 am (depending on our hotel location) the Balloons over Inle shuttle bus/boat will pick you up at your hotel and bring you to the balloon launch site (specific time to be advised by your guide). Enjoy tea, coffee and light refreshments while the crew prepares the balloons for launch - a thrilling operation which you are free to observe and photograph. After a safety briefing, and depending on the wind, you will over fly Inle Lake for about one hour, enjoying spectacular views of the incredible floating gardens and stunning Shan Mountains below from your hot air balloon. The tour ends at the landing site - or wherever the wind has brought you! A celebratory glass of sparkling wine completes this fantastic event, after which the shuttle will bring you back to your hotel.

includes

Pick up & drop off from/at your hotel (provided by BOB)
Pre-flight tea, coffee and biscuits, and full safety briefing
Sparkling wine and snacks after landing

    notes

    FLIGHT DETAILS
    • The flights normally last 45 minutes to one hour, or longer depending on the wind. The whole experience including hotel pick-up and light champagne breakfast lasts from 2½ to 3 hours. Ballooning is also about watching the setup of the balloon, and being disembarked at the end too, not just the flight itself. Not knowing exactly where you are going to land is always exciting and part of the adventure.

      TERMS AND CONDITIONS
    • Passengers are advised to wear long trousers and long-sleeved clothing made from 100% natural fibres.

    • Receipt of payment vouchers / flight tickets must be produced at launch site.

    • Any known medical condition which may affect your ability to fly or assist the crew must be disclosed to Balloons over Bagan at the time of booking and to the pilot on the day of the flight, i.e. epilepsy, recent surgery etc. Some conditions may preclude you from eligibility to fly. Pregnant women will not be permitted to fly. Balloons over Bagan will not accept liability for illness or injury due to any undisclosed condition or failure to comply with any reasonable instruction given by the pilot or crew or company representative.

    • Any Passenger in excess of 125 kg / 280 pounds, or any passenger who requires the space in the basket for 2 passengers, will be required to book an additional space at the time of booking and pay a 100% surcharge of the ticket price. Failure to provide accurate information in advance could lead tothe refusal of flight at the launch site, whereby no refund will be offered.

    • The pilot in command is legally obliged to consider the safety of his passengers at all times and may refuse to carry passengers for whatever reason if it is considered their carriage may endanger the flight, other passengers or themselves. Balloons over Bagan reserves the right to refuse the carriage of any passenger.

    • All passengers must carefully listen to the security briefing (see below) given by the pilot before the launch of the balloon and indicate in case s/he doesn't understand the security briefing.

    • The pilot of the day has absolute authority and all passengers and crew must comply with his instructions. The pilot's decision on all matters is final.

    • Balloons over Bagan expects passengers to assist the pilot and crew in any situation that is deemed reasonable, during pre
    • and post-flight activities.

    • Balloons over Bagan reserves the right to cancel or delay flights, change rendezvous and launch sites, at short notice, to achieve a safe and successful flight. Balloons over Bagan will not accept liability for any consequential loss or inconvenience.

    • Balloons over Bagan accepts no liability for claims arising as a result of an act or default of any other passenger or bystander.

    • Balloons over Bagan accepts no liability for loss or damage to persons or property other than that which results from negligence on its own part.

    • Balloons over Bagan accepts no liability for loss or damage to personal effects.

    • Balloons over Bagan will not accept children under the age of 8 years as passengers. A child under the age of 16 years will only be accepted as a passenger if accompanied by a responsible adult, and the child is 1.37 metres (4ft 6ins) tall or taller.

      SECURITY BRIEFING (AS GIVEN BY THE PILOT BEFORE TAKE-OFF)
    • Do not touch any coloured ropes or the fuel hoses or any of the burner controls
    • During inflation, do not move between the trucks and the balloon
    • On the command 'Landing Positions'

      Face backwards to the direction of travel.
      Hold onto the rope handles
      Bend your knees (like skiing) but do not sit on the floor
      Lean back against the basket padding
      Stay in this position until told to come back up.

    • Before the landing, stow all cameras/videos/binoculars etc. DO NOT HANG ANYTHING AROUND YOUR NECK.
    • After the landing, stay in the basket. Do not get out, until the pilot has told you it is safe to do so!
    • NO SMOKING IN AND AROUND THE BALLOON at all times.
    Tour code: HEHBOB
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