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Balloons Over Vang Vieng

Vang Vieng, Laos
+856 20 96 918 111
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Poor service

After reading all the negative reviews here I was quite scared to take a ride to be honest... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
London, United Kingdom
via mobile

Really good experience, felt safe the whole time, the balloon has an altitude meter and and walkie... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Hannah C
via mobile
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  • Average5%
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  • Terrible7%
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Vang Vieng, Laos
+856 20 96 918 111
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

After reading all the negative reviews here I was quite scared to take a ride to be honest. Everything that people wrote here about lack of safety instructions, 0 communication, short ride is absolutely true. It seems that this company works for quantity not quality....More

1  Thank Narmuska
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Really good experience, felt safe the whole time, the balloon has an altitude meter and and walkie talkie so we knew the pilot had things under control, the balloon route will vary I assume depending on the weather conditions, I did mine in the afternoon...More

Thank Hannah C
Reviewed 6 November 2017

I enjoyed the balloon ride. It did not land at the place where it would normally land. But, it had a safe landing. I don't think there is anything to worry. The captain seemed well trained and the balloon ride was quite enjoyable. But, you...More

Thank KaustubhMumbai
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

We took sunset flight, which was beautiful. Views during flight really pleasant. But safety and service is questionable. No one speaks English. No briefing and safety instructions how to behave before/during/after the flight. Baloon is not in very goos condition. Looks like it had seen...More

Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Worth doing it. It's cheaper than anywhere I have seen...expect to pay $86pp You prob can get it cheaper if you try haggle...but couldn't be asked after trying 3 people. Sun? Hmmmmm perhaps more cloud over mountains etc... Enjoy it! Was not dangerous and seemed...More

Thank alvinkrishan
Reviewed 27 October 2017

I booked last minute for a sunset ride on the Hot Air Balloon and there was space. There was around 8 of us including the captain on the Hot Air Balloon and everything went fine. The balloon went higher and higher, and we could see...More

Thank wendelane
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

My partner and I took the 'sunrise' trip in October. However don't go in the morning expecting to see the sunrise. Our pickup was supposed to be 5:40. We got picked up at 610. Apparently there are two sessions, 5:40am pickup and 6:10. So it...More

1  Thank Jwatts87
Reviewed 25 October 2017

The hot air balloon ride costs relatively cheaper than in other cities. They have 2 schedules - one 6 AM onwards and another in the evening post 4 PM. You can get to book the tickets pretty much with any travel agent, costs about 90$...More

Thank Bindu1708
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE We tried to unsuccessfully land a few times before crashing into a tree, and eventually after 30 mins we crash landed in a paddy field in the middle of nowhere, over 3 miles from our intended landing area. I overheard from the pilot...More

Thank Sz263
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

We were picked up from our hotel on time, taken to a plot of land and watched while the hot air balloon was blown up (pretty cool to see how they do it). After it was blown up we all hopped into the basket, there...More

Thank micaht1991
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28 August 2017|
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Response from Jerzy G | Reviewed this property |
Look at baloons over vang vieng on google - you will get websites of travel agents that provide booking services or try booking on arrival with any travel agent - everything depends on the weather...
28 August 2017|
Response from Henry A | Reviewed this property |
In my experience the tour can be booked from the guesthouse/hostel you are staying in Vang Vieng the day before you go (since the ballooning is at sunrise). As far as I know there is just one company that organises it every... More
7 August 2017|
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Response from Callum B | Reviewed this property |
Hi, There are many agents offering transport to Vang Vieng from Luang Prabang, I cannot remember the exact price that we paid but we are budget travellers and would have ensured the price was reasonable. The minibus was... More