Balloons over Inle Lake experience will include a full morning of excitement. If you are staying in the wonderful and vibrant town of Nyaung Shwe, you will be picked up by car at around 5 am where you will be taken to the jetty for a 40-minute boat trip to the balloon launch site at Phwezagon village in the center of the lake.
Or if you are staying at one of the floating Inle lake resorts, the long tail boats will pick up from the hotel jetty to take you to the Phwezagon launch site. There will be a short walk to the launch site where you can have tea or coffee and some lovely locally made cookies.
The balloon is guided by gentle winds not exceeding 15 mph, allowing passengers a peaceful bird’s eye view over the floating gardens, amazing views of the stunning Shan mountains. Using his skill and years of local knowledge your pilot will guide the balloon at heights of up to 5000 feet above the lake. After a successful gentle landing, where friendly crews will be on hand with fruits, fresh pastries, and sparkling wine.
Safety & Insurance
Balloons over Inle Lake places the highest possible emphasis on safety and maintenance. The company provides a team of inspectors, who are legally responsible for carrying out all repairs and maintenance. This is backed up with insurance policy placed directly through Lloyds of London. It covers of USD 10 million per balloon for passenger and third party liability comes WITHOUT any limitations.
- Complimentary pick up from your hotel with boats or vehicle
- Pre-flight coffee tea and refreshments while our dedicated crew inflate your balloon
- Detailed passenger safety briefing by your pilot
- Light Champagne breakfast, fruits and pastries upon landing
- Flight certificate award before we return you to your hotel or guest house.