Wonders of Salay & Mount Popa Day Tour

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Make the pilgrimage to a volcano topped by temples

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  • Free Cancelation - 7 Days Notice
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  • 10 Hrs Duration
  • English
  • Private Group
  • Hotel Pick Up
  • Explore the wooden Salay Youk Sone Monastery and see its exquisite wooden carvings
  • Visit Man Pagoda, which houses the Buddha image covered in lacquer
  • Set foot on the famous Mount Popa, an extinct volcano 1,518 meters above sea level
  • Climb up 777 steps to reach the top of the volcanic plug
  • Learn about the Nat shrines from your tour guide while walking with playful monkeys
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  • Yue Chao 31 Jan 2019
    Had a fun and pleasant day tour to salay area and Mt. Popa. Our guide Aung is patient and very knowledgeable as he explains the history and culture of his people and the place to us. Highly recommended tour to do if you're in Bagan.

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  • Wonders of Salay & Mount Popa Day Tour

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    Inclusive Of:

    • Private tour
    • Local English speaking guide
    • Hotel pick up and drop off

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    • Lunch
    • Entrance fees (USD20)
    • Gratuities (optional)

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What To Expect

The beautiful historic features of Bagan are yours to discover on this day long tour that takes you from Salay's Youk Sone Monastery to Mount Popa. Your journey begins when you are picked up right from your hotel by the tour staff and then led to the historic sights of Salay, a town about 15km south of Bagan where you will explore the Youk Sone Monastery. This old wooden monastery is filled with stunning wooden features, and decorated with traditional Myanmar arts and crafts. A visit to the Man Pagoda will reveal Buddha portraits and antiques adorned in laquer, gold and silver; truly a sight to behold. After a lunch at Popa Mountain Resort, your guide will take you up towards Mount Popa, with 777 steps towards the Nat (spirit) temples. This mountain is an extinct volcano 1,518m above sea level. Here you will learn about the ancient Burmese animist spirits said to still be residing inside. Finally, you will be dropped off at your hotel in Bagan for the evening, all the richer for the experience.

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Gaze over breathtaking views from the height of Mount Popa
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Explore the rich cultural history of Salay's Youk Sone Monastery
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Itinerary

Itinerary

  • 8:00am hotel pick-up
  • 8:00am-9:45am drive south to Salay
  • 9:45am- 1:00am explore the Youk Sone Monastery in Salay
  • 11:00am-12:00pm visit Mount Popa
  • 12:15am-1:15pm lunch
  • 1:30pm-4:00pm climb up to Mount Popa's peak
  • 4:15pm-5:30pm return to hotel
Additional Information

Additional Information

  • Children aged 0-2 are free
  • The Salay Youk Sone Monastery is closed every Monday
  • Bagan Zone passes are usually sold at the airport or bus stations for MMK250,000 and are valid up to 5 days. This includes all pagodas within the Bagan archaeological zone
  • Additional surcharge will apply if hotel is outside of Bagan city, to be paid directly to the operator. Operator will reconfirm the surcharge amount in advance
  • Additional surcharge will apply if pick up and drop off is from the bus station/gate, train station, jetty, seaport, and airport, to be paid directly to the operator. Operator will reconfirm the surcharge amount in advance
  • Ladies are required to cover up to enter the temples. Please wear long pants and a long-sleeved shirt or bring something to wrap around you
How To Use
  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity
  • The voucher is valid only on the tour date and time specified

Pick Up Information:

  • Time: Approximately 8:00am
  • Please be at the hotel lobby at least 10 minutes before the scheduled departure
Cancelation Policy
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 7 days prior to the activity
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Reviews (10) 4.7
  • Wei Lin 26 Dec 2018
    The tour guide and driver are punctual for pick up at hotel. They can speak simple English which is easy for us to understand. Scenery at Mount Popa is beautiful but climbing up the steep steps to reach mid of mount popa is the most tiring! Monastery at Salay has many nice wood craft and Buddha statues. The lunch at Salay House is good too especially the Fish Curry and wide selection of choices from menu. We are seated at the garden for our lunch, quite nice ambience.
  • Yang ci 12 Dec 2018
    Our guide and driver were super helpful and friendly. The guide Zhoe has guided us through various touristic sites outside Bagan region - furthest to Mandalay area, and answered our questions with high patience. He has a passion for his nation, and cares so much for their people despite they are of different social status, race, and religious belief. He is also considerate to observe our needs, and customize some part of the tour for us. The driver didn’t speak much but was so kind that he opened the door all along the journey whenever we get on or off the car. These dual travel assistants have made our journey very pleasant, and I would definitely recommend this tour.
  • Su Ngin 7 Dec 2018
    I think the company missed our booking. We booked the night before to check. At times, we don’t understand the guide. But he’s very attentive and sincere. He explained until we can understand him. Most of the time, we can understand him.
  • Shi Qi 16 Aug 2018
    Our guide explained and shared his info clearly (we learnt a lot) and the driver took care of us well (came down to open door for us every single time). Bottled water was provided and at the end of the tour, refreshment towel/wet wipe was provided. Restaurant/lunch was delicious. Breathtaking view on top. Sheltered stairs all the way and being a temple/monastery, shoes have to be removed when climbing so just wear slippers/sandals will do for convenient.
  • Yue Chao 31 Jan 2019
    Had a fun and pleasant day tour to salay area and Mt. Popa. Our guide Aung is patient and very knowledgeable as he explains the history and culture of his people and the place to us. Highly recommended tour to do if you're in Bagan.
  • Yoke Chu 14 Jul 2018
    The guide, Mr Khant speaks good English and is well versed in his field. Places of interest were awesome and the restaurant we had lunch served nice food.
  • Su Yi 28 Jan 2019
    A pleasant trip! The tour guide is very attentive!
  • s 22 Jun 2017
    Very hassle-free with klook! I highly recommend it to everyone.
  • s 22 Jul 2017
    Enjoyed this good experience thoroughly.. thank you klook
  • MINH CUONG 1 Jan 2019
    Good service enthusiastic tour guide climbing slightly tired
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