BAGAN OPTIONAL TRIPS

A JOURNEY TO MT POPA & SALAY

TOUR ID: EMT (BOPS)
Free & Easy Tour
Tour Duration: 2-day/1-night
Featuring: Mt. Popa, Salay

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
 
  • Tour of Mt Popa
  • Tour of Salay
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Your mini package includes

  • First Class hotel accommodation in Popa at Popa Mountain Resort Hotel with breakfast
  • Private AC saloon/van/coach
  • English-speaking Guide

Tour Hotel

Popa: Popa Mountain Resort

TOUR ITINERARY

Day One - Journey to Mt. Popa, an extinct volcano

We'll pick you up at your hotel in Bagan and set out for a scenic journey through toddy palm countryside. We’ll stop at the JAGGERY<palm sugar> making cottages and toddy-palm grooves to sample a piece of jaggery or a sip of palm sap or spirit. We continue on to Mt. Popa. It is the core of an extinct volcano and it rises abruptly from the surrounding hills. Mount Popa and its environs are the only lush green place amidst the desert area of Middle Myanmar. We'll climb up the 730 meters high conic flattop (Named as Popa Taung Kalat) by 777 steep steps. It's the sacred home of what is known as NATS - spirits. We'll enjoy the panoramic view of the surrounding landscapes atop Popa Taung Kalat. We'll then transfer to the Popa Mountain Resort. Why not take a walk through the forests resort to enjoy the oasis of this dry zone. Or watch from your verandah with a glass of champagne in your hand, as reds, oranges, and pinks blend together as the sun sets. (Hotel)

Day Two - Onwards to Salay and back to Bagan

If you are enthusiastic enough, you may climb to the summit again for sunrise before we head off to Salay. Salay is an old colonial town with ancient ruins from the late Bagan era. The major places of interest are MANN PAYA (also known as Nan Paya), perhaps the largest lacquer Buddha image in Myanmar dating back to the 13th century, and YOKE-SONE-KYAUNG, the oldest surviving wooden monastery bearing more than 120-year-old original sculptures of 19th century court life, Jatakas (stories from the Buddha's life) and Ramayana tales (one of Asia's best know legends), and the collections of antique religious objects from the area. Return to Bagan and direct transfer to your hotel. (Breakfast)

 

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