Mt. Popa and Salay Return to Bagan Day Tour: Explore Ancient Legends and Cultural Delights


  • Begin your day with a convenient hotel pickup by your friendly local guide. Sit back and relax as you embark on a scenic drive to Mt. Popa, an iconic volcanic plug that rises dramatically from the surrounding plains.
  • As you approach Mt. Popa, listen to fascinating stories and legends about the mountain, which is believed to be the dwelling place of powerful Nats (spirits) in Myanmar's animist beliefs.
  • Arrive at the base of Mt. Popa and have the option to climb the 777 steps to the summit or take an elevator for a more leisurely ascent. Reach the summit and be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes.
  • Explore the sacred grounds of Mt. Popa, adorned with colorful statues and intricate architecture. Learn about the cultural and spiritual significance of the site from your knowledgeable guide.


  • Descend from Mt. Popa and embark on a picturesque drive to the charming town of Salay, known for its rich history and well-preserved colonial architecture.
  • Visit the famous Yoke Sone Kyaung Monastery, also known as the Wooden Monastery, renowned for its intricate woodcarvings and ancient artifacts. Immerse yourself in the spiritual ambiance as you wander through its serene halls.
  • Explore the nearby Salay House, a colonial-era mansion that has been converted into a museum. Discover the town's cultural heritage through its exhibits, showcasing traditional costumes, religious artifacts, and historical photographs.


  • Take a break from your exploration and indulge in a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, savoring the flavors of authentic Burmese cuisine. Relax and soak in the peaceful atmosphere of Salay.


  • After lunch, embark on a leisurely stroll through the charming streets of Salay. Admire the well-preserved colonial buildings and immerse yourself in the local culture as you interact with friendly locals.
  • Visit the Mann Paya, a unique Buddhist temple housing a large lacquer Buddha image. Marvel at the intricate details of the artwork and learn about the religious significance of the temple.
  • Explore the vibrant local market, where you can browse through a variety of traditional handicrafts, including woven textiles, lacquerware, and woodcarvings. Witness the bustling atmosphere and perhaps pick up a souvenir to remember your visit.
  • As the afternoon draws to a close, bid farewell to Salay and embark on a scenic return drive to Bagan.


  • Arrive back in Bagan and find a strategic viewpoint to witness the enchanting sunset over the temples. Capture the magical hues of the sky as they paint the ancient structures in a golden glow.
  • Reflect on the day's discoveries and cherish the memories created during your exploration of Mt. Popa and Salay.
  • Return to your hotel, feeling enriched by the cultural experiences and historical insights gained throughout the day.

The Mt. Popa and Salay Return to Bagan Day Tour offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural heritage, and historical exploration. From the awe-inspiring views atop Mt. Popa to the charming town of Salay, this tour promises a captivating journey through the rich tapestry of Myanmar's past and present.


  • All the transfers and excursion with private air-conditioned vehicles with good drivers.
  • English Speaking Station Guide.
  • Entrance fees for visiting places in the program.
  • Water and refreshing towel in touring days.
  • Services mentioned in the program.


  • Visa. Please make sure you have 6 months passport validity.
  • Meals not mentioned in the program (L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Services and meals if not mentioned in itinerary
  • All drinks, including water, soft drink and alcohol on all included or optional excursion
  • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory)

. Christmas, New Year & Myanmar New Year Festival

. Return International flight tickets not mentioned in itinerary

  • Banking service fees (credit card or bank transfer)


Tour Price Validly 01st. May.2024-30. Sep.2024

Pax Range Land Cost (per pax)
2 Pax 106 $
3-5 Pax 91 $
6-9 Pax 76 $
10-15 Pax 59 $

Tour Price Validly 01st.Oct.2024-31. Mar.2025

Pax Range Land Cost (per pax)
2 Pax 115 $
3-5 Pax 98 $
6-9 Pax 82 $
10-15 Pax 64 $