Loikaw is a remote and sleepy capital of Kayah - Myanmar’s beautiful but one of most untouched states. It is over half a day's travel by bus from Yangon and Mandalay and one hour flight from Yangon and also possible to travel overland from one of the famous Inle Lake. You will discover beautiful Kayah hill scenery and a large number of distinctive tribal cultures, the most internationally famous of which are the Kayan, whose ‘long-necked’ womenfolk have a tradition of sporting coils around their necks. We offer daily early morning flights over the beautiful city of Loikaw. Our season starts from 5th of January onwards and our boutique balloons carry 6 up to 8 passengers.
Your whole experience will include a full morning of excitement. If you are staying in the wonderful town of Loikaw, you will be picked up by car at around 0530 or 0600 am (approx) where you will be taken to our launch site. At the launch site, we will provide you with tea or coffee and some lovely locally made cookies before all important safety briefing from the pilot, after which it is time to climb on board. The balloon is guided by gentle winds not exceeding 15 mph, allowing passengers a serene and peaceful bird's eye view over the beautiful city Loikaw, its surrounding countryside, villages and pagodas and extended amazing views of Kayah hills. Using his skill and years of local knowledge your pilot will guide the balloon at heights of upto 5000' feet above the Loikaw to a gentle landing, where our friendly and experienced crew will be on hand with fruits, fresh pastries and a glass of sparkling wine.
Safety & Insurance
Balloon Safaris Loikaw is a commercial balloon operation of the highest international standard. All our pilots and technicians are U.K trained, qualified and licensed and our balloons are manufactured in the UK and shipped to us here in Myanmar. We place the highest possible emphasis on our safety and maintenance. Under the strict rules imposed by the Myanmar Air Authorities the DCA, we have a team of UK trained public transportation inspectors who are responsible for carrying out all repairs and maintenance works of our aircraft. This is backed up with our comprehensive insurance policy placed directly through Lloyds of London. Our cover of USD 10 millions per balloon for passenger and third party liability comes WITHOUT any limitations.
45 to 1 hour ballooning experience
Complimentary inflight photographs
Important Safety Briefing by experienced pilot
Coffee & Tea, local made cookies before take-off
Light breakfast with sparkling wine after landing
Transfer in and out from hotel/cruise
Four passengers per compartment
The highest available insurance cover for balloon flight in Myanmar under Lloyd Insurance Inc
***This product is available only during dry season (01 January to 15 March 2020)
Special rates apply for Christmas Day and New Year Day! Read full product description here
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Khin & Alamanda Team
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