Ballooning over Inle Lake


Backyard Travel, the online boutique travel agency specializing in unique, insider tours throughout Asia, today released news offering complimentary hot air balloon flights over Myanmar’s spectacular Inle Lake for travellers booking their ‘Myanmar in Depth’ tour.

The scenic balloon flight’s maiden voyage took place this season and with a value of $420 per person, is being offered to all travellers who book their 14 day ‘Myanmar in Depth’ tour by 31st March 2015 for travel up the end of March 2016.

Surrounded by the Shan Mountains, Inle Lake is one of the most picturesque and extraordinary destinations in the world in which to enjoy a hot air balloon flight, and from up high travellers will be treated to jaw-dropping views over Myanmar’s majestic Inle Lake.

Taken by the winds, the UK-manufactured balloon flies through the skies, offering a brand a new perspective on the vast Inle Lake below and the looming Shan Mountains in the distance.

As the balloon gains height above the pre-dawn mist a wonderful panorama unfolds and travellers are treated to a spectacular birds eye views of the stilted villages, floating vegetable gardens and teak monasteries below. Travellers may also have the chance to see the extraordinary sight of Intha fishermen rowing their flat-bottomed skiffs with just the one leg as they cast their nets.

The 60-minute hot-air balloon flights are being offered to anyone booking Backyard Travel’s fully-guided ‘Myanmar in Depth’ tour. As well as visiting Inle Lake the comprehensive tour gets beneath the surface of Myanmar enabling travellers to discover the eclectic delights of Yangon, the astonishing temples in Bagan, and the former royal capital Mandalay.
“Balloon flights over Bagan, which have been in operation for some years already, are an icon of Myanmar travel and we’re thrilled this service has been extended to Inle Lake” said Backyard Travel’s General Manager Maeve Nolan. “And to celebrate the launch of the new service, we’re excited to be able to offer complimentary tickets for all travelers booking our all-inclusive two-week Myanmar tour”.

The complimentary scenic flights operate annually between October and March and can be claimed on any bookings made on their ‘Myanmar in Depth’ tour by 31st March 2015, for travel up to March 2016. Tour terms and conditions apply.


Source = Backyard Travel
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