Day Trip to Popa and Salay

Bagan Full Day Tour To Mount Popa and Salay

Tour Highlights

Bagan Full Day Tour To Mount Popa and Salay  

Bagan Full Day Tour To Mount Popa and Salay

It is time to take a break from temple touring in Bagan so as to do exciting excursion to Mount Popa and Salay. Mount Popa is an extinct volcano which is believed to be home to the ‘nats’, ancient Burmese animist spirits. Climb to the top for stunning views of the surrounding countryside before continuing to the village of Salay, an important Buddhist centre. Visit the ancient wooden monastery before returning to Bagan. Location: Mount Popa, Myanmar Duration: 8 hours (approx.) – Full day Start/End: Your hotel in Bangan

Detail tour program

Excursion trip to Mount Popa and Salay will begin after your breakfast at hotel in Bagan . You will be picked at by your guide at hotel at 08:00 am then begin with a drive south, parallel to the Irrawaddy River, en route to Salay. After one hour we’ll make a stop in Chauk which has a colorful morning market to explore. Few tourists visit this market and it is a great place for local interaction and photos.


Then proceed to Salay (30 minutes), an important center of Buddhism in Myanmar with many active monasteries. Salay, many years ago, created its own unique style of Bagan-era architecture. While visiting Salay you will learn more about monastic life, Burmese Buddhism and this unique architectural style as you visit several sights including Yoke Sone Kyaung monastery, one of the oldest wooden halls in the area.

We then head east toward Mount Popa, an extinct volcano standing 1518 metres high. Arriving at midday, we’ll first go to Popa Mountain Resort for lunch with fabulous views over the surrounding area.

Mount Popa has played an important role in Myanmar culture, religion and history since earliest times. Its shrine is dedicated to the worship of the 37 Nats, the ancient Burmese animist spirits that predate Buddhism in this area. Learn about nats and nat worship as you climb the stairs to the top with your local guide. The view over the Myingyan Plain from the top of the volcanic peak is impressive (and the climb is optional!).Transfer back to Bagan late this afternoon.

Price 1 Pax/ pax 2 Pax/ pax 3 Pax/ pax 4 Pax/ pax 5 Pax/ pax 6 Pax/ pax
130 $ 72 $ 57 $ 46 $ 42 $ 37 $
  Our services include:
  • English speaking guide
  • Lunch at Popa Mountain resort
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle with driver
  • Water and refreshing towel
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