Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Flying over Inle Lake, Myanmar on Hot Air Balloon

InleLake is the largest lake of Myanmar, nested among mountains of the Shan State. Inlelake is often known as the top places in Myanmar for trekking and adventures. Adding more activities to adventure lovers, ActiveTravel Asia introduce a new product –Inlehot air balloon – for new and unique experience when travelling to Myanmar.

Myanmar Hot Air Ballon

How the trip look like?
The passengers will rise up early for being collected from hotel and transfer by boat to the balloon point. The morning mist of the lake is also a nice image to enjoy the trip from beginning. Arriving in the balloon checking point, an experience UK-licensed Commercial Balloon Pilot will provide a comprehensive safety briefing. After that, the balloon will take off gently. The flight duration is about 1 hour.

What is the highlights?
The passenger will certainly enjoy the best panoramic view of the lake when the balloon gets the standard height. Depending on the wind, the view can be various with:
- Motorized canoes transporting visitors along the main canal from Nyaungshwe on a day’s expedition
- Inthafish men is rowing the boats with one legs
- The layered mountain surrounding the lake
- Floating vegetables and gardens

In some occasions of festivals or better weather with strong winds, the passengers will have lucky         chances to witness:
- Inle famous festivals at hidden villages under the shadow of the mountain
- Across the bird sanctuary
- Or even to even to Ywama village with its tall teak stilted houses and its famous floating market. 
The passengers booking Balloon trip will enjoy fresh tee, coffees and light cake before taking off. After landing, enjoy fresh water, fruit juice, fruit and a celebratory champagne style chilled sparkling wine in glass flutes whilst the enthusiastic crew pack the balloon away. 

Is that trip safe?
All pilots are UK-licensed Commercial Balloon Pilot who are well trained and experienced with balloon ride control.

If the winds are too light for the balloon to cross the lake, the pilots are experienced enough with advanced practicedto land the balloon at the top a purpose-built floating balloon platform that follows the balloon all the time. The balloon will then be “sailed” back to shore, adding an extra dimension to morning’s flight.

How to book?
The trip is taking the very first flight on Oct 2014. And now open for booking via our website ActiveTravel Myanmar. With new hot air balloon trip in Inle, now passengers have more options to take balloon ride: in Bagan, in Mandalay and in Inle Lake (Myanmar)

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